A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Howard, Edward Granville George
HOWARD, M.P. (Captain, 1838. f-p., 12; h-p., 12.)
The Honourable Edward Granville George Howard, born 23 Dec. 1809, is fourth son of the present Earl of Carlisle, K.G., by Georgiana, eldest daughter of William, fifth Duke of Devonshire, K.G.; brother of Lord Morpeth, M.P., Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests, of Hon. C. W. G. Howard, M.P., and of Hon. Fred. Geo. Howard, an officer in the Army, who was accidentally killed in Nov. 1834; brother-in-law of the Duke of Sutherland and of the Earl of Burlington; and nephew of Hon. Fred. Howard, Major of Hussars, who was killed at Waterloo, and of the late Duchess of Rutland.
This officer entered the Navy 5 April, 1823; obtained his first commission 19 Sept. 1829; and, from 15 April, 1830, until promoted to the rank of Commander, 3 June, 1833, served in the Mediterranean on board the Pelican 18, Capt. Joseph Gape. His next appointments were, 24 Sept. and 13 Oct. 183G, to the Serpent and Wolverene, of 16 guns each; in the latter of which sloops he was again employed on the Mediterranean station until advanced to the rank he now holds 27 Dec. 1838. He has since been on half-pay.
Capt. Howard has been in Parliament, since 1840, as Member for Morpeth. He married, in 1842, Diana, only daughter of Hon. Geo. Ponsonby, and niece of the present Viscount Ponsonby, G.C.B., and of the late Major-General Sir Wm. Ponsonby, K.C.B. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.