Edward Howell

22 July 1584–6 October 1655 (Age 71)
Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Howell was born on 22 July 1584, in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lord Henry Howell, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Hawten, was 22. He married Elizabeth Frances Paxton on 7 April 1616, in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. In 1644, at the age of 60, his occupation is listed as miller. edward howell started first watermill in america in 1644 to grind grain. england had given howell 44 acres of land on which to build the mill. the mill still exists in the 21st century at 41 old mill road, water mill, new york 11976. from the website “watermillmuseum.org”. in Water Mill, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States. He died on 6 October 1655, in Southampton, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 71, and was buried in Southampton, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America.

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Edward Howell
Elizabeth Frances Paxton
Marriage: 7 April 1616
Henry Howell
Major John Howell I
Major John Howell 1st
Dorothie Howell
Margaret Howell
Edward Howell
Richard Howell Sr

Spouse and Children

7 April 1616
Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Ancestry of Henry Peirson Family in America

From Book: Q 973 / D21 Colonial Families of America. The home of the Peirsons, according to the late Henry Whittemore, was St. Mary's Aldermeary, Stepney, London, the earliest traceable ancestor was: …

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  • Edward Howell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edward Howell in entry for Edmond Howell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edward Howell, "Find A Grave Index"

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