| Abt 1625 - Bef 1701|
||Leeds, Yorkshire, England
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
||Bef 15 Oct 1701
- 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'.
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.
||31 Jan 2008 |
||Mr. Howard, b. Abt 1602, Leeds, Yorkshire, England , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Mary Hayward, b. Abt 1604, Leeds, Yorkshire, England , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Martha Hayward, b. Abt 1643, Sandwich, Kent, England , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts 
|>||1. James Howard, b. 1663-1664, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 1690|
||6 Aug 2008 |
- [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).
- [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).