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Deacon John Chandler

Male 1634 - 1703  (68 years)


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  • Name Deacon John Chandler 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 27 Aug 1634  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Aug 1634  Bishop's Stortford, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1703  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Apr 1703  Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Commemorative Biographica Record" says: John Chandler, born probably in England, came with his parents to Roxbury. He married, Feb. 16, 1658, Elizabeth Douglas, daughter of William and Anna (Mantel) Douglas, of Ipswich and Boston, Mass., and New London, Conn. Both John Chandler and his wife, Elizabeth, were admitted to the Roxbury church. Mr. Chandler removed to New Roxbury, and later to Woodstock, Conn., in 1686, residing first just orth of Sawmill brook, which place for generations remained in the family. He served as selectman in 1693-94, and was often moderator of town meetings and active in town affairs generally. He was one of six persons who purchased of Capt. James Fitch, of Norwich, a tract of some 1500 acres in Windham county. Mr. Chandler died April 15, 1703, and his wife in 1705, at New London, Connecticut.

      [Broderbund WFT Vol. 7, Ed. 1, Tree #0156, Date of Import: Mar 5, 1998]

      John and Elizabeth were pioneer settlers of Woodstock, CT according to Clarence Bowen

      The Loyalists of Massachusetts Page 388 JOHN CHANDLER. The founder of this family, so large and so influential before the Revolution, came to these shores from England in 1637, when William Chandler and Annice, his wife, settled in Roxbury. Mr. Chandler died in 1641, "having lived a very religious and godly life," and "leaving a sweet memory and savor behind him." Annice Chandler must have been an attractive woman, for she was not only soon married to a second husband, but to a third, and her last one evidently expected her to enter into matrimony a fourth time, for in his will he provided that she shall have the use of his warming pan only so long as she remained his widow. Goodwife Parmenter, however, died in 1683, in full possession of the warming pan, the widow of the third husband.

      JOHN CHANDLER, a son of William, emigrated to Woodstock, Conn., and became a farmer. He was selectman and deacon of the church, and died there in 1703, leaving a family and property valued at o512.

      The second John Chandler, son of the first of that name, had before his father's death, moved to New London, Conn., where he married, and in 1698 had opened a "house of entertainment" there. He at a later date moved back to South Woodstock, and in 1711 was chosen representative to the General Court at Boston for several years. After the erection of Worcester County by Act of the Legislature of Massachusetts, April 2, 1731, the first Probate Court in Worcester was held by Col. Chandler as Judge in the meeting house, 13th of July, 1731, and the first Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions on August 10 following, by the Hon. John Chandler, commissioned June 30, 1731, Chief Justice. These offices he held until his death, as well as Colonel of Militia to which stations of civil, judicial and military honors, he rose by force of his strong mental powers, with but slight advantages of education. Judge John Chandler died August 10, 1743, in his 79th year, leaving in his will o8,699.

      JOHN CHANDLER, the third of that name, son of the Hon. John Chandler, held nearly all the offices in the town of Worcester, Selectman, Sheriff, Probate Judge, Town Treasurer, Register of Probate, Register of Deeds, Chief Judge of County Courts, Judge of Common Pleas, Representative to the General Court, Colonel of Militia and a member of the Governor's Council. He died in 1762, wealthy and full of honors.
    Person ID I6000352  7_families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2005 

    Father William Chandler,   b. Abt 1595, Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F1847008  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 26 Aug 1641, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1705, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1658-1659  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F1847413  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1634 - , , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1658-1659 - Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1703 - New London, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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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., 3: John Chandler married Elizabeth Douglas on 16 Feb 1658 (Reliability: 3).