Thomas Andrew, (Yeoman)

Thomas Andrew, (Yeoman)

Male Abt 1580 - 1642  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Thomas Andrew 
    • Nothing is known for certain about the Andrew family prior to Thomas Andrew's marriage to Margareta Hesleton, in May 1601. He would appear to be the first of the name in the area, certainly in the parish of the township of Hinderwell and unfortunately the entry in the marriage register is scant and records no additional information about the couple. It is estimated that he would have been born around 1575-1580, assuming that his marriage to Margareta was his first marriage and given the usual age of marriage being around 20-25 for males, at the time. This also ties in with the fact that Thomas did not father any children until the 1620s during his second marriage, when he would have been in his forties and that when he died in 1642, his assumed age of 60-65 years would be quite average for this period in history.

      The family story passed to me holds that the family originated in Norfolk. Whilst this is perfectly possible, it is hard to find definitive evidence to support this theory, other than the fact that there is a baptism of a Thomas son of Robert, in Great Walsingham, a village on the north Norfolk coast, in 1579. Timewise, this could fit the narrative but what would have brought Thomas such a distance to marry? We know from his Last Will and Testament that he was a farmer, not a sailor, or a fisherman, although it entirely feasible that he could have travelled up the coast by sea. Walsingham is very little distance from Great Yarmouth; an east coast port, en-route from London to Whitby and Newcastle and indeed a port where Whitby & Staithes fishermen would often land their catch. So there would be no shortage of boats upon which to travel. In the 17th century Andrews ships would sail this route often. So it is not impossible to imagine that Thomas might have made such a journey up the coast to Whitby, or Staithes.

      There is no other, even circumstantial evidence supporting this, such as Thomas naming one of his children Robert after his own father; a common occurrence. And of course, there are a number of other Thomas's baptised at a similar period in other counties, who could be equal contenders to be the one who married in Hinderwell in 1601. It should also be noted that not all parish registers throughout the country have been digitised, or even exist for the pre-1600 period. But it cannot be discounted out of hand. Proving something is not true, is just as difficult as proving it is true!
    Suffix (Yeoman) 
    Born ABT.1580 
    • Place of birth unknown.
    Gender Male 
    Will 1 Oct 1641  Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Feb 1641/2  Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 14 Feb 1641/2  Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1286  Our Ancestral Heritage | Descendants of Thomas Andrew & Jane Corner
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2021 

    Family 1 Margareta Hesleton,   b. Abt.1575/80,   d. Sep 1619, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 May 1601  Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Corner,   b. 1590, Eston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 03 Feb 1619/20  Lythe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Andrew,   b. 29 Oct 1620, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1699, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +2. John Andrew,   b. Abt.1622, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1697, Staithes, Yorkshire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Andrew,   b. Abt.1623/24, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Richard Andrew, (Husbandman),   b. Abt.1625, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1664, Hutton Mulgrave, Lythe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Edward Andrew,   b. Abt.1627, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1682, Whitby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [Birth]
     6. Joan Andrew,   b. 1630, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +7. William Andrew,   b. Abt.1633, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1726, Staithes, Yorkshire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1601 - Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Feb 1619/20 - Lythe, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1 Oct 1641 - Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1641/2 - Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Feb 1641/2 - Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Family Archive - Documents & Certificates.
      Copy of original Will held in the family archive.

    2. [S104] Yorkshire Burials.
      First name(s) Thomas
      Last name Andrew
      Age -
      Birth year -
      Death year 1641
      Burial year 1641
      Burial date 14 Feb 1641
      Burial place Hinderwell
      County Yorkshire (North Riding)
      Country England
      Archive North Yorkshire County Record Office
      Archive reference -
      Record set Yorkshire Burials

    3. [S105] Yorkshire Marriages.
      First name(s) Thomas
      Last name Andrew
      Marriage year 1601
      Marriage date 22 May 1601
      Marriage place Hinderwell
      Spouse's first name(s) Margareta
      Spouse's last name Hesleton
      Father's first name(s) -
      Spouse's father's first name(s) -
      County Yorkshire (North Riding)
      Country England
      Archive North Yorkshire County Record Office
      Record set Yorkshire Marriages


    4. [S28] Parish Register, From the printed registers for Lythe.