Howard, William George, 8th Earl of Carlisle (1808 -1889)
William George Howard was born in London, the son of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church College, Oxford. He succeeded to the title on the death of his elder brother, George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, on December 5, 1864. He was Rector of Londesborough (a living in the gift of the Earl of Londesborough) in the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1832 for more than forty years, although from 1866, due to Lord Howard's mental incapacity, his duties were performed by his replacement. He never married, and on his death the title passed to his nephew George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle.