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Howland/Tilley Mayflower Connection

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See also: The Unofficial Website for Pilgrim John Howland

Descendants of John Howland

Generation No. 1

JOHN1 HOWLAND was born Abt. 1511 in in Newport Pond, London, Eng, and died 1568-1570 in in Essex, Eng. He married ANN GREENWAY Abt. 1539 in in England, daughter of LORD GREENWAY and AGNES AGNETTE .

 

Child of JOHN HOWLAND and ANN GREENWAY is:

2. i. JOHN

Generation No. 2

OHN2 HOWLAND (JOHN1) was born 1541 in in of Essex, Eng, and died January 31, 1611/12 in in White Chapel, Middlesex, England. He married EMMA REVELL 1560 in in London, Eng, daughter of NICHOLAS REVELL.

 

Child of JOHN HOWLAND and EMMA REVELL is:

3. i. HENRY

Generation No. 3

ENRY3 HOWLAND (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1564 in in of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, and died May 17, 1635 in in of Fenstanton. He married ANN MARGARET AIRES April 26, 1600 in in Ely, Cambridge, England (St. Mar.

 

Child of HENRY HOWLAND and ANN AIRES is:

4. i. JOHN

Generation No. 4

OHN4 HOWLAND (HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1592 in in of Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, and died February 23, 1672/73 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Colonies. He married ELIZABETH TILLEY August 14, 1626 in in Plymouth, Ma, daughter of JOHN TILLEY and JOAN HURST.

Notes for JOHN HOWLAND:

Arrived from England on the Mayflower in 1620

 

http://members.aol.com/calebj/howland.html Mayflower WEB Pages, Caleb Johnson

"The ancestry of John Howland is discussed in John Howland of the Mayflower through Desire Ho wland for Five Generations", Vol. 1, by Elizabeth Pearson White, available from the Mayflowe r Web Page bookstore <http://members.aol.com/calebj/bookstore.html>. John Howland is the so n of Henry and Margaret Howland of Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England. Henry died on 17 May 163 5 in Fenstanton, and Margaret was buried on 31 July 1629. Besides son John, who came on the M ayflower, they also had Humphrey, Arthur, Henry, George, and Margaret. Henry came to Plymout h sometime before 1633, and Arthur came sometime before 1640. For information on Arthur Howla nd, see the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 71:84+, and for information on Henry Howl and see NGSQ 75:105-116, 216-225.

John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush, and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosev elt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of Jo hn Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur ."

"John Howland came on the Mayflower as a servant to John Carver. He is best remembered for ha ving fallen off the Mayflower during a mighty storm, as recorded by Bradford:

In sundry of these storms the winds were so fierce and the seas so high, as they could not be ar a knot of sail, but were forced to hull for divers days together. And in one of them, as t hey thus lay at hull in a mighty storm, a lusty young man called John Howland, coming upon so me occasion above the gratings was, with a seele of the ship, thrown into the sea; but it ple ased God that he caught hold of the topsail halyards which hung overboard and ran out at leng th. Yet he held his hold (though he was sundry fathoms under water) till he was hauled up b y the same rope to the brim of the water, and then with boat hook and other means got into th e ship again and his life saved. And though he was something ill with it, yet he lived many y ears after and became a profitable member both in church and commonwealth.

John Howland's wife was Elizabeth Tilley, the daughter of John Tilley <http://members.aol.com /calebj/jtilley.html> and Joan (Hurst) Rogers (all were Mayflower passengers). Elizabeth (Til ley) Howland died on 21 December 1687, in Swansea, Massachusetts."

Elizabeth Pearson White, John Howland of the Mayflower through Desire Howland for Five Genera tions, vol. 1 (Camden: Picton Press, 1990).

Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins 2:1020-1024 (Boston: New England Historic al and Genealogical Society, 1995).

Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History and Its People, 1620-1691 (Ancestor Publ ishers: Salt Lake City, 1986).

William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, ed. Samuel Morison (New York: Random House, 1952).

Gary Boyd Roberts, "The Mayflower Descents of President George Herbert Walker Bush, First Lad y Barbara Pierce Bush, and Vice President James Danforth Quayle," Mayflower Descendant, 41:1- 8.

Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents (Carl Boyer, 3d: Santa Clarita, 1995).

 

 

Mayflower Compact 1620 Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620 IN THE NAME O F GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lor d King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of t he Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith , and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the norther n Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God an d one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our be tter Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof d o enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, an d Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general G ood of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereo f we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign o f our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scot land the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

Mr. John Carver Mr. William Bradford Mr Edward Winslow Mr. William Brewster Isaac Allerton My les Standish John Alden John Turner Francis Eaton James ChiltonJohn Craxton John Billingto n Moses Fletcher John Goodman Mr. Samuel Fuller Mr. Christopher Martin Mr. William Mullins Mr . William White Mr. Richard Warren John Howland Mr. Steven HopkinsDigery Priest Thomas Willi ams Gilbert Winslow Edmund Margesson Peter Brown Richard Britteridge George Soule Edward Till y John Tilly Francis CookeThomas Rogers Thomas Tinker John Ridgdale Edward Fuller Richard Cl ark Richard Gardiner Mr. John Allerton Thomas English Edward Doten Edward Liester

The Last Will and Testament of mr John Howland of Plymouth late Deceased, exhibited to the Co urt held att Plymouth the fifth Day of March Anno Dom 1672 on the oathes of Mr Samuell Fulle r and Mr William Crow as followeth

Know all men to whom these prsents shall Come That I John howland senir of the Towne of New P lymouth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England in America, this twenty ninth Day of M ay one thousand six hundred seaventy and two being of whole mind, and in Good and prfect memo ry and Remembrance praised be God; being now Grown aged; haveing many Infeirmities of body up on mee; and not Knowing how soon God will call mee out of this world, Doe make and ordaine th ese prsents to be my Testament Containing herein my last Will in manor and forme following;

