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Henry Howland (b. Nov 24, 1604, d. Jan 17, 1671)Henry Howland (son of Henry Howland and Margaret Aires) was born Nov 24, 1604 in Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England, and died Jan 17, 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.He married Mary Newland on 1630 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of William Newland and Agnes Greenway.
Notes for Henry Howland:
Henry Howland Sr. "The Quaker" 1, 2, 3, 4 was born in 1605 in Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England. He died on 17 Jan 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Mary Newland in 1626 in Massachusetts. He had other parents.
Came to American Colonies with brother Arthur in ship Fortune abt 1621 or ship Anne with William Pierce as Master about 1623. Brother John had come on Mayflower in 1620. Two brothers stayed in England, George and Humphrey .
Joined Quaker religion with wife about 1657.Henry Howland was a Quaker. (1604-1671) He left Fen Stanton, Huntingtonshire, England and went to the American colonies with his brother Arthur, ca 1623, probably as passengers on the ship "Anne" with William Pierce as Master. They followed their brother, John Howland, who had come over on the Mayflower in 1620. Henry Howland settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he lived form 1633 until he died in 1671. He was a Quaker. Henry Howland was one of those Quakers fined in 1658 for bing a Quaker. (See Ralph Allen notes) One of the first mentions of Henry Howland is an allotment of cattle in Plymouth in 1623, and in the original purchase of Dartmouth he is assigned one share with William Bassett in 1652. He married Mary Newland, probably about 1639 in Massachusetts. She was the daughter of William Newland. She had lived at Freetown and Swansea. She had a brother, William Newland, at Linn, Massachusetts in 1637. Mary Newland Howland died June 17, 1674. She left a will dated 3 month 8 day of 1674, which was proved April 8th 1675, and was witnessed by Ralph Allen, her son-in-law. In her will she left 1 shilling each to her daughters, Sarah Dennis and Elizabeth "Allin". Sarah Howland had married Robert Dennis 11.16.1672, and Robert Dennis, in his will, called Jedediah Allen (husband of Elizabeth Howland Allen) his brother-in-law. Henry and Mary (Newland) Howland had the following children:
1. Elizabeth born 1640?; married Jedediah Allen. They had 13 children.
2. Joseph, married Rebecca Huzzey; died 1692.
3. Zoeth born 1636 married Abigail. They had son Benjamin. He lived at Dartmouth in 1662. Died 31 March 1676 in Rhode Island. Their descendant was Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
4. John, died 1687.
5. Samuel B. Duxbury, died 1716 Freetown, Bristol County, Mass. Married Mary.
6. Sarah, married 1672 to Robert Dennis.
7. Mary, Married James Cudworth.
8. Abagail, married John Young.
"HENRY HOWLAND - A brother of 1620 Mayflower passenger, John Howland, Henry Howland was in Plymouth at least as early as 25 March 1633, when his name appears on the tax list, and he was also on the original freeman list. On 8 April 1633, Walter Harris had his indenture transferred to Henry Howland. On 5 January 1635/36 Henry became the constable of Duxbury. He was frequently a member of trial and grand juries. On 3 June 1657, he, John Tompson, Morris Truant, Ralph Allen, and Thomas Greenfield refused to serve on the grand jury. On 2 March 1657/58, the same day his brother Arthur was fined for permitting a Quaker meeting in his house and for resisting the constable of Marshfield in the execution of his office, Henry Howland was fined ten shillings for entertaining a meeting in his house contrary to court orders. On 7 June 1659 the court, referring to an order disenfranching Quakers and other offenders, gave notice to four men to appear in court the following August, and on 6 October 1659 Howland had his freeman status taken away from him. On 1 May 1660 Henry Howland was charged with entertaining another man's wife in his house after her husband had complained to him, and for permitting a Quaker meeting in his house and entertaining a foreign Quaker. He stiffly denied the first charge, and the court noted that the evidence 'did not appeer to make it out,' but he was convicted on the Quaker charges. On the 2nd of March 1657/58 he was fined for entertaining a meeting of Quakers in his home. On the 6th of Oct 1659 he and his brother-in-law, William Newland, were were sentenced "to bee defranchised of their freedom of this corpation". 4
