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  • ID: I000568
  • Name: John Howland 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1592 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England 3
  • Death: 23 FEB 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 3
  • Event: Fact4 Yeoman
  • Burial: 25 FEB 1673 Burial Hill, Plymouth Massachusetts
  • Event: Fact1 13th Signer of the "Mayflower Compact"
  • Event: Fact2 21 DEC 1620 Ship arrived at Cape Cod with 101 Passengers
  • Event: Fact3 Was an indentured servant of of wealthy Londoner, John & Kathrine Carver.
  • Event: Fact5 BET 1652 AND 1670 Deputy
  • Event: Fact6 Captain of the Mayflower was Christopher Jones.
  • Event: Fact7 One of the founders of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  • Probate: 5 MAR 1673 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  • Will: 29 MAY 1672 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  • Christening: 16 JAN 1603 Baptized at Cambridgeshire, Ely, England
  • Event: Fact8 5 AUG 1620 Was on the Mayflower that left South Hampton, England
  • Immigration: 11 DEC 1620 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts on the "Mayflower"
  • Note:
    John Howland came over on the Mayflower as one of the indentured servan ts of a wealthy couple named John and Kathrine Carver and they landed in A merica in December of 1620. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and h is wife Kathrine died in the summer of 1621.

    John HOWLAND. Born in 1592 in Fen station, Huntingdonshire, England. Jo hn died in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts on 23 Feb 1672; he was 80. Buri ed in Burial Hill, Plymouth MA. Occupation: yeoman

