John Wheeler, I (1591 - 1670) MP

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Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Occupation: Wheelwright, @N14@, Emmigrant
Managed by: Shawn Gallagher Parker
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About John Wheeler, I

John Wheeler was a barber from Salisbury, England. He was of Hampton, New Hampshire soon after settlement of the town. He received land in Salisbury, Mass., in 1641. He removed to Newbury, Mass., before 1650, but was taxed in Salisbury in 1652. John Wheeler immigrated in 1633/34 aboard the "Mary and John". His will was drawn on 28 Mar 1668, and proved on 11 Oct 1670.

Descendants of John Wheeler of Newbury, Massachusetts

John Wheeler is said to have been born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and to have sailed for America on March 24, 1633-34 in the ship "Mary and John" bringing his wife Ann and six children and leaving four sons in England. He spent the first year of his residence at Aggawam (now Ipswich), Mass. The following year he removed to the settlement on the north bank of the Merrimac River that was called Salisbury after 1640, and as one of original proprietors, in 1641 he received land there which still held and paid tax on as late as 1652, notwithstanding he had removed to Newbury, Mass, before 1650. He died at Newbury, August 29, 1670, aged 52, and his wife Ann died there Aug. 15, 1662.

Will of John Wheeler

Be it knowne unto all men by theise presents, that I, John Wheeler of New(berie) in the county of Essex in New England Massachusets (Consider)ing my oId age & (my owne) weakness: being in health of (body) and of perfect me(mory) through gods mercy (doe) hereby make my last will and testament, Comend (ing) my soule (in}to the hands of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christe and my body to be buryed in the burying place of Newbury (when forever it shall please god to take me.hence by death.) In Hope of a blessed Resurrection. And for my worldly goods I dispose as followeth first I give and bequeath unto my Son David Wheeler ten pounds of that debt which hee owes mee, 2dly I give to my Sonne Edward Wheeler of the Citty of Salisbury in the Realme of England ten pounds of which he is to pay three pounds and ten shillings to the Chamber of the Citty aforesaid also I give & bequeath to my Son (Adam Wheeler of the said Citty) forty shillings AI (so I give) to my Son (Thomas Wheeler forty) shillings And also I give to my Son William forty shillings in case he shall come over into this country. Also I give to my Daughter Mercy forty shillings, And to my Daughter Elizabeth Button I give four pounds, Also I give to my Daughter Anne Chase four pounds. I give to my Daughter in Law Susanne Wheeler four pounds, twenty shillings apeice to all theise my children, of this estate was given them by their mother which is included in the severall Smms abou exprest (.Also I) give and bequeath to my Son Georgs Children Ephraim Wheeler & (Samll) Wheeler four pounds apeice that is eight-pounds between them. (when) they shall be of the age of one and twenty to be paid by my Execut(or) I give to my Son Roger Wheelers Daughter Mary Wheeler (three) pounds to be paid to her when she shall be of the age of (eighteen years) And to her Brother Joseph Wheeler I give forty shIllings (when he shalbe) of the age of one & twenty years. And to my Daughter Elizabeth chidren forty shillings apeice: To Thomas forty shillings to be (e payd to) him when he shall be of the age of one & twenty &To Mary forty (in such) pay as my Estate I Jeave wiIbee due to my executor (in when) he shall receiveit. And the Legacyes above mentioned which (is) to my children shalbe paid within one whole yeare after my decease but those.of my Grandchildren to be to the use of my Executor untill they shalbee of the ages above mentioned, Also I give the Land to my Daughter in Law Susanne My son Georgs wife which I gave to her husband which he built (upon) as it is inclosed: Also I appoint my Son Henry Wheeler to be sole Executor of this my Last Will & testament and to have all the rest of my goods & chatte undisposed of my debts & funerall being discharged.

March 28, 1668. John Wheeler (Seal)


Benj: Loel &Jon(athan) Woodman gave their oath before Court held at Hampton Octo(br ye:) 11:1670. that this was the will & testament of John Wheeler, & (of when) he declared the same he was compos mentis; & that they know of no other will but this made by him &that he did signe & seale this writeing as his last will as attests, Tho: Bradbury recd:.

