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This is page 10 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

54.Link to census George CHAPPLE [Parents]. Baptized 31/7/1832 in Axminster, George died 29/3/1914 in Membury, age 81. Occupation: Stone mason.

On 2/8/1860, when George was 28, he married Jane ROCKET, daughter of John ROCKET & Mary GAGE, in Membury. Born 1/2/1838 in Hawkchurch, Dorset, Jane died 15/1/1929 in Membury, age 90.

They had the following children:


(1) Henry John [71]. (2) Richard George, born 1862 & died 1863 in Membury, age 1. (3) Thomas George [72]. (4) Maria Ann, born 1865 in Axminster. (5) Albert Elijah, born 1867 in Membury & died 10/6/1907, age 40. On 11/9/1906, when Albert was age 40, he married Alice TURNER, daughter of James Mark TURNER, a Farmer. (6) Robert William [73]. (7) Mary Jane [74]. (8) Richard Frank, born 1871 in Membury. (9) Ernest Edward, born 1873 and died in 1874, age 1. (10) Andrew Amos, born 30/7/1875 in Membury & died there 1/10/1901, age 26. Occupation: Stone mason.  (11) Louisa Bessie, born 1877 in Membury.


55. Link to censusWilliam CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born about 1826, probably in Axminster, William died quarter ending March 1913 in Axminster, age about 87. Occupation: Gardener.

In 1854, when William was age about 28, he married Hannah Genge WAKELY, daughter of William WAKELY and Hannah GENGE in Axminster. Born about 1830, Hannah died 1909 in Axminster, age 79.

They had the following children, all born in Axminster, Devon:


(1) Emma Wakely, born 1856. In the quarter ending March 1877, when Emma was age about 20, she married Stephen MEADER in Axminster.
(2) Hannah Jane, born 1858 & died quarter ending March 1859 in Axminster, age about 1. (3) John Brigham, born May 1858 &died around April 1861, age 2, in Axminster.


56.Link to census Henry CHAPPLE [Parents].  Born January 1828 in Axminster, Henry died there in 1891, age 62.


In 1856 when Henry was age about 27, he  married Ann CHAPPLE, daughter of Henry CHAPPLE & Elizabeth DENSLOW, in Axminster.  Ann was baptized 12/7/1829 in Membury and died quarter ending December 1876 in Axminster, age 47.

They had one child:


(1) John, born quarter ending March 1860 in Axminster. John does not appear in the 1861 census. It’s assumed he died shortly after his birth.

In quarter ending March 1878, when Henry was age 50, he married Mary Ann BRIGHT (who seems to have been known as Maria). Mary was born about 1832 in Hawkchurch, Dorset. There is no evidence they had any children.


57.Link to census John CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born 1830 in Axminster. Occupation: Gardener.

In 1855, when John was 25, he married Elizabeth POWELL. Elizabeth was born in 1828. Occupation: Laundress.

They had the following children:


(1) Elizabeth, born 1857. (2) John, born 1859. (3) Joshua, born 1863.


58.Link to census Richard CHAPPLE [Parents]. Born quarter ending December 1837 in Axminster.  Richard died before 1881.


In the quarter ending March 1861, when Richard was age about 24, he married Amelia ROSE, daughter of Sarah ROSE & John HELYAR. Baptized 8/12/1839 in Chard, Somerset, Amelia died 1/1/1925, age 85.  She was buried 6/1/1925 in Axminster.


They had the following children:


(1) William Henry [75]. (2) Thornhill [76]. (3) Alfred Richard, born 1866. (4) Jesse Oliver [77]. (5) Elizabeth Ella, born 1869 in Kilmington & died 1950 in Axminster, age about 81. Occupation: laundress. On 26/10/1904, when Elizabeth Ella was age 34, she married Sidney John TRIVETT in Axminster, using the forenames Ella Elizabeth. (6) John George [78]. (7) Arthur Lanyard, born 1873 in Kilmington. (8) Frances Lavinia, born in 1874 & died 1875. (9) Frederick [79].

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