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Note for:   George Aretas Brown,   31 MAY 1882 - 1 MAR 1947         Index

     Place:   Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

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Note for:   Harold Mills Crockett,   11 AUG 1884 - 1 MAY 1970         Index

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     SSN Death Index
1880 US Census - Maine

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Note for:   James C. Crockett,   20 DEC 1803 - 30 DEC 1863         Index

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     The 1850 Census for Vinalhaven, Maine shows - James Crocket Jr. age 46 farmer b in Maine, wife Lucy age 40 b in Maine, Samuel Y age 20 Fisherman, Eliza age 18, Walden Y age 16 fisherman, Lydia age 15, Mary Y age 13, Robert age 9, Eley age 9, Philamalia ? age 6, Hannah age 6, James Wage 4, George Wage 2, Charles E age 1/12, Hiram H Crockett age 23 fisherman Wife Rebecca age 21

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Note for:   James Crockett,   27 APR 1777 - 14 JUN 1851         Index

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     The 1850 census for Vinalhaven, Maine shows - James Crockett ag e 73 and Lois Norton age 43. I am assuming she was a caregiver.

Called age 74 on tombstone. He was believed to have a 640 acre grant fro m the Gov. on Vinalhaven

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Note for:   John Young,   1621 - 28 JAN 1690/91         Index

     Date:   1624
     Place:   MA

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     [WILL OF JOHN YOUNG, SR.] [p. 41] The will of John Young, Senior, of Eastham, was made 19 January, 1688/9, and proved 21 April, 1691. Wife Abigail Young and son Henry Young were to be executors. Bequests were made as follows: To "wife Abigail young my whole estate Real and personal during ye time of her widdohood" To "my Son John young five acres of upland Lying neare ye south side of ye Cove Comonly Called youngs Cove"; To "my two sons Joseph and Nathaniel young ten shillings a peece" To "my Son David young all that upland that is mine where he now lives" To "my Son Robirt young that parcel of upland which I bought of Thomas paine except one small field called ye point ffield against Timothy Coles and one Bed and Beding" To "my son Henry young all my housing and all that upland that

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Note for:   Henry Howland,   25 NOV 1604 - 17 JAN 1670/71         Index

     Date:   1621
     Place:   Came to America on the ship "Fortune" in 1621

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     Came to America on the ship "Fortune" in 1621 and was a staunch Puritan. He was declared a Freeman in 1633. He was one of the earliest settlers of Duxbury. In 1643, he was a private in the Duxbury Company serving under Captain Miles Standish. he was highly regarded within Plymouth colony as a man of thrift, courage, uprightness and faith in the divine one. However, in 1657 he joined the Society of Friends(Quakers) and refused to serve on the Grand inquest. He and his family remained Quakers and were persecuted for their unwillingness to the Pilgrim's religion, participate in wars,or to take oaths of allegiance to civil governments. He was frequently fined for entertaining Quakers.

Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of Henry Howland

Lived in early Plymouth Colony, as record shows he sold a cow in 1624. He evidently came to Plymouth Colony in spring of 1624 on a voyage that returned Mr. Winslow from a trip back to England. We know this because on this voyage 3 cows and a bull were brought to Plymouth - the very first cattle to be brought into this part of America, and Henry must have brought or bought in at least one of them as he was listed as owning a cow in 1624. He also was listed in London on roll of Draper's Company in 1623. Brother John had came on the Mayflower in 1620. Henry appears on 1st pp Vol 1. of court records of New Plymouth list of freemen in 1633. One of substantial landholders and a freeman ,he lived on Bay side near Love Brewster in 1633. He and others name below were prominent in a group that opposed strongly the extremely strict position of the Pilgrims against other religious groups as Quakers and Baptists, and was brought before court in 1657 for entertaining Quakers in his house, and for 2 years was disfranchised of the freedom of the colony on account of his repeated acts. In 1660 he was fined 4 pounds for same. Note, this charge also named John Smith, Jr, wife Deborah, Howland Smith, Goodwife Howland (wife of Henry) Zoeth Howland (son of Henry) his wife; Arthur Howland (brother) and his wife. Hatty Green and Colonel Green, famous NY wealthy NY people and four US presidents were descended from Henry Howland. Note Bishop Richard Henry Howland was granted a coat of arms by Queen Elizabeth on June 10 1584, check this. Henry had a fine record of integrity, thrift, and faith.

