Family:Leonard Chester and Mary Unknown (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] Bef 1634 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
Children
BirthDeath
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Aft 22 Nov 1637
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Est 1649
 
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References
  1. Leonard Chester, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
    1:347-49.

    (Leonard Chester married) by about 1634 Mary _____; she married (2) before 9 August 1654 Richard Russell of Charlestown [Wyman 829-30; WP 6:413-14. … The identity of Leonard Chester's wife remains uncertain. Her surname may be Wade, or Sharpe, or Neville [Wethersfield Hist. 2:208-10]. … Three nineteenth-century writers published pedigrees of the Chester family, … These accounts differ in various details, but agree on the major points. … All of the pedigrees include many precise dates of birth, marriage and death which are not supported in the New England records. These dates may be from a family Bible or other privately held record, but this is not certain, and they may be a late invention. As a consequence the birth dates of the children of Leonard Chester and the dates of some other events are estimated from other evidence.