1. Henry Howland was born about 1570 and died 17 May 1635 at Fen Stanton, England. He married before 1591 Margaret (---) who was buried 31 July 1629 at Fen Stanton, England. Henry and Margaret had seven children: John, Arthur, Margaret, Humphrey, George, Henry, and Simon. Of these children three went to New Engand: John, Arthur, and Henry.
2. John Howland was born about 1592 at Fen Stanton, England and died 23 February 1673 at Kingston, Massachusetts. He married at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 25 March 1623, Elizabeth Tilley, baptized 30 August 1607 at Henlow, England and died 21 December 1687 at Swansea, Massachusetts, daughter of John and Joan (Hurst) Tilley. John and Elizbeth and her parents were all passengers on the Mayflower. John and Elizabeth had ten children, all of whom lived to adulthood, creating one of the larget Mayflower progenies: Desire, John, Hope, Elizabeth, Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Jabez, Ruth, and Isaac.
3. Desire Howland was born at Plymouth about 1625 and died 13 October 1683 at Barnstable, Massaachusetts. She married about 1643, at Plymouth, John Gorham, baptized 28 January 1620 at Benefield, Northamptonshire, England, and died 5 February 1675 at Swansea, Massachusetts, son of Ralph Gorham. Desire and John had eleven children: Desire, Temperance, Elizabeth, James, John, Joseph, Jabez, Mercy, Lydia, Hannah, and Shubael.
John Howland of the Mayflower: Volume 1; Descendants of Desire Howland Gorham by Elizabeth Pearson White (Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1990).
Mayflower Increasings by Susan E. Roser (2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1995).
Ancestral Lines by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA, 1998, 3rd ed.).
In addition to the Desire (Howland) Gorham book there is a volume on the descendants of John Howland, and Hope (Howland) Chipman, Elizabeth Howland, and a silver book, Volume 23 on the youngest six children: Lydia, Hannah, Joseph, Jabez, Ruth and Isaac.