My Chandler ancestors
01. Roger Chandler
was born on April 04, 1580 in Colchester, England. He married
Isabella Chilton on
July 21, 1615 in Leyden, Holland. She was the daughter of Mayflower
passenger James Chilton. The Leyden
poll tax of 15 Oct. 1622 includes "Rogier Chandelaer, Isabel Chandelaer" his
wife and children Samuel and Sara. Roger and his family probably came
to Plymouth in 1629 or 1630, when according to Bradford the Leyden
contingent arrived. He was taxed in Plymouth 25 March 1633, and listed
as a freeman the same year-- the earliest record of him in this country.
He was enumerated among those able to bear arms in Duxbury in 1643 and sold
land there in 1644; he was listed among freemen of Duxbury in a tally
presumed taken in 1658. In October 1665 the Plymouth Court granted 150
acres of land to the three (unnamed) daughters of Roger Chandler deceased.
Articles in TAG indicate their names and husbands. (Source: Mayflower
Families Through Five Generations). This book also notes that Samuel
Chandler does not appear to be a son of Roger. It is not known when
roger died but it was between 1646-1665.
Children of Roger and
Isabella as verified by this book:
02. Sarah Chandler, born about 1616 in Leyden, Holland. She died on Oct 27, 1675 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA. She first married Solomon Leonard who was born in about 1610 in Monmouthshire, England. She then married Moses Simmons who came from England to Plymouth on the "Fortune" in 1621. I descend from their son Samuel Leonard who married Abigail Wood.
|Migration pattern of my Chandler family|
|England -- Massachusetts|
|Origin of the Chandler Surname|
A chandler is someone who makes and sells candles for a living. Most people with this surname are descended from individuals in England with this occupation. Here ia a website with a detailed history of this name. Chandler One Name Study. There are also several other branches of Chandler families (There are 5 from Massachusetts, and 2 from Pennsylvania and Virginia).
|Some Chandler information on the internet|
|Chandler Family Association Homepage (John Chandler's line from Virginia)|
|Chandler One Name Study|
The Chandler Family Assocation has annual reunions. Click HERE to see pictures taken from past reunions.
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 2 p. 5-6. Mentions "Rogier Candelaer" and his family.
Mem.: gen., hist., & biogr. of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury & Bridgewater, Mass. & some of his desc., by M. Leonard. 454p. (1896). Higgenson books may have it.
My Descent From The Chandler Line
|14||Roger Chandler (1580-1665)||Isabella Chilton (1586-)|
|13||Solomon Leonard (1610-1671)||Sarah Chandler (1622-1658)|
|12||Samuel Leonard (1643-1720)||Abigail Wood (1565-1698)|
|11||Thomas Clark (1674-)||Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)|
|10||Thomas Clark (1708-)||Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)|
|9||Samuel Adams (1737-1809)||Sarah Clark (1739-1818)|
|8||Miles Jones (1764-1812)||Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)|
|7||Miles Jones (1794-1885)||Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)|
|6||Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918)||Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)|
|5||Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944)||Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)|
|4||Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944)||Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)|
|3||William Edward Marshall (1901-1981)||Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)|
|2||William Edward Marshall|
|1||Tod Howard Marshall|
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