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Mary Spear (Heath)

Birthplace: Nazeing, Co Essex, England
Death: December 7, 1674
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Heath, Jr and Mary Heath (Perry), of Sawbridge
Wife of George Spear
Mother of George Spear; Mary Spear; Sarah Witty; Richard Spear; Samuel Spear and 5 others
Sister of unknown Heath; Peleg Heath and Hannah Jones
Half sister of Mary Heath and Isaac Heath

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About Mary Spear

Source: The book, 'New England Marriage, before 1700'.

George SPEAR Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI) Marriage 1647. Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

Volume: Volume 2, Page(s): 1419 SPEAR, George (ca 1612-1688?) & 1/wf Mary [HEATH] (-1674), dau William; by 1644, by 1647; Braintree {Spear Anc. 3, 34; TAG 30:10; Framingham Hist. 281; will of William Heath; Reg. 4:286, 37:169; 45:314}

Spouse: Mary HEATH

  • Reference: WeRelate Genealogy - SmartCopy: Mar 11 2017, 0:36:41 UTC
    • Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:399.
      • WILLIAM, Roxbury, br. of Elder Isaac, came from London in the Lion, arr. 16 Sept. 1632, with w. Mary and 5 ch. says the ch. rec. of wh. one may have been Mary Spear, d. of his sec. w. by former h. Others were Isaac, Mary, Peleg, and Hannah, all I suppose, by first w.; but who was Martha, that m. 24 July 1643, George Brand, and d. as his wid. 1 Aug. 1686, unless she were his d. and not nam. in this instrum. bec. provid. for in ano. way, is uncert. He was freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rep. at first assemb. of dep. 14 May 1634, 7, 9, to 42, and in 45 for Dover; d. 29 May 1652, "an able, godly, and faithful br." is Eliot's entry in the ch. rec. and his aged wid. Mary d. 15 Dec. 1659. Of his will, made one day bef. his d. large abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. IV. 286.
    • Anderson's Great Migration Project
      • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "He [William Heath] came to this land in the year 1632 & soon after joined to the church [at Roxbury]. He brought 5 children, Mary, Isaac, Mary, Peleg, Hannah" [RChR 75].
      • CHILDREN: ... with second wife ... v MARY, bp. Nazeing 2 September 1627; m. by 1644 George Spear (called "Mary Spere" in her father's will; child bp. 21 April 1644 [RChR 115]; see also Annis Spear Anc 3).
      • ESTATE: .... In his will, dated 28 May 1652 and proved 21 October 1652, "Will[ia]m Heath of Roxbury" bequeathed to "my loving wife" the new end of my house that I now dwell in both above and below and half the great barn and half the barn yard, also all my arable land and meadow, also my cattle and moveables, on condition that she pay all debts, and pay "my daughter Mary Spere" ?10 and "my daughter Hannah" ?10; "my son Isaac" presently to possess the old end of my dwelling house with convenient yard room for his wood, also half the great barn and barnyard during my wife's life; "my two sons" to have all my houses and lands, "my son Isaac being my eldest son" a double portion and "my son Pelig" a single portion; to "my daughter Mary that I had by my first wife 40s. a year out of all my lands to be paid by both my sons" and "I do entreat my wife in the mean season to have a motherly care over her and see that she want nothing that is convenient for her"; "my three friends ... my dear brother Elder Heath, John Rugles, & Phillip Elliott" overseers [SPR 1:65-66].
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Mary Spear's Timeline

September 2, 1627
Nazeing, Co Essex, England
September 2, 1627
Nazeing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
September 2, 1627
Nazeing,Essex Co.,England
September 2, 1627
Nazeing,Essex Co.,England
Age 14
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
April 21, 1644
Age 16
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
May 11, 1647
Age 19
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 22
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
October 15, 1652
Age 25
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States