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Elizabeth Howland (Tilley), "Mayflower" Passenger

Nicknames: "Elizabeth Tilley of the Mayflower"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henlow, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Brown Lot, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Tilley, "Mayflower" Passenger; John Tilley; Joan Tilley, "Mayflower" Passenger and Joan Hurst
Wife of John Howland; Jeremiah Bellamy and John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger
Mother of Hope Chipman; Bridget Bosworth; John Howland, Jr.; Desire Gorham; Elizabeth Dickenson and 6 others
Sister of Rose Tilley; John Tilley, Jr. and Robert Tilley
Half sister of Joan Hawkins

Occupation: baptism 8/30/1607, on Mayflower, come over on Mayflower
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Elizabeth Howland (Tilley), "Mayflower" Passenger

Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 and instead played the useful role of grandma while living with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swansea.

Elizabeth was 65 when John died, probably still vivacious and attractive enough to say “yes” to a second husband, but she preferred to remain a widow until she died on Dec. 22, 1687.

The Brown household was ideal for a grandma. When Elizabeth was widowed, the Brown children included James who was 17 years old, Dorothy who was six, and Jabez who was a lively five. Daughter Lydia was born in 1633so she was 39 when her father died.

Elizabeth had barely settled in at the Brown home when King Phillip’s War erupted in 1673. She was forced to flee as Swansea became the storm center of the war. At one point the little community founded only a few years before was almost deserted as residents scurried to safer places such as Barnstable which boasted a population of 3000 compared with 2600 for Plymouth.

Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire, John and Hope—lived in Barnstable when the Widow Howland moved there. Not far away in Plymouth were three other offspring of the Mayflower couple—Isaac lived in nearby Middleborough and Hannah made her home in Swansea, but Elizabeth had gone to far-away Oyster Bay, Long Island.

There were many other Howlands in Barnstable, including scores of grandchildren who kept Elizabeth busy with her grandmother duties.

Desire Howland was born in Plymouth about 1625, married to John Gorham about 1643 and moved to Barnstable after 1652. Gorham owned a grist mill and tannery there. He was a captain in the militia during King Philip’s War and died in 1676 as a result of war wounds. Five of the Gorham children were born in Barnstable—Jabez, Mercy, Lydia, Hannah and Shubael.

John Howland, second child of John and Elizabeth, was born in 1627 and in 1651 he wed Mary, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable. Of their 10 children, the last eight were Barnstable babies. They were Isaac, Hannah, Mercy, Lydia, Experience, Anne, Shubael and John. Both John Howland Jr. and his wife Mary Lee died in the cape town.

Hope Howland, who was born in 1629, married when she was about 17. Her husband was John Chipman who came in 1630 from Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. (Note that the English spelled Barnstaple with a P while the Americans spelled it with a B.)

All of the 11 children probably were born in Barnstable. They were Elizabeth, Hope, Lydia, John (he lived only about 15 months), Hannah, Samuel, Ruth, Bethia, Mercy, John and Desire.

So many grandchildren must have taxed Elizabeth’s memory for there were three Lydias, three Hannahs, three Mercys, three Johns, two Isaacs and two with the name Shubael. How could she keep them all straight?

And just imagine Grandma Howland baking birthday cakes with magic candles for all these grandchildren.

Elizabeth’s son-in-law, James Brown, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers in Swansea. He was a leader in the war against Philip, serving as a major. He also was one of the original members of the Swansea church and was fined five pounds for setting up a Baptist church in Rehoboth.

He tried his best to bring peace to Plymouth Colony and went twice to see the Indian leader but found Philip “very high and not p’suadable to peace.”

Large families usually have their tragedies and the Howlands had theirs. Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire Gorham, Hope Chipman and Ruth Cushman—died before she did.

The war didn’t last any great length of time and in the end Philip lost his head. The Indian chief was shot by another Indian and his head cut off. The bloody skull was taken in triumph to Plymouth where it was mounted on a pike. It remained there for 20 years, a souvenir of savagery. Birds make it a favorite resting place and finally the Rev. Increase Mather too the jawbone.

With fighting over, Elizabeth returned to Swansea where she kept busy helping with the cooking, sewing, cleaning, gardening—caring for family members.

Everyone dies once in a lifetime and for Elizabeth death came on Dec. 22, 1687. She was buried in Little Neck Cemetery in what is now east Providence, Rhode Island. The monument and grave are maintained by the Pilgrim John Howland Society.

In her final will Elizabeth Tilley Howland gave her possessions to her children and grandchildren and expressed her deep religious faith:

“And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for ye same I give & commit my soule unto Almighty God my Savior & Redeemer in whome & by ye merits of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuedly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall day of resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through meritts of Christ’s Death & passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdome of Heaven…”

She concluded:

“It is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other…”

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Source below: Wikipedia.org

Notable descendants

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt → James Roosevelt → Mary Aspinwall → Susan Howland → Joseph Howland → Nathanial Howland Jr. → Nathanial Howland Sr. → Joseph Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Presidents George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush → George H. W. Bush → Prescott Bush → Flora Sheldon → Mary Butler → Elizabeth Pierce → Betsy Wheeler → Sarah Horton → Joanna Wood → Jabez Wood → Hannah Nelson → Hope Huckins → Hope Chipman → Hope Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Famous poet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann who had lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Henlow Parish records show a John Tilley, baptized December 19, 1571, married September 20, 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers.

Elizabeth was baptized there August 30, 1607, (In her will written December 17, 1686, Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607).

While she was the youngest of five children she was the only child to accompany them. She was also the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it seems John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John’s death, Elizabeth lived in Plymouth with her son Jabez. When the house was sold in 1680, she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section of East Providence, Rhode Island). She died there on December 21, 1687.

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John Tilley was born in 1571 in Henlow, Bedford, England, and married the widowed Joan (Hurst) Rogers on 20 September 1596 in Henlow. He, his wife Joan, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth all came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620.

