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Subject: [MDSTMARY] Peter Howard
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Has anyone proven who the various Peter Howards
of the late 18th century in SMC were and how they
were related? Or have any further information
than what I have below?
Since looking at Peter Cissell and his wife
Eleanor Gough Cissell, who was the sister of Ann
Gough Howard, I've been looking at Eleanor and
Ann's mother. She was Eleanor Bowles Gough
Howard. Her first husband was Peter Gough, and
second husband Peter Howard. So Peter Howard was
the stepfather of Ann & Eleanor (technically,
since they were adults by the time of Peter
Howard & Eleanor Gough's marriage). It makes me
wonder if there was a relationship between Peter
Howard and Thomas Howard, the husband of Ann.
Or am I completely off base? Do I have the three Peter Howards mixed up?
Thank you for any assistance you can give.
Gayle Howard Londeree
Peter Howard (b. abt 1730-d.4 Feb 1783) s/o
Thomas Howard & Anastasia (Spink?) m.
Maryville/Mayville ? (b. bef 1763 SMC - d. aft
Peter Howard (b. bef. 1729 SMC - d. aft. 1778)
s/o William Howard & Mary Melton m1. Eleanor
Bowles Gough 23 Oct 1767 St. Francis Xavier, SMC,
d/o John Bowles & Eleanor Cissell, widow of Peter
Gough, b. bef. 1729 SMC - d. bef. 1775 SMC; m2.
Elizabeth ? c. 1775 -known children Jesse (bapt.
14 Jan 1776) & Mary (bapt. 14 Dec 1777)
Peter Howard m. bet. 1753 - 1757 Sarah Davis, widow of Walter Davis
There were three adult Peter Howards in St.
Mary's county in 1778 who took the Oath of
Fidelity. One was "Peter of Thomas", & one "Peter
of Thomas bayside", and both of these took the
oath with John Ireland, as did James Howard Senr.
The other Peter Howard took his oath with J.
Shanks, as did a Thomas Howard. It may be that
the Peter who married Sarah Davis was also a son
of a Thomas Howard. There were no Peter Howards
in the 1790 census in St. Mary's, and as I
haven't seen a record of one residing elsewhere,
I assume they were all deceased by that date.
Miscellaneous records connected to the Peter
Howards from the MDSTMARY list and elsewhere:
From: The Goughs -Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] Hope this
helps to identify parents of Ann Gough (Howard)
-- May be Peter and Eleanor Bowles Gough - Date:
Mon, 17 Nov 2003
Will of Peter Gough, SMC 9/24/1766-2/10/1767. Son: Ignatius, plantation
in case he pays his brother Bennet 5000 lbs. tobacco. Daughter:
Elizabeth Martindale. Personal estate to 7 youngest daughters and
wife. Daughters: Ann, Mary, Eleanor, and Kezia Gough. Exec: Wife,
Eleanor. Wit: John Tarlton, Ann Tarlton, James Jordan. (Maryland
Calendar of Wills).
Note that Peter Gough didn't name all of his 7 youngest daughters, but
Ann is one of them and I'd be willing to bet that Susan was another. Linda"
6/30/1768: Admin. accts. of Peter Gough, SMC.
Received from: Kenelm Cheseldine, Wm. Hammersley,
Wm. Jordan. Payments to: Joseph
Martindale, James Jordan, John Gardiner, James
Gordon, Thomas Shanks, Jeremiah Jordan, Charles
Goldsborough, Walter Dulany, Esq., Samuel Abell,
Kenelm McWilliams, Dr. Henry Jernigan, Charles
Evans, Nicholas Cissell, execs. of Philip Key,
Esq., Thomas West, execs. of James Mills. Exec.:
Eleanor Howard, wife of Peter Howard. (Admin.
accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland,
Libers, 52-58, 1764-1768 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.).
NOTE: This record is not on CD #206.
Rootsweb - Linda Reno
I have in my file that Eleanor (Bowles) Howard died prior to 1776 based on
the baptism of 2 children born to Peter Howard and a second wife, Elizabeth.
There was at least one more Peter Howard around at that time and perhaps I
placed the 2 children with the wrong man. The other Peter Howard was the
son of Thomas Howard and Anastasia. He was married to a woman named
Maryville ____ by the time of his death in 1783. Maryville ____married
second, Ignatius Griffin and they then moved to South Carolina where
Ignatius Griffin died ca1810.
