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Andrew Lester

Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in New London, New London, CT, USA
Place of Burial: CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Lister and Jane Bywell
Husband of Barbara Lester; Hannah Willey and Joanna Lester / Hempstead
Father of <private> Lester; Sgt Daniel Lester, Sr; Deacon Andrew Lester, Jr.; Mary Clark; Ann Lyster Millet and 6 others

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About Andrew Lester

Christened in 1618 in Gloucester, MA.


Genealogy of the Lesters that settled in the town of Ledyard, New London County, Conn.:

Andrew Lester first appears at Gloucester, Mass. An early settler from 1643. (Then called Lister). He was licensed to keep a house of entertainment by the county court, Feb* 26, 1648-9. The births of four children of Andrew and Barbara Lester, are recorded at Gloucester, Mass.: Daniel Lester, born April 15, 1642, married Hannah Fox, daughter of Thomas Fox, 1669. Andrew, Jr., born Dec. 26, 1644, married Lydia Bailey. Mary Lester, born Dec., 1647, married Samuel Fox. Anna Lester, born March 21, 1651, married Thos. Way.

Andrew Lester removed to Pequot (now New London, Conn.), in 1651. Eearly in 1651 a new street~was-lajd out in the rear of the town plot in New London, for the accommodation of "The Cape Ann Company." This street was called "Cape Ann Lane." The lots on this street were nine in number. Hugh Caulkins had the first lot, Hugh Roberts lot 2, Mr. Coit had lot 3, and Andrew Lester lot 4.

April, 1651, the marsh land laying along Ale wive cove, was given to a company of undertakers, viz., Mr. Denison, Hugh Caulkins, John Elderkin and Andrew Lester, who undertook to drain it, and were to have all the land "Now under water forever."

Barbara, wife of Andrew Lester, died at New London Feb. 2, 1653-4, being the first death of a woman recorded in New London.

Andrew Lester's second wife was Joanna, widow of Robert Hempstead, and probably daughter of Isaac Willy. She died in 1659, without issue.

Andrew Lester married, for his third wife, Anna Clark. They had three children—Timothy, born July 4, 1662. Joseph, born June 15, 1664. Benjamin, born 1666, married Ann Stedman.

Andrew Lester was constable and collector of New London in 1668, and bought land in said town, July 12, 1659. He died in 1669. His widow married Isaac Willey. She died in 1692.

Andrew Lester, Jr., removed to Groton and was constable in 1669, and is supposed to have been the first deacon of the Groton Church, and the first Lester that settled in Groton. He settled on land granted to his father. He married Lydia Bailey, daughter of Thomas Bailey. He died in 1708. Their children were Andrew Lester, 3d, born about 1675, married Lydia Starkweather. Jonathan Lester, born 1677, married Deborah Allyn, Sept. 22, 1724. Samuel Lester, born 1679, married Hannah Bill. Hannah Lester, born 1681, married Ralph Stoddard, June 3, 1723. Margaret Lester, born 1683, married Duglass.

____L\aniel Lester, son of Andrew and Barbara, married Hannah Fox, daughter of Thomas Fox, of Concord, 1669. Children— Ann, born Aug. 30, 1670. Hannah, born March 11, 1671, married William Chapman, March 22, 1690. Elizabeth, born Feb. 25, 1672, married probably Philip Bill. Daniel, born April 5, 1676, married Mary Wells, Oct. 20, 1702. John, born Oct. 15, 1679.

Sergeant Daniel Lester, son of Andrew and Barbara, lived upon the great neck, New London, where he died June 16, 1716. He was brought in to town and buried under arms.

Joseph and Benjamin Lester, sons of Andrew Lester and Ann Clark, his wife, settled on farms in the vicinity of the town of New London. The descendants of the latter are quite numerous. By the first wife, Ann Stedman, he had nine sons, and two daughters, and probably other children by a second wife. Only six children are recorded to Benjamin and Ann Lester in New London.

Andrew Lester, 3d, born about 1675, married Lydia Starkweather. He died May 22, 1757. Their children were John Letter, born Jan. 2, 1716. Timothy Lester, born Aug. 2, 1718. John Lester, born July 19, 1721. Mary Lester, born Oct. 19, 1723.

Source: History of the Town of Ledyard, 1650-1900, By John Avery

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Andrew Lester's Timeline

April 16, 1642
Age 22
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
December 26, 1644
Age 24
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 26, 1647
Age 27
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
March 21, 1650
Age 30
Massachusetts, United States
Age 33
Age 33