Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Edmund Howard

Male 1659 - 1713  (54 years)


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  • Name Edmund Howard 
    Born 1659  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1712/13  Wm & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001703  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Family Howard 
    Family ID F01045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Stevens,   b. Abt 1665,   d. Abt 1689, Pocomoke, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 26 May 1681  Pocomoke, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Howard,   b. 12 Sep 1683, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1683/84, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Female {Unproven} Howard,   b. Bef 1684, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years)
     3. William Stevens Howard,   b. 3 Nov 1684, Pokomoke, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1734, Wm & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. George Howard,   b. 18 Mar 1685/86, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Dent,   b. 1662, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Howard,   b. Bef 1686, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1741/42, Somerset County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
     2. Thomas Howard,   b. 5 Sep 1690, Pocomoke, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1725/26, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. John Howard,   b. Between 1691 and 1694, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1741/42, Wm & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     4. Edmund Howard,   b. 30 Aug 1695, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1718, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Elizabeth Howard,   b. Abt 1698, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1716, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Howard Edmund, gent., Chas. Co., 3rd Dec., 1709; 5th Jan., 1713.
      To eld. son Wm. Stevens (Howard) and hrs, 100 A., where he now lives.
      To 2nd son Thomas and hrs, dwelling plantation, and addition thereto, tract to contain 150 A.
      To 3rd son Thomas and hrs, 100 A. layed out by Joseph Manning, surveyor.
      To only dau. Eiza: and hrs., that part of Saturday Work belonging to testator, at 16 yrs. or marriage, and negro as per recorded deed of gift in Chas. Co.
      To young. son George at 21 yrs. and hrs, residue of lands not already devised and land devised dau. should she die without issue.
      To little granddau. Margaret Howard personalty, including mourning ring in memory of late deceased brother, Geo Dent and ring in memory of her grandmother, deceased, marked M. H.
      To brother Richard Eyton, merchant in London, and only sister, Mrs Hester Tyndale, wife of upholsterer in Bristol, personalty.
      To 4 sons and dau. afsd, residue of estate. No lands to pass out of name while there is a male survivor.
      Exs.: 2 eld. sons.
      Test: Geo. Dentt, Rachel Smoot, Mary Posey, Jane Thompson, Anne Dodd. MCW 13. 632.

      By Codicil, 1712 In event of birth of certain negress, she is devised to Edmund Howard at 21 yrs., son of eld. son William howard, and Elizabeth his wife; and provisionally, certain personalty to his sister Margarett afsd, dau of same.
      Test: Jno Fendall, Jane Coe, Richard Coe.
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      Edmund Howard 35A.248 I CH 382.1.3 Mar 15 1713/4
      Appraisers: John Fendall, Walter Story.
      Next of kin: George Dent, John Howard, Thomas Skinner, Barton Smoot.
      Mentions: William Dent.
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      Edward Howard 36B.155 A CH 381.15.11 65.17.5 Apr 12 1715
      This entry is torn.
      Payments to: Rev. Mr. Jonathon Cay, Mr. Charles Elliott, Thomas Skinner, Mrs. Elisabeth Hawkins assignee of Mary Stigeeleer, William ------ , John ------ I John Grovers, Edward ------ , Capt. John ------ per John Mackty, Mr. Daniel Dullany, Maj. William Story, Mr. Edward Philpott, Mr. John Bruce, Thomas Plunkett, Mr. John Gwinn (executor of George Groves), George Elginn, Edward Ford, Barton Smoot, Richard Coe, Hon. Thomas Brooke, Esq.
      Executors: William Stevens Howard, Thomas Howard.
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      Edmund Howard 1.62 A CH 82.16.3 Jul 1 1718
      Payments to: Thomas Dent, Peter Pellatear, Samuell Swan, John Howard, Thomas Coombs, Col. Philip Hoskins, Robert Yates, William Compton, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Edward Roberts, James Waters, Mr. Dullaney for fees against Thomas Bennett, Thomas Osburne, Tarrance Bryan,
      Mentions: John Cole, Mr. Jonathon Ray.
      Executors: William Howard, Thomas Howard.
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      Stevens, William, Rehoboth, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., 29th Aug., 1687; 26th Mch., 1688.
      To Sarah White, widow, plantation during life which "she now lives on."
      To Stevens White, son of sd. Sarah, and hrs., ad. plantation at her death; also property on which testator lived, and "The Points."
