VICE ADMIRAL EDWARD HENRY HOWARD'S NAVAL DRESS SWORD, CIRCA 1880 with 31in. etched steel blade, hinged thumbpiece to gilt half-basket hilt, shagreen grip and full-length lion's mane handle, in scabbard of issue -- 39in. (99cm.) overall. Vice-Admiral Edward Henry Howard was born on 7 June 1832. He was the son of Very Rev. Hon. Henry Edward John Howard and Henrietta Elizabeth Wright. He married Sophia Caroline Lucille Lynch, daughter of Francis Robertson Lynch, on 28 April 1873. He died on 18 January 1890 at age 57. He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. Children of Vice-Admiral Edward Henry Howard and Sophia Caroline Lucille Lynch • Julia Margaret Lucille Howard • Eleanor Caroline Henrietta Howard b. 1874, d. 19 Jul 1967 • Edward John Howard b. 10 Feb 1877, d. 4 Aug 1896 • Harold Edward Howard b. 11 Sep 1879, d. 5 Nov 1953 Edward Henry Howard R.N Date Rank 7 January 1853 Lieutenant 7 May 1857 Commander 16 February 1864 Captain 27 November 1879 Rear-Admiral 26 November 1885 Vice-Admiral 29 November 1889 Retired Vice-Admiral Date from Date to Service 31 March 1853 Lieutenant in London, commanded by Charles Eden, Spithead 22 October 1853 Lieutenant in President, Pacific, including the attack by the Anglo-French squadron on Petropaulovski on 4 September 1854 during the Russian war, in which he was severely injured (flag lieutenant). 22 June 1855 Lieutenant in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Henry Caldwell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Saunders Dundas, Baltic (additional lieutenant) 7 June 1856 Lieutenant in Impregnable, commanded by Charles Wise, flagship of Admiral Sir William Parker, flagship, Devonport (flag lieutenant) 30 May 1860 Commander in Mohawk, Mediterraean 5 July 1862 16 February 1864 Commander in Rattler (from commissioning at Sheerness), China 7 May 1870 2 July 1873 Captain in Racoon (from commissioning at Bermuda until paying off at Plymouth), North America and West Indies 14 August 1878 Captain in Hercules, Coast Guard, Greenock (and 1879 temporarily with the Channel squadron)
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