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Edmund Howard, Sr.

Edmund Howard, Sr.

Male Abt 1650 - 1713  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name Edmund Howard 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1650  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Abt 1661  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 9 May 1709  Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1713  Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • . Heir: 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (2) Edmund Howard ... Will..
      I give bequeath and confirm unto my well beloved eldest son Wm. Stevens HOWARD one hundred acres of land where upon he now lives to have & to hold the same during his natural life and after his decease to his heirs lawfully begotten or td for default of such heirs then I give the same unto my dear only daughter Elizabeth HOWARD of the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such heirs then I give the same to my son John HOWARD and to his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my said well beloved son Wm. Stevens HOWARD and his heirs or assignees one negro lad named Peter already in his possession also one mulatto man and woman named Scipio and Florence also one mulatto girl named Bess, one gold seal ring & my silver headed cane.
      I give and bequeath unto my four sons & daughter and my little Grand Daughter Margaret one silver spoon it being marked with MH and one gold ring to each of them it being a legacy left each of them by their late dear & tender mother
      I give & bequeath all the remaining part of my estate of what sort so ever and where so ever it shall or may be found not already given & bequeathed I give the same to be equally divided amongst my four, son's and my little Daughteh ae and if it should happen that either of my son's or my Daughters husband (if married) should play the prodigal or extravagant (which God of his infinite mercy forbid) if it should so happen my will & pleasure & also my humble request & desire is that two Gent. members of Charles County court be epowered appointed to enter upon the Tract or parcel of land by me given to such extravagant child as aforesaid & be assess and let aprell there on to gather with natural negroes shall be left & what other part of estate shall be left belonging to such Prodegate and award of the said two gent. to be final & after it is applied some one of my sons to have the referral to the said land & premises he paying so far fourth as the price assessed of time of payment given my said son for payment of the same for
      it is my expressed will & desire that none of my land doe pass out of the name of the Howards while there is a male surviving. son's William Stevens & Thomas HOWARD to be jointly the executors 12. Mentioned: 1712, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Charles County for whereas hath almighty God since the writing of my above mentioned last will & testament to add to my estate one negro boy more commonly
      called & known by the name of Black Will as a further addition to my son Thomas HOWARDS portion, I do give & bequeath the said negro boy to the said Thomas HOWARD and his heirs & upon such conditions & terms as hereafter expected viz:
      If it should please God that my negro woman Patience should at any time after my decease bring forth and bare of
      female child shall be at age convent to wean by a good & firm deed of gift duly to be enrolled in Charles County records shall make over and confirm the sd. female negro child to my grand son Edmund HOWARD the son of my eldest son William Stevens HOWARD & Elizabeth his wife the whole property of the said female negro with all her future increase to rest years & until the said Edmund HOWARD shall arrive to the age of one & twenty years at the meres of the said female negro to be equally divided between him & his sister Margarett HOWARD the possession of the said negro child, when fit to be weaned to be delivered into the custody of the said William HOWARD for the use and benefit of his children aforesaid when they shall arrive to their several and respective ages and if it shall come to their respective ages then it is my will & desire that my daughter Elizabeth mother of the said children if then living shall have the possession of the said negro & her increase if any there be and for the use aforesaid for & during such time as we shall remain a widow or longer provided it be with the advice nonserve of her Elizabeth that might prove unknown either to her will or my dear grand children as aforesaid then it is my express will & desire that my son Thomas & John HOWARD or one of them doe require & take in to either of their possessions the said female negro & her increase (if any there be) and keep them for the use aforesaid until my said grandchildren shall arrive to their several and respective ages and if it should happen to either of my said grand children should die before they arrive to their respective ages or without issue lawfully
      begotten or borne of either of their bodies then I give the said female negro & all her increase as aforesaid to the survivor and if it should please God that both of my grand children as aforesaid should dye as aforesaid (which God for bid then it is my will & desire that the said negro to be disposed of such child or children or shall here after be lawfully begotten by the said Wm. Stevens HOWARD and as he in his discretion shall think fit and not to return to any other of my heirs upon any pretense what so ever and if after my desire that birth of said female negro child as aforesaid my son Thomas should either neglect or refuse to perform the part of my will undo revoke & make over this part of my bequests & bequeath to him and do hereby order& give power to my son William to take possession of the said negro boy more & sell him or exchange him for a female e negro child for the use and benefit of his children as aforesaid this codicil I do ordain and annex to my last will & testament before mentioned and it is my will & pleasure that it be deemed taken & construed to be as full firm & valid in the law to all intents & purpose what so ever & in any other warrant
      or paragraph in my said last will and testament. In witness to here of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the -- day of -- in the twenty year of this of our sovereign Lady Queen Ann over great Briton & an Ammo Dommi 1712 signed sealed & delivered to be a codicil to the last
      will testament of Edmund HOWARD in the presence of us the subscribers:
      Jon. FENDALL, Richard COE & Jane COE: Signed Edmund

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~comptongenealogy/States/Maryland/Other%20Maryland%20Data/Descendants%20of%20William%20Stevens%20HOWARD%20-%20%20Maryland.txt

      13 Aug 1713; Indenture from John Compton, Jr., planter, to John Guinn, carpenter; for 2,000# tobacco; a tract called RENGLE, bounded by Edmond Howard; containing 140 acres; /s/ John Compton; wit. E. Howard, Thomas Howard

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 371-70: RANGLE: 140 acres; Possession of - 140 Acres - Compton, John: Surveyed 2 Feb 1703 for John Compton beginning at a bound White Oak of the land whereon Edmond Howard liveth.: Conveyance notes - 140 Acres - John Gwinn from John Compton Jr.; 10 Aug 1718, 140 Acres - Joseph Gwinn from John Gwinn; 25 April 1722,,

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      Charles County Land Records Liber L#2
      Page 11.
      At the request of Joseph Gwinn of CC the following deed was recorded May 3, 1722
      Apr 25, 1722 from John Gwinn of CC, planter, to Joseph Gwinn, eldest son of the afd Jno Gwinn, of same, for 5 shillings and for the natural love he has for his sd son Joseph & for maintenance & advancement, of.his sd son and for divers other good causes, a certain tract of _land called Essex, lying near Cedar point in CC, & conveyed by. John Hamilton, late of CC, Gent, to John Gwinn, late of CC, decd father of the sd John Gwinn first above named, & grandfather of Josh Gwinn afd, containing and then laid out for about 75 acres, as by deed dated Aug 9, 1679. Also, a -certain tract of land called Rangle, lying in CC & adjoining a tract of land whereon Edmund Howard formerly dwelled, & conveyed by John Compton Jr, late of CC deced, to sd Jno Gwinn, father of the afd Josh Gwinn, containing and then laid out for about 140 acres, sd deed being dated Aug 10, 1713. Signed - Jno Gwinn. Wit - Waltr Story*, Geo Dent*. Anna, the wife of Jno Gwinn, relinquished her right of dower,in and to the within mentioned land and premises.
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      George Groves 36B.100 A CH £61.1.7 #18239 Feb 6 1714
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #14659.
      Received from: John Groves, estate of Edmond Howard .
      Payments to: John Rousby, Esq., Dr. Gustavus Browne, John Groves, Capt. Thomas Dent, Rev. Jonathon Cay, Thomas Skinner and his wife Constance Skinner, Thomas Harris, George Dent, Abednego Jenkins, Mary Posey, Elisabeth Hawkins, Thomas Dixon, Philip Briscoe, Walter Story, James Baily, William Williams, George Thomas, John Rogers, John Groves (administrator of William Groves son of George Groves, Sr., exhibited by executor George Groves, Jr.), John Groves (son of George Groves, Sr.).
      Executor: John Gwinn.

      William Stevens - Rehoboth Plantation
      THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

      The Pocomoke River rises in southern Delaware, forms a part of the eastern boundary of Somerset County, Maryland, and empties into Pocomoke Sound, an inlet of Chesapeake Bay. On the banks of this stream, not far from the mouth, Colonel William Stevens, a native of Buckinghamshire, England, located in 1665, taking out a patent on what he called the Rehoboth plantation, the name being chosen from Genesis 26:22. " And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in this land." When Somerset County was organized he was made Judge of the County Court. He also became a member of " His Lordship's Councill," and was one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the Province.

      As the years passed many followed Colonel Stevens to Somerset County, in search of religious freedom. Scotch, Scotch-Irish, French, and Quakers were represented in the village that was known at first as Pocomoke Town, though later it was called Rehoboth. Many of these settlers were Presbyterians, who had lost their property through persecution.

      In 1672 the Grand Jury, encouraged by Judge Stevens, asked Rev. Robert Maddux to preach at four points in the county. One of these points was the plantation house at Rehoboth. The next year George Fox, the Quaker, was in the community. He also preached in his famous " leather breeches " at Colonel Stevens' plantation, to a great congregation of several thousand whites and Indians. A Quaker monthly meeting followed.

      The number of Presbyterians increased to such an extent that in 1680 Colonel Stevens asked the Presbytery of Laggan in Ireland for a godly minister to gather the band of exiles into a church. Francis Makemie was sent as a result. Soon Rehoboth Church was organized by him, as well as a number of other churches in the neighborhood. The exact date of the beginning of Rehoboth Church is uncertain, but it is probable that the first building was erected about 1683.

      For some years Makemie travelled from place to place, preaching and organizing churches as he went, but from 1699 to 1708, except in 1704 and 1705, when he visited Europe, he lived in the neighborhood and preached at Rehoboth whenever he was at home.

      When it became necessary to erect a new church building, he decided to have this on his own land, because of Maryland's intolerant laws. This building, which is still in use, dates from 1706, the year when its builder assisted in organizing the first Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church at Philadelphia.

      Makemie's name will ever be connected with the struggle for religious liberty. He had a certificate from the court that permitted him to preach in the Province of Maryland, but he had many trying experiences in spite of this fact. His congregation groaned under the necessity of paying taxes to support the rectors of three neighboring parishes.

      The greatest trial was not in Maryland, but in New York, where he spent a portion of 1706 and 1707. His experiences there should be familiar to all who are interested in the struggle for religious liberty in America.

      The story is told in a curious document written by Makemie himself, which was printed in New York in 1707, under the title " A Particular Narrative of the Imprisonment of two Non-Conformist Ministers; and Prosecution & Tryal of one of them, for Preaching one Sermon in the city of New-York. By a Learner of Law and Lover of Liberty."

      The warrant for the arrest of the " criminal " was addressed to Thomas Cordale, Esqr., High-Sheriff of Queens County on Long-Island, or his Deputy, and was signed by Lord Cornbury. It read :

      " Whereas I am informed, that one Mackennan, and one Hampton, two Presbyterian Preachers, who lately came to this City, have taken upon them to Preach in a Private House, without having obtained My Licence for so doing, which is directly contrary to the known Laws of England, and being likewise informed, that they are gone into Long-Island, with intent there to spread their Pernicious Doctrines and Principles, to the great disturbance of the Order by Law established by the Government of this province. You are therefore hereby Required and Commanded, to take into your Custody the Bodies of the said Mackennan and Hampton, and then to bring them with all convenient speed before me, at Fort-Anne, in New-York."

      When brought before Lord Cornbury, Makemie said : " We have Liberty from an Act of Parliament, made the first year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, which gave us Liberty, with which Law we have complied."

      But Lord Cornbury replied : " No one shall Preach in my Government without my Licence. . . . That Law does not extend to the American Plantations, but only to England. . . I know, for I was at Making there-of. . . . That Act of Parliament was made against Strowling Preachers, and you are such, and shall not Preach in my Government."

      Makemie again challenged Lord Cornbury to show " any Pernicious Doctrine in the Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church." Later he refused to give " Bail and Security to Preach no more."

      " Then you must go to Gaol," his Lordship said.

      On January 23 another warrant was given to the High Sheriff of New York. He was told " to safely keep till further orders " the prisoners committed to him.

      From the prison Makemie sent a petition asking to know the charge, and demanding a speedy trial. Later the prisoner was released on habeas corpus proceedings.

      At the trial, where Makemie conducted his own de-fence, he read Chapter 23 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, as a complete reply to the charge that he believed what incited the people to disregard the authority of the king.

      The jury brought in a verdict of " not guilty," but Makemie was obliged to pay the costs, including the fees of the Court Prosecutor, which amounted to twelve pounds. The total cost of the trial, including the expense of a trip from his home in Maryland, made necessary by a recess in the trial, was more than eighty pounds.

      A few months later Makemie died. It was felt by those who knew him that the trying experiences at New York hastened his end.

      He had not lived in vain. His struggles for religious liberty were to bear rich fruit before many years.

      Henry van Dyke wrote a sonnet to the memory of Francis Makemie, which was read on May 14, 1908, when the monument to the memory of the pioneer was unveiled :

      "To thee, plain hero of a rugged race,
      We bring a meed of praise too long delayed!
      Thy fearless word and faithful work have made
      Of God's Republic a firmer resting-place
      In this New World : for thou hast preached the grace
      And power of Christ in many a forest glade,
      Teaching the truth that leaves men unafraid
      Of frowning tyranny or death's dark face.

