|Birth: ||1621, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1688|
New Haven County
~MY CHEDSEY ANCESTRY~
John Chedsey (spelled Chedsey in England and changed to Chidsey in America by about the third generation) came to America about 1639, where he was Deacon of the first church in New Haven (now called Center Church). In 1644, he signed the Colony Constitution at 23 years of age. He married ELIZABETH. Her heritage is not known. His homelot consisted of three acres on the north side of the Green in East Haven between John Potter & John Austin. He was granted ten acres in the second division of land on the west side of the fresh meadow which was called Chedsey's field or hill. He was a tanner and shoemaker and by 1683, his estate was worth 100 pounds.
The East Haven register: in three parts, compiled by Stephen Dodd, New Haven, T. G. Woodward & Co. Print, P. 37:
"...deacon John Chedsey, John Potter & John Austin obtained liberty of New Haven to buy one quarter of an acre of the indians at the Ferry place to build housing for their horses to stay when at New Haven. They obtained a deed for the land 4 March 1686 and it was signed by Narranshanott, George Sagamore, Maug, and Kehow. They paid six shillings & it was called Stable Point."
He was assigned a seat in the second row on the side of the meeting house.
John & Elizabeth Chedsey were the parents of ten children.
Elizabeth Chedsey (1620 - 1688)*
Mary Chedsey (1650 - 1650)*
John Chedsey (1651 - 1693)*
Daniel Chedsey (1657 - 1667)*
Mary Chedsey Wilmot (1659 - 1713)*
Caleb Chedsey (1661 - 1713)*
Hannah Chedsey Mix (1663 - 1708)*
Ebenezer Chedsey (1665 - 1726)*
Elizabeth Chedsey (1668 - 1688)*
Mr. John Chedsey Deacon who dyed in ye 67th year of his age Decemb'r ye 31. 1688
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven County
Plot: Buried in the Green -- tombstone along the North Wall
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Apr 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8644790