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Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop

Edward George Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop PC (20 June 1818 – 1 December 1883), styled Lord Edward Howard between 1842 and 1869, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Lord John Russell from 1846 to 1852.


The Lord Howard of Glossop

Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
8 July 1846 – 21 February 1852
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterLord John Russell
Preceded byLord Ernest Bruce
Succeeded byViscount Newport
Personal details
Born20 June 1818
Died1 December 1883 (1884-01) (aged 65)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)(1) Augusta Talbot
(d. 1862)
(2) Winifreda Phillipps
(d. 1909)
Children7
ParentsHenry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk
Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

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Background and educationEdit

Political careerEdit

In 1846 Howard was sworn of the Privy Council[3] and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in Lord John Russell's first administration,[4] despite not having a seat in Parliament. Two years later he was returned to parliament for Horsham.[5] He remained as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household until the fall of the Russell administration in 1852.[6] The same year he was returned to parliament for Arundel, a seat he held until 1868.[7] In 1869 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Howard of Glossop, in the County of Derby.[8]

Lord Howard of Glossop was also Deputy Earl Marshal from 1860 to 1868 during the minority of his nephew Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk.

Howard rendered great service to the cause of Roman catholic primary education. From 1869 to 1877 he was chairman of the Catholic Poor Schools Committee. As chairman he set up the Catholic Education Crisis Fund, subscribing £5,000 to it himself, but securing another £20,000 from his family. Seventy thousand scholars were thus added to the Roman catholic schools in England at a cost of at least £350,000.[9]

FamilyEdit

Lord Howard of Glossop married Augusta Talbot, daughter of George Henry Talbot (half-brother of John Talbot, 16th Earl of Shrewsbury), in 1851. They had two sons and five daughters:

Augusta died in July 1862. Lord Howard of Glossop married as his second wife Winifred Mary De Lisle, daughter of Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle, in 1863. They had no children. He died in December 1883, aged 65, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, Francis who married Mary Littledale Greenwood, daughter of politician John Greenwood. Lady Howard of Glossop died in December 1909.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Edward George Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Glossop", thePeerage.com
  2. ^ "Howard, the Hon. Edward George (HWRT836EG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "No. 20621". The London Gazette. 10 July 1846. p. 2530.
  4. ^ "No. 20621". The London Gazette. 10 July 1846. p. 2533.
  5. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)
  6. ^ "No. 21299". The London Gazette. 9 March 1852. p. 741.
  7. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 3)
  8. ^ "No. 23559". The London Gazette. 26 November 1869. p. 6455.
  9. ^ Dictionary of National Biography entry

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