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The Howard Connection

I'm very grateful to my wife Sonia for supplying a galley proof (please click here to see a copy) for p 941 of the 1995 edition of Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage which has helped to fill-in many of the details in this table. New arrivals since that time would be difficult to establish comprehensively and so for the time being I've terminated the table below Generation 0. And perhaps the kinship is becoming a little bit tenuous at this stage anyway.

Also, when Googling for additional details, I've noticed that www.thepeerage.com keeps popping up, and it has continued to provide a bonanza of useful information.

Please note, as regards familiar names as used in this tabulation:
  • A subsidiary forename used in preference to the leading forename is italicised.
  • A regularly-used diminutive or nickname used in preference to the given forenames is italicised and parenthesised.

Offspring are listed in chronological order of birth irrespective of gender (Debrett's list boys first, but we're in the 21st century now).

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
‑2Maj Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard§
(18 Jun 1883 –
12 Aug 1950)

Helen Millicent James
(28 Nov 1889 –
15 Aug 1967)
(m 8 Jun 1911)


dachshund breeding
Diana Katherine Howard
(4 May 1913 –
1 May 2003)

Pamela Evelyn Howard
(5 Oct 1914 –
3 Jan 1998)

Audrey Elizabeth Howard
(25 Jan 1916 –
14 Aug 1994)

Rosemary (Tom) Millicent Howard
(22 Sep 1917 –
26 Apr 1986)

Joan Margery Howard
(7 Sep 1921 –
25 Jul 2001)
‑2as Howard-Sneyd Janet (Jan) Emma Duthie
(25 Dec 1900 –
3 Jan 2000)
(m 9 Feb 1931)


she was previously married to Lt Col Samuel Edward Hibbert RA
Thomas (Tom) Henry Gavin Howard-Sneyd
(15 Oct 1940 –
27 Aug 2010)
‑1Diana Howard

Richard Marcus Beresford
(13 Nov 1912 –
19 Aug 1968)
(m 20 Jul 1938)

Wedding pictures
Patricia (Tricia) Mary Beresford
(b 10 Mar 1941)

Katherine (Kabby) Anne Beresford
(b 22 Mar 1943)

Christopher Charles Howard Beresford
(9 Jul 1946 –
Jul 2006)
‑1Pamela Howard

Ian Reginald Gilfrid Karslake1,  2,  3
(31 Aug 1902 –
30 Jan 1982)
(m 15 Sep 1939)

he was previously married to Violet Isobel Christine Evans (d 3 Apr 1951)
Sarah Vivien Karslake
(b 11 Nov 1941)

David Ian Howard Karslake
(b 9 Jun 1944)

Elizabeth Ann Karslake
(b 28 Aug 1948)
‑1Audrey Howard

Ronald (Ron) John Henry Kaulback
(23 Jul 1909 –
2 Oct 1995)
(m 20 Mar 1940)

Wedding pictures
Sonia Elizabeth Kaulback
(b 19 Mar 1941)

Susan (Susie) Georgina Kaulback
(b 9 Aug 1942)

Bryan Henry Kaulback
(b 19 Jul 1948)

Peter John Kaulback
(19 Jul 1948, twin –
2 Jan 2004)
‑1Rosemary Howard

Guy Michael Craigie Anderson (KIA)
(28 Sep 1913 –
30 Jan 1944, Italy)
(m 3 Feb 1939)

Wedding pictures
Michael Frederick Lilly
(m 17 Aug 1946)
Nigel Lilly
‑1Joan Howard

Hubert Murray Sturges
(m 21 Dec 1945)
William Henry Sturges
(b 19 Feb 1949)

Rosemary Jane Sturges
(? b 29 Sep 1949)
Shared Portrait
0Tricia Beresford Christopher (Budge) Arthur Rollo Wells
(m 4 Apr 1964)
Gavin Marcus Wells
(b 1965)

Amanda Clare Wells
(b 1967)

(ThePeerage.com disagrees but I'm sticking with this)
Cyril Godfrey Lea
(12 Jan 1921 –
8 Nov 2000)
(m 22 Mar 1978)
0Kabby Beresford Robert Hutchings  
Jeffrey Osman Streater or here
(1942 –
22 Nov 2013)
(m Q1 1969)
Olivia Katherine Nermin Streater
(b 22 Nov 1974)
0Christopher Beresford Philippa Susan Yates
(m 5 May 1973)
Antonia Charlotte Beresford
(b 9 May 1975)

Fiona Caroline Beresford
(b 25 Oct 1977)

Nicholas Charles Marcus Beresford
(b 26 Aug 1979)
0Sarah Karslake Peter Fraser Matthews
(m 1976)
Alexandra Howard Matthews
(b 1978)

Rupert Charles Oliver Matthews
(1980 –

Guy William Rupert Matthews
(b 1983)
0David Karslake Claire Marie Bonhomme
(m 1988)
Charlotte Cordelia Geraldine (?) Leila Karslake
(b 1989)

Emma Caroline Adeliza (?) Howard Karslake
(b 1994)
0Elizabeth Karslake Jeremy John Hosking
(b 20 Jul 1958)
(m 1993)

Generous political donor, inc £4M to Brexit Party
Thomas Frederick Karslake Hosking
(b 1992)

Luke Roger Howard Hosking
(b 1996)
0Sonia Kaulback Robert (Robin) Erskine Waddell
(b 11 Feb 1945)
(m 16 Dec 1967)
Nicholas (Nick) Henry Waddell
(b 4 Oct 1975)

Andrea Joanna Waddell
(18 Jun 1980 –
15 Oct 2009)
0Susie Kaulback Col Mark Edward Hatt-Cook
(m 18 Oct 1969)
Catherine Emma Hatt-Cook
(b 13 Aug 1974)

Georgina Alice Hatt-Cook
(b 13 Jun 1977)
0Bryan Kaulback Maruxa (Maria) Lopez Pereiro
(m 13 Oct 1969)
Bryan (Bry) Henry Kaulback
(b 6 Sep 1971)

Iago Henry Kaulback
(b 30 Jan 1980)
0Peter Kaulback Elizabeth (Liz) Jane Scopes
(m 24 Jul 1973)
Caroline Victoria Margaret Kaulback
(b 15 Jun 1978)

Simon Peter Howard Kaulback
(b 7 Jan 1980)

Marcus Ronald Oliver Kaulback
(b 25 Mar 1983)
0Jane Sturges Alastair William MacDonald
(m 1971)
Simon John Harley Quantock Shuldham
(m 1977)
Lucinda Clare Shuldham
(b 1979)

Catherine Emma Shuldham
(b 1981)
Timothy Joseph Minett
(m 1993)
0William Sturges Virginia Mary FitzGerald
(m 1973)
Robin Millie Sturges
(b 1977)

Tom Woody Sturges
(b 1979)
§In the London Gazette of 27 Apr 1950, Maj Henry Howard, as he then was, my wife's maternal grandfather, officially changed the family name to Howard-Sneyd, as it remains to this day. This was presumably at the suggestion of Col Ralph Sneyd, prior to his death the previous December, that the family name of Sneyd should thereby be perpetuated. Not only had he no male heir to carry on the name, but there was evidently none in any of the collateral Sneyd lineages either.

This change immediately affected Henry himself, his second wife Jan and their son Tom (plus Tom's future wife and family), of course, but his other offspring, all female, had now acquired married names and were entirely unaffected.

The Rude Forefathers

Howard family armorial

The Howards and Kaulbacks were the very first connections I explored when beginning these family investigations, and it's now (Nov 2013) high time that the Howards in particular were given their due as the most distinguished of all our back-histories.

The family name of Howard has been associated with the Dukedom of Norfolk at least as far back as 1483 when John Howard, son of Margaret Mowbray, became 1st Duke of Norfolk of the 3rd creation (the two earlier creations having successively run out of steam – gluttons for punishment can retrospect to the first creation1,  2 by Edward I, the fons et origo of all three creations). It didn't do Howard personally a whole lot of good, as he was killed a couple of years later at Bosworth. But he provides a dynastic milestone for us to start from.

Dukes of Norfolk coat of arms since
Restoration of Monarchy in 1660

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk
(ca 1425 – 22 Aug 1485)

I cannot pretend, as a self-evident plebeian myself, to understand the intricate details of the aristocratic DNA, and the theoretical distinctions between the Dukes of Norfolk, the Earls of Arundel, the Howards of Glossop, and (for example) the Howard-Molyneux-Howards, but I'm reminded of that famous four-liner about the Boston Brahmins which ends

... Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,
And the Cabots talk only to God.

But oddly enough, I did have some early encounters with one or two of these iconic monikers – as a small boy in Stalybridge, and just a little while later in Chichester, and I will touch on those later.

Thos. Howard 21st Earl of Arundel
(5 Jul 1585 – 4 Oct 1646)

Working backwards from Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard, my wife's maternal grandfather, we will start to connect with the rest of this ancient lineage. Please note that by working in this upward direction there will be only one entry per generation. I shall refer to this family strand as the HRMH line. I'm almost entirely indebted to the remarkable website www.thepeerage.com for the details of each entry. We stop at the shrewd and cultivated-looking Thomas Howard (1585 – 1646), aka Lord Maltravers, 21st Earl of Arundel, Earl of Surrey, Earl Marshal of England

The reason why we stop our ascent here is that it was at this point that the manor of Glossop first appeared on the long scroll of family possessions, and indeed from his grandson Col Bernard Howard (1641 – 1717) onwards this branch of the family have been known as the Glossop Howards.

In fact we shall see that the HRMH line diverged from the Glossop Howards just two generations later, starting with Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard. Though still immensely prestigious, and impeccably patrician, it was no longer part of the nobility, strictly speaking.

For some additional material regarding his descendants, please click here.

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
‑10Thomas Howard
(7 Jul 1585 –
4 Oct 1646)
Lord Maltravers,
21st Earl of Arundel,
Earl of Surrey,
Earl Marshal.
Alathea Talbot
(1585 –
3 Jun 1654)
(m Sep 1606)

Sole heir of 7th Earl of Shrewsbury and Lord of the Manor of Glossop
James Howard
Baron Maltravers
(17 Jul 1607 –
Jul 1624)

Henry Frederick Howard
22nd Earl of Arundel
(15 Aug 1608 –
17 Apr 1652)

Anne Howard
(1612 –

[RC Blessed] William Howard
1st Viscount Stafford, FRS
(30 Nov 1614 –
29 Dec 1680)
‑9Henry Frederick Howard
22nd Earl of Arundel,
Earl of Surrey, etc etc
(15 Aug 1608 –
17 Apr 1652)
Lady Elizabeth Stuart
(m 7 Mar 1626)
(~1610 –
23 Jan 1673)

Cousin of James I of England & VI of Scotland
Thomas Howard
23rd Earl of Arundel
5th Duke of Norfolk
(9 Mar 1627 –
13 Dec 1677)

Restored after accession of Charles II 1660

Henry Howard
6th Duke of Norfolk
(12 Jul 1628 –
11 Jan 1684)

Cardinal Philip Howard
(21 Sep 1629 –
17 Jun 1694)

Charles Howard
(1630 –
31 Mar 1713)

Edward Howard
(1637 –

Bernard Howard
(16 Oct 1641 –
21 Oct 1717)

Plus, would you believe, in alphabetical order

Catherine Howard

Elizabeth Howard

Esme Howard

Francis Howard

Talbot Howard
‑8Col Bernard Howard
(16 Oct 1641 –
21 Oct 1717)
Catherine Tattersall
(m 16 Jun 1672)
Col Bernard Howard [Jr]
(14 Mar 1674 –
22 Apr 1735)
‑7Col Bernard Howard
(14 Mar 1674 –
22 Apr 1735)
(Hon.) Anne Roper
(m 24 Jun 1710)
(d 1744)
Henry Howard
(9 Apr 1713 –
11 Nov 1787)

Only child of the marriage
‑6Henry Howard
(9 Apr 1713 –
11 Nov 1787)
Julia Molyneux
(m 30 Oct 1764)

Daughter of Sir Wm Molyneux, 6th Baronet
Bernard Edward Howard
12th Duke of Norfolk
(21 Nov 1765 –
16 Mar 1842)

Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard
(7 Oct 1766 –
17 Jun 1824)

