John Howard
Matthew Howard
Anne Hall
Matthew Howard Jr.
(Abt 1641-1692)


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1. Sarah Dorsey

Matthew Howard Jr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1641
  • Christened: 1643, Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Dorsey before May 1667 in <Maryland, (United States)>
  • Died: 12 Jan 1692, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) about age 51

  Research Notes:

From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 29:
"The impetus of immigration, after 1660, was distinctly shown upon the Rent Rolls of the county. Upon Broad Neck Hundred additional surveys reached up to the Magothy. Thomas Homewood, William Hopkins, and Richard Young, were near the Magothy.

"Matthew Howard resurveyed 'Howard's Inheritance,' adjoining William Hopkins. Thomas Underwood located upon Ferry Creek. Thomas Turner settled as a neighbor of Edward Lloyd and Richard Young."

Ibid., p. 30:
"South-side Severn settlements were increased in 1662. Matthew Howard, who had come up from Lower Norfolk, Virginia, in 1650, with his neighbor and relative, Edward Lloyd, had died before 1659, but his five sons now came. They were Captain Cornelius Howard, of 'Howard's Heirship and Chance'; Samuel Howard, of 'Howard's Hope'; John Howard, of 'Howard's Interest'' all adjoining near Round Bay. Philip and Matthew were on North Severn. In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."
(1) 1645: Matthew HOWARD was executor of the will of Richard HALL, a merchant of VA, who, in 1610, was one of the "Grocers Court" of England which contributed 100 pounds toward the plantation in VA. Col. Cornelius LLOYD was a witness to the will. The testator's property was left to Ann, Elizabeth, John, Samuel, Matthew and Cornelius HOWARD, children of Matthew and Ann HOWARD.
(1) 1661: Henry CATLIN assigned his estate to Matthew HOWARD Jr., who resurveyed it as "Howard's Inheritance" adjoining William HOPKINS, and added it with "Hopkins Plantation", Anne Arundel Co., MD.
(1) 1662: The five sons of Matthew HOWARD came to the Severn in MD and seated themselves near their father's surveys. Surveyed and bought extensively upon the neck of the Severn and Magothy Rivers and lived on North Severn. John, Samuel, Matthew, Cornelius and Philip HOWARD had 900 acres granted to them as brothers.
(1) 1667, 7 May: Matthew HOWARD demanded land for transporting Sarah DARCY, his wife, John PINE, Thomas GLEVE, Thomas MADLOE, Wm. COOKE, Joseph WINDOES, Sarah DRIVEN, Elizabeth WARRENTON, Samuel DOYLE, Joane GARNISH. Warrant then issued in the same of Matthew HOWARD for 500 acres of land due him.
(1) Was an Associate Justice of Anne Arundel Co.
(1) Served on a committee of the port of entry.
(1) 1683: Henry HOWARD of Anne Arundel Co., MD made his will. Left to John HOWARD his wearing apparel, and to John HOWARD and Matthew HOWARD of Anne Arundel Co. each a silver seal ring. Left to John BENNETT and Sarah his wife a seal ring with the coat of arms and a hooked ring with the initials "F.C." Left to Sarah DASEY, wife of John DASEY, 200 acres of land upon the Gunpowder. His personal estate was granted to Edward SKIDMORE, Elizabeth SKIDMORE, and Michael SKIDMORE. To Theophilus HACKETT, his administrator, he left a pair of silk stockings and 1600 pounds of tobacco. Wits. Richard HOWARD.

  Noted events in his life were:

Patented: land on the North Severn, Abt 1662, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Elected: to the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly.

Matthew married Sarah Dorsey, daughter of Edward Darcy "the Colonist" and Ann, before May 1667 in <Maryland, (United States)>. (Sarah Dorsey was born about 1650 in Virginia, United States and died before Oct 1691 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)



2 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.), p. 611.

3 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 29.


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