Elizabeth <I>Tilley</I> Howland

Elizabeth Tilley Howland

Henlow, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England
Death 21 Dec 1687 (aged 80)
Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Brown family plot
Memorial ID 21561583 View Source

Original Mayflower Passenger. Wife of Mayflower Passenger John Howland. Elizabeth was orphaned in the New World, at the age of thirteen, after her parents died the first winter in Plymouth.

Bio by: Thomas Mick


“Here ends the pilgrimage of
Elizabeth Tilley Howland
who died Wednesday 31
December 1687 at home of her daughter
Lydia & husband James Brown
in Swansea. Elizabeth married
Pilgrim John Howland who came
with her in the Mayflower December 1620.
From them are descended a
numerous posterity.”

In Elizabeth’s will the following
inspiring language is used:

“It is my will and charge to all my
Children that they walk in the fear
of the Lord and in Love and Peace
toward each other.”

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