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.


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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