Side Note on Barnstable Town Records: Vol. 1 by L. E. Johnson, PhD.: "The oldest extant copy of the Barnstable Town Records is a 1736 transcription in the custody of the Office of Town Clerk, Barnstable, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 02601." Dr. Johnson continues to explain: "...regarding 17th c. Barnstable, it transcribes the selected town records from 1643 through 1714..." He also explains that the 17th c. town records were "culled" by those requested to "bring forth" older records into new volumes.  Refer to the 'Forward' section for further explanation and discussion.
↑ Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850; Published by NEHGS, 2001-2016; (Online db: AmericanAncestors.org,; Barnstable Vital Records V1, p. 32. (John Howland (Jr.) (Plymouth) married Mary Lee, daughter of Robert Lee of Barnstable.)link for subscribers