Lieutenant Edward HOWE

Male 1573 - 1639  (65 years)


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  • Name Edward HOWE 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Born 12 Jun 1573  Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigratn 19 Sep 1635  ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • According to Hotten's List of the Early Emigrants, Edward Howe embarked on the "Truelove" for New England on the 19th of Sept. 1635. The names and ages as they appear on the list are "Edward How, husbandman, aged 60; Elizabeth, aged 50; Jeremie, aged 21; Sara, aged 12; Ephraim, aged 9; Isaac, aged 7; Wm., aged 6.
    Reference Number 19850 
    Reference Number S 1536 
    Died 16 Apr 1639  Lynn, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Edward Howe was a farmer, and was admitted a freeman in 1636. He was a representative in seven sessions of the General Court, and a member of the Quarterly Court in 1637. He died suddenly in April, 1639. After the court was ended at Boston, having dined in his usual health, he went to the river side, to pass over to Charlestown, and while waiting for the ferry boat, fell dead on shore. He is said to have been "a Godly man." (History of Lynn)
    Person ID I19850  mm
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2008 

    Father William HOWE,   d. 21 Apr 1620, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary NEWMAN 
    Married 14 Oct 1562  Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth UNKNOWN,   b. 1585, London, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1672  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Y  [3
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah HOWE,   b. 1614, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1689/90  (Age 76 years)
     2. Joseph HOWE,   b. Abt 1616, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah HOWE,   b. Abt 1623, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ephraim HOWE,   b. Abt 1626, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1680  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. Isaac HOWE,   b. Abt 1628, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. William HOWE,   b. 1629, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1573 - Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigratn - 19 Sep 1635 - ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 1639 - Lynn, Essex, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Edward came to America in 1635 at the age of 60. Edward Howe with his wife and five children embarked on the "Truelove" for New England on the19th of September, 1635. The names as they appeared on the list are as follows: Edward How, husbandman, aged 60, Elizabeth, aged 56, Jeremie,aged 21, Sara, aged 12, Ephraim, aged 9, Isaac, aged 7, William, aged 6.
      On reaching this country, they settled in what is now known as Lynn,Mass. He was admitted freeman December 8, 1636. He was a man of much ability, of good report, and a highly respected citizen. He was chosen deputy to the General Court in 1638, and in the same year, his name appeared on the list of land-owners in Lynn, as having 210 acres. He died very suddenly in April 1639, and his widow was appointed by the General Court to administer his estate on May 22, 1639.
      Of Edwards ancestry we have little information. It has been a longstanding tradition in the family that he came from London, England, and there seems to be strong support in the foundation of this tradition.There may have been other Howes in Lynn prior to 1635 but little is known of them. Much of the information concerning the Howe families of Lynn are surrounded in vague traditions and suppositions, and it is largely owing to the fact that the records of Lynn, for the first sixty years are missing. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S618] Sanders Family File, Compiler: Sanders, Robert M., (2007).

    2. [S661] Howe Genealogies, Howe, Daniel Wait, (Record Publishing Company, Haverhill, Mass, 1929).

    3. [S554] Douglas Family File, Compiler: Douglas, Lorraine, (2003).