Andrew WESCOTT is my seventh great grandfather. Andrew was born to Richard and Hannah (HALEY) WESCOTT between 1698 and 1705 in York, Maine. Andrew had a terrible time with the courts, beginning in 4 October 1726 and ending soon before his believed death, he was set before the court nineteen times; fifteen for debt, two for bastardy, one for ejectment and another as a scire facies [a writ requiring a person to show why a judgment regarding a record or patent should not be enforced or annulled]; two of the debt cases as a plaintiff. Andrew met Margaret TUCKER before 1726, they had two children: a son and daughter Hannah. Andrew filed marriage intentions 19 April 1729 to marry Deborah WEBBER. Andrew and Deborah had six children: Josiah, Alice, William, Samuel, Mercy and Anna. Andrew purchased three acres of land in Cape Neddick, Maine for £28 on July 28 1730; they lived at this residence for close to thirty years before losing the property due to debt. Andrew is believed to have been at the capture of Louisburg in the King George’s War, he is listed as a hero in some accounts of the events of the capture, but no official records have surfaced. Andrew’s occupations were often listed as: wheelwright, housewright and house carpenter. There are no records of Andrew after 12 October 1767, his believed death date.
A note about Deborah WEBBER:
“On 1 April 1718, “Deborah WEBBER Junior” was brought before the court “for having a bastard child.” She accused Jacob PERKINS of York and Wells (born 1685) [he happens to be my eighth great grandfather through another line] of fathering a son, Joseph PERKINS, born at York on 8 February 1717/18 [my seventh great grand uncle through Jacob PERKINS, and sixth great grand uncle through Deborah]. Jacob PERKINS subsequently denied the accusation, posted a bond of £50 support, paid court fees, and was “acquitted” (possibly dismissed after posting bond). Deborah’s charge was dispensed with quite differently: The court ordered that she “receive Ten Stripes on her naked back at the post & pay fees of Court 8s, or pay a fine of 30 shillings and fees…”
 Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 18 September 2013), Andrew Wescott birth between 1698-1705. Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 739.
 Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine.” Maine Department of the Secrectary of State, “Maine Court Records, 1696-1854,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 18 September 2013), Andrew Wescott.
 Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 September 2013), Andrew Westscoat [Wescott] and Deborah Webber jun., 19 Apr 1729, York, York, Maine.
 Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine.”