Admiral Earl Richard  Howe

Admiral Earl Richard Howe

Male 1726 - 1799  (73 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Richard Howe 
    Prefix Admiral Earl 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 8 Mar 1726  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1792  New Foundland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle 1 Jun 1794  Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Aug 1799 
    Person ID I155059  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2007 

    Father Emanuel Scrope Howe,   b. 1699,   d. 29 Mar 1735  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Marie Sophie von Kielmannsegg,   c. 30 Oct 1695, Horseheath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1782  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1719  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. General William Howe,   b. 10 Aug 1729, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1814, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     
    Family ID F173540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hartopp,   b. 1732,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Mar 1758 
    Children 
     1. Baroness Sophia Charlotte Howe,   b. 19 Feb 1762, Whitehall, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1835, Twickenham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Louisa Catherine Howe,   b. 9 Dec 1767,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F154354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1726 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Squadron leader - 1792 - New Foundland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBattle -
    Glorious 1st of June - 1 Jun 1794 - Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland
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  • Photos 2 photos

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    Glorious first of June

  • Notes 
    • He entered the Navy in 1740 and saw much active service, especially in North America and was rapidly promoted. When his elder brother died on 6th July 1758 he became Viscount Howe, an Irish peerage. In 1762 he was elected member of Parliament for Dartmouth. He was a member of the Admiralty board during 1763 to 1765 and treasurer of the Navy between 1765 and 1770.
      In 1770 he was promoted to rear-admiral and in 1775 made vice-admiral. He was appointed to command the North American station, where he tried conciliation in sympathy for the colonists. When France declared war and sent a powerful squadron under the Count d'Estaing, Howe was put on the defensive but baffled the French admiral at Sandy Hook and defeated the French attempt to take Newport in Rhode Island through a combination of caution and calculated daring. The Arrival of Admiral John Byron from England with reinforcements saw Howe leave the station in September, and return to England.
      On the change of ministry in March 1782, he was selected to command in the English Channel, and carried out the difficult final relief of Gibraltar in the autumn of that year. His ships numbered 33 and were ill-equiipped and ill-manned against the 46 ships of the line in the French and Spanish fleet. Howe handled his ships well, faced with an awkward an unenterprising enemy, and was brilliantly successful. From 28th January to 16th April 1783 he was First Lord of the Admiralty, returning from December 1783 to August 1788
      The outbreak of the French revolutionary War in 1793 saw Howe back in command of the Channel Fleet. In 1794 he won the battle of the First of June; See The Glorious First of June. A victory not excelled by his better equipped successors such as Nelson. In 1797 he was called upon to pacify mutineers at Spithead and showed great influence with the seamen. Howe was created Viscount Howe of Langar in 1782 and Baron and Earl Howe in 1788.


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