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Henry Howland, of Fenstanton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: United Kingdom (United Kingdom)
Death: May 17, 1635 (65-74)
Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Place of Burial: Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret Howland
Father of John Howland, "Mayflower" Passenger; Margaret Phillips; Humphrey Howland; Hannah Howland; Joseph Howland and 5 others

Occupation: yeoman
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About Henry Howland, of Fenstanton

DO NOT merge any Hollands into the Howland line. They NEVER changed names. This is 100% bogus and due to the fact people copy and paste from ancestry. NOT TRUE! Yes, the Holland family was very Royal and rich in the 1300s through the 1500s at least. The royal line descended down from Joan the Fair Maid of Kent who was the mother of King Richard II of England and by her husband, Sir Thomas Holland Earl of Kent, the mother of the long lineages of Hollands which are well known already. Their name did not change from Holland.

Henry Howland Sr.

  • Born seen as 1564 and also say 1575, of 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."

Notes


Henry was buried at the Church Cemetery, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England.

he was 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.


'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." Notes

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.

http://www.sprague-database.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I301989&tree=SpragueProject 1. [S120] Correspondent: Bowne, Audrey, note of October 12, 2008. http://www.southern-style.com/Howland%20---%20Tilley%20Mayflower%20Connection.htm http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/howland.htm#name1249 Henry Howland of Duxbury from the Great Migration Project Henry Howland (born about 1603, probably in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, was the son of Henry Howland. [TAG 14: 214-215] Notable Descendants of Henry Howland of Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England



GEDCOM Note

Category:Y-DNA Haplogroup_R1b-Z8 Category:Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire

Puritan Great Migration Adjunct Father of three Great Migration immigrants. Project protected because of a common error in his ancestry. It is unknown. This profile has been updated to current research as of 2015. Please do not make significant changes without reading the #Errors|errors section.

Biography

:Orthographic variations found in Cambridgeshire: Howland, Hawlan, Howlin, Howlen, Howlyn, Howlat, Howlet, Howlett, Houlet, Howlyng, Howlleyng, Howllinge, Howling, Howlinge, Holeng, Holyng and Howling :Disputed origins: Note that he is not the son of Howland-72|John Howland and Revell-3|Emma Revell as previously stated on this profile. It is a common error found on the internet. Please see this G2G discussion for more information. :This Henry Howland of Fenstanton is the father of Mayflower passenger Howland-21|John Howland, as well as Great Migration immigrants Howland-76|Arthur Howland and Howland-77|Henry Howland. It had long been known that these three immigrants were brothers and brother of Humphrey and Simon Howland from the will of Humphrey Howland which named his brothers "Arthur, Henry and John, who are in New England.". In 1937, it was discovered by researching the apprentice records of the Draper company of London, that the father of all these Howlandswas Henry Howland of Fenstanton.<ref>Howland Quarterly Magazine, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, vol. 1 no. 3 (January 1937): 1. Ancestry of the Pilgrim John Howland.</ref><ref>Torrey, Clarence Almon. "The Howland Ancestry," in The American Genealogist, vol 14, (1937-8):pages 214-215. </ref> :The area around Fenstanton has been extensively searched, but no proof has been found to extend his ancestry. The parish registers for Fenstanton do not begin until 1612 with a few Bishop's transcripts beginning in 1604.<ref name="Fenstanton Parish Records">Parish registers of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, covering baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1612-1739, Huntingdon Archives HP 27/1/1/1 [hereafter Fenstanton Parish Registers]. Also available on FHL #1040984, It. 10.</ref> In fact, no evidence has been found at all of a Howland family in Fenstanton before this Henry. Howland families have been found in nearby Horningsea, Ely, Great and Little Shelford all in Cambridgeshire. All these families used the name Henry making it impossible to attach Henry Howland of Fenstanton to any of these families with certainty.<ref name="Johnson"/>

Birth ===:Born: About 1565, possibly in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.

:The date is rough estimate based on his estimated marriage date of about 1590; he could have been born a few years before or after this date. Fenstanton is his only known residence, though a careful search has failed to prove the presence of any Howland family in Fenstaton before this Henry. It is actually more likely he was born in one of the nearby parishes in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire where there were Howlands.

Marriage and Children ===:Married: Margaret Unknown about 1590. Her first name is known from the Fenstanton parish records; no hints have been found regardingher LNAB. She was buried on 31 July 1629 at Fenstanton.

:There is a possibility that Henry Howland had a first wife Anne. Hisson Humphrey Howland bequeathed to his daughter Anne all the pewter marked A.H. which had belonged to her grandmother. However, reading Humprey Howland’s will more closely, the initials “A.H.” were probably because he was giving the items to his daughter Anne Howland, andhe himself had gone around and affixed an “A.H.” label on them toidentify what belonged to her: it was probably not meant to suggest her grandmother’s initials “A.H.” had been engraved into the silver.

:Children of Henry and Margaret Howland::They had 6 known sons and one daughter. All six sons were made apprentices in London. The birth dates are all estimates based on dates of marriage, dates of apprenticeships, and presumed order of birth from wills. They are the dates used by noted Mayflower researcher Caleb Johnson in his analysis of the family.<ref name="Johnson"/>#Arthur Howland. Born about 1591. The birth date is a very rough estimate based on the fact that he had a child by 1616. He was named in the will of his brother Humphrey Howland. He was still in London in May 1639, but appears in Duxbury, Massachusetts by 6 August 1640. He was buried on 30 October 1675 at Marshfield, Massachusetts.#George Howland. Born about 1593. The birth date is a rough estimate. He died 11 February 1643/4 in London.

  1. Humphrey Howland. Born say 1595.
  2. John Howland.
  3. Henry Howland. Born about 1600.
  4. Margaret Howland. Born about 1602.#Simon Howland. Baptized on 19 August 1604 at Fenstanton, Huntingdon,England. He is the only child for whom a birth record exists.

Death ===:Buried: 17 May 1635 at Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.<ref name="Fenstanton Parish Records"/>

Notes ===*Fenstanton is the usual spelling for the parish. It can also be found commonly in older records as Fenny Stanton and Fen Stanton.

  • Fenstanton is about 1-2 miles south of St. Ives, near to Huntingdon, in the area northwest of Cambridge. Huntingdonshire county no longer exists.
  • In 1963, the John Howland Society of Plymouth, MA, erected a bronze tablet in the Fenstanton Church 'In memory of HENRY HOWLAND who was buried in the churchyard of this parish on 17th May 1635 - Father of JohnHowland a pilgrim to America on the Mayflower 1620.' Erected by the Pilgrim John Howland Society 17th May 1966.
  • Identification: The first origins theory came from a document adescendant brought from England over in the 1830s. This theory and document, which was widely accepted and unchallenged, said that John Howland citizen of London baptized 10 August 1541 married Emme, daughterNicholas Revell citizen and grocer of London. And that it was his son John Howland who was the Mayflower passenger. This is still the source for many errors found on the internet.

::This was finally disproved and repudiated in the NEHGR in 1880, whenit was shown that the son John had died unmarried in London and so ofcourse he was not the Mayflower passenger.<ref>New England Historicaland Genealogical Register, vol. 34 no. 2 (April 1880): pages 192-194."A Sketch of the Howlands," by L.M. Howland.</ref> ::At this time, researchers were aware of the will of Humphrey Howlandwhich is the key proof that Arthur, Henry, and John Howland of New England were his brothers. In 1937, it was discovered by researching the apprentice records of the Draper company of London, that the father of all these Howlands was Henry Howland of Fenstanton.<ref>Howland Quarterly Magazine, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, vol. 1 no. 3 (January 1937): 1. Ancestry of the Pilgrim John Howland.</ref><ref>Torrey, Clarence Almon. "The Howland Ancestry," in The American Genealogist, vol 14, (1937-8): pages 214-215.</ref>

  • The will of Humphrey Howland is actually the key document whichties the Howland family of Fenstanton together.<ref>Davis, Walter Goodwin. The Ancestry of Annis Spear, 1775-1858, of Litchfield, Maine. (Portland, Me.: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945): pages 103-107.</ref> It names:

::Wife Anne. ::Daughters Anne, Mary, and Sarah Howland.::Brothers Arthur, John and Henry Howland all (by inference) in New England. ::Sister Margaret Phillips ::Made 28 May 1646. Proved 10 July 1646.

Common Errors to Avoid

:Incorrect parents: He is not the son of Howland-72|John Howland and Revell-3|Emma Revell as is sometimes said. :Henry Howland of Ely: He is not identical with Henry Howland of Ely as is sometimes said. This Henry Howland married Alice Ayers on26 April 1600 in Ely, Cambridgeshire. They had known children John baptized in 1603 and Henry baptized in 1604. The names and dates made them good candidates to be the parents of the New England immigrants for many years. However, it has been shown that this was an entirely different Henry Howland who was buried on 27 May 1621 in Ely.<ref name="Johnson"/> :Incorrect marriage date: The marriage date of 26 April 1600 previously on this profile comes from the mistaken belief that Henry Howland of Fenstanton was the same person as Henry Howland of Ely.<ref name="Johnson"/> :Incorrect name of wife: The name of his wife as Alice Ayers comes from the mistaken belief that Henry Howland of Fenstanton was the same person as Henry Howland of Ely.<ref name="Johnson"/>

Sources

:Footnotes and citations: <references />

:Source list:*Howland Quarterly Magazine, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, vol. 1no. 3 (January 1937): 1. Ancestry of the Pilgrim John Howland.

  • Torrey, Clarence Almon. "The Howland Ancestry," in The American Genealogist, vol 14, (1937-8): pages 214-215. AmericanAncestors.org Link
  • Robert S. Wakefield & Robert M. Sherman, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1633, His Children and His Grandchildren," in NGS Quarterly, 75 (June 1987): 105-113.
  • The Pilgrim John Howland Society website.
  • Johnson, Caleb H. "Henry Howland of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire: Father of Mayflower Passenger John Howland". Available at The PilgrimJohn Howland Society website (2015). Link to online PDF.
  • Robert S. Wakefield & Robert M. Sherman, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1633, His Children and His Grandchildren," in NGS Quarterly, 75 (June 1987): 105-113.
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 34 no. 2 (April 1880): pages 192-194. "A Sketch of the Howlands," by L.M. Howland. AmericanAncestors.org Link Archive.org LinkGoogle Books Link
  • Howland, Franklyn. A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History ofArthur, Henry, and John Howland and their Descendants. (New Bedford, Mass., 1885). Archive.org Link Ancestry.com Link
  • Davis, Walter Goodwin. The Ancestry of Annis Spear, 1775-1858, of Litchfield, Maine. (Portland, Me.: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945): pages 103-107. HathiTrust.org Link

:See also:*G2G discussion of his origins. Who was thefather of Henry Howland Sr, father of Plymouth Colony Howlands?

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Henry Howland, of Fenstanton's Timeline

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1592
February 23, 1592
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Who is this John Howland and where did you dig them up? Jess