Thomas Chandler1

#5478, (before 9 August 1628 - before February 1702/3)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*William Chandler2 (b 1595 - 1641/42)
Mother*Annis Bayford2 (1603 - 1683)


Hannah Brewer b. c 1630, d. 1717
Children 1.Thomas1 Chandler1 (1652 - 1659)
 2.John Chandler+1 (1655 - 1721)
 3.Hannah Chandler+10 (1657 - )
 4.William Chandler+10 (1659 - )
 5.Sarah Chandler+10 (1661 - 1757)
 6.Thomas Chandler Jr+11 (1664 - 1737)
 7.Henry Chandler+10 (1667 - 1737)
 8.Joseph Chandler+10 (1669 - )
George Chandler, Chandler Family:
Thomas...was one of the proprietors and early pioneers in the settlement of Andover. His name is "23rd of householders in order as they came to Town."
He was employed with George Abbot, Sen., and others, to lay out lands granted individuals by General Court. "It is ordered, that Tlioinas Chandler be leften'nt in ye Hoot Company in Andover, John Stephens, Ensign, under the command of Dudley Bradstreet, Capt."
He was a representative to the General Court in 1678 and 9, from Andover.
He was probably buried in the graveyard at N. Andover, as "he died 15 day, 1703," and Rev. S. Phillips of the then South Parish (now Andover) said, "Mr. Robert Russell died in Decemb. A. D. 1710 and his Body was ye first that was laid in our Burying-place."
Said Sarah Loring Bailey, historian of Andover, "T. C. was a blacksmith, ultimately a rich man, carrying on a considerable iron works."1
He was a blacksmith at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.3 
Birth*before 9 August 1628He was born before 9 August 1628 at EnglandG.4,5,1 
Baptism9 August 1628He was baptized on 9 August 1628.4 
1637He accompanied William Chandler and Annis Bayford in 1637 from England to Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.6,2 
Marriage*circa 1651He married Hannah Brewer circa 1651 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.1 
June 1661He was chosen sergeant by the military company of Andover, and was confirmed by the court in June 1661 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.7 
1673He lived in 1673 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG; Chandler-Bigsby-Abbot House 1670 | One of the ancient homesteads of the Chandlers is located at 88 Lowell Street in the West Parish (Andover, Mass). The house was built before 1673 by Captain Thomas Chandler. His daughter Hannah and her husband Captain Daniel Bigsby continued to occupy the house after the death of Hannah’s parents. Private Home. No Public Entry. 88 Lowell Street Andover, MA 01810 Significance: Five-bay, 2 1/2 story farmhouse with central chimney and hip roof. Believed to be the oldest house in Andover. Interior features gunstock corner posts and wide horizontal wainscoting. Designations: National Register of Historic Places (1980) 
13 September 1700He left a will on 13 September 1700 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.8 
Death*before February 1702/3He died before February 1702/3 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.4,1 
Probate*8 February 1702/3His estate was probated on 8 February 1702/3 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.9 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S597] George Chandler, compiler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler Who Settled in Roxbury, Mass. 1637 (Worcester, Mass.: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883), pp. 9-11.
  2. [S597] George Chandler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, pp. 1-3.
  3. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), II:404: "Nathan Parker, aged about forty years, testified that about four years since, Job Tiler and Thomas Chandler desired deponent to make a writing to bind Hope Tiler, son of Job, apprentice to Thomas Chandler, which he did according to his best skill. This writing, Mr. Bradstreet afterward saw and perused and adjudged it to be good and firm. The term of years mentioned was nine years and a half and said Chandler was to teach him the trade of a blacksmith, to read the Bible and to write so far as to be able to keep a book so as to serve his turn or to keep a book for his trade, and to allow him meat, drink, washing, lodging and clothes."
  4. [S605] J. Gardner Bartlett and G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England Communicated by the Committee on English and Foreign Research", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 85 (April 1931).
  5. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, II:329: "Thomas Chandler, aged about thirty-two years, deposed. Sworn, Nov. 25, 1661, before Simon Bradstreete."
  6. [S604] Record Commissioners of Boston, compiler, Roxbury Church and Land Records, 2nd Edition (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1884), p. 83.
    William Chandler he came to N. E. aboute the yeare 1637. he brought 4 small childr, Thomas, Hana. John, Williâ his 5t child Sarah was borne here, he lived a very religions & Godly life among us, & fell into a consumption, to wh he had bene long inclined, he lay neare a yeare sick, in ail wh time, his faith, patiens & Godlynesse & contentation so shined, yt Christ was much gloryfied in him, he was a man of weake pts but excellent fath & holyness, he was a very thankfull man, & much magnified Gods goodnesse, he was pore, but God so opened the hearts of his naybe to him yt he never wanted yt wh was (at least in his esteeme) very plentifull & comfortable to him; he dyed about the ____ in in yeare 1641. & left a sweet memory & savor behind him.
    Hannah Chandler the wife of Willia (an unknown value), Chandler.
  7. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, II:302: "Tho. Chandler, being chosen sergeant by the military company of Andevor, was confirmed by this court."
  8. [S597] George Chandler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, pp. 9-11; "Item Fifth. I give to my Son Thomas the Land he now liveth on with all my land adjoining to it, with the meadow Lying round on the East Side of his Lott — running round as the Brook runneth. And one acre next the Dinner Tree and a fourth part of ye Iron Works. He paying to his Mother yearly Seven Shillings in the above mentioned Grain and Ten Shillings in money a year. All which to be paid During her Life."
  9. [S597] George Chandler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler.
  10. [S597] George Chandler, Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, pp. 9-11; has Hannah as third in order of birth but year 1674 would be last of eight.
  11. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume I Births (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 101.