Darrin & Andrea Lythgoe's Genealogy Pages

John Howland

John Howland

Male 1592 - 1673  (81 years)

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Howland 
    Born 1592  Fenstanton, Huntingtonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 16 Jan 1602/1603  Cambridgeshire, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1672/1673  Swansea, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 25 Feb 1672/1673  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • !was Mayflower passenger
      died above 80 years old
      Fell off Mayflower, but was saved! Servant to John Carver.
      Freeman list in 1633 but head of one of 12 companies dividing livestock in 1627
      Could have inherited Carver's money.
      P Ch R: 1:144 held hands in ordination
      P Ch R: 1:147 "He was a good old disciple and had bin sometimes a magistrate here, a plaine-hearted christian"

      !SOURCE: John Howland of the Mayflower, V.1
      Came on Mayflower as servant to John Carver. On 1633 freeman list.
      Will dated 29 May 1672, inventory 3 Mar 1672/3, mentions wife Elizabeth; oldest son John Howland; sons Jabez and Joseph; youngest son Isaac; daughters Desire Gorham, Hope Chipman, Elizabeth Dickenson, Lydai Browne, Hannah Bosworth, and Ruth Cushman; and granddaughter Elizabeth Howland, daughter of his son John.

      !from Pioneers of Mass:
      "Signed Mayflower Compact; took an active part in the early explorations. Settled at Plymouth. Town officer; a partner in the Trading Company of the Colony;Asst. or deputy almost continually. Prominent in the church, so that he "assisted in the imposition of hands" upon Rev. John Cotton, Jr. when he was ordained pastor 30 Jun 1669. He died "a profitable instrument of good; the las man that was left of those that came over in the ship called the May Flower tha arrived at Plymouth." (Plym. Col.
      Rec. VII, 34)
      (copy of this in file)

      !have picture of stone
      per EPITAPHS OF BURIAL HILL by Kingman
      Here ended the Pilgirmage of
      John Howland and Elizabeth his
      wife. She was the dau'tr of Gov. Carver (this is a mistake) They arrived in the Mayflower Dec. 1620;
      they had 4 sons & 6 dau'trs from whom
      are descended a numerous posterity
      "1672 Efb'y 23d John Howland of
      Plymouth deceased, he lived to the age of 80
      yr's. He was the last man that was left of those
      that came overin the Ship called the Mayflo
      wer that lived in Plymouth
    Person ID I7810  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Henry Howland,   b. 1564, Fenstanton, Huntingtonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1635, Fenstanton, Huntingtonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Margaret,   b. Bef 1575,   bur. 31 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, Huntingtonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Family ID F3764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tilley,   b. 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Huntingdonshire, England, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1686/1687, Swansea, BRISTOL, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 25 Mar 1623/1625  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Howland,   b. 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Desire Howland,   b. 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. John Howland,   b. 24 Feb 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 Jun 1699, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Hope Howland,   b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Elizabeth Howland,   b. Abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1691, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     6. Lydia Howland,   b. 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Jan 1710/1711, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Hannah Howland,   b. 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Swansea, BRISTOL, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. Joseph Howland,   b. Abt 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1703/1704, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     9. Jabez Howland,   b. Abt 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 14 May 1708/1712, BRISTOL, BRISTOL, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     10. Ruth Howland,   b. 1646, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Oct 1679  (Age 33 years)
     11. Isaac Howland,   b. 15 Nov 1649, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1723/1724, Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F3762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1592 - Fenstanton, Huntingtonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 16 Jan 1602/1603 - Cambridgeshire, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1672/1673 - Swansea, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] Francis R., The Truth About the Pilgrims, Reprint, Baltimore, 1973, p 138., Stoddard.

    2. [S27] 18:69, Mayflower Descendants.

    3. [S28] 1994 by Patricia, Carol & Dale Fink., Gravesite viewed August 20.