HOWARD, Hon. Richard (1748-1816).
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Family and Education
b. 21 Feb. 1748, 2nd s. of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Effingham, by Elizabeth, da. of Peter Beckford of Jamaica, sis. of Julines, Richard, and William Beckford; stepson of Sir George Howard. educ. Eton 1755-62. m. 14 June 1785, Harriet Elizabeth, da. and coh. of John Marsh, of Waresley Park, Hunts., s.p. suc. bro. as 4th Earl 19 Nov. 1791.
Lt. 1 Horse Gds. 1768; ret. 1771; sec. and comptroller to the Queen 1784-1814; treasurer to the Queen 1814- d.
Howard sat for Steyning on the interest of Sir John Honywood, who was connected politically with Lord Effingham. He voted for Sir Elijah Impey’s impeachment, 9 May 1788, and with Pitt on the Regency, and is not known to have spoken in the House.
He died 10 Dec. 1816.