Henry Howard was born 16 October 1651 in Charles Parish, York Co., VA and died 22 December 1711 in York Co., VA. He was the son of John Howard and Margaret Clarke. He married 1st Dianah Bartlett, daughter of Michael and Mary Bartlett. She was also the sister of John Bartlett, who married Henry's sister Ellinor. She was born 18 Jul 1657 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA, and died 21 Apr 1699 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA He married next Elizabeth Moss daughter of Edward Moss. She died 26 Nov 1731 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA.
York Co, VA Records 1665 - 1672 p. 226
At a Court Held March 10, 1668 for York County
Upon petition of Henry, William and Elinor Hayward, Roger Long is appointed their guardian and is to be posest of their estate by Mrs. Bridgett Hay, relict and Executrix of Capt. William Hay, dec'd, their former guardian.
p. 350. A Court held for York County July 26, 1669
A non suit and 50 lbs. tobacco granted to Mr. Thomas Hunt at suit of Roger Long, guardian to Henry, William and Elenor Hayward.
York Co, VA Deeds, Orders, Wills Book 8 p 329. 1 October 1689
Thomas Ennalls appointe my loveing freind William Heyward my attorney to acknowledge in York Court a deed for 200 acres unto Henry Hayward. Signed: Thomas Ennalls. Wit: Henry Ennalls, Tho Cox. Recorded 7 Nov. 1689.
Charles Parish History and Registers, York County Virginia, Library of Virginia, Richmond Virginia (3rd Repring 1996) p. 9: "On reading this day in Council the Complaint of Henry Hayward, Senr., John Doswell and other Vestrymen of Charles Parish in York County against Thomas Nutting and others Vestrymen of the said Parish for opposing Mr. Thomas Cheesmans and Mr. Robert Shields voting in the said Vestry at the meeting appointed for advising of the repairing or building a Church. And upon hearing the allegations of both the said partys in Council this Board are of opinion that the present Constitution of the said Vestry is irregular and illegal. And for removing all differences that have or may arise in the said Parish by continuing the said Vestry It is ordered that a new vestry be fairly and legally elected and chosen by the Freeholders and householders of the said Parish...." p. 13: "The petition by Henry Howard, Edward Tabb, and others complained of an "undue and irregular election of a vestry for Charles parish on the 29th of June last past", because "votes of the parishioners were taken at their own houses twelve days before the day of the said Election and two days before publication of the order," and because of "diverse other irregularitys." p. 15: "The Council on February 18, 1708, took the case under consideration, and found "that the said election (of November 2, 1708) was fairly and regularly made according to Law, and the directions of this Board, and that it doth appear by the Return that Eleven of the said Vestrymen were chosen by a great Majority of the Inhabitants and it appearing also that there are two others returned who had an equal number of votes, It is the opinion of the Council that the Sherif amend his return by strikeing out one of them to make the number of the Vestry twelve and the return being amended accordingly. It was ordered that Henry Howard, Thomas Nutting, Thomas Chisman, Thomas Roberts, Robert Curtis, Henry Howard junior, Simon Stacy, Edward Tabb, and Anthony Robinson being duly Elected as aforesaid be sworn of a Vestry and that a Dedimus issue for that purpose directed to Robert Read and Wm. Buckner Gent or any one of them to administer to the said Vestrymen the Oaths and Test prescribed by Law for qualifying them for the said Offices."
