Category: House of Howard

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This category contains profiles of persons associated with House of Howard

The Howard family is an English aristocratic family founded by John Howard who was created Duke of Norfolk (3rd creation) by Plantagenet monarch Richard III of England in 1483. However, John was also the eldest (although maternal) grandson of the 1st Duke of 1st creation. The Howards have been part of the peerage since the 15th century and remain the Premier Dukes of the Realm in the Peerage of England, acting as Earl Marshal of England. After the English Reformation many Howards remained steadfast in their Catholic faith as the most high profile recusant family; two members, Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel, and William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford, are regarded as martyrs: a saint and a blessed respectively.

The senior line of the house, as well as holding the Dukedom of Norfolk, are also Earl of Arundel, Earl of Surrey and Earl of Norfolk, as well as holding six baronies. The Arundel title was inherited in 1580, when the Howards became the genealogical successors to the paternally extinct FitzAlans, ancient kin to the Stuarts, dating back to when the family first arrived in Great Britain from Brittany. Thomas Howard, the 4th Duke of Norfolk's first wife was Mary FitzAlan, who after the death of her brother Henry in 1556 became heiress to the Arundel Estates of her father Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel. Her son was the above Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel. It is from this marriage that the present Duke of Norfolk takes his name of 'FitzAlan-Howard' and why his seat is in Arundel Castle. There have also been several notable cadet branches; those existing to this day include the Howards of Effingham, Howards of Carlisle, Howards of Suffolk and Howards of Penrith. The former three are earldoms and the latter a barony.

Cadet branches: Howards of Effingham, Howards of Carlisle, Howards of Suffolk, Howards of Penrith

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30 May 1908 Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, England - 31 Jan 1975 photo
27 Dec 1847 London, Middlesex, England - 11 Feb 1917 photo
07 Nov 1815 London, Middlesex, England - 25 Nov 1860 photo


21 Nov 1765 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - 16 Mar 1842 photo
bef Mar 1720 - 31 Aug 1786 photo
15 Mar 1746 England - 16 Dec 1815 photo
1675 England - 28 Sep 1733
abt 1744 England - Feb 1767
05 Jun 1686 - 20 Sep 1777 photo

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bef 18 Jul 1627 Saffron Walden, Essex, England - 10 Dec 1709
15 Aug 1608 Whitehall, Westminster, Middlesex, England - 17 Apr 1652 photo
abt 12 Jul 1628 London, England - abt 13 Jan 1684 photo
12 Aug 1791 St George Hanover Square, London, England - 18 Feb 1856 photo
1517 London, England - 19 Jan 1547 photo
11 Jan 1654 - 02 Apr 1701 photo
abt 1425 Tendring, Essex, England - 22 Aug 1485 photo
01 Aug 1561 Saffron Walden, Essex, England - 19 Aug 1591

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28 Jun 1557 Arundel House, Strand, London, Middlesex, England - 19 Oct 1595 photo
abt 13 Aug 1584 Saffron Waldon, Essex, England - 03 Jun 1640 photo
10 Mar 1538 Corby Castle, Kenninghall, Norfolk, England - 02 Jun 1572 photo
07 Jul 1585 Finchingfield, Essex, England - 04 Oct 1646 photo
1473 England - 25 Aug 1554 photo
11 Dec 1683 England - 23 Dec 1732 photo

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