    -Mayflower index #19,049
    -there is a Pilgrim John Howland Society, with its membership director bei ng: Robert M. Tatem, 7 Galway Lane, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003 in 1998
    -sailed on the Mayflower 8/2/11620, was a Pilgrim and one of the found er of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
    -he is best remembered for having fallen off the Mayflower during a migh ty storm, as recorded by Bradford "In sundry of these storms the winds we re so fierece and the sea so high, as they could not bear a know of sai l, but hwere forced to hull for divers days together. And in one of the m, as they thus lay at hull in a mighty storm, a lusty (meaning good spiri ted) young man called John Howland, coming upon some occasion above the gr atings was, with a seele of the ship, thrown into the sea; but it please G od that he caught hold of the topsail halyards which hung overboard and r an out at length. Yet he held his hold (though he was sundry fathoms und er water) till he was hauled up by the same rope to the brim of the wate r, and then with boat hook and other means got into the ship again and sav ed his life. And though he was something ill with it, yet he lived many ye ars after and became a profitable member both in church and Commonwealth".
    -another source relates as the Mayflower plowed westward through high se as in the fall of 1620 on its way to the New World, John Howland was sudde nly swept overboard. Fortunately he grabbed a handy topsail halyard and al though he was doused several fathoms deep, was hauled aboard with the a id of a a boat hook.
    -when the Mayflower reached Cape Cod, John was among the party of 10 who w ere sent out to select the locations of their new homes. They were driv en by a storm into Plymouth Harbor which they choose for the settlement. P rior to landing, the passengers drew up the Compact which became the bas is for their government. John Howland, then twenty-eight, was the 13th sig ner.
    -came on the Mayflower as a servant of John Carver. After the death of Car ver, he rose rapidly as a leader in the colony. In 1627 he was the he ad of one of the twelve companies which divided the livestock, and he w as one of the eight Plymouth Undertakers who assumed responsibility for t he colony's debt to the London Merchant Adventures (the company that had l ent them the money to emigrate to America) in return for certain monopo ly trade privileges. He was on the 1633 freeman list, and by 1633, w as an Assistant, being re-elected to this position in 1634 and 1635. In 16 34 he was in charge of the colony trading outpost on the Kennebec River wh en Talbot and Hocking were killed. He received a good number of land gran ts, was elected a Deputy for Plymouth, served on numerous special committe es, and was an important lay leader of the Plymouth Church.
    -there were 102 passengers on the Mayflower but only 23 left descendants a nd John Howland has more descendants than any of the others however.
    -there is a question to whether John Howland lived in Duxbury, Massachuset ts full time- an article in Colonial Homes magazine states "about 1/3 of t he settlers in the Plymouth Colony moved to the place they named Duxburro w". The town was incorporated in 1637 at Ducksborrow and became Duxbu ry in 1834. During their first few years in Duxbury, the Pilgrims settle rs stayed only from spring planting through harvest, returning to Plymou th for the winter. Even during the farming season, they attended church se rvices in Plymouth every Sunday, probably getting there by boat across t he Duxbury Bay, rather than by the Indian trails that were the only overla nd routes. In 1632, Duxbury became their permanent home, and they establis hed their own parish under Elder William Brewster, who has been spiritu al leader of the Pilgrims ever since they left England for Holland. Amo ng the settlers were Myles Standish, John Alden, his wife Priscilla and Jo hn Howland.
    -at present day (1997) the General Society of Mayflower Descendants is loc ated in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts at 4 Winslow Street a nd is furnished with 17th, 18th, and 19th century antiques.
    -THE PILGRIM STORY- In 1620, a band of Pilgrims left England about the Bri tish wine ship, the Mayflower seeking economic opportunity and religious f reedom. John Howland was Governor John Carver's servant (in those day s, a servant was a person who was bound to a certain master for a defini te time, as distinct from a person who worked for day wages.) The voyage w as stormy as the 102 passengers crossed the Atlantic Ocean in two month s. (John Howland fell overboard but was rescued). They landed in Plymou th on December 21, 1620 and established the first successful colony in t he New World. Work was started on the new settlement on Christmas Day, 162 0. Snow, sleet and rain hampered their efforts. More than half the group d ied during the first terrible winter, which was plagued by illness, exposu re, cold, hunger and disease. On March 21, 1621, Samoset of the Wampano ag Indians walked into the settlement and surprised the Pilgrims in the ir own language. He later introduced them to Squant, who taught the Pilgri ms how to plant corn and how to catch herring from Plymouth's town bro ok to use as fertilizer. He showed them how to tap maple trees for sap a nd where to find eels for food. The Colony began to thrive durning its fir st summer. The Pilgrims, who had feared for their lives durning the cru el winter, were now seeing the best of the New World. The Pilgrim's fir st autumn in New England was beautiful and the harvest was plentiful. Th ey were grateful and set aside a day of Thanksgiving for a harvest festiva l. Governor Bradford asked Squanto to invite the Wampanoags to the feas t. Four Pilgrims hunted for waterfowl and returned with ducks and geese f or the celebration. On the appointed day, Massachusettsasoit arrived wi th 90 hungry braves. The Pilgrims were surprised by their numbers, knowi ng they could never feed them all. Massasoit saw the concern on their face s. With a simple gestured, he dispatched a few of his men into the fores t. Soon, they returned with five deer as the Indians contribution to the f east. Goose, venison, lobster, eel pie, cornbread, fresh "sallet herbes ", wild plums, berries and red and white wines were served. The Indians en joyed themselves so much that they stayed for three days.
    -John Howland was described by a fellow Pilgrim as a "lusty man" (meani ng lively and happy in those days).
    -there is a full scale reproduction of the Mayflower in the Plymouth Plant ation, Massachusetts
    -President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush is a descenda nt of John Howland.
    -a photograph of the family headstone in Plymouth, MA in this sources fil e, along with a photograph of Johns' son Jabez original home in Plymout h, where John lived for some time before his death in 1672.
    -John Howland was among those who signed the Mayflower Compact on 21 Novem ber 1620. He became very active in the political and church live of the co lony. He was a member of the Governors Council for several years, helped l ay out land and highways, was on many different communities for the town a nd the church, was an assessor in 1633, and a town Deputy most of the yea rs from 1652 to 1670. He lived in Rocky Nook which is about 3 miles northw est along the coast from Plymouth Rock. When his house there burned, he a nd his wife took shelter with their son Jabez in Plymouth in a house bui lt in 1667 and which still stands today (it may be the only remaining hou se which echoed to a first comers steps to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZI NE FOR Aug. 1947).
    -from another source in Adele Gorhams file, John was frequently call ed to public office. From 1633-1636 he was a member of the Governors counc il, in 1633 and 1634 was an assessor, in 1636 served on the jury, and in 1 666 was selectman of Plymouth. He represented the town as Deputy from 1652 -1656 and in 1658, 1661, 1663, 1667, and in 1670. A few years after the fo unding of their colony the Pilgrims established a trading post on the Kenn ebec River in Maine, and of which John Howland was placed in charge. Whi le there he was obliged to defend the post from the encroachment of John H ocking who attempted to trade within the limits of the Plymouth Patent a nd who killed Mose Talbot, one of Howlands men. The event caused considera ble excitement at the time. His other public services consisted in layi ng out the land, settling disputes, constructing highways and serving on v arious town committees, and these helped make him a man of repute. He w as appointed by the church to join in the imposition of hands at the ti me of the ordination of John Cotton, Jr. His home was at Rocky Nook, Plymo uth, but he acquired land in other townships, including one hundred acr es on the east side of Taunton River, some upland and meadows in Middlebur y, and at Satuckett and Paoment, as well as several grants at Plymouth its elf. His will is dated 1672 and was exhibited in court March 5, 1673.
    -source shows a marriage of 25 March 1623
    -source shows a birth date as 1592/1593 and that there is a monument to Jo hn Howland erected in 1897 with funds raised by Mrs. Joseph Howland. Th is replaced a stone erected about 1836 by John and Henry Howland of Provid ence, RI. The earlier stone was buried in 1897 under the new one. The earl ier stone stated that John Howlands wife was a daughter of Governor Carve r, but after the discovery in 1856 of Governor William Bradfords manuscri pt of PLYMOUTH PLANTATION, it was known that he married Elizabeth Tille y, daughter of John Tilley and his wife who were, also, passengers on t he Mayflower. John Howland boarded the Mayflower in England in September 1 620, arrived in Provicetown Harbor, November 21, 1620 and although call ed a manservant of Governor Carver, he signed the Mayflower Compact in Ply mouth Harbor on December 21, 1620. Within a few years he married Elizabe th Tilley, built a house on the First Street and gradually as land was all otted to each family he acquired 4 acres on Watsons Hill in Plymouth and c onsiderable acreage in Duxbury. On February 2, 1638/1639 he bought from Jo hn Jenney the property called Rocky Nook, now in Kingston, and 20 acr es of which were owned by our Pilgrim John Howland Society. He served in t he General Court of Plymouth as Committeeman in 1637, 1639-165 and a Depu ty 1652, 1659, 1661-1668, and 1670.
    -source shows a birth year as 1602 (this is in dispute with the Pilgrim Jo hn Howland Society as a John Howlett was baptized in 1602 in England on th at date).
    -source shows John born in 1593 and died in 1673/1674

    On 14 August 1623 when John was 31, he married Elizabeth TILLEY, daught er of John TILLEY, and Joan Hurst, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Bo rn on 30, August 1607 in Henlow, Bedford, England. Elizabeth died in at t he home of his daughter, Lydia Browne in Swansea (now in East Providenc e, RI), Barnstable, MA on 21 December 1687; she was 80.

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    Thirteenth signer of the Mayflower Compact. Came to America as an indentur ed servant of John Carver, possibly a scribe. Was to serve 7 years or unt il debt paid. Durning a storm, fell overboard and was rescued by Edward Do ty. One of the exploring party after landing at Plymouth Rock. Member of t he "Undertakers" group of settlers that bought the rights of the colony fr om the original investors. In 1634 placed in command of the Kennebec Tradi ng Post. In 1641 appointed Deputy of the General Court, Died February 2 3, 1672, but not buried until May 29, 1672. Join the Pilgrims of South Ham pton in 1620, Upon the death of John Carver and his wife, indenture was en ded and he became head of the Carver Household. Presided over only witch t rial at the colony. The wife of William Holmes a Lt. of John Standish w as accused of being a witch by Dinah Sylvester. Was asked what evidence s he had, she replied that "she came to me in the shape of a witch", when fu rther questioned was determined that the shape was that of a bear. To disc ourage such nonsense, Dinah was fine 5 lbs and whipped.


    The Descendants of John Howland of the Mayflower for Five Generations
    Vol. 1: Through his First Child Desire Howland, and her husband, Captain J ohn Gorham. by Elizabeth Pearson White, Picton Press (Camden, Maine, 1990)

    John Howland of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, a passenger on the f amous ship Mayflower, which sailed from Plymouth, England, in the autu mn of 1620, was the indentured servant of Mr. John Carver, a wealthy Lond oner, who became the first governor of New Plymouth Colony in Massachusett s. On November 11, 1620, as the ship lay at anchor in Cape Cod Bay, John H oland was the thirteenth man to sign the Mayflower Compact, the agreeme nt which laid the foundation for the new town that the able-bodied m en on board the Mayflower planned to create when the group landed in wh at was to become Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The son of Hen ry and Margaret Howland, John Howland was born about 1592 and grew up in F enstanton, a town nine miles northwest of Cambridge on the old Roman Roa d. No baptismal record has been found for John Howland but he was sa id to have been 'above eighty years' when he died in Rocky Nook, Kingsto n, near Plymouth February 23, 1672. His father, Henry Howland, yeoman, di ed in Fenstanton May 17, 1635, and his mother, Margaret, was buried the re July 31, 1629. Two of his brother, Arthur and Henry migrated to Plymou th Colony within the first twenty years, and left many descendants, maki ng it more difficult to sort out and identify their many descendants. Jo hn Howland was called by Governor William Bradford 'a lusty younge man .' He was one of the hired hands amond the Mayflower company, being neith er a 'Saint,' as the Pilgrims were called, nor a 'Stranger' engaged f or a specific duty, as was the soldier, Captain Myles Standish. During t he voyage across the North Atlantic, the Mayflower was buffeted by seve re autumn storms during which she was forced to drop her sails and head in to the wind, wollowing in the mountainous waves. John Howland ventur ed on deck and was washed overboard into the boiling sea. In Governor Brad ford's words, 'It pleased God that he caught hould of ye halliards which h unge over board, and rane ou at length; yet he was held up. . . and then w ith a boat hooke and other mens got into ye ship again.' The Carver famil y, with whom John Lived, survived the terrible sickness of the first winte r, during which many Pilgrims died. But the following spring, on an unusua lly hot day in April, Governor Carver, according to Bradford, came o ut of his cornfield feeling ill. He passed into a coma and 'never spake mo re.' His wife, Kathrine, died soon after her husband. Since the Carvers h ad no children, John Howland is thought to have inherited their estat e. It has been said that he immediately 'bought his freedom' but no reco rd has survived. On or about what was then New Year's Day, March 25, 16 23 (old style), John Howland married his fellow Mayflower passenger, Eliza beth Tilley. She was only fifteen years old. The early land records of t he Colony of New Plymouth contain an account of the Division of Land in 16 23 in which John Howland, as head of a household, received four acres ' on the Southside of the brook to the woodward.' As each settler was to rec eive one acre it is somewhat puzzling why he received four acres. Accordi ng to Franklyn Howland, in his book, The History of Arthur, Henry and Jo hn Howland and Their
    Descendants, Governor Carver's family consisted of John Carver, himself, h is wife, Kathrine, John Howland, a ward named Desire Minter, a man serva nt named Roger Wilder, a boy, Jasper More, a boy, William Latham, and an u nnamed servant maid. When Elizabeth Tilley's parents John and Joan Till ey and her uncle, Edward Tilley, died the first winter, Elizabeth became p art of the Carver household. Roger Wilder died the first winter. Govern or Carver died a few months later in April of 1621, and his wife died in M ay 1621. The boy, Jasper More died December 6, 1621, and the servant ma id died soon after. That left John Howland as the head of the household co ntaining four people, the other three being Elizabeth Tilley, Desire Mint er and the lad, William Latham. Desire Minter was a ward of Governor Carv er and was probably about 15 years old when she sailed on the Mayflow er in 1620. She was the daughter of her mother's first marriage. Her moth er was one of the separatists at Leyden, married first in 1618 and was twi ce widowed before 1622. John and Elizabeth Howland were very fond of Desi re Minter and named their first child after her. In 1626 John Howland beca me one of the forty-two colonists who assumed Plymouth Colony's debt of L1 800 owed to the Merchant Adventurers of London. In order to pay off this m ortgage, a monopoly in the Colony's trade was granted to William Bradfor d, Isaac Allerton and Myles Standish, who chose John Howland as one the ir partners, or undertakers, in the project. Later they established a trad ing post far to the northward, on the Kennebec River, at the present si te of Augusta, Maine. John was put in charge of the trading post and a bri sk trade developed there in beaver, otter and other furs gathered by the I ndians. John's family may have spent some time with him in Maine, and so me of his children may have been born there. When the Division of Cattle w as made June 1, 1627, (new style), only fort-two of the original gro up of ninety-nine people who reached Plymouth in the Mayflower were sti ll living there. All of the members of each family were listed in the reco rds, including John and Elizabeth Howland, who now had tow children, Desi re and John, Jr. Eight more children were born to them in the ensuing year s, whom they named Hope, Elizabeth, Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Jabez, Ruth a nd Isaac. In 1633 John Howland was made a freeman of Plymouth. During h is lifetime he was appointed or elected to many public offices. In 1641, 1 645, 1647 and 1648 he represented Plymouth at the General Court. In Augu st 1643 he and his son, John Jr. were listed among the men in Plymouth, ag ed 16 to 60 who were able to bear arms. In 1641 and 1644, and from 16 47 to 1651, John Howland
    was one of the assessors of Plymouth. In 1650 he was a surveyor of highway s. In 1652 and 1659, and from 1661 to 1668, and again in 1670, he was a De puty to the General Court. In 1655 and 1666 he was a selectman of Plymout h. IN 1639 the Old Comers were given a choice of several additional planta tions for themselves and their heirs, around Yarmouth, Dartmouth and Rehob oth. Part of the land which John Howland chose was in Yarmouth, out on Ca pe Cod, where his son, John Jr. and daughters Desire (Howland) Gorham a nd Hope (Howland) Chipman, settled. it was also in the early part of 16 39 that John paid L82 for John Jenny's land and dwelling house at Rocky No ok,, now in Kingston but then part of Plymouth, which had been built in 16 28. And there he lived with his family for the rest of his life. John Howl and also owned a tract of land in Marshfield, which he later exchanged f or a farm in Barnstable (Cape Cod) and gave to his son, John, Jr. Wh en he died in 1672, the inventory of his estate included his dwelling hou se in Rocky Nook, meadow at the Jones River, half of a house and mead ow in Colchester, a meadow near the Jones River bridge in Duxborrow, a hou se and land in Middlebury, and land near Nemassakett Pond. Also listed amo ng his possessions were 'one great Bible and Annotations on the five boo ks of Moses,' as well as 'Mr. Tindall's works, Mr Wilson's works and sev en more books.'

