Elizabeth GORHAM

Female - 1746


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth GORHAM (daughter of Jabez GORHAM and Hannah STURGIS); died 17 Apr 1746.

    Elizabeth — Shubael BAXTER. Shubael (son of Thomas BAXTER and Temperance GORHAM) was born Bef 1687; died 12 Apr 1741. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jabez GORHAM was born 03 Aug 1656, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts (son of John GORHAM and Desire HOWLAND); died Between 16 Mar and 20 Apr 1725, Bristol, Mass. (now Rhode Island).

    Other Events:

    • Will: Between 16 Mar 1724 and 1725
    • Will Proved: 20 Apr 1725
    • Death: 18 May 1725, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island

    Jabez married Hannah STURGIS Abt 1676. Hannah (daughter of Edward STURGIS and Elizabeth HINCKLEY) was born Abt 1654; died 17 Oct 1736, Harwich. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah STURGIS was born Abt 1654 (daughter of Edward STURGIS and Elizabeth HINCKLEY); died 17 Oct 1736, Harwich.
    Children:
    1. Hannah GORHAM was born 23 Dec 1677; died 28 Mar 1682.
    2. Samuel GORHAM was born 15 Apr 1682; died 24 Nov 1735.
    3. Jabez GORHAM was born 31 Jan 1683/4; died Bef 28 Nov 1745; was buried 28 Nov 1745, St. Michael's Cem..
    4. Shubal GORHAM was born 12 Apr 1686; died 1734.
    5. Isaac GORHAM was born 01 Feb 1689.
    6. John GORHAM was born 08 Nov 1690; died Jan 1717.
    7. Joseph GORHAM was born 22 Aug 1692.
    8. Hannah GORHAM was born 21 Feb 1693/4.
    9. Benjamin GORHAM was born 11 Dec 1695.
    10. Thomas GORHAM was born 30 Oct 1701.
    11. 1. Elizabeth GORHAM died 17 Apr 1746.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John GORHAM was born 28 Jan 1620, Benefield, Northamptonshire, England, England; was christened 28 Jan 1621, Benefield, Nrthampton, England (son of Ralph GORHAM and Margaret STEPHENSON); died 05 Feb 1675/6, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts; was buried 15 Feb 1676, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Between 07 Mar 1676 and 1677, Division of Estate

    John married Desire HOWLAND 06 Nov 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Desire (daughter of John HOWLAND and Elizabeth TILLEY) was born Bef 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.; died 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstaple Co.,, Massachusetts; was buried 14 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Desire HOWLANDDesire HOWLAND was born Bef 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass. (daughter of John HOWLAND and Elizabeth TILLEY); died 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstaple Co.,, Massachusetts; was buried 14 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 13 Oct 1623, Plymount, Plymouth, Ma
    • Fact: Between 05 Mar 1683 and 1684, Settlement of Estate

    Children:
    1. Desire GORHAM was born 02 Apr 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachsetts; died 30 Jun 1700, Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
    2. Temperance GORHAM was born 05 May 1646, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 12 Mar 1715, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts .
    3. Elizabeth GORHAM was born 02 Apr 1648, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Between 7 Mar and 5 Mar 1684.
    4. James GORHAM was born 28 Apr 1650, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Between 14 Nov and 09 Dec 1707; was buried 1707, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    5. John GORHAM was born 20 Feb 1652, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 11 Nov 1716, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; was buried , Cobb's Hill Cem, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    6. Joseph GORHAM was born 16 Feb 1654, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; died 09 Jul 1726, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.
    7. 2. Jabez GORHAM was born 03 Aug 1656, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; died Between 16 Mar and 20 Apr 1725, Bristol, Mass. (now Rhode Island).
    8. Mercy GORHAM was born 20 Jan 1658, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; died 24 Sep 1725, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    9. Lydia GORHAM was born 11 Nov 1661, Barnstable, Massachusetts ; died 02 Aug 1744, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; was buried , Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    10. Hannah GORHAM was born 28 Nov 1663, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; died 1728, Cape May, New Jersey.
    11. Shubael GORHAM was born 21 Oct 1667, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; died Between 8 Jul 1749 and 7 Aug 1750, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Edward STURGIS was born Between 1602 and 1607, Hannington, Northampshire, England; was christened 1624, England; died Oct 1695, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

    Edward married Elizabeth HINCKLEY Abt 1621, Northampton, England. Elizabeth was born 1602, Northampton, England; died 14 Feb 1690/1, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth HINCKLEY was born 1602, Northampton, England; died 14 Feb 1690/1, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah STURGIS was born Abt 1654; died 17 Oct 1736, Harwich.
    2. Edward STURGIS, Jr. was born 10 Apr 1642, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; died 08 Nov 1678, Yarmouth, Massachusetts .
    3. Sarah STURGIS was born Abt 1656; died Between 01 May 1728 and 03 Feb 1739, Yarmouth, Mass..


