Andrew Searle

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Andrew Searle, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, about 1614.1 He died at Kittery, York Co., Maine, 25 November 1690.1

Andrew married an unknown person before 1644.2

Andrew Searle witnessed with Sarah Abbot in 1662 and against her in February 1663/4 when he gave his age as 50. He was witness for Captain Thomas Harvey in 1663 and again in 1670. In 1667 he was a surety for Francis Morgan and foreman of the grand jury. He gave testimony in a court case in 1671 and was often a witness or appraiser of estates up to 1687.

Land records show he witnessed a Spencer family deed in 1662 in Kittery, and had a land grant there in 1665--"either 50 acres beneath Quamphegan, if to be found, or 70 acres above Salmon Falls." Part of this he sold to Zachariah Nock, Jr., and Sarle and Neale descendants sold more to the Hamilton and Sullivan families.

Probate records show: In 1667 he witnessed Humphrey Chadbourne's will; in 1668 the inventory of John Loverings's estate was taken by Andrew and two others; in 1674 he witnessed Abraham Conley's will; and he administered John Green's estate of 1681/2 with his son John Searle as bondsman. There are autograph signatures in the files.

He was an educated man, and was chosen clerk of the writs in 1668, and was often a witness or appraiser up to 1687. He was accountant at the Isle of Shoals in 1670 for Richard Endle. In 1668 he signed Major Shapleigh's petition, read in the Council of London in 1680. He also signed the petition of Maine men, about 1679 for direct government, complaining that Massachusetts suppressed freedom of religion.

He died intestate and 10 Dec 1690, administration was granted to Andrew Neale as guardian of James Neale. The inventory totaled £38 and included a loom, an ox in John Neale's hands, a cow, calf, chest, writings and books, all with Benoni Hodsdon; his shop built at the garrison; debts booked at £9.1,3


  • Joan Searle+1 b. say 1644
  • John Searle1 b. say 1648
  • Andrew Searle1 b. say 1654
  • Samuel Searle3 b. say 1656
This person was last edited on15 Sep 2014


  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, 617-618. 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), 1345, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S1060] Edith (Bartlett) Sumner and Thomas Farr, Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and Ninety Allied Families (Los Angeles, California: American Offset Printers, 1959), 242, further cited as Sumner and Farr, Farr Family.