|. Robert Chapman, c1616 - 1687
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
. Robert Chapman,1 ? (Robert)
. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. 3. Anna Chapman, b 12 Sep 1648, d Sep 1649.
. 4. Hannah Chapman, b 4 Oct 1650, m 27 Feb 1677 to David Bull.
. 5. Nathaniel Chapman (Deacon), b 16 Feb 1653 Saybrook, m(1) Mary Collins, m(2) Hannah Bates.
. 6. Mary Chapman, b 15 Apr 1655 Saybrook, m 2 May 1676 to Samuel Bates.
. 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