I found this on a Google Book Search and found it had so many of the old Heath names that others might be able to use it, so I typed it up and am posting it.
Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers: John Eliot and his friends, of Nazing and Waltham Abbey. From Original Sources. Written for the Royal Historical Society. By W. Winters, F.R. Hist. Soc. published by the author, Churchyard, Waltham Abbey, Essex Oct 1882..by William Winters pp 58,59 are Heath.
The Preface to the book read: “The following pages were read a short time since before the Royal Historical Society and are now published mainly for the benefit of my Transatlantic friends; many of whom, I am convinced, are deeply interested in everything connected with the history of the old English homesteads of their forefathers.
THE HEATH FAMILY
The Heath family resided at Ware. co. Herts, and afterwards at Waltham Abbey and Nazing. In 1580 William Heath, of Ware, married Agnes Cheney at Waltham, and Isaac Heath of Ware “Collar Maker”was summoned to the “Court of High Commission”, and took oath to answer articles, “ June 24, 1634.(State Papers Domestic temp. Charles I). This is no doubt the same person who sailed in the HOPEWELL with his wife Elizabeth in 1635. He is considered to be brother to William Hath of Nazing.
In the State Papers, under date July 3, 1638, occurs the Petition of Thomas Killigrew to King Charles I, which reads as follows: “Your Majesty is entitled to the goods and chattels of Simon Jackson, of Botsone (Bottisham?), co. Cambs, lately convicted of manslaughter of Isaac Heath, servant to Lord Rochford. This Isaac was no doubt one of the Ware branch.
William Heath, brother of the elder Isaac, was of Nazing, where three of his children were born, viz.--Peleg, Mary, and Hannah. He sailed in the ship LION June 22, 1632, with his wife Mary and five children, in company with William Curtis, Thomas Uskitt or Uffit, Daniel Brewer and others. His wife and children are not named on the list of passengers. The ship arrived at its destination on Sept 16, 1632. William Heath’s children are said to have been named as follows: Mary, Isaac, Martha, Peleg, and Hannah. He appears to have married twice, was freeman March 4, 1633, and died May 29, 1652, “an able, godly and faithful brother.”
Peleg Heath, son of the above William and Mary Heath, married Susannah, daughter of Dorothy, wife of John King (probably by her former husband). He was made freeman in 1652, and died from a wound, after suffering a long time and was buried Nov 18, 1671.
Isaac Heath, described on the list of the passengers as a “Harnis Maker” age 50, sailed in the HOPEWELL, Capt. Babb, Sept 11, 1635, with his wife Elizabeth aged 40, a daughter Elizabeth aged 5 years; also Martha Heath, aged 30; probably the person who married George Bland, July 24, 1643. No doubt the above Isaac Heath is the identical person who appears on the roll of the Court of High Commissioners to answer certain charges brought against him under late June 24, 1634. He was made freeman May 25, 1636, and died Jan 21, 1661. Ellis says, “an infant child of his died in 1641. His house was west of the road that led from Boston to the Meeting House. He was ruling elder, and brother to William and was one of the chief men of the town.” In his will he mentions his niece Martha Brand, wife of George Brand. His widow died Jan, 1665.
Isaac Heath, said to be the eldest son of William, born in England, married Mary Davis, Dec 16, 1650. He was made freeman in 1652, and lived on Stoney River, “bounded west on highway on the hill.” He died Dec 29, 1694. Israel Heath was a representative man in 1636-7. In the roll of passengers aboard the AMITIE, bound for St. Christopher’s, Oct 13, 1635, George Downs master, was Robert Heath age 30, with 104 other emigrants. John Heath, age 21, sailed in the ship DORSET for “Bormodos”, Sept 23, 1635.
A William Heath was vicar of Cheslin Temples in the Hundred of Bengeo, Herts, 1650.
In the reign of James I, Sir Robert Heath, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, held Brasted Place, Surrey. He was descended out of Surrey from John Heath, of Limpsfield, whose son John married Thomasine Selyard, of Brasted. Sir Robert Heath was a staunch Royalist and suffered much during the civil wars. By Margaret, his wife, daughter of John Miller, and by his 2nd wife Mary, daughter of Henry Crow, he had six sons and three daughters, viz. Ann, Robert, and Elizabeth, who died without issue, and Mary, Edward, John, George, Robert and Francis. Sir Robert Heath bore Arms--Argent, a cross engrailed, between twelve billets gules, the same being his paternal coat. Hasted states that in one of the south windows of the Inner Temple Hall is the coat of arms of Sir Robert Heath, Knt, depicted in 1631, being a shield of four coats, viz, first, Heath; second, on a bend, between two cotizes indented, three mullets; third, as the second; fourth, as the first; over all an escutcheon of pretence,--ermine, a fess between three foxes’ heads erased. Nicholas Heath, S.T.P., fellow of Clare Hall, was consecrated Bishop of Rochester, April 4, 1540; three years later he was translated to Worcester, and afterwards to York.
Heath was undermaster of Merchant Taylor’s School in 1659, and which he resigned in 1662. Stephen Heath elected to St. John’s Oxford, 1679, admitted B.A. 1683-4. He was one of the head scholars of Merchant Taylors’ School in 1677.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PARISH REGISTERS OF NAZING
Baptisms. Peleg Heth, son of William Heth, January 30, 1624-5; Mary Heth, daughter of William Heth, Sept 2, 1627; Hannah Heath, Nov 5, 1629.
Baptisms: Mary Heath, daughter of William Heath, Dec 9, 1621; Ann Heath, daughter of William Heath, April 4, 1644; Susan Heath, daughter of William Heath, Feb 22, 1645-6.
Marriages: William Heath, of Ware and Agnes Cheney, June 9, 1580; John Pecocke and Agnes Heath, June 26, 1608; Edward Grundall and Sara Heath, Feb 3 1610-11; John Green and Elizabeth Heath, Oct 9, 1614; Jonas Simes and Elizabeth Heath, Oct 11, 1618; John Heath and Katherin Sawyer, Dec 2 1630; Steven Harwood and Katherene Heath, Nov 1, 1632.
A contract of marriage between Wm Heath and Marie Pincase, being published three several Lord’s Days in ye Parish Church of Chingford, the said William and Marie, June y 22, were married by me, Hen. Wollaston.
Burials: John Heath, a labouring man, July 12, 1631; Patience Joans, a nursechild of William Heath’s June 23, 1638; wife of William Heth, Aug 10, 1652.