Philip Howard (1629–1717)

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Colonel Philip Howard (5 March 1629 – September 1717) was a British soldier and politician, the seventh son of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire.

Howard served as Member of Parliament for Malmesbury from 1662 to 1679 and Westminster from 1689 to 1690. He married the heiress Mary Jennings, who brought a considerable estate to his descendants. They had two sons:

  • James Howard (1679–1722), married Catherine Booth and had four children:
    • William Howard, died aged 4 months
    • James Thomas Howard, died aged two years
    • Catherine Elizabeth Howard (1700 1775), married Narcissus Proby in 1734
    • Martha Maria Howard (1705 1797), married Hon. Rev. Charles Hervey, son of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, died without issue
  • Cmdr. Charles Howard (1681–1707), lost with HMS Swan, married Elizabeth Batten (d. June 1711) and had two children:
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Henry Lee, Bt
Lawrence Washington
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
with Sir Francis Henry Lee, Bt 1662–1668
Sir Edward Poole 1668–1673
Thomas Estcourt 1673–1679

Succeeded by
Sir William Estcourt, Bt
Sir James Long, Bt
Preceded by
Charles Bonython
Michael Arnold
Member of Parliament for Westminster
with William Pulteney

Succeeded by
William Pulteney
Sir Walter Clarges, Bt