I have access to the NGSQ archives, so I went looking for 75:216 (June 1987) referenced elsewhere in this thread. It's from an article that beings on page 105; the page 216 referenced above is actually part II of the article:
Robert S. Wakefield & Robert M. Sherman, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1633, His Children and His Grandchildren" starting on p 105. I'll summarize key points here.
Three Howland brothers settled in Plymouth early:
1. John Howland arr on the Mayflower 1620
2. Arthur Howland who was in Duxbury as early as 1640
3. Henry Howland, born before 1613, son of Henry, probably born in Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England. "There is questioned the surname Newland, attributed to Henry's wife, Mary, for which no contemporary evidence could be found." The earliest Plymouth Colony record is a tax list dated 26 Mar 1633 at which point he must have been at least 21, leading to the "before 1613" birth. He remoe to Duxbury by 5 Jan 1635/6 where he is a constable. He was NOT a participant in the cattle distribution in 1627 or 1638. Around 1656 he and his family became permanently involved with the Quakers, as did his brother Arthur. Various family members were penalized for this. In 1659, he and William Newland were sentenced to be disfranchesed of their freedome... for being abettors and entertainers of Quakers. He had more such penalties over the next several years, but was sureyor of highways in 1668. His will is dated 28 Nov 1670, probated 8 March 1670/1, inventoried 14 Jan 1670/1. Mentions son Joseph, son Zoeth, dau Sarah, son John, dau Elizabeth, son Samuel, dau Mary, dau Abigail, wife Mary.
Will of Mary dated 8 May 1674: dau Abigail Young, sons Zoeth and John; dau Mary Cudworth, son Samuel, dau Sarah Denis and Elizabeth Allin, son Joseph Howland.