Thomas Chandler

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Thomas Chandler, son of Thomas Chandler and NN (…), was born about 1500.1 He died at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, before 23 May 1554, when his will was proved.1

Thomas married Agnes (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1524.1

Thomas Chandler is the only Chandler to appear in the records of Bishop's Stortford in this time period, so Moriarty assumes that he is the only surviving son of his father. He appears to have been prosperous and left a good estate.

He appears in four land transactions:
24 Henry VIII (1532), Richard Glascok, Thomas Chaundeler, John Jacobbe, Thomas Smyth, and William Sybthorpe, querents v. George Thompson and his wife Margaret, deforciants, for two messuages and lands in Stortford.

24 Henry VIII (1532), Richard Glascok and Thomas Chaundeler, querents, v. John Nobill and his wife Joane and Thomas Clyfton and his wife Joan, for a messuage and lands in Stortford.

33 Henry VIII (1541/2), Thomas Chaundeler, querent, v. George Tomson, gentleman, and his wife Margaret, deforciants, for a barn and land in Stortford.

4 Edward VI (1550/1), Nicholas Marden, querent, v. Thomas Chaundeler, Sr., and his wife Agnes, deforciants, for a messuage in Stortford.

The rent roll of the Bishop of London for his manor of Bishops-Stortford in 27 Henry VIII (1545/6] shows some of Thomas' properties:
Thomas Chanler for a tenement that he dwelth in on the sowth syed of the heyght by yere ij s. vj d.
The same Thomas for certene lands late parcell of Hawers, ij s. iiij d.
The same Thomas for a tenement in Sowth stret on the West syed called Sampson, by yere xix d.
The same Thomas for tenement in the wyder end of sowth strete on the est syed,by yere xxiij d.
The same Thomas for the dovehowse and garden at Hacryelbryge, by yere ij d.

He was assessed at Stortford in several subsidies:
33 Henry VIII (1541-42), as Thomas Chandler, Jr., 10d.
34 Henry VIII (1542-43), as Thomas Chandler, Jr., 10s.
35 & 36 Henry VIII (1543-45), as Thomas Chandler, Jr. 2d. on goods valued at 40s.
37 Henry VIII (1545-6), as Thomas Chandler, Jr. 3s. 4d. on lands valued at 40s.
4 Edward VI (1549/50-1550/1), as Thomas Chandler, Sr., 18s. on goods.

He was churchwarden at Bishops-Stortford in 1546, 1548, and 1553.2

Thomas Chandler left a will dated 30 March 1554, and proved 23 May 1554:
To son John Chaundler the messuage I now dwell in, together with one garden in Basborn Lane to the said messuage [belonging?] and one croft enclosed at Waldinge of four acres, with one meadow by the waterside and one croft in Thorley that I late bought of Richard Pilleston, the said John paying yearly to Agneis my wife, the rent of said premises during her life

To son Thomas Chaundler a grove I late bought of Henry Perker, gentleman of Berden, deceased, and my messuage in Northstreet I late bought of Edward Willay, the said Thomas paying yearly the rent thereof to the said Agneis, my wife, for life.

To son Thomas for life my meadow of two acres I late bought of Mr. Tomson in Stortford, on the backside of Cawton the tanner,
with remainder to my son Robert Chaundler and if the siad Robert die without issue then remainder to my son John Chaundeler and his heirs.

To my son Robert Chaundler and his heirs and assigns for ever my dove house, yard, and barn, my tenement in Stortford I late bought of Wardall, and my croft and pasture I late bought of John Turner.

I will have it remembered that I have surrendered my copyhold lands and tenements by the hands of Raf Smyth and Richard Bedwell, tenants of the lord's customary, for the use of Robert Chaundler, my son, and his heirs and assigns, he paying yearly to my wife Agneis the rent thereof for life.

To Robert Chaundler £20

I will that my son Robert Chaundler pay to Anne Chaundler, the daughter of John Chaundler, 5 marks at the day of his and one croft enclosed at Waldinge of four acres, with one meadow by the waterside and one croft in Thorley that I late bought of Richard Pilleston, the said John paying yearly to Agneis my wife, the rent of said premises during her life

To son Thomas Chaundler a grove I late bought of Henry Perker, gentleman of Berden, deceased, and my messuage in Northstreet I late bought of Edward Willay, the said Thomas paying yearly the rent thereof to the said Agneis, my wife, for life.

To son Thomas for life my meadow of two acres I late bought of Mr. Tomson in Stortford, on the backside of Cawton the tanner,
with remainder to my son Robert Chaundler and if the siad Robert die without issue then remainder to my son John Chaundeler and his heirs.

To my son Robert Chaundler and his heirs and assigns for ever my dove house, yard, and barn, my tenement in Stortford I late bought of Wardall, and my croft and pasture I late bought of John Turner.

I will have it remembered that I have surrendered my copyhold lands and tenements by the hands of Raf Smyth and Richard Bedwell, tenants of the lord's customary, for the use of Robert Chaundler, my son, and his heirs and assigns, he paying yearly to my wife Agneis the rent thereof for life.

To Robert Chaundler £20

I will that my so and one croft enclosed at Waldinge of four acres, with one meadow by the waterside and one croft in Thorley that I late bought of Richard Pilleston, the said John paying yearly to Agneis my wife, the rent of said premises during her life

To son Thomas Chaundler a grove I late bought of Henry Perker, gentleman of Berden, deceased, and my messuage in Northstreet I late bought of Edward Willay, the said Thomas paying yearly the rent thereof to the said Agneis, my wife, for life.

To son Thomas for life my meadow of two acres I late bought of Mr. Tomson in Stortford, on the backside of Cawton the tanner,
with remainder to my son Robert Chaundler and if the siad Robert die without issue then remainder to my son John Chaundeler and his heirs.

To my son Robert Chaundler and his heirs and assigns for ever my dove house, yard, and barn, my tenement in Stortford I late bought of Wardall, and my croft and pasture I late bought of John Turner.

I will have it remembered that I have surrendered my copyhold lands and tenements by the hands of Raf Smyth and Richard Bedwell, tenants of the lord's customary, for the use of Robert Chaundler, my son, and his heirs and assigns, he paying yearly to my wife Agneis the rent thereof for life.

To Robert Chaundler £20

I will that my son Robert Chaundler pay to Anne Chaundler, the daughter of John Chaundler, 5 marks at the day of his and one croft enclosed at Waldinge of four acres, with one meadow by the waterside and one croft in Thorley that I late bought of Richard Pilleston, the said John paying yearly to Agneis my wife, the rent of said premises during her life

To son Thomas Chaundler a grove I late bought of Henry Perker, gentleman of Berden, deceased, and my messuage in Northstreet I late bought of Edward Willay, the said Thomas paying yearly the rent thereof to the said Agneis, my wife, for life.

To son Thomas for life my meadow of two acres I late bought of Mr. Tomson in Stortford, on the backside of Cawton the tanner,
with remainder to my son Robert Chaundler and if the siad Robert die without issue then remainder to my son John Chaundeler and his heirs.

To my son Robert Chaundler and his heirs and assigns for ever my dove house, yard, and barn, my tenement in Stortford I late bought of Wardall, and my croft and pasture I late bought of John Turner.

I will have it remembered that I have surrendered my copyhold lands and tenements by the hands of Raf Smyth and Richard Bedwell, tenants of the lord's customary, for the use of Robert Chaundler, my son, and his heirs and assigns, he pa[sic] wedding and to Barbara Chaundler, daughter of Thomas Chaundler, 5 marks at the day of her marriage, and to Margaret Bedwell, my daughter's daughter, 5 marks at the day of her marriage.

To my wife Agneis a lease of a meadow and tenement I late bought of Stonard.

To six poor men of Stortford a pair of hose each.

To six poor chirldren of the same town a coat each,

All the residue of my goods to my wife Agneis, whos to be executrix; John Chaundler and Robert Chaundler are to be executors with her.

Supervisor: my son-in-law Richard Bedwell.
wit: Raif Smythe, George Hawkyns, and Willm Bardnerd.
Proved on the oaths of Agnes and Robert Chaundler, executors, 23 May 1554, with power reserved for John Chandler, the other executor, when he shall demand it.3

Family

Agnes (…) d. aft. May 1554
Children
  • John Chandler1 b. abt. 1525, d. 17 Mar 1581/82
  • Thomas Chandler+1 b. abt. 1528, d. bef. 4 Jun 1611
  • Agnes Chandler1 b. abt. 1530
  • Robert Chandler1 b. abt. 1532, d. bef. 2 Aug 1611
This person was last edited on2 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S1846] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Genealogical Research in England: Ancestry of William Chandler of Roxbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 85 (Apr 1931): 133-145, at 134-136, further cited as Moriarty, "Ancestry of William Chandler."
  2. [S1846] Moriarty, "Ancestry of William Chandler," 134-135.
  3. [S1846] Moriarty, "Ancestry of William Chandler," 135-136.