Over the parentage of this man genealogists have disputed for centuries.
Doubtless the judge was the son of John Howard of Wiggenhall, living about 1260, whose widow Lucy, called by the genealogists the daughter of John Germund, was probably the wife of John Germund by her second marriage.
The remaining part was acquired by a member of the family of Hozier, the French genealogists.
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