Thomas Howard (1651–1701)

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Thomas Howard (1651–1701) was the only surviving son of Sir Robert Howard of Ashtead, Surrey.

He served as a Teller of the Exchequer from 1689 until his death, a post that provided him with a house at Westminster. He was Member of Parliament for Castle Rising from 1685 to 1689 and from 1698 until his death, his father having the seat before him and in the intervening period. He sat for Bletchingley in the two periods between sitting for Castle Rising.

He married Lady Diana, daughter of Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford in 1683, by whom he had three sons and a daughter. Only one son survived him, dying the year after him aged 14.[1] His daughter Diana married (in 1703) Edward Ward, 8th Baron Dudley and 3rd Baron Ward, who died in 1704, leaving her pregnant with a posthumous son, who succeeded his father in the Dudley estates, but died in 1731 without issue.[2]

References[edit]

  • David W Hayton, Eveline Cruickshanks, and Stuart Handley, The House of Commons, 1690-1715 (Cambridge University Press for History of Parliament Trust 2002), 408-9.
  1. ^ Hayton et al., 408
  2. ^ Burkes Peerage and Baronetage (1939), s.v. Dudley.
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Clifford
Teller of the Receipt of the Exchequer
1689–1701
Succeeded by
Sir John Stanley, Bt
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Howard
James Hoste
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
with Sir Nicholas L'Estrange

1685–1689
Succeeded by
Robert Howard
Robert Walpole, Sr.
Preceded by
Ambrose Browne
Sir Marmaduke Gresham
Member of Parliament for Bletchingley
with Jeffrey Amherst 1689–1690
Sir Robert Clayton 1690–1695
Maurice Thompson 1695–1698

1689–1698
Succeeded by
Hugh Hare
Sir Robert Clayton
Preceded by
Robert Howard
Robert Walpole, Sr.
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
with Robert Walpole, Sr. 1698–1700
Robert Walpole, Jr. 1700–1701

1698–1701
Succeeded by
Robert Walpole, Jr.
Robert Cecil