John Howard1691 - 1742 (50 years)
Name John Howard Born 3 Sep 1691 Somerset, Maryland Gender Male Died 22 Mar 1742 Charles, Maryland Notes
Listed as 3rd son in his father's will, not yet 21 in 1709.
1709: Wit gift of mare from Thomas Howard to brother George Howard.
abt 1718: Married Rebecca Brooke, dtr of Col Thomas Brooke, Sr, and Barbara Dent.
Children mentioned in the will dated 1742 are:
Eleanor, wife of John DOUGLAS and grandson John DOUGLAS
Thomas (had no heirs at time of will)
Baker (wanted him in school from age 6 to 14 - so not yet 6 in 1742)
John (had no heirs at time of will)
Anne (deed of gift in 1728; not mentioned in will in 1742)
15 Jan 1728 Charles Co, Md., deed of gift for fatherly love for daughter Anne of Negro Basill being son of Doll. Wit: Sam Hanson, Jr; John Briscoe, Jr.
16 Feb 1729 Grantor: Col. Thomas BROOKE Esq. and Barbara DENT; Brooke Chance, Prince George's Co., MD, USA; consideration of m. dau Rebecca & John Howard & gr-son Thomas. Wit. Thos Gantt, Leonard Hollyday, A Contee (Elise Greenup Jourdan, The Land Records of Prince George's County Maryland 1726-1733 From microfilm of Prince George's County Court (Land Records) 1726-1730 M,i. CR 49,518, 1730-1733 Q,i. CR 49, 519 (Rear 63 East Main Street, Westminister, Maryland 21057: Family Line Publications, 1994), p.93: enroled by John Howard 19 Feb 1729.
19 Feb 1729. Thomas Brooke Esq (father of Rebecca now wife of John Howard of Charles Co MD Gent) in consideration of a marriage between Rebecca & John top them and my grandson Thomas Howard, s/o John & Rebecca a tract called "Brooke Chance" bounded by "Vineyard" and Mattapany Main Run which falls into Brooke's Creek /s/ Tho Brooke Esq and Barbara his wife 16 Feb 1729.)
1733-36 High Sheriff, Magistrate.
Note: His plantation was staffed with 24 slaves, 2 white indentured servants, a schoolmaster to tutor his children.
2 Feb 1742: Court Records of Charles, John HOWARD'S, will appears in Will Book 4 at Charles County, Maryland on pages 145-147.
In the name of God amen I John HOWARD being sick & weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god herefore do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner & humbly and first I give and command my soul into the hands of God that gave it hoping, this the merits and inserusion of Christ Jesus my God & Savior for afield and free jurisdiction of all rights and my body to be buried in the Earth in advent manner at the direction of my Executrix hereafter named and as to what world by Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with all I give & bequeath the same in manner & form following.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving son Thomas HOWARD all that motey of piece of land to me belonging called "Partners Purchase" lying on Potomac River inCharles County to be to him & his heirs forever but in case he dies without heirs thll is that the said tract of land shall them forward be and belong to my son Baker HOWARD to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give & bequeath to my loving son John HOWARD all that tract of land on which I now live being part of a tract of land called the "Three Brothers" to be to him & his heirs but in case he dies without heirs then my will is that the st of land from thence forward shall be and belong to my son Baker HOWARD and to his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor DOUGLAS wife of John DOUGLAS one mulatto girl named Patience with all her increase during the term of the natural life of my said daughter Eleanor and after her decease I will that the saidith all her increase shall be and belong to my grandson John DOUGLAS which said bequest to my said daughter Eleanor I design as above exclude her from claiming any other part or share of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Baker HOWARD one negro boy named James over and above his share of my personal estate.
Item. I give to my daughter Jane one negro girl called Penelope over and above her share of my personal estate.
Item. My will it that my son Baker be kept to school from the age of six years until he arrive to the age of fourteen years and then to be bound apprentice either to the sea or some handy craft or trade as he likes best.
Item. My will is that my negro wench called Little Nell in some reasonable time after my decease be sold by my executrix in order to discharge such debts as I owe in sterling money and after my debts & funeral charges are paid and dischargyxecutrix her after named the remainder of my estate goods & chattels not before given I have and bequeathed unto my wife & children to be divided amongst them as the law decrees.
Item. I do hereby constitute ordain & appoint my loving wife Rebecca HOWARD whole and sole executrix of this my last will & testament and I do here by disanounce and make void all former wills & testaments by me made hereby appointing & confhis to be my last will & testament in write of where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of February in the year of our lord Christ one Thousand Seven hundred & forty two.
Signed sealed & acknowledged by the said John HOWARD to be his last will & testament in the presence of us.
Joshua ALLFORD, William HOWARD, Philip JENKINS & Barthu. GISBITZKY.
22 Mar 1742: Probate: Charles Co., MD, USA; did not give his wife 1/3 so she did not stand by will (Court Records of Charles, Annexed to the foregoing will was the following Probate. To wit. Charles County, Maryland on the 22 day of March 1742 came Joshua ALLFORD, William HOWARD,& Barthalomue GERBILZKEY three of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangelists that they saw John HOWARD the Testator sign the said will & witness and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound & disposing mind & memory to the best of their judgments and that they severally subscribed their names thereto in the presence of the testator and at his request before Walter HANSON The day and year above said the widow of the testator makes choice of her third of real and personal estate and refused to accept the bequests made to her by the above said will.)
Witness: 22 Mar 1742 Heir: Eleanor HOWARD; Charles Co., MD, USA; was given by her father, John to daughter Eleanor DOUGLAS wife of John DOUGLAS, a life interest in the mulatto girl Patience & after her death to her son John DOUGLAS & saim no part or other share of the estate. She did not share in the distribution on 20 Nov. 1750.
Grantor: 16 Oct 1742 Rebecca BROOKE (1709-1768); Howards Park, Prince George's Co., MD, USA; of CC, Gent. to William Potts, 125a (T, Prince George's County, Maryland,, p.101: p.536:
Oct 16 1742 From John Howard of Charles County, Gentleman, to William Potts, late of Barbados, but now of Calvert Co., Merchant, for 29 lbs sterling, a tract of land called Howards Park, lying in PG, bounded by the wet side of a small branch that runs into Brooke Cr and joining upon the land called the Vineyard, containing and laid out for about 125 acres according to the certificate of survey thereof, returned to the Land Office, dated Nov 28 1719, and ther remaining, which land was, on Feb 21 1722, granted to sd John Howard for 125 acres as in sd grant, recorded in the Land office in Liber PL No5 folio 169.
Signed - Jno Howard. wit. J Wilson, Henry Truman, Rebecca the wife of sd John Howard, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Oct 27, 1742.)
Note: Henry Truman - son of Sarah Briscoe and 1st husband Thomas Truman.
Person ID I15225 Lythgoe-Donaldson Last Modified 15 Jul 2010
Father Edmund Howard, Sr., b. Abt 1650, Norfolk, England , d. 1713, Charles, Maryland (Age ~ 63 years) Mother Margaret Dent, b. 1662, St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland , d. Bef 1709, Charles, Maryland (Age < 47 years) Married 26 May 1681 St.Mary's City, St.Mary's, Maryland Family ID F7007 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rebecca Brooke, b. Abt 1694, d. 1768 (Age ~ 74 years) Married Abt 1718 Maryland Family ID F7024 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 3 Sep 1691 - Somerset, Maryland Married - Abt 1718 - Maryland Died - 22 Mar 1742 - Charles, Maryland = Link to Google Earth