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Dorothy Chester (Hooker)

Also Known As: "Dorothia /HOOKER/"
Birthplace: Marefield, Leicestershire
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas E. Hooker, I and Susannah Hooker (Pym)
Wife of John Chester and George Alcock
Mother of Leonard Chester; Elizabeth Chester; Nicholas Sharpe and Mary Chester
Sister of Anne Alcock; Rev. Thomas Hooker; Frances Tarleton; Elizabeth Hooker; William Hooker and 1 other

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About Dorothy Chester

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.


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

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