|Founded by||John Chichester|
|Founding location||Five Points, Manhattan, New York City|
|Territory||Five Points, Manhattan, New York City|
|Criminal activities||street fighting, knife fighting assault, murder, robbery, arson, rioting|
|Allies||Dead Rabbits, Tammany Hall|
The Chichesters along with the Forty Thieves, Shirt Tails, and Kerryonians, were one of the oldest early 19th century Five Points street gang during the mid 19th century in New York City. The gang began stealing from stores and warehouses and selling the stolen goods to local fences in the 1820s, later becoming involved in illegal gambling and robbery. An ally of the Dead Rabbits against the Bowery Boys, the Chichesters maintained between 50-100 members lasting for more than 50 years before being absorbed by the Whyos, much like many of the early gangs, following the American Civil War in 1865.
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