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Henry Rowley, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and died in Barnstable or Falmouth, Massachusetts, in 1673. He was one of the early planters of Plymouth and was a taxpayer as early as 1630. He was admitted a freeman in 1634, after removing to Scituate, where he and his wife Anne joined the church, January 8, 1634. In 1638 he removed with Rev. John Lothrop to the new settlement at Barnstable on Cape Cod. He was a deputy to the general court at Plymouth. In 1650 he removed to West Barnstable, and later to Falmouth. He married (first) Sarah, daughter of William Palmer. He married (second) October 17, 1633, Anne, daughter of Thomas Blossom, who started for New England in the “Speedwell,” in 1620, from Holland, but had to return; came to Plymouth in 1629. Children, Moses, mentioned elsewhere; Joseph, said to have gone to the Barbadoes; Sarah, married, April 11, 1646, Jonathan Hatch, of Barnstable and Falmouth.

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