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William Andrews

Also Known As: "Andrus"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Kingsnorth, Kent, England
Death: circa August 8, 1659 (44-60)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (Unknown)
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Andrews of Hartford's father and William Andrews of Hartford's mother
Husband of Abigail Bearding
Father of John Andrews, of Hartford; Abigail Andrews; Elizabeth Grannis (Andrews); Thomas Andrews, of Middletown; Esther Spencer and 6 others

Occupation: School Master, Town Clerk
Managed by: Thomas brier Elliott
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About William Andrews, of Hartford

Biographical Summary:

William Andrews, freeman, Massachusetts, March 4, 1634-5; constable, Newtown, October, 1636; an original proprietor of Hartford, received thirty acres in the division of 1639—40, and his home-lot was south of the Little River, on land now included in the West Park. He was the first schoolmaster, teaching from 1643 until 1656; town clerk, 1651-1658. He died in 1659; will dated April 1; inventory August 8, 1659, £211. 14. 11. He married Abigail, mentioned in his will, and he also names "bro. George Grave." His widow married Nathaniel Bearding.

Children:

i. Abigail, died in Fairiicld, May, 1653.

ii. John, Hartford; married Mary; died June 8,1690.

iii. Thomas, of Middletown, married Abigail, daughter of John Kirby, of Middletown; died 1691.

iv. Esther,3 or Hester; married Thomas Spencer, Jr., of Suffield; died March 6, 1698.

v. Elizabeth, married May 3,1655, Edward Granniss, of Hartford,

vi. Samuel,4 born October 20, 1645; married Elizabeth, daughter of Sergeant Thomas Spencer; died in Hartford, January, 1712.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 228. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

notes

Per Donald Lines Jacobus, the William Andrews who married Mary, who died at Cambridge, Jun. 19, 1639-40, is not the same as the Hartford Original Proprietor.

William Andrews was an early member of First Church in Hartford,Conn. His name is on the Founders Monument.

He was a freeman March 4, 1634 35; Constable of Newtown Oct. 1636; an original proprietor of Hartford, Rec'd 30 acres in division of 1639/40; his home lot was sourth of Little River on land now included in West Park. First Schoolmaster--taught from 1643-1656. Town Clerk 1651-58;

Will dated April 1, inv.Aug.8,1659. mentions second wife Abigail and names "Bro.Geo.Graves".

From: Families of Early Hartford,Connecticut by Barbour---page 9

Childrn: Samuel md. Elizabeth Spencer

Abigail d. May,1653 in Fairfield.

Christian md. John Birchard.

John md. Mary ___________ d. June 6, 1690

Elizabeth md. May 3, 1654 Edward Grannis

Thomas md. Hannah Kirby, dau. of John

Esther md. Thomas Spencer of Suffield.


Schoolmaster


Per Jacobus the William Andrews who married Abigail was probably an original settler of Hartford, Connecticut. His early lands were probably in the 1639/40 era since those of Francis Andrews were of this date, and William's lands were entered on the preceeding page.

Francis Andrews of Hartford and Fairfield and John Andrews of Farmington may have been younger half-brothers of William Andrews [TAG 35:57, 59]

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  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700: With an Updated Introduction by Gary ... By Clarence A. Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Page 18

William Andrews (died 1659) was the husband of Mary Savage [SIC: unproven] and Abigail Graves. Father of five including Thomas Andrews. He probably came to Hartford with Hooker's Company and was a founder of the town. Although his place of burial is not known, his name is on the Founder's Stone in the Ancient Cemetery in Hartford. His home was south of Little or Park River in land now part of Bushnell Park.

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From http://www.gravesfa.org/gen345.htm

An article by Donald Lines Jacobus in The American Genealogist, vol. 35, pp. 55-59 (R-100), is considered to be the definitive work on Abigail Graves and William Andrews. Jacobus states: "It is certain that William was in Hartford before 1640 when he became schoolmaster, and in fact he had a child born there in 1638. Although many of the Hartford settlers came from Cambridge, I think he was a different man from the William Andrews of Cambridge whose wife Mary died there 19 Jan. 1639/40. One reason for this conclusion is that William's wife Abigail is the proven mother of William's three sons - proven by William's will which called the children "our" children, as well as by the fact that Abigail's second husband gave them legacies, and finally by a deed of Abigail Barding which calls John, Thomas and Samuel Andrews her sons..." William Andrews "certainly married Abigail, most probably a sister of George Grave (later called Graves), Sr., of Hartford, but possibly sister of Grave's unknown first wife."


D.L. Jacobus in an American Genealogist Article entitled "Andrews Families of Western Connecticut," explains that Savage's Genealogical Dictionary has combined two William Andrews of Cambridge. One of them who died in Cambridge had a wife named Mary who died in 1639 and a second wife Reana, the other William had a wife Abigail and removed to Hartford, Connecticut where he died. The William of Hartford died 1659.[1]William who stayed in Cambridge died about 1652. William who died in Cambridge was a mariner and shop owner while William who died in Hartford was a school master and Clerk.[2]


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17096164

Birth: 1595, England Death: 1659 Hartford Hartford County Connecticut, USA

William Andrews was the husband of Mary Savage [SIC: unproven] and Abigail Graves. Father of five including Thomas Andrews. He probably came to Hartford with Hooker's Company and was a founder of the town. Although his place of burial is not known, his name is on the Founder's Stone in the Ancient Cemetery in Hartford. His home was south of Little or Park River in land now part of Bushnell Park.

Occupations: Constable in Newton, MA 1636 First School Master in Hartford, CT 1643-1656 Town Clerk 1651-1658


Family links:

Spouse:
 Abigail Andrews Barding (____ - 1682)*

Children:
 Samuel Andrews (1645 - 1712)*
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Burial: Ancient Burying Ground Hartford Hartford County Connecticut, USA


Created by: With Love, Gen Gal Record added: Dec 20, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 17096164


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William Andrews (~1595 Kingnorth, Kent, England-8/3/1659 CT) married (1) Mary Savage (~1600-11/18/1639 MA) and (2) Abigail Unknown (Graves?)

Generation 1 begins with the immigrant, William Andrews and his wife Mary Savage. William's name is on the Founders Monument for Hartford,CT, along with Francis Andrews, assumed to be a brother, and Thomas Spencer and William Spencer. Mary, wife of William Andrews, died in Braintree, Mass., 18th November, 1639 -- p.12 William Andrews' will, dated April 1, 1659 in Hartford, CT: -- p.13 "I, William Andrews, being sick and weak, but of perfect memory do in this my last will and Testament, give and bequeath to Abigail, my wife, my house, barn, and home lot, as it is enjoyed between my son, Edward Branniss, and me; also I do give and bequeath unto the said Abigail, my wife, all my meadow and swamp lying in the south meadow, and that lyeth in the place called Hockanum, and all my uplands also, during the time of her natural life; also I give to the said Abigail, my wife, two cows and one yearling calf; also I give unto her 4 yds. of kersey, and 3 doz. buttons, and silk, and all of her movable goods, during the time she liveth unmarried. If the said Abigail, my wife, shall see cause to alter her condition by marrying another man, then my will s, tht such of the movables as she can conveniently spare, shall be disposed of among the children as she shall advise with the overseers of this my Will. Also my will is, to give unto my son John one working steer. Also my Will is that Abigail, my wife, shall dispose of my land, Meadow, Swamp, Housing and home lt, among the children, to every one of them some, as she shall think fit, with the advise and consent of the overseers of this my Will. I do hereby make Abigail, my wife, sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and do also instruct my loving friend, Edward Stebbins, and my brother, George Grave, to assist my wife, and to see this my Wll executed and performed. Dated 1st April, 1659, in presence of Edward Stebbins, George Grave, Wit. Signed William Andrews. The inventory was taken 3d August, 1659 by John Barnard, Edward Stebbins, George Grave. Amt., £211 12s 11d At a Particular Court held 4th March, 1651, Mr. Andrews was confirmed Recorder of the town of Hartford. His first wife had died at Braintree, Mass., when 2d he married this Abigail, to whom he gave in his Will as above. After his death (the precise date being unknown) she distributed the estate to the children then surviving, and she married Nathaniel Bearding, who lived on Lord's Hill, and who died about 1674. The sons were John Andrews, Thomas Andrews, Samuel Andrews, born 20th October, 1645; son-in-law, Thomas Spencer, Jr., husband of their daughter Esther. ... [Note: some genealogists contend that William did not first marry Mary Savage who died in MA -- more research is needed to confirm.]


William Andrews was the husband of Mary Savage and Abigail Graves. Father of five including Thomas Andrews. He probably came to Hartford with Hooker's Company and was a founder of the town. Although his place of burial is not known his name is on the Founder's Stone in the Ancient Cemetery in Hartford. His home was south of Little or Park River in land now part of Bushnell Park.

Occupations: Constable in Newton, MA 1636 First School Master in Hartford, CT 1643-1656 Town Clerk 1651-1658



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This profile is the profile of William Andrews "of Hartford" , parents unknown. His only known wife was Abigail.

The William Andrews "of Cambridge" who had a wife named Mary, who died in 1639/40, is profile William Andrews-749. Contents

   1 Often mistaken relationships
   2 Biographical Timeline
       2.1 Children
   3 Sources
   4 Acknowledgments

Often mistaken relationships

Find A Grave Memorial# 17096164 has synopsis that says he was husband of Mary Savage. Abigail was his wife and mother of all his children.

