Richard Chandler

about 1733–3 January 1784 (Age 51)
Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Chandler was born about 1733, in Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Chandler, was 33 and his mother, Mrs Thomas Chandler, was 33. He married Mary Pye on 16 April 1739, in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 3 January 1784, at the age of 51.

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Richard Chandler
Mary Pye
Marriage: 16 April 1739
Thomas Chandler
Joseph Chandler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1739Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (4)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 19
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 21
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 37
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (8)

    • Richard Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Richard Chandler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Richard Chandler, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

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