Andrew, Josue, and James Marriner were said to be of French royalty, by my family oral history.
James Marriner built a ship called the "Dover", while in France, and, along with brothers Andre and Josue, sailed to Dover, England. He later sailed to America as Master of the Ship, and landed at Dover, NH. James remained in the NH/DE area.
Andre/Andrew and Josue took the ship "Gergatine" in 1650 from Folkstone, Kent, England and joined James in Dover. By 1662, they had put together enough money to buy a land grant from the King of England, where they became leather dressers and land speculators.
Andrew is found in Portsmouth, NH in 1678, went to Dover, NH by 1680 to accept another land grant, and is listed in Dover as a Tanner in 1681. Andrew is listed as a shoemaker on 6th Oct 1684 in New London, CT.
This is all I have on this part of the family.
In 1683, an Andrew and John Marriner can be found in Boston. This Andrew, probably the son of John Marriner, married Franciel Ruth Holland or Hollard about 1684; she was said to have come from French royalty.
Andrew and Ruth had five or six children: Margaret, Ruth, Priscilla, and Twins George and Andrew, all born in Boston between 1685 and 1690, and, perhaps, Thomas, born later in New York City.
Andrew is listed in Boston on 13 May 1689. He owned nearly half of Boston at that time. On 21 Oct 1695 and on 15 Oct 1698, he sold a house and land, and there is a record of those sales.
On 27 Sep 1703, Andrew is listed as a leather dresser in NYC. He was also a doctor who owned four city blocks at the tip of Manhattan, including Battery Park and the land that the World Trade Center sat on. He died in 1710 and was buried in Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, New York.
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