Edward Chandler QC
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Edward Barron Chandler QC (1800 - 1880)

Hon Edward Barron Chandler QC
Born in Amherst, Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 22 Aug 1822 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Died in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Fathers of Confederation
Edward Chandler QC was a Father of Confederation / était un Père de la Confédération.

Edward Barron Chandler, a Father of Confederation, was a New Brunswick lawyer and politician.

He was born August 22 1800 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Charles Chandler, the sheriff of Cumberland County, and Elizabeth Rice[1] [2] [3] [4]

On August 6, 1822, he married Phoebe Millidge[5] [3] [4]. The Chandlers lived in Dorchester and built a new home there called Rocklyn[6] [7] [8]. Their children included:

  1. William Botsford, the eldest son, who married Ellen Carritt in 1845[9], and who died in 1847[10]
  2. Stephen Millidge, born circa 1825[6] [7] [8], who married Susan M. Harding[11], and who died in 1878[12]
  3. Edward Barron Jr, born circa 1827[6], who married Harriet Coster, daughter of Rev. George Coster[13]
  4. Sarah Elizabeth, who was born in 1829 and died in 1830[14]
  5. Charles Henry, born born 22 Sep 1831, who died 26 Feb 1832[15]
  6. Mary Eliza, born circa 1833, who died in 1845, at age 12[16]
  7. George Wentworth, born circa 1835[6], who married Mary Jane Allison[17]
  8. Amos Henry, born circa 1837[6], who married Elspeth Russell Kirk[18]
  9. Charles Upham, born circa 1839[6] [7] [8], who married Sarah Eliza Hazen[19], and then married Clara Chapman[20]
  10. Chauncy, born 11 Apr 1842, who died 17 Oct 1849[21]
  11. Joshua Chandler, born circa 1845[6] [7] [8], who married Minnie Forsyth[22], and who died at age 36[23]

In 1823 he was appointed judge of probate and Clerk of the peace for Westmorland County, New Brunswick[24], a position he held until 1862. His political career began in 1827 when he was elected to the House of Assembly for Westmorland. In 1836 he was appointed to the Legislative Council where he remained until 1878.[25] [26]. He served as leader of the government from 1843 to 1854. A Father of Confederation, he participated in the conferences at Charlottetown, Québec and London[2] [3] [4].

Fathers of Confederation in London, England, 1866

After Confederation, he refused an appointment to the Senate of Canada, and served from 1868 to 1878 as one of the commissioners supervising the construction of the Intercolonial Railway. He was appointed lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick in 1878, a position he held until his death in 1880.[2] [3] [4]

The Honourable Edward Barron Chandler, QC died February 6, 1880[27] [28] [2] [3] [4], and was buried in Dorchester Rural Cemetery[29]

