1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Pettit Andrews

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:7.



JAMES PETIT ANDREWS, F.S.A. was the younger son of Joseph Andrews, Esq. of Shaw House, near Newbury, Berks; was educated by a private tutor, the Rev. Mr. Matthews, rector of Shaw; and distinguished himself by his application to literature and the fine arts. At the age of eighteen or nineteen, he was appointed a lieutenant in the Berkshire militia, on the first calling out of that body; and he remained in the regiment till it was disembodied. He married Miss Anne Penrose, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Penrose, rector of Newbury, by whom he had three children. Mr. Andrews was the author of several publications; among others, the following: Anecdotes, ancient and modern, with observations, 1789; A History of Great Britain, connected with the Chronology of Europe, 1795; Continuation of Henry's History of Great Britain. His claim to a place in this work is founded on the following piece: The Inquisitor. T. 8vo. 1798. Assisted by H. J. Pye, poet-laureate. Mr. Andrews, who was one of the magistrates of the police office, Queen Square, Westminster, died Aug. 6, 1797.