"Howland, Henry, born England; died Duxbury, Mass., Jan 17, 1671; married Mary Newland; died Duxbury, June 16, 1674. She was a sister of William Newland who came from Lynn in 1637 and settled in Sandwich. She and her brother were Quakers. Henry resided for a while in Plymouth, but became an early settler in Duxbury "by the bayside, near Love Brewster." He was a surveyor of highways, and was able to bear arms in 1643. As a Quaker he suffered the persecutions of the times. On April 2, 1659 Henry with 26 others bought of the Indians what is now Freetown, for a few old coats, rugs, iron pots, etc. including "one little kittle". In 1664 he purchased a large portion of land in Mattapoisett (Swansea). Henry was owner of the sixth lot in Freetown. However, his sons, John and Samuel, really became the actual settlers." 5
THE INVENTORY OF HENRY HOWLAND (note: Probate)
A true Inventory of the estate viz: of the goods and Chattles of Henery Howland of Duxborrow: late deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the eight of March 1670; on the oath of Ioseph Howland the sonne of the said Henery Howland
• Impr: To 4 oxen att 18 00 00
• Item To two steers 06 00 00
• Item To 3 Cowes 09 00 00
• Item To 5 heiffers 13 00 00
• Item To 1 old mare att Ponagansett 02 00 00
• Item To 1 younge mare and a Colt att Ponagansett 03 10 00
• Item To 1 horse att home and a smale mule 06 00 00
• Item To 10 swine 04 00 00
• Item To Cart plow & plow Irons with 2 Cheines 2 boxes & yoakes 02 10 00
• Item To goods in the new Rome as 2 beds 1 feather bed and a flocke bed with the Couerings 06 00 00
• Item to six paire of sheets 05 00 00
• Item To 1 Chest 1 Table 3 Chaires and stooles 01 00 00
• Item To his wearing Clothes with his purse 10 04 00
• Item To new cloth with silke and buttons (that was to make him a Coate) 02 10 06
• Item To 23 yards of New Cloth of theire owne makeing 05 15 00
• Item To one bed in the middle Rome 05 00 00
• Item To 3 beds aboue in the Chambers 10 10 00
• Item To one warming pan 00 04 00
• Item To 2 old Chestes & 2 old boxes 00 12 00
• Item To Table linnine 02 10 00
• Item To pewter and some earthen potts & Cups & other smale things 01 05 00
• Item To brasse and Iron 03 00 00
• Item To earthen and wooden thinges 01 05 00
• Item To 2 guns with one old Rapier 02 15 00
• Item To 10 barrells of Sider 04 00 00
• Item To 15 bushells of Mault 16 bushells of Indian Corne fiue bushells of wheate and 7 bushells of peases 07 14 06
• Item To meat as beife porke bacon 03 00 00
• Item To 1 old Cannooe & axes wedges old barrells hogsheds and other smale lumber as hoes sythes &c: 02 00 00
• Item to a bridle saddle and a pannell 00 12 00
• Item To a fier shouell Tonges gridjron Chaffing dish and one smoothing Iron 00 12 00
• Item To bookes 00 10 00
• Item To about 20 pound of feathers 01 00 00
Taken and aprised the 14 day of the 11th month 1670) by Constant Southworth, Samuell Nash, Iohn Soule;
He arrived in Plymouth,Ma. in 1623 on the Anne, sister ship of the Mayflower. His brother John arrived on Dec 26,1620. He was known to be one of the largest land holders in Duxbury and a member of the Freeman (Quakers). He had been apprenticed to his brother Humphrey at the Drapers Co. in London, England before his emigration to America. Source: Franklyn Howland, A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur , Henry , and John Howland, and their Descendants. Printed by E. Anthony & Sons, Printers and Publishers in New Bedford, Mass.; pg.63
Excerpted and Reprint from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, "Mayflower Source Record", (Genealogical Publicating Co, Inc Baltimore 1986), pg 30, Extracted forom the early probate Records of Bristol County, with note from the Registry of Deeds and Town Records. "Samuel, John and Zoeth, were the sons of Henry Howland, of Duxbury, said Henry being one of the 26 origional proprietors of Freetown. Henry Howland died in 1670, and Mary his wife died June 16, 1674."
"Henry, Daxbury, brother of 1st John and 1st Arthur, appeared as early as 1633, and m. Mary Newland, and had Joseph, m. Rebecca, d. of John Huzzy of Hampton; Zoeth; John, m. Mary Walker; Samuel removed to Freetown; Sarah, m. Robert Dennis of Newport; Elizabeth; Mary, m. James Cudworth; Abigail, m. John Young." 10
The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical, by the American Historical Society, Inc., 1920. For an unknown reason there are several copies of the book with the same title page, but with different contents. From pages 118-20 of one edition. Henry Howland, the founder, appeared early in Plymouth Colony, being first of record in 1624. He was made a freeman in 1633; was an early settler in Duxbury, Mass., and was there chosen constable in 1635; owned land in Dartmouth in 1652; was one of the twenty-seven purchasers of what is now Freetown, Mass., and finally ended his days in the Duxbury homestead. He married Mary Newland, and reared a large family, this branch tracing through Zoeth, their second son.
