Birth: Henry Howland was born about 1603, probably in Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire.
Death: He died on January 1, 1670/1, in Duxbury.
Ship: Unknown, 1632
Life in England: Henry Howland was the son of Henry Howland and Margaret (—) of Fen Stanton, one of six children. His older brother Humphrey was a member of the Drapers’ Company of London.Their brother Simon was apprenticed to Humphrey in 1622 and made free of the company on March 24, 1629. Henry was apprenticed to Humphrey on October 1, 1623, but apparently never finished his apprenticeship.
Life in New England: Henry Howland first appeared in Plymouth records in the 1633 list of Plymouth freemen. He moved to Duxbury in 1636. Henry Howland served on many juries and was the Duxbury surveyor of highways in 1656 and 1668. By December 22, 1657, he was a Quaker sympathizer and had allowed religious meetings in his house, which was against the law. He continued to behave as a Quaker “or manifest encourager of such” and ultimately was disenfranchised on October 6, 1659.
Family: Henry Howland married Mary _____ by 1628, assuming she was the mother of all his children, and had eight children. She died on June 16, 1674, in Duxbury.
Children of Henry and Mary Howland: