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CHEDSEY

Deacon john chedsey.jpg The CHEDSEY’s are supposed to be of English origin, where the name is commonly so spelled, although some American descendants use the spelling Chiclsey. [1]

John CHEDSEY

I. John CHEDSEY signed the Colony Constitution in New Haven in 1644, being then about twenty three years of age. In 1647 be took the oath of fidelity, and in 1655 "an honorable" seat in the meeting house was assigned to him [2], and one to his "Goodwife" on the women's side. He was deacon of the First Church there, his trade or occupation being that of tanner and shoemaker.

In 1681 he removed to Stoney River, settling on the north side of the Green, on a "three square" lot of about three acres. Afterwards the village, East Haven, granted him ten acres on the west side of the "first meadows," which has ever since been known as "Chedsey's Hill" or "Chedsey's Field." He was only a resident in East Haven seven years, and then died, on 31 December 1688, "aged 67," according to the records. His wife's name was Elizabeth, though the surname seems elusive. She died the same year he did. [3] He was succeeded in East Haven by his sons Caleb and Ebenezer, the North Guilford branch of the family descending from his son Joseph.
Elizabeth chedsey.jpg


CHILDREN: [4]

  1. Mary, born 22 September 1650; died 9 October same year.
  1. John, born 21 October 1651; died 1693, "without issue."
  1. Sarah, born 21 October 1653; married 26 October 1683, as his second wife, Samuel, son of Roger Ailing. His first wife had been Elizabeth Winton.
  1. Joseph, born 5 December 1655; died 1712; married Sarah and had five daughters and three sons, one of whom died young.
  1. Daniel, born 30 July 1657, died 4 June 1667.
  1. Mary, born 24 November 1659; married, according to one authority, 2 March 1695, Jonathan Gilbert. Another [5] says she married William Wilmot. New Haven Vital Records, published by the New Haven Historical Society [6], carry the entry: "William Wilmot and Mary Chidsey, both of New Haven, married by Mr. Win. Malby, Commiss' 20 October 1692."
  1. Caleb, born 20 November 1661; died 20 February 1713. [7] He married (1) 10 May 1688, Ann, daughter of John and Anne (Vicars) Thompson. (Americana 22: 1: 105, 106.) She died 15 January 1691, without issue. He married (2) 6 January 1693, Hannah Dickerman, who bore three sons and one daughter, and died 25 December 1708. One son died at the age of twenty one. Caleb was deacon in the East Haven church, and one of its first officers. He was "moderator" in April 1704, and commissioner.
  1. Hannah, born 9 January 1663; married Caleb, son of Thomas Mix, born 1661. She died 11 December 1693, and he married (2) Mary, daughter of Nathan Bradley, of Guilford. He died in 1706, and Mary married (2) 26 February 1710, Joshua Tuttle, born 1676. [8]
  1. EBENEZER, born 10 February 166516; married Priscilla THOMPSON.
  1. Elizabeth, born 16 December 1668; died 26 July 1688.


Ebenezer CHEDSEY

II. Ebenezer CHEDSEY, was born 10 February 1665. He lived in East Haven, Connecticut, and held offices of public trust. He was clerk of the village from 1702 to the time of his death, 26 September 1726. [9] He married, about 1689, Priscilla THOMPSON, who was born 7 August 1671. [10] She survived her husband a little over a year, dying 1 January 1728, aged 57. [11]

CHILDREN: [12]

  1. Sarah, born 8 December 1689; died 22 May 1709; married 1708 John, son of Robert Dawson, a farmer near East Haven, born 1677. He married (2) 1715, Mary, daughter of William Luddington, born 31 May 1691; died 11 October 1742. He died 28 August 1732. [13]
  1. John, born 6 November 1691; died at two years.
  1. ELIZABETH, born 6 February 1693; married (1) William BRADLEY; married (2) Theophilus Alling.
  1. John, born 4 March 1694.
  1. Samuel, born 6 June 1699; died 8 October 1726.
  1. Ebenezer, born 6 December 1701; killed 28 June 1716, "by the upsetting of a cart."
  1. James, born 23 August 1704; died young.
  1. Abigail, born 1 April 1707; married David Hitchcock.
  1. Isaac, born 3 June 1710.


Elizabeth CHEDSEY

III. Elizabeth Chedsey, was born 6 February 1693 and married (1) 7 January 1713, William BRADLEY, born 1682. He died 27 January 1727, aged forty five years. She married (2), as his second wife, Theophilus ALLING, stepson to her aunt Sarah Chedsey.

SOURCE:  The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale by Audentia Smith Anderson (1926)
  1. (East Haven Register, Dodd, I 11.)
  2. (History of East Haven, Sarah E. Hughes, 36)
  3. (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 60: 268.)
  4. (Ibid. 9: 358; 60: 268.)
  5. (Genealogical Dictionary New England, Savage, 1: 370)
  6. (1: 65)
  7. (History of. East Haven,.Hughes, 36.)
  8. (Mack Genealogy, Martin, 2: 1320.)
  9. (East Haven Register, Dodd, 165.)
  10. (New Haven Vital Records, printed, 1: 34.)
  11. (East Haven Register, Dodd, 166.)
  12. (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 58: 76; 60: 269; Genealogical Dictionary of New England, Savage, 1: 370.)
  13. (Descendants of Robert Dawson, 14.)