John Grobham Howe (died 1679)

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John Grobham Howe (1625–1679) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1679.

Howe was the younger son of Sir John Howe, 1st Baronet and his wife Bridget Rich, daughter of Thomas Rich of North Cerney. He was a student of Lincoln's Inn in 1645.[1] In 1659, Howe was elected Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[1] He was re-elected MP for Gloucestershire in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[1][2]

Howe died at the age of about 54 and was buried at Langar on 27 May 1679.[1]

Howe married Annabella. the illegitimate daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland and Martha Jones, who became co-heiress of her father's estate and brought the manor of Langar, Nottinghamshire to her husband. In 1663 King Charles granted her the precedence of an Earl's legitimate daughter and she became Lady Annabelle Howe. There were four sons, Scrope Howe, 1st Viscount Howe, John Grubham Howe( MP for Gloucestershire), Charles Howe (writer), Emanuel Scrope Howe and five daughters.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d History of Parliament Online - Howe, John Grobham
  2. ^ W R Williams Parliamentary History of the County of Gloucester Williams gives his father Sir John Howe, 1st Baronet as MP for Gloucestershire in 1654 and 1656, but History of PArliament suggestst it may have been the younger Howe
  3. ^ John Burke A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage
Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Berkeley
John Howe
Baynham Throckmorton
John Crofts
William Neast
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1659
With: John Stephens
Succeeded by
Not represented in Restored Rump
Preceded by
Edward Stephens
Matthew Hale
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire
1661–1679
With: Sir Baynham Throckmorton, 2nd Baronet
Sir Baynham Throckmorton, 3rd Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir John Guise, 2nd Baronet
Sir Ralph Dutton, 1st Baronet