JAMES ANDREWS (1762-1841), of the Old House, Comber, County Down, having wedded Frances Glenny, had a son,
JOHN ANDREWS JP (1792-1864), of Uraghmore, Comber; High Sheriff of County Down, 1857; married, in 1826, Sarah, daughter of William Drennan MD, of Cabin Hill, County Down. His 4th son,
THE RT HON THOMAS ANDREWS DL, of Ardara, Comber, born in 1843; his 3rd son,
Sir James Andrews (1877-1951) was brother of the second Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (the Rt Hon John Miller Andrews CH) and Thomas Andrews, builder of the ill-fated liner, RMS Titanic.
Sir James was the third son of Thomas Andrews, of Ardara House, Comber, by his wife Eliza, daughter of James Alexander Pirrie and sister of 1st Viscount Pirrie.
Ardara House, below, has been converted into apartments.
Sir James was educated at Stephen's Green School, Dublin, Royal Belfast Academical Institution (INST) and Trinity College Dublin.
He was appointed to the Privy Council of NI in 1924; Bencher, Inn of Court of Northern Ireland, 1926; 3rd Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, 1937-51; Chairman, Ulster Savings Committee, 1939-46.
Sir James and Lady Andrews lived at Eusemere, Killinchy Road, Comber, County Down.
In 1951, when Sir James died without issue, the baronetcy became extinct.
Comber Historical Society has published a biography of the Andrews family.
My old school pal Johnny Andrews continues to undertake business at www.clatteringford.com, continuing business and online linen shopping where there is a recent DVD on the Pirrie family and world reunion in 2011 to celebrate the launch of RMS Titanic.
First published in May, 2010.