Imp I Will and bequeath my body to the Dust and my soule to God that Gave it in hopes of a Jo yfull Resurrection unto Glory; and as Concerning my temporall estate, I Dispose thereof as fo lloweth;

Item I Doe give and bequeath unto John howland my eldest sonne besides what lands I have alre ddy given him, all my Right and Interest To that one hundred acres of land graunted mee by th e Court lying on the eastern side of Tauton River; between Teticutt and Taunton bounds and al l the appurtenances and privilidges Therunto belonging, T belonge to him and his heirs and as signes for ever; and if that Tract should faile, then to have all my Right title and Interes t by and in that Last Court graunt to mee in any other place, To belonge to him his heires an d assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all those my upland and Meadow That I no w posesse at Satuckett and Paomett, and places adjacent, with all the appurtenances and privi lidges, belonging therunto, and all my right title and Interest therin, To belonge to him hi s heires and assignes for ever,

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all that my one peece of land that I hav e lying on the southsyde of the Mill brooke, in the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid; be it more o r lesse; and is on the Northsyde of a feild that is now Gyles Rickards senir To belonge to th e said Jabez his heirs and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto Isacke howland my youngest sonne all those my uplands and meddo ws Devided and undivided with all the appurtenances and priviliges unto them belonging, lyin g and being in the Towne of Middlebery, and in a tract of Land Called the Majors Purchase nea r Namassakett Ponds; which I have bought and purchased of William White of Marshfeild in th e Collonie of New Plymouth; which may or shall appeer by any Deed or writinges Together wit h the aformentioned prticulares To belonge to the said Isacke his heirs and assignes for ever ;

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Isacke howland the one halfe of my twelve acree lot t of Meddow That I now have att Winnatucsett River within the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid To b elonge to him and said Isacke howland his heires and assignes for ever,

Item I Will and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howland the use and benifit t of my now Dwelling house in Rockey nooke in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid, with the out housing lands, That is uplands uplands [sic] and meddow lands and all appurtenances and privi lidges therunto belonging in the Towne of Plymouth and all other Lands housing and meddowes t hat I have in the said Towne of Plymouth excepting what meddow and upland I have before give n To my sonnes Jabez and Isacke howland During her naturall life to Injoy make use of and Imp rove for her benifitt and Comfort;

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph howland after the Decease of my loveing wife Eliz abeth howland my aforsaid Dwelling house att Rockey nooke together with all the outhousing up lands and Medowes appurtenances and privilidges belonging therunto; and all other housing upl ands and meddowes appurtenances and privilidges That I have within the aforsaid Towne of Ne w Plymouth excepting what lands and meadowes I have before Given To my two sonnes Jabez and I sacke; To belong to him the said Joseph howland To him and his heires and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Desire Gorum twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath To my Daughter hope Chipman twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dickenson twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Browne twenty shillings

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter hannah Bosworth twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Cushman twenty shillings

Item I give to my Grandchild Elizabeth howland The Daughter of my son John howland twenty shi llings

Item my will is That these legacyes Given to my Daughters, be payed by my exequitrix in suc h species as shee thinketh meet;

Item I will and bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth howland, my Debts and legacyes bein g first payed my whole estate: vis: lands houses goods Chattles; or any thing else that belon geth or appertaineth unto mee, undisposed of be it either in Plymouth Duxburrow or Middlber y or any other place whatsoever; I Doe freely and absolutly give and bequeath it all to my De are and loveing wife Elizabeth howland whom I Doe by these prsents, make ordaine and Constitu te to be the sole exequitrix of this my Last will and Testament to see the same truely and fa ithfully prformed according to the tenour therof; In witness whereof I the said John howlan d senir have heerunto sett my hand and seale the aforsaid twenty ninth Day of May, one thousa nd six hundred seaventy and two 1672

Signed and sealed in the

prsence of Samuel ffuller John Howland

William Crow And a seale

 

 

Pilgrim John Howland Society

John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley Biographies

John Howland

As there is no record of his residence in Leyden, he is credited to the London group of Pilgr ims for the reason that John Carver was in England for some considerable time before the sail ing of the Mayflower and undoubtedly obtained the services of Howland in that city prior to t he departure from England. The Howland ancestry is probably of Essex origin. The will of Hump hrey Howland, citizen and draper of St. Swithin's, London, in 1646, mentions his brothers, Jo hn and Arthur, which are known Christian names of this family in New England, at the date o f the will. There was a John Howland taxed at Canfield Parva, Essex, 1623, and the name als o occurs earlier at Newport Pagnall in the same county. In London a John Howland was living i n the parish of St. Marys, Whitechapel, in 1596, and in 1600 another John belonged to the par ish of St. Botolph, Billingsgate. Jeffrey Howland was taxed in 1625 in the parish of St. Boto lph, Aldgate. These parishes are all close to or part of the Pilgrim quarter of London.

An original letter from a genealogist in England, in 1879, mentions "the extraordinary fact t hat I find the surname of Howland in no other county in England than Essex, and originally i n no other locality in that county except at Newport and Wicken and their immediate vicinity . Wherever at later periods I have found Howlands in other counties, as Hertfordshire, Surrey , Berks, etc., I have invariably traced them back to Newport and Wicken. It is clear that sev eral families of the name were living there contemporaneously and equally so that they were a ll in some way connected . . . at the period of the birth of John Howland of the Mayflower, t here were living then no less than five John Howlands . . . " In two of these lines, the Howl and name terminated in heiresses, one of whom, Elizabeth by name, bequeathed the Streatham Es tates to her husband, the Duke of Bedford, who then acquired the additional title of Baron Ho wland.

John Howland of the Mayflower was born in 1592, the son of Henry Howland, of Fen Stanton, Hun tingdonshire (near Newport, County Essex). He had at least four brothers, Arthur, George, Hen ry and Humphrey. His brothers Arthur and Henry came to America about 1623/4 and later joine d the Society of Friends. Early records reveal that Arthur, whose home was in Marshfield, wa s fined many times for "pmitting of a Quaker's meeting in his house." When he refused to pa y the fines, he was sent to jail. Henry was fined for entertaining Quakers, at the Court of M arch, 1658.

In mid-Atlantic, during a violent storm, John Howland was almost drowned when a mountainous w ave swept him overboard. Grasping a halyard which was trailing astern of the Mayflower, altho ugh at first he was several fathoms under water, he finally managed to haul himself to the su rface. He was then rescued, by means of a boathook along with the rope, etc.

By November 11, 1620, he had sufficiently recuperated from his oceanic adventure to be the th irteenth signer of the Mayflower Compact. And a few days later, December 6, he was one of th e ten chosen to make the third exploration along the shore. On this occasion, they were attac ked by the Indians at Eastham, Cape Cod. In Bradford's History, we learn that the mast of th e shallop broke during a sudden squall, and the sail was lost overboard. "The weather was ver y cold, and it froze so hard...the spray of the sea lighting on their coats, they were as i f they had been glazed."

John Howland was one of Governor Carver's household. Both Governor Carver and his wife were a mong the fifty Pilgrims who died during the first few months of the struggle for survival a t Plymouth. It is believed that John Howland inherited John Carver's estate, as the Carvers h ad no children of their own.

About 1623 John Howland married Elizabeth Tilley. She had come on the Mayflower with her pare nts,who, like the Carvers, were victims of "the sickness" during the first winter.

In 1626, John Howland was one of those (including Bradford, Brewster, Standish, etc.) who ass umed the Colony's debt to The Merchant Adventurers, Ð1800. At least as early as 1633-35, he w as an Assistant or member of the Governor's Council, and from 1641 to 1670 was frequently a d eputy or representative to the General Court. In 1634, he commanded the Pilgrim's Trading Pos t at Kennebec (Maine.)

"The 26th of February 1672 Mr. John Howland senir of the Towne of Plymouth Deceased: hee wa s a Godly man and an ancient Professor in the wayes of Christ hee lived untill he attained ab ove eighty yeares in the world, hee was one of the first Comers into this land and proved a u sefull Instrument of Good in his place & was the last man that was left of those that Came ov er in the shipp Called the May Flower, that lived in Plymouth hee was with honor Intered at t the Towne of Plymouth on the 25 of February 1672." (Plymouth Colony Vital Records.)

Elizabeth Tilley

The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan an d daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records sho w a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabet h was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howlan d says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she wa s the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only membe r of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in th e Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that s ummer.

There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We kno w that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and Jo hn. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in Marc h 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sol d in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a secti on in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Societ y erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Eas t Providence, RI.

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH TILLEY:

In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collon y of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory than ks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Lif e & that all fflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitut e & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking an d Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me mad e & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testamen t & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinn s past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmight y God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assured ly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my B ody at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Chri sts Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chose n & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to a ppoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hat h pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in man ner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid w c I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Con venient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest S on John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindal e's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Ite m I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillob eeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & a lso one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthook es Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of s heetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession It em I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Da ughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green R ugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my b ooke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of She etes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sh eetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one p r of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley on e paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Natha niel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotte n for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in t he Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne On e Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Br owne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming p an Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my we aring clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of wha t kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidi a Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and o rdaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this m y last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke i n ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true perfor mance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland hav e hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hun dred Eighty & six.

The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland

Signed Sealed & Delivd

in ye prsence of us Wittnesses

Hugh Cole

Samuel Vyall

John Browne

 

Child of JOHN HOWLAND and ELIZABETH TILLEY is:

5. i. DESIRE

Generation No. 5

ESIRE5 HOWLAND (JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1). She married CAPTAIN JOHN GORHAM .

 

Child of DESIRE HOWLAND and CAPTAIN GORHAM is:

6. i. DESIRE HOWLAND

Generation No. 6

ESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM (DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 02, 1644 in Plymouth, MA, and died June 30, 1700 in Yarmouth, MA. She married JOHN HAWES October 07, 1661 in Barnstable, MA, son of EDMOND HAWES .

 

Notes for JOHN HAWES:

John Hawes was born in Duxbury, MA before 1640. He, like his father, was a cutler. Becaus e he was not treated as a minor (under 21 years of age) on March 5, 1660 when he was put on t rial in Plymouth, MA court for the murder of his friend Joseph Rogers, he was probably born b etween 1635 and 1640. Joseph Robers, Jr. of Eastham, MA lived in Duxbury, had a friendly wre stling match with John Hawes in Eastham on 25 December, 1640, which resulted in an injury tha t caused the death of Robers. John was acquitted at the trial of March 5, 1660.

John was married to Desire Howland Gorham just 7 months later in Barnstable, MA 07 Oct 1661 . Desire, the daughter of Captain John and Desire (Howland) Gorham, was born in Plymouth, M A April 2, 1644. She died in Yarmouth, MA 30 June 1700. Her mother, Desire (Howland) Gorham , was the daughter of John Howland who came from England on the Mayflower in 1620.

On 31 October 1682, John was appointed an Ensign of the Yarmouth military company. About 170 0 he became captain of the company and was called that thereafter. John was the Barnstable t own treasurer from 1695 to 1698. He was chosen a representative in the Legislature at Boston , MA in 1697 and 1698. He died in Barnstable 11 November 1701, from the effect of having hi s leg amputated. The record does not indicate whether or not it was because of an accident o r disease.

John's will was dated 15 October 1701 and proved 19 November 1701. His estate consisted of 5 75 pounds and 11 pence.

Will of John Hawes

In the nameof God Amen the fifteenth day of October 1701 In the thirteenth year of the Reig h of William the third by the Grace of God King of England etc. I, John hawes of the Town o f Yarmouth in the County of Barnestable In New England being by the hand of god brought ver y low and weake in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to god and knowing the under tainty of this Life on Earth do make this my Last will and Testament. In manner and forme fo llowing Revoaking anulling and by these presents making void all Wills by me formerly made an d declare and appoint this my Last Will and Testament and first I committ my soule to god hop ing for the ful and free pardon of my sins by the death and merits of jesus Christ my only Re deemer and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent and Chri stian manner as my executors hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and for th e setteing of my temporallestate and all such Lands goods chattels and debts as it hath pleas ed god to bestow upon me I do order and give & dispose In manner and form following that is t o say first I will that all these debts and dutys that I owe in Right or conscience to my per son whatsoever shall be and will be truly paid by my execuitors hereafter named?

Itm I give and bequeaty unto my son Isaac all my dwelling house and brn together with one ac re of Land where and upon which the sd houseing stand and so to be set forth as may be most e onvenient thereto To have and to hold unto him the sd Isaac his heirs and assigns forever Exc epting and Reserving to my two unmarried daughters desire and experience lyberty to dwell i n the eastmost end of my dwelling house and to have the benefitt of the chimney for firing s o much as is needfull for them to enjoy it so long as they have need att the discression of m y overseers hereafter named and it is my will that my sd son Isaac do peaceably allow them t o enjoy the same.

It. I do give and bequeth to my son Ebeneazer eight acres of my land at the west side next t o John Hallets foure acres thereof to be laid forth below the highway and it shall extend fro m the fences next to the highway north to the creek yt bounds my meadow next to Major Thacher s and the other foure acres he shall have laid out to him of my land above the sd highway an d that shall Run from the fence next the sd waye to ye head of my last creek and he shal an d may drye and make the fother he cutts of the same upon the drying ground on the knowles s o that he use or make use of but one thrid part thereof which sd land meadow and premises sha ll be to him my sd son Ebenezer his heirs assigns To have and To hold forever.

It I give and bequeath and give unto my two sons Joseph and Isaac all the rest of my land an d meadow to be equally divided betwixt them that is to say Joseph shall have halfe of my lan d and meadow except what is disposed as above sd. To have and to hold for him and his heir s and assigns forever and Isaac shall havethe other halfe of my land and meadow except as afo resd To have and to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

It I do give and bequeath unto my daughter desire my second best bed bolster and other furnit ure thereto belonging

It I do give and bequeath unto my Daughter Experience one good cow.

It I do give to my son Joseph my long gun or fowling piece and my other two guns. I give tom y sonEbenezer and the other to my son Isaac and my gold ring I give to my son Joseph and my a ne.

I do give to my daughter Mary Bacon my small gold ring.

I give and bequeath to my two sons John and Benjamin and my foure daughters Elizabeth Dogget t and Mary Bacon Desire and Experience all the Rest of my movable estate all my Debts and fun erall charges being first paid out of it both within doors and without all what nature kind o r Quality soever it is to be equally divided each one of them a like share or part thereof, a s also such debts are due and owing to me from any person whatsoever shall also be divided a s above sd

Lastly I do nominate ordaine and appoint my two sons Joseph and Isaac Joynt executors to thi s my last Will and testament I also Request and loving brothers Major John Goreham and John T hacher Esq. to be overseers to see the true execution of the Will. In Witness whereof I hav e Heeunto Sett my hand and sealethe day and year above written.

Signed sealed and declare John Hawes (seale)

In presence of us Witnesses

John Thacher

Peter Thacher

Josiah Thacher

The inventory of his estate totaled 629 pounds, 8 shilling and 4 pence, including debts due , of which 300 pounds was real estate, 41 pounds for 2 Negro girls and 4 pounds for an India n boy. Livestock was valued at 95 poudns, 26 shilling and 6 pence, consisting of 6 oxen, 1 5 cows, 29 young cattle and half a yearling plus 2 horses, 1 mare and 8 swine.

 

Children of DESIRE GORHAM and JOHN HAWES are:

i. ELIZABETH

Generation No. 7

OHN7 HAWES (DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 14, 1671 in Yarmouth, MA, and died December 27, 1723. He married (1) MARY (EDMOND?) 1688. He married (2) MARY MASON November 26, 1723.

Notes for JOHN HAWES:

He was a shoemaker and innkeeper

 

 

Children of JOHN HAWES and MARY (EDMOND?) are:

i. EDMOND

Generation No. 8

OHN8 HAWES (JOHN7, DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1700 in Rhode Island. He married MARY January 31, 1721/22 in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

Notes for JOHN HAWES:

John Hawes was born in RI ca. 1700. He was a carpenter then an inkeeper in Providence, RI wh ere he was chosen a constable 03 June 1723. He moved to NC about 1731, then to Onslow County , NC in 1747. He was in the NC militia in 1754. John was called John SR, in NC records. I n New Hanover Co., NC Court minutes 14 March 1738, a deed was signed over by Maurice Moore, E sq. To John Haws; proved by Jno. Porter, Esq. In the Feb. Term 1741, John Haws signs a dee d to John Jones, proved by John Herring (Alexander McDonald Walker, New Hanover County, NC Co urt Minutes, Part 1, 1738/69 (Bethesda, MD 1959; 9, 31. )

 

 

Children of JOHN HAWES and MARY are:

i. JOHN

Generation No. 9

DMOND9 HAWES (JOHN8, JOHN7, DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1730-1735 in Cape Fear region, NC, and died 1788. He married MARTHA HERRING Abt. 1761, daughter of JOHN HERRING and REBECCA LOFTIN .

 

Children of EDMOND HAWES and MARTHA HERRING are:

i. EDMOND

Generation No. 10

AMUEL10 HAWES (EDMOND9, JOHN8, JOHN7, DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1775, and died 1816 in New Hanover County, North Carolina. He married ANN JULIA DAVIS, daughter of FRANCIS DAVIS and TABITHA DEVANE .

 

Notes for ANN JULIA DAVIS:

1850 Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC census p371a Age 471860 Wilmington, New Hanover Coun ty, NC census p471b Age 54

 

Children of SAMUEL HAWES and ANN DAVIS are:

11. i. MARY CATHERINE

Generation No. 11

ARY CATHERINE11 HAWES (SAMUEL10, EDMOND9, JOHN8, JOHN7, DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 04, 1803 in New Hanover County, North Carolina, and died March 26, 1888 in Franklin Township, Sampson County, North Carolina. She married BRYAN NEWKIRK 1820, son of ABRAHAM NEWKIRK and RACHEL RHODES .

Notes for MARY CATHERINE HAWES:

Raymond Gordon Hawes, Edmond Hawes and His American Descendants: Edmond Hawes (1608-1683) o f Yarmouth, Massachusetts and Some of His American Descendants Through Thirteen Generations , Baltimore Maryland, Gateway Press, Inc., 2000.

Mary "Molly" Ctherine Hawes was born in New Hanover County, NC 04 July 1803

 

 

Notes for BRYAN NEWKIRK:

1 AUTH Duplin County Wills, 1730-1860

"Bryan Newkirk was a farmer with real estate valued at $15,000 in 1850. In hiw will of 02 Ap ril, 1863, Bryan bequeathed 96 named slaves plus their un-named younger children, well over 1 00 in total. Bryan died in Sampson county, NC July 8, 1863 and is buried there. Mary died i n Sampson County 26 March 1888 and is also buried there. Much of the data about this famil y is attributed to Lillian Reeves Wyatt, The Reeves, Mercer, Newkirk Families (Jacksonville , Florida) 1956: 284, 290-304." Raymond Hawes (Edmond Hawes and his Descendants)

 

Children of MARY HAWES and BRYAN NEWKIRK are:

12. i. JOSEPHINE

Generation No. 12

OSEPHINE12 NEWKIRK (MARY CATHERINE11 HAWES, SAMUEL10, EDMOND9, JOHN8, JOHN7, DESIRE HOWLAND6 GORHAM, DESIRE5 HOWLAND, JOHN4, HENRY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 06, 1844 in Lisbon, Samson County, North Carolina, and died April 30, 1910 in Sampson County, North Carolina. She married GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS BRONSON, son of GUSTAVUS BRONSON .

Notes for JOSEPHINE NEWKIRK:

During the War Between the States, the plantation of Gustavus Adolphusand Josephine Newkirk B ronson was burned by the Yankees, the slaves tookthe china and buried it in the woods. A pla tter from this china waspresented to Jean Bronson Gillis by her North Carolina cousin.

 

 

Notes for GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS BRONSON:

1 AUTH on right between Co. # 1134 and Co.# 1138

 

Children of JOSEPHINE NEWKIRK and GUSTAVUS BRONSON are:

i. MAMIE D.

xii. MARY B. NEWKIRK, b. 1847, NC; m. FRANK ALEXANDER.

  • Descendants of Henry Tilley

     

    Generation No. 1

    1. HENRY1 TILLEY was born 1465, and died 1520. He married JOHAN.

     

    Child of HENRY TILLEY and JOHAN is:

    2. i. THOMAS2 TILLEY, b. 1490; d. 1556.

     

    Generation No. 2

    2. THOMAS2 TILLEY (HENRY1) was born 1490, and died 1556. He married MARGARET.

     

    Child of THOMAS TILLEY and MARGARET is:

    3. i. WILLIAM3 TILLEY, b. 1515; d. January 1578/79.

     

    Generation No. 3

    3. WILLIAM3 TILLEY (THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1515, and died January 1578/79. He married AGNES.

     

    Child of WILLIAM TILLEY and AGNES is:

    4. i. ROBERT4 TILLEY, b. 1540; d. February 1612/13.

     

    Generation No. 4

    4. ROBERT4 TILLEY (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1540, and died February 1612/13. He married ELIZABETH.

     

    Child of ROBERT TILLEY and ELIZABETH is:

    5. i. JOHN5 TILLEY, b. December 19, 1571, in Shipton, Shropshire, England; d. Plymouth, MA.

     

    Generation No. 5

    5. JOHN5 TILLEY (ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born December 19, 1571 in in Shipton, Shropshire, England, and died in Plymouth, MA. He married JOAN (ROGERS) HURST in Henlow, Bedforshire, England, daughter of WILLIAM HURST and ROSE MARSHE.

    Notes for JOHN TILLEY:

    Caroline Lewis Kardell, "An English Line from John Tilley", Mayflower Quarterly, 65(August 19 99):208-209.

    Robert Leigh Ward, "English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson, and Coop er," The American Genealogist 52:198-208.

    Robert Leigh Ward, "The Baronial Ancestry of Henry Sampson, Humility Cooper, and Ann (Cooper ) Tilley," The Genealogist 6:166-186.

    Robert Leigh Ward, "Further Traces of John Tilley of the Mayflower," The American Genealogis t 60(1984):171-173.

    George E. Bowman, "Jan Tellij of Leyden was Not John Tilley of the Mayflower," Mayflower Desc endant 10:66-67.

    Elizabeth Pearson White, John Howland of the Mayflower through Desire Howland for Five Genera tions, vol. 1 (Camden: Picton Press, 1990).

