Howe Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo
Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo KP PC PC (Ire) (18 May 1788, London – 26 January 1845, Tunbridge Wells), was an Irish peer and colonial governor, styled Viscount Westport until 1800 and Earl of Altamont from 1800 to 1809.
Howe Browne was the son and heir of John Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo. He was educated at Eton and Jesus College, Cambridge, receiving his MA as Lord Altamont in 1808. He became Marquess of Sligo in 1809 on the death of his father and was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 11 November 1809. On 4 March 1816 he married Hester Catherine, daughter of John de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde. In 1834-35 he was Governor and Vice-Admiral of Jamaica. He is remembered in Jamaica as a champion of slaves, and the village of Sligoville in Jamaica is named after him.
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- Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- The Irish champion of slaves at independent.ie, accessed 9 March 2014: "The man who started his life at Westport House in Co Mayo would go down in Jamaican history as a champion of slaves."
- "Archival material relating to Browne, Howe Peter (1788-1845) 2nd Marquess of Sligo, politician, colonial governor". UK National Archives.
- Lord Sligo in Greece and Jamaica at Turtle Bunbury
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