HEARD, John

HEARD, John

Male 1612 - 1689  (76 years)

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  • Name HEARD, John  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth 29 Nov 1612  Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1639  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Public Service 1647 
    Fined for calling Godfrey an old knave abd criticizing Capt. Champernowne 
    Residence 1650  Kittery, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living on Champernowne's island 
    Court Case 1 Mar 1651  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    John Heard successfully sued Anthony Emery for slander 
    Differentiator The Great Migration; Immigrant; signed the Dover Combination 
    Great Migration Yes, arrived in Dover by 1635 
    Web Address https:/​/​www​.wikitree​.com/​wiki/​Heard-49 
    Residence Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1654  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Permanently settled here by this date 
    Will 2 Apr 1687  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    signed on this date 
    Death 17 Jan 1689  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • may have been 1688
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    HEARD, Thomas,   b. 1586, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Father) 
    CUTLER, Elizabeth,   b. 1590, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Apr 1625, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I2374  My Genealogy | Laviolette Ancestry, Laviolette Ancestry
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2024 

    Father HEARD, Thomas,   b. 1586, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother CUTLER, Elizabeth,   b. 1590, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Apr 1625, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 28 May 1609  Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HULL, Elizabeth,   b. 1628, Northleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Nov 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 1643  York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    +1. HEARD, Samuel,   b. 4 Aug 1663, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Oct 1697, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    OTIS, Experience  m. 20 Mar 1686
    +2. HEARD, Benjamin,   b. 20 Feb 1643, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Feb 1710, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    ROBERTS, Elizabeth  m. 1673
    +3. HEARD, Dorcas,   b. 1665, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1707, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    GARLAND, Jabez  m. 2 Mar 1691
     4. HEARD, Catherine,   b. 1646, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1647, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    +5. HEARD, Abigail,   b. 2 Aug 1651, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Dec 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    JONES, Jenkin  m. 24 Jan 1688
    +6. HEARD, Hannah,   b. 25 Nov 1655, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Oct 1687, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    MASON OR NASON, John  m. 6 Nov 1674*
     7. HEARD, Nathaniel,   b. 20 Sep 1668, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Apr 1700, Strafford, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    +8. HEARD, Mary,   b. 26 Jan 1649, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Dec 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    HAM, John Lt.  m. 6 May 1668
     9. HEARD, Joseph,   b. 4 Jan 1660, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1687, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 26 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
     10. HEARD, John,   b. 24 Feb 1658, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1733, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    +11. HEARD, Elizabeth,   b. 15 Sep 1653, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Nov 1705, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    NUTE, James;   FURBER, Lieutenant William  m. 13 Aug 1694
     12. HEARD, Tristram,   b. 1 Mar 1666, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Apr 1734, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    +13. (UNPROVEN), Tristram Heard,   b. 4 Mar 1666, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 May 1734, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    (UNPROVEN), Abigail  m. 1691
    Family ID F710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Nov 1612 - Chichester, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1639 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1643 - York, York, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living on Champernowne's island - 1650 - Kittery, York, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Case - John Heard successfully sued Anthony Emery for slander - 1 Mar 1651 - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Permanently settled here by this date - 1654 - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - signed on this date - 2 Apr 1687 - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 17 Jan 1689 - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
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  • Photos
    New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635
    John Heard Elizabeth Hull New England Marriages to 1700
    Historic Dover Point Map w Family
    Immigrant
    john Heard 1

    Documents
    NehgsHeard Family
    NehgsHeard Family
    dover massacres in the 1600s-1700s
    dover massacres in the 1600s-1700s
    Will of John Heard
    Will of John Heard
    Will of John Heard
    Will of John Heard
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Histories
    Signing of the Dover Combination
    Signing of the Dover Combination
    Dover New Hampshire Garrison Houses
    Dover New Hampshire Garrison Houses
    History of Heard Name
    History of Heard Name
    Heard Family of Dover
    Heard Family of Dover
    John Heard
    John Heard
    Disambiguation: John Heard (died 4 Mar 1676 m Isabelle father of James) of Eliot, ME (previously Kittery, ME) and John Heard (di
    Disambiguation: John Heard (died 4 Mar 1676 m Isabelle father of James) of Eliot, ME (previously Kittery, ME) and John Heard (di
    GDMNH Heard Copyright so do not post on a public website
    GDMNH Heard Copyright so do not post on a public website

    WikiTree: John Heard (1612-1689)
    WikiTree: John Heard (1612-1689)
    John Heard was a master carpenter,who appears first in Colonial records between 1635-1640 when he was granted land in Dover. In the same year, he was one of the signatories of the Dover Combination. John married Elizabeth Hull, daughter of Reverend Joseph Hull and Joanna Coffin, around 1642 in York. John's contributions to Dover extended beyond his carpentry; he served as a surveyor, a constable for Cocheco, and was involved in various committees to settle disputes.

