HOWARD, Henry, Lord Walden (1707-45), of Audley End, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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2 Mar. 1728 - 28 Sept. 1733

Family and Education

b. 1 Jan. 1707, o.s. of Charles Howard, 9th Earl of Suffolk, by Henrietta, da. of Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Bt., sis. of Sir John Hobart, 5th Bt.. educ. Magdalene, Camb. m. 13 May 1735 (with £25,000), Sarah, da. and h. of Thomas Inwen, brewer, of St. Saviour’s, Southwark, s.p. suc. fa. as 10th Earl 28 Sept. 1733.

Offices Held

Recorder, Saffron Walden 1735-d.


Lord Walden was brought up by his father and had little contact with his mother after she became mistress to the Prince of Wales, later George II.1 Returned for Bere Alston by his uncle, Sir John Hobart, he voted consistently against the Government until he succeeded to the peerage in 1733. By his subsequent marriage to an heiress he was able to discharge the existing mortgages at Audley End.2 On his death intestate, 22 Apr. 1745, his title, but not his estates, passed to Henry Bowes Howard, 4th Earl of Berkshire, father of Thomas Howard and William Howard, Lord Andover.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Lewis Melville, Lady Suffolk and her Circle, 263.
  • 2. W. Addison, Audley End, 63.