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Mary Howland

Female Bef 1635 - 1690  (> 54 years)


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  • Name Mary Howland  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 4 Dec 1635  [4
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death 26 Aug 1690  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 26 Sep 1690  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I6436  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2020 

    Father Arthur Howland,   b. of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Grace,   d. Bef 4 Dec 1635 
    Family ID F15564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Timothy Williamson,   b. Abt 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1676, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1653  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Mary Williamson,   b. 7 Jul 1654, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1720 and 1726, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Many genealogists, including Walter Goodwin Davis, have noted that the first four children of Arthur Howland, including Mary, have to have been by a wife prior to Margaret. Janet Wolfe has brought to our attention that this first wife is likely to have been "Grace wife of Arthur Howland Lether dresser", buried in "the new church yard" of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, on 4 Dec 1635.

      After the death of her husband, Mary continued to operate his business, as seen in a license granted her on 30 Oct 1678 "to draw and sell beer, wine, and liquors."

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Little Compton Families, from records compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Little Compton, Rhode Island: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Fifth edition, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997.

    2. [S940] The Ancestry of Annis Spear, 1775-1858, of Litchfield, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945.

    3. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    4. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    5. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998.

    6. [S3732] The Josiah Closson Family of New England by William Gideon Closson. Flushing, New York, 1952., year only.

    7. [S3751] M. A. Thomas, "Marriages from the Early Records of Marshfield, Mass." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6:347, 1852., "says 6 June, 1653".

    8. [S940] The Ancestry of Annis Spear, 1775-1858, of Litchfield, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945., date only.

    9. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998., date only, says "6 June 1653".