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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Eighth Generation (5th Great Grand Parents)

David Andrews & Jane Bennet

Thomas Andrews (1789 - )
William Andrews (1818 - )
John Andrews (1843 - 1922)
John Andrews (1883 – 1942)
John Henry Andrews (1907 - 1971)
Dudley John Andrews (1929 - 2010)
Stephen Andrews (1959 - )
George II (1727 – 1760)
George III (1760 - 1820)
George IV (1820 - 1830)             
David Andrews
David is the son of David Andrews and Thomasin Glasse and was born 1756 and baptised on the 12th of September that year in Morchard Bishop in Devon.  He died on the 14th of March 1824 in Morchard Bishop, at the age of 68.
In this year, 1756;
  • 17th May, Britain declares war on France and the seven years war begins;
  • 20th June, a garrison of the British Army in India is imprisoned for three days in the 'Black Hole of Calcutta';
  • In Glasgow University chemist Joseph Black discovers carbon dioxide.

Morchard Bishop's name reflects its long history; originally called ‘Morchet' from the Celtic words ‘mor' [big/great] and ‘coed' [wood].  Centuries later it was sold to the Bishop of Exeter giving rise to the name Morchet Episcopi, which became Bishop's Morchard and relatively recently Morchard Bishop.  The majority of the village remained under the ownership of the Bishop of Exeter until 1908 when Tatepath Farm, The London Inn (then known as the London Hotel), 49 houses/cottages and various parcels of land were auctioned off.
Morchard is situated in the heart of Devon between Dartmoor and Exmoor, almost midway between the north and south coasts.  It is surrounded by unspoilt hilly farmland comprised of a multitude of fields separated by ancient Devon banks.  Excavations have revealed the earliest evidence of settlement in the area in the form of a Celtic site at Rudge, west of the village.  Pottery from this site was found to be nearly 2,000 years old.  Anglo-Saxons settled in the area after the year 661 following their successful routing of the hill fort at nearby Posbury.
This division of the landscape originates from the 14th and 15th centuries land enclosures that led to the creation of many small farms, primarily dairy and small hamlets.  This produced a class of landless labourers who were dependent on wages.  Weaving developed later, bringing greater prosperity to the village by the late 18th and early 19th  centuries.  The female members of households also undertook dress and lace making.  By this time Morchard had developed a high degree of self-sufficiency evidenced by the wide variety of tradesmen who had developed in the village.  The woollen industry subsequently declined, mainly as a result of the loss of access to the continental markets because of hostilities with France.  In addition, the mechanisation of the Honiton Lace industry drastically reduced the extent of local production.  Added to this, a rapidly expanding population all led to increased ‘poor relief', with many children being apprenticed to farms and also to the heads of wealthier families.  The construction of new roads and the railway in the mid-19th century diverted traffic that previously travelled through the village on what was originally the Saxon route between Barnstaple and Exeter.  These factors all contributed to a decline in the fortunes of the village.
The earliest surviving building in the parish is believed to be Rudge, situated in the south west of the parish.  Despite appearing to be a fine 19th century house, Rudge actually dates to around 1380.

David married Jane Bennet on the 5th of April 1779 in Morchard Bishop.  Jane was already pregnant with their first child, John who was born that year, and they christened him on the 10th of October.

Three years later in 1782 the couple christened their second son, William on the 17th of March in Morchard.  Two years later, in 1784 they had another son, David who they christened on the 14th of November that year in Morchard.  Unfortunately David had a very short life and died just 26 days later on the 10th of December.

