Notes for Arthur Howland


Howland, Arthur

Plymouth Colony, p.310

A brother of 1620 Mayflower passenger John Howland, q.v., Arthur Howland arrived in Plymouth much later. The first mention of him in New England records is in Lechford's Notebook, p. 297-99, where he is described in 1640 as a Duxbury planter. Robert S. Wakefield and Robert M. Sherman, "Arthur Howland of Plymouth, Mass. 1640, and his Wife Margaret (_____) Walker, and Their Children," NGSQ 71:84, give a comprehensive presentation of his family, including his children Deborah, Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, and Arthur, together with what is known about the grandchildren. It was son Arthur who married Elizabeth Prence and acquired a somewhat reluctant father-in-law, Gov. Thomas Prence (see text). Arthur, Sr. is mentioned in Plymouth records as a Quaker. He was buried at Marshfield 30 October 1675. See also George E. McCracken, "The Will of Arthur Howland, Senior, of Marshfield," NEHGR 104:221.

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