      " Oh, who can tell how much we owe to thee,
      Makemie, and to labor such as thine,
      For all that makes America the shrine
      Of faith untrammelled and of conscience free?
      Stand here, grey stone, and consecrate the sod
      Where rests this brave Scotch-Irish man of God."

      http://www.oldandsold.com/articles15/shrines-45.shtml

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      On a recent research trip to Maryland and Virginia I had the opportunity to stand in a place that
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      is important in the history of my family. The Rehoboth plantation was established in the mid 17
      century on the Eastern Shore of Maryland just north of the border with Virginia. I have ancestors who
      were part of a Puritan community which traveled by boat on Sundays from their Virginia plantations to
      worship at Rehoboth. Services were held in the home of the owner of the plantation, a Puritan named
      William Stevens. Stevens named his plantation for an incident from the story of Isaac in Genesis 26.
      Isaac is a refuge in the land of the Philistines and is encountering opposition when he digs the wells
      needed to sustain his family and his animals. Finally he digs a well at a place where no one protests
      and he names it Rehoboth saying, ?Now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the
      land (Genesis 26:22).? Stevens named his plantation Rehoboth because he saw it as the place where
      religious dissenters in Maryland and Virginia could find room to worship God.
      It was this worshiping community at Rehoboth plantation that wrote to Presbyteries in Ireland
      asking for a minister. In 1683 Francis Makemie answered that call and came to Rehoboth plantation to
      live in William Stevens? home and preach to the people who worshiped there. During the next 25 years
      Makemie traveled all through the colonies pursuing business and church activities. But Rehoboth was
      the one place to which he always returned. The worshiping community there had welcomed him to
      America and had remained his solid rock of support and a primary source of spiritual identity.
      After William Stevens? death the worshiping community of Rehoboth did not have a permanent
      building in which to gather. The people met in private homes and may have had a temporary building
      for a short time. In the early 1700s Makemie led an effort to build a permanent church at Rehoboth. At
      this time there was less religious freedom in Maryland and permission to build a new church had to be
      secured from the Bishop of London. When the Bishop did not respond, Makemie took matters in his
      own hands. By this time Makemie had become a wealthy merchant. So he bought the land and
      personally financed the building of the church using the best English bricks that could be secured in
      1706. The building stands today and is a beautifully maintained worship space called the Rehoboth
      Presbyterian Church. It is an expression of the gratitude of a man who was rooted in faith. Makemie
      understood how much he owed to the community which had made room for him in that place (I.
      Marshall Page, The Life Story of Rev. Francis Makemie, pages 138­142).
      We stand on that kind of solid ground. By God?s grace we, too, can sink deep roots of gratitude
      and faith.

      http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:fIk6zZ1tgQAJ:www.wpcspi.org/pdf/Rooted%2520in%2520Faith.pdf+rehoboth,+stevens,+maryland&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShs9fn8sT6okCp4UP6onfUVDhj2W8fIIzuTYysRuRsMwNMxEWNhC0Da9tpcW3KnVQVOkrYIpHoWtJLW2TToLphDdPS4O95HaxdzW4X0BYODUrDxHr36vSe4UA4f8xB-3o_7RwDU&sig=AHIEtbRUvEZB8hxp6u2DWlLPijehRAfrFw

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      historical Marker:
      Rehoboth
      ("There is Room")


      By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007

      1. Rehoboth Marker

      Inscription.
      ? 5 miles
      1000 acres surveyed 1665 for
      Col. William Stevens,
      member of Governor's Council,
      through whose influence
      Francis Makemie
      came to Maryland and established
      Presbyterianism in the State. On this
      same tract stood the Episcopal
      Church of Coventry Parish.


      Erected by State Roads Commission.

      Location. 38° 5.237? N, 75° 36.433? W. Marker is in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and MD 667, on the right on US 13. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocomoke City MD 21851, United States of America.

      http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=3883

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      photo of Wm Stevens grave:
      Grave of Col. William Stevens
      Rehoboth Presbyterian Cemetery, Somerset County, MD Here lyeth the body of William Stevens, Esq. who departed this life the 23 of December 1687 Age 57 years. He was 22 years Judge of this County Court, one of His Lordships Council, and one of ye Deputy Lieutenants of this Province of Maryland. VIVII POST FVNERA VIRIVS Recut 1886
      http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=3883

      Will of Edmund Howard and Descendants of William Stevens Howard

      Subject: William Stevens Howard & his two wives 1st Elizabeth and 2nd
      abt 1733 Sarah (Briscoe) Truman Leonard;
      Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:32:30 -0500
      From: Carol Mitchell
      To: longstrt@gs.net

      Descendants of William Stevens HOWARD

      First Generation

      1. William Stevens HOWARD , son of Edmund HOWARD Esq. Gent. and Margaret DENT,
      was born on 3 Nov 1684 in Somerset Co., Maryland, USA (1, 2) and died in
      1734 in Charles Co., Maryland, USA, at age 50.

      Birth Notes: Edmund Howard calls him eldest son in will
      General Notes: Edmund calls him eldest son in will
      Noted events in his life were:
      1. Descendant/Corrspondent:Barbara Gould
      2. Heir: 1678, Entrance, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA.
      3. "Entrance" in 1678 was by William STEVENS willed 400 acres to Edmund HOWARD & to
      his son William Stevens HOWARD, 11 Aug 1684 Edmund & wife Margaret HOWARD
      sold this to William Stevens for 5 sh.
      3. He owned land on 11 Aug 1684 in Entrance, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA.
      (3) "Entrance" in 1678 was by William STEVENS willed 400 acres to
      Edmund HOWARD & to his son William Stevens HOWARD, 11 Aug 1684 Edmund &
      wife Margaret HOWARD sold this to William Stevens for 5 sh.
      4. Heir: 1 Jun 1685, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA. (4) John White Pocomoke
      Somerset Co., 1 Jun 1685-3 Oct 1685. To Eldest Son William & Heirs 800
      acres part of "Buckingham" and 500 acres part of Partners Choice. 2nd
      son Stevens & heirs Colicott at decease of wife Sarah. To thrid son
      John eld dau Elizabeth youngest dau. Sarah and their heirs 700 a
      Buckingham and 650 an Unity should any died without issue suvivor or
      suvivors to inheiret deceased protion. Daus Tabitha & Pricillia twins
      700 a Newport Pannell. William Train & Cousin William Stevens Howard
      personalty. Wife Sarah exectrix residue of estate real & personal. Test
      Eliza Stevens, Robert Paine, Henry Ayres John Vigerous, Edmund Harward
      5. Deed: 8 Sep 1686, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA. (3) William Stevens
      HOWARD had a livestock mark registered as son of Edmund HOWARD
      6. Heir: 1687-1688, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA. William Stevern,
      Rehoboth, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., 29 Aug 1687-26 Mar 1688 To Sarah
      White, Widow, Plantatin during life which "she now lives on." To Sevens
      White so fo sd Sarah and hrs sd plantation at her death; also property
      on which testator lived adn "The Points". To John White's child. and
      their hers. 200 a (unamed) in common. To cous. William White a ndhrs 500
      a (unnamed). To Cous Eliza: White and hrs 500a "Cedar Hall" To 3 young
      daus of sister White vis Tabitha, Priscilla & Sarah (personalty). To
      Edward (or Edmund) Howard and his son, William Stevens Howard and hrs.
      land; To George sec son of Edmond (Edward) Howard, land; Benjamin
      keysar 300 a part of "Rich Ridge" and personalty in Rehoboth Town. To
      wife Eliza; extx dower rights and to hold land bequeathed to Stevens
      White Afsd during life. Test Philip Hammon, Thos Prunell, Henry
      Scafield. [4.296]
      7. Heir: 1688, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA. William Stevens gave William
      Stevens Howard Entrance 400a
      8. Witness: 31 Aug 1705, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (5) 31 Aug 1705 Deed
      of Gift from Edmund Howard Clerk of Charles Co Gent to his dau
      Elizabeth Howard a slave to be delivered to Elizabeth at age 16 should
      she die before age 16 to youngest son of my now wife Margaret Howard
      Wit. William Goadyes, Wm Howard.
      9. Heir: 3 Jan 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Will of Edmund
      Howard......
      Item. I give bequeath and confirm unto my well beloved eldest son
      Wm. Stevens HOWARD one hundred acres of land where upon he now lives to
      have & to hold the same during his natural life and after his decease
      to his heirs lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of
      such heirs then I give the same unto my dear only daughter Elizabeth
      HOWARD of the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for default
      of such heirs then I give the same to my son John HOWARD and to his
      heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my said well beloved son Wm.
      Stevens HOWARD and his heirs or assignees one negro lad named Peter
      already in his possession also one mulatto man and woman named Scipio
      and Florence also one mulatto girl named Bess, one gold seal ring & my
      silver headed cane.
      10. Witness: 9 May 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (6) 9 May 1709. Deed
      of Gift from Thomas Howard to his brother George Howard a roan mare /s/
      Thomas Howard. Wit. William Howard & John Howard.
      11. Heir: 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (2) Edmund Howard ... Will..
      I give bequeath and confirm unto my well beloved eldest son Wm. Stevens
      HOWARD one hundred acres of land where upon he now lives to have & to
      hold the same during his natural life and after his decease to his
      heirs lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for default of such heirs
      then I give the same unto my dear only daughter Elizabeth HOWARD of the
      heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such heirs
      then I give the same to my son John HOWARD and to his heirs forever. I
      also give and bequeath to my said well beloved son Wm. Stevens HOWARD
      and his heirs or assignees one negro lad named Peter already in his
      possession also one mulatto man and woman named Scipio and Florence
      also one mulatto girl named Bess, one gold seal ring & my silver headed
      cane.
      I give and bequeath unto my four sons & daughter and my little
      Grand Daughter Margaret one silver spoon it being marked with MH and
      one gold ring to each of them it being a legacy left each of them by
      their late dear & tender mother and grandmother.
      I give & bequeath all the remaining part of my estate of what sort
      so ever and where so ever it shall or may be found not already given &
      bequeathed I give the same to be equally divided amongst my four, son's
      and my little Daughter Betty each a share alike and if it should happen
      that either of my son's or my Daughters husband (if married) should play
      the prodigal or extravagant (which God of his infinite mercy forbid) if
      it should so happen my will & pleasure & also my humble request & desire
      is that two Gent. members of Charles County court be empowered appointed
      to enter upon the Tract or parcel of land by me given to such
      extravagant child as aforesaid & be assess and let aprell there on to
      gather with natural negroes shall be left & what other part of estate
      shall be left belonging to such Prodegate and award of the

      said two gent. to be final & after it is applied some one of my sons to
      have the referral to the said land & premises he paying so far fourth as the
      price assessed of time of payment given my said son for payment of the same for
      it is my expressed will & desire that none of my land doe pass out of the name
      of the Howards while there is a male surviving. son's William Stevens & Thomas
      HOWARD to be jointly the executors 12. Mentioned: 1712, Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. Charles County for whereas hath almighty God since the writing of my above
      mentioned last will & testament to add to my estate one negro boy more commonly
      called & known by the name of Black Will as a further addition to my son Thomas
      HOWARDS portion, I do give & bequeath the said negro boy to the said Thomas
      HOWARD and his heirs & upon such conditions & terms as hereafter expected viz:
      If it should please God that my negro woman Patience should at any time after my
      decease bring forth and bare of

      female child shall be at age convent to wean by a good & firm deed of
      gift duly to be enrolled in Charles County records shall make over and
      confirm the sd. female negro child to my grand son Edmund HOWARD the
      son of my eldest son William Stevens HOWARD & Elizabeth his wife the
      whole property of the said female negro with all her future increase to
      rest years & until the said Edmund HOWARD shall arrive to the age of
      one & twenty years at the meres of the said female negro to be equally
      divided between him & his sister Margarett HOWARD the possession of the
      said negro child, when fit to be weaned to be delivered into the
      custody of the said William HOWARD for the use and benefit of his
      children aforesaid when they shall arrive to their several and
      respective ages and if it shall come to their respective ages then it
      is my will & desire that my daughter Elizabeth mother of the said
      children if then living shall have the possession of the said negro &
      her increase if any there be and for the use aforesaid for & during
      such time as we shall remain a widow or longer provided it be with the
      advice nonserve of her Elizabeth that might prove unknown either to her
      will or my dear grand children as aforesaid then it is my express will
      & desire that my son Thomas & John HOWARD or one of them doe require &
      take in to either of their possessions the said female negro & her
      increase (if any there be) and keep them for the use aforesaid until my
      said grandchildren shall arrive to their several and respective ages
      and if it should happen to either of my said grand children should die
      before they arrive to their respective ages or without issue lawfully
      begotten or borne of either of their bodies then I give the said female
      negro & all her increase as aforesaid to the survivor and if it should
      please God that both of my grand children as aforesaid should dye as
      aforesaid (which God for bid then it is my will & desire that the said
      negro to be disposed of such child or children or shall here after be
      lawfully begotten by the said Wm. Stevens HOWARD and as he in his
      discretion shall think fit and not to return to any other of my heirs
      upon any pretense what so ever and if after my desire that birth of
      said female negro child as aforesaid my son Thomas should either
      neglect or refuse to perform the part of my will undo revoke & make
      over this part of my bequests & bequeath to him and do hereby order&
      give power to my son William to take possession of the said negro boy
      more & sell him or exchange him for a female e negro child for the use
      and benefit of his children as aforesaid this codicil I do ordain and
      annex to my last will & testament before mentioned and it is my will &
      pleasure that it be deemed taken & construed to be as full firm & valid
      in the law to all intents & purpose what so ever & in any other warrant
      or paragraph in my said last will and testament. In witness to here of
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal the -- day of -- in the twenty
      year of this of our sovereign Lady Queen Ann over great Briton & an
      Ammo Dommi 1712 signed sealed & delivered to be a codicil to the last
      will testament of Edmund HOWARD in the presence of us the subscribers:
      Jon. FENDALL, Richard COE & Jane COE: Signed Edmund HOWARD
      13. Mentioned: 7 Jul 1716-8 Oct 1716, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7)
      Howard Elizabeth, To neice and god dau Elizabeth (dau of eldest bro
      William Stevens Howard) personalty. To god-daus Rebecka dau of cousin
      Geo Dent, and Ann dau of Thos Skinner, personalty. To nephew Thomas ex
      (son of bro Thomas Howard) residue of estate.
      14. Adm.: 1 Jul 1718, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (8) Edmund Howard decd
      Account. 82.16.3 Payments to. Thomas Dent, Peter Pellater, Samuel Swan,
      John Howard, Thomas Coombs, Col. Philip Hoskins, Robert Yates, William
      Compton, Dr Gustavus Brown, Edward Roberts, James Waters, Mr Delaney
      for fees against Thomas Bennett, Thomas Osbourne, Tarrance Bryan:
      Mentions John Cole, Mr Jonathan Ray. Exrs. William Howard, Thomas
      Howard.
      15. He owned land on 30 Aug 1722 in The Three Brothers, Charles Co.,
      Maryland, USA. (9) "The Three Brothers. 225 acres. Resurveyed for
      William Stephens Howard, John Howard, & Thomas Howard Aug 30 1722,
      lying near Batchellors Cr near Cedar Point, beginning at a bounded red
      oak.
      16. Heir: 3 Dec 1725, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (10) Philip Briscoe,
      12/3/1725, Charles Co. decd Exer John Bricoe Exr. Legatees: Su Sannah
      Briscoe (wife) 4 negroes, Susanna Compton, Ann Wood, Mr. Charles Ashcom
      , William Howard. Exec: John Briscoe.
      17. Tax: 1733, William & Mary Parish, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (11)
      Howard, William, taxable 11, #43, Dist. William & Mary Parish Upper
      Part in 1733 Charles Co., MD, USA
      18. He signed a will on 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734 in Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. (12) William Stevens Howard. Mentions eldest son Edmund, wife
      Sarah extx.youngest son William dau Rachel wife of Mathew Compton,
      young children William, Elizabeth, Susannah & Sarah Will 21:55 15 Dec
      1733-29 Apr 1734: Next of kin John Howard, Edmond Howard Extx Mrs Sarah
      Howard inv 18:482 9 may 1734 10 Aug 1734: Inv 20 .313 3 Feb 1734
      19. Probate-Will: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      (13) William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec. 1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs.Plantation at Mattawoman &
      Personalty: Wife Sarah Exectrix, dwelling plantation during life at her
      decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without issue to eld son
      Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew COMPTON personalty.
      Residue of estate after wife's thirds are deducted, to four young
      children : viz. William, Elizabeth, Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin
      DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip JENKINS, Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      20. Probate-Inventory: 9 May 1734-10 Aug 1734, Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. (14, 15) William Stevens Howard Inventory 474.15.6 lbs Appraisers
      Richard Smith, Edward Ford. Creditors: John Haw, John Parnham. Next of
      kin John Howard, Edmond Howard Extx Mrs Sarah Howard inv 18:482 9 may
      1734 10 Aug 1734:
      Inv 20 .313 3 Feb 1734.
      21. Mentioned: 1735, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7) Mrs Sarah Howard To
      sons Henry & James Truman & William Howard, daus Elizabeth and Sarah
      Howard, and grandson Henry Smoot, personalty, including silver marked T
      T. Whereas husband William Stevens Howard, deceased disposed of two
      horses belonging to his son Edmund certain personalty is bequeathed sd.
      Edmund to compensate him for any loss sustained. Sons Henry & James
      Truman are cautioned to behave toward sd Edmund with tenderness.
      22. Probate-Account: 2 Jun 1736, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (16) William
      Stephens Howard decd 102.12.9; Sureties: John Philpott, Joseph Gwinn.
      Received from: mathew Marten,Philip Jenkins, Alexander Hannah, Notley
      Maddox, Barton Hungerford, Jadcob Brandt, Capt. JohnHoward, William &
      Mary Parish, bro forward, John Bruce, Mathew Compton, Richard Marston,
      William Cordy. Joseph Williams, Francis Glass, Mr RobertCruckshank.
      Payments to : Dr. Gustavus Grown, Joshua Willson, Thomas Brooke,John
      Walker, Dr. Hanson, John Parnham, William Brogdon, Robert Whitaker,
      Richard Lane. Executor. Henry Freeman (also Henry Trueman, executorof
      Sarah Howard (executix of deceased).
      William married Elizabeth DOUGLAS LINE>, about 1709. Another name for Elizabeth was Elizabeth HARBERT
      .
      Noted events in her life were:
      1. Note:Surname is not Douglass unless from another family than Col. John
      Douglass who's daughter Elizabeth married his brother Thomas Howard.
      2. Deed: 24 Jan 1708, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. 24 Jan 1708 Margaret
      Howard d/o William & Elizabeth Howard registers cattle mark; formerly
