Edward Howell
Family Association

Available Now! Get the all-new 3-volume set of the long-awaited Edward Howell (1584-1655) of Westbury Manor


Southampton Reunion Rescheduled to 2021!

Our lives have been radically disrupted by the coronavirus and the concerted national effort to mitigate its spread. In many ways, we are just starting to realize the extent of those disruptions of normality. Concerns for the health and safety of our members and the closure of many of the museums and attractions we visit has caused the officers to reschedule the Southampton Reunion to 2021.

When: October 15, 16 & 17, 2021

Where: Southampton, Long Island, New York

Hotel: To Be Announced

Tour locations related to Edward Howell and his prolific impact on Long Island and early Colonial America. The tour will include the Water Mill, originally built in 1644, Conscience Point where the group landed, and the Halsey House, built in 1648 and located near where Edward’s house was built. If you are a descendant of Edward’s son, Richard, the Halsey House has special significance as he married Elizabeth Halsey who grew up in this house.

See the next Newsletter for more details.

Hope to see you in Southampton next fall!


This is the official web site of the Edward Howell Family Association.

Edward Howell was born in 1584 at Westbury Manor in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England. He and his wife, and his eight children emigrated to America in about 1634, settling in Lynn, Massachusetts. Edward, a gentleman, was granted 500 acres in Lynn. In 1640, Edward then 56, led a party of Lynn citizens seeking land and religious freedom to the unsettled territories of Long Island. They founded the town of Southampton, the first English settlement in the future State of New York. Edward served the town as magistrate and built the first water mill there in 1644.

Descendants of Edward Howell (1584-1655)

  • First Edition – by Emma Howell Ross, 1969
  • Second Edition – by Dr. David Faris, 1985
  • Third Edition – by Cindy Ward Clark, Update Expected Soon