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Full text of "Lieut. John Andrews of Chebacco, Massachusetts, 1637-1708"

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Lieut. John Andrews 

of Ghebecco, Mass., 

1637-1708 



Compiled By 
Hon. H. F. And rews 

Exira Iowa 



A descendant of the seventh generation 
Author of 
The Andrews Family, 1890 
The Hamlin Family, 1894 
The Hamlin Family, 1900 
The Hamlin Family, 1902 
List of Freemen Hass. Bay Colony 
And other works 

EXIRA PRINTING COMPANY 
1909 



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Lieutenant John Andrews was probably born in England about 
1621. His ancestry, date and place of birth, as well as Hie time 
and manner of coming to America have not been discovered. A 
record was kept in England only of those emigrants who on leav- 
ing that country took tbe oath of allegiance tu England and also 
promised conformity to the doctrine, discipline and form of worship 
of the Established Church and who further swore that they were 
"No subsidy men." Many who desired to avoid these requirements 
and to enter tbe land of their adoption free to follow their own 
political and religious inclinations did not conform themselves to 
the law and took no legal departure from the mother country, but 
came away clandestinely and therefore were not enrolled in the 
government records of departures from England. Others intention- 
ally concealed their emigration, for various reasons. Nothing lias 
been discovered to suggest that our ancestor had any motive for 
concealing his emigration. All attempts to discover any relation 
between him and other early settlers of the name in New England 
have failed. He was a youth at the time of his coming, which 
suggests whether he may have accompanied some relative; possibly 
he was a kinsman and may have come with (.'apt. Robert Andrews, 
who came over in 1(3;S5 as master and owner of the armed ship, the 
"Angel Gabriel," bringing with him his own family, his nephews 
John, Thomas and Robert Burnham and Mr. John Cogswell, a 
wealthy London merchant with his family. The vessel was lost in 
a terrible storm at Pemaquid, Me. on Aug. 15, 1635. After the loss 
of his ship, Capt. Andrews with the Burnham nephews and Mr. 
Cogswell, settled in Ipswich, Mass., the same year. John Andrews 
may have come in that ill fated ship; its passenger list was prob- 
ably lost when the vessel was destroyed and we have no further 
account of the passengers. J2>005dL59 

He m. Jane, dan. of Stephen Jordan of Ipswich, later of New- 
bury, Mass., but no record of their marriage has been found. She 
was probably born in England. In his deposition given in 1701 he 
stated ids age then to be 80 years. Savage gives her age one year 
younger than her husband. 

Hammatt, the genealogist of early Ipswich families states that 
John Andrews of Ipswich was a soldier in the war against the 
Pequot Indians in 1637, and for that service was granted eight acres 
of land by the town. 

He was a house carpenter and probably a farmer and lived in 
Cbebacco parish, now Essex, Mass., but his exact place of abode is 
not positively known. He is supposed to have lived at one time at 
Helcher's Lane, in 1077 he gave a farm at Averill's Hill, which is 
supposed to have been near Belcher's Lane, to his son John and 
his daughter, Elizabeth Giddings. In 1078 he bought forty acres 
from .John Cogswell, it being part of the Ipswich School farm or 
pasture. It is supposed that he lived upon this place perhaps for 
many years. Elias Andrews, Esq., of Essex, who was born on this 
old place and has always lived upon or near it and is very familiar 
with the locality says, that when he was a boy his father pointed 
out to him a rock on the hill in the field east of the ancient 



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Joseph Andrews house on this place, upon which he said the corner 
of the old John Andrews ham used to stand and that near to it 
were pieces of hrick where he stated the old John Andrews house 
once stood. No one can now tell who built the old house and barn. 
The old house now on the place was built by Joseph Andrews,* 
whose son Elias, was the first child born there, in 1772. This farm 
is supposed to have descended to Joseph, sun of Lieut. John and 
remained in that branch of the family until recent times and was 
recently owned by Walter II. Stowe. By deed of Oct. 8, 1703, he 
^ave eight acres of land to his son John. In that deed he called 
the place bis homestead and this was less than five years before 
his death. This place is in the north part of Essex, on the south 
side of Choate Brook or Hardy Creek at the ancient Ilofiield bridge 
and near the north end of Belcher's Lane and north of the Averill's 
Hill place before mentioned. John Andrews, Jr. sold the land given 
him by his father, on Feb. 9, 1704 to John Wainwright for £400, 
and about the same time moved to Norwich, Ct. 

The name of John Andrews frequently appears in the records 
of Ipswich, also in the land and court records showing the following 
conveyances in which he was interested: 

Sept. 27, hiOO. John Andrews and wife Jane, of Ipswich, sold to John Choate of 
same place, about 6 acres of marsh, south side of Ohcbacco river, at a place called 
Chebacco Marshes. 

John Andrews Sen'r of Chebacco sold to Sergt. Thomas Kurnum same town, 
carpenter, two H acre lotts: one granted unto Mr. Sam'l Symonds & the other unto 
the grantor apoynted by the selectmen to be layd out next unto Sergt. Burnam's at 
farr Chebacco, neare to the pasture given to the free scoole, acknowleded Mar. 19, 
1673; "and Jane, his wife, did freely surrender her thirds or interest or dowry in the 
land herein conveyed." 

Nov. 20, 1073. John Andrews, Sen'r of Chebacco, carpenter, bought of Rich'd 
Lee of same place in Essex county, planter, "All that six acres of marsh, more or 
less, scltuate, lying and being on the ffiar syde of that creek that bounds Proctor's 
Land & bounded by that creeke, butting down to a cove towards Goodman Dane's 
Island to a greaL creeke and so upon a straight line up to that creeke to Proctor's 
ground. The aforesayd six acres of marsh being alienated, bargained & sould by 
me, Richard Lee, unto the sayd John Andrews, Sen'r, for & in consideration of nyne 
pounds in corn in hand payd." 

June 16, 1074. John Andrews of Ipswich, carpenter, bought of Samuel Symonds of 
Ips. Gent. "All that pcell of his land or lott, belonging to the farimne or tenement 
of the sd Samuel! symonds, which Killigresse Rosse now holdeth of the sayd Samuel 
containeing by estimation three acres, be it more or less, with all and singular its 
appurtenances which land lyeth at the lotts adjoining to the scoole far me of Ipswich 
commonly called the new pasture in the Towne and shire aforesayd, excepting the 
commonage," &c. 

Oct. 25, 1073. John Andrews, Sen'r of Ipswich, in consideration of a small par- 
cell of marsh & £8, deeds to Henry Bennett of the same towne "All that my division 
lott, being a middle lott granted to me by the towne of Ipswich aforsd, N: 52 in the 
town Book, situate, lyeing & being in Ipswich afore.sd, at Oastle Neck, having the 
land of Daniel Warneron the one syde and the lott of Samuel) ingalls on the other 
syde, upon Wigwam Hill, with all and singular the appurtenances," &c. Acknowl- 
edged Jan. 27, 1075. The marsh which Bennett deeded to Andrews same day was "A 
part of my ffarme lyeing neare to the foote bridge over the creeke, being compass 
ed by a creeke & ditched out to part it from the farme. Containing one acre & a 
halfe, be it more or less, as it is bounded by the creeke and ditch afore mentioned." 

Oct. 29, 1875. John Andrews of Ipswich, bought of Robert Cross. Jr. of Ipswich, 
seaman, two parcels of marsh & land in Ipswich at an Island formerly in ye posses- 
ion of Robert Cross, Sen'r. in Chebacco River, bounded, the one parcel I containing 
six acres, be it more or less, bounded by a creeke north, the land of Benjamin Mar- 



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sliall towards the west and the River towards the south and east. Also the other 
pareell of six acres of marsh & one acre of upland, being upon the same Island and 
bounded from an oake tree North ward and to the river and then againe south west 
to a stake and from that stake norvvest to ye River. To Hold, &c. 

July 13, 1076. John Andrews, Sen'r of Ipswich bought of Nathaniel Emerson of 
Ipswich, "A 3 acre lott, the grantor's father, "Thomas Emerson's Division of I'lum 
Island, Castle Neck & Hogg Island & fell out to be on Hogg Island." 

29 9mo. 1070. John Andrews, Sen'r of Ipswich, had made over to him by Robert 
Cross, Jr. of Ipswich, "A pareell of marsh which 1 had of my father, Robert Cross, 
Sen'r, containing ten acres, more or less, lying in Cheboco River, bounded as follows: 
from a stake towards Hogg Island River, North west and from that stake to another 
against the middle of Dillo Est. and from that stake bounded with the thatch and 
from that stake Northeast to a stake at the River," 

June iiO, 1077. Be it knowne unto all men by these presents: 

That I, John Andrews, Sen'r of Ipswich In the county of Essex, for and In 
consideration of that natural affection I doe bear to James G hidings and Elizabeth, 
his wifCfiny daughter, Have * * * and do * * * continue vnto the sd James 
Giddings, my Sonne in law and Elizabeth, his wife, my sayd daughter and to the 
children of her, my daughter and their heirs forever, one moyaty and halfe part of 
that land at Averill's Hill, the upland as it is already parted where the said James 
and my son, John Andrews, now dwell and also halfe the meadow belonging there- 
unto, viz: James (iiddings and John Andrews to make devission of the meadow 
between themselves, with all and singuler the appurtauances and priviledges be- 
longing thereunto. 

The town of Ipswich allotted to each freeman fifty acres of land 
for a farm and a house or home lot. We have mentioned that the 
town granted eight acres of land to John Andrews for military serv- 
ices. The Averill's Hill place may have been his farm allotment. 

The town of Ipswich on Jan. 11, 1051 gave to the Grammar School 
all the "Neck beyond Chebacco River and up to the Gloucester line." 
The trustees of the school soon leased this land to John Cogswell, Jr. 
for 100U years. Part of this land was sub-leased or sold to Lieut. John 
Andrews in 1678, as appears by the following conveyance: 

June 16, 1078. John Andrews, Sen'r of Ipswich, carpenter, bought of John Cogs- 
well of Ipswich in America in the shire of Essex, Gent, and Margaret, his wife, a 
parcell of upland and marsh, about 40 acres, it being part of the land the grantor's 
father John Cogswell highred (hired) of the town of Ipswich; also, an island of 
marsh & thach of about 2 acres, which lyeih by Goodman's old saw mill, bounded by 
stakes & trees, &c by land of Goodman Coleman's fence, by Clark's Brook, by Glos- 
ter line & by Chebacco River, itc. Andrews to pay yearly to Cogswell 20 in pork 
during the term of the said lease. 

The Andrews forty acres last described adjoined the land of Dea. 
John Burnham on the south. The line between their lands was set- 
tled by a committee of the town in 1094, as appears from the following 
report: 

We the Committee luipowed to look after Encroachments and to settle the bounds 
where they prove not settled, being informed that Deacon John Burnham, Sen'r 
had Ineroaehed on the Town's Common Land, on the Southwest thereof, between 
his Land and the New Pasture Land, so called. We having been upon the place 
formerly and examined the matter and finding the bounds uncertainly settled, Dis- 
coursed with the said Deacon Burnham, he having committed all into the hands of 
his son, John Burnham, Consenting to what agreement should be made between him 
and us; he the said John Burnham paying the charge of the Committee. 

We have thus settled his bounds: beginning at the head of the Creek, called 
Clark's Creek, near Joseph Andrews, his house and run by the Instrument on the 
course of 08 degrees Eastwardly from the south, by the Oircumperenlor without 
variation anil marked by a white oke tree within the fence near the said Creek, and 
so on that Course, Cross the field to a small pine tree on the brow of a hill within the 
Inclosed Land; then further to a white oke tree on the hill without the fence, then 



a small walnut tree, then further on the same Course to a hollow oke just by the 
Rode that Leads to Gloster, then further to a white oke tree within two rods of Glos- 
ter Line and further to Gloster Line to a white oke, being a bound tree, marked 
with the marking Iron. All which said trees are marked for his bounds he border- 
ing all the way upon the New Pasture Land, from the said Creek onwards, about 
one hundred and twenty five Rods to a white oke tree, marked for the corner of said 
Pasture Land, now belonging to Mr. John Cogswell and the other two rods outward, 
bordering upon the land reserved by 1 pswieh men, Lying between the land of the 
New Pasture and Gloster Line: which said Pounds, as by the marked trees , we set- 
tle for his Hounds and by consent of the parties concerned, viz: Mr. John Cogswell, 
for himself and we, in behalf of and with the power of the Inhabitants of Ipswich. 
To have and to hold the said Hounds for his Hounds. 

The law of entail was strictly enforced in Massachusetts. Not 
until 1G92 did the General Court permit the full disposal of lands. 
This law perhaps accounts for the second lease from Cogswell to An- 
drews, which follows. It may have been the opinion of the lawyers of 
that time, that Cogswell could not prior to 1092, alienate the land 
which he had sold to Andrews in 1078, as against his heirs; and that 
after the new law was passed and after the settlement of the boundary 
between the land of Burnhain and himself, the second lease was given 
to perfect the title. 

To all Christian People to whom these shall come or whom they may concern: 
I, John Cogswell of Chebacco, in Ipswich, in the county of Essex, hi the Province 
of Massachusetts Hay in new England send Greeting: 

Know yee the. said John Cogswell, sou and heire of Mr. John Cogswell, formerly 
of Chebacco, deceased, Lessee of the New Pasture (so called) on the southwestardly 
side of Chebacco River, for one Thousand years from the lirst tearm and by vertue 
of An Indenture or Deed of Lease, bearing date the sixteenth day of January, Anno 
One Thousand six hundred and fifty, Hath (for and in consideration as well, of one 
hundred pounds of Good merchantable Pay and five pounds in Good and Lawful 
money Current in New England to him in hand paid, or to or before the enceallng 
& delivering of these presents, to satisfaction secured, Hy Lieut. John Andrews, 
Sen. of Chebacco aforesaid, the Receipt whereof said Cogswell doth hereby acknol- 
age of said Andrews of any other Paym't thereof doth hereby discharge together 
with his heirs, Executors & Administrators forever.) As for other Lawful Consider- 
ations, Especially the Consideration hereafter Rchersed, * * 't demise and to Farm, 
Let and by these presents doth clearly and absolutely Grant, Demise, Lease and 
convey said Farm Lot unto said Lieut. John Andrews & heirs, Executors, Adminis- 
trators, Assigns, These several Parcels of hind, whether Woodland, Pasture, mead- 
ow or Arabale. Joyntly containing by Estimation Fifty acres, be it more or less, as 
it is bounded in the following Inscription, viz: One angle of land in the said New 
Pasture, containing by Estimation twenty four acres, more or less, bounded east- 
wardly by land of John Hurnham. Sen. viz: beginning tit the head of Clark's Creek 
by Joseph Andrews' door, running 5 degrees eastwardly from the said bounds to a 
White Oak tree (marked,) within the fence', thence onward Cross the field to ye 
brow of a hill to a White Pine, marked, thence onward to a White Oak, outside the 
fence, so to a small Wallnut, marked, thence to a Black Oak, marked, standing be- 
side the Road, from thence to a White Oak, marked. The Corner Hounds, Standing 
within two Rods of Gloucester line. Hounded Southwardly towards the Borders of 
Gloucester within two Rods of Gloucester line. Westardly by laud in the occupa- 
tion of Joseph Andrews. 

Also, parcel of upland and swampy land, in Quantity sixteen acres, bo It more 
or less, twelve rods in breadth, most part of the way Lying on the other side of the 
land in the * * and occupation of Joseph Andrews, above. Beginning at the 
Eastwardly End of a feild (called Gregory's feild,) to a stake in the field, twelve 
Rods from the corner, running soul hwestwardly along said field to a stake sixty 
rods from a stake set up in said field, twelve rods oil Joseph Andrews fence, still 
bearing that breadth, to another stake about Five rods, and turning South or there- 
abouts, thirty rods to a stake on a Rocky Hill, then turning Eastwardly a little to a 
9take at the bottom of the hill, twelve rods from the fence, then running south ward- 



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ly to the brook, Called Clark's brook, and through ye swampy land to a dry Maple 
tree, marked, being seven rods off, square, from Joseph Andrews former bounds, being 
one hundred & twenty or inure from the stake at the bottom of the Rocky Hill in the 
pasture & to run straight from said stake to said maple, and su on within i wo roils 
of the line formerly called Gloucester line. 

Also, a piece of Saltmarsh & thatch ground nere said Cogswell's house* below the 
bridge by John Burifham's, bounded southerly, eustwardly and westward ly by a 
Creek (commonly called Haw mill creek) just a few rods by John Bumam's land. 
Westwardly & Northwardly by John Cogswell's own land. All singular within Tracts 
orpercelsof land are situated lying and being within Iho Province of the above said 
New Pasture (so called) in Chebacco aforesaid. And also singular * * whatsoever 
to the Premises and all & every Part and percel thereof belonging or anywise Ap- 
pertaining. To Have and to Hold, all and singular above said Perccls of Land, and 
all their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, unto said Lieut. John Andrews, Sen, 
his heires, Administrators and Assigns from the dateof this Indenture unto Hie full 
End and term of Nine hundred & lifty six and Five month, viz: to the end and Final 
accomplishment of the duration of the Grand Lease, above said, Vealdlng and Pay- 
ing therefor, yearly, as the rent thereof, Forty Shillings, twenty of which in Good 
Butter & Cheese at the Current prices; The other twenty shillings in merchantable 
Corn at the current Price. Which paym' toy said Lieut. John Andrews, his heires, 
Executors, Administrators or Assigns Shall yearly be satisfied & corilpleated, to wit: 
One Half of the yearly Revenues at or before the fifteenth of Nov.Hhe other half 
on or before the fifteenth of March, and so Anniversarily during the term of the 
Lease. 

Furthermore it is Provided that ye said Lieut. John Andrews, his heirs, Ex. Adm. 
and all arid every person or persons who shall have, bold, use or Oceupie the De- 
mised Pereels of Ground during the said Term, shall from time to time, and all limes 
from the beginning of the Lease (namely the date thereof) and the whole Inter 
space to the conclusion thereof, set up, Repair and maintain sufficient fence, fences 
or fencing, in order to separating or Inclosing the hereby demised Lands, From 
Clark's brook and downward as far as borders upon said Cogswell according to the 
forementioned bounds, moreover the said Cogswell for and in behalf of himself, his 
heires. Ex. Adm. & Assigns, to and with the said the said Lieut. John Andrews, his 
heires, Ex. Adm. Assigns. Doth Indent, Grant, Covenant, Engage against himself, 
his heires, Ex. Adm. or any other person or Persons from him, them or any of them 
laying any Title, Claim or demand, to the Premises and their Appurtenances, The 
whole and every Part and percel of the bargained lands & Appert. from the date 
of this, to the end of the Grand Lease, to warrant, Avouch and defend by these 
Presents. And that it shall perform the Aforesaid Conditions and Provisions. 
It shall be Lawful for the said Andrews, his heires. Ex. to Warrent, avouch and 
defend by these Presents, all Persons, to enjoy, use A Occupy the premises or other- 
wise to their pleasure, profit or Advantage, during the indented term, in his or i heir 
own Person or Persons whatsoever. Also, that it shall be warrantable for stud 
Andrews, his heires, &c. or any one, him, them or either of them, in the possession or 
Occupancy of the premises, to Pass and Repass to and from the same from time to 
time in said * * in such a Convenient Way or Ways as shall be La yd out ami 
agreed to by said Cogswell & said Andrews, his heires, Executors, Administrators & 
Assigns, from time to time and all times during the term above said. 

In Witness whereof the said Cogswell here unto sets his hand & Seal the thir- 
teenth day of August Anno Dondne One thousand six hundred and ninety four. 

Signed Sealed &. Delivered JOHN COGSWELL 

in the Presents of us MARGARET COGSWELL 

John Harris 
John Wade, Clerk Thomas Wade 

J ustice of Peace. 

To all Christian people to whorne the present Deed of Gift shall'come: 
Lieut. John Andrews of Chebacco in Ipswich in the County of Essex within the 
province of ye Massachusetts Hay in Newengland, Sendeth Greeting: know j e thesd 
John Andrews for and in consideration of .ye Natural Love and good will & affection 
I have for & do bear for my Eldest Sonne John Andrews. House Carpenter of ye 
same town and county aforesaid. I do by these presents freely & voluntarily give 
and bequeath unto my said Sonne John, All my homestead situated lying and being 



InChobacco In Ipswich, aforesaid, both marsh & upland, which contains by Estlnia 
Hon Eight acres, be ye same more or less. And bounded as followeth, Viz; notherh 
upon ye Great creek and ditches, bounded Easterly upon laud of Joseph Gidding: 
Southerly upon Land of .lub Glddlngs and Chebacco Commons, Westerly upon Lam 
of Nathaniel Goodhue & Land of Ephmim Fellows. All ye said upland and mars) 
as bounded with all ye several benefits and privclldges and appertenances thereon 
therein or thereunto belonging, with housing, carriages, Timber Trees, water, watei 
courses with common rights & Highways with all other accomodations whatsoever 
With all the rights, Titals, imposts and Demands, of him ye sd Lieut, his Heirs, &( 
Only preserving for liis own use and Improvement during ye whole terme of hi: 
Natural Life and abode here, all of ye said housing & Land which he now Improves 
And after ye Decease of ye said Lieut. John Andrews, when ye housing & land, afon 
refered to, be my said sonne John's, his Heirs, &C. <&c. forever. And the. other pari 
of sd * * of Land and marsh I have not refered to, being now in ye possession 01 
my said sonne John, shall be unto him and his Heirs, forever. Furthermore, 1 allot! 
to keep in my own hands and to be at my own disposal, hereafter, two certain peice: 
of marsh, Comprehended in ye bounds aforesaid, And one lying, viz: ye Westerly 
end of said lands and containing about an acre, be it more or less. Which I purchas- 
ed of Ephraim Fellows. The other lying on ye North side of said Land and contain- 
ing by Estimation two acres be it more or less. And Lying at ye Cove, that 1 
bought of Henry Bennett Sen. All ol ye Granted premises with all the appurtenan- 
ces, to him the said John Andrews, Jr. above named, to have and to hold quietly 8 
Peaceably, and to In joy and Improve ye same &.c. &c. &c. Dated Oct. 8 17(13. 

JOHN ANDREWS Seal 

In 1675 he was on a commitee to lay out land near Ipswich. 

Lt. John Andrews entered In town book according to law: one Iron gray horse 
one White mare witli a long tayle. 

In 1697 John Andrews entered in town book: One White mare with a long tayle; 
One Dark Coll'd mare with a long tayle. 

March 30 1683. Corporal John Andrews Is appointed Heftennt to the 3d company 
at Chebacco and Mr. Goodhue, Jun, Ensigne. 

The History of Essex in a fanciful manner thus refers to Training Day in old 
Chebacco: "You are particularly struck with the appearance of the officers as they 
stand out in front of the line. Lieut. Andrews in the military style of the day is 
dressed in red small clothes and red stockings with a profusion of gold lace upon his 
three-cornered hat. You look upon the long line of men and see countenances oi 
sturdy courage and manly sense with bodies of great muscular strength. Their 
dress is not perfectly uniform, yet they have all deerskin smallclothes and blue 
stockings, with coats of good homespun cloth, spun and woven by their wives and 
daughters. The platoon of boys with wigs encircling their rosy cheeks and small- 
clothes buckled at the knees with long stockings and broad buckles upon their shoes 
appear like men in miniature." 

He should be remembered for his patriotism and sturdy courage 
in resisting the arbitrary measures of Sir Edmond Andros, the Colo- 
nial governor, in the town meeting of Ipswich on August 23, 1687, of 
which he was moderator. 

Upon the assent of James II. as King of England, Sir Edmund 
Andros was appointed and sent over as governor of New England. 
And in 1687 the governor and council ordered that a tax of a penny on 
the pound should be levied on the property of the colony for the king's 
revenue, lt was an arbitrary act, clearly without warrant of law and 
in violation of the terms of the charter to the colony, which provided 
that the colonists should not be taxed, except by act of its General 
Court. 

An order was directed to the town oflicers of Ipswich to choose a 
commissioner to assist in assessing the tax in accordance with the 
order of the governor and council. 



John Andrews was chairman of the selectmen and John Appleton 
was town clerk of Ipswich. The command was an unusual one and 
appeared unlawful to the town officers, but coming from the chief 
authority it demanded their earnest attention and they consulted and 
advised over the subject. Living in their neighborhood was Rev. 
John Wise, the minister of Ipswich, a man of eminent ability and of 
good understanding and judgement. He with Andrews, William 
Goodhue and others conferred about the matter and a meeting was 
held at the house of Mr. Appleton for further consultation, at which 
Mr. Wise made a bold, impressive speech, advising the townsmen to 
stand to their priveliges. lie appears to have been the inspiration 
and leader in the affair. In town meeting the next day— August 23 
called for that purpose, it was voted by the town that it was not will- 
ing to choose a commissioner as directed and a report to that effect 
was sent to the governor, as follows: 

"At a Legall Town Meeting Aug. 23 1(587 Assembled byvertueof 
an order from John Usher Esq. Treas'er for choosing a Commiss'er to 
join wth ye Selectmen to assess ye Inhabitants according to an act of 
his Excellency, ye Governor & Council, for Levying rates. 
"Then considering that the sd act doth infringe their Liberty as Free 
borne English subjects of his Majesties by interfearing wth ye statu- 
tory Laws of the Land. By whch it is enacted, that no taxes shall be 
Levied on ye Subjects wth out consent of an assembly chosen by ye 
Freeholders for ye samet 

"They do therefore vote, that they are not willing to choose a 
Commiss'er for such an end. wth out sd priveledge. 

"And moreover consent not that the Selectmen do proseed to lay 
out any such rate, until it be appointed by a General Assembly, con- 
curring w-fch ye Governer and Counsell. 

"Voted by the whole assembly twisse." 

In response to this act of the town and its officials a warrant was 
issued for the arrest of Mr. Wise, Andrews, Appleton, Goodhue, Rob- 
ert Kinsman and Thomas French, as follows: 

"Sir Edmund Andros, Knt. Capt. General and Governor in Cheife 
of his Maj'ties Territory & Dominion of New England. 

To Joseph Smith, Messenger: 

Whereas, I have received Information that Thomas French, Con- 
stable, of Ipswich in ye County of Essex, Jno Andrews of ye same 
place & John Appleton of ye same place & clerk with divers others 
Disaffected & evil Desposed persons within ye sd Town as yett unknown 
on ye 23d day of August last past being mett <fc assembled together 
att Ipswich aforesd Did in a most factious & Seditious & Con- 
temptuous manner then & there vote & agree that they were 
not willing nor would not Choose a Commissioner as by a War- 
rant From Jno Usher Esq. his ' Majesties Treasurer & Receiver 
General in psuance of ye laws of this his Maj'ties Dominion 
to ye Constable & Selectmen of ye sd Town directed was 
required to be Done wt the vote or agreement of them the sd Thomas 
French, Jno Andrews & Jno Appleton & others as aforesaid was then 
& their by their Consent & direction by him the sd Jno Appleton as 



Clerk of ye sd Town putt into writing & published Contrary to & in 
high Contempt of his maj'ties Laws & Government here established. 
These are therefore in his Maj'ties Name to Charge & Command you 
that, immediately you take into your Custody the bodyes of Thomas 
French J no Andrews & J no Appleton & them safely keep & bring to 
this place soe that you may have them before me in Council to An- 
swer ye premises & whatelse shall be Objected against them or either 
of them on his Maj'ties Behalf e. 

And all Justices of ye Peace Sheriffs Constables & other officers 
both Military & Civil & all other persons whatsoever are hereby strict- 
ly Charged & Required to be Ayding& Assisting to you therein as 
Occasion & for so doeing this will be unto you & them a Sufficient 
Warr't. 

Given under my hand & seal att Boston the 15th day of September 
in ye 3d year of his Maj'ties Reign annoque Dom 1687. 

They were arrested, brought before Gov. Andres and examined. 
John Applegate being examined owned ye paper signed by him as ye 
vote of ye town of Ipswich. That he wrote it as he was directed by 
moderator, Jno. Andrews. 

John Andrews, Moderator, owned ye paper signed by John Apple- 
ton, Ck. to be ye Vote of ye town: but sayd ye clerk was ordered to 
draw up a writing & he went out from ye meeting & did it & when 
read was approved. 

They were tried and found guilty pf contempt and high misde- 
meanor and imprisoned twenty one days longer before sentence was 
passed on them. 

1 Mr. Wise tell the story of their affair: 

"We John Wise, John Andrews, Sen. Robert Kinsman, William Goodhue, Jr. all 
of Ipswich, about the &>d of August, 1U87, were, with several principal Inhabitants 
of Ipswich, met at Mr. John Appleton's and there discussed and concluded that it 
was not the town's duty in any way to assist that ill method of raising money with- 
out a general Assembly, which was generally intended by Sir Edmund Andres and 
his Council, as witness a late act issued out by them for such a purpose. The next 
day in a general town meeting of the inhabitants of Ipswich, we the above named 
J. Wise, J. Andrews, It. Kinsman, \V. Goodhue, and the rest of the town, there met 
(none contradicting) and gave our consent to the vote then made. The ground of 
our trouble, our crime, was the copy transmitted to the Council, viz: 'At a legal 
.town-meeting, Aug. :.'3. assembled by virtue of an order from John Usher, Esq. for 
choosing a commissioner to join with the .Selectmen to assess the inhabitants accord- 
ing to an act of 11 is Excellency, the Governor and Council for laying of rates. The 
town then considering that their act doth infringe their liberty as free English sub- 
jects of His Majesty, by interfering with the Statute Laws of the land, by which it 
was enacted, that no taxes should be levied upon the subject without the consent 
of an Assembly chosen by the freeholders for assessing of the same; they do there- 
fore vote that they are not willing to choose a commissioner for such an end with- 
out said prlvelege, and moreover, consent not, that the Selectmen do proceed to lay- 
any such rate, until it be appointed by a General Assembly concurring with Govern- 
or and Council.' " 

"We, the complainants, with Mr, John Appleton and Thomas French, all of Ips- 
wich, were brought to answer for the said vote out of our own county thirty or" forty 
miles into Suffolk and In Huston, kept in jai! for contempt and high mis lemeanor. 
as our mittimus specifies, and upon demand, denied the privelege of habeas corpus, 
and from prison overruled to answer at a Coin t of Oyer ami Terminer in Boston. 
Our Judges were Joseph Dudley of Kojjbury, Stoughton of Dorchester, John Usher 
of boston, and Edward Randolph, lie that officiates as Clerk and Attorney in the 



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case is George Farwell. The Jurors only twelve, and most of them (as Is said) non 
freeholders of any land in the colony, some of them strangers and foreigners, gath- 
ered up (as we suppose) to serve the present turn. In our defense was pleaded the 
repeal of the Law of assessment upon the place; also the Magna Charier of Eng- 
land, and the Statute Laws, that secure the subject's properties and estates, &c. 
To which was replied by one of the judges, the rest by silence assenting, that we 
must not think the Laws of England follow us to the ends of the earth, or whether 
we went. And the same person (J. Wise abovesaid testifies) declared in open coun- 
cil, upon examination of said Wise: 'Mr. Wise, you have no more prcvelogo left you, 
than not to be sold as slaves,' and no man in Council contradicted. By such Laws 
our trial and trouble began and ended. Mr. Dudley, aforesaid, Chief Judge, to close 
up a debate and trial, trims up a speech that pleased himself (as we suppose,) more 
than the people. Among many other remarkable passages to this purpose, he be- 
speaks the jury's obedience, who (we suppose) were very well preincllntd, viz: 'I 
am glad' says he, 'there be so many worthy gentlemen of the jury so capable to do 
the King's service, and we expect a good verdict from you, seeing the matter hath 
been so sutfiently proved against criminals." " 

"Note- The evidence in the case, as to the substance of it was. that we too boldly 
endeavored to pursuade ourselves we were Englishmen and mid ■ r priveleges, and 
that wo were, all six of us aforesaid, at the town meeting of Ipswich aforesaid, and 
as the witness supposed, wo assented to the aforesaid vote, anil also, that John Wise 
made a speech at the same time, and said that we have a good God and a good King 
and should do well to stand to our priveleges."^ 

"The jury returned us all guilty, being all involved In the same Information. 
We were remanded from verdict to prison, and kept one and twenty days for judge- 
ment. There, with Mr. Dudley's approbation, as Judge Slough ton said, this sentense 
was passed, viz: John Wise suspended from the ministerial function, lined £50, pay 
costs, £1000 bond; John Appleton, not to bear ofhee, fine £50, pay costs, £1000 bond; 
John Andrews, not to bear office, line £30, pay costs, £300 bond; Robert Kinsman, 
not to bear office, tine £30, pay costs, £500 bond; William Goodhue, the same; Thom- 
as French, not to bear office, fine £15, pay costs, £500 bond. These bonds were for 
good behavior one year. We judge the total charges for one case and trial under 
one single information, involving us six men, abovesaid, in expense of time and 
moneys of us and our relations for our necessary succor and support, to amount to 
more, but not less than £t00, money. Too tedious to illustrate more at this time, 
and so we conclude.' " 

The town of Ipswich afterwards made up the loss to those so pros- 
ecuted. And Mr. Wise sued Chief Justice Dudley for denying the 
privelege of the writ of hebeas corpus and is said to have recovered 
damages from him. 