On 1 May 1660 Henry Howland was charged with entertaining another man's wife in his house after her husband had complained to him, and for permitting a Quaker meeting in his house and entertaining a foreign Quaker. He stiffly denied the first charge, and the court noted that the evidence "did not appeer to make it out," but he was convicted on the Quaker charges. On the same day Lt. Samuel Nash complained against Howland for stopping up a highway (PCR 3:186). On 2 October 1660 he was fined 4 for twice having Quaker meetings at his house (PCR 3:201). On 3 June 1668 he was a highway surveyor for Duxbury (PCR 4:181). He made his will 28 November 1670, inventory 14 January 1670/71, and he named his wife Mary (her surname is not known; they were possibly married in England), his sons Zoeth, Joseph, John, and Samuel, and his daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Abigail (MD 19:32). An article by Robert S. Wakefield and the late Robert M. Sherman, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Mass., 1633, His Children and His Grandchildren," will appear in a forthcoming issue of NGSQ.

The Fortune

The ship Fortune arrived at Plymouth on November 9, 1621, just a few weeks after the First Thanksgiving. This passenger list is based on the 1623 Division of Land, the passenger list compiled by Charles Edward Banks in Planters of the Commonwealth, and by the information found in Eugene Aubrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and its People, 1620-1691.

Fortune Passenger List

John Adams
William Basset
Elizabeth Basset (Wife)
William Beale
Jonathan Brewster
Elizabeth Basset (Wife)
Clement Briggs
Edward Bumpas
John Cannon
William Conner
Robert Cushman
Thomas Cushman (Son)
Philipe de la Noye
Steven Deane
Thomas Flavell & Son
______ Ford
Martha Ford (Wife)
Thomas Flavell & Son Martha Ford (daughter)
John Ford (son)
Robert Hickes
William Hilton
Bennet Morgan
Thomas Morton
Austen Nicolas
William Palmer
William Palmer (son)
William Pitt
Thomas Prence
Moses Simonson
Hugh Statie
James Steward
William Tench
John Winslow
William Wright

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Note for:   Zoeth Howland,   1636 -          Index

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     He was originally a Puritan but converted to a Quaker. He was fined in 1657 for holding Quaker meetings in his home. He was sentenced to Stocks "for speaking approviously of the ministers of Gods Word". Killed by Indians at Pocaset

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Note for:   Nathaniel Howland,   5 AUG 1657 - 3 MAR 1722/23         Index

Individual Note:
     He was a Quaker and was one of the foremost remarkable men of his day with considerable activity in social, religious, business, and political affairs. He was frequently a town selectman (in charge of town affairs).

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Note for:   John Howland,   14 APR 1687 -          Index

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     He was a zelous Quaker, He shingled the old Apponegansett Meeting House in 1733. He died from being kicked by a horse.

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Note for:   Prince Howland,   20 DEC 1757 -          Index

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     He fought in the Revolutionary War as a private in the 3rd regiment.

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Note for:   John Howland,   ABT 1599 - 24 FEB 1672/73         Index

     Date:   11 NOV 1620
     Place:   Came to America on the Mayflower

Individual Note:
     Mayflower Passenger


The Last Will and Testament of mr John howland of Plymouth late Deceased, exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fift Day of March Anno Dom 1672 on the oathes of mr Samuell ffuller and mr William Crow as followeth

Know all men to whom these prsents shall Come That I John howland senir of the Towne of New Plymouth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England in America, this twenty ninth Day of May one thousand six hundred seaventy and two being of whole mind, and in Good and prfect memory and Remembrance praised be God; being now Grown aged; haveing many Infeirmities of body upon mee; and not Knowing how soon God will call mee out of this world, Doe make and ordaine these prsents to be my Testament Containing herein my last Will in manor and forme following;

Imp I Will and bequeath my body to the Dust and my soule to God that Gave it in hopes of a Joyfull Resurrection unto Glory; and as Concerning my temporall estate, I Dispose thereof as followeth;

Item I Doe give and bequeath unto John howland my eldest sonne besides what lands I have alreddy given him, all my Right and Interest To that one hundred acres of land graunted mee by the Court lying on the eastern side of Tauton River; between Teticutt and Taunton bounds and all the appurtenances and privilidges Therunto belonging, T belonge to him and his heirs and assignes for ever; and if that Tract should faile, then to have all my Right title and Interest by and in that Last Court graunt to mee in any other place, To belonge to him his heires and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all those my upland and Meadow That I now posesse at Satuckett and Paomett, and places adjacent, with all the appurtenances and privilidges, belonging therunto, and all my right title and Interest therin, To belonge to him his heires and assignes for ever,

