||Edward Howe migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Edward Howe was born in England in 1573. According to the ship manifest of the Truelove (see below), he was 60 years old when he embarked from England in 1635, which would place his birth in 1575. Threlfall  states that he was baptized on 12 June 1573 at Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, England. He probably married his first wife around 1598, because he had a daughter baptized at Ivinghoe on 11 Nov 1599. Threlfall states he next appears in nearby Iver, Buckinghamshire where son Ephraim was baptized in Oct 1625. His son Isaac was baptized there in June 1628. Threlfall concludes that there were probably two wives involved in these births over a 29 year span. His second wife may have died about 1631, because there is a record of a marriage between an Edward Howe and Elizabeth Marvill on 1 October 1632 at Watton-on-Stone, Hertfordshire. Threlfall believes that this is the Elizabeth that accompanied Edward Howe on the Truelove.
According to the Truelove's manifest  , Edward How(e) embarked with his family on the "Truelove", on 19 September 1635, John Gibbs, Master; the manifest shows:
The Iver records cited by Threlfall agree well with the manifest. Anderson  accepts the Iver records, but questions whether the Edward Howe records from Ivinghoe are the same person and feels further research is needed.
On reaching this country, they settled at what is now known as Lynn, Mass. He was admitted freeman 8 Dec. 1636. Evidently he was a man of much ability, of good report, and a highly respected citizen. He was chosen deputy to the General Court in 1638, and in the same year, his name appeared on the list of land-owners in Lynn, as having 210 acres.
Edward Howe died unexpectedly in April 1639. John Winthrop records in his Journal, "One Mr. Howe of Lynn, a godly man, and a deputy of the last general court, after the court was ended, and he had dined, being in health as he used to be, went to pass over to Charlestown, and being alone, he was presently after found upon the strand, being there (as it seemed) waiting for the boat, which came soon after."
"English Marriages 1588-1973" for Edward Howe: 22 April 1610 to Elizabeth Pike and 10 October 1632 to Elizabeth Marville.
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