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John CHAPMAN[1]

Male Abt 1650 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John CHAPMAN 
    Born Abt 1650  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2BDCC8640CDD49DD950D7A6F849B27E7FA66 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I14146  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 

    Father Stephen (Steven) CHAPMAN,   b. 1616, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Apr 1679, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Margaret ELGAR,   b. 1620, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Apr 1679  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1641  Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • IGI Film 1761125
    Family ID F4145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sussanah MULLETT,   b. Abt 1650, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Nov 1672  Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source: IGI Batch number: M020721 Dates: 1635-1840 Source Call No.: 0908172 IT 2 Type: Film Printout Call No.: 6906424
    Children 
     1. Stephen CHAPMAN,   b. 16 Aug 1673, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1673, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. John CHAPMAN,   b. 19 Jun 1674, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret CHAPMAN,   b. 13 Jun 1675, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth CHAPMAN,   b. 7 Apr 1678, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Susan CHAPMAN,   b. 16 Dec 1680, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +6. John CHAPMAN,   b. 1682, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1760, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. James CHAPMAN,   b. 8 Mar 1685, Folkestone, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F4253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1650 - Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1672 - Folkestone, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • There is a problem here. The John Chapman married to Sussanah Mullett is listed as a son of these parents. Indeed, they have four known John Chapman sons. The issue involves which John. Normally, a parent reused the name because a previous child with that same name died in childhood. So the last named John Chapman should be the surviving child and hense the spouse. The problem is that John Chapman #4 was born in 1660, making him only about l2 years old at the time our John and Sussanah married in 1672--not the likely candidate. It is possible there was a different middle name given and not all the previous John sons died, but we do not know which is our John for purpose of his marriage. So I have compromised, left his last name in CAPITAL letters and put his birth date as Abt. 1650. We need to do more research to determine the correct fit and then perform a data merge.

      ----------------- Richard W. Reeks believes that one of the John Chapman sons married Joanna Sumner on 28 Nov. 1672. This John Chapman in turn had a son also named John Chapman, born circa 1685 in England, who married Sarah Brown on 16 Feb 1710 in Stonington, Connecticut. "Tradition has it that he was forced into the British Navy, by a press-gang, and when the ship visited Boston, MA, he availed himself of the opportunity to assume the liberty of which he had been deprived. He fled and found succor in the abode of Samuel Allen, in what is now called Wakefield, Rhode Island. He was a weaver, having become proficient therein by several years service. He came to Stonington, now North Stonington, where he worked at his trade the remainder of his life. (History of Stonington, Wheeler)"

      I have been constructing my family tree and like you am descended from the Chapman family of Folkestone. I note that you have highlighted a problem at the bottom of the page for John Chapman, son of Stephen Chapman and Margaret Elgar. The following information may help to throw light on this problem.

      1 In the Monumental Inscription booklet for St Mary and St Eanswythe published by the Folkestone and District Family History Society it is listed that Stephen Chapman, Jurate and 3 times mayor died on March 1st 1676 aged 82 years. This would have been 1676/7.

      2 In the Folkestone Parish Register now available on findmypast.co.uk Mr Stephen Chapman was buried on 12th March 1676/7

      3 Will of Stephen Chapman of Folkestone dated 11th November 1676 and proved April 1677 by his son. In it he names his two sons, Stephen and John and John's daughter, Margaret. I think these are the baptisms in 1642 and 1645 which name Stephen and Margaret as the parents.

      4 Will of Stephen Chapman of Cheriton dated 23rd April 1679 (therefore after the mayor had died) and proved May 1679. He names his children, Mary wife of Robert Baker, Stephen and his sons Richard and Stephen, Alice, Margery, Henry, William and John who was under 21 years of age. Some of these children were baptised in Cheriton, children of Stephen and Alice, ie Alice, Ann and Henry and John maybe the Folkestone baptism in 1660.

      These Wills are held at wills.canterbury-cathedral.org

      Chapman
      Stephen
      Folkestone
      1676
      1677
      PRC/17/74/90a
      PRC/16/297 C/3

      Chapman
      Stephen
      Cheriton
      1679
      1679
      PRC/17/74/309
      PRC/16/301 C/3

      Therefore there were two Stephen Chapmans having children baptised in Folkestone and Cheriton.

      I hope this information will be of use to you.

      Yours

      Shirley Watts

  • Sources 
    1. [S348] Richard Nelson.


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