I continue to try to prove the theory that Thomas Howard and Ann Puddephatt were the parents of John Howard (who married Elizabeth Deacon).
I sincerely believe this to be the case.
My ancestor, Joseph Howard may have been the brother of this John.
Some evidence to suggest that they may have been related is when you look at the witnesses at their respective marriages:
John Howard & Elizabeth Deacon
witnesses: John Puddephatt & Thomas Pryor.
Joseph Howard & Sophia Hall
witnesses: Henry Hicks & Thomas Pryor.
The Puddephatt connection and that of Thomas Pryor may link them all.
Any help will be appreciated, especially Parish record look-ups.