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Matthew Howell[1]

Male - 1719


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  • Name Matthew Howell  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID MWMG-9Z2 
    Relationship Thomas Howell (b. ~1615 ) 'Of the George' Descendants & Spouses 
    Relationship John's Ancestor 
    Died 11 Jan 1719  Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I7274  Main
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Thomas Howell, "of the George",   b. Abt 1615,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lane,   d. 1719, Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [9
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Lane Genalogy notes:

      "Issue: Thomas, Joseph and one other child."

      I [10]
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Howell,   b. 1703, Bertie-Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Halifax County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Joseph Howell,   d. 1749
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F2755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1719 - Isle of Wight Co., VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Layne - Lain - Lane Genealogy
    Layne - Lain - Lane Genealogy
    Excerpts from of the genealogy compiled by Floyd Benjamin Lane. From Chapter K - The descendants of Thomas Lane of Surry Co., Virgina. Re: Mary Lane married Matthew Howell (8mb pdf)
    Lundie W Barlow's Howell File
    Lundie W Barlow's Howell File
    Letter from Lundie W. Barlow describing the Howell line starting with Matthew Howell of Isle of Wight County, Virginia who died 1720, to McKinne Howell of Halifax County, North Carolina. Total includes 19 pages of transcribed letters, deeds and will abstracts and notes. From Sidney Howell's collection provided by Jim Brittain, Jr. Sections for surnames: Cavanah, Johnson, Howell,

  • Notes 
    • His will appears twice in extracted Probate Records:

      1) Mathew Howell; Date:      11 Jan 1719; Location: Isle of Wight
      Notes:      This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: Mathew Howell. Leg.-son Thomas; son Joseph; unborn child; to wife money due me from John Gent, also money due me from Richard Braswell, John Edwards and Henry Flowers. Exs., my father Joseph Lane, Sr., Joseph Lane, Jr. and my wife Mary. Description:Decedent
      Book: 2-26 Prove Date: 25 Apr 1720

      2) Mathew Howell Location: Isle of Wight
      Notes:      This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: Mathew Howell. Appraised by Thomas jarrell, John Edwards, Robert Newsum. Ordered April 21, 1720. Signed by Joseph Lane. Description: Decedent Book: 2-103
      Prove Date: 25 Sep 1721

      JH Note:  It seems that generally the Prove Date is the date the court agreed that the will of the deceased person was valid. The death date would likely have been shortly before the date proven.

      Elizabeth Howell Traver notes:

      "Matthew Howell came to Virginia in the 1600's as an indentured servant, married well, left much property as a tobacco farmer."

      "Helen C. Richardson and Elizabeth H. Traver visited Isle of Wight Co., Virginia in the 1950's while Betty lived in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Also saw grave of Wm. Clopton in Kent Co., VA")

      LBSH tree notes:

      "Isle of  Wight County, Virginia, Great Book p. 26"

      "Based on the notes previously sent, and on those herewith, it appears that the Howell line may have been as follows:

      1. Matthew Howell of Isle of Wight County, Virginia; married Mary, daughter of Joseph Lane; died 1720; issue an unborn child, son Joseph, and son
      2. Thomas Howell of Bertie-Edgecombe-Halifax County, N. Carolina; born 1703; married Ann _____; died 1777; issue son William and son
      3. Thomas Howell of Halifax County, N. Carolina; born 1725; married _______; daughter of (? John McKinne; died 1795; issue: five daughters, (? son McKinne), and son
      4. Matthew Howell of Halifax County, N. Carolina; born 1747; married Temperance; daughter of  (?Charles) Cavanah of Edgecombe County, N. Carolina and Burke County, Ga. (?son) of Charles Cavanah who died 1757 in Edgecombe) died 1802; issue: Sarah (married Rhodes), sons Matthew, Thomas, Joseph, William and son
      5 McKinne Howell of Halifax County, N. Carolina, and Greene County, Georgia; born 1781; married Mary, daughter of John Johnson; died 1851.

