Ancestors of John Robinson CHAPMAN

First Generation

1. John Robinson CHAPMAN [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 1 Feb 1949 in County Borough of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. [Parents] At age 8 the family moved from 18 Julian Avenue, Walkergate, Newcastle-on-Tyne to a farm, Thrush Hall Farm, Carrshield, Hexham, Northumberland. John, or Robin as he was known as, attended the local school in Carrshield, a village about 2 miles away. At age 11 he passed the 11+ examination for entry into grammar school. The nearest was at Hexham, a 20 mile bus journey away. Robin was a poor traveller and chose instead to attend a private school, Brookfield School, Wigton, Cumberland. He remained there until age 19 when he attended Newcastle College of Further Education. Whilst there he stayed with his Aunt Dora (Dorothy Ann Nettleton - nee Marr). After obtaining A levels in Chemistry, Robin chose to take up a career in teaching and obtained a Teaching Certificate at Newcastle College of Education. During this time, he lived in a flat on Hamilton Street Newcastle on Tyne and later at North Shields.

On qualifying as a teacher, Robin obtained a post as a Chemistry teacher at Nunthorpe Secondary School. During this time he lived first at Egglescliffe village, then Yarm and finally in Billingham.13 years later he moved for a short time to Leeds and worked as an insurance salesman there. After a year he returned to live in the flat he owned in Billingham and returned to teaching chemistry at Blakeston School, Norton Rd., Stockton on Tees. Whilst there he expressed an interest in computers which lead to him becomming involved in IT teaching from 1981

He moved to a three bedroom newly built house just ½ mile from his school. Over the next 15 years he extended the house to 5 bedrooms, doing much of the work himself. At this time he seperated from his wife and moved again to Billingham. After realising there was no future in his marriage, Robin found himself alone and on holiday but without the means to travel during the summer of 1997. He spent a good deal of time on Internet and in August he met in Yahoo Chat Shelia Tate.

Shelia, from Louisiana, and two of her children came over to the UK to visit in December 1997. Robin gave up his job in April 1998 and moved to the USA. After 3 months he and Shelia moved to Ontario, Canada and there John married (3) Shelia Mae TATE [scrapbook] daughter of Winston Kenneth TATE and Margie Marie PRIDGEN (COOTE) on 19 May 1999 in Chatham Christian Centre, Lacroix St., Chatham, Ontario,Canada. Shelia was born on 30 Nov 1959 in Converse, Louisianna, USA

In 1998 they founded JayDax Designs, a computer website design company.

John was baptized on 5 Mar 2000 at Chatham Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Detroit Avenue, Chatham, Ontario, Canada. He was ordained a Melchizedek Priest Aug 27 2000.. Shelia was baptized Oct 1987.

Shelia had the following children:

  9 F i Patricia Marie SELF.
  10 M ii William Edward SELF.
  11 M iii Adam Wesley SELF.

John married (2)Elizabeth HAWKSHAW on 20 Dec 1980 in Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The marriage ended in divorce. Elizabeth was born on 18 Mar 1957 in Leeds West Yorkshire England.

They had the following children:

  12 M iv Matthew John Robinson CHAPMAN was born on 15 Sep 1981 in Leeds West Yorkshire England. He was christened 1 on 25 Oct 1981 in Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
  13 M v Mark Alistair Richard CHAPMAN was born on 19 Oct 1988. He was related to his parents by adoption.
  14 F vi Aiden Mary Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born on 30 Mar 1992 in Stockton OnTees, Cleveland, England.

John married (1) Vivien Margaret HUNTER in 1973 in the parish Church, Wolviston, Cleveland, England. They had no children. The marriage ended in divorce3 years later.


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