Henry Andrews1

#5087, (say 1605 - 1653)
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William David Lewis


Mary Williams b. c 1610, d. b 1655
Children 1.Mary Andrews+11 (c 1629 - )
 2.Henry Andrews Jr.+12 (c 1629 - c 1676)
 3.Sarah Andrews+13 (bt 1643 - 1645 - )
 4.Abigail Andrews14 (1646/47 - 1723)
Birth*say 1605He was born say 1605 at England (almost certainly)G.2 
Marriage*say 1628He married Mary Williams say 1628; (assuming that Mary was his first wife.)3,4 
before March 1637He and Mary Williams migrated to Plymouth Colony before March 1637 (when Henry Sr. was on a list of freemen of Cohannet, and assuming that he had married Mary before migrating.)5 
7 March 1637He was listed as a Freeman on 7 March 1637 at Cohannet, Massachusetts.5 
1638He was among the members of the Cohannet Purchase from Massasoit in 1638; members of the Cohannet Purchase from Massasoit.6 
4 December 1638He was admitted as a Freeman on 4 December 1638 at Taunton, Massachusetts.7 
11 April 1647He on 11 April 1647 received from the town the "calves pasture" of about 200 acres as payment for his building the first meeting house at Massachusetts.8 
13 March 1652He left a will on 13 March 1652 at Plymouth Colony.9 
Death*1653He died in 1653.10 
Inventory*10 February 1652/53His estate was inventoried by Henry Andrews on 10 February 1652/53 at Massachusetts.9 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [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
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [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
  4. [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 ("_____") for Mary.
  5. [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.
  6. [S976] Samuel Hopkins Emery, History of Taunton, Massachusetts (Syracuse, N. Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1893), 28-29, "Precisely when the Cohannet Purchase was made and the forty-six original purchasers had their title to the lands from Massasoit...is not now known....I am inclined to consider this date [1638]." Names given:
    1. Henry Andrews     16. Mr. John Gilbert 31. Richard Paull
    2. John Briant     17. Thomas Gilbert      32. William Phillips
    3. Mr. John Browne     18. John Gilbert      33. Mr. William Pole
    4. Richard Burt     19. John Gingell      34. The Widow Randall
    5. Edward Case     20. William Hailstone 35. John Richmond
    6. Thomas Cooke     21. George Hall      36. Hugh Rossitor
    7. David Corwithy     22. William Harvey      37. William Scadding
    8. William Coy     23. Hezekiah Hoar      38. Anthony Slocum
    9. John Croman     24. Robert Hobell      39. Richard Smith
    10. John Deane     25. William Holloway 40. John Smith
    11. Walter Deane     26. John Kingsley      41. Francis Street
    12. Francis Douhtye27. John Luther      42. John Strong
    13. John Drake     28. George Macey      43. Henry Uxley
    14. William Dunn     29. William Parker      44. Richard Williams
    15. Mr. Thomas Farwell 30. John Parker 45. Benjamin Wilson
               46. Joseph Wilson.
  7. [S975] Josiah H. Drummond, "Henry Andrews of Taunton."
  8. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", citing Plymouth Colony Deeds, ii:1:57–59.
  9. [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: aforesaid 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-fifth. 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 abundantly 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.]
  10. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", "early in 1653."
  11. [S977] Almon D. Hodges Jr., Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family of New England (Boston: privately printed, 1896), p. 71.
  12. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", on jury 10 Jun 1651, mother b. ca. 1610–Jan 1611.
  13. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton."
  14. [S974] Almon D. Hodges, "Henry Andrews of Taunton", "d. 'midnight betwixt 24 and 25 Nov. 1723'", age 76.