Falk Relations: Chandler Family
compiled by Steve Wilson,
last updated November 29, 2015.
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- Edmund Chandler♦ (b. c. 1587, d. c. May 1662, Duxbury MA), 1m. c. 1609 at Leiden, Holland, to --- --- (b. c. 1591, d. c. 1619, Leiden, Holland), 2m. by 1632 to --- ---
- Samuel Chandler (ch. by 1m., b. c. 1612, Leiden, Holland)
- Lydia Chandler (ch. by 1m., b. c. 1614, Leiden, Holland), m. 1634 at Plymouth MA to Richard Higgins (b. c. 1613, England, d. by 1 June 1675, Piscataway NJ)
- son Chandler (ch. by 1m., b. c. 1619, Leiden, Holland, bur. 26 Mar. 1619, Leiden, Holland)
- John Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1632, Plymouth MA, d. after 1653)
- Sarah Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1638, Plymouth MA)
- Anna Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1640, Duxbury MA)
- Mary Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1642, Duxbury MA)
- Benjamin Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1644, Duxbury MA, d. 6 Oct. 1691, Scituate MA), m. c. 1671 to Elizabeth Buck (b. 16 July 1653, Plymouth MA, d. by 5 Dec. 1732, Plymouth Co. MA)
- Joseph Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1646, Duxbury MA), m. July 1673 at Duxbury MA to Mercy Holmes (b. 1650, Plymouth MA, d. 1727, Duxbury MA)
- Ruth Chandler (ch. by 2m., b. c. 1648, Duxbury MA)
- Edmund Chandler (c1587-1662), m. c1609 to --- --- (c1591-c1619)
- Lydia Chandler (c1614--), m. 1634 to Richard Higgins (c1613-1675)
- Benjamin Higgins (1640-1691), m. 1661 to Lydia Bangs (c1642--)
- Samuel Higgins (1677-1761), m. 1703 to Hannah Cole (1681-1717)
- Israel Higgins (1706-1788), m. 1727 to Ruth Brown (1710-1768)
- Jesse Higgins (1731-1778), m. 1772 to Keziah Stevens (1754-1832)
- Samuel Higgins (1774-c1849), m. 1798 to Elizabeth Nims (1778-c1846)
- Horatio Higgins (1812-1890), m. 1837 to Mary Jane Felch (1820-1898)
- Harvey Alva Higgins (1864-1928), m. 1889 to Lillian Belle Agee (1868-1947)
- Elsie Laura Higgins (1895-1959), m. 1915 to George Washington Falk (1895-1969)
Edmund Chandler (c1587-1662)
- 1633, "The Names of the Freemen of the Incorporacon of Plymoth in New England, An: 1633. ... Edmund Chandler" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:3-4]
- 1 July 1633, "Orders about mowing of Grasse for the prnt Yeare, 1633 ... To Manasseh Kempton that [he mow] at the Iland Creeke abutting upon Stephen Tracies ground & Edmund Chandlers." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:14]
- 20 Oct. 1634, "Edmund Chanler came before the Gouernour & acknowledged yt for and in consideration of the summe of twelue pound sterling he hath sold vnto John Rogers a lot of grownd adioyneing to the lots of Robert Hicks, on Duxbery side, it being a lot wch the sayd Edward bought of John Barnes. The sayd John Rogers is to pay the foresayd sume of twelue pound at or before the first day of March next ensueing, in mony or beuer at ten shillings the pound; the sayd John to haue the foresayd lot to him and his heires for euer." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:31]
- 4 July 1635, "Isaak Robinson came before ye Gouernour, the 4 of July, ano 1635, and acknowleded that he had sould vnto Joseph Bidle halfe a lote of ground lying aboue ye iland creeke, which the said Isaake bought of Edmond Chanler, and he of John Barnes. And ye said Joseph hath giuen, in consideration of ye full payment therof, vnto Isaak Robinson aforesaid ye some of 6 pounds sterling." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:34]
- 14 Mar. 1636, "At this meeting, after much conference about the neerer uniting of Plymoth & those on Duxburrough side, divers were apointed to view Jones his river & Mortons Hole, wch were thought the fittest placs, & to render a reason for their judgement. The pties for Duxburrow side were ... Edm. Chandler ... All these but Edw. Bangs went & conferred together, and on the 21th of the sd moneth of March brought in their opinions ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:41]
- 7 June 1636, "... an accon of battery was tried between John Tisdale, yeoman, plaintiffe, & Stephen Hopkins, Assistant to the governmt, deft, wherein the deft, Stephen Hopkins, was cast in fiue pownds starling to our sov. lord the King, whose peace he had broken, wch he ought after a speciall manner to haue kept, and also in forty shillings to the plaintiffe, both wch he was adjudged to pay. The jewry that served upon these trialls were ... Edm. Chandler ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:42]
- 15 Nov. 1636, "That euery mans marke of his Cattle be brought to the towne booke where he liues & that no man giue the same, but shall alter any other bought by him & put his owne upon them" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 11:12]
- 15 Nov. 1636, "Edmund Chandler a slit cutt in the neather side of the left eare under the eare." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PTR 1:1]
- 2 Jan. 1637, "There was graunted to Edmond Chandlor fourty acrees of land lying on the east side of Moyses Symonson, where Morris formly begann to cleare for Mr Bowman." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:49]
- 3 Jan. 1637, "At a Genall Court ... [was chosen] Edmond Chaundler, Constabl of Ducksbury" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:48]
- 7 Mar. 1637, "The Names of the Freeman ... Edmond Chaundler ... Edmond Chaundler, Constable, of Ducksburroug, sworne" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:52-54]
- 20 Mar. 1637, "... these Hey Grownds were assigned to the Inhabitants of Plymouth, Eele Riuer, & Ducksbury. ... The pticuler psons assigned this yeare as followeth for hey:- ... To Mr Vincent, hey ground betweene Moyses Symons feild & the lands lately giuen to Edmond Chaundlor, towards that wch is appoynted to Mr Collyer" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:55-57]
- 20 May 1637, "John Jenney complaines against Samuell Chaundler, in an action vpon the case to the damnage of xxl, wherevpon a pcell of beauer of the deffents was arrested aboard the sd Mr Jenneys bark. Edmond Chaundler became bayle to the action, and to satisfye the debt what it should be. At the Genall Court held the vijth June, 1637, the action was respitted vntill the next Court, that the deffent haue warneing. The debt was alleadged to be xjli vs, vpon ... and iijli vijs vijd vpon another accompt, wch amounts in the totall to xiiijli xijs vijd. The second of October, Edmond Chaundler vndertooke to pay the pltiff xjli vs wthin one month now next ensuinge, and to saue the pltff harmlesse of & concerning the other three pounds vijs & vijd, and therevpon the action is wthdrawne." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 8:6]
- 2 Oct. 1637, "Whereas diuers were appoynted to take a view of the meadow grounds betwixt the Eele Riuer and South riuer, that there might be an equall diuision of them to eich man, and fynding the same by estimacon to amount vnto fiue hundred acrees, or thereabouts, the Court doth order, that Mr Willm Brewster, Mr Steephen Hopkins, Mr John Done, and John Winslowe, for the towne of Plymouth, Edward Banges for the Eele Riuer, Mr John Browne for Joanes Riuer, and Jonathan Brewster and Edmond Chaundler for Ducksborrow, shalbe added to the Guonor and Assistants, to agree vpon an equall course for the diuision of them, and to depute some certaine psons afterwards to make the said diuision." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:67]
- 2 Apr. 1638, "Threescore acres of lands are graunted to Edmond Chaundler, lying on Duxborrow side, and to be layd forth for him by Captaine Standish & Mr Alden, wch was accordingly layd forth on the northeast side of the lands graunted to Moyses Symons, & ranging as his doth in length north & by east and south & by west from the marked trees." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:82]
- 24 Jan. 1639, "Memorand: That John Edwards hath put himself apprentice to Edmond Chaundlor, of Duxborrow, yeom., and after the manner of an apprentice wth him to dwell from the last day of September next ensuing the date hereof vnto the end & terme of fiue yeares thence next ensuing, to serue him in all such lawfull labours as the said Edmond shall ymploy him in during the said terme; the said Edmond Chaundler fynding vnto his said servant meate, drinke, and apparell during the said terme, and in thend thereof to giue him double apparell throughout, in convenyent manner, wth one suite for Lords dayes, and another for workeing dayes." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:110]
- 4 Feb. 1639, "Solomon Lenner is graunted twenty fiue acrees of lands, to bee layd forth for him by Edmond Chaundlors, wch was layd forth for him on the east side of the lands graunted to Edmond Chaundor, and ranging as his doth, north east in length, and south & by west from the marked treeys, and bounded at the vpper end wth a swampe. ... Moyses Symons is graunted fourty acres of land on Duxborrow side, lying next to the garden plotts, some comon lands being left betwixt, ranging north and by west, and south and by east in breadth, north east and by east, and south west and by west from the marked trees, and next to the lands graunted to Edmond Chaunlor on the southwest side." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:112]
- 4 June 1639, "The Comittees of Depties for eich Towne ... For Duxborrow, Jonathan Brewster, Edmond Chaundler." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:126]
- 19 July 1639, "... Mr Thomas Besbeech of Duxborrow doth acknowledg that for and in consideracon of the sume of twenty shillings to him in hand payd hath freely and absolutely bargained and sould vnto Edmond Chaundlor of the same one acree of land lying to the north side of the lands of the said Thomas Besbeech next to the heighway and all his right title and interrest of and into the same and the said Edward is to set vp the fence betwixt them before the begining of the next March ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:46]
