Howard, Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748 -1825)
Frederick Howard was the youngest but only surviving son of Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle, and Isabella Byron, daughter of William, 4th Baron Byron of Rochdale. Succeeding to the title in 1758, he was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. A friend of Charles James Fox, he achieved notoriety as a beau and a gamester and had to retire to his estate at Castle Howard to repair his fortunes. He gave up gaming and became a politician, holding the office of Treasurer of the Royal Household in 1777, President of the Board of Trade in 1779; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1780 and Lord Privy Seal in 1783. He was a popular and successful Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, but resigned in 1782. He received the Order of the Thistle 23 December 1767, exchanging it for the Garter 12 June 1793. He married, 22 March 1770, Margaret Caroline Leveson Gower, youngest daughter of Granville, 1st Marquess of Stafford.