Elizabeth Tilley Howland was born 30 August 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England to John Tilley (1571-1621) and Joan Hurst (1568-1621) and died 21 December 1687 Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married John Howland (1592-1672) 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.
Elizabeth Tilley was one of the original passengers on the Mayflower, but was left orphaned at age 14 when both of her parents died at Plymouth, Massachusetts and were buried at Cole's Hill along with her aunt and uncle. She married John Howland (1592-1672) and has one of the biggest documented posterity pools in all of North America today.
Death and Burial
John Howland died February 23, 1672/3 at the age of 80, having outlived all other male Mayflower passengers except John Cooke (1607-1695), son of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke (John Cooke died in 1695). He is presumed to be buried on Plymouth Burial Hill.
Elizabeth Tilley outlived her husband by 15 years. She died December 21 or 22, 1687, in the home of her daughter, Lydia Brown, in Swansea, Massachusetts, and is buried in a section of that town which is now in East Providence, Rhode Island.
National Monument to the Forefathers, commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims, (including this person) who came to Plymouth Colony in 1620 on the Mayflower. Dedicated on August 1, 1889, it is thought to be the world's largest solid granite monument. Located on an 11 acre hilltop site on Allerton Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.