Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham

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Thomas Howard
Earl of Effingham
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Beckford
Issue
Noble family House of Howard-Effingham
Father Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham
Mother Diana O'Farrell
Born 1714
Died 19 November 1763

Lieutenant-General Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham (1714 – 19 November 1763), styled Lord Howard from 1731 to 1743, was a British nobleman and Army officer, the son of Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham.

Lord Howard was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire on 19 February 1734. On 7 January 1739, he was commissioned a guidon in the 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, of which his father was then captain and colonel. He was promoted first lieutenant and captain on 10 May 1740. Upon his father's death in February 1743, he succeeded him as Earl of Effingham, and subsequently as Deputy Earl Marshal. On 11 April 1743, Effingham was made first lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel in the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards. He married Elizabeth Beckford, daughter of Peter Beckford and sister of William Beckford on 14 February 1745, by whom he had children including:

Effingham was appointed an aide-de-camp to the King on 20 August 1749, and received the colonelcy of the 34th Regiment of Foot on 2 December 1754. He was promoted major-general on 15 January 1758 and lieutenant-general on 22 February 1760. On 30 October 1760, he left the 34th to become Captain and Colonel of the 1st Troop Horse Grenadier Guards. Effingham died three years later and was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Effingham
Deputy Earl Marshal
1743–1763
Succeeded by
The Earl of Suffolk
Military offices
Preceded by
Charles Russell[disambiguation needed]
Colonel of the 34th Regiment of Foot
1754–1760
Succeeded by
Lord Frederick Cavendish
Preceded by
Richard Onslow
Captain and Colonel of the
1st Troop Horse Grenadier Guards

1760–1763
Succeeded by
Viscount Cantelupe
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Howard
Earl of Effingham
1743–1763
Succeeded by
Thomas Howard