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Mary Cudworth (Howland)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Howland, Jr. of Duxbury and Mary "Sarah" Howland
Wife of Capt. James Cudworth, Jr.
Mother of Mary Cudworth; Sarah Cudworth; James Cudworth, III; Joanna Coleman; John Cudworth and 2 others
Sister of Abigail Young; Zoeth Howland; Nathaniel Holland; Sarah Dennis; Samuel Howland of Freetown and 4 others
Half sister of Hannah Howland

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Mary Cudworth

Mary (Howland) Cudworth (1637 - 1684), daughter of Henry (1604 - 1671) and Mary Howland (1609 - 1674), was born 23 July 1637 at Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She married a Quaker, Captain James Cudworth (1635 - 1697), in 1665.

Children of James and Mary Cudworth

  1. James Cudworth (13 February 1665 - before 1670)
  2. Mary Cudworth (4 March 1667 - c1699) unmarried
  3. Sarah Cudworth (13 April 1669 - c1699) unmarried
  4. James Cudworth (1670 - 1729 Freetown) married 1694 Elizabeth Hatch
  5. Joanna Cudworth (born 8 August 1671) married Zachary Coleman on 26 December 1696
  6. Elizabeth Cudworth (born 4 March 1672) married James Tripp on 12 December 1702 Portsmouth, Rhode Island
  7. John Cudworth (born 2 May 1674) married Margaret Hatch on 21 January 1702
  8. Abigail Cudworth (born 7 March 1680) married Ebenezer Tripp

Last Will & Testament of Henry Howland

Hennery Howland being week of body, yet a good and perfect memory makes and ordains this to be his last will and Testament as followeth:

Imprimis. I give and bequeath all my housing, both dwelling house barne with all my lands both upland and meddow land now lying and being within the Township of Duxburrow unto my sonne Joseph Howland only during my wife's life she shall have and injoy the new Room to herself for her owne self

2 I give and bequeath to my son John Howland five oxen and two heifers and one horse with all the trappings belonging there to as also a bed with things belonging there to as also my fowling piece.

3 My will is that my son Joseph Howland out of the fore mentioned houses & lands & cattle shall pay or cause to be paid unto my son Zoeth Howland 20 pounds that is to say 5 pounds by the year till the 20 pounds be paid; as alsoe twelve pence apiece to all his brothers and sisters and their children surviving.

4 Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah two heifers and two sheep and one mare now running at Apponogansett; as alsoe one bed and bedding there unto belonging

5 Item I give unto my son John one muskett

6 Item I give unto my Elizabeth one cow

7 Item I give my old mare now running at Apponogansett unto my son Samuel Howland.

8 Item I give unto my son Joseph Howland ten acres of meadow land now lying and being at a place commonly known by the name of the Garnetts Nose Marsh

9 I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary, 10 shillings to be paid out of my estate as yet undisposed of

10 Item I give unto my daughter Abigail 10 shillings to be paid by my son Joseph who is to sell a barrel of syder and to pay it out of that

11 I give unto my two sons John and Samuel both of them a barrel of syder

12 Lastly I give and bequeath unto my loving wife all the rest of my estate both movables and chattels that this is my last Will and Testament I here unto sett my hand and seale this 28th day of Nov 1670

Signed and sealed in the presence of: Samuel Nash

Henery Howland [A Seal] and

John Sprague. [Seal]

Thc above written last Will and Testament of Henry Howland deceased was exhibited to the court holden at Plymouth the 8th of March Anno domini one thousand six hundred and seventy one on the oaths of Samuel Nash and John Sprague

Will of Mary Howland

Mary Howland sometime the wife of Hennery Howland now deceased she being now feeble of body but of perfect memory maketh and ordaineth this to be her last Will and Testament

1. I give unto my daughter Abigail Young 00 — 01 — 00

2. I give unto my son Zoith Howbnd 00 — 01 — 00

3. I give unto my son John Howland my house at Apponcgansett.

4. I give unto my daughter Mary Cudworth 00 — 01 — 00

5. I give unto my son Samuel Howland 00 — 01—00

6. I give unto my daughter Sarah Dennis 00 — 01 — 00

7. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Allen 00 — 01—00

8. And lastly I give unto my son Joseph Howland all my estate both movable and chattels and that my son Joseph Howland pay [illegible] twelve pence apiece unto his brothers & sisters according to this gilt.

That this in my last will I have sett my hand and seale this eighth day of the third month called May, 1674.

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Mary Cudworth's Timeline

1637
July 23, 1637
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1665
1665
Age 27
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1667
March 14, 1667
Age 29
1669
April 13, 1669
Age 31
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1670
1670
Age 32
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1671
August 8, 1671
Age 34
1674
May 2, 1674
Age 36
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1677
January 9, 1677
Age 39
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts)
March 4, 1677
Age 39
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
1684
June 17, 1684
Age 46
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts