Jabez Howland

Male Abt 1644 - 1708


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  • Name  Jabez Howland 
    Born  Abt 1644  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Deposed on 19 July 1680 aged 36 years.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  07 Apr 1708  Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He resided in Plymouth during the early part of his life, and took an active part in public life, holding various civil offices. He served as a lieutenant under Captain Benjamin Church in King Philip's War, and proved his bravery under a test made by Church for that purpose. He was a blacksmith and cooper, doing a very large business in both these trades, which were of large importance in early colonial days.

      He removed to Bristol, R. I., where he settled, and conducted a blacksmith establishment. His residence was on Hope street, where he kept a hotel. Jabez Howland was first town clerk of Bristol, and subsequently became prominent in the affairs of the town. He was selectman, assessor, and deputy to the General Court. He was active in the construction of the First Congregational Church of Bristol. His will, dated July 14, 1708, was proved April 21, 1712. He was one of the most influential citizens of early Bristol, highly esteemed.

      He was deputy to the General Court, a magistrate, and was licensed to marry persons.
    Person ID  I44328  Bryant
    Last Modified  31 Dec 2005 

    Father  John Howland,   b. Abt 1592, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1672/73, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Tilley,   d. 22 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft Aug 1623  Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After the death of her parents she became the ward of Governor John Carver, when she was about fourteen years of age. She married John Howland, who was also a passenger on the "Mayflower."
    Family ID  F1397  Group Sheet

    Family  Bethiah Thacher 
    Married  Abt 1668 
    • Bethiah Thatcher, daughter of Anthony Thatcher, and granddaughter of Anthony Thatcher, who came from Sarum, England, with his second wife, Elizabeth Jones, in the ship "James," in April, 1635. The vessel was wrecked off Cape Ann, August 16 of that year, and he was made administrator of the estate of Joseph Avery, one of the victims of the disaster. The General Court gave to Anthony Thatcher the island on which the vessel was wrecked.
    Family ID  F3026  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1644 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Apr 1708 - Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S386] Pilgrim Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2004), p. 282.


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