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

Robert Howson

Male Bef 1643 - Bef 1715  (< 72 years)

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  • Name Robert Howson 
    Born Bef 1643  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 12 Jan 1714/15  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035489  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father Robert Howson,   b. Abt 1603 
    Family ID F18149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah MNU Hewitt,   d. Aft Nov 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1670  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Anne Howson,   b. 1670, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Howson,   b. Abt 1674, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F18083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Virginia's Eastern Shore, Ralph T. Whitelaw, Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1989, page 200

      1720 Robert Howson bequeathed 200 acres in N52 to John Custis Matthews. (Whitelaw, 334)
      Mar 30, 1714. Deed between Sarah Howson Calvert, Thomas Porter and Anne his wife (which Sarah, Thomas and Anne are of the County of Stafford) to John Pratt 200 acres in West Moreland County, part of a patent granted to Robert Howson for 450 acres, April 15, 1667. (Ibid, p. 253.)
      pp. 200a- I EDMUND PEARCE Son and Heir of ye wthin RICHARD PEARCE doe make over all my Right and interest to ye wthin menconed Three hundred and twenty acres of lande to WM. FITZHUGH his heires for ever for a valuble consideracon already reced. Wittness my hande and Seale this first day of June 1691 Testes WILLIAM BUNBURY, EDMUND PEARCE JOEL STRIBLING, WILLIAM WILLFORD, the marke of HENRY NELSON
      This Assignmt. of Lande hath relacon to a Deed of Sale for Three hundred and twenty acres of lande sold by Mr. ROBERT HOWSINGE unto RICHARD PEARCE ye Father of ye abovesaid EDMUND PEARCE and was by ye said Mr. ROBERT HOWSINGE acknowledged in the County Court of Stafford unto RICHARD PEARCE on the 30th day of August 1665 and now by ye abovesaid EDMUND PEARCE sold unto WM. FITZHUGH and was acknowledged by Mr. SAMLL. HAYWARD Attorney of said EDMUND PEARCE unto WM. FITZHUGH in the County Court of Stafford on the 10th day of June 1691 and was then recorded TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come Know yee that I EDMUND PEARCE of NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY for ye valuable consideracon of Sixteene Thousand poundes of Tobacco already in hande received of WILLIAM FITZHUGH of Stafford County have sold unto the said WM. FITZHUGH his heires three hundred & twenty acres of lande in the Countie of Stafford now in the occupacon of HENRY NELSON TAYLOR bounded Begininge att a marked Pohickory in a branch of upper MACHODICK DAMME adjoyninge to ye land formerly in the possession of FRANCIS JORDEN and now in possession and occupacon of WILLIAM BUNBURY runninge alonge a line of marked trees South Easterly Northerly to ye place begunn att To Have and To Hold unto the said WILL. FITZHUGH. In Wiliness whereof I have sett my hande and Seale this first day of June 1691 ye said lande beinge formerly sold to RICHARD PEARCE of Stafford County CARPENTER by ROBERT HOWSON of the aforesaid County Gent. by Deed dated ye 29th day of August 1665 and recorded in the said County Court records the 30th day of August followings and I ye said EDMUND PEARCE ye Son & Heir of ye said RICHARD PEARCE and claiminge ye lande abovemenconed as heir aforesaid. In acknowledgement whereof I signe &Seale this ye day &years above
      Mem. This 3d day of June 1691. Livery & Seizin given by EDMUND PEARCE to WM. FITZHUGH by delivery of ye postes of ye House &Turfe & Twigge upon ye lande before us WILL BUNBURY. JOELL STRIBLING
      pp- 252-252a IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen ye foure & twentieth day of May in ye yere 1689 ROBERT HEWITT of ye Countie of Stafford Gent beinge in health of body & of good & perfect memory thanks bee to God for ye same doe make this my Last Will and Testamt. in manner and forme followinge hereby revokeinge and makeinge void and null all former Wills and Testamt. heretofore by me made & this cooky to bee taken & deemd as my Last Will & Testamt.
