Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John HOWELL (1686-?)

and Anne PLAW (1688-?)


John Howell and Anne Plaw may have been my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 30 October 1709 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex.

John Howell may have been baptised on 3 January 1686/7 at St. Nicholas in Brighton, and have been the son of John Howell (c1645-?) and Lettice.  He died after 1721.  A John Howell of Brighton left a will in 1742.

Anne Plaa was baptised on 20 January 1688/9 at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  She was the daughter of Robert Plaw (c1660-?) and Johanna Payne (c1665-?), although in the baptism register her parents names were recorded as Robart and Hanah.  Her sister Elizabeth Plaw also married a John Howell in 1726.


John Howell and Anne Plaw had 7 known children:

  1. John Howel was bapitsed on 23 July 1710 in Brighton.  Did he marry Mary Hophar on 29 November 1737, or Susannah Wood on 9 June 1738, or Elizabeth Scrase on 20 May 1744?  All marriages took place at St. Nicholas in Brighton.  A John Howell of Brighton left a will in 1767 and another 1783.

  2. Thomas Howel, my possible 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 30 January 1711/12 in Brighton.  He married Martha Noble in 1736.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Robert Howel was baptised on 30 January 1711/12 in Brighton.  He married Anne Cook on 16 September 1736 in Brighton.  Anne was baptised on 16 May 1715 in Brighton and was the daughter of Henry Cook.

  4. Anne Howel was baptised on 28 February 1713/14 in Brighton.  Did she marry Thomas Ruff on 8 April 1733, or William Cooper on 16 September 1742?  Both marriages at St. Nicholas, Brighton.

  5. Lettice Howel was baptised on 2 December 1716 in Brighton.

  6. Hannah Howel was baptised on 6 August 1721 in Brighton.

  7. Mary Howel was baptised on 5 January 1728/9 in Brighton.


HOWELL          PLAW

This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012