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George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle

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The Earl of Carlisle

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The Earl of Carlisle
Lord Privy Seal
In office
16 July 1827 – 21 January 1828
MonarchGeorge IV
Prime MinisterGeorge Canning
The Viscount Goderich
Preceded byThe Duke of Portland
Succeeded byThe Lord Ellenborough
In office
5 June 1834 – 14 November 1834
MonarchWilliam IV
Prime MinisterThe Viscount Melbourne
Preceded byThe Earl of Ripon
Succeeded byThe Earl of Mulgrave
Personal details
Born17 September 1773 (1773-09-17)
London, England
Died7 October 1848 (1848-10-08) (aged 75)
Castle Howard, Yorkshire, England
Political partyTory
(m. 1801)
ParentsFrederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle
Lady Margaret Leveson-Gower
Alma materEton College
Christ Church, Oxford
Shield of arms of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, KG, PC, FRS
Shield of arms of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, KG, PC, FRS

George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, KG, PC, FRS (17 September 1773 – 7 October 1848), styled Viscount Morpeth until 1825, was a British statesman.[1] He served as Lord Privy Seal between 1827 and 1828 and in 1834 and was a member of Lord Grey's Whig government as Minister without Portfolio between 1830 and 1834.

Early life

Carlisle was the eldest son of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, and his wife Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower,[1] Among his siblings were brothers: Hon. William Howard, Maj. Hon. Frederick Howard, and the Very Rev. Hon. Henry Howard, Dean of Lichfield; and sisters: Lady Isabella Howard (wife of John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor), Lady Elizabeth Howard (wife of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland), and Lady Gertrude Howard (wife of William Sloane-Stanley).[2]

His paternal grandparents were Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle and, his second wife, Hon Isabella Byron (daughter of William Byron, 4th Baron Byron and relative of Lord Byron). His mother was daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford and his wife Lady Louisa, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater.[2]

He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.[3]

Political career

Carlisle was returned to parliament for Morpeth as a Whig in 1795, a seat he held until 1806;[4] he then represented Cumberland until 1820.[5] In 1806 he was sworn on to the Privy Council[6] and appointed to the Indian board in the unity "Ministry of All the Talents", but resigned in 1807.[7] In 1825 he succeeded his father to the earldom and he entered the House of Lords.

He served in the moderate Tory governments of George Canning and Lord Goderich as First Commissioner of Woods and Forests between May and July 1827[8] and as Lord Privy Seal (with a seat in the cabinet) between July 1827 and January 1828.[9] However, he split with the Tories over electoral reform[1] and later served as a member of the cabinet in the Whig administrations of Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne as Minister without Portfolio between 1830 and 1834 and once again as Lord Privy Seal between July and November 1834.[10]

Apart from his political career Carlisle was Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire between 1824 and 1840.[3][11] He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1837.[12]


On 21 March 1801, Lord Carlisle was married to Lady Georgiana Cavendish (1783–1858), daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Georgiana Spencer (the eldest daughter of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer).[1] They were parents of twelve children:[1][2]

  1. George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (1802–1864), who did not marry.[2]
  2. Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard (1803–1881), who married William Lascelles, Comptroller of the Household.[2]
  3. Lady Georgiana Howard (1804–1860), who married George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover.[2]
  4. Hon. Frederick George Howard (1805–1834), who died unmarried before his father.[2]
  5. Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard (1806–1868), who married George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland.[2]
  6. William George Howard, 8th Earl of Carlisle (1808–1889), who did not marry.[2]
  7. Edward Granville George Howard, 1st Baron Lanerton (1809–1880), who married Diana Ponsonby, daughter of the Hon. George Ponsonby.[2]
  8. Lady Blanche Georgiana Howard (1812–1840), who married William Cavendish, later Earl of Burlington and Duke of Devonshire.[2]
  9. Hon. Charles Wentworth George Howard (1814–1879), who married Mary Parke, daughter of James Parke, Baron Wensleydale. They were parents of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle.[2]
  10. Lady Elizabeth Dorothy Anne Howard (1816–1891), who married Rev. Francis Richard Grey, son of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.[2]
  11. Hon. Henry George Howard (1818–1879), who married Mary Wellesley McTavish in 1845 at the house of her aunt, the Marchioness Wellesley. Mary was the daughter of John McTavish, British Consul at Baltimore, and Emily Caton (daughter of Richard Caton and granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton). He served as Secretary of the British Embassy in Paris. His wife died in Paris 21 February 1850, in her 23rd year.[13]
  12. Lady Mary Matilda Georgiana Howard (1823–1892), who married Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton.[2]

Lord Carlisle died at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, in October 1848, aged 75, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, George. The Countess of Carlisle died at Castle Howard in August 1858, aged 75.[3]

As his eldest son died unmarried and without legitimate issue, his third son became the 8th Early of Carlisle in 1864. He also died unmarried and without legitimate issue, so the 9th Earl of Carlisle was his grandson, George James Howard, the only son of his fifth son Charles, whose descendants hold the titles to this day.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Machin, Ian (January 2008). "Howard, George, sixth earl of Carlisle (1773–1848)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 August 2009.(subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Carlisle, Earl of (E, 1661)". Heraldic Media Limited.
  3. ^ a b c George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle
  4. ^ " House of Commons: Mitcham to Motherwell South". Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  5. ^ " House of Commons: Cornwall to Cynon Valley". Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  6. ^ "No. 15887". The London Gazette. 4 February 1806. p. 157.
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Carlisle, Earls of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 340.
  8. ^ "No. 18362". The London Gazette. 18 May 1827. p. 1081.
  9. ^ "No. 18379". The London Gazette. 17 July 1827. p. 1537.
  10. ^ "No. 19161". The London Gazette. 5 June 1834. p. 1040.
  11. ^ Peerage: Carew to Castlereagh
  12. ^ "No. 19477". The London Gazette. 21 March 1837. p. 769.
  13. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 163.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir James Erskine, Bt
Francis Gregg
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
With: Sir James Erskine, Bt 1795–1796
William Huskisson 1796–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
With: William Huskisson 1801–1802
William Ord 1802–1806
Succeeded by
William Ord
William Howard
Preceded by
Henry Fletcher
Sir John Lowther, Bt
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
With: Sir John Lowther, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Lowther, Bt
John Christian Curwen
Political offices
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First Commissioner of Woods and Forests
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William Sturges Bourne
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The Duke of Portland
Lord Privy Seal
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The Lord Ellenborough
Preceded by
Minister without Portfolio
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Preceded by
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Lord Privy Seal
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Honorary titles
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The Earl of Mulgrave
Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire
Succeeded by
The Lord Wenlock
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Frederick Howard
Earl of Carlisle
Succeeded by
George Howard
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