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Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham

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Spouse(s)  Diana O'Farrell
Name  Francis 1st
Mother  Philadelphia Pelham
Died  February 12, 1743
Noble family  House of Howard-Effingham
Father  Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham
Parents  Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham
Children  Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham
Grandchildren  Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, Richard Howard, 4th Earl of Effingham
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Brigadier-General Francis Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham (bapt. 20 October 1683 – 12 February 1743) was an English peer and army officer.

Francis was the second son of Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham. On 26 July 1722, he was commissioned captain and lieutenant-colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards. Howard succeeded as Baron Howard of Effingham in 1725, with the death of his older brother Thomas Howard.

He continued to rise in the Army, and was made lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel in the 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards on 15 July 1731. He was created Earl of Effingham on 8 December of that year, and made a Deputy Earl Marshal on 13 December. The next year, on 22 July 1732, he received the colonelcy of a regiment of foot, which he held until 1737. On 21 June 1737, he became Captain and Colonel of the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards, with the rank of a colonel of horse, and was promoted brigadier-general on 2 July 1739. On 22 December 1740, he became Captain and Colonel of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards. He died in February 1743, and was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas, then an officer in the Horse Grenadier Guards.

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