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  1. Hannah Chandler: Birth: 1626 in England. Death: 2 JUN 1711 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts

  2. William Chandler: Birth: BEF 26 MAR 1627 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. Death: 27 NOV 1633 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England

  3. THOMAS CHANDLER: Birth: BEF 9 AUG 1628 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. Death: 15 JAN 1703 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts

  4. Henry Chandler: Birth: BEF 13 AUG 1632 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England.

  5. John Chandler: Birth: ABT 1634 in England. Death: 15 APR 1703 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

  6. William Chandler: Birth: BEF 20 MAR 1635 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England. Death: 1698 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts

  7. Sarah Chandler: Birth: ABT 1638 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. Death: AFT 1718 in Sandwich, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

  8. Joseph Chandler: Birth: ABT 1638 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.


Sources
1. Title:   Johnson, Carol Clark, Clark and Worth Families and Other Puritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Privately Printed, 1970)
2. Title:   Chandler, George, The Chandler Family, The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler Who Settled in Roxbury, MA 1637 (Boston: 1872)
3. Title:   English Origins of New England Families, From the NEHGR, Selected & Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984)
4. Title:   Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)

Notes
a. Note:   uritan Settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Carol Clark Johnson, Privately Printed, 1970 Page 385 A chandler was one who made or sold candles; it also was the title of the official who attended to the lights in his lord's household. Reginald le Chandeler lived in London in 1273; William le Chandeler in Essex in 1285. WILLIAM CHANDLER1 was baptized October 12, 1595, the son of Henry Chandler (ca 1560 - 1618) of Bishop's Atortford, county Herts, England, "a descendant of Thomas Chandler." William's first wife was Alice Thurgood who died in 1625. He next married Annis Alcock in 1625 and they came to Roxbury from England in 1637 with their four small children. William was sworn a freeman May 13, 1640, and was one of the first proprietors of Andover. He died January 19, 1642, and the Rev. John Eliot wrote of him: "He lived a very religious and godly life among us and fell into a consumption to which he had long been inclined. He lay near a year sick in all which time his faith, patience, godlynesse, and contention so shined that God was much glorified in him." William's widow married, July 2, 1643, John Dane, and (3) Deacon John Parmenter in 1660. She died in 1683. Children 1. Hannah was born ca 1626 in England and married, December 12, 1646, George Abbot at Andover. Later, in 1690, after his death, she became the third wife of Francis Dane, the minister who tried in vain to stem the tide of witchcraft persecutions in Salem in 1692. 2. THOMAS, CAPTAIN, born ca 1628. See below. 3. John2, Deacon, born in England circa 1634, was a resident of Boston for some years before settling in Roxbury. He married February 16, 1659, Elizabeth, daughter of William Douglas of New London. He removed with others in 1683 to settle the town of Woodstock which was chartered by Massachusetts in 1690 and became part of Connecticut in 1749. There he became a deacon and was highly respected in his community. He signed his will in June 1702 and died April 15, 1703, age 68; his widow died Sept. 23, 1705, in New London Ct. 4. William2, born in 1636 in England, was sworn a freeman in 1669, was constable of Andover in 1670, overseer in 1671, a juryman, and in 1680 an Andover selectman. Like all the Chandlers he was a blacksmith. He also kept an ordinary or "Publick House" at the "Sign of the Horse Shoe". In 1686 he was criticized by Captain John Osgood for selling strong drink, but many of the townsmen testified to his competence and good character. His license was renewed in 1692 on petition of his friends. With Andrew Peters and George Herrick as sureties, William bound himself not to permit "any playing at Dice, Cards, Tables, Quoits, Loggets, Bowles, Ninepins, Billiards or any other unlawful Game or Games in his house, yard, Garden, or Backside." August 24, 1658, Chandler married Mary, daughter of John Dane, "chirurgeon of Ipswich". She died May 10, 1679, and he married, October 8, 1679, Bridget (Henchman) Richardson, widow. Mr. Chandler died in 1698, leaving a will signed in a strong, flowing hand. 5. Joseph2, born ca 1638, in Roxbury; married Hannah (???) ca 1660 and lived in Boston in 1662. 6. Sarah2, born in Roxbury ca 1640, married William Cleaves, November 4, 1659. He was killed by Indians, and she married (2) (???) Wilson; (3) Ephraim Stephens October 11, 1688; and (4) (???) Allen.
Note:   From: A Genealogical History of the CLARK and WORTH Families and other P


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