Samuel CHANDLER

Male Abt 1612 - Bef 1684  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Samuel CHANDLER 
    Born Abt 1612  Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 5 Mar 1683/4  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39583  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2012 

    Father Edmund CHANDLER,   b. Abt 1587,   d. Bef 2 Jun 1662, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1612 
    Family ID F12947  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Married at an undetermined date a woman whose name is not known, who inherited his small estate on 5 March 1683/4 [PCR 6:124; MD 14:69]; no known children; all records in Plymouth Colony for a Samuel Chandler prior to 1684 apply to this man; the Samuel Chandler who married three times in Dorchester, first in 1664, must be another man. [1]
    • Records for a Samuel Chandler of Plymouth and then of Duxbury begin with appearances on the 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 Plymouth tax lists [PCR 1:11, 28], and continue through the 1683 estate records in Duxbury. Attempts have been made to distribute these records between two Samuel Chandlers, the elder being possibly the son of Roger Chandler seen in Leiden records, who did not survive his father, and the younger being the Samuel Chandler named in the will of Edmund Chandler. We will argue here that these records, spread over sixty years, pertain to only one Samuel Chandler, who was the son of Edmund.

      First, the Samuel Chandler taxed in 1633 must have been at least 21, and therefore born no later than 1612. Edmund Chandler was made a citizen of Leiden in 1613, and was therefore born no later than 1592, and perhaps earlier; he could easily have been father of a Samuel born in 1612.

      Second, the records for Samuel Chandler from 1633 to 1683 do not at any point imply two persons of that name at Duxbury during these years. The designations "Sr." and "Jr." are never employed in the records.

      Third, when Samuel Chandler was charged with slander against the Plymouth government in 1639, one of his bondsmen was Richard Higgins, who had married in 1634 at Plymouth Lydia Chandler. If she married at the normal age, Lydia would have been born about 1614, and so could well have been a sister of Samuel.

      Fourth, on 20 May 1637 John Jenney sued Samuel Chandler for a debt of L20. "Edmond Chaundler became bail to the action, and to satisfy the debt," and on 2 October 1637 "Edmond Chaundler undertook to pay the plaintiff" the amount remaining due [PCR 7:6].

      All of these arguments are consistent with the hypothesis that Edmund Chandler had three children by a first wife: Samuel, Lydia, and the child buried at Leiden in 1619. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 328.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 329.