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About meJohn Howland (~1599 - 23 February 1672/3), Mayflower passenger, signer of the Mayflower Compact, and early settler of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.

Howland traveled to MA as the indentured servant of Plymouth governor John Carver, becoming a freeman in 1621 following Carver's death. He held various local offices, and was deputy to the Plymouth General Court from 1641-1655 and in 1658.

Howland married fellow passenger Elizabeth Tilley; the pair had ten children and 88 grandchildren (many of whose probate inventories also include books).

About my libraryHowland's small library is given as documented in his probate inventory, taken 3 March 1672/3 and exhibited in court 5 March 1672/3. The eleven books are valued at £2, out of a total inventory valued at £157/8/8.

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GroupsLibraries of Early America

Real nameJohn Howland

LocationPlymouth, MA

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 6, 2011

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