b. 1617 England  - d. 18 Apr 1678 Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts

There are more descendants of Edward Chapman in the Chapman Family Association than from any other family branch. This begins a series of Edward and his descendants.
Two different Edward Chapman genealogies were published in the last half of the 19th century. Though a Jacob Chapman was involved with both of them there were differences, and it appears there were two Jacob Chapmans.. Following the introduction we provide a merged genealogy that attempts to reconcile the differences and extends or corrects the genealogy based on data from present day Chapmans.
In this piece we will provide a facsimile of the title pages, the introductory comments, preface, etc. of both books. In these sections we are adhering to the original format as much as possible. Some of the content of this piece deals with the format and organization of their data. Those explanations will not apply in our genealogy that will follow because they were done with a computer genealogy program using the present day formats and the modified register system.

Family Manager: Phillip Ellsworth


DISCLAIMER: These are living documents subject to change as evidence dictates.  Genealogy is not something that is ever completely finished. Time and technology tends to catch up with the best works. If in reading the following offerings you believe you have a correction or different version, do not hesitate to discuss it with the family manager.


Edward Chapman

b. abt 1617, Yorkshire, England      
d. Apr 18 1678, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
Married 1641/2, in Rowley, Essex Co., MA

Mary Symonds

b. 1620, Rowley, Yorkshire, England       d. Jun 10 1658, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA


1. Simon (Symonds) Chapman b. 1643 d. 1735
married Mary Brewer
Symon b. 1667
Edward b. 1669
John b. 1671
Simon b. 1672
Dorothy b. 1675
Mary b. 1677
Joseph b. 1682

2. Nathaniel Chapman b. 1645  d. 169?
married Mary Wilburn

3. Samuel Chapman
b. 1654  d. 1722/23
married Ruth Ingalls
John b. 1680
Nathaniel b. 1675
Elizabeth b. 1685
Hannah b. 1691
Michael b. 1694
David b. 1695
Edward b. 1702

Dorothy Swan

Married Jun 10 1659, in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts

b. 1620, Rowley, Yorkshire, England       d. Jun 10 1658, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA