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Andrew Messenger, I

Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in New Haven,New Haven,Connecticut
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Son of John Messenger and Agnes Messenger
Husband of <private> and Sarah Messenger
Father of Henry Messenger; Andrew Messenger, II and Edward Messenger

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About Andrew Messenger, I

Also could have been born in Yorkshire England. Arrived in Mass. from England about 1630. He is probably from Lincolnshire or Yorkshire. The name Messenger is probably French Norman, it can be traced to almost the beginning of surnames (1060 to 1307 A.D.). A. Messenger signed the "Fundamental Agreement at New Haven " June 4 , 1639 . It was the first written constitution known to history which created a government.

"Topigraphical dictionary of 2,285 English immigrants to New England, 1620 to 1650" by Charles Edward Banks includes the names of Andrew's three sons.

Andrew arrived in America from England with his family about 1630. He is probably from Lincolnshire or Yorkshire . Though their origin is not positively known, we might entertain the possibility that our ancestors are from Gloucestershire whose arms "Ar., a chevron between three close helmets S a.,;". In the church at Painswick, 6 miles south of Gloucester, are several memorials of the Massinger family , formerly of Gloucester, whose arms are : "Argent a chevron gules between three helmets sable." . In the Herald's college, London, the same arms are entered as borne by john Messenger of Newisham , county of York, who died in 1616, aged 70 years , and was buried at Kirk Ravensworth. Two of his sons, Henry and Anthony , were killed in the service of K ing Charles I , and another, John Messenger , Esq., born in 1590 , was the owner of the Fountain Abbey estate, near Ripon, in 1627 . That the family of Andrew had the right of Arms is shown by the will of the widow Messenger of Boston, which mentions that Simeon (the eldest son of Henry then living), is to have the "Messinger coat of arms.". As Simeon died without male heirs, these arms were probably lost.

Came to America in 1639

THe following is the passenger list for the vessel Hector, which brought the passengers accompanying John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton to Connecticut in 1637. There is another ship called the Hector that brought the first Scottish Highlanders to Nova Scotia in the mid-1700's, but the Hector Heritage Foundation in Nova Scotia states that the ship that brought the Davenport/Eaton party is a different vessel.

The Hector that brought the Davenport party to Massachusetts was a new vessel of 250 tons, which had already made a previous passage to Massachusetts Bay. The records indicate that the ship actually arrived in Massachusetts, but other references mention that the Hectoralso took the party to Connecticut in late 1637 or 1638. A passenger ship list for the trip from Massachusetts Bay to New Haven, Connecticut has not been located.

Passengers on the Hectorsold their belongings in preparation for the sailing, but then the English government impressed the ship for the service of the crown. The owners petitioned for its release in January 1637, but the ship was not freed until May. According to the records of John Winthrop of Massachusetts Bay, the ship arrived in Boston (from London England) on June 26, 1637.

   * John & Elizabeth Davenport
   * Theophilus Eaton
   * Old Mrs. Eaton, his mother
   * Anne Eaton, second wife of Theophilus Eaton and daughter of George Loyd Bishop of Chester and widow of Thomas Yale
   * The children of Anne Eaton by her former marriage
   * Edward Hopkins
   * Richard Malbon
   * Nathaniel Rowe
   * William Andrews
   * Henry Browning
   * James Clark
   * Jasper Crane
   * Jeremy Dixon
   * Nicholas Elsey
   * Francis Hall
   * Robert Hill
   * William Ives
   * George Smith
   * George Ward
   * Lawrence Ward
   * Ezekiel Cheever
   * Edward Bannister
   * Old Jewry
   * Richard Beach Richard Beckley (If Richard is your ancestor, you can email Molly P Kernan who is also a descendant)
   * John Brockett
   * John Budd
   * John Cooper
   * Arthur Halbidge
   * Mathew Hitchcock
   * Andrew Hull
   * Andrew Low
   * Andrew Messenger
   * Mathew Moulthrop
   * Francis Newman
   * Robert Newman
   * Richard Osborn
   * Edward Patteson
   * John Reader
   * William Thorp
   * Samuel Whitehead. 
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Yorkshire, England
Age 27
Lincolnshire, England
Age 29
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 30
Age 99
New Haven,New Haven,Connecticut
November 9, 1963
Age 99
February 19, 1964
Age 99