Person:George Abbott (8)

m. abt 1615
  1. George Abbott1617 - 1681
  2. Edward Abbott1623 -
  3. John Abbott1625 -
  4. Christopher Abbott1628 -
m. 12 Dec 1646
  1. Deacon John Abbott, Sr.1648 - 1720/21
  2. Joseph Abbott1648/49 - 1650
  3. Hannah Abbott1650 - 1740/41
  4. Joseph Abbott1652 - 1676
  5. Captain George Abbott1655 - 1735/36
  6. William Abbott1657 - 1713
  7. Sarah Abbott1659 - 1711
  8. Benjamin Abbott1662 - 1702/3
  9. Timothy Abbott1663 - 1730
  10. Thomas Abbott1666 -
  11. Nathaniel Abbott1671 - 1749
  12. Elizabeth Abbott1673/74 -
Facts and Events
Name George Abbott
Alt Name[7] George Abbot
Gender Male
Christening[4] 22 May 1617 Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Immigration[3] abt 1640 Massachusetts, United States
Other?

 Not To Be Confused With?: George Abbott (2)

(m. Sarah Farnum)
Other?

 Not To Be Confused With?: George Abbott (4)

(m. Mary Weed)
Marriage 12 Dec 1646 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Hannah Chandler
Death[1][3] 24 Dec 1681 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 24TK-8M
Burial[5] Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesSouth Parish Church
References
  1. Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912).

    George [b. in England, was one of the first settler of Andover, 1643. G.R.2= South Parish Burying Ground], Dec. 24, 1681. [a. 66 y. G. R. 2.].

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:2.

    GEORGE, Andover, 1643, had been some yrs. at Roxbury, m. 12 Dec. 1646, a maiden said, in reasonab. tradit. to have come in the same sh. with him, Hannah (call. Mary on town rec. of R.), d. of William Chandler of R. had John, b. 2 Mar. 1648; Joseph, 11 Mar. 1649, d. next yr. 24 June, the first d. on rec. of A. (where he is call. s. of Henry by mist.); Hannah, 9 June 1650; Joseph, again, 30 Mar. 1652, wh. was k. by the Ind. 8 Apr. 1676, the earliest victim of the war in that town; George, 7 June 1655; William, 18 Nov. 1657; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1652; Benjamin, 20 Dec. 1661; Timothy, 17 Nov. 1663; Thomas, 6 May 1666; Edward, a. young; Nathaniel, 4 July 1671; and Elizabeth 9 Feb. 1673. He d. 24 Dec. 1661; and his wid. m. Rev. Francis Dane, as his third w. outliv. him, and d. 11 June 1711, aged 82. Hannah, m. 20 Dec. 1676, John Chandler; Sarah, m. 11 Oct. 1680, Ephraim Stevens; and Elizabeth m. 24 Nov. 1692, Nathan Stevens. His s. Benjamin was afflict. by Elizabeth Johnson, a witch, as she confess. in 1692; and she implicat. goody Currier in the diabolic. work. Yet the nature or degree of the afflict. is nowhere shown. Currier was execut. on acco. of other charges. The confess. of the nonsense, wh. prob. was the cause of Johnson's impun. is seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 124. Of this first George of Andover, said to have come from Yorksh. descend. are very num. of wh. forty-four with the fam. name, beside forty-nine others thro. fem. Abbots, had been gr. at some coll. in 1844. Seven s. and three ds. m. and resid. at A. while of 73 gr.ch. five sett. at Concord, N. II. four went to Conn. and two liv. at Billerica. Of seven farms, on wh. his s. liv. four were occup. by descend. in our day.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Whittemore, Henry. Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America: with a brief history of those of the first generation and references to the various local histories and other sources of information where additional data may be found. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1898-1906), Vol 1, pg 1.

    George Abbot, of Andover, Mass., born in Yorkshire, England, 1615, died at Andover, December 24, 1681. He emigrated to New England about 1640, and settled in Andover of which he was an original proprietor. He married in 1647, Hannah, daughter of William and Annie Chandler, and had issue John, George, William, Benjamin, Timothy, Thomas, Nathaniel.

    While it used to be believed that he was from Yorkshire, it has since been established that he was from Hertfordshire. Note that his birth date in The Ancestral File was apparently recorded as 14 Jun 1615 - there appears to be no evidence for this date.

  4. various authors; G. Andrews Moriarty; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Research in Germany and England. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (1931), 85:84.
  5. George Abbott, in Find A Grave.

    The current gravestone, erected by his descendants, dates from 1843.

  6.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).


    1:1; ABBOT; BENJAMIN; "BENJAMIN, Andover, s. of the first George of the same, m. 22 Apr. 1685, Sarah, eldest d. of Ralph Farnum of the same, had Benjamin, b. 11 July 1686; Jonathan, Sept. 1687; David, 29 Jan. 1689; and Samuel, 19 May 1694; and d. 30 Mar. 1703."

    1:2; ABBOT; GEORGE 3 of 7; "GEORGE, Andover, 1643, had been some yrs. at Roxbury, m. 12 Dec. 1646, a maiden said, in reasonab. tradit. to have come in the same sh. with him, Hannah (call. Mary on town rec. of R.), d. of William Chandler of R. had John, b. 2 Mar. 1648; Joseph, 11 Mar. 1649, d. next yr. 24 June, the first d. on rec. ... nonsense, wh. prob. was the cause of Johnson's impun. is seen in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 124. Of this first George of Andover, said to have come from Yorksh. descend. are very num. of wh. forty-four with the fam. name, beside forty-nine others thro. fem. Abbots, had been gr. at some coll. in 1844. Seven s. and ..."

