Mary Howard was born 12 February 1740 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Charles Howard (1707-1771) and Penelope Foley (1708-1748) and died 30 June 1770 of unspecified causes. She married Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) 30 December 1757 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, England, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Ireland, Israel, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belarus, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, the United States, Sweden.


Offspring of Mary Howard and Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Darwin (1758-1778) 3 September 1758 15 May 1778
Erasmus Darwin (1759-1799)
Elizabeth Darwin (1763-1763)
Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848) 30 May 1766 Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom 13 November 1848 Susannah Wedgwood (1765-1817)

William Alvey Darwin (1767-1767)


There seems to be a genealogical myth that she is the daughter of Charles Howard, 10th Duke of Norfolk (1720-1786), whose daughter Mary died young and unmarried.

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)

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