Richard Howard, 4th Earl of Effingham

Richard Howard, 4th Earl of Effingham (21 February 1748 – 11 December 1816)[1] was a British peer and a member of the House of Lords, styled Hon. Richard Howard until 1791.


On 21 November 1763, Howard was commissioned a sub-brigadier and cornet in the 1st Troop of Horse Guards, and a brigadier and lieutenant on 21 January 1765. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Steyning from 1784 to 1790.[2][3] On 29 March 1784, he was appointed Secretary and Comptroller of the Household to Queen Charlotte.

Howard inherited the earldom in 1791 from his brother, Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham. On 7 September 1803, he was appointed Colonel of the Sheffield Regiment of Volunteers, and became Treasurer to the Queen in 1814, dying in 1816. At his death, the Earldom of Effingham became extinct, while his distant cousin Kenneth succeeded him as Baron Howard of Effingham.



Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Bullock
Sir Thomas Skipwith, Bt
Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: Sir John Honywood, Bt 1784–1785
Thomas Edwards-Freeman 1785–1788
Sir John Honywood, Bt 1788–1790
Succeeded by
Henry Thomas Howard
James Martin Lloyd
Court offices
Preceded by
Hon. George North
Secretary and Comptroller to Queen Charlotte
Succeeded by
William Price
Preceded by
The Earl of Ailesbury
Treasurer to Queen Charlotte
Succeeded by
Herbert Taylor
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Howard
Earl of Effingham
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Howard
Baron Howard of Effingham
Succeeded by
Kenneth Howard

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