Henry Rowland1,2

M, b. circa 1624, d. before 29 December 1691
     Henry was born circa 1624 in England. Henry married Rebecca (?) circa 1646. He and Rebecca were blessed with 8 children. Henry made his will on 30 December 1690 at Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He mentions his wife, Rebecca; his son Joseph & his daughter as well as three other children; his sons: Jonathan, Israel, Henry; daughters: Elizabeth Wheeler, Abigail wife of Thomas Jones, Rebecca wife of Eluzer Smith & Mary wife of Daniel Frost, as well as their children; his grandson: Jonathan Smith. He makes his friends: Capt. John Burr & Sergt. John Thompson overseers. Henry departed this life before 29 December 1691 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The inventory of Henry's estate was taken on Saturday, 29 December 1691. His will was probated on 4 January 1691/92.


Rebecca (?) b. c 1627, d. b 6 Nov 1694


  1. [S80] Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of The Families of Old Fairfield, Volume I: pages 506-509 - Of Fairfield, where he purchased land before 1650. Will 30 Dec. 1690, proved 4 Jan 1691 [1691/92]; wife Rebecca; son Joseph (and his dau. and three other children); sons Jonathan, Israel, Henry; daus. Elizabeth Wheeler, Abigail wife of Thomas Jones, Rebecca wife of Eluzer Smith, and Mary wife of Daniel Frost, and their children; gr. Child Jonathan Smith; friends, Capt. John Burr and Sergt. John Thompson, overseers. Inv. 29 Dec. 1691.
    Will of Rebecca., 12 Dec. 1691; “old”; son Joseph; daus. Elizabeth Wheeler, Abigail Jones, Rebecca Smith, Mary Frost; son Israel. Inv. 6 Nov. 1694.
    Henry, Sr., conveyed to son Jonathan, the house where he lived, 28 Oct 1689, he to pay my wife Rebecca 2-10 pounds per annum.
    Children: Joseph, b. about 1647; Johnathan, Elizabeth, m. by 1673, Sergt. John Wheeler; Abigail, m. at Fairfield, 5 Mar 1670/71, Thomas Jones; Rebecca m. Eluzai Smith; Mary m. Daniel Frost; Israel; Henry, d unm. 1691. Inv. 5 Jan 1691 [1691/2]; admin. Granted to Thomas Jones, who conveyed 16 Dec 1693 to the heirs – Joseph, and Isreal Rowland, Elizabeth Wheeler, Daniel Frost, Eluzer Smith, and Thomas Jones in the right of their wives and Jonathan Rowland’s Children.
  2. [S13] Howard S. F. Randolph, Some Notes on the Rowland Family.