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John Howland

Male about 1602 - 1672  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name John Howland 
    Born about 1602  Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 January 1603  Ely, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 February 1672  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • “The 23^th of February 1672 Mr John Howland senir of the Towne of Plymouth Deceased: he was a Godly man and an ancient professor in the waves of Christ hee lived untill hee attained above eighty yeares in the world, hee was one of the first Comers into this land and proved a usefull Instrument of Good in his place & was the last man that was left of those that Came over in the shipp Called the Mayflower, that lived in Plymouth hee was with honor Intered att the Towne of Plymouth on the 25 of February 1672”
    Buried 25 February 1672  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • John came to New England on the Mayflower in 1620.

      There’s an article on John Howland in The Great Migration Begins. [2]
    Person ID I9424  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 July 2012 

    Father Henry Howland,   b. ca 1564/1670,   d. 17 May 1635, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret Aires,   d. 30 July 1629, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 April 1600  St. Mary’s, Ely, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F457  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Mayflower * 
    Family ID F12323  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Tilley,   b. about 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 December 1687, Swansea, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married about 1624  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Desire Howland,   b. about 1624, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 October 1683, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +2. John Howland,   b. 24 April 1627, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1702  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Hope Howland,   b. 30 August 1629, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1683, Barnstable, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Elizabeth Howland,   b. about 1631, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. December 1691, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +5. Lydia Howland,   b. about 1633, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 January 1709/10, Swansea, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +6. Hannah Howland,   b. about 1637, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Joseph Howland,   b. about 1640, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1703/4, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +8. Jabez Howland,   b. about 1644, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 6 February 1711/2, Bristol, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +9. Ruth Howland,   b. about 1646, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1672, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +10. Isaac Howland,   b. 15 November 1649, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 October 1727, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F5559  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Plymouth Colony vital records, Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    2. [S11] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995).


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