Chandler, Samuel (1693-1766)

Clergyman and author.

Presbyterian minister at Peckham (1716). Also lectured and kept a bookshop. Assistant pastor, Old Jewry Church, London (1726-28); pastor (1728-66). Wrote extensively on religious topics, defending deism and religious toleration. Translated theological works from Latin and published paraphrases of Joel, Galatians, and Ephesians. Fellow of the Royal Society (1754). Secretary of an English society to assist German Protestant settlers in Pennsylvania (1754); published A Memorial of the Case of the German Emigrants Settled in the British Colonies of Pensilvania, and the back parts of Maryland, Virginia, &c. (London, 1754).

Son of Congregational minister Samuel (possibly Henry) Chandler of Hungerford. Educated in England and at Leyden.