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 Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews

Birth
Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 29 Mar 1761 (aged 77)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Ediface-L & LIV
Memorial ID 31049054 · View Source
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Tomb Burial Inside Christ Church

Mary Andrews was the daughter of Samuel Andrews and Mary (Wright) Andrews.
She was born July 29, 1683. She died unmarried, March 29, 1761 in Philadelphia, PA.

She moved to N.J. with her parents in 1686, and received a legacy of £ 20 by her father's will, payable when 20, and also 100 acres of woodland. Though raised a Friend, she had herself baptized at St. Mary's Church in Burlington city on 10 April 1704, and accompanied her sister Esther (Andrews) Parker to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1709.
She was a communicant of Christ Church in Philadelphia, and by her will gave the church her large prayer book and money for a new pulpit and cloth, and a new organ. She was buried inside the church, under the center aisle.

During, her life in Philadelphia, Mary Andrews accumulated a large fortune, apparently by her own efforts, and at her death was a very wealthy woman.
In a suit at law in New Jersey against the administrator of Abraham Bickley, Jr., she recovered in execution a tract of 1150 acres of land in Sussex (now Morris) Co., N.J., and devised it in equal shares to her nephews Mordecai, son of her brother Mordecai, and Peter and Isaac, sons of her brother Edward.
Her will also mentioned her nephew Nehemiah, son of Edward, and many of the children of her sister Esther Parker. (Phila. Wills M:70.)

Original biographical information from 'Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey,' by Charles Carroll Gardner, circa 1936.


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  • Maintained by: greatgrands
  • Originally Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 1 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31049054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Andrews (29 Jul 1683–29 Mar 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31049054, citing Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by greatgrands (contributor 47420642) .