      First 1 bequeath my Soul! & Spiritt into ye handes of Allmighty God by whom 1 trust to bee saved through ye death of my Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ my body in hope of a joyfull Resurrection I commit to decent and Christian buriall and touching the distribution of my worldly goods I dispose of ye same as followeth
      Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Sone ROBERT HEWITT ye plantation whereon 1 now live &ye lande thereunto belonginge beinge two hundred Sixty four acres to him his heires and assignes for ever butt in case he dye before hee come to ye age of one and Twenty yeares then 1 give and bequeath ye said Lande unto my Daughter SARAH HEWITT and her heires and assignes for ever Shee payinge to her Three Sisters Ten Thousand pounds of Tobacco to be equally divided amongst them
      Item 1 give and bequeath unto my Son ROBERT HEWITT a Certain tract of lande lyeinge in COWADINGES nere ye Citty of YORKE wch was left mee by my Grandmother Mrs. DOROTHY PERROTT, and now in ye handes of my Uncle Mr- ANDREW PERROTT and yeildinge Six pounder Sterl pr annum to his heires and assignes for ever butt its my will intent and meaninge that Mr. ROBERT SANDERSON of HULL WOOLLEN Draper have ye first two yeares rent 1 beinge in debt in him about that sume and that my Daughter SARAH shall have out of ye rents & profitts of ye said lande ye Sume of Eighty poundes Sterl. & in case my said Son ROBERT shall dye wthout heires of his body lawfully be-gotten or before lee come to ye age of Twenty one yeares then I give my said lande to my Daughter SARAH & her heires and assignes for ever payinge two yeares rent to Mr. ROBERT SANDERSON Also it is my will intent & meaninge that if ye said Lande fail to my Daughter SARAH that then MARY HOWSON, ANNE BEHETHLAND & SARAH HOWSON shall have ye next foure tents after MR. SANDERSON everyone haveinge accordingle to their age begininge wth MARY first, And it is further my will intent and meaninge that if my sd Daughter SARAH shall dye wthout heires. then 1 give ye said lande to my Sister MARY HEWITT if liveinge & her heires & assignes forever. She payinge ye abovesaid Debt & legacies butt in case of her Death then I give ye said lande to ANDREW PERROTT Sone of ANDREW PERROTT in YORK Mercht to him his heires and assignee for ever, And I appoint my Uncle ANDREW PERROTT if liveinge to see ye prmises performed and to make the 4utmost of ye rents as they come due, for ye use of ye above said ROBERT & SARAH HEW ITT, butt in case hee bee dead, I appoint my Brother FRANCIS HEWITT to take it into his handes and see yt performed
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonne ROBERT the Negroe Buoy George and Toros Girle Kate
      Item I give unto my Daughter SARAH Toms girle Frances and the first child that Moll bringes that lives untill it bee tenn yeares old and in case she hath not one that lives then I give her Eight thousand pounds of Tobacco and in case of Mortality of either of my children then ye abovesaid Negroes I give to ye Survivor and in case of the mortality of them both then 1 give them to my Wife, and in case of r mortality before my two children then to bee divided amongst ye Daughters of Mr ROBERT HOWSON deced equally.