FROM Savages Genealogical Dictionary. "WILLIAM, Hartford, one of the early sett. came to H. from Cambridge, first sch.master, and soon town clk. had w. Mary wh. d. at C. 19 Jan. 1640, and sec. w. Abigail, wh. m. Nathaniel Barding; and he d. betw. 1655 and 1663, leav. ch. John; Elizabeth wh. m. 3 May 1655, Edward Grannis; Thomas; and Samuel, the youngest, one acco. says b. 20, but ano. acco. makes him bapt. 19 Oct. 1645. His d. Abigail d. May 1653."[1]

Savage and Frank Andrews[2] both claim that he had a first wife Mary.

D.L. Jacobus points out in his 1959 article on "William Andrews of Hartford" that this is instead two distinct men.[3]

   When William died his wife was Abigail. In his will he refers to "our sons" John, Thomas and Samuel. Abigail's second husband also gave them legacies, and Abigail in a deed calls them her sons. Thomas, son of William, by Hartford town record, was born 4 May 1638, but Mary the wife of William of Cambridge didn't die until 19 Jan 1640 in Cambridge.[3] 

Francis Andrews of Hartford and Fairfield and John Andrews of Farmington may have been younger half-brothers of William Andrews.[3]

Christian Andrews who married John Birchard, son of Thomas Birchard, was not a daughter of this William (as claimed in Families of Early Hartford by Barbour), but was daughter of widow Catherine Andrews.[4] Biographical Timeline

1595-1600: Born in England[2] 1607 or earlier, based on marriage date.:[4] Jacobus points out that Winthrop calls him "senex" in 1658. This would imply that he was 65, at least, and having children in his 50's, so may have been born about 1593.[3] An unsourced birthplace of Rotley, Warwickshire, England, has been suggested by Ancestry, Millenium Files and Yates Publishing U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Another suggested but unsourced birth place is Kingsnorth, Kent, England, but at this time his place of birth & parents are unknown

1634 - Migration first to Cambridge, Massachusetts, then Hartford, Connecticut.[4]

4 Mar 1634/5 Freeman[4][5]

1634, 1635 Granted land in Cambridge.[4]

23 November 1635 Selectman and Constable in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[4]

14 July 1636 - It has been suggested he arrived in Hartford after a two week journey, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Hooker, from Newtown. William is on the founders monument.[2]

25 Sept 1637 - Samuel Shepard bought Andrews' house and land.[4]

3 Jan 1639/40 - William owned land in Hartford beginning with this first grant in 1639. Eventually he owned eleven parcels: "one acre and one rood 'on which his dwelling house now standeth with other outhouses, yards & gardens'; two acres of upland; eighteen acres and two roods of upland (annotated 'four acres of this sold to J: Ensigne"): two roods and twenty-­five perches in the Little Meadow; eight acres in the South Meadow, four acres, three roods and twenty perches of 'meadow lying in Hockanum"; six acres of swamp in the Great Swamp; six acres and three roods of 'swamp lying in Hockanum'; one acre and one rood of 'Indian Ground lying in the South Meadow which he had of John Crow' (annotated 'March 7th 1657,' presumably indicating the date of purchase); '[o]ne parcel of upland (which he had of Mr. Thomas Wells, magistrate) containing 40 acres ... and is in exchange for all his upland on the east side of the Great River ; and 'one parcel of upland which he received of the town containing thirteen acres' "[4]

Frank Andrews claims that he was the first town clerk in 1639, but the records say it was John Steel,[6] unless there be some other record.

Because of his early arrival in Hartford, he is considered a founder of that town and his name is inscribed on the Founders Monument.

1640 First school master in Hartford,[2][3] In 1643, 1648, 1650, 1655 and probably other years Hartford School Master.[4]

5 March 1644/5 Juryman in Connecticut [CCCR 1:122][4]

8 April 1645 Earmark of "Wil[ia]m Andrewes' was recorded at Hartford[7][6]

12 Jan 1651/2 Chosen town recorder[4][6]

Died in 1659. 1 April 1659 Will dated. "I William Andrews, being sick and weak, but of perfect memory, do in this my last Will & Testament give and bequeath to Abigail, my wife, my house, barn and house lott as it is Inclosed between my son Edward Grannis and mee; allsoe I doe give & Bequeath to Abigail, my wife, all my Meadow and Swamp lieinge in the South Meadow and that lieth in the place called Hockanum, and all my Upland Ground elsewhere, during the time of her natural life; allsoe, I give to the sd, Abigail 2 Cowes, on yearling Calf; also I five to Abigail, my wife, fower yars of Kersey with 3 dozen of Buttons and silke, and all other of my Moveable Goods, during the time she livieth unmarried. If she marry (again), then My Will is, that such of the Moveables as she can conveniently spare shall be disposed of amonge our children as she seeth meet, with the advice of the Overseers. My Will is, to give to my son John one working steer; alsoe, that Abigail, my wife, shall dispose of my Land, Meadow, Swamp, Howsing and Homelott amonge our Children, to every one of them some, as she shall think fitt with the advice and Consent of the Overseers. I doe make Abigail, my wife, Executrix and I do entreat my friend Edward Stebbing and my brother George Grave to assist and to see this my will executed & performed"[8]

Inventory taken 3 Aug 1659. £211. 14s. 11d.[2][4][8]

William Andrews was married to Abigail. William referred to George Graves as brother. So either, Abigail was George's sister, or William could have been the brother of George's unknown wife. After William's death Abigail married Nathaniel Barding / Berding / Bearding (-1674).[3] She died 26 March 1682/3, the date of her estate's inventory, or perhaps earlier.[4][3] Children

   John Andrews b. say 1632; died 6 June 1690;[3] m. (1) Lilly & (2) Mary #1[4]
   Abigail Andrews b. say 1634, bur. Fairfield May 1653, called daughter of William of Hartford.[3][4]
   Elizabeth Andrews, b. say 1636; married 3 May 1655, Hartford, Edward Grannis.[9][3][4]. Her marriage record calls her of Farmington, daughter of William of Hartford. Edward Grannis later moved to New Haven and married 1662 Hannah Wakefield. He died 10 Dec 1719.[3]
       Child: Joseph Grannis b. Hartford 31 Mar 1656, must have died young.[3] 
   Thomas, born 4 May 1638, in Hartford[9]; settled in Middletown; died 1690/91; married Hannah Kirby.[3][4]
   Esther Andrews, born Sept 1641 in Hartford[9]; married Thomas Spencer Jr. by 1655; died 6 March 1697/8, in Suffield, Connecticut.[3][4]
   Samuel, was born 20 Oct 1645, at Hartford[9]; died between 1 Jan 1711/2 and 29 Jan 1711/2; married Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of Thomas of Hartford.[3][4]
    ? William Andrews, ? probably died young.[2] Only mentioned in the F.H. Andrews Genealogy, but left no descendants anyway.[2] 

Sources

   ↑ Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Andrews, Frank Herbert, 1858-1938. William Andrews of Hartford, Conn. And His Descendants In the Direct Line to Asa Andrews of Hartland, Conn. And Hartford, Ohio. Washington Ill.: Tazewell County Reporter, 1938. at Hathi trust
   ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Jacobus, Donald Lines. "Andrews Families of Western Connecticut." the American Genealogist 35:55.
   ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 Great Migration 1634-1635, A-B. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999. pp 63-67
   ↑ Andrews, H.F. (arranger). List of Freemen Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1630 to 1691. Exira, Iowa: Exira Printing, 1906.
   ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society (The Connecticut Historical Society and the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, Hartford 1860-1928). Vol. 6 Hartford Town Votes Vol. 1 1635-1716 Steel as town clerk p. 4, recorder p 97, earmark p. 336
   ↑ Anderson cites [HaTR 336] Hartford Town Votes.
   ↑ 8.0 8.1 Manwaring, Charles William. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. Volume 1. p. 92 Hartford District 1635-1700. Hartford, Conn., R.S. Peck & Co., Printers, 1904.
   ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Hartford. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

See also:

   [http://www.gravesfa.org/gen345.htm "ABIGAIL GRAVES, POSSIBLE SISTER OF GEORGE GRAVES"
   Colonial Ancestors, Edward H. Little, C.A.L.S, editor, digital copy at familysearch.org
   Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995) p 46: "There is much confusion in Savage, Pope, and elsewhere about the early William Andrewses of New England. Three of them appear as freemen in Massachusetts Bay: on 4 March 1633/4, 4 March 1634/5. and 13 May 1640. The second of these bears the title "Mr.' and comes at the head of a long list of Cambridge men on that date, so he would be the William Andrews who first appeared in Cambridge records on I December 1634 when he received a grant of land in the Westend Field; he would then be the William Andrews who sold his land on 25 September 1637, and later appeared in Hartford, as a schoolteacher [CaTR 10; CaBOP 11]."
   Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1999) Page: v A-B, pp 63-7 Data: Text: ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1634 FIRST RESIDENCE: Cambridge REMOVES: Hartford 1637 OCCUPATION: Schoolmaster at Hartford, 1643, 1648, 1650, 1655 (and probably other years) [HaTR 65, 87,94, 108]. 

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William Andrews, of Hartford's Timeline

1607
1607
Kingsnorth, Kent, England
1632
1632
Age 25
Hartford, Hartford , Connecticut
1634
1634
Age 27
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1635
1635
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1638
May 4, 1638
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
May 4, 1638
Age 31
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
1641
September 6, 1641
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1645
October 16, 1645
Age 38
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1659
August 8, 1659
Age 52
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut