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Leonard Chester

Male Bef 1610 - 1648  (> 38 years)


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  • Name Leonard Chester  [1, 2
    Born Bef 15 Jul 1610  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 15 Jul 1610  Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 11 Dec 1648  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Buried Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID I18819  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 

    Father John Chester,   b. of Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 Jul 1628 and 15 Oct 1628, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Dorothy Hooker,   d. 1662, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Jun 1609  Birstall, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F11411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary,   d. 30 Nov 1688, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Capt. John Chester,   b. 3 Aug 1635, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1698, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    2. [S1357] The Visitation of the Counter of Leicester in the Year 1619, Taken by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms ed. John Fetherston. London: Harleian Society, 1870.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., year only.

    4. [S4958] Genealogical Notes of the Families of Chester of Blaby by Edmond Chester-Waters. Leicester: Clarke and Hodgson, 1886.

    5. [S4956] John Insley Coddington, "The Family of Frances (Tough) (Chester) (Smith) Stebbing, Wife of Edward Stebbing, of Hartford, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 30:193, Oct 1954.

    6. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., year and place only.

    7. [S4961] Find a Grave page for Leonard Chester Chester.

    8. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    9. [S4957] Frances Ida Schureman Judd, "American Ancestry of Samuel Tompkins and Martha Alphena (Todd) Schureman and Their Descendants." Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 5:121, March 1942.

    10. [S4958] Genealogical Notes of the Families of Chester of Blaby by Edmond Chester-Waters. Leicester: Clarke and Hodgson, 1886., year only.