    CHILDREN:

    NAMEBAPTISMDEATHMARRIAGE

    Rose23 October 1597, Henlow, Bedford, Englanddied youngunmarried

    John26 August 1599, Henlow, Bedford, Englandunknownunknown

    Rose28 February 1601/2, Henlow, Bedford, Englandunknownunknown

    Robert25 November 1604, Henlow, Bedford, EnglandunknownMary Hawkins in Bedford, England

    Elizabeth30 August 1607, Henlow, Bedford, England21 December 1687, Swansea, MAJohn Howlan d <http://members.aol.com/calebj/howland.html>, cir 1625, Plymouth

    http://members.aol.com/calebj/jtilley.html Thanks to Caleb Johnson

     

     

    Notes for JOAN (ROGERS) HURST:

    Mayflower

     

    Child of JOHN TILLEY and JOAN HURST is:

    6. i. ELIZABETH6 TILLEY, b. 1607, in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; d. December 21, 1687, in Swansea, Bristol, Ma.

     

    Generation No. 6

    6. ELIZABETH6 TILLEY (JOHN5, ROBERT4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1607 in in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, and died December 21, 1687 in in Swansea, Bristol, Ma. She married JOHN HOWLAND August 14, 1626 in in Plymouth, Ma, son of HENRY HOWLAND and ANN AIRES.

    Notes for ELIZABETH TILLEY:

    In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County of Bristoll in ye Collon y of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yeares of Age but of good & perfect memory than ks be to Allmighty God & calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Lif e & that all fflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe make constitut e & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner & forme following Revoking an d Anulling by these prsents all & every Testamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me mad e & declared either by Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testamen t & none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heart for all my sinn s past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same I give & Committ my soule unto Allmight y God my Savior & redeemer in whome & by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assured ly to be saved & to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wt my B ody at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy & through ye meritts of Chri sts Death & passion possesse & inheritt ye Kingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chose n & my Body to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named to a ppoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodes Chattells & Debts as it hat h pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in man ner & forme following (That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid w c I owe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever in Con venient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafter named I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest S on John Howland ye sum of five pounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindal e's Workes & also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr of Bedblanketts, Ite m I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & also one pr of sheetes & one pr of pillob eeres Item I give unto my son Jabez Howland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & a lso one Rugg & two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott & potthook es Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willson on ye Romanes & one pr of s heetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also my great Brasse Kettle already in his possession It em I give unto my Son in Law Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto my Da ughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & three Blanketts & a green R ugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & my lesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my b ooke of mr Robbinsons Workes called Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of She etes & my holland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickenson one pr of Sh eetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Bosworth one p r of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley on e paire of sheets and one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Natha niel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of his owne Body lawfully begotte n for ever all that my Lott of Land with ye Meadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in t he Township of Duxbury neare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne On e Iron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto my Grandson Jabez Br owne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Dorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming p an Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my we aring clothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debts linnen or of wha t kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my three Daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidi a Browne and Hannah Bosworth to be equally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and o rdaine my loving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executors of this m y last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke i n ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace towards each other and endeavour the true perfor mance of this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland hav e hereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dm one thousand six hun dred Eighty & six.

    The mark of Elisabeth E H Howland

    Signed Sealed & Delivd

    in ye prsence of us Wittnesses

    Hugh Cole

    Samuel Vyall

    John Browne

     

     

    Notes for JOHN HOWLAND:

    Arrived from England on the Mayflower in 1620

     

    http://members.aol.com/calebj/howland.html Mayflower WEB Pages, Caleb Johnson

    "The ancestry of John Howland is discussed in John Howland of the Mayflower through Desire Ho wland for Five Generations", Vol. 1, by Elizabeth Pearson White, available from the Mayflowe r Web Page bookstore <http://members.aol.com/calebj/bookstore.html>. John Howland is the so n of Henry and Margaret Howland of Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England. Henry died on 17 May 163 5 in Fenstanton, and Margaret was buried on 31 July 1629. Besides son John, who came on the Mayflower, they also had Humphrey, Arthur, Henry, George, and Margaret. Henry came to Plymouth sometime before 1633, and Arthur came sometime before 1640. For information on Arthur Howland, see the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 71:84+, and for information on Henry Howl and see NGSQ 75:105-116, 216-225.

    John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush, and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosevelt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of Jo hn Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur ."

    "John Howland came on the Mayflower as a servant to John Carver. He is best remembered for ha ving fallen off the Mayflower during a mighty storm, as recorded by Bradford:

    In sundry of these storms the winds were so fierce and the seas so high, as they could not be ar a knot of sail, but were forced to hull for divers days together. And in one of them, as t hey thus lay at hull in a mighty storm, a lusty young man called John Howland, coming upon so me occasion above the gratings was, with a seele of the ship, thrown into the sea; but it ple ased God that he caught hold of the topsail halyards which hung overboard and ran out at leng th. Yet he held his hold (though he was sundry fathoms under water) till he was hauled up b y the same rope to the brim of the water, and then with boat hook and other means got into th e ship again and his life saved. And though he was something ill with it, yet he lived many y ears after and became a profitable member both in church and commonwealth.

    John Howland's wife was Elizabeth Tilley, the daughter of John Tilley <http://members.aol.com /calebj/jtilley.html> and Joan (Hurst) Rogers (all were Mayflower passengers). Elizabeth (Til ley) Howland died on 21 December 1687, in Swansea, Massachusetts."

    Elizabeth Pearson White, John Howland of the Mayflower through Desire Howland for Five Genera tions, vol. 1 (Camden: Picton Press, 1990).

    Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins 2:1020-1024 (Boston: New England Historic al and Genealogical Society, 1995).

    Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History and Its People, 1620-1691 (Ancestor Publ ishers: Salt Lake City, 1986).

    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, ed. Samuel Morison (New York: Random House, 1952).

    Gary Boyd Roberts, "The Mayflower Descents of President George Herbert Walker Bush, First Lad y Barbara Pierce Bush, and Vice President James Danforth Quayle," Mayflower Descendant, 41:1- 8.

    Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents (Carl Boyer, 3d: Santa Clarita, 1995).

     

     

    Mayflower Compact 1620 Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620 IN THE NAME O F GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lor d King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of t he Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith , and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the norther n Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God an d one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our be tter Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof d o enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, an d Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general G ood of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereo f we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign o f our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scot land the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

    Mr. John Carver Mr. William Bradford Mr Edward Winslow Mr. William Brewster Isaac Allerton My les Standish John Alden John Turner Francis Eaton James ChiltonJohn Craxton John Billingto n Moses Fletcher John Goodman Mr. Samuel Fuller Mr. Christopher Martin Mr. William Mullins Mr . William White Mr. Richard Warren John Howland Mr. Steven HopkinsDigery Priest Thomas Willi ams Gilbert Winslow Edmund Margesson Peter Brown Richard Britteridge George Soule Edward Till y John Tilly Francis CookeThomas Rogers Thomas Tinker John Ridgdale Edward Fuller Richard Cl ark Richard Gardiner Mr. John Allerton Thomas English Edward Doten Edward Liester

    The Last Will and Testament of mr John Howland of Plymouth late Deceased, exhibited to the Co urt held att Plymouth the fifth Day of March Anno Dom 1672 on the oathes of Mr Samuell Fulle r and Mr William Crow as followeth

    Know all men to whom these prsents shall Come That I John howland senir of the Towne of New P lymouth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England in America, this twenty ninth Day of M ay one thousand six hundred seaventy and two being of whole mind, and in Good and prfect memo ry and Remembrance praised be God; being now Grown aged; haveing many Infeirmities of body up on mee; and not Knowing how soon God will call mee out of this world, Doe make and ordaine th ese prsents to be my Testament Containing herein my last Will in manor and forme following;

    Imp I Will and bequeath my body to the Dust and my soule to God that Gave it in hopes of a Jo yfull Resurrection unto Glory; and as Concerning my temporall estate, I Dispose thereof as fo lloweth;

    Item I Doe give and bequeath unto John howland my eldest sonne besides what lands I have alre ddy given him, all my Right and Interest To that one hundred acres of land graunted mee by th e Court lying on the eastern side of Tauton River; between Teticutt and Taunton bounds and al l the appurtenances and privilidges Therunto belonging, T belonge to him and his heirs and as signes for ever; and if that Tract should faile, then to have all my Right title and Interes t by and in that Last Court graunt to mee in any other place, To belonge to him his heires an d assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all those my upland and Meadow That I no w posesse at Satuckett and Paomett, and places adjacent, with all the appurtenances and privi lidges, belonging therunto, and all my right title and Interest therin, To belonge to him hi s heires and assignes for ever,

    Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all that my one peece of land that I hav e lying on the southsyde of the Mill brooke, in the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid; be it more o r lesse; and is on the Northsyde of a feild that is now Gyles Rickards senir To belonge to th e said Jabez his heirs and assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto Isacke howland my youngest sonne all those my uplands and meddo ws Devided and undivided with all the appurtenances and priviliges unto them belonging, lyin g and being in the Towne of Middlebery, and in a tract of Land Called the Majors Purchase nea r Namassakett Ponds; which I have bought and purchased of William White of Marshfeild in th e Collonie of New Plymouth; which may or shall appeer by any Deed or writinges Together wit h the aformentioned prticulares To belonge to the said Isacke his heirs and assignes for ever ;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Isacke howland the one halfe of my twelve acree lot t of Meddow That I now have att Winnatucsett River within the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid To b elonge to him and said Isacke howland his heires and assignes for ever,

    Item I Will and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howland the use and benifit t of my now Dwelling house in Rockey nooke in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid, with the out housing lands, That is uplands uplands [sic] and meddow lands and all appurtenances and privi lidges therunto belonging in the Towne of Plymouth and all other Lands housing and meddowes t hat I have in the said Towne of Plymouth excepting what meddow and upland I have before give n To my sonnes Jabez and Isacke howland During her naturall life to Injoy make use of and Imp rove for her benifitt and Comfort;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph howland after the Decease of my loveing wife Eliz abeth howland my aforsaid Dwelling house att Rockey nooke together with all the outhousing up lands and Medowes appurtenances and privilidges belonging therunto; and all other housing upl ands and meddowes appurtenances and privilidges That I have within the aforsaid Towne of Ne w Plymouth excepting what lands and meadowes I have before Given To my two sonnes Jabez and I sacke; To belong to him the said Joseph howland To him and his heires and assignes for ever;

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Desire Gorum twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath To my Daughter hope Chipman twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dickenson twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Browne twenty shillings

    Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter hannah Bosworth twenty shillings

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Cushman twenty shillings

    Item I give to my Grandchild Elizabeth howland The Daughter of my son John howland twenty shi llings

    Item my will is That these legacyes Given to my Daughters, be payed by my exequitrix in suc h species as shee thinketh meet;

    Item I will and bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth howland, my Debts and legacyes bein g first payed my whole estate: vis: lands houses goods Chattles; or any thing else that belon geth or appertaineth unto mee, undisposed of be it either in Plymouth Duxburrow or Middlber y or any other place whatsoever; I Doe freely and absolutly give and bequeath it all to my De are and loveing wife Elizabeth howland whom I Doe by these prsents, make ordaine and Constitu te to be the sole exequitrix of this my Last will and Testament to see the same truely and fa ithfully prformed according to the tenour therof; In witness whereof I the said John howlan d senir have heerunto sett my hand and seale the aforsaid twenty ninth Day of May, one thousa nd six hundred seaventy and two 1672

    Signed and sealed in the

    prsence of Samuel ffuller John Howland

    William Crow And a seale

     

     

