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Henry Wheeler, I

Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wheeler, I and Agnes (Ann) Wheeler
Husband of Abigail Wheeler
Father of Henry Allen Wheeler, Jr; Abigail Wheeler; William Allen Wheeler, Sr.; Moses Wheeler; Anne Riggs and 9 others
Brother of John Wheeler, II; George Wheeler; Adam Wheeler; Thomas Wheeler, of Newbury; Elizabeth Wheeler Button Duston and 7 others

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Private User
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About Henry Wheeler, of Salisbury

Henry was a mariner. He and his wife, Abigail lived in Salisbury, MA. In 1679 Abigail's father deeded them some land: "Willi: Allin of Salisbury, house carpenter, for natural love and affection, conveys to my beloved daughter, Abigail Wheeler, wife of Henry Wheeler, of same town, mariner, about fower acres fplanting land in Salisbury, one acre of which being part of my father, Richard Goodales planting lot, lying between land of Robert ffitts and a planting lot of sd Allin butting upon a highway leading to ye mill and sd Goodales lott. The other three acres being part of my own planting lott beetween that of John Clough and sd Goodale, butting upon the AHighway and the fferrie swamp, so called.


  • Henry Wheeler1
  • M, #12432, b. 1634
  • Father John Wheeler b. 1591, d. 24 Aug 1670
  • Mother Ann/Agnes Yeoman b. c 1592, d. 15 Aug 1662
  • Henry Wheeler was born in 1634 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He married Abigail Allen, daughter of William Allen and Ann Goodall, circa 1658.
  • Family Abigail Allen b. 4 Jan 1640, d. 1696
  • Children
    • Henry Wheeler b. 13 Apr 1659, d. 1684
    • Abigail Wheeler b. 9 Mar 1660/61
    • William Wheeler b. 6 1663
    • Moses Wheeler b. 24 Jun 1665
    • Ann Wheeler b. 27 May 1667, d. 28 Sep 1723
    • James Wheeler+ b. 27 May 1667, d. Apr 1753
    • Josiah Wheeler b. 23 Apr 1669
    • Ruth Wheeler+ b. 15 Jul 1671, d. 1732
    • Nathaniel Wheeler b. 28 Mar 1675
    • Jeremiah Wheeler b. 17 Jul 1679
    • Benjamin Wheeler b. 15 Jan 1682
    • Mary Wheeler b. 5 Jun 1685
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3520] Unknown author, Ancestors of American Presidents by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 174.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p414.htm#i12432


  • Henry Wheeler
  • M, #322740
  • Last Edited=28 Nov 2008
  • Henry Wheeler is the son of John Wheeler and Agnes Yeomans.
  • Reference: Bush-1504.
  • Child of Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen
    • James Wheeler+
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p32274.htm#i322740


  • Name Henry WHEELER
  • Born 8 Feb 1635
  • Died 1695 Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Family Abigail ALLEN, b. 4 Jan 1640, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts , d. 1696, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Age 55 years)
  • Children
    • 1. Henry WHEELER, b. 13 Apr 1659, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • 2. Abigail WHEELER, b. 7 Mar 1660, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts , d. 16 Oct 1743, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts (Age 83 years)
    • 3. William WHEELER, b. 6 Sep 1663, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • 4. Moses WHEELER, b. 24 Jun 1665, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • 5. Josiah WHEELER, b. 23 Apr 1669, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
    • 6. Ruth WHEELER, b. 15 Jul 1671, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • From: http://www.familyrecord.net/getperson.php?personID=I44183&tree=CorlissOrdway


  • WHEELER, Henry
  • b. 8 FEB 1633/4 St Edmunds, Salisbury, Wilts, England
  • d. ABT 1690 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHEELER, John
  • Mother: Ann,
  • Family:
  • Spouse: ALLEN, Abigail
  • b. 1 OCT 1641 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: ALLEN, Walter
  • Mother: Rebecca,
  • Children:
    • WHEELER, Henry
    • WHEELER, Abigail b. 9 MAR 1659/60 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, William
    • WHEELER, Moses b. 24 JUN 1665 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, James
    • WHEELER, Ann
    • WHEELER, Josiah
    • WHEELER, Nathaniel
    • WHEELER, Ruth
    • WHEELER, Jeremiah b. 17 JUL 1677 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, Benjamin b. 15 JUN 1681 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, Benjamin b. 15 JAN 1681/2 Salisbury, Essex, Mass.
    • WHEELER, Mary
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_b5.htm#37