Mary Bridget Howard
(29 Sep 1767 –
30 May 1843)

Juliana Barbara Howard
(25 Jun 1769 –
16 Apr 1833)

Edward Charles Howard
(28 May 1774 –
27 Sep 1816)
‑5Bernard Edward Howard1,  2
12th Duke of Norfolk
(21 Nov 1765 –
16 Mar 1842)

the Grumpy Duke
Lady Elizabeth Belasyse
(17 Jan 1770 –
24 Mar 1819)
(m 23 Apr 1789)

daughter of Henry Belasyse,
2nd Earl of Fauconberg of Newborough
Henry Charles Howard
13th Duke of Norfolk
(12 Aug 1791 –
18 Feb 1856)
‑5Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard
(7 Oct 1766 –
17 Jun 1824)

Born plain Howard

> Molyneux-Howard, 1812, on inheriting estates of Sir Francis Molyneux, 7th & last Bt

> Howard-Molyneux-Howard, 4 Oct 1817

> Courtesy title Lord Howard-Molyneux-Howard, 5 Oct 1817
Elizabeth Long
(1769 –
24 May 1835)
(m 12 Sep 1801)
Juliana Barbara Howard-Molyneux-Howard
(d 27 Dec 1833)

Isabella Catherine Howard
(d 20 Jun 1891)

Henry Howard MP
(25 Jul 1802 –
7 Jan 1875)

Henrietta Anne Howard
(17 Jul 1804 –
26 May 1876)

Charlotte Juliana Jane Howard-Molyneux-Howard
(ca 1809 –
15 Dec 1855)
‑4Henry Charles Howard1,  2
13th Duke of Norfolk
(12 Aug 1791 –
18 Feb 1856)
Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower
(1788 –
7 Jul 1870)
(m 27 Dec 1814)
Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard
14th Duke of Norfolk
(7 Nov 1815 –
25 Nov 1860)

Edward George Fitzalan-Howard
1st Baron Howard of Glossop
(20 Jan 1818 –
1 Dec 1883)

Lady Mary Charlotte Howard
(13 Dec 1822 –
8 Apr 1897)

Lord Bernard Thomas Fitzalan-Howard
(30 Dec 1825 –
21 Dec 1846)

Lady Adeliza Matilda Howard
(14 Aug 1829 –
7 Feb 1904)
‑4Henry Howard
(25 Jul 1802 –
7 Jan 1875)

Greystoke Castle
Charlotte Caroline Georgina Long
(23 Apr 1823 –
24 Jul 1896)
(m 6 Dec 1849)
Henry Charles Howard
(17 Sep 1850 –
4 Aug 1914)

Sir Edward Stafford Howard
(28 Nov 1851 –
8 Apr 1916)

Robert Mowbray Howard MP
(23 May 1854 –
2 Oct 1928)

Elizabeth Catherine Howard
(29 Mar 1856 –
1 Feb 1929)

Maud Isabel Howard
(26 May 1858 –
12 Nov 1929)

Esme William Howard
1st Baron Howard of Penrith
(15 Sep 1863 –
1 Aug 1939)
‑3Robert Mowbray Howard MP
(23 May 1854 –
2 Oct 1928)
Louisa Georgina Sneyd
(m 6 Oct 1881)
(d 30 Jun 1910)
Muriel Isabel Catherine Howard
(28 Jun 1882 –
19 Nov 1959)

Maj. Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard
(18 Jun 1883 –
12 Aug 1950)

Died on a visit to Ardnagashel

Lt. Lyulph Walter Mowbray Howard (KIA)
(21 Nov 1885 –
15 Sep 1915)

See also here
Audrey Cecilia Campbell
(m 12 Sep 1912)
(d 28 Jan 1926)
Louisa Felicia Welby
(m 28 Apr 1927)
(d 13 Oct 1956)

This may be a good point at which to mention that Bill Kaulback (The Kaulbacks, 1979) has provided a stirring account of the Howard line from John Howard down to the marriage of Henry Frederick Howard to Lady Elizabeth Stuart in 1626.