Just over a year later on the 18th of December 1785 once again in Morchard and David and Jane were christening another son, and once again they called him David.  Three years passed until the birth of another child, this time a daughter, Elizabeth in 1788.  They baptised her on the 13th of July in Morchard, but Elizabeth was also to have a very short life and she died three months later on the 14th of October.
The following year and happier times returned with the birth of a son, Thomas and of a daughter, Jane.  It is likely that they were twins as the couple baptised them on the 30th of August 1789 in Morchard.  Four years pass before they had another child, Betty in 1793 and they christened her on the 3rd of March that year in Morchard.  Their last child, Robert was born two years later in 1795 and they baptised him on the 30th of May in Morchard.
After the turn of the century it’s believed that on the 11th of December 1800 their son, William died at the age of 18.
On the 26th of November 1809 the couple’s son, 20 year-old Thomas, married 18 year-old Mary Lee in Morchard Bishop.  A year later, in 1810 their daughter, 21 year-old Jane married 18 year-old Daniel Brice in Sampford Peverell in Devon.
On the 7th of September 1817 Jane died in Morchard Bishop at the age of 62.
Just over a year later, on the 13th of September 1818 their 23 year-old son, Robert married 20 year-old Ann Heal in Lapford in Crediton, Devon.
On the 14th of March 1824 John passed away in Morchard Bishop, at the age of 68.  It appears that John lived his whole life in the village.
David married Jane Bennet on the 5th of April 1779 in Morchard Bishop. 
Children from this marriage were:
i.    John Andrews – (1779 – )
ii.   William Andrews – (1782 – 11/12/1800)
iii.  David Andrews – (1784 – 10/12/1784)
iv.  David Andrews – (1785 - )
v.   Elizabeth Andrews – (1788 – 14/10/1788)
vi.  Jane Andrews – (1789 – 1852)
vii. Thomas Andrews – (1789 - )
viii. Betty Andrews – (1793 - )
ix.   Robert Andrews – (1795 – July 1871)
Jane Bennet
Jane is the daughter of John Bennet and Jane Tucker and was born in 1755 and was baptised on the 11th of May that year in Holsworthy in Devon.  Jane died on the 7th of September 1817 in Morchard Bishop in Devon at the age of 62.
There are two baptisms for a Jane Bennet, with parents John and Jane in Holsworthy in Devon, one on the 29th of April 1753 and one on the 11th of May 1755.  The consensus on Ancestry is that 1755 is the correct date.
n this year, 1755;
  • 15th April, Samuel Johnson publishes A Dictionary of the English Language;
  • 24th June, Thomas Whitty originates Axminster Carpets;
  • 9th July, In the French and Indian War, during the Braddock Expedition British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat by French and Indian forces.  During the battle British General Braddock is mortally wounded.  The future first President of the United States, Colonel George Washington survives.

Holsworthy is about thirty miles west of Morchard Bishop.  The original meaning of "Holsworthy" is probably "Heald's enclosure".  Derived from the Old English personal name "Heald" or "Healda", plus "-worthig", an enclosure, farm or estate. An alternative possibility is from Old English "heald" meaning incline or slope.  In the Domesday Book of 1086 the name was recorded as Haldeword and as Haldeurdi (Exon).  It was part of the Hundred of Black Torrington.

Other recorded spellings are Haldwwurth 1228, Halleswrthia -worth(e) -wordi late 12th-1291, Haldeswrthy -wrthi -worth 1277–1389,  Holdesworthe 1308, Healdesworthe c. 1320, Hyallesworthi 1326, Houlsworthy 1675.

Despite the town sign saying it is an ancient port town, Holsworthy is ten miles east from Bude, which is on the coast.


8th Generation 9th Generation 10th Generation  
5th Great Grandparents 6th Great Grandparents 7th Great Grandparents  
    Thomas Andrews (1680 - 19/3/1749)  
  David Andrews (1721 - 22/6/1783)    
    Mary Vinnicomb (1676 - 26/5/1741)  
David Andrews (1756 - 14/3/1824)      
    Thomas Glasse (1694 - 1/6/1740)  
  Thomasin Glasse (11/5/1717 - 16/1/1785)    
    Charitie Collings* (1695 - )  
    Thomas Bennet* ( - )  
  John Bennet (1720 - )    
Jane Bennet (1755 - 7/9/1817)      

Jane Tucker* (1720 - )