Cornelius HOWARD would have been born in VA. He received a bequest from the will of Richard HALL before the family moved to MD.
There is no evidence that anyone has ever provided of Edward DORSEY having a daughter named Ann(e). Some researchers (as long as about 70 years ago) tried to make Ann, the wife of Nicholas GREENBERRY, a daughter of Edward DORSEY, but there is nothing to support that. This is especially true, in that Nicholas GREENBERRY arrived in MD from England in 1674 with his wife Ann, and the family of Edward DORSEY had been in colonies for 30 years. Lately, I have seen a few people listing that Edward DORSEY had a daughter Anne who married Cornelius HOWARD. This appears to be an Internet thing, and again, there is no evidence of Edward DORSEY having a daughter named Ann, or of Cornelius HOWARD having a wife named Ann. See:
for information on the family of Edward DORSEY.
As for the thought Elizabeth, wife of Cornelius HOWARD was a GORSUCH, that was started by Harry Wright Newman in *Anne Arundel Gentry,* Volume II. He retracted that in Volume III. The most likely possibility is that she MAY have been a TODD, but that is uncertain. This whole subject was discussed on the Rootseb HOWARD mail list in 2003. Go to:
and search the HOWARD list for GORSUCH and TODD in 2003. You may also find references in other years.
Yes, those 5 are the children of Cornelius HOWARD. Some people have tried to make Lois, wife of Adam SHIPLEY a daughter, but there is nothing to support that.
In 1698, Richard SHIPLEY for love and affection towards his younger brothers gave them land. To his brother Adam he gave 100 acres where their mother Lois SHIPLEY lived, part of a tract called *Howard's and Porter's Range.* [Anne Arundel land records 1H1:80]
The 1707 rent rolls listed that the 100 acres of *Howard's and Porter's Range* owned by Adam SHIPLEY was part of the the tract originally patented by Cornelius HOWARD and Peter PORTER.
Apparently what happened, was that since someone couldn't find a deed of the SHIPLEYs buying the land, they speculated that it may have been inherited, and that Lois may have been a HOWARD. Someone else came along and dropped the speculation, stating it as fact she was a HOWARD. The progression was that someone then decided she must be the daughter of Cornelius HOWARD.
Many early Anne Arundel deeds were burned in a courthouse fire, which is why they did not find a deed. The details of how Adam SHIPLEY acquired the land are, though, contained in a HOWARD deed that after the fire was rerecorded at the request of Ruth HOWARD, widow of Philip HOWARD.
On 19 Jan. 1687 Cornelius HOWARD, son and heir of Cornelius HOWARD conveyed 500 acres of *Howard and Porters Range* to Philip HOWARD. It was stated that the parcel by survivorship descended from Peter PORTER to Cornelius HOWARD, and that Cornelius HOWARD had sold 150 acres to Lancelott TODD, and sold 100 acres to Addam SHIPLEY. [AALR 1H1:243]
So, although the deed from Cornelius HOWARD to Adam SHIPLEY was not rerecorded, this shows how he acquired the tract. It was not by inheritance through his wife Lois, but by a simple sale. Cornelius HOWARD died in 1680, and did not name a daughter Lois in his will. [Maryland wills 2:107-110]
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