Is there evidence that Mary Newland? Howland was the daughter of William Newland and Agnes Greenway

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Circumstantial evidence suggests that Mary was the daughter of William Newland and Agnes Greenway.  It seems to be mentioned in several books, etc.  Neither the LDS IGI trees or ancestry trees "prove" the parent-daughter relationship.  Some books seem to question the idea that May Newland, even if she were the daughter of William Newland, was Mary, the wife of Henry Howland, Jr.

I've not really delved into the book alleging such facts, so I'd like to know how good their evidence is and why other researchers don't believe what was published in the books, etc.  Immigration records might be of some help here.  Quaker justice was very strict and Henry Howland did run afoul o it.
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in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Even if there's proof that Mary Newland was the daughter of William Newland snd Agnes Greenway, that doesn't mean that that Mary was the wife of Henry Howland, Jr.

The biography does mention the fact that the identify of Henry Howland Jr's wife is disputed; differing "sources" say contradictory things.

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Numerous texts from early 1900's, list Henry's wife, as Mary Newland, sister of William, so I imagine this is repeated in numerous pedigrees.  There are just to many texts that have this to even list/cite them here.

She is referred to as Mary (unk) in the Great Migration and recent Mayflower Descendant articles.

Anderson, Robert C. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III p. 1018  listed as   Mary Unknown

Mayflower Descendant V 54 p 97 2005  lists Abigail Howland, daughter of Henry and Mary (Unk) Howland.

I don't have access to: National Genealogical Society Quarterly  1987: V. 75: 107 Which seems to be  a recent and frequently cited  reference to Henry Howland.

Seems she should probably be Mary (Unknown), with possibly Newland in a dispute section. .
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (721k points)
selected by Joe Cochoit
I've got access to NGSQ. I'll check it out.
Thanks Jillaine

Robert S. Wakefield, "Henry Howland of Duxbury, Massachusetts. 1633, His Children and His Grandchildren," in NGSQ 75 (1987):105-116; 216-225; 278-288

Selected Highlights:

  • Three Howland brothers settled early in Plymouth Colony: John of the Mayflower; Arthur (Duxbury by 1640); and Henry.
    • There was another brother,Humphrey, who remained in London.
  • Questions "Newland" as maiden name of Henry's wife Mary. " contemporary evidence could be found..."
  • Henry, b before 1613, son of Henry, b prob @ Fenstanton, co. Huntingdon, England.
  • d. Duxbury 1 "eleventh month" (January) 1670/1.
  • Earliest presence in New England: 25 March 1633
  • A lot of other great information, including his involvement with Quakers.
  • Eight children. Detailed.

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