Emanuel Scrope Howe ca.1663-1709

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Emanuel Scrope HOWE c.1663-1709

Emanuel Howe's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *331)

Biographical Note

Little is known of Howe’s early life. He became captain in the foot guards and groom of the bedchamber as a reward for his support of William III in 1688. MP for Morpeth 1701-1705 and for Wigan 1705-1708; envoy to Hanover 1705-1709. He married Ruperta (1673-1740), illegitimate daughter of Prince Rupert (1619-1682) and Margaret Hughes (d.1719).

Characteristic Markings

Howe used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 15546/*331); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.