HOWE, Emanuel Scrope, 2nd Visct. Howe [I] (c.1699-1735), of Langar, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 15 May 1732

Family and Education

b. c.1699, 1st surv. s. of Scrope Howe, M.P., 1st Visct. Howe [I], by Juliana, da. of William Alington, 3rd Baron Alington [I]. m. 8 Apr. 1719 (with £5,000 and £1,500 p.a.), Maria Sophia Charlotte, da. of Charlotte Sophia, Countess of Darlington, mistress of George I and w. of John Adolph, Baron von Kielmansegge, 6s. 4da. suc. fa. 26 Jan. 1713.

Offices Held

Gov. Barbados 1732-d.


Howe was the son of a former Whig M.P. for Nottinghamshire, for which he himself was returned in 1722, after an expensive contest, and again in 1727, this time unopposed. He appears to have acted with the opposition Whigs, voting against the Administration on the Hessians in 1730 and the army in 1732. In the latter year, to repair his finances, which had not recovered from the contest of 1722, he gave up his seat and on Newcastle’s recommendation1 was appointed governor of Barbados worth ‘a good £7,000 a year’,2 where he died 29 Mar. 1735.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Howe to Newcastle, 14 May and 7 Aug. 1732, Add. 32687, ff. 451, 462.
  • 2. Sir Robt. Worsley to Sir Rich. Worsley, 24 Nov. 1721, Worsley mss.