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Thomas Howes

Thomas Howes

Male Abt 1590 - 1665  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Thomas Howes  [1
    Born Abt 1590  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from age at death
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1638  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 26 Sep 1665  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Oct 1665  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Howes Burial Ground, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Howes and Mary Burr HS
    Thomas Howes and Mary Burr HS
    Thomas Howes HS 2
    Thomas Howes HS 2
    Thomas Howes HS 3
    Thomas Howes HS 3
    Howes Cemetery 3
    Howes Cemetery 3
    Howes Burial Ground, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
    Notes 
    • Thomas HOWES b. circa 1590 England, exact location unknown
      Birth year based on age at death which was stated to be aged 75 in 1665.[ Source-"The New England Historical & Genealogical Register" by the NEHGR p. 495. 1893]
      Emigrated- 1637- England to Salem, MA. First appears in the court records, Essex County, MA., in Sept. 1638, where he is sued for trespass, the jury finding for the plaintiffs, [ source 7 Essex Inst. Hist. Colls.pp. 187-188 and 3 Essex Antiquarian pp.
      , 81 85, 126
      Death- Sources-Thomas died between 6 Oct. 1665 [ date of acknowledgment of his will] and 18 Oct 1665, date of his inventory [ 6 Mayflower Descendant vol. 127; pp.230-235] [ 59 New England Register pp.,. 217-18]
      Burial- no grave found
      Will dated 26 Sep. 1665/6
      Inventory of his personal estate taken by his widow, 2-26-1665-66. It amounted to 242 pounds 14 shillings and mentioned 23 pounds 19 shillings, 3 ½ pence of debts to be paid. Included in the inventory were 2 Bibles, and other books appraised at 2 pounds
      Source- [ 2 Plymouth Colony Records; 33 Mayflower Descendant, 159]

      Will proved 3-7-1665/66. source- [ 3 Plymouth Colony Deeds 106,167, 6 MF 232]

      Division of real estate- 2-9-1667/8. Division made by his 3 sons
      Source-[ 3 Plymouth Colony Deeds, pp. 106 & 167]

      Plaque by Howes burial ground reads:
      1665 HOWES BURIAL GROUND 1986

      Here lies buried among their progeny
      Thomas Howes and wife, Mary (Burr)
      First of the name in this country
      English immigrants to Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1637
      Original settlers of this town in 1639
      Their homestead farm adjoined this burying ground

      Their descendants have supported this community and this country
      for twelve generations

      Dennis Historical Commission
      2001 A. D.
      Gift of The Howes Family Association
      See: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=howes&GSiman=1&G Ssr=121&GScid=91126&GRid=8514990& for pictures of the monument

      Following note appears courtesy of Al Howes - perhaps this is Thomas and Mary Burr?: 'Gleanings From English Records About N. E. Familys' - Henry Waters,D.M. (R929.1 E5 Pg. 65 Salem, Ma. 1862)
      QUOTE: "Taken from the registry of the Bishop of London extract from marriage Licenses granted by Bishop of London 1598 - 1639.
      Oct. 4 1630 THOMAS HOWE OF ST. DUNSTAN'S IN THE WEST, YEOMAN, BATCHELOR AND MARY CAMPE OF KELVEDON, ESSEX, MAIDEN, AGED 21, AT HER OWN DISPOSING, AT ST. FAITH'S [Yeoman is 'Planter,Farmer]
    Person ID I19201  ONS
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2019 

    Family Mary Burr,   b. Abt 1603,   d. 9 Dec 1695, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married Bef 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Howes,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1694/95, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +2. Thomas Howes,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1676, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Jeremiah Howes,   b. 1637, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1708, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F8398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1590 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1631 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1638 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 26 Sep 1665 - Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1665 - Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Howes Burial Ground, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S96] Al Howes.

    2. [S406] Howes Genealogy, Joshua Crowell Howes, revised by Col. Bob Howes, (1892, revised in 2006).