|A TIME LINE for WILLIAM ANDREWS, the Emigrant:|
|1605 ca||Estimated birth year for WILLIAM ANDREWS, based on children's birth years.|
|1629 ca||Estimated marriage year to his first wife, name unknown: based on children's births.|
|1630 ca||Son, WILLIAM, b. England, d. 3 Jan 1663, left no sons.||1|
|1630||June: Lord John Winthrop's arrival in
Salem, with a fleet of 10 ships from Southampton, Eng.
Mr. Endecott held the office of governor until the arrival of Mr. John Winthrop, who had been chosen governor of the Company and also of the Plantation, in June, 1630 (See 1639).
|1631 ca||Daughter JANE born: ref.  has no
date, but lists her between WILLIAM and SAMUEL.
WILLIAM had two other daughters, per ref. .
|1632 ca||Son SAMUEL, b. in England, 1632 per , [ref. 2 has ca 1635.], d. 6 Oct 1704||1|
|1635||WILLIAM left Southampton, England on 5 April,
arrived in Massachusetts Bay on 3 June 1635. [Ship JAMES of LONDON]
Likely landed at Salem, which had a thriving community. 
Early references  have departure from Hampton, 15 miles WSW of London. But Wikepedia  gives Southampton, England, which is more likely (see 1630). Ref  does not include a wife and children with WILLIAM.
|1635||WILLIAM is reportedly from Hampsworth,
Eng. [1-1870][3-1900] A search for Hampsworth results in no town of that
name. But ref. [7-1937] has a William Andrews which shows him coming to
Salem, Mass. from Hampsthwaite in Yorkshire (Co.), England. And some of
the early settlers of New Haven were from Yorkshire. Ref. [6-1930]
gives "WILLIAM ANDREWS of Hampsworth, county Yorkshire (?), [settled in]
Salem. The similarity between Hampsworth and Hampsthwaite leads
one to support Hampsthwaite. More research is needed, such as
birth, marriage in Hampsthwaite.
19 July 2012: Found a Hamptworth in Wiltshire Co., England. It lies within civil parishes Landford or Redlynch. This region is very close to Southampton. So more research needed.
|1637||WILLIAM: Juryman in Salem, Mass.||3|
|1637||There were two Eatons: Samuel Eaton, and Theophilus Eaton (eventually governor). They, along with Mr. John Davenport and Edward Hopkins, Esqrs., Mr. Thomas Gregson and many others.., arrived at Boston on the 26th of July, 1637.||5|
|1638||WILLIAM: servant of Mr. Henry Coggan, before Gen. Court: 4 Oct 1638||3|
|1638||New Haven: On the 30th of March, 1638,
Mr. Davenport, Mr. Prudden, Mr. Samuel Eaton and Theophilus Eaton, Esq.,
with the people of their company, sailed from Boston for Quinnipiac
River (New Haven, Conn.). In about a fortnight they arrived at their
desired port. On the 15th of April, they kept their first Sabbath in the
On the 24th of Nov., 1638, Theophilus Eaton, Esq., Mr. Davenport and other English planters, entered into an agreement with Momauguin, sachem of that part of the country…
|1639||WILLIAM assigned to MR. ENDECOTT 3 JULY 1639. Mr. ENDECOTT took the oath of Assistant Governor of the Mass. Bay Plantation on 7 Sept 1630, continuing to 1649.||3|
|1639||Son NATHAN, bp. 17 Nov 1639 NHC1 [=
First Congregational Society, New Haven.
[Could William be in New Haven already?] [Birth could have been in Salem or New Haven.]
|1640||WILLIAM made a freeman on 13 May 1640. [Likely in Salem, but not stated.]||3|
|1640||WILLIAM likely went to New Haven, Conn. (But his son Nathan bp. in 1639.) He was early at New Haven with Eaton and Rev. John Davenport. New Haven had many people from Yorkshire, England.||1|
|1644||WILLIAM built the meeting house in New Haven.||1|
|1645||On page 76 is a “List of the Settlers in New Haven, from the years 1639 to 1645”. It was first published in the New Haven Journal and Courier, April 24, 1851. WILLIAM ANDREWS is listed.||5|
|1646||On page 164-5 is the Seating of the First Meeting House, “a General Court” or Town Meeting, on the 10th of March, 1646. In the 5th seat is Bro. ANDREWS.||5|
|1663||Death of WILLIAM's first wife: d. 3 Jan 1663, per New Haven Vitals.||2|
|1665||WILLIAM married his second wife, ANNA GIBBANDS, on 7 Dec. 1665. She was a daughter of William Gibbands, who was Colonial Secretary in 1657. [Source: History of Wallingford.] [Source: Ancient Families of New Haven has: Ann, daug. Edmund Tapp of M., widow of William Gibbard; Ann died 1701.]||1|
|1670||The town of Wallingford is established. Sons SAMUEL and NATHAN move to Wallingford.||1|
|1676||MR. WILLIAM ANDREWS died at East Haven, 4 March 1676.||1|
A “paper trail” may not exist that can prove that William Andrews, carpenter, on the ship “James of London” in 1635 is the same William who built the meeting house in 1644 in New Haven, Conn. But it seems highly likely that William ended up in Salem, where he probably made contact with the Eatons and Rev. John Davenport (they were being “courted” by towns in Mass. to settle in their town), and so ended up in New Haven.
This “branch” of Andrews has already taken a Y-DNA test, and stands ready to discuss the same with any
other “branch” that may be interested. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sources / References|
|1||History of Wallingford, Conn.: From Its Settlement in 1670 to the Present.||Charles Henry Stanley Davis||An E-book.||1870|
|1||Early Families of Wallingford, Conn.||Charles Henry Stanley Davis||Excerpts reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore||1979|
|2||Families of Ancient New Haven||Donald Lines Jacobus||Printer: Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY. Reprinted 9 volumes in 3 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore||1922-23;
1974, 1981, 1997
|3||The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List||Charles Henry Pope||Originally published in Boston||1900|
|4||Wikipedia has: James 1635 Voyage||The ship James of London sailed from Southampton on 5 April 1635, and arrived in Massachusetts Bay on 3 June 1635, with master William Cooper at the helm.|
|5||History and Antiquities of New Haven, Conn.: from its earliest settlement to||John Warner Barber, Lemuel Swift Punderson||1st edition in 1831, 2nd edition in 1856.||3rd edition 1870.|
|6||The Wikipedia Ref. 5 on 3 June 1635 was from: "The Planter of the Commonwealth"||Charles Edward Banks||Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,
|7||Topographical Dictionsary of 2,005 English Emigrants to New England, 1620 - 1650||Charles Edward Banks||1937|
|8||The Winthrop Fleet of 1630||Charles Edward Banks,||1930|
|9||The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B||Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr, Melinde Lutz Sanborn||Great Migration Study Project, New England Historical & Genealogical Society, Boston||1999|
|9||On page 62, WILLIAM ANDREWS: On 5 April 1635, "William Andrews of Hampsworth, carpenter", was enrolled at Southampton in the "James of London" for New England (Drake's Founder 56).|
|9||This ref. book also states: Comments: This William Andrews cannot be connected with records for any of the men by that name in early New England. There was a William Andrews who in 1638 assaulted his master, Mr. Henry Coggan, and as a result was placed as servant to John Endicott [MBCR 1:246, 269]. These two records cannot be connected to any of the other known men by the name, but there is also nothing to connect the 1638 William Andrews with the passenger of 1635.|
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