Andrew Neale

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Andrew Neale, son of John Neale and Joan Searle, was born at Berwick, York Co., Maine, about 1665.1 He died at Berwick, about September 1739.1

Andrew married Catherine Furbush, daughter of William Furbush and Rebecca (…), about 1694.1,2

Andrew Neale made several depositions in court cases, giving his age in 1732/3 as 68, in 1738 as about 73, and in 1739 as about 74. As eldest son he inherited the Neale homestead. He administered Andrew Searles estate in 1690, being recorded then as the guardian of his younger brother James Neale.

Andrew was on a trial jury in 1691, and on the grand jury in 1691, 1696, and 1714. He had a license to keep a public house in 1705. He is in a list of "sufferers in the Second War”, and in a list of landowners in 1712.

His house was fortified and made into a garrison, where in 1722 the families of Daniel Emery, Benjamin Goold and John Hearl were quartered in time of danger from the Indians. It is one of the garrisons reviewed by the governor in 1711, and is on a list of garrisons made in 1722. It was successfully defended by Captain Brown in 1704 in an Indian attack, and described by the Reverend John Pike in his journal, 28 Jan 1704, "about nine or ten in the morning the Indians (to the number of 30 or 40) made an attack upon Andrew Neales Garrison in the Lower part of Berwick, killed a poor maid, wounded a lad who made his escape and was healed; burnt 9 houses, killed many Cattel; had one of their own Crew sorely wounded, if not slain."

His will was dated 28 Aug 1739 and proved 16 Oct 1739. He left Catherine his property which included a negro Dillo, and mentioned four surviving children, sons Andrew and John, and daughters Katherine Austin and Mary Hill to receive £50 each; to his grandson Andrew Austin, 22 acres. He appointed his wife and trusty friend Samuel Shorey executors. The inventory of his personal estate, taken 27 Nov 1739, totaled £30.1


Catherine Furbush b. say 1675, d. aft. 1739
  • Catherine Neale+1 b. 4 Dec 1695, d. aft. 1749
  • John Neale1 b. 18 Oct 1698, d. 17 Jun 1755
  • Andrew Neale1 b. 4 May 1701, d. 1758
  • Hannah Neale1 b. 28 May 1704
  • Rebecca Neale1 b. 20 Jan 1706/7
  • Mary Neale1 b. 17 Aug 1708
  • James Neale1 b. 4 May 1711, d. 31 Aug 1730
This person was last edited on4 Jan 2013


  1. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 506-507. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1080, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).