Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham

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Francis Howard
Earl of Effingham
Spouse(s) Diana O'Farrell
Issue
Noble family House of Howard-Effingham
Father Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham
Mother Philadelphia Pelham
Born 20 October 1683
Died 12 February 1743

Brigadier-General Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham (bapt. 20 October 1683 – 12 February 1743) was an English peer and army officer.

Francis was the second son of Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham. On 26 July 1722, he was commissioned captain and lieutenant-colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards. Howard succeeded as Baron Howard of Effingham in 1725, with the death of his older brother Thomas Howard.

He continued to rise in the Army, and was made lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel in the 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards on 15 July 1731. He was created Earl of Effingham on 8 December of that year, and made a Deputy Earl Marshal on 13 December. The next year, on 22 July 1732, he received the colonelcy of a regiment of foot, which he held until 1737. On 21 June 1737, he became Captain and Colonel of the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards, with the rank of a colonel of horse, and was promoted brigadier-general on 2 July 1739. On 22 December 1740, he became Captain and Colonel of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards. He died in February 1743, and was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas, then an officer in the Horse Grenadier Guards.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Sussex
Deputy Earl Marshal
1731–1743
Succeeded by
The Earl of Effingham
Military offices
Preceded by
Hon. William Egerton
Colonel of The Earl of Effingham's
Regiment of Foot

1732–1737
Succeeded by
Richard St George
Preceded by
Hon. Henry Berkeley
Captain and Colonel of the
2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards

1737–1740
Succeeded by
The Earl of Crawford
Preceded by
The Viscount Shannon
Captain and Colonel of the
4th (Scots) Troop Horse Guards

1740–1743
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl of Effingham
1731–1743
Succeeded by
Thomas Howard
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Howard
Baron Howard of Effingham
1725–1743
Succeeded by
Thomas Howard