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Bartholomew Heath

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nazeing, Essex, England
Death: January 14, 1681 (65)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. Heath and wife of N.N. Heath
Husband of Hannah (Moyce) Heath
Father of John Heath, I; Joseph Heath, Sr.; Joshua Heath; Hannah Heath; Capt. Josiah Heath and 2 others
Brother of John Heath, of Haverhill

Occupation: Yeoman
Label: Bartholomew Heath was born in 1615 in Nazeing, Essex, England. Alternatively, he was born in Salisbury St Martins, Wiltshire, England as were his father and brother. His parents were John HEATH and Alis BARTHOLOMEW. He may have came to America at age 1
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About Bartholomew Heath

Bartholomew Heath

Alas the English origins of Bartholomew Heath have not yet been discovered. In 1990 the New England Genealogical Society did comprehensive review of the family of Bartholomew Heath. The study was published in the volume:

Smith, Dean Crawford; Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1990) pages 311-319

The book is still under copyright but luckily Boston Public Library has made it available for a 14 day borrow period via archive.org with free registration:

https://archive.org/details/ancestryofsamuel00smit

The authors, Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn and of the very finest of their geneation and also worked on the Great Migration Study Project. So their work is authoritative. They did a search of the English origin of each immigrant and could not establish the origins or parents of Bartholomew Heath. However, the chapter continues on via their son Josiah Health who I see is your ancestor and includes his son John Heath. So this book if you haven't read it would be of interest as they review numerous court, probate and other related records.

It is interest that a John Heath of Haverhill in his will dated 28 Dec 1674 proved 10 Apr 1675 left bequests to the children of Barthowlomew Heath. John had no children of his own.

Much of the Information I have about this line of Heaths is derived from "Bartholomew Heath of Haverill, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants," Valerie Dyer Giorgi, Santa Maria, CA, 1994.

Progenitor of the line in America. He was a "yeoman" and brother of John Heath. Settled in Newbury, Mass., removed to Haverhill, Mass. 1645.

In 1646 he was listed as a proprietor, and in 1650 when considerable grants of land were made to Haverhill men on the Merrimac River, Bartholomew Heath was one to receive land. In 1652, and thereafter, other grants were made to him. In 1657, he made a disposition, at the age of "about forty-one years." His sons, John, Joseph and Josias, received land deeded by him, March 12, 1688-89. Mention of Bartholomew Haeth is made in connection with most of the town affairs, and he appears to have been a town officer. On March 28, 1682, an inventory of his estate was taken.(p. 23)

May have had a brother, John at Haverhill, but he left no issue. Died 1675 - will named no family of his own.

Married about 1643 Hannah Moyce/Mayes

Son John, born 1643 in Newbury; then moved to Haverhill and had two more sons, Joseph and Josiah (1651-?).

Deeded land 12 Mar 1668-9 to his sons, John, Joseph and Josiah.

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This information is from Vol. II, pp. 691-694 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The American ancestor of the Heath family of Amsterdam, New York, was Bartholomew Heath, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who settled there prior to 1645. He was of English birth and ancestry, although there is no definite record of the date of his arrival or the place from which he came. He most likely arrived in America with other members of the family and was temporarily located in some of the smallest settlements, where there were no early records kept until 1645, when he appears in Haverhill. Elder Isaac Heath, of Roxbury, came in the ship "Hopewell," 1635. His brother, William, of Roxbury, came from London in the ship "Lion," 1632, with wife Mary and five children. There is no evidence that he was related to these men, but the probability is that he was. Bartholomew had a brother, John Heath, who left bequests to the children of his brother, but named in his will no family of his own. He was also of Haverhill. This branch of the family migrated to New Hampshire, where they are of frequent mention. In the town of Hampstead, they were both numerous and prominent. The revolutionary rolls of New Hampshire bear the names of twenty-three Heaths who served in the continental army, and they are particularly noticed as being present at noted battles. (See vol xvi N. H. State papers, vol iii. Rev. Rolls Index, p. 757.)