    -a photograph of the family headstone in Plymouth, MA in this sources fil e, along with a photograph of Johns' son Jabez original home in Plymout h, where John lived for some time before his death in 1672.
    -John Howland was among those who signed the Mayflower Compact on 21 Novem ber 1620. He became very active in the political and church live of the co lony. He was a member of the Governors Council for several years, helped l ay out land and highways, was on many different communities for the town a nd the church, was an assessor in 1633, and a town Deputy most of the yea rs from 1652 to 1670. He lived in Rocky Nook which is about 3 miles northw est along the coast from Plymouth Rock. When his house there burned, he a nd his wife took shelter with their son Jabez in Plymouth in a house bui lt in 1667 and which still stands today (it may be the only remaining hou se which echoed to a first comers steps to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZI NE FOR Aug. 1947).
    -from another source in Adele Gorhams file, John was frequently call ed to public office. From 1633-1636 he was a member of the Governors counc il, in 1633 and 1634 was an assessor, in 1636 served on the jury, and in 1 666 was selectman of Plymouth. He represented the town as Deputy from 1652 -1656 and in 1658, 1661, 1663, 1667, and in 1670. A few years after the fo unding of their colony the Pilgrims established a trading post on the Kenn ebec River in Maine, and of which John Howland was placed in charge. Whi le there he was obliged to defend the post from the encroachment of John H ocking who attempted to trade within the limits of the Plymouth Patent a nd who killed Mose Talbot, one of Howlands men. The event caused considera ble excitement at the time. His other public services consisted in layi ng out the land, settling disputes, constructing highways and serving on v arious town committees, and these helped make him a man of repute. He w as appointed by the church to join in the imposition of hands at the ti me of the ordination of John Cotton, Jr. His home was at Rocky Nook, Plymo uth, but he acquired land in other townships, including one hundred acr es on the east side of Taunton River, some upland and meadows in Middlebur y, and at Satuckett and Paoment, as well as several grants at Plymouth its elf. His will is dated 1672 and was exhibited in court March 5, 1673.
    -source shows a marriage of 25 March 1623
    -source shows a birth date as 1592/1593 and that there is a monument to Jo hn Howland erected in 1897 with funds raised by Mrs. Joseph Howland. Th is replaced a stone erected about 1836 by John and Henry Howland of Provid ence, RI. The earlier stone was buried in 1897 under the new one. The earl ier stone stated that John Howlands wife was a daughter of Governor.

