Luke Heard

Brief Life History of Luke

When Luke Heard was born in 1618, in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, his father, James Heard, was 38 and his mother, Agnes Bussey, was 33. He married Sarah Riddlesdale in 1638, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 28 September 1647, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 29, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Luke Heard
1618–1647
Sarah Riddlesdale
1623–1704
Marriage: 1638
John Heard
1644–1644
John Heard
1645–1696
Edmund Heard
1646–1713

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  • Massachusetts, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • Luke Heard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Luke Heard, "Find A Grave Index"

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1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English herd(e), hird(e), hord(e), Older Scots herd, hird ‘herdsman’, i.e. one who looked after cattle, sheep, or goats (Old English heorde, hierde). Compare Hardman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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