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Family Spotlight  - John HOWLAND

The Scotch word howe, meaning hollow or dell, may be the origin of the name. Among the names of "those who came over first in the Mayflower in the year 1620, and were, by the blessing of God, the first beginners and founders of the Settlements and Colonies of New England, with their - families" the names being "written down, A. D. 1650," there were, according to Governor Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement (337), just quoted: John Carver; Katharine, his wife; Desire Minter; Two men servants, John Howland and Roger Wilder; A boy, William Latham; A maid servant; A child who was put under his charge, called jasper More Goodwin, in The Pilgrim Republic (59), comments: "For instance, Howland is mentioned as 'servant' to Carver; but a man of Howland's character and standing would hardly have 'served' except as secretary or general man of affairs. . . . So Brewster is described by Bradford as having been in youth the 'servant' of Davison, by which is clearly meant what we should call a 'private secretary.' "    read more ...

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