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  • ID: I13478
  • Name: George Chappell
  • Surname: Chappell
  • Given Name: George
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1614/1615 in , England
  • Death: ABT 1682 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
  • Reference Number: E474.6+
  • _UID: 5353CAC25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F39537E
  • Note:
    ! (1) "Descendants of John Huntley of Boston, Mass. and Lyme, Conn.," by Iby Huntley Horn (1953) p.15. Cites: (a) Parkhurst mss.
    (2) "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles Henry Pope (Reprint 1900. Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1969) p.94.
    (3) "NEHGS Register," Vol. 150, Jan 1996, p.48-55, "George Chappell of Windsor, Wethersfield, and New London, Connecticut," by Gale Ion Harris. Cites: (a) John Camden Hotten, "The Original List of Persons of Quality, 1600-1700..." (New York, 1931). (b) "Register," 14 (1860):302-3. (c) Henry Reed Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," (1891-2; reprint, Somersworth, NH, 1976) 1:25,28-30,44. (d) James Kendall Hosmer, ed., "Winthrop's Journal," "History of New England" (1908; reprint, New York, 1959) 1:152,163. (e) Robert E. Moody, ed., "The Saltonstall Papers, 1607-1815" (Boston, 1972-4) 1:126. (f) J. Hammond Trumbull, ed., "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1665" (Hartford, 1850) 1:8,457-458; 2:558. (g) Wethersfield, CT Deeds, 1:14,189,199. (h) "Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663," "Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society," 22 (Hartford, 1928):35,36,39,54,62,71,130,166. (i) Medical Records of John Winthrop (MA Historical Soc.), 319. (j) "Register," 145 (1991):323. (k) New London, CT deeds, 2:3,9,15. (l) Frances Manwaring Caulkins, "History of New London, CT" (1852; New London, 1895 ed.) 60,68,74,136. (m) Wethersfield, CT Town Votes, 1646-1783, 1:4. (n) New London, CT Deeds, 1F:18. (o) New London, CT Deeds, 3:224,225,393. (p) Lyme, CT Deeds, 5:22,28. (q) New London, CT Deeds, 5:22,28. (r) New London, CT Court Records, 4:20, CT State Lib., Hartford. (s) New London, CT Deeds, 6:347,348. (t) New London, CT Deeds, 1A:76.

    ! Birth: (1a) About 1604/5, England. (2,3a,b,c) Age 20 on 16 Mar 1634/5 (b. 1614/5).
    Marriage to Christian __: (3g) (3) Before Sep 1644, but probably several years earlier.
    Marriage to Margeret __: (1a) Margaery. Called his aged wife in his will. (3) By 1654.
    Death: (3r) Inventory of his estate presented at court 8 Jun 1682, New London, CT.

    (3a,b,c) 1634/5, 16 Mar: George Chappell, age 20, and his companions presented documents from London's Saint Mildred's Parish certifying their conformity to the rules and discipline of the Church of England, and took an oath of allegiance in preparation to be transported to New England on the "Christian de London," John White, Master. This company of some 20 men had been assembled by Mr. Francis Stiles at Sir Richard Saltonstall's expense to prepare grounds and erect houses at Windsor (then called Matianuck or Matteneaug) for Saltonstall and other Connecticut patentees. The 27 passengers were the supervisor Frances Stiles, a master carpenter of London, the 20 workmen, some of them Stiles's own relatives, 3 women, and 3 children. (2) 1634, 16 Mar: George Chappell, age 20, came to New England in the "Christian."
    (3d) 1635, 16 Jun: The elder John Winthrop noted that their bark of 40 tons arrived at Boston, MA and that it set forth with twenty servants, by Sir Richard Saltonstall, to go plant at Connecticut.
    (3e) Sir Richard Saltonstall wrote to Winthrop's son John Jr., Then Governor at Saybrook, in Feb 1635/6, relating that "my pinnace (had) staid ten days... in the Bay" (that is, at Boston) before making its way on around Capr Cod to Saybrook and up the Connecticut River to Windsor.
    (3c) 1635, Jul: Arrived in CT within a few days of Jonathan Brewste's letter, dated Matianuck, 6 Jul, complaining to the Plymouth company that "Massachusetts men are coming almost daily, some by water and some by land, who are not yet determined wher to setle."
    (3f) 1637, 28 Mar: The General Court at Hartford, CT ordered that Mr. Francis Stiles shall teach Geo. Chapple, Tho. Cooper and Tho. Barber, his servants, 3 of the younger men aboard the "Christian"), in the trade of a carpenter, according to his promise for their service of their term, "behinde 4 days in a weeke onelie to saawe and slitt their owne worke that they are to frame themselves with their own hands togeather with himself or some other M(aste)r workmen."
    (3g) 1641, Apr: Richard Mills sold to William Comstrock a lot at the junction of "hie waies" (later Fort Street and Sandy Lande) formerly George Chappell's, Wethersfield, CT. (3) Lots such as these had been granted to veterans of the Pequot Wars, which began with an Indian attack in the Great Meadow at Wethersfield in April 1637 and resulted in the capture of the Pequot fort at Mystic on 26 May 1637. Thirty soldiers had been called out from Windsor, and 18 had been called out from Wethersfield.
    (3f) 1644, Jul: George Chappell was 5 pounds in debt to the estate of John Cattell/Catlin, whose widow had married one of George's later assoicates, James Northam.
    (3h) 1645, Jun: George Chappell begins to repeatedly appear in civil suits and on misdemeanor charges in the CT courts at Hartford. He seems to have been employed by Wethersfield's Richard Belding, but among his other associates about that time can be recognized one or two of the least-governable characters about town. The last case brought before June's court lists "Chappel, the Taylar. Southmead."
    (3h,i,j) 1645, Sep: Chappell brought a losing action against Wethersfield, CT's leading citizen, Leonard Chester, and was himself fined 5 pounds "for abusing the Constable and excesse in drinking." Richard Belding posted bond for his good behavior and later appearance. Mr. Chester was also fined for resisting the Constable and other miscarridges in the Court. Samuel Gardner and a servant of James Northam, early residents across the river in Hockanum (north part of modern Glastonbury) were involved.
    (3h) 1645/6, Mar: Chappell was engaged in some litigation with John Bissell of Windsor.
    (3h) 1648, Oct: The magistrates decreed that George Chappell and Matthew Williams had forfeited bonds, and found them missing. Their judgement was suspended till they shall be found or known to be at the house of Thomas Ford or John Sadler, who were given 24 hours to give them up if the fugitives were at either of their houses. (3) This case suggests that Chappell was residing in Hockanum. John Sadler's ordinary was located there. Ford, a resident of Windsor, was keeping at inn at the SW corner of State and Front Streets in Hartford.
    (3h) 1649, Apr: James Northam of Hockanum brought a case against George Chappell in the Hartford, CT court. George did not appear, and the court ordered an attachment to "issue forth uppon his two calves in the hands of (Northam) for his security." (3) James Northam was a neighbor of Samuel Gardner and Thomas Edwards in the Glastonbury part of Hockanum and grazed cattle with Robert Boltwood on or near Thomas Hosmer's property across the town line in modern East Hartford.
    (3h) 1649, Sep: Mrs. Chester complained of George Chappell's "misdeameanors." Wethersfield, CT.
    (3k) 1650/1, 24 Feb: George Chappell was granted upland, meadow, and a 5 acre house lot in New London, CT, adjoining the house lots of Andrew Longdon, Thomas Wells, and the way to the house lot of Thomas Sparks. This grant was the reissue of a grant Chappell had received in 1649, but which had reverted for lack of improvement.
    (3l) 1651, Jul: George Chappell and William Taylor were among the men at New London, CT who "wrought at the Mill Dam."
    (3k) 1651, Dec: George Chappell and William Taylor acquired adjoining lots in the first division of New London, CT.
