Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham

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The Right Honourable

The Earl of Effingham

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The Earl of Effingham.
Personal details
Born 23 August 1806
Died 5 February 1889 (1889-02-06) (aged 82)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Eliza Drummond
(died 1894)

Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham DL (23 August 1806 – 5 February 1889), styled Lord Howard from 1837 to 1845, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Background and education[edit]

Howard was the eldest son of General Kenneth Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham, from his first marriage to Lady Charlotte Primrose, daughter of Neil Primrose, 3rd Earl of Rosebery. He was educated at Harrow.

Military and political career[edit]

Howard was commissioned an ensign in the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot on 21 July 1825, and a lieutenant on 14 May 1826. On 9 November 1830, he became a captain in the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot, resigning his commission on 29 November 1833. He was elected to the House of Commons for Shaftesbury in 1841, a seat he held until 1845, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. On 17 February 1845, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and on 14 March 1853, a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire.


Lord Effingham married Eliza Drummond, daughter of General Sir Gordon Drummond, in 1832. They had several children:

  • Hon. Blanche Eliza Howard (16 June 1834 – 1840).
  • Lady Maria Howard (3 August 1835 – ?).
  • Henry Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham (1837–1898).
  • Capt. Hon. Frederick Charles Howard (21 June 1840 – 26 October 1893), married on 3 June 1871 Lady Constance Eleanora Caroline, daughter of George Finch-Hatton, 11th Earl of Winchilsea, and had issue:
  • Lady Alice Howard (8 March 1843 – ?).
  • Hon. Kenneth Howard (14 June 1845 – 21 January 1903), clerk in the Foreign Office.

He died in February 1889, aged 82, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Henry. The Countess of Effingham died in February 1894.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Benvenuto Mathew
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
Succeeded by
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Kenneth Howard
Earl of Effingham
Succeeded by
Henry Howard