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Monday, December 2, 2013

Sarah Phelps of Andover

Thanks to Cheryl Follansbee with help on records. See FB Groups Descendants of the Salem Witch Trials
Phelps Genealogy in America

Sarah Phelps was a notable player in the Salem witch trials. Here is a little background genealogy to start and in the conclusion, her marriage and children. Map of Andover

Sarah Phelps was born in Andover MA October 16, 1682 daughter of Samuel Phelps and Sarah Chandler (married March 21 1679)
Sarah's father Samuel Phelps born in Newbury 1651 son of Edward Phelps and Elizabeth Adams
Sarah's mother Sarah Chandler born December 20, 1661 daughter of Thomas Chandler and Hannah Brewer.
Also important to note in connection to trials:
Eleanor Phelps (Sister to Samuel) was married to William Chandler (brother to Sarah Chandler)
Elizabeth Phelps (sister to Samuel) was married to Joseph Ballard
Siblings of Sarah Phelps:
Samuel b 1684  married Hannah Dane
John Phelps b 1686 married Sarah Andrews
Henry Phelps b 1693 married Abigal Lovejoy
Joseph Phelps b 1689 married Elizabeth Abbott
Thomas Phelps b 1695 married Mary Blanchard 
Elizabeth Phelps b 1698 married Jonathan Lovejoy
Anna Phelps b 1701 married John Stevens
Deborah Phelps b 1703 married Stephen Blanchard

See other Sources on Family Histories
Andover Townsman, October 16, 1975 Lawrence Eagle Tribune, May 29, 1946
Andover Historical Building Survery - Andover Special Collection
"Oldest home in town hits the market", Andover Townsman, February 2, 2006
"A little slice of history", Eagle Tribune, March 5, 2006.
"Town's oldest home will be renovated, not turned: Work begins on Chandler-Bigsby-Abbott house next month", Eagle Tribune, April 5, 2006.
"Life of Job Tyler: Andover's original pioneer," Andover Townsman, January 24, 2013, p.9.
This photo was taken by Angela Peters on Find A Grave

Sarah's father Samuel was "a clothier by trade; was one of the twenty men chosen to fight the Indians in 1695 under Captain Gardner. He and his wife Sarah, his brother Edward and wife, Ruth, deeded lands to Thomas Abbott in 1697. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678, and was admitted to the South Church, May 10, 1713. He died January 26, 1746, aged ninety-five years." (Cutter) He was a surveyor and town official.

In Early Records of the Phelps Family by Charlotte Helen Abbot Samuel was listed as a weaver Essex County Deeds 19:171:1697 Sam Phelps ans Ed Phelps of Andover, sell to Tim Abbott, 1 acre at Rattlesnake.....see below more records

Sarah's involvement in Salem Witchcraft Hysteria. She was one of the "afflicted" girls. Sarah claimed to have been afflicted by the children of Martha Carrier. She also claimed that Rose Foster, Elizabeth Johnson, Sr., Mary Parker, and Abigal Faulkner (daughter of Rev Francis Dane) had tormented her.
A full account of the the happenings in each day and town can be found in "The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege" by Marilynne K Roac, but here are some of the entries that began with Sarah's part.

August 6 1692  It started with Sarah on or about this date:
Sarah Phelps, a cousin of Phebe Chandler, and the niece of the late Elizabeth Ballard, was tormented Saturday night on into the Sabbath

August 8 1692  Sarah Phelps continues to have seizures 

August 9 1692   At the home of Sarah Phelps's uncle John Chandler in Andover: The scene of a dramatic spectacle that involved the spear-wielding specters of Martha Carrier's children, assorted Toothakers, Daniel Eames and some of Rev Francis Danes kinswomen."  Ephraim Davis's child, Sarah, and two visiting girls from Salem village (already afflicted) Ann Putman, jr. and Mary Walcott.

Sarah became a "reliable" witness shortly after this date as Bernard Rosenthal asserts as some of the accused confessed to afflicting her. Sarah Carrier, Martha Carrier's 7 year old daughter and Thomas her brother admitted to afflicting Sarah and the other girls. 

August 10 1692  Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson, Sarah and Thomas Carrier confess to Bradstreet in Anover that Martha Carrier, rather than the devil, had baptized them. Sarah said her mother had her lay her hands on the red book to in Andrew Fester's field. And the night before she visited her from jail to bring her a spear to torment, but she already knew how to use it and did so with Betty Johnson's help afflict Sarah Phelps and Anne Putman, jr.  Thomas Carrier said he had only been a witch for a week, since his mother heralded by a talking yellow bird, appeared with the book, and threatened obedience. she tore off his clothes, dunked him in the Shawsheen River, saying he was hers forever and ever, the ordered him to afflict Walcott, Putnam, and Phelps. He was at John Chandler's as well in the company of ten as well. Betty Johnson said the book was brought to her as well and said she would be saved..and baptized her with Sarah Carrier. She also confessed to attending the great Village witch meeting, and to hunting the girls and men with a spear.

Don Robb, Andover Historical Society published a wonderful article on the Andover events in the Andover Townsmen  Andover Stories: More accused witches here than in Salem

Here is an example from the examination of Mary Parker:
“Upon mentioning of her name, several afflicted persons were struck down as Mary
Warren, Sarah Churchill, Hannah Post, Sarah Bridges, Mercy Ward. And when she
came before the Justices, she recovered all the afflicted out of their fits by the touch of
her hand. She is accused for acting of witchcraft upon Martha Sprague and Sarah
Q. How long have you been in the snare of the devil?
R. I know nothing of it. There is another woman of the same name in Andover.
But Martha Sprague affirmed that this is the very woman that afflicted her: the said
Mary Parker looking upon Sprague struck her down and recovered her again out of
her [fit].” Records, 2:154
Below is a deposition of Sarah Phelps   click to view all records  

The depossistion of Sarah phelps who testifieth and saith that about the begining of August 1692 I was most greviously afflected and tormented by Abigail Falkner or hir Apperance: but most dread-full she did torment on the 11 August being the day of hir examination for if she did but loock upon me she would strick me down or almost choake me: also sence the begining of August I have seen Abigaill Falkner or hir appearance most greviously afflet and torment mary walcott Ann putnam and Martha sprague and I veryly beleve
in my heart that Abigail Falkner is a wicth and that she has very often affleted me and the afforesaid parsons by acts of wicthcraft The above named sarah Phelps affirmed before the Grand inquest that the above written evidence is truth upon her Oath the    17 Sept: 1692

See more great sources also
Ryan's Dead Ancestors
My Maine Ancestry
Minor Descent
Nutfield Genealogy 
17th Century American Witch 
History of Massachusetts blog  
Bewitchment: Ancestors in the Salem Witch Trial

Sarah married Samuel Fields Andover Vital Records. 

Samuel, death apoplectic fit, bur. Apr. 8, 1776, a. 57 y.
Sarah death April 28, 1771
Children: more info @ Fields/Phelps Line
And Family Trees of Merrimack NH

Children of Samuel & Sarah (Stevens) Fields Jr.:
1. +Henry, b: 17 Nov 1733/1743 in Andover, Essex, MA
2. +John, b: 9 Mar 1756 in Andover, Essex MA
3. +Joshua (Sr), b. 9 Feb 1747/48 in Andover, Essex MA
4. Marston b. 6 Apr 1745 in Andover, Essex MA; died at 16 days
5. +Marsten/Marston (Sr) (Marston), b: 29 Mar 1746 in Andover, Essex, MA
6. +Samuel, b. 13 Feb, 1752 in Andover MA
7. Sarah b. 20 Jan 1758 in Andover, Essex MA; m. Andrew Wilkins; resided in Merrimack NH
8. Twin FIELDS b: 2 Dec 1749 in Andover, Essex MA

