Bernard Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk

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The Duke of Norfolk
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Spouse(s) Elizabeth Belasyse

Issue

Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk
Noble family House of Howard
Father Henry Howard
Mother Juliana Molyneux
Born 21 November 1765
Died 16 March 1842

Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk, KG Earl Marshal (21 November 1765 – 16 March 1842) was the son of Henry Howard (1713–1787, a descendant of Henry Frederick Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel) and Juliana Molyneux (1749–1808).[1]

Bernard Howard succeeded to the title of Duke of Norfolk in 1815 upon the death of Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk. He married Lady Elizabeth Belasyse (1770–1819), daughter of Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (1743–1802) and Charlotte Lamb (1743–1790), on 23 April 1789. The couple were divorced five years later in 1794. In 1834, the Duke of Norfolk was invested by King William IV into the Order of the Garter.[1]

He died in 1842 at the age of 76. Upon his death, his only son, Henry Charles Howard, became the 13th Duke of Norfolk.[1]

An ardent Roman Catholic, like most of his family, he strongly supported Catholic Emancipation, and gave offence to his Protestant neighbours by giving a banquet to celebrate the passage of the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829.

He is buried in Fitzalan Chapel at Arundel Castle.

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  1. ^ a b c  "Howard, Bernard Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Duke of Norfolk
1815–1842
Succeeded by
Henry Howard
Baron Maltravers
(descended by acceleration)

1815–1841