ABT 1600 - 30 Oct 1675

  • BIRTH: ABT 1600, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England
  • DEATH: 30 Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA
Father: Henry HOWLAND
Mother: Anne Margaret AIRES

Family 1 : Margaret REED
  • MARRIAGE: 1626
  1. +Deborah HOWLAND
  2.  Elizabeth HOWLAND
  3.  Mary HOWLAND
  4.  Martha HOWLAND
  5.  Arthur HOWLAND

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 _Henry HOWLAND _______|
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|--Arthur HOWLAND 
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|_Anne Margaret AIRES _|
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[3766] Arthur and Henry, Jr came to Plymouth several years after John. They settled at Marshfield in 1647.
Both were Quakers, the sect that originated in 1647 in England.

The Pilgrim John Howland Society

"The Will of Arthur Howland, Senior of Marshfield"
George E. McCracken
NEHGR v104, p221 (Jul 1950)

"The Howlands In America"
William Howland
The Pilgrim John Howland Society
Detroit, MI: 1939

"Certain Comeoverers"
Crapo, Henry Howland
New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p152
"Arthur Howland, who came over with his brother Henry, settled in Marshfield. Three hunUdred
acres of upland in Marshfield were granted July 2, 1638, to Capt. Myles Standish and Mr. John
Alden, "lying on the north side of South River, bounded on the east by Beaver Pond, and on
the west by a brook," which later for a conUsideration of 21 sterling was conveyed to Arthur Howland.
In 1640, fifty acres additional was granted to him. On this farm he lived and died, as did five generations
of his descendants...Arthur Howland had married the "widow Margaret Reed," who outlived him. Arthur
died and was buried on his farm at Marshfield, October 30, 1675. His second child was Deborah, who
married John Smith, Jr., of Plymouth, and from whom Phebe Howland, through the Russells, descended."

"History of Duxbury"
Justin Winsor
Boston, MA: 1849; p270
"Arthur, M[arshfield]., 1643; m. Margaret; owned land near Thos. Chillingworth; 1669,
considering his age and low condition, the Court freed him from paying the minister's fee;
her will, dated Jan. 1683, mentions grandson (son-in-law, say Col. Rec.) John Walker.
Their chd. were Arthur (6), and Deborah, who m. John Smith, Jr. of Plymouth, Jan. 4, 1648
(and had Hazadiah 1649, John 1651, Josiah 1652, Eleazer 1654, and Hezekiah 1655)."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, Vol. 2, p. 478-480
Oddly, Savage doesn't think Arthur and John are related.

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"HOWLAND, Arthur (-1675) & 1/wf _____ _____; by 1636?
HOWLAND, Arthur (-1675) & 2/wf Margaret [WALKER] (-1683), wid; by 6 Jun 1643; Marshfield"
[In Arthur Howland's will he refers to his wife's grandchild named Walker.]

See the Thomas Cook & Henry Howland families at:
Pane-Joyce Genealogy
David E. Pane-Joyce

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