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A Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., by Whitmore

MEMOIR

OF

SIR EDMUND ANDROS.

[Illustration]

A

MEMOIR

OF

SIR EDMUND ANDROS, KNT.,

GOVERNOR OF NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA, &c., &c.

WITH A PORTRAIT.

BY WILLIAM HENRY WHITMORE, A.M.

Reprinted from the "Andros Tracts," published by the Prince Society of Boston, N.E.

Boston: PRINTED BY T.R. MARVIN & SON. 1868.

[Illustration:

T.R. MARVIN & SON, PRINTERS, BOSTON.]

SIR EDMUND ANDROS.

Concerning the ancestry of Sir Edmund Andros, the sole printed authority is the memoir in the History of Guernsey by Jonathan Duncan, (London, 1841,) which occupies about three pages in that book. This sketch has been copied by Dr. E.B. O'Callaghan in his "Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York," (ii. 740), and also in a note in Woolley's Journal (GOWAN'S Bibliotheca Americana). It seems that Andros placed on record at Heralds' College a very elaborate pedigree of his family, September 18th, 1686, a few days before he sailed to assume the government of New England. Although this document was used probably by DUNCAN, it is now printed for the first time in full, from a transcript made by Joseph L. Chester, Esq., of London.

* * * * *

The family of Andros, or Andrews as it is more frequently spelt, was of great antiquity in Northamptonshire, being long settled at Winwick in that county. One branch, which was raised in 1641 to the dignity of Baronet, was resident at Denton in the same county; and from the similarity of the arms, it is evident that Sir Edmund claimed the same paternity. The pedigree recorded at Heralds' College is as follows.

[Heralds' College, Book 2 D, XIV. fol. 175b]

ANDROS.--Gules, a saltire or surmounted by another vert, on a chief argent 3 mullets sable. [No crest.]

SAUSMAREZ.--Argent, on a chevron gules between 3 leopards' faces sable as many castles triple towered or. Crest: a falcon affrontant proper, beaked and membered or, [_not_ wings expanded as in the armory.] Supporters: Dexter, a unicorn, tail cowarded, argent; Sinister, a greyhound argent collared gules garnished or.

["This is a true Account of the Marriages and Issues of my family, and of the Armes we have constantly borne since our coming into Guernsey, as also of the Arms Crest and Supporters of Sausmarez whose heir General we married. Witnes my hand this 18th of September, 1686.

"E. ANDROS."]

[Transcriber's Note: In the original, the pedigree below is split across two facing pages. For readability, the split has been retained in this e-book, with bracketed notes as to where the table continues.]

Mr. John Andros, (alias = Judith de Sausmarez only daur: Andrews,) an English Gentleman | of Thomas de Sausmarez Lord of born in Northamptonsh: came | the Seigneurie of Sausmarez, into


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