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: 

1 Sarah Chandler (See Below)
2 Martha Chandler (aft 1622, prob. Leyden, Holland - May 1, 1674) Taunton, Bristol, MA
           Married John Bundy (1617-1681) abt 1648
           1. Martha Bundy (Nov 2, 1649 in Boston, MA - )
           2. Mary Bundy (Oct 5, 1653 in Boston, MA - aft. 1693/4)
           3. James Bundy  (Sep 29, 1664 in Taunton, MA - Sep 25, 1721 in East Greenwich, RI)
Married Mary Briggs (abt. 1670-) in 1688 in Taunton, MA
1. James Bundy, Jr. (Sep 29, 1688 in Preston, CT - Apr 12, 1772 in Walpole, NH)
Married Mary Johnson (abt. 1690-)
2. John Bundy (1690-)
                   3. Samuel Bundy (1693-)
                   4. Lydia Bundy (1697-)
                   5. Joseph Bundy (1700-)
                   6. Ebenezer Bundy (1702-)
                   7. Benjamin Bundy (1703-)
                   8. Nathaniel Bundy (1705-)
           4. Patience Bundy
           5. Sarah Bundy  (Mar 4, 1668 - Sep 25, 1721)
           6. Samuel Bundy
3 Mary Chandler (abt. 1622 prob. Leyden, Holland - )
           Married Edmond (Bruff) Brough (abt 1618-1658) bef 1653
           1. Stephen Bruff (Bef 1653 in Marshfield, MA - ) 

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


Surnames that married into my Chandler family




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
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Chandler Family Association Homepage (John Chandler's line from Virginia)
blueball.gif (111 bytes) 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

Generation Father Mother
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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