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The Chapple Family of Devon

1. John CHAPPLE. Born about 1530 in Dalwood, Dorset. John died in Dalwood in 1610, age about 80.

John married Elizabeth, maiden name unknown.  Born about 1535. Elizabeth died in 1587, age 52.


They had the following children:


(1) John [2]. (2) Anthony, born about 1550 in Dalwood. Anthony died in June 1618, age 68. (3) William [3]. (4) Thomas [4]

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2. John CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born 1551 in Dalwood. John died 1616, age 65. Occupation: Carpenter.


On 15/11/1584 when John was 33, he married Thamsyn BAKER, daughter of John Baker, in Dalwood. Thamsyn was born about 1555 and baptized in Colyton on 15/5/1558.


They had the following children:


(1) Thomas, born in 1585 in Dalwood. Thomas died in Colyton in 1628, age about 43. On 1/5/1610 when Thomas was 25, he married Katheryn VIKARIE, a widow, in Colyton. Katheryn was born 1565 in Colyton. Born Katheryn ABBOTT, daughter of John and Anne ABBOTT, Katheryn first marriage was to Nicholas VICKARIE on 11/8/1589 in Colyton. (2) Philip, baptized 26/12/1587 in Dalwood. Philip died in infancy, date unknown. (3) John [5]. (4)  Philip [6].


3. William CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born about 1553 in Dalwood. William’s wife is unknown.


They had the following children:


(1) Joan, baptized 12/1/1577 in Axminster, Devon. Joan died 1577. (2) William, born about 1580 in Axminster. (3) George, born about 1582 in Axminster & died there 1669, age about 86. (4) John [7]. (5) Robert [8].


4. Thomas CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born about 1555 in Dalwood. Thomas died 1634, age 79.


About 1576 when Thomas was 21, he married Elizabeth, maiden name unknown. Born 1555, Elizabeth died in 1595, age 40.


They had the following children, all events in Dalwood:


(1) Anthony, baptized 25/12/1577 & died in 1614, age 37. (2) Katheryn, baptized 9/10/1580 & died 1651, age 71. (3) Richard [9]. (4) Alice, baptized 24/1/1585. On 7/12/1618, when Alice was age 33, she married William STOCKLEY (1580-?). (5) Walter, baptized 31/10/1588. On 11/6/1615, when Walter was age 26, he married Mary DARE (1594-?). (6) James, baptized 11/10/1590. (7) Gertrude, baptized 24/3/1592. In 1618, when Gertrude was age about 25, she married John ANNING (1590-?). (8) Jane, born about 1594. On 14/5/1614, when Jane was age about 20, she married Henry COLLIER (1590-?).

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