1628 - 1703
||Captain Thomas Chandler |
||Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England 
||9 Aug 1628
||Of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England 
||to America from England with his parents in 1637  |
||15 Jan 1703
||Andover, Essex, Massachusetts 
||15 May 1703
||Andover, Essex, Massachusetts 
- THOMAS CHANDLER Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familles Page 388
THOMAS CHANDLER2, CAPTAIN (William1) was born in England ca 1630 and in 1645 was one of the early settlers of Andover, his name 23d on the list of names. There about 1650 he married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Brewer of Ipswich. He was constable of Andover in 1661-2; on the grand jury in 1664;and for years an officer of the Andover military company. He was a blacksmith and ironworker like all of the Chandlers and by 1678 was a wealthy man.
SAVAGE, VOL. 1 DICT FIRST SETTLERS OF NE pg. 224 Thomas Chandler. from Eng. 1637 by his f. William toRoxbury,m.Hannah Brewer, perhaps d. of Daniel, had Thomas, b. 2 Oct. 1652, wh.d. 6 June 1659; John, b. 14 Mar. 1655; Hannah; William, 28 May 1659; Sarah, 20 Dec. 1661; Thomas, again, 9 Oct. 1664; Henry, 28 May 1667; Joseph, 3 Aug. 1669; was rep. 1678 and 9, and d. 1703, aged a. 73. His wid. d. 25 Oct. 1717, aged 87 perhaps. Hannah m. 2 Dec. 1674, Daniel Bixby of A.; and Sarah m. 29 May 1682, Samuel Phelps of A.
Will of Thomas Chandler of Andover
I thomas Chandler Senor of the Town of Andover, being aged and weak in Body but, through the Goodness of God, composed in Mind, not knowing how soon God may take me out of this world; Doe make this my last Will and Testament.
Item. I give my Soul into the hands of my blessed Lord Jesus Christ, who hath purchased the same with his precious blood; And my Body I leave to my Executors and friends, etc.
Item. First my Will is that all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors out of my Stock (Except Two Cows which I have given to my Wife) and out of the income of my Share of the Iron Works. And, what falls Short of paying my Debts, my will is that Each of my Sons shall bear his proportion of payment according to What I have given them. And that my share of the Iron Works should be in the hands of my Executors unitlle my Debts are paid.
Item. Second. I give unto my Dear and Loving Wife Hannah Chandler that Room we now live in to be kept warm and comfortable for her by my son Henry and what firewood she needeth to be cut and brought into her Room. And Two Cows to be kept and maintained for her During her Life and Ten Bushels Indian Corn and Ten Bushels wheat, Three bushels of Rye and Two Bushels of Malt to be paid her yearly by my Sons in such proportions as shall be heareafter mentioned; and what applies she shall see Cause to Lay up; and a Barrel of Cyder yearly. and forty Shilling in Money a year out of the Income of my Share of the Iron Works; and the Two Cows above mentioned to be at her Disposal at her Decease.
Item Third. I give to my Son John Chandler the Lands he now liveth on. And the Land I had of William Johnson and what I had laid out by it. And that piece of meadow he useth to mow in the further clay pitt meadow, and one fourth part of my Share of the Iron Works; And my Will is that my Son John shall pay yearly to his Mother fourteen Shillings in the above mentioned grain and Ten Shillings in money a year. All which to be paid During her Life.
Item Fourth. I give to my Son William's Sons a piece of meadow in the hither clay pitt meadow Lying on the South side of the Brook and a bitt of Swamp adjoining to that Land which I gave my said Son a Deed of Gift of, to be Equally Divided among my Son William's Three Sons; and, if any of them Die before they come of age, Then the said Land to fall to the Survivour.
Item Fifth. I give to my Son Thomas the Land he now liveth on with all my land adjoining to it, with the meadow Lying round on the East Side of his Lott -- running round as the Brook runneth. And one acre next the Dinner Tree and a fourth part of ye Iron Works. He paying to his Mother yearly Seven Shillings in the above mentioned Grain and Ten Shillings in money a year. All which to be paid During her Life.
Item Sixth. I give to my Son Henry one half of my homestead and pasture land and all my housing and orchard. He to have the East End of the Lott and pasture. And half of my Share of my hither clay pitt meadow That I have not given to William's Sons. And half of the Land and Meadow adjoining to John Russel's meadow, and a fourth part of my Share of the Iron Works. He paying his Mother yearly Eight and twenty Shillings and Sixpence in the above mentioned Grain and Two Bushels of Malt and a Barrel of above mentioned Grain and Two Bushels of Malt and a Barrel of Syder and what apples she needs and her fire wood cutt and brought into her Room And Tenn Shillings a year in money. All which to be paid yearly During her natural life.
Item Seventh. I give to my Son Joseph a fourth part of my Share of the Iron Works. I have formerly given him the value of what I intended to bequeath to him in Lands. And when my Son Joseph comes to have his Share of the Iron Works, my will is he shall pay his Mother Ten Shillings a year During her Life.
Item Eight. I give to my Two Daughters Hannah Bigsbee and Sarah Phelps, besides what I have given them already, my household goods to be Equally divided between them, after their Mother's Decease.
Item Ninth. I Doe hereby constitute and appoint my Sons John and Henry to be Executors of this my Last Will, hereby making void all former writings of this nature.
As Witness my hand and Seal This Thirteenth Day of September in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred.
Signed and Sealed in the Presence of:
Walter + Wright
Essex ss Before John Appleton, Judge of Prob.
Feb 8, 1702-3 proved -- approved and allowed
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||William Chandler, b. Abt 1595, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England , d. 26 Jan 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
||Agnes Annis Alcock Bayford, b. Abt 1603, Of Farnham, Essex, England , d. 15 Mar 1683, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts |
||6 Nov 1625
||Farnham, Essex, England
||Hannah Brewer, b. 1630, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 25 Oct 1717, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts |
||Andover, Essex, Massachusetts 
| ||1. Thomas Chandler, b. 2 Oct 1652, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 6 Jun 1659, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts |
|>||2. John Chandler, b. 14 Mar 1655, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 19 Sep 1721, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts |
| ||3. Hannah Chandler, b. 28 May 1659, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 20 Nov 1730, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts |
| ||4. William Chandler, b. 28 May 1659, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||5. Sarah Chandler, b. 2 Dec 1661, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 5 Apr 1757|
| ||6. Thomas Chandler, b. 9 Oct 1664, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 20 Jan 1737, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts |
|>||7. Ensign Henry Chandler, b. 28 May 1667, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 27 Aug 1738, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut |
| ||8. Joseph Chandler, b. 3 Aug 1669, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts , d. 1734|
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- [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p.,  leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 3: Thomas Chandler was born 1630 (Reliability: 3).
- [S107264] England, Hertford, Bishops-Stortford, St. Michaels Church, Church of England. St. Michael's Church (Bishops-Stortford), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968-1980), 991366., Thomas Chandler, christening 9 Aug 1628 (Reliability: 4).
- [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p.,  leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 9: (Reliability: 4).
- [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p.,  leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 3: Thomas Chandler married Hannah Brewer (Reliability: 3).