was the father of John Chantler
baptised on 18 Jun 1728 at St Nicholas's Parish Church, Godstone, Surrey.
I believe him to be my 8 x great-grandfather.
For all of his descendants (i.e. his children, his children's children, but not their spouses) down to
the present day, I have mapped where they were born, married or died as far as is known to me.
I am only including those events dated to within one year (or better) and at a defined place in
England or Wales(some of the Places are Registration Districts at which events were
recorded rather than the actual Place of the event).
I have included people regardless of their surname.
This map shows the total count of Births, Marriage and Death events of those descendants by Ancient County, across all years from John's birth to the present day.
The top counties (most events) are clearly Surrey and Sussex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire (because a 1799-born Surrey girl had 6 children in Suffolk with her husband who
worked as a butler, and their descendents stayed in that neck of the woods), and Cumbria (because an 1852-born photographer left Surrey and had family across
London before completing his family with his 7th and 8th child in Carlisle where they all remained)
This map shows the same events as above, but demonstrates that they were not evenly spread across the counties, but there were centres of activity.
The smaller centres show that although the descendents did distribute themselves widely, only two significant Dynasties were formed outside of Surrey.
This only includes Births (marriages and deaths now excluded), to help de-clutter the mapping.
Arbitrarily I have chosen the year 1900. It serves as a useful break-point for a change in the centuries-old ways of life and a transition to population mobility
and a move away from predominantly agricultural lifestyles.
Only selected locations (with larger numbers of births) are named on the map, although all are shown.
I have not plotted post 1900 births, as with the availability of railway travel, and a population migration to larger towns and cities, with multiple locations
of major family groups (Surrey/Sussex border, East Anglia, the Carlisle area and an emerging Swindon family) as family centres, their more recent locations are many and diverse,
revealing little unless I were to plot each family grouping separately.