There were four brothers and a sister of this family who came to this town from Andover, Mass. just before the Revolution, i.e. HENRY, MARSTEN, SALLY, JOSHUA and JOHN. Henry Fields settled on the Severns place, Marsten on the Lawrence place, Sally (wife of Andrew Wilkins) on the Woodward place, Joshua on the Joseph Foster place and John on the John H. Coburn place. [NOTE: it appears that there were FIVE brothers and a sister]

CAPT. HENRY-3 FIELDS, son of Samuel & Sarah Fields, was b. 17 Nov 1743 at Andover MA; d. 23 June 1804 in Merrimack NH, and is buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery; He served in Merrimack as Juryman, Constable, Selectman, Fence Viewer, Surveyor of Highways, Treasurer; is on 1787 Tax List, District 7; he married 15 Aug 1768 to Rebecca Kittredge of Andover MA [she b 1747; d. 29 Oct 1825 and is buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery]. Henry Fields does not appear on a NH census until 1820, whereas his brothers John and "Masten" appear in 1810, along with their father, Samuel Fields. According to History of Merrimcak NH (1885) Henry Fields settled on the "Severns Place." In local cemetery records, the surname is also spelled "Seaverns." A 1959 postcard in the Merrimack NH Historical Society collection shows a photographic view of the former Field's Covered Bridge, also called "Severn's Bridge," which once stood on the upper Souhegan River. The bridge was a single span of the Town Lattice style with round portals. Henry's birth date on his tombstone is 1733. This conflicts with the Andover MA record book date of 17 Nov 1743. The following epitaph appears on the tombstone of "Capt" Henry Fields:
Beneath this stone I turn to dust
But I hereafter shall rise
And he in whom I put my trust
Will bear me upward to the sky
Children of Capt. Henry & Rebecca (Kittredge) Fields:
1. Rebecca, b. 21 April 1771 in Andover MA; died 15 Mar 1856, buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery; m. 27 Dec 1792, Timothy Carlton*. Her children were Rebecca (settled in Nashua NH); John (settled in Lyndeborough NH); Sophia (married a Mr. Retterbush of Merrimack and had ch. Eliza, Sophia, Mary Ann and Henry); Eliza (married Joseph Wilson), Henry (killed in a mill at Lowell), Francis (carried on business at New Orleans and elsewhere, and died in Merrimack), Peter (settled in Merrimack), Susan (settled in Amherst), Isaac (died young), Isaac-2 (settled in Massachusetts).
2. +Henry, b 6 Oct 1773; d. 1816; settled in New York; buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery
3. John, b 12 Apr 1779; d. 31 May 1786, buried Turkey Hill Cem.
4. Susan (Susanna), bap 8 Apr 1787; m. 30 Apr 1812, Phinehas Whitney of Dunstable MA; settled in Nashua NH
5. infant, b. 10 Oct 1789; d. 11 Oct 1789, buried Turkey Hill Cem.JOHN-3 FIELDS, son of Samuel & Sarah Fields was b. 9 March 1756 in Andover MA; d. 4 Aug 1841; buried at Turkey Hill Cem; m. 10 July 1800 Elizabeth (King) Goss, widow of John Goss of Amherst NH [She b. 16 Dec 1840 and is buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery]. Reportedly he served through the entire 7 years of the Revolutionary war.
Children of John & Elizabeth (King) Fields:
1. Henry, b 1801; d. 15 March 1815, buried Turkey Hill Cemetery; unmarried
2. Elisabeth, b. 30 Oct 1803; d. 6 Dec 1888; m. John H. Colburn*. One of Elisabeth's children, Catherline, married John H. Upham of Amherst.

