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

John Howson

Male Abt 1678 - 1714  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name John Howson 
    Born Abt 1678  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1714  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25428  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Leonard Howson,   b. Bef 1640, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Lee,   b. 1653, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1714, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 20 Jul 1670  Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Kenner,   b. 19 Mar 1683, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1715, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Howson,   b. Aft 1700, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)  [natural]
     2. Richard Howson,   b. Bef 1697, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1744, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)  [natural]
     3. Leonard Howson,   b. 1701, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1737, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Howson,   b. Bef 1704, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary {unproven} Howson,   b. Bef 1706,   d. 18 Dec 1755, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F16967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Medstand Lee,   b. 11 Aug 1688, 'Cobbs Hall' Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F16968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1713-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Wills-Admin; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 33
      Howson(John), oathes of witnesses to Howson's will recorded,
      viz: Mr. George Turberville, Jno.Graham, Jno Gouch, Isaac Heste and Jno. Taylor--19 May 1714.
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      1713-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Wills-Admin; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 87
      Howson, John, will presented to Court 17 September 1714, by Elizabeth Howson and Francis Kenner the executors , and proved by the oaths of witnesses thereto as on page 33
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      1716-1718 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 6 [Antient Press]; Page 1098
      Westmoreland County Court 31st day of May 1721.
      JOHN HOWSON a very aged person upon his Petieon is discharged from future payment of Levies in this County.
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      1699-1706 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 141
      Northumberland County Court 15th of January Anno 1700/1
      This day the Last Will and Testam't of Capt. WILLIAM HOWSON was proved in Court by the Oaths of M'r LEONARD HOWSON & M'r JOHN HOWSON Witnesses to the said Will and the same is admitted to Record.
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      1706-1713 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 708
      Northumberland County Court - 21st day of March 1711
      - The Records being burnt and Capt. JOHN HOWSON presenting to this Court a copy of Mr. HANCOCK LEE's Will Attested by the Clerk and also a Copy of the Inventory of the said LEE's Estate Attested by the Appraisers which Appraised the same And on the said HOWSON's Motion the said Will and Inventory are Admitted to Record.
      - The Records being burnt and Capt. JOHN HOWSON presenting to this Court an Original Deed for Land from JEOFFRY JOHNSON unto him together with a bond for performance of the Covenants in the said Deed and ELIZA JOHNSON's wife of the said JEOFFRY her power of Attorney for her Relinquishment of her Right of Dower in the said Land On the said Capt. JOHN HOWSON's Motion are All Admitted to Record.
      - The Records being burnt and Capt. JOHN HOWSON presenting to this Court an Original Division of Land between him and the Orphan of his Brother Capt. WILLIAM HOWSON's on the said HOWSON's Motion is Admitted to Record.
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      1706-1720 Deeds & Wills - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 6-9
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen December ye 13th: day 1704. I LEONARD HOWSON of ST STEVENS Parish in County of Northumberid. & Colony of Virginia being sick and weak of body but of perfect memory & remembrance praised he Almighty God for the same, doe make constitute & ordaine this and noe other to be my Last Will and Teatamt in forme and manner following Imprs. I commend my Soule unto God that Saviour & Redeemer to receive full remission for all my sins and offences & my body I committ to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently interred at the discretion of my Exrs hereafter nominated and as for my worldly Estate. which God has been pleased to endow me withal" I dispose of as followeth:
      First I desire that my Daughter in Law. MARY Nutt, be paid her porcon left to her by her Father & Mother out of my Estate proporconable as by Inventory will my household goods except what my Exrs, shall think fitt to reserve for my Child, desire may he sold at an Outcry for ready tobco to pay my debts and my whole cropp of tobacco if possible to be freighted home for LONDON or BRISTOLL.
      Next, I desire that Mrs ANNE WEBB may keep my Child soe long as shee shall think fitt, the said ANNE WEBB for soe doeing to have a cleare maintenance out of my Estate for as long as shee shall live but if the said ANNE WEBB should chance to die in the minority of my Child, I desire shee then may live with my Brother, JOHN HOWSON, or whome he may think fitt to putt her to for her edification
      Item. I give unto MARY NUTT one small hoop Ring of Gold:
      Item I give unto ELIZABETH BRERETON. two gold rings, the one a small Seale Ring wth her Grandfather, BRERETONs, Coat of Armes & the other an enameld. Ring and a Silver bodkin'
      Item. I give unto DAVID WILLI( ) my overseering broad cloth Coat serve vest & hreec h es
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Brother, JOHN HOWSON, a mourning Ring of Gold of Twenty shillings price
      Item. I doe give and bequeath unto RICHARD WRIGHT a mourning Ring of Gold of Twenty shillings price
      Item. All my parcell or tract of land which I lately bought of Mr, JAMES INNIS. I doe give and bequeath unto my Daughter. HANNAH HOWSON. and to her heires lawfully begotten of her body for ever. But if my Daughter, HANNAH HOWSON, should by chance to die without heire lawfully begotten of her body. then all her portion of Land which I have to her bequeated I doe give unto my Cozen, LEONARD HOWSON, Son to my Brother. JOHN HOWSON to him his heires for ever,
      Item. All the rest of my Estate already not bequeathed both reall & personall now belonging to me by any manner of waies whatsoever, I doe give and bequeath unto my Daughter. HANNAH HOWSON, and to her heires for ever, Alsoe I desire that there may he a good Stock of Cattle kept and maintained on the Plantacon I have bequeathed to my Daughter. HANNAH HOWSON, as soone as possible & a good Orchard of Apple Trees & Peach Trees planted thereon: & to be kept under a good sufficient fence: And lastly, I doe authorize and appoint my Brother, JOHN HOWSON, and RICHARD WRIGHT, Exers. in Trust of this my Last Will and Testament but if either of my Exers. should chance to die in the minority of my Child. I desire they may make choise of whome they think fitt to lelave in their room & steed utterly revokeing and disannulling all former Wills & Tcstamts. by me made from time to time and att all times holding &. allowing this & hoe other to he my Last Will & Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written
      Signed and Sealed in prsence of us
      RICHARD COCKARILL, his mark
      EDWARD COCKARILL LEONARD Howson seale
      DAVID WILLIAMS, his mark
      Die Febry: 21d 1704/5 This Will was proved in Northumberld County Court to he the Last Will and Testament of Capt. LEOND. HOWSON, deced., by the Oaths of RICHARD COCKRILL. EDWD. COCKRILL & DAVID WILLIAMS. witnesses to the said Will & is admitted to Record Teste THO. HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Die Febry! 22d 1710 This Originall Will was produced to ye Court by RICHARD WRIGHT & the record being burnt, (on the said WRIGHTs moron) the same is admitted to Record Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur Northumbria
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      1713-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Wills-Admin; [Lewis & Booker]; 1713-1726 Record Book, Page 135
      Wright, Richard, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 13 January 1720/21---W. P. 15 February 1720/21
      To Anna Howson, daughter of Capt. Leonard Howson (dec'd)- all my lands in Northumberland County, and if she should die without heir of her body lawfully begotten, to John Howson the son of John Howson, lately deceased.
      To Anna Howson-my mare and young horse.
      To Grant Cluesberry-my sword, belt, and silver headed cane, three acres of land for to live upon during his natural life, and the said three acres to be laid off next to Wattermans old field, with liberty of timber to build.
      To Ann Stowell-ten yards of serge, and nine ells of Dowlass.
      To Catherine Coleman-ten yards of serge, and nine ells of Dowlass.
      To Thos. Jasup, belonging to Anna Howson, a mullatto fellow-a gray drugget coat, a stript Holland vest and breeches, two fine shirts, a pair of Duroy breeches, and a pair of worsted stockins, To Richard Grant, a muliatto of Anna Howson's some wearing cloaths, a Kersie coat, a broad cloth vest, a jacket and breeches of plaids, a pair of blew broad. °loath breeches and three shirts, three pair of stockins, a pair old plain breeches, and a great coat.
      Godson Richard Reed-as much green flowered Callimanco as would make him a jacket and breeches with trimings fit for it, and two shirts.
      Rest of my estate to Anna Howson.
      Grant Cluesberry-shall live in my dwelling house until he can get one up on his own part of the land.