John and his wife both died the first winter at Plymouth, orphaning the 13-year old Elizabeth Tilley in the New World. Elizabeth would later marry to Mayflower passenger John Howland.

(poet) Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley).

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Elizabeth Tilley was a passenger on the "Mayflower" that sailed from England and arrived in Massachusetts in 1620. There are, obviously, extensive public historical records of her and the Plymouth Colony. (Frank J. Arrison 11/12/2008)

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Mayflower Passenger

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Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

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Mayflower passenger

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Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

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Baptism, Aug., 30, 1607.

Immigration,arrival Nov.,11, 1620 at age 13 to Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts with her parents.

Will wrote at age 79, Dec., 17, 1686 she was living in Swansea, Bristol Co., Colony of Plymouth, New England.

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Came on the Mayflower.

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1620- Mayflower passenger.

Siblings: John born 1599, Robert born 1604, Rose, and two other siblings with unknown names.

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Sailed on Mayflower

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 The Pilgrim John Howland Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.

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Elizabeth Tilley was a Mayflower Passenger

The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

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Mayflower passenger.

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Baptized at Henlow, Huntingdonshire, England, 30 August 1607, the fifth and youngest child of a silk weaver named John Tilley. Elizabeth was the only child of her parents recorded as coming with them to America. At the time of her marriage she was not quite sixteen years of age.

From John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol 2.

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Passenger on the Mayflower

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  1. Immigration: 11 NOV 1620 The Mayflower left Plymouth, England September 6, 1620, sighted land November 9, 1620, and landfall was made November 11, 1620
  2. Baptism: 30 AUG 1607 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
  3. Will: 17 DEC 1686 mentions sons John, Jabez, Joseph Isaac; son-in-law Jas Browne; survinving daughters Lydia Browne, Elizabeth Dickason (sic), Hannah Bosworth; granddaughters Elizabeth Bursley, Dorothy Browne, Desire C ushman; grandsons Nat'l Howland, Jas and Jabez Browne
  4. Event: Mayflower 1620 Mayflower passenger
  5. Reference Number: 4460
  6. Note:
   1. Will of Elizabeth Tilley
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   In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bris toll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of A ge but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Re membrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all fflesh mu st Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitu te & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme fo llowing Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testa mts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or Writi ng And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament & none other. A nd first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sin ns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Commi tt my soule unto Allmighty God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye merit ts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have fu ll remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at t he generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meri tts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven p repared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in such place whe re it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to appoint And now for ye s ettling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath ple ased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & gi ve ye same in manner & forme following (That is to say) First that aft er my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc I owe either of right or in Consci ence to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Convenient tyme aft er my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Elde st Son John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Esta te & my Booke called Mr Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & o ne pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts Item I give unto my son Jos eph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillobeer es Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulst er yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belonge th to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthookes Item I give un to my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & o ne pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kett le already in his possession Item I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Brow ne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Brow ne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a gre en Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kett le & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observatio ns Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & my holland pillowbee res Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sheetes & o ne pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosw orth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres Item I give unto my Grand D aughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeer es Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Nathaniel Howland (the son of J oseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotten for ev er all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belongi ng lying in the Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge Item I give u nto my Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in h is possession Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I g ive unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan I tem I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep Item I gi ve & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Woollen and all the re st of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of what kind or nature or sort soe ver it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne a nd Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them Item I make constitu te and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez H owland Executors of this my last Will and Testament Item it is my Will & C harge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Lo ve and peace towards each other and endeavour the true performance of th is my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howla nd have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December An no Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.
   The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland
   Signed Sealed & Delivd
   in ye prsence of us Wittnesses
   Hugh Cole
   Samuel Vyall
   John Browne

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Passenger on the Mayflower between Sep and Nov 1620.

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On Mayflower?

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Sailed to America on "Mayflower"

Arrive 21 December 1620

Parents dies during the first winter.

Adopted by John Carver in 1621.

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Birth: Aug. 30, 1607

Henlow

Bedfordshire, England

Death: Dec. 21, 1687

Swansea

Bristol County

Massachusetts, USA

Original Mayflower Passenger. Wife of Mayflower Passenger John Howland. Elizabeth was orphaned in the New World, at the age of thirteen, after her parents died the first winter in Plymouth. (bio by: Thomas Mick)


Family links:

Parents:
 John Tilley (1571 - 1621)
 Joan Hurst Rogers Tilley (1568 - 1621)

Children:
 Desire Howland Gorham (1623 - 1683)*
 John Howland (1627 - ____)*
 Hope Howland Chipman (1629 - 1683)*
 Elizabeth Howland Hicks Dickerson (1631 - ____)*
 Lydia Howland Brown (1633 - ____)*
 Hannah Howland Bosworth (1637 - ____)*
 Joseph Howland (1640 - ____)*
 Jabez Howland (1644 - ____)*
 Ruth Howland Cushman (1646 - ____)*
 Isaac Howland (1649 - 1723)*

Spouse:
 John Howland (1591 - 1673)

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Burial:

Ancient Little Neck Cemetery

East Providence

Providence County

Rhode Island, USA

Plot: Brown family plot


Maintained by: Find A Grave

Originally Created by: Ronald Keyes

Record added: Sep 15, 2007

Find A Grave Memorial# 21561583

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=tilley&GSfn=Elizabeth&GSiman=1&GScid=1808353&GRid=21561583&

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan an d daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records sho w a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabet h was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howlan d says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she wa s the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only membe r of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in th e Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that s ummer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We kno w that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and Jo hn. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in Marc h 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.

source:

http://www.southern-style.com/Howland%20---%20Tilley%20Mayflower%20Connection.htm

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Came to America on The Mayflower with her parents 1620

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Pilgrim John Howland Society (http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland.shtml) spells her maiden name Tilley. Wikipedia says she was from Henlow, Bedfordshire.

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Elizabeth Tilley

The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.



Notes for ELIZABETH TILLEY:

In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New England being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all flesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking an d Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me mad e & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testamen t & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmight y God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assured ly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Chrits Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chose n & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to a ppoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hat h pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in man ner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid w c I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Con venient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest S on John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindal e's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Ite m I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillob eeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my fetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & a lso one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthook es Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of s heetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession It em I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Da ughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green R ugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my b ooke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of She etes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sh eetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one p r of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley on e paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Natha niel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotte n for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in t he Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne On e Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming p an Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my we aring clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of wha t kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidi a Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and o rdaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this m y last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true perfor mance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.

The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland

Signed Sealed & Delivd

in ye prsence of us Wittnesses

Hugh Cole

Samuel Vyall

John Browne

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Arrived on Mayflower with parents, John and Joan Tilley, and future husband John Howland. -------------------- The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann who had lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Henlow Parish records show a John Tilley, baptized December 19, 1571, married September 20, 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there August 30, 1607, (In her will written December 17, 1686, Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607). While she was the youngest of five children she was the only child to accompany them. She was also the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer. There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it seems John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16. After John's death, Elizabeth lived in Plymouth with her son Jabez. When the house was sold in 1680, she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section of East Providence, Rhode Island). She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, Rhode Island. http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_elizabeth_tilley.shtml.||||||| Elizabeth was a woman of superior natural ability and earnest Christian faith and was a help meet for the sturdy pilgrim, John Howland. She passed the closing days of her life with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swanzey where she died according to the Swanzey town records at age 80. This proves she was but 13 when she arrived in Plymouth aboard the Mayflower. http://www.tracycrocker.com/p100.htm#i998 -------------------- Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth. -------------------- Came over on the Mayflower. Both parents died the first winter so she was orphaned.

I found her will online:

In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all fflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmighty God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to appoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in manner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Item I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillobeeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthookes Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession Item I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Nathaniel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotten for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in the Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of what kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this my last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true performance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.

The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland Signed Sealed & Delivd in ye prsence of us Wittnesses Hugh Cole Samuel Vyall John Browne --------------------

Buried Browne Family  Ancient Lot- Little Neck Ancient Cemetery-Next to Our ancestors.

Elizabeth Howland (Tilley) Place of Burial: Brown Lot, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island Birth: August 30, 1607 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England Citation_note Death: December 22, 1687 (80) Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Citation_note

Daughter of John Tilley, "Mayflower" Passenger and Joan Tilley (Hurst) "Mayflower Passenger" Wife of John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger Mother of Desire Gorham (Howland), John Howland, Jr. (1627-1702), Hope Chipman (Howland), Elizabeth Dickerson (Howland), Lydia Brown (Howland, 1635-1710) and 5 others, Hannah Bosworth (Howland), Joseph Howland, Jabez HOWLAND, Ruth Cushman (Howland, 1637-1679) and Isaac Howland « less Sister of John Tilley and Robert Tilley Half sister of Elizabeth Merrick, Ann Tilley, Joseph Tilley, Mary Tilley, Thomas Tilley and 7 others, Elizabeth Tilley, Susanna Tilley, John Tilley, Phebe Tilley, George Tilley, Preston Tilley and Joan Rogers

Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_tilley_widow.shtml

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 a... read more

Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_tilley_widow.shtml

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 and instead played the useful role of grandma while living with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swansea.

Elizabeth was 65 when John died, probably still vivacious and attractive enough to say “yes” to a second husband, but she preferred to remain a widow until she died on Dec. 22, 1687.

The Brown household was ideal for a grandma. When Elizabeth was widowed, the Brown children included James who was 17 years old, Dorothy who was six, and Jabez who was a lively five. Daughter Lydia was born in 1633so she was 39 when her father died.

Elizabeth had barely settled in at the Brown home when King Phillip’s War erupted in 1673. She was forced to flee as Swansea became the storm center of the war. At one point the little community founded only a few years before was almost deserted as residents scurried to safer places such as Barnstable which boasted a population of 3000 compared with 2600 for Plymouth.

Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire, John and Hope—lived in Barnstable when the Widow Howland moved there. Not far away in Plymouth were three other offspring of the Mayflower couple—Isaac lived in nearby Middleborough and Hannah made her home in Swansea, but Elizabeth had gone to far-away Oyster Bay, Long Island.

There were many other Howlands in Barnstable, including scores of grandchildren who kept Elizabeth busy with her grandmother duties.

Desire Howland was born in Plymouth about 1625, married to John Gorham about 1643 and moved to Barnstable after 1652. Gorham owned a grist mill and tannery there. He was a captain in the militia during King Philip’s War and died in 1676 as a result of war wounds. Five of the Gorham children were born in Barnstable—Jabez, Mercy, Lydia, Hannah and Shubael.

John Howland, second child of John and Elizabeth, was born in 1627 and in 1651 he wed Mary, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable. Of their 10 children, the last eight were Barnstable babies. They were Isaac, Hannah, Mercy, Lydia, Experience, Anne, Shubael and John. Both John Howland Jr. and his wife Mary Lee died in the cape town.

Hope Howland, who was born in 1629, married when she was about 17. Her husband was John Chipman who came in 1630 from Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. (Note that the English spelled Barnstaple with a P while the Americans spelled it with a B.)

All of the 11 children probably were born in Barnstable. They were Elizabeth, Hope, Lydia, John (he lived only about 15 months), Hannah, Samuel, Ruth, Bethia, Mercy, John and Desire.

So many grandchildren must have taxed Elizabeth’s memory for there were three Lydias, three Hannahs, three Mercys, three Johns, two Isaacs and two with the name Shubael. How could she keep them all straight?

And just imagine Grandma Howland baking birthday cakes with magic candles for all these grandchildren.

Elizabeth’s son-in-law, James Brown, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers in Swansea. He was a leader in the war against Philip, serving as a major. He also was one of the original members of the Swansea church and was fined five pounds for setting up a Baptist church in Rehoboth.

He tried his best to bring peace to Plymouth Colony and went twice to see the Indian leader but found Philip “very high and not p’suadable to peace.”

Large families usually have their tragedies and the Howlands had theirs. Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire Gorham, Hope Chipman and Ruth Cushman—died before she did.

The war didn’t last any great length of time and in the end Philip lost his head. The Indian chief was shot by another Indian and his head cut off. The bloody skull was taken in triumph to Plymouth where it was mounted on a pike. It remained there for 20 years, a souvenir of savagery. Birds make it a favorite resting place and finally the Rev. Increase Mather too the jawbone.

With fighting over, Elizabeth returned to Swansea where she kept busy helping with the cooking, sewing, cleaning, gardening—caring for family members.

Everyone dies once in a lifetime and for Elizabeth death came on Dec. 22, 1687. She was buried in Little Neck Cemetery in what is now east Providence, Rhode Island. The monument and grave are maintained by the Pilgrim John Howland Society.

In her final will Elizabeth Tilley Howland gave her possessions to her children and grandchildren and expressed her deep religious faith:

“And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for ye same I give & commit my soule unto Almighty God my Savior & Redeemer in whome & by ye merits of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuedly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall day of resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through meritts of Christ’s Death & passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdome of Heaven…”

She concluded:

“It is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other…”

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Source below: Wikipedia.org

Notable descendants

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt → James Roosevelt → Mary Aspinwall → Susan Howland → Joseph Howland → Nathanial Howland Jr. → Nathanial Howland Sr. → Joseph Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Presidents George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush → George H. W. Bush → Prescott Bush → Flora Sheldon → Mary Butler → Elizabeth Pierce → Betsy Wheeler → Sarah Horton → Joanna Wood → Jabez Wood → Hannah Nelson → Hope Huckins → Hope Chipman → Hope Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Famous poet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley -------------------- Mayflower Passenger 1620 with both parents died who died the 1st winter in Plymouth. Thus she became a orphan at age 13. -------------------- Original Mayflower Passenger. Wife of Mayflower Passenger John Howland. Elizabeth was orphaned in the New World, at the age of thirteen, after her parents died the first winter in Plymouth. She was the foster daughter of Governor Carver and his wife after her parents had died. -------------------- She was orphaned when her parents died the first winter in the new world,and she became the foster daughter of governor john carver and his wife -------------------- Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland Online:

The Will of Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland 12/17/1686 - http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/PrimarySources/WillsAndProbates/ElizabethTilley.php

John Howland Society - http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_elizabeth_tilley.shtml

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howland

Boyd House - http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/gorham/johnhowland.html

Howland Family Genealogy - http://hartgen.renderplus.com/htm/howland.htm -------------------- Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_tilley_widow.shtml

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 and instead played the useful role of grandma while living with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swansea.

Elizabeth was 65 when John died, probably still vivacious and attractive enough to say “yes” to a second husband, but she preferred to remain a widow until she died on Dec. 22, 1687.

The Brown household was ideal for a grandma. When Elizabeth was widowed, the Brown children included James who was 17 years old, Dorothy who was six, and Jabez who was a lively five. Daughter Lydia was born in 1633so she was 39 when her father died.

Elizabeth had barely settled in at the Brown home when King Phillip’s War erupted in 1673. She was forced to flee as Swansea became the storm center of the war. At one point the little community founded only a few years before was almost deserted as residents scurried to safer places such as Barnstable which boasted a population of 3000 compared with 2600 for Plymouth.

Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire, John and Hope—lived in Barnstable when the Widow Howland moved there. Not far away in Plymouth were three other offspring of the Mayflower couple—Isaac lived in nearby Middleborough and Hannah made her home in Swansea, but Elizabeth had gone to far-away Oyster Bay, Long Island.

There were many other Howlands in Barnstable, including scores of grandchildren who kept Elizabeth busy with her grandmother duties.

Desire Howland was born in Plymouth about 1625, married to John Gorham about 1643 and moved to Barnstable after 1652. Gorham owned a grist mill and tannery there. He was a captain in the militia during King Philip’s War and died in 1676 as a result of war wounds. Five of the Gorham children were born in Barnstable—Jabez, Mercy, Lydia, Hannah and Shubael.

John Howland, second child of John and Elizabeth, was born in 1627 and in 1651 he wed Mary, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable. Of their 10 children, the last eight were Barnstable babies. They were Isaac, Hannah, Mercy, Lydia, Experience, Anne, Shubael and John. Both John Howland Jr. and his wife Mary Lee died in the cape town.

Hope Howland, who was born in 1629, married when she was about 17. Her husband was John Chipman who came in 1630 from Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. (Note that the English spelled Barnstaple with a P while the Americans spelled it with a B.)

All of the 11 children probably were born in Barnstable. They were Elizabeth, Hope, Lydia, John (he lived only about 15 months), Hannah, Samuel, Ruth, Bethia, Mercy, John and Desire.

So many grandchildren must have taxed Elizabeth’s memory for there were three Lydias, three Hannahs, three Mercys, three Johns, two Isaacs and two with the name Shubael. How could she keep them all straight?

And just imagine Grandma Howland baking birthday cakes with magic candles for all these grandchildren.

Elizabeth’s son-in-law, James Brown, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers in Swansea. He was a leader in the war against Philip, serving as a major. He also was one of the original members of the Swansea church and was fined five pounds for setting up a Baptist church in Rehoboth.

He tried his best to bring peace to Plymouth Colony and went twice to see the Indian leader but found Philip “very high and not p’suadable to peace.”

