Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon (ca. 1520 – 1582), was an English peer and politician. He was the youngest son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk and Lady Elizabeth Stafford. He served as Custos Rotulorum of Dorset and Vice-Admiral of Dorset. In 1559, he was raised to the peerage as Viscount Howard of Bindon by Queen Elizabeth I of England, taking the title from Bindon Abbey in Dorset, many of whose former lands he held. Thomas had eight children by three wives.
By Elizabeth Marney, daughter and co-heir of John Marney, 2nd Baron Marney (first wife):
- Henry Howard, 2nd Viscount Howard of Bindon
- Thomas Howard, 3rd Viscount Howard of Bindon
- Francis Howard
- Giles Howard
- Grace Howard
By Gertrude Lyte (second wife):
- Charles Howard
- Anne Howard, who married firstly Sir William Thornhurst, their son Gifford Thornhurst married Susanna Temple, and secondly, John Turberville of Woolbridge.
By Mabel Burton, daughter of Nicholas Burton (third wife):
- Frances Howard, who married as her second husband, Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, and as her third husband, Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond.
|New title|| Vice-Admiral of Dorset
Title next held byHenry Ashley
Sir Thomas Arundell
| Custos Rotulorum of Dorset
Sir Matthew Arundell
|Peerage of England|
|New creation|| Viscount Howard of Bindon
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