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Richard Howell of Southold, Long Island 

Origins
The Immigrant
Notable Kin
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Subsquent Generations
Children
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Origins
The origins of Richard Howell of Southold, Long Island are unknown.
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The Immigrant
 
Born:   Bef 1640, estimated 25 years before estimated date of first marriage, 1666. Second born son is reported to be born May 24, 1670 (Wines, Pioneers of Riverhead), but I do not know the source for that birth date.

Wives:

1) Unknown, by 1666. She may have been a daughter of William Hallock (NOT necessarily Elizabeth Hallock, as her given name is not known), because of a deed whereby William Hallock gave land to Richard Howell, identifying him as "son-in-law", but that term could be interpreted to be "step-son" or "son-in-law" as we use that term today. Richard Howell received 3s 3d from his first wife's estate in a receipt dated 26 Sept 1685. She was likely the mother of the older children of Richard Howell. Nothing more is known of her.

2) Elizabeth (Cooke) Harrud, widow  of John Harrud, married before Sep 1685. See: Gale Ion Harris, Harwood Family - The Genealogist,  (The Genealogist 13:178-188, Fall 1999), 182; which cites the evidence giving her identity.

Elizabeth Howell signed a receipt for $14 11s 9d from her former husband's estate on 26 Sep 1685. Richard and Elizabeth (___) Harrud Howell entered into a four year indenture agreement on 15 Jan 1686/7, a few months after the receipt above, for the son of Elizabeth Howell, George Harrud, to become a carpenter apprentice to Joshua Horton.

This Elizabeth may be the Elizabeth referred to in Richard Howell's will, dated 1709, and who died in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York on March 24, 1724. However, a wife, Elizabeth, does not appear in the 1698 census. The Howell article in the The Genealogist suggests that Elizabeth (Cook) Howell died before the 1698 census and the Elizabeth in the will is a third wife.

See analysis below

Will / Estate of Richard Howell:
New York Wills, Pp 36-37:

Page 568.--RICHARD HOWELL. In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Howell, of the town of Southold, in the County of Suffolk, being weak in body, do make this my last will. My wife Elizabeth is to have one third of my estate as the law directs. I leave to my son, John Howell, all my messuage or farm where I now live, bounded north by the Sound, south by the road lately laid out, that leads to Brookhaven  by the way of the Beach; Also one quarter of all my meadow on the south side of Peconick river. I leave to my son, Daniel Howell, one quarter of my meadow on the south side of Peconick river. I leave to my sons Richard and Jonathan, all my land near the head of Peconick river, with the appurtenances, and one half of my meadow on the south side of Peconick river; Also all my land and meadow at Brookhaven. I leave to my son Isaac all that messuage or tenement where my son John now lives, bounded north by my son Daniel's land, and south by the bay; Also one half of all the meadow at Deep creek. I leave to my son, Jacob Howell, all that land lying between the bay and the highway leading to Brookhaven, by the way of the Beach, which is the remaining part of the allotment where my messuage is, which is given to my son John; Also one half of all my meadow at Deep creek. I leave to my daughter Hannah, 20. To my daughter, Dorothy Reeve, 20. All the rest of estate is left to my six sons. I make my sons, John, Daniel, and Jonathan, executors.

Dated August 24, 1709. Witnesses, Thomas Mapes, James Reeve, Hope Halliock. Proved before Lieutenant-General Ingoldsby, January 1, 1709/10.

[Note: The Hope Halliock above is likely Hope (Comstock) Hallock, wife of Thomas Hallock. nmt]

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Notable Kin
 
 

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Sources and Resources
 
Thomas H. Donnelly, Howell, Richard Genealogy of,  (The Genealogist 13:131-177, Fall 1999)

Gale Ion Harris, Harwood Family - The Genealogist,  (The Genealogist 13:178-188, Fall 1999).

Thomas H. Donnelly, Howell, Richard - Genealogy of the Family of,  (Heritage Books, Inc., 2000).


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Notes, Questions, Errata

Is Richard Howell: 1) Son-in-Law or 2) Step-Son of William Hallock?

Facts

1) 26 Apr 1675 - William Hallock gives Richard Howell land in 1675, identifying him as "son-in-law", which could mean "step-son" or "son-in-law" as we use the term today.

2) 10 Feb 1682/3: William Hallock names five daughters, including an Elizabeth, in his will.

3) 20 Sept 1685: Elizabeth (__) Harrud Howell signs a receipt for her former husbands estate, 20 Sep 1685.

4) 20 Sept 1685: Richard Howell receives 3s 3d in a receipt signed by Benjamin Moore from his first wife's estate on the same day as 3) above.

5) 15 Feb 1686/7: Richard and Elizabeth Howell enter into an indenture agreement placing Elizabeth Howell's son, George Harrud, as a carpenter apprentice to Joshua Horton.

6) 16 Feb 1686/7: Stephen Bailey signed a receipt for 40s from Elizabeth Howell.. "ye widow and relique of John Harrud."

7) 1 Jan 1679: 1/17/1679 - "Agreement between John Harrud & Jeremiah Wells re. 16/12s." This indicates that John Harrud was still alive in 1675, when the Hallock>Howell deed was written.

Possible Scenarios:
 

1) Interpreting "son-in-law" in the deed as "step-son".

If Richard Howell were the son of William Hallock's wife in 1675, he could not be married to a daughter of William Hallock, as his first wife, as this woman would be his half-sister, UNLESS this wife was a daughter of William Hallock from a wife previous to Margaret (____). This is certainly possible, but there is no evidence to suggest this to be the case.

This interpretation has no bearing on the identity of the second wife as this deed only affects the identity of the first wife.

2) Interpreting "son-in-law" in deed as "son-in-law as we use the term today:
If Richard Howell were the son-in-law of William Hallock as we use the term today, the first wife of Richard Howell could have been ANY of William Hallock's daughters, as we do not know her first name. (Asserted marriages for two of William Hallock's daughters, Mary (Joseph Horton) and Abigail (Caleb Horton) are suspect, so I'm including any of the five sisters in this statement.)

This lady was likely living in 1682/3, (Although it is within the realm of possibility that Richard Howell's first wife, if a Hallock, might have died before William wrote his will, in 1682, and no mention of her grandchildren was made because William had already provided for them with the 1675 gift of land to Richard Howell.)

This interpretation has no bearing on the identity of the second wife, as this deed only affects the identity of the first wife.
 

3) Second wife:
The widow of John Harrod/Harrud, by 1685. There is no evidence, other than coincidence of the name Elizabeth, to suggest she is a daughter of William Hallock. This lady is identified as Elizabeth (Cooke) (Harrud) in: "Gale Ion Harris, Harwood Family - The Genealogist,  (The Genealogist 13:178-188, Fall 1999)."


Who is David Howell, died c1684?
EARLY ESTATE INVENTORIES IN SOUTHOLD, LI, NY
Long Island Source Records, Hoff, 1987, p 295

Who is this?

David Howell, 83,2,0  1684 (the numbers refer to the amount of the estate)


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Subsquent Generations
See the McCurdy Howell Web Page - Descendant Register

Our family's line of descent stayed in the Howell line for five generations, until the marriage of Harmony Howell to Bethuel Hallock. See the Hallock Page.  In the meantime, our next ancestral line married into the Howell's with the marriage of John Howell to Elizabeth Sherrill. See the Sherrill Page.


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Children
 
The placement of the children to their respective mother below is not certain. It is likely the first wife is the mother of the older children and the second wife may have been mother to the younger ones. Since neither the marriage dates or the dates of birth of the children are certain, their placement to a mother is also not certain.
 

 Descendants of Richard Howell

 1   Richard Howell 1640 - 1709
..  +Unknown First Wife, Maybe ANY Hallock 1640 - 1685
.............. 2   Jacob Howell 1667 - 1732
..................  +Margaret Parshall 1694 - 1769
.............. 2   John Howell 1670 - 1734
..................  +Margaret [Reeve?] 1674 - 1708
..............  *2nd Wife of John Howell:
..................  +Hannah [Corwin], Widow 1670 - 1768
.............. 2   Hannah Howell 1674 -
..................  +Zachariah Hawkins 1674 -
.............. 2   David Howell 1676 - 1756
..................  +Mary Parshall, ? 1682 - 1715
..............  *2nd Wife of David Howell:
..................  +Abigail Case 1676 - 1726
..............  *3rd Wife of David Howell:
..................  +Lydia Holdridge 1676 - 1742
..............  *4th Wife of David Howell:
..................  +Mary (___) 1676 -
.............. 2   Ruth Howell 1678 - 1709
..................  +[Obadiah Rogers?] 1678 -
.............. 2   Dorothy Howell 1680 - 1752
..................  +John Reeve 1682 - 1727
.............. 2   Richard Howell 1682 - 1769
..................  +Deborah Reeve, ? 1688 -
..............  *2nd Wife of Richard Howell:
..................  +Prudence Hallock 1695 - 1758

  *2nd Wife of Richard Howell:
..  +Elizabeth [NOT Hallock], Widow Harrud 1648 - 1724
.............. 2   Jonathan Howell 1686 -
.............. 2   Isaac Howell 1688 -
..................  +Phebe 1684 -
 
 


 

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Kansas Pioneers Lineage
 
The Kansas Pioneers Line of descent from Richard Howell is:
 
 

 1   Richard Howell 1640 - 1709 b: Bef. 1640 in England
..  +Unknown First Wife, Maybe ANY Hallock 1640 - 1685 b: Abt. 1640
. 2   John Howell 1670 - 1734 b: May 24, 1670 in Mattituck, Long Isand, New York
.  *2nd Wife of John Howell:
.....  +Hannah Corwin 1670 - b: Abt. 1670 in Southold, Long Island, New York
.... 3   Jonathan Howell 1720 - 1804 b: Abt. 1720 in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
........  +Elizabeth Sherrill 1720 - b: Abt. 1720
........ 4   John Howell 1759 - 1837 b: Abt. 1759 in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
............  +Hannah Kasar 1760 - 1831 b: Abt. 1760 in Prob Long Island, NY
........... 5   Harmony Howell 1795 - 1864 b: Abt. 1795 in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
...........  *2nd Husband of Harmony Howell:
...............  +Bethuel Hallock 1790 - 1866 b: 1790 in Prob Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
.............. 6   John Kasar Hallock 1831 - 1875 b: October 08, 1831 in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
..................  +Mary Jane Aldrich 1836 - 1862 b: November 17, 1836 in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
.................. 7   Morris Wells Hallock 1858 - 1941 b: Feb09, 1858 in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
......................  +Harriet Loetta Pollock 1865 - 1936 b: May 04, 1865 in Richland Co, Ohio
..................... 8   Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b: October 14, 1886 in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kansas
.........................  +Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b: July 06, 1876 in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
 
 

Note: Generation 1 received the Howell land in a gift in 1675 from William Hallock. Generations 2-5 above were born on that property, and my understanding is, in the original house. At generation 5 above, Harmony's brother, Sylvester, took over ownership of the farm. It stayed in his family till the 1950's - almost 300 years.


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