His Irish title descended to his brother William, the general, who died childless in 1814.
In 1777 Edward, the ninth of the Howard dukes, died childless in his ninety-second year.
Dying childless, the house of Valois-Angouleme followed from Francis I.
But the marriage proved childless, and the empress Matilda was designated as her father's successor, the English baronage being compelled to do her homage both in 1126, and again, after the Angevin marriage, in 1131.
Hugh's only son Richard, who was childless, was drowned in the White Ship in November 1120.