Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk

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His Grace
The Duke of Norfolk
KG PC
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
6 July 1841 – 30 August 1841
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded by The Earl of Ilchester
Succeeded by The Marquess of Lothian
Master of the Horse
In office
11 July 1846 – 21 February 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Lord John Russell
Preceded by The Earl of Jersey
Succeeded by The Earl of Jersey
Lord Steward of the Household
In office
4 January 1853 – 10 January 1854
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Aberdeen
Preceded by The Duke of Montrose
Succeeded by The Earl Spencer
Personal details
Born 12 August 1791 (1791-08-12)
Died 18 February 1856 (1856-02-19)
Nationality British
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Lady Charlotte Leveson-Gower (d. 1870)

Henry Charles Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk, KG PC (12 August 1791 – 18 February 1856), styled Earl of Surrey between 1815 and 1842, was a British Whig politician.

Background[edit]

Norfolk was the son of Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk, and Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg.[1] He gained the courtesy title Earl of Surrey when his father succeeded as Duke of Norfolk in 1815.

Political career[edit]

On 4 May 1829 Norfolk, then Earl of Surrey, was elected to the House of Commons for Horsham. When he took his seat he became the first Roman Catholic to sit in the House after Catholic emancipation.[2] Surrey held the Horsham seat until 1832,[3] and then represented West Sussex between 1832 and 1841.[4] He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1837[5] and served under Lord Melbourne as Treasurer of the Household between 1837 and 1841.[6] In the latter year he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Maltravers,[7] and served briefly under Melbourne as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between July[8] and August 1841. The following year he succeeded his father in the dukedom of Norfolk.[1]

When the Whigs returned to office under Lord John Russell in 1846, Norfolk was made Master of the Horse,[9] a position he retained until the government fell in 1852. He later served as Lord Steward of the Household in Lord Aberdeen's coalition government between 1853[10] and 1854.[11] He was invested as a Knight of the Garter in 1848.[12]

In 1854, Norfolk agreed to lease land to Sheffield Cricket Club near Bramall Lane for ninety-nine years, a site which is now home to Sheffield United.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Norfolk married Lady Charlotte Sophia, daughter of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, in 1814. They had five children:

Norfolk died in February 1856, aged 64, and was succeeded in the dukedom by his eldest son, Henry. The Duchess of Norfolk died in July 1870.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Hurst
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne
Member of Parliament for Horsham
1829–1832
With: Nicholas Ridley-Colborne
Succeeded by
Robert Henry Hurst
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Sussex
18321841
With: Lord John Lennox
Succeeded by
Charles Wyndham
The Earl of March
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Henry Fremantle
Treasurer of the Household
1837–1841
Succeeded by
Hon. George Byng
Preceded by
The Earl of Ilchester
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1841
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Lothian
Preceded by
The Earl of Jersey
Master of the Horse
1846–1852
Succeeded by
The Earl of Jersey
Preceded by
The Duke of Montrose
Lord Steward of the Household
1853–1854
Succeeded by
The Earl Spencer
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Earl Marshal
1842–1856
Succeeded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Bernard Edward Howard
Duke of Norfolk
1842 – 1856
Succeeded by
Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard
Baron Maltravers
(writ of acceleration)

1841 – 1856