      It is merely an assumption that the Thomas, son of Matthew of Isle of Wight, was identical with the Thomas who died in Halifax in 1777 - research in the records of Isle of Wight and of Bertie, N. Carolina is indicated in this connection.  the time element favors the conclusion, however, and the Lane associations are persuasive.  That the Thomas who died in 1795 is strongly evidenced by the fact that Patience Pierce, daughter of the former, witnessed the will of the latter, her grandfather.  Patience was a McKinne name.  No will or record of administration of the Mattew who died in 1802 has been found, but it is obvious that he was the son of Thomas who died in 1795 and the father of the brothers who moved to Georgia -- they sold the land for which Matthew was assessed in 1800 and for which his father, Thomas, was assessed on prior rolls.  I hope to find something further regarding this Matthew on my next trip to Raleigh"


      From "Deeds, Wills, Great Book, Volume 2, Part I, 1715-1726, Pages 26-27":

      [1720-11 Jan]  Will of Matthew Howell

      In the Name of God Amen ye Eleventh day of January . . . . I MATTHEW HOWELL . . . . do own this to be my Last Will & Testament . . . . In the first place I do give ye use of my Negro man Harry & my Negro Girl Moll to my Wife During her Widow hood & at ye Day of her Marriage I do give ye Negro man to my Son . . . . HOWELL & my Negro Girle to my Son JOSEPH HOWELL & ye first child yt ye Negro Girle brings yt lives to ye Child yt my Wife is now with Child with & I  do give to my Wife Two Thousand pounds of  pork yt is Due to me from JOHN GENT (27) and one Thousand pound of pork yt is due to me from RICHd BRASWELL & give pound in Cash yt is Due to me from JNo EDWARDS & Three pounds yt is Due to me in Cash from HENRY FLOWERS Junr & I do desire this pork & money be put to ye Use to purchase a plantation for my Wife During her life & after her Decease to my Son THO: HOWELL and if he Die without heirs to fall to ye next heir & this bed I do Now ly upon and furniture belonging to it I do give to my Wife & ye Rest of my Whole Estate to be Equally Divided between my Wife & my Children & if my Wife Does Marry & Should Get a husband that Should be harsh & Unkind to my Children I do desire yt my father JOSH LANE Shall tak them in his Care to Look aftr & I do make my father JOSEPH LANE Sener & JOSEPH LANE Junr and my Wife MARY HOWELL Exec of my Whole Estate where unto I do Sett my hand ye Day & Year above Written

      Testis     
      THOMAS JARRELL  (mark)
      MATHEW HOWELL (mark)
      ARNALE PEW (mark)
                                                              
      MATTHEW HOWELL's estate was inventoried by order of Isle of Wight Court dated April 25, 1720.  The appraisers were THOMAS JARRELL, JOHN EDWARDS, and ROBERT NORSWORTHY.  The estate was evaluated at L 121-16-4.  The first page - -103 - - mentions 1000 pounds of pork.  The inventory was returned and recorded September 25, 1721, at pages 103-105 of same reference.

      "Forty-four Families" notes:
      MATTHEW HOWELL, father of Thomas, Sr., (see Parish Record) died at
      Isle of Wight, Virginia, in 1720. His wife, Mary Lane, was the daughter of
      Joseph Lane, a man of some prominence in the State of Virginia.
      Matthew Howell, was the son of THOMAS HOWELL, who came to
      America on the "Good Ship George" to Virginia in 1635. These Howells above were descendents of Howell the Good, of South Wales, whose fine laws are still on the books today." [8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

    FamilySearch ID:

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1338] LBSH Chart, Lundie Barlow - Sidney Howell - Havila Howell Chart, (A photocopy of a handwritten document given to John S. Howell, Jr. by Elizabeth Howell Traver.), "Matthew Howell - Residence: Isle of Wight County, VA Born ___ Died 1720 Married Mary Lane, daughter of Joseph Lane who m. ___ He lived in Isle of Wight Co., VA" (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1394] Lundie Weathers Barlow - 1944 Letters, Lundie Weathers Barlow, (Letters dated Aug 8 and 14 Dec 1944 with research attached, 19 pages transcribed by Alfred Sidney Howell, provided to JSH by Jim Brittain. Scanned to LWBsHowellNotes.PDF Feb 2007.), Letter 17 Dec 1944 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1338] LBSH Chart, Lundie Barlow - Sidney Howell - Havila Howell Chart, (A photocopy of a handwritten document given to John S. Howell, Jr. by Elizabeth Howell Traver.).

