ABT 1600 - 30 Oct 1675
Father: Henry HOWLAND
- BIRTH: ABT 1600, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England
- DEATH: 30 Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA
: Margaret REED
- +Deborah HOWLAND
- Elizabeth HOWLAND
- Mary HOWLAND
- Martha HOWLAND
- Arthur HOWLAND
_Henry HOWLAND _|
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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, pp221-225 (Jul 1950)
"Arthur Howland, Sr., early an immigrant to Plymouth Colony and later a resident of
Marshfield, Mass., was a son, probably the eldest, of Henry Howland, Sr., buried in Fen
Stanton, Huntingtonshire, England, on 19 May 1635, and of his wife whose first name was
almost certainly Anne. He was also the brother of John Howland, the well-known passenger
on the Mayflower, and of Henry Howland, Jr., who probably accompanied Arthur on the voyage
across the Atlantic..."
"John Howland of the Mayflower"
Elizabeth Pearson White
Picton Press; Rockport, ME; 1990
pp1-7: "Two of John's brothers followed John to Plymouth. Henry Howland, the youngest brother,
was apprenticed to this brother, Humphrey Howland, in London and his name is found on the Roll
of Drapers Company, 1 October 1623. But less than ten years later, Henry arrived in Plymouth
where he was taxed 25 March 1633. John's oldest brother, Arthur Howland, soon followed his younger
brothers to New England and was listed by Thomas Lechford, 28 August 1640, as 'of Duxbury in New
"The Howlands In America"
The Pilgrim John Howland Society
Detroit, MI: 1939
"English Research & Fen Stanton Records"
The Howland Quarterly, v.28, no.2 & 3 (Jan & Apr 1964)
(Identifies the correct pilgrim Howland ancestors as being from Fen Stanton;
two other Howland families of Essex are often confused with them.)
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"
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"
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:
David E. Pane-Joyce