JOSHUA-3 FIELDS, son of Samuel & Sarah Fields was b. 9 Feb 1747/48 in Andover MA; Served in Merrimack as Petit Juror, Surveyor of Highways, Constable, and was on 1787 Tax List, District 7; he married 25 Jan 1777 to Sarah Tenny.
Children of Joshua & Sarah (Tenny) Fields:
1. Sarah (Sally), b. 24 Nov 1777, Merrimack NH; m. 16 Aug 1798 to Samuel Thompson Emerson; settled in Maine
2. +Joshua, b. 11 Oct 1779 in Merrimack NH
3. Jonas/Jonah, b. ?; m. 2 March 1812 Mercy Gilmore of Amherst NH; settled in New York
4. James; married 25 April 1811 to Sarah Davis; settled in Merrimack
5. John, settled in Maine

MARSTON-3 FIELDS, son of Samuel & Sarah FIelds, was b. 29 March 1746 in Andover MA; d. 28 July 1824, buried in Turkey Hill Cemetery. Served Merrimack as Constable, surveyor of Highways, Fence Viewer, Petit Juror, Selectman, 1787 Tax List, District 5; m. 19 Sep 1771, Hannah Osgood [She b. 7 Feb 1748, d. 5 March 1815, buried Turkey Hill Cem.]
Children of Marston & Hannah (Osgood) Fields:
1. +Marston Jr., b. 14 Aug 1772 Merrimack NH; d. 10 Oct 1815
2. Hannah, b 5 May 1774 Merrimack NH
3. +Samuel, b 1 March 1776, Merrimack NH; d. 1825
4. +Isaac, b 6 Nov 1781 Merrimack NH
5. Elisabeth (Betsy) Osgood, b. 26 Sep 1786 Merrimack NH
6. Priscilla, b. 25 Jan 1793 in Merrimack NH; m. 7 April 1818 to Seneca Greeley*

SAMUEL-3 FIELDS, son of Samuel & Sarah (Stevens) Fields Jr, b 13 Feb 1752 in Andover MA, d 23 Dec 1824; m. 29 Aug 1781 to Surviah Taylor, dau of Timothy* [She b. 27 Aug 1758].
Children of Samuel & Surviah (Taylor) Fields:
1. Zerviah, b 1 Nov 1780
2. Abigail, b 30 June 1787
3. Joseph, born in Amherst NH

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

William Chandler and Eleanor Phelps Andover, MA

Here is the old burial ground in Andover a wonderful shot taken by Barbara Poole Life from the Roots

"The solemnization of marriages from the arrival of the first settlers to 1686, the expiration of the first charter, was performed by a magistrate, or by persons specially appointed for that purpose. If a clergyman happened to be present, he was asked to pray.—1687, April, the first marriage by Rev. Mr. Francis Dane, William Chandler and Eleanor Phelps. —1687, May, Stephen Barker and Mary Abbot, the first marriage by Rev. Thomas Barnard." Taken from History of Andover, from its settlement to 1829 by Abel Abbott
From Abbott Family "The house, otherwise known as the Margaret Ward House, was built by Captain Thomas Chandler (older brother of Hannah (Chandler) Abbot) before 1673. His daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Captain Daniel Bixsby, continued to occupy it after the death of her parents. The sixty-acre farm extended to the Shawsheen River." "Three generations of Bixsbys have occupied the house. Other occupants were William Abbott, who married a Bixsby, Jeduthan Abbott, and Amos Abbott (1786-1868), a member of the House of Representatives from 1840-1849 (member of the Whig political party). Compiled by Ernest James Abbott

Chandler-Bigsby-Abbott House, 88 Lowell Street.
William Chandler born May 28, 1659 son of Thomas Chandler and Hannah Brewer Chandler
Eleanor Phelps born daughter of Edward Phelps and Elizabeth Adams
Married  Apr 21,1687
William Chandler born July 20 1689 married Susanna Burge
Eleanor Chandler born January 23 1688 married Seth Walker
Benjamin Chandler  married Hannah Dutton
Moses Chandler married Anne Sanborn
The church record of Westford, Massachusetts, has this entry: "Admitted 10 Nov. 1728, Eleanor Chandler, widow."
William Chandler served in the town as constable, grand jury man, town office officer south part and a record here "William Ballard and William Chandler are chosen surveyers for the south end of the town and Serjent ffarntted (?) Dudley Bradstreet for the north end of the town, who have full power to call forth the inhabitants of the town two days this year at any time the sur-veyers shall think fit"

January 1678 John Frie Jr, Richard Barker Sr, William Chandler, John Barker and Christopher Osgood was chosen selectmen for the year ensuing.

Now I found some records that involve both William Chandler, Sr and his son William Chandler, Jr. relating to an inn or ordinary. There was some disputes and showdowns between the families on this and here are the details from Court Records and from Historical Sketches of Andover. Now this is a long document, but as the author Sarah Loring Bailey points out "William Chandler's license is an interesting document, and curiously illustrative of the customs of the time and of the aspect of things in Andover. It will be noticed that the sign of his house was the horse-shoe, chosen, doubtless, from the occupation of the Chandlers — blacksmiths. It was the custom then to designate shops, public houses, and places of resort, not by numbers, but by hanging out a sign. A large town had a great variety of signs (as was the custom in England), the " anchor," the " bel!," the " horse-shoe," etc. The only mention found of any such sign at Andover is this of the horse-shoe :

