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John Howland, of the "Mayflower"[1]

Male Abt 1592 - 1673  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name John Howland  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Suffix of the "Mayflower" 
    Born Abt 1592  Of, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 1620  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the "Mayflower" 
    Died 23 Feb 1673  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4348  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Henry Howland,   b. Abt 1554, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1635, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Margaret Aires,   b. 1567, Of, Fen Stanton, Huntingtonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1629, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F1727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tilley, of the "Mayflower",   b. 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1623  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Hope Howland,   b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1684, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1592 - Of, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - on the "Mayflower" - 1620 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1623 - Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1673 - Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Notes from "The Great Migration Begins":

      COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the
      Not a signatory to the Mayflower Compact.

      Mayflower Bradford tells us that John Howland was one of the "manservants" of JOHN CARVER  [ Bradford (p18853,120,144); 441].

      During a particularly bad storm on the crossing John Howland (characterized by Bradford as "a lusty young man") went above deck and was swept overboard, but it pleased God that he caught hold of the topsail halyards which hung overboard and ran out at length. Yet he held his hold (though he was sundry fathoms under water) till he was hauled up by the same rope to the brim of the water, and then with a boat hook and other means got into the ship again and his life saved. And though he was something ill with it, yet he lived many years after and became a profitable member both in church & commonwealth [ Bradford (p18853,120,144); 59].

      In his 1651 accounting on the family of John Carver, Bradford reported that "[h]is servant John Howland married the daughter of John Tilley, Elizabeth, and they are both now living, and their eldest daughter hath four children; and their second daughter one, all living, and other of their children marriageable"

      BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Because of the multitude of descendants of John Howland, through all ten of his children, the publication of the first five generations of descent from John Howland will occupy many volumes. Elizabeth Pearson White has prepared the first two volumes in this series: John Howland of the Mayflower: Volume 1, The First Five Generations, Documented Descendants Through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham (Camden, Maine, 1990) and John Howland of the Mayflower: Volume 2, The First Five Generations, Documented Descendants Through his second child John Howland and his wife Mary Lee (Camden, Maine, 1993).

      In her first volume White argued that John Howland lived for several years in Maine, and that three of his children were born there. Robert S. Wakefield has gathered the evidence that this could not have been the case [ MD (p18821,100,120); 42:15-16]. [3, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S996] Frank Ripley, Frank Ripley, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankripley&id=I1241.

    3. [S946] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society), http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/great_migration/h.asp#JOHN_HOWLAND.

    4. [S1025] NEHGR, Vol. I, p. 47-50, Pub 1847 "The Passengers of the May Flower in 1620" by Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, M.D.

    5. [S1072] John Howland Society, (http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/index.shtml), http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/index.shtml.

    6. [S996] Frank Ripley, Frank Ripley, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=frankripley&id=I1242.

    7. [S1000] Bradford - Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford, (Samuel Morison, ed. (New York 1952)).