Henry Howard, 6th Earl of Suffolk

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Henry Howard, 6th Earl of Suffolk, 1st Earl of Bindon PC (1670 – 19 September 1718)[1] was an English nobleman, styled Lord Walden from 1691 to 1706.

Lord Howard was born in London, the son of Henry Howard, 5th Earl of Suffolk. He was admitted to Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1685.[2] He was returned as Member of Parliament for Arundel in January 1694, but was unseated on petition by John Cooke in February. He was again returned for Arundel in 1695, holding the seat until 1698. From 1697 to 1707, he was Commissary-General of the Musters. In 1705, he was returned for Essex, but left the House of Commons when he was created Earl of Bindon in 1706. He was the Deputy Earl Marshal in England 1706–1718. In 1708, he was appointed to the Privy Council.

In 1709, he succeeded his father as Earl of Suffolk. In 1715, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Essex and First Lord of Trade, offices he held until his death in 1718.

Howard married his first wife, Lady Auberie Anne Penelope O'Brien, daughter of Henry O'Brien, 7th Earl of Thomond, on 6 September 1691. She died in November 1703. They had four sons and one daughter. In April 1705, he married his second wife, Lady Henrietta Somerset, daughter of Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort and widow of Henry Horatio O'Brien, Lord O'Brien. They had no children. He was succeeded in the earldom and in his Lord-Lieutenancy by Charles William, his eldest surviving son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/peers/peersS6.htm
  2. ^ "Howard, Henry (HWRT685H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Charles Mosley (ed.), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th Edition, Wilmington, Delaware, 2003, vol III, pp. 3814–3817, ISBN 0-9711966-2-1
Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Morley
James Butler
Member of Parliament for Arundel
1694
With: James Butler
Succeeded by
James Butler
John Cooke
Preceded by
James Butler
John Cooke
Member of Parliament for Arundel
1695–1698
With: Edmund Dummer
Succeeded by
John Cooke
Christopher Knight
Preceded by
Sir Charles Barrington
Sir Francis Masham
Member of Parliament for Essex
1705–1706
With: Sir Francis Masham
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Masham
Thomas Middleton
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Carlisle
Deputy Earl Marshal
1706–1718
Succeeded by
The Earl of Berkshire
Preceded by
The Lord Berkeley
First Lord of Trade
1715–1718
Succeeded by
The Earl of Holderness
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Bolingbroke
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
1715–1718
Succeeded by
The Earl of Suffolk
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Howard
Earl of Suffolk
1709–1718
Succeeded by
Charles Howard
New creation Earl of Bindon
1706–1718