Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Suffolk

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Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Suffolk.

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Suffolk, 7th Earl of Berkshire (11 June 1721 – 23 February 1783)[1] was a British peer, styled Hon. Thomas Howard until 1779.

A younger son of Henry Howard, 11th Earl of Suffolk, he was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and received his MA in 1741. Called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1744, he succeeded his elder brother William Howard, Viscount Andover as a Member of Parliament for Castle Rising in 1747. He represented Castle Rising until 1768, when he was returned for Malmesbury; he continued there until 1774, when he sat for Mitchell. He left the House of Commons in 1779, when he succeeded his great-nephew Henry as Earl of Suffolk. He became a bencher of the Inner Temple in 1779.

On 13 April 1747, he married Elizabeth Kingscote (b. 7 Mar 1721/22, d. 22 Jun 1769) on 13 August 1747 at Temple Church, London, by whom he had one daughter:

Upon his death in 1783, he was succeeded by a distant cousin, John.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Andover
Richard Rigby
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
With: The Lord Luxborough 1747–1754
Hon. Horace Walpole 1754–1757
Charles Boone 1757–1768
Succeeded by
Thomas Whately
Jenison Shafto
Preceded by
Thomas Conolly
The Earl Tylney
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: The Earl of Donegall
Succeeded by
Hon. Charles James Fox
William Strahan
Preceded by
John Stephenson
James Scawen
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
With: John Stephenson
Succeeded by
John Stephenson
Francis Hale
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Howard
Earl of Suffolk,
Earl of Berkshire

Succeeded by
John Howard