- 6 July 1640, "Willm Hiller & Georg Pollerd are graunted a pcell of vpland by the heigh way at the Stony Brooke, in Duxborrow, containeing by estimacon three or foure acrees or there abouts, to set the mille vpon, puided that there be a sufficient way left & layd forth; and likewise haue liberty graunted to mowe the two acrees of marsh meddow lying betwixt Rowlands Leighorns & Edmond Chaundlers marsh. The said lands lye betwixt John Irish & John Caruers meadsteads, wth a pcell of comon land, lying from the said John Irish marked trees & Edward Bumpasse meddow land lying vpon the said brooke." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:158]
- 3 Aug. 1640, "Willm Deuell desires a pcell of land lying betweene Edmond Chaundler, and John Rouse, & Abraham Sampson, such a pporcon as the Court shalbe pleased to graunt him there." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:159]
- 1 Sep. 1640, "Peter Worden, executr of the last will & testament of Peter Worden, deceased, complns agst Nicholas Symkins ... John Shawe complns agst Mr Richard Derby ... The juries names for these tryals are these:- ... Edmond Chaundler ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 8:18]
- 5 Oct. 1640, "Richard Callicutt complns agst John Holmes, the messenger, in an action of trespas vpon the case, to the dam of xxli. The jury found for the deffent. The juries names are these wch tryed this action:- ... Edmond Chaundler" [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 8:17]
- 2 Nov. 1640, "These seuall psons following are graunted these quantities of land following, at the North Riuer, wth meddow to yt:- ... To Edmond Chaundler fifty acrees, wth some meddow to yt." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 1:165]
- 1643, "The Names of the Freemen of eich Towne. Freemen of Duxborrow ... Edmond Chaundlor ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 7:173-174]
- 29 Aug. 1643, "The Comittees of the seuall Townes ... Duxborrow, Willm Bassett, Edmond Chaundlor." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 2:59-60]
- 5 Mar. 1644, "The comittees of the seuall towneshipps:- Duxborrow, Willm Bassett, Edmond Chaundlor." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 2:68]
- 10 Nov. 1646, "These presents doe witnes that William Hillier of Duxburie Carpenter ... doth bargaine and sell vnto the said Constante Southworth all that right and title which he hath vnto the mille at Duxburie standing vpon Stonie riuer being in partnership between him and Georg Pollerd late of Duxbury ... and all that parcell of land wher the mille stands being thre or foure acres or ther abouts, with tow acres of meadow be it more or less, lying betweene Rowland Leighorns and Edmond Chanlers march, with fortie acres of land be it more or less, abutting vpon Stonie broke in Duxburie ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:139]
- 2 Apr. 1647, "These prsents doe wittnes that Thomas Besbeech of Sudbery ... do bargan and sell vnto the sd Mr John Reyner all yt his house and housing and sixty acares of vpland bee it more or les excepting one acar sould vnto Edmound Chandeler of Duxbery three acars of meadow more or les adjacent ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:141]
- 8 June 1650, "... Willam Nelson of Plym: ... sould vnto Tho: Burd of Scittuate a sertaine pcell of Land lying att the North Riuer next aboue the land of Edmond Chandeler with the meadow against the said land Ranging to the lott of John Daman ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:186]
- 8 June 1650, "... Edmond Chandeler of Duxburrow doth acknowlidg That hee hath freely and absolutly barganed and sould vnto John Browne of Duxburrow aforsaid Weauer an house Scittuate in Duxburrow aforsaid and an acare of land on wh the said house standeth next aioyning vnto the house and land of Mr John Rener aboue the path; and the said Edmond Chandeler doth acknowlidge himselfe fully satisfyed for the same; The said house and acare of land on which the house now standeth, with all the boards shelues dores locks and windows beelonging vnto the said house with all the fenceing stufe and all other apurtenances now standing vppon the aforsaid acar of land on which the house now standeth; to haue and to hold vnto the said John Browne his heaires and assignes for euer vnto the onely proper vse and behoofe of him the said John Browne his heares and assignes for euer." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:187]