    John Howland's Will

    The Last Will and Testament of mr John howland of Plymouth late Decease d, exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fift Day of March Anno D om 1672 on the oathes of mr Samuell ffuller and mr William Crow as followe th

    Know all men to whom these prsents shall Come That I John howland sen ir of the Towne of New Plymouth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New Eng land in America, this twenty ninth Day of May one thousand six hundred sea venty and two being of whole mind, and in Good and prfect memory and Remem brance praised be God; being now Grown aged; haveing many Infeirmiti es of body upon mee; and not Knowing how soon God will call mee out of th is world, Doe make and ordaine these prsents to be my Testament Containi ng herein my last Will in manor and forme following;

    Imp I Will and bequeath my body to the Dust and my soule to God that Ga ve it in hopes of a Joyfull Resurrection unto Glory; and as Concerni ng my temporall estate, I Dispose thereof as followeth;

    Item I Doe give and bequeath unto John howland my eldest sonne besides wh at lands I have alreddy given him, all my Right and Interest To that one h undred acres of land graunted mee by the Court lying on the eastern si de of Tauton River; between Teticutt and Taunton bounds and all the appurt enances and privilidges Therunto belonging, T belonge to him and his hei rs and assignes for ever; and if that Tract should faile, then to have a ll my Right title and Interest by and in that Last Court graunt to m ee in any other place, To belonge to him his heires and assignes for eve r;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all those my upland a nd Meadow That I now posesse at Satuckett and Paomett, and places adjacen t, with all the appurtenances and privilidges, belonging therunto, and a ll my right title and Interest therin, To belonge to him his heires and as signes for ever,

    Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all that my one pee ce of land that I have lying on the southsyde of the Mill brooke, in the T owne of Plymouth aforsaid; be it more or lesse; and is on the Northsy de of a feild that is now Gyles Rickards senir To belonge to the said Jab ez his heirs and assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto Isacke howland my youngest sonne all tho se my uplands and meddows Devided and undivided with all the appurtenanc es and priviliges unto them belonging, lying and being in the Towne of Mid dlebery, and in a tract of Land Called the Majors Purchase near Namassake tt Ponds; which I have bought and purchased of William White of Marshfei ld in the Collonie of New Plymouth; which may or shall appeer by any De ed or writinges Together with the aformentioned prticulares To belon ge to the said Isacke his heirs and assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Isacke howland the one hal fe of my twelve acree lott of Meddow That I now have att Winnatucsett Riv er within the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid To belonge to him and said Isac ke howland his heires and assignes for ever,

    Item I Will and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howla nd the use and benifitt of my now Dwelling house in Rockey nooke in the To wnship of Plymouth aforsaid, with the outhousing lands, That is uplands up lands [sic] and meddow lands and all appurtenances and privilidges therun to belonging in the Towne of Plymouth and all other Lands housing and medd owes that I have in the said Towne of Plymouth excepting what meddow and u pland I have before given To my sonnes Jabez and Isacke howland During h er naturall life to Injoy make use of and Improve for her benifitt and Com fort;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph howland after the Decea se of my loveing wife Elizabeth howland my aforsaid Dwelling house att Roc key nooke together with all the outhousing uplands and Medowes appurtenanc es and privilidges belonging therunto; and all other housing uplands and m eddowes appurtenances and privilidges That I have within the aforsaid Tow ne of New Plymouth excepting what lands and meadowes I have before Giv en To my two sonnes Jabez and Isacke; To belong to him the said Joseph how land To him and his heires and assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Desire Gorum twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath To my Daughter hope Chipman twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dickenson twenty shill ings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Browne twenty shillings

    Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter hannah Bosworth twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Cushman twenty shillings

    Item I give to my Grandchild Elizabeth howland The Daughter of my son Jo hn howland twenty shillings

    Item my will is That these legacyes Given to my Daughters, be pay ed by my exequitrix in such species as shee thinketh meet;

    Item I will and bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth howland, my Deb ts and legacyes being first payed my whole estate: vis: lands houses goo ds Chattles; or any thing else that belongeth or appertaineth unto mee, un disposed of be it either in Plymouth Duxburrow or Middlbery or any other p lace whatsoever; I Doe freely and absolutly give and bequeath it a ll to my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howland whom I Doe by these prse nts, make ordaine and Constitute to be the sole exequitrix of this my La st will and Testament to see the same truely and faithfully prformed accor ding to the tenour therof; In witness whereof I the said John howland sen ir have heerunto sett my hand and seale the aforsaid twenty ninth Day of M ay, one thousand six hundred seaventy and two 1672

    Signed and sealed in the

    prsence of Samuel ffuller John Howland

    William Crow And a seale

    Came on the Mayflower 1620 as a servant to Dea and Governor John Carver; w ife Elizabeth Tilley also came on Mayflower with her father.

    REF CAG6 13th signer of the Mayflower Compact.

    REF SEM John Howland fell overboard on the trip over on the Mayflower, b ut was rescued. He was John Carver's servant. In those days, a servant w as a person bound to a certain master for a definite term, as distinct fr om a person who worked for wages. First marriage in Plymouth

    Famous Descendants: President George Herbert Walker BUSH REF GENEALOG.BUSH GED[12]
    Hist & Gen of Mayflower Planters pg 162-3; Reg V 9 pg 317; Savage V 2 pg 4 80; Burke's American Families pg 275; Gen Notes of Barnstable Famili es pg 49; Marriage records before 1699; Record of town of Swansea; Socie ty Sons & Daughters of Plymouth pg 486




    Father: Henry Howland b: 1564 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
    Mother: Margaret b: 1575 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Tilley b: 30 AUG 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
    • Married: 14 AUG 1623 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    • Married: 14 AUG 1623 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Desire Howland b: 13 OCT 1625 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children John Howland b: 24 FEB 1627 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children Hope Howland b: 30 AUG 1629 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    4. Has Children Elizabeth Howland b: ABT 1631 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    5. Has Children Lydia Howland b: JAN 1635 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    6. Has Children Hannah Howland b: ABT 1637 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    7. Has Children Joseph Howland b: ABT 1640 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    8. Has Children Jabez Howland b: ABT 1644 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
    9. Has Children Ruth Howland b: ABT 1646 in Plymouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    10. Has Children Isaac Howland b: 15 NOV 1649 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

    Sources:
    1. Title: John Howland of the Mayflower Volume 1
      Author: Elizabeth Pearson White
      Publication: Picton Press -1990
      Note: John Howland of the Mayflower Volume 1 THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham by Elizabeth Pearson White.
      Picton Press, Camden, Maine 1990
      Note: Book is recommended by the Mayflower Society
      Repository:
      Note: Camden, Maine
      Media: Book
      Text: John Howland of the Mayflower Volume 1 THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham by Elizabeth Pearson White.
      Picton Press, Camden, Maine 1990
    2. Title: Al Streit's Howland Family Line.FTW
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Jun 19, 2000
    3. Title: World Family Tree Vol. 13, Ed. 1
      Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
      Publication: Release date: August 14, 1997
      Note: Customer pedigree.
      Repository:
      Media: Family Archive CD
      Page: Tree #0456
      Text: Date of Import: Jul 25, 1998
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