Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Chapman

Male Bef 1684 - 1740  (> 56 years)


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  • Name William Chapman 
    Born Bef 1684  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1740  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010921  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Richard Chapman,   b. Bef 1647, Poquoson Parish, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1685, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Mother Barbary Hensey,   b. Aft 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1712/13, Cedar Point Neck, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1667  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane {Unproven} Murphy,   b. Between 1688 and 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1714  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Chapman,   b. Abt 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Chapman,   b. Abt 1716, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane Chapman,   b. Abt 1717
     4. Lucretia Chapman,   b. Abt 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     5. Sophia Chapman,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Chapman,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F02740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Chapman, William, Charles County, ---; 1st Oct., 1740.
      To wife Jane, extx., entire estate.
      Test: Michel Cadell, William McDaniel, Anne Davis, John Howard. 22, 276.
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      William Chapman 25.397 CH 60.2.9 Dec 5 1740 Mar 1 1740/41
      Appraisers: Samuel Chunn, Thomas Burch.
      Creditors: Walter Hanson.
      Next of kin: Edward Murphy, John Daniel, Anne Murphy.
      Administratrix: Jane Chapman,
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      William Chapman 18.417 A CH 60.2.9 9.9.5 Oct 22 1741
      Sureties: Alexander McFerson, William McFerson.
      Received from: Patrick Fenell, Thomas Brown.
      Payments to: Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson, Walter Hanson.
      Administratrix: Jane Chapman
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      Hensey, William, Chas. County, 23rd Mch. 1684, 12th May, 1685.
      To Susanna Abbott, John Courts., Jr., Robert Powell, Thomas Harris, Richard Smith and Anne Brown,, personalty.
      to grandson William Chapman, ex., and hrs,., residue of estate, real and personal.
      to grandson Richard Chapman,, sd. estate should sd. William die without issue,
      Test: Jas, Phelps, Henry Tannerd, Jno, Bosley, Philip Jones, MCW 4. 138.
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      Anthony Sims 31.285 A CH 42.15.11 35.3.0 Apr 25 1710
      Received from Evan Hews, John Speak,
      Payments to: Marmaduke Sims Mr. Cornelius White, Mr, Edward Benson, William Chapman, John Crane, Mr, John Parnham,
      Executrix: Dusabella Sims.
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      Christopher Forde 32C.115 A CH 18.15.0 #2601 Apr 27 1711
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #4508,
      Received from: Mr. William Stone, Capt. Thomas Dent,
      Payments to: William Chapman, John Suttle, Capt. Fran. Harrison, John Sanders,
      Administratrix: Temperance Ford,
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      George Short 3.154 A CH 30.11.0 21.5.9 Oct 11 1720
      Payments to: Daniel Love, William Chapman, Mr. Samuell Hanson, Philip Briscoe, Charles Fields.
      Executrix: Anne Short.
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      Margaret Gates, born say 1692, was a "free Mulatto Woman" living in Charles County on 9 November 1742 when the court exempted her from paying levy because she was infirm and "Distempered." She may have been identical to "a Certain Margrett a Mallatto Liveing with Wm Boarman" who was presented by the Charles County court on 13 August 1728 for having an illegitimate Child by information of William Chapman, constable. She was called Margaret Yates, the "Mullatto" servant of William Boarman, on 12 November 1728 when she confessed in Charles County court that she had an illegitimate child. The court ordered that she receive fifteen lashes [Court Record 1727-31, 147, 196; 1741-3, 563].
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 231
      Recorded at request of Col. John Contee:
      12 Mar 1705; Indenture from William Chapman, cooper, to John Contee, Gent; for 5,000# tobacco; two tracts of land on or near Pickawaxon Creek; one bounded by Richard Smith and Robert Hensey; the other on the north east side of a branch of Pateet Creek; laid out for 34 acres; /s/ William Chapman (mark); wit. William Stone, Cornelius White; ack. in open court 12 Mar 1705/6; Col. John Contee paid alienation for use of James Heath, farmer on the Western Shore
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 25
