Saturday, March 29, 2014

52 Ancestors #7 - Samuel Andrews


I have a connection to Samuel Andrews on both my mother's Blake line and my father's Carter line. On both sides, he is my 11th great-grandfather. Samuel Andrews was about 37 years old when he came to Saco, Maine (then part of Massachusetts). He came from London on the Increase in 1635. Records indicate that on April 14, 1635, Samuel, his wife, Jane, a servant, Ellyn Longe, and two daughters, Jane age 3, Elizabeth, age 2,  were examined for passage to New England on the Increase. He was a dyer in England. The Andrews family were part of a larger group coming to Saco on this ship. These included Robert Nanny, age 22, Robert Sankey, age 30, and James Gibbons, age 21. All four of the males have an annotation next to their names "Robert Cordell goldsmith in Limbert [Lombard?] Street sent them away." Samuel Andrews died before August 1, 1638 and his wife Jane remarried about 1641 to Arthur Mackworth of Falmouth (now Portland, ME). The Mackworths lived in Falmouth and Boston. She died in Boston between May and October 1676. 

Children:

  1. James Andrews was born on February 21, 1625/6 and baptized at St. James, Garlickhithe, London on March 5, 1625/6. He married two times. His first marriage was to Dorcas Mitton. On August 6, 1696, intentions were published in Boston for a marriage between James Andrews and Margaret (Phips) Halsey. 
  2. Rebecca Andrews was born on April 1, 1628 and baptized at St. Peter's, Paul's Wharf, in London on April 16, 1628. She was buried at St. James, Garlickhithe, London on October 6, 1629. 
  3. Jane Andrews was born on February 21, 1630 and baptized at St. James, Garlickhithe, London on March 7, 1629/30. She married Francis Neale. 
  4. Elizabeth Andrews was born on May 4, 1632 and baptized at St. James, Garlickhithe, London on May 13, 1632. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to Richard Pike about 1653. Her second was to Thomas Purchase about 1657. Her third marriage was to John Blaney in November 1678 in Lynn, Massachusetts. 
  5. Samuel Andrews was baptized at St. James, Garlickhithe, London on August 16, 1634 and buried there on September 16, 1634. 
  6. Philippa Andrews was born about 1636 and married three times. Her first marriage was to George Felt, son of Great Migration immigrant, George Felt. They married in Falmouth (now Portland, ME) on November 25, 1662.  Her second marriage was to Samuel Platts on December 19 1682 in Rowley, MA. Her third marriage was to Thomas Nelson on April 9, 1690 in Rowley, MA. 

I was intrigued by the name of the area where most of the baptisms were performed. A little research indicates that the word "hythe" refers to a landing place and in that area on the Thames, garlic was sold in medieval times. The church of St. James, Garlickhithe was destroyed in the 1666 Great Fire of London. It's facade was rebuilt by the famous architect, Christopher Wren. St. Peter's, Paul's Wharf (where Rebecca was baptized) was not rebuilt after the Great Fire. 

Rebuilt facade of St. James, Garlickhithe

Another interesting note is that the James Gibbons who came with Samuel Andrews in the Increase is my 9th great-grandfather on my father's Cotton line.  Another connection to this group of men "sent away" by Robert Cordell. 

Carter Line
Samuel Andrews
James Andrews
Dorcas Andrews
Tabitha Davenport
Tabitha Cox
William Moody - brother of Houchin Moody
Elizabeth Moody
William Ackley
Sarah Ackley
Mary Jane Abbott
Fanny May Capen
Thomas Richard Carter - my grandfather

Blake Line
Samuel Andrews
James Andrews
Dorcas Andrews
Tabitha Davenport
Tabitha Cox
Houchin Moody, brother of William Moody
Josiah Moody
Hezekiah Moody
Dolly Estes Moody
Charles Galen Blake
Harriet May Blake
Clayton Leonard Blake - my grandfather

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