York Co, VA Orders & Wills Book 14 pp 146-148
In the name of God amen, the last Will & Testament of Henry Hayward of ye Parish of Charles in the County of York made on the 4th day of November in the year of our Lord 1811. I & unprofitable servant of God being strong and sound of mind & memory do willingly & with a free heart render & given again into the hands of my Lord God & Creator my spirit which he of the fatherly goodness gave unto me, when first he fashioned me in my mothers womb, making me a living and reasonable creature, nothing doubting but that for his infinite mercies sett forth in his precious blood of his dearly beloved son Jesus Christ my only Savior & Redeemer he will receive my soul into his Glory & grace in the company of heavenly angels & blesses saints. and as concerning my body even with a good will & free heart I give it over consigning it to the earth, whereof it came nothing doubting but that according to the articles of my faith at the great day of the great resurrection when I shall appear before the judgment seat of Christ I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, wherewith he is able to produce all things to himself, not a corruptible mortal, weak & vile body, as it is now, but an incorruptible immortal strong & perfect body in all points like unto the Glorious body of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. and as to my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to endow me with all I give & bequeath in manner & form following Viz. First My Will is that my eldest son Henry Hayward shall have the plantation whereon I now dwell being two hundred & fifty acres of land also two hundred sixteen acres joyning to it which I took up the with land I give unto unto my son Henry Hayward & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever, but if it should please God that my son Henry Hayward should depart this life without such issue as above my will is that the above land return to his brother Francis Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever, and for default of such issue my will is that the land shall return to my son Wm Hayward & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue my will is that the above lands return to my son Jno Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever. Item my Will is that I hereby give & bequeath unto my son Francis Hayward the plantation that my son Henry Hayward now lives upon being two hundred acres of land, one hundred acres more adjoyning to it formerly called Gnerry's Land & with land. I give unto my son Francis Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever and for default of such issue my will is that the lands return unto my son Wm Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever and for default of such issue my will is that the lands to return to my son Jno Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever. Item my Will is that I do hereby give & bequeath unto my son Wm Hayward all that Neck of Land which I bought of Jn Hawkins, being four hundred sixty six acres of land which lands I give & bequeath unto him my said son Wm to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever and for default of such issue to return unto my son Francis Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such issue to return unto my son Jno Hayward and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for eve.r item my Will is that I do hereby give unto my son Jno Hayward that Tract of Land which I bough of Jno Smith Esq containing five hundred and fifty acres of land and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such issue my will is that the said land return unto my two sons Francis & Wm Hayward and to their heirs to be equally divided between them and their heirs for ever. item my mind & will is that I do hereby give unto my four sons Henry, Francis, Wm & Jno Hayward a parcell of Woodland containing one hundred and odd acres of land which I bought with mill of Matthew Jones to furnish them timber for operating the mill and likewise my part of the land which Tho. Wooten took up in & oak swamp to supply them all timber as they shall have occasion for it. The said land I give unto them to the heirs of their bodies and for default of such issue of either of them to return to the survivors in longest livers of them. Item My will & mind is that I do hereby give unto my four sons my water grist mill standing upon the head of Charles River which mill I give unto them and to the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten & for default of such issue of either of them to return to the longest survivors of them to their heirs for ever as aforesaid. item I give unto my son Frances Hayward four negroes by name Gravesend, Ren, Hannah & Will which Negroes I give unto my son Francis Hayward & to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten but if it should lease God that my said son Francis should depart this life before he cometh to age of Twenty & one years my will is that the said Negroes return to be divided between my two sons Wm & Jno Hayward. Item my will is that I give to my son Wm Hayward four Negroes by name to wit Jnonss, Jimmy & Mall which negroes I give unto my said son Wm Hayward but if it should please God that my son Wm should depart this life before he attaineth to the age of one & twenty years then my mind & will is that the above negroes be equally divided between my son Francis Hayward & my said Jno Hayward. item I give unto my Jn Hayward Four Negroes by name Frank, Young Peter, Robbin & Sary and if it should please God that my said son Jno should depart this life before he attain to age of one & twenty years that then it is my will that the four negroes should be equally divided between my Francis & Wm Hayward. item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hayward two negro girls named Su & Jane with their whole increase, but if it should please God that my said daughter Eliza should depart this life before her marriage, that then it is my will that the negroes return to my daughter Anne Hayward and her heirs, for ever. item I give unto my daughter Eliza Hayward the first negroe which shall be born on the body of Nancy or Hannah my now negroe slaves be the same male or female which I give to my said daughter Eliza as aforesaid but if it shall please God that my said daughter Eliz should depart this life before marriage as aforesaid then my will is that the same shall return to my daughter Anne Hayward and her heirs for ever. Item I give &* bequeath unto my daughter Anne Hayward three negroes by name Kate, Jack & Cetty, but if it shall please God that my said daugher Anne shall not attain to the age of one & twenty years then it is my will that the three negroes return unto my said daugher Eliza and her heirs for ever. item my will & mind is that my loving wife Elizabeth shall have the care & trust of the being of my children until they come to age. And it is my will & I do hereby leave & ordain five negroes by name peter, Jack, Tom, Black Betty & Nanny for to work to maintain my wife & children, besides the profitt of my estates that I have left them as above but if it should happen my should marry before my son Francis Hayward come to age & if man that she marrieth should be unkind unto my children my will is that my son Henry Hayward, Jn Moss & Wm Moss, Ben Moss shall have the care & trust of my children & their estates until my son Francis Hayward shall come of age of one & twenty years. And then it is my Will & desire that my son Francis shall have the care & trust of the rest of my children & their estates until they attain to the age as above. item my Will & mind is that I do hereby give & bequeath unto my said wife Eliza Hayward & to my said children Francis Hayward, Wm Hayward, Eliza Hayward & Jno Hayward, Anne Hayward all my Estate to be equally divided between them. Item all of my personall estate whatsoever & whereforever not here before bequeathed I give, devise & bequeath to be equally divided between my loving wife Eliza Hayward & my children Margaret Tabb, Elinor Chisman, Francis Hayward, Wm Hayward, Eliza Hayward, Jno Hayward and Anne Hayward, share & share alike. And I do hereby make, constitute, ordain & appoint my loving wife Eliza Hayward & my son Henry Hayward joint executors of this my last Will & Testament revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made, I do ordain this to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have to this my said last will and Testament contained in Two sheets of paper affixed together set my hand & seal this day & year first above written. Signed: Henry Hayward. Signed, Sealed, Published & Declared by the testator to be his last Will & Testament in the presense of us and also signed by us in the presence of the Testator: Francis Merris, Rebekah Groom, James Shelton. At a court held for York County March 17, 1711/12 this Will & Testament of Henry Hayward was presented in Court by Eliza Hayward & Henry Heyward who made oath thereto and in the same being proved the oaths of the witnesses is admitted to Record.
