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This is page 1 of 19 tracing the history of the Chapple family of Devon. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Chapple pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

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 1618, age 68. (3) William [3]. (4) Thomas [4]

First Generation

Second Generation

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, born 1587. Philip died as an infant, 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 born Dalwood:


(1) Anthony, born 1577 & died in Dalwood 1614, age 37. (2)  Katheryn, born 1580. Katheryn died in 1651, she was 71. (3) Richard [9]. (4) Alice, born 1585. Alice married William STOLSEY (born 1580). (5) Walter, born 1588. Walter married Mary DARE (born 1594) on 11/6/1615. (6) James, born 1590. (7) Gertrude, born 1592. Gertrude married John ANNING (born 1590) in 1618. (8) Judith, born & died 1592. (9) Jane, born about 1594.  Jane married Henry COLLINS (or COLLIER) (born 1590).

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