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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Eighth Generation (4th Great Grand Parents)

Benjamin Isaac & Grace

Abraham Isaac (1757 – 1824)
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 II (1727 – 1760)                   House of Hanover (1714 - 1901)
George III (1760 – 1820)
 
Benjamin Isaac
Benjamin is the son of William Isaac and Joan Atkins and was born or baptised on the 22nd of August 1731 in Martock in Somerset.  He died, or was buried, on the 9th of October 1767 in Martock at the age of 36.
 
In this year, 1731;
  • Legal proceedings in court to be conducted in the English Language;
  • 24th April, celebrated author Daniel Defoe dies at the age of 71.  Defoe was also a trader, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.  His book Robinson Crusoe is second only to the Bible in its number of translations.
 
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
 
Benjamin and Grace are believed to have married in 1754 and on the 26th of January 1755 the couple baptised their first child, Ruth in Martock, presumably in All Saints’ Parish Church.
 
Two years later they baptised a second child, Abraham on the 1st of May 1757 and again it is assumed that the christening took place in All Saints’.
 
Benjamin was a carpenter by trade since from the UK Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices’ Indentures (1710 – 1811) he had an apprentice, Henry Taylor on the 23rd of June 1759.  At this time the register confirms that he was living in Martock.
 
At present nothing else has been found about Benjamin other than he died, or was buried, on the 9th of October 1767 at the age of 36.
 
Noted events in his life were:
*  Living: 23 June 1759, Martock, Somerset.
*  Occupation: 23 June 1759, Carpenter.
 
Grace                                      end of lineage
It is believed that Grace was born in 1737 and died on the 5th of October 1773 in Martock in Somerset.
 
In this year, 1737;
  • Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in America is founded.
 
Benjamin and Grace were married in 1754.
Children from this marriage were:
i.     Ruth Isaac – (1755 - )
ii.    Abraham Isaac (1757 – 1824)
 
 

Ancestors

 
8th Generation 9th Generation 10th Generation  
5th Great Grandparents 6th Great Grandparents 7th Great Grandparents  
       
  William Isaac* (1702 - 31/1/1768)    
       
Benjamin Isaac (22/8/1731 - 9/10/1767)      
    Jeremiah Atkins (1666 - 1717)  
  Joan Atkins (1702 - 28/2/1756)    
    Jane* (1670 - 1728)  
       
Grace* (1737 - 5/10/1773)