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Mary Howland (Sampson)

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: before July 17, 1708
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Sampson, of Duxbury and Wife of Abraham Sampson
Wife of Samuel Howland, of Freetown
Mother of Mary Rounsevel; Content Sanford; Abraham Howland; Samuel Howland, Jr.; Isaac Howland and 3 others
Sister of Elizabeth Delano; Samuel Sampson; George Sampson, of Duxbury; Dorcas Bonney; Sarah Sampson and 1 other
Half sister of Isaac Sampson; George Sampson, of Duxbury and Abraham Sampson, II

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About Mary Howland

Mary Sampson was born circa 1650 in Prob. Plymouth, MA and died before 1708? in prob. Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

Parents: Abraham Sampson (1614-bef 1701) and a woman whose name is not known (possibly Esther Nash).


  1. Mary married Samuel Howland, son of Henry Howland and Mary Unknown, from circa 1670 to 1672. Samuel was born circa 1638 and died bet. Feb 1715 (N.S.) and 18 Apr 1716.

9 children include:

  1. Content Howland was born in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts and died before 9 Oct 1722 in Prob. Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
  2. Samuel Howland Jr. was born circa 1671 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Samuel married Sarah Joy on 13 Oct 1738.
  3. Isaac Howland was born circa 1673 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts and died 1 Jan 1705 (N.S.) in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island at age 32.
  4. Mary Howland was born circa 1673 in Duxbury or Freetown, MA and died on 8 May 1744 in prob. Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts at age 71.
  5. Abraham Howland was born in 1675 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, died between 15 Jun 1747 and 3 Aug 1747 in Pembroke, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Massachusetts.
  6. John Howland was born on 26 Aug 1710 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.John married Rebecca Unknown.
  7. Joshua Howland.
  8. Gershom Howland was born in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.
  9. Alice Howland was born in Duxbury or Freetown, MA. Alice married Unidentified Sears.


  • Date of Birth: Hutchinson says 1650.
  • Samuel's widow was Mary. He is said to have married Mary Merrihew on July 17, 1708.
  • Parentage: Charles Almon Torrey states that Mary was actually the daughter of Abraham Sampson's wife, the unidentified daughter of Lt. Samuel Nash. He states this because she is left a bequest by Lt. Nash who would have been her grandfather through the unidentified Nash wife of Abraham. Torrey backs this up with the fact that Lt. Nash left no bequests to Abraham Sampson's sons George, Abraham and Isaac who were children by Abraham's other completely unidentified wife. The date of birth given Mary would also suggest she was the granddaughter of Nash.

Notes for Samuel Howland

  • Year of Birth: Bumpus says 1640.
  • Will written: Feb 1715 (N.S.), Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Proven 7 May 1716. Names wife Mary; three daughters (Mary Rounsvell, Alce [sic] Howland, and Content Sandford); five sons (Samuel, John, Abraham, Joshua, and Gershom) who are said to have received land already; a granddaughter, Mary Martin; and surviving children (not named) of son Isaac. Widow Mary and son John appointed executors.
  • Estate Inventory: 18 Apr 1716, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.


wikitree: ( Last modified 21 Mar 2017)

'Mary (Sampson) Howland (1650 - 1714)

Mary Howland formerly Sampson

Born 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth, British Colonial America

Daughter of Abraham Sampson Sr. and Unknown (Nash) Sampson

Sister of Samuel Sampson [half], Elizabeth (Sampson) Delano,

George Sampson, Abraham Sampson Jr., Isaac Sampson and Judeth (Sampson) Howland

Wife of Samuel Howland —

married 1673 (to 4 Feb 1714) in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America

Mother of Content (Howland) Sanford, Abraham Howland,

John Howland and Joshua Howland

Died 4 Feb 1714 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America

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Sampson-599 created 2 Sep 2012 | Last modified 21 Mar 2017


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Mary Howland's Timeline

Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
June 4, 1673
Age 21
Age 21
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
May 9, 1675
Age 23
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
Age 27
Duxbury or Freetown, Plymouth Co., MA
Age 30
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 33
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 33
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 36
Freetown, Bristol County, Dominion of New England