Thomas Andrews

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Andrews was born in 1848, in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Andrews, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Billing, was 34. He married Elizabeth Taylor Read in 1868, in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Passenham, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 50 years and Calverton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 25 October 1904, in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56, and was buried in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Andrews
Elizabeth Taylor Read
Marriage: 1868
Richard Hancock Andrews
Jane Elizabeth Andrews
Rosetta Andrews
Flora Maria Andrews
Francis Andrew Andrews

Sources (12)

  • Thomas Andrews in household of James Andrews, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Andrews, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Thomas Andrews, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


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Name Meaning

English: variant of Andrew , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Polish Andrzejewski , Slovenian Andrejčič, Serbian and Croatian Andrić (see Andric ), and Czech Ondráček (see Ondracek ).

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Aindreis or Irish Mac Aindriú, see McAndrew .

History: This was a common name among the early settlers in New England. Robert Andrews emigrated in 1635 from Norwich, England, to Ipswich, MA. Even before 1635, one Thomas Andrews is recorded as being established in Hingham. A certain William Andrews was a member of John Davenport's company, which sailed from Boston in 1638 to found the New Haven colony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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