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

Rachel Howard

Female 1732 - 1792  (60 years)


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  • Name Rachel Howard 
    Born 2 Apr 1732  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Sep 1792  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38795  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Henry Howard,   b. 14 Jan 1703, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1773, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Dorsey,   b. 15 Oct 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1731  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joshua Dr. Warfield,   b. 17 Oct 1724, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1751  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dinah Warfield,   b. 3 Apr 1754, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1842, Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     2. Ruth Warfield,   b. 18 Jan 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1830, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Joseph Warfield,   b. 19 Feb 1758, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1837, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Rachel Warfield,   b. 15 Dec 1759,   d. 25 Dec 1839, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F24480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of Rachel Warfield of Anne Arundel County, dtd 9 Dec 1784

      State of Maryland: In the Name of God Amen, I Rachel Warfield of Anne Arundel County and state aforesaid being in perfect mind memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of theis transitory existance do make my last will and Testament in the manner & form following viz.

      First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Warfield, ten pounds Currency the two silver cans & twelve silver spoons in full of his part of my Estate

      Secondly: It is my will and desire that the several obligations given to my daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey Rachel Dorsey given by me to them be paid after which payment the residue of my Estate after paying my Creditors be equally divided between my four daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owings, & Rachel Dorsey.

      Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my four daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owens & Rachel Dorsey joimt executors of this my last will & Testament revoking and disanulling any former will or wills Testaments or Testaments In Witness whereof I have here unto signed my named and affixed my seal this ninth day of december 1784 one thousand seven hundred and eighty four.

      Rachel Warfield (Seal)

      Signed Sealed and acknowledged
      as Rachel Warfields
      last Will & Testament in Presence of
      Epraim Howard of Henry, Joseph Howard, Brice Gassaway, Dinah Gassaway:

      On the back of the foregoing will was thus written viz> Anne Arundel County the 17th day of September 1792. Then came Brice John Gassaway one of the subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testamony of Rachel Warfield late of Anne Arundel County deceased and made oath on the holy Evangals of almighty God that he did see see the Testrix therein named seal this Will and that he heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and Testament that at the time of her est of his apprehension of a sound and dsiposing mind memory and understanding and that he together with Dinah
      Gassaway respectively subscribed their Names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request' of the Testrix and in the presence of each other and that at the time of the sealing thereof the Testrix informed him that Ephraim Howard of Henry one of the former Evidences was deceased and the Joseph Howard was in a low state of Health and is since dead to this deponets knowledge. Sworn before Capt. Gassaway Reg. Wills aa Co.

      We Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owings, & Rachel Dorsey, the appointed
      executors in the last will and Testament of Rachel Warfield late of AA County, deceased do hearby refuse to Act as Executrixes to the said Will by Virtue of such appointement and to therefore renounce all our Rights and Title and Claims to said Executorship accordingly
      Sept 15, 1792
      Sarah Warfield
      Dinah Dorsey
      Ruth Owings
      Rachel Dorsey
      Capt. Gassaway Comsory of AA County.
      We wish you to appoint our friend Nicholas W. Dorsey in the sted of the whole of us
      Sarah Warfield
      Dinah Dorsey
      Ruth Owings
      Rachel Dorsey
      Capt. Gassaway} Examined.
      USGENWEB
      ===
      WARFIELD, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 23 Apr, 1768; 10 Apr, 1769
      Wife: Rachel. Children: Joseph, Joshua, Sarah, Dina, Ruth and Rachel. Bro.-in-law: James Howard.
      Extx: Wife Rachel.
      Wit: Joseph Howard, son of Ephriam, Wm. Selman, Wm. Barker. 37. 201
      ===
      Joshua Warfield 102.64 AA £1307.14.1 Sep 18 1769 Nov 15 1769
      Appraisers: H. Griffith, H. Ridgely.
      Creditors: J. B. Howard, Greenbury & Charles Ridgely.
      Next of kin: Philemon Warfield, Alexander Warfield.
      Executrix: Rachell Warfield
      ===
      Children of Rachel Howard and Joshua Warfield , Dr. are:

      i. Ruth Warfield was born 18 JAN 1756 in Anne Arundel, MD, and died 23 MAY 1830 in Anne Arundel, MD. She married Richard Owings 1774, son of Samuel Owings and Ruth Urath Randall. He was born 16 JUL 1749 in Baltimore County, MD, and died 3 NOV 1818 in Anne Arundel, MD.

      ii. Dinah Warfield was born 3 APR 1754 in Howard County, MD, and died 7 JUN 1842 in Howard County, MD. She married Caleb Dorsey, son of Ely Dorsey and Deborah Dorsey. He was born ABT 1753 in Anne Arundel County, MD, and died 1812.

      iii. Joseph Warfield was born 19 FEB 1758, and died 19 OCT 1837. He married Elizabeth Dorsey 26 JUN 1778 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, daughter of Nicholas Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington. She was born 8 DEC 1761 in Maryland, and died BET 1851 AND 1860 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

      iv. Rachel Warfield was born 15 DEC 1759, and died 25 DEC 1839 in Montgomery County, Maryland. She married Nicholas Worthington Dorsey 14 DEC 1779 in Prince Georges County, MD, son of Nicholas Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington. He was born 1 NOV 1759 in Huntington Quarter, Anne Arundel, MD, and died 16 OCT 1821 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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