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Ralph GORHAM was born 1575, Benefield, Northampton, England; was christened 28 Jan 1621, Benefield, Northamptonshire, , England (son of James GORHAM and Agnes BERNINGTON); died 1643.

    Ralph married Margaret STEPHENSON 22 May 1610, Benefield, Northamptonshire, England. Margaret was born Abt 1579, Bennefield, Northampton, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Margaret STEPHENSON was born Abt 1579, Bennefield, Northampton, England.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: 8M55-4G

    Children:
    1. Ralph GORHAM was born 1619, Benefield, Northampton, England; died 1643.
    2. 4. John GORHAM was born 28 Jan 1620, Benefield, Northamptonshire, England, England; was christened 28 Jan 1621, Benefield, Nrthampton, England; died 05 Feb 1675/6, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts; was buried 15 Feb 1676, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas GORHAM was born 29 Jun 1626, Benefield, Northampton, England.

  3. 10.  John HOWLANDJohn HOWLAND was born Bef 1592, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England; was christened 16 Jan 1603, Holy Trinity, Ely, Cambridge, England (son of Henry HOWLAND and Anne Margaret AIRES); died 23 Feb 1673, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Hill, Rocky Hook, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 1602, Of, Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire, England
    • Fact: 03 Mar 1672, Inventory taken.
    • Will: 29 May 1672

    Notes:

    Excerpt from Mayflower Increasing: In the Plymouth ChR 1:147, Rev. John Cotton said of him, " he was a good old disciple & had bin sometime a magistrate here, a plaine-hearted christian". Nathaniel Morton wrote, "The 23 February 1672 Mr John Howland Senr of the Towne of Plymouth Deceased hee was a Godly man and an ancient professor in the wayes of Christ hee lived untill hee attained above eighty yearaes in the world he was one of the first Comers into this land and proved a usefull Instrument of Good in his place & was the last man that was left of those that Came over in the ship Called the May Flower that lived in Pkymouth he was with honor intered at the Towne of Plymouth on the 25 February 1672."

    Name:
    American history legend from the voyage of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth Rock in 1620. American children discover John Howland when they learn of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, and the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims' leader Governor William Bradford wrote a first hand account of the Pilgrim history from 1620 to 1647. This account was first published in 1952, and is considered one of the best first hand accounts of any kind on American history. In Bradford's account of the voyage over on the Mayflower, he tells of how John Howland washed overboard in violent storm. Howland was 29 years of age at the time. Howland was able to grab some ropes from the sails and gradually pull himself back on board the ship. This event and Bradford's account of it made John Howland a legend. Howland's name and account has been published in hundreds of publications and in school history books. As myths can grow, the story had changed that he had died and was the first pilgrim to die, thus the oldest burial in the Plymouth cemetery, Burial Hill. In fact, he survived, married and had a number of children with Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and lived to 80 plus, according to his grave stone. His grave stone also states from Plymouth records that he was the last male to die from the original pilgrims of the Mayflower. (bio by: Bruce)


    Inscription:
    Here ended the Pilgrimage of JOHN HOWLAND who died February 23, 1672/3 aged above 80 years. He married Elizabeth daughter of JOHN TILLEY who came with him in the Mayflower Dec. 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. "Here was a godly man and an ancient professor in the ways of Christ. Hee was one of the first comers into this land and was the last man that was left of those that came over in the Shipp called the Mayflower that lived in Plymouth."

    John married Elizabeth TILLEY 25 Mar 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John TILLEY and Joan HURST) was born 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; was christened 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; died 21 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried 01 Jan 1688, Brown Lot, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth TILLEYElizabeth TILLEY was born 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; was christened 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England (daughter of John TILLEY and Joan HURST); died 21 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts; was buried 01 Jan 1688, Brown Lot, Little Neck Cemetery, Riverside, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: 1DR0-GW7
    • AFN: 8WRK-6V
    • Baptism: 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England
    • Will: 17 Dec 1686
    • Will Proved: Between 10 Jan 1687 and 1688
    • Death: 21 Dec 1687, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Name:
    When the Mayflower set sail for the new world in 120, one of the passengers was a thirteen-year-old teenager, Elizabeth Tilley. The daughter of John and Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley, Elizabeth was baptized at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, on 30 August 1607. She died at Swansea, Massachusetts 22 December 1687, at the age of 80. Throughout the seasons of her life, Elizabeth tilley was a first person witness and participant in the settlement of what came to become known as New England and the United States of America...

    Sadly Elizabeth Tilley's parents did not survive the first winter. Historians believe that she subsequently went to live with John Carver and his wife, and it is with this family that John Howland was employed as a servant. However, John Carver died the first spring and his wife, Katherine, died the first summer and so this apparently left John Howland in charge of the Carver household. the Carvers' children died in Leiden and "Howland may have inherited at least a portion of Carver's estate. In 1624 he was considered the head of what was once the Carver household when he was granted an acre for each member of the household including himself, Elizabeth Tilley, Desire Minter and a boy named William Latham."

    The exact marriage date of Elizabeth Tilley to John Howland is unknown. However, the Pilgrim John Howland Society states that,"...in the Division of Cattle in 1627 they were married with two children, Desire and John. If Desire was born in 1624 or 1625 it seems John and Elizabeth were married in March 1623 when Elizabeth was almost 16." John Howland was approximately 15 years her senior based on his date of death at age 80. Their ten children included six daughters and four sons: Desire, John, Jabez, Hope, Elizabeth, Lydia, Ruth, Hannah, Joseph and Isaac. Using an estimated marriage date of 1623, John Howland cared and provided for his then "teenage wife" for approximately 49 years.

    With so little written about Elizabeth Tilley, a review of John Howland's record adds to what can be surmised about her --Elizabeth was John's able partner for life. He took an active role in Plymouth's affairs and became a prominent society member. Also, John Howland was one of the "Undertakers" who assumed the debt of the colony and was in charge of the Plymouth Colony trading post at Cushnoc on the Kennebec River, and he also served as Assistant to the Governor and participated in the founding of the First Parish Church in Plymouth.

    The first house of Elizabeth and John Howland was located on the north side of Leiden Street in Plymouth. A reproduction of this first dwelling can be found at Plimoth Plantation....

    The place that was to become their home for many years was the farm known as Rocky Nook. "This place" (now in the village of Kingston) 'we had a great liking to plant in, but it was so far from our fishing our principal profit and so encompassed with woods that we should be in much danger of the savages, and our number being so little and so much ground to clear,' that they wisely decided to settle on the high cleared lands of the present town of Plymouth, 'so near the sea, so well provided with fresh water, and so fortunately protected against Indian attacks.'" In 1637/8 John Howland acquired three acres of land, a house, barn, out buildings and five acres of adjoining meadow, Rocky Nook Farm. It appears that three of their ten children were born there...

    Information varies with regard to the widow Elizabeth Howland leaving Rocky Nook. However, it is known that she never remarried and went on to live with two of her children. It appears she was in residence with her son, Jabez Howland, in Plymouth from 1674 until his house was sold in 1680. It was then that Elizabeth went to Swansea to live with her daughter, Lydia (Howland) Brown. Sadly the Howlands beloved Rocky Nook Homestead was burned in 1675 during the King Philip's War.....

    While it isn't known how Elizabeth Tilley Howland occupied herself following the death of her husband, there are several interesting articles on the website of the Pilgrim John Howland Society. One article indicates that she kept busy with her numerous grandchildren. Elizabeth's admonition to her children in her Last Will and testament reveals her love of God and family: "I give & commit my soule unto Almighty God my Savior & Redeemer....It is my Will & Charge to all my Children that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peace toward each other."

    Article written by Kathleen M. (Kathy) Myers

    Children:
    1. 5. Desire HOWLAND was born Bef 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.; died 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstaple Co.,, Massachusetts; was buried 14 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. John Joseph HOWLAND was born 24 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 18 May 1699, Barnstable, Mass..
    3. Hope HOWLAND was born 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachsetts; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died 08 Jan 1683/4, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried 09 Jan 1683, Lothrop Hill, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    4. Elizabeth HOWLAND was born Bef 1631, Poss. Maine; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 1691, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York; was buried , Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.
    5. Lydia HOWLAND was born Abt 1633, Poss. Maine; died Between 11 Jan 1710 and 1711; was buried UNKNOWN, Mass..
    6. Hannah HOWLAND was born Abt 1637, Maine; was christened Feb 1641, Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.; died 1687, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts; was buried UNKNOWN, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    7. Joseph HOWLAND was born Abt 1640, Kingston, Massachusetts; was christened Feb 1645, Plymouth, Plymonth, Massachusetts; died Between Jan 1703 and 1704, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    8. Jabez HOWLAND was born 1644, Rocky Nook, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was christened , Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 07 Apr 1708, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island; was buried 21 Feb 1712, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.
    9. Ruth HOWLAND was born Abt 1646, Kingston, Massachusetts; was christened Abt 1646, Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.; died Between 29 May 1672 and 16 Oct 1679; was buried UNKNOWN, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    10. Isaac HOWLAND was born 15 Nov 1649, Kingston, Massachusetts; was christened Nov 1649, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 09 Mar 1723 and 1724, Middleboro, Massachusetts; was buried , The Green Cem..