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John Howland, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kingston, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in West Barnstable, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger and Elizabeth Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Mary Howland; Mary Howland and Abigail Kirby (twin, Newland)
Father of Lydia Thomas; Mary Howland; Mercy Hamblin; Hannah Crocker (Howland); Lydia Thomas and 7 others
Brother of Desire Gorham; Hope Chipman; Elizabeth Dickenson; Ruth Cushman; Hannah Bosworth and 4 others
Half brother of Bridget Bosworth

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About John Howland, Jr.

John lived for a time in Marshfield, appearing there as early as 1653, where he took the "oath of fidelity" in 1657. The Marshfield records speak of a daughter (Elizabeth) born to John Howland, 17,5,1655, and reference is also made in them to "John Jr. formerly of this town." We find him subsequently an inhabitant of Barnstable, as early as 1657. His father owned land in Marshfield, which he afterwards exchanged for atract in Barnstable. John Jr. may have occupied these lands, which would explain his moving to Barnstable. He possessed a great deal of energy, was a systematic business man, and was highly respected in the colony. He was connected with the circumstance of an arrest of his uncle Arthur 1 Howland, when he gave information to "Arthur and the Quaker" that the constables were on the way to arrest them, and to answer for this he was sunsequently summoned before the General Court. In 1674 he was appointed by the court "Ensigne of the Millentary companie of Barnstable." In 1675 he and his brothers Joseph and Jabez petitioned the Plymouth court for land granted to "children heer borne and brought vp." In 1685 he took out a license to sell cider in Barnstable. In 1689 he was chosen one of the selectmen of that town. My only knowledge of the date of John's birth comes from an old diary written in 1702, and quoted in the sketch of John.1 (Source Franklin Howland's: A Brief Genealogical History of Arthur, Henry, and John Howland and Their Descendants, of the United States and Canada. c. 1885)

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Joseph Howland died in 1702 or 1703 per Michael James Arrison's gedcom file data. (Frank J. Arrison 11/12/2008)

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He died after 18 June 1699, the date he was admitted to membership in the West Parish Church in Barnstable.

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Birth: Apr. 24, 1627

Plymouth

Plymouth County

Massachusetts, USA

Death: unknown

JOHN, 2nd known child of John & Elizabrth (Tilley) Howland, was born at Plymouth 24 April 1627. He married at Plymouth 26 October 1651 Mary Lee.

Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.


Family links:

Parents:
 John Howland (1591 - 1673)
 Elizabeth Tilley Howland (1607 - 1687)

 

Burial:

Unknown


Created by: Linda Mac

Record added: Jul 14, 2010

Find A Grave Memorial# 54953319

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Businessman - possessed a great deal of energy, was a systematic businessman, and was highly respected in the colony (Barnstable). In 1673 he was appointed by the court "Ensign of the Milletary compagnie" of Barnstable, and in 1689 was the chosen to the selectmen of that town. Ensign in Barnstable Co, 1675 in King Phillips war.

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John Howland, Jr.'s Timeline

1627
April 24, 1627
Kingston, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1639
1639
Age 11
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1639
Age 11
Plymouth,Plymouth,Massachusetts
1640
1640
Age 12
Kingston, MA
1645
February 1645
Age 17
Plymouth, Plymonth, Massachusetts
February 1645
Age 17
Plymouth, Plymonth, Massachusetts
February 1645
Age 17
Plymouth, Plymonth, Massachusetts
February 1645
Age 17
Plymouth, Plymonth, Massachusetts
1651
October 26, 1651
Age 24
Plymouth, MA, USA
October 26, 1651
Age 24
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA