Andrew Stickney

Andrew Stickney

Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Apr 1727 (aged 82)
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 11558753 · View Source
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Age: 82
Birth: 11 : 3m : 1644
Parents: William & Elizabeth Stickney
1. Ednah (Northend) Lambert, widow, m. Jan. 22, 1689, d. 1722
2. Faith (Parrat) Jewett, widow, m. Dec. 2, 1723

from contributor Margie von Marenholtz:

Andrew Stickney the fourth son of William and Elizabeth, was born in Rowley 3, 11, 1644; m. there Jan. 22, 1689, Wid. Ednah Lambert. She died Feb. 7, 1722. He m. 2d, Dec. 2, 1723, Wid. Elizabeth Jewett. [Wid. of Dea. Ezekiel Jewett?]

Andrew Stickney was one of Capt. Thomas Lothrop's company, which was composed, as Hutchinson says, of 'eighty men, most of them young men of Essex County," and was with him in that fatal encounter with the Indians at Muddy Brook, in South Deerfield, Sept. 18, 1675, where Capt. Lothrop and most of his men were killed. This company was styled the 'flower of Essex." From the Account Book of John Hull, the Treasurer of the Colony, it appears that "Jan. 25, 1675, Military Service Dr. to Andrew Stickney under Capt. Lothrop, £01: 16: 00."

In 1677 the town of Rowley, laid out to Andrew Stickney, 9 acres of land on the East of Deacon Jewett and Widow Platt's. In 1692, 60 acres of land on the west side of long meadow. Also March 10, 1713, to him as the right of John Bointon 7 acres 10 rods. To him in the right of his father, William Stickney, 11 acres 10 rods, also 4 acres on the west side of John Jackson's, recorded in Ipswich.

Oct. 23, 1678. He buys of John Bointon of Rowley, and wife Hannah, for £20 and 93 acres of land, 'one welling house and orchard with 6-1/2 acres of land in Rowley, also an acre Salt Marsh in 2d division, also an acre of Salt Marsh in ye low countries, also seven acres upland at Hunsley Hill, also three cow gates upon Rowley cow-commons." Ack. May 28, 1683. [Essex Deeds, 8: 1.]

Dec. 10, 1678. He took the "Oath of Allegiance before the Honored Major Gen'll Denison, Esq'r." March 10, 1683-4, he was chosen "Overseer for the west end of the Towne and to look to all such work as doth belong to said Office," also April 6, 1687, May 21, 1688, and May 29, 1689. He was one of the committee that appraised, Mch. 31, 1686, the estate of James Scales, late of Rowley.

On a Tax List of Jan. 9, 1691, of an amount of £394, 17s. 5d., "Ensign Andrew Sticknee" quota was £8, 17s. 6d. There were 135 persons taxes; he paid the highest tax but one, which was that of his father-in-law, Corp'l Ezekiel Northend, £10.

Oct. 23, 1691. Andrew Stickney was Ensign of the foot company in Rowley of which Joseph Jewett was Capt. and John Dresser Lieut. [Col. Rec. 5: 196.]

He was chosen Tythingman, March 23, 1691, 1693, 1694, and Mch. 8, 1697-8. April 22, 1691, he owed the estate of "Samuel Wood who dec'd in the Canada voyage." He was chosen Selectman 1691, and March 12, 1699-1700. Chosen by the inhabitants of Rowley, March 23, 1693-4, one of a com'te "to look after the timber of the towne' March 11, 1695-6, he was chosen Juryman to attend Ipswich Court; also was on the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas, 1703. He was chosen Surveyor of fences and highways Mch. 11, 1700, and Mch. 10, 1712-'13.

Feb. 8, 1707. He was a member of the First Church in Rowley, and his children were baptized there.

April 1, 1713. "Ensign Andrew Stickne with Ednah his wife, Thos. Lambert and Sarah his wife, Marke Prime and Jane his wife, all of Rowley, for £11 currant money sell Samuel Kilburn, yeoman of Rowley, 3 acres of fresh meadow in Rowley near s'd Kilburn's dwelling house, near ye Straits Bridge, formerly laid out and recorded as the right of Thomas Barker." [Essex Deeds, 266: 239.]

Jan. 23, 1715. He of Rowley, yeoman, and Edna his wife for £20, sell Joseph and Philip Fowler, both of Ipswich, 10 acres of land in Rowley bounded by land of Jona. Harriman now Smith's, Dea. Samuel Palmers, &c. [Ibid, 28: 210]

June 6, 1722. He sells to Banjamin Stickney of Rowley (his nephew), 18 acres of land in four lotts" in ye land called 3,000 acres." [Ibid, 4: 70].

June 12, 1722. He 'for divers good causes me thereto moving but more Especially in consideration of the promise I made to my Cousen (Grand-Nephew) Joseph Stickney [73] that now lives with me, for his Services and care for me, which considerations moves me freely, fully and absolutely to make over and confirm to and upon my said Cousin Joseph Stickney of the above s'd Town and County, all the Land I am possessed of Lying in Bradford Street Lotts, so called on both sides the Highway, being by estimation 8 acres more or less. The piece on the West side of the highway's bounded northerly on Sam'l Tenney's land, Easterly on the highway, Southerly on John Stickney's land, Westerly on ye ox pasture. The piece on the East side the highway bounded Northerly on Geo. Dickinson's Land, Easterly on Ipswich Lotts so called, Southerly on Jonathan Jewells land, Westerly on the Highways. Two Ox gates in the West end Ox pasture which was formerly Capt. Philip Nellsons, as they are bounded by record, and half my wood lott at Rootty plaine in great madow woods, also one third part of ye meadow called Boynton's Meadow lying near Hunsle Hill, on south west side. One freehold. All my Marsh and Upland at Jackson's Island by estimation 5 acres be it more or less, as by record is bounded. Also all my Marsh at Sawyer's Island being by estimation 4 acres, be it more or less as by record bounded;" "and the above s'd premises, and forever shall have, &c., and injoy ye same as an Estate of Inheritance in fee simple and that forever." Ack. June 15, 1722. [Ibid, 38: 246.]

John Boynton, one of the first settlers of Rowley, had laid out to him in 1640 "a house lot on Bradford Street, 1-1/2 acres, bounded on the south side by Michaell Hopkinson's house lott, part of it lyinge on the West side and part on the East side of the street." In his Will, Feb. 8, 1670, he gave it to his son John, who on his removal to Bradford sold it to Andrew Stickney, Oct. 23, 1678.

Andrew Stickney, by Deed of Gift, May 14, 1722, 'for divers good causes thereto moveing but more especially in consideration of the promises that I made to my Dearly beloved wife Edna in her lifetime and considering that I had a very considerable estate with her, of more than £200, and value, besides the improvement of a very considerable Estate during her lifetime and seeing that it hath so pleased God, that I have no child by her, now living, and likewise being willing to reward my two children-in-law , for their good service and love and care they have shewn to me, from their youth to this day, to wit, my son-in-law Thomas Lambert, and my daughter-in-law Jane Prime, both of the above s'd Town and County, all which considerations, with many others move me freely, fully and absolutely to make over and confirm to them, all that my Dwelling-house and barne, and 2 acres of land more or less lying in said Town, said land bounded northerly on the highway, Westerly on Lamberts land, South and Easterly on Nelson's land, said land adjoining to said house, and barne, and also the Moveables that my said wife Edna brought to me and also about 6 acres of March and Upland lying in said Rowley, in a place called Oister point, be it more or less and bounded as by record of said Towne may appear. Also a freehold throughout, with the land in the Upper Commons already laid out. with the land in the Upper Commons already laid out. Also halfe my Woodlott at Rooty plaine in said Rowley and to be divided to them, two parts to my son-in-law and one part to my daughter-in-law. And the abovesaid, shall at my decease have ye full and ample possession of all the above s'd premises, and forever shall have, &c., and enjoy ye same as an Estate of Inheritance in fee simple and that forever." Ac. May 14, 17822. [Essex Deeds, 38: 252.[ Thomas Lambert, Esq'r, probably left this estate to his son Thomas, who left it to his son Jonathan, whose widow now owns and occupies it (1868).

Ensign Andrew Stickney, died in Rowley April 29, 1727, and was buried in the old Rowley burial ground near the monument erected to William Stickney, his father, in 1865. His gravestone and that of his wife are still standing side by side, in excellent condition. The inscriptions on them are: -
"Here lies the body of Mr. Andrew Stickney who died April ye 29,m 1727, aged about 83 years."
"Here lies ye body of Mrs. Edner daughter of Mr. Ezekiel & Mrs. Edner Northend & late wife to Insigne Andrew Stickney died February ye 7th, 1722, age 73."
Two children: Andrew, bapt.. Nov. 26, 1693; died May 27, 1694 and Amos, bapt. Jan. 2, 1698; "This was ye first child that was baptized in ye new meeting-house;" d. Feb. 4, 1698.

[biography from the Stickney Family by Matthew Adams Stickney, 1869, pages 27-31]

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