Howard [family name]

Life
Sir Robert Howard (1585-1653), royalist; fifth son of 1st earl of Suffolk; imprisoned and excommunicated for intrigue with vicountess Frances Purbeck, Buckingham’s sister-in-law, 1625; MP Bishop’s Castle, 1624-40; voted compensation by Long Parliament, 1640; expelled for royalism, 1642; estates sequestered.

Ralph Howard (1638-1710), regius pref. of physic, Dublin, 1670-1710; MD Dublin 1667.

Ralph Howard, Viscount Wicklow, 1785, 1st Baron Clonmore, 1776 (d.1786), grandson of Ralph Howard (1638-1710), MP Wicklow, 1761-75); Irish privy councillor, 1770;

Richard Baron Howard (1807-1848), Manchester physician, MD Edinburgh; Inquiry into Morbid Effects of Deficiency of Food, 1839;

Robert Howard (1683-1740), son of Ralph Howard (1638-1710), FTCD, 1703; bishop of Killala, 1726; bishop of Elphin, 1729-40.