Edward Howard, 1st Baron Lanerton

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Admiral Edward Granville George Howard, 1st Baron Lanerton (23 December 1809 – 8 October 1880), was a British naval commander and politician.


Howard was the fourth son of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, and his wife Lady Georgiana Dorothy, daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire. George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, was his elder brother.[1]

Naval and political career[edit]

He served in the Royal Navy and achieved the rank of admiral in 1870,[1] and also sat as Whig Member of Parliament for Morpeth from 1833 to 1837 and from 1840 to 1852.[1][2] In 1874 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Lanerton, of Lanerton in the County of Cumberland.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Lanerton married Diana, daughter of the Hon. George Ponsonby, in 1842. The marriage was childless. He died in October 1880, aged 70, when the barony became extinct. Lady Lanerton died in 1893.[1]

See also[edit]

  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Howard, Edward Granville George" . A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray – via Wikisource.


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick George Howard
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
Succeeded by
Lord Leveson
Preceded by
Viscount Leveson
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
Succeeded by
Sir George Grey, Bt