Richard Chandler

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

The Life 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

16 April 1739
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Chandler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Richard Chandler in entry for Joseph Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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