Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Jonathan Chapman

Male Abt 1680 - 1749  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Chapman 
    Born Abt 1680  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1749  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried "Summerhill" Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025210  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Chapman,   b. 1641, Poquoson Parish, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1700/01, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F06779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Taylor,   b. Abt 1690, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1770, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Chapman,   b. 1706, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1747, Bath Town, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Sarah Chapman,   b. 1708, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Nathaniel Chapman,   b. 1709, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1761, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Taylