Joseph Lemuel Chester

1821–82

American-born genealogist. Employed as a clerk, journalist, and lecturer in the United States. Arrived in England in 1858. Having obtained access to Doctors’ Commons as a researcher in 1862, he collected material illustrating the ancestry of American families. Worked on a genealogy of Darwin’s family.

Sources: Freeman 1978, ODNB. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)