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1. JOHNb.c.1600 m. c.1640 JOANE ______ (b.c.1621, m.2 Sept. 1671 Philip Atwell, living in 1688) d. June 1671 York, ME John was a farmer in 1648, and lived in Eliot until 1649 when he sold his land and became the first settler at the head of the Braveboat Harbor in York. He was on the jury in 1651 and the grand Jury 1663-64. "Oct.16, 1651 We present Joane Andrews, the wife of John Andrews for an infamous scould and a breaker of the peace and for Conteming Authority in abusing the Governor. It is ordered by this court that Joane Andrews is either forthwith to pay forty shillings fine, or else to receive corporall punishment by having 25 stripes upon the bare skine. John Andrews stands bound for his wifes appearance at the next court in the bond of tenn pounds, for her good behaviour."(1) "We present John Dymond & Joane Andrews for Suspition of incontinency. John Dimond Fined 40s and an act of Seperation is mayd in Court that John Dimond & Joane Andrews are not to Keep company one with another." (2) "March 5, 1651/2 We present Joane Andrews for a Make bayte, making Contention & abusing Goody Mendum whereby shee forfeited her bond upon her good behaviour, for which it is ordered that she is to have twenty Lashes with a whipp upon the bare skine." Joane had called Ms.Mendum 'an Indean Hoare'. (3) 30 June 1653 Joane Andrews was in court for "abusing of a grand jury man per manly threatening and reviling speeches." (4) "Oct.25,1653 Wee present Joane the wife of John Andrews for selling a firkine of butter to Mr. Nicholas Davis which had two stones In it contayneing foureteen pounds 2 oz in weight. This presentment owned by Joane Andrews, & John Andrews her husband is bound in a bond of five pounds that Joane his wife shall stand In a Towne Meeteing at yorke & In a Towne meeteing att Kittery till 2 Howres bee expired with her offence written upon a paper In Cappitall Letters pinned upon her forehead." On the same day, 25 Oct.1653, Thomas Withers presented testimony he said was given by Joane Andrews. Joane denied on oath giving that testimony. (5) June29,1654 "Joane Andrews as itt in Court appeareth for stealeing of certen thinges from Mary Hayle in way of restitution is to restoore unto the sayd M:Hayle thyrty shillings & to pay in 20s to the County Treasury & 14s to the Constable, which shee refuseing itt is to bee ordered by the Court to have Corporall punishment." (6) 6July1657 "Wee present Gowan Willson for frequenting the house of John Andrews suspitiously at unseasonable tymes & for his daly accompaniing of him selfe with Joane Andrews up & downe Pischataqua River about frivelous Occasions, whereby the sd Willson doth neglect his owne wife, children & family, and being warned by a graind Jury man from the evill of his was who tould him that it hee would not disist from that Course hee would Complayne of him to the Court to his shame. Willsons answere was, that hee would not refrayne that house till he was Constrayned by the Court to leave itt.
In reference to Gowan Willsons offences, first this [Court] Injoyneth an Act of seperation betweene the sd Willson & Joane Andrews, & Gowan Willson doth Ingage him selfe unto the Treasure of this County upon the forfiture of Tenn pounds not to come frequently nor unseasonably into the Company of Joane Andrews. 2ly Gowan Willson & Joseph Attkinson due binde them selves in a bond of tenn pounds that the aforesd Willson shall appeare before the Court Houlden at Strawbery banke on Twesday next to putt in good security for his good behaviour to the valew of tenn pounds relateing to his misdemeanurs. Testes Robert Wadleigh, Mis Gunnisun. Gowan paiing 5s the officers fees with an admonition is discharged. Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for frequenting the Company of Gowan Willson at unseasonable tymes at home & abroad very suspitiously to the great discontent of the wife of the said Willson. Witness Robert Wadleigh, Mis Gunnisson. Joane Andrews stands alsoe bound on the forfiture of Tenn pounds by this Act of seperation made now by this Court not to come unseasonably nor suspitiously in Gowan Willson Company."(7) "Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for threatening Goody Whitte at Yorke In a prufayne manner saiing that shee would sweare her self to the Divill but shee would bee avenged of her & shee sware 2 or thrise by the name of god in a profayne manner. Witness Frances Whitte, Magdeline Wiggin. Wee present Joane Andrews the wife of John Andrews for Contempt of Authority In saiing shee Cared not a Toard for Rishworth nor any Magestrate in the world. Witness Frances Whitte, Magdeline Wiggin Joane Andrews for her profayne sweareing & Contempt of authority is Censured by this Court to bee carried out to the post & to have Twenty Lashes given her on the bare skine. Upon the pronounceing of this sentence against Joane Andrews, diverse allegations being make that shee was with child, on which Consideration the Court ordereth that in lew of those 20 stripes, five pounds shall bee payd unto the County Treasurer within 3 moenths, which John Andrews Ingageth to pay in presence of this Court. Joane Andrews being taken In a ly is to answere for it in the next Court. Joane Andrews from 2 of her presentments is acquitted & with an admonition paiing 10s the officers fees is discharged."