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Philip Chesley

Male Abt 1646 - Aft 1695  (~ 49 years)

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  1. 1.  Philip Chesley was born about 1646 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (son of Philip Chesley and Elizabeth); died after 13 Dec 1695.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1644
    • Alternate death: Aft 18 Dec 1695, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Family/Spouse: Hannah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Philip married Sarah Rollins before 1678 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Sarah (daughter of James Rollins) died after 20 Mar 1719. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. James Chesley died on 17 Sep 1707 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.
    2. Philip Chesley was born in 1678.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Philip Chesley was born between 1606 and 1608; died after 30 Apr 1685 in New Hampshire.


    "Philip Chesley, b. 1606-08, ± 77 in Nov. 1683. First ment. Dover Neck wit. 1642; he had a home lot there. At Oyster River by 1648. His and his 2d wife's share of existing records would fill a 'movie,' an alternating current of honor. and impuls. activ. His wife Elizabeth, liv. 1661, was presum. dead when he put everything in his sons' names. Soon his wife was Joanna, app. relation of James and Elizabeth Thomas. Both living 30 Apr. 1685. [...] Ch: Thomas, b. ab. 1644. Philip, b. ab. 1646. By 2d w: Hannah, m. Thomas Ash. Mary, in ct. 1698, found at the house of Thomas Ash in Portsm.; m. 28 May 1701 Ralph Hall; 2d John Foye (3). Esther, m. 3 July 1699 John Hall." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire]

    From New Hampshire Court Records 1640-1692, Court Papers 1652-1688, State Papers Series Vol. 40, edited by Otis G. Hammond. New Hampshire: The State of New Hampshire, 1943:

    phillip Chesly for givinge out Reprochfull spechis against the worshipfull Captin wiggins Is sentensed by this Courte to make a publiqe acknouledgment three severall publiqe Days the first Day in the head of the train band: the other two Days are to be the next publiqe meetings days in Dover, when oyster River peopell shall be there Present: which is to be Done within fouer months after this Present Day, and in Case he Doth not performe as affore sayd he is to be whipped not exseding ten strips: and to be fined five Pounds to the Contry: ffees for the Court 0-02s-6d. [...]

    The Deposioc of Thomas Bradbury Junior Aged Twenty Yeares or there abouts who Testifyeth yt upon the second Day of October (1661) or there abouts Phillip Chesley being att Salisbury and mr Andrew Wiggins with him: Phillip Chesley asked this deponent where Mr. Hall was, or whether he was gone for England, this depont told him that hee was gone to Boston: the said Chesley asked him whether mr Hall had any Cattle or horses [...T]he said Phillip Chesley [...] in the hearing of this depont [said] that mr Sam:Hall was a Knave and that he had Cheated him of Tenn pounds wch was a due debt and further said if he could sight of him hee could lay him fast & further saith not.


    On 24 Jun 1662, Samuel Hall sued Philip Chesley for £500 over Chesley having called him a "knave" who had "cheated him...of a just debt." Chesley was jailed for a time. The torrent of charges and counter-charges can be discerned through the translucent veil of seventeenth-century language here, beginning on page 491.

    Philip married Elizabeth about 1642 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Elizabeth died after 1660 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth died after 1660 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.
    1. 1. Philip Chesley was born about 1646 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died after 13 Dec 1695.