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Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe

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The Earl Howe
Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe.jpg
The Earl Howe, published in 1859
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
21 March 1820 – 12 May 1870
as a hereditary peer
Preceded byThe 1st Viscount Curzon
Succeeded byThe 2nd Earl Howe
Personal details
Born11 December 1796
Died12 May 1870 (aged 73)
Political partyTory
Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell
(m. 1820; died 1836)

Anne Gore
(m. 1845)

Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe GCH PC (11 December 1796 – 12 May 1870), was a British peer and courtier.


He was the third but eldest surviving son of The Hon. Penn Assheton Curzon (the eldest son of Assheton Curzon, 1st Viscount Curzon, and his wife Esther Hanmer), and his wife Sophia née Howe, suo jure Baroness Howe (the eldest daughter of Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (of the first creation), and his wife Mary née Hartop).

Public life

As his father predeceased his own father, Curzon inherited his grandfather's viscountcy in 1820. He took the additional name of Howe by royal licence a year later and was created Earl Howe (a revival of the title previously held by his maternal grandfather) that year. From 1829 to 1830, he was a Tory Lord of the Bedchamber to King George IV, appointed a GCH in 1830 and was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide from 1830 to 1831 and again from 1834 to 1837. On his mother's death in 1835, he inherited her barony.

His office gave him considerable influence over the Queen and through her King William IV, both of whom liked and admired him. Malicious gossip that he was the Queen's lover was not taken seriously even at the time, and is entirely discounted by historians. It was his position as an extreme Tory, and his strong opposition to the Reform Act 1832 which made him unacceptable to the Government, and Lord Grey eventually insisted on his dismissal, much to the Queen's distress. Subsequent negotiations to reinstate him came to nothing.[1]

William IV's biographer described him as a man whose vanity and arrogance should have made him insufferable, yet who clearly possessed personal charm great enough to make those who knew him overlook his faults.[2]


Margaret Sarah Carpenter: Portrait of Harriet, Countess Howe, 1834
Margaret Sarah Carpenter: Portrait of Harriet, Countess Howe, 1834
'The Hon Emily Curzon painted at Rome, 1850–51' attributed to Roberto Bompiani
'The Hon Emily Curzon painted at Rome, 1850–51' attributed to Roberto Bompiani

Lord Howe married Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell, second daughter of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan, on 19 March 1820. They had ten children:

Howe's first wife died in 1836, and on 9 October 1845, he married Anne Gore (d. 1877), second daughter of Admiral Sir John Gore. They had three children:


  1. ^ Ziegler, Phillip William IV Cassel Biographies 1971 pp.197–201
  2. ^ Ziegler pp.197–201

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Court offices
New office Lord Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide
Title next held by
The Earl of Denbigh
Preceded by Lord Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide
Office abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl Howe
2nd creation
Succeeded by
Preceded by Viscount Curzon
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sophia Waller
Baron Howe
Succeeded by
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