Gorham Family Tree

Elizabeth Tilley

John Johnson and Hannah Parmelee
Samuel Hotchkiss and Sarah Talmadge
Edward Sturgis and Elizabeth Hinckley
Joseph Easton and Hannah Ensign
Richard Miles and Hannah Easton
Generational chart
Generations to King
Henry Howland and Margaret

Elizabeth Tilley b. about 1607 bpt: Aug 30,1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. d. 17 Dec 1686 also listed as 21 Dec 1687 in Swansea, MA. Daughter of John Tilley and Joan (Hurst) Rogers.  m. John Howland Also listed marriage date as 4 Apr 1624

The Elizabeth Tilley at sail

Children of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley are:
  1. John b. 24 Aprl 1627 Plymouth, MA m. 26 Oct 1651 Mary Lee
  2. Joseph b. 1640; Rocky nook/ Kingston m. Dec 7th 1664 in Plymouth... Elizabeth Southworth
  3. Desire b.1624, Plymouth, MA m. 1644 John Gorham
  4. Hope, b. 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, MAm. John Chipman in 1646.
  5. Ruth b. 1646 Rocky nook/ Kingston m. Nov 17 1664., Thomas Cushman
  6. Jabez b. abt 1644, Rocky nook/ Kingston d. 19th July 1680 m. Bethiah Thatcher on Nov 15th 1669.
  7. Isaac b. 15 Nov 1649 Rocky nook/ Kingston; m. by 1677 Elizabeth Vaughn.
  8. Lydia, b. 1633, Maine m. abt 1655 James Brown
  9. Elizabeth, b. 1631 Maine m. 13 sept. 1649 Ephraim Hicks #2: John Dickerson (or Dickenson)
  10. Hannah,b. 1637 Maine  m. in Swansea 6 July 1661 Jonathan Bosworth

In the  Mourt, in his "Relation of Plymouth", p. 14 note 41 tells that 'Edward Tilley came with his wife Ann, and two children that were their cousins, Henry Samson and Humility Cooper.  Edward was probably also elder brother of John, who brought over his wife and daughter Elizabeth.  All of both families died in the first mortality except Henry Samson and Elizabeth Tilley.  who married John Howland and had ten children. 

* Note: text marked in Green show conflict of information that has proven sources.

17 December 1686
Will of Elizabeth Tilley Howland
29 May 1672
Will of John Howland

"The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620 - 1633 Vol. II "New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.; by Robert Charles Anderson


Mayflower Increasings 2nd edition by Susan E. Roser (which included sources from Mayflower, vol.1, and 2, The First Five Generations Documentated decendants through his first child Desire Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham. by Elizabeth P. White, 1990, 1993.