My direct line ANDREWS family has been traced back to Martock in Somerset - twice over.

There are a number of ANDREWS families in the area and it is highly likely they are related.

As with all genealogical research, we stand on the shoulders of others.
Whereas any errors of interpretation of the records that I've included in these pages is entirely my own fault, for the work on the ANDREWS families of Martock I am particularly indebted to cousin Sue for sharing her research with me over the years.
We've come a long way since we both started out on this journey about the same time all those years ago!

Descendant charts

Connected Gibson/Gipson families


It would be good to find out whether or not there is a relationship between the ANDREWS families listed above.
The common factor is Martock, Somerset

If you are a male on a direct male line to any of the ANDREWS progenitors listed here, or any others for that matter, do please consider joining the ANDREWS Surname DNA project.
A subsidy may be available to assist a suitable yDNA candidate.
Enquiries welcome! Please use the contact email in the footer.
With the explosion of interest in DNA testing the following charts and comments are well out of date and it is rather hard to keep track. An extract of that overall ANDREWS project that is of relevance to this research may be found on DNASurnames.
It's not only the ANDREWS males that can have the DNA fun - ANY descendant has autosomal DNA.
The files from the main companies may be uploaded to for cross company comparison, but should you be a descendant of these ANDREWS families and on FamilyTreeDNA, please consider joining my autosomal DNA project there FFLornaHen.
Read how to uploads to FamilyTreeDNA from other companies here.

The table below shows the total shared atDNA detected (as at Oct 2017) between known descendants of the Andrews or Gibson families above.
Only those who have uploaded to GEDMatch are included as the table is adapted from their Muliple Kit Analysis tool.
Andrews/Gibson shared DNA totals
Andrews/Gibson shared DNA by total shared
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The chromosome map to the left shows the segments of autosomal DNA (atDNA) segments attributable to Simon ANDREWS or Jane GIBSON or their ancestors.
The key (DescXXXX or TG) shows each match between a Descendant of XXXX where XXXX is a child of Simon and Jane's and TG is a match with another test participant triangulated as sharing a common ancestor somewhere/when back up Simon and Jane's ancestry.
NB the descendant of Isabella PURDIE is a double relative of the descendants of George Gibson (Gib), so some segments may actually belong to his other connection, not ANDREWS or GIBSON.

The outline chart below shows which lines have a representative who has tested their atDNA to contribute to the above (ie FamilyFinder test at FamilyTreeDNA, or the tests offered by Ancestry, MyHeritage, or 23andme*, all of which being able to be compared on
We now (Jun 2019) have at least one atDNA tested descendant for each of Simon & Jane's descendants who survived to adulthood. More always welcome, eg from those with sole reps (as far as is known): Elizabeth (married Bishop) and Mary (married Faull) 

Any descendant of any of Simon's siblings would be most welcome as they would allow us to highlight which segments are ANDREWS and which are Jane GIBSON's ancestry. Which is still very useful, although she is no longer the 27 yr brickwall (<a herf=""> refers<a>).
How about another descendant of Simon's niece Mary Ann dtr of John and Tabitha (HUNT) ANDREWS (marr. Ebenezer GRIFFIN, emigrated to Taranaki around 1875/6)?
Or any descendant of Abraham (marr. Mary Ann CHANT, settled in London)?
Or more of the Canadian contingent down from Simon's brother William?

Andrews/Wines lines represented/needed by atDNA tests
John Andrews
(say 1685 - 1719)
John Andrews
(cir. 1712 - 1776)
Thomas Andrews
(cir. 1745 - 1820)
John Andrews
(cir. 1777 - cir. 1867)
John Andrews
(cir. 1809 - cir. 1845)
Mary A. Andrews
(cir. 1836 - 1883)
Simon Andrews
(1814 - 1900)
Sarah Andrews
(1840 - 1869)
John Andrews
(1842 - 1932)
William Andrews
(1844 - 1895)
Mary R. Andrews
(1845 - 1923)
Fred Andrews
(1847 - 1923)
Elizabeth Andrews
(1849 - 1895)
George G. Andrews
(1851 - 1920)
Anna M. Andrews
(1853 - 1938)
William Andrews
(cir. 1817 - 1892)
Henry Andrews
(1862 - 1938)
Abraham Andrews
(cir. 1823 - 1863)
Joseph Andrews
(cir. 1717 - 1766)
Betty Andrews
(cir. 1746 - cir. 1786)
Joanna Andrews
(cir. 1749 - )
Joseph Andrews
(cir. 1752 - 1815)


Hatch, match and despatch places for those included in this site, ie my direct line ANDREWS, plus any of the Martock ANDREWS from the above trees that have been included for some reason.
Make sure you zoom right in, as there can be green balloons for birth places, and red ones for death places. Some balloons are hiding others.
ANDREWS descendants (and spice): BDM events
Where assorted ANDREWS descendants were hatched matched and despatched (Births & Marriages green, Deaths & Burials red)