Sources

  1. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 13 Number 1399; Date August 23 1851; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states d. Amhers, N.S., 13th inst., Charles Henry CHANDLER, Esq., age 84, came to this Province at conclusion of year 1753 and has been a resident of Cumberland for past 60 years. Held office of High Sheriff and was father of Hon. E.B. CHANDLER of Dorchester (West. Co.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Edward Barron Chandler on Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Michael Swift, “CHANDLER, EDWARD BARRON,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 10, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed September 29, 2019, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/chandler_edward_barron_10E.html.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Library and Archives Canada Collections- Confederation: biography for Edward Barron Chandler; (August 22, 1800 - February 6, 1880)
  5. Canada Marriages, 1661-1949, database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Edward B. Chandler and Phoebe W. Millidge, 06 Aug 1822; citing Westmorland,New Brunswick, reference ; FHL microfilm 847,576.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 The 1851 Census of Canada shows Edward B and Phoebe Chandler with their family in New Brunswick; District Name: Westmorland (county); Sub-District Name: Dorchester; Sub-District Number: 84; Page Number: 1; Microfilm: C-996; Reference: RG 31; Item Number: 253339.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 The 1861 Census of Canada shows Edward B and Phoebe Chandler with their family in New Brunswick; District Name: Westmorland; Sub-District Name: Dorchester; Page Number: 116; Microfilm: C-1006; Item Number: 1325646
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 The 1871 Census of Canada shows Edward B (with family on the next page) in New Brunswick; District Name: Westmorland; District Number: 186; Sub-District Name: Dorchester; Sub-District Number: a; Page Number: 30; Line Number: 20; Microfilm: C-10391; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada; Item Number: 2810046
  9. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 11 Number 563; Date January 24 1846; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states m. Pictou, N.S. 14th inst., at residence of Jas. PRIMROSE, esq., by Rev. C. Elliott, William B. CHANDLER, Esq., Barrister at Law (eldest s/o Hon. Edward B. CHANDLER of Dorchester (West. Co.) N.B.) / Ellen CARRITT only d/o late John CARRITT, Esq. M.D. of Amherst, N.S.
  10. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 11 Number 2386; Date July 10 1847; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states d. London, 11th June, of rapid consumption, William Botsford CHANDLER eldest s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER of Dorchester (West. Co.). Hisremains were interred in West London Cemetery at Brompton.
  11. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 37 Number 1322; Date October 6 1875; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states m. St. Paul's Church, Halifax, N.S., 30th Sept., by Rev. George W. Hill, Stephen Milledge CHANDLER eldest s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER of Dorchester (West. Co.) / Susan M. HARDING d/o late Thomas HARDING, Esq., St. John
  12. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 44 Number 1083; Date October 11 1878; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states Dorchester (West. Co.) 10th Oct. - Stephen M. CHANDLER eldest s/o His Honor Governor CHANDLER was thrown from his carriage at Bulmer's Mill, while on his way from Sackville to Dorchester this afternoon, breaking his neck and dying instantly. He was alone at the time and when found was lying as he had fallen. Deceased was a married man.
  13. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 13 Number 217; Date July 13 1850; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states m. Cathedral Church, Fredericton (York Co.) Tuesday 9th July, by father of the bride, Edward B. CHANDLER, jr., third s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, Dorchester (West. Co.) / Harriet Hansard COSTER third d/o Ven. George COSTER, Archdeacon.
  14. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 4 Number 606; Date March 27 1830; County Nova Scotia; Newspaper Acadian Recorder, which states d. 13th, Dorchester (West. Co.) age 11 mos., Sarah Elizabeth CHANDLER only d/o Edward B. CHANDLER.
  15. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick New Brunswick Cemeteries; Name CHANDLER, Charles Henry; Born --------; Died 1832-Feb-26; Age 5 Months; Cemetery Dorchester Rural, Westmorland County
  16. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 10 Number 2739; Date March 22 1845; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states d. Dorchester (West. Co.) Thursday 13th inst., Mary Eliza CHANDLER only d/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, age 12 years 8 mos.
  17. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 17 Number 2302; Date January 14 1859; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper Weekly Chronicle, which states m. Thursday 30th ult., St. Paul's Church, Sackville (West. Co.) by Rev. T.N. Dewolf, George Wentworth CHANDLER s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, Dorchester / Mary Jane ALLISON fourth d/o late William ALLISON, Esq., Cornwallis, N.S.
  18. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 17 Number 2257; Date July 16 1859; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper New Brunswick Courier, which states m. 25th June, St. Pancras Church, London, by Rev. C.H. Andrews, H. CHANDLER, Esq., M.D. s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, Dorchester (West. Co.) / Elspeth Russell KIRK d/o James KIRK, Esq., formerly of (St. John) city.
  19. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 28 Number 1174; Date August 19 1869; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper Christian Visitor, which states m. Trinity Church, St. John, by Rev. W.H. DeVeberm 11th inst., Charles Upham sixth s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER / Sarah Eliza only d/o Hon. Robert L. HAZEN (St. John) city.
  20. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 41 Number 1546; Date November 3 1877; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states m. 31st ult., at Trinity Church, Dorchester (West. Co.) by Rev. J.D.H. Browne, Rector, Charles U. CHANDLER, Esq. s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, Dorchester / Clara S. CHAPMAN youngest d/o E.H. CHAPMAN, Esq., Westmorland.
  21. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick New Brunswick Cemeteries; Name CHANDLER, Chauncey; Born --------; Died 1849-Oct-17; Age 7 Years; Cemetery Dorchester Rural, Westmorland County
  22. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 27 Number 1691; Date August 12 1869; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states m. Trinity Church, St. John, Wednesday morn. 11th inst., by Rev. J.J. Hill, Rector, assisted by Rev. Wm H. DeVeber, Rector of St. Paul's, Minnie eldest d/o late Samuel FORSAYETH, Esq. of H.M. Customs / Joshua youngest s/o Hon. E.B. CHANDLER, Dorchester (West. Co.)
  23. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 56 Number 4553; Date February 10 1881; County Westmorland; Place Sackville; Newspaper Chignecto Post, which states d. 8th inst., Rockland House, Dorchester (West. Co.) Joshua CHANDLER, age 36, s/o Hon. Edward B. CHANDLER.
  24. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Legislative Assembly : Sessional Records (RS24); S38-P42 ; Petition of Edward B. Chandler, Clerk of the Peace for Westmorland County, praying that a grant be paid to certain claimants of the grain bounty. 29 Jan. 1830, p.34.; Microfilm F17404
  25. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics; Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 22 Number 1295; Date November 7 1864; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph, which states The Hon. Edward Barron CHANDLER was born in Nova Scotia in 1800. Removing at an early age to N.B. he studied law in the office of his kinsman, the late Judge BOTSFORD and was admitted to the Bar on attaining legal age. In 1827 he was elected a member of the House of Assembly for Westmorland County and sat in the House for nine years. In 1836 he was appointed a member of the Legislative Council. Mr. CHANDLER was a member of the Provincial Parliament for 13 years. He was a minister without portfolio. In 1833 he was deputed to proceed to England on the question of casual and territorial resources of the Province. In 1850, he was appointed a delegate to Canada with the Hon. Joseph HOWE from Nova Scotia on the subject of the Intercolonial Railway; and in 1852 was deputed to proceed to Washington to look after the interests of N.B. in the negotiation of the Reciprocity Treaty and in 1856, he retired from public life. He was for several years senior member of the Executive Council and Premier of the Government.
  26. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics: Volume 25 Number 726; Date June 6 1867; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper Morning Telegraph, which states Royal Proclomation - Those appointed to the Senate of Canada for New Brunswick: Amos Edwin BOTSFORD, Edward Barron CHANDLER, John ROBERTSON, Robert Leonard HAZEN, William Hunter ODELL, David WARK, William Henry STEEVES, William TODD, John FERGUSON, Robert Duncan WILMOT, Abner Reid McCLELAN, Peter MITCHELL
  27. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 50 Number 76; Date February 11 1880; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper Christian Visitor, which states The death of Lt. Gov. Edward CHANDLER will be heard with regret. He was a son of Charles H. CHANDLER, Esq., for many years High Sheriff of Cumberland County, N.S. and a grandson of Joshua CHANDLER of New Haven, Conn., loyalist and member of the General Assembly in 1775, who proceeded to Nova Scotia in 1773 and thence to England to obtain compensation for his losses during the American Revolution. The deceased was born at Amherst, N.S. in 1800 and therefore was nearly 80 years of age at the time of his death. He was educated at Amherst. In 1822 he married P.W. MILLIDGE d/o late Dr. MILLIDGE and niece of late Judge BOTSFORD. He was called to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1823. He was Judge of Probates for Westmorland Co. for many years and Clerk of the Peace from 1823 to 1862. He was President of the Aolbert Westmorland Mining and Manufacturing Co. He was member of the Executive Council of this Province from 1844 to 1858 and from 1867 to 1869, when he resigned on his appointment as an InterColonial Railway Commissioner. He was appointed Lt. Gov. of N.B. in July 1878.
  28. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics : Volume 50 Number 1848; Date February 7 1880; County Saint John; Place Saint John; Newspaper The Daily Telegraph; which states Fredericton, Feb. 6 - Lt. Governor Edward Barron CHANDLER died at quarter to 4 o'clock. He was a son of Charles H. CHANDLER, Esq., for many years High Sheriff of Cumberland Co., N.S. and a grandson of Joshua CHANDLER of New Haven, Conn., loyalist and member of the General Assembly, 1775, who proceeded to N.S. in 1783 and thence to England to obtain compensation for his losses by the American Revolution. The deceased was born at Amherst, N.S. in 1800 and therefore was nearly 80 years of age at the time of his death. He was educated at Amherst. In 1822 he married Miss P.W. MILLIDGE d/o late Dr. MILLIDGE and niece of the late Judge BOTSFORD He was called to the Bar of New Brunswick in October 1823. He was Judge of Probate for Westmorland County for many years and Clerk of the Peace for 1823 to 1862. He was President of the Albert and Westmorland Mining and Manufacturing Co. He was a member of the Executive Council of this Province from 1844 to 1858 and from 1867 to 1869, when he resigned on his appointment as an Intercolonial Railway Commissioner.
  29. Find A Grave: Memorial #39783723


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