    1:3; ABBOT; GEORGE 5 of 7; "GEORGE, Andover, s. of George the first of the same, m. 17 Apr. 1668, Dorcas, eldest d. of Mark Graves of the same, had Sarah, b. 1679, d. soon; Joseph, 7 Oct. 1680, d. young; ano. ch. Nathan, or Martha, 12 Feb. 1683, d. young; Hannah, 26 Feb. 1685; Daniel, 10 Jan. 1688; Elizabeth 25 July 1690; George, ..."

    1:3; ABBOT; JOHN 2 of 7; "JOHN, Andover, eldest s. of George the first of the same, m. 17 Nov. 1673, Sarah, eldest d. of Richard Barker of the same, had John, b. 2 Nov. 1674; Joseph, 29 Dec. 1676; Stephen, 16 Mar. 1678; Sarah, 7 Dec. 1680; Ephraim, 15 Aug. 1682; Joshua, 16 June 1685; Mary, 2 Jan. 1687; Ebenezer, 27 Sept. 1689; and Priscilla, 7 July ..."

    1:4; ABBOT; NATHANIEL 1 of 2; "NATHANIEL, Andover, youngest s. of George the first of the same, m. 22 Oct. 1695, Dorcas Hibbert, prob. d. of Robert of Beverly, had Nathaniel, b. 1696; Mary, 8 Feb. 1698; a s. b. 20 June 1700, d. same day; Joseph, 2 Feb. 1705; Tabitha, a. 1707; Jeremiah, 4 Nov.1709; Joshua,1711; Sarah; Hannah; Elizabeth and Rebecca, 1717. ..."

    1:5; ABBOT; THOMAS 4 of 5; "THOMAS, Andover, s. of George the first of the same, m. 7 Dec. 1697, Hannah Gray, prob. not d. of Robert of the same, had Hannah, b. 10 Sept. 1700; Edward, 9 June 1702; Deborah, 1 Dec. 1704; George, 7 Nov. 1706; Zebadiah, 25 Jan. 1709; Benjamin, and Catharine, tw. 31 Mar. 1711 ; Aaron, 8 Aug. 1714; and Isaac, 24 Feb. 1717; ..."

    1:5; ABBOT; TIMOTHY; "TIMOTHY, Andover, s. of George the first of the same, taken by the Ind. when 12 yrs. old, and held sev. mos. 1676, m. 27 Dec. 1689, Hannah, d. of Mark Graves of A. had Timothy, b. 1 July 1693; Hannah, 19 Oct. 1695; and Dorcas, 6 May 1698. His w. d. 5 Nov. 1726, and he d. 9 Sept. 1730."

    1:5-6; ABBOT; WILLIAM; "WILLIAM, Andover, s. of George the first of A. m. 19 June 1682, Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Geary of Roxbury, had Elizabeth b. 29 Apr. 1683; William, 17 Mar. 1685; George, 19 Mar. 1687, d. at 2 yrs. Ezra, 7 July 1689; George, again, 22 Dec. 1691, d. soon; Nathan, 10 Dec. 1692; James, 12 Feb. 1695; Paul, 28 Mar. 1697; Philip, ..."

    1:359; CHANDLER; WILLIAM 1 of 6; "... Thomas, a. 1630; John; and William, b. 1636 ; here had Sarah, was freem. 13 May 1640, and d. 19, was bur. 24 Jan. 1642. His wid. m. 2 July 1643, John Dane; Hannah m. 12 Dec. 1642, George Abbot, wh. was the first of Andover; and next, bec. third w. of Rev. Francis Dane; and Sarah m. 4 Nov. 1659, William Cleves."

    2:6; DANE; FRANCIS 1 of 2; "... again. He m. sec. w. 22 Nov. 1677, Mary Thomas, wh. d. 18 Feb. 1689; and, third, Hannah, wid. of George Abbot, wh. surv. to June 1711. He d. 17 Feb. 1697, aet. 82. He was in danger from the cruel infatua. of 1692, when others of high rank fled from the suspicion of witchcraft, and of his humbler neighb. sheep ..."

    4:185; STEVENS; EPHRAIM; "EPHRAIM, Andover, s. of John of the same, m. 11 Oct. 1680, Sarah, d. of the first George Abbot, had Sarah, b. 8 Nov. 1681; Elizabeth 18 Aug. 1683; Hannah, 29 Nov. 1685; Mehitable, 10 Oct. 1691, d. young; Mary, 21 Feb. 1694; Ephraim, 14 July 1698; and Mehitable, again, 10 Sept. 1700. His w. d. 28 June, 1711; and he d. ..."

  7. The spelling of George's given and surname is from his will.
Founders of Andover, Massachusetts
The first permanent settlement in Andover was established in 1641 by John Woodbridge and a group of settlers from Newbury and Ipswich. Ten men signed the 1644 covenant establishing the church (the 24th organized in Massachusetts), and eighteen men had settled there by 1646 when grants of land were confirmed by the General Court. See The Essex Genealogist Vol. 21:195 (2001).
Signers of the 1644 Covenant: John Woodbridge - Richard Barker - Robert Barker - Richard Blake - Edmond Faulkner - John Frye - Nicholas Holt - John Osgood - Joseph Parker - Nathan Parker
Additional Settlers by 1646: George Abbott - Andrew Allen - John Askett - William Ballard - Thomas Chandler - Andrew Foster - Henry Jacques - John Lovejoy - Daniel Poor(e) - John Russ - Benjamin Woodbridge
Current Location: Essex County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: Newbury, Ipswich   Daughter Towns: