Diane, thank you for your quick reply. I have VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS-Series 2, Vol. 1, Northumberland County, Virginia 1678-1713 by Lindsay O. Duvall. I have not seen the newer book you referenced. Does it state that this is a new read on the names that have been for years listed as Thomas Howard and Patience? This forum would be a good place to clear this up. Thanks for you help.