William Heath

Male 1590 - 1652


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  • Name  William Heath 
    Born  1590 
    • Baptism not found at Ware, Hert.; Peter Walne, County Archivist for Hertfordshire, suggests that William may have been born at Great Amwell during the period between Oct 1586 and May 1590, when there is a gap in the records.
    Gender  Male 
    Will  28 May 1652  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "The last Will & Testamt of Willm Heath of Roxbury in manner and forme the following.

      Item I give unto my loving wife during her natural life ye newe end of my house that I now dwell in both above & below and half the g:eat barne and half the barne yard Togeither wth all my Arable land and meadowe that I am nowe possessed of Togeither wth all my Cattell & moveable goods upon this Condition following ffirst that shee shall pay all my debts, secondly that shee shall pay my daughter Mary Spere Tenne pounds wthin one yeare after my death. Thirdly that shee shall pay my daughter Hanna Tenne pounds wthin two yeares after my death. And when shee hath paid all my debts & legacies the remainder of the benefitt I give wholley unto my wife as better expressed during her naturall life and I doe make her my whole executrix.

      Item 2ly. I give unto my son Isaac prsently to possesse the old end of my dwelling house" &c. After death of wife "my two soones shall have all my howse and lands in Roxbury" "sonne Isaac my eldest sonne a double prcon and my son Pelig a single porcon."

      "Item 3ly I give unto my daughter Mary that I had by my ffirst wife fforty shillings a yere out of all my lands to be paid by both my sonns that is to say my sonne Isacke to pay twenty shillings a yere & my sonne Pelig twenty shillings a yere during the whole tyme of her natural life and they to begin at the tyme of their mother's death and they enter on the land and I doe intreate my wife in the meane season to have a motherly care over hir and see yt shee want nothing that is convenient for hir.

      And I doe intreate my three friends that is to say my deare brother elder Heath John Rugles & Phillip Elliott to see this my will formed & my lands equally devided according to ye true intent of this my last will.

      Wtnes Isaac Heath Phillip Elliott John Rugles

      The X mrk of
      Willm Heath

      21 day 8mo 1652 taken upon Oath by Phillip Elliott John Rugles to be the will of Willm Heath as above before me John Glover.

      The Magistrates approve of this will so as they bringe in the inventory by the next Court. 17 Nov 1652 Edward Rawson Recorder.
    Died  29 May 1652  Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "William Heath, an able godly & faithful brother died 29 May 1652."
    Buried  30 May 1652  Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Heath embarked from London aboard the Lion 22 June 1632 from England, arrived in Boston on September 16. With him were Mrs. Mary Heath and Isaac, Mary, and Anna. He settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was freeman 4 March 1632/3; Court Commissioner and deputy 1634; representative for Roxbury in the colony's first General Court on May 14, 1634; and in the courts of 1637, 1639 to 1642 and in 1645 for Dover.

      In Rev. John Elliot's record, "William Heath, he came to this Land. in the yeare 1632. & soone after joyned to the church, he brought 5 children. Mary. Isaak. Mary. Peleg. Hanah.

      Mary Heath the wife of William Heath."
    Person ID  I35239  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2006 

    Father  William Heath,   b. 1551, probably, Ware, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 06 Jan 1624/25, Ware End, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Agnes Cheney,   b. Abt 1560, probably, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  09 Jun 1580  Waltham Abbey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William Heth, of Ware, and Agnes Cheney.
    Family ID  F2684  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Crampthorne,   d. Nov 1621 
    Married  10 Feb 1616/17  Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Mary Heath
     2. Isaac Heath,   d. 29 Dec 1694, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2682  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Perry,   d. Dec 1659, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Jan 1622/23  Gilston, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. dau. Heath,   d. Nov 1623, Ware, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Peleg Heath,   d. 18 Nov 1671, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Heath,   d. 07 Dec 1674, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Heath,   d. 28 Nov 1658, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2683  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1616/17 - Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1622/23 - Gilston, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 28 May 1652 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 May 1652 - Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 May 1652 - Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p. 902.

    2. [S397] Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers, Winters, William, (Waltham Abbey, Essex, 1882), p. 57-60.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 132:20.

    4. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p. 195.

    5. [S348] William Heath of Roxbury, Giorgi, Valerie Dyer, (Privately, Santa Maria, California, 1993), p. 1.


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