      that of her mother. Recorded at request of John Maud.
      3. Mentioned: 1712, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (2) Edmund Howard Will
      one negro boy more commonly called & known by the name of Black Willas
      a further addition to my son Thomas HOWARDS portion, I do give &
      bequeath the said negro boy to the said Thomas HOWARD and his heirs&
      upon such conditions & terms as hereafter expected viz: If it should
      please God that my negro woman Patience should at any time after my
      decease bring forth and bare of female child shall be at age conventto
      wean by a good & firm deed of gift duly to be enrolled in Charles
      County records shall make over and confirm the sd. female negrochild
      to my grand son Edmund HOWARD the son of my eldest son WilliamStevens
      HOWARD & Elizabeth his wife the whole property of the said femalenegro
      with all her future increase to rest years & until the said Edmund
      HOWARD shall arrive to the age of one & twenty years at the meres of
      the said female negro to be equally divided between him & his sister
      Margarett HOWARD the possession of the said negro child, when fit tobe
      weaned to be delivered into the custody of the said William HOWARDfor
      the use and benefit of his children aforesaid when they shall arriveto
      their several and respective ages and if it shall come to their
      respective ages then it is my will & desire that my daughterElizabeth
      mother of the said children if then living shall have the possessionof
      the said negro & her increase if any there be and for the useaforesaid
      for & during such time as we shall remain a widow or longer providedit
      be with the advice nonserve of her Elizabeth that might proveunknown
      either to her will or my dear grand children as aforesaid then it ismy
      express will & desire that my son Thomas & John HOWARD or one of them
      doe require & take in to either of their possessions the said female
      negro & her increase (if any there be) and keep them for the use
      aforesaid until my said grandchildren shall arrive to their severa land
      respective ages and if it should happen to either of my said grand
      children should die before they arrive to their respective ages or
      without issue lawfully begotten or borne of either of their bodies then
      I give the said female negro & all her increase as aforesaid to the
      survivor and if it should please God that both of my grand children as
      aforesaid should dye as aforesaid (which God for bid then it is my will
      & desire that the said negro to be disposed of such child or children
      or shall here after be lawfully begotten by the said Wm. Stevens HOWARD
      and as he in his discretion shall think fit and not to return to any
      other of my heirs upon any pretense what so ever and if after my desire
      that birth of said female negro child as aforesaid my son Thomas should
      either neglect or refuse to perform the part of my will undo revoke &
      make over this part of my bequests & bequeath to him and do hereby
      order & give power to my son William to take possession of the said
      negro boy more & sell him or exchange him for a female e negro child
      for the use and benefit of his children as aforesaid this codicil
      Children from this marriage were:
      2 F i. Margaret HOWARD was born about 1708.
      Noted events in her life were:
      1. Court Record: 24 Jan 1708, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (17)
      cattle mark formerly of her mother rec by John Maud
      2. Deed: 24 Jan 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (18) 24 Jan 1708
      Margaret Howard d/o William & Elizabeth Howard registers cattle
      mark; formerly that of her mother. Recorded at request of John
      Maud.
      3. Heir: 1709, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (2) Edmund Howard...
      will ... I give and bequeath unto my four sons & daughter and my
      little Grand Daughter Margaret one silver spoon it being marked
      with MH and one gold ring to each of them it being a legacy left
      each of them by their late dear & tender mother andgrand mother.
      I give and bequeath to my little GrandDaughter Margarett
      HOWARD one cow and calf besides a black two year old heifer to
      have & to hold the said cow & calf & heifer & their female
      increase until twelve years and after that time to enjoy the
      whole increase both male and female I all so give said Grand
      Daughter my morning ring in memory of my late dear Brother Mr
      George DENT.
      3 M ii. John "Edmund" HOWARD was born about 1709.
      Noted events in his life were:
      1. Heir: 1712, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (2) Edmund Howard Will
      one negro boy more commonly called & known by the name of Black
      Will as a further addition to my son Thomas HOWARDS portion, I do
      give & bequeath the said negro boy to the said Thomas HOWARD and
      his heirs & upon such conditions & terms as hereafter expected
      viz: If it should please God that my negro woman Patience should
      at any time after my decease bring forth and bare of female child
      shall be at age convent to wean by a good & firm deed of gift
      duly to be enrolled in Charles County records shall make over and
      confirm the sd. female negro child to my grand son Edmund HOWARD
      the son of my eldest son William Stevens HOWARD & Elizabeth his
      wife the whole property of the said female negro with all her
      future increase to rest years & until the said Edmund HOWARD
      shall arrive to the age of one & twenty years at the meres of the
      said female negro to be equally divided between him & his sister
      Margarett HOWARD the possession of the said negro child, when fit
      to be weaned to be delivered into the custody of the said William
      HOWARD for the use and benefit of his children aforesaid when
      they shall arrive to their several and respective ages and if it
      shall come to their respective ages then it is my will & desire
      that my daughter Elizabeth mother of the said children if then
      living shall have the possession of the said negro & her increase
      if any there be and for the use aforesaid for & during such time
      as we shall remain a widow or longer provided it be with the
      advice nonserve of her Elizabeth that might prove unknown either
      to her will or my dear grand children as aforesaid then it is my
      express will & desire that my son Thomas & John HOWARD or one of
      them doe require & take in to either of their possessions the
      said female negro & her increase (if any there be) and keep them
      for the use aforesaid until my said grandchildren shall arrive to
      their several and respective ages and if it should happen to
      either of my said grand children should die before they arrive to
      their respective ages or without issue lawfully begotten orborne
      of either of their bodies then I give the said female negro & all
      her increase as aforesaid to the survivor and if it should please
      God that both of my grand children as aforesaid should dye as
      aforesaid (which God for bid then it is my will & desire that the
      said negro to be disposed of such child or children or shall here
      after be lawfully begotten by the said Wm. Stevens HOWARD and as
      he in his discretion shall think fit and not to return to any
      other of my heirs upon any pretense what so ever and if after my
      desire that birth of said female negro child as aforesaid my son
      Thomas should either neglect or refuse to perform the part of my
      will undo revoke & make over this part of my bequests & bequeath
      to him and do hereby order & give power to my son William to take
      possession of the said negro boy more & sell him or exchange him
      for a female e negro child for the use and benefit of his
      children as aforesaid this codicil
      2. Alt Birth: Abt 1709.
      3. Heir: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec. 1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. plantation during life, at
      wifes decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without issue
      to eld son Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew
      COMPTON personalty. Residue of estate after wife's thirds are
      deducted, to four young children : viz. William, Elizabeth,
      Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip JENKINS,
      Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      4. Kin: 9 May 1734-10 Aug 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (15)
      William Stevens Howard Inventory 474.15.6 lbs Appraisers Richard
      Smith, Edward Ford. Creditors: John Haw, John Parnham. Next of
      kin John Howard, Edmond Howard Extx Mrs Sarah Howard inv18:482 9
      may 1734 10 Aug 1734:
      + 4 F iii. Rachel HOWARD was born in 1714 in Charles Co.,
      Maryland, USA and died in 1787, at age 73.
      Rachel married Mathew COMPTON Sr. (b. 26 Jun 1709, d. 14 Mar 1770)
      on 31 Dec 1731 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William next married Sarah BRISCOE, daughter of Col. & Dr. Philip BRISCOE Sr.
      Gent. (#1) and Susannah SWANN, about 15 Dec 1733 (19). Sarah was born in
      St. Mary's Co., Maryland, USA and died in 1735 in Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. She was married to a Truman & a Leonard (called Sarah Leonard in 1724)
      before William Stevens Howard.

