Joseph Chandler

1761–1793 (Age 32)
Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Chandler was born on 19 May 1761, in Wilsford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Chandler, was 28 and his mother, Mary Pye, was 24. He married Mary about 1783. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 October 1793, at the age of 32.

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Joseph Chandler
Marriage: about 1783
Edward Chandler
Jane Chandler
James Chandler

Spouse & Children

about 1783


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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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Chandler, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • North America Family Histories

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