John Howland, (Mayflower Passenger)

John Howland, (Mayflower Passenger)

Male Abt 1599 - 1672  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name John Howland  [1, 2
    Suffix (Mayflower Passenger) 
    Born Abt 1599  Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley Mayflower Births and Deaths Vol 1 and 2  [4
    Died 23 Feb 1672  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Burial Hill - Find A Grave Memorial ID 6613808
    1672 Headstone John Howland
    1672 Headstone John Howland
    Person ID I311  Briggs Family
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Family Elizabeth Tilley, (Mayflower Passenger),   b. 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Howland,   d. 1683, Oyster Bay, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Lydia Howland,   d. 11 Jan 1711  [natural]
     3. Hannah Howland  [natural]
     4. Joseph Howland,   d. Jan 1704, Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Ruth Howland,   d. 16 Oct 1679  [natural]
     6. John Howland,   b. 24 Feb 1626,   d. 6 May 1693  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     7. Desire Howland,   b. 22 May 1627,   d. 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +8. Hope Howland,   b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     9. Jabez Howland,   b. 1644,   d. 1712  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     10. Isaac Howland,   b. 1649,   d. 9 Mar 1734, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1599 - Huntingdonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1672 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1672 Headstone John Howland
    1672 Headstone John Howland
    Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley
    Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;), Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
      Name: John Howland
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's name: Elizabeth Tilley
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Household Members:
      Name Relation
      Elizabeth Tilley Self (Head)
      John Howland
      Desire Howland b. 22 May 1627; d. 13 Oct 1683
      John Howland b. 24 Feb 1626; d. 6 May 1693
      Jabez Howland b. 1644; d. 1712
      Joseph Howland d. Jan 1704
      Isaac Howland b. 1649; d. 9 Mar 1734
      Hope Howland d. 8 Jan 1683
      Elizabeth Howland d. 1683
      Lydia Howland d. 11 Jan 1711
      Hannah Howland
      Ruth Howland d. 16 Oct 1679
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


    2. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1672 Find A Grave John Howland.
      John Howland
      Birth 1591
      Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
      Death 23 Feb 1672 (aged 80–81)
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Burial Hill
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map
      Memorial ID 6613808
      American history legend from the voyage of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth Rock in 1620. American children discover John Howland when they learn of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims' leader Governor William Bradford wrote a first hand account of the Pilgrim history from 1620 to 1647. This account was first published in 1952, and is considered one of the best first hand accounts of any kind on American history. In Bradford's account of the voyage over on the Mayflower, he tells of how John Howland washed overboard in violent storm. Howland was 29 years of age at the time. Howland was able to grab some ropes from the sails and gradually pull himself back on board the ship. This event and Bradford's account of it made John Howland a legend. Howland's name and account has been published in hundreds of publications and in school history books. As myths can grow, the story had changed that he had died and was the first pilgrim to die, thus the oldest burial in the Plymouth cemetery, Burial Hill. In fact, he survived, married and had a number of children with Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and lived to 80 plus, according to his grave stone. His grave stone also states from Plymouth records that he was the last male to die from the original pilgrims of the Mayflower.
      Bio by: Bruce
      Family Members
      Parents
      Henry Howland 1566–1635
      Margaret Howland 1567–1629
      Spouse
      Elizabeth Tilley Howland 1607–1687
      Siblings
      Arthur Howland 1591–1675
      Henry Howland 1603–1674
      Children
      Desire Howland Gorham 1624–1683
      John Howland 1627–1702
      Hope Howland Chipman 1629–1683
      Elizabeth Howland Dickinson 1631–1692
      Lydia Howland Brown 1633–1711
      Hannah Howland Bosworth 1637–1705
      Joseph Howland 1640–1704
      Jabez Howland 1644–1712
      Ruth Howland Cushman 1646–1679
      Isaac Howland 1649–1723
      Inscription
      Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years. He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY who came with him in the Mayflower Dec. 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. "Here was a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of Christ. Hee was one of the first comers into this land and was the last man that was left of those that came over in the Shipp called the Mayflower that lived in Plymouth."
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