The action of these brave and courageous men on this occasion has 
been called "The foundation of American Democracy." 

It was a leading incident in colonial events, occuring eighty eight 
years before the outbreak of the Revolution, which culminate in the 
independence of this country. 

In commemoration of that event the seal of the town of Ipswich 
bears the following motto: 

The Birthplace Of American Independence, 1687 

During that horrible period of the Salem Witchcraft John An- 
drews again comes into creditable public notice. 

John Proctor, who was born in Chebacco, but had moved to Salem; 
he and his wife, Elizabeth, had the awful misfortune to be charged 
of being witches. They were arrested, cast into prison, tried and 
convicted. Most persistent efforts in their behalf for clemency were 
made. While in prison Proctor addressed Rev. Cotton Mather and 
others imploring their assistance, that if possible, their innocent blood 
might be spared. Their neighbors joined in a petition to the court to 



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save tbem. Rev. John Wise drew up a petition which was signed by 

the men of old Chebacco, whose names were: John Wise, William 
Cogswell, William Story, Sr., Jonathan Cogswell, Reginald Foster, 
John Cogswell, J un., Thomas Chote, John Cogswell, John Burnham,Sr. 
Thomas Andrews, William Thompson, Joseph Andrews, Tho. Low, Sr. 
Benjamin Marshall, Isaac Foster, John Andrews, Jr., John Burriham, 
Jr., William Ruslin, William Goodhue, William Andrews, Isaac Per- 
kins, John Andrews, Nathaniel Perkins, John Choate, Sr., Thomas 
Wilkins, Joseph Proctor, William Cogswell, Samuel (Jiddings, Thomas 
Varney, Joseph Fveleth, John Fellows, James White. 

it appears that the names of John Andrews and his four sons are 
all signed to this petition, to their eternal honor and credit. 

This document and list of names of those courageous, humane and 
tolerant men, compares favorably with any which has come down to 
us from the early colonial period of this country. By their act they 
opposed the intolerance and superstition of the Puritans of New Fug- 
laud, promulgated, represented and controlled by its clergy and magis- 
trates, a clas; of rulers whose opposition or enmity it was dangerous 
to encounter. Their acts on that occasion was at the hazard of their 
lives. Many men and women during that troublesome period lost 
their lives for as slight causes while attempting to interfere with pub- 
lic affairs. It required stout hearts for our ancestors to sign and 
present that petition at that particular time, more perilous in some 
respects than the case of the resistance to the unlawful tax above cited. 
Human blood was then rated cheap as the penalty for resisting the 
authority and power controlled and executed by tyranical rulers. But 
our grand old ancestor and his neighbors were again lighting a right- 
eous cause, for humanity and against ignorance and superstition. And 
while their efforts were futile to save the lives of both victims, for 
John Proctor was hanged, but his wile was spared. The wave of fan- 
aticism receded and that reign of terror passed away— let us hope 
forever, 

in a recent history of Ipswich, Mass. it is asserted: "Jn K5(i7 John 
Andrews met the deserved frown of all good Christians when he ac- 
knowledged his part in the indecent dishonor to the Sagamore's bones." 
The author intimates that this was Lieut. John Andrews, which is 
probably an error. 

In the Ipswich papers by Messrs. Dow and Caldwell, appears this 
account of the affair: 

"MASCONNOMFT" 

"The last of the Sagamores of the Agawams was buried with 
Indian honors on Sagamore Hill, now within the limits of Hamilton. 
About 1G58 some young fellows dug up the scull and carried it about 
the streets. They were brought to justice and some fragments con- 
cerning the affair, without dates, from the Court files have been found. 
Testimony of John Andrews, Jr. The last spring he was at the Saga- 
more's grave with Robert Cross, Jr., when he was digging of it and 
that he the sayd Cross carried the sctdl upon a pole to a lott where 
JohnGiddiugs was at plow and Confess that at first he digged up some 
of the upper pt of the Crave, but did not alter dig further; they digg- 
ed it with hows (hoes.)" 



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Tliis was evidently the son of Lieut. John Andrews, a mere lad. 

Lieut. John Andrews was the oldest of the four Johns then living 
at Ipswich (and Chebacco.) And was then called John Andrews, Sen- 
ior. At that time, 1658 (not 1667,) Corporal John Andrews, the son of 
Capt. Robert of Ipswich (not Chebacco,) was living; but from the con- 
text, we do not believe it was him who was engaged in that affair. 
He was then a man but little younger than Lieut. John. We thus 
conclude because of the reference to Robert Cross, Jr., who was the 
cousin of the John Andrews, Jr., mentioned; and the John (biddings 
mentioned, may have been another kinsman to John, Jr. 

This affair was probably the mischievous prank of boys, rather 
than the act of full grown men. 

From what has been discovered Lieut. John Andrews appears to 
have been an honorable, courageous, level headed man, of local promi- 
nence, respected and trusted by his neighbors and associates. 

As a mere youth we find him righting the battles of his country 
against the wiley, fierce and warlike Pequot Indians, then threaten- 
ing the destruction of the infant colonies of Massachusetts and Con- 
necticut. In middle life he had secured an estate for himself and 
homes for his children and had provided against old age. Later, at 
the head of the trainband and as a leader of the local government he 
was among the first in Massachusetts possessing the courage to oppose 
the tyranical and unlawful encroachments of Eugland against the 
colonies. Still later, when the clergy and public officials had lost com- 
mon sense and reason about public affairs and were yielding to the 
ignorance and superstition of the witchcraft craze, we find him allied 
with those tollerant of human rights and merciful toward the unfor- 
tunate, courageously opposing against that reign of terrorof an unwise, 
wicked, cruel clergy and magistrates, who were ruthlessly murdering 
their victims, bathing their hands and wallowing in innocent blood, 
under the pretense of law and justice ! 

He was a better man than some recent local writers of that vicin- 
ity have portrayed him and who have erroneously ascribed to him the 
acts of another person of the same name, as before explained. 

There were several persons named John Andrews, living in Ips- 
wich and Chebacco between 1635 and 1708, making it difficult to iden- 
tify them and more especially, their several acts. A little examination 
will explain: There was but one Lieut. John Andrews and he is the 
subject of this work and the oldest living at Chebacco or Ipswich, who 
bore the name, sometime called the Senior, it appears that he was 
once called Corporal; but it will further appear that there was another 
Corporal John Andrews. 