4/30/1785: Maryland State Papers, Series A, Box 52, folder 112/1 contains a
paper for Peter Howard, signed by Mary Griffin and Ignatius Griffin. She
pleas to settle and pay to Jeremiah Tarlton all the monthly pay and
collection of land that's due to her for her husband Peter Howard's
servitude in the Army and you will mark off your debt. Wit: Martin Henry.
(Courtesy, David Darnall Griffin 1/1/2001).
David Griffin, 1/2/2000 who states that Ignatius Griffin died prior to
3/10/1810 when Mayville Griffin was appointed as his administrator. In
1811, Maryville Griffin paid from the estate. Their children: Henry, b.
1781; Bowen, b. 1782; Mavel, b. 178?, and Jesse, b. 1788. Ignatius Griffin
witnessed a deed in Spartansburg District, SC on 12/18/1789.
Peter Howard and wife Elizabeth had a son named Jesse Howard who was
baptized in 1776 and a daughter named Mary baptized in 1777. Source was
Jesuit Missions. Jesse's godparents were: Thomas Howard and Susan Payne.
Mary's godparent was Sarah Peacock.
There was also another Peter Howard who married Sarah, widow of Walter
Davis, between 1756-1757 and I don't know what happened to him.
From: "Jerry L. Clark" -Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY]
Walter Davis -Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008
Walter Davis, St Mary's County 7/15/1754-4/17/1755.
Wife: Sarah, plantation seated by Thomas Reeder to me.
Son: Walter, after the d. of my wife, all of my plantation.
To: My former children by my former wife, 1 shilling.
Daughter: Ann, when she arrives at age or marriage, a negro girl named Lucy.
Son: Anthony, a negro boy Joseph when he arrives at age or day of marriage.
Daughter: Roseanna Davis, when she arrives at age or day of marriage, a
negro girl named Margaret.
Daughters: Mary, Elizabeth, and Sarah to each a
young cow and calf and ewe lamb when they arrive
at age or day of marriage.
Son: Peter, bed and bed clothes I now lie on and one pillow.
Son: Stephen, large pot and pot rack.
Son: John Barton Davis, one pot rack and one ewe and lamb.
Wife: Sarah, rest of my personal estate.
No Exec. named.
Wit: Anthony Roberts, Peter Howard, John Roberts. 29.452
Walter Davis 61.313 FR £113.8.9 May 19 1756 Jun 2 1756
Appraisers: Peter Ford, Sr., Peter Howard.
Creditors: Peter Ford, Bennet Ford.
Next of kin: Ann Davis, Ann Wildman.
Administratrix/Executrix: Sarah Davis.
Walter Davis 2.74 D SM £123.17.2 Dec 19 1757
Sureties: Athanatius Ford, Clement Medley.
Legatees: to each of his children (unnamed) by his former wife (unnamed),
Ann Davis, Anthony Davis, Rosannah, Mary Davis & Elisabeth Davis & Sarah
Davis, Peter Davis, Stephen.
Distribution to: accountant Sarah.
Executrix: Sarah Howard, wife of Peter Howard.
5/19/1756-6/2/1756: Admin. accts. of Walter Davis (Frederick Co., error).
Appraisers: Peter Ford, Sr., Peter Howard. Creditors: Peter Ford, Bennet
Ford. Next of kin: Ann Davis, Ann Wildman. Adm/Exec: Sarah Davis.
Admin. accts. of Walter Davis 12/19/1757; sureties were Athanasius Ford and
Clement Medley; legatees to each of his children (unnamed) by his former
wife (unnamed), Ann Davis, Anthony Davis, Roseanna, Mary Davis, Elizabeth
Davis, Sarah Davis, Peter Davis, and Stephen; distribution to accountant,
Sarah; Exec., Sarah Howard, wife of Peter Howard (Skinner).
