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Margaret Frances Howard

Death: circa 1685
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Daughter of Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham and Philadelphia Howard
Sister of Thomas Howard, 6th Baron Howard of Effingham and Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham

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About Margaret Frances Howard

  • Francis HOWARD (5° B. Howard of Effingham)
  • Born: 1643
  • Died: 30 Mar 1695
  • Buried: Lingfield
  • Father: Charles HOWARD of Eastwick
  • Mother: Frances COURTHOPE
  • Married 1: Philadelphia PELHAM 8 Jul 1673
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas HOWARD (6° B. Howard of Effingham)
    • 2. Francis HOWARD (1° E. Effingham)
    • 3. Philadelphia HOWARD
    • 4. Margaret Frances HOWARD
    • 5. Elizabeth HOWARD (m.1 William Roberts - m.2 William Hutcheson)
  • Married 2: Susan FELTON (dau. of Sir Henry Felton of Playford, 2° Bt. and Susanna Tollemache) 20 Jan 1690, St.Giles's-in-the-Fields
  • From: HOWARD (5° B. Howard of Effingham)


  • Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham (c. 1643 – 30 March 1694 O.S./95 N.S.)[1] was a member of the Howard family, descended from noted naval commander Lord High Admiral Howard, and a Crown Governor of Virginia (1683-1692).
  • He was the son of Sir Charles Howard and Frances Courthope. Francis Howard's paternal grandfather was the first cousin of both Charles Howard, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Nottingham.[2] His maternal grandfather was Sir George Courthope of Whiligh, Sussex.[3] Francis was baptised on 17 September 1643 in Great Bookham near Effingham in Surrey.[4] On 8 July 1673, he married Philadelphia Pelham, daughter of Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet Pelham of Laughton and half-aunt of Thomas Pelham, eventual 1st Baron Pelham of Laughton.[4] Francis and Philadelphia were the parents of Thomas Howard, 6th Baron Howard of Effingham and Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham as well as another son and three daughters.
  • In 1681, Howard's cousin, the 3rd Earl of Nottingham, died and did not leave a male heir; nor did his two half-brothers. The earldom was declared extinct, but the title of Baron Howard of Effingham was passed on to Francis Howard.
  • .... etc.
  • On 23 June 1684, Lord Howard sailed from Virginia for Albany, New York with his daughter, Philadelphia, where he and New York Governor Thomas Dongan brokered a July peace treaty with members of the Iroquois Confederacy.[7][10] The treaty succeeded in ending a series of raids by the westernmost Seneca nation, whose warriors had traveled south to the frontier of Virginia.[11] Although the Iroquois admitted to breaking the Covenant Chain, Howard and Dongan refrained from demanding reparations in hopes that they would continue attacks against the British rivals in New France.[12] While in New York, Howard and his daughter stayed at Dongan's house and spent much of their time socialising.[12] Howard was impressed by the lifestyle of New York, as compared to Virginia, and urged his wife to bring good silver from England.[13] Lady Howard arrived in Virginia, but died the next year on 13 August 1685 at age 31. Their daughter, Margaret Frances, died while accompanying Lady Howard's body, being transported for return to England at Lingfield[disambiguation needed].[6]
  • .... etc.
  • Howard left Virginia for England on 20 October 1688. He lived mostly in Little Chelsea in Kensington, then Middlesex.[4][6] He was allowed to remain governor of Virginia from afar at half the salary.[6] Nathaniel Bacon, Sr., who had administered the colony during Howard's time in New York in 1684, did so again while Howard was in England until Howard's deputy, Francis Nicholson, arrived on 16 May 1690.[4][6] Howard remarried on 20 January 1690 to Susan Felton, daughter of Sir Henry Felton, Baronet, and widow of Philip Harbord. His funeral took place at St Giles in the Fields.[16]
  • Further reading
    • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company.
    • Bolton, Charles Knowles (1919). The Founders - Portraits of Persons Born Abroad Who Came to the Colonies in North America Before the Year 1701 1. Boston Athenæum.
    • Hatfield, April Lee (2007). Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the Seventeenth Century. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-1997-X.
    • Brock, Robert Alonzo; Virgil Anson Lewis (1888). Virginia and Virginians: Eminent Virginians. H. H. Hardesty.
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