Name: Daniel HOWELL
Birth: ABT 1660 in Haxelston, Staffordshire, England
Death: 28 SEP 1739 in Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Daniel Howell was born about 1660 and came to America with his father and younger brother, Mordecai, and 3 sisters. On 4 Sep 1686, Daniel Howell married Hannah Lakin of Philadelphia. In 1687 he sold his 250 acre estate, "Livewell" in Gloucester (now Camden) County, NJ, to his brother. Daniel was in Philadelphia in 1690 and served on the grand jury in 1701.
Daniel and Hannah had several children: Daniel, Hannah, Benjamin (who married Catharine Papen, a daughter of Heivert Papen and his wife Elizabeth Rittenhouse), Joseph and Catherine Howell (who married William Rittenhouse). Later he moved to Solebury in Bucks Co., PA, date not known. By deed of 10 Jun 1734 he conveyed 200 acres of his proprietary lands in NJ to his grandaughter, Elizabeth Howell, the eldest daughter of his son Daniel (deceased, Will 1733). It is possible that William Rittenhouse learned about the development of Hunterdon County from his brother-in- law, Daniel Howell.
Daniel resided in Solebury Twp., Bucks, PA until his death in Sept. 1739. He named his son Joseph Howell and son-in-law, William Rittenhousen (sic), executors.
SOURCE: Ritten Family Newsletter No. 13
!HISTORY: Daniel Howell came to America in 1682 on the "Bristol Factor" with his father, brother and 3 sisters. He moved to Philadelphia sometime before 2 Jun 1690. His Will was dated 14 Apr 1739 and prove 28 Sep 1739 in Solebury, Bucks Co., PA.
Father: Thomas HOWELL b: ABT 1638 in Of Harleston, Haxelston, Staffordshire, England
Mother: KATHERINE b: ABT 1635 in Of Farnsworth, Warwick, England
Hannah LAKIN b: 29 JAN 1657 in Alderwaisaire, Staffordshire, England
04 SEP 1686
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Daniel HOWELL b: ABT 1688 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Benjamin HOWELL b: ABT 1688 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Hannah HOWELL b: ABT 1694 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Catherine HOWELL b: ABT 1696 in Of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Joseph HOWELL b: ABT 1696 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA