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John Howard, Sr.

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Brockdish Hall, Norfolk, England
Death: April 4, 1642 (63)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Howard, Kt. and Phillipa Howard
Husband of Elizabeth Howard
Father of Thomas Howard; Howard; Matthew Howard; Daniel Howard; John Howard, Jr. and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Burlingame; Robert Howard; Joan Ockley; Thomas Howard; Sarah Pearce and 6 others

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About John Howard, Sr.


John Howard was born on 1 December 1578 in Brockdish Hall, Norfolk, England.1,2 He was the son of Robert Howard and Phillipa Buxton.1 John Howard married Elizabeth Lock, daughter of Samuel Lock, on 26 November 1606 in Thorpe Abbott, Norfolk, England.1 John Howard died on 4 April 1642 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, at age 63.1

Children of John Howard and Elizabeth Lock

   * Robert Howard1 b. 1608, d. date unknown
   * Matthew Howard+1 b. bt 1606 - 1609, d. 4 Sep 1659
   * Henry Howard1 b. 1609, d. 1684
   * Daniel Howard1 b. 1610, d. date unknown
   * Anne Arundle Howard1 b. 1611, d. date unknown
   * John Howard1 b. 1612, d. date unknown
   * Thomas Howard1 b. 1614, d. date unknown
   * Grace Howard1 b. 1616, d. date unknown
   * Mary Howard1 b. 1618, d. date unknown
   * Henry Howard1 b. 1620, d. date unknown
   * Samuel Howard1 b. 1626, d. date unknown
   * John Howard1 b. 1628, d. date unknown


