Facts and Events
Nothing present substantiating an ancestry for Mary, GEDCOM uploads offer [Wiliam Newland and Agnes Greenway (1)] and [John Newland and Elizabeth Unknown (1)].
Notes for MARY (NEWLAND ?):
Neither Wakefield & Sherman in the NGSQ articles on Henry Howland and his descendants nor Robert Charles Anderson in his "The Great Migration Begins" accept Mary Newland as proven to be the wife of Henry Howland.
Robert S. Wakefield and Robert M. Sherman, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Mass, 1633," National Genealogical Society Quarterly (June 1987): 75:105 - Although she is often called Mary Newland, no evidence has been found to verify this claim.
"Howland, Henry, born England; died Duxbury, Mass., Jan 17, 1671; married Mary Newland; died Duxbury, June 16, 1674. She was a sister of William Newland who came from Lynn in 1637 and settled in Sandwich. She and her brother were Quakers. Henry resided for a while in Plymouth, but became an early settler in Duxbury "by the bayside, near Love Brewster." He was a surveyor of highways, and was able to bear arms in 1643. As a Quaker he suffered the persecutions of the times. On April 2, 1659 Henry with 26 others bought of the Indians what is now Freetown, for a few old coats, rugs, iron pots, etc. including "one little kittle. In 1664 he purchased a large portion of land in Mattapoisett (Swansea). Henry was owner of the sixth lot in Freetown. However, his sons, John and Samuel, really became the actual settlers." 5.
- Franklyn Howland. A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur, Henry, and John Howland, pg 18, 1885.
Will of Humphrey Howland, made 28 May 1646, names brothers George of East, London, and Arthur, John, and Henry. p. 67 Will of Henry Howland; son John Howland; son Joseph Howland; son Zoeth Howland; Dau. Sarah; "my" Elizabeth; son Samuel Howland; Dau. Mary; Dau. Abigail; Made 28 Nov. 1670; Signed Henery Howland; Wit: Samuel Nash, John Sprague; Will exhibited to the court at Plymouth 8 March 1671 on the oaths of Samuel Nash and John Sprague. p. 68 Henry marr. Mary Newland. Where and when she was born does not appear. Will of Mary Howland sometimes the wife of Hennery Howland now dec'd; dau. Abigail Young; son Zoith Howland; son John Howland; dau. Mary Cudworth; son Samuel Howland; dau. Sarah Denis; dau. Elizabeth Allin; son Joseph Howland; Made 8th day 3rd month, 1674; Mark (M) of Mary Howland; Wit: Ralph Allin, John Sprague; John Sprague attested to will on 26th 2nd month 1674; John Allin and Ralph Allin attested to will on 8 April 1675. p. 69 - 76 Family information: Henry and wife Mary probably died at the old Duxbury homestead; Henry on 17,1,1671 and Mary on 17,6,1674; Children: Joseph, b. in Duxbury, d. 15,6,1691, m. 4,3,1683 Rebecca, dau. of John Huzzey of Hampton, NH. Rebecca m. 2nd, 6,3,1695 Samuel Collins. Zoeth, b. in Duxbury, d. 31,1,1676, killed by Indians, m. 10th month 1656 to wife Abigall. Abigail m. 2d, 2,12,1678 to Richard Kirby, Jr. John, Davis' Plymouth says this John m. Mary Walker. My belief is he never married. Samuel, b. in Duxbury, d. 1716, wife's name was Mary. Sarah, m. 16,11,1672 Robert Dennis of Portsmouth, RI Elizabeth, m. Jedediah Allen in 1691. He was probably son of George Allen. Mary, m. James Cudworth of Duxbury Abigail, m. John Young 2,9,1678; He was probably son of John Young who "was maried unto ... 13 Dec 1648"
- Hutton, Mary Louise. Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, pg. 133.
"Howland, Henry (_-1671) Mass.; m. Mary Newland; juror; landowner."