    3. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1672 Find A Grave John Howland.
      John Howland
      Birth 1591
      Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
      Death 23 Feb 1672 (aged 80–81)
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Burial Hill
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map
      Memorial ID 6613808
      American history legend from the voyage of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth Rock in 1620. American children discover John Howland when they learn of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims' leader Governor William Bradford wrote a first hand account of the Pilgrim history from 1620 to 1647. This account was first published in 1952, and is considered one of the best first hand accounts of any kind on American history. In Bradford's account of the voyage over on the Mayflower, he tells of how John Howland washed overboard in violent storm. Howland was 29 years of age at the time. Howland was able to grab some ropes from the sails and gradually pull himself back on board the ship. This event and Bradford's account of it made John Howland a legend. Howland's name and account has been published in hundreds of publications and in school history books. As myths can grow, the story had changed that he had died and was the first pilgrim to die, thus the oldest burial in the Plymouth cemetery, Burial Hill. In fact, he survived, married and had a number of children with Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and lived to 80 plus, according to his grave stone. His grave stone also states from Plymouth records that he was the last male to die from the original pilgrims of the Mayflower.
      Bio by: Bruce
      Family Members
      Parents
      Henry Howland 1566–1635
      Margaret Howland 1567–1629
      Spouse
      Elizabeth Tilley Howland 1607–1687
      Siblings
      Arthur Howland 1591–1675
      Henry Howland 1603–1674
      Children
      Desire Howland Gorham 1624–1683
      John Howland 1627–1702
      Hope Howland Chipman 1629–1683
      Elizabeth Howland Dickinson 1631–1692
      Lydia Howland Brown 1633–1711
      Hannah Howland Bosworth 1637–1705
      Joseph Howland 1640–1704
      Jabez Howland 1644–1712
      Ruth Howland Cushman 1646–1679
      Isaac Howland 1649–1723
      Inscription
      Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years. He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY who came with him in the Mayflower Dec. 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. "Here was a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of Christ. Hee was one of the first comers into this land and was the last man that was left of those that came over in the Shipp called the Mayflower that lived in Plymouth."
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


    4. [S54] Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;), Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
      Name: John Howland
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's name: Elizabeth Tilley
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Household Members:
      Name Relation
      Elizabeth Tilley Self (Head)
      John Howland
      Desire Howland b. 22 May 1627; d. 13 Oct 1683
      John Howland b. 24 Feb 1626; d. 6 May 1693
      Jabez Howland b. 1644; d. 1712
      Joseph Howland d. Jan 1704
      Isaac Howland b. 1649; d. 9 Mar 1734
      Hope Howland d. 8 Jan 1683
      Elizabeth Howland d. 1683
      Lydia Howland d. 11 Jan 1711
      Hannah Howland
      Ruth Howland d. 16 Oct 1679
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


    5. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1672 Find A Grave John Howland.
      John Howland
      Birth 1591
      Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
      Death 23 Feb 1672 (aged 80–81)
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Burial Hill
      Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map
      Memorial ID 6613808
      American history legend from the voyage of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth Rock in 1620. American children discover John Howland when they learn of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims' leader Governor William Bradford wrote a first hand account of the Pilgrim history from 1620 to 1647. This account was first published in 1952, and is considered one of the best first hand accounts of any kind on American history. In Bradford's account of the voyage over on the Mayflower, he tells of how John Howland washed overboard in violent storm. Howland was 29 years of age at the time. Howland was able to grab some ropes from the sails and gradually pull himself back on board the ship. This event and Bradford's account of it made John Howland a legend. Howland's name and account has been published in hundreds of publications and in school history books. As myths can grow, the story had changed that he had died and was the first pilgrim to die, thus the oldest burial in the Plymouth cemetery, Burial Hill. In fact, he survived, married and had a number of children with Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and lived to 80 plus, according to his grave stone. His grave stone also states from Plymouth records that he was the last male to die from the original pilgrims of the Mayflower.
      Bio by: Bruce
      Family Members
      Parents
      Henry Howland 1566–1635
      Margaret Howland 1567–1629
      Spouse
      Elizabeth Tilley Howland 1607–1687
      Siblings
      Arthur Howland 1591–1675
      Henry Howland 1603–1674
      Children
      Desire Howland Gorham 1624–1683
      John Howland 1627–1702
      Hope Howland Chipman 1629–1683
      Elizabeth Howland Dickinson 1631–1692
      Lydia Howland Brown 1633–1711
      Hannah Howland Bosworth 1637–1705
      Joseph Howland 1640–1704
      Jabez Howland 1644–1712
      Ruth Howland Cushman 1646–1679
      Isaac Howland 1649–1723
      Inscription
      Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years. He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY who came with him in the Mayflower Dec. 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. "Here was a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of Christ. Hee was one of the first comers into this land and was the last man that was left of those that came over in the Shipp called the Mayflower that lived in Plymouth."
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2