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Experience Dyke (French)

Also Known As: "Chamberlain"
Birthplace: Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Newton, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newton Center, Middlesex County, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Joseph French and Experience French
Wife of Jacob Chamberlain, of Newton and Jonathan Dyke
Mother of Jacob Chamberlain, Jr.; John Chamberlain; William Chamberlain; Jason Chamberlain and Ebenezer Sr. Chamberlain
Sister of Elizabeth Phillips; Joseph French; John French; Ebenezer French; Katherine French and 6 others

Managed by: Donna Bendiksen
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About Experience Dyke

Mrs. Experience Chamberlain is said to have married, second, Jonathan Dyke.

Children: Jacob, John, William, Jason, and Ebenezer.


After 1715 the widow Experience Chamberlain m. (2) one of the Jonathan Dykes (Dike) of Newton. Her grave-stone standing on the west side of the old Central Cemetery at Newton Center reads as follows: "Here Lyes y^ Body of M"^. Experience Dyke wife to M"" Jonathan Dyke who Died May 24 1749 Aged 83 years 2 months " 2 D". She was Formerly wife to M"" Jacob Chamberlain who Died April 11 17 12 By Whome she had 5 Sons All living at her Death." (2)


  1. Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut By Edward Augustus Bowen. Page 194
  2. Cn, Chamberlain Association Of America. Report of Annual Meeting, 1910. 1910. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013. 110-1. Print.


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Experience Dyke's Timeline

July 26, 1666
Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 19, 1691
Age 24
Newton, Middlesex, MA, USA
Age 24
Billerica, Middlesex County, Province of Massachuseetts, (Present USA)
February 19, 1694
Age 27
Medford, MA, USA
Age 30
Cambridge, MA, USA
February 26, 1700
Age 33
Newton, MA
July 31, 1704
Age 38
Newton, MA
May 24, 1749
Age 82
Newton, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 82
Newton Center, Middlesex County, MA, USA