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CHANDLER *Robert I

Male 1626 or 1628 - Bef 1669


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  • Name  CHANDLER *Robert I 
    Born  1626 or 1628  Elizabeth City Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  A825688E33027743B3A015D56B0F3E40E740 
    Died  Bef 12 Apr 1669  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I736  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2004 

    Father  CHANDLER John,   b. 7 Sep 1600, St. Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Feb 1657/1658, Elizabeth City, ( Hampton ) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1627, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1627  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F258  Group Sheet

    Family  DAVIS Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1646  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CHANDLER William,   b. Abt 1648, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1729
     2. CHANDLER John,   b. Abt 1650, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CHANDLER Francis,   b. Abt 1652, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CHANDLER Mary,   b. Abt 1654, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. CHANDLER *Robert, II,   b. Bef 30 Apr 1659, Chiskiak Parish, York Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1710/1720, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F257  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Research Sources:
      McLaurin
      The McLaurin-McMahon Family Research Page
      Author: Rex McLaurin

      Chandler Family Association Newletter
      Title: Chandler Family Association's Newsletter
      P.O. Box # 8132
      Lakewood, FL 33802-8132
      Date: 25 June 2001
      Volume III, Number III

      Research:

      * The earliest known evidence of Robert and Elizabeth Chandler in York Co., Virginia is a will recorded
      in 1651/52 for which Elizabeth Chandler was a witness. By this time Robert and Elizabeth had established a family and their tenure in York Co. and Robert's status as Land Owner involved in community affairs is confirmed by several surviving records. ( See CFA February 1994 Newsletter ).

      **CFA documents say of Robert: " Robert Chandler was born ca 1626 in Kiccoughtan ( also called Eliz.
      Cittie) and died in New Kent County in 1669. His wife was named Elizabeth and may have been the daughter or sister of William Davis. They were known to have lived in York Co. as early as 1651/52.
      Robert died in the spring of 1669. They had four sons: William, Robert, John and Francis and one daughter Mary. Robert's parents were John Chandler and ( ? ). The CFA writings say of Robert, " It
      appears certain that he was born in Virginia, a son of John, the only Chandler documented as living
      in this country who could be his father. " The CFA records also say that the name of Robert's mother
      or the time of her death is not know, but John was married by 1636 to Elizabeth____________."
      Apparently Elizabeth LUPO.

      1. He is thought to have been born in Virginia. The above newsletter has details of several other Robert Chandlers.
      2. His will was written February 21, 1668/69. " I give unto my first sonne William Chandler the moiety or
      one half of a parcel of land in New Kent County bought of Thomas Thurmer to him and his heyresforever, the other halfe I give unto my second sonne Robert Chandler to him and his heyres
      forever ( York County Will Book #4, page # 343 ).
      3. From the Chandler Association Newsletter, Volume III, Number III
      4. She witnessed the will of Nicholas Harrison made February 21, 1652/1652 is the earliest known
      evidence of their tenure in York Co., and of Robert's status as a landowner.
      5. They lived in Chiskiak Parish, which was roughly the area today between Yorktown and Williamsburg.
      6. January 31, 1657/1658 Deed of Sale:

      " I, Robert Thompson of the parish of Chiscake, planter, ...sell to Robert Chandler of the same place,
      planter, one browne cow." Witness: William Bell, To. Young. ( York Co. Record Book # 3, page # 25, the Duball abstract gives name as Rober " Chambers" in error.

      7. April 24,1658, Robert ( R ) Chanler on coroners inquest jury. William Davis, William Bell, Robert
      Thompson, Robert Wolfe, Richard Evans and other neighbor son the same jury. ( York Co., Abstracts
      1657-1659, page # 29, Duval )

      8. June 25, 1658 Robert Chandler in lawsuit vs Adam Holland ( Ibbid, page #33, Duvall ).
      9. November 20, 1658: Will of William Davis of York County mentions wife but no children. Among
      bequests, " I give to my godsonne William Chandler a cowcalf ". To goddaughter Anne Wolfe a cow
      calfe. Other bequests to neighbors and to servants. Wil. Richard Evans, William Davis. Will proved
      February 24; 1658/1659g, with probate to Katherine Davis, the widow. ( York Co. Abstracts 1657-1659j
      page # 68, Duvall.

      10. Chandler Family Newsletter, Volume IV, Number I; P.O. Box # 8132, Lakeland, FL 33802-8132
      February 1994
      11. January 24,1661. Court Order: " Henry Warren, servant to Robert Chandler, is adjudged age 13,and is to serve according to Act of Assembly for those without indenture." ( York Co. Abstracts 1659-1662) , page # 107, Weisiger).
      12.April 24,1662 DEED, Richard Roberts; Witne Robert Chandler ( York Co. Abstracts 1659-1662, Weisiger ).
      13. He acquired two tracts in New Kent County and appears to have disposed of his land in York
      County before his death.
      14. Will of Robert Chandler written February 21,1668/1669 filed in York County, Virginia

      In the name of God, Amen, I, Robert Chandler being sick in body but of perfect memory, doe., make
      and ordaine this my last will and testament in the manner and for me following: First, I bequeth my
      soule to God who gave it hoping and believing that I shall be saved through the wish of Christ our
      savior. I give my body to the earth to be decently buried by my executors hereafter named and formy
      temporall all thing it please God in his mercie to ( bestowe) upon me. I doe bequeth in form following, my just debts being paid. I give unto my first sonne William Chandler the moiety of one halfe of a parcel of land in New Kent County bought of Thomas ( Shumer/Thurmer? ) to him and heyresforever,
      the other halfe I give unto my second sonne Robert Chandler to him and his heyres forever. If either
      of my afore said sonnes die before ( coming of age ) the survivor to enjoy the whole item. I give unto
      my well beloved wife Elizabeth Chandler the plantation she is now seated upon ( with all ) of land I formerly bought of John Babb...during her natural life, the land lying in New Kent County. Item I give unto my two sonnes John and Francis Chandler a parcel of land bought...of John Babb to them and their heyres forever..they or either of them...their mother Elizabeth in what I have given her during her
      lifetime...it is my will that the surviving sonne or sonnes doe enjoy ( the ) same, and if all my four sonnes should die without Heires then I will and bequeth all my land and..aforesaid unto my daughter
      Mary Chandler and her Heires forever. I will..that my sonne William have four cowes it be in the increase of the those ( this ) godfather ( some transciptions say grandfather ) William Davis gave him.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Robert Chandler one two year old ( horse or heifer ) by the name of Moll, cropt in both ears...and slitt in Croppwith. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Chandler one cowe...at my plantation in New Kent County called Durging with all her increase.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Chandler all the rest of my estate ( and ) doe
      hereby ( appoint ) her to be executor of my last will and testament.

      As ( witness ) my hand and seal this 21st February 1668
      Robert Chandler ( Seale ) Marke

      Signed in the presence of John Underhill, John Hunt.

      Proved in Court: April 12, 1669 by John Underhill and Joh Hunt. Will was confirmed April 1669, Elizabeth Chandler was confirmed as executrix of her husbands will.

      York County Record Book # 4, page # 243

      He lived on a plantation called " DURGING " in St Peters Parish.