Mary Andrews1

#5074, (1631 - )
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Henry Andrews2 (s 1605 - 1653)
Mother*Mary Williams2 (c 1610 - b 1655)

Family 1

William Hodges b. s 1625, d. 1654
Children 1.John Hodges+14 (1650 - 1719)
 2.Henry Hodges15 (1652 - 1717)

Family 2

Peter Pitts b. 1625, d. b 1692/93
Children 1. Samuel Pitts+1 (c 1656 - b 1695/96)
 2.Mary Pitts16 (1657 - )
 3.Sarah Pitts16 (s 1659 - )
 4.Ebenezer Pitts16 (s 1669 - 1734)
 5.Peter Pitts Jr.16 (b 1672 - 1756)
 6.Alice Pitts16 (b 1672 - )
Her married name was Hodges her 1st.3 
Her married name was Pitts her 2nd.1 
Birth*1631She was born in 1631 at Taunton, Bristol Co., MassachusettsB.1 
before March 1637She accompanied Henry Andrews and Mary Williams before March 1637 (when Henry Sr. was on a list of freemen of Cohannet, and assuming that he had married Mary before migrating) to Plymouth Colony.4 
Marriage*circa 1649She married William Hodges circa 1649 at MassachusettsB.3 
13 March 1652In Henry Andrews's will dated 13 March 1652 at Plymouth Colony, Mary Andrews was named as an heir as "Mary Hedges [Hodges, as abundantly proved], wife of William Hedges"; she was given "a house and land, with reversionary interest to her son John Hedges, who is also to have a silver cup."5 
14 February 1653/54In Mary Williams's will dated 14 February 1653/54 at Taunton, Plymouth Colony, Mary Andrews was named as an heir as "Mary Hedge."6,7 
15 March 1654/55Deed of gifts to her sons, John, "my eldest," and Henry, "my second son." on 15 March 1654/55.8 
Marriage*after 15 March 1654/55She married Peter Pitts, son of Thomas Pitts and Ruth Oldis, after 15 March 1654/55 at Bristol Co., MassachusettsB; Hodges does not give a surname ("_____") for Mary.9,10 
9 June 1692In Peter Pitts's will dated 9 June 1692 at Taunton, Massachusetts, Mary Andrews was named as executor and heir.11,12 
Inventory9 January 1692/93She swore to the truth of the inventory of the estate of Peter Pitts on 9 January 1692/93 at Massachusetts.13 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S570] Tracking a Founding Family, online www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf09121.html, http://www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf05567.html
  2. [S570] Tracking a Founding Family, online www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf09121.html, Mary Andrews: Born: 1631 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass. (d. of Henry And. & Mary Williams)

    source: http://www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf05567.html
  3. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family of New England (Boston: privately printed, 1896), "doubtless" born in England. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family.
  4. [S975] Josiah H. Drummond, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", with a supplement by Almon D. Hodges Jr., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 51–52 (Oct. 1897, Jan 1898): 52:453.
  5. [S975] Josiah H. Drummond, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", 51:454. "According to the Plymouth record (printed), his will was dated March 13, 1652, and the inventory of his estate returned February 10, 1652; which of these dates is erroneous, I have not been able to determine." This discrepancy is explained in an afterword 52:19-20:
    Will of Henry Andrews, the elder, of Taunton. dated "March 13 Ano Dom 1652." Inventory taken '"the tenth day of ffebruary Anno Dom. 1652." Both will and inventory “exhibited at the Court holden att Plym: aforesaicl the first of June 1653.” The apparent discrepancy of these dates disappears when they are read according to the common custom at Taunton and elsewhere, about this period, of beginning to date the new year on March first, instead of the legal twenty-fifthi. The above will was dated March 13. 1651. O.S. or March 23, 1652, N.S.; and the inventory was taken Feb. 10, 1652, 0.S. or Feb. 20, 1653, N.S. The will makes wife Mary sole executrix and residuary legatee, with use during life or or widowhood of nearly all the real estate; gives to daughter Mary Hedges [Hodges, as abuntlantly proved], wife of William Hedges, a house and land with reversionary interest to her son John Hedges, who is to have also a silver cup; to daughters Sarah and Abigail, 130 pounds money to be equally divided between them, and also “a certaine peece of land called the necks of land” in equal shares; to son Henry, the residue of the real estate, with his longest fowling piece, best suit of apparel and best coat; to Rev. Mr. Streete of Taunton, five pounds; and to Elizabeth Harvey, one of the poor of the
    church, a cow for her children. [Plym. Col. Wills, i: part 1: 116, 117.]
  6. [S978] Justin Winsor, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5 (Apr. 1851): 261, Mary Andrews "Mary Andrewstates in her will, that she is aged 43 years. Disposes of her estate left her by her deceased husband, Mr. Henry Andrews," to son Henry, daus. Abigail and Mary, "little daughter" Sarah, son-in law "Wm Hedge." Signed 14 Feb. 1653. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth.
  7. [S975] Josiah H. Drummond, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", 52:20.
    Will of Mary Andrews of Taunton, “widdow of the age of ffourty and three, made . . . Febrewary 14"‘ 1653 And Testi?ed by her unto the writer hereof Aprill the Seaventh 1654 ;” proved “the 15"‘ of March 1654. To “my two little
    daughters Sarah Andrews
    and Abigaill Andrews,” certain articles with reversionary interest “unto the ?rst son that god gives unto my son Henery Andrews, but if the lord give him noe son . . . . I then doe give unto his daughter Anne now living” a brass pot and a brass pan. To daughter Mary Hodgis and to son-in-law William Hodgis. Son Henry Andrews, residuary legatee. [Plym. Col. Wills, ii: 5.]
  8. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family, 72, Mary (Andrews) Hodges testified to the correctness of her deceased husband's estate inventory and also executed a deed of gifts to her children that included an item to "bind Peter Pitts, in case I make him my husband, to perform the conditions of this my deeed of gift."
  9. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family, 72, noting that this date, 15 Mar. 1654/5, is the same on which dau. Mary (Andrews) Hodges testified to the correctness of her deceased husband's estate inventory and also executed a deed of gifts to her children that included an item to "bind Peter Pitts, in case I make him my husband, to perform the conditions of this my deeed of gift."
  10. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton and the Calves Pasture", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 52 (Jan. 1898).
  11. [S979] Lucy Hall Greenlaw, "Abstracts From the First Book of Bristol Coounty Probate Records", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 62–64 (July 1908–1910): 62:232–33
    [70] Will of Peter Pitts of Taunton he 'being Sick of body", dated June 9, 1692. To my son Samuel Pitts that parcel of land by the Mill River that he hath already in possession, being part of that late joining Samuell Waldron his now dwelling house, and twenty acres on the other side of Browns Brook so called, only the privilege of fire wood shall belong to those that inherit my now dwelling house, also I give him all that meadow between that which I have already fenced toward Muddy Cove, and half a purchase right, he paying five pounds to his sister Alce [sic] his mother having the use thereof during her life. To my son Peter the other part of that land, barn and orchard joined to Samuell Waldron, the other part of the land on the other side of the highway joining to John Hodges, six acres of land at the head of the aforesaid lot and all my land at Weniconett, and half a purchase right, his mother having the use thereof during her life. To my son Ebenezer my now dwelling house and the home lot belonging to it, being six acres, and the meadow at the South purchase at Secreegancet belonging to the house aforesaid and a half purchase right, he paying five pounds to his sister Alce, his mother having the use thereof during her life. To my daughter Mary, she having received something already, ten pounds more. To my daughter Sarah that land called the paddock and forty acres more belonging thereto as yet not laid out, and a quarter purchase right and a half share of two silver cups, her mother having the use thereof during her life. To my daugter Alice my half share in the old Iron works, a North purchase right, a half share in two silver cups and ten pounds to be paid by her brothers Samuell and Ebenezer. Rest of the estate to my wife Mary Pitts, whom I make sole executrix, revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. I desire that John Hodges and Henry Hodges be overseers.

    [Typically, twenty-one years would be the required age to receive an inheritance, and so the practice wa to make a bequeath that would occur when the minor "comes of age." Although there may be exceptions, the language of this will giving substantioal assets, including a half-share in the iron works, would make it certain that all of Peter;s children were "of age" at the time he wrote his will. vwh]
  12. [S964] H.L. Peter Rounds, compiler, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records (Baltimore: Geneaological Publishing Co., 1987, 1993, 1996), 6, citing 1:69, "Will of Peter Pitts of Taun., dtd. 9 June 1692, prob. 12 Jan. 1692 [/3]. Wife Mary. Sons: Samuel, Peter & Ebenezer. Daus.: Alce, Mary & Sarah. John Hodges and Henry Hodges, Overseers. Witns.: John Pollord, Samuel Thresher & Samuel Waldron.". Hereinafter cited as Probate Abstracts of Bristol Co.
  13. [S979] Lucy Hall Greenlaw, "Abstracts From the First Book of Bristol Coounty Probate Records", 62:232, "[69] Inventory of the estate of Peter Pitts dec'd taken by John Pollerd and Henry Hodges, Jan. 9, 1692." His widow Mary swor to the truth of the inventory, "a very antient & infirm Woman not being able to trauile."
  14. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family, 73, b. betw. 27 May and 1 Oct.
  15. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family, 71.
  16. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family, 73.