Andrews of London, England and Falmouth, Maine
Samuel Andrews [a] b abt 1598, of London, Middlesex, England, d abt 1636, Biddeford, York, ME. He md Jane abt 1623. She was b abt 1605, d bef 24 Oct 1676, Boston, Suffolk, MA.
Children of Samuel Andrews and Jane were:
Children of James Andrews and Dorcas Mitton were:
Only child of James Andrews was:
a. He arrived on the Increase 14 Apr 1635, shown as age 37, with wife Jane, age 30, children Jane, age 3, and Elizabeth, age 2, and a servant, Elen Lougie. Son James was born later that year in Saco. Samuel is said to have "quickly went to Biddeford, built a house, and died". His widow, Jane, soon remarried Arthur Mackworth. Her will was written 20 May 1676, and probated in Boston 24 Oct following.
b. A yeoman and mariner, he was "long the leading citizen of Falmouth Foreside." He was a juryman 1666 and 1674, and served on the grand jury in 1675. First wife Dorcas died sometime before 6 Aug 1696, the date on which he secondly married Margaret (Phipps) Halsey. All children were by his first marriage. His will was dated 4 Jan 1698/99. He was aged 79 years at his death.
c. Very little survives about the life of James Andrews. Neither the name of his wife, nor the date of his death is known, only that he left one child, Jemima.
d. Her father died young, and presumably her mother (whose identity is not known) also, and Jemima was cared for by her grandfather, who gave her a tract of 113 acres, near Casco Bay, in Falmouth, Maine:
"Benjamin Snelling, Boston, Blockmaker, in behalf of his wife Jemmiah Snelling Grand Daughter of James Andrews of Boston in ye County of Suffolk Deed, Claims a Certain Tract or parcell of Land lying & being at the Muscle (Mussel) Cove in Falmouth wthin ye Province of Main Containing one hundred and Thirteen Acres of uplands four acres being Marsh as by a Certain Draught to ye Deed thereof from sd Andros to his Grand Daughter sd Jemmiah Snelling annexed, wth all bridges ways Springs Rivers &c to sd Tract of Land belonging as pr ye Deed y(t?) of to his sd Grand Daughter Jemmiah Snelling under his hand and Seal Dated Janury 4th, 1698-9---Acknowledged before Mr. Justice (Samuel) Sewall Janury 6th 1698-9."
GL: Genealogical Records: Maine & New Hampshire: Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. VI, 1889, No. 4, p 473, ibid, Vol V, 1888, No. 4, p 245, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, Surnames A-B, p 64; NEHGS: NEHGR, The Andrews Family of Marblehead and Salem, by G. Andrews Moriarty, Vol 104, pp 176-178, July, 1950.
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