HOWARD, Hon. Fulk Greville (1773-1846), of Elford Hall, Staffs. and Castle Rising, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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29 Jan. 1808 - 1832

Family and Education

b. 3 Apr. 1773, at Geneva, 2nd s. of Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown [I], by Elizabeth, da. of Shuckburgh Broughton of Poston Court, Herefs.; bro. of Hon. Arthur Percy Upton* and of John Henry Upton*, 2nd Baron Templetown [I]. educ. Westminster 1786-91; Christ Church, Oxf. 1791; R. Mil. Acad., Berlin. m. 9 July 1807, Mary, o. surv. child and h. of Richard Howard (formerly Bagot) of Elford and Castle Rising, s.p.; took the name of Howard 6 Aug. 1807.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1793, lt. and capt. 1794, capt. and lt.-col. 1804; lt.-col. 7 W.I. regt. May 1807; half-pay, Irish 9 garrison batt. July 1807; brevet col. 1813; ret. 1825.


Upton was aide-de-camp to the Duke of York in the Flanders campaign and later served in the Helder expedition. It appears that he lost the sight of one eye. In 1802 he was the unsuccessful candidate for Downpatrick, on the de Clifford interest. In 1807 he married the Howard heiress of Castle Rising, took her name, and soon afterwards came in for the borough on a vacancy. He retained the seat until Castle Rising was disfranchised. Unlike his brother, he gave silent support to administration. The Whigs were ‘doubtful’ of him in March 1810 after he had voted with ministers on 23 and 26 Jan., 23 Feb. and 5 Mar. He further voted with them against the discharge of the radical Gale Jones, 16 Apr. He voted against sinecure reform, 17 May, and against parliamentary reform, 21 May 1810. He absented himself on the Regency and his only other known vote in that Parliament was against Stuart Wortley’s motion for a more efficient administration, 21 May 1812.

Howard appeared on the Treasury list of supporters after the election of 1812. He voted against Catholic relief throughout in 1813, but his next known vote, 9 May 1817, was favourable. He was in the government minority for the property tax, 18 Mar. 1816, and in their majorities for the civil list, 6 and 24 May. He further voted with them on the Admiralty establishment, 25 Feb. 1817. Under the name of ‘Upton’, he was listed in the minority against public lotteries, 18 Mar. 1817. His only known vote in the ensuing Parliament was against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819. He died 4 Mar. 1846.

Corresp. of Lady Williams Wynn, 113.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne