John Howe, 1st Baron Chedworth

John Howe, 1st Baron Chedworth (died 3 April 1742) of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire was a British peer and politician.[1]

He was the son of John Grubham Howe, of Stowell, MP and Paymaster-General. In 1712, he succeeded his father as Vice-Admiral of Gloucestershire, but was removed from office in 1715.

He was a Member of Parliament, representing the constituencies of Gloucester in 1727 and then Wiltshire from 1729 to 1741. In 1730 he inherited the estates of his cousin Sir Richard Grobham Howe, 3rd Baronet in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

On 12 May 1741, he was created Baron Chedworth, but died the following year. He had married, in 1712, Dorothy, the daughter of Henry Frederick Thynne (younger brother of the 1st Viscount Weymouth) of Remnan's, Old Windsor and Sunbury, Middlesex and had 8 sons and 5 daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son, John Howe, 2nd Baron Chedworth.


  1. "HOWE, John (bef.1690-1742), of Stowell, Glos. and Great Wishford, Wilts". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Snell
Charles Hyett
Member of Parliament for Gloucester
With: Charles Hyett
Succeeded by
Benjamin Bathurst
Charles Selwyn
Preceded by
Sir James Long
John Ivory-Talbot
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
With: John Ivory-Talbot
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Long
Edward Popham
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Grobham Howe
Vice-Admiral of Gloucestershire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Berkeley
Peerage of Great Britain
New title Baron Chedworth
Succeeded by
John Howe

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