HENRY HOWLAND( Henry, John, John, John ) was born November 25, 1604 in Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England, and died January 17, 1670/71 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 1. He married MARY (NEWLAND 10 , daughter of WILLIAM NEWLAND and AGNES GREENWAY) Abt. 1623.
Children of HENRY HOWLAND and MARY (NEWLAND ?):
i. SAMUEL HOWLAND 2, b. Abt. 16463, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 3; d. May 07, 1716, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts; m. (1) MARY SAMPSON , Bef. June 02, 1681; m. (2) MARY MERRIHEW 6 23, July 17, 1708.
ii. SARAH HOWLAND 9, b. Abt. 1650, Duxborough, Plymouth, MA; d. October 02, 1712, Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. ROBERT DENNIS 10, November 16, 1672, Duxborough, Plymouth, MA.
Notes for SARAH HOWLAND:
Josiah Vining b. 12/8/1729 Abington, Plymouth, MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) - d. 1774 - m. 1/31/1750 (William Dawes Family/Henry A. Holland 1878) Pembrooke, , MA Hannah Abigail Dawes (Pembrooke,MA Vital Records,) (Daughter of Samuel Dawes & Sarah Howland; Sarah's father was Henry Howland, brother of John Howland who came over on the Mayflower; (Ref. Hazel Spencer Howard)) (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) b.1729 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA - Josiah & Hannah had 6 children. (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) They removed to Norton, MA where they spent several years.
iii. JOSEPH HOWLAND 11, b. Abt. 1635, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. June 15, 1692; m. REBECCA HUZZEY 12, May 04, 1683, Hampton, NH.
iv. JOHN HOWLAND 13, b. November 16, 1633, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. August 18, 1687, Freetown, ,Bristol, Massachusetts; m. MARY WALKER 14 15, January 12, 1684/85, Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass.
v. MARY HOWLAND 16, b. Abt. 1640, Duxburrow,; d. Aft. November 04, 1699, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. JAMES CUDWORTH, Bef. 1665, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Notes for MARY HOWLAND:
vi. ABIGAIL HOWLAND 17, b. 1629, England; d. April 07, 1692, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts 18; m. JOHN YOUNG 14, December 13, 1648, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts 19.
ELIZABETH HOWLAND 22, b. 1647, Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass; d. Aft. September 15, 1711, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, NJ; m. JEDEDIAH ALLEN, 1668, Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.
Children of HENRY HOWLAND and MARGARET:
i. HENRY HOWLAND , b. November 25, 1604, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England; d. January 17, 1670/71, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 2; m. MARY (NEWLAND ?), Abt. 1623.
ii. JOHN HOWLAND 1, b. January 16, 1601/02, Cambridgeshire, Ely, England; d. February 23, 1671/72, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. ELIZABETH TILLEY, August 14, 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
Notes for JOHN HOWLAND:
o John Howland came on the Mayflower as a servant to John Carver. He is best remembered for having fallen off the Mayflower during a mighty storm.
o "On or about what was then New Year's Day, 25 March 1623 (old style), John Howland married his fellow Mayflower passenger, Elizabeth Tilley."
iii. ARTHUR HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1610, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridge, England; d. November 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. MARGARET _, 1626.
iv. GEORGE HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1591, Essex, England; d. February 10, 1642/43, St. Dunstan's Parisk, East London, England.
v. MARGARET HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1595, Essex, England; m. RICHARD PHILLIPS, April 26, 1623.
vi. HUMPHREY HOWLAND, d. July 10, 1646, St. Swithin's Parish, London, England; m. ANNIE _.
SIMON HOWLAND, b. August 19, 1604; m. ANN ULSTER.
More About Henry Howland and Mary Newland:
Marriage: 1630, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Children of Henry Howland and Mary Newland are:
- +Zoeth Howland, b. Abt. 1636, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, d. Mar 13, 1676, Tiverton, Massachusetts.
- +Elizabeth Howland, b. Abt. 1646, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, d. date unknown.