I am tracing the descendents of Deacon John Chedsey(Chidsey/Chitsey)

John Chedsey came from England, leaving by ship from Bristol in late 1638 and arriving in New Haven in 1639. There is no record of John's name on any ship records so it is possible that he came with a group or family. It is thought he could have come from Chedzoy, a small village in Somersetshire, England. There are old church records that mention the "Chedsey" name from that time period.

I can be contacted at Lylamae T.Chedsey

If you have any additions or corrections to my information, please feel free to contact me.

This is a work in progress so new data will be added as I find or receive it. The probate records were transcribed as close to original spellings as I could. I do not have every word or name spelled correctly as the old style writing is very hard to read. I have included them so as to provide a window into the lives of our ancestors.

Directory of Names and Probate Index

I added another line for the family, the descendents of Rutherford Chidsey/Chitsey, who removed to Kentucky prior to the 1830 census. I welcome any and all input from members of this branch of the family.

History of the Chedsey Family in North Park, Colorado PDF
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Chedsey Family site - join our group and make contact with other family members, share stories, photos and forums.

New: Census information, 1790, 1840, 1920 index of family names and where they lived at the time.

Maps of Land records:1868-1908

Probate records for some of the early members, John Chidsey #3, Joseph Chidsey #5, Caleb Chidsey #8, Ebenezer Chidsey #10, Daniel Chidsey #20, Abraham Chidsey #22, John Chidsey # 27, Isaac Chidsey #32, Samuel Chidsey #58, and Luther Chidsey #141.