The Chandler family

Charles and Elizabeth Chandler and four children were among those sailing on the John Pirie. We know a little about the lives of the family before they sailed: Charles, an agricultural labourer, was born in 1804 and probably married Elizabeth in the mid-1820s. The family lived in East Acton, Middlesex, England. Of their four children accompanying them to South Australia, we know that the oldest, Elizabeth, was 10, William was 5, and the youngest was about 12 months old.

Mrs Elizabeth Chandler never arrived in South Australia. She died aboard the John Pirie on Friday 1 July 1836, survived by her husband and four children.

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2 Responses to “The Chandler family”

  1. Phillip Hoysted August 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I have a tea pot engraved with the name TA Chandler that was given to him by the ‘Adel’ staff of the Union Bakd of Australia on the ocassion of his wedding in Feb 1911. Does anyone know anything about this person and if they surviving relatives?

  2. Neil Waller June 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    The Chandler children were Elizabeth, William, Sarah and the youngest, Harriett, born in 1835.

    At 17 Harriett married James Waller on 11th May 1852 at Christ Church, O’Halloran Hill.

    At first they resided at Happy Valley, presumably near her father on Education Road, then moved to Rapid Bay.

    She is buried in the Bullparinga cemetery near Delamere.

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