HOWE, Sir Richard Grubham, 3rd Bt. (?1651-1730), of Great Wishford, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1679 - 1681
1685 - 1687
1690 - 1698
1702 - 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1651, o. surv. s. of Sir Richard Grubham Howe, 2nd Bt., M.P., by his 1st w. Lucy,1 da. of Sir John St. John, 1st Bt., of Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 13 July 1667, aged 16. m. 12 Aug. 1673, Mary, da. of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, 1st Bt., of Kempsford, Glos., sis. of Thomas Thynne, M.P., 1st Visct. Weymouth, s.p. suc. fa. 1 May 1703.

Offices Held


Howe, a High Church Tory, whose father had represented Wiltshire, was himself returned eight times for the county, sitting altogether in thirteen Parliaments. Re-elected unopposed in 1715 and 1722, he voted against the Administration in every recorded division. In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He died 3 July 1730, leaving his estates to his cousin John Howe.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Hoare, Wilts. Hundred of Branch and Dole, 49, add. 39.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.