Corporal John Andrews was the son of Capt. Robert Andrews, who 
came from Norwich, Eng. in the "Angel Gabriel"and settled in Ipswich, 
1635. He was named in the will of Capt. Robert, in 1643 as being then 
a minor. He lived in Ipswich in 1646 and appears to have lived later in 
Lynn. In 165!) he and his wife Sarah sold their Inn in Ipswich village 
called the "White Horse Inn" in Hill street to Mr. Dinner, it was 
this Corporal John and this place about which there was so much com- 
plaint in the courts, etc. His father, Capt. Robert was licensed to 
draw wine in Ipswich in 1635. It seems probable the son followed the 



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same employment, lie died. Ipswich, May 13, 1002 and his brother 
Thomas, the schoolmaster was administrator of his estate. Among 
his property were an 100 acre farm, a dwelling, two barns, a bake 
house and orchard. 

John Andrews, son of Lieut. John: m. Judith Belcher. We have 
seen that his father gave him lands at Averill's Hill, etc. and that he 
lived at Belcher's Lane. He moved to Norwich, Ct. about 1704 and died 
there May 19, 1717. 

John Andrews, son of Corporal John, m. Ann Jacobs. He was a 
Shipwright and lived in Salem, 1071-88. He was the last of the des- 
cendants of Capt. Robert, who bore the Andrews name.. 

Lieut. John Andrews died Chebacco, April 20, 1708. 

WILL 

[n the name of God, Anion. The thirteenth day of March one Thousand Seven 
hundred and live. I, John Androuse, -ieulour, of Sebaeco in Ipswitch of ye Oountle of 
Essex within ye province of ye Massathusettes beigh (Bay) in Newengland yeoman 
being att this time of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god: Hut call- 
ing unto mind ye mortallity of my'body and knowing yt it is appointed fore men 
once to Dye, Do make and ordaine This my Last will and Testament— that is to say 
principally and first of all, I give & Recommend My Soul into ye handes of god yt 
gave it, and my body I Recommend to ye Earth, to be Buried in decent Christian 
Burial at ye Descretlon of my executors; nothing Doubting but At yeCenneral 
Reserrection I shall receive ye same againe by ye mighty power of god, and touch- 
ing Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this Life I 
Give, Demise and Dispose of ye same in the following manner and forme. 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Jno. Androuse ye sum of 
five shillings to be levied out of my Estate and paid by my executor unto him 
after my Desease allso Confirming to him what I have already given him by Deed 
of Gifte. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my second Son William Androuse one fourthe 
part of my whole estate both lands or marsh which I have not allready given 
away by Deed of gift and allso al my moveable Estate according to a true In- 
ventory thereof taken. What shall remaine to be clear Estate after my funeral 
Expenses and just Debtes are paid I freely give my Son William androuse one 
fourth part thereof onely I do hereby oblige him to pay one fourth part of ye 
charges of maintaining my Wife So long as She shall live after my Decease & 
when it shall please god to take her Away by Death I do hereby oblige him to 
pay one fourth part of ye charges of a decent fanerall unto her. 

Item. I give and bequeathe to my Son Thomas androuse one fourth part of 
my whole Estate both landes and marsh and al other Estate which shall be clear 
according to inventory after my funeral! expanses and just Debts are paid onely 
1 do Here by oblige 1dm to Bay one fourth part of ye charges of maintaining my 
wife so long as she shall live after my Decease and to pay one fourth part of her 
funerall charges when it shall please Cod to take her away by Death. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Androuse one fourth part of my 
whole Estate both Reall and personall as landes marsh or other Estate accord- 
ing to inventory of what shall appear cleare Estate after my funerall Expenses 
aud just Debtes are paid, Also I do hereby oblige him to pay one fourth part of 
ye charges in maintaining niy wife yo Long as She shall live after my Decease 
and to pay one fourth part of ye charges of Her funerall when God shall please 
to take her away by Death. 

Item, 1 give and bequeath to Elizabeth my Daughter wife of James Giddinge 
one fourth Bart of my whole Estate both Heal aud personal as landes marsh or 
any other Estate according to Inventory as shal appear to be clear after my 
funerall expenses and Just Debts Are paid onely I obligcher to pay one fourth 
part of ye charges of maintaining my Wife so long as she shall live after my 
Decease and to pay one fourth part of ye charges of her Funerall when god shall 
please to Deprive her of her Naturall life Also 1 do hereby order and Desier yt 
my Wife shall Dwell with my Daughter Elizabeth giddinge after my Decease so 



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long us she lives, (further more I do hereby order ordaine and appoint my trusty 
friend William Gldding of Shebaeeo Cordwainer to be my Executor of this my 
Last Will anil Testament) and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoak and Disanull 
all and Every other former testamentes Willes legaeyes and bequestes and exec- 
utors by me in any ways before named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and 
confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament in Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and Scale ye Day and year above written 

JOHN ANDREWS* 
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by ye same Juo Audrouse 
Senlour as his Last Will and testament in ye presents of us subscribers 

Witnesses: 
Nathaniel Goodhue 
.Job G id dings 
Solomon Giddings 
ESSEX, ss. 

Ipswich, May 17 1708. Before me ye Hon'le John Appleton, Esq. Judge of 
ye Probate of wills &C. in said county Job Giddings & Solomon Giddings both of 
Ipswich made oath yt they were present & saw Lt J no Andrews late of Ips De- 
ceased slgne & seale & heard him publish & declare ye above written Instru- 
ment to be his Last will and testament and when ho so did he was of good un- 
derstanding & Disposing mind to ye best of yr Discerning & yt at ye same time 
they sett to yr hands as witnes In his p'sents and also saw Nathl Goodhue signe 
as a witness at ye same time. 

Sworn attest. Danl Rogers, Regr 

Upon which this will is proved approved & allowed the Executor accepts his 
trust. 

Attest Danl Rogers, Regr. 

ESSEX, ss. 
Ipswich, May 2'J 1717. Administration (De Bonis Non) on ye Estate of 

Ltt Jno Andrews Late of Ipswich Deed Is granted unto Mr Adam Cogswell of 
Ipswich creditor to ye Estate of ye said deceased he having given bond to admr 
according to Law which has not been administered upon by ye former Admr & 
not given in ye deed To exhibit an Inventory and render an account at or before 
ye first monday in May next ensuing ye date. 

John Appleton 

With bond on tile are the following papers: 
Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Cogswell of Chebacco and 
Hannah Perley of Boxford do Impower and authorize our brother Adam Cogs- 
well of Chebacco to ask demand and draw in our bchalfes ye for a common right 
of Lieu Anilrus now belonging the one half to ye said Adam Cogswell the other 
half to us the said Jonathan & Hannah Promising & by these binding our selves 
to stand by said Adam Cogswell and bare our proportionable partes of what 
Reasonable charges the said Adam Cogswell shall expend in and about the same 
and for contiirmation hereof we hereunto sett our bands this 20 day of Decemr 
1710. 

