Violetta Howard: Birth: ABT 1710.
Note: , 1732-1738, page 256.
WILL: Joshua Howard is dated 3 July 1738, proved 4 Sept 1738. His will bequeaths land or goods to his 3 sons Francis, Cornelius, and Edmund, and his 4 daughters Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Violet.
Will of Joshua Howard is dated July 3, 1738, proved September 14, 1738. Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 7: "To son Francis and hrs, 100A. 'Howard's Inheritance' and shd. son Francis (now abroad) not make his personal appearance with design to settle and enjoy afsd. tract, it is to pass to son Cornelius and hrs. To son Edmund, and daus. Sarah Gist, Mary Gist, Elizabeth Wells and Violat Gist, personalty. To son Cornelius, ex., and hrs., 150A dwelling plantation, 'Howard's Square' and residue of personal estate."
Joshua Howard of Manchester, England was an officer in the army of the Duke of York during the Monmouth Rebellion. Coming to Maryland about 1685 he married Johanna O'Carroll, emigrant from Ireland, and took up residence near Pikeville, Baltimore County, Maryland. "Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland" page 240. He was listed as a taxable in Baltimore Co. as early as 1695. In 1698/9 he took up "Howard's Square", 150-acre tract in Pikesville (Grey Rock Mansion and surrounding area)
Tombstones of Joshua and Johanna Howard and their son Cornelius and wife Ruth Eager Howard are found on page 39 of "The Green Spring Valley, It's History and Heritage", Vol II, by Robert Barnes, 1978, page 39. On page 38 is a list of their children, their grandchildren through page 45.
His father is not known.
Note: Joshua was a planter in Baltimore County when he died in 1738. "Calendar of Marylands Wills"
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