The Life of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland as Found in the Records

 Compiled by Eldon W. Gay / Howland Society Historian / March 2020

1465 --- 1619

Family

Say 1465                       b. Henlow, Henry Tilley [TAG 52:202]

Say 1490                     b. Henlow, Thomas Tilley son of Henry Tilley [Tag 52:202]

Say 1515                     b. Henlow, William Tilley son of Thomas Tilley [TAG 52:202]

Say 1540                     b. Henlow, Robert Tilley son of William [TAG 52:203]

15 Jun 1560                 m. Chipping Barnet, William Hurst and Rose Marshe [TAG 85:7/8]

13 Mar 1567/8            bapt. Henlow, Joan Hurst dau. of William and Rose Hurst [TAG 85:8]

Aft. 30 May 1569        d. Henlow, Henry Hurst husband of Agnes [PJHS will of Henry Hurst]

17 Nov 1569                buried, Henlow, Agnes Hurst wife of Henry [TAG 85:7], [PJHS will of
                                                                                                                              Henry Hurst]

Bef. 30 Jun 1571         d. Henlow, William Hurst [TAG 85:7]

19 Dec 1571                bapt. Henlow, John Tilley son of Robert and Elizabeth Tilley
                                                                                                               [TAG 52:203]

Say 1591                    b. Fenstanton, Arthur son of Henry Howland [HQ 81 NO 1:12]

Abt. 1592                    b. Fenstanton, John son of Henry Howland [TPM pg. 282]

18 Jun 1593                m. Henlow, Thomas Rogers and Joan Hurst. [TAG 85:8]   

20 Sep 1596               m. Henlow, John Tilley and Joan (Hurst) Rogers widow of Thomas Rogers.
                                                                                                                                          [TAG 52:203]

Say 1599                     b. Fenstanton, Humphrey Howland son of Henry Howland. [TAG 14:214]

Say 1603                     b. Fenstanton, Henry son of Henry Howland. [PM 277]

19 Aug. 1604               bapt. Fenstanton, Simon, son of Henry and Margaret Howland
                                                                                                                    [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 10]         

30 Aug 1607                bapt. Henlow, Elizabeth daughter of John and Joan (Hurst) Rogers Tilley
                                     [TAG 52:203] 

21 Feb 1612/3             buried Henlow, Robert Tilley. [TAG 52:203]

27 Mar 1614                buried Henlow, Elizabeth Tilley widow of Robert Tilley. [TAG 52:203]

Community

 19 Nov 1613               Humphrey Howland was apprenticed to John Smyth (Master)
                                                                                            [TAG 14:214-15] [Drapers]

1620 – 1629

Family

1621                            d. Plymouth, John Tilley. [TAG 52:203]

1621                            d. Plymouth, Elizabeth Tilley wife of John Tilley. [TAG 52:203]

1621                            d. Plymouth, Jasper More, a boy with the John Carver family. [Bradford 444]

April 1621                   John Carver died and his wife Kathrine died 5 to 6 weeks after him. [Bradford 86]

June 1621                   John Howland became head of the Carver household which included Elizabeth
                                    Tilley, Desire Minter, Roger Wilder, William Latham, a boy, and a maidervant
                                                                                                                                             [Bradford 441]

26 April 1623              m. Fenstanton, Margaret Howland and Richard Phillips. [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 16] 

By Abt. 1624               m. Plymouth, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley [PM 282]
                                    “John Howland married the daughter of John Tilley, Elizabeth” [Bradford 444]

Say 1624                     b. Plymouth, Desire Howland dau. John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

24 Feb 1626/7             b. Plymouth, John Howland son of John and Elizabeth Howland.  [Sewall 463]

Say 1629                     b. Plymouth, Hope Howland dau. of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

31 July 1629                Buried, Fenstanton, Margaret Howland [HQ, Volume 81 NO 1: 10]

                                               

Community

  6 Sep 1620                Mayflower Sailed from Plymouth, England. [ MOURT 157]

  Fall 1620                    John Howland fell overboard and was hauled back aboard by sailors with the aid of
                                     a boat hook.  [Bradford, 59]

11 Nov 1620                John and Elizabeth arrive at Provincetown after 66 days at sea
                                                                                         [NEHGR 70:339/42], [Mourt 2]                                                                                                           

11 Nov 1620                John signs the Mayflower Compact at Provincetown. [NM 38], [MOURT 3]

1 Dec 1620                  Humphrey Howland completed draper apprenticeship in London. 
                                                                                   [HQ Volume 81 NO.1:14], [Drapers] 

6 Dec 1620                   John Howland, one of the 10 principal men set out in the shallop to explore
                                     Cape Cod Bay. [Bradford 68 Note 7], [MOURT 15]

 

 9 Dec 1620                 Shallop arrived at Clarks Island. [MOURT 58-59]

10 Dec 1620                Kept the Sabbath on Clarks Island. [MOURT 158]

11 Dec 1620                Shallop arrived at Plymouth exploring land and streams. [MOURT 59]

15 Dec 1620                Mayflower arrived in Plymouth Harbor. [MOURT 60]

19 Mar 1622/23           Simon Howland was apprenticed to Humphrey Howland (Master) Father Henry
                                    Howland yeoman of Fenny Stanton. [TAG 14:214] [Drapers]

1 Oct 1623                   Henry Howland was apprenticed to Humphrey Howland (cloth worker, Thames St.
                                     London). Father Henry Howland yeoman of Fenny Stanton. [TAG 14:214] [Drapers]

1 Dec 1623                  Humphry Howland completed apprenticeship. [TAG 14:214]

15 Mar 1625/6             Stephen Fisher apprenticed to Humphrey Howland (cloth worker, Bush Lane,
                                    London. [Drapers]

22 May 1627               In the division of livestock the Howland Family (4) & 9 others received one heifer
                                    named Raghorn (lot 4). [PCR 12:10]

3 Jan 1627/8               John Howland & 5 others named to layout the lots for the 2nd land division.
                                                                                                             [PCR11:4/5] [PCR 12:1 3/14]

July 1627                     John Howland named as one of 8 Undertakers, a signer of the Articles of Agreement
                                     to pay the debts of Plymouth Colony etc. [Bradford 195 Note 5]

 

Property Transfers

1621                            John Howlands Homestead on north side of Leyden Street (Great Street) and
                                    Stephen Hopkin
s lot location defined in Edward Gray deed to Rev. John Cotton
                                    9 May 1670. [PCLR 3 (1b) 166], [PCRD 3-1b:199-201]

1623                            John Howland granted a garden plot of land next to Hobomock plot. [PCR 12:4]

22 May 1627               Division of Cattle, John and Elizabeths lot received one cow. [NM 382]

1627                            Grant to Howland Family of 80 Acres in Duxbury bordering Island Creek
                                                                               (not recorded.) See [PCLR 1:93] [PCR 12:56]

24 Mar 1629               Simon Howland completed apprenticeship. [TAG14:214]

 1630 - 1639

Family

Say 1631                     b. Plymouth, Elizabeth dau. of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

Say 1633                     b. Plymouth, Lydia   dau. of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

17 May 1635               Buried Fenstanton, Henry Howland Sr [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 10]

3 Oct 1636                  Buried Bermondsey, Simon Howland  HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 17]

Say 1637                     b. Duxbury, Hannah dau. of John and Elizabeth Howland.  [PM 282]

 Community

24 Mar 1629/30          Simon Howland completed apprenticeship as a draper. [TAG 14:214], [Drapers]

2 Apr 1632                  John Howlands family does not appear on list of 4 families living in Duxbury with
                                    exception of the Winter time. [PCR 12:6]

1633                            John Howlands name appears on Plymouth Freemen list. [PCR 1:3]

1633                            Henry Howlands name appears on Plymouth Freemen list. [PCR 1:4]4

1 Jan 1632/3               John Howland chosen to office of Plymouth Colony Assistant. [PCR 1:5]

8 April 1633                Henry Howland purchases the services of Walter Harris for a period of 5 years, from
                                   John Atwood. [PCR 1:12/13]

1 Jan 1633/4              John Howland chosen to office of Plymouth Colony Assistant [PCR 1:21]

1634                           Richard White apprenticed to Simon Howland (Master) London [Drapers]            

1634                           Hocking incident at Kennebec trading post [Bradford 263]

Apr 1634                    Disposition of Hocking incident at Kennebec trading post [MD 2:10-11]

3 May 1634                News of Hockings death reached Boston. [WJ 1:123-124]

22 May 1634              Governor John Winthrop letter to Sir Nathaniel Rich regarding Hocking Incident.
                                                                                                                                                           [WP]

1 Jan 1634/5              John Howland chosen to office of Plymouth Colony Assistant [PCR 1:32]

3 Mar 1634/5             John Howland in attendance at Plymouth Colony Court [PCR 1:33]

2 Mar 1635/6              John Howland & others asked to decide best use of land on north side of
                                    South River. [PCR 1:39]

14 Mar 1635/6            John Howland served as representative of Duxbury on the Plymouth Colony
                                   committee to recommend a site for the 1st meeting house in Duxbury. [1:41-42]

14 Mar 1635/6            John Howland given rights to hay where he did previous year at Island Creek.
                                                                                                                                             [PCR 1:40]

18 April 1636             Thomas Stevens apprenticed to Humphry Howland Citizen of London. [Drapers]

7 Jun 1636                 John Howland serves on the jury for case Tisdale vs Hopkins. [PCR 1:42]

4/5 Oct 1636               PC Court assigned John Gardner (Servant) to John Howland for 1 year.
                                                                                                                               [PCR 1:44-45]

6 Mar 1636/7              John Howlands name appears first in list, after the 13 Gentlemen, of Plymouth
                                    Colony Freemen. [PCR 1:52]

20 Mar 1636/7            John Howland given rights to hay where he did previous year at Island Creek Pond.
                                                                                                                                                       [PCR 1:56]

7 Jun 1637                  John Howland and Jonathan Brewster represented Duxbury in the PC Court to
                                    assess men to serve in the Pequot War. [PCR 1:61] 

7 Jun 1637                   John Howland and Jonathan Brewster represented Duxbury in the PC Court to
                                     advise the court on resolving the issue of the decline in the beaver trade.
                                                                                                                                               [PCR 1:62] 

 7 Aug 1638                 John Howland & others to layout land for George Partrich in Duxbury. [PCR 1:92]

5 Nov 1638                  John Howland & others pay bond for William Latham.  [PCR 1:101]

4 Dec 1638                  John Wakefield released from Master John Howland after month of service. [PCR 1:106]

1639                            Plymouth Colony Freemen PCR 1639 Plymouth Section 5:274

3 Sep 1639                  Joseph Meriam vs William Hatch, Henry Howland on jury. Trial involves Thomas Ruck referenced in Humphrey Howlands will.  [PCR 7:13] [Lechford 163 166]

