Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham

Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham (17 September 1579 – 3 October 1642) of Effingham, Surrey was the second (but eldest surviving) son of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham. His mother was the former Catherine Carey. From 1615 to 1624 he was styled Lord Howard of Effingham before he succeeding his father in the latter year as 2nd Earl of Nottingham.

The Earl of Nottingham
Born17 September 1579
Died3 October 1642(1642-10-03) (aged 63)
Noble familyHoward-Effingham
Spouse(s)Charity White
Mary Cokayne
FatherCharles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
MotherCatherine Carey

He was a Member of Parliament five times between 1597 and 1614, for Bletchingley and for Surrey in 1597, for Sussex in 1601 and 1604 and for New Shoreham in the Addled Parliament of 1614. He was knighted in 1603 and later appointed Vice-Admiral of Sussex for life. [1]

He was married first on 19 May 1597 to Charity White (d. 18 December 1618), daughter to Robert White and secondly, on 22 April 1620, to Mary Cokayne, daughter of Sir William Cockayne, Lord Mayor of London in 1619. There were no known children from either marriage and he was therefore succeeded by his half-brother, Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Nottingham.

The senior school in Effingham, Surrey, the Howard of Effingham School, is named after him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HOWARD, Charles II (1579-1642), of Effingham, Surr". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
jointly with Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham 1621–1624
The Earl of Holderness 1624–1626
The Viscount Wimbledon 1627–1638
The Earl of Arundel 1635–1642
Lord Maltravers 1636–1642

1621–1642
English Interregnum
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham
Earl of Nottingham
6th creation
1624–1642
Succeeded by
Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Nottingham
Baron Howard of Effingham
1624–1642