Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk
The Duke of Norfolk
|Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard|
6 July 1841 – 30 August 1841
|Prime Minister||The Viscount Melbourne|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Ilchester|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Lothian|
|Master of the Horse|
11 July 1846 – 21 February 1852
|Prime Minister||Lord John Russell|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Jersey|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Jersey|
|Lord Steward of the Household|
4 January 1853 – 10 January 1854
|Prime Minister||The Earl of Aberdeen|
|Preceded by||The Duke of Montrose|
|Succeeded by||The Earl Spencer|
|Born||12 August 1791|
|Died||18 February 1856 (aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Charlotte Leveson-Gower|
Norfolk was the son of Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk, and Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg. He gained the courtesy title Earl of Surrey when his father succeeded as Duke of Norfolk in 1815.
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. Surrey held the Horsham seat until 1832, and then represented West Sussex between 1832 and 1841. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1837 and served under Lord Melbourne as Treasurer of the Household between 1837 and 1841. 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, and served briefly under Melbourne as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between July and August 1841. The following year he succeeded his father in the dukedom of Norfolk.
When the Whigs returned to office under Lord John Russell in 1846, Norfolk was made Master of the Horse, 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 and 1854. He was invested as a Knight of the Garter in 1848.
- Lady Adeliza Matilda Fitzalan-Howard (d. 1904), married in 1855 her second cousin, Lord George Manners.
- Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard, 14th Duke of Norfolk (1815–1860).
- Edward George Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop (1818–1883).
- Lady Mary Charlotte Howard (1822–1897), married Thomas Foley, 4th Baron Foley.
- Lord Bernard Thomas Fitzalan-Howard (1825–1846).
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.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Howard
- "Howard, Henry Charles". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.