      Item I give unto ROBERT MASSEY one younge Bay horse branded on ye near buttock wch came of ye Mare called Beare€oohs mare And it is my will and desire that my loveinge Wife SARAH HEWITT have ye use of my Estate here in Virginia dureinge her life and I doe hereby nominate make & appoint my said Loveinge Wife to be ye whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Wittness my hande &Seale ye day and yeare abovesaid
      This Will was sufficiently proved in ye County Court of Stafford by oathes and Testimonies of SAMUEL HAYWARD & ABRAHAM CULLY Wittnesses to ye said Will Subscribed on ye 11th day of May 1692 and was then recorded
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part II - 1662-1664; Antient Press; pg 241-242
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ROBT HOWSON do appoint my welbeloved Friend JOHN HULL my true attorney to use any lawfull means to the recovery of such debts as are due unto me from JOHN GILLETT as pr Bill to act and doe for me as if I were there present myself as witness this 10th December 1663
      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 19(34) KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I EDWD: HUMSTON of Stafford County in Virga: for a valluable consideration in hand already of JNO: WITHERS of ye County aforesaid before ye sealing and delivery of these presents wherewith I acknowledge myselfe fully satisfied and contented and paid, have bargained and sold and doe by these presents bargaine and make over unto ,JNO: WITHERS aforesaid his heires and assignes a certaine tract of land containing (blank) acres, bee ye same more or lesse sittuate lying and being in ye County aforesaid on ye North side of Upper MACHOTICKE DAMME, begining on ye North West side of a Branch commonly called or knowne by ye name of ye BATTAYLE BRANCH bound on ye North East lyne of ye Land of RICHARD PARRE and North and by West upon ye lyne of ye land formerly belonging to MATTHEW STEELE in right of his Wife, ye said Land being parte of a tract of land bought by ye said EDWD. HUMSTON of Mr. ROBT: HOWSON by Deed of Sale bearinge date 10th of Aprill 1667 as by ye Deed relation being thereunto had doth and may more att large appeare: To have and to hold ye said land to him ye said JNO: WITHERS together with all rights priviledges and appurtenances to ye only proper use & behaofe of him ye said JNO; WITHERS his heires and assignes forever; and ye said HUMSTON for himselfe his heires Ears. and Admrs. doth hereby the Sale of ye said Land from ye lawfull claime or daunts of any manner of person or persons whatsoever unto ye said JNO: WITHERS his heires and assignes forever; In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this tenth day of Novembr 1680
      Signed sealed and delivered in ye presence of us
      This Sale of Land was by ye said EDWD: HUMSTON acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford unto ye ad: JNO; WITHERS ye 10th day of Novembr; 1680 and then recorded
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pages 137-138
      To all Christian People .. I EDWARD JENNINGS in county of Westmoreland Planter for Four thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco and cask by me already reced have sold unto THOMAS BROADBAND of same county 200 acres of land being in Stafford County bounding upon the land of Mr. ROBERT HOUSON deced which land was granted unto Mr. ROBERT KING by pattent 21st Janry 1701/2.
      Presence John Jones, Edwd. x Jennings
      Peter Skinner
      At a Court held 8th April 1702 Edward Jennings and MARGARET his wife came into open court and acknowledged the deed .. and the said Margaret acknowledged her relinquishment of dower ordered the said deed be recorded.
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 256-257 MARGARET LADY CULPEPER, THOMAS LORD FAIRFAK and CATHERINE his wife Pro prietors of the Northern Neck of Virga. .. Whereas Captain WILLIAM JONES of Northumberland County suggested to our office on the first of Febry last that there was 5200 acres of land lying in Stafford and Westmoreland county formerly granted to JERVICE DODSON by Pattent dated the 16th day Sept. 1695 which did Escheat to us from said Dodson for want of heirs or making any legal disposition thereof and whereupon the same was certified unto the Court of Stafford according to the rules of the office & it since being made appear to our office that one ANDREW PEDIGREE who intermarried with ISABELLA the widow of the said Dodson repattented the said 5200 acres of land in his own name & together with his wife Isabella made sale thereof to ROBERT HOWSON of county Stafford who also sold most of the land in parcells to sundry persons & whereas JOSEPH KING of county Stafford Son & heir of ROBERT KING deced Sets forth that he is in possession of 185 acres of the land given to him by the will of his Father who bought the same of Robert Howson & moving to be preferred to the escheat of the sd 185 acres Know Ye therefore that we & in consideration of the composition to us paid & the annual Rent hereafter reserved have granted unto JOSEPH KING all the Right & Title of the 185 acres of lend to us belonging or appurtainirg by virtue of the said Escheat the said land lying on South side the beaver darn & bounded .. beginning at the head of upper Machotick Creek Beginning at the upper end of the Cabbin ffield running about a small branch & so running to corner marked tree thence NE upon the line of RICHD ALIFFE. to the Dam .. to have and hold said 185 acres paying to us yearly on the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel_ the fee rent of. one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted .. this 11th day of Jany 1704.
      Robert Carter
      Know all men .. that I JOSEPH KING for a valuable consideration already reced have sold unto WM. FITZHUGH of county Stafford fifty four acres of land part of the within 185 acres of land lying and being in Stafford County and bounded be-ginning at a marked hickory thence down that line along the line ot AMBROSE HARLOW to Mr. PHILIP ALEXANDERS line along that line to continue the quantity of. 54 acres of land and thence over to the line of RICHD. ALIFE thence to the hickory tree whence it began .. this l4th day March 1704 coming five. Presence Edward Turberville,
      Jos: Davis, John Brewton Jos. x King
      At a Court held 14th day March 1704 Joseph King in proper person acknowledged this deed of land to Collo. Wm. Fitzhugh .. with the Pattent was ordered to be recorded & was recorded.
      PP. 79-83
      This Indenture made 11th/12th September 1721 between THOMAS PORTER of Parish of St. Paull in County Stafford Planter and ANNE his wife, NATHANIEL JONES of parish and county aforesaid, SARAH HOWSON his Wife (which said Ann and Sarah Howsen are Daughters and Coheirs of MARY CALVERT who was Daughter of ROBERT HOWSEN late of the Parish and County aforesain Gentlemen of one part and JOHN FITZHUGH of Parish of Washington County of Westmoreland of other part .. Witnesseth .. in consideration sum of £ 500 Sterling .. sold all that tract granted unto GERARD FOWKS, WILLIAM HORTON, RICHARD GRANGER & THOMAS GRIGG by Pattent dated 4th September 1661 containing 2000 acres on upper Machotique in County of Stafford then Westmoreland County bounded east with land formerly in possession of GERVISE DODSON deceased, Northerly with the land of Mr. PETER ASHTON, Westerly & Southerly with the main woods ..
      Presence Tho: Jenkins, Thomas Porter
      Benjamin Porter, Ann x Porter
      Joseph Porter Nathaniel Jones
      Sarah Howsen x Jones
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 11th October 1721 .. Then came (those who signed) & personally acknowledged this Deed and of Lease/Release and the aforesaid Ann and Sarah Howsen being privately and secretly examined acknowledged the Right of the within Mentioned lands to be the right of the within named John Fitzhugh.
      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=56&last=&g_p=P6&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Humston, Edward.
      Publication 15 April 1667.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 330 acres on the south side of Upper Machotick River down upon the creek line of the land of Mr. Robert Howsen.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 56 (Reel 6).
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=144&last=&g_p=G1&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Wright, John.
      Publication 21 March 1691/1692.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 107 acres upon Matchotick Damn. Adjoins the land of Robert Howson, decd. and the land of John Withers. Escheat land of Joseph Hadnutt.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 142-144 (Reel 288).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 144 (Reel 288).
      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=82&last=&g_p=G4&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Latham, Stephen.
      Publication 26 May 1712.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 50 acres on the north side of Petomak Road bounded by the land of John Franklyn, Thomas Buttler, Robert Howson, and John Pratt.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 82 (Reel 289).
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=36&last=&g_p=G5&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Pratt, John, Jr.
      Publication 12 January 1714/1715.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 42 acres adjoins land of Jno. Brearton, decd, patented land of Robt. Howson, decd., -Willow tree standing on the east side of the run of Upper Majotique Bever dams.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 36 (Reel 289).
      ROBT. KING 500 acs. Stafford Co., 15 Apr. 1667, p. 55. S. side upper Machoatick Beavor Dam &c.. along land of Edward Hewes &c. to Mr. Robt. Howsing {sic Howson} by a horse bridge &c. Trans. of 10 pers: Tho. Rea, Geo. Smither, Geo. Swan. Tho. Childres, Jno. Clemons, Ann Powell, Smith, Wm. Storke 4 'times.
      EDWARD HUMSTON, 337 A., SO P., Staff. Co., 15 Apr. 1667, p. 56. S. side up. Machotick Riv., upon Mr. Robt. Howsen's &e Trans. of 7 pers: Susan Woodward, Kath. Griggs, Xtoper. Bell. Jno. Harvey, Alexr. Pate, Math. Hog- son, Henry Clarke.
      ROBT. HOWSON. 450 tics. Staff. Co.. 15 Apr. 1667, p. 57. S. side of Up. Machotique Riv, datum, beg. by his come feild fence, to land of Jno. & Thomas Palmnre, crossing the Horse path &c. to N. side of the Horse bridge &c. Trans. of 9 pers: Danll. Long, Susan Mathew, Rich. Corbin, Abigail Watkins, Wm. Safe, Robt. Rowlins, Sarah Tenn (or Fenn), Joseph Dunn, Edm. Sippins.
