Person:Robert Andrews (20)

  1. Robert Andrews1609 - 1668
m. 1636
  1. Mary AndrewsABT 1638 - BEF 1712
  2. Hannah AndrewsAbt 1642 - 1702
  3. John Andrews1648 - 1723
  4. Sarah AndrewsAbt 1658 - 1714
  5. Rebecca Andrews
Facts and Events
Name[1] Robert Andrews
Gender Male
Birth? 14 Nov 1609 Boxford, Berkshire, England
Marriage 1636 Boxford, Berkshire, Englandto Grace Melbourn
Residence[1] abt 1656 Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesthen known as "Rowley Village"
Will[1][3] 16 May 1668 Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][2] 29 May 1668 Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1][3] 1 Jul 1668 Will proved
Burial[1] Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesAs requestsed in his will.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Robert Andrews, in Perley, Sidney. The History of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, from the Earliest Settlement Known to the Present Time: a period of about two hundred and thirty years. (Boston, Mass.: By the Author, Franklin Press: Rand, Avery & Company, 1880), p 24-27.

    Robert Andrews, a native of Boxford in England. He emigrated to New England, and settled in Boxford about 1656; his family then consisting of himself and wife and six children.

    Mr. Andrews died May 29, 1668. His will was dated May 16, 1668; and proved 1st of 5 mo., 1668. His widow Grace, whom he married about 1636, survived him, and continued in a single state until her death, which occurred Dec. 25, 1700 (?) (sic)... They were both interred in the cemetery at Topsfield, probably, as he requested to be in his will.

  2. Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Topsfield, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1903, 1916), 2:201.

    Andrews, Robert, May 29, 1668. CT.R.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrews, H. Franklin. Andrews, H. Franklin: A Genealogy of Robert Andrews and His Descendants, 1635 - 1890. (Audubon, Iowa: Andrews, H. Franklin, 1890), 282.

    "Robert Andrews, of Rowley" made his will 16 May 1668, proved 15 Nov 1668 [sic, see following note], mentions wife; Thomas eldest son, Robert, Mary wife of Isaac Cummings, Elizabeth wife of Samuel Simonds, Hannah Peabody, John under 21, Joseph, Rebecca, Sarah, and Ruth (last three minors); 7 grandchildren under 14, names not given.
    [Note: Source:Linzee, John William. History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and Their Ancestors and Descendants, p. 282, says will proved 1 Jul 1668. Source:Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder (S.M. Watson), p. 3:197, says proved "15 nov 1668". Source:Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, p. 4:, under "Court Held at Salem, June 30, 1668" says "The will and inventory of Robert Andrews were proved and allowed." (No specific date is attached to this record, nor to the inventory given in a footnote, but clearly prior to start of the next term on 29 Sep 1668. Source:NEHGR, p. 98:20 says 2 Jul 1668.) One can only guess that some notation such as "1 5 mon '68" was misread by MHGR and others as 15 Nov?]