11074. John HOWLAND (21) was born about 1592 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England.(22) He died on 23 Feb 1672 in Rocky Nook, Kingston, Massachusetts.
He sailed on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England in the fall of 1620, as an indentured manservant of Mr. John Carver, a wealthy Londoner who became the first governor of New Plimouth Colony in Massachusetts. During the trip he was at one point washed overboard. He managed to grab onto a halyard and to get back onboard. On 11 Nov 1620, as the ship sat anchored in Cape Cod Bay, John Howland became the thirteenth man to sign the Mayflower compact.
In 1626 a trading post was established on the Kennebec River (near what is now Augusta, Maine). John Howland was in charge of the trading post, which traded in beaver, otter, and other furs gathered by the Indians.
In 1633 he was made a freeman of Plymouth. In 1639 he got land at Yarmouth on Cape Cod, where his son John and daughters Desire Gorham and Hope Chipman had settled.
He was married to Elizabeth TILLEY about 25 Mar 1623 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (23)
11075. Elizabeth TILLEY was born about Aug 1607. She was baptized on 30 Aug 1607 in Henlow, Huntingdonshire, England.(24) She died about 21 Dec 1687 in Swansea, Massachusetts.
i. Desire HOWLAND was born about 1625 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 13 Oct 1683 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
ii. John HOWLAND was born on 24 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died after 6 May 1693.
iii. Hope HOWLAND was born on 30 Aug 1629 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 8 Jan 1683 in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
5537 iv. Elizabeth HOWLAND.
v. Lydia HOWLAND was born about 1633. She died after 11 Jan 1710/11.
vi. Hannah HOWLAND was born about 1637.
vii. Joseph HOWLAND was born about 1640 in Rocky Nook, Kingston, Massachusetts. He died in Jan 1703/4 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
viii. Jabez HOWLAND was born about 1644 in Rocky Nook, Kingston, Massachusetts. He died before 21 Feb 1711/12.
ix. Ruth HOWLAND was born about 1646 in Rocky Nook, Kingston, Massachusetts. She died before Oct 1679.
x. Isaac HOWLAND was born on 15 Nov 1649 in Rocky Nook, Kingston, Massachusetts. He died on 9 Mar 1723/24 in Middleboro, Massachusetts.
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