    Notably, around 1668, John constructed a strong garrison on Garrison Hill in Dover which notably withstood several Native attacks. His foresight in fortifying his home, known as "Heard's Garrison," proved crucial, especially during the massacre of June 28, 1689, when the garrison was the only one among five to survive, thanks to the timely intervention of Elder Wentworth.

    We have four lines of descent from John and Elizabeth, two on the Laviolette (DeRochemont) line and two from the Wright (Tucker) line.

    Albums
    The Dover Combination
    The Dover Combination (2)
    The Dover Combination, signed in 1640, was an important agreement in the early colonial history of America. It was signed by the settlers of Dover, which is now in New Hampshire.
    Great Migration
    Great Migration (119)
    The "Great Migration," as defined by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), encompasses the English Puritan migration to New England from 1620 to 1640. This movement primarily involved English Puritans who relocated in family units, driven by a quest for religious freedom and the aspiration to establish a Puritan commonwealth. These migrants originated from various regions of England and settled in areas that now form Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, including the Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    An individual's inclusion in the Great Migration Study Project requires evidence of migration to New England within the specified period of 1620 to 1640. The project's objective is to compile biographical and genealogical profiles of all immigrants who arrived in New England during these two decades. The NEHGS has produced extensive volumes and directories, providing details about the lives of these immigrants. This collection presents research on many ancestors who were part of this significant historical migration.

    You may be shocked by how many there are. Even I was at first. However, most of these Great Migration ancestors are my 9th and 10th great-grandparents, and in some cases 11th and 12th, and with the number of great-grandparents doubling with each generation, the possibilities quickly become immense. We have a total of 1024 sets of 9th great-grandparents and 2048 sets of 10th great-grandparents. This makes finding so many Great Migration ancestors more understandable.

  • Notes 
    • He was called "Capt. Heard" because he was commander of ships in the foreign trade of Dover while in business connection with Capt. Richard Walderne. While he was in the shipping business he lived on Dover Neck, where he lived for 20 years before moving to the house he built on the hill where National Block now stands. He appears to have come to the Dover area in 1655. About 1675 when the Indians became dangerous, he had a stockade placed around his house and it became known as "Heard's Garrison." The next garrison below was that of Richard Otis. Of the five garrisons near the falls, that of Capt. Heard was the only one saved in the massacre of 28 Jun 1689. By some incredible folly two squaws were allowed to sleep before the kitchen fire in each garrison that night,even though fears of Indian troubles had sent many persons into the garrisons each night for safety. Early in the morning the squaws opened the gates to the stockades and let the Indians in, while the families were fast asleep. Elder Wentworthand his family were at Heard's garrison. Just as the Indians were about to enter a dog barked and awakened Elder Wentworth; he arose and closed the gate just as the Indians were about to enter. He fell upon his back and held the gate closed till other members of the household came to his aid. The Indians fired several bullets through the door, but no one was hit.
      Stackpole notes there were two John Heards - one who was in Kittery in 1640 on Champernowne's Island. He cautions that the other was of Dover and lived at Cocheco. He died 17 Jan 1688 leaving a large family, and it may have been he who owned land and lived in Gorgeana in 1648. John signed the Dover Combination in 1640. In March 1648/49 he had lot No. 8 in Cocheco Fresh Marsh assigned him. He did not appear on the tax lists of 1648, but does appear on that of 1657 and years following.
      An interesting point to the second John Heard (of Kittery) is that he had a son James who had a son John who had a daughter Dorcas who married a Hugh Tucker in the early 1700s. Could this be a tie to the Kittery John Heard?
      Pike's Journal notes John died after a short sickness before the massacre.

      Compiled and Edited by
      Ernest Shorey Tucker Jr.

      This version printed in the year 2001
      All copyright rights waived in the interest of
      preservation, correction and continuation
      of this family history.

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      New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635


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      History of Dover, New Hampshire : containing historical, genealogical and industrial data of its early settlers, their struggle


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      Disambiguation: John Heard (died 4 Mar 1676 m Isabelle father of James) of Eliot, ME (previously Kittery, ME) and John Heard (di
      Disambiguation: John Heard (died 4 Mar 1676 m Isabelle father of James) of Eliot, ME (previously Kittery, ME) and John Heard (di



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