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estate went to his third brother, the present lord of this honour and manors, viz.

22. The high, puissant, and most noble Prince, Edward Howard, the present Duke of Norfolk, Earl-Marshal, and Hereditary Earl-Marshal of England, Earl of Arundel, Surrey, Norfolk, and Norwich, Baron of Mowbray, Howard, Segrave, Brewse of Gower in Carmarthenshire, Fitz-Alan, Warren, Clun, Oswaldestre, Maltravers, Greystock, Furnival, Verdon, Lovetot, Strange (of Blackmere) and Howard of Castle-Rising; Premier Duke, Earl, and Baron of England, next the Blood Royal, and chief of the truly illustrious family of the Howards.[1]

He married, A° 1727, Mary daughter to Edward Blount of Blagden near Torbay in the county of Devon, Esq a younger son of Sir George Blount of Sodington in Worcestershire, Bart. but at present hath no issue, and Richard Howard, his next brother, being dead without issue,

The honourable Philip Howard, Esq. of Bukenham-house in Norfolk, his youngest brother, is his heir; who on the 7th of Jan. 1723, married Winifrede, daughter of Tho. Stoner of Watlington Park in the county of Oxford, Esq. by whom he hath a son named Thomas, born Febr. 3, 1727, and a daughter Winifrede. Since the death of this lady, he remarried to a sister to the present Dutchess of Norfolk,[2] by whom also he hath issue.


  1. [Creations.] Baron {Howard by writ of summons to parliament by Henry VI. 15 Oct. 1470, 10 Edward IV, and also 19 Aug. 1472, 12 Edward IV.—Earl-Marshal and Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey, 28 June 1483, 1 Ric. III. confirmed Early of Surrey 3 Nov. 1492, 8 Henry VII. and again 13 May 1509, 1 Henry VIII. again Earl of Surrey and Duke of Norfolk.—1 Feb. 1518, 5 Henry VIII. Earl of Arundel in the county of Sussex, (a feudal honour or local dignity, as adjudged in parliament 8 July 1433, 11 Henry VI.) by inheritance and possession of that castle only, without any other creation; also by summons to parliament 16 Jan. 1580, 23 Eliz.; by descent originally, as well before as after the Conquest, by King William I. and by Maud the Empress in the time of King Stephen; confirmed by King Henry II, and also 27 June 1189, 1 Ric. I.—Earl of Norfolk, 6 June, 1644, 20 Car. II.—Baron Howard of Rising-Castle in Norfolk, 27 March 1669, 21 Car. II.—Earl of Norwich, and hereditary Earl-Marshal, 19 Oct. 1672, 24 Car. II.—Baron Mowbray, by writ of summons to parliament, 6 Mar. 1678, 31 Car. II. and likewise 21 Mar. 1639, 15 Car. I.; by descent, originally 8 June 1294, 22 Edward I.
  2. Nov. 1739, the honourable Philip
    Howard, brother to his Grace the Duke
    of Norfolk, was married at Arundel castle

    in Sussex, to Mrs. Proley, a widow lady,
    and sister to her Grace the Duchess of
    Norfolk.