Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle
Carlisle was the third but eldest surviving son of Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, and his wife Lady Anne, daughter of Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was elected to the House of Commons for Morpeth in 1715, a seat he held until 1738 when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. In 1756 he was made a Knight of the Garter.
Lord Carlisle married firstly Lady Frances, daughter of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, in 1717. They had three sons and two daughters:
- Charles Howard, Viscount Morpeth (1719–1741)
- Hon. Henry Howard, died young
- Robert Howard, Viscount Morpeth (1724–1743)
- Lady Arabella Howard (d. 1746), married on 14 September 1741 Jonathan Cope, eldest son of Sir Jonathan Cope, 1st Baronet, without issue
- Lady Diana Howard (d. 18 March 1770), married Thomas Duncombe
Lady Frances died in 1742 and Lord Carlisle married secondly the Hon. Isabella, daughter of William Byron, 4th Baron Byron, in 1743. She was a grand-aunt of Lord Byron. They had two sons and four daughters:
- Lady Anne Howard (1744 – 13 October 1799)
- Lady Frances Howard (1745 – 27 April 1808), married John Radcliffe
- Lady Elizabeth Howard (1747 – June 1813), married Peter Delmé, then Capt. Charles Garnier
- Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748–1825)
- Lady Juliana Howard (6 July 1750 – 22 January 1849)
Carlisle died in September 1758 and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son from his second marriage, Frederick. Lady Carlisle married as her second husband Sir William Musgrave, 6th Baronet, in 1759 and died in 1795, aged 73.
A group of forty Venetian views by Giovanni Antonio Canal, Bernardo Bellotto, Michele Marieschi and others were commissioned or bought after his second Italian visit 1738—1739 through Antonio Maria Zanetti the Elder.
- "Howard, Henry, Viscount Morpeth (MRPT711HH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (1990). Carlisle. Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. London and New York: St Martin's Press.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir John Germain
|Member of Parliament for Morpeth
With: The Viscount Castlecomer 1715–1717
George Carpenter 1717–1727
Thomas Robinson 1727–1734
Sir Henry Liddell 1734–1738
Sir Henry Liddell
|Peerage of England|
|Earl of Carlisle