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Rev John Wheelwright
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Birth: 1592
Boston, England
Death: Nov. 15, 1679
Salisbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Puritan clergyman, he was a Cambridge College classmate and friend of Oliver Cromwell who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony to escape persecution for his puritan beliefs, only to be banished by the ruling puritan theocracy of the colony for speaking in defense of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson, and her antinomian views. During his banishment he founded what would become Exeter, N.H., but moved to Wells, Maine, with his followers when Massachusetts extended its jurisdiction into what would become southern New Hampshire. He then appealed to have his banishment remitted, and was invited back into Massachusetts. His connection with Cromwell during the commonwealth period benefited the colonies. His last pastorate was at Salisbury, where he died.

His first wife was Mary Storer Wheelwright, who died in England in 1629, and is buried in Bilsby, Lincolnshire, England.

His second wife was Mary Hutchinson Wheelwright, daughter of Edward Hutchinson and Susannah______Hutchinson.

He was the son of Robert Wheelwright and his second wife, Catherine Mawer Kingerby Wheelwright. Both are buried in Saleby, Lincolnshire, England.

Children(by first marriage): John Wheelwright Jr, Thomas Wheelwright, William Wheelwright, and Susanna Wheelwright Risworth.

Children(by second marriage): Catherine Wheelwright Nanny Naylor, Mary Wheelwright, Elizabeth Wheelwright Parsons, Mary Wheelwright Lyde Atkinson, Samuel Wheelwright, Rebecca Wheelwright Maverick Bradbury, Hannah Wheelwright Checkley, and Sarah Wheelwright Crispe Williams.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Hutchinson Wheelwright (1605 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Wheelwright (1624 - 1679)*
  Samuel Wheelwright (1635 - 1700)*
  Rebecca Wheelwright Bradbury (1640 - 1678)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salisbury Colonial Burying Ground
Salisbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: Mar 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13656308
Rev John Wheelwright
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For my 10th GGrandfather...
- Terri Richards
 Added: May. 10, 2015
To My 11th Great Grand Uncle, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014
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