Arthur Howland, Jr. (c.1633 - c.1711) MP

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Birthplace: Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
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About Arthur Howland, Jr.

From a biography of John and Elizabeth Howland, by Robert Jennings Heinsohn, PhD, published by the Pilgrim John Howland Society:

http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_john_elizabeth_howland.shtml

In 1659 Arthur Jr.'s freeman status was revoked and in 1684 he was imprisoned in Plymouth.

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Governor Prence's actions toward Quakers took an ironic twist that can be appreciated by parents today. In 1657 Arthur Howland Jr., an ardent Quaker, was brought before the court. Thomas Prince's daughter and Arthur Howland Jr., fell in love. The relationship blossomed and matrimony seemed inevitable. However, it was illegal and punishable by court sanction for couples to marry without parental consent. Thomas Prence urged Elizabeth to break off the relationship, but to no avail. He then used powers available to him as Governor. Arthur Howland, Jr., was brought before the General Court and fined five pounds for "inveigling of Mistris Elizabeth Prence and making motion of marriage to her, and prosecuting the same contrary to her parents likeing, and without theire mind and will...[and] in speciall that hee desist from the use of any meanes to obtaine or retaine her affections as aforesaid." On July 2, 1667 Arthur Howland, Jr., was brought before the General Court again where he "did sollemly and seriously engage before the Court, that he will wholly desist and never apply himself for the future as formerly he hath done, to Mistris Elizabeth Prence in reference unto marriage." Guess what happened! They were married on December 9, 1667 and in time had a daughter and four sons. Thus a reluctant Thomas Prence acquired a Quaker son-in-law, Quaker grandchildren and innumerable Quaker in-laws of Henry Howland.

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Arthur Howland, Jr.'s Timeline

1633
1633
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1667
December 9, 1667
Age 34
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1671
December 17, 1671
Age 38
1672
September 26, 1672
Age 39
Plymouth, MA, USA
1674
1674
Age 41
Plymouth, MA, USA
1686
1686
Age 53
1711
1711
Age 78
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
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