CHANDLER, George, the ancestor of the family in this county, left his home at Greathodge, in Wiltshire, England, in 1687, with his wife Jane and seven children,-Jane, George, Thomas, Swithin, William, Charity, and Ann. The father died at sea on the 13th of December in that year, but before the close of the following year his widow found a second husband, William Hawkes, of Chichester, (now) Delaware Co. John chandler, a brother of the elder George, came perhaps at the same time, but does not appear to have had a family. His home in England was at Oare, in the parish of Wilcott. The early records of that parish show that the Chandlers were an old family there. In 1602, John, the son of Thomas Chandler, was baptized, and in 1613, William, the son of Swithin Chandler. April 8, 1633, George, the son of John and Annie Chandler, was baptized. This may have been the emigrant, but it is uncertain. Swithin Chandler, son of the latter, was born 6,24,1674.
Jane Chandler, Jr., married Robert Jefferis, of Chichester, afterwards of East Bradford, Chester Co. George, Jr., married Ruth Bezer, and remained in Chichester, where he died in 1714. Swithin married Ann ____, and settled in Birmingham township, on the Brandywine, but subsequently removed to Christiana Hundred, Del. William married Ann Bowater, and after some years settled in Londongrove township, where he died in 1746. Thomas married Mary Mankin, and settled on the Brandywine, in Birmingham. He left no children, but made his nephew Thomas, son of William, his principal heir. Charity probably died young. Ann married Samuel robins, and died in Philadelphia 8,10,1758.
As far as has been ascertained, the following are the names and births of the children: