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Leonard Chester

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Leicestershire , England
Death: December 11, 1648 (38)
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Chester and Dorothy Chester
Husband of Mary Chester Russell
Father of Capt. John Chester; Dorcas Whiting; Eunice Chester; Stephen Chester; Mary Chester and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Chester and Nicholas Sharpe

Managed by: Andrew Jonathan Smith
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About Leonard Chester

From the book, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877.

Chester, Mrs., owned land in Camb. 1635. She was sister of Rev. Thomas Hooker, and was probably the widow Dorothy Chester, who settled at Weathersfield, Conn., and whose son, Leonard Chester (I94162 ), is said by Hinman to have been "the father and ancestor of the Chester Family" and to have "Died when young, under forty years of age, in 1648"

Leonard Chester's(I94162) children at Weathersfield were John, b. 03 Aug 1635; Dorcas, b. Nov 1637; Stephen, b. 03 mar 1639; Mary b. Jan 1641; Prudence, b. feb 1643; Eunice, b. Jan 1645; Mercy, b. Feb 1647. Of these children, Dorcas m. Rev. Samuel Whiting of Billerica 12 Nov 1656; Prudence m. Mr. Thomas Russell of Chs. 30 Dec 1669; Eunice m. Richard Sprague of Chs. 25 Feb 1672-3; Mercy d. in Chs. 15 Sep 1669. Mary the mother, widow of Leonard, had become the wife of Richard Russell, Esq., of Chs. [2]


  1. [S76] Book: Sprague, Ralph, Genealogy, Sprague, E. G., (Montpelier, VT:The Capital City Press, 1913), page 32.
  2. [S114] Correspondent: Sprague, Cecil R., III, note of July 30th, 2008.
  3. The Family of Leonard Chester (born 1610) and His Wife Mary Wade (born Ca. 1608): Emigrated from England to Massachusetts in 1633 : Their Daughter, Dorcas Chester, Married 1656, Rev. Samuel Whiting
  4. Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England ..., Volume 1 By Judith McGhan Page 322


(f/g) Leonard Chester Birth: Jul. 15, 1610 Leicestershire, England Death: Dec. 11, 1648 Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA

This is the 3rd oldest tombstone in the state of Connecticut

A flat freestone tablet in the old graveyard at Wethersfield, the head of which was adorned with an elaborate coat of arms of the Chester family.

Family links:

 Mary Chester Russell (1608 - 1688)
 John Chester (1635 - 1698)*
 Dorcas Chester Whiting (1637 - 1713)

Burial: Wethersfield Village Cemetery Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA Created by: Pussyfoot Record added: Dec 06, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16926683 -tcd

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Leonard Chester's Timeline

July 15, 1610
Leicestershire , England
August 3, 1635
Age 25
Watertown, (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 1, 1637
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 3, 1639
Age 28
Watertown, Massachusetts
January 15, 1641
Age 30
Watertown, Massachusetts
February 16, 1643
Age 32
Watertown, Massachusetts
January 15, 1645
Age 34
Watertown, Massachusetts
February 14, 1647
Age 36
Watertown, Massachusetts
December 11, 1648
Age 38
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut