William Chandler +
1Ezra S. Stearns, William F. Whitcher, and Edward E. Parker, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the ..., Vol. 1, p. 46 (1908).
"(I) William Chandler, the immigrant ancestor, with his wife, Annis and four children settled at Roxbury in 1637. Annis is supposed to have been a sister of Deacon George Alcock, of Roxbury. One child was born to them at Roxbury between 1638 and 1640. William Chandler appears as the owner of twenty-two acres of land, with seven persons in his family. He was charged with the care on the commons of one goat and kid, the least of any of the residents. He took the freeman's oath in 1640, and was at that time stricken with disease which caused his demise November 26, 1641. He was among the proprietord of Andover, with his son Thomas, and tradition says he was the owner of the tannery at the corner of Bartlett street and Shawmut avenus, Roxbury. A chronicler of his time says he "Lived a religious & godly life among us & fell into a Consumption to which he had, a long time, been inclined; he lay near a yeare sick in all which time his faith, patience & Godliness & Contentation So Shined that Christ was much glorified in him--he was a man of Weake parts but Excellent faith and holiness; he was a Very thankful man, and much magnified God's goodness. He was poor, but God prepared the hearts of his people to him that he never wanted that which was (at least in his Esteem) Very plentiful and comfortable to him--he died in the year 1641, and left a Sweet memory and Savor behind him." William Chandler's widow was married July 2, 1643, to John Dane, of Barkhampstead, England, who died in September, 1658, and she married (third) August 9, 1660, John Parmenter of Sudbury, Massachusetts. The children of William and Annis Chandler were: Hannah, Thomas, William, John and Sarah. (Mention of William and John and descendants forms an important portion of this article.).".
Deacon William Douglas +
1Charles H. James Douglas, Ancestry of Stephen Arnold Douglas, NEHGR Vol. 31, p. 166 (Apr 1877).
"WILLIAM DOUGLAS, b. 1610; m. Ann, daughter of Thomas Mable,* of Ringstead, Northamptonshire; landed at Cape Ann, 1639-40; removed to New London, Conn., 1660; d. July 25, 1682; had:
i. ANN, b. 1637.
ii. ROBERT, b. 1639.
iii. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 26, 1641.
iv. SARAH, b. April 8, 1643.
2. v. WILLIAM, b. April 1, 1645.
* Mr. Savage gives the name Mattle, but the records give the it Mable very distinctly.".
Thomas Chandler +
1G. Andrews Moriarty, Ancestry of William Chandler of Roxbury, Mass., NEHGR Vol. 85, pp. 139-141 (Apr 1931).
"4. THOMAS CHANDLER (Thomas, Thomas), of Bishops-Stortford, co. Herts, ancestor of the Chandler family of America, was born, probably at Bishops-Stortford, about 1528, and was buried there 4 June 1611, aged over 83 years. He married, about 1552, JOANE ---------, who was buried at Bishops-Stortford 11 Mar. 1606/7.
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Thomas Chandler was churchwarden at Bishops-Stortford in 1562, 1563, and 1574. He left no will and, as the parish registers do not give the names of parents of infants baptized prior to 1580, the names of his children cannot be given with certainty; but there is proof that he had at least three children, Barbara, Henry, and Edward.
i. BARBARA, b. about 1553; living in 1554, when she was mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Chandler (2).
ii. AGNES, bur. at Bishops-Stortford 20 Feb. 1599/1600.
5. iii. HENRY, ancestor of the Chandler family in America, b. at Bishops-Stortford about 1560.
iv. SARAH, bapt. at Bishops-Stortford 5 July 1562; m. there, 20 Sept. 1580, JOHN INGHAM.
v. RICHARD, b. about 1565; bur. at Bishops-Stortford 2 Feb. 1592/3.
vi. EDWARD, of Stortford, silk weaver, b. about 1568; bur. at Stortford, as "Old Edward Chandler," 9 Nov. 1653; m. about 1600 ANN ------, who survived him.
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vii. WILLIAM, bapt. at Bishops-Stortford 31 Aug. 1570; bur. there 8 July 1590.
viii. JOHN, bapt. at Bishops-Stortford 10 Aug. 1753; bur. there 9 May 1592.
ix. THOMAS, d. 23 May 1592.".