      To John White's child. and their hrs., 200 A., (unnamed) in common.
      To cous. William White and hrs., 500 A. (unnamed).
      To cous Eliza: White and hrs., 500 A., "Cedar Hall."
      To 3 young. daus. of sister White, viz., Tabitha, Priscilla, and Sarah, personalty.
      To Edward (or Edmond) Howard and his son, William Stevens Howard, and hrs., land (for description see will).
      To George, sec. son of Edmond_ (Edward) Howard, land. (for description see will).
      To 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 Seafield.. 4. 296
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      Thomas Lawrence, Esq. 23.77 A 93.5.12 Oct 10 1702
      A second inventory was cited in the amount of 1.16.8.
      Received from: Elias King, Mr. James Heath, Capt. John West, Robert Grundy, Gerrard Fowk, William Barton, James Maxwell, Rebeckah Low for John Low bill on Sharpless, Capt. John Carvill, Edmund Howard, Thomas Reynolds, Maj. Cornish, Maj. Maxwell, Robert Finley for Sir Thomas Lawrence, Capt. Thomas Blake, James Hays, Thomas Reynolds, Vincent Hemsley, Jacob Lookerman, Gabriel Burnham, John Marriott, Col. Darnall.
      Payments to: Mr. John Freeman, W. Bladen, Jacob Regnier, Amos Garrett, Mr. Edward Topp, Joseph Hill paid to John Brannock, Charles Carroll, John Sudler, Mary Jeffe, Thomas Welsh, Richard Bennett, Evan Jones, Daniel Cannon, William Jeffreys, Mary Augor, Nicholas Humphreys, Lawrence Agar, Sir Thomas Lawrence, James Heath, Joseph Hill paid to Mary Jeffe, John Davies, G. Fowk, W. Taylard.
      Legatees: Mr. John Freeman, William Dent.
      Executor: William Dent.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 116
      Deed and declaration of trust entered by Edmund Howard, Clerk of this County:
      20 Nov 1676; Indenture from Rebekah Dent of St. Mary's County, widow and ex. of will of Thomas Dent of St. Mary's County, merchant; by his will Thomas gave his children parts of his estate; Rebekah then being with child at death of Thomas had a dau. named Barbarah; the will settled land lately purchase in Charles Co. in tenure of Richard Watson to Rebekah who conveys to William Hatton for 15 years the tract [Wattfieldl on the north side of the Potomac River; bounded by land granted Francis Posey; containing 200 acres; and after to Barbarah Dent, youngest d/o of Rebecah and Thomas Dent; /s/ Rebekah Dent (mark); wit. Robert Ridgely, Jno. Wynn; recorded by Edmund Howard, Clerk of the county
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 121
      Entered by Edmund Howard, Clerk of this County:
      6 Jun 1704; Confirmation of title regarding above trust deed; John Addison of Prince George's County, Esq., and Rebekah, his wife, the widow and relict of Thomas Dent of St. George's in St. Mary's County, merchant; 20 Nov 1676 Rebekah, by the will of Thomas Dent, was seized of 200 acres called Wattfield for the use of the children; a deed of trust 20 Nov 1676 between Rebekah Dent, widow, and William Hatton, Gent. for Barbarah Dent, infant child Barbara, now 16 yrs. of age, who m. Hon. Thomas Brooke, Esq.; they have sold the land to Edmond Howard, Gent.; /s/ John Addison, Rebekah Addison (mark); wit. Willm. Dent, Tho. Addison, Eliz. Addison; 20 Jun 1704 John Addison and Rebekah his wife ack. 200 acres of above to Edmond Howard who paid alienation 18 Jul 1704
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 210
      Edmund Howard, Clerk of Charles County, enters the following:
      31 Aug 1705; Deed of Gift from Edmund Howard, clerk of Charles County, 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; /s/ Edmund Howard; wit. William Goadyes (mark), Wm. Howard
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      Transcribed as read by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR Z.210

      Edmund Howard Clarke of Charles County Enters the following Deed of Guift for his Daughter Elizabeth Howard Charles County
      To all Christian People to whome these presents Shall Come Greeting Know yee that I Edmund Howard of Charles County in the province of Maryland Gent: for the Natural Love and Affection which I Have and doe beare Unto my Deare and Well beloved Daughter Elizabeth Howard and for divers other Causes and Considerations at this time me Especially moving Have Given Granted Assigned and made over Unto my said Deare and well Beloved Daughter Eliza Howard all my Right Title Interest Claime and Demand of anf to one Negro Girle Commonly Called and Knowne by the named of Black Nann with all her Increase to be Delivered to my said Daughter at her Arrivall to Sixteen yeares of Age or Marriage which Shall first happen To have And to hold the Said Negro Girle and her Increase aforesaid to my Said Daughter Elizabeth Howard and the Heirs of her