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John Howland

John Howland

Male Bef 1599 - 1673  (> 74 years)

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  1. 1.  John HowlandJohn Howland was born before 1599 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England (son of Henry Howland and Margaret); died on 23 Feb 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried on 25 Feb 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1592, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1592, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1599, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated on the Mayflower, 1620.

    "It has been traditionally reported that John Howland was born about 1592, based on his reported age at death in the Plymouth church records. However, ages at death were often overstated, and that is clearly the case here. John Howland came as a servant for John Carver, which means he was under 25 years old at the time (i.e. he was born after 1595). William Bradford, in the falling-overboard incident, refers to Howland as a 'lusty young man,' a term that would not likely have applied to a 28-year old given that Bradford himself was only 30. Bradford did call 21-year old John Alden a 'young man' though. Howland's wife Elizabeth was born in 1607: a 32-year old marrying a 17-year old is a relatively unlikely circumstance. Howland's last child was born in 1649: a 57-year old Howland would be an unlikely father. All these taken together demonstrate that Howland's age was likely overstated by at least 5 years. Since he signed the Mayflower Compact, we can assume he was probably at least 18 to 21 years old in 1620." [Caleb Johnson]

    Some of the notable descendants of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley listed in The Mayflower 500 by Gary Boyd Roberts (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2020):

    Louis Auchincloss
    Humphrey Bogart
    William Jennings Bryan
    The Bush presidents
    Chevy Chase
    Glenn Close
    William Sloane Coffin
    Cecil B. DeMille
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Sam Ervin
    Timothy Geithner
    John Lithgow
    Christopher Lloyd
    The Henry Cabot Lodges
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    Seth Low
    William H. Macy
    Harriet Monroe
    Sarah Palin
    George Plimpton
    Ezra Pound
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    James S. Sherman
    Joseph Smith
    Benjamin Spock
    James Taylor
    Lowell Weicker
    Bill Weld

    Not listed, but a descendant through daughter Desire Howland's marriage to Capt. John Gorham: Benjamin Butler, Union general (1818-1893).

    John married Elizabeth Tilley before 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Tilley and Joan Hurst) was born before 30 Aug 1607; died on 21 Dec 1687 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Desire Howland was born about 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 13 Oct 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Hope Howland was born on 30 Aug 1629 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 8 Jan 1684 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry HowlandHenry Howland was born about 1570; died on 17 May 1635 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried on 19 May 1635 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1575

    Henry married Margaret before 1591. Margaret was born before 1575; died before 31 Jul 1629 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried on 31 Jul 1629 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret was born before 1575; died before 31 Jul 1629 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried on 31 Jul 1629 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England.
    Children:
    1. Arthur Howland was born in in of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; died before 30 Oct 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried on 30 Oct 1675 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. John Howland was born before 1599 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; died on 23 Feb 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried on 25 Feb 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    3. Henry Howland was born about 1603 in Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; died on 1 Jan 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.