BARTHOLOMEW HEATH was born about 1615, England, probably in County Essex, and died Jan. 14, 1681, in Haverhill, Essex, MA. He presumably came from England in the ship Lyon that sailed from London on June 22, 1632 and arrived in Boston on Sep. 16, 1632. There were only about one third of the passengers listed on the passenger list and it is feasible that in 1632 when BARTHOLOMEW was 17 years old he purchased passage on the sailing ship Lyon to America. BARTHOLOMEW was in Roxbury and Newbury, MA, and settled in Haverhill about 1642. Haverhill is located 33 miles north of Boston in Essex County.
BARTHOLOMEW was possibly from Nazeing, Essex, England, which lies about twenty miles north of London. This rural village comprises the northwest corner of Waltham. The old parish church is situated on a hillside, overlooking parts of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, bounded on the east by the river Lea, and on the west and south by Waltham Abbey and Epping. The names of Eliot, Heath, Peck and others are carefully embalmed in the old records of Nazeing Parish Church.
The Anglo-Saxon Church of Waltham, England, and her sister church of Nazeing, has undergone no material change since the time when the Heaths, Eliots and others worshipped there previous to 1632.
The names of BARTHOLOMEW's parents are unknown. Some researchers think they might be John and Alis (Bartholomew) Heath, but no proof has been found.
BARTHOLOMEW married about 1640-42 in Haverhill, Hannah Moyce. He settled first in Newbury, but removed to Haverhill about 1645. He was a proprietor there in 1646. He deposed in 1657 that he was about forty- one years old.
He received considerable land in Dec. 20, 1650, from a grant to individuals living west of Little River. He was one of forty-three freemen in town, nineteen of whom had taken the oath of fidelity. In 1651, he sold a four acre lot to JAMES PECKER for eight pounds. Some of the town records involving BARTHOLOMEW are as follows:
01-22-1648 named Selectman at town meeting, but he did not serve that year. 03-28-1648 made a Freeman. 02-28-1650 chosen Constable in Haverhill. 12-09-1650 given permission to build barn on the Haverhill common. 02-23-1651 sold 4 acres of land to JAMES PECKER. 12-27-1652 received 4 acres in the second division of plough land. drew lot #1 in the second division of meadow land. 10-12-1657 served as Selectman of Haverhill. 10-19-1658 chosen to lay out land. 12-03-1658 given the power to set bounds for fences. -1659 drew lot #40 in the third division of meadow land. -1660 chosen Selectman. -1661 drew lot #9 in the third division of meadow land. -1662 tavern license was renewed. -1664 served on jury in 1664 and April 1665. -1665 chosen Selectman. -1667 chosen Selectman.
BARTHOLOMEW had a brother, John who died Jan. 17, 1674/75. His will was dated Dec. 28, 1674 and proved
Apr. 10, 1675. He evidently left no children and lived with one of his nephews whom he calls "cousin"
according to the old custom.
wife SARAH PARTRIDGE
wife Martha Dow
wife Mary Davis