    (3k) 1653, Jun: Sold his recently acquired New London upland and meadow to Mr. Richard Lord and Mr. William Gibbons of Hartford. Signed by mark 0-0. (3) William Gibbons had extensive land holdings in Hockanum.
    (3m) An early record with date missing shows that George Chappell of Wethersfield recorded an earmark, "and this he hath formerly (torn) continue it."
    (3h,l) 1653/4, 24 Mar: Was fined at New London, CT "for his being drunk contrary to law." He had well-known company with him who received identical fines - Jacob Waterhouse and Thomas Hungerford.
    (3h) 1656, Jun: Northam was still pursuing George Chappell for debts even after George finally got settled in New London.
    (3k,n) 1658, Dec: Sold his house lot in New London, CT, to the Indian Missionary William Thomson.
    (3k,n) 1663, Dec: Granted 6 acres for a house lot on Jordon River in the Jordan District (modern Waterford).
    (3l,o) 1664: Had a house on the Jordan River "by Naihantic way-side," making him the first settler in that community.
    (3o) 1664/5, Jan: William Peeke and William Cheapel bought from George Chappell a parcel of swamp given him by the town of New London, CT.
    (3f) 1671, Aug: Was among the New London, CT inhabitants involved in a "riot" over land on the boundary of that town with Lyme.
    (3q) 1673, Sep: George Chappell Sr. of New London, CT and his wife Margaret sold his lot in "the General Neck" of New London to Samuel Chester and Mr. James Rogers of New London. Both George and Margaret signed by marks. William Taylor Sr. of Wethersfield sold his adjoining lot to the same grantee.
    (3p) 1674, Jul: A grant to Wolston Brockway on the west side of Chappell Brook, Lyme, CT, indicates that George Chappell had an interest in Lyme, probably modern East Lyme, early enough to have a stream named for him.
    (3q) 1674, Sep: George Chappell Sr. of New London, CT and his wife Margaret sold a parcel of land in "the General Neck" of New London to Samuel Chester and Mr. James Rogers of New London. Both George and Margaret signed by marks.
    (3t) 1678, Apr: George Chappell Sr. and Jr. appear adjacently on a list of the proper inhabitants of New London, CT.
    (3r) 1682: The estate of George Chappell - house, land and personal - was to be distributed to the relict to bring up children. Order was also made by the New London, CT court for distribution to the children of John and Goerge Chappell: Mary Daniels; Rachel Crocker; Elizabeth, Hester, and Sarah Chappell; and the two sons Nathaniel and Caleb the housing and lands.
    (3s) 1708/9, 18 Jan: Caleb Chappell of Lebanon, CT "made over" to his brother George of New London, CT, his half interest in "our deceased fathers homestead ... on the highway that goeth to Nyhantick" for 30 good marketable sheep and a bond of obligation that George would pay half the charges of "our mothers" maintenance for life.
  • Change Date: 29 Jul 2002 at 01:00:00



    Marriage 1 Christian
    • Married: BEF Sep 1644 in , Connecticut
    Children
    1. Has Children John Chappell b: in , Connecticut
    2. Has Children Mary Chappell b: in , Connecticut
    3. Has Children Abigail Chappell b: 1 Sep 1644 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut
    4. Has No Children Sarah Chappell b: 26 Sep 1647 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut
    5. Has Children Rachel Chappell b: 10 Oct 1649 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut

    Marriage 2 Margaret b: ABT 1630
      Children
      1. Has Children George Chappell b: 17 Mar 1653/1654 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
      2. Has No Children Elizabeth Chappell b: 30 Aug 1656 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
      3. Has No Children Hester Chappell b: Apr 1662 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
      4. Has No Children Sarah Chappell b: 14 Feb 1665 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
      5. Has Children Nathaniel Chappell b: 21 May 1668 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
      6. Has Children Caleb Chappell b: 7 Oct 1671 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut
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