1. Edward Heath, son of a Robert Heath, was born about 1525 at Ware, Hertfordshire, England and died there 8 March 1592/3. He married Alice (---) who died at Ware on 24 December 1593. Among their children was:
2. William Heath born about 1550 and died 7 January 1624/5 at Ware, England. He married on 9 June 1580 at Waltham Abbey, Agnes Cheney, born about 1560 and died after 1605, daughter of Robert and Joan (Harrison) Cheney. William and Agnes had ten children: John, Alice, Isaac, George, William, John, Mary, Prudence, Thomas, and Thomas. Of these children, William, Mary and Isaac came to New England and the children of Prudence came as well.
3. William Heath (Jr.) born about 1590 at Ware, Hertfordshire, England and died 29 May 1652 at Roxbury, Massachusetts. He married first on 10 February 1616/7 at Great Amwell, England, Mary Crampthorne, baptized 16 January 1591/2 at Sawbridgeworth, England and buried 24 November 1621 at Great Amwell, England, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Lyndesell) Crampthorne and niece of the Mary Crampthore who is the mother of Abraham Browne. William and Mary had two children: Mary and Isaac. William married secondly 29 January 1622/3 at Gilston, England, Mary Perry, born about 1595 and died 15 December 1659 at Roxbury, Massachusetts, daughter of Abraham and Agnes (Wall) Perry. William and Mary Perry had four children: a stillborn daughter, Peleg, Mary, and Hannah. William arrived in New England in 1632 on the ship Lyon.
4. Mary Heath, daughter of William and Mary (Perry) Heath was born 2 September 1627 at Nazeing, Essex, England and died 7 December 1674 at Braintree, Massachusetts. She married about 1643 George Spear, born about 1613 and died after 1680 at Pemaquid, Maine. George married secondly on 27 April 1675 at Braintree, Massachusetts, Mary Newcomb, born 1 March 1640 at Braintree and died there 1 August 1678, daughter of Francis and Rachel (---) Newcomb and widow of Samuel Deering. By his first marriage, George had eight children: Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Ebenezer, Hannah, Samuel, Nathaniel and Hannah. By his second marriage George had two children: Mary and Eleazer.
“The Heath Connection: English Origins of Isaac and William Heath of Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Johnson, Edward Morris, and Elizabeth (Morris) Cartwright” by Douglas Richardson, New England Historical & Genealogical Register 146 (1992):261-278.
“Heath - Johnson - Morris Update: The Ancestry of Agnes (Cheney) Heath” by Douglas Richardson New England Historical & Genealogical Register 149 (1995):173-186.
Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (NEHGS, Boston, 1995), II:901-904.
“The Perry Family of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire” by William Wyman Fiske, The American Genealogist 82 (2007):81-90, 187-195, 273-289.
The Descendants of George Spear who settled at Braintree, Massachusetts 1642-1988 by Verne Raymond Spear (West Hawley, MA, 1988).