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William Andrews, of Roxbury

Also Known As: "William Andrew", "Sr."
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Triwell, Northamptonshire, England
Death: August 03, 1659 (89)
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Andrew, Kt. and Mary Andrews
Husband of Brigetta Andrews
Father of Anna/Agnes Pynchon; Edward Andrews; Thomas Andrews and Brigetta Cromp
Brother of Thomas Andrew of Ilmington; Mary Lane; Valentine Andrew; Simon Andrew; Richard Andrew and 1 other
Half brother of Valentine Andrew; Katherine Andrews; Richard Andrews; Simon Andrews; Thomas Andrew, Esq., Sheriff of Northamptonshire and 9 others

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Andrew Jonathan Smith
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About William Andrews, of Roxbury

Known as William Andrew, of Twywell, co. Northhamptonshire,England, son and heir, who married Bridget, daughter of Rysly ( aka Risley, Wriothesly), of Oundle and had issue:

  • 1. William Andrew, of Retby (Ratby, a village near Leicester)
  • 2. Edward Andrew
  • 3. Thomas Andrew, citizen and dyer, of London, m. Mary, dau. of William Daniell, of Springfield, in Essex, and had issue, two daughters, whose names are not recorded.
  • 4. NIcholas Andrew, founder of the Little Lever family,
    • 1. Anne, wife of William Pritchon, of Springfield co., Essex (emigrated to CT)
    • 2. Bridgett, wife of John Cromp, of the co. Suffolk.

Source: Burkes Dictionary of the Landed Gentry, Vol. III, page 5

William Andrews, was master of the ship Elizabeth, with passengers in ____. William Andrews was master of the ship, John and Dorothy, from Ipswich, Eng. in 1637 ;and his son William Jr. was master of the ship, Rose from Yarmouth, England.


  1. History of the Andrews family. A genealogy of Robert Andrews, and his descendants, 1635 to 1890 ... by H. Franklin Andrews ... Published 1890 by W. E. Brinkerhoff in Audubon, Ia . Note: the reader is cautioned that other genealogical researchers have presented material disagreeing with some of the conclusions of this author. Page 14. "William Andrews was the Master of the ship ..."

•Burke'e Dictionary seems to leave out his daughters. One, Anna, married William Pynchon cofounder of Roxbury and founder of Springfield, Mass. colony. She only survived the voyage to New England a few days.

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William Andrews, of Roxbury's Timeline

Triwell, Northamptonshire, England
Age 23
Twywell, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 28
Tywell, Northants, England
Age 32
London, Northants, England
Age 34
Triwell, Northamptonshire, England
August 3, 1659
Age 89
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Tywell, Northants, England