.                              Robert Chapman, c1616 - 1687
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.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email:
mdn3557@yahoo.com

.    Robert Chapman,1                                                                                                                                                   ?   (Robert)
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.       b ca 1616 Hull, Yorkshire, Eng; d 13 Oct 1687 Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Conn, bur Cypress Cem, Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co.
.          See
picture of the Chapman family plaque below, which has 6 generations named, through one lineage.
.       m 29 Apr 1642 Saybrook, Conn to Ann Bliss, b 1614 Rodborough, Stroud Parish, Gloucestershire, Eng, d 20 Nov 1685 Saybrook,
.           d/o Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulings.

.       Robert came to New England from Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Eng in Aug 1635, and in Nov 1635 moved to Say-Brook.  This is
.       according to family tradition, but his England place of origin may not be correct per recent research, and he possibly came from the
.       London area.

.       issue:

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1.   John Chapman, b Jul 1644 Saybrook, d 1712, m(1) 7 Jun 1670 to Elizabeth Hawley.  He m(2) Elizabeth Beamont (Beman), d
.             30 Oct 1694, d/o William Beament.

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2.   Robert Chapman, b Sep 1646 Saybrook, d 10 Nov 1711, m(1) 27 Jul 1671 to Sarah Griswold.  Robert m(2) 29 Oct 1694 to
.             Mary Sheather, wid of Samuel Sheather.

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3.   Anna Chapman, b 12 Sep 1648, d Sep 1649.

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4.   Hannah Chapman, b 4 Oct 1650, m 27 Feb 1677 to David Bull.

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5.   Nathaniel Chapman (Deacon), b 16 Feb 1653 Saybrook, m(1) Mary Collins, m(2) Hannah Bates.

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6.   Mary Chapman, b 15 Apr 1655 Saybrook, m 2 May 1676 to Samuel Bates.

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7.   Sarah Chapman, b 25 Sep 1657 Saybrook, m 16 Sep 1686 to Joseph Pratt, d 12 Aug 1703, s/o Lt William Pratt.





.       Note:  One source says that Robert Chapman was the son of Robert Chapman of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Eng, who had a
.                  son Robert bapt 1 Jan 1616/17 at Holy Trinity Parish, Kingstown upon Hull, but he is not proven to be the same Robert
.                  who went to Saybrook, Conn.  Robert's 2nd wife, the mother of Robert Jr may have been Alice Robinson of Beverly.


.        Ref:   1. "
Descendants of Robert Chapman", Frederick William Chapman, May 1854, p 37, 69, 188, 190, 255, 263.
.                  2. "
Ancestors of David Westley Chapman CFA # 589".
.                  3. "
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register", Vol 159, Oct 2005, p 317, Judith H. Halseth, "Autobiographical
.                        Letter of Robert Chapman
".  He described visiting friends in Kent and Sussex before "taking ship".
.                  4. "
Our Family Tree: Captain Robert Chapman + Ann Bliss", Ray Gurganus.
.                  5.   Capt. Robert and Ann (Bliss) Chapman family record at
http://bapresley.com/genealogy/hawkins/chapman/
.                        This site contains a letter written by Robert Chapman in 1675 and his will dated 1687.
Picture from www.findagrave.com  
 Added by Barbara Poole