George Curzon-Howe, 2nd Earl Howe

George Augustus Frederick Louis Curzon-Howe, 2nd Earl Howe (16 January 1821 – 4 February 1876)[1] was a British peer and Conservative party politician.

Curzon-Howe was the eldest son of Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe and Harriet Georgiana Brudenell. He married Harriet Mary Sturt, daughter of Henry Charles Sturt and Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell, on 3 February 1846.

He was commissioned as Captain "Viscount Curzon" in the Prince Albert's Own Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry in 1846. His father, Earl Howe, was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment at the time and later became Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant in 1861. In 1861 George was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel George A F L Visc. Curzon and shared the PAOLYC Colonelcy with Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Charles Powys (late 9th Lancers). In 1870 he became Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant 2nd Earl Howe PAOLYC on the death of his father, until his own death in 1876.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Southern Division of Leicestershire from 1857 to 1870.[2]

Until the death of his father, George Curzon-Howe was styled 'Viscount Curzon' (it is a British custom for an earl's heir apparent to be referred to as a viscount, if the second most senior title, held by the head of the family is a viscountcy). On his father's death in 1870, Curzon-Howe gained the title 2nd Earl Howe. On his own death on 4 February 1876 at age 55, his titles passed to his brother Richard Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe.[3]

George A F L Curzon-Howe

Pictured above as Lt.Colonel PAOLYC in 1861.


On 3 February 1846, Curzon-Howe married Harriet Mary Sturt, daughter of Henry Charles Sturt and Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell and they had one child:


  1. "Peerages: "h" (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's peerage pages. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 417. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  3. Darryl Lundy. database, entry for the 2nd Earl Howe, last edited on 22 February 2007. Accessed 10 October 2007. The 2nd Earl outlived his only child Lady Harriet Sherbrooke (d 1875) who may have had no issue.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles William Packe
Sir Henry Halford
Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire
With: Charles William Packe to 1867
Thomas Paget 1867–1868
Albert Pell from 1868
Succeeded by
Albert Pell
William Unwin Heygate
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Curzon-Howe
Earl Howe
2nd creation
Succeeded by
Richard Curzon-Howe
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