A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #2
Howell - Huatt

By James Savage

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HOWELL, ABRAHAM, may have been s. or br. of Rice of Dover, and in 1658 was call. 26 yrs. old. ABRAHAM, Southampton, L. I. s. of Major John, m. 19 Oct. 1682, Abigail, d. of John White, had Abraham, b. 30 July 1683; and Charles, 19 Mar. 86. After d. of the first w. 19 June 1688, he m. 2 Oct. 1690, Ann, perhaps d. of the sec. Rev. Thomas James of Easthampton, had Philip, 25 Sept. 1691; and Ebenezer, 12 June 1693. He was a capt. town treasr. and justice 1712, but I kn. not the time of his d. ARTHUR, Easthampton, L. I. s. of Edward of the same, m. Feb. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Lyon Gardiner; had Elizabeth and she d. prob. in 1658. He rem. to Southampton, the next town, m. Hannah, d. of Thurston Rayner, had Arthur, wh. d. 5 days bef. his f.; Hannah, b. [[vol. 2, p. 477]] 7 Dec. 1664; Abiah, 22 Oct. 1666; Martha, 24 Sept. 1668; Elinor, 1 Sept. 1670; Thomasine, 22 May 1 672; Elisha, 18 Sept. 1674; Lemuel, 31 July 1677; and Penelope, 19 Dec. 1679. He was the youngest s. of Edward the first, b.prob.in Eng. and d. 29 Mar. 1683. EDMUND, Southampton, s. of the first Edward, perhaps b. in Eng. m. Sarah, d. of Thomas Sayre, but Goodwin says of Joseph Judson, and that the m. was of 1 Nov. 1664; and this may have been first, and Sayre's d. sec. w.; had Sarah, wh. d. 10 Apr. 1685; and Elizabeth b. 10 Oct. 1669. 

*EDWARD, Lyme, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, with prefix of respect, had 500 acres at that place, but rem. to Long Island soon, was one of the grantees of Southampton in the Ind. deed 1640, and made an Assist. or a magistr. 1647, and six yrs. or more after, under jurisdict. of Conn. He had John, b. a. 1625; Edmund; Edward; Richard; and Arthur,wh.may all have been b. in Eng. and was d. bef. 25 May 1656. EDWARD, Southampton, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Rev. Robert Fordham, had Joseph, Jonathan, Samuel, Jonah, Edward, Benjamin, Thomas, Sarah, Mary, Deborah, and Phebe; but it is not cert. that this was the order of their b. nor is any date kn. for him or his fam. exc. that of his ill 29 Apr. 1699. EPHRAIM, Southampton, s. of major John, m. 10 Nov. 1684, had Ephraim, b. 10 Oct. 1685, and perhaps others. 

*JOHN, Southampton, L. I. eldest s. of Edward the first, b. in Eng. was in 1664, a magristr. having been a rep. 1662. He d. 3 Nov. 1696, as on his tomb, where he is call. major, aged 71, appears. Tho. we find not the name of his w. eleven ch. are seen on the rec. John, b. 28 Nov. 1648; Edward, 22 Mar. 1650; Matthew, 8 Nov. 1651; Abraham, 22 Jan. 1654; Ephraim, 1 Jan. 1656; Susanna, 15 July 1658; Hannah, 28 Oct. 1660; Theophilus, 18 Dec. 1662; Nathaniel, 29 Aug. 1664; Prudence, 27 Dec. 1666; and Abigail, 5 July 1670. JOHN, Southampton, eldest s. of the preced. m. 12 June 1673, Martha, d. of John White, had Mehitable, b. 12 Mar. 1674; John, 11 July 1676; Phebe, 5 Sept. 1678; Susanna, 20 Nov. 1680; Stephen, 10 May 1683; Henry, 18 Mar. 1685; and Elizabeth 4 Feb. 1687. His w. a. 7 June 1688, and he m. 30 Jan. 1690, Mary, wid. of Rev. Joseph Taylor, had Sybil, 9 Aug. 1691, was much employ. in town offices, and d. 8 Mar. 1693. *MATTHEW, Southampton, s. of major John, m. 8 Nov. 1677, Mary, d. of Thomas Halsey, had Eunice, b. 18 Aug. 1678; Nathan, 24 Dec. 1681; Israel, 17 Apr. 1686; Ezekiel, 21 Jan. 1689; and Jerusha; was col. of the reg. rep. many yrs. to New York, and d. 4 May 1706. 

MORGAN, Saco 1636, but more properly was of Cape Porpoise some miles E. of Saco; freem. 1653, constable 1656, and sev. yrs. later. Whether he had fam. is not kn. but in his will of 17 Nov. 1666, he gave half his est. (shown by the inv. of 22 Jan. foll. to be £151), to Mary Bowles, and [[vol. 2, p. 478]] half to her childr. NATHANIEL, Southampton, youngest s. of major John, in his will, pro. 31 Mar. 1726, names w. Hannah, ch. Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Susanna, and Eunice, beside Mehitable Cook, a gr.ch. whose mo. was d. RICE, Dover; taxed there 1657, and seven yrs. bef. RICHARD, Southold, L. I. s. of Edward the first, m. Elizabeth d. of Thomas Halsey, had was in his will of 24 Aug 1709, John, David, Richard, Jonathan, Isaac, Jacob, Hannah, and Dorothy Reeve. 

THEOPHILUS, Southampton, s. of major John, was capt. 1711, and useful to 1724. THOMAS, Marshfield 1643, d. in few yrs. for we find that his neph. Job Lane, nam. excor. of the will, made on his deathbed in June 1647, being, then in Eng. declined that trust in Oct. 1647. Thirteen of this name had, in 1839, been gr. at N. J. and the coll. of N. E.

HOWEN, HOWING, or HOWYN, ROBERT, Boston 1639, a cutler, by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 27 Sept. 1653, had John, b. June 1640, bapt. 20 June 1641; and Israel, bapt. 14 Aug. 1642; freem. 18 May 1642. Both h. and w. were prob. d. bef 6 Oct. 1653, when her est. was apprais. John was a shoemaker of Boston; Israel, a tailor at Cambridge.

HOWES, *JEREMIAH, Yarmouth, s. of the first Thomas of the same, was rep. at the first Gen. Court after chart. of 1691; m. 1650, Sarah, d. of Gov. Thomas Prince. JOHN, Yarmouth, m. 28 Nov. 1689, Elizabeth Paddock, perhaps d. of Zechariah; may have m. sec. w. 8 July 1691, Mary Matthews. JOSEPH, Yarmouth, br. of Jeremiah, m. Elizabeth d. of Rev. John Mayo, had Samuel, Joseph, John, Nathaniel, Thomas, Amos, Mary, Elizabeth and Hannah; d. I suppose, early in 1696, his will, wh. gives the names of all the ch. being of 17 Jan. in that yr. and his wid. d. 1701. SAMUEL, Yarmouth 1631, adm. freem. 1 Jan. 1635, had Sarah, b. 25 July 1641; and John, 18 May 1645. *THOMAS, Yarmouth 1638, one of the grantees, constable 1644, rep. 1652, 3, 8, 9, and after, made his will 26 Sept. 1665, nam. s. Joseph, Thomas, and Jeremy, and w. Mary, and in Mar. foll. she had admin. of his est. and d. last of Feb. 1682. *THOMAS, Yarmouth, s. of the preced. adm. freem. 1 June 1647, m. 1656, Sarah, d. of Edward Bangs, had Rebecca, b. Dec. 1637; Thomas, 2 May 1663; Jonathan, 23 Feb. 1670; and Sarah, 29 Oct. 1673; was selectman and rep. as early as 1668.

HOWKINS, ANTHONY, as Trumbull, Coll. Rec. spells the name, is the same as Anthony Hawkins. Such was the form for a hundred yrs. JOHN, with wh. the male line of Anthony closes, d. unm. by his will 11 Jan. 1676, express. foresight of d. in the field in the gr. Ind. war.

HOWLAND, ARTHUR, Marshfield 1643, or earlier, not thot. to be near relat. of Mayflower John, by w. Margaret Read, a wid. had Arthur, Deborah, and Mary; beside Martha, and Elizabeth as Miss Thomas gives the ch.; in 1669 was aged and poor, and d. 30 Oct. 1673. His wid. d. 12 Oct. 1683. Deborah m. 4 Jan. 1648, John Smith of Plymouth; Mary m. 6 June 1653, Timothy Williamson; Martha m. John Dawson; [[vol. 2, p. 479]] and Elizabeth m. John Low. ARTHUR, Marshfield, only s. of the preced. m. 9 Dec. 1667, Elizabeth d. of Gov. Thomas Prince, tho. he had in 1660, been fin. £5, for mak. propos. to her without assent of the f. had, as Miss Thomas tells, Ebenezer, Thomas, Abraham, and Prince. 

HENRY, Duxbury 1633, may have been br. of the first Arthur, was a grantee of Bridgewater 1645, but did not rem.; d. 1670, leav. wid. Mary, wh. d. 16 June 1674. His will of 28 Nov. 1670, beside w. ment. eight ch. Joseph, Zoeth, John, Samuel, Sarah, Elizabeth Mary, and Abigail. *ISAAC, Middleborough, youngest s. of John, m. Elizabeth d. of George Vaughan, serv. in Philip's war, kept an inn 1684, d. 1724. Whether he had ch. is not told. He was rep. 1689, 90, and 1 at Plymouth, and in 1692, after the chart. of William and Mary, at Boston. *JABEZ, Duxbury, br. of the preced. m. Bethia, only d. of Anthony Thacher, had Jabez, b. 13 Sept. or Nov. 1669; John, wh. d. one day old, 16 Jan. 1673; Bethia, 3 June 1674; Josiah, 6 Aug. 1676; John, again, 26 July 1679; Judah, 7 May 1683, d. at 6 mos.; Seth, 5 Jan. 1685, d. at 3 mos.; Samuel, 24 May 1686; Experience, 19 May 1687, d. soon; and Joseph, 14 Oct. 1692; was a lieut. in the war with Philip, sett. after at Bristol, was rep. 1689 and 90, and kept an inn. He was ancest. in the fourth generat. of the late admirab. John Howland of Providence. α *JOHN, Plymouth, of the ever honored passeng. wh. came in the Mayflower 1620 the latest surviv. exc. John Alden, among the adult males; tho. a minor d. of lsaac Allerton, Mary, wh. m. Elder Thomas Cushman, liv. more than 78 yrs. after the landing. He was a serv. or attend. of Gov. Carver, yet he is in rank the thirteenth signer of the Covenant, 11 Nov. and was reckon. as part of the fam. of Gov. Carver, wh. gave occasion, no doubt, to the vain tradit. prevail. for the last century and a half that his w. Elizabeth was d. of the Gov. who, perhaps, never had a ch. certain. brot. none. Both the Gov. and his w. d. in the first season, and Howland, at the time of their arr. 28 yrs. old, m. Elizabeth d. of John Tilley (wh. with his w. a. soon after landing, leav. only this ch.), we are hardly permit. to doubt, early in 1621, as his ch. John, b. 24 Feb. 1627, and Desire are nam. at the div. of cattle 1627, and he seems to have counted as many heads at the partit. of lds. 1623-4. For correction of the long prevalent error, that he m. a d. of Gov. Carver, we are indebted to Bradford's Hist. formerly part of the N. E. Library of Prince, in the tower of O. s. ch. at Boston, discov. 1855, in the Library of the Bp. of London at Fulham. He was an assist. 3 yrs. so early as 1633-5, and often a rep. and d. 23 Feb. 1673, aged more than 80, and his wid. d. 21 Dec. 1687, aged 80. His will, of 29 Mar 1672, names ten ch. we may hope in the order of b. of each sex, but we are ign. of the exact dates or sequence of any, exc. that John is by it call. eldest, and Isaac, youngest, Jabez, and Joseph; Desire, wh. was [[vol. 2, p. 480]] the first ch. m. 1643, John Gorham and d. 13 Oct. 1683 Hope, w. of John Chipman, as early as 1646; Elizabeth m. 13 Sept. 1649 Ephraim Hicks, and 10 July 1651, John Dickenson; Lydia, w. of James Brown of Swanzey; Hannah, m. a Bosworth, Nathaniel, as by the scrupulous writer of the life of the late John Howland, p. 11, is said and in his will she is nam. Bosworth; and Ruth, m. 7 or 17 Nov. 1664, Thomas Cushman, s. of the Elder. 

JOHN, Barnstable, eldest s. of the preced. m. 26 Oct. 1651, Mary, d. of Robert Lee, had prob. Mary; Elizabeth b. 17 May 1655; Isaac, 25 Nov. 1659; Hannah, 15 May 1661; Mercy, 21 Jan. 1663; Lydia, 9 Jan. 1665; Experience, 18 July 1668; Ann, 9 Sept. 1670; Shubael, 30 Sept. 1672; and John, 31 Dec. 1674. He liv. first at Marshfield, but at B. spent most of his days, was lieut. and selectman. In Apr. 1702, he told Ch. J. Sewall, he was b. 24 Feb. 1627. *JOSEPH, Plymouth, br. of the preced. but not youngest, as sometimes suppos. m. 7 Dec. 1664, Elizabeth only d. of Thomas Southworth but issue is unkn. was rep. 1677. ZOAR, Newport, by w. Abigail, m. Dec. 1656, had Nathaniel, b. 5 Oct. 1657; Benjamin, 8 May 1659; Daniel, July 1661; Lydia, 23 June 1663; Mary, 23 Feb. 1666; Sarah, Apr. 1668; Henry, and Abigail, tw. 30 Aug. 1672. No connex. can be traced with the fam. of the Mayflower celebr. but he must be regard. as an independ. stock, too old to be gr.s. of the first John.

