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Andrew Ford (bef. 1620 - 1693)

Andrew Ford
Born before in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1648 in Weymouth, Norfolk,
Descendants descendants
Died after age 73 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Nov 2009
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Uncertain Parents

The claim that he is the son of Robert Fourde and Elizabeth Bourne comes from unsourced family files and the notoriously inaccurate OneWorld Tree. He is being detached until credible proof can be found.

Andrew Ford, the first of that name in New England

Birth: Several things can be used to estimate a person's birth. For instance a firm marriage date or the birth's of his children, or his age at death. None of those indicators is firm for Andrew's birth. However, he was recorded as a landowner in 1642, which required that he be at least 21. An estimate of 1620 or perhaps earlier is used. One often repeated date of 1632, is based on the belief that he was son of Jn Ford, a servant, age 30 in 1635, who sailed with the Kingman family.[1] A twelve year old would not have owned land.

Marriage: Andrew married about 1646 Ellinor (aka Ellyn) Lovell, daughter of Robert Lovell. Robert Lovell's 1651 will (probated 1672) left to "my son-in-law Andrew Forde one of my heifers"; to "Andrew Ford's eldest son one of my heifers": to "Andrew Ford's youngest son" a calf.[2][3]

Death: 4 March 1693 "Andrew ford died."[4][5]

Arrival: The date of Andrew's arrival in New England is unknown. He stated that he was one of the original inhabitants and purchasers of Weymouth, but was not among those who received first division land in 1636. Another list of land owners was made between 26 Oct 1642 and 21 May 1644, in which Andrew had seven acres in the east field.[6]

•Note: Andrew Ford,(I). and his sons Andrew,(II), James, Nathaniel, Samuel and Ebenezer, took the oath of allegiance to Charles II in Weymouth, as shown in the records of the Suffolk County Court, session of 29 Oct 1678.[7]

He was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 3 May, 1654.[8] He received seven acres "in the east field," first granted to Mussacheill Barnard, and six acres in the First Division and eighteen acres in the Second Division, 14 Dec. 1663. (Weymouth Land Grants, 272, 282, 284.)


The children of Andrew Ford Sr. and Elinor Lovell are: All, but the first four children are recorded in the Weymouth Vital Records (these four have been placed in the following order after a careful consideration of their marriages and the births of their children by the able genealogist, Mrs. Florence Harlow Barclay):

  1. Mary, 2 b. say about 1647-8
  2. James, b. say about 1649-50.
  3. Andrew, b. say about 1650-51.
  4. Joseph, b. say about 1652-53.
  5. Samuel, b. 30 or 13 July 1656; d. probably unmmarried 6 April 1711, aged 55.
  6. Nathaniel, b. 31 March 1658.
  7. Ebenezer, b. 28 March 1660; d. probably unmarried before 17 Feb. 1695/3.
  8. Silence, b. 13 Nov. or 16 Dec. 1661.
  9. Prudence, b. 22 Dec. 1663; d. in Hingham 26 Nov. 1695, aged 32; m. 14 June 1683 Joseph Lincoln.
  10. Jacob, b. 20 Feb. 1665; probably d. young.
  11. Elizabeth, b. 2 Nov. 1667; living at the date of her father's will.
  12. Israel, b. 7 June 1670; d. s.p. 5 March 1736.
  13. Sarah, b. 28 May 1672

Will of Andrew Ford

"Andrew Ford, Senr, late of the Town of Weymouth, now resident in Hingham, in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being under infirmities of age," made his will as follows: Unto his son Israel Ford his dwelling house and about twenty acres there unto belonging. To his son Jacob Ford eighteen acres in the Upper or Second Division in Weymouth. To his son Israel Ford his share in the late Colony of Plymouth. Unto his son Nathaniel Ford fifteen acres upon which his dwelling house and barn now standeth, also 200 acres at a place called "Quirme Poge." Unto his son Andrew Ford 12d. with what he formerly received from me. To his son James Ford 200 acres at a place called Quinne Poge, near New Roxbury (Woodstock, Conn.) To the heirs of my son Joseph Ford, deceased, one shilling beside what said Joseph received in his: Iffe. time. My son Ebenezer Ford 12d., with like condition. To son Samuel Ford 200 acres at Quinne Poge. To his daughter Mary Whitman 100 acres at Quinne Poge. To daughter Silence 100 acres at Quirine Poge. To his daughter Prudence Lincoln, wife of Joseph Lincoln, one-half share of land, 50 acres in the late Colony of Plymouth, and 100 acres at Quirme Poge. To his daughter Elizabeth 100 acres at Quirme Poge. To his daughter Sarah 100 acres at Quirme, Poge and to his five daughters above mentioned X25, his son Nathaniel to pay one-third. Son Nathaniel and Israel to be joint executors 25 Feb. 1692-93; proved 24 Mar. 1692-93. (Suffolk Probate Records, 13: 146-147.) Inventory L419 6s.

Andrew Ford probably moved to Hingham and lived with his daughter, Prudence Lincoln soon after 15 Feb 1691. Andrew Ford prepared his Will, 25 FEB 1692/3, at Hingham. Andrew Ford died 4 MAR 1692/3, at Hingham. [9]Andrew Ford's Will was Probated in Boston 23 Mar 1692/3.


  1. Hotten, John Camden (editor). The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others, who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. London: John Camden Hotten, 1874
  2. Great Migration 1634-1635, I-L. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume IV, I-L, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005. link at american ancestors ($)
  3. Stewart, Elizabeth Cobb, The Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Part I (Montpelier, VT: Capital City Press, 1968), Repository: Name: Onondaga County Public Library, South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Note: Special Collections Section, 5th Floor.
  4. "The Hobart Journal." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 121:280
  5. Stewart, Elizabeth (Cobb). "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass." New England His. & Gen. Register. 119:122. Boston NEHGS, 1965. Accessed at American Ancestors
  6. History of Weymouth Massachusetts in Four Volumes. Vol. 1 Historical. Weymouth Historical Society 1923. cover page 1636 list p. 199 [;view=1up;seq=198 1642/4 listing p. 194
  7. Stewart, Elizabeth Cobb, The Descendants of Andrew ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Part I (Montpelier, VT: Capital City Press, 1968), Repository: Name: Onondaga County Public Library, South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Note: Special Collections Section, 5th Floor.
  8. Andrews, H.F. (arranger). List of Freemen Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1630 to 1691. Exira, Iowa: Exira Printing, 1906.
  9. George Walter Chamberlain, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, Massachusetts, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1984), Repository: Name: Onondaga County Public Library, South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, Special Collections Section, 5th Floor, Page: pp. 226, 227

See also:

  • Andrew Ford of Weymouth ; Author: Stewart, Elizabeth Cobb; Publication Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vermont, 1968
  • The Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Part I - The First Six Generations, compiled by Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vermont, 1968, [accessed through Heritage Quest on-line]
  • Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Author: George Walter Chamberlain, M.S. Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore: Reprint, 1984 p. 226
  • Andrew Ford in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 Source Citation Book Title: Ford genealogy : being an account of some of the Fords who were early settlers in New England,
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 26 January 2022), memorial page for Andrew Ford (1629–4 Mar 1692), Find A Grave: Memorial #63385849, ; Maintained by treerpgmo (contributor 47324296) Burial Details Unknown.

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Ford-8 and Ford-18685 appear to represent the same person because: Would you be willing to merge my Andrew Ford with yours as they are the same person?



posted on Ford-18685 (merged) by C. Needham
Do not complete this merge. Both Andrews' profiles claim marriage to Ellen Lovell, but they have differing places and dates of birth and death. I suspect that only one was married to Ellen. Before marriage, it should be made certain which marriage is valid, and the invalid marriage should be removed. If this work is not done, there will be many other profiles, especially the long list of children in Ford-8, potentially affected by a merge.

Profile managers, please look into these conflicts and resolve them. Ask for help here if you need it!

posted on Ford-18685 (merged) by Raymond Watts PhD
Profile Managers: A daughter Sarah was just added to this profile, but Sarah's profile says she isn't their daughter. Will someone please help resolve the conundrum?
posted by S (Hill) Willson
I am in the process of fixing relationships. She was a daughter.
posted by Alan Pendleton
Here is a possible christening record, Feb. 24, 1629, London, parents Robert Fourde and Elizabeth: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Andrew Fourde, 24 Feb 1629); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 374,431, 374,432, 374,436.

I didn't add it in case you think it isn't him because it would make him only 13 in 1642,

posted by Connie Mack
It looks great! Always down for good info!
posted by Robin (Felch) Wedertz
It is alright with me if no one has objections. It is always good to get good corrected information, and input.
posted by Linda (Lisher) James
Hi I would like to redo this profile, beginning with removing the copy/paste from FAG. Any objections?
posted by Anne B
Ford-4055 and Ford-8 appear to represent the same person because: Anne B has found sufficient evidence of the link to the wife to remove the incorrect parents. These profiles are now ready to merge. Thank you!
posted by Robin (Felch) Wedertz
Andrew was not the son of William Ford-181 and Anne his wife. I am going to disconnect. He did marry Ellen/Eleanor LOVELL by 1650 according to Torreys New England Marriages.
posted by Anne B
Greetings, fellow Profile managers! I would like to see if any of us can come up with a reliable and accepted secondary source for the parents of Andrew, the emigrant ancestor. I found a few personal sites that list his birth date as 1620, while his parents were married in 1629. It just doesn't fit, and I would like to look further into this. I appreciate any help or ideas. Have a great weekend!
posted by Robin (Felch) Wedertz
I have created an unmerged match with Ford-8. My reason for this is that I think these profiles were intended to represent two different people, but through confusion, they have melded into one. I would like to research the parents and get back to you. If you know anything that could help, or have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email! Robin (Arborist)
posted by Robin (Felch) Wedertz

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