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Henry Anthony Camillo Howard (3 March 1913 – 15 October 1977) was a British journalist, military officer, and colonial leader in the Caribbean.


Early life and familyEdit

Howard was the son of Esme Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith and Isabella Giovanna Teresa Gioachina Giustiniani-Bandini. Isabella was the daughter of Sigismundo Giustiniani-Bandini the 8th Earl of Newburgh. Howard married on 11 September 1937 Adele Le Bourgeois Alsop, daughter of Reece Denny Alsop, of New York, and of Mrs. Basil de Selincourt, of Far End, Kingham, Oxfordshire. They had five children:

  • Mary Rosalind Howard, now Mary Howard Lowe; mother of one son (who has three children of his own)
  • Susan Isabella Howard, who died in 1963
  • Joan Dacre Howard; mother of one son and one daughter (perhaps parents of the four remaining great-grandchildren)
  • (Adele Cristina) Sophia Howard, wife of Hon. Timothy Palmer, scion patrilineally of the earls of Selborne; they have issue two sons and two daughters, and
  • Charlotte Fell Howard.

His widow died in her sleep on 15 February 2011 in Cumbria, leaving issue four of five daughters (their second daughter dying in her twenties), and four grandsons, three granddaughters, who produced seven great-grandchildren [1]


Educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Howard became a journalist on the Financial Times and The Economist, then during the Second World War returned to the British Army as an officer, serving in the Somaliland Camel Corps in British Somaliland. After the war he joined the Colonial Office and was Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 1954 to 1956, then Administrator of Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla from 1956 to 1966.

Howard became separated from his wife when he would not move back to England. Because he was Roman Catholic he chose not to seek a divorce, but he began a relationship with a European woman from Saint Kitts who had her name changed to Howard by deed poll.[citation needed]

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