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John Andrews (1676 - 1752)

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John Andrews
Born in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married after 4 Jan 1707 in Ipswich, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 6 Sep 2017 | Created 17 Mar 2011
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John Andrews was born on 2 Feb 1675/6 in Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His parents were William Andrews and Margaret Woodward.[1]

John and Elizabeth Story recorded their intention to marry on on 4 Jan 1706/7, at the Chebacco Parish Church in Ipswich.[2]

John married Elizabeth Story and had 10 children.

There are two entries for the death of a "Deacon John Andrews" in the collected records of Ipswich. One died on 16 Mar 1752, in his 73rd year. He was buried in the Old Essex Cemetery, which was the Chebacco Parish Cemetery in the mid-18th Century. The other died on 25 Mar 1753, "at Chebacco."[3] Since both of these deacons were affiliated with the Chebacco Parish Church, there is nothing to choose between them on that basis. The 1752 death, however, indicates that that John was 72 years old, placing his birth in 1680, which is several years later than we need. The other death, in 1753, has no age attached.

The 1753 death would seem to be linked to the probate opened 20 Apr 1753, with the widow of this John Andrews, described as a mariner who had died intestate, providing a L1,000 bond for the inventory of his estate.[4] Signing with Mary Andrews in this bond were Thomas Emerson and Joseph Marshall. So, this is probably for John Andrews IV, who had married Mary Emerson on 20 May 1742, at the Chebacco Parish Church in Ipswich.[5] He left two children, whom Mary described in the probate papers as being 4.5 and 2 years old.[6]

Note regarding this probate: In adding up the assets and outstanding debts for the estate, there is an item owed: "To Elizabeth Wheeler wife of Abijah Wheeler a legacy of L6 s13 d4."[7] This would seemingly refer to Elizabeth Andrews Wheeler, daughter of John Andrews and Elizabeth Story Andrews, born in 1707. Was John IV the brother of that Elizabeth Wheeler, charged by their father with passing along the legacy to her?


  1. Massachusetts Vital Records Project, Ipswich - Births, p. 18: (accessed 16 Apr 2017)
  2. "Androuse:" Massachusetts Vital Records Project, Ipswich - Marriages, p. 414: (accessed 16 Apr 2017)
  3. Massachusetts Vital Records Project, Ipswich - Deaths, p. 480: (accessed 16 Apr 2017)
  4. Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.): (accessed 19 Apr 2017
  5. Massachusetts Vital Records Project, Ipswich - Marriages, p. 24: (accessed 19 Apr 2017)

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