Matthew Howard eldest son of Thomas Arundel or Thomas Howard. Matthew was born
in England. He was the son of his father's second marriage to Ann Thoroughgood
he and his brothers being younger portionless off-spring, they had to seek
fortunes for themselves. Emigration to America, the Land of Promise, was the
spirit of the day, and in company with his mother Ann Thoroughgood and his two
brothers, Thomas and Frederick, and his only sister, Ann Howard, who later
married Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore, came to America, and to Virginia, before
1623, they settled on the East bank of the Elizabeth River near the present
Parish of Norfolk. He had a large tract of land and several white servants.
He received a grant of land in 1638. He was a close friend, neighbor and
evidently kinsman of Edward and Cornelius Lloyd. His first wife by whom he
seems to have had no children was named Elizabeth. His second wife and the
mother of several children was named Ann and she was possibly Ann Hall, as
Richard Hall seems to have been an inmate of Matthew Howard's household and
bequeathed his estate to Matthew and his children.His sister Ann Howard had
married Cecil Calvert Lord Baltimore, and the intimacy between the two families
probaly prompted the removal of the entire Howard connection from VA to MD in
1649.They all settled around Annapolis, and each appears frequently in the MD
records. The children of Matthew Howard and his Wife Ann Howard were Henry,
Philip, Samuel, John, Cornelius, Matthew, Ann and Elizabeth.!Source: Notable
!Southern Families, see Howard Family by Burke, pages 100-119.
DEATH: Dies Instestate
Ann Hall was the second wife of Matthew Howard, the Emigrant. Possible her
father was Richard Hall which seems to have been an inmate of Matthew Howard's
household and bequeathed his estate to Matthew and his children. Their
children were: Henry, Philip, Samuel Howard who married Catherine Warner, John,
Cornelius Howard who married Elizabeth Todd, Matthew, Ann Howard who married
a Phillips and Elizabeth Howard, who married a Ridgeley.
The family moved to Maryland in 1649 and matthew Howard's name is not mentioned
after that date in the Maryland records but it is believed that he emigrated
there and it is a certain fact that all his children did. They all settled
around Annapolis, and each appears frequently in the Maryland records.
Source: Notable Southern Families, see Howard Family by Burke,pages 100-119.
Colonial Families of the United States, see MacCubbin.
(Samuel Howard's daughter,Susan Elizabeth Howard married Sir John
McCubbin,the Colonist. Samuel is the third son of Ann Hall and
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