Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726 - 1799) MP

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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Grafton Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Baron Howe of Langar
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

other possible birth dates are

19 March 1725

8 March 1726

another possible burial place (according to nndb website) is

St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England


"Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe KG (8 March 1726 – 5 August 1799) was a British naval officer, notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars. He was the brother of William and George Howe."




Citations / Sources:

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1986. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S334] #505 Visitation of England and Wales (1893-1921), Howard, Joseph Jackson, (21 volumes. London: [Joseph Jackson Howard], 1893-1921), FHL book 942 D23h., vol. 18 p. 132.

[S335] #506 Visitation of England and Wales, Notes (1896-1921), Howard, Joseph Jackson, (14 volumes. [London]: Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1896-1921), FHL book 942 D23hn., vol. 13 p. 100.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 6 p. 598.

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Admiral Richard Howe, 1st and last Earl Howe's Timeline

March 19, 1726
London, Middlesex, England
March 10, 1758
Age 31
February 19, 1762
Age 35
Whitehall, Westminster, Middlesex, England
April 17, 1765
Age 39
St Martins In The Fields, Westminster, London
December 9, 1767
Age 41
August 5, 1799
Age 73
Grafton Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England
August 15, 1799
Age 73
St Andrews Churchyard, Langar, Nottinghamshire, England