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William Andrews (abt. 1598 - 1676)

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Sgt William Andrews
Born about in Hampsworth, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Englandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010
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Categories: Hector, sailed 1637 | Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, New Haven Colony | New Haven, Connecticut | Puritan Great Migration.

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William Andrews migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Sugggested birth information

Date: 1610, Hampsworth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. This place is based on a misplacement. See the section on Immigration below.


May have come in the Hector with Davenport and Eaton and Company.

Some believe he came in the James of London (Wm. Cooper, Master), a native of Hampsworth, England, shipped 6 April 1635, from Hampton, England, with 53 others, many who had wife and children with them.[1]

This of course contradicts the belief by Savage and others that he came in the Hector. If he came in 1635, where was he in between? Anderson states that the William Andrews, who came in 1635, "cannot be connected with records for any of the men by that name in early New England."[2]


(1) Before he came to New Haven _________, who died 3 Jan 1663 in New Haven.[3]
(2) 7 Dec 1665, in New Haven,[4] Ann, daughter of Edmund Tapp of Milford, and widow of William Gibbard. She died 1701.[3]


Sergeant William Andrews died 4 Mar 1675/6, recorded in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, America.[3] His inventory was taken June 1676 and was valued at £367:17:00. No children were listed in the abstract.[5]

Savage states that William died 3 Jan. 1664,[6] but this is clearly incorrect, since the New Haven Vital Records confirm the Fam. of Ancient New Haven date.[4]

WILLIAM, was a prominant man. He was of the twelve, who chose the seven pillars.[1]He signed the fundamental Agreement in 1639. It is believed he accompanied Gov. Eaton on the Hector. He, no doubt, was first at Boston or Charlestown, but went to New Haven shortly, where he was active in military service and kept the ordinary. He was a founder of church. He had William, and Samuel, perhaps b. in Eng., and Nathan,(bapt. at N. H. 17 Nov. 1639).[6] He also had Jane, not mentioned by Savage, but listed in Families of Ancient New Haven.

He was a carpenter.[1]


  1. William m. (1) 31 Jan 1649 in New Haven Mary Chandler. He left America. Mary divorced him. He married (2) Joan King of King's Sale, Ireland.[3]
  2. Jane[3]
  3. Samuel b. c. 1635, died 6 Oct 1704 ae 69 in Wallingford. He married Elizabeth Peck, dtr. of William and Elizabeth Peck.[3]
  4. Nathan bp. 17 Nov 1639 at the 1st Cong. Church in New Haven; died 1712; married (1) Deborah Abbot and (2) Phebe Gibbard.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Andrews, Alfred. Genealogical History of John and Mary Andrews, who settled in Farmington, Conn., 1640. Chicago: A.H. Andrews & Co., 1872. NOTE: There is more information here.
  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B. p 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981[originally]Rome, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn., 1922-1932), vol 1, p 40.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917
  5. "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81:122/3. Boston: NEHGS, 1927. p 121-135 At AmericanAncestors
  6. 6.0 6.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.

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On 14 Aug 2014 at 19:01 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Andrews-123 and Andrews-4917 appear to represent the same person because: From the death date, it would appear that these are intended to be the same person, removing duplicates is a requirement of WikiTree. As part of completing the merge, the differences in the two profiles should be documented for further research. We all work together in a collaborative effort You may assist by completing this merge and any others that are related. Be sure to check parents, children and spouses. This merge has been suggested by a WikiTree Arborist. If you'd like to learn more please see

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