Sufferance Howe

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Sufferance Howe

Birthplace: Hatfield, Broad Oak, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Howe of Boxted and Watertown and Margaret Howe
Sister of Edward Howe; Elizabeth Howe and John Howe

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About Sufferance Howe

Disconnected from Nathaniel Treadway on Nov. 22, 2015. He is now connected with Sufferance Haynes. Write if you have questions (Hatte Blejer).

The theory that Sufferance wife of Nathaniel Treadway was a Howe has been disproven by the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. She was a Haynes. Please consider the article below:

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Treadway, Haynes, Howe.—That Nathaniel Treadway's wife, Sufferana, was the daughter of Walter1 Haynes of Sudbury, and not of Elder Edward Howe of Watertown, as stated in 1860 by both Savage and Bond, is the inevitable conclusion from a study of the case in its various aspects.

Mrs. Alice Haynes of Semley, Wilts, in her will dated 2 March 1620-1, mentioned her son Walter Haynes, his son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth, and Sufferaine and Marie Haynes, her granddaughters (register, vol. 39, pp. 263-4).

Walter Haynes with his wife Elizabeth, sons Thomas, John, and Josias (under 16), and daughters Suffrana and Mary, came in the Confidence in 1638 (Drake's Founders of New England, p. 57).

Both Walter1 Haynes and Nathaniel1 Treadway had settled in Sudbury by 1639, as they are found in the list of " 1638 or 1639 " given by Hudson (History of Sudbury, p. 26). That they were, comparatively, near neighbors is seen by the map of the early settlement (Ibid, p. 76).

The next definite fact regarding Suffranny* Haynes is found in the will of Walter' Haynes, dated 25 May 1659, "signed again by mee"4 March 1663-4, and proved 4 April 1665, who mentions his wife Elizabeth, his four children now in New England, John Haynes, Josiah Haynes, Suffrany [or Suffrans] Treddoway, and Mary Noyes; also his son-in-law Thomas Noyes, son-in-law Boger Gourd and daughter Gourd in England, and "lands in Sudbury which were sometime owned by my son Thomas Haynes" (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 10939).

Thomas Noyes of Sudbury, by his will made 20 August 1C64 and proved 2 April 1667, left " twenty shillings apiece unto ye two eldest daughters of brother Tredaway." To each of his three sisters he left twenty shillings, and. except two other small legacies, all the rest of his estate, real and personal, to his wife Mary. Overseers : Mr. Joseph Noyes and Josiah Haynes. Witnesses : Joseph Noyes, Mary Treadway, Thomas Battelle, Ralph Day. (Middlesex Co. Probate. No. 16084.)

Savage tells us that Sufferana2 Haynes married J A somewhat extended search, Including probate, land, and court records of Middlesex and Suffolk counties, the printed records of the Colony, the lists of early emigrants, Pope's Pioneers, and the lists of early proprietors printed in the histories of Sudbury and Watertown, fails to reveal any evidence of a Josiah Treadway in the Colony until the birth In 1650 of Josiah' (Nathaniel1).

Nathaniel Treadway was married by 1639 or the early part of 1640. for his first child, Jonathan, was born at Sudbury 11 November 1640. Mary, daughter of Nathaniel and Suffrany Treadway, was born at Sudbury 1 August 1642. Their daughter Elizabeth was born at Watertown 3d of the 2d mo. 1646, and Deborah, 2d of the 6th mo. 1657. The other children, James, Lydia, and Josiah, mentioned in their father's will, were not recorded. Nathaniel Treadway died at Watertown 20 July 1689, and Sufferana his wife died there 22 July 1682".

A comparison of the Christian names of Nathaniel Treadway's children with those of the Haynes family is highly suggestive. Sufferana Haynes's mother was Elizabeth. She had sisters Elizabeth and Mary, and a brother Josiah. The latter named a daughter Deborah, and John1 Haynes named a son James.

Nathaniel Treadway of Watertown, with John Haynes, Josiah Haynes, and Thomas Noyes, all of Sudbury, purchased a tract of 3200 acres of land at " Quansicamug" Pond in 1664 and 1665 (Middlesex Co. Deeds, yols. 3, p. 69, and 7, p. 194; Mass. Bay Records, vol. 4, pt. 2, p. 293; Hudson's Sudbury, p. 163).

From the foregoing it is seen that Sufferana Haynes was of the right age; that she married a man named Treadway; that she had more than two daughters by 1664; that Nathaniel Treadway lived near her in Sudbury; that he was married to a Sufferana not long after her arrival from England; that his children's names are, with two exceptions, found also in the Hayncs family; that he had gained the confidence of her brothers and brother-in-law to a degree which led to their business association twenty years after his removal from Sudbury; and that there must have been visiting between the families, as big eldest daughter was a witness to Thomas Noyes's will.

When it is also considered that not only can there be found no Josiah Treadway, but no other in the Colony of the name except Nathaniel Treadway, until Nathaniel's sons were born, it seems almost superfluous to consider the Howe statement at all.

Elder Edward Howe of Watertown made his will 13 June 1644, giving to Nathaniel Treadaway about thirteen acres of laud, an equal Interest with Mr*. Margaret Howe ye " Anne Stonne ye wife of John Stonne of Sudbury " in the wlers and in money due from Mr. Thomas Mayhew, and, after his wife Margaret's death, whatever estate, real or personal, might be left, except that " Anne Stonne shall haue one third part of all the Cattle " (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 1, p. 81; Keoistkr, vol. 8, p. 77).

Widow Margaret How of Watertown made her will " The eight of the Second 1647." It was proved 18 December 1660, before which time she had become Sirs. George Bunker. She gave one half of her whole estate to Nathaniel Treadaway, one third to John Stone, and one sixth to her sifter Mary Rogers, widow, and her children John and Elizabeth Rogers in England, if living at time of her decease, otherwise this sixth to be divided by Treadway and Stone, three fifths to the former and two fifths to Stone. (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 12074.)

In neither of these wills is Nathaniel Treadway called son or son-in-law, while Snfferana is not even alluded to in either ; nor is Ann Stone's relationship to either Howe expressed. Several deeds are recorded in which some of the land received by Nathaniel Treadway under Howe's will was disposed of. It is described as "land which Sometime was Elder Howe's," ' laud commonly Called by ye name of Hows field," and " laud originally granted to Elder How of Watertown." On 4 July 1728, Josiah Treadway of Charlestovvn sold "all my right ... in Common or undivided lands in the Township of Watertown . . . that is to Say the right of Mr Edward How formerly of said Town given by him (with his other Estate) in his last will ... to my father Nathaniel Treadway and by him conveyed to me" (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 20, p. 102). Whether Nathaniel Treadway and Ann Stone were brother and sister and Edward Howe was their uucle, or the kinship was more remote, or they were his wards, may later be settled, but at preseut it is matter for speculation only.

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Hatfield, Broad Oak, Essex, England