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Hugh Melville Howard                         1883-1919
Hugh was born on 28 March 1883, the son of Cecil Ralph Howard, 6th Earl of Wicklow and his second wife Fanny Catherine Wingfield, at Shelton Abbey, near Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. He is the half-brother of the 7th Earl of Wicklow, Viscount Wicklow, and Baron Clonmore, of Ireland. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford, where he obtained his M.A.
Mary Emily Sands                                1879-
Mary was born on 3 December 1879, the daughter of Benjamin Aymar Sands and Amy Kirby Akin, in Manhatten, New York City.
I have identified the following children.
  Cecil Aymar Born 13 Sep 1909   New York Married Amy Aiken
Katherine Frances Theodosia Born 8 Sep 1910   Dublin  

Birth of Parents
Hugh Melville Howard b: 28 Mar 1883  c: 1 May 1883             Shelton Abbey, Arklow, Ireland
son of Cecil Ralph Howard and Fanny Catherine Wingfield

Mary Emily Sands b: 3 Dec 1879         New York City
daughter of Benjamin Aymar Sands and Amy Kirby Akin, 43 East 18th Street

1880 Census 1 June 1880 Manhatten, New York City, New York
43 East 18th Street
B I R T H     P L A C E
Person            Father                Mother
Benjamin Sands
Mary Emily
Plus 2 Servants
Age 27
Age 29
Age 6 Mon
Lawyer New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
27 Jul 1853
abt 1851
3 Dec 1879

19 Sep 1908
Hugh Melville Howard
Mary Emily Sands
St. Andrew's Dune Church, Southampton, N.Y.
The Right Reverend David H. Greer, Bishop of New York, officiated.

The New York Times, Saturday, Sep 19, 1908

  The marriage of Miss May E. Sands, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Aymar Sands, and the Hon. Hugh Melville Howard, third son of the late Earl of Wicklow, will take place at 3 o'clock in St. Andrew's Dune Church at Southampton.   The guests from the city will go down on a special train.
  Bishop Greer and the Rev. Mr, Treder are to officiate.
  Miss Edith Gilbert Clark, whose engagement to Reginald Fincke, was announced yesterday in The Times, will be Miss Sand's only attendant.
The Times, Monday, Sep 21, 1908

  The Hon. Hugh Melville Howard, half brother of the Earl of Wicklow, was married on Saturday, at Southampton, Long Island, U.S.A., to Miss May Sands, only child of Mr. B. Aymar Sands, of New York and Southampton, Long Island.   A great many relations and friends were present at the wedding.   After the reception at the residence of the bride's father, the Hon. Hugh and Mrs. Howard left for their honeymoon.

Read the New York Times description of the wedding ceremony.
Cecil Aymar Howard b: 13 Sep 1909  c: 11 Oct 1909             St. Luke's Church, Easthampton, L. I.
son of Hugh Melville Howard and Mary Emily Sands     18 Sept. 1977, New York, NY
Katharine Frances Theodosia Howard b: 8 Sep 1910  c: Nov 1910             Nun's Cross Church, Glendolough, co. Wicklow
daughter of Hugh Melville Howard and Mary Emily Sands, Dublin, Ireland

Hugh Melville Howard Died 17 Feb 1919, Age 36,      

The Times, Thursday, Feb 20, 1919                         Deaths
  HOWARD - On the 17th Feb, 1919 at Bellevue, Delgany, Co. Wicklow, of pneumonia, the Honourable Hugh Melville Howard, second son of the late Earl of Wicklow.
DUBLIN   8 July 1919                         Probate
HOWARD, the honourable Hugh Melville, - of Bellevue Delgany, Wicklow, died 17 February 1919, Probate Dublin, to the right honourable Ralph Francis, earl of Wicklow.   Effects £,530 8s. 9d. in England. Sealed London 8 July.

Mary Emily (Sands) Howard No Data