  • Family records (1897) Vol.1 by Ashworth P. Burke
  • Pg.254
  • ROBERT HOWARD, of Brockdish, son of SIR JOHN HOWARD, Knt., who purchased the manor of Brockdish, 1457, and Alce, his wife, left by Isabel, his wife,
    • I. WILLIAM, whom presently. II. Richard. III. Henry. IV. John.
    • I. Christian. II. Margaret. III. Joane.
  • The eldest son.
  • WILLIAM HOWARD, of Brockdish, had by Alce, his first wife. I. Richard, d. young ; and I. Alce, d. young. He left by Margaret, his second wife, II. ROBERT, of whom presently, and II. Margaret. The only surviving: son,
  • ROBERT HOWARD, of Brockdish. left by Joan, his wife (with three daus., one m. to M. Le Grys. of Billingford, another m. Underwood, of Dickleborough, and a third m. — Lynsey, ot Suffolk), two sons,
    • I. THOMAS, of whom presently. ll. William. who had issue, two sons,
      • 1. John, m. the dau. of — Tutshall, of Barham, and left three daus, and co-heirs, Grace. d. unm. ; Elizabeth, m. John Knapp, of Brockdish; and Margaret, m. — Hynson.
      • 2. William, m. but d.s.p.
  • The elder son,
  • THOMAS HOWARD, of Brockdish, m. Alice Wyth, and left issue,
    • I. ROBERT, of whom presently.
    • II. William, m. the dau. of — Rout, and widow of — Rickinghall, and left issue, Robert, m. a dau. of — Crickmore, and had a son, Robert, who m. a dau. of — Shepard, and had issue.
    • Alce, m. — Puller.
  • The elder son,
  • ROBERT HOWARD, of Brockdish, m. Phillippa, dau. of Thomas Buxton, of Tydenham, and had issue,
    • I. Robert, m. 1st, Grace, dau. of Robert Buxton, of Tydenham, and had issue, 1. Robert; 2. John, d. young; 3. Henry, d. young; and 1. Grace, d. young. He m. 2ndly, Mary. dau. of William Steward, of Swarston, and by her had issue, 2. Mary. He m. 3rdly, Grace, dau. of Arthur Penning, of Kettleborough, and widow ot Francis Honings, of Eye, and by her had two sons.
    • II. Thomas, m. Anne, dau. of Henry Burllngham, of Burstow, and had issue, 1. Robert; and 2. Henry, m. the dau. of John Buxton, of Dickleborough, and widow of John Gostlen, and had issue, four sons and three daus.
    • III. John, m. a dau. of — Lock, and had issue, eight children.
    • IV. William, m. Alce Pratt, and had issue, 1. Robert; 2. Thomas; and 1. Mary.
    • V. Edward, d.s p.
    • VI. Philip, m. Joane, dau. of — Marriott, of Eye, and had issue, 1. Robert; 2. Philip; and 3. Henry.
    • Pg.255
    • VII. MATTHEW, of whom presently.
    • I. Elizabeth, m. --- Foyster, and had issue.
    • II. Sarah, m. John Pearse, of Syleham, and d.s.p.
    • III. Joane, m. Richard Ockley, of New Buckenham, and had issue.
    • IV. Anne, m. John Edwards, of Tydenham, and had issue.
  • The youngest son,
  • MATTHEW HOWARD, left issue, two sons and three daus.,
    • I. Samuel, m. Rebecca, dau. of — Farnihough, of London, and had issue, 1. Matthew ; and 2. Andrew.
    • II. MATTHEW, of whom presently.
    • I. Sarah, m. Major Huntington.
    • II. Rebecca, m. — King.
    • III. Hannah, m. Henry Crowe, of Norwich.
  • The younger son,
  • MATTHEW HOWARD, m. Sarah, dau. of William Burrough, of Suffolk, and had issue,
    • I. SAMUEL, of whom presently.
    • II. Matthew, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Ralph Bucknall, and had issue,
      • 1. Bucknall, m. Rebecca, dau. of Benett Metcalfe, and had issue, Matthew.
      • 2. Samuel, left by Mary, his wife, Samuel, Matthew, Hannah, and Mary.
      • 1. Elizabeth.
      • 2. Sarah, m. John Cremer.
  • The elder son,
  • SAMUEL HOWARD, m. Hannah, dau. of August Mumford, of London, and had issue,
    • I. Matthew, m. Britannia, dau. of Thomas Cole, and had issue,
      • 1. Thomas, d. young, 1715.
      • 1. Elizabeth, m. Edward Rudge, of Wheatfield, Oxon.
      • 2. Britannia, d. unm.
      • 3. Hannah, m. John, Earl of Rothes, and had issue.
    • II. Samuel, d. young.
    • III. RICHARD. of whom presently.
    • I. Sarah, d. young, 1700.
    • II. . Hannah, d. young, 1703.
  • The third son,
  • RICHARD HOWARD, m. Mary, dau. of P. Le Pipre, and by her, who m. 2ndly, — Yyner, had issue, a son,
  • SAMUEL HOWARD, of Brockdish, m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Vere, M.P. for Norwich, and by her had issue,
  • Vere, d. young, 1742.
  • He m. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. and co-heiress of Thomas Spendlove, of Norwich, and d. 29 July. 1749, having issue, two daus. and co-heiresses,
    • I. Elizabeth, m. P. Forster, of Hedenham, and d. Jan. 1810.
    • II. MARY, of whom we treat.
  • The younger dau. and co-heiress,
  • MARY HOWARD, b. 27 May, 1749, m. as his second wife, 1780, BRAMPTON GURDON, of Letton, Norfolk (see BURKE'S Landed Gentry), who assumed the name of DILLINGHAM, and d. 1821, having by him, who d. 1823, had issue, an only dau. and heiress,
  • MARY HOWARD, m. 4 May, 1810 (as in the text), Mr. Serjeant William Frere, and had issue.


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John Howard, Sr.'s Timeline

December 1, 1578
Brockdish Hall, Norfolk, England
January 1, 1601
Age 22
Essex, England, UK
Age 29
June 19, 1609
Age 30
Essex, England
February 1610
Age 31
Age 33
Age 34
Age 37
Age 39