Henry Edmund Fitzalan-Howard, 2nd Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent

     Henry Edmund Fitzalan-Howard, 2nd Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent was born on 30 October 1883.2 He was the son of Edmund Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 1st Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent and Lady Mary Caroline Bertie.1 He married Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale, daughter of Colonel Philip Joseph Langdale and Gertrude Lysley Derriman, on 9 May 1922.2 He and Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale were divorced in 1955.2 He died on 17 May 1962 at age 78.

Henry Edmund Fitzalan-Howard, 2nd Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent was educated at Oratory School, Oxfordshire, England.2 He was educated at New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.2 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 11th Hussars.2 He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1916, where he was wounded. He was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1922. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, of Derwent, co. Derby [U.K., 1921] on 18 May 1947.2


FitzAlan-Howard was the only son of the 1st Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent, second son of the 14th Duke of Norfolk, and Lady Mary Bertie (1859-1938), daughter of the 7th Earl of Abingdon. He served as a Captain in the First World War and was wounded. After the war he was Assistant Private Secretary from 1921 to 1922 to his father, the last Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He succeeded his father in the Viscountcy on the latter's death in 1947.

Lord FitzAlan of Derwent married Joyce Langdale (1898-1995), daughter of Philip Langdale, on 9 May 1922. They had two daughters. However, the marriage ended in divorce in 1955. Lord FitzAlan of Derwent died on May 17, 1962, aged 78. The Viscountcy became extinct on his death.