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Name Margaret X
Birth 1575, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Death Jul 1629, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Private Note Ancestor of 4 U. S. Presidents
Birth 1564, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Death 17 May 1635, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Occupation Yeoman
Private Note Ancestor of 4 U. S. Presidents
Marriage abt 1589, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Children John (1592-1673)
Notes for Henry (Spouse 1)
Source: JOHN HOWLAND OF THE MAYFLOWER, Volume 1, The First Five Generations, Documented Descendants through his first child Desire Howland and her husband...
Author: Elizabeth Pearson White
Publication: Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1990

Source: Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, Vol. II
Fen Stanton is about 1-2 miles south of St. Ives, near to Huntingdon, in the area northwest of Cambridge. Huntingdonshire county no longer exists.
" Howland " was a location phrase for ' Land at the ancient burial mound '. This alluded to a prehistoric tomb where the ancestors farmed. The Howland coat-of-arms, granted in 1584, has two black bars below three blackrampant lions on a silver shield.
Buried in church cemetery in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England
Henry Howland, of the Parish of Fenny Stanton (Fen Stanton now known as Fenstanton, nine miles north of Cambridge,England) Huntingdonshire, was a yeoman who died at Fen Stanton on 17 May 1635. His wife, Margaret, was buried at Fen Stanton, 31 July 1629. They had seven children: Arthur, John, Margaret, Humphrey, George, Simon and Henry. In 1963, the John Howland Society of Plymouth, MA, erected a bronze tablet in the Fenstanton Church "In memory of HENRY HOWLAND who was buried in the churchyard of this parish on 17th May 1635 - Father of John Howland a pilgrim to America on the Mayflower 1620." Erected by the Pilgrim Hohn Howland Society 17th May 1966
The "Old Colony Howlands" descend from his three sons: Arthur, John and Henry. Arthur and Henry came in either the FORTUNE in 1621 or the ANN 1623 (per "Certain Comeovers" by Henry Howland Crapo, Volumne I.) Their brother John was the first of the family to reach America, coming on the original MAYFLOWER.
While there is no verification, possibly due to the state of panic caused in England at this time by the epidemic of plague (Black Death) at the time, many researchers believe that most of the Howland family that stayed in England died of the plague and possibly the only survivors were the three brothers (John, Arthur and Henry) who immigrated to America.
parents could be John Howland and Emma Revell, "The lineage from this John Howland was at one time thought to include the Mayflower passenger as a grandson of this John. That part was supposedly disproved, but part of that lineage matches what we have here. It is best to look at this part ofthe lineage with a grain of salt, but if further corroborqative evidence comes along, there is more herein."
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