Biography of Craven Howard 1649-1700
On 04 Apr 1649 [his father] William Howard 1622-1698 (27) and Elizabeth Dundas 1626- were married.
On 29 Jul 1673 Craven Howard 1649-1700 (24) and [his wife] Anne Ogle 1652-1682 (21) were married.
John Evelyn's Diary 1675 July. 15 Jul 1675. Our cause was pleaded in behalf of the mother, Mrs. Howard and her daughters, before Baron Thurland (68), who had formerly been steward of Courts for me; we carried our cause, as there was reason, for here was an impudent as well as disobedient son (26) against his mother, by instigation, doubtless, of his wife, one Mrs. Ogle (23) (an ancient maid), whom he had clandestinely married, and who brought him no fortune, he being heir-apparent to the Earl of Berkshire (60) [Note. The reference to heir apparent is incorrect insofar as Charles Howard 2nd Earl Berkshire 1615-1679 (60) having a younger brother Thomas Howard 3rd Earl Berkshire 1619-1706 (55) who did inherit the Earldom]. Craven in line to inherit in the event the 2nd or 3rd Earl didn't have issue which proved to be the case but Craven had died by that time so his son [his son] Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 became the 4th Earl. We lay at Brickhill, in Bedfordshire, and came late the next day to our journey's end.
This was a journey of adventures and knight-errantry. One of the lady's servants being as desperately in love with Mrs. Howard's woman, as Mr. Graham (26) was with her daughter (24), and she riding on horseback behind his rival, the amorous and jealous youth having a little drink in his pate, had here killed himself had he not been prevented; for, alighting from his horse, and drawing his sword, he endeavored twice or thrice to fall on it, but was interrupted by our coachman, and a stranger passing by. After this, running to his rival, and snatching his sword from his side (for we had beaten his own out of his hand), and on the sudden pulling down his mistress, would have run both of them through; we parted them, not without some blood. This miserable creature poisoned himself for her not many days after they came to London.
In 1682 [his wife] Anne Ogle 1652-1682 (30) died.
On 05 Jun 1683 Craven Howard 1649-1700 (34) and [his wife] Mary Bowes 1655- were married.
In 1686 [his son] Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 was born to Craven Howard 1649-1700 (36) and [his wife] Mary Bowes 1655-.
In 1698 [his father] William Howard 1622-1698 (76) died.
On 12 Apr 1706 Thomas Howard 3rd Earl Berkshire 1619-1706 (86) died. His great nephew Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 (20) succeeded 4th Earl Berkshire 2C 1626.
On 22 Apr 1745 Henry Howard 10th Earl Suffolk 1706-1745 (39) died. His half third cousin Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 (59) succeeded 11th Earl Suffolk 4C 1603.
On 07 Mar 1779 Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) died at Bath. He was buried at All Saints Church Charlton. On 08 Aug 1779 his postumous son His son Henry Howard 13th Earl Suffolk 6th Earl Berkshire 1779-1779 succeeded 13th Earl Suffolk 4C 1603, 6th Earl Berkshire 2C 1626 although he died two days later.
On 07 Jun 1700 Craven Howard 1649-1700 died at Elford.
On 21 May 1757 [his son] Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire 11th Earl Suffolk 1686-1757 died. He was buried at All Saints Church Charlton. His grandson Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) succeeded 12th Earl Suffolk 4C 1603, 5th Earl Berkshire 2C 1626.
Monument in St Peter's Church Elford.
Paternal Family Tree: Howard
Father: William Howard 1622-1698
GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Berkshire 1587-1669
Great GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626
Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572
Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Howard 1516-1547