We can get an excellent perspective of the blue-blooded Howards by clicking on an extraordinarily useful family tree produced by the Glossop Heritage Trust, their patron being Edward William Fitzalan Howard, 18th Duke. Or click here if link is broken. Note that the HRMH line diverges from the Glossop Howards at the 12th Duke, and also that his son the 13th Duke (known as Old Pepper and Potatoes) obtained a Royal Licence in 1842 for the family name to become Fitzalan-Howard (which didn't affect the HRMH line, of course) from the next generation onwards. The Fitzalan-Howards are outside my remit here – having no obvious propinquity with the HRMH line, it would be supererogatory and indeed ultracrepidative of me to do more than simply tug my forelock in their general direction.

It's also interesting to observe, from the time of Henry Frederick Howard onwards, how the title of Duke of Norfolk constantly switched from one branch of the Howards to another, always seeking the genetically closest male inheritor. Now that the monarchy has adopted gender-neutral inheritance, one wonders when the aristocracy will follow suit.

The Dukes of Norfolk are the premier Peers of the Realm, apart of course from the Royal Dukes, and despite their Roman Catholicism have in their role as Earl Marshals of England been a integral part of state pageantry since the year dot. Their ongoing pre-eminence shouldn't blind us to the other ducal families, some of which have struggled to survive or have expired completely – see here for an entertaining and informative update on their collective health.

The Howards of Glossop

'Lords of the Manor of Glossop' is a phrase which requires a bit of unpacking.

  • What is a manor? You may well ask. Historically it was the basic unit, fief or fee, of feudal tenure, held by a vassal (or feoffee) in return for an oath of loyalty to the aristocratic owner of the rural swathe of which that manor was a part. But nowadays it implies a bucolic estate with a Big House and a tenant cottage or two (as in the BBC TV series To the Manor Born).
  • Technically the Lordship of a Manor is a Barony, though the title doesn't confer peerage status (ie membership of the House of Lords) and it's not used as a mode of address or form of reference. All in all, a pleasant but pointless anachronism without which the world would be a gloomier place – however, a genuine barony was to ensue for Glossop.

I remember Glossop in the early 1950's as a pleasant country town on the edge of the Peak District, but not exactly a major trophy in the land-owning Premier League (though at the age of eight I was more interested in Dan Dare's ongoing contest with The Mekon anyway).

But the fortunes of Glossop seem to have prospered mightily from at least the time of Bernard Howard of Glossop (1765 – 1842), 12th Duke of Norfolk, and his son Henry Howard of Glossop (1791 – 1856), 13th Duke (and son-in-law of the richest man in England) onwards. A review of the family tree might be useful at this point! And there is a very useful history of the Glossop Howards and Glossop Hall right up to the present time, also produced by the Glossop Heritage Trust.

The next incumbent was Edward Howard (1818 – 1883), 1st Baron of Glossop! At last, a tangible status and independent membership of the peerage – and I'm not trying to be patronising: such things were immensely important then and are not unimportant even in these meritocratic times. From my own point of view, his greatest achievement was to rebuild Glossop Hall in 1851, which formed an iconic background to an idyllic period in my childhood (ca 1952 – 1954) during its later incarnation from 1927 as Kingsmoor School, which I attended as a dayboy – including Saturday school as well. What a magnificent building it was – ideally adaptable to the complexities of a busy boarding school – and with the most sumptuous oaken panelling, staircases and massive fireplaces, and that glorious chapel with its great oaken gallery at the rear – perhaps originally intended for the staff to participate discreetly in the family's daily religious observances. The huge kitchens, the extensive outbuildings and the vast terraced lawn at the front, were also just the job for feeding, teaching and exercising the children in spacious and civilised surroundings.

Kingsmoor was closed in 1956 and demolished in 1959 – barely a hundred years after its inception. What vandalism – but hopefully it still exists in some timeless dimension in which it may be revisited in an astral afterlife.

Although Glossop Hall has gone, it's nice to know that the present 18th Duke as 5th Baron of Glossop still takes an active interest in the town of Glossop itself. But it's sad to hear that he has moved out from Arundel Castle for family reasons – as a small boy living in Chichester in 1954-55 my greatest treat was to be taken by my father on a tour of the Castle and in particular its armoury, in which I could linger for an entire afternoon – the photograph below can scarcely do justice to its size and the variety of items on display.