On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of August . . . in the year 1670 . . . John Wheeler dies in Newbury, Massachusetts . . . this John Wheeler is an 11th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . he is mentioned as one of the "First Settlers of Salisbury" on page ten of The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury where he is listed as John Wheler (#66) . . . and the text of his will as well as a brief bio can be found in History of the Wheeler Family in America, which has the following to say about him . . .
He is said to have been born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and to have sailed for America on March 24, 1633-34 in the ship "Mary and John," bringing his wife Ann and six children and leaving four sons in England. He spent the first year of his residence at Aggawam (now Ipswich), Mass. The following year he removed to the settlement on the north bank of the Merrimac River that was called Salisbury after 1640, and as one of its original proprietors, in 1641 he received land there which he still held and paid tax on as late as 1653, notwithstanding he had removed to Newbury, Mass., before 1650. He died at Newbury, Aug. 29, 1670, aged 52, and his wife Ann died there Aug. 15, 1662.