Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon

Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon (ca. 1520 – 1582),[1] was an English peer and politician. He was the youngest son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and Lady Elizabeth Stafford. He served as Custos Rotulorum of Dorset and Vice-Admiral of Dorset. In 1559, he was raised to the peerage as Viscount Howard of Bindon by Queen Elizabeth I of England, taking the title from Bindon Abbey in Dorset, many of whose former lands he held. Thomas had eight children by three wives.

By Elizabeth Marney, daughter and co-heir of John Marney, 2nd Baron Marney (first wife):

By Gertrude Lyte (second wife):

  • Charles Howard
  • Anne Howard, who married firstly Sir William Thornhurst, their son Gifford Thornhurst married Susanna Temple, and secondly, John Turberville of Woolbridge.

By Mabel Burton, daughter of Nicholas Burton (third wife):


Political offices
New title Vice-Admiral of Dorset
Title next held by
Henry Ashley
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Arundell
Custos Rotulorum of Dorset
Succeeded by
Sir Matthew Arundell
Peerage of England
New creation Viscount Howard of Bindon
Succeeded by
Henry Howard