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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