(8) 1660 Joane Andrews was fined 10s for "being overtaken in drinke". (9) June12,1666 Wee present Joane Andrews for breaking of the Kings Peace. Joane Andrews for her offences is adjudged by the Court to bee carried to the poast & there to have 18 lashes on the bare skine. Which on the 16th day of this instant June were given to her by John Parker the pryson Keeper at Yorke whereby John Andrews is discharged from his bond of Tenn Pounds. Wee Present John Andrews as an high offender against God, & for swearing by the life of God & blood of Christ, & that hee was beyond God & above the heavens & the stars, at which tyme the sayd Andrews did seeme to have drunke two much & did at that tyme Call those witness doggs, toads & hoores bird. Witness Edward Ball, George Palmer."(10)
On July 4,1671 Joane was granted administrator on the estate of her husband, "who by a common fame is deceased" and within a few months she married Philip Atwell, but soon put him out and called herself Andrews. In 1688 Edmund Gatch beat the aged woman. In addition to the parents, the children also got into trouble: Mr. Roger Kelly had had William Hilton jailed for assaulting James Neale. The depositions were taken 20 Dec.1677 before Peter Twisden, Commissioner from the New Hampshire Court. Depositions by Nicholas Bickford, Nathan Quick and James Neele. Roger Kelly's Boat, moored in Smuttynose Cove, shortly afterwards was cast adrift. Soon after this John Andrews, Samson White and William Hilton, "comming home along to the said Kelly's dore of his house, and threatening his men to come out" and fight-which they did not - "but the said Hilton, Andrews and White" being charged with casting her off, Samson White took hold of John Ashe by his neckcloth as he stood at said Kelly's door. Depositions of Robert Andros (age 25) Sampson White John Andros (Andrews) and John Flea: Friday night Dec.14, being in the house of Mr.Ruben Hull and hearing an outcry went out to the end of the house and did see Henry Harvey, James Nealle and John Ashe have holt of William Hilton by the collar, and several of Mr. Roger Kelly's men surrounding said Hilton. Nathan Quicke (age 35) saw William Hilton violently strike Roger Kelly's servant James Neele with an oar. Henry Harvey (age 28) saw William Hilton run at James Neele and strike his down with an oar or a boat's foremast, and strike him several blows after he was down. Elisha Barton (age 22) saw William Hilton passing by Mr. Kelly's door, Henry Harvey called him lubber and logerhead. Said Hilton told said Harvey If he had anything to say to him he should come to him. Then said Harvey with James Neele and John Ash went out and he did run into Mr. Hull's yard "and took up a small canno ower to defend himself, but whether he did strike one of them I know not." John Ashe (age 22) saw John Andrews and William Hilton cast off the moorings of Mr. Kelly's boat. Clement Hardy encouraging them. When I got home John Andrews, Sampson White and William Hilton were challenging Mr.Kelly's family to come out and fight saying we should not make fast on Mallago side. (11) July6,1657 "Wee present the children of John Andrews of Kittery, Saraih & Joane Andrews, Sarah Andrews for breakeing in to the house of Robert Wadleigh & Joane Andrews for standing at the house side as a Confederate. Witnesse William Moore, James Wiggin." Their father in defending them, threatened the homeowner. "Wee present John Andrews for threatening Robert Wadleigh saiing that if hee would not putt up that wrong his daughter had done him, he would sweare that against him that would take away his estate & life, for hee knew his owne oath would passe in his owne Case. Testes Robert Wadleigh, John Mills. John paiing the officers fees 5s with an admonition is discharged."(12) This family had... "issues".
Issue 2I. SARAH b.c.1641, m CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL, d. Nov. 1732 Kittery II. Elizabeth- b.c.1644, m.1. 1664 Robert Winchester (d. 1681 York), 2. 1684 John Card (d. 1693 York), d. 17 Mar. 1731 York III. Anne- b.c.1646, m. John Billing (b.c.1640, d. 1690), d. 1689 IV. Joane- b.c.1649, m.1. John Searle (drowned 4 Jan. 1675 "partly by a blow in the face, partly by water" ), 2. John Ford, living in 1735 V. John- b.c.1652, m. Margaret ______, d. Apr. 1694 York VI. Robert- b.c.1652, d.s.p. 1678 York Ref: (1) Maine Province & Court Records- Vol. I, p.164 (2) Ibid- Vol. I, p..165 (3) Ibid- Vol. I, p.176 (4) Ibid- Vol. II, p.10 (5) Ibid- Vol. II, p.22 (6) Ibidi- Vol. II, p. 27 (7) Ibid- Vol. II, pp. 55-6 (8) Ibid- Vol. II, pp 56-7 (9) Ibid- Vol. II, p.92 (10) Ibid- Vol. I, p. 264 (11) New Hampshire Court Files- No. 15371 (12) Maine Province & Court Records- Vol. II, p. 57 Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.65 "The Lamson Family of Jonesport, Maine"- p.447 "Old Kittery and Her Families"- p. 281