HOWARD, Hon. Sir Charles (d.1765).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1727 - 1761

Family and Education

2nd s. of Charles, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, by Lady Anne Capel, da. of Arthur, 1st Earl of Essex. unm.  K.B. 2 May 1749.

Offices Held

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1715, capt. 1717, capt. and lt-col. 1719; col. 1734; col. 19 Ft. 1738-48; maj.-gen. 1743; lt.-gen. 1747; col. 3 Drag. Gds. 1748- d.; gen. 1765; lt. gov. Carlisle 1724-49, gov. 1749-52; gov. Inverness 1752- d.


Howard, a regular Government supporter, sat on the family interest at Carlisle. He did not see active service during the seven years’ war, but in 1760 he presided over the court martial of Lord George Sackville. He stood for Carlisle again in 1761, but withdrew when a contest threatened.

He died 26 Aug. 1765.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: A. N. Newman