In 1689, Lieut. John Osgood was innholder. The following is a petition 2 made by him to the County Court, to renew his license for keeping a public house : — " To THE Honored County Corte now sitting at Salem : — " I move to your Honers to renewing license ffor keeping a Pub-lick house, & I would have waited upon the corte personally but a bizness of a publick nature hinders me : that is the comitee off molitiah are this day to make up the account about our soldiers & I have sent here-with my sone to pay the ffees : the granting of which will serve him who is yours to serve in whatsoever he may John Osgood. " Andover 27 : 9. 89 " [Granted]
A rival innkeeper was William Chandler. Capt. John Osgood made complaint to the Court against him, that he " did retail & sell sider or strong drinke without License at his owne dwelUng." Chandler produced evidence that he had a license and was acceptable to many of his townsmen, if not to all. The proofs of his license was as follows : — 1 A name used afterwards for the seller of all kinds of merchandise. 2 Court Papers, vol. xlviii., p. 74. 8 County Court Papers, vol. xlvii. " William Chandler Senior is recommended to y^ next County Court at Ipswich as a ffit man to keep a publick house of entertainment in the town of Andover and until the foresaid Court is licensed to sel Sider, bear, wine and strong liquor by me one of his Majesty's Council of his territory for New England ffebruary y' 2, 1686. JoNA Tyng." The proofs of his townsmen's good-will, and their wish for the success of his inn, is as follows : — " The humble petition of William Chandler to his Majesty's honoured Court of Sessions for the County of Essex now Sitting in Ipswich this 14 day of September i68j humbly sheweth : — '' That whereas your petitioner some time since obtained liberty from one of the Councill to keep a publick house of entertainment and that falling short I mayd my address to his Excellence by some friends who understanding my case induced these gentlemen to wright to the honoured Mr. Gedney and frome him to be communicated to the honered justices of Salem wherein he did expect they should grant me my License which accordingly they did while this Sessions; for the which I Render them hearty thanks and now I having in some measure fited myself for that worke and agreed with Captain Radford what customs to pay for the yeare, and it being the desier of many of my neighbors I should keep a publick house of entertainment as will appear by their subscriptions under their hands and the great complaynt of strangers that there is no house of entertainment upon that rode leading from Ipswich to Balrica and also my own necessity arising in regard of that money I was fined at Salem which I borrow'ed and have not pay'', all which considerations move to renew my License for this yeare : which will oblige your petitioner for ever as in duty bound to pray. William Chandler." Wee w-hose names are hereunder Righten : doe testifye : that we live upon the Rode at Andover that leadeth from Ipswich and the Townes that way to Baliraca and have often heard strangers much complain that there was no publick house of entertainment upon that Rode, but they must goe a mile and a elfe out of there way or goe without refreshing or else intrude upon privit houses which that neighborhood have found very burdensome. And we doe 1 County Court Papers, vol. xlvii., p. 56. humbly pray that WilUam Chandler Senr. whose house stands convenient may be allowed for that worke John + Lovejoy, his marke. Joseph Wilson Thomas Johnson Thomas Chandler William Johnson," Another petition for Chandler has the signatures of thirty-five citizens of Andover ; but in 1690 some of his opponents sent in the following petition/ rather discreditable to their townsman : — " From Andover ye 28 : i, 1690. " To the honered Court now sitting at Ipswich ^i off this instant March i6qo. " Wee your most humble petitioners in the name of many more, if not of most of the town do make our address to your honors to exert so much of your power and authority as may release us of the matter of our greivance wch is grown so much an epidemicall evill that overspreads and is like to corrupt the greater part of our towne if not speedily prevented by your help : viz to put a stopp to William Chandler's license of selling of drink, that had been licensed formerly by authority: he had indeed y^approbation of the selectmen that were pickt out for that etid in his first setting up : y^ were men spirited to give him their approbation to such a thing, and indeed at his first setting up he seemed to have some tendernesse upon his conscience not to admit of excess nor disorder in his house ; but custom in his way of dealing and the earnest desire of money hath proved an evil root to him actively and effectively to others, for through his over forwardness to promote his own gaine he hath been apt to animate and to entice persons to spend their money & time to y* great wrong of themselves and family they belong to ; and to that end will encourage all sorts of persons both old and young to spend upon trust, if they have not money, & to some he will proffer to lend them money to spend rather than that they should be discouraged from such a notion ; ser\'ants & children are allowed by him in his house at all times "^ unseasonable by night and day, sometimes till midnight and past & till break of day, till they know not their way to their 1 County Court Papers, vol. 1., 74. 2 William Chandler was not alone in being complained of for this offence. Thomas Johnson, a constable, was charged with " allowing a barrel of cider to be drunke in his house at unseasonable hours by young people." One of the habitations, and gaming is freely allowed in his house by which means the looser must call for drink w*^*^ is one thing y' will uphold his calling : Many such pertiklers might be instanced and easily proved, but we be willing for brevity's sake to omitt much of what might be said of the like nater, but be
sure if he be not restrained from the selling of drink our town will be for the greatest part of our young generation so corrupted thereby that wee can expect little else but a cours of drunkenness of them ; and what comfort will that be to parents to see such a posterity coming on upon the stage after them ? To this wee whose names are underwritten as your humble petitioners doe attest by our hands hereto. Christopher Osgood James Frie John Frie sen Joseph Lovejoy John Frie jun Samuel Frie Samuel Blanchard Benjamin Frye Ephraim Foster Samuel Rowell Joseph Robinson Thos Osgood " But the friends of William Chandler had got the start in the matter of petitioning, as appears from a record
appended to this petition : " This petition came not to the vicwe of the Court tnitill after another was approved of" The " other " referred to was doubtless the following certificate to the good order of Chandler's house : — " William Chandler senr of Andover hath kept a house of pub-lick entertainment for some considerable time past & hath kept good order in s** house (soe far as wee are informed) & being an infirm man & not capable of hard Labour & deserving of approbation for his continuance in that employment we cannot but judge him a meet p'son for it & his house convenient for travellers. " Dated Andover ye 21^' March 1689-90

Another source that has more info and the Will of William Chandler The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who Settled in Roxbury, Mass., 1637 by George ChandlerThe Andover Townmen recently published an article by Bill Dalton Dalton-column-Innkeepers-dispute

Taken from The Andover Preservation site Historic Preservation
Original owner: William Ballard
Used as a boy's school 1796-1815 - Master Porter's School for Boys
Themes: agricultural, architectural, community development, education

This house is made up of three parts, of different periods and ownership. William Ballard owned house on this site in 1635, although oldest part of present structure dates from ca. 1660. First period architecture - 2 rooms and loft, chimney on outside/west side; later 4 small rooms - 2 upstairs, 2 downstairs added north end.

