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Arthur Howland

Arthur Howland

Male - Bef 1675

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  • Name Arthur Howland  [1
    Born of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 30 Oct 1675  [2, 3
    Buried 30 Oct 1675  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I9924  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

    Father Henry Howland,   b. Abt 1570,   d. 17 May 1635, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret,   b. Bef 1575,   d. Bef 31 Jul 1629  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married Bef 1591  [4
    Family ID F2010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown first wife of Arthur Howland) 
    Children 
    +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

    Family 2 Margaret,   d. Bef 22 Jan 1683, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 6 Jun 1643  [2
    Children 
     1. Arthur Howland,   d. Aft 1711, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a glover and leatherworker. In Duxbury by 6 Aug 1640.

      Like his brother Henry, and entirely unlike their more famous brother John, Arthur was a firm Quaker, and endured the lifetime of legal penalties this brought upon him. "Arthur Howland was a strong Quaker, as were many of his descendants. He was in court on October 7, 1651, for not frequenting the public assemblies on the Lord's day. In December, 1657, Robert Huchin, an itinerant Quaker, held a meeting at Howland's house. Warned that the constable was on his way to break up the gathering and arrest Huchin, Howland managed to effect Huchin's escape. He, himself, was arrested and taken before Mr. John Alden, the magistrate, the next day, having again by stratagem enabled Huchin to escape, and was lodged in jail. On March 2, 1657/8, he was fined £9 and bound for good behavior. While in jail he had composed 'a writing' which he presented to the court and which the magistrates said was full of factious, seditious and slanderous passages. Refusing to pay the fines he was again committed to prison, but on June 1, 1658, he admitted that he had 'done evil' and was released. However, he continued his adherence to the new faith." [The Ancestry of Annis Spear, citation details below]

      Substantial notes on Arthur Howland's appearances in the historical record, compiled by Janet Wolfe, are here.

      Arthur Howland = Margaret
      Deborah Howland = Lt. John Smith
      Hasadiah Smith = Jonathan Russel
      Deborah Russell = Benjamin Allen
      Dorothy Allen = William Willcox
      William Wilcox = Sarah Smith
      David Wilcox = Anna Baker
      Clarissa Wilcox = Ambrose Hall
      Clarissa Hall = Leonard W. Jerome
      Jennie Jerome = Randolph Churchill
      Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1515] Grace Williamson Edes, "Timothy Williamson of Marshfield, Mass., and His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81:72, January 1927.

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

    3. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.

    4. [S212] The Slovak Yankee, by Martin Hollick.