'Howland1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Howland of London, Howland of Newport (Essex), Howland of Streatham, Howland of Tooting Bec
[We hope to investigate this family further in due course.]

John Howland of London
m. Anne Greenway (dau of _ Greenway or Greenaway of Clay, m2. John Quarles) ## see here ##
1. Richard Howland, Bishop of Peterborough (bpt 26.09.1542, bur 06.1600)
2. John Howland of London & Wicken, near Newport (bpt 10.08.1541)
  m. Emme Ryvell (dau of Nicholas Ryvell of London, sister/heir of Robert of London)
  A. John Howland of Newport, Essex
  m. Priscilla Nightingale (dau of Jeffery Nightingale of Newport)
  Except to show John's wife as Blanche Nightingall, the above is supported by Visitation (London, 1633, 'Howland') which ends with their son Geoffrey who m. Grisogan, dau of John Langley. The above is also supported by 'A History of the Parish of St. Laurence Poutney, London' (Rev. H.B. Wilson, 1831, 'Pedigree of Quarles and Howland', p234+), with thanks to a contributor (DS, 10.01.20) for drawing that to our attention. That ends by identifying John & Priscilla's son as Jeffrey of Streatham, the grandfather of the Elizabeth who married Wriothesley Russell, Duke of Bedford. We show an alternative parentage for that Jeffrey (Geoffrey) ## below ## and instead follow Visitation (Surrey, 1662-8, 'Howland') which, having started with John of Wicken father of this John, provides the following.
  i. Jeffrey Howland of London & Newport (a 1633)
  m. Grisogan Langley (dau of John Langley of London)
  a. Susan Howland
  m. John Letton of London
  b.+ other issue (a 1662) - Samuel (b c1646), John, Elizabeth, Mary
  B. Nicholas Howland (dsp)
  C. Margaret Howland
  m. Evesby Catesby of Castor
3. Sir Giles Howland of Streatham, Surrey (bpt 20.09.1549, d 1608-9, 5th son?)
  m1. Anne Harte (dau of Sir John Harte of London)
A. Sir John Howland of (Tooting Bec in) Streatham (a 1623, a 1648)
  m. Cecilia Suzan (dau of John Suzan of London)
  i. John Howland (b 1622-3)
  We had thought that this may have been the John Howland of Streatham who was father of Elizabeth, Duchess of Bedford. However, the note below (under Geoffrey) suggests that this John dvpsp before 1648.
  ii. Susann Howland
  B. Sir Mathew Howland of Holborne, Middlesex
  m. Frances Fossett (dau of Edward Fossett of Marybone)
  i. Edward Howland
  ii. Elizabeth Howland presumed to be the Elizabeth who married ...
  m1. Thomas Roberts (dvp 23.01.1639)
TCB (vol 1, Roberts of Glassenbury) identifies Elizabeth as "da. of Sir Matthew Howland, and sister and h. of Sir John Howland, of Streatham". We suspect that the reference to "sister" is wrong and should be to "niece". We speculate that this was the Elizabeth who (also) married ...
  m2. (1641) Humfrey Scott of Conghurst (bpt 25.07.1614)
  B. Geoffrey Howland of Tootic Bec in Streatham
  Geoffrey is not mentioned by Visitation. VCH (Surrey, vol 4, Parishes: Streatham) reports that in 1648 Sir John (son of Sir Giles) sold the manor of Tooting Bec to his younger brother Geoffrey who was father of John father of the Elizabeth who became Duchess of Bedford. See ## above ## for an alternative parentage for Geoffrey (Jeffrey).
  i. John Howland of Streatham, Surrey
  The following is supported by TCP ('Bedford').
  m. Elizabeth Child (dau of Sir Josiah Child of Wanstead, 1st Bart)
  a. Elizabeth Howland (b 1681-2, d 29.07.1724, "only da. and h.")
  m. (23.05.1695) Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (b 01.11.1680, d 26.05.1711)
  C. Elizabeth Howland
  m. (07.09.1603) George Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe (bur 31.07.1637)
  D.+ other issue - Mary (d unm), Anne (dsp), Allice (dsp)
  m2. Elizabeth Rivers (dau of Sir John Rivers, Mayor of London)
4.+ other issue - William (bpt 30.11.1542, dsp), Christian (bpt 16.04.1544, dsp), William (bpt 24.08.1548, dsp), Benjamin (bpt 20.06.1550, dsp), William (bpt 20.08.1554, dsp), Nicholas (bpt 25.08.1555), Robert of Gray's Inn (bpt 07.09.1545, dsp), Raffe (bpt 16.12.1546, dsp)

Main source(s): Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572+1623, 'Howland') with input/support as reported above
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