HOWLETT, JOHN, Boston, mariner, d. bef. 1676, when his wid. Susanna sold his est. She was d. of Francis Hudson, had one ch. by H. and m. Edmund Perkins. *THOMAS, Boston 1630, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop went early in 1633 with young John Winthrop to plant Ipswich, freem. 3 Mar. 1634, rep. 1635, m. Alice French of Boston, had Sarah, wh. m. John Cummings; Thomas; and others; was ens. and d. 22 Dec. 1667, leav. wid. Rebecca, wh. d. at Newbury, 1 Nov. 1680; and Samuel, wh. may have been of Topsfield 1661, unless this was the f. A William gr. at Harv. 1727, was d. bef. 1759. He was, prob. a descend.

HOWMAN, JOHN, came, prob. in the fleet with Winthrop req. 19 Oct. 1630 to be made freem. but as the adm. is not found after, perhaps he d. soon, or went home.

HOYLE, JOHN, Marblehead 1674.

HOYT, DAVID, Hadley, s. of Nicholas, m. 1673, Sarah, d. of Thomas Wells, had Samuel, b. 1674, d. young; David, 1676; and his w. d. that yr. He had sec. w. Mary, and third, Abigail, wid. of Joshua Pomeroy, rem. to Deerfield, there was deac. and had b. there Mary, a. 1684; Jonathan, 1685; Sarah, 6 May 1686; Benjamin, 15 Sept 1692; Ebenezer, 21 Aug. 1695; and Abigail, 1 May 1701. On p. 123 of the valu. "Hoyt Fam." pr. 1857, the first w. is call. Mary Wells, the sec. Sarah Wilson; and the b. of Jonathan is giv. as 6 Apr. 1688. I must prefer the authority that makes the first w. Sarah, not Mary. In the assault, by [[vol. 2, p. 481]] the Fr. and Ind. 29 Feb. 1704, he, with his w. and the ch. Jonathan, Sarah, Ebenezer, and Abigail were made prison. and carr. away for Canada, but the youngest was k. on the road, and the deac. perish. of hunger near the lower Cohos; the w. and two elder ch. came back, while Ebenezer remain. in that country. The wid. m. deac. Nathaniel Rice. David the s. was k. on the morning of the surprise, leav. d. Mary. Jonathan was the progenit. of the gent. wh. in our days have in that quarter done honor to the name. 

JOHN, Salisbury 1640, by w. Frances had Frances, b. a. 1636; John, a. 1638; both, perhaps, b. in Eng.; Thomas and Gregory, tw. 1 Jan. 1641; Gregory d. 1 Feb. 1643; Elizabeth b. 23 Feb. 1643; his first w. d. 23 Feb. 1643; by ano. w. whose name was Frances, had Sarah, 16 Jan. 1645, d. 26 Feb. foll.; Mary, 20 Feb. 1646; Joseph, 13 May 1648, d. soon; 2d Joseph, 27 Nov. 1649, d. 24 Jan. 1650; Margaret, 24 Nov. d. 2 Dec. 1653; Naomi, 23 Jan. 1655; Dorothy, 13 Apr. 1656; and Mehitable, 25 Oct. 1664. From Pike's Journal we learn, that he was k. by the Ind. prob. betw. Andover and Haverhill, 13 Aug. 1696. His d. Frances, b. prob. bef. her f. came to S. m. 14 Jan. 1655, John Colby; and Mary m. 19 Dec. 1663, Christopher Bartlett of Newbury. Naomi m. 23 Mar. 1678, John Lovejoy, jr. JOHN, Fairfield 1650, freem. 1664. JOHN, Salisbury, s. of the first John of the same, b. in Eng. m. 23 June 1659, Mary Barnes, eldest d. of William of the same, had William, b. 5 Sept. 1660; Elizabeth 8 Feb. 1662; John, 28 Mar. 1663; Mary, 11 Oct. 1664; Joseph, 14 July 1666; Sarah; Rachel, 28 June 1670; Dorothy, 29 Jan. 1674; Grace, 29 Mar. 1676; and Robert. At Amesbury, where I kn. not any other John, at that time, he is call. jun. when tak. the o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677. JOHN, Norwalk, s. of Walter, m. 14 Sept. 1666, Mary, d. of Henry Lindall, had John, b. 21 June 1669; Samuel, 17 Oct. 1670; Thomas, 5 Jan. 1675; Mary, 1 Sept. 1677; and Deborah, 28 Dec. 1679; perhaps he was of Duxbury 1685. JOHN, Amesbury, s. of the sec. John of Salisbury, by w. Elizabeth had Lydia, b. 15 June 1686; Mary, 5 Mar. 1688; and Daniel, 2 Mar. 1690. He d. 24 Aug. 1691, and his wid. m. 6 Jan. 1693, John Blaisdell. 

JONATHAN, Windsor, s. of Nicholas, m. Sarah, d. of Samuel Pond, rem. a. 1671 to Guilford, there had fam. and d. 21 Mar. 1697, leav. wid. Mary, ch. Jonathan, then aged 24, wh. liv. but 7 yrs. aft.; Mercy, 18; Hannah, 16; and Samuel, 13. JOSEPH, Salisbury, s. of sec. John of the same, m. 5 Oct. 1702, Dorothy Worthen, perhaps d. of Ezekiel of the same, had John, b. 2 July 1703; Mehitable, 25 Nov. 1705; Joseph, 10 Jan. 1708; Ezekiel,. 7 Jan. 1710; Judith, 22 Feb. 1712; Nathan, 16 Feb. 1714; Moses, 23 Mar. 1716; and Dorothy, 23 Aug. 1718; and he d. 1720. MOSES, Fairfield 1658-65 and later, may have been s. of Simon. 

NICHOLAS, Windsor, may have been br. of the preced. m. 2 June, or 12 July 1646, Susanna Joyce, had Samuel, b. 1 May 1647; Jonathan, 7 June 1649; David, 22 Apr. 1651; Daniel, 10 Apr. 1653, wh. d. 1655, as did both his f. and mo.; Samuel [[vol. 2, p. 482]] d. young, unm. and of this stock Jonathan and David alone surv. ROBERT, Amesbury, youngest s. of John the sec. of Salisbury, m. 4 Dec. 1701, Martha Stevens, had Hannah, b. 27 Dec. 1702; and Abigail, 29 May 1705; and by sec. w. m. 17 Mar 1707, Mary Currier, had Martha, 19 May 1708; Mary, 10 Dec. 1709; Theodore, 24 Apr. 1711; Dorothy, 22 Apr. 1714; Aaron, 30 Mar. 1716; Ann, 9 May 1718; and Miriam, 25 June 1720. SIMON, or SIMEON, Dorchester, had been at Charlestown 1629, freem. 18 May 1631, rem. a. 1639 to Windsor (but he had first been at Scituate 1633-6), there with his w. of the earliest mem. of the ch. had Benjamin, 2 Feb. 1645, prob. his youngest ch. as he brot. sev. from Eng. at W. but prob. rem. 1650 to Fairfield, soon after rem. again, to Stamford, and d. 1659. THOMAS, Salisbury, prob. s. of the first John, by w. Mary, d. of William Brown of S. had Thomas; William, b. 19 Oct. 1670, d. in few days; Ephraim, 16 Oct. 1671; John, 5 Apr. 1674; William, again, 8 Apr. 1676; Israel, 16 July 1678; Benjamin, 20 Sept. 1680; Joseph, a. 1684; one d. of wh. we see not the name; and d. Deliverance, 2 May 1688, d. in few days; and, perhaps, by ano. w. He had Mary, 1 Oct. 1690, d. in few wks. He d. 3 Jan. 1691. *WALTER, Windsor, s. of Simon, b. prob. in Eng had John, b. 13 July 1644, and ano. ch. beside, it is said, and Zerubabel, rem. to Norwalk with first sett. a. 1653, was rep. 1658 often to 1681. In rec. of Windsor is "old goody Hoyt," d. 1643, and we may presume she was either mo. of Walter or of Simon. His name is usually Haite or Hayte, but his s. bear the modern spell. WILLIAM, Amesbury, took o. of fidel. 20 Dec. 1677, on being enrol. in the milit. m. 12 Jan. 1688, Dorothy, d. of Samuel Colby, had Elizabeth b. 15 June 1689; Dorothy, 20 July 1691; Abner, 25 Jan. 1693; Mary, 21 Nov. 1694; Susanna, 20 Feb. 1696; Philip, 1 Apr. 1697; William, 15 Aug. 1702; Hope, or Hopestill, a d. 6 Sept. 1704; and Miriam, 31 Oct. 1710, and he d. 19 July 1728. ZERUBABEL, Norwalk, s. of Walter, had Abigail, b. 2 Feb. 1676, and possib. others not found in the rec. The spell. of this name has been deprav. to Hight and more than a dozen other forms. Eleven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at the N. E. coll. beside some, writ. Hoit, at Dart. none at Harv.

HUATT DANIEL, Guilford 1669.

November 2000

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