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Ensign John Chandler

Male 1680 - 1741  (61 years)


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  • Name Ensign John Chandler 
    Title Ensign 
    Born 14 Mar 1680  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1741  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • In those days (early 1700's), when athletic sports were fashionable and excellence in them a test of manly character, Ens. John Chandler acquired the appellation of "The wrestler" , and became celebrated for his feats in that line; and finding no champion who could throw him, and being informed that the Rev. Mr. Wise, of Ipswich, excelled in this art and had not been thrown, he made a journey to Ipswich on purpose to try his strength and skill. Mr. Wise, on being requested to wrestle, declined, having relinquished the practice as unsuitable to his ministerial character. Being earnestly solicited, however, by Mr. Chandler, they went into the door yard, which was fenced by a wall set in the bank, and took hold and began to paly, when Mr. Wise suddenly, with a trip and a twitch, threw him over the wall upon his back. Mr. Chandler rose and requested another trial, but Mr. Wise refused. So the Ensign returned home sadly disappointed.

      He was surveyor 1716-1720; selectman 1720, chosen as selectman to oversee the poor 1725-26-28. He was chosen a trustee of the town, to take out of the Province Treasury "their aforesaid part of 60,000 pounds." At one time in his life, as he went to Newburyport, he was impressed by three of the kings officials, saying to him, as they laid their hands on his shoulder, "the King needs your services; you will go with us." Apparently yielding, he walked quietly along until they reached a spot where a house had been burned and where there was a deep cellar with ashes and half consumed timbers still burning, then turning round quickly, he seized them, one by one, and threw them all into the cellar, where he left them and went his way.

      Will of Ensign John Chandler:

      "To my Eldest Son John one half of the Samuel Jones Lott Lying and being in ye Township of Rumford as may appear to be bounded on the Proprietors Book.

      To my wll beloved Son Nathan, all the Lands that I have in Andover with all my buildings on the same, That is to Say all my village Land, pasture, meadow ground with all the fences belonging thereto, with all the Stock of Creatures, excepting what I shall hereafter Dispose of mentioned in this my Will (By Creatures I mean horse kind, Cattle, Sheep and Swine) and all my Husbandry tools and Tackling.) Also I give to my Son Nathan all my Cyder Barrills, powdering tubs and Corn tubs and Sacks for Corn and all my Blacksmith tools. [4]
    Person ID I5999201  7_families
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2013 

    Father John Chandler,   b. 14 Mar 1655, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1721, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Hannah Abbott,   b. 9 Jun 1650, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1741, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1676  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F1847010  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah Frye,   b. 12 Apr 1683, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1727, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1701  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
    +1. John Chandler,   b. May 1702, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1774-1775, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Joshua Chandler,   b. 1703, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1734  (Age 31 years)
     3. Nathan Chandler,   b. 31 Jan 1708, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1784  (Age 76 years)
     4. Hannah Chandler,   b. 1709, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Chandler,   b. 7 May 1712, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1728, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +6. Phebe Chandler,   b. 2 Jan 1715, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1805  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Captain Abiel Chandler, (Twin),   b. 24 Nov 1717, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767  (Age 49 years)
     8. Samuel Chandler, (Twin),   b. 14 Nov 1717, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1717, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Lydia Chandler,   b. 10 Aug 1720, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1803  (Age 83 years)
     10. Samuel Chandler,   b. 2 Aug 1723, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1723, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Isaac Chandler,   b. 22 Feb 1725, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1725, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Dorcas Chandler,   b. 18 Jul 1727, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1727, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1843608  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1680 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1701 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 1741 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S109470] Massachusetts, Essex, Andover - Vital Records to 1849, Massachusetts, Essex, Andover, (Topsfield, Massachusetts : Topsfield Historical Society, 1912. FHL Book #974.45/A2 V2t), 97: Chandler, John, s. John and Hannah, born Mar. 14, 1679-80 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 26, 61: (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S109470] Massachusetts, Essex, Andover - Vital Records to 1849, Massachusetts, Essex, Andover, (Topsfield, Massachusetts : Topsfield Historical Society, 1912. FHL Book #974.45/A2 V2t), 409: Captain John Chander died May 3, 1741 in his 62nd year. (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 61, 62: (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S109470] Massachusetts, Essex, Andover - Vital Records to 1849, Massachusetts, Essex, Andover, (Topsfield, Massachusetts : Topsfield Historical Society, 1912. FHL Book #974.45/A2 V2t), 79: Chandler, John and Hannah Abbott, Dec. 20, 1676 (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 7: (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S109470] Massachusetts, Essex, Andover - Vital Records to 1849, Massachusetts, Essex, Andover, (Topsfield, Massachusetts : Topsfield Historical Society, 1912. FHL Book #974.45/A2 V2t), 79: Chandler, John and Hannah Frye, June 4, 1701 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 26: (Reliability: 3).