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Lieut John Heald
Birth: Sep. 19, 1666
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1721
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of John Heald and Sarah (Dane) Heald. Married Mary Chandler Dec. 18, 1690 (American Marriages before 1699; Massachusett Vital Records to 1850).

Concord Vital Records: Concord Deaths: Lt John Heald Husband to Mary his wife dyed November 25 : 1721 [55 yrs. G.S.].

"From 1686-1689 the governor and his council had laid taxes without consulting the taxpayers, fees for the transaction of public business were unduly increased, and town meetings, except once a year for the election of officers, were prohibited.
All these practices and edicts were flagrant violations of the old charter. Even so it is possible that open insurrection might have been avoided had not Andros, undoubtedly acting under orders from the home government, declared all land titles null and void. In vain did the colonists argue purchase from the Indians. In vain did they assert that those who had cleared the land and defended it with their lives had the most just claim to it. He replied that he cared no more for an Indian signature than for "the scratch of a bear's paw". To the claim of long occupation he answered that no length of possession could validate a grant from one who had no title.
Just when the colonists were seething under this crowning indignity word came that Andro's master, James II, was being pushed from the throne by William of Orange with the backing of England's Protestants. Here indeed was a rare opportunity to liquidate the detested Andros. Accordingly on the morning of April 19, 1689 (prophetic day in American History) the Concord military company under the command of LIEUTENANT JOHN HEALD started for Boston to assist in the revolt.
The insurrection was an immediate success. Andros and his supporters became prisoners of old Simon Bradstreet, last governor to be elected under the charter. "

References:
Concord, Mass. V.R., pp. 34, 35, 38, 42, 47, 52, 63, 71, 77 , 82, 104, 205;
History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of It's Pioneers and Prominent Men by D. Hamilton Hurd, 1890, p. 577;
Heald Manuscript, NEHGS, Boston, Mass.
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Inscription:
Here Lyes ye
Body of Lieut.
JOHN HEALD
Aged 55 Years
Died Nober 26 1721 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Heald (1636 - 1686)
  Sarah Dean Heald (1643 - 1689)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Chandler Heald (1671 - 1759)
 
 Children:
  Mary Heald Parlin (1691 - 1754)*
  John Heald (1693 - 1775)*
  Timothy Heald (1696 - 1736)*
  Amos Heald (1708 - 1775)*
  Ephraim Heald (1711 - 1802)*
  Eunice Heald Fellows (1717 - 1795)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Heald (1666 - 1721)
  Hannah Heald Stevens (1676 - 1755)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Hill Burying Ground
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Boyington
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
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Lieut John Heald
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Lieut John Heald
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Lieut John Heald
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