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Morgan Chapman

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Peter

Peter Report 11 Jul 2011 00:58

Hi there,

I am looking to find out what become of my relation Morgan Chapman.

He was baptised on 4th May 1765 in Loftus, North Yorkshire.

After this, I can see nothing. No sign of a marriage on family or a burial on the NBI.

Can anyone offer a solution as to what became of him?

Thanks,

Peter

Lynski

Lynski Report 11 Jul 2011 06:39

For reference -

Morgan Chapman
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

residence: York, England
parents: Robert Chapman

record title: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
name: Morgan Chapman
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 04 May 1765
baptism/christening place: LOFTUS,YORK,ENGLAND
father's name: Robert Chapman
indexing project (batch) number: C10551-2
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 919067

Lynski

Lynski Report 11 Jul 2011 06:43

Results for: Chapman, Any Event, 1750 - 1790, Yorkshire, England, British Isles
Father: Robert
Exact Spelling: Off
Batch Number: C105512
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International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 2 Find more British records by searching on the
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1. BERTHALINA CHAPMAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 05 APR 1770 Loftus, Yorkshire, England

2. MORGAN CHAPMAN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 04 MAY 1765 Loftus, Yorkshire, England



Peter

Peter Report 14 Jul 2011 16:33

Thanks Lynski,

You have now included EVERYTHING I know about Morgan Chapman and his father, my ancestor, Robert Chapman.

I descend through Bethalina, who was baptised in 1770.

Can anyone help me find out more about Morgan and Robert Chapman?

Thanks,

Peter

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 14 Jul 2011 17:16

MORGAN CHAPMAN Pedigree
Male
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Event(s):
Birth:
Christening: 04 MAY 1765 Loftus, Yorkshire, England
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Parents:
Father: ROBERT CHAPMAN Family
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Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 14 Jul 2011 17:17

BERTHALINA CHAPMAN Pedigree
Female
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Event(s):
Birth:
Christening: 05 APR 1770 Loftus, Yorkshire, England
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Parents:
Father: ROBERT CHAPMAN Family
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Messages:
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

Peter

Peter Report 18 Jul 2011 18:47

Thanks Ann for the extended information; possible update here.

I descided to look up the MI transcripts for Liverton, Loftus, Stokesley and Danby (Morgan and Bethalina Chapman were baptised in Loftus, Bethalina was married in Liverton, her husband was living in Stokesley at the marriage and another Bethalina Chapman married there in 1754; finally, Bethalina and her husband lived, raised their family and died in Danby, Yorkshire).

No obvious entries for 'CHAPMAN' appear in Liverton, Loftus or Stokesley BUT in Danby Churchyard there is this:

'In memory of Jane the wife of Robert CHAPMAN who died 31 Jan 1782 aged 43 years. Also of Robert CHAPMAN who died 4 Sep 1798 aged 66 years. Erected by their sons Norton CHAPMAN, master mariner and John CHAPMAN, carpenter of his Majesty's ship "Naiad". Sincere friends though dead could not be forgot.'

What do people think? A connection? Hmmmm

Peter

Peter Report 18 Jul 2011 21:45

Nudge ... how I would go about looking for a will of Robert Chapman in 1798?

Thanks

Peter

Peter Report 19 Jul 2011 16:23

nudge

Peter

Peter Report 8 Aug 2011 15:52

nudge again for good luck. i would of thought such an unusal name as the two sons shown on the headstone would prove very easy to look out for.

thanks

Peter

Peter Report 25 Dec 2012 17:04

Hi everyone, any sign of this query?

Just thought I would push up in case of any new information on the internet.

Thanks and Merry Christmas,

Peter

BeverleyW

BeverleyW Report 25 Dec 2012 22:22

A tree on Ancestry has parents Robert Chapman (1731-1798) and Jane Porrit (1738-1782) with children John, Norton, Morgan and Bethalina. The other Bethalina you mention (b. 1730) is the sister of Robert Chapman.
Their parents are Robert (1692-1754) and Elizabeth Moreton b. 1698.

Could be your tree of course, in which case, apologies!

Peter

Peter Report 26 Dec 2012 01:23

Thank you Beverley - yes that is my tree. Thank you for trying though!

Peter