Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMary Howard 2410,2412, 7G Grandmother
Birth1651, Lower Norfolk VA2412
Death1721 Age: 70
1Thomas Roper 2410, 7G Grandfather
Birthca 1635
Death1677, Anne Arundel Co MD Age: 42
FatherWilliam Roper (ca1590-1650)
ChildrenMary (ca1660-1714)
2John Hammond , Step 7G Grandfather
Marriageca 1677
Notes for Mary Howard
It is often assumed that Thomas Roper’s wife was Mary Howard, son of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall. However, definitive evidence is lacking.2413,2414

The widow Mary secondly married to John HAMMOND (HAMMON) between 26 Oct. 1677 when Thomas ROPER's will was written and 1 Nov. 1678. On the latter date it was stated that Thomas ROPER of Anne Arundel County in his will requested if his wife should marry, to secure his child's estate. Since that time his widow married John HAMMON of said county, who was likely to embezzle the estate and therefore Mary HAMMON, the relict of Thomas ROPER was to render an account. [MD Testamentary Proceedings 10:315, FHL microfilm 0,012,933]2411


Hammond (Hamond), Mary, A. A. Co., 4th Apr., 1721; 6th Apr., 1721.

To grandsons John. Thomas and Cornelius Howard, grand-daus. Sarah and Elinor Howard, personalty.
To 3 grand-child., viz. Thomas, Sarah and Elinor Howard, residue of estate.
To John Beale, ex., care of grandson John Howard and to see that he has a good education.
Test: John Unett, Wm. Anglin, Anne Selby.
Note: Moses Maccubin and Cornelius Howard present at probate. 16, 366.
Notes for Thomas (Spouse 1)
Thomas ROPER Anne Arundel County will dated 19 Sep. 1677 proved 26 Oct. 1677

To wife Mary, execx. 1/2 plantation during life.
To dau. Mary and hrs. 300 A. "Ropers Increase" in Balto. Co., and 1/2 plantation at majority. Wife or dau. afsd. dying without issue, deceased's portion to revert to survivor.
Overseers: Dr. Wm. JONES, Wm. MITCHELL.
Test: Wm BOWMAN, Thos. JEFFE, Hugh PRITINGALE. 5:313
[Baldwin, Maryland Calendar of Wills], 1:197.
Thomas Roper 4.538 I AA #55908 Oct 27 1677
Servants mentioned: Lucresia Miller, Sarah Crow, Hugh Read, Hugh Portingall.
Appraisers: Robert Franklin (gentleman), Thomas Bland (gentleman).
List of debts: Lancelott Todd, William Forgeson, John Keeley, Thomas Gill, William Bowman, Dr. William Jones, William Roper.
Thomas Roper 6.418 A AA #55908 (no date. on a page of Aug-Oct 1679 entries)
Payments to: Col. William Burges, Richard Boughton, William Cromwell, Nicholas Gasaway, Robert Proctor, Thomas Lightfoot, Anthony Rawlings, William Roper, Thomas Bland, Thomas Jeffe.
Administratrix: Mary Hammond (relict).
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