Edward Howard, 9th Duke of Norfolk

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The Duke of Norfolk
Spouse(s) Mary Blount
Noble family House of Howard
Father Thomas Howard
Mother Mary Elizabeth Savile
Born 5 June 1685
Died 20 September 1777

Edward Howard, 9th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal (5 June 1686 – 20 September 1777) was a British peer. The son of Lord Thomas Howard and Mary Elizabeth Savile, he succeeded as Duke of Norfolk in 1732, after the death of his brother, Thomas Howard, 8th Duke of Norfolk.

He married Mary Blount (before 1712–1773), daughter of Edward Blount and Anne Guise, on 26 November 1727. The Duchess died on 27 May 1773. Edward died on 20 September 1777 at age 91, without a male heir. Upon Edward Howard's death, several of his titles (the Dukedom of Norfolk, the Earldoms of Norfolk, Arundel and Surrey, and the Barony of Maltravers) passed to his kinsman, Charles Howard, 10th Duke of Norfolk. The Earldom of Norwich and Barony of Howard of Castle Rising, which were created for his grandfather, the 6th Duke of Norfolk, became extinct. Finally, three old English baronies by writ fell into abeyance among the daughters of his younger brother.

James Cook named Norfolk Island in honour of the Duchess of Norfolk in 1774, although he did not know at the time that she was already dead.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The 8th Duke of Norfolk
Earl Marshal
1732–1777
Succeeded by
The 10th Duke of Norfolk
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Howard
Duke of Norfolk
Earl of Arundel, Earl of Surrey, Earl of Norfolk

1732-1777
Succeeded by
Charles Howard
Earl of Norwich
Baron Howard of Castle Rising

1732-1777
Extinct
Baron Furnivall
1732-1777
Vacant
Abeyant
Title next held by
Mary Dent
Baron Talbot
1732-1777
Vacant
Abeyant
1 half and 2 fourths
(soon 2 halves)
Baron Mowbray
Baron Segrave

1732-1777
Vacant
Abeyant
Title next held by
Alfred Stourton