Large families usually have their tragedies and the Howlands had theirs. Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire Gorham, Hope Chipman and Ruth Cushman—died before she did.

The war didn’t last any great length of time and in the end Philip lost his head. The Indian chief was shot by another Indian and his head cut off. The bloody skull was taken in triumph to Plymouth where it was mounted on a pike. It remained there for 20 years, a souvenir of savagery. Birds make it a favorite resting place and finally the Rev. Increase Mather too the jawbone.

With fighting over, Elizabeth returned to Swansea where she kept busy helping with the cooking, sewing, cleaning, gardening—caring for family members.

Everyone dies once in a lifetime and for Elizabeth death came on Dec. 22, 1687. She was buried in Little Neck Cemetery in what is now east Providence, Rhode Island. The monument and grave are maintained by the Pilgrim John Howland Society.

In her final will Elizabeth Tilley Howland gave her possessions to her children and grandchildren and expressed her deep religious faith:

“And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for ye same I give & commit my soule unto Almighty God my Savior & Redeemer in whome & by ye merits of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuedly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall day of resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through meritts of Christ’s Death & passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdome of Heaven…”

She concluded:

“It is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other…”

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Source below: Wikipedia.org

Notable descendants

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt → James Roosevelt → Mary Aspinwall → Susan Howland → Joseph Howland → Nathanial Howland Jr. → Nathanial Howland Sr. → Joseph Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Presidents George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush → George H. W. Bush → Prescott Bush → Flora Sheldon → Mary Butler → Elizabeth Pierce → Betsy Wheeler → Sarah Horton → Joanna Wood → Jabez Wood → Hannah Nelson → Hope Huckins → Hope Chipman → Hope Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Famous poet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann who had lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Henlow Parish records show a John Tilley, baptized December 19, 1571, married September 20, 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers.

Elizabeth was baptized there August 30, 1607, (In her will written December 17, 1686, Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607).

While she was the youngest of five children she was the only child to accompany them. She was also the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it seems John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John’s death, Elizabeth lived in Plymouth with her son Jabez. When the house was sold in 1680, she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section of East Providence, Rhode Island). She died there on December 21, 1687.

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John Tilley was born in 1571 in Henlow, Bedford, England, and married the widowed Joan (Hurst) Rogers on 20 September 1596 in Henlow. He, his wife Joan, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth all came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620.

John and his wife both died the first winter at Plymouth, orphaning the 13-year old Elizabeth Tilley in the New World. Elizabeth would later marry to Mayflower passenger John Howland.

(poet) Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley).

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Elizabeth Tilley was a passenger on the "Mayflower" that sailed from England and arrived in Massachusetts in 1620. There are, obviously, extensive public historical records of her and the Plymouth Colony. (Frank J. Arrison 11/12/2008)

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Mayflower Passenger

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Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

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Mayflower passenger

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Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

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Baptism, Aug., 30, 1607.

Immigration,arrival Nov.,11, 1620 at age 13 to Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts with her parents.

Will wrote at age 79, Dec., 17, 1686 she was living in Swansea, Bristol Co., Colony of Plymouth, New England.

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Came on the Mayflower.

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1620- Mayflower passenger.

Siblings: John born 1599, Robert born 1604, Rose, and two other siblings with unknown names.

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Sailed on Mayflower

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 The Pilgrim John Howland Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.

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Elizabeth Tilley was a Mayflower Passenger

The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

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Mayflower passenger.

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Baptized at Henlow, Huntingdonshire, England, 30 August 1607, the fifth and youngest child of a silk weaver named John Tilley. Elizabeth was the only child of her parents recorded as coming with them to America. At the time of her marriage she was not quite sixteen years of age.

From John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol 2.

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Passenger on the Mayflower

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  1. Immigration: 11 NOV 1620 The Mayflower left Plymouth, England September 6, 1620, sighted land November 9, 1620, and landfall was made November 11, 1620
  2. Baptism: 30 AUG 1607 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
  3. Will: 17 DEC 1686 mentions sons John, Jabez, Joseph Isaac; son-in-law Jas Browne; survinving daughters Lydia Browne, Elizabeth Dickason (sic), Hannah Bosworth; granddaughters Elizabeth Bursley, Dorothy Browne, Desire C ushman; grandsons Nat'l Howland, Jas and Jabez Browne
  4. Event: Mayflower 1620 Mayflower passenger
  5. Reference Number: 4460
  6. Note:
   1. Will of Elizabeth Tilley
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   In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bris toll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of A ge but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Re membrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all fflesh mu st Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitu te & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme fo llowing Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testa mts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or Writi ng And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament & none other. A nd first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sin ns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Commi tt my soule unto Allmighty God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye merit ts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have fu ll remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at t he generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meri tts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven p repared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in such place whe re it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to appoint And now for ye s ettling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath ple ased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & gi ve ye same in manner & forme following (That is to say) First that aft er my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc I owe either of right or in Consci ence to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Convenient tyme aft er my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Elde st Son John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Esta te & my Booke called Mr Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & o ne pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts Item I give unto my son Jos eph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillobeer es Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulst er yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belonge th to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthookes Item I give un to my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & o ne pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kett le already in his possession Item I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Brow ne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Brow ne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a gre en Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kett le & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observatio ns Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & my holland pillowbee res Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sheetes & o ne pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosw orth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres Item I give unto my Grand D aughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeer es Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Nathaniel Howland (the son of J oseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotten for ev er all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belongi ng lying in the Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge Item I give u nto my Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in h is possession Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I g ive unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan I tem I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep Item I gi ve & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Woollen and all the re st of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of what kind or nature or sort soe ver it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne a nd Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them Item I make constitu te and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez H owland Executors of this my last Will and Testament Item it is my Will & C harge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Lo ve and peace towards each other and endeavour the true performance of th is my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howla nd have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December An no Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.
   The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland
   Signed Sealed & Delivd
   in ye prsence of us Wittnesses
   Hugh Cole
   Samuel Vyall
   John Browne

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Passenger on the Mayflower between Sep and Nov 1620.

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On Mayflower?

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Sailed to America on "Mayflower"

Arrive 21 December 1620

Parents dies during the first winter.

Adopted by John Carver in 1621.

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Birth: Aug. 30, 1607

Henlow

Bedfordshire, England

Death: Dec. 21, 1687

Swansea

Bristol County

Massachusetts, USA

Original Mayflower Passenger. Wife of Mayflower Passenger John Howland. Elizabeth was orphaned in the New World, at the age of thirteen, after her parents died the first winter in Plymouth. (bio by: Thomas Mick)


Family links:

Parents:
 John Tilley (1571 - 1621)
 Joan Hurst Rogers Tilley (1568 - 1621)

Children:
 Desire Howland Gorham (1623 - 1683)*
 John Howland (1627 - ____)*
 Hope Howland Chipman (1629 - 1683)*
 Elizabeth Howland Hicks Dickerson (1631 - ____)*
 Lydia Howland Brown (1633 - ____)*
 Hannah Howland Bosworth (1637 - ____)*
 Joseph Howland (1640 - ____)*
 Jabez Howland (1644 - ____)*
 Ruth Howland Cushman (1646 - ____)*
 Isaac Howland (1649 - 1723)*

Spouse:
 John Howland (1591 - 1673)

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Burial:

Ancient Little Neck Cemetery

East Providence

Providence County

Rhode Island, USA

Plot: Brown family plot


Maintained by: Find A Grave

Originally Created by: Ronald Keyes

Record added: Sep 15, 2007

Find A Grave Memorial# 21561583

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The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan an d daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records sho w a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabet h was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howlan d says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she wa s the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only membe r of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in th e Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that s ummer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We kno w that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and Jo hn. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in Marc h 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.

source:

http://www.southern-style.com/Howland%20---%20Tilley%20Mayflower%20Connection.htm

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Came to America on The Mayflower with her parents 1620

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Pilgrim John Howland Society (http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland.shtml) spells her maiden name Tilley. Wikipedia says she was from Henlow, Bedfordshire.

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Elizabeth Tilley

The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan and daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records show a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she was the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sold in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, RI.



Notes for ELIZABETH TILLEY:

In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New England being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all flesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking an d Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me mad e & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testamen t & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmight y God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assured ly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Chrits Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chose n & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to a ppoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hat h pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in man ner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid w c I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Con venient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest S on John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindal e's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Ite m I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillob eeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my fetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & a lso one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthook es Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of s heetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession It em I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Da ughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green R ugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my b ooke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of She etes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sh eetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one p r of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley on e paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Natha niel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotte n for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in t he Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne On e Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming p an Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my we aring clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of wha t kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidi a Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and o rdaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this m y last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true perfor mance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.

The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland

Signed Sealed & Delivd

in ye prsence of us Wittnesses

Hugh Cole

Samuel Vyall

John Browne

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Arrived on Mayflower with parents, John and Joan Tilley, and future husband John Howland. -------------------- The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann who had lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Henlow Parish records show a John Tilley, baptized December 19, 1571, married September 20, 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabeth was baptized there August 30, 1607, (In her will written December 17, 1686, Elizabeth Howland says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607). While she was the youngest of five children she was the only child to accompany them. She was also the only member of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in the Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that summer. There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We know that the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it seems John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16. After John's death, Elizabeth lived in Plymouth with her son Jabez. When the house was sold in 1680, she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a section of East Providence, Rhode Island). She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, East Providence, Rhode Island. http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_elizabeth_tilley.shtml.||||||| Elizabeth was a woman of superior natural ability and earnest Christian faith and was a help meet for the sturdy pilgrim, John Howland. She passed the closing days of her life with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swanzey where she died according to the Swanzey town records at age 80. This proves she was but 13 when she arrived in Plymouth aboard the Mayflower. http://www.tracycrocker.com/p100.htm#i998 -------------------- Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley. She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620. Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World. She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth. -------------------- Came over on the Mayflower. Both parents died the first winter so she was orphaned.

I found her will online:

In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that all fflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmighty God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to appoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in manner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindale's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Item I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillobeeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthookes Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession Item I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Nathaniel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotten for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in the Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne One Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my wearing clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of what kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and ordaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this my last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true performance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland have hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hundred Eighty & six.

The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland Signed Sealed & Delivd in ye prsence of us Wittnesses Hugh Cole Samuel Vyall John Browne --------------------

Buried Browne Family  Ancient Lot- Little Neck Ancient Cemetery-Next to Our ancestors.

Elizabeth Howland (Tilley) Place of Burial: Brown Lot, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island Birth: August 30, 1607 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England Citation_note Death: December 22, 1687 (80) Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Citation_note

Daughter of John Tilley, "Mayflower" Passenger and Joan Tilley (Hurst) "Mayflower Passenger" Wife of John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger Mother of Desire Gorham (Howland), John Howland, Jr. (1627-1702), Hope Chipman (Howland), Elizabeth Dickerson (Howland), Lydia Brown (Howland, 1635-1710) and 5 others, Hannah Bosworth (Howland), Joseph Howland, Jabez HOWLAND, Ruth Cushman (Howland, 1637-1679) and Isaac Howland « less Sister of John Tilley and Robert Tilley Half sister of Elizabeth Merrick, Ann Tilley, Joseph Tilley, Mary Tilley, Thomas Tilley and 7 others, Elizabeth Tilley, Susanna Tilley, John Tilley, Phebe Tilley, George Tilley, Preston Tilley and Joan Rogers

Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_tilley_widow.shtml

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 a... read more

Elizabeth came to America with her parents on the Mayflower.

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Elizabeth had come to America with her parents and her father's brother and his wife. All four of the elder Tilleys died during the first winter in Plymouth. She was taken in by the Carver family as she had no other relatives.

John & Elizabeth lived in The Howland House. This bedroom was used by them during the winter months before John's death and Eliz. remained until son Jabez sold the house in 1680. At this time, she moved to Swansea to live with her daughter Lydia Brown. She died there in 1687 (age 80y.) and is buried outside the Brown family plot, at Little Neck Cemetery.

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Source of below:http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_tilley_widow.shtml

By Robert F. Huber

For 15 years—or almost 20 percent of her life—Elizabeth Tilley Howland was a widow.

She never remarried after her husband and fellow Mayflower passenger died on Feb. 23, 1672/3 and instead played the useful role of grandma while living with her daughter Lydia Brown in Swansea.

Elizabeth was 65 when John died, probably still vivacious and attractive enough to say “yes” to a second husband, but she preferred to remain a widow until she died on Dec. 22, 1687.

The Brown household was ideal for a grandma. When Elizabeth was widowed, the Brown children included James who was 17 years old, Dorothy who was six, and Jabez who was a lively five. Daughter Lydia was born in 1633so she was 39 when her father died.

Elizabeth had barely settled in at the Brown home when King Phillip’s War erupted in 1673. She was forced to flee as Swansea became the storm center of the war. At one point the little community founded only a few years before was almost deserted as residents scurried to safer places such as Barnstable which boasted a population of 3000 compared with 2600 for Plymouth.

Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire, John and Hope—lived in Barnstable when the Widow Howland moved there. Not far away in Plymouth were three other offspring of the Mayflower couple—Isaac lived in nearby Middleborough and Hannah made her home in Swansea, but Elizabeth had gone to far-away Oyster Bay, Long Island.

There were many other Howlands in Barnstable, including scores of grandchildren who kept Elizabeth busy with her grandmother duties.

Desire Howland was born in Plymouth about 1625, married to John Gorham about 1643 and moved to Barnstable after 1652. Gorham owned a grist mill and tannery there. He was a captain in the militia during King Philip’s War and died in 1676 as a result of war wounds. Five of the Gorham children were born in Barnstable—Jabez, Mercy, Lydia, Hannah and Shubael.

John Howland, second child of John and Elizabeth, was born in 1627 and in 1651 he wed Mary, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable. Of their 10 children, the last eight were Barnstable babies. They were Isaac, Hannah, Mercy, Lydia, Experience, Anne, Shubael and John. Both John Howland Jr. and his wife Mary Lee died in the cape town.

Hope Howland, who was born in 1629, married when she was about 17. Her husband was John Chipman who came in 1630 from Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. (Note that the English spelled Barnstaple with a P while the Americans spelled it with a B.)

All of the 11 children probably were born in Barnstable. They were Elizabeth, Hope, Lydia, John (he lived only about 15 months), Hannah, Samuel, Ruth, Bethia, Mercy, John and Desire.

So many grandchildren must have taxed Elizabeth’s memory for there were three Lydias, three Hannahs, three Mercys, three Johns, two Isaacs and two with the name Shubael. How could she keep them all straight?

And just imagine Grandma Howland baking birthday cakes with magic candles for all these grandchildren.

Elizabeth’s son-in-law, James Brown, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers in Swansea. He was a leader in the war against Philip, serving as a major. He also was one of the original members of the Swansea church and was fined five pounds for setting up a Baptist church in Rehoboth.

He tried his best to bring peace to Plymouth Colony and went twice to see the Indian leader but found Philip “very high and not p’suadable to peace.”

Large families usually have their tragedies and the Howlands had theirs. Three of Elizabeth’s children—Desire Gorham, Hope Chipman and Ruth Cushman—died before she did.

The war didn’t last any great length of time and in the end Philip lost his head. The Indian chief was shot by another Indian and his head cut off. The bloody skull was taken in triumph to Plymouth where it was mounted on a pike. It remained there for 20 years, a souvenir of savagery. Birds make it a favorite resting place and finally the Rev. Increase Mather too the jawbone.

With fighting over, Elizabeth returned to Swansea where she kept busy helping with the cooking, sewing, cleaning, gardening—caring for family members.

Everyone dies once in a lifetime and for Elizabeth death came on Dec. 22, 1687. She was buried in Little Neck Cemetery in what is now east Providence, Rhode Island. The monument and grave are maintained by the Pilgrim John Howland Society.

In her final will Elizabeth Tilley Howland gave her possessions to her children and grandchildren and expressed her deep religious faith:

“And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for ye same I give & commit my soule unto Almighty God my Savior & Redeemer in whome & by ye merits of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuedly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins & that my Soule wt my Body at the generall day of resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through meritts of Christ’s Death & passion possesse & inherit ye Kingdome of Heaven…”

She concluded:

“It is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other…”

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Source below: Wikipedia.org

Notable descendants

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt → James Roosevelt → Mary Aspinwall → Susan Howland → Joseph Howland → Nathanial Howland Jr. → Nathanial Howland Sr. → Joseph Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Presidents George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush → George H. W. Bush → Prescott Bush → Flora Sheldon → Mary Butler → Elizabeth Pierce → Betsy Wheeler → Sarah Horton → Joanna Wood → Jabez Wood → Hannah Nelson → Hope Huckins → Hope Chipman → Hope Howland → John Howland → Elizabeth Tilley

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Famous poet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson → Ruth Haskins → Hannah Upham → Hannah Waite → Lydia Sargent → Lydia Chipman → Hope Howland → ELIZABETH TILLEY (an entirely female line, meaning Ralph Waldo Emerson carried the mitochondrial DNA of Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley -------------------- Mayflower Passenger 1620 with both parents died who died the 1st winter in Plymouth. Thus she became a orphan at age 13. -------------------- Original Mayflower Passenger. Wife of Mayflower Passenger John Howland. Elizabeth was orphaned in the New World, at the age of thirteen, after her parents died the first winter in Plymouth. She was the foster daughter of Governor Carver and his wife after her parents had died. -------------------- She was orphaned when her parents died the first winter in the new world,and she became the foster daughter of governor john carver and his wife -------------------- Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland Online:

