Person:William Andrews (20)

William Andrews
b.bef 1607
d.bet 1 Apr 1659 and 8 Aug 1659 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • HWilliam Andrewsbef 1607 - bet 1659
  • WAbigail Unknownbef 1612 - 1682/83
m. bef 1632
  1. John Andrewsest 1632 - 1690
  2. Abigail Andrewsest 1634 - 1653
  3. Elizabeth Andrewsest 1636 -
  4. Thomas Andrews1638 - bef 1690/91
  5. Esther Andrews1641 - 1698
  6. Samuel Andrews1645 - bet 1711/12
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Andrews
Gender Male
Birth[1] bef 1607 Based on estimated date of marriage.
Marriage bef 1632 to Abigail Unknown
Emigration[1] 1634
Residence[1] 1634 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 4 Mar 1634/35 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted freeman.
Residence[1] 1637 Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Occupation[1] bet 1643 and 1655 Schoolmaster at Hartford
Death[1] bet 1 Apr 1659 and 8 Aug 1659 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Will[1] 1 Apr 1659 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesProved on an unknown date.
Estate Inventory[1] 8 Aug 1659 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States£211 14s. 11d., of which £90 was real estate.

The Wife of William Andrews

(William Andrews married) by about 1632 Abigail -----. (She may have been sister of George Graves of Hartford [TAG 35:56]. She married (2) Nathaniel Barding [Manwaring 1:182-83, TAG 35:56]. …In his discussion of … William Andrews, Jacobus distinguished carefully between the two men of the same name at Cambridge, and concludes that the Mary Andrews, wife of William, who died at Cambridge on 19 January 1640 was wife of the second man of that name, and not of the Hartford man [TAG 35:55].[1]


William Andrews, freeman, Mass., 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; inv. Aug 8, 1659. His wife Mary d. at Cambridge, Jan 19, 1639-40. He m. a second wife, [see above] Abigail, mentioned in his will and he also names "Bro. George Grave". His widow m. Nathaniel Bearding.

"The Dictionary of American Biography by Allen Johnson", also, The Pantarch, a Biography of Stephen Pearl Andrews."

References
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 William Andrews, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), I:63-67.

    ORIGIN: Unknown.
    OCCUPATION: Schoolmaster at Hartford, 1643, 1648, 1650, 1655 (and probably other years) [HaTR 65, 87, 94, 108].
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 4 March 1634/5 implied by freemanship.
    FREEMAN: 4 March 1634/5 (as "Mr. Will[ia]m Andrewes," first in a sequence of nineteen Cambridge men [MBCR 1:370]).
    BIRTH: By about 1607 based on estimated date of marriage (but possibly earlier [TAG 35:56]).