afts. removed to Dux, and in 1654 was surveyor of highways, and constable in 1664. Oct. 16, 1665, Joseph Andrews and his wife Elizabeth of Dux. convey to Thomas Andrews of Hing. "our natural son," "our house-lot and dwelling-house, out-buildings, etc., and 10 acres of land which was formerly given us by the town of Hingham, bounded on Town Street, south, Broad Cove, north," etc. At a later date he returned to Hing., and d. here 1 Jan. 1679-80, æt. 83 yrs. His wid. d. 12 Aug. 1688. His will, which is on file in the S. P. office, and "dated at Hingham 27 Sept. 1679," mentions and provides for w. Elizabeth; gives to s. Joseph, among other valuables, "my sword, gold ring, and a bible;" to s. Ephraim "the estate in New Jersey;" mentions dau's and gr. ch., and gives "to each of my grandsons that bear my name Joseph" a pewter platter.
|3.||i.||THOMAS, b. Nov. 1632.|
|ii.||JOSEPH, b. , prob. ab. 1635 ?|
|iii.||ELIZABETH, bt. in Hing. March, 1637-38.|
|iv.||EPHRAIM, bt. Aug. 1639.|
|v.||HANNAH, b. , m. Gannett (perhaps Matthew of Scit., who d. 1695)|
|vi.||MARY, b. , m. Beard (prob. Thomas Beard).|
|vii.||HEPZIBAH, b. , m. Jeffrey Manning.|
|viii.||ABIGAIL, 1647, m. John Wadsworth of Dux., and d. 1723, æt. 76 yrs.|
3. THOMAS3 (Joseph2 Thomas1) was b. (prob. in Eng.) Nov. 1632. The Chris. name of his w. was Ruth. She outlived him, and d. in Hing. 23 Oct. 1732, æt. 97th yr. He was for sev. yrs. captain of a military comp. in Hing., and on the 6th of Aug. 1690, he and a number of the soldiers of his command went on board ship to go to Canada with the expedition under Sir William Phips. Capt. Andrews and most of the Hing. soldiers d. in the expedition.* In his will, dated at Boston 5 Jan. 1670, he provides for w. Ruth; gives to s. Thomas "the dwelling-house which I built for him" (now David W. Foster's, North St. near Thaxter's Bridge), "with the land about it that was Edmund Pitts, yt I bought of his son and daughter Eastman." Son Jedidiah to be brought up to learning. Gives to other sons and dau's. share and share alike. In 1689 he was chosen to represent the town in the Council of Safety. Constable in 1654 and 1661. Selectman 1670, 1672, 1676, 1679, 1685, 1687, and 1688. Representative in 1678. Resided on Town (North) St., on the homestead given him by his fa., the original house still forming a part of the dwelling now owned by heirs of the late Perez Lincoln.
The ch. of Thomas and Ruth, all b. in Hing., were
|i.||JOSEPH, Sept. 22, 1656, d. unm. 24 Nov. 1724.|
|4.||ii.||JOHN, Sept. 30, 1658.|
|iii.||RUTH, Aug. 6, 1660. m. Feb. 22, 1687-88, Ambrose Low.|
|5.||iv.||THOMAS, June 26, 1663.|
|v.||ELIZABETH, Sept. 22, 1665. m. May 22, 1690, Joseph Joy.|
|vi.||EPHRAIM, Oct. 27, 1667, d. 7 Sept. 1669.|
|vii.||ABIGAIL, Jan. 6, 1669. m. Jan. 16, 1693-94, Joseph Blany.|
|6.||viii.||STEPHEN, March 6, 1672.|
|7.||ix.||JEDIDIAH, July 3, 1674.|
|x.||BENJAMIN, March 11, 1677. m. Mary Sweetzer, and had Benjamin, John, and Ephraim. Resided at Boston.|
* Capt. Thomas Andrews d. 25 Nov. 1690. TOWN RECORDS.
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