Henry Herrick, along with his wife Editha, were among the original thirty who founded the First Church of Salem, MA in 1629. This was the first Puritan Church in the new colony. They arrived as part of the Higginson and Skelton fleet (Winthrop) to Salem in 1629. Rev. Francis Higginson and Rev. Samuel Skelton were the spiritual leaders of the fleet of five ships and about 300 settlers sent to Nahumkeake (Salem) by the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629.
Born: 1598 in England
Married: Editha Laskin about 1630 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony
Died: March 28, 1671 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony
Relation: 9th Great Grandfather