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Sarah Howes (Prence)

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth , Massachusetts
Death: March 3, 1707 (55-63)
Yarmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Barnstable, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Prence, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Apphia Prence (Quicke)
Wife of Jeremiah Howes, Sr.
Mother of Jeremiah Howes, Jr.; Elizabeth Bacon; Prince Howes; Ebenezer Howes; Mary Hawes and 5 others
Sister of Judith Tubbs and Elizabeth Howland
Half sister of Henry Freeman; Apphia Freeman; Deacon Samuel Freeman Jr.; James Prence; Thomas Prence, V and 6 others

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About Sarah Howes

Date of birth might be 1633.

" ix SARAH, b. about 1648 ("departed this life March the 3d 1706 in the 60th year of her age," tombstone, Yarmouth, which conflicts with YarVR [NEHGR 59:217]); m. by about 1669 Jeremiah Howes (birth of child estimated by child's date of marriage), her stepbrother [MD 6:233; NEHGR 59:217-18]."

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be March 3, 1707.


  1. The great migration begins: immigrants to New England, 1620-1633‎ by Robert Charles Anderson, New England Historic Genealogical Society


'Sarah (Prence) Howes (abt. 1647 - 1707)

Sarah Howes formerly Prence

Born about 1647 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Daughter of Thomas Prence Jr. and Apphia (Quick) Prence

Sister of Henry Freeman [half], Rebecca (Prence) Freeman [half],

Thomas Prence III [half], Hannah (Prence) Sparrow [half],

Mercy (Prence) Freeman [half], Apphia Freeman [half],

Jane (Prence) Snow [half], Samuel Freeman [half],

Mary (Prence) Tracy [half], Judith (Prence) Barker and Elizabeth (Prence) Howland

Wife of Jeremiah Howes — married about 1656 in Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Mother of Jeremiah Howes, Elizabeth (Howes) Bacon, Thomas Howes,

Sarah (Howes) Mayo, Prince Howes, Mary (Howes) Hawes, Ebenezer Howes,

Mercy (Howes) Sturgis, Bethia (Howes) Hawes, Susannah (Howes) Bassett,

Rebeckah (Howes) Hallet and Thankful Howes

Died 3 Mar 1707 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Profile managers: Michael Warner [send private message],

Christopher Bacon [send private message], and Jim Manley [send private message]

Prence-6 created 11 Sep 2010 | Last modified 30 Dec 2016

1.3 Sources 1.4 Acknowledgements NOTE

Mother can't be Collier. She died in 1644. Must be 3rd wife, Apphia Freeman, who had divorced Samuel Freeman, whose maiden name was Quick. d/o Wm Quick and Elizabeth Hodges. Apphia and Gov. Prence married towards the end of 1644. Bans were called in July 1644; therefore marriage after that date and before the end of the year.

The entire profile needs to be cleaned after so many merges.



Sarah Prence was born c. 1646/47 (old and new dating) in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Gov. Thomas Prence Jr. (1600-1673) and .[1]


She married Jeremiah Howes in c. 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Children of the Howes-Prence Marriage

Susannah Howes


Source: S101 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R1 Repository: R1 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number: Source: S103 Author: Title: OneWorldTree Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Repository: #R1 Source: S40 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000; Repository: #R1 NOTESource Medium: CONT Notes

Note N120SARAH PRENCE (c. 1646 - 1704 or 1706) Parents: Thomas Prence and Mary Collier Sarah Prence was born about 1643 - 1646. She died on 3 Mar 1703/4 (according to the town records) or 3 Mar 1706 (according to her gravestone). She married Jeremiah Howes of Yarmouth in 1650. Sarah is buried in the Howes family burial ground in North Dennis (formerly Yarmouth). Her gravestone says: "Sarah Hows Wife / Departed this life / March ye 3d 1706 / in ye 60th Year of Her age". Sources

Winsor, Justin. A History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, With Genealogical Registers, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2007. Originally published Boston, 1849, reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1995. Source S20 Type: Book Author: Freeman, Frederick Periodical: The History of Cape Cod: The Annals of The Thirteen Towns of Barnstable County, Volume II Publication: Boston, 1862 Text: Freeman, Frederick. The History of Cape Cod: The Annals of The Thirteen Towns of Barnstable County, Volumes 1 and 2, published online by Google Books, 2009 (; original publisher: Geo. C. Band & Avery & Cornhill, Boston, Mass., 1858. Wilfred Vasile, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Wilfred and others.


New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Volume 100, page 321 for Sarah Howes death on 3 March 1706 with birth placed in c. 1646. Find A Grave Index.

↑ The birth date of Sarah Prence is calculated according to the information that she died in her 60th year


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1 Sarah Prence b: Abt 1646 d: 3 Mar 1707

 + Jeremiah Howes b: Abt 1637 d: 9 Sep 1708

1. Thomas Howes and his Wife Mary Burr

Came from England about the year 1637, and settled at Nobscussett, in Yarmouth, in March 1639. He died in 1655, aged 75 years. There children were:

2. Joseph, born in England; m Elizabeth Mayo; he died Jan 19, 1694-5

3. Thomas, born in England; m Sarah Bangs 1656; he died Nov 20, 1656

4. Jeremiah, born on passage over; m Sarah Prince; he died Jan 5, 1705-6

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Sarah Howes's Timeline

Duxbury, Plymouth , Massachusetts
Age 9
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 17
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 21
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 23
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
January 16, 1672
Age 24
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
October 29, 1673
Age 25
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 25
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts