52 Ancestors – Week 409: #632 Andrew Phillips (1661-1717) of Charlestown, Massachusetts

Andrew Phillips (1661-1717)  is #632 on my Ahnentafel  Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who marrie#633 Sarah Smith (1661-1737) in 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by:

* their son #316 Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746) who married #317 My Smith (1698-1746) in 1717 .
* their son #108 John Phillips (1722-1800) who married #109 Hannah Smith (1725-1774) in 1749.
*  their #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) who married #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) who married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) who married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Identify:                       Andrew Phillips[1–5]
*  Intercourse:                          Male
*  Father:                      Andrew Phillips 1630-????
*  Mom:                    Elizabeth  1635-????
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Beginning:                       about 1661, most likely Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1]
*  Baptism:                  6 February 1686/7 (about age 25), “age 25, son of Andrew;” First Church in Charlestown, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1]
*  Loss of life:                     10 December 1717 (about age 56), Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Probate:                  17 December 1717 (about age 56), will proved; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:               Sarah Smith 1661-1737
*  Marriage 1:            11 November 1683 (about age 22), Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–3]
*  Little one 1:                 Andrew Phillips 1687-1755
*  Little one 2:                 Ebenezer Phillips 1695-1746
*  Little one 3:                 Joanna Phillips 1697-1726
*  Little one 4:                 Samuel Phillips 1699-1722
                   
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

The household data for Andrew Phillips are included in Quantity 2 of the ebook by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Family tree and Estates of Charlestown”, New England Historical past Press, Somersworth NH, 1869
Andrew Phillips was born in about 1661, most likely in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (–?–) Phillips of Charlestown[1].  He was baptized within the First Church of Charlestown on 6 February 1686/7 at age 25, after his marriage, and admitted to the church on 24 August 1687[1].
Andrew married Sarah Smith (1661-1737), the daughter of Michael and Joan (Greatest) Smith of Malden, on 11 November 1683 in Charlestown[1-3].   That they had 4 youngsters, all born or baptized within the Charlestown data:
*  Andrew Phillips (1687-1755), married 1706 Mary Covell (1686-1734).
*  Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746), married about 1717 Mary Smith (1698-1746).
*  Joanna Phillips (1697-1726), married 1723 Jonathan Lawrence (1696-1773).
*  Samuel Phillips (1699-1722).
Andrew and spouse Sarah had been deeded 10.5 acres of land within the 2nd Division in Malden, close to Studying, by her father Michael Smith in 1686.  The land was bounded northwest by Peter Tufts, southwest by John Smith, northeast by John Tucker, and northwest by Samuel Phipps[1].
Andrew Phillips purchased 20 acres of land in Charlestown from Joseph Phipps, bounded west by Eleazer Phillips, east by Samuel Carter, north by John Fosdick, and south by Lieutenant Waters.  The deed was dated 1699, and recorded in 1704[1].
Andrew Phillips purchased 16 acres of land in Charlestown from Jonathan Tufts, bounded north by T. Millard, west by Samuel Smith, and south and east by land of Andrew Phillips.  The deed was recorded in 1701[1].
Andrew Phillips purchased ten acres of land in Charlestown from Edward Wilson, bounded north by P. Hay, south by Thomas Wesson, and east and west by land of Andrew Phillips.  Additionally, two acres of land in Charlestown, bounded north by Sergeant Carter, east by F. Willoughby, south by Jonathan Cary. The deeds had been dated 1703, and recorded in 1718[1].
Andrew Phillips bought heaps to S. Gould in 1712, recorded in 1715. He additionally purchased 30 acres of land from N. Dunton in 1714.  He bought this property to P. Hay in 1714, after which purchased it once more in 1715. and he bought 14 acres of it to W. Bryant in 1715, recorded in 1718[1].
Andrew Phillips died 10 December 1717 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, at age 56[1,4].  His burial location has not been discovered.
Andrew Phillips of Charlestown died testate, and his probate papers are in Middlesex County Probate Courtroom Information, Packet #17,297[5]. The need of Andrew Phillips of Charlestown was written on 5 December 1717, and proved 17 December 1721.  The need transcription is:
“Within the Identify of God Amen.  Ye fifth Day of December 1717:  I Andrew Phillips of Charlestown in ye County of Midalsix in New England Husbandman being very sick & weak of Physique However of excellent thoughts & reminiscence Thanks be to god for It.  Subsequently Calling to Thoughts ye Mortallity of my Physique & realizing yt it’s appointed for all Males As soon as to Dy, Doo Make & Ordain ys My final will and Testomony yt is to say principally & to begin with I Give & recomend my Soule into ye palms of God yt Gave it and my Physique I Recomend to ye Earth to be Buried in a Respectable Buriall at ye Discression of my Executor nothing Doubting however at The Normal Resurection I Shall Obtain ye identical Once more By ye Mighty energy of god, & as Touchiong Such Worldly Property wherewith it hath happy God to bless me with on this life:  I Give Demise & Get rid of ye Similar in ye following Method & kind:

“Imprimus I Give & Bequeath to Sarah my Dearly Beloved Spouse One third of ye Revenue of my Property Dureing her naturall life & all ye Moveable Items inside My home & Ten Twine of Wooden yearly Lower & dropped at her home & ye Greatest Room in my home so long as she stays my widow.

“Merchandise  I give to my Properly Beloved Son Andrew Phillips ye Summ of forty kilos;  Ten pound of the sd forty to be paid Two years after my Decease & Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Dearly Beloved Wives Decease until ye entire be paid.

“Merchandise  I give to my Properly Beloved Son Ebenezer Phillips thirty thre acres of land mendacity & being in Charlestown Butted & Bounded Northwardly by Peter Hay & Ebenezer Damon, Southwardly by the freeway and Andrew Phillips & ye freeway Eastwardly by ye land of Henery Phillips, Westwardly by Peter Hay & a part of quite a bit I Purchased of Elias Brigden Butted & Bounded Northwardly be ye land of Thomas Miller, Southwardly by ye land of Andrew Phillips, Eastwardly by ye land of Thomas Miller, Westwardly by ye freeway And Henery Phillips Togeth with all Timer and Standing mendacity or Being yt on, to him & to his heirs eternally, & one third a part of ye moveables upon my place with out Doorways I alsoe Doe give to my son Ebenezer Phillips.  I Doe additionally will yt my son Ebenezer Doth Lower and Carry to ye home of Sarah my spouse 5 Cords of wooden  yearly As long as she Stays my Widow.  I Doe additionally Will yt my Son Ebenezer Shall pay to his Brother Andrew Phillips ye Summ of Twenty kilos to Be paid 5 kilos two years after my Decease & 5 kilos a 12 months after Sarah My Wives Loss of life yearly until ye Entire Summ of twenty kilos be paid to ye sd Andrew Phillips or his heirs or assigne.  Additionally to pay to my Daughter Johanna Phillips ye Summ of fifty kilos & additionally to be paid Twenty 5 kilos at my Decease & ye Cow & ye Relaxation a part of ye fifty kilos, Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye Entire Summ of fifty kilos in Mony be paid.

