John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden
|The Lord Howard de Walden|
|Born||13 March 1719
|Died||25 May 1797 (aged 78)
Audley End, Essex
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Battles/wars||War of the Spanish Succession
Seven Years' War
|Awards||Knight of the Order of the Bath|
He became Member of Parliament for Andover in 1749. His aunt Elizabeth, Countess of Portsmouth agreed to leave him her interest in Audley End if he changed his surname to Griffin: he did so in 1749, by Act of Parliament, becoming John Griffin Griffin.
The Barony of Howard de Walden was called out of abeyance in his favour on 3 August 1784. He was additionally created 1st Baron Braybrooke in 1788. He was made a field marshal on 30 July 1796. He died at Audley End in 1797.
In 1749 he married Anna Maria Schutz and in 1765 he married Catherine Clayton.
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