Richard Grobham Howe ca.1651-1730

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Sir Richard Grobham HOWE ca.1651-1730

Biographical Note

Son of Sir Richard Grobham Howe, 2nd bart, of Compton, Gloucestershire, MP and landowner, from whom he inherited the title and family estates in 1703. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford 1667, but did not graduate' MP for Hindon, and various other west country constituencies, 1679-1727, where he was classed as a Tory; he was a Director of the Mine Adventurers Company in 1710.


Howe used an anonymous engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 15549). The extent and disposition of his library is not known; he left no surviving children and the baronetcy passed to Emmanuel Scrope Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe. His lengthy will has no specific mention of books, which would have been part of the "rest residue of my goods chattells and personall estate" inherited by his wife.