    5. [S1394] Lundie Weathers Barlow - 1944 Letters, Lundie Weathers Barlow, (Letters dated Aug 8 and 14 Dec 1944 with research attached, 19 pages transcribed by Alfred Sidney Howell, provided to JSH by Jim Brittain. Scanned to LWBsHowellNotes.PDF Feb 2007.), Letter 17 Dec 1944 - "died 1720" (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1365] Will of Matthew Howell d. 1720 - extract from Chapman, Blanche Adams Chapman, (Extract from page 4, Volume 2. (1 of W Great Book, p. 26)), Extract from page 4 of volume 2 of Blanche Adams Chapman's will and Administration of the Isle of Wight County, VA (1 of W Great Book, p. 26) (Reliability: 0).
      Will of Mathew Howell - dated 11 January 1719/20 proved 25 April 1720 - son Thomas - son Joseph - unborn child ----------to wife, money due from John Gent, Richard Braswell, John Edwards and Henry Flowers - my father, Joseph Lane, Sr., Joseph Lane, Jr., and wife, Mary to be Executors.  Witness: Thomas Jarrett, Arnale Pew.

    7. [S1419] Matthew Howell's Estate Appraisal - extract from Chapman, Blanche Adams Chapman, (Page 14, Volume 2 (1 of W Great Book, P. 103)).

    8. [S1784] Virginia probate record abstracts, (Ancestry.com. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004. Original data: Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912. Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905. The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken from microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records may be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries and archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courthouses. For individual sources please see the Notes section listed with each record.), Date: 11 Jan 1719; Prove date: 25 Apr 1719 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1394] Lundie Weathers Barlow - 1944 Letters, Lundie Weathers Barlow, (Letters dated Aug 8 and 14 Dec 1944 with research attached, 19 pages transcribed by Alfred Sidney Howell, provided to JSH by Jim Brittain. Scanned to LWBsHowellNotes.PDF Feb 2007.), "1. Matthew Howell of Isle of Wight County, Virginia; married Mary, daughter of Joseph Lane; died 1720; issue an unborn child, son Joseph, and son Thomas Howell." (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1368] Lane ( Layne-Lain) Genealogy, Floyd Benjamin Layne, (Compiled and Published by Floyd Benjamin Layne, Los Angeles, California. Printed 1962 by The Bookman Press, Los Angeles, California U.S.A. Available online: http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=11937), p. 249 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1338] LBSH Chart, Lundie Barlow - Sidney Howell - Havila Howell Chart, (A photocopy of a handwritten document given to John S. Howell, Jr. by Elizabeth Howell Traver.), "See Wills and Administrations of the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Great Book p. 26" (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1364] Braswell Genealogy, Foy Braswell, (http://www.braswell-genealogy.com/. Foy Braswell, Librarian foybrasw@aol.com), http://www.braswell-genealogy.com/Wills and Probate/VA-Wills/1720-11 Jan.htm (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S1685] Forty-Four Families, Florence Howell Pollard, (This book is a history of the Pollard Family researched and written by Florence Howell Pollard, wife of Clarence Owens Pollard. Published circa 1975), p. 109 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S1394] Lundie Weathers Barlow - 1944 Letters, Lundie Weathers Barlow, (Letters dated Aug 8 and 14 Dec 1944 with research attached, 19 pages transcribed by Alfred Sidney Howell, provided to JSH by Jim Brittain. Scanned to LWBsHowellNotes.PDF Feb 2007.).

    15. [S1784] Virginia probate record abstracts, (Ancestry.com. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004. Original data: Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912. Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905. The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken from microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records may be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries and archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courthouses. For individual sources please see the Notes section listed with each record.), Only shows a Prove date 25 Sep 1721. (no death date) (Reliability: 3).