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Capt. John Chester

Male 1635 - 1698  (62 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Capt. John Chester was born on 3 Aug 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Leonard Chester and Mary); died on 23 Feb 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1634, of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a captain in King Philip's War, and deputy for Wethersfield many times.

    John married Sarah Welles in Feb 1654 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Welles, Governor of Connecticut and Alice Tomes) was born about 1633; died on 12 Dec 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary Chester was born on 23 Dec 1654 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Jul 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Leonard Chester was born before 15 Jul 1610 (son of John Chester and Dorothy Hooker); died on 11 Dec 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Jul 1610, Blaby, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1633; first at Watertown, then Wethersfield in 1636.

    Surmounted by a crudely-rendered armorial shield, his grave at Wethersfield Village Cemetery, said to be the third oldest tombstone in Connecticut, proclaims his late-medieval ancestry:

    HERE LYES THE BODY OF LEON
    ARD CHESTER, ARMIGER LATE
    OF THE TOWN OF BLABY AND
    SEVERALL OTHER LORDSHIPS
    IN LEISTERSHEIRE DECEASED
    IN WETHERSFEILD ANNO
    DOMINI 1648 ETATIS 39

    Leonard married Mary. Mary died on 30 Nov 1688 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary died on 30 Nov 1688 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets.
    Children:
    1. 1. Capt. John Chester was born on 3 Aug 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1698 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Chester was born in in of Blaby, Leicestershire, England (son of Leonard Chester and Bridget Sharp); died between 28 Jul 1628 and 15 Oct 1628 in Blaby, Leicestershire, England.

    Notes:

    He was definitely a son of Leonard Chester and Bridget Sharp; he was the family member who signed the 1619 Leicester visitation pedigree.

    John married Dorothy Hooker on 1 Jun 1609 in Birstall, Leicestershire, England. Dorothy (daughter of Thomas Hooker and (Unknown wife of Thomas Hooker)) died in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Dorothy Hooker (daughter of Thomas Hooker and (Unknown wife of Thomas Hooker)); died in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    After her husband's death, she emigrated to New England in the company of her brother, the Rev. Thomas Hooker. As "Dorothy Chester," her name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    Children:
    1. 2. Leonard Chester was born before 15 Jul 1610; died on 11 Dec 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Leonard Chester was born in in of Blaby, Leicestershire, England (son of William Chester and Maud); died on 8 Aug 1615.

    Leonard married Bridget Sharp. Bridget (daughter of John Sharp) died before 12 Jun 1606. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Bridget Sharp (daughter of John Sharp); died before 12 Jun 1606.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Chester was born in in of Blaby, Leicestershire, England; died between 28 Jul 1628 and 15 Oct 1628 in Blaby, Leicestershire, England.
    2. Sampson Chester was born about 1592 in Leicestershire, England; died between 5 Nov 1623 and Feb 1628.

  3. 10.  Thomas Hooker was born about 1553 in of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire (son of John Hooker and Alice Stanyerne); died before 24 Jul 1635; was buried on 24 Jul 1635 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire.

    Notes:

    "A yeoman farmer and overseer of the Digby family's properties." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    He and his wife were ancestors of Aaron Burr.

    Thomas married (Unknown wife of Thomas Hooker). (Unknown died before 16 Apr 1631; was buried on 16 Apr 1631 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  (Unknown wife of Thomas Hooker) died before 16 Apr 1631; was buried on 16 Apr 1631 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire.
    Children:
    1. 5. Dorothy Hooker died in 1662 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. Rev. Thomas Hooker was born about 1586 in Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire; died on 7 Jul 1647 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Center Church burying ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.