In 1696, William Foster purchased westerly end of south part of house form William & Eleanor Phelps Chandler - house then on Reservation Rd. 1750, moved across Shawsheen on causeway (No. bridge then) and attached to William Ballard House here. Thus, original house enlarged 1750. Two large rooms and loft brought from old Foster home (latter Shattuck Farm) - chimney enlarged.

For 22 years, William Foster Jr. kept school for boys not wishing Phillips Academy's classical course or to qualify boys to enter P.A. 25 boys lived here. In 1800, north end added to house for more dormitory and classroom space; 6 rooms and loft plus 2 small rooms on west (one is present kitchen) and 4 large square rooms.

LATER: 1) Homer Foster's farmhouse. 2) then owned by Francis Foster, assessor's rec. 1951. 3) William Phillips Foster and John Franklin Foster, owners. Students' names have been scratched on some of the windows. House has chimney 14 feet square. William Foster was secretary of Friendly Fire Society, 1829, and his initialed, personalized fire bucket is still to be seen.
Below from Find A Grave added by Donna and Bill Contact

Here lyes ye Body
of Mr. William
Chandler; who
Decd. Octobr 27th
1727, in ye 67th
Year of his Age.

From Andover Ma Town Meetings Records 1656-1709

The particular grants of land and meadows granted to William Chandler. granted to him ten acres of land on the hill on the south side of his house, five acres whereof was granted to William Ballard, for a house lot and four acres to himself for his house lot and one acre for his new field division bounded on the west with the house lot of Andrew Allen, on the southwest with a great red oak on the southeast with a white oak and on the east with the land of Mr. Dane, on the northeast corner with a stump. Granted to him seventeen acres of land for his division land above little Hope bridge bounded on the north with a brook and a high red oak stump, on the west with a hill, on the south with a great clump of rocks, close by the river and on the east with Shawshin river. Granted to him two acres and a half of meadow: on the south side of Shawshin river a.ainst Bilrekay meddows, between the meadow which was John Remington's and the meadow of George Abbot Senior. Granted to him all the meadow between George Abbot Sen. and the brook which runs out of the meadow of Andrew Foster in the east of Shawshin River, with all the meadow on the south side of that brook from the river to a clump of asps, where the brook and the.upland meet, with the meadow on the north side of that brook from the river to the •here the brook and the upland meet with a bit of meadow on the east side of Shawshin iver against Pole Hill. All these parcels are granted for three acres and a half be it irore or less.

Sold to William Chandler 3 times, a parcell of land which is a lane between two parcells of land that was his fathers to pay the town thirty shillings per acre for what it appears to be according to usually manner.

At a lawful town meeting the 11 of February 1663, granted to William Chandler a gore of land on the east (?) side of Shawsheen River, by the old clay pit, whereof two acres is granted him for public charges and if there be above two acres, he is to allow the town for it what they shall so meet and in case, the town shall afterward see occasion to build a mill there, he shall resign to them so much of the convenience of it as shall be judged convenient to set a mill thereon, and allow him so much land elsewhere for it.

Granted and laid out to Andrew Allen five acres of swamp land adjoining to his houselot and the swamp land of William Chandler bounded on the northwest corner with a white oak, on the southwest corner with a white oak, on the northeast corner with a stake.

For More Info

Andover Historical Society 
North Andover Historical Society 
Historical Homes in Andover 

Artist unknown, 1896 Oil on canvas 57" x 77" Collection of the Andover Historical Society