Charles Howard, 12th Earl of Carlisle

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Charles James Ruthven Howard, 12th Earl of Carlisle, 12th Lord Ruthven of Freeland MC (21 February 1923 – 28 November 1994), styled Viscount Morpeth until 1963, was an English nobleman, politician, and peer.

Background and education[edit]

Lord Carlisle was the son of George Howard, 11th Earl of Carlisle and Bridget Monckton, 11th Lady Ruthven of Freeland. He was educated at Eton College. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1963 and his mother in the lordship of Ruthven of Freeland in 1982.[1]


Lord Carlisle married the Honourable Ela Helen Aline [2] (1925-2002), daughter of Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, on 3 October 1945. They had four children:


  1. ^ a b Charles James Ruthven Howard, 12th Earl of Carlisle profile,; accessed 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Ela, Countess of Carlisle". Daily Telegraph. 

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Howard
Earl of Carlisle
Succeeded by
George Howard
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Bridget Monckton
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
Succeeded by
George Howard