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William Chandler

Male Abt 1595 - 1642  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name William Chandler  [1
    Born Abt 1595  Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 Oct 1595  Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1642  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Y  [3
    Notes 
    • Could be son of Tobias Chandler & Alice Momford

      "Commemorative Biographical Record" The founding of the Chandler family in America was due to the exodus of the early Puritans in the first half of the seventeenth century from England on account of the exactions of Charles I. the first of the name to arrive was William Chandler, his wife Annis, whose maiden name was probably Alcock, and their four children who are of record in Roxbury, Mass., as early as 1637. Both William and his wife were admitted to the church in that year. Mr. Chandler was a small landed proprietor of the town, where he took the freeman's oath on 13 May 1640, "lived a godly life," and died in 1641. His widow then married John Parmenter, and died March 15, 1683.

      Biography of Lemuel Chandler - State of Vermont William Chandler and his wife Annis came across the waters in 1637 and settled in Andover, Massachusetts.

      One Branch of the Booth Family Page 64 CHANDLER. William Chandler settled in Roxbury in 1637, with his wife, Annis, and four children. He was b. in Eng. d. Jany. 26, 1642, in Roxbury. m. Annis (Agnes), in Eng. b. in Eng. d. March 17, 1683. she m. second, John Dane1, July 2, 1643. She m. third, John Parmenter 2, Aug. 9, 1660. The Church records say: "1683, m 1 d 17, died Old Mother Parminter a blessed saint." William Chandler was made a Freeman, May 13, 1640. He was rated as a housekeeper, and a census which was taken between 1638 and 1640, shows that he had twenty-two acres of land, also one goat and one kid. Rev. John Eliot's record says of him: "William Chandler came to New England about 1637. He brought four small children, Thomas, Hanna, John, William. Sarah was born here. He lived a very religious and godly life among us and fell into a consumption to which he had been long inclined. He lay neare a yeare sick, in all which time his faith, patience and godlynesse, and contention so shined that God was much glorified in him. He dyed Jan. 26, 1641-2, and left a sweet memory and savor behind him."

      SECOND GENERATION. Captain Thomas Chandler, b. in Eng. 1630. d. Jany. 15, 1703. m. Hannah Brewer, 16503. b. about 1630. d. Oct. 25, 1717. 't. 87. He was one of the original proprietors of Andover, probably going there about 1644. He was a blacksmith, carrying on a considerable iron works, and becoming a rich and very influential man. He reached the rank of Ensign in the Andover Company in 1661, Lieutenant in 1683, and Captain 4 1688, and was Deputy5 1678, 1680, 1681, 1690, 1694, and 1695.

      His brother William kept an inn on the Ipswich road to Billerica; both were military menof considerable local fame in the Indian wars, Capt. Thomas Chandler doing some service in scouting. Andover suffered severely during King Philip's War, and the inhabitants were in constant fear of Indian depredations for a long time afterwards. Early in 1690 active measures were taken by the Government for the defence of the frontier towns, and forty troopers were detached from the companies of the Essex regiment and put under Capt. Thomas Chandler's command at Andover. On May 28, 1690, he was appointed "to command the company that are to be impressed for the defence of the frontier towns from Dunstable eastwards as far as Bradford, downwards, which company is to consist of forty troopers and thirty foot-soldiers."

      ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus Page 259 9-William Chandler (qv); 8-John (ca. 1635-1703, m Elizabeth Douglas; 7-Joseph (b 1683), m Susanna Perrin (1687-1755); 6-Joseph (1710-80), m Elizabeth Sumner (1709-97); 5-Seth (1738-1818), m Eunice Durkee (1741-1824); 4-Ezra (b 1761), m Fanny Allard (1763-1841); 3-Joseph (b 1802), m Roxanna Clark (b 1803). 2-Son of Moses Knight Chandler (b 1836), farmer, m Emma Jane (b 1844), dau. Kimball Little;

      8-William Chandler (d 1641), settled at Roxbury Mass., 1637, m Annis Alcock- 7-John (d 1703), m 1658, Elizabeth Douglas- 6-Capt. Joseph, m Susanna Perrin; 5-Peter (1733-1816), m Mary Hodges- 4-Ma. John Wilkes, m Mary Steadman; 3-George (1806-93), m Josephine Rose. 2-Son of Waldo :Lincoln (qv for Lincoln line) m 1873, Fanny Chandler. 1 Apr. 29. 1908, Mary Bowker, b Worcester Mass., Mar. 28, 1884; dau. of Charles Henry Bowker, of Worcester. A.B., Harvard, '96, M.D., 1900. Physician- city
    Person ID I6000320  7_families
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 

    Father Henry Chandler,   b. Abt 1560-1565, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1618  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Anne,   b. Abt 1569,   bur. 6 Dec 1630, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1590  Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1847402  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Alice Thorogood,   b. Abt 1600, Farnham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 15 Jun 1625, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1622 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2001 
    Family ID F1847401  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Agnes Annis Alcock Bayford,   b. Abt 1603, Of Farnham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1683, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1625  Farnham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Chandler,   c. 26 Mar 1627, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1633  (Age ~ 6 years)
    +2. Thomas Chandler,   b. 1628, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1703, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Hannah Chandler,   b. 23 May 1629-1630, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1711, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Henry Chandler,   c. 13 Aug 1632, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Chandler,   b. 27 Aug 1634, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1703, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. William Chandler,   b. 20 Mar 1636, Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1698, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Sarah Chandler,   b. Abt 1638, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Annis Chandler,   b. Abt 1639, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1682  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F1847008  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 1: William Chandler and his wife Annis settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1637. (Reliability: 3).

    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., 1: William died before 2 Jul 1643 when his widow married John Dane. (Reliability: 3).

      3: "The Roxbury Records, as reprinted in teh North County Journal, say: .. William Chandler came to N. E. about the year 1637. He brough 4 small children: Thomas, Hannah, John, William; his 4th child Sarah was born here; he lived a very religious and godly life among us, and fell into a Consumption to which he had, a long time, been inclined; he lay near a yeare sick, in all which time his faith, patience & Godliness & Contentation So Shined that Christ was much glorified in him -- he was a man of Weake parts but Encellent faith and holiness; he wa a Very thankful man, and much magnified God's goodness. He was poor, but God prepared the hearts of his people to him that he never wanted that which was (at least in his Esteem) Very plentiful and Comfortable to hime -- he died about the ___ in the yeare 1641, and left a Sweet memory and Savor behind him."

      "The Eliot Church Records say, "William Chandler, a Christian, Godly brother, died of a Consumption month 11, day 26, 1641, and was buried 19 (11) 1641 in Roxbury.""

    3. [S109471] The Chandler Family, George Chandler, (Worchester, Mass : C. Hamilton, 1883. vi, 1315 p., [15] leaves of plates. FHL Film # 824090), FHL Film # 824090., 3: "The Eliot Church Records say, "William Chandler, a Christian, Godly brother, died of a Consumption month 11, day 26, 1641, and was buried 19 (11) 1641 in Roxbury."" (Reliability: 3).