      Marriage Notes: Truman, Thomas, son of Mrs. Jane Taney, m. by 1717/1723,
      Sarah Briscoe, dau. of Philip and Susannah (Swann) Briscoe; she m. 3rd,
      William Stevens Howard (20)
      Noted events in her life were:
      1. Heir: 1724, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Will Philip Briscoe, To wife
      Susannah, dwelling plantation Morris's Venture, at her decease son John,
      ex. To son Philip, 80 acres had of Father Swann. To son Edward, tract
      Hitchin, 111acres of Loves Enjoyment. To grandson Leonard (son of son
      George, dec'd) part of Chaptico Manor during term of lease. To
      daughters Sarah Leonard, Judith Ashcom, Susannah Compton and Ann Wood,
      personalty. To son James, 200 acres of Loves Enjoyment. Witnessess
      include John Briscoe Jr. Next of kin: Philip Briscoe Jr., Edward
      Briscoe. Ex. John Brisoce

      Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 5: Page 183 [p.183] Briscoe, Philip,
      Sr.,Charles Co., 25th April, 1724; 29th Jan., 1724. To wife Susannah,
      dwelling plantation "Morris's Venture" during life; at her decease to
      son John, ex., and hrs.; and 1/3 personal estate. To son Philip and
      hrs., 80 A. had of Father Swann. To son Edward and hrs., "Hitehin,"
      bought of Thomas Davis; 111 A. of "Loves Enjoyment." To grandson
      Leonard (son of son George, dec'd), pt. of "Chaptico Mannor" during
      term of lease. To daus. Sarah Leonard, Judith Ashcom, Susannah Compton
      and Ann Wood, personalty. To son John, largest silver tankard. To son
      James and hrs., 200 A. of "Loves Enjoyment." To sons John, Philip,
      Edward and James and daus. Susannah and Ann, residue of personalty
      equally. Test: John Briscoe, Jr., Thomas Mercer, Robert Lang. 18, 339
      2. Adm.: 9 May 1734-10 Aug 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (15) William
      Stevens Howard Inventory 474.15.6 lbs Appraisers Richard Smith, Edward
      Ford. Creditors: John Haw, John Parnham. Next of kin John Howard,
      Edmond Howard Extx Mrs Sarah Howard inv 18:482 9 may 1734 10 Aug 1734:
      3. She signed a will on 16 Apr 1735-20 May 1735 in Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. (21)
      4. Inventory: 29 May 1735-28 Dec 1735, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (22)
      kin Philip Briscoe & James Briscoe. Ex Henry Truman
      5. Probate-Inventory: 29 May 1735-26 Dec 1735, Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA. (7) Mrs Sarah Howard 29 May 1735-26 Dec 1735. Apraisers Richard
      Smith & Edward Ford. Creditors Edmond Howard & John Haw. Next of Kin
      Philip Briscoe & James Briscoe. Executor Henry Truman.
      6. Probate-Will: 1735, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7) Mrs Sarah
      Howard
      To sons Henry Truman & James Truman & William Howard, daus Elizabeth

      and Sarah Howard, and grandson Henry Smoot, personalty, including
      silver marked T T. Residue of Estate to be divided between three
      chidren William, Elizabeth & Sarah Howard. Should either die during
      minority suvivors to divide protion of deceased. Whereas husband
      William Stevens Howard, deceased disposed of two horses belonging to

      his son Edmund certain personalty is bequeathed sd. Edmund to
      compensate him for any loss sustained. Sons Henry & James Truman are

      cautioned to behave toward sd Edmund with tenderness. Wit. George
      Dent,
      Ann Smoot.[21:343]
      7. Mentioned: 1736, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (16) William Stephens
      Howard decd 102.12.9; Sureties: John Philpott, Joseph Gwinn.
      Received
      from: mathew Marten,Philip Jenkins, Alexander Hannah, Notley Maddox,

