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John Howard

Male Abt 1625 - Bef 1701  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John Howard  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1625  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 15 Oct 1701 
    Notes 
    • JOHN and JAMES HOWARD, brothers, came from England and settled in Duxbury. John removed from thence to the West Parish of Bridgewater, and became one of the first settlers of the town, in 1651. (James went to Bermuda.) When a lad, it is said John lived in Captain Miles Standish's family. He was a man of great influence in the new plantation, and was one of the first military officers in Bridgewater. Previous to 1700 the name was commonly written Haward, but during the last century it is spelled Howard. The names of Howard and Hayward are often confounded, and by many are pronounced alike. They may have been the same name originally, although John always wrote it Haward, without any 'y'.

      John Howard,
      A native of England, settled in Duxbury, adn was enrolled able to bear arms, 1643. An original proprietor of Bridgewater, he took the oath of fidelity, 1657. One of the first military officers of the town. Ensign, 1664. Lieutenant, 1689. Licensed to keep an ordinary, 1670. Chose a selectman of Bridgewater, 1678; and deputy to the General Court, 1678 - 1683. Died 1700.
    Person ID I17969027  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2008 

    Father Mr. Howard,   b. Abt 1602, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Hayward,   b. Abt 1604, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5855042  Group Sheet

    Family Martha Hayward,   b. Abt 1643, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1661  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. James Howard,   b. 1663-1664, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F5855041  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1661 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S408406] Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1987), 43 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S408412] Howard - The descendants of John Howard of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Heman Howard, (Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International, 1985), Film #6060617. Book # 929.273 H831hh., 1 (Reliability: 3).