Ancestors of John Robinson CHAPMAN


64. John CHAPMAN

Tombstones in Gainford parish Churchyard - Underneath a large tree.

Sacred to the memory of John Chapman of Alwent, late of Headlam in the county of Durham, Who died the 20th day of February 1849 Aged 81 years

Beneath this stone are interred the mortal remains of Joseph Chapman the 4th and youngest son of John & Mary Chapman of Headlam. He departed this life on the 6th day of October 1828 aged 27 years.
And of the above named Mary Chapman who deceased on the 1st day of November 1830, in the 68th year of her life. And, also of George, the son of the above named John & Mary Chapman He died on the 29th day of May 1836, aged 36 years.

On rear -
This inscription is in memory of Margaret, youngest child of John and Mary Chapman. She departed this life at Kilburn Priory, on the 4th day of August 1836, aged almost 32 years and was interred in the cemetary at Kensal Green, both in the county of Middlesex.

His family seems to have rented a farm from the Maire family of Lartington (The Maire's were Roman Catholic) Rent was £27 5s 0d per Annum - substantial at that time.

The entry of baptism for his daughter Margaret is the key to the discovery of his birthplace.

Around 1800 he moved to Hedlam Hall (also rented from the Maire family) and ran a 'School for the sons of gentlemen'. Later he moved to a house in Headlam rented from William Clarke before finaly moving to Alwent Hall a farm of 428 acres to the northwest of Gainford. The Alwent estate also contained a watermill which may have been the place where Richard Wilson Chapman, his grandson, learnt his trade as a miller.

In his will he mentions he intends to move from Headlam to Alwent Hall after evicting his tennant Hodgson Emmerson. He left £50 per year to his son John Robinson Chapman and £10 per year to Richard Wilson Chapman.
The bulk of his estate was left to his daughter Mary to be held for 8 years then turned over to his grandson William (the son of John Robinson Chapman). He died 1849 aged 81 years.


mary moved to Romaldkirk when her parents died in 1779 and 1782

72. Benjamin WALKER

MARRIAGE: Two marriages to the same person? Edmonbyers and Bishop Middleham. Worth Checking.

110. William STEPHENSON

Occupation Yeoman farmer of Linhirst (now Lynhurst)

112. John FOGGAN

Birth-Eglingham P.R.; death-gravestone, Rothbury churchyard;
general-Rothbury P.R.; see marriage record for link to Eglingham

1805 - butcher, living at Rothbury 2 SOUR S6

113. Jane SLATER

living at Whitton at time of marriage 2 SOUR S6


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