    Pilgrim John Howland Society

    John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley Biographies

    John Howland

    As there is no record of his residence in Leyden, he is credited to the London group of Pilgr ims for the reason that John Carver was in England for some considerable time before the sail ing of the Mayflower and undoubtedly obtained the services of Howland in that city prior to t he departure from England. The Howland ancestry is probably of Essex origin. The will of Hump hrey Howland, citizen and draper of St. Swithin's, London, in 1646, mentions his brothers, Jo hn and Arthur, which are known Christian names of this family in New England, at the date o f the will. There was a John Howland taxed at Canfield Parva, Essex, 1623, and the name als o occurs earlier at Newport Pagnall in the same county. In London a John Howland was living i n the parish of St. Marys, Whitechapel, in 1596, and in 1600 another John belonged to the par ish of St. Botolph, Billingsgate. Jeffrey Howland was taxed in 1625 in the parish of St. Boto lph, Aldgate. These parishes are all close to or part of the Pilgrim quarter of London.

    An original letter from a genealogist in England, in 1879, mentions "the extraordinary fact t hat I find the surname of Howland in no other county in England than Essex, and originally i n no other locality in that county except at Newport and Wicken and their immediate vicinity . Wherever at later periods I have found Howlands in other counties, as Hertfordshire, Surrey , Berks, etc., I have invariably traced them back to Newport and Wicken. It is clear that sev eral families of the name were living there contemporaneously and equally so that they were a ll in some way connected . . . at the period of the birth of John Howland of the Mayflower, t here were living then no less than five John Howlands . . . " In two of these lines, the Howl and name terminated in heiresses, one of whom, Elizabeth by name, bequeathed the Streatham Es tates to her husband, the Duke of Bedford, who then acquired the additional title of Baron Ho wland.

    John Howland of the Mayflower was born in 1592, the son of Henry Howland, of Fen Stanton, Hun tingdonshire (near Newport, County Essex). He had at least four brothers, Arthur, George, Hen ry and Humphrey. His brothers Arthur and Henry came to America about 1623/4 and later joine d the Society of Friends. Early records reveal that Arthur, whose home was in Marshfield, wa s fined many times for "pmitting of a Quaker's meeting in his house." When he refused to pa y the fines, he was sent to jail. Henry was fined for entertaining Quakers, at the Court of M arch, 1658.

    In mid-Atlantic, during a violent storm, John Howland was almost drowned when a mountainous w ave swept him overboard. Grasping a halyard which was trailing astern of the Mayflower, altho ugh at first he was several fathoms under water, he finally managed to haul himself to the su rface. He was then rescued, by means of a boathook along with the rope, etc.

    By November 11, 1620, he had sufficiently recuperated from his oceanic adventure to be the th irteenth signer of the Mayflower Compact. And a few days later, December 6, he was one of th e ten chosen to make the third exploration along the shore. On this occasion, they were attac ked by the Indians at Eastham, Cape Cod. In Bradford's History, we learn that the mast of th e shallop broke during a sudden squall, and the sail was lost overboard. "The weather was ver y cold, and it froze so hard...the spray of the sea lighting on their coats, they were as i f they had been glazed."

    John Howland was one of Governor Carver's household. Both Governor Carver and his wife were a mong the fifty Pilgrims who died during the first few months of the struggle for survival a t Plymouth. It is believed that John Howland inherited John Carver's estate, as the Carvers h ad no children of their own.

    About 1623 John Howland married Elizabeth Tilley. She had come on the Mayflower with her pare nts,who, like the Carvers, were victims of "the sickness" during the first winter.

    In 1626, John Howland was one of those (including Bradford, Brewster, Standish, etc.) who ass umed the Colony's debt to The Merchant Adventurers, Ð1800. At least as early as 1633-35, he w as an Assistant or member of the Governor's Council, and from 1641 to 1670 was frequently a d eputy or representative to the General Court. In 1634, he commanded the Pilgrim's Trading Pos t at Kennebec (Maine.)

    "The 26th of February 1672 Mr. John Howland senir of the Towne of Plymouth Deceased: hee wa s a Godly man and an ancient Professor in the wayes of Christ hee lived untill he attained ab ove eighty yeares in the world, hee was one of the first Comers into this land and proved a u sefull Instrument of Good in his place & was the last man that was left of those that Came ov er in the shipp Called the May Flower, that lived in Plymouth hee was with honor Intered at t the Towne of Plymouth on the 25 of February 1672." (Plymouth Colony Vital Records.)

    Elizabeth Tilley

    The Mayflower brought Edward Tilley with his wife Ann and John Tilley with his wife Joan an d daughter Elizabeth. The brothers lived in Henlow, Bedfordshire. Henlow Parish Records sho w a John Tilley, bapt. 19 Dec. 1571, married 20 Sept. 1596 to Joan (Hurst) Rogers. Elizabet h was baptized there 30 August 1607. (In her will written December 17, 1686 Elizabeth Howlan d says she is seventy-nine years of age which places her birth date about 1607.) While she wa s the youngest of 5 children she was the only child to accompany them. She was the only membe r of her family to survive the first winter. It is believed that Elizabeth then lived in th e Carver household. John Carver died in the spring of 1621 and his wife Katherine died that s ummer.

    There is no record of the date of marriage between John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. We kno w that with the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and Jo hn. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it would seem John and Elizabeth were married in Marc h 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16.

    After John's death Elizabeth lived in Plymouth, with her son Jabez. When that house was sol d in 1680 she lived with her daughter Lydia (married to James Brown), in Swansea (now a secti on in East Providence, Rhode Island.) She died there on December 21, 1687. In 1949 Our Society erected a monument to her memory in the Brown lot, at Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Eas t Providence, RI.

     

    Child of ELIZABETH TILLEY and JOHN HOWLAND is:

    i. DESIRE7 HOWLAND, m. CAPTAIN JOHN GORHAM.

     

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