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

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

Compiled by Eldon W. Gay      April 2020

Chapter 1              1465 --- 1619

Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abt. 1592        b. Fen Stanton 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. Fen Stanton Humphrey Howland son of Henry Howland. [TAG 14:214]

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

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

30 Aug 1607    bp, 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]

Land    Transfers
                                           
None

Chapter 2                 1620 – 21

Family

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

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

1621                Plymouth d. Jasper Moore, boy with the John Carver family and John Carver’s servant Roger Wilder [Bradford 443]

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, a boy William Latham, and a maid servant. [Bradford 441]

26 Apr 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 Jul 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 a board the Mayflower. [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 as one of the 10 principal men set out in the shallop to explore Cape Cod Bay. [Bradford 68 Note 7][MOURT 15]

 8 Dec 1620     Shallop arrived at Clark’s Island . [MOURT 58-59]

10 Dec 1620    Kept the Sabbath on Clark’s Island. [MOURT 158]

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

16 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 Raghone (lot 4) . [PCR 12:10]

3 Jan 1627/8   John Howland & 5 others named to layout the lots for the 2nd land division. [PCR 11:4/5] [PCR 12:1 3/14]

Jul 1627           John Howland is one of the 8 Undertakers that signs the Articles of Agreement to pay the debts of Plymouth Colony etc. [Bradford 195 Note 5]          

Property Transfers

1621                John Howland’s Homestead on Northside 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 Elizabeth’s 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]

 

Chapter 3           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 Howland’s family does not appear on list of 4 families living in Duxbury except during Winter time. [PCR 12:6]

1633                John Howland’s name appears on Plymouth Freemen list. [PCR 1:3]

1633                Henry Howland’s 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 Apr 1633      Henry Howland purchases the services of Walter Harris for the 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 Hocking’s 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 ask 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 giving rights to hay where he did last year at Island Creek. [PCR 1:40]

18 Apr 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   PCC assigned John Gardner (Servant) to John Howland for 1 year. [PCR 1:44-45]

6 Mar 1636/7  John Howland appears on List of Plymouth Colony Freemen. [PCR 1:52]

20 Mar 1636/7 John Howland giving rights to hay where he did last 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 Partridge 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 Howland’s 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 was 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. Howland’s land at Island Creek Pond, Duxbury. [PCR 1:109]

2 Feb 1638/9   Purchase about 100 acres on Rocky Nook from John Jenny. Sold John Jenny 3 acres on Watson’s Hill. [PCR 12:41][PCLR 1:62] [PCRD 1:46/7]

            

Chapter 4             1640 – 1649

Family

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

6 Aug 1649      First record of Arthur Howland in residing 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 is 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 Howland’s will proved naming John Howland of New England. [HQ Volume 81 NO 1: 14]

24 Jun 1648     b. Plymouth Elizabeth dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [PVR 656]

 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 had served John Howland for a month until he found a master. [PCR 1:106]

28 Jul 1640      John Howland purchase 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 oversee trade. [PCR2:29]

31 Dec 1641    John Howland appointed to committee for granting land to residences 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 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. Bradford’s [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 appointed 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 request 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 & others made a report on the cause of death 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 Kemp’s 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 witness a deed between Francis Cook and Jacob Cook. [PCLR 2 (1):35 [PCRD 2-1:32]

30 Jul 1646      John Howland exchanged 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

 

Chapter 5              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]

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

11 Oct 1652    b. Oyster Bay, NY  Elizabeth dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [Tag 21:257]

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 Dec 1654    b. Oyster Bay, NY 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]

17 May 1655   b. Marshfield Elizabeth dau. of John and Mary Howland. [MarVR 1:3]

 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 Apr 1657    b. Oyster Bay, NY 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]

25 Nov 1659   b. Barnstable Isaac son of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194                    

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 request 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 donated use of his horse to commissioner’s 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. summons to appear in court for giving intelligence to Arthur Howland and Quakers meeting on the Lords Day [PCR 3:126]

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

Abt. 1658        Barnstable List of Freemen John Howland Jr. [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       Plymouth List of Freemen, John Howland. [PCR 3:137]

2 Aug 1659      PCC request 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 husband’s 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 at both sides of the Winnetuxet River (Middleboro). [PTR 206]

1653                Layout of John Howland’s 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 between them. John exchanged 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 witness the bounds of William Shurtleff land as requested by the PCC. [PCLR 2 (2):28b] [PCRD 2 -2:40]

                          

Chapter 6             1660- 1669

Family

29 Sep 1660    b. Oyster Bay, NY Jabez son of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

15 Apr 1661    b. Barnstable Samuel son of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121]

15 May 1661   b. Barnstable Hannah dau. of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

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]

5 Oct 1662      b. Oyster Bay, NY Lydia dau. of John and Elizabeth Dickinson. [TAG 21:257]

21 Jan 1663     b. Barnstable Mercy dau. of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

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]

     Dec 1663    b. Barnstable Ruth dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121]

4 Oct 1664      b. Plymouth Robert son of Thomas and Ruth Cushman. [MF 23 Part 1:47]

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]

  9 Jan 1665     b. Barnstable Lydia dau. of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

26 Mar 1665   b. Oyster Bay, NY 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]

 1 Jul 1666       b. Barnstable Bethia dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121]

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]

      Apr 1667    b. Oyster Bay 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]

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

 6 Feb 1668     b. Barnstable Mercy dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121]

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

28 Jul 1668      b. Barnstable Experience dau. of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

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

15 Sep 1669    b. Swansea David son of Jonathan and Hannah Bosworth. [SwVR 1:1]

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

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

                                                                Community

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

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

3 Jun 1662       John Howland desired 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 the case 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 the jury for the inquest in the 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. Location of house foundation was determine from the old and new property lines defined in this deed.[PCLR 2 (2):74] [PCRD 2-2:102]

27 Dec.1665    Jacob Michill was granted a garden plot adjoining the homestead of Gyles Rickard Sr. [PTR 1:78/9] 

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]

      Jul 1667     The bounds of a former grant of garden plot or homestead to Jacob Mitchell were laid out SE of Glyes Rickards plot. [PTR 1:89]   Now location of JH House.

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:1

 

Chapter 7                1670 – 1679

Family

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

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

 3 Mar 1670    b. Barnstable John son of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121]

 9 Sep 1670     b. Barnstable Ann dau. of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

Say 1671         b. Plymouth Nathaniel son of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF 23 Part 1:36]

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 Mar 1671    b. Oyster Bay, NY 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]

30 Sep 1672    b. Barnstable Shubael son of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

Say 1674         b. Plymouth Lydia dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. MF 23 Part 1:32]

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

 5 Jun 1674      b. Barnstable John son of John and Mary Howland. [NEHGR 2:194]

23 Feb 1672/3 d.  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]

5 Mar 1672/3 Elizabeth Howland signs bond for estate of John Howland [ MD 13:65/6]

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

26 Feb 1673    b. Barnstable Desire dau. of John and Hope Chipman. [MD 4:121] 

  3 Jun 1674      b. Plymouth Bethiah dau. of Jabez and Bethiah Howland drowned in tub of water. [MD 39:23] [PCR 5:208]

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

27 Jul 1675      b. Oyster Bay, NY 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]b.

Say 1676         b. Plymouth Sarah dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF 23 Part1:32]

9 Mar 1675/6  Desire Howland signs bond for estate of Capt. John Gorham [MD 4:153/4]

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]

Say 1678         b. Plymouth Elizabeth Dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. MF 23 Part 1:33]

21 May 1678   Lt. John Howland Jr. signs statement in regards to Samuel Drew’s 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 Freeman’s list. [PCR 5:274]

29 May 1670   John Howland Jr., John Gorham, John Chipman names appear on Freeman’s 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 between them. John exchanged 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 bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth the use and benefit of house and all lands in Plymouth. [PM280]

6 Mar 1672/3 John Howland bequeathed 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 bequeathed 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 bequeathed to Isaac Howland all my land in Middleborough and a tract of land near Nemasket Ponds which I purchase 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 father’s and his brother Joseph’s 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]                

Chapter 8          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]

 8 Jan 1683      d. Barnstable Hope Chipman wife of John Chipman. [MD 4:121]

 7 May 1683    b. Bristol, RI Judah son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MD 39:24]

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

Say 1684         b. Plymouth Mercy dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Howland. [MF 23 Part 1:35]

  5 Jan 1685     b. Bristol, RI Seth son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MD 39:24]  

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

16 May 1686   b. Bristol RI Samuel son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MD 39:24]

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

19 May 1687   b. Bristol, RI Experience dau. of Jabez and Bethiah Howland, died in infancy. [MD 39:24]

  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]

14 Oct 1692    b. Bristol, RI Joseph son of Jabez and Bethiah Howland. [MD 39:24]

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 Selman for Barnstable. [PCR 6:186]

  6 Jul 1686      Lt. Joseph Howland served on 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]

    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/land ½ acre 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]

             1687    John Howland Jr. gives testimony to boundaries of marsh land that his father owned at Rocky nook. [PH John Howland Jr.Testimony] [PHJS] 

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

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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 London’s 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 Philip’s War Boston 1906

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

MarVR             Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Sherman and Sherman, eds. (n.p. 1970)

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

MiddleVR        Middleborough Massachusetts Vital Records, Merrick and Williams, (Boston 1986, 1990 ).

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                  Pilgrim John Howland 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)

PVR                 Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850  Van Antwerp & Sherman (Camden, Maine, 1993)

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.