Eugene Aubrey Stratton's "Plymouth Colony," says that John HOWLAND, s/o Henry HOWLAND of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, came on the 1620 "Mayflower" as servant of John CARVER.In 1627, he was head of one of the twelve companies that divided the livestock.He was on the 1663 list of freemen.He died 24 Feb. 1672/3, in his eightieth year, as John COTTON noted, "He was a good old disciple & had bin sometime a magistrate here, a plaine-hearted christian." (Plymouth Church Records 1:147).John HOWLAND m. [Aug. 1623] Elizabeth TILLEY.His will, 29 May 1672, inventory 3 Mar. 1672/3, named wf. Eliz., eldest son John, sons Jabez & Joseph; & youngest son Isaac; daughters Desire GORHAM, Hope CHIPMAN, Eliz. DICKENSON, Lydia BROWNE, Hannah BOSWORTH, & Ruth CUSHMAN; & granddaughter Eliz., d/o son John.The widow died at the home of James BROWNE at Swansea, 21 Dec. 1687.Her will, 17 D 1686, pr. 10 Jan. 1687/8, said she was 79 & named sons John, Joseph, Jabez, & Isaac, daus. Lydia BROWNE, Eliz. DICKENSON, & Hannah BOSWORTH; son-in-law Mr. James BROWNE; & grandch. Jas., Jabez, & Dorothy BROWNE, Desire CUSHMAN, Eliz. BURSLEY & Nathaniel, s/o Joseph HOWLAND.
Hope HOWLAND, b. 30 Aug. 1629, m. 1646, John CHIPMAN.There are lots of details about the family in "Mayflower Descendant."