(I) Bartholomew Heath, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, styled a "yeoman," was born about 1615, died January 14, 1681. He settled in Haverhill about 1645. He is the first of the line under consideration and the emigrant ancestor. The family remained in Haverhill until the migration to New Hampshire of John, grandson of Bartholomew, "the founder." Bartholomew Heath married Hannah, daughter of Joseph Noyce, "the emigrant." She died July 19, 1677. Children:

John, see forward. Joseph, married Mary Dow. Joshua, died in infancy. Hannah, died in infancy. Josiah, married Mary Davis. Elizabeth, died in infancy. Benjamin, died in infancy. Elizabeth, died in infancy. (II) John, son of Bartholomew and Hannah (Noyce) Heath, was born August 15, 1643, died in Hampton, Massachusetts, September 21, 1706. He married, November 14, 1666, in Haverhill, Sarah, daughter of William Partridge, American emigrant. She died July, 1718.

Children:

  1. Bartholomew (2), killed by Indians, August 4, 1704; married Mary Bradley.
  2. Sarah, died in infancy.
  3. Elizabeth, died at age of thirteen.
  4. Hannah, married Joseph Bradley.
  5. John, see forward.
  6. Martha, born November 30, 1677.
  7. Nehemiah, a sea captain; married (first) Mary Grove, (second) Joanna Dow.
  8. Rachel, married Samuel Stevens.
  9. Ann, born June 30, 1684.
  10. Sarah, April 22, 1688.

Links

  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Page 362.

Birth: 1615 Death: Jan. 15, 1681 Haverhill Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Children: John Heath, Joseph Heath, Joshua Heath, Hannah Heath, Josiah Heath, Elizabeth Heath, Benjamin Heath, and Elizabeth Heath.


Family links:

Spouse:
 Hannah Moyce Heath (1618 - 1677)

Children:
 John Heath (1643 - 1706)*
 Joseph Heath (1645 - 1673)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Pentucket Cemetery Haverhill Essex County Massachusetts, USA


Created by: Kevin Avery Record added: Jul 12, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54835738 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=heath&GSfn=bartholomew&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=54835738&df=all&


sources

  1. Smith, Dean Crawford; Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1990) 311-319

Debunking Wikitree and Minor Descent

John health of Salisbury

Children

  • John and Alice (Bartholomew) Heath where *not* the parents of:
  1. Bartholomew Heath
  2. Isaac Heath
  3. William Heath
  4. John Heath

Alas the English origins of Bartholomew Heath have not yet been discovered. In 1990 the New England Genealogical Society did comprehensive review of the family of Bartholomew Heath. The study was published in the volume:

Smith, Dean Crawford; Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1990) pages 311-319

The book is still under copyright but luckily Boston Public Library has made it available for a 14 day borrow period via archive.org with free registration:

https://archive.org/details/ancestryofsamuel00smit

The authors, Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn and of the very finest of their geneation and also worked on the Great Migration Study Project. So their work is authoritative. They did a search of the English origin of each immigrant and could not establish the origins or parents of Bartholomew Heath. However, the chapter continues on via their son Josiah Health who I see is your ancestor and includes his son John Heath. So this book if you haven't read it would be of interest as they review numerous court, probate and other related records.

It is interest that a John Heath of Haverhill in his will dated 28 Dec 1674 proved 10 Apr 1675 left bequests to the children of Barthowlomew Heath. John had no children of his own.

Further Debunking of Heath Fiction

The research on Wikitree and on Minor Descent for the ancestry of Bartholomew Heath is poorly done unfortunately. For background most of the current research in England on the Cheney - Heath connection was published by a genealogist named Douglas Richardson. You may have heard of his five volume set called “Royal Ancestry” and the now outdated “Plantagenet Ancestry” which he sells on Amazon. But he is also one of the most active researchers in English origins of New England families. His work is highly respected. He has published much of his work in The American Genealogist, The Genealogist and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. The latter NEHGR for short includes an article in Volume 146 p 261-278 published 1992 called the Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright. If you have an account on AmericanAncestors.org you may download it here:

https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?volumeId=11691&pageName=261&rId=235119353

