HOWARD, Hon. Thomas (1721-83), of Ashtead Park, Surr.
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Family and Education
b. 11 June 1721, 5th s. of Henry Bowes, 11th Earl of Suffolk and 4th Earl of Berkshire, by Catherine, da. and h. of James Grahme of Levens; bro. of William Howard, Lord Andover; educ. Eton 1732; St. John’s, Oxf. 1738; I. Temple 1742, called 1744, bencher 1779. m. 13 Apr. 1747, Elizabeth, da. of William Kingscote of Kingscote, Glos., 1da. suc. fa. at Ashtead 1757; his. gt.-nephew as 14th Earl of Suffolk and 7th Earl of Berkshire 10 Aug. 1779.
Returned for Castle Rising on the family interest, Howard is described in the 2nd Lord Egmont’s electoral survey, c.1749-50, as ‘a thorough Jacobite - but will be with us in the manner of [Richard] Shuttleworth and Lister’.