ANDREWS FAMILY TREE

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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)

Abraham Isaac & Sarah Weakley

Henry Isaac (1813 – 1842)
Elizabeth Isaac (1841 – 1911)
John Andrews (1883 – 1942)
John Henry Andrews (1907 - 1971)
Dudley John Andrews (1929 - 2010)
Stephen Michael Andrews (1959 – )
 
George III (1760 - 1820)                 House of Hanover (1714 - 1901)
George IV (1820 - 1830)
William IV (1830 - 1837)
Victoria (1837 – 1901) 
 
Abraham Isaac
Abraham is the son of Benjamin Isaac and Grace and was baptised on the 1st of May 1757 in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock in Somerset.  He was buried, on the same day as his 31 year-old son Abraham, in All Saints’ on the 5th of May 1824 at the of 67.
 
In this year, 1757;
  • 2nd January, Robert Clive captures Calcutta in India;
  • 23rd June, 3000 troops under the command of Robert Clive defeat an Indian army of 50 000 in the Battle of Plassey in Bengal.
 
Martock is about four miles from Kingsbury Episcopi where Ann is from.  It was known in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Mertoch.  It means 'Rising bright from the shining sea' from the Old English 'meretorht'.  It was the property of Queen Eagdith, wife of Godwin and mother of Earl Harold, Harold II.  By 1066 it was the property of Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor.  The word root, 'Mer' can also refer to a 'boundary or shore line' from the Old English 'maere'.  It is possible that the name included the Old English element 'stoc' meaning 'by a lake'.
 
An alternative theory to the origin of the name comes from the Old English words 'mart' meaning market and 'ac' for oak.  This might relate to an oak tree on the spot now occupied by the Market House or more precisely the column there.
 
Dating from the 13th century All Saints' Anglican Church is the Parish Church of Martock and is a Grade I listed building.  The church was acquired by the Treasurer of Wells Cathedral in 1227 and he became the rector and patron of the church, living in the Treasurer's House.  The tower dates from around 1505, in four stages, with offset corner buttresses to the full height of the tower, to replace the previous one over the central crossing.  At the same time the rest of the church was also restored and expanded. This expansion was paid for by Lady Margaret Beaufort. 
In July 1645 the church was used as a billet and damaged by the troops of Oliver Cromwell after a battle at Bridgwater, this included the removal of the statues of saints from niches in the clerestory.  The church was in the early 1800s, and also in 1883–84 when a new pulpit was installed.  The interior includes a stucco plaster altar and an organ which was previously in Wells Cathedral.
In 1919 the Lady Chapel was restored and furnished, and a screen added across the aisle arch. In 1921 the Jacobean altar table, which had long been used as a vestry table, was repaired and replaced as the High Altar.
All Saints' Martock
 
On Wednesday the 3rd of November 1778, after banns were read on the 18th and 25th of October and on the 1st of November, Abraham married Ruth Hartt in Martock, presumably at All Saints’.  At the time of the marriage Abraham was working as a cordwainer.  Ruth was born about 1756.
 
A cordwainer is a shoemaker who makes new shoes from new leather. The cordwainer's trade can be contrasted with the cobbler's trade, according to a tradition in Britain that restricted cobblers to repairing shoes.
 
Ruth was pregnant when the couple married as just two months later their son, William was born or baptised on the 9th of January 1779 in Martock.  It is believed that another son, Joseph was born in 1780, however Joseph married Elizabeth Snow on the 21st of September 1794 in Martock.  He would have been just 14, so either Joseph was born earlier or the wedding refers to another Joseph Isaac.
 
A third son was christened John on the 13th of April 1784 in All Saints’.  The following year on the 29th of June 1785 Ruth gave birth to their first daughter.  At her christening two months later on the 24th of August in All Saints’ they baptised her Grace.
 
All Saints’ saw another christening on the 21st of August 1786 when Abraham and Ruth baptised Thomas.  Sadly Thomas was not to have a long life and just two years later he died.
 
Mary, their sixth child, was born on the 5th of April 1788 in Martock and baptised four months later on the 24th of August in All Saints’.  The following year they baptised Ann on the 21st of August 1789 in All Saints’ Church.
 
On the 5th of September 1790 they christened another son, the second to be baptised Thomas.  It was three years later when the couple baptised another son, this time they christened him Abraham after his father, on the 21st of August 1793 in All Saints’ Church.  The 21st of August appears to be a very popular day for baptisms as this is the third, over the years, to take place on that date.
 
 
George was born on the 31st of May 1794 in Martock, but Abraham and Ruth did not baptise him until the 10th of February 1796 when they baptised his sister Margaret at the same time.  She had been born earlier in 1796.
 
Just two months later celebrations turned to grief when on the 5th of April 1796 Abraham and Ruth lost their son 12 year-old son John.
 
Another daughter was christened on the 18th of February 1798 in All Saints’ when Abraham and Ruth christened her Sarah.
 
After the turn of the century on the 29th of August 1802 the couple baptised their last child, John at the age of in All Saints'.
 
Three years after the birth of her last child John, Ruth died on the 16th of December 1809 in Martock at the age of 53.
 
Abraham and Ruth had 13 children;
i.     William Isaac – (8/1/1779 – 1841)
ii.    Joseph Isaac – (1780 – 1848)
iii.   John Isaac – (1784 – 5/4/1796)
iv.   Grace Isaac – (29/6/1785 - )
v.    Thomas Isaac – (1786 – 1788)
vi.   Mary Isaac – (5/4/1788 – )
vii.  Ann Isaac – (1789 - )
viii. Thomas Isaac – (1790 – 30/6/1871)
ix.   Abraham Isaac – (1793 – 1824)
x.    George Isaac – (1794 – 1860)
xi.   Margaret Isaac – (1796 – 4/2/1871)
xii.  Sarah Isaac – (1798 – 1820)
xiii. John Isaac – (1800 – 31/3/1872)
 
 
Two years after Ruth’s death Abraham remarried.  On the 15th of April 1811 he wed Sarah Weakley in All Saints’.  Almost twenty years younger Sarah was 35 years-old whilst Abraham was 54 years-old.  It is likely that Sarah was pregnant at the time of the wedding as the couple had their first child in 1811 and named him George.
 
George was likely to have been born early to mid-1811 as the couple christened a daughter, Elizabeth on the 18th of March 1812 presumably in All Saints’.  She was followed the following year by Henry who was christened on the 30th of July 1813.
 
Walter was born the following year on the 27th of November 1814 and baptised three weeks later on the 21st of December in Martock.  At this time Abraham is still working as a cordwainer.  The couple’s last child was Sophia who was born in 1816 in Martock.
 
On the 17th of April 1817 Abraham’s eldest child, 38 year-old William married 28 year-old Grace in Martock.
 
Eight months later on the 19th of January 1818 Abraham’s daughter, 29 year-old Mary married 33 year-old William Bishop in All Saints’ Church.  Mary signed the marriage with her mark and it was witnessed by Abraham, though it is not known if it was her father or brother, but it is likely to be her father.  Later that year on the 8th of October Abraham's daughter, 22 year-old Margaret married 40 year-old widower Samuel Palmer in All Saints'.  Margaret also signed the marriage with her mark and it was witnessed by Abraham.
 
It’s believed that Abraham’s daughter, 22 year-old Sarah died in Martock in 1820.
 
Abraham died in 1824 and was buried on the 5th of May in All Saints’ with his son Abraham junior who was 31.  It appears that the father of 18 lived and worked his entire life in Martock.
 
Noted events in his life were:
*  Living: 3rd November 1778, Martock, Somerset.
*  Occupation: 3rd November 1778, Cordwainer.
*  Living: 21st December 1814 Martock, Somerset, from the baptism of Walter.
*  Occupation: 21st December 1814 Cordwainer, from the baptism of Walter.
*  Occupation: Shoemaker, from the wedding of daughter Elizabeth on 29/12/1853.
 
   
Sarah Weakley
Sarah is the daughter of Matthew Weakley and Mary Howitt and was born in 1766 in Martock, Somerset and died in 1851 in Martock at the age of 75. 
 
In this year, 1766;
  • 1st January, Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") becomes the new Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain as King Charles III and figurehead for Jacobitism, on the death of his father James Francis Edward Stuart, Pretender since 1701;
  • 4th October, France formally cedes its rights to the Malouines Islands to Spain.  On the 24th of March, Spain renames the islands the Malvinas, and in 1833, the United Kingdom captures the two islets from Argentina and renames them the Falkland Islands.  Consequences of this action remain today.
 
At 58 years-old Sarah was widowed following the death of her husband, Abraham in 1824. 
 
On the 4th of February 1836 Sarah’s 21 year-old son, Walter married 23 year-old Mary Warner in Martock.
 
In 1841 Abraham’s eldest child, 62 year-old William died in Martock.  Also in that year, on the 27th of May, Sarah’s 28 year-old son, shoe maker Henry married Ann Inder in All Saints’ Church.
 
The following year, on the 29th of July 1842 Sarah lost her son, 29 year-old Henry.  He was buried on the 4th of August in All Saints’ Church.  Later that year on the 20th of October 1842 she was celebrating the wedding of her youngest child, 26 year-old Sophia to 27 year-old Thomas Richards in Martock also in All Saints’ Church.
 
 Six years later in 1848 his second child, 68 year-old Joseph also died in Martock.
 
The 1851 census of the 30th of March shows that Sarah is the head of the family and a widow, she is with her daughter Elizabeth Isaac and stepson George Isaac aged 56.  Both Sarah and Elizabeth are working as school mistresses.
 
Also the census shows that just two households away is her daughter, dress maker Sophia and her family.
 
Just after the census was taken Sarah died.  Her death is recorded as A/M/J 1851, Wells, Somerset, Volume 10 Page 382.
 
Noted events in her life were:
*  Living: 21st December 1814 Martock, Somerset, from the baptism of Walter.
*  Living: 1851 Martock, Somerset.
*  Occupation: 1851 School mistress.
 
Abraham and Sarah were married on the 15th of April 1811 in All Saints’ Parish Church in Martock, Somerset. 
 
Children from this marriage were:
i.    George Isaac – (1811 – )
ii.   Elizabeth Isaac – (1812 – 1874)
iii.  Henry Isaac – (1813 – 29/7/1842)
iv.  Walter Isaac – (27/11/1814 – 1883)
v.   Sophia Isaac – (1816 – 1861)
 
 

Ancestors

 
7th Generation 8th Generation 9th Generation  
4th Great Grandparents 5th Great Grandparents 6th Great Grandparents  
       
    William Isaac* (1702 - 31/1/1768)  
  Benjamin Isaac (22/8/1731 - 9/10/1767)    
    Joan Atkins (1702 - 28/2/1756)  
Abraham Isaac (1757 - 1824)      
       
  Grace* (1737 - 5/10/1773)    
       
       
    John Weakley (1722 - 1767)  
  Matthew Weakley (1753 - 1826)    
    Mary Hillyard (1725 - 21/8/1777)  
Sarah Weakley (1776 - 1851)      
       
  Mary Howlit* (1753 - 1789)