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This is the family tree of my father Dudley John Andrews who was born on the 28th of May 1929 and died on the 18th of April 2010 at the age of 80.

Family relationships within the tree are with regards to myself, Stephen Andrews.

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Seventh Generation (4th Great Grand Parents)

Thomas Andrews & Mary Lee

William Andrews (1818 - )
John Andrews (1843 - 1922)
John Andrews (1883 – 1942)
John Henry Andrews (1907 - 1971)
Dudley John Andrews (1929 - 2010)
Stephen Michael Andrews (1959 - )
 
George III (1760 - 1820)
George IV (1820 - 1830)
William IV (1830 - 1837)
Victoria (1837 - 1901)                  
            
Thomas Andrews
Thomas is the sixth child of David Andrews and Jane Bennett and was born in 1789 in the village of Morchard Bishop in Devon.  He was baptised on the 30th of August that year in Morchard Bishop.
 
In this year, 1789;
  • 28th April, Fletcher Christian leads the Mutiny on HMS Bounty against Captain William Bligh in Polynesia;
  • 12th May, William Wilberforce makes his first major speech in the House of Commons on the abolition of the slave trade;
  • 14th July, the French Revolution begins with the storming of the Bastille in Paris.

From White's Devonshire Directory of 1850;

"MORCHARD (BISHOP'S,) a large village, 6 miles N.W. by N. of Crediton, has in its parish 7088 acres, and 1880 inhabitants, including many scattered houses and the small hamlets, &c., of Oldborough, Knightstone, Lowertown, Middlecott, Woodgate, Frost, Redhill, Leigh, and Woodlane. . . . J.H. Hippisley, Esq., is lord of the manor, which anciently belonged to the Bishops of Exeter, and afterwards passed to the Carew, Southcote, Boucher, and other families. Lady Churchill, J.C. Churchill, Esq., the Rev. C. Tucker, J. Sillifant, Esq., B.T. Radford, Esq., the Trustees of the late Rev. G. Gregory, and many smaller owners have estates in the parish. The Church (St. Mary,) is a fine antique structure, with a painted east window, and a tower containing five bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £36, and in 1831 at £635, is in the incumbency of the Ven. John Bartholomew, M.A., who has 63A. 3R. 5P. of glebe, and a good residence, built about 60 years ago. J.H. Hippisley, Esq., is the patron, and the tithes were commuted in 1841, for £750 per annum. Here is a small Chapel used by the Independents and Wesleyans, and another belonging to the Bible Christians. . . . "

Also known as Morchard Episcopi. A parish in Crediton Hundred, under the Peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Exeter.

On the 26th of November 1809 Thomas and Mary were married in Morchard.  The following year the couple celebrated the birth of their first child, John and they baptised him on the 3rd of April 1810 in Morchard.  This meant that Mary was pregnant at the time of the marriage.  Tragically John didn’t survive very long and he died five days later on the 8th.
 
The following year Sarah, their first daughter, was born in 1811 and baptised on the 19th of May that year in Morchard.  After Sarah was born they had their second son and again called him John in 1815.  He was baptised on the 10th of September that year, but again he didn’t live very long and he died on the 29th of December 1818 at the age of just three. 

 
Also 1818 saw the birth and baptism on the 8th of February of William in Morchard.  Two years later and the couple had a second daughter who they baptised Eliza, on the 10th of September that year in Morchard Bishop.
 
In 1823 another son was born and again they named him John and once again he was baptised in Morchard on the 18th of May 1823.  Another two years later they baptised David on the 4th of December 1825 in Morchard.  Three years passed until they had another daughter, Jane Mary who they baptised on the 14th of September 1828 also in Morchard.
 
In 1832 their last daughter, Charlotte was born and she was baptised on the 9th of September 1832 in Morchard.  Tragically just two years later on Boxing Day 1834 Charlotte died.  In the meantime on the 7th of January 1833 the couple’s 22 year-old daughter, Sarah married John Dicker in Morchard.
 
 
In 1841 Richard Sage appears in the census with Thomas and Mary and two of their children Eliza and Jane Mary, so there appears to be a connection between Richard Sage and the Andrews family.  All of the household are agricultural labourers and the family are still living in Morchard.
 
Name Age Profession
Thomas Andrews 50 Agricultural Labourer
Mary Andrews 50 Agricultural Labourer
Eliza Andrews 20 Agricultural Labourer
Jane Andrews 14 Agricultural Labourer
Richard Sage 25 Agricultural Labourer
 
 
In 1851 the census shows that Thamas and Mary are not together on the night of the census.  She is with their son William and his family in Stoke Canon. 
 
Name
Relation to
Head of Family
Condition Age Occupation Place of birth
William Andrews Head Married 32 Railway labourer Morchard Bishop
Jane Andrews Wife Married 30   n k
John Andrews Son   7   Exeter St. Davids
Sarah Anne Andrews Daughter   4   Devon Stoke Canon
Mary Andrews Mother Married 60   Devon Crediton
 
But confusingly there is a Thomas Andrews listed two potential places.
At Red Hill in Morchard there is;
Name
Relation to
Head of Family
Condition Age Occupation Place of birth
David Andrews Head Married 53 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
Elisabeth Andrews Wife Married 38   Devon Stockley
Sarah Andrews Daughter Unmarried 23   Devon Morchard Bishop
Thomas Andrews Father in law Married 63 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
John Andrews Grandson   1   Devon Morchard Bishop
Elisabeth Hopkins Inmate Unmarried 73   Devon Down St Mary
 
The problem here is that it hasn't been possible to find a daughter for Thomas and Mary called Elisabeth who was born in 1813, though that date would fit in in between their daughter Sarah and the second son they called John.  Also it would mean that Elisabeth had married a namesake in David Andrews.  Also Stockley is 15 miles west of Morchard and it doesn't appear that Thomas and Mary moved away from Morchard.
On Ancestry someone has put an amendment saying that Thomas is Thomas Saunders, this could make sense as a father-in-law is unlikely to have the same surname as the head of the family. 
 
But there is also a Thomas Andrews in a similar situation in 1851 at Sunrising??, in Morchard.  This census reads;
Name
Relation to
Head of Family
Condition Age Occupation Place of birth
William Andrews Head Married 38 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
Elisabeth Andrews Wife Married 37 Hand loom weaver / Serge Devon Morchard Bishop
George Andrews Son Unmarried 12 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
Louisa Andrews Daughter Unmarried 11 Scholar Devon Morchard Bishop
Thomas Andrews Father in law Widow 64 Pauper Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
 
A problem here is that Thomas is classed as a widow, yet we know that Mary was with their son William and also they still do not have a daughter called Elizabeth.  
There is though an Elizabeth 'Betty' Andrews (1814 – April 1869) who married a William Andrews on the 21st of May 1839 in Morchard.  This Elizabeth is listed as having a father called Thomas, though.  However, some Ancestry trees have Thomas's wife as Mary and some as Elizabeth Jerrett.
 
There does therefore seem to be marriages between Andrews families and there are a lot of Andrews in Devon.
 
There are also records of a Thomas Andrews from Devon being imprisoned on several occasions for larceny.  Of course there are many Thomas Andrews’ in Devon and may not be our Thomas Andrews, but could this be a reason why the 'Sunrising' Thomas is a Pauper, and possibly why Thomas and Mary are not together on census night 1851?
 
 
Ten years later in 1861 and Thomas is unfortunately a widower and is classed as a lodger at the home of Richard Sage, a house called Chilliford in Morchard.  He is there as is his daughter Eliza is housekeeper, who also works as a Serge Weaver.  Listed at the home are five children and classed as ditto below Eliza's name so have been interpreted by Ancestry as Andrews.  Despite the children Richard Sage and Eliza are both classed as unmarried.
 
This does make sense as in 1851 Eliza has a son, William and a daughter, Mary J and she is classed as the head of the household, although at the same address is a Richard Sage who is also classed as a head of the household.  Possibly Richard Sage is the father of Eliza's children, however both he and Eliza are classed as unmarried in both the 1851 and 1861 censuses.  Richard Sage has been connected with the Andrews family since at least 1841.
This census reads;
Name
Relation to
Head of Family
Condition Age Occupation Place of birth
Richard Sage Head Unmarried 45 Agricultural labourer Devon Chawleigh
Eliza Andrews Housekeeper Unmarried 39 Serge Weaver Devon Morchard Bishop
William Andrews Son Unmarried 18 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
Mary Jane Andrews Daughter   13 Scholar Devon Morchard Bishop
Charlotte Ellen Andrews Daughter   10 Scholar Devon Morchard Bishop
John Andrews Son   5 Scholar Devon Morchard Bishop
Elizabeth Andrews Daughter   4   Devon Morchard Bishop
Thomas Andrews Lodger Widower 73 Agricultural labourer Devon Morchard Bishop
 
By the time of the 1871 census in Morchard Bishop Richard Sage is living with his wife 'Lisa' Sage and daughter Charlotte Sage, so perhaps they did marry, though it has not been possible to find.  Eliza was to die as Eliza Sage.  There is no sign of Thomas, however there is a death listed, O/N/D 1865 in Crediton, Devon Volume 5b Page 277.
 
Noted events in Thomas' life were:
*  Living: 1841, Morchard Bishop, Devon. 
*  He worked as an agricultural labourer in 1841.
*  Living: 1861, Chilliford, Morchard Bishop, Devon. 
*  He worked as an agricultural labourer in 1861.
 
 
Thomas married Mary Lee on 26th November 1809 in Morchard Bishop, Devon. 
Children from this marriage were:
i.     John Andrews – (1810 – 8/4/1810)
ii.    Sarah Andrews – (1811 – 1891)
iii.   John Andrews – (1815 – 29/12/1818)
iv.   William Andrews – (1818 - )
v.    Eliza Andrews – (1820 – 1907)
vi.   John Andrews – (1823 - )
vii.  David Andrews – (1825 – 1885)
viii. Jane Andrews – (1828 - )
ix.   Charlotte Andrews – (1832 – 26/12/1834)
 
 
Mary Lee                                                               end of lineage
Was born in 1791 in Crediton, Devon and died before 1861.  Crediton is about seven miles south-east of Morchard Bishop.  Mary died before 1861 as the census reveals that Thomas is a widower by then.
 
In this year, 1791;
  • 21st June, the Ordnance Survey is founded;
  • 4th December, the first issue of The Observer the world's first Sunday newspaper is published.
Noted events in Mary's life were:
*  Living: 1841, Morchard Bishop, Devon. 
*  He worked as an agricultural labourer in 1841.
*  Living: 1851, Stoke Canon, Devon. 
 
Mary married Thomas Andrews on 26th November 1809 in Morchard Bishop, Devon.
 

Ancestors

 
7th Generation 8th Generation 9th Generation  
4th Great Grandparents 5th Great Grandparents 6th Great Grandparents  
       
    David Andrews (1721 - 22/6/1783)  
  David Andrews (1756 - 14/3/1824)    
    Thomasin Glasse (11/5/1717 - 16/1/1785)  
Thomas Andrews (1789 - )      
    John Bennet (1720 - )  
  Jane Bennet (1755 - 7/9/1817)    
    Jane Tucker* (1720 - )  
       
Mary Lee* (1791 - Before 1861)