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HOWLAND, John

HOWLAND, John[1, 2]

Male 1592 - 1672  (80 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name HOWLAND, John 
    Gender Male 
    Born 16 Jan 1592  Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival 5 Aug 1620 to 11 Dec 1620  Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    MAYFLOWER of London, two hundred tons, Christopher Jones, master. Left Southampton Aug 5, and arrived at Cape Cod December 11, with one hundred and one passengers. 
    Mayflower 11 Nov 1620  [1
    Signed Mayflower Compact 
    • On the Mayflower in the harbor (now known as Provincetown Harbor) at Cape Cod Hook

      [3]
    Occupation 1629-1635  Plymouth Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Assistant to Governor;deputy to Gen.Court;purchaser; 
    Obituary 23 Feb 1672  Plymouth Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The 23 of February, 1672, Mr John Howland, Senr, of the towne of Plymouth, deceased. Hee was a godly man and an ancient professor in wayes of Christ; hee lived until hee attained above eighty years in the world. Hee was one of the first comers into this land, and proved a useful instrument of good in his place, & was the last man that was left of those that came over in the shipp called the May Flower, that lived in Plymouth; hee was with honor intered att the towne of Plymouth on the 25 of february, 1672. Plymouth Colony Records; page 34. [1]
    Died 23 Feb 1672  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 25 Feb 1672  Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will 29 May 1672  [5
    He died 23 Feb 1673. It would take time for the Executors and the court to process the Will 
    Age 80 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    HOWLAND, Henry
              d. 1656, St. Savior, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Father) 
    AIRES, Anne Margaret
              d. 20 Dec 1653  (Mother) 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID P14875  Dutton Ancestry
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 

    Father HOWLAND, Henry
              d. 1656, St. Savior, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother AIRES, Anne Margaret
              d. 20 Dec 1653 
    Relationship Birth 
    Children
    +1. HOWLAND, John
              b. 16 Jan 1592, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Feb 1672, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     
    Family ID F4787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors TILLEY, Elizabeth
              b. 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1664  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age at Marriage He was 72 years and 10 months - She was 57 years and 3 months  
    Children 
    +1. HOUSTON, Joseph
              b. 1776  [Birth]
    Alice
    +2. HOWLAND, Desire
              b. 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    GORHAM, Capt John  m. 1643
    Married: 1x3. HOWLAND, Lieut John II
              b. 24 Feb 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1702  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    LEE, Mary  m. 26 Oct 1651
    Married: 1x4. HOWLAND, Hope
              b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 08 Jan 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    CHIPMAN, Elder John  m. 1646
    Married: 2x5. HOWLAND, Elizabeth
              b. 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Jan 1692, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    HICKS, Ephraim  m. 13 Sep 1649;   DICKINSON, Capt John  m. 10 Jul 1651
    Married: 1x6. HOWLAND, Lydia
              b. 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1711, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    BROWN, Lieut James  m. Abt 1654
    Married: 1x7. HOWLAND, Hannah
              b. 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1705, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 1x8. HOWLAND, Capt Joseph
              b. 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 01 Jan 1704, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    SOUTHWORTH, Elizabeth  m. 07 Dec 1664
     9. HOWLAND, Lieut Jabez
              b. 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Feb 1711, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    Married: 1x10. HOWLAND, Ruth
              b. 1646, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Oct 1679, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
    CUSHMAN, Thomas  m. 17 Nov 1664
     11. HOWLAND, Isaac
              b. 15 Nov 1649, Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Mar 1723, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1592 - Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - MAYFLOWER of London, two hundred tons, Christopher Jones, master. Left Southampton Aug 5, and arrived at Cape Cod December 11, with one hundred and one passengers. - 5 Aug 1620 to 11 Dec 1620 - Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant to Governor;deputy to Gen.Court;purchaser; - 1629-1635 - Plymouth Massachusetts, British Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1664 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 23 Feb 1672 - Plymouth Massachusetts, British Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1672 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Feb 1672 - Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John Howland
    John Howland
    Inscription:
    Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years. He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY who came with him in the Mayflower Dec. 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. "He was a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of Christ. He was one of the first comers into this land and was the last man that was left of those that came over in the Ship called the Mayflower that lived in Plymouth."

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    John Howland
    John Howland

    Life Sketch
    John Howland
    John Howland
    Life Sketch

  • Notes 


    • American history legend from the voyage of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth Rock in 1620. American children discover John Howland when they learn of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims' leader Governor William Bradford wrote a first hand account of the Pilgrim history from 1620 to 1647. This account was first published in 1952, and is considered one of the best first hand accounts of any kind on American history. In Bradford's account of the voyage over on the Mayflower, he tells of how John Howland washed overboard in violent storm. Howland was 29 years of age at the time. Howland was able to grab some ropes from the sails and gradually pull himself back on board the ship. This event and Bradford's account of it made John Howland a legend. Howland's name and account has been published in hundreds of publications and in school history books. As myths can grow, the story had changed that he had died and was the first pilgrim to die, thus the oldest burial in the Plymouth cemetery, Burial Hill. In fact, he survived, married and had a number of children with Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and lived to 80 plus, according to his grave stone. His grave stone also states from Plymouth records that he was the last male to die from the original pilgrims of the Mayflower.

      Bio by: Bruce [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Familysearch.org.

    2. [S84] Ancestry.com.

    3. [S141] Familysearch.org.
      September 17, 2018 by mgladson

    4. [S462] Millennium File.

    5. [S141] Familysearch.org.
      March 18, 2020 by mgladson

    6. [S465] New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635.
      Pg. 349

    7. [S465] New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635.

    8. [S50] Findagrave.com.



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