From the Maryland Archives
Peter Howard & Sarah his wife,
widow of Walter
Davies, Accounts Liber 41, folio 327, Liber 58,
folio 250 (roll 55-4) Dec, 19, 1757 Ball. Due to
be disposed of according to law and the Deceased
Wii to the foregoing accountants To Wm Davis at
full age John Davis at Do Ignatius Davis at Do,
Luke Davis at Do, James Davis at Do, Walter Davis
at Do Peter Davis at Do Ann Davis at Do Stephen
Davis about 17 yrs old Mary Davis 16 yrs The 17th
day of December next Eliza Davis 14 years old
Feby next John Burton Davis 12 yr old Febry next
and Sarah Davis 10 yr old First of January next
Rose Ann Davis 6 yr old the 25 day of March next
and Anthony Davis 5 yr old the 2nd day of October
next orphans of the deceased Surety Athans Ford
and Clems Medley of St Marys County
From: "Linda Reno" -Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L]
Howard Family (Charles and John Baptist) -Date:
Tue, 22 Jun 2004
6/1782: Susanna Roberts vs. Anthony Roberts. Libel respondents witnesses:
Raphael Ford, Cornelius Brothers, Mary M. Goldsmith, Joseph Walker, James
Mills, John Riney, Mary Roberts, Edward Campbell, Peter Howard, Henrietta
Hoult, John Botlick, John Baptist HOWARD, Walter Davis, Sarah Davis,
Elizabeth Hoult, John Carpenter, Elizabeth Nivison. Libellants witnesses:
John B. Graves, John Hazle, John A. Thomas, John Lucas, John Ireland, Edmund
Campbell, Joseph Hargus, Raphael Thompson, Ann Manger, Jeremiah Edwards,
Susanna Mason, Robert Thompson, Philip Ford, Jesse Barron, Joseph Walker.
The court adjudges that the paper produced by the respondent is not to be
received as the last will and testament of John Roberts and ordered letters
of administration be granted to the libellant. The respondent appeals to
the General Court of the western shore. (Orphan Ct. Rec., Fenwick).
Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert & St. Mary¥s
Counties, Maryland 1775-1783, Henry C. Peden Jr.,
published by Family Line Publications, Rear 63
Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, 1996
Call no.RG 975.244 PED
HOWARD, Peter. Private, St. Mary¥s County
Militia, 1777 [Ref: M-213]. Took the Oath of
Allegiance before the Hon. John Shanks in St.
Mary¥s County in 1778 [Ref: J-1146, K-70].
HOWARD, Peter (``Neck¥¥). Private, St. Mary¥s County Militia, 1777 [Ref: M-210]
HOWARD, Peter (of Thomas). Took the Oath of
Allegiance before the Hon. John Ireland in St.
Mary¥s County in 1778 [Ref: J-1146, K-65]
HOWARD, Peter (of Thomas, ``Bay Side¥¥). Took the
Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. John Ireland
in St. Mary¥s County in 1778 [Ref: J-1146, K-65]
J=Revolutionary War Military Collection,
Manuscript MS.1146 (Baltimore: Maryland
Historical Society, Manuscript Division)
K=Carothers, Bettie. 9000 Men Who Took the Oath
of Allegiance and Fidelity to Maryland During the
Revolution (Lutherville, Maryland: Compiled by
the author, 1978, 2 volumes)
M=Clements, S. Eugene and Wright, F. Edward. The
Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War (Silver
Spring, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1987)
The Maryland & Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 3 No.4
Summer 1962 Whole Number 12 (June - July -
August), pp. 83-84, Notes on the Howard Family of
St. Mary's County, Maryland, Contributed by John
Insley Coddington, 11 Walnut St., Bordentown, N.
."7. Peter Howard of St. Mary's Cty. Probate of
estate of Walter Davis, 17 Feb. 1758, by Peter
Howard and Sarah his wife, the executrix
(Testamentary Proceedings, v. 37, p. 10). Estate
account of estate of Peter Gough late of St.
Mary's Cty., 30 June 1768. Peter Howard and
Eleanor his wife, administrators (Accounts, v.
58, pp. 250-252)".
Papist Lands in St. Mary's County Anno 1760,
Peter Himmelheber, 30 Jan 2001, Chronicles of St.
Mary's, pp. 93-103
To pt. Twittingham.......100
St. Mary's Families - SMC Land Genealogy
1753-Howard, Peter-Twittnam-100 acres-SMC Debt Books-New Town
1760-Howard, Peter - Twittnam-100 acres-Papist Lands-New Town
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