Matthew Howard was among the first settlers of Anne Arundel
Co. He came with many Puritan and Independent families from Virginia to "Providence"
about 1650. One of the compiled genealogies on the Howard Family is in "Anne
Arundel Gentry Vol 2" by Harry Wright Newman. Another source is the 1909
"Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties Maryland" by J. D. Warfield.
It is suggested that you check these books for more details about the Howard
family. Some information on the Howards is also in "Providence Ye Lost
Towne at Severn in Mary Land" by James E. Moss. Moss provides information
sugesting that Mathew Howard might be a decendant of Lord Thomas Howard and Lady