 

Land Transfers

4 Dec 1637                  John Howland granted 40 acres at western end of Island Creek Pond. [PCR 1:70]

5 Nov 1638                  John Howland granted Spectacle Island, Green Harbor, Marshfield. [PCR 1:102]

26 Dec 1638                Lt. William Holmes sold John Howland 33 acres in Duxbury. [PCLR 1:60]

7 Jan 1638/9               John Handmer granted 10 Acres at head of Mr. Howlands land at Island Creek Pond, Duxbury. [PCR 1:109]

2 Feb 1638/9               Purchased 100 acres on Rocky Nook from John Jenny. Sold John Jenny 3 acres on Watsons Hill. [PCR 12:41], [PCLR 1:62]

          

1640 – 1649

Family

Say 1640                     b. Plymouth, Joseph son of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

6 Aug 1649                  First record of Arthur Howland residing in Duxbury. Lechford 297/99]      

1644                             m. Plymouth, Desire Howland and John Gorham. [PCR 2:79]

About 1644                 b. Plymouth, Jabez son of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

11 Feb 1643/4             d. London, George Howland [HQ 81 NO 1:14]

2 Apr 1644                  b. Plymouth, Desire dau. of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

1 Jul 1644                    George Howland estate sued by Richard Phillips and Margaret (Howland) Phillips. [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 14]  

Say 1646                     b. Plymouth, Ruth Howland dau. John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

5 May 1646                 b. Marshfield, Temperance dau. of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

 9 Jul 1646                   Buried London, Humphrey Howland. [BT 16 Dec 1908:28]

10 Jul 1646                  London, Humphrey Howlands will proved, naming John Howland of New England. [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 14]

24 Jun 1647                 b. Plymouth, Elizabeth dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [PCR 8:4]

2 Apr 1648                 b. Marshfield, Elizabeth dau. of John and Desire Gorham.  [MD 5:72]

13 Sep 1649                m. Plymouth, Elizabeth Howland and Ephraim Hicks. [PCR 8: 8]

15 Nov 1649              b. Plymouth, Isaac son of John and Elizabeth Howland. [PM 282]

12 Dec 1649                d. Plymouth, Ephraim Hicks husband of Elizabeth Howland. [PCR 8:8]  

 

 

 

 

Community

6 Jan 1639/40             John Wakefield served John Howland for a month until he found a master. [PCR 1:106]

28 Jul 1640                   John Howland purchases the services of Joseph Grosse for 5 years from John Winslow.  [PCR 1:158]

 5 Oct 1640                  Court order John Howland & other to set boundaries of Thomas Prince land at the Jones River. [PCR 1:163]

20 Apr 1641                John Howland appointed to committee to oversee the making of salt by John Jenny for the residents of Plymouth. [PTR 7]

 1 Jun 1641                  Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court [PCR 2:16]

15 Oct 1641                Articles of Agreement Concluded with London Partners [Bradford 400/3 415/17]

31 Dec1641                 John Howland appointed to committee to overseas trade. [PCR2:29]

31 Dec 1641                John Howland appointed to committee for granting land to residents of Plymouth. [PCR 2:29]

7 Sep 1642                  John Howland & others appointed to settle issue over swine between Hanbury & Perse. [PCR 2:44]

6 Jun 1643                  John Howland of Duxbury acknowledges he owes taxes to the King. [PCR 2:57]

Aug 1643                     Plymouth list of men able to bear arms includes John Howland, John Howland Jr. and John Gorham [PCR 8:187/88]

20 Aug 1644                John Howland & 3 others appointed to layout highway by Mr. Bradfords [PCR 2:75]

21 Nov 1644               John Howland & 4 others appointed to set rate payed to Plymouth town officers. [PTR 19]

28 Oct 1645               Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General [Court PCR 2:94]

3 Mar 1645/6             John Howland & others appointed to committee on Kennebec trade.         PCR 2:96]

7 Mar 1645/6              Undertakers debt with merchant John Beauchamp settled. [PCR 1:128/132] [PCR 12:128]

7 Jul 1646                    Appointed Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony Court. [PCR 2:104]

1 Jun 1647                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General [Court PCR 2:117]

1 Jun 1647                   Court appoints John Howland & others to layout highway by Jones River to upper path to Massachusetts. [PCR 2:116]

7 Jun 1648                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General [Court PCR 2:123]

7 Jun 1648                   Court requests John Howland & others stake out highway from Jones River Bridge to Massachusetts Path (Duxbury). [PCR 2:126/7]

7 Jun 1648                   Mr. Howland, Mr. Alden & Treasurer submit an account of the Kennebec trading [PCR 2:127]

22 Jul 1648                  John Howland and others made a report on the cause of death of a child. [PCR 2:132]

2 Jun 1649                  John Chipman of Barnstable purchases house and land in Barnstable on highway from Edward Fitzandolphe. [PCR 12:180/1]

 6 Jun 1649                  John Chipman named as a Freeman. [PCR 2:141]

8 Jun 1649                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony Court. [PCR 2:144]

25 Oct 1649                John Howland & others appointed to a committee to dispose lands at Aquidneck Island. [PCR2:145]. 

