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1584 "Edward Howell was baptized the 26th of July" at Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [1] [2]

1616 Edward Howell and Frances Paxton were married on April 7 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England. [3] "Reverend Peter Bulkeley, the minister who performed the ceremony, ... was a contemporary, within two years, of Edward. ... Bulkeley and some members of his family sailed to America on the Susan and Ellen in 1635, settling first in Lynn, Massachusetts, where Edward also settled." [4]

1618/19 "Henry Howell son of Edward Howell, Gent, bapt. 20 December 1619" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [5] [6]

1619 "Henry Howell sonne of Edward Howell was buried 29 August 1619" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [7] [8]

1620/21 Dorothie Howell daughter of Edward howell was baptized on 20 February in marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [9]

1622 "Margaret Howell daughter of Edward Howell was baptized the 24th of November" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [10] [11]

1624 "John Howell sonne of Edward Howell Gent bapt. the 28th day of November" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [12] [13]

1626 "Edward Howell sonne of Edward Howell Gent. bap. fourth day of September" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [14] [15]

1628 Margerye Howell "daughter of Edward Howell Gent" was baptized the 4th of June in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [16] [17]

1629 "Richard Howell son of Edward How . . [illegible] . . " in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [18] [19]

1630 "Francis Howell wife of Edward Howell Gent was buried 2 of July" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [20]

16[31/?]32 Henry Howell, son of Edward Howell, was buried 16 March 1632 in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England.

1632 "[Arthur] sonne of Edward Howell Gent was baptized September 1632" in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [21] [22]

1633/34 Edmond son of Edward Howell was baptized on 26 Janurary in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. [23]

1638 Edward Howell sold Westbury Manor to Richard Francis on June 8. [24] [25]

This Indenture made the eight day of June in the fourteenth yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles" "between Edward Howell of Grewelthorpe in the county of York, gent., of the one part, and Richard Francis of Marsh Gibbonin the county of Bucks, yeoman, witnesseth: that the said Edward Howell for and in consideration of the sum of £1,600 to him paid by the said Francis hath bargained and sold all the manor of Westbury with all the rights, etc., lying and being in Marsh Gibbon, etc., to have and to hold to the use of the said Rich. Francis, his heirs and assigns forever,

1638/39 "Mr. Edward Howell" took the oath of a freeman at the general court of the colony of Massachusetts on March 14. [26]

1639/40 On 10 March, Edward Howell and others entered into an agreement with Daniel Howe about "The Disposal of the Vessell", and transportation of goods. [27] [28] Daniel Howe, several times chosed to represent Lynn in Massachusetts, took charge of the vessel, obtained by the first band at Lynn, composed of Edward Howell, Allen Bread, and others. [29]

1644 "In the articles agreed to on May 30, 1644, for Southampton's union with the Connecticut Colony of Hartford, the names of Edward Howell, John Gosmer, and John Moore are recited as the representatives of Southampton." [30]

1644/45 "Articles of an Agreement between Mr. Edward Howell Gent, & the Towne of Southampton Ian 7, 1644. The aboue sayd Edward Houell doth promise to build for himselfe to supply the necesities of the Towne a sufficient mill at Meacoxe upon these consideracons following." [31]

Imps That the Town of Southampton doc giue & graunt vnto ye sayd Edward Howell and his heires for ouer, fforty Acres of land neer vnto the sayd mill in some convenient place there vnto Adioyning.
2 That ye said Towne eyther build a sufficient dam for the sayd intended mill, or else to allowe 4 dayes work of a man that hath a lott on the west side of the towne, or else so much in value by their Teames and two dayes worke tor euery one that hath a lott on the south east side of the towne, and to bring, such tooles as they shall be appoynted, and to come to worke at two dayes warneing.
3 That the Towne of Southampton doe laye ye mill-stones at the place where the mill wright shall appoynt for ye sayd mill at Meacoxe,
4 That the sayd towne vpon the consideracons above sayd doe freely giue the sayd Edward Howell his heires and assigns a payre of mill stones as his lawfull propriety.
5 That every one in the sayd towne from 16 yeares old to 60 (except Magistrate Minister Miller and heardsmen) in their own persons shall bee ready so often in the yeare to cutt open sul?ciently a gutt at meacoxe, at suee tyme & tymes as ye Magistrate or Magistrates shall giue warneing, and the owner of the mill to be helpfull as well as others, except as aforesayd.
6 That noe person shall set vp any ware or wares in the millstreame within ten poles of the sayd mill nor fish within ten poles of the sayd mill nor in the mill pond.

1649 Edw. Howell, Gent. was named on "A List of Freemen inhabiting the towne of Southampton, March ye 8th, 1649". [32]

1655 On October 6, "At the said Cort it was granted vnto Mrs Ellinor Howell that she should have the administration of all the goods belonging vnto Mr Edward Howell deceased." [33] [34]

Research Notes:

Edward Howell was the founder of Southampton, Long Island, New York. [Genealogies of Long Island Families from the NYGBR, Henry B. Hoff, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co.,1987, p 203-209] See also [35]

The Howells were a family holding large tracts of land in Buckinghamshire, England. Edward was living at Stewellthorpe in York County in 1639 and sold the Manor of Westbury, his large estate in Buckinghamshire, to Richard Francis of Marsh Gibbon for 1,600 pounds on June 8, 1639. The Manor had been purchased by Edward's grandfather William in 1536 during the reign of King Henry VIII. He then set sail for New England with his family and others who wanted more religious freedom. They landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639, then moved on to Lynn where Edward (Freeman, Mar. 1640) had a grant of 500 acres of land. With a group of men (Edmond Farrington, Edmond Needham, Thomas Sayre, Job Sayre, George Welbe, Henry Walton, Josiah Stanborough, Daniel Howe, ALlen Breed, John Cooper, Thomas Halsey, John Farrington, William Harker, Philip Kirtland, Thomas Newell, Richard Odell, Thomas Terry, Nathaniel Kirtland, and Thomas Farrington), Edward purchased (deed 17 Apr 1640) a tract of land on Long Island from James Farrett, agent for William Alexander, Earl of Sterling. Edward Howell was Governor's Assistant of the Ct. Colony 1647-1653, a magistrate and member of the Legislature. Edward's land included a lively stream which emptied into Mecox Bay. He built a grist mill that was still standing in the town of Water Mill in 1968. [Descendants of Edward Howell, Emma Howell Ross, 1968 and David Faris, revised 2nd edition, 1985] See also [36]


Footnotes:

[1] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[2] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 50, states date as 20th July, [GoogleBooks].

[3] England Marriages, 1538–1973, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[4] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 218.

[5] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 50, states date as 20 March, [GoogleBooks].

[6] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[7] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, states date as 20 August, [GoogleBooks].

[8] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[9] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[10] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[12] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, states date as 20th day of November, [GoogleBooks].

[13] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[14] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, [GoogleBooks].

[15] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[16] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, [GoogleBooks].

[17] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 217.

[18] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, [GoogleBooks].

[19] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 218, states "sheet torn" (no date liste).

[20] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, [GoogleBooks].

[21] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 51, does not state month, [GoogleBooks].

[22] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 218.

[23] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 218.

[24] Effingham P. Humphrey, "Corrections and Additions: Howell" New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 106 (1975), 217-220 at 218, citing Close Roll 14 Carolus 1, pt. 19, No. 18.

[25] George R. Howell, "Howell Genealogical Items," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 28 (1897), 50-52, at 85, citing Close Roll 14 Carolus 1, pt. 19, No. 18, but incorreclty giving the year as 1639, [GoogleBooks].

[26] Lucius R. Page, "List of Freemen," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3 (1849), 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, and 345-352 at 96, C.R., Vol. I, p. 196, [HathiTrust].

[27] G. R. Howell, "Long Island Early Affairs," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 15 (1861), 129-132, at 129, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[28] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 399, [HathiTrust].

[29] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 25, [HathiTrust].

[30] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 26, [HathiTrust].

[31] Henry P. Hedges, William S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster, The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton (Sag Harbor, NY: John H. Hunt, 1874), 40-41, [HathiTrust].

[32] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 402, citing Liber A, No. 1, Southampton, L.I, [HathiTrust].

[33] Henry P. Hedges, William S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster, The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton (Sag Harbor, NY: John H. Hunt, 1874), 109, [HathiTrust].

[34] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 35, [HathiTrust].

[35] William S. Pelletreau, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, Vol. 3 (New York: Lewis Publishing, 1907), 203, [HathiTrust].

[36] James W. Moore, Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and Some of His Descendents (Raston, Penn.: Chemical Publ. Co., 1903), 34, [HathiTrust].