Mary Williams1,2

#5088, (circa 1610 - before 15 March 1655)
Relationship8th great-grandmother of William David Lewis

Family

Henry Andrews b. s 1605, d. 1653
Children 1.Henry Andrews Jr.+13 (c 1629 - c 1676)
 2. Mary Andrews+3 (1631 - )
 3.Sarah Andrews+14 (bt 1643 - 1645 - )
 4.Abigail Andrews15 (1646/47 - 1723)
Surname a guess. 
Her married name was Andrews.3 
Birth*circa 1610She was born circa 1610 at England (prob.)B.4 
Marriage*say 1628She married Henry Andrews say 1628; (assuming that Mary was his first wife.)5,6 
before March 1637She and Henry Andrews migrated to Plymouth Colony (when Henry Sr. was on a list of freemen of Cohannet, and assuming that he had married Mary before migrating) before March 1637.7 
13 March 1652In Henry Andrews's will dated 13 March 1652 at Plymouth Colony, Mary Williams was named as executor and heir.8 
14 February 1653/54She left a will on 14 February 1653/54 at Taunton, Plymouth Colony.9,10 
Death*before 15 March 1655She died before 15 March 1655 at Plymouth Colony.11 
Probate*15 March 1654/55Her estate was probated on 15 March 1654/55 at Plymouth Colony.12 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton and the Calves Pasture", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 52 (Jan. 1898): Hodges does not give a surname ("_____").
  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. [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
  4. [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 Williamstates in her will, that she is aged 43 years." Signed 14 Feb. 1653. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth.
  5. [S570] Tracking a Founding Family, online www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf09121.html, Mary Andrews, b. 1631 in Taunton, Bristol, MA (dau. of Henry Andrews & Mary Williams). Source: http://www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf05567.html
  6. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", Hodges does not give a surname ("_____") for Mary.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.]
  9. [S978] Justin Winsor, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth", 261, Mary Andrews "Mary Williamstates 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.
  10. [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.]
  11. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", citing Plymouth Colony Wills, ii:5.
  12. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family of New England (Boston: privately printed, 1896), 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". Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family.
  13. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", on jury 10 Jun 1651, mother b. ca. 1610–Jan 1611.
  14. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton."
  15. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", "d. 'midnight betwixt 24 and 25 Nov. 1723'", age 76.