                                                                                     

Land Transfers

2 Apr 1640                  John Howland sold farm in Duxbury consisting of 85 acres, house, and buildings including barn to William Kemp. [PCLR 1:93] [PCR 12:56]

23 Sep 1641                Inventory of William Kemps estate gives description of house and barns that John Howland sold in 1640 to William Kemp. [MD 4:75-82]

17 Oct 1642                John Howland granted 6 acres of land at the North Meadow by the Jones River. [PCR 2:49]

10 Jun 1646                John Howland witnesses a deed between Francis Cook and Jacob Cook. [PCLR 2 (1):35 [PCRD 2-1:32]

30 Jul 1646                  John Howland exchanges 33 acres in Duxbury with Joseph Rogers for 20 acres near the Jones River bridge. [PCR Vol. 12:135/6] [PCLR 1:122] 

8 Mar 1648/9              William Bradford sold to John Howland 13 acres on Great Island in Marshfield.  [PCR 12:164/5] [PCLR 1:269]

8 Mar 1648/9              John Howland sold to John Gorham ½ of 13 acres on Great Island in Marshfield. [PCR12:165] [PCLR 1:269]

14 Mar 1649               John and Elizabeth Howland sold to George Partridge 3 acres in Duxbury at Muskeeto Hole. [PCLR 1:303] [PCR 12:183

 

1650- 1659

Family

28 Apr 1650                b. Marshfield, James son of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

10 Jul 1651                  m. Plymouth, Elizabeth (Howland) Hicks and John Dickinson. [PCR 8:13]

26 Oct 1651                m. Plymouth, John Howland Jr. and Mary Lee [PCR 8:13]

20 Feb 1651/2             b. Marshfield, John son of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

13 Aug 1652                b. Barnstable, Hope dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [PCR 8:42]

16 Feb 1653/4             b. Yarmouth, Joseph son of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

Abt. 1654                    m. Lydia Howland and James Brown [MF 3 Part 1:3]

22 Nov 1654                Will of Ann Howland widow of Humphrey Howland was proved. [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 15]  

24 10th mo. 1654        b. Joseph son of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

25 Dec 1654                b. Barnstable, Lydia dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [PCR 8:42]

4/21 May 1655           b. Rehoboth, James son of James and Lydia Brown. [MF 23 Part 1:6]

 3 Aug 1656                 b. Barnstable, Jabez son of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

2 Mar 1656/7             b. John son of John and Hope Chipman d. 29 May  1656/7.  [PCR 8:43]

23 2nd mo. 1657          b. Mercy dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

14 Jan 1658                 b. Hannah dau. John and Hope Chipman. [PCR 8:43]

20 Jan 1658/9             b. Barnstable, Mercy dau. of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

 

Community

1650                            John Howland & 2 others survey land granted to John Cook Jr. [PCR 12:206]

6 Mar 1649/50            John Curtis apprenticed to Ann Howland widowed. [Drapers]

4 Jun 1650                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony Court [PCR 2:154]

4 Jun 1650                   John Howland & 2 others named by the Court as Highway Surveyors. [PCR 2:155]

6 Jun 1650                   John Howland & others appointed to a committee to resolve a land dispute with Massachusetts Bay. [PCR 2:158 - 160]

10 Jun 1650                 John Howland & 5 others marked a road to Duxbury from the Jones River. [PCR 2:160]

4 Nov 1650                 John Howland & 4 others appointed to set rate payed to Plymouth town officers. [PTR 31]

22 Feb 1650/1             Plymouth granted John Howland 12 acres on the Winnetuxet River. [PTR 206]

5 Jun 1651                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [ PCR 2:167]

25 Nov 1651                John Howland & 4 others appointed to set rate payed to Plymouth town officers. [PTR 32]

3 Jun 1652                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court.  [PCR 3:8]

7 Jun 1653                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:31]

7 Mar 1653/4              Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:44]

6 Jun 1654                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:49]

1 Aug 1654                  Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:63]

6 Feb 1654/5               John Howland Jr. gave testimony in the inquiry of the death of John Walker. [PCR 3:71/2]

2 Jun 1655                   Court requests John Howland & Constant Southworth repair Jones River Bridge. [PCR 3:87]

8 Jun 1655                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:79]

2 Jul 1655                    John Howland donates use of his horse to commissioners journey to New Haven. [PCR 3:86]

3 Jun 1656                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:99]

1657                            Marshfield List of Freemen, John Howland Jr. [PCR 8:178]

3 Jun 1657                   John Howland Jr. constable for Marshfield [PCR 3:116]

22 Dec 1657                John Howland Jr. summoned to appear in court for giving intelligence to Arthur Howland and Quakers meeting on the Lords Day [PCR 3:126]

Abt. 1658                    John Howland on Plymouth list of Freemen [PCR 8:197]

Abt. 1658                    John Howland Jr on Barnstable list of Freemen [PCR 8:200]

2 Mar 1657/8              Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony Court. [PCR 3:129]

1 Jun 1658                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony Court. [PCR 3:135]

1 Jun 1658                   John Howland on Plymouth list of Freemen [PCR 3:137]

2 Aug 1659                  PCC requests John Howland etc. settle land dispute between Pope & Shurtliff [PCR 3:169]

3 Oct 1659                  Appointed as representative from Plymouth to Committee on issues at Kennebec trading post [3:170]

