- H. Henry Howland1603 - 1670/71
- W. Ann
Facts and Events
||by about 1603
||Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
||25 Nov 1604
||Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, EnglandCitation needed
||1 OCT 1623
||Apprenticed To Brother Humphrey;records Draper's Company Of London
||16 Jun 1624
||Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Newland
||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States9s on Tax List
||Duxbury,Plymouth,MARemoved from Plymouth
||Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAble To Bear Arms List
||28 Nov 1670
||1 Jan 1670/71
||Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesprobably at old homestead
||Signed His Will; Had Books Valued 10s
||Society Of Friends; Quaker
There appear to be numerous theories floating around online that Henry came to Plymouth in the Fortune 1624, or in the Anne , perhaps because his brother John came on the Mayflower in 1620. Great Migration finds no records of his presence before 1632 and does not bother to address such rumors.
Live in New England
Henry appears on the 1633 list of freeman ahead of those made freeman on 1 Jan 1632/3.
Henry was a Quaker and got into trouble with the law several times as a result. He was fined in 1657 for entertaining a Quaker meeting at his house, and in 1659 was disenfranchised for being an "abettor and entertainer of Quakers."
In 1660, he was charged with entertaining another man's wife in his house, and for permitting a Quaker meeting in his house and entertaining a foreign Quaker. He denied the first charge, and the court noted that the evidence "did not appeer to make it out," but he was convicted on the Quaker charges. Undeterred, five months later on 2 October 1660 he was fined £4 for twice having Quaker meetings at his house.
Henry served on juries occasionally before he was disenfranchised, but the only office he held after that was highway surveyor for Duxbury.
He owned land in Dartmouth in 1652; was one of the twenty-seven purchasers of what is now Freetown, Mass., and finally ended his days in the Duxbury homestead.
He made his will 28 November 1670, inventory 14 January 1670/71, and he named his wife Mary, his sons Zoeth, Joseph, John, and Samuel, and his daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Abigail (MD 19:32).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony, its history & people 1620 - 1691. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Pub., c1986).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Henry Howland, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
Origin: Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire. MIgration 1632. First Residence Plymouth
Birth: Probably Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire by about 1603 (based on estimated date of marriage (1628), son of Henry Howand [TAG 14:214-15].
Death: Duxbury 1 Jan 1670/1 [NGSQ 75:113, endnote 3]
- ↑ Pymouth Colony Wills Vol.3 p. 27.
- National Genealogy Society Quarterly v.75.
- Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Plymouth County Probate Estate Files 1686-1915, Case No. 10918.
Image 578 appears to be the naming of Joseph Howland admin. and dated 8 Mar 1670 or 1670/1
- ↑ Great Migration, citing PCR 3:176
- ↑ Great Migration, citing PCR 3:201
- ↑ Great Migration, citing PCR 4:181
- ↑ The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical, by the American Historical Society, Inc., 1920.