      Barton Hungerford, Jadcob Brandt, Capt. JohnHoward, William & Mary
      Parish, bro forward, John Bruce, Mathew Compton, Richard Marston,
      William Cordy. Joseph Williams, Francis Glass, Mr RobertCruckshank.
      Payments to : Dr. Gustavus Grown, Joshua Willson, Thomas Brooke,
      John
      Walker, Dr. Hanson, John Parnham, William Brogdon, Robert Whitaker,
      Richard Lane. Executor. Henry Freeman (also Henry Trueman, executor
      of
      Sarah Howard (executix of deceased).
      8. Mentioned: 1739, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Will Susannah Briscoe
      give to grand son William Howard a heifer, remaining pt. Sarah
      Howard
      children 1 shilling each,
      9. Mentioned: 5 Feb 1740-24 Jul 1740, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (23)

      Will Susannah Briscoe .... grand son William Howard a heifer,
      remaining
      pt. Sarah Howard children 1 shilling each, grand son ... Henry
      Smoot 1
      shilling (note certainly great grand sons)

      Children from this marriage were:

      5 M i. William HOWARD .

      Noted events in his life were:

      1. He had a residence in Caroline Co., Virginia, USA. maybe
      2. Note: Caroline Co., Virginia, USA. May have resided in
      Caroline
      Co., VA
      3. Heir: 14 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec.
      1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. plantation during life at

      her decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without
      issue
      to eld son Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew
      COMPTON personalty. Residue of estate after wife's thirds are
      deducted, to four young children : viz. William, Elizabeth,
      Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip
      JENKINS,
      Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      4. Heir: 1735, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7) Mrs Sarah Howard
      To
      sons Henry & James Truman & William Howard, daus Elizabeth and

      Sarah Howard, and grandson Henry Smoot, personalty, including
      silver marked T T. Whereas husband William Stevens Howard,
      deceased disposed of two horses belonging to his son Edmund
      certain personalty is bequeathed sd. Edmund to compensate him
      for
      any loss sustained. Sons Henry & James Truman are cautioned to

      behave toward sd Edmund with tenderness.
      5. Heir: 1739, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. 1739:Will Susannah
      Briscoe give to grand son William Howard a heifer, remaining
      pt.
      Sarah Howard children 1 shilling each,
      6. Heir: 5 Feb 1740-24 Jul 1740, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      (23)
      Will Susannah Briscoe .... grand son William Howard a heifer,
      remaining pt. Sarah Howard children 1 shilling each, grand
      son
      ... Henry Smoot 1 shilling (note certainly great grand sons)
      7. Heir: 1744, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (24) James Truman,
      Gent.
      decd Will. To brother Wm Howard, sisters Elizabeth & Sarah
      Howard, neph. Henry Smoot, neice Susannah, and nephew James,
      personality. To nephew Thomas entire real estate. Shd. he die
      with out issue to pass to nephew James. To bro. Henry ex rest
      of
      estate. Wit. William Bright, Ben Swann, John Booker.
      8. He owned land on 22 Dec 1752 in The Three Brothers, Charles
      Co.,
      Maryland, USA. (25) Richard Lee from William Howard 22 Dec
      1752.

      William married Susannah WOOD.
      6 F ii. Elizabeth HOWARD .

      Noted events in her life were:

      1. Heir: 7 Jul 1716-8 Oct 1716, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (26)

      p.145: Howard Elizabeth, To neice and god dau Elizabeth (dau
      of
      eldest bro William Stevens Howard) personalty. To god-daus
      Rebecka dau of cousin Geo Dent, and Ann dau of Thos Skinner,
      personalty. To nephew Thomas ex (son of bro Thomas Howard)
      residue of estate. Will 14: 187 7 Jul 1716-8 Oct 1716
      2. Heir: 7 Jul 1716-8 Oct 1716, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7)
      Howard Elizabeth, To neice and god dau Elizabeth (dau of
      eldest
      bro William Stevens Howard) personalty. To god-daus Rebecka
      dau
      of cousin Geo Dent, and Ann dau of Thos Skinner, personalty.
      To
      nephew Thomas ex (son of bro Thomas Howard) residue of estate
      3. Heir: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec.
      1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. plantation during life at

      her decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without
      issue
      to eld son Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew
      COMPTON personalty. Residue of estate after wife's thirds are
      deducted, to four young children : viz. William, Elizabeth,
      Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip
      JENKINS,
      Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      4. Heir: 1735, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (7) Mrs Sarah Howard
      To
      sons Henry & James Truman & William Howard, daus Elizabeth and

      Sarah Howard, and grandson Henry Smoot, personalty, including
      silver marked T T. Whereas husband William Stevens Howard,
      deceased disposed of two horses belonging to his son Edmund
      certain personalty is bequeathed sd. Edmund to compensate him
      for
      any loss sustained. Sons Henry & James Truman are cautioned to

      behave toward sd Edmund with tenderness.
      5. Heir: 5 Feb 1740-24 Jul 1740, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      Elizabeth Garner was mentioned in the will of Susannah Swann
      between 5 Feb 1740 and 24 Jul 1740 Charles Co., MD, USA.
      6. Heir: 1744, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (24) James Truman,
      Gent.
      decd Will. To brother Wm Howard, sisters Elizabeth & Sarah
      Howard, neph. Henry Smoot, neice Susannah, and nephew James,
      personality. To nephew Thomas entire real estate. Shd. he die
      with out issue to pass to nephew James. To bro. Henry ex rest
      of
      estate. Wit. William Bright, Ben Swann, John Booker.

      Elizabeth married GARNER, before 1740.

      Elizabeth next married Alexander MAGRUDER III (27). Alexander
      was
      born in 1716 and died in 1799, at age 83.
      7 F iii. Susannah HOWARD .

      Noted events in her life were:

      1. Heir: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec.
      1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. plantation during life at

      her decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without
      issue
      to eld son Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew
      COMPTON personalty. Residue of estate after wife's thirds are
      deducted, to four young children : viz. William, Elizabeth,
      Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip
      JENKINS,
      Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].

      Susannah married Peter WOOD (28, 29) , son of James WOOD and
      Rachel
      GILLAM (28, 29). Peter was born in 1701 (30).

      Noted events in his life were:

      1. Kin: 22 Mar 1726, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Acct 199:
      Robert
      Saintclair/St Clair decd 22 Mar 1725/6 - Peter Wood nearest of

      kin.
      2. Tax: 1733, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. (31) Peter Wood
      taxable
      6, #51, Dist Newport East.
      3. He owned land on 27 Nov 1735 in Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      (32)
      Nov 27, 1735. Richard Edelen of Charles County, Gent, for
      25,000
      lbs tobacco, conveyed to Peter Wood of Charles County,
      planter,
      part of a tract of land resurveyed by Thomas Sympson called
      St.
      Thomas, lying in Charles County, bounded by the west side of
      Piles? Swamp, containing 218 acres. Witnesses were John Howard

      and Samuel Chunn. Ann, the wife of Richard Edelen.[
      4. He owned land on 9 Dec 1736 in Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      (33)
      Dec 9, 1736 from Peter Wood of Charles County, planter, to
      John
      Baptist Boarman of the same parts, Gent, for 20,000 lbs of
      tobacco, part of a tract of land called Lyons Den, lying in
      Charles County on the west side of Zachia Swamp, originally
      taken
      up by Daniel Johnson, containing about 140 acres. Also, one
      other
      tract of land in Charles County, adjoining the abovesaid tract
      of
      land, containing about 38 acres, called Woods Addition.
      Witnesses
      Henry Hawkins, John Briscoe. Susanna, the wife of Peter Wood,

      released her dower. Richard Edelin paid the 20,000 lbs.
      5. He owned land on 21 Nov 1738 in Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      (34)
      Nov 21, 1738 from Abel Carico of Charles County, planter, to
      Peter Wood of Charles County, planter, for 1400 lbs of tobacco

      and 30 shillings and for divers other good causes, all that
      part
      of a tract of land called St. Georges, lying in Charles
      County,
      and bounded by one of the lines of a parcel of land in the
      possession of John Biggs, a parcel of land now in possession
      of
      the said Peter Wood, containing 23 acres. Witnesses Henry
      Hawkins, Thomas Stone. Elizabeth, wife of the said Abel
      Carrico,
      released her dower.
      6. Tax: 1758, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. NE 28 1
      Wood
      Philip 1 4
      NE 2 Wood Isaac
      + 8 F iv. Sarah HOWARD was born on 17 Oct 1734 in Charles Co.,

      Maryland, USA (35).

      Sarah married Benjamin WAILES (4) (b. 1726, d. 1730).

      Second Generation (Children)

      4. Rachel HOWARD (William Stevens 1) was born in 1714 in Charles Co.,
      Maryland, USA and died in 1787, at age 73.

      Noted events in her life were:

      1. Heir: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec.
      1733-29
      Apr. 1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. plantation during life at

      her decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without
      issue
      to eld son Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew
      COMPTON personalty. Residue of estate after wife's thirds are
      deducted, to four young children : viz. William, Elizabeth,
      Susannah, & Sarah. Test. Benjamin DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip
      JENKINS,
      Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      2. She has conflicting birth information of After 1712.

      Rachel married Mathew COMPTON Sr., son of Matthew COMPTON and Susannah
      BRISCOE, on 31 Dec 1731 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Maryland,
      USA.
      Mathew was born on 26 Jun 1709 in Charles Co., Maryland, USA (36) and
      died on 14 Mar 1770 in St. Mary's Co., Maryland, USA, at age 60 (29).

      Noted events in his life were:

      1. Mentioned: 15 Dec 1733-29 Apr 1734, Charles Co., Maryland, USA.
      William Stevens HOWARD, planter, Charles Co., MD 15 Dec. 1733-29
      Apr.
      1734. To eld. son Edmund & hrs. wife plantation during life at her
      decease to young son William & hrs., he dying without issue to eld
      son
      Edmund & hrs. To daughter Rachel wife of Mathew COMPTON personalty.
      Residue of estate after wife's thirds are deducted, to four young
      children : viz. William, Elizabeth, Susannah, & Sarah. Test.
      Benjamin
      DOUGLASS, Sr. Philip JENKINS, Benjamin DOUGLAS Jr. [L21f55].
      2. He signed a will in Feb 1770-12 Sep 1770 in St. Mary's Co.,
      Maryland,
      USA. (37, 38) Mathew Compton wife Rachel "Worncout" residence, sons
      Barton, Alexander, Edmund Howard, Stephen, Mathew & John,
      Mathew Compton St.To Six Children Barton Alexander Compton, Edmund

      HowardCompton, Stephen, Mathew, John, Susannah Compton.
      TractWorncoat.
      Wit Robert Slye Wood, Henry Morris, Samuel Briscoe.Widow Abides by
      Will.
      Matthew Compton's will dated Sep 23, 1770, leaves his whole estate
      to
      his wife Rachel Compton, "unless she marry." If this should be the
      case, then instuctions were left for the estate to be divided as
      follows: Children, Sons: Barton, Alexander, Edmund Howard Compton,
      to
      son Stephen, if he die without heir the to John then to Barton,
      Alexander, Edmund Howard

      Children from this marriage were:

      9 M i. William COMPTON was born on 4 Mar 1733 in Charles
      Co.,
      Maryland, USA (39).

      William married Susannah WILSON, daughter of John WILSON and
      Lydia,
      on 19 Nov 1758 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co., MD, USA (40,
      41).
      Another name for Susannah was Mrs. Susannah (WILSON) BRISCOE
      COMPTON.

      Noted events in her life were:

      1. Heir: 1751, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Will St. Mary's Co.,
      5
      MDezAcct, Charles Co., MD p. 358. John Willson decd. final
      acct.
      of Jonathan Willson exor of John Wilson decd. Inv 22 Jul 1751
      Legacy to Susannah Briscoe, John Thomas Jr., Catherine
      Willison,
      Ann Bond, Jonathan Willison, William Willson age 11 yrs Aug
      last.
      2. Mentioned: 1753, Charles Co., Maryland, USA. Briscoe, Elinor,

      Charles Co Widow. 2 Feb 1753. To granddau Elinor Briscoe, dau
      of
      Leonard and Elizabeth Briscoe, Negro Philis. first Child of
      Philis to go to Mary Briscoe dau of Leonard and Elizabeth
      Briscoe. To grandson Hanson Briscoe son of
    Person ID I15197  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2010 

    Father (..) Howard,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Aft 1653  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Mother (..) Howard, Mrs,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Aft 1660  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Aft 1653 
    Family ID F7008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Dent,   b. 1662, St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1709, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years) 
    Married 26 May 1681  St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Howard,   b. 12 Sep 1683, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1684, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. William Stevens Howard,   b. 3 Nov 1684, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Apr 1734, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years)
     3. Thomas Howard,   b. 5 Sep 1690, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1726, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)
     4. John Howard,   b. 3 Sep 1691, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1742, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Elizabeth Howard,   b. Aft 1693, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Oct 1716, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 21 years)
     6. George Howard,   b. 18 Mar 1696, St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Saint Mary, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Edmund Howard, Jr.,   b. 30 Aug 1696, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1709, Pocomoke, Somerset, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 12 years)
    Family ID F7007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1650 - Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Abt 1661 - Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1681 - St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 9 May 1709 - Charles, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1713 - Charles, Maryland Link to Google Earth
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