      19 Aug 1714; Recorded at the request of Wm. Chapman of Mary's Co.:
      4 Aug 1714; Indenture from Francis Searson now of St. Mary's County, surgeon, Elizabeth Mahony of St. Mary's County, widow, late wife of Timothy Mahony, dec'd, and one of the daus. of John Smith formerly of St. Mary's County, and Dennis Mahony, planter, s/o Timothy and Elizabeth Mahony, to Wm. Chapman, tailor of St. Mary's Co.; a parcel belonging to John Smith in his lifetime called Smith's Be Served formerly in St. Mary's before the division of the county; containing 100 acres; on 12 Feb 1676 John Smith's will gave sd. tract (among other things) to his dau. Elizabeth; Elizabeth granted sd. tract to her son Dennis; about 6 Apr 1705 Dennis did bargain this tract for 2,000# tobacco and a Camblet Coat to Francis Searson; /s/ Fr. Searson Elizabeth Mahony (mark), Dennis Mahony; wit. Phill. Hoskins, Wm. Harbert, Thomas Stone; ack. by Fran. Searson and Alice his wife; by Dennis Mahoney and Elizabeth his wife 11 Aug 1714
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 681
      Enrolled at request of Samuel Thomas, instrument, 29 Aug 1733:
      John Chittiam, planter, for 35 paid by Samuel Thomas; two Negro girls one called Joice and the other Margaret; /s/ Jno. Chittam; wit. William Chapman, Thos. Chittam; obligation void if Chittiam does not pay 17.16.1 on 1 May 1736
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1735 Court, Liber T#2, Page 34
      William Chapman, by his petition to the Court here, sets forth that he is possessed of 100 acres of land in CC on the west side of Piles Fresh Swamp, called Smiths Reserve, the bounds whereof he wants to perpetuate and he prays the Court to grant a Commission for that purpose to such persons as shall be thought proper &c. Thereupon it is ordered that Commission issue, returnable here &c, to Messrs Henry Hawkins, Geo: Brett, Geo: Hatton, & Samuel Chunn, to examine witnesses concerning the premises.
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 200-202
      Pursuant to the order of Jun Court in the 21st year of his Lordship's Dominion, Commission issued, returnable here, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Smith's Reserve, in possession of William Chapman. The Commissioners appointed were Henry Hawkins, George Brett, George Hatton, & Saml Chunn of CC, Gent. William Chapman is seized of the afd land, which lies in CC. The Commissioners are not related to the Petitioner, any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land. Signed Aug 15, 1735, in the 21st year of our Dominion - Sam Hanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Henry Hawkins, George Hatton, & Saml Chunn return the Commission with the following certificate and depositions -
      We did meet on sd land on Nov 20, 1735, and examined all such witnesses as to us were offered.
      The deposition of Saml Turner, age about 60, who says that about 40 years ago, on or near the place where this deponent now stands, was a pine tree, and that he had heard say there was a bound tree nigh there. Signed - Samuel (~ his mark) Turner.
      The deposition of George Dent, age about 45, who says that about 20 years ago, Geo: Short told him that nigh the place where this deponent now stands, stood a bound tree parting the land of Tenison and William Chapman, which he, the sd Short, showed this deponent, being a gum tree. Signed - George Dent.
      The deposition of Catherine Short, age about 35, who says that her husband, Daniel Short, about 3-4 years ago, told her that his father and Abraham Lemaster told him that nigh the place where this deponent now stands, stood a gum bounded tree which they showed him and told him it parted the land of Jestinian Tenneson & Wm: Chapman. Signed - Catherine (C her mark) Short.
      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 202. The deposition of Richard Lemaster, age about 66, says the tree where this deponent now stands, being a sweet gum, was always in his memory deemed to be a bounded tree belonging to the land of Justin Teneson & John Smith. Signed - Richard (his mark) Lemaster.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 373-3: SMITHS RESERVE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Searson, Francis: Surveyed 23 April 1670 for John Smith at a broad black oak the bound tree of Phillip Coombes (entered again in 375): Conveyance notes - {mm Note; in with Benedict Records{, 100 Acres - William Chapman from Francis Searson & Elizabeth & Dennis Mahoney; 4 Aug 1714,this is entered again in Folio 375,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 375-21: SMITHS RESERVE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Searson, Francis: Surveyed 23 April 1670 & patent 1 July 1670 for John Smith. (entered into 373): Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}

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