Birthabt 1599, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England
Death23 Feb 1672/73, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA
Birth1607, Henlow, Bedford, England
Death21 Feb 1687/88, Swansea, Bristol Co., MA
Marriageca 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
Notes for Pilgrim John Howland
He arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 as a manservant to John Carver, first governor of Plymouth. John Howland was washed overboard during the voyage but grabbed the topsail halyards and was able to hold on until the crew pulled him back on board. He had married the orphaned Elizabeth Tilley by 1623. With the Tilleys’ shares in the venture---and possibly with their inheritance---he rose rapidly in the affairs of Plymouth and died a highly respected member of the community.
Notes for John & Elizabeth (Family)
Probably, either John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley on one hand, or John Alden and Priscilla Mullins on the other, have the most descendants of all the Pilgrims.
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