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Samuel Andrews

Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 19 Sep 1693 (aged 62–63)
Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
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In memory of Samuel Andrews.

Birthdate is an approximation. In many family trees it is given as 1640. The 1630 date comes from's index of the Boston Transcript.
'Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey,' by Charles Carroll Gardner (1936), states he was born "in the 1630s."

The above source also provides a biography, shared by descendant blogger John P. Dornan in 2009.
Rather than rewrite the bio I will post some of it here, as credited above.
Date of death is also a slight approximation; Sept. 19th was his date of burial.

Biography from:
'Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey,'

By John P. Dornan

1. SAMUEL ANDREWS, the progenitor of the largest family of the name in West New Jersey, He was born in the 1630s; buried on 19 Sept. 1693 in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. He married Mary Wright on 30 Oct. 1663 at the house of her uncle, Anthony Wright, in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Mary Wright was born in the 1640s at Saugus (now Lynn) or at Sandwich, Massachuessetts; she is the daughter of Peter and Alice Wright; she died about 1699-1700 at Mansfield, , New Jersey. (NYGBR 6:97; CfdQR.)
Samuel Andrews was an early settler in Jamaica, Long Island, the town granting him a houselot in the Southern Quarter, next to Daniel Denton, on 18 Feb. 1655/6, and he was one of the Third Squadron appointed to cut hay there on Nov. 25 following. He was a carpenter and shipwright, he agreed on 24 Feb. 1675/6 to build for Reineer Williams and John Shackerly, both of the city of New York, a sloop or vessel, for the sum of £60. (ICY. Col. Mss., 25:74.) He evidently had built a house on his lot, for on 18 Mar. 1661/2 he sold all his "right, title and interest of house and lot in Jamaica" to Luke Watson, having purchased on 27 January previous from Richard and Josias Latting of Huntington, L.I., a house and homelot on the main street in Oyster Bay. (JaTR 1:2, 4, 6,, 15; OyTR 1:149.)
Samuel Andrews was an early member of the Society of Friends at Oyster Bay (NYGBR 2:10) and occupied positions of civic and religious trust there; he was appointed surveyor to lay out his own land in 1668-70, and the West Neck in 1671; selected constable in 1669 and 1676, and made an original purchase from the Indians on 1 June 1682. (OyTR 1:53, 136, 218, 226.) He and John Feke built the first Friends meeting house at Oyster Bay, on land his wife's uncle Anthony Wright had given to the Meeting. on 15 Oct. 1672 and both he and his wife were grantees in the deed in trust for the Meeting. He was one of the wealthiest men of the community in Sep., 1683, only one other man being assessed equally with him and only one higher. (OyTR 1:691; NYCD 2:306.)
He took up land in Burlington County, New Jersey, before 8 Nov. 1683, had it surveyed in June, 1684, and was taxed as the owner of 500 acres the same year (WJD-Revel:43, 46; PMHB 15:346) but the deed [op52] from William Biddle was not signed until 10 July 1688. (WJD B:222; NJA 21:426.)
He seems to have gone back and forth between Long Island and New Jersey from 1683 to 1685/6, probably building his new house in the summer months and spending the winter seasons at Oyster Bay. He witnessed a deed signed in his presence at Oyster Bay on 5 Dec. 1684 but served on the grand jury at the Burlington Court on 8 May 1685 and was back in Oyster Bay again. on June 1st, when he gave his wife an unlimited power of attorney to sell, in his absence, any of his Lands there. He evidently contemplated a permanent removal to N.J. in the fall, for on October 8th a Friends committee at Oyster Bay was directed to secure a deed for the meeting house grounds from him and Isaac Horner "before they goe from here." He was still in Oyster Bay on the 20th and 24th when he sold some lands and again on 24 May 1686, but had finally settled in N.J. before 6 Oct. 1686, when he served as a petit juror at the Burlington Court (OyTR 1:317, 320, 338; BuCt), and his dau. Hannah was buried at Mansfield on 7 Nov. 1686. He was a grand juror again 12 Feb. 1687/8, a petit juror 8 May 1692 and again a grand juror 8 Aug. 1692, which is the last time that his name appears in the public records of New Jersey. (BuCtBk.)
He transferred his Quaker membership from the Oyster Bay Mtg. to the Chesterfield Meeting. in Burl. Co., and on 6 Jan. 1686/7 a mtg. committee was appointed "to lay out a Burying place upon Samuel Andrews land, by his consent, for ye Conviencye of Friends thereabouts" and on 3rd Feb. following, the committee reported that they "had pitched upon a place in Samuel Andrews land containing two acres." As of Spring Hill, West New Jersey, he sold to Joseph Ludlum on 15 Nov. 1687 all his Oyster Bay land including the dwelling house, and on 4 June 1688 his remaining shares of the Oak Meadows. (OyTR 1:448, 499.) Spring Hill was situated on the north side of the southernmost of two little brooks that form by their confluence the main north branch of Craft's Creek in the present Mansfield Twp., Burl. Co., abt. 2 miles north from Columbus and included within its bounds the site of the present Mansfield mtg. house and the original burying ground. The Chesterfield records state that "Samuel Andrews was buried ye 19th Day of ye 7th Mo. 1693 at the Burying place near his own home" and that his son Jacob was buried there the 1st of "ye 10th Mo. 1687." (Cfd QR.)
By his will, dated 12 Sep. and probated 10 Nov. 1693 (NJW-unrec. 1:337; BuCt 1:20), Samuel Andrews gave his wife Mary one-half of his personal estate, the use of one-half of his dwelling [op53]
house and of one-half of 300 acres of land during her life; to son Edward the other half of the personal estate, the dwelling house and 300 acres, together with all of his mother's share at her death, he being ordered to pay ,£20 to his sister Mary, who also received 100 acres of woodland; to son Peter, 130 acres of land, ",but Peter is not to sell it"; to dau. Hester, 40 acres of meadow land; and to son Mordecai only 36 acres of land, as he had already had 140 acres by deed of gift dated 15 Mar. 1689/90. All nine of his children were born at Oyster Bay. (NYGBR 3:186.)
(Source Abreviations and Sources used by John P. Dornan
-BLEH — Leah Blackman, History of Little Egg Harbor Township, published in Proceedings of Surveyors Association of West Jersey, 1880
-BuCT — Burlington County Court Records, County clerks office, Mount Holly, N. J.
-BuCtBk — The Burlington Court Book ,1680-1709; pub. by American Historical Association, Washington D.C., 1944
-BuD — Burlington County Deeds, County clerks office, Mount Holly, N. J.
-BuQR — Records of the Burlington Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends; originals in Friends' Record Office, Philadelphia; copy in Gen. Soc. of Pennsylvania libarary, Philadelphia.
-CfdQR — Records of the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends; Originals in possession of Meeting of the Society of Friends, partial copy in Gen. Soc. of Pennsylvania libarary, Philadelphia.
-GLD — Gloucester County Deeds; earliest volumes [before 1790] in Secretary of State's Office, Trenton;
-GLD w — Gloucester County Deeds; from 1790 on, in County clerks office, Woodbury
-HEQG — W. W. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy; vol. 2 Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1969. [There are 5 volumes; Vol. 1, North Carolina, 1936; Vol. 3, New York City and Long Island, 1940; Vols. 4&5, Ohio; Vol. 6 Virginia] 1936 - 1946.
-JaTR; Records of the Town of Jamaica, Long Island , N. Y., 1656-1751; 3 vols., 1914
-L.E.H. — Friends record, Little Egg Harbour,
-LEHQR — Records of Little Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting, 302 Arch St., Philadelphia.
-MaTR — Mansfield Township Book, Burlington County, N.J. Historical Socielty Library
-MnD — Monmouth County Deeds, County clerks office, Freehold N. J.
-NHQR — Records of the Newton (later Haddonfield) Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. originals in Friends' record Department, partial copy in Gen. Soc. of Pennsylvania libarary, Philadelphia
-NJA — New Jersey Archives volumes: 21,23, 30, 32, 33, 34
-NJMB — New Jersey Marriage Bonds and Licenses
-NJPRO — Manuscript records in Public Records Division of New Jersey State Library
-NJSCD — New Jersey Supreme Court Docket
-NJW — New Jersey Wills, volumes 2, 4, 11, 17,
-NYCD — New York County Deeds,
-NYGBR — The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1870 to date.
-OyTR — Oyster Bay Town Records, 1653-1690. Available on Google Books for full download.
-PMHB — Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, now Pennsylvania Magazine,
-WHBM — History of Burlington and Mercer Counties
-WJD — West Jersey Deeds,
-WJPR — West New Jersey Proprietors' Records)
External links aren't permitted, but a bit of searching will turn up the page (samuelandrewsfamily at the blogspot site) quoted above.
My thanks to John P. Dornan for finding and sharing the information, originally printed in the 'Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey,' circa 1936.

Children of Samuel' Andrews and Mary Wright: (same source)

+2. Mordecai 2, b. 11 Aug. 1664; d. bef. 19 June 1736 at Little Egg Harbor (then in Burl. Co., but now in Ocean Co.), N.J.; md. Mary —.
3. Peter, b. 12 Jan. 1668/9; d. in May, 1669, at Oyster Bay.
4. Peter2, b. 28 May 1671; d. in Mansfield, evid. unm., before 2 Apt, 1695, when Mordecai sold 100 acres of the 130 acres devised to Peter, to Obadiah Hierton. (B438; NJA 21:457.) On 24 Mar. 1698 Mordecai sold the remaining 30 acres to David Curtis, the deed reciting "to him rightfully belonging as heir to his father which was given to Peter Andrews, brother to the said Mordecai, in the will and since the decease of the said Peter the right of inheritance appertains to the said Mordecai." (WJD B:642; NJA 21:512.)
5. Esther, b. 12 Dec. 1673; md. 1692, George Parker, d. Phila., Pa., 24 Nov. 1741. (CfdQR• HEQG 2:402.)
6. Hannah, b. 23 Apr. 1675; bur. 7 Nov. 1686 in Mansfield.
+7. Edward 2, b. 16 Mch. 1677/8; d. 26 Dec. 1716 at Little Egg Harbor; md. Sarah Ong
8. Jacob, b. 12 Sep. 1680; bur. 1 Dec. 1687 at Mansfield.
9. Mary, b. 29 July 1683; d. unm,, 29 Mch. 1761, in Phila., Pa. She moved to N.J. with her parents in 1686, and rec'd 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 Phila., Pa., in 1709. She was a communicant of Christ Church, Phila., 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 Phila., 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.)

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