      ABRAHAM FLOOD & RICH. CARTER, 150 acs. Staff. Co., 31 Dec. 1667, p. 92. Adj. land of Mr. Robert King. Part of land granted to Mr. Andrew Pettigrew, 28 Jan. 1662; who sold to Robert Houseing {Howson}, by him sold to Richard Ayliff, who sold to the above patentees, as by bill of sale recorded in sd. county, 18 Apr. 1666.
      ROBT. HOWSING (Houseing), 6000. acs. on the W. side in the freshes of Potmack Riv., above the dividing branches, 21 Oct. 1669, p. 262. Opposite my Lord's &c. to N. point of a Cr. named by the English the Indian Cabin Cr., dividing this & land surveyed for Jno. Mathewes. Trans. of 120 pert: Mr. Houseing 4 tymes, Giles Cable, Robt. Young, Lucas (?) Gardner, Ezekell Willin. Petr. Slasehy. Mary Plum, Wm. Price. Tho. Davis, Jno. Sprart, Tho. Draper, Edwd. Kent, Jere Pibold, Jno. Leake, Jo. Truman, Lan. Mosely, Tho. Thruston, Ino. Hudson, Hen. Lupton, Josias Franklin, Hen. Pratt, Jno. Bates, Mary Standly, Ed. Seaman, Wm. Hobson, Row. Lawson, Jno. Porks, Evan Pressey, 1a. Towne, Rolm. Dooeby, Pet. Skinner, X po. Dunford, Eliz. Burton, Nich Whitehead, Rich. Day, Robt. Young, Jno. Suttle, Jo. Newberry, Rich. Freeman, Theo. Griffin, Tho. Cooke, Jno. Lane, Robt. King, Ja. Moss, Rich. Norton, Miles Gray, Jno Hugill, Lott Richeson, Tho, Suckett, Wm. Cox, Mary Wilkinson, Geo. Hollis. Jeff. Wormely, Sym. Harper. Susan Wappin, Mar. Preston, Morris Dixon, Sam. Pike, Fran. Trotter, Jno. Holmes, Alex. Fisher, Tho. Palmer, Wm. Salmon, Phi I I. Watson, Sam Gipson, Jim. Porter, Tim
      Ra. Hopkins, Tho. Fletcher, Sy. Haynes, Jno. Wells, Patrick West, Ja. Hunter, Bat. Boucher, Rich. Carter, Ed. Buttock, Jo. Dew, Saml. Farmer, Norris, Ed. Norris, Ro. Stapler, Jo. Stapler, Mar. Copeland, Mary Potter, An. Barber, Susan Phelps, Do. Hobson, An. Percott, Ma. Herbert, Cisly Serhy, Reb. Parker, Sara Knowles, Ma. Edwards, Fra. Worstly. Kath. Smith, Jane Messell, Tho. Killip, Jno. Mapes, Fra. Cogan, Tho. Sherman, Jno. Allen, David Taylor, Geo. Green, Hum. Wilson, Tho. Lawrenson, Cha. Hudson, Robt. Foster; & 10 Negroes,
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      8 Apr. 1745. Lease. Townshend Dade, Fairfax Co. gent. & Gerrard Alexander, same Co. gent. 2743 A. in
      Fairfax Co. granted to Robert Howson, 6000 A. Named in boundaries, Potomac river, John &Gerrard Alexander.
      Wit.John Minor, DanI. French, John West, Benja. Sebastian. Apr. 16, 1745. May 21, 1745 Parthinia w.
      of Townshend Dade signed release, p.372.
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      5 Apr. 1745, Lease. John Minor, Fairfax Co. & Townshend Dade, of same Co. 400 A. granted Robert Howson for 6000 A. Named 'in boundaries, Potomack River, Pearson's Island, Alexanders. Jemima Minor, w. of John, signs release. Wit. Daniel French, John Pagan, John Colvill. May 21, 1745, p. 376

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