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Henry Howland

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: Died in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Place of Burial: Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of unknown Howland and wife of unknown Howland
Husband of Anne 'Margaret' Howland
Father of Edward Howland; John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger; Margaret Phillips; Humphrey Howland; Arthur Howland, I, of Marshfield and 6 others

Occupation: yeoman
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About Henry Howland, of Fenstanton

Henry Howland Sr.

  • Born 1575 Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Gender Male
  • Died 17 May 1635 Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Age 60 years

His parents have not been positively identified as of March 2017.

Family / Spouse

  • Margaret or Anne b. 1579, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England d. 30 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England – Age: 50 years Married 26 Apr 1600 St. Mary, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England [1]

known children of Henry and Margaret: Arthur, John, Margaret, Humphrey, George, and Simon, and Henry

Children include

  • + 1. John Howland, b. 1592, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England d. 23 Feb 1673, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 81 years. Married Elizabeth Tilley. Passenger of the Mayflower.
  • + 2. Arthur Howland, b. 1595, Essex, England d. Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 80 years. Married Margaret Reed.
  • + 3. Henry Howland, b. 25 Nov 1604, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England d. 17 Jan 1671, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA, USA – Age: 66 years. Married Mary "Sarah."


Henry was buried at the Church Cementary, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England

was born 1564 in in of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, and died May 17, 1635 in in of Fenstanton. He married (ANN) MARGARET April 26, 1600 in in Ely, Cambridge, England (St. Mary's). She died on 30 Jul 1629 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England .

Henry - occupation: Yeoman .

The first mention made of Henry Howland in New England is in the allotment of cattle to the different families in Plymouth in 1624, he appears as the owner of the "black cow."

On the first page of Vol. I of the court records of New Plymouth, is found in a list of freemen, under date of 1633, the name of "Henery Howland".

According to William Howland in "The Howlands in America", all the Howlands in America can trace their ancestral lineage to the three sons of Henry and Margaret (Aires) Howland of Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England. John Howland, who came to this country on the Mayflower in 1620. Henry and Arthur followed, it is believed they arrived together on the Anne in 1623 1.

Henry Howland left England in 1623, a Separatist bound for Plymouth Plantation. In Plymouth Plantation, his family and he eventually turned to the gentle faith of the Society of Friends. The families of Arthur and Henry Howland, were two Plymouth families most identified as practicing Quakers. The families ceased attending Plymouth religious services and allowed their homes for the conduct of Quaker meetings 1.

Henry resided for a while in Plymouth, but became an early settler in Duxbury "by the bayside, near Love Brewster." He was a surveyor of highways, and was able to bear arms in 1643. As a Quaker he suffered the persecutions of the times. On April 2, 1659 Henry with 26 others bought of the Indians what is now Freetown, for a few old coats, rugs, iron pots, etc. including "one little kittle". In 1664 he purchased a large portion of land in Mattapoisett (Swansea). Henry was owner of the sixth lot in Freetown. However, his sons, John and Samuel, really became the actual settlers.

note: This is not the Henry Howland of this profile, who was not a colonist.

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