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Jabez howland all that my one peece of land that I have lying on the southsyde of the Mill brooke, in the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid; be it more or lesse; and is on the Northsyde of a feild that is now Gyles Rickards senir To belonge to the said Jabez his heirs and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto Isacke howland my youngest sonne all those my uplands and meddows Devided and undivided with all the appurtenances and priviliges unto them belonging, lying and being in the Towne of Middlebery, and in a tract of Land Called the Majors Purchase near Namassakett Ponds; which I have bought and purchased of William White of Marshfeild in the Collonie of New Plymouth; which may or shall appeer by any Deed or writinges Together with the aformentioned prticulares To belonge to the said Isacke his heirs and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Isacke howland the one halfe of my twelve acree lott of Meddow That I now have att Winnatucsett River within the Towne of Plymouth aforsaid To belonge to him and said Isacke howland his heires and assignes for ever,

Item I Will and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howland the use and benifitt of my now Dwelling house in Rockey nooke in the Township of Plymouth aforsaid, with the outhousing lands, That is uplands uplands [sic] and meddow lands and all appurtenances and privilidges therunto belonging in the Towne of Plymouth and all other Lands housing and meddowes that I have in the said Towne of Plymouth excepting what meddow and upland I have before given To my sonnes Jabez and Isacke howland During her naturall life to Injoy make use of and Improve for her benifitt and Comfort;

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph howland after the Decease of my loveing wife Elizabeth howland my aforsaid Dwelling house att Rockey nooke together with all the outhousing uplands and Medowes appurtenances and privilidges belonging therunto; and all other housing uplands and meddowes appurtenances and privilidges That I have within the aforsaid Towne of New Plymouth excepting what lands and meadowes I have before Given To my two sonnes Jabez and Isacke; To belong to him the said Joseph howland To him and his heires and assignes for ever;

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Desire Gorum twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath To my Daughter hope Chipman twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dickenson twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Browne twenty shillings

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter hannah Bosworth twenty shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Cushman twenty shillings

Item I give to my Grandchild Elizabeth howland The Daughter of my son John howland twenty shillings

Item my will is That these legacyes Given to my Daughters, be payed by my exequitrix in such species as shee thinketh meet;

Item I will and bequeath unto my loveing wife Elizabeth howland, my Debts and legacyes being first payed my whole estate: vis: lands houses goods Chattles; or any thing else that belongeth or appertaineth unto mee, undisposed of be it either in Plymouth Duxburrow or Middlbery or any other place whatsoever; I Doe freely and absolutly give and bequeath it all to my Deare and loveing wife Elizabeth howland whom I Doe by these prsents, make ordaine and Constitute to be the sole exequitrix of this my Last will and Testament to see the same truely and faithfully prformed according to the tenour therof; In witness whereof I the said John howland senir have heerunto sett my hand and seale the aforsaid twenty ninth Day of May, one thousand six hundred seaventy and two 1672

Signed and sealed in the

prsence of Samuel ffuller John Howland

William Crow And a seale

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Note for:   Elizabeth Tilley,   30 AUG 1607 - 21 DEC 1687         Index

     Date:   11 NOV 1620
     Place:   Came to America on the Mayflower

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Note for:   Thomas Crockett,   13 JAN 1605/06 - ABT 1678         Index

     Date:   1640
     Place:   Ferry Operator

     Date:   ABT 1633
     Place:   on a ship called the Pied Cow

Individual Note:
     MIGRATION: 1633
REMOVES: Kittery, York 1652, Kittery
OCCUPATION: Ferryman (on 27 June 1648 York Court ordered that "Thomas Crocket is for to keep a ferry at Brabote Harbor & to have for a free man iiid. per man & for a foreigner iiiid. per man" [MPCR 1:127], and on 4 July 1659 "Thomas Crockett is allowed to keep the ferry over Pischataqua River from High [sic] Gunnison's to Capt. Pendleton's, for which he is to have six pence a person for his ferryage, & to have the use thereof for his lifetime, provided he fit conveniently for it, for the doing whereof the town of Kittery is to take effectual care, upon penalty of the loss of five pounds for their neglect" [MPCR 2:80, 82]. Husbandman. Brewer (on 24 June 1669 John White deposed about an event that occurred "about nine or 10 years ago, when Thomas Crockett did brew for Captain Pendleton" [YLR 2:113].
EDUCATION: Signed deed of 21 September 1647 by mark [YLR 1:12].
OFFICES: Kittery constable, 1657 [MPCR 2:59].
ESTATE: On 4 October 1661 Richard Burgess deposed that "before Mr. Thomas Gorges went out of this country for England [1643], he heard the said Mr. Gorges & Mr. Richard Vines give & grant unto Thomas Crockett the neck of land which is over against the said Crockett's planting field" [YLR 2:2].
      On 21 September 1647 Thomas Crockett sold to Robert Mendum of Piscataqua for 9 10s. the house and four acres of ground which Crockett had purchased of William Wormwood [YLR 1:12, 2:13].
      On 11 November 1647 "Joseph Milles of Pascataquack, planter," sold to "Thomas Crocket of the same place, planter," eight acres of land and leased him an additional twenty [MPCR 1:114]. On [blank] December 1647 "Thomas Crockett of Pascataquack, planter," passed the land and lease on to Rise Thomas of the same place [MPCR 1:114-15].
      On 10 January 1653 (apparently 1652/3) the town of York granted to Thomas Crockett forty acres of planting ground, bounded on the sea, "betwixt the bounds of Mr. Ed: Godfrey, & Mr. Fran: Raynes" [YLR 5:1:36].
      On 12 August 1661, "whereas I John Billine, with the consent of my mother Elizabeth Tommass, did make sale of an house & land ... in the year of our Lord 1656 on the eleventh day of October & whereas I was then in my minority," confirm the sale to Thomas Crockett, "which house & land lyeth in the town of Kittery, at the place commonly called the point" [YLR 3:73].
      On 29 May 1667 "Thomas Crokett of Kittary ... husbandman" sold to Abraham Corbett of Portsmouth, distiller, for 32 a dwelling house with two acres and a half in Kittery "at a place there called the point" [YLR 2:74-75].
      The inventory of the estate of Thomas Crockett was taken 20 March 1678/9 and totalled 170 10s. 6d., of which 151 was real estate: "one neck of land, near unto Spruse Cricke, bounded at the head with a little island, & doth contain as we do judge one hundred eighty eight acres, or there abouts at 50s. per acre [sic - recte 15s.]," 141; and six acres of marsh, 10 [YLR 5:1:40].
      On 1 (or 9) April 1679, at a court held at York, administration was granted on the estate of Thomas Crockett deceased to Ann Crockett (his widow) and Ephraim Crockett [MPCR 2:532].
      In his will, dated 17 July 1688 and proved 13 March 1688/9, Ephraim Crockett made bequests to his wife Ann, his sons Ephraim and Richard, and his daughters Sarah and Mary, and then noted that "whereas my father Thomas Crockett did in his lifetime give, lay out and bound a piece of his neck of land which was in his own possession to my sister An Roberts as also a piece of said neck of land to my sister Sarah Parrett as their marriage portions, my will is the said land thus given by my father shall stand good to my sisters and their heirs forever" [Maine Wills 106-07, citing YorkPR 1:10].
BIRTH: By about 1615 based on service under Ambrose Gibbons.
DEATH: Before 20 March 1678/9 (date of inventory).
MARRIAGE: By about 1644 Ann _____ (assuming she was the mother of all his children); she married (2) by 13 June 1683 Digory Jeffries [YLR 4:1], as his second wife.
       i EPHRAIM, b. about 1644 (deposed 19 June 1672 aged "28 years or thereabouts" [YLR 2:118]); m. by 1667 Ann _____ [MPCR 2:441; Maine Wills 106-07].

       ii ELIHU, b. say 1646; m. (1) Mary Winnock [GDMNH 764]; m. (2) _____ _____ [GDMNH 171].

       iii JOSEPH, b. say 1648; m. Hannah Clements [GDMNH 172].

       iv JOSHUA, b. say 1650; m. Sarah Trickey [GDMNH 694].

       v ANNE, b. say 1653; m. by about 1673 William Roberts [Maine Wills 107; GDMNH 590].

       vi SARAH, b. say 1655; m. by 1675 John Parrott [Maine Wills 107; GDMNH 531].

       vii MARY, b. say 1657; m. by 28 October 1684 (and probably some years earlier) Elisha Barton [MPCR 3:203; NEHGR 84:403].

       viii HUGH, b. say 1659; m. by 1697 Margaret _____ (at York Court on 5 July 1698 Hugh Crockett was presented for fornication, and on 3 January 1698/9 he and his wife were punished for their act [YLR 5:1:123]).