      Edward Coles, executor,
      Witness: William Fry, Tho, Hayes, and Arthur Poplerwell
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      1706-1711 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 38-41
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth day of November in ye Sixthyear of the Reigne of or: Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, Queene, Defender of the faith &c., in the yeare of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & seven; Betweene JEOFFRY JOHNSON of WICCOCOMOCO Parish in Northumberid. County & Colony of Virga:, Planter, of the one part and JOHN HOWSON, Gentl., of the same Parish County & Colony of the other part; Witnesseth that the sd. GEOFFRY JOHNSON for the due consideracon of One hundred and Twenty pounds Sterl., & three thousand pounds of tobacco & cask to him in hand paid, hath sold unto the said JOHN HOWSON and to his heirs and assignes for ever all that par- cell of land now in the tenure of or late in the occupation of the said GEOFFRY JOHNSON, & whereon he now liveth, being on South side of GREAT WICCOCOMOCO RIVER in said Parish and County and on North side of a Creek commonly called CUPIDS CREEK bounded as followeth , vizt„ Running along the meanders of the said CUPIDS CREEK & Branch thereof from the mouth neer to the head of ye sd Branch to a marked red Oak standing nigh to JOHN GOUCHEs SPRING. & on North side of said Branch: thence through an Old Fild to a marked Sassafrick on ye Westermost side of ye sd, Field, thence to a marked Hickory. thence to a marked Pine on or neer to ye descent of a Hill night to a Branch issueing into VULCANS CREEK. thence to a red Oak at the foot of the sd, descent & nigh to the said Branch of ye sd. Creek. being the extent of ye sd. Land conteyning by estimacon Two hundred acres (be the same more or less) the sd. land being part of a Pattent of Five hundred acres of land formerly granted to JEOFFRY GOUCHE dated the Thirtieth day of Janry: Ano. Dom: one thousand six hundred fifty and one, other Pattent for Two hundred acres of land granted to Mr. THOMAS BRERETON dated ye 17th: day of October Anno Domini one thousan dsix hundred and sixty, which sd. JEOFFRY GOUCHE conveyed his land to SAMLL. GOUCHE by Deed dated the 21st day of March 1658, duely acknowledged & the said Mr. THOMAS BRERETON assigned the sd. Pattent of Two hundred acres of land, vizt , ye sd. SAMLL. GOUCHE by Assignement dated ye 20th day of June Anno 1668 duely acknowledged, which sd. GOUGE by Deed acknowledged ye 20th day of December 1666 conveyed the halfe of all his lands held by vertue of the sd. BRERETONs Pattent, & Deed of Conveyance from the said JEOFFRY GOUCHE unto the said GEOFFRY JOHNSON &c., All which by the abovesd. Pattent & Deeds dated as aforesd. (relacon thereunto being had) may more fully & amply appeare, And att a Generall Court held ye 22d day of October 1690. at JAMES CITTY, in a difference there depending betweene JOHN GOUCH, Son and heire of the abovesd. SAMLL. GOUCH. & JEOFFRY JOHNSON aforesd., first party to these prsents. it was determined that the said JEOFFRY JOHNSON had a good Tytle in fee simple by vertue of the sd, SAMLL; GOUCH's Deed to that part of ye Land in controvesy and afterwards (to whitt) the 20th of Janry: lowing, in conformity to the General! Courts order, the sd, JOHN GOUCH, Son & heire &c. as aforesd. & JEOFFRY JOHNSON amicably consented to & did divide their lands as appeares by an Instrument of Partition dated & acknowledged as aforesd., bounding their severall proporcons, the said JEOFFRY JOHNSONs part being the land hereby menconed & intended to be bargained and sold being comprehended within the above specified bounds withall its rights & appurtenances together with all houses orchards stables whatsoever to the said land belonging, To have and to hold the said Two hundred acres of land with their appurtenances unto the said JOHN HOWSON his heires & assignes and the said JEOFFREY JOHNSON doth hereby agree hee the said JOHN HOWSON his heires shall hold ye same from the claims of all manner of persons clayming under him and in Wittness of all ye pr:misses I the said GEOFFRY JOHNSON hath hereunto sett his hand and sale the day & yeare first above written
      Signed Sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      RICHARD LATTIMORE, GEOFERY JOHNSON. seale
      ANTHO. HAYNIE, THOS, HOBSON
      Die Decembris• 17th: 1707. This Deed of Indenture was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by JEOFFREY JOHNSON & ELIZA: his Wife by her Attorney, Capt, THOMAS HOBSON to Captn: JOHN HOWSON, and the same is admitted to Record
      Test THOS: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Memorandum. Novembr: ye 28th Anno 1707 That quiett & peaceable possession was this day given by ye within named JEOFFREY JOHNSON, first party to this Instrumt. of Indenture unto the within named JOHN HOWSON, Gent,, by ye delivery of Turfe and Twigg upon a part of the within granted land
      In the pr:sence of RICHD: HUDNALL,
      JOHN GOUCHE
      Die Decembr' 17d. 1707, The above peaseable possession was acknowledged in Northumberld. County Court by JEOFFERY JOHNSON unto Captn. JOHN HOWSON, & the same is admitted to Record Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Die Martii 21: 1710. This Original Deed & Livery of Seizin was pr:sented to the Court by Capt. HOWSON (and the Record being burnt). upon the said HOWSONs motion, the same are admitted to Record Test THO. HOBSON, Cl Cur Northbria
      Northumberland County SS. KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I ELIZABETH JOHNSON. Wife of JEOFFERY JOHNSON doe appoint my Friend, Capt. THOMAS HOBSON, for me to acknowledge & relinquish my Right of Dower to all the tract which I now live on unto JOHN HOWSON, As Witness my hand this 18th day of Novembr: Anno 1707.