                                              

Land Transfers

7 Mar 1649/50          John Howland represents his dau. Elizabeth Hicks in the settlement of her husbands estate. Eleven acres of land purchased from Edmond Freeman in 1647. [PCR 12:183]

14 Mar 1649/50          John Howland sold 3 acres of land in Duxbury to George Partridge. [PCR 12:183] [PCLR 1:303]

22 Feb 1650/1             John Howland granted 12 acres of land on both sides of the Winnetuxet River (Middleboro). [PTR 206]

1653                            Layout of John Howlands grant of marsh land at Rocky Nook. [PCLR 2 (1);104] (2-1:84)

1654                            John Howland and William Bassett receive one share of the Acushnet (Dartmouth) lands. [PCLR 2 (1):107] [PCRD 2-1:88]

4 May 1655                 John Howland, Thomas Bourne, and John Dingley layout marsh meadows in Marshfield. [PCLR 2 (1):169] [PCRD 2-1:131]

5 Mar 1657/8              John Howland and Christopher Winter exchange land. John gives ½ of Great Island in Marshfield for 100 acres at Governor Farm in Barnstable. [PCLR 2(1) 202.] [PCRD 2-1:167]

19 Sep 1659                John Howland witnesses the bounds of William Shurtleff land as requested by the PCC. [PCLR 2 (2):28b] [PCRD 2 -2:40]

                                                           

1660- 1669

Family

29 7th mo. 1660           b. Jabez son of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

6 Jul 1661                    m. Swansea, Hannah Howland and Jonathan Bosworth. [PM 282]

7 Oct 1661                  m. Barnstable, Desire Gorham and John Hawes. [MD 5:72]

11 Nov 1661                b. Barnstable, Lydia dau. of John and Desire Gorham. [MD 5:72]

30 May 1662               b. Swansea, Mercy Bosworth. [SwVR 1:13]

11 8th mo 1662           b. Elizabeth dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257] ??

5 8th mo. 1662             b. Lydia dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

5 Nov 1663                  b. Swansea, Hannah dau. of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:7]

28 Nov 1663                b. Barnstable, Hannah dau. of John and Desire Gorham. [BarnVR 1:29]

4 Oct 1664                  b. Plymouth, Robert son of Thomas and Ruth Cushman. [MF 23 Part 1:13]

17 Nov 1664                m. Plymouth, Ruth Howland and Thomas Cushman. [PM 283] [PCR 8:25]

7 Dec 1664                  m. Plymouth, Joseph Howland and Elizabeth Southworth [PM 282] [PCR 8:25]

26 1st mon. 1665         b. Samuel son of dau. John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

6 Jun 1665                   b. Swansea, Elizabeth dau. of Jonathan and Hannah  Bosworth. [SwVR 1:4]

29 Aug 1666                b. Swansea, Dorothy dau. of James and Lydia Brown [SwVR 1:3]

24 Dec 1666                b. Swansea, Jonathan son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:8]

2nd mon. 1667              b. Mehetable dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

21 Oct 1667                b. Barnstable, Shubael son of John and Desire Gorham. [BarnVR 1:29]

ca. 1668                      b. Plymouth, Desire dau. of Ruth and Thomas Cushman. [MF 23 Part 1:13]

9 Jul 1668                    b. Swansea, Jabez son of James and Lydia Brown. [MF 23 Part 1:6]

By 1669                       m. Plymouth, Jabez Howland and Bethiah Thacher. [PM 282]

15 Nov 1669                b. Plymouth, Jabez son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [PCR 8:35]

 

Community

4 Jun 1661                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 3:214]

10 Jun 1661                 PCC appointes John Howland etc. to hire workmen to repair Jones River Bridge. [PCR 3:219]

3 Jun 1662                   John Howland desires land in the Major Purchase. [PCR 4:19]

1 Jun 1663                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. John Howland [PCR 4:37]

1 Jun 1663                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. John Chipman [PCR 4:37]

5 Feb 1665/6               John Howland chosen as Selectman for town of Plymouth. [PTR 82]

5 Jun 1666                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. John Howland [PCR 4:122]

5 Jun 1666                   PCC appointed John Howland Selectman for town of Plymouth. [PCR 4:124]

5 Jun 1666                   John Howland served on the jury for case of Elizabeth Williams vs John Williams. [PCR 4:125]

5 Jun 1667                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. John Howland  [PCR 4:148]

5 Mar 1667/8              Request be made to layout land for Edward Gray as John Howland and John Cook, west southwest property line. [PCR 4:173]

3 Jun 1668                   Joseph Howland appointed Surveyor of Highways for Plymouth. [PCR 4:181]

22 Oct 1668                Served on jury for the inquest into death of Isaac Robinson. [PCR 5:7]

30 Jun 1669                 Plymouth, the aged Mr. John Howland” “joyed in imposition of hands” at the ordination of John Cotton as the Pastor of the Plymouth Church. [PChR 144]

15 Nov 1669                b. Plymouth, Jabez son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:37]

Bef. 29 Dec 1669         b. Plymouth, James son of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:31]

1 Mar 1669/70            Served on Jury. [PCR 7:159]

 

Land Transfers

24 May 1660               Plymouth granted to John Howland a tract of land within 2 miles of the Winnetuxet Meadows (Plympton) [PTR 39] 

8 Jun 1660                  William Bradford Sr. transfers his land in Acushnet (Dartmouth) to John Howland. [PCLR 2(1):106 [PCRD 2-1:87]

1 Apr 1661                  John Howland & others purchase Sakonnet land. [PCLR 2 (2):61 [PCRD 2-2:83]MD 16:76-78.

4 Jun 1661                   PCC confirms permission was granted to John Howland & others to purchase land in Sakonnet (Dartmouth) [PCR 3:216]

14 Dec 1661                Agreement between John Howland and John Cook on a change to the property line separating their land at Rocky Nook. (Current Location of house foundation was determined from the old and new property lines defined in this deed.) [PCLR 2 (2):74] [PCRD 2-2:102]

7 Jun 1665                   John Howland granted 12 acres of land in the Major Purchase. [PCR 4:95]

5 Jun 1666                   John Howland granted 100 acres in the Major Purchase.    [PCR 4:131]

22 May 1666               William Crowe Layout 100 acres of land at Namaskett Meadow (Middleboro) for John Howland. [PCLR 3 (1):69] [PCRD 3- 1a :194]

28 Aug 1667                Recorded 9 Jan 1670/1 John Howland Gentleman and Elizabeth sold 10 acres in Eastham to John Doane Jr. of Eastham. [PCLR 3 (1b):194] [PCRD 3-1b:293/4]

22 Dec 1667                John and Elizabeth Howland sold 34 shares of land in Dartmouth to John Almy. [PCLR 4 (1):211] [PCRD 4-1:314]

28 Dec 1667                John Howland Gent: and Elizabeth to John Howland Yeomen of Barnstable a gift of 90 acres and 12 acres of marsh bound by Spring Creek in Barnstable. [PCLR   4:149] [ 4-1 page 223/6]

4 Jun 1668                   John Howland Yeomen, sold John Wing his land in Yarmouth which is bound by Bound Brook and Strong Brook. [PCLR 3 (1):117] [PCRD 3-1b:18]

 

 

1670 – 1679

Family

Abt. 1670                    b. Plymouth, Nathaniel son of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:36]

ca. 1670                      b. Plymouth, Thomas son of Ruth and Thomas Cushman. [MF 23 Part 1:13]

15 Sep 1670                b. Swansea, David son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:1]

 1 Jan 1670/1             d. Duxbury, Henry Howland brother of John Howland. [PM 277]

6 Apr1671                   b. Swansea, John son of Jonathan and Hannah Boswort.h [SwVR 1:8]

6 1st mo. 1671             b. Hannah, dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

15 Jan 1672                 b. Plymouth, John son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [PCR 8:35]

Jan 1672                      d. Plymouth, John son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [PCR 8:35]

3 Jun 1674                   b. Plymouth, Bethiah dau. of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [PCR 8:35]

23 Feb 1672/3             John Howland died above eighty years” [ PCR 8:32]

24 Feb 1672/3             dyed Mr. John Howland in his eightieth year”. [PChR 147]

25 Feb 1672/3             John Howland interred at Plymouth with honor. [HP]

14 Feb 1673                Swansea, Jabez son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:9]

Abt. 1675                    b. Plymouth, Thomas son of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:29]

Bef. 22 Jul 1776          Bethiah dau. of Jabez and Bethiah Howland drowned in tub. [PCR 5:208]

27 5th mo. 1675 b.       James son of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

Bef. 16 Oct 1675 d.     Plymouth, Ruth Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:12]

30 Oct 1675                buried Marshfield, Arthur Howland brother of John Howland. [NEHGR 8:192]

18 Mar 1676               b. Swansea, Ichabod son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth . [SwVR 1:9]

6 Aug 1676                  b. Plymouth, Josiah son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [PCR 8:68]

By 1677                       m. Plymouth, Isaac Howland and Elizabeth Vaughn. [PM 283]                          

28 Nov 1677                b. Middleborough, Seth son of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland. [MiddleVR 1:2]

21 May 1678               Lt. John Howland Jr. signs statement in regard to Samuel Drews death. [PCR 5:262/3]

 6 Mar 1678/9             b. Middleborough, Isaac son of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland [MiddleVR 1:2]

26 Jul 1679                  b. Plymouth, John son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [8:68]

 

Community

 

1670                            Plymouth Colony Freemen [PCR 8:1]

29 May 1670               John and Jabez Howland names appear on Freemans list. [PCR 5:274]

29 May 1670               John Howland Jr., John Gorham, John Chipman names appear on Freemans list from Barnstable. [PCR 5:277]

4 Jun 1670                   Deputy for Plymouth to Plymouth Colony General Court. [PCR 5:34]

5 Aug 1672                  Jabez Howland taxed for keeping a blacksmith shop. [PTR 118]

30 Oct 1672                John Howland serves on Jury. [PCR 7:174]

 1 Jun 1675                  Jabez Howland Constable for Plymouth. [PCR 5:165]

19 Dec 1675                Capt. John Gorham included in United Colony roster of Soldiers. [KPW 183]

22 Jul 1676                  Jury finds that Bethiah Howland dau. of Jabez died of accidental death. [PCR 5:208]

 7 Jun 1676                  Joseph Howland appointed Plymouth Selectman. [PCR 5:195]

 5 Jun 1678                  Lt. Joseph Howland Deputy for Plymouth to the Plymouth Colony Court. [PCR 5:256]

 

Land Transfers

3 Nov 1671                  John Howland, Gentleman and William White, Planter, exchange land. John exchanges House/land occupied by John Branch located in Green Harbor, Marshfield for house/ land that William White received from his father Resolved White in Nemasket, Middleboro. [PCLR 3 (1) 203,204] (3-1b page 320-322)

5 Aug 1672                  Jabez Howland granted a lot of land by the Mill Brook next to land given by his father. Also, a lot of meadow ground that runs to the brook.[PTR 126/7]

29 Oct 1672                Joseph Howland appointed to represent Plymouth on oversite committee. [PCR 5:106]

4 Mar 1672/3              Elizabeth Howland gives all land at Nemasket in Middleboro to John Gorham. [PCR 5:108/9]

6 Mar 1672/3              John Howland bequeathes to his wife Elizabeth the use and benefit of house and all lands in Plymouth. [PM280]

6 Mar 1672/3              John Howland bequeathes to John Howland Jr. one hundred acres lying on the eastern side of the Taunton River (Middleborough). [PM 280]

6 Mar 1672/3              John Howland bequeathes to Jabez Howland my land at Satuckett and Paomett and one piece of land on the South side of Mill Brook (Plymouth). [PM 280]

6 Mar 1672/3              John Howland bequeathes to Isaac Howland all my land in Middleborough and a tract of land near Nemasket Ponds which I purchased from William White. Also, ½ of a twelve acre lot at the Winnatucsett River.[PM 280]

6 Mar 1672/3              John Howland bequeathed to Joseph Howland after decease of his wife Elizabeth his house at Rocky Nook, Plymouth. [PM 280]

7 Mar 1672/3              Jonathan Bosworth sold to John Howland deceased, a house and 70-80 acres of land in Colchester (Middleboro). [3 (2):288] [3-2:294/96]

5 Jun 1673                  Jabez and Bethiah sell shares of land at Paomett (Eastham) [3 (2):281] [3-2:269/71]      

 4 Jul 1673                   John Howland & John Chipman granted 100 acres. [PCR 5:127/8]

20 Sep 1673                John Howland Jr. testimony on the marsh land boundaries of his fathers and his brother Josephs since 1639. [PH Testimony of John Howland 20 Sep 1673] [PJHS Digital Archives]

16 Feb 1673/74           Jabez Howland was granted 1 acre of land on the top of the hill for his land by the brook so George Bonum may have a way to his mill. [PTR 138]

16 Feb 1673/74           John and Desire Gorham sold the land given to them by John and Elizabeth Howland to George Danson. The land was in Nemasket (Middleboro) One parcel was where the house of John Howland house stood that later burnt down” before the land was sold to George Danson. [PCLR 4(1):108. [PCRD 4-1:166/8] See 4 Mar 1672/3.

23 May 1674               John Howland recently deceased and John Chipman lands in Middleboro laid out and recorded. [PCLR 3(2):318a] [PCRD 3-2:408/9]

18 Jun 1679                 George Danson sells Middleboro land to Thomas Faunce giving the history of the property including his house that was burnt in the King Philip War. [PCLR 4 (2):290 [PCRD 4-2:140/43]

1680 ----1694

Family

11 Sep 1680                b. Swansea, Mary dau. of James and Margaret Brown. [SwVR 1:13]

22 Sep 1680                b. Swansea, Jonathan son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:9]

Abt. 1681                    b. Bristol, Elizabeth dau. of Jabez and Bethiah Howland [MF Vol 23 Part 1:45]

22 Aug 1681                b. Middleborough, Priscilla dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland.  [MiddleVR 1:2]

28 Jun 1682                 b. Swansea, Margaret dau. James and Margaret Brown.  d.y.[SwVR 1:13]

2 Dec 1682                 b. Middleborough, Elizabeth dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland. [MiddleVR 1:2]

13 Oct 1683                d. Barnstable, Desire (Howland) Gorham widow of Capt. John Gorham. [MD 5:72]

Bef. Jun 1684             b. Bristol, Samuel son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:42]

1 Apr 1685                 d. Middleborough, Elizabeth dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland.  [MiddleVR 1:3]

17 Jan 1687                 b. Middleborough Nathan son of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland. [MiddleVR 1:3]

  5 Jul 1687                  b. Swansea Margaret  dau. of James and Margaret Brown. [MF Vol 23 Part 1:18]

21 Dec 1687                d. Swansea, Elizabeth Howland Relict of John Howland in her 81st year.[PChR 261]   

22 Dec 1687                d. Swansea, Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland aged eighty. [PM 280]

10 Jan 1687/8             Swansea, Elizabeth Howland will proved. [BrPR 1:13/4] For transcription see [MD 3:54/6]

13 Oct 1688                b. Middleborough, Jael Howland son of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland[MiddleVR 1:4]

14 Oct 1690                b. Middleborough, Susannah dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland. [MiddleVR 1:4]

6 Oct 1694                  b. Middleborough, Hannah dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Howland.  [MiddleVR 1:4]

 

Community

1 Jun 1680                   Plymouth Colony Freeman, Isaac Howland [PCR 6:42]

28 Oct 1681                Jabez Howland granted license for Inn in Bristol. [6:78]

 6 Jun 1682                  Jabez Howland appointed selectman for Bristol. [PCR 6:84]

7 Jun 1681                   Plymouth Colony Court named Isaac Howland a Freeman

28 Oct 1681                PCC granted Jabez Howland the right to provide lodging, food, drink at his Inn in Bristol. [PCR 6:78]

6 Jun 1682                   Sgt. John Howland appointed Selectman for Barnstable [PCR 6:84]

6 Jun 1682                   Jabez Howland appointed Selectman for Bristol [PCR 6:84]

19 Sep 1683                Barnstable, Capt. Joseph Howland attended ordination of Jonathan Russell. [PChR 158]

1 Nov 1684                 Jabez Howland appointed Ensign in Bristol Company under Lt. Reynolds. [PCR 6:131]

  5 Mar 1684/5            Lt. Joseph Howland served on the jury on the death of Great Harry. [PCR 6:153/4]

25 Apr 1684                Bethiah letter to Rev. John Cotton. [PJHS Letters] [HQ 24 No 4:4]

 2 Jun 1685                  Lt. Joseph Howland appointed Selectman for Plymouth. [PCR 6:167]

 2 Jun 1685                  Isaac Howland appointed Selectman for Middleboro. [PCR 6:168]

 2 Jun 1685                  Lt. John Howland appointed Selectman for Barnstable. [PCR 6:168]

 2 Jun 1685                  Jabez Howland appointed Selectman for Bristol. [PCR 6:169]

27 Oct 1685                Lt. John Howland allowed to sell cider in Barnstable, [PCR 6:175]

     Jun 1685                 Lt. John Howland appointed Selectman for Barnstable. [PCR 6:186]

  6 Jul 1686                  Lt. Joseph Howland served jury duty.                       [PCR 6:195/6]

11 Jan 1687/8             Jabez Howland Letter to Rev. John Cotton. [PJHS Letters] [HQ 28 No 2 & 3:3]

10 Jan 1687/8             Elizabeth Howland left her book by William Tynsdale to her son John Jr. [MD 3:54/6]

    Jun 1689                  Isaac Howland appointed Deputy to the PCC for Middleboro. [PCR 6:206]

    Jun 1689                  Jabez Howland appointed Deputy to the PCC for Bristol. [PCR 6:206]

 3 Jun 1690                  Jabez Howland appointed Deputy to the PCC For Bristol. [PCR6:241]

 3 Jun 1689                  Isaac Howland appointed Deputy to the PCC for Middleboro. [PCR 6:240]

14 Sep 1691                Jabez Howland letter to Rev. John Cotton. [PJHS Letters][HQ 28 No 2 & 3:3]

2 Jan 1692/3               Jabez Howland to Rev. John Cotton. [PJHS Letters] [HQ 24 No 4:4]

 

Land Transfers

4 Jan 1680/1              Jabez Howland, Blacksmith, with consent of Bethiah, and Elizabeth Howland sold the house and land (2 acres given to him by his father) in Plymouth to Elkanah Watson, Blacksmith. [PCLR 4 (2):393] [PCRD 4-2:298/301]

10 Jan 1687/8             Elizabeth Howland granted lot of land near Jones River Bridge, Duxbury to her grandson Nathaniel Howland. [MD 3:56]

 

 

 

 

 

Key to Titles

 

Bradford         William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620 – 1647, Samuel Eliot

                          Morison, ed. (New York 1993)

BarnVR             Records of Barnstable, Mass. Boston, MA NEHGS 2002 CD-ROM

BrPR                 Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records.

Drapers           Records of Londons Livery Companies Online. londonroll.org

HP                      James Thacher, MD. History of the Town of Plymouth 3rd Ed.

                          (Yarmouthport    1972)

HQ                   The Howland Quarterly, Volume 1 to present.

KPW                 George Mason Bodge, Soldiers in King Philips War Boston 1906

Lechford         Note-Book Kept by Thomas Lechford Esq. Edward Hale (ed.) Cambridge 1885

MD                   Mayflower Descendant, Volume 1 through present (1899 – 1937, 1985 +)

Mss                  “New England Historical and Genealogical Society Archives”                                        

NEHGR            New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register,

                         Volume 1 to present, (1847 +)

NM                   Nathaniel Morton, The New England’s Memorial 5th Ed. (Plymouth 1826)

PChR                Plymouth Church Records, 1620-1859, Part I and Part 2 in Publications of      the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, volumes 22and23 (Boston 1920, 1923)

PCLR                 Plymouth Colony Deeds from microfilm

PCR                    Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Nathaniel B.                           Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds., 12 volumes in 10 (Boston1855-1861)                           and David Pulsifier, 12 Volumes (Boston 1855 -1861)                 

PCRD                 Plymouth County Registry of Deeds on-line

PHJS                  The Pilgrim John Howland Society Archives.

PH                     Pilgrim Hall Museum Archives.

PM                    Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth                                    Colony, 1620 – 1633 (Boston 2004)

PTR                Records of the Town of Plymouth, Volume 1, 1636 to 1705 Plymouth 1889)

SwVR                 Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850 Transcribed by H. L. Peter                 Rounds, Boston1992

TAG                   The American Genealogist, Volume 9 to present. (1932 +)

WJ                      John Winthrop, The History of New England from 1630 to 1649, James                                        Kendall Hosmer, ed., (New York, 1908).

WP                    Winthrop Papers Vol III 1631- 1637 Massachusetts Historical Society 1943                                               Boston, Massachusetts.