Richardson published a follow-up article Vol 149 p 173-186 in 1995 “Heath-Johnson-Morris Update: The Ancestry of Agnes (Cheney) Heath. Unfortunately this article is not online for copyright reasons and needed to be request by email from Webmaster@nehgs.org. What was published is that and Edward Heath of unknown parents in Ware who wrote a will 6 Mar 1592/3 proved 23 mar 1592/3 with wife Alice ___ was father of William Heath of Ware born about 1550 buried 7 January 1624/5 married Agnes Cheney. Her ancestry includes three generations of men all named Robert Chaney. Her mother was Joan Harrison. Several children were baptized shortly after their marriage and although some of the baptisms don’t include either parents name it is reasoned they were the children of William Heath and Alice Cheney and they include the immigrants Isaac Heath of Roxbury and William Heat of Roxbury. And the origins of some other families are included. Now what had happened on some Internet sites is people who haven’t actually read these papers have either included a fictitious John Heath who is father of Bartholomew Heath which is the subject of our discussion here or they have swapped out William Heath here and substituted him for a Richard Heath. None of this is true. William Heath and Anges Cheney did have two sons named John but both were buried at a young age. This is probably not what you wished to hear because there is no connection here to John or Bartholomew Heath. But on the other hand it does show how much progress is being made on Heath research in England and so we can hope other lines will be discovered soon. I have hope as the various diocese, archdeaconries and parishes are slowly digitizing all their records in England and bringing them online as we write this. For example The Essex Record Office now has the most advanced project already online with access to a huge number of wills never seen before online. So there is hope!

And there was some earlier research published by Holman, Mary Lovering in Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Privately Printed at The Rumford Press, 1938), Vol II p 1135+ which can be accessed here:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89069618841&view=1up&seq=553

Ms. Lovering was considered in her day one of the best genealogists. He wrote and account of John and his brother Bartholomew Heath. In all cases were a search was conducted in England by herself and other genealogist such as Waters for each sketch but none was found. We simply know they were bothers from the will of John. Much of her correspondence with Waters, etc. preserved at NEHGS.

Later research into these two brothers was recently repeated by two of the superstars of genealogy: Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn in The Ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1990) pages 311-319. This is part of a six volume series of research compiled by NEHGS. The books are expensive and hard to find but I have all six volumes. But luckily Boston Public Library has scanned most of the volumes and placed them here so you can borrow them:] https://archive.org/details/ancestryofsamuel00smit

Most of the rest of the series are in volumes called “The ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton.” If you haven’t borrowed these books yet I highly recommend you do. Even as of this more recent publication unfortunately not proof could be found as to the origins and parents of the brothers John and Bartholomew Heath. But to round out the research Bartholomew was also studied in:

Robert Croll Stevens, Ancestry of the Children of Robert Croll Stevens and Jane Eleanor (Knauss) Stevens, Volume 1· The Genealogy of Otho Stevens, 1702-1771, Together with Kent, Hills,Hastings, Smith, Proctor, Sproule and Associated Lines (Pittsford, N.Y.: Tucker Printers, 1982). (Volumes V and VI are errata and addendum volumes and should be consulted with this volume. This work is unpaginated and denotes families by number). pages 32-33;

You’re not going to be able to find these except at a major Genealogical Library like Salt Lake or NEHGS. But the study was superseded by the work of Smith and Sanborn above.

One more account was published by Valerie Dyer Giorgi in Bartholomew Heath of Haverhill, Massachusetts and Some of His Descendants (Santa Maria, Calif.: the author, 1994).

This is a hard book to find but again Salt Lake should have a copy I presume. It was scanned on Hathi but requires and account:

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005754788

Again the author could not prove his English origins. And that is the last work published on this family.

So no website on the Internet claiming to know the ancestry of Bartholomew Heath is basing it on fact. It is more fiction and some sort of mixing of Richardson’s research above with Bartholomew’s family and is total fiction. On the plus side we have Y DNA testing at FamilyTreeDNA.com that might lead to a breakthrough. And we have a not some common name that might be found in a will in England. The last author above for some reason thinks he came from Essex. So the next breakthrough in research will probably come from reading a lot of will from Essex which can be read online now with a subscription:

https://www.essexarchivesonline.co.uk/SubscriptionService.aspx

Some warning – reading old English wills takes some training but with a bit of work you can get the hang of it. So that is where I would send you and if you decide you don’t wish to take this on but can afford a genealogist someone at NEHGS might do the work for you.

If I can be of any service at all please let me know. I’m happy to answer any questions.

Best regards, Roland Henry Baker, III Fremont, California

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Bartholomew Heath's Timeline

1615
August 15, 1615
Nazeing, Essex, England
1643
August 15, 1643
Age 28
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
1645
1645
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1647
February 12, 1647
Age 31
Haverhill, MA
1648
September 3, 1648
Age 33
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
1651
September 4, 1651
Age 36
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
1656
August 8, 1656
Age 40
Haverhill, Essex, MA
1658
September 5, 1658
Age 43
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1681
January 14, 1681
Age 65
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)