“Merchandise  I Give to my Son Samuell Phillips Twenty two Acres of Land wth a home Orchard & all ye Buildings upon Bounded Southerly by Kendal Parker & Peter Hay Northwardly by ye freeway Eastwardly by ye land of James Taylor Westwardly by ye freeway, & Seven Acres I Purchased of Thomas Eaton Butted & Bounded Eastwardly by ye freeway Westwardly by ye Land of James Hay Southwardly by ye land of Peter Hay, additionally Six Acres of land Butted & Bounded by ye land I gave to my son Ebenezer Phillips earlier than talked about & expresed, westwardly by Peter Hay Northwardly (Eastwardly) by Ebenezer Phillips Southwardly by ye freeway, additionally 5 Acres offe yt lott I Purchased of Elias Brigden additionally one third a part of ye moveables with out Doorways Belonging to my Property. I Doe additionally Will yt my Son Samuell Phillips shall pay to Sarah my Spouse 5 Cords of wooden a 12 months yearly to be Lower and dropped at her home so long as She Stays My Widow & if She be maried to once more yt Totally to faill, & alsoe Samuel Phillips my son Shall pay to his Brother Andrew Phillips twenty kilos wch is to be payd 5 kilos Two years after my Decease & fivep ounds a 12 months after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye entire summ of twenty kilos be payed, additionally to pay to my Daughter Johanna Phillips ye Summ of fifty kilos, & additionally (to be payed) twenty 5 kilos & ye cow at my Decease & ye Relaxation a part of the fiftie to be paid Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye entire be paid.

“Merchandise  I Give to my sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips ye Summ of fourtenn kilos Mony yt is Due by a Bond to me from Ebenezer Knight Bearing Date Might 1715 Togather with all different Money owed Due and oweing to me to be Equally Divided Betwen them.

“Merchandise  I Doe give to my Properly Beloved Daughter Johanah Phillips ye Summ of One Hundred kilos in Mony & Two Cows to be paid to her by my sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips as it’s afforementioned & Specified on this will.  The The reason why I Doe Not Give to my son Andrew Phillips no extra is, first As a result of he hath Obtained thirty eight kilos in mony already, additionally ye assist of Constructing of his home & Breaking apart of land & additionally the Promoting of Wooden & Timber of off my land & additionally his goeing away from me at ye Age of Nineteen years.

“Merchandise  I Give to my Properly Beloved Son Ebenezer Phillips Whom I likewise Represent Make & Ordain My Solely & Sole Executor of this my final Will & Testomony.  I moreover Will yt … monie is within the Home Doe Not pay the funerall costs & yt my Sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips Shall pay Equally ye a part of yt funrl Costs & I Doe hereby completely Dissallow, Revoke & Disanull all and each Different former Testomony, Wills & Legasies Bequests & Executors by Me in Any Methods Earlier than ye Time Named Willed & Bequeathed Rattifying & Confirming this & no different to be my final Will & Testomony In Witness Whereof I’ve Set My hand & Seallo ye Day & 12 months Above Written.

“Signed Sealed Printed & Pronounced &
Declared by ye sd Andrew Phillips as his final
Will & Testomony in ye Presence of us ye
Subscribers…Andrew Phillips

Daniel Gould
Thomas Miller
Nathaniel Cowdrey”
The need was proved at Cambridge on 17 December 1717, with Ebenezer Phillips posting a 500 pound bond, and with the consent of Samuel Phillips, the widow Sarah Phillips, and Joanna Phillips[5].
5.  SOURCES

1. Thomas Bellows Wyman, Family tree and Estates of Charlestown of the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, Two Volumes  ( Boston, Mass. : David clapp & Sons, 1879),, Quantity 2, web page 746, Andrew Phillips household sketch.

2. Roger D. Joslyn, Very important Information of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), 3 Volumes, Quantity 1, Marriages, web page 119, entry for Andrew Phillips and Sarah Smith of Malden, 11 November 1683.

3. “Massachusetts, U.S., City and Very important Information, 1620-1988,” listed database and digital picture, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com, accessed 23 July 2013), Charlestown > Archives Births Marriages Deaths > 1629-1800, Marriages, web page 381 (picture 250 of 385), Andrew Phillips and Sarah Smith entry, 11 November 1683.

4. Roger D. Joslyn, Very important Information of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850, Quantity 1, web page 250, Deaths, Andrew Phillips entry, 10 December 1717.

5. “Probate Information 1648-1924 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts),”  Household Historical past Library (Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah), on 886 FHL US/CAN Microfilms, Probate Packet Packet #17,297, Andrew Phillips of Charlestown, 1717, accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 0,421,489.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow urged a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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