  • Genealogical and family history of the state of Connecticut : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation (1911) Vol. 1
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalfami001cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami001cutt#page/25/mode/1up
  • Pg.25
    • (The Wheeler Line).
  • (I) John Wheeler, immigrant ancestor, was from Salisbury, England, and was an inhabitant of Hampton, Massachusetts, soon after the settlement of that town. He received land in Salisbury, Massachusetts, in 1641. He removed to Newbury, Massachusetts, before 1650, but was taxed in Salisbury in 1652. He was a barber by trade. He married Anne ___ , who died August 15, 1662, Newbury. He died in 1670. His will was dated March 28, 1668, proved October 11, 1670. Children: Adam, remained in Salisbury, England, 1668 ; Edward, remained in Salisbury, England, 1668; William, remained in England, 1668; David, born about 1625, in England, married. May 11, 1650, Sarah Wise; Anne, married Aquila Chase; Mercy, living in 1668; Elizabeth, married a Bultom or Button, living in 1668; Roger, married, December 7, 1653, Mary Wilson ; Henry, mentioned below ; George, married, April 30, 1660, Susanna Stowers; Joseph, died October 13, 1659.
  • (II) Henry, son of John Wheeler, married, about 1659, Abigail Allen or Allan. She was a member of the Salisbury church in 1687 ; a widow of Boston, 1696. He was admitted to the Salisbury church, August 26, 1694, and died before 1696. Abigail Allen was the daughter of William and Ann (Goodale) Allen, and was born January 4, 1639-40. Her father, William Allen, was a "house-carpenter" in Salisbury and received land there in the first division, also in 1640. His name appears on the list of "townsmen and commoners" in 1650 and later lists. He married (first) Ann, daughter of Richard Goodale, who died May, 1678; he married (second) Alice, widow of John Roper and of John Dickison. He died in Salisbury, June 18, 1686. Children of Henry Wheeler : Henry, born April 13, 1659, Salisbury; Abigail, March 7, 1660-61, Salisbury; William, September 6, 1663, Salisbury; Moses, June 24, 1665, Salisbury; Ann, (twin) May 27, 1667, Salisbury; James (twin), mentioned below; Josiah, April 23, 1669, Salisbury; Ruth, July 15, 1671, Salisbury; Nathaniel, March 28, 1675, Salisbury; Jeremiah, July 17, 1677, Salisbury; Benjamin, January 15, 1681-82, Salisbury; Mary, June 5, 1685, Salisbury.


  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicaland01cuttgoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicaland01cuttgoog#page/n74/mode/1up
  • Pg.622
  • William Allen, immigrant ancestor, was living in Salisbury, Massachusetts, as early as 1639, when he was a proprietor there. He was a carpenter by trade. He married first, Ann Goodale, died in Salisbury, May 31, 1678, daughter of Richard Goodale; second, Alice Roper, widow of John Roper and also of John Dickinson. She died Aril 1, 1687, at Salisbury. William Allen died June 18, 1686. He will, dated April 16, 1674, with codicil November 7, 1676, proved July 22, 1686, bequeathed to wife Ann; to children John, William, Benjamin, Joseph, Richard, Jeremiah, Abigail Wheeler, Hannah Ayers, Mary Hewes and Martha Hubbard; also mentions son George Hewes, and father and brother Goodale. Children: 1. Abigail, born January 4, 1639-40; married about 1659, Henry Wheeler, of Salisbury, mariner. 2 Hannah, born June 17, 1642; married, November 15, 1659. Peter Ayres, of Haverhill. 3. Mary, born July 29, 1644; married George Hewes. 4. Martha, born 1646; married Richard Hubbard, of Salisbury. 5. John, born October 9, 1648. 6. William, born October 2, 1650. 7. Benjamin, born 1652. 8. Joseph, born October 13, 1653; mentioned below. 9. Richard, born November 8, 1655; resided in Haverhill; was in King Philip's war under Lieutenant Benjamin Sweet. 10. Ruth, born February 19, 1657. 11 Lieutenant Jeremiah, born February 17, 1658; married Ann Bradbury.
  • .... etc.


  • Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical (1916) Vol. 3
  • https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaofma03cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma03cutt#page/111/mode/1up
  • (I) John Wheeler, the founder of the family in America, was, according to reputed authority, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and was of 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
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofma03cutt#page/112/mode/1up
  • 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. Issue (among others), his eldest son, Henry, mentioned below.
  • (II) Henry Wheeler, son of John and Ann Wheeler, was born in England. He was a resident of Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he joined the church, August 26, 1694. His wife Abigail was admitted to membership in the same church in 1687. Henry Wheeler died before 1696. He married, about 1658, Abigail Allen, born in Salisbury, January 4, 1639-40, daughter of William and Ann (Goodale) Allen. Issue twelve children, of whom the sixth was James, mentioned below.
  • (III) James Wheeler, son of Henry and Abigail (Allen) Wheeler, was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, May 27, 1667. He removed to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where all his children, with the exception of Mary, were born. He died in Rehoboth, in April, 1753. He was domiciled in Swansea in 1738. He married (first) Grizzell Squire, daughter of Philip and Rachel (Ruggles) Squire. He married (second), October 2, 1738, Elizabeth Brintnal, of Norton. Issue seven children, of whom the third was James, mentioned below. .... etc.


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Henry Wheeler, of Salisbury's Timeline

February 8, 1633
St Edmunds, Salisbury, Wilts, England
February 8, 1634
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
April 3, 1659
Age 25
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
March 7, 1660
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 6, 1663
Age 29
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
June 24, 1664
Age 30
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
May 27, 1667
Age 33
Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
May 27, 1667
Age 33
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
April 23, 1669
Age 35
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA