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Chancy Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Chancy Chancey Chauncey
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader Aurora Chancy or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

== Goals ==

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

== Task List ==

I have started a new Study for anyone with the Chancy/Chancey/Chauncey surname.

1. Please enter your Chancy tree. Lets see how many we can tie together!

2. Get your male Chancy/Chancey/Chauncey relative to do the dna testing.

3. Write a short bio here on your immigrant ancestor.

One of the biggest problems I have with ftdna is that very few actually enter data so there is a very small chance we can match known dna matches with one another. I'm impressed by the amount of good matches my son has already added to his tree thanks to wikitree. Ive only been a member a short while but I wish Id known about this site sooner! Aurora Howard Chancy

Many, many years ago, I received a Beatrice Bayley book with 285 Chancy names and addresses in it. I sent letters to everyone and received few answers. Now that technology is so much better and interest in genealogy has increased Id like to try again but a different approach.

It is generally believed that all American Chancy/Chancey/Chauncey's descend from our first immigrant. However the different haplogroups showing up indicate that might not be accurate.

Charles Chauncy 1592–1671 Christened 05 NOV 1592 • Yardley-bury, Hertfordshire, England Birth 1589 Death 19 FEB 1671/72 • Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

This is my husbands 9th great-grandfather see Chauncey-8 My son Larry Chancy tested and is Haplogroup I-M253. "

CHAUNCY, Charles, educator, was baptized at Yardley-Bury, Hertfordshire, England, Nov. 5, 1592; son of George and Agnes (Welsh) Chauncy, and the emigrant ancestor of all who bear the name of Chauncy and Chauncey in the United States. He received his preparatory training at Westminster school, and entered Trinity college, Cambridge, where he was made a bachelor of arts in 1613, and a master of arts in 1617. He was also made a fellow of the college, and in 1624 was given the degree of B.D. He was chosen professor of Hebrew, but resigned in favor of a relative of the vice-chancellor, and was appointed to the Greek professorship. He remained at Trinity for some time, and then preached for a season at Marston Laurence, Northamptonshire. In 1627 he became vicar of Ware, Hertfordshire, where his peculiar puritanical opinions involved him in difficulties with his ecclesiastical superiors. In January, 1629, he was called before the high commission court on the charge of having used in his sermons certain expressions condemnatory of the church, and is said to have made his submission to Bishop Laud. In 1635 he was again prosecuted for opposing the railing in of the communion table at Ware; was suspended, cast into prison, condemned to costs, and obliged to make a humiliating recantation. He left England late in 1637, and arrived at Plymouth, Mass., in May, 1638. For about three years he preached with Mr. Royner at Plymouth, and in 1641 was elected pastor of the church at Scituate, where he preached for twelve years. His pastorate in Scituate was for many reasons unpleasant to him, partly because of a difference of opinion among his parishioners, and partly because of a lack of financial support. His persecutor, Bishop Laud, had been executed, and a change had taken place in the attitude of the church; Mr. Chauncy was invited to return to Ware, and had reached Boston, whence he was to sail, when he was invited to become president of Harvard college. He was inaugurated Nov. 29, 1654, and entered upon the duties of the office at a salary of £100 per annum. He was married, March 17, 1630, to Catharine, daughter of Robert Eyre of Sarum, Wilts, and Agnes, his wife, daughter of John Still, bishop of Bath and Wells. He is the author of: The Plain Doctrine of the Justification of a Sinner in the Sight of God, Six and Twenty Sermons (1659), and Antisynodalia Scripta Americana. See Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana, Beal's History of New England, vol. ii., and Memorials of the Chaunceys. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 19, 1671/2.

September 19, 1671, Mr. Chas. Chancey, a pious minister died, aged 82, leaving a large family, six of his sons were ministers: Isaac, Ichabud, Barabas, Nathaniel, Elnathan and Israel. ( Douglas Registers p. 361, Virginia )







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location: Modern historians discuss which place in France that the family came from, but in the according to Darling's 1888 genealogy book he cites an old herald who claimed that the family descended from a person called Chauncey de Chauncey.[1] The Chauncey family goes back to the time of Chauncy de Chauncy, a Norman noble- man who came into England, A. D. 1066, from Chauncy, near Amiens, in France, with William the Conqueror. This is a typical type of myth which was created about the early Norman settlers, but are not taken seriously by serious researchers.

Sources ↑ 1.0 1.1 archive.org pg. 63 Darling, Charles William. Memorial To My Honored Kindred (Fierstine & Gifford, Utica, N.Y., 1888) Page 49

posted by Aurora (Howard) Chancy
I have started a one name study for CHANCY/CHANCEY/CHAUNCEY Please join me https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Chancy_Name_Study
posted by Aurora (Howard) Chancy