- 7 June 1651, "Memorand That Edmond Chandeler of Duxburrow in the Collonie of New Plym: in New England doth acknowlidg that for and in Consideracion of the full som of ten pounds to him allreddy secured by bill by Thomas Byrd of Scittuate in the Jurisdiction of New Plym: aforsaid yeaman hee hath fully freely and absolutly barganed allianated and sold vnto the said Thomas Byrd a Certaine pcell or Tract of vpland ground being about fifty acars bee it more or lesse lying at the North Riuer in the Collonie of Plym: aforsaid being bounded on the west with the North Riuer aforsaid and soe extending it selfe vp into the woods and on the north with the lands of Richard Silvester and on the south with the land the said Thomas Byrd bought of Willam Nelson and is now Posessed of; with all the meddow land or mersh abuting vpon the aforsaid fifty acars of vpland bounded as aforsaid To haue and to hold the said fifty acars of vpland with all the mersh meddow abuting against the same with all and singular the appurtenances belonging vnto the said vpland and mersh vnto the said Thomas Byrd to him his heires and assignes for euer to be holden according to the mannor of East Greenwidge in the County of Kent in free and Comon Scokage and not in Capite nor by Knights seruis by the Rents and seruices therof and therby due and of Right accustomed; With warrantice against any or all peopell that shall any way oppose the sale therof. The said prmises with all and singular the appurtenances apperteining vnto the said pmises so bounded as aforsaid to bee holden in mannor as aforsaid; and to belong vnto the onely pper vse and behoof of him the said Thomas Byrd his heires and assignes for euer." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 12:207-208]
- c. 1658, [Freemen of] "Duxborrow. ... Edmond Chandeler ..." [Massachusetts, Plymouth, Court Records, in PCR 7:197-198]
- Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, 1995. In 1:326-330, a summary and sources for Edmund Chandler, including: "ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland, MIGRATION: 1632, FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth, REMOVES: Duxbury, OCCUPATION: Sayweaver, draper, pipemaker ... EDUCATION: The inventory included 'a parcel of books' valued at 10s. ... MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1612 ___ ___; not seen in any record. (2) By about 1632 ___ ___; not seen in any record. ... ASSOCIATIONS: Probably related to Roger Chandler, as both were sayworkers in Leiden, both came to Plymouth about the same time, and both removed to Duxbury. COMMENTS: Although we cannot place Edmund Chandler in Plymouth prior to 1632 based on New England records, he was probably one of the last group of Leiden church members who came to Plymouth in 1629 and 1630. ... Edmund Chandler was made a citizen of Leiden in 1613, and was therefore born no later than 1592, and perhaps earlier ..."
- Davis, William Thomas, ed., Records of the Town of Plymouth, v. 1-3, 1889. Transcriptions of the town records of Plymouth mentions Edmund Chandler, abbreviated PTR in above references.
- Higgins, Mrs. Katharine Chapin, Richard Higgins, A Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his Descendants, 1918. On p. 19: Edmund Chandler "was a Representative of the General Court in 1639-43-45. In England the family was armigerous."
- Pulsifer, David, ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v. 9-12, 1859-1861. Transcriptions of the court records of Plymouth mentions Edmund Chandler, abbreviated PCR in above references. Acts of the Commissioners in v. 9-10, Laws in v. 11, Deeds &c. in v. 12.
- Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v. 1-8, 1855-1857. Transcriptions of the court records of Plymouth mentions Edmund Chandler, abbreviated PCR in above references. Court Orders in v. 1-6, Miscellaneous Records in v. 7, Judicial Acts in v. 8.
- Stratton, Eugene Aubrey, Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691, 1986. On p. 260: "Edmond Chandler was probably related to Roger Chandler, for he was in Leiden during the same period, appearing in the records there in 1613, 1615, 1619, 1623, and 1626. He was a say-weaver (as was Roger), and was later listed as a draper and then a pipemaker. He buried a child in Leiden in 1619 (Dexter, p. 609). As was Roger, Edmond was on the 1633 freeman list. He moved to Duxbury, and in 1635/36 he was one of the Duxbury members of a committee to look into possibilities of uniting Duxbury with Plymouth (PCR 1:41). He served on other commissions and juries, and engaged in a good number of land transactions (PCR, passim). On 1 January 1636/37 he became a constable for Duxbury (PCR 1:48). On 24 January 1638/39 John Edwards put himself as an apprentice to Edmond Chandler of Duxbury, yeoman, for five years (PCR 1:110). On 4 June 1639 Chandler became a deputy for Duxbury (PCR 1:126). Edmond apparently had two wives, but their names are not known. ... He dated his will 3 May 1662, proved 4 June 1662, and in it he named sons Samuel, Benjamin, and Joseph; and daughters Sarah, Anna, Mary, and Ruth. The first three daughters were to get 3,500 (pounds?) of sugar belonging to him at Barbadoes (MD 14:68). He also had a son John, who apparently died without issue, but in his 1653 will, while at sea heading for Barbadoes, he named his father Edmond Chandler of Plymouth. ... As Bowman comments, there have been many serious errors written about Chandler descendants of colonial Plymouth, some of which he sorts out in "Chandler Notes," MD 14:65 (also see MD 14:140-41) ..."