Charles Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle

Charles James Stanley Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle, DL (8 March 1867 – 20 January 1912), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1889 to 1911, was a British soldier, peer, and Liberal Unionist politician.

The Earl of Carlisle

1910 Viscount Morpeth.jpg
Howard in 1910 when Viscount Morpeth
Member of Parliament for Birmingham South
In office
Preceded byJoseph Powell-Williams
Succeeded byLeo Amery
Personal details
Charles James Stanley Howard

(1867-03-08)8 March 1867
Died20 January 1912(1912-01-20) (aged 44)
Political partyLiberal Unionist
Rhoda Ankaret L'Estrange
(m. 1894; his death 1912)
ParentsGeorge Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
The Hon. Rosalind Stanley
EducationRugby School
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford

Early lifeEdit

Howard was the eldest son of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, and the Hon. Rosalind Frances Stanley. His younger brother was Geoffrey William Algernon Howard, an MP and the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1911 to 1915. Upon their mother's death in 1921, his elder sister, Lady Mary (wife of Gilbert Murray) inherited Castle Howard, which was later inherited by their brother Geoffrey upon her death.[1]

His paternal grandparents were MP for Cumberland East, the Hon. Charles Wentworth George Howard (the fifth son of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle) and the former Hon. Mary Priscilla Harriet Parke (second daughter and coheiress of James Parke, 1st Baron Wensleydale). His maternal grandparents were Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley and the former Hon. Henrietta Maria Dillon (eldest daughter of Henry Dillon, 13th Viscount Dillon).[1]

He was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford.


Howard joined the British Army, and achieved the rank of Captain in the 3rd Border Regiment before he retired from the regular army. He was appointed a captain in the 5th Militia Battalion of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) on 7 April 1897.[2] The battalion was embodied for active service in the Second Boer War, and he served in South Africa until September 1902, when he returned home on the SS Avondale Castle.[3]

In 1904, he was elected to the House of Commons for Birmingham South, a seat he held until 1911, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Cumberland in 1905.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Tomb of Charles Howard, Lanercost Priory

On 17 April 1894 Lord Carlisle married Rhoda Ankaret, daughter of Colonel Paget Walter L'Estrange and the former Emily Ryves (a daughter of General Ryves). Together, they were the parents of one son and three daughters:[1]

Lord Carlisle died 20 January 1912, aged 44, and was laid to rest in a tomb at Lanercost Priory, Cumbria. He was succeeded in his titles by his only son George. Lady Carlisle survived him by 45 years and died in December 1957, aged 90.[1]


Through his son George, he was a grandfather of Carolyn Howard (b. 1919), Charles James Ruthven Howard (1923–1994), and Susan Howard (b. 1948) from George's second marriage.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Carlisle, Earl of (E, 1661)". Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ Hart′s Army list, 1903
  3. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning Home". The Times (36873). London. 15 September 1902. p. 10.
  4. ^ "No. 27792". The London Gazette. 12 May 1905. p. 3427.
  5. ^ "Lady Ankaret Cecilia Caroline Jackson (née Howard) (1900-1945), Wife of William Jackson; daughter of 10th Earl of Carlisle". National Portrait Gallery.


External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Powell-Williams
Member of Parliament for Birmingham South
Succeeded by
Leo Amery
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Howard
Earl of Carlisle
Succeeded by
George Howard