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Captain Cornelius Howard 1 2

  • Born: 1637, Norfolk, Virginia, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Gorsuch
  • Died: 15 Apr 1680, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 43

  Research Notes:

From :

Captain Cornelius Howard, of "Howard's Heirship" and "Chance" was one of
five sons of Matthew Howard who came to the Southside Severn settl ements
of Maryland in 1662. (Warfield, p. 30). He was named for Colonel
Cor nelius Lloyd (Warfield, 71)

Cornelius and his brothers Samuel and John patented adjoining property on
Round Bay to the northweste of "Hockley", the plantation of Caleb Dorsey,
on the Hockley Branch. (Warfield, 62)

Cornelius was a Delegate representing Anne Arundel County in the
Legislative Assembly from 1671 to 1675. Dying in 1680, he left his
homestead to his wife and son Josep h. Captain Cornelius Howard, Jr, the
boatwright, heired adjoining lands. Daug hters named in the will were
Sarah, Mary (the spinster), and Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Norwood, whose
daughter married John Beale. ( J. D. Warfield, Found ers of Anne Arundel
and Howard Counties, 1973, p. 71.)

Lois is possible daughter of Cornelius. Adam Shipley bought property
from Captain Cornelius and considered it his wife's homestead.
(Warfield, 485)

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Spouses & Children
Matthew Howard (Husband)

Marriage: 1633 1 2 Apr 2001 12:19
Henry Howard
Philip Howard
Samuel Howard
John Howard
Cornelius Howard
Anne Howard
Matthew Howard


From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, 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 [around 1662]. 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."

Ibid., p. 56:

[In 1667] "Edward Dorsey assigned to Cornelius Howard, his right for land for transporting seven persons into the province. Edward Dorsey and Thomas Manning held a certificate from Thomas Marsh, for 600 acres adjoining Captain Norwood. 'Norwood's Fancy,' held by Captain Norwood, was near Round Bay. 'Dorsey,' held by Edward Dorsey, gave the name to 'Dorsey's Creek,' upon which was located Thomas Gates, whose will of 1659, reads: 'I give to Michael Bellott and John Holloway my plantation. I desire that they give to Edward Dorsey's children free outlet to the woods and spring as formally I have given them.'"

  Noted events in his life were:

Patented: "Howard's Heirship and Chance" near Round Bay south of the Severn, Abt 1662, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Cornelius married Elizabeth Gorsuch, daughter of Reverend John Gorsuch and Ann Lovelace.


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2 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 56.

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