Dorothy Chester (Hooker) (1588 - 1662)

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Nicknames: "Dorothia /HOOKER/"
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Birthplace: Marefield, Leicestershire
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Dorothy Chester (Hooker)

Biographical Summary:

Mrs. Dorothy Chester, widow of John Chester of Blaby, Co. Leicester, Esquire, was an original proprietor at Hartford in 1639; her home-lot was on the west side of Main St. near Centinel Hill. She died 1662; inventory taken May 27, 1662, £33.11.8. Edward Stebbing appointed to administer the estate (personal), and to pay the debts, the remainder to be at his dispose. She was a daughter of Thomas Hooker, of Marfield, Co. Leicester, and a sister of Rev. Thomas Hooker.

Children:

i. Leonard, born July 15, 1610, at Blaby; one of the first settlers of Wethersfield; he married Mary Wade, widow, daughter of. Mr. Nicholas Sharpe; died December 11, 1648, lost on Mount Lamentation.

ii. Elizabeth, born February 6, 1624-25.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 234. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Dorothy Chester's Timeline

1588
1588
Marefield, Leicestershire
1609
June 1, 1609
Age 21
Massachusetts
1610
July 15, 1610
Age 22
Leicestershire , England
1624
1624
Age 36
Blaby, Leicestershire
1662
1662
Age 74
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1948
March 10, 1948
Age 74
1992
July 28, 1992
Age 74
August 27, 1992
Age 74
1997
November 13, 1997
Age 74
1999
March 18, 1999
Age 74