Children of Henry and Dianah Bartlett Howard:
1.Elizabeth, born 25 May 1676 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA9; died 24 Jun 1693 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
2.Henry, born 01 Sep 1679 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA11,12; died 18 Nov 1720 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
3.Mary, born 06 Nov 1681 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
4.Dianah, born 15 Jan 1682/83 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
5.William, born 01 Mar 1684/85 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA16; died 29 Mar 1701 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
6.Margaret, born 15 Aug 1688 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA18; died 05 Sep 1728 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
7.Ellinor, born 25 Jul 1690 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA; died 08 Feb 1767 in York Co, VA m. John Chisman
8.John, born 27 Mar 1692 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA20; died 22 Mar 1699/00 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
9.Francis, born 15 Oct 1694 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA22; died 06 Feb 1694/95 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
Children of Henry and Elizabeth Moss Howard
1.Francis, born 15 Mar 1699/00 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
2.William, born 26 Mar 1702 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA27; died 05 Dec 1719 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
3.Elizabeth, born 01 Jun 1704 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
4.John, born 16 Mar 1706/07 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
5.Edward, born 28 Oct 1709 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
6.Ann, born 04 Jan 1710/11 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA
Elizabeth Moss married Thomas Tabb.
1.John Tabb married Mary Sclater
YORK CO RECORDS: ORDERS & WILLS; VOL.14; 1709-1716; PAGE 146; DATED 4
1711; AT A COURT HELD FOR YORK COUNTY MARCH 17TH 1711/12 THIS WILL &
TESTAMENT OF HENRY HAYWARD WAS PRESENTED IN COURT BY ELIZA: HAYWARD &
HENRY HAYWARD WHO MADE OATH THERETO AND YE SAME BEING PROVED BY YE OATHS
OF ALL YE WITNESSES IS ADMITTED TO RECORD:
ELDEST SON, HENRY HAYWARD
SON, JOHN HAYWARD
SON, FRANCIS HAYWARD
SON, WILLIAM HAYWARD
DAUGHTER ELIZABETH HAYWARD
DAUGHTER ANNE HAYWARD
DAUGHTER MARGARET TABB
DAUGHTER ELEANOR CHISMAN
THOMAS TABB'S WILL (HE HAD BEEN MARRIED TO MARGARET & HAD CHILDREN
BY HER) BOOK 1715-21, PG. 90, NAMES SONS JOHN, HENRY, THOMAS, & EDWARD;
DAUS, DIANA, MARY, RACHEL, & MARTHA; SON-IN-LAW (S/B STEP-SON), FRANCIS
HAYWARD & DAU-IN-LAW, (S/B STEP-DAU), ELIZABETH HAYWARD; & WIFE,
MENTIONING SLAVE GIVEN HER BY HER FATHER MOSS. DATED 20 SEPT 1717,
RECORDED 16 OCT 1717, ELIZABETH CITY CO., VA.
ELIZABETH (MOSS)(HAYWARD) TABB'S BOND FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF HER CHILDREN,
EDWARD & MARTHA TABB, BOOK1715-21, PG. 298; DATE 20 MAY 1719, ELIZABETH
CITY CO., VA.
ELIZABETH (MOSS) (HAYWARD) TABB EVIDENTLY MOVED FROM ELIZABETH CITY
COUNTY BACK TO YORK COUNTY FOR HER OWN WILL WAS PROBATED IN YORK.
IT WAS DATED 23 NOV 1731 & PROBATED 20 DEC 1731. SHE WAS A RESIDENT OF
CHARLES PARISH. NAMED IN THE WILL WERE: FRANCIS HAYWARD, JOHN HAYWARD,
ELIZABETH HAYWARD, ANNE HAYWARD, EDWARD TABB & MARTHA TABB. YORK
RECORDS NO. 17, 1729-1732 PP. 249-251.