ASSOCIATIONS: As early as 1640 Thomas Crockett was living at Kittery Point where he ran the ferry. When Hugh Gunnison left Boston in 1651 he came to Kittery Point where he ran the tavern. On 27 January Ann Crockett, wife of Thomas, deposed that "she being several times at the house of Mr. Hugh Gunnisson in his lifetime & near his death, the said Gunnisson charged me the deponent & my husband, that we should not see the two Gunnisson's wronged of the neck of land & island belonging to it" [YLR 3:107]. The Crocketts and the Gunnisons each named a son Elihu, before the Gunnisons left Boston. Both families also used the name Joseph, and the Crocketts named their youngest son Hugh. All this speaks of a close connection. As Thomas Crockett and Hugh Gunnison were of about the same age, one may have married a sister of the other, or the wives of the two men may have been sisters, although other more distant relations are possible as well.
COMMENTS: On 13 July 1633, in a report to his superiors in London, Ambrose Gibbons stated that "Thomas Crockit" would be one of four men who would remain with him at "Newichawanick" [NHPP 1:82]. On 23 April 1634 Ambrose Gibbons settled his account with "Thomas Crockwood" for the previous year's service [NHPP 1:88].
      A John Crockett makes brief appearances at York Court in 1659 and 1661, and it has been suggested that he was a son of Thomas [MPCR 2:371 ; EQC 3:58; GDMNH 172]. In one of these entries the surname is possibly an error for "Parker," and there is not enough evidence to make this John Crockett a member of the family being discussed here.
      At York Court on 28 June 1655 "We present Sylvester Stover & his wife for complaining one of another on a Lord's day in the morning in saying his wife did abuse him & bade him go to Thomas Crockett's to his bastard & carry some bread & cheese, & the said wife of Stover said that her husband did commonly call her whore" [MPCR 2:43].
      At York Court on 3 July 1660 "evidence came into the court which gave just cause of suspicion of too much frequent familiarity between Joseph Davesse & Ann Crockett," whereby "it is therefore ordered & an act of separation is passed between the said Davisse & Ann Crockett upon the penalty of ten pounds" [MPCR 2:93]. Apparently with relation to this event, Thomas Crockett "in the behalf of his wife Ann Crockett" sued Richard White for defamation, and the court found for the plaintiff [MPCR 2:367].
      The evidence for the identity of the spouses of three of the sons of Thomas Crockett (Elihu, Joseph and Joshua) did not come to hand, and we rely here on the work of Noyes, Libby and Davis.


The first person bearing this surname to appear in New England was Thomas Crockett, who came over in a ship called the Pied Cow, as a servant of Capt. John Mason, the owner of the Piscataqua Plantation, in 1633. According to court dispositions he was born probably in Scotland, as early as 1606. He received of Ambrose Giddons, Mason's agent, 23, where he had "e weeks diet" of John Pickering at a cost of 12 shillings. He received a gift of land from Thomas Georges in 1641. Signed submission of York in 1652. His grant of land was the east side of Spruce Creek in Kittery, since called "Crockett's Neck." He was constable in 1657. Thomas lived at Warehouse Point in Kittery and his lands there were designed at Crockett'a neck, Crockett's Cove, and Crockett's Creeks; the two latter names to the same loccality at high and low water. North of the Neck there was an inlet know as Crockett's Brack Cove. When he died in 1679 his widow, Ann, admimistered on his estate, and was married before 1682 to Diggory Jeffreys of Kittery Point. She was living in 1712. His (Crockett's lands and Crockett's Neck were divided among his sons and sons-in- law. Here, then, we find the Scotchman who became the common progenitor of all who bear his surname in New England, seated by the seaside in "Old Kittery," and we may assume with plausability that he subsisted by using the hoe and fish-hook from 1633-1679, a period of 46 years and up to his age of 73 years. Thomas Crockett had a family of eight children of whom record has been found.

Name: Crockett Genealogy 1610 - 1988 Some Decandants of Thomas and Ann Crockett of Kittery, Maine
Author: Charles Samuel Candage
Publisher: Picton Press, Camden Maine 1989