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From: (Shawn Potter)
Subject: Re: Matthew Howard of MD Ancestry
Date: 3 Aug 2002 12:33:26 -0700
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Reference my observation that Cornelius Lloyd's wife had relatives
living in County Kilkenny, Ireland, and that Mathew Howard's wife
might have been a sister of Cornelius Lloyd. I just noticed that
Mathew and Ann Howard's grandson, Joseph Howard--son of Cornelius
Howard Sr., bequeathed a tract of land in Anne Arundel County called
"Killkenney" to his son Henry. Since immigrants memorialized their
homelands in the names of their new world properties, the name of this
Howard family property appears to support my suggestions that Ann
might have been a sister of Edward and Cornelius Lloyd and that the
identities of Mathew and Ann Howard's forebears might be found among
the records of the English Cromwellian officers and supporters who
received land grants in County Kilkenny, Ireland, during the 1640s.
Will of Joseph Howard, written June 6, 1736, proven July 23, 1736.
In the name of God, Amen, I, Joseph Howard of Anne Arundel County in
the province of Maryland, planter, being in perfect health and sound
disposition and memory, thanks be to God for the same, but knowing the
uncertainty of life and being willing to dispose of what estate it
hath pleased God to give me, I do hereby therefore make this my last
will and testament in manner following.
Imprimis. I recommend my soul to God hoping to be saved through the
merits of my blessed Savior and redeemer Jesus Christ and my body I
commit to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner as my executrix
and executor shall think fit and after my just debts are paid I give
my estate in manner following:
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Howard one tract of land
lying and being at Elkridge in the county aforesaid called
'Killkenney' containing one hundred acres one other tract of land
adjoining to 'Killkenney' called 'Howard's Hazard' containing one
hundred acres as also one hundred acres of land out of a tract of land
called 'Howard's Package' to be laid out adjoining to the aforesaid
tract of land called 'Howard's Hazard' and also three hundred and ten
acres of land out of a tract of land called the 'Second Discovery'
which several tracts or parcels of land aforesaid I hereby give to my
said son Henry Howard to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Ephraim Howard five hundred
acres of land and of a tract of land called 'Discovery' to __ out at
the uppermost and of the said tract of land and whereas there is
apiece of land which I now hold belonging to the said land called
'Discovery' which Phillip Hammond says belongs to him, if therefore I
or my heirs do get that peice of land from Phillip Hammond then my
wish is that my son Joseph Howard shall have five hundred acres of
land laid out for him at that year most and of the said land called
'Discovery' and then my son Ephraim Howard to have his five hundred
acres laid out for him adjoining to my son Joseph Howard's two hundred
acres, but my will is that if I or my heirs do not get that part of
the land belonging to the 'Discovery' which Phillip Hammond says he
has a right to that then my will is that my son Joseph Howard shall
not have any land belonging to the 'Discovery' which five hundred
acres of land I hereby give to my son Ephraim Howard and his heirs
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Cornelius Howard all the
remaining part of the said tract of land called 'Discovery' as also
four hundred acres out of a tract of land called 'Howard's Package'
which said two tracts or parcels of land hereby given. To my son
Cornelius Howard I give that same to him and his heirs forever and my
wish is that if I get the land in dispute between Philip Hammond and
myself that then my son Ephraim Howard shall let my son Cornelius
Howard have five thousand four hundred days boards and my son Joseph
shall also let my son Cornelius have three thousand four hundred days
boards of timber to make them, but if it so happens that my son Joseph
hath no part of that said land called 'Discovery,' then my will is
that my son Ephraim Howard shall let my son Cornelius Howard have
timber to make sevn thousand four hundred days boards.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Howard the plantation I
now live on and all the land belonging to it called 'Howard's
Inheritance' lying on the south side of the South River and also
thirty acres of land called 'Sarah's Inheritance' lying on the south
side of South River and joining to the said tract of land called
'Howard's Inheritance' which said two tracts or parcels of land herby
give to my said son Joseph Howard I give the same to him and his heirs
Item. I give unto my grandson Joseph Higgins one hundred acres of
land being my remaining part of a tract of land called 'Second
Discovery' and my will is that the said one hundred acres shall be
laid out beginning at the northern most end of the said land and
running one hundred paces __ to the north west course of the said land
thence south by one hundred and sixty paces then which the lines of
the said land referse to the beginning which said one hundred acres of
land hereby given to my said grandson Joseph Higgins I give land to
him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Howard one negro
man named Harry as also my riding horse named Pertuna.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Howard one sorrel mare,
her colt, and five ewes.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Ephraim Howard one bay horse called
Pleasure and one gray mare colt.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Cornelius Howard one horse
named Batchelor and one __ mare and fourteen pound currency.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Howard one horse named
Prince, one bay mare colt, and my silver headed cane.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the sum of eighteen
pounds sterling and one horse and colored mare, her horse colt.
Item. I give and bequest unto my daughter Ruth Duvall twenty shilling
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Jacob Twenty
shilling current money.
Item. It is my will after my just debts and legacys are paid and my
wife's thirds deducted I give all the remaining part of my formidable
estate to be equally divided among my said children following, vizt.
Ephraim Howard, Cornelius Howard, Joseph Howard, Sarah Howard.
Item. It is my will that my friend Doctor Richard Hill should have
the bringing up of my son Joseph Howard and have his part of my estate
put into the said Hill protection and I earnestly desire my said
friend Richard Hill to use his utmost endeaver in bringing my said son
Joseph Howard up a Doctor of Phisick and my hope is that my said son
Joseph Howard shall remain and be with the said Richard Hill from and
after my decease until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years
and I do __ __ desire my friends Col. Henry Ridgely, Mr. Joshua
Downey, and Mr. John Dorsey, son of Edward, to be my trustees to see
my will performed and I do ordain my wife and children will their
advice or major part of them upon any dispute that may arrise among my
wife and children concerning any matter relating to my estate herein
Lastly. I do hereby constitute, ordain, and appoint my dear wife
Margery Howard executrix and my sons Henry Howard, Ephraim Howard and
Cornelius Howard executors after this my just will and testament
hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made and confirming
this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of June, 1736.
Joseph Howard (seal)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Joseph Howard to
be his last will and testament in the presence of us John Howard, John
Burgess, William Phelps.
John Howard, John Burgess and William Phelps the witnesses to ye
within will severally make oath on the Holy Evantlists of Almight God
that they saw the testator Joseph Howard sign and seal the within
writting and heard him publish and declare the same as his last will
and testament and that at the time of his ordering he was to the best
of their knowledge and understanding of sound and disposing mind and
that they subscribed their names as witnesses to ye said will. Sworn
to before me July 28, 1736. D. Dulaney, County Clerk. [Anne Arundel
County, Colonial Maryland Wills, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis,
Maryland, Liber 21, folio 620-622]