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(Unknown first wife of Arthur Howland)


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  • Name (Unknown first wife of Arthur Howland)   [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I26002  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

    Family Arthur Howland,   b. of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1675 
    +1. Mary Howland,   b. Bef 4 Dec 1635,   d. 26 Sep 1690, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F15564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She may have been Grace, "wife of Arthur Howland Lether dresser", who was "Buried in the new church yard [on December] 4 Excom[m]uni" at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, in 1635. Janet and Bob Wolfe note that if this record pertains to the Arthur Howland who emigrated to New England by 1640, "then then the mother of Arthur's daughters Deborah and Mary may have been Grace ____ rather than Margaret ____ who was Arthur's wife in Marshfield, Massachusetts. However, the St Giles records also include the baptisms of several children of a Henry Howland/Holland, weaver, from March 1615/16-March 1634/35 (two years after Arthur's brother Henry first appeared in Plymouth Colony records), suggesting that there were members of another Howland family in this parish at this time. St Giles, Cripplegate, is about 3/4 of a mile from Bush Lane near St Swithin where Arthur and Henry Howland's brother Humphrey lived. The absence of baptism records for Arthur's children in the St Giles records, as well as the notation 'Excomuni' in Grace's burial record, may indicate Arthur's adherance to nonconforming beliefs and actions. The first two children buried, Azariell and Zoheth, had unusual biblical names. Plymouth records indicate that Arthur's brother Henry also named a son Zoeth."

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