Is your surname Andrews?

Research the Andrews family

Joane Andrews's Geni Profile

Records for Joane Andrews

4,445,509 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Related Projects

Joane Andrews

Also Known As: "Joane (---) Andrews Atwell"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: York, York County, Maine, United States
Death: 1688 (67)
Kittery, York, Maine
Immediate Family:

Wife of John Andrews and Philip Atwell
Mother of John Andrews; Sarah Mitchell; Ann Andrews; Elizabeth Andrews; Joanna Andrews, of Kittery and 1 other

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Joane Andrews

Joane ? born 1621


  1. John ANDREWS born 1600 in England, lived in Kittery by 1640, died by 4/4/1671, farmer
  2. Philip Atwell,( soon kicked him out)


  1. Daughter married Robert Winchester;
  2. Robert born 1652;
  3. John born 1652 married Margaret;
  4. Sarah born 1653 married Christopher Mitchell;
  5. Joane married John Ford;
  6. Anne married John Billings;
  7. Elizabeth married Thomas Mannering;
  8. James born about 1660 settled at Casco Bay


Copied from genealogical web site:

1. JOHN1 ANDREWS was born 1600 in England, and died Bef. 04 Jul 1671. He married JOANE.

JOHN ANDREWS was in Kittery, Maine in 1648. His wife, JOANE, was born 1621. JOHN was a farmer in 1648, and he lived in Eliot, Maine until 1649 when he sold his land and became the first settler at the head of the Braveboat Harbor, in Kittery, Maine. He was in a Jurist in 1651, grand Jury under Mass. 1663-64. He paided many fines for wife JOANE and himself was in court for threatening to beat up Governor Godfrey and Mr.Withers. A sample of their troubles follows:

Date unknown: Joane Andrews was sentenced to "10 lashes on the bare skin at the whipping post." (Isles of Shoals in Lore and Legend page 20)


Oct.16, 1651

[64] We present Joane Andrews, the wife of John Andrews for an infamous scould and a breaker of the peace and for Conteming Authority in abusing the Governor.

It is ordered by this court that Joane Andrews is either forthwith to pay forty shillings fine, or else to receive corporall punishment by having 25 stripes upon the bare skine;

John Andrews stands bound for his wifes appearance at the next court in the bond of tenn pounds, for her good behaviour. [Maine Province& Court Records Vol.1 Pg.164]


{Apparently my ninth great grandmother had a boyfriend}

[166] We present John Dymond & Joane Andrews for Suspition of incontinency.

John Dimond Fined 40s and an act of Seperation is mayd in Court that John Dimond & Joane Andrews are not to Keep company one with another-. [Me.P.&CR. Vol.l Pg.165]


March 5, 1651/2

[182] We present Joane Andrews for a Make bayte, making Contention & abusing Goody Mendum whereby shee forfited her bond upon her good behaviour, for which it is ordered that she is to have twenty Lashes with a whipp upon the bare skine. [Joane called Ms.Mendum 'an Indean Hoare.'] [Maine Province and Court Records Vol. l Pg.176]


30 June 1653

Joane Andrews was in court for "abusing of a grand jury man per manly threatening and reviling speeches." [Maine Province and Court Records Vol 2 pg.10]



[2:80] Wee present Joane the wife of John Andrews for selling a firkine of butter to Mr. Nicholas Davis which had two stones In it contayneing foureteen pounds 2 oz in weight.

This presentment owned by Joane Andrews, & John Andrews her husband is bound in a bond of five pounds that Joane his wife shall stand In a Towne Meeteing at yorke & In a Towne meeteing att Kittery till 2 Howres bee expired with her offence written upon a paper In Cappitall Letters pinned upon her forehead. [Me. P&CR Vol. 2 pg.22]

On the same day, Oct.25,1653, Thomas Withers presented testimony he said was given by Joane Andrews. Joane denied on oath giving that testimony.


June 29, 1654

Joane Andrews as itt in Court appeareth for stealeing of certen thinges from Mary Hayle in way of restitution is to restoore unto the sayd M:Hayle thyrty shillings & to pay in 20s to the County Treasury & 14s to the Constable, which shee refuseing itt is to bee ordered by the Court to have Corporall punishment. [Me. P&CR Vol. 2 Pg.27]


Court Date July 6, 1657 (yes, all this happened in one day)

{Another boyfriend!}

[2:109] Wee present Gowan Willson for frequenting the house of John Andrews

suspitiously at unseasonable tymes & for his daly accompaniing of him selfe with Joane Andrews up & downe Pischataqua River about frivelous Occasions, whereby the sd Willson doth neglect his owne wife, children & family, and being warned by a graind Jury man from the evill of his was who tould him that it hee would not disist from that Course hee would Complayne of him to the Court to his shame. Willsons answere was, that hee would not refrayne that house till he was Constrayned by the Court to leave itt.

In reference to Gowan Willsons offences, first this [Court] Injoyneth an Act of

seperation betweene the sd Willson & Joane Andrews, & Gowan Willson doth Ingage him selfe unto the Treasure of this County upon the forfiture of Tenn pounds not to come frequently nor unseasonably into the Company of Joane Andrews.

2ly Gowan Willson & Joseph Attkinson due binde them selves in a bond of tenn pounds that the aforesd Willson shall appeare before the Court Houlden at Strawbery banke [Portsmouth, N.H.] on Twesday next to putt in good security for his good behaviour to the valew of tenn pounds relateing to his misdemeanurs. Testes Robert Wadleigh, Mis Gunnisun.

Gowan paiing 5s the officers fees with an admonition is discharged.

Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for frequenting the Company of Gowan Willson at unseasonable tymes at home & abroad very suspitiously to the great discontent of the wife of the said Willson. Witness Robert Wadleigh, Mis Gunnisson.

Joane Andrews stands alsoe bound on the forfiture of Tenn pounds by this Act of seperation made now by this Court not to come unseasonably nor suspitiously in Gowan Willson Company. [Me.P&CR Vol.2 pg 55,56]

Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for threatening Goody Whitte at Yorke [Maine] In a prufayne manner saiing that shee would sweare her self to the Divill but shee would bee avenged of her & shee sware 2 or thrise by the name of god in a profayne manner. Witness Frances Whitte, Magdeline Wiggin.

Note: Swearing herself to the Devil, thus becoming a witch, was a pretty dangerous thing to do in 1657. Goody White (once Mrs.WILLIAM HILTON) is also a great grandmother of mine.

Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for Contempt of Authority In saiing shee Cared not a Toard for Rishworth nor any Magestrate in the world. Witness Frances Whitte, Magdeline Wiggin

Joane Andrews for her profayne sweareing & Contempt of authority is Censured by this Court to bee carried out to the post & to have Twenty Lashes given her on the bare skine.

Upon the pronounceing of this sentence against Joane Andrews, diverse allegations being make that shee was with child, on which Consideration the Court ordereth that in lew of those 20 stripes, five pounds shall bee payd unto the County Treasurer within 3 moenths, which John Andrews Ingageth to pay in presence of this Court.

Joane Andrews being taken In a ly is to answere for it in the next Court.

Joane Andrews from 2 of her presentments is acquitted & with an admonition paiing 10s the officers fees is discharged. [Me.P&CR Vol 2 Pg56,57]



Joane Andrews was fined 10s for "being overtaken in drinke". [Maine Province and Court Records Vol.2 Pg.92]


June 12,1666

Wee present Joane Andrews for breaking of the Kings Peace.

Joane Andrews for her offences is adjudged by the Court to bee carried to the poast &there to have 18 lashes on the bare skine.

Which on the 16th day of this instant June were given to her by John Parker the pryson Keeper at Yorke [Maine] whereby John Andrews is discharged from his bond of Tenn Pounds.

Wee Present John Andrews as an high offender against God, & for swearing by the life of God & blood of Christ, & that hee was beyond God & above the heavens & the stars, at which tyme the sayd Andrews did seeme to have drunke two much & did at that tyme Call those witness doggs, toads & hoores bird. Witness Edward Ball, George Palmer. [Me.P&CR Vol 1 Pg.264]


On July 4,1671 Joane was granted administrator on the estate of her husband, "who by a common fame is deceased" and within a few months she married Philip Atwell, but soon put him out and called herself Andrews. In 1688 Edmund Gatch beat the aged woman.

view all 11

Joane Andrews's Timeline

York, York County, Maine, United States
Age 20
Kittery, York, Maine
Age 20
Kittery ME
Age 21
Kittery ME
Age 22
kittery ME
Age 32
Age 67
Kittery, York, Maine