In presence of Jonathan Cogswell 

John Poster Hannah Perley 

Jeremiah Cogswell 

This may signify to all persons home (whom) it may concerne that I Thomas 
Andrews fr do claime no Right in ye old common Right of my fathers .John An- 
drews Deceased at Averyshill as witnes my hand This 3d day of January 1716-7. 

Thomas Andrews 

This may signilie to all persons home (whom) it may concern that I Joseph 
Andrews fr Doe claime no Right in ye old common Right of my father John An- 
drews Deceased at Averyhill as witness my hand This 3d day of Jan 1716-7. 

Joseph Andrews 

* The name is nearly obliterated on the record. 



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Chihlren born Chebacco: 



John, lti4<i; 

William, 1649; 
Elizabeth, 1652; 
Thomas, 1654; 
Joseph, 1657; 



Judith Belcher. 
Margaret Woodward. 
James Giddings. 
' Mary Belcher. 
Sarah Ring. 



NOTE. 
Stephkn Jordan came in the Mary and John, in the company of 
Rev. Thomas Parker, from Wiltshire, England, which sailed from 
Southampton with Capt. Robert Sayers, March, 1634, and arrived at 
Boston, May 24, 16:54. Little is known about his family; his daughter 
Jane married Lieut. John Andrews and another daughter, Hannah, 
married Robert Cross of Chebacco. It is probable that he was first 
married before coming to this country, but nothing has been found 
relative to the mother of his children. lie settled in Ipswich, Mass. 
where he was a proprietor, 1636; herd keeper, 1645. Sold his land at 
Ipswich, 1653 and moved to Newbury, Mass. Married Susannah, widow 
of Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury; probably his second wife, but not 
the mother of his children. He died Newbury, Feb. 8, 1669. His wid- 
ow died Jan. 25, 1672. g^ 

WILL 



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The last will and testament of Stephen Jordan of Newbury, in the County of 
Essex, written tins fifth of April, One thousand six hundred and sixty seven; having 
through God's grace perfect sense & memory. 

First. I commend my soule to God that gave it & my body to the earth In assured 
hope of the resurrection of the just & for what estate the Lord hath given me I dis- 
pose of as followeth: 

First. I give to my daughter Cross, lifteen pounds which is In her husband's 
hands already. 

Also, 1 give to my daughter Andrews of Ipswich fifteen pounds which is in her 
husband's hands already. 

For my house & land In Newbury, I give it to my wife during her natural! life & 
after her decease I give it to Stephen Gross, the son of Robert Gross of Ipswich, my 
son-in-law. Two cows 1 give to my wife; halfe my household goods I give also to 
my wife & the other halfe to my two sonns Robert Gross and John Andrews equally 
divided, My will is that Stephen Gross shall give to my kinswoman & my grand 
child Elizabeth Andrews out of the land above given unto him the sum of .t'3. 

Signed with my hand this 5 Apr; itit>7. 

In the presence of us whose Stephen Jordan 

names are underwritten and a mark 

Susan Wheeler and a mark. 
Mary Poore and a mark. 

This will allowed to be a will: wanting an Executor, the court ordered that the 
estate be left in the widdow's hands for her comfortable subsistance during her life. 
In court held at Ipswich the 2(1 day of Mar. 1670. 

As attest Robert Lord. Glerk. 

An Inventory of the lands, goods & chattels of Stephen .Jordan, who deceased 
this life Feb. H, ltSiii)-~0; taken by us whose names are underwritten. 



1 mprimis, the house and 8 acres of buret! land 
One old cow & a small cow & :'. yearling heifers. 
One c-ow came from Ipswich, t'4 Four swine, fc'l. 



I Us 



00s od 

00 

i o o 



Debts which he oweth 



i'.'ill. 4 
i). Ill ti 
.lohii Merrill VVm. Sawyer 

Wm. lMllsbury Anthony Somerbv 



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The Inventory mentions: "In Debt which I owe to Abe Merrill for days work 
* * * besides attendance on me night & day for three last years, which if made 
up ten pounds he would be a looser." 

It also mentions debts due to Daniel and Nathaniel Merrill. 

John and Nathaniel Merrill were brothers and came from Salis- 
bury, Wilts, England to Ipswich, Mass., 1633 and were among the first 
settlers of Newbury, Mass., 1634-5, They are said to have descended 
from the Huguenot family of De Merle, who escaped from France to 
England after the massacre of St. Bartholomew. 

Arms: or, a barrulett, azure, between three peacock's heads, 
erased, proper, one in chief and two below. 

Crest: a peacock's head, erased, proper. 

Nathaniel and Susannah Merrill were probably married in Eng- 
land. He d. Newbury, Mar. 16, 1654-5. His widow in. Stephen Jordan 
as above stated. Children; John, Abraham, Nathaniel, Susanna, 
Daniel, Abel, Thomas. 



The descendants of Lieut. John Andrews number many thousands 
and have intermarried with many of the early land lies of Essex and 
neighboring towns, where they are now numerous; but thousands re- 
moved to other parts of Mass., to other states and foreign countries. 
Among the early allied families are those of: Abbott, Adams, Aver- 
ill, Ballard, Belcher, Bigelow, Bolton, Boreman, Bradstreet, Brown, 
Burnham, Butler, Chandler, Choate, Cogswell, Crafts, Cross, Curtis, 
Dane, Davis, Day, Dodge, Eaton, Emerson, Einerton, Eveleth, Foster, 
French, Frye, Fuller, Giddings, Goodhue, Gott, Gould, Hadlock, 
Harris, Haskell, Hawkes, Hibbard, Hodgkins, Hodgman, Holmes, 
Hubbard, Ingalls, Jewett, Johnson, Jordan, Kimball, Kinsman, 
Knowlton, Lake, Lawrence, Lee or Leigh, Lothrop, Low, Lufkin, 
.Manning, Marshall, Mixer, Norwood, Peabody, Perkins, Pierce, Pol- 
and, Poole, Preston, Pulcifer, Read, Reed, Riggs. Ring, Rust, Scott, 
Smith, Spofford, Stearns, Stewart, Story, Symonds, Tarr, Thompson, 
Walker, Wardwell, Warren, Wheeler, Wiswell, Woodbury and others. 



This copy is sent to you for examination and criticism. If it con- 
tains errors or anything objectionable it would be a favor to receive 
notice of the objection or correction before publication in permanent 
form, as it is designed when perfected to use this sketch of our ancestor 
for the opening chapter of the History of the Andrews Family. Any 
additional facts or information about our ancestor is earnestly desired 
and would be thankfully received by the author, especially full copies 
of deeds or other documents or records relating to him. 

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