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Do not confuse the two Robert Andrews in Massachusetts
Anderson indicates that the origin of Robert Andrews of Ipswich is unknown. The supposed parents of Robert, Richard Andrews and Elizabeth Andrews, have been detached from this Robert, as their son, the captain of the Angel Gabriel must have been a different Robert Andrews.
NOTE relating to other profiles for a Robert Andrews with a wife named Elizabeth Franklin: See the profile for Elizabeth Unknown to understand why Franklin was not the surname of this Robert Andrew's wife.
Alternate birth information
While the Andrews Memorial claims that Robert Andrews came over on the Angel Gabriel in 1635 (and that he was owner and master of that ship), according to Anderson’ Great Migration, Robert Andrews could not have been a passenger on the ill-fated Angel Gabriel in 1635:
Anderson suggests that Robert was born about 1593, and that he married Elizabeth ____ (probably a widow) by about 1618. He lists 4 children for Robert and Elizabeth Andrews, and estimates their birth years as follows: Alice, b. say 1618, Abigail, b. say 1623, John, b. about 1628, and Thomas, b. say 1630. Another daughter, Elizabeth, born by 1619, who married Humphrey Griffin of Ipswich, was likely Robert’s step-daughter, the daughter of his wife Elizabeth from a previous marriage. Anderson explains in some detail how he came to that conclusion.
Robert was "made free 6 May 1635." The name of Robert Andrews does not appear among those who went to Aggawam in 1633; but it does appear frequently in the public records after that date. Hammatt says that he possessed a houselot on the south side of the river in 1635 and it is said that he lived near the South Church. His name appears several times in the records of grants of lands: 3 Sept 1635 -- Robert Andrews licensed to keep ordinarye (an inn) in the plantacon where he lyves during the pleasure of ye court." This is the earliest reference to a public house in the records of Ipswich. Aprill 20, 1635 . Thomas Firman was granted one hundred acres of land, beyond Chebacco Creeke having Robert Andrews land on the north west and a great bare hill on the south west. John Perkins Junr was granted a house lott containing an acre lying by the river, hauing Thomas Hardyes & Robert Andrewes house lotts on the south west side. Granted to John Cross likewise five and Twenty acres in the North Side the Towne haueing the land of Thomas Dudley Esqur on the North, and Robert Andrews toward the South.
1635 -- Robert Andrews is allowed to sell wine by retail, "if he do not wittingly sell to such as abuse it by drunkenness." 1636 -- Thomas Hardy had a house lot near the river adjoining Robert Andrews and Thomas Howlett. 1640 May 13 -- Robert Andros is granted to draw wine at Ipswitch, with the conditions of the towne. 18 Jan 1641 -- Robert Andrew wittnessed a deed from Daniel Denison to Humphrey Griffin of a dwelling house &c near the mill. Richard Scofield conveys the same to Robert Roberts 2:5mo: 1643 . in which it is bounded by Robert Andrews, Mr. Bartlemew, John Perkins the younger and Thomas Boreman.
Robert's will , dated 1 March 1643/44, names his wife, Elizabeth, and his sons, John and Thomas; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth Franklyn and Daniel Hovey; showing that he must have had daughters, naming their husbands. By this means we are able to indentify them in other records and documents. The fact that he mentions John, son of Humphrey Griffin, as a legatee, strongly suggests that the legatee was a relative. Humphrey Griffin died at Ipswich, 16 September 1662, leaving a widow, Elizabeth; his wife Joan died 17 July 1657; possibly the first wife may have been a kinsman to Robert Andrews, a sister perhaps. He also mentions with certainty his kinsmen (not nephews, no relationship mentioned), John, Thomas, and Robert Burnham. Thomas Howlett, designated as the guardian of his son, John, may have been related, yet he does not so state. Howlett was one of the first settlers who went to Ipswich with Mr. John Winthrop, and his name is frequently mentioned in the early records, from which it appears that Andrews and Howlett resided near each other at Ipswich.
Probable step-daughter (dau. of his wife Elizabeth by a previous marriage):
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