Andrew Sanford

Male 1617 - 1684


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  • Name  Andrew Sanford 
    Born  01 Nov 1617  Stansted-Mountfitchet, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Sep 1684  Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  06 Sep 1684  Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mr. Sanford left a will dated Sept. 6, 1684. The inventory of his estate is dated Oct. 16, 1684. the will mentions the oldest son Andrew, son Ezekiel, eldest daughter Mary, daughter Hannah, and "the three younger ones." "If any of these die, their portions to go to the remaining daughters." (New Haven Pro. Rec. Book 1, p. 130.)
    Notes 
    • ANDREW SANFORD baptized 1 Nov 1617, Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex Co., England ... , died 1684, Milford, Ct.; married (1) Mary ______, died 1662; married (2) Sarah, daughter of William Gibbard, of New Haven, Ct. Her mother was a daughter of Edmund Tapp of Milford, and sister to the wife of Gov. Robert Treat.

      The first record of him is in Hartford in 1651. His residence was on what is now lot 74 on Burr St. On May 21, 1657, he was made Freeman and was made Chimney Viewer in June, 1662. It is very likely that he was in Hartford and married as early as 1638 and the first two children born soon thereafter. The records state that Mary, his second child, was of marriageable age in 1667.

      He and wife certainly got into serious trouble in Hartford. They were both indicted for witchcraft or for holding public meetings other than those prescribed by the elders or for dealings with "Sathan." The records show that he was "accused" June 6, 1662, and very soon after tried in court by a jury; that the verdict of the jury was, "some thought guilty, some strongly suspected," result, a disagreement.

      It further appears that the wife Mary was indicted June 13, 1662, and soon tried, whether with her husband has not been learned. The verdict in her case, it is certain, was "Guilty," which of course meant execution. The actual record of the execution has not been found, but it is morally certain that she was executed. John M. Taylor in his "Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut" states that she was executed. In the preparation of that work, as he states, in a letter to Mr. F. A. Sanford, No. 303 in this family [Andrew's], of Nov. 14, 1910, (to whom the author is indebted for assistance in this matter), he (Taylor) had access to the notes of the late Dr. Charles J. Hoadley who made an exhaustive research of some years since on the subject of witchcraft. His vol. of memoranda is now held by Mr. George E. Hoadley of New Haven. For the trial of Mrs. Sanford, see page 151. Andrew's trial will be found in the same volume. See also records of "Particular Court" vol. 2, pages 174-5, in the office of Secretary of State and State Librarian, Hartford, Ct.

      The fact, too, that Mr. Sanford not long after these trials, had married again goes to show that his first wife had died.

      A recent article (1910) in the New England Historical Magazine refers to the Sanfords of Hartford, Ct. as being "All Quakers." In and under Hartford Colonial law Quakers were classed as and with heretics. Quite a good many Quakers and Heretics were executed in New England in colonial times. So we need not look upon the case of Mary Sanford as a strange one. On going to Milford in 1667 he and his second wife accepted the situation, and joined the church, March 4, 1671.
    Person ID  I28442  Bryant
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2006 

    Father  Ezekiel Sanford,   b. 20 Feb 1586, Stansted-Mountfitchet, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1683, Stansted-Mountfitchet, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rose Warner,   b. 1588, Broad Oak, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Great Waltham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1607  Broad Oak, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1705  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Gibbard,   b. 20 Oct 1648, New Haven, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1670  Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F2413  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary,   b. Abt 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 13 Jun 1662, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1641  probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2414  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Hester Wakefield 
    Married  Aft 13 Jun 1662  probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2415  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Nov 1617 - Stansted-Mountfitchet, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1641 - probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 13 Jun 1662 - probably, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1670 - Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1684 - Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 06 Sep 1684 - Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S141] IGI, LDS.


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