Archives of Maryland
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Prudence Gough Ridgely Howard (1791-1847)
MSA SC 3520-2253
First Lady of Maryland, 1831-1833

Prudence Ridgely Howard
attributed to Philip Tilyard
collection of Hampton National Historic Site
HAMP 5662

Born:  17911
Mother:  Priscilla Dorsey Ridgley2
Father:  Governor Charles Ridgley3
Ridgely Family Home:  "Hampton", Baltimore County4
Marriage:  December 26, 1811 to  Governor George Howard5
Howard Family Home:  "Waverly", in Anne Arundel County6
Children:  8 sons -- Eugene Post, John Eager, Charles Ridgely, Willam Waverly and George as well as 3 who died in infancy -- and 5 daughters 7
Died:  July 5, 1847 8

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