Lieut Jabez Howland

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Lieut Jabez Howland

  • Birth 1644 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 1712 Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 54954305

JABEZ, 8th known child of John & Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, was born about 1644 (deposed on 19 July 1680 aged 36 years. He married by 1669 Bethiah Thatcher, daughter of Anthony Thatcher (eldest child b. Plymouth 15 November 1669.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.

Jabez and his wife, Bethiah (Thatcher) Howland died in Bristol, MA not in Rhode Island.
Bristol was a town of Massachusetts until the Crown transferred it to the Rhode Island Colony in 1747, which is after their dates of death.
Rounds, H. L Peter, Compl., Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Publishing Co., Inc., 1987
p. 55:
Will of JABEZ HOWLAND of Brist., Blacksmith, dtd. 14 May 1708, prob. 21 Feb. 1711/2. Wife Bethiah. Son Jabez is Exec. with his mother. Mentions "my four sons" [not named[. Witns: Dan Throop, William Martin & John Cary [3:82[.
p. 60
Inv. of Est. of JABEZ HOWLAND of Brist., dtd. 6 Feb. 1711/2, pres. by Mrs. Bethiah Howland, his widow, & by Jabez Howland, son, Execs. Aprs: Simon Davis, Samuel Gallap & John Cary [3:154/5].
p. 61
Acct. of Bethia Howland & Jabez Howland of Bristl., Esecs. of Est. of JABEZ HOWLAND of Brist., dtd. 24 July 1713 -[3:157/8[.
p. 68
Agrmt. btwn. Jabez, Josiah, Samuel & Joseph (youngest) Howland, all of Brist., sons of JABEZ HOWLAND of Brist., abt. div. of Est., excepting for what their mother Methiah Howland keeps in her own hands. Nathan Townsend, only son of our only sister Elizabeth Townsend dcd., late wife of Nathan Townsend of Newport. Dtd. 26 Nov. 1714. Witns: William Munro & Joseph Wardall [3:238/9/40].


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Gravesite Details The markers are cenotaphs and appear to not be the place of burial for Jabez. Perhaps he is buried with his wife in the East Burial Ground. His wife is in East Burial Ground, Bristol, Bristol County, RI which, at the time of her death was in MA

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  • Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 14 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54954305
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Jabez Howland (1644–21 Feb 1712), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54954305, ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) Unknown.