Friday, November 20, 2020


About a year ago I discovered my West family may be descended from Mayflower passenger John Howland. But I hadn't had a chance to dig deeper . Looking into Probate files from I found Mary West receiving part of the estate of James Bearce Sr. in 1728. 
Then I found a James Bearse (Jr?)taking guardianship of three sons of Elisha West's sons in 1738/9 after Elisha's death. 
Elisha West was married to Mary Bearce.
Mary Bearce was the daughter of James Bearce. and Experience Howland, whose grandfather was John Howland of the Mayflower.
That's all I could find so far that isn't behind a paywall.


1 comment:

charolette a kaster said...

Hi: I descend from John Howland and his wife Elizabeth Tilley. Elizabeth and her parents and uncle were also Mayflower passengers who died that first bad winter. I descend thru their oldest Desire who married John Gorman. John Howland is an interesting study, enjoy your research. Charolette (see my file "kasterentirefileFTM2017" and use whatever you may need.)