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This is likely the signature of Thomas How, Jr., as witness to the will of his brother Jonathan

children of Thomas How and Rebecca Perkins:

i. Thomas b. 6 June 1717
ii. Mary b. 30 June 1718
iii. Ezekiel b. 29 June 1720
iv. Simon b. 28 October 1722
v. Samuel bap. 9 February 1724
vi. Sarah b. 4 July 1725
vii. Rebecca b. 16 August 1727

vital records sources: Thomas' birth and death dates are from Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1850 (Worcester:1908), 108, 369 (death date taken from his gravestone). His marriage intentions are in Vital Records of Wenham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Salem:1904), 132 (intentions first published on 3 April, certificate to allow marriage given on 26 April). A pre-nuptial agreement involving real estate between Thomas How, Sr., and Capt. Thomas Fiske of Wenham, the latter of whom was Rebecca's guardian, is recorded in Essex Co. deed 41:232, 23 March 1715.


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