body Lawfully begotten forever and if it Should please God that my Said Daughter Should Depart this life before She Should arrive to the age of Sixteen yeares or Marriage or for Default of Lawfull Issue Then I Doe Give the Said Negro Girle and her Increase aforesaid unto my youngest Sonne borne of the body of my now Deare wife Margarett Howard that Shall be then Living And to his lineall Lawfull Heirs forever without any manner of Claims Demand or Challenge of me my Heirs Executors or administrator or of any other person or persons whatsoever for me in my name by my Cause meanes or procurement and without any money or other Thing there for to be yeilded payed or Done unto me the Said Edmund Howard my heirs Executors administrators or Assignes to the Uses aforesaid against All people doe warrant and Defend by These presents In Witnesses whereof
      I have hereunto Sett and affixed my hand and Seale
      Signed Sealed and Delivered
      in the presence of us Edmund Howard Seal
      William {his marke} Goadyer
      Wm Howard
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      19 Nov 1713; Ignatius Luckett recorded cattle mark
      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 63
      7 Oct 1713; Recorded at request of John Guinn, carpenter:
      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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      Charles County Court Records, August 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 243.
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued on Aug 16, 1740 to Saml Hanson Jr, William Eilbeck, Wm McFerson Sr, Richard Gambra of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land), to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Guisborough in possession of Matthew Compton Jr.
      And now here, Richard Gambra and William McFerson, return to this Court the Commission with the following certificate & the subsequent deposition -
      We hereby certify that on Mar 30, 1741, we met on the premises within mentioned, and took 1 deposition relating to the bounds of the within land. Signed - Richard Gambra, Will'm McFerson.
      CC, Mar 30, 1741. The deposition of Terrence Bryan, age about 64, who declares that about 20 years ago, Mr Edmd Howard Sr showed a tree fallen down and rotten, on a stony knoll on the south side of a branch, and put his cane thereon and told him it was a gum and was the beginning tree of his land and that he intended to put a locust post in the place thereof, which knoll is now shown by this deponent. Also, this deponent further says that he lived upon the plantation and land about 7 years.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 292-34: WATTFIELD: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Howard, Edmund Surveyed 12 Feb 1658 for Rick Watson lying on the South side Potomack river beginning at a marked w. oak the bound tree of the lands formerly laid out for Francis Posey: Other Tracts Mentioned: THREE BROTHERS; Conveyance notes - Included in Resurvey of the THREE BROTHERS, 30 August 1722 folio 405,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-182: THREE BROTHERS: 225 acres; Possession of - 225 Acres - Escheat: Re-Surveyed for William Stephens Howard, John Howard & Thomas Howard, 30 Aug 1722 lying on Bachelors creek near Cedar Point beginning at a bounded red oak. Escheat: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Re-surveyed into HOWARDS DISCOVERY; folio 458
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-327: THREE BROTHERS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Stewart, Daniel : Lying between the lands of William Middleton, Robert Robinson & William Coombes, Surveyed 7 Oct 1734 for Daniel Stewart: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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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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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-82: GUISBOROUGH: 370 acres; Possession of - 370 Acres - Howard, Edmund : Surveyed 29 May 1689 for William Dent beginning at a bound gum the end of the S.W. line of Bennett Hoskins land called FRIENDSHIP: Other Tracts Mentioned: FRIENDSHIP;
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 313-81: FRIENDSHIP: 2000 acres; Possession of - 954 Acres - Dent, Thomas : 1046 Acres - Hoskins, Bennett: : Surveyed 13 June 1672 for Bennett Hoskins at a branch beech by a fresh run called Mattawoman main fresh running down the run. Poss. by Thomas Dent & 1046 acres Bennett Hoskins in England: Other Tracts Mentioned: COFFERS CHANCE; HARWOOD; MUCH HADDUM; Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Coffer; 16 March 1724, 333 Acres - Mary Smallwood from William Hoskins; 12 Aug 1725,,