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Andrew Wiggin
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1635
Dover
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1710
Stratham
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Andrew's parents are Thomas and Catherine (Whiting) Wiggin of England. He was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. They were prominent citizens. Thomas and his family are buried at the site of their homestead. The gravestones are gone, but the grave is marked by a boulder.

In the days of yore Andrew's birthplace was called Dover Neck. He died at Squamscot/Swampscot,Mass. now Stratham, N.H.

Andrew Wiggin, Exeter, son of Thomas of Dover, married at Andover, June 3rd, but other reports claim the 14th, 1659. The same records that has June 3rd for her marriage, gives the marriage of her sister Dorothy June 14th. Hannah is the daughter of Honorable Simon Bradstreet. He and Hannah had Thomas, born March 5, 1661; Simon, April 17, 1664; Hannah, August 10, 1666; Mary, 1668; Sarah; Jonathan; Andrew, January 6, 1672; and Bradstreet; beside two other daughters. Their names are thought to have been Abigail, and Dorothy. Andrew Wiggin Sr, died January 9, 1710.

In the Greenwood Cemetery there is a prominent obelisk in the center of the lot, erected by Andrew Wiggin, 1826-1888, on one face of which is the following inscription:

Hon. Andrew Wiggin
1635-1710
Son of Gov Thomas Wiggin
and sole owner of all the land
called Quamscutt; now
comprising the town of
Stratham
Erected by his descendant
Andrew Wiggin 1886

Mr. Andrew Wiggin Sen: of Quampscut was seized with a numbness or stupification; whereby half his body was mortified and remained so for many years. He departed this Life Jan: 9, Sab: 1708[/9].

Swampscott, Mass. is a totally separate entity. Even at this time. As other towns were incorporated in between Stratham and Swampscott, Mass. I believe when they refer to (S)Quamscott they refer to the area around the river up in the Stratham area of N.H. >Per Rachel.

Where Thomas & Catherine were born is conjecture. We are still hunting for that. Catherine was a sister of William Whiting one of the founders of Hartford, Conn. and he was NOT from London. Please remove that statement as there is very erroneous info about their origins out there that as much as is possible we need to have documentation before posting. I know you believed those statements to be true or else you would not have posted them. A few years ago when I was in London, England I visited the Guildhall & looked at their application for marriage. I was told at that time that the type of application was specifically for non residents. Thank you for the work you do. Very difficult and appreciated! Pat Wiggin.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Wiggin (1592 - 1666)
  Catherine Whiting Wiggin (1601 - 1667)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Bradstreet Wiggin (1641 - 1707)*
 
 Children:
  Andrew Wiggin (1672 - 1756)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Hon. Andrew Wiggin | 1635-1710 | Son of Gov Thomas Wiggin | and sole owner | of all the land | called Quamscutt; now | comprising the town of | Stratham | Erected by his descendant | Andrew Wiggin 1886
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Stratham
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: BL Hughes
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34658472
Andrew Wiggin
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- jj
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013
My 8X Great Grandfather
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2012

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