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Thomas Howard, 6th Baron Howard of Effingham

Birthdate: (43)
Death: circa July 10, 1725 (35-51)
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham and Philadelphia Howard
Husband of Mary Howard and Elizabeth Howard
Father of Mary Venables-Vernon, Hon and Ann Howard
Brother of Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham and Margaret Frances Howard

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About Thomas Howard, 6th Baron Howard of Effingham

  • The official baronage of England: showing the succession ..., Volume 1 By James William Edmund Doyle
  • Pg. 661
  • FRANCIS HOWARD I., cousin of Charles III.: Baron Howard of Effingham. B. before 1654; succ. as 6th Baron Howard of Effingham, April 26, 1681; Governor & Captain-General of Virginia, Sept. 28, 1683; m. (1) Philadelphia, d. of Sir Thomas Pelham, Bart.; m. (2) Susan (Mrs. Herbert), d. of Sir Henry Felton, Bart.; d. March 30, 1696.
    • THOMAS HOWARD I., son of Francis I. (I): Baron Howard of Effingham. B. about 1680; st. Hon. Thomas Howard, Esq., 1681-1696; succ. as 7th Baron Howared of Effingham, March 30, 1696; Guidon, 1st Troop of Horse Guards, Jan, 1706; Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark, May, 1706-Oct., 1708; m. (1) Mary Wentworth, grand-niece of Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Feb. 11, 1707; m. (2) Elizabeth, Dowager-Lady Napier, d. of John Rotheram, Esq. of Much-Waltham, co. Essex; d. July 10, 1725.
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    • FRANCIS HOWARD II., brother of Thomas I.: Earl of Effingham, & Baron Howard of Effingham. B. after 1681; st. Hon. Francis Howard, Esq., [1696]-1725; Captain & Lieut-Colonel, 3rd Regt. of Foot Guards, July 26, 1722; succ. as 8th Baron Howard of Effingham, July 10, 1725; Lieutenant, & Lieut-Colonel, 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, July 15, 1731; cr. Earl of Effingham, Dec. 8, 1731; Deputy Earl Marshal of England, Dec. 13, 1731; Colonel, (20th) Regt. of Foot, July 22, 1732; Captain & Colonel, 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, June 21, 1737; Colonel of Horse, June 21, 1737; Brigadier-General, July 2, 1739; Captain & Colonel, 4th Troop of Horse Guards, Dec. 22, 1740; m. (1) Digna, d. of Major-General O'Ferrel; m. (2) Anne, sister of Robert Bristow, Esq., July, 1728; d. Feb. 12, 1743.


  • Thomas Howard, 7th Baron Howard of Effingham1
  • M, #27065, b. 7 July 1682, d. 13 July 1725
  • Last Edited=24 Mar 2011
  • Thomas Howard, 7th Baron Howard of Effingham was baptised on 7 July 1682.1 He was the son of Francis Howard, 6th Baron Howard of Effingham and Philadelphia Pelham.1 He married, firstly, Mary Wentworth, daughter of Ruishe Wentworth, on 25 February 1706/7.1 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Rotheram, daughter of John Rotheram, on 25 January 1722.1 He died on 13 July 1725 at age 43, without male issue.1
  • He succeeded to the title of 7th Baron Howard of Effingham, co. Surrey [E., 1554] on 30 March 1695.1
  • Children of Thomas Howard, 7th Baron Howard of Effingham and Mary Wentworth
    • 1.Hon. Mary Howard+1 d. Feb 1740
    • 2.Hon. Anne Howard1
  • Citations
  • 1.[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 1, page 1277. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • The Wentworth genealogy, comprising the origin of the name, the family in England, and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant, and of his descendants (1870)
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  • Sir George23 Wentworth, Kt.; eighth son of Sir William22 as in Table B; General: died before 1667. mar. Frances, daughter and co-heir of Sir Francis Ruishe, Co. Kent.
    • Ruishe24 Wentworth, of Sarre. mar. Susanna, sister of James Adye, Esq., of Barham, Co. Kent.
      • Mary25 Wentworth, only child. mar. Thomas, sixth Baron Howard of Effingham.
        • Anna26 mar. Sir William Yonge, Bart.
        • Mary26, mar. George Venables Vernon, Lord Vernon.
  • (22) Sir William Wentworth, who was created a Baronet, 29 June, 1611, and died in 1614. By his wife, Anne, daughter aud heir of Sir Robert Atkins, Kt., he had eight sons and three daughters ; of whom John, Matthew, Philip, Michael, and Robert, all died unmarried. Mary married Sir Richard Hooton, Kt. ; Anne married Sir George Savile, Kt. ; and Elizabeth married James Dillon, third Earl of Roscommon, and was mother of the celebrated poet, Wentworth Dillon, fourth Earl of Roscommon.
    • The second son, Sir William Wentworth, of Ashby Puerorum, in Lincolnshire, was knighted by Charles I., and fell in his service, at the battle of Marston Moor, 3 July, 1644. He married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Savile, Esq., and was the ancestor of the Wentworths of Wentworth Castle, Barons Raby, Viscounts Wentworth, and Earls of Strafford of the second creation, which line terminated in an heiress, and which dignities expired on the death of the third Earl, 7 August, 1799. The eighth son, Sir George Wentworth, was also knighted by Charles I., and made General of his forces in Ireland, aud died before 1667 ; he married Frances, daughter and co-heir of Sir Francis Ruishe, Kt., of the county of Kent, and had issue : but his line also terminated in an heiress, who married Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham, The direct line continued through —


  • The Lords Effingham and the American colonies (1976)
  • Francis, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham (1643-1695), of Great Bookham, Surrey, was the great-grandson of Sir William Howard of Linfeld, who was the second son of William, first Lord Howard of Effingham. Since Lord Francis Howard played a role in pre-revolutionary days as Governor of Virginia, he is dealt with at length in the following chapter.
  • He was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son, Thomas, as 6th Baron Howard of Effingham (1682-1725). Lord Thomas had no sons, and the Barony devolved upon his brother
  • Francis, 1st Earl of Effingham and 7th Baron Howard (1683- 1742). His Lordship was a military officer of high rank. Succeeded by his only son .....
  • Lord Francis Howard, 5th Baron of Effingham, of Great Bookham, Surrey was baptized September 17, 1643. His first wife was Philadelphia, daughter of Sir Thomas Pelham, Bt., whom he married July 8, 1673, and by whom he had three sons and three daughters. She died August 13, 1685. On January 20, 1689, he married Susan, widow of Philip Harbord, of Stanninghall, Norfolk, and daughter of Sir Henry Felton, Bt., after he had returned to England.
  • This second marriage was to last a little more than six years, since Lord Effingham died March 30, 1695. She survived him thirty-one years. The title passed to his second but eldest surviving son, Thomas.





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July 7, 1682
July 1682
Age 25
July 10, 1725
Age 43
Ellington, Devon, England