The words & letters in square brackets taken from the records See Easex South District Registry of Deeds. Norfolk records Book 2 Part 2 folio 288. Essex ss. Probate Office July 23, 1913. A true Copy. Attest: Ezra.D. Hines, Asst Register. --------------------

John Wheeler was born in 1591 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He has a baptismal record dated on November 4, 1591,. He immigrated before 1640 to America from Salisbury, England. He signed a will on March 28, 1668 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died on August 29, 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. His estate was probated on October 11, 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was a barber. He was named after his deceased older brother. Parents: Dominick Wheeler and Mercy Jelly.

Note: The following was found in a Rhode Island document entitled: TERCENTENARY OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES 1620-1922


JOHN WHEELER, the founder of the family in America, was, according to reputed authority, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and was a family long resident in that locality. Previous to his departure from England he had married. On March 24, 1633-34, he sailed for the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ship "Mary and John," bringing with him his wife, Ann and six of his children, but leaving in his native land four of his sons. The first settlement of John WHEELER in America was made in Agawam (later Ipswich), in the Massachusetts Bay Colony; there he resided for about a year, and thence removed to the north bank of the Merrimac river, at the place which was called Salisbury after 1640. The influence of the founder, WHEELER, may be traced in the selection of the name Salisbury (being that of his English birthplace) for the New World township. He was one of the original proprietors; he received a tract of land there in 1641. And although he removed to Newbury before 1650, held and paid taxes on his allotment in Salisbury as late as 1652. After establishing himself in Newbury, John WHEELER did not again remove, but remained at that place until his death.

He died in Newbury, Massachusetts, August 29, 1670. He married, in England, Ann ______, who died August 15, 1662.


The Wheelers, minus the four eldest sons, sailed to MA on the "Mary and John", leaving England in March of 1634. They lived in Ipswich until moving to the settlement of Salisbury on the north bank of the Merrimack River in about 1640, and in 1641 John received land there. He was a barber by trade. They eventually moved to Newbury, MA.

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  • History of the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its settlement in 1638 to the autumn of 1892 (1893) Vol.2
  • Pg.1039
    • WHEELER.
  • I. John Wheeler was of Hampton soon after the settlement of the town. His daughter:
    • Anne, m. Aquila Chase, brother of Thomas (I). They removed to Newbury before the birth of their second child, in 1647.
  • II. David Wheeler was among the early settlers of Hampton, but before 1653 removed to Newbury, where three sons, John, Jonathan and Nathan were born.
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  • John Wheeler1
  • M, #12490, b. 1591, d. 24 August 1670
  • Father Domenick Wheeler b. c 1565, d. c 1616
  • Mother Mercy Jelly b. c 1569
  • John Wheeler was christened at St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He was born in 1591 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He married Ann/Agnes Yeoman on 1 December 1611 at St. Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. John Wheeler died on 24 August 1670 at Newbury, Essex, MA.
  • Family Ann/Agnes Yeoman b. c 1592, d. 15 Aug 1662
  • Children
    • George Wheeler+ b. 25 Mar 1605, d. 2 Jun 1687
    • John Wheeler b. c 1613
    • George Wheeler b. c 1615, d. 1668
    • William Wheeler b. c 1617
    • Ann Wheeler+ b. 1620, d. 21 Apr 1687
    • Thomas Wheeler b. c 1622
    • Mercy Wheeler b. c 1624
    • David Wheeler+ b. 1625, d. 1669
    • Elizabeth Wheeler b. c 1626, d. 16 Jul 1690
    • Adam Wheeler b. c 1628
    • Roger Wheeler b. c 1630, d. 7 Dec 1661
    • Edward Wheeler b. c 1632
    • Henry Wheeler+ b. 1634
    • Joseph Wheeler b. c 1636
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From:
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  • WHEELER, John
  • d. 1670 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Spouse: Ann,
  • d. 15 AUG 1662 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • WHEELER, Joseph d. 13 OCT 1659 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, Ann
    • WHEELER, Roger
    • WHEELER, George
    • WHEELER, Meroy Gender: Female
    • WHEELER, Elizabeth
    • WHEELER, David
    • WHEELER, Henry
  • From:
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John Wheeler, I's Timeline

November 4, 1591
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wilts, England
November 4, 1591
St Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
November 4, 1591
St. Edmund's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England