      Interlined before signed. JOHN DOUCHE,
      MALACHI BURBURY ELIZABETH JOHNSON
      Decembr• 17th: 1707 This Power of Attorney was proved in Northumberid. County Court by ye Oaths of JOHN GOUCH & MALACHI BURBURY & is admitted to Record
      Test THO. HOBSON, CI Cur
      Die Martii 21: 1710. This Original! Power of Attorney was pr:sented to ye Court by Captn: JOHN HOWSON (6, ye Record being burnt) upon the sd. HOWSONs mocon, ye sd, Power of Attorney is admitted to Record
      Test THO. HOBSON, Cl Cur Northbria
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I GEOFFERY JOHNSON of WICCOCOMOCO Pish: in the County of Northumberld am hound unto JOHN HOWSON in the penall summa of Three hundred pounds of lawful! money of England to which paymt. I bind my selfe my heires: Sealed with my seale dated this Nineteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred & seven
      THE CONDICON of this obligacon is that if JEOFFERY JOHNSON his heires shall aft all imes truely keepe all the covenants menconed in Deed beareing even date with these pr:sents betweene JEOFFERY JOHNSON & JOHN HOWSON, That then yen above obligacon to be void, otherwise to stand in full force
      Signed sealed & delivd: in ye pr:sence of
      ANTHO: HAYNIE, GEOFFERY JOHNSON
      RICHARD LATTIMORE, THO: HOBSON
      Die Decembr. 17d; 1710, This Bond was acknowledged in Northumberld. County Court by JEOFFERY JOHNSON to Captn . JOHN HOWSON & is admitted to Record
      Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur
      Die Martii 21d: 1710. This Original! Bond was pr:sented to the Court by Captn: JOHN HOWSON (& ye Records being burnt), upon ye sd. HOWSONs mocon, the sd. Bond is admitted to Record Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur Northbria
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      1706-1711 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 42
      Northumberld. County April ye 15th: 1706.
      By venue of an Order of this County Court impowering us, JOHN TAYLOR, THOMAS GAYLOR. RICHARD LATTIMORE, THOMAS DOWNING & GEO: COOPER, Surveyors, to Survey & divide ye Land formerly ye land of Capt. LEONARD HOWSON, deced., betweene Captn. JOHN HOWSON & ye Orphan of his Bro:, Captn. WILLIAM HOWSON, p:suant thereunto wee the above named persons entred the 15th day of Aprill upon ye sd. Land in order to survey and divide ye sd. land, Beginning for the same at an old corner marked Gum tree standing within three inward notched saplins upon ye North Maine Branch of FISHING CREEK: & extending from thence along the water course of ye sd. Branch & Creek its several' bearings & distances betweene the No: & East points to ye lowermost point of the said Branch of the said FISHING CREEK, running up ye side of ye Land its diverse changes betweene ye South & West poynts to two inward marked red Oakes standing on ye No. side of them sd. small Branch above which two red Oaks upon the bank stands one Hickory & one white Oake marked inwards and from the said two inward marked red Oaks upon a Branch beginning to the line of Division betweene Capt. JOHN HOWSON & ye Orphan of his Bro. Capt. WILLIAM HOWSON, and extending cross ye land by a line running North 13d West 306 poles to two inward marked red Oaks standing upon ye Norly: Branch and wee the abovenamed JOHN TAYLOR, THOMAS GAYLOR, RICHARD LATTIMORE. THO: DOWNING & GEORGE COOPER, Surveyors, doe report & say that in complyan ce with the said Order have laid out & divided ye sd. Land according to the best of or' Judgemt, (that is to say) ye upper most or Westerly pte: lying betweene ye head of ye whole tract which line beginns at ye abovesd. Gum & stretches across ye Land So: So: East to a Maple in ye Soly Branch & ye line of Division for Capn. JOHN HOWSONs part and the lowermost or Easterly part before ye line of Division of the Orphan of Capt. WILLIAM HOWSONs,
      Witnesse or: hands GEO: COOPER, Surveyors. RICHD: LATTIMORE, JOHN TAYLOR 1110. DOWNING, THO. GAYLOR
      Court Aprill 16d. 1706. The within written was pr:sented to Northumberland County Court as a true Survey & division of the land within menconed betweene Captn, JNO: HOWSON &ye Orphan of his Bro. Capn. WM: HOWSON (pursuant to an order made ye last Court to ye same purpose) by ye within Subscribers and ye same is admitted to Record
      Test THO: HOBSON, Cl Cur

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