Do you subscribe to the Great Migration Newsletter? If not, you should. I've been reading it for over twenty years and it never fails to inform about the critical time period of 1620 to 1640. It just so happens that in the latest issue, out last week, George Wheeler is included as one of the fourteen Wheeler entries that needed to be sorted out in the new Great Migration Directory. You wouldn't think Wheeler was that prominent or common a name, but evidently it was.
1. Thomas Wheeler of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England was the father of several immigrants to New England, including:
2. George Wheeler, born 23 March 1605/6 at Cranfield, England and died June 1687 at Concord, Massachusetts. He married on 8 June 1630 at Cranfield, Katherine Penn who died at Concord on 2 January 1684/5. George and Katherine had eight children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Mary, Ruth, Hannah and William.
3. Sarah Wheeler born 30 January 1640 at Concord, Massachusetts and died there 12 December 1713. She married at Concord on 26 October 1665 to Francis Dudley, born about 1640 and died after 1702, a possible son of John Dudley. Francis and Sarah had seven children: Mary, Joseph, Samuel, Sarah, John, Benjamin and Francis.
Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England & Their Origins by John Brooks Threfall (Madison, WI, 1990).
History of the Dudley Family with Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, etc. by Dean Dudley (Wakefield, MA 1892).
The Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 24 (Jan-March 2015), p. 6.