Thomas Andrews

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Thomas Andrews, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, say 1611.1 He died at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, 20 May 1673.1

Thomas married Ann (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1636.1,2

Thomas Andrews was a mason, being mentioned at least three times in the town records for work at the meetinghouse, once specifically "to daub the meeting house or else to take the fines that is due for not training of him."

He and wife Ann were not in full communion with the church, but they had signed the covenant. That allowed their daughter Hannah to obtain a letter, dismissing her to Roxbury in 1660.

He was granted two acres at Dorchester, 22 November 1634, with subsequent grants made 17 December 1635, and 18 March 1637/8.3

Thomas left a will dated 6 April 1667, and proved 4 August 1673, described himself as, "being aged and the same accompanied with many infirmities" and bequeathing to:
wife Anne, "the use of my whole estate"
son Thomas to have the estate after the death of Anne
daughter Hannah Hopkins £7, and 20s. to each of her as they came of age, that being Hannah's full portion "with what she already had"
wife and Thomas, executors, friends James Blake and Samuel Clap, overseers.

The inventory, 20 May 1673, totaled £181 7s. 5d, of which £147 10s. was realestate consisting of "house, bar, orchards, arable land, pasture land and meadow." There was also £1 9s. 7d. in "mason's tools and other implements."

William Hopkins had entered a caution against the will, but apparently had reconciled his differences before the will was proved.1


Ann (…) b. say 1616, d. 13 Jan 1684/85
This person was last edited on30 Aug 2021


  1. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:59-60, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 38, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:59.