Robert Chapman, Capt.

Male Abt 1616 - 1687


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  • Name  Robert Chapman, Capt. 
    Suffix  Capt. 
    Born  Abt 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Oct 1687  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • "Capt. Robt Chapman departed this life the 13th day of October Anno: 1687"
    Notes 
    • Robert CHAPMAN was among the company of Lion GARDINER who contracted with Governor John Winthrop to fortify the site of Saybrook, lay out a town, build a fort and serve as its commander. The ship "Bachelor," arrived at Saybrook in the spring of 1636 carrying 12 men and two women, and supplies for the construction of the fort. Robert CHAPMAN came to Boston in August 1635, and then with Lion GARDINER to Saybrook in November 1635, where it is said he learned surveying under GARDINER. He served as Saybrook's town clerk, clerk of the Oyster River Quarter, and as a commissioner. He was also captain of the train band and, together with Captain BULL of Hartford, defended Saybrook in 1675 from the attempt of New York Governor Andros to enforce the claims of the Duke of York in seizing Saybrook. He was a deputy to the General Court 43 times and an assistant nine time over a period of 30 years.
      See TAG 66(1991):30-32 shows that this was NOT the Robert Chapman baptised at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, on 1 Jan 1616/17.

      1 Sep 1684, as "Robert Chapman, Sr." gave a petition with Capt. James Fitch and Rev. Thomas Buckingham, asking that provision be made for the maintenance of Joshua's son. Joshua was the third son of Uncas, and sachem of the western Niantics. He died May 1676, leaving three children. In his will he directed that they be taught English, and live for four years, with their mother, at or near Saybrook, and afterwards, "be kept at the English schools,: and "come not among any Connecticut Indians." He desired that all his legatees might have respect to his children, but entrusted them to the special care of Capt. Chapman, Lieut. Pratt and Mr. Buckingham. Only one of the children, Abimelech, was living at the date of this petition.
    Person ID  I21977  Bryant
    Last Modified  4 Dec 2005 

    Father  Robert Chapman,   b. Abt 1590, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. probably, Kingston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca?,   b. Abt 1594 
    Married  probably, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1513  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann Bliss,   b. Abt 1623, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1685, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Apr 1642  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7
    • "Robert Chapman was married at Seabrook to Ann Blith, 29 Aprill, 1642."
    Children 
     1. John Chapman,   b. Jul 1644, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert Chapman, Jr.,   b. Sep 1646, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1711, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anna Chapman,   b. 12 Sep 1648, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1649, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Chapman,   b. 04 Oct 1650, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719
     5. Nathaniel Chapman,   b. 16 Feb 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1726, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Chapman,   b. 15 Apr 1655, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1726, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Chapman,   b. 25 Sep 1657, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1510  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1616 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1642 - Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1687 - Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Chapman Family, Chapman, Rev. F. W., A. M., (Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1854), p.37.

    2. [S95] Bliss, Gen. Bliss Family, Bliss, Aaron Tyler, (Author: Midland, Michigan, 1982), p.31.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 4:20.

    4. [S357] Saybrook Vital Records, (CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Hartford, CT).

    5. [S95] Bliss, Gen. Bliss Family, Bliss, Aaron Tyler, (Author: Midland, Michigan, 1982), p.30.

    6. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.31.

    7. [S233] Saybrook Founders, Descendants, Staplins, Elaine F., Chairman, (The Founders Committee, Saybrook, CT, 1985), Robert Chapman.


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