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Goodspeed Histories: The Heaths of Locktown

The Heath family turns up fairly often in my articles without ever getting the attention it is due. They were ‘fruitful and multiplied’ and owned quite a lot of land in various parts of the county.1

The first of the family to settle in Hunterdon was Andrew Heath (1667-1720) who came from Staffordshire, England to Bucks County in 1682 when he was 15, as a bonded servant to William Yardley. Heath was released from service four years later in 1686 and given a tract of 50 acres in Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was taxed there in 1693, with property worth £46. CLICK HERE for the full story…

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