HOWE, George Grobham (c.1627-76), of Berwick St. Leonard, nr. Hindon, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 26 Sept. 1676

Family and Education

b. c.1627, o.s. of George Howe of Berwick St. Leonard by Dorothy, da. of Humphrey Clarke of Bradgate, Kent. educ. L. Inn 1646. m. 1650, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Bt., of Gorhambury, Herts., 4s. (3 d.v.p.) 7da. suc. fa. 1647; cr. Bt. 20 June 1660.1

Offices Held

J.p. Wilts. 1649-52, 1656-d., commr. for scandalous ministers 1654, assessment 1657, Jan. 1660-d., militia Mar. 1660, corporations 1662-3, dep. lt. 1662-d., col. of militia ft. by 1673-d.; commr. for recusants, Glos. and Wilts. 1675.2


Howe’s father inherited Berwick St. Leonard, a mile from Hindon, from the Grobham family. Though anything but an active Parliamentarian in the Civil War he stood for the borough in 1645, but the double return was decided in favour of