Person:Henry Howland (14)

m. 1592
  1. Joseph Howland
  2. Sarah Howland
  3. George Howland1602 - 1641/42
  4. Henry Howland1603 - 1670/71
  5. Simon Howland1605 - 1671
  6. Hannah Howland1609 -
  7. William HowlandBET 1610 AND 1611 - BEF 1646
  • HHenry Howland1603 - 1670/71
  1. Hannah Howland
  2. Simon Howland
  • HHenry Howland1603 - 1670/71
  • WMary Newland1609 - 1674
m. 16 Jun 1624
  1. Abigail Howland1629 - 1692
  2. Joseph Howland1634 - 1692
  3. Zoeth Howlandabt 1636 - 1675/76
  4. Nicholas Howland1639 -
  5. Samuel Howland1640 - 1716
  6. John Howland1641 - 1687
  7. Sarah HowlandAbt 1645 - 1712
  8. Mary Howland1646 -
  9. Elizabeth Howland1647 -
  10. Henry HowlandABT 1651 -
  • HHenry Howland1603 - 1670/71
  • WAnn
Facts and Events
Name Henry Howland
Gender Male
Birth[2] by about 1603 Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Alt Birth? 25 Nov 1604 Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, EnglandCitation needed
Occupation? 1 OCT 1623 Apprenticed To Brother Humphrey;records Draper's Company Of London
Marriage 16 Jun 1624 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Newland
Immigration[2] 1632 Plymouth,MA
Other[2] 1633 Plymouth,MAFreeman
Other[1] 1633 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States9s on Tax List
Residence? 1636 Duxbury,Plymouth,MARemoved from Plymouth
Military[1] 1643 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAble To Bear Arms List
Will[3] 28 Nov 1670
Death[2] 1 Jan 1670/71 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesprobably at old homestead
Education? Signed His Will; Had Books Valued 10s
Religion? Society Of Friends; Quaker

Immigration

There appear to be numerous theories floating around online that Henry came to Plymouth in the Fortune 1624[1], or in the Anne [2], 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."[6]

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.[7]

Henry served on juries occasionally before he was disenfranchised, but the only office he held after that was highway surveyor for Duxbury.[8]

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.[9]


Legacy

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).

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony, its history & people 1620 - 1691. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Pub., c1986).
  2. 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]

  3. Pymouth Colony Wills Vol.3 p. 27.
  4.   National Genealogy Society Quarterly v.75.
  5.   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

  6. Great Migration, citing PCR 3:176
  7. Great Migration, citing PCR 3:201
  8. Great Migration, citing PCR 4:181
  9. The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical, by the American Historical Society, Inc., 1920.