The Will of Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland 12/17/1686 - http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/PrimarySources/WillsAndProbates/ElizabethTilley.php

John Howland Society - http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john_howland_elizabeth_tilley.shtml

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howland

Boyd House - http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/gorham/johnhowland.html

Howland Family Genealogy - http://hartgen.renderplus.com/htm/howland.htm -------------------- came to America on the Mayflower with her parents and future husband

	Bef 30 Aug 1607  	Henlow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1] 

Gender Female Emigration from England to New England on the Mayflower [2] Died 21 Dec 1687 Swansea, Bristol Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location [2, 3] Age ~ 80 years Person ID I83254 Sprague Project Last Modified 19 Jun 2013

Father John Tilley, b. 24 Feb 1571, Shipton, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 10 Apr 1621, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 50 years Mother Elizabeth Comyngs, b. Abt 1585, Saint Andrews, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 1621, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: ~ 36 years Married Abt 1605 London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location Family ID F31244 Family Group Sheet

Family / Spouse John Howland, b. 1592, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 23 Feb 1673, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 81 years Married 4 Aug 1623 Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Children + 1. Desire Howland, b. 13 Oct 1623, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 60 years + 2. John Howland, b. 24 Apr 1627, d. 1 Jan 1704 – Age: 76 years + 3. Joseph Howland, b. 24 Apr 1627, d. 1 Jan 1704 – Age: 76 years + 4. Hope Howland, b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 18 Jan 1684, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 54 years + 5. Elizabeth Howland, b. Feb 1633, d. 26 Jan 1684 – Age: ~ 50 years + 6. Hannah Howland, b. Bef Feb 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1687, Swansea, Bristol Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: ~ 46 years + 7. Isaac Howland, d. Yes, date unknown + 8. Jabez Howland, d. Yes, date unknown

	9. Lydia Howland,   d. Yes, date unknown

+ 10. Ruth Howland, b. Abt 1646, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Bef 16 Oct 1679 – Age: ~ 33 years

Sources

   [S1294] Correspondent: Crandell, John.
   [S97] Correspondent: Cole, Dorothy Elizabeth Sprague, note of November 2nd, 2005.
   [S721] Correspondent: DeSilva, Phil, note of July 21, 2010.

-------------------- Elizabeth Tilley Howland, her brother John Tilley and his wife Bridget Van Der Velede Tilley came over on teh Mayflower. --------------------

View Tree for Elizabeth TilleyElizabeth Tilley (b. 30 Aug 1607, d. 21 Dec 1687) Elizabeth Tilley (daughter of John Tilley and Joan Hurst) was born 30 Aug 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, and died 21 Dec 1687 in Swansea, Bristol, MA. She married Jeremiah Bellamy.

Includes NotesNotes for Elizabeth Tilley:

She is on the Plymouth Colony 1627 Division of the Cattle list.

Other noted marriage date is 24 Apr 1626/27

In her will, dated 17 December 1686 and proved 10 January 1687/8, "Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey ... being seventy nine years of age" bequeathed to "my eldest son John Howland the sum of £5 ... and my book called Mr. Tindale's Works and also one pair of sheets & one pair of pillowbeers and one pair of bedblankets"; to "my son Joseph Howland my stilliards and also one pair of sheets and one pair of pillowbeers"; to "my son Jabez Howland my featherbed & bolster that is in his custody & also one rug & two blankets that belongeth to the said bed & also my great iron pot & pothooks"; to "my son Isaack Howland my book called Willson on the Romanes & one pair of sheets & one pair of pillowbeers & also my great brass kettle already in his possession"; to "my son-in-law Mr. James Browne my great Bible"; to "my daughter Lidia Browne my best featherbed & boulster two pillows & three blankets & a green rug & my small cupboard one pair of andirons & my lesser brass kettle & my small Bible & my book of Mr. Robbinson's Works called Observations Divine & Moral & also my finest pair of sheets & my holland pillowbeers"; to "my daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pair of sheets & one pair of pillowbeers & one chest"; to "my daughter Hannah Bosworth one pair of sheets & one pair of pillowbeers"; to "my granddaughter Elizabeth Bursley one pair of sheets and one pair of pillowbeers"; to "my grandson Nathanael Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) ... my lot of land with the meadow thereto adjoining ... in the township of Duxbury near Jones River Bridge"; to "my grandson James Browne one iron bar and one iron trammell now in his possession"; to "my grandson Jabez Browne one chest"; to "my granddaughter Dorothy Browne my best chest & my warming pan"; to "my granddaughter Desire Cushman four sheep"; "my wearing clothes linen and woollen" and the residue to "my three daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally divided amongst them"; "my loving son-in-law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland" executors [MD 3:54-57, citing BrPR 1:13-14]. BIRTH: Say 1592, son of Henry and Margaret (_____) Howland of Fenstanton. DEATH: Plymouth 23 February 1672/3 "above eighty years" [PCR 8:34]. MARRIAGE: Plymouth by about 1624 Elizabeth Tilley, baptized Henlow, Bedfordshire, 30 August 1607, daughter of JOHN TILLEY. She died at Swansea 22 December 1687, aged eighty [SwVR 27].

More About Elizabeth Tilley: Baptism: 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Christening: 30 Aug 1607, Henlow Parish, Bedfordshire, England.

Children of Elizabeth Tilley and Jeremiah Bellamy are:

   +Elizabeth Bellamy, b. 1619, Market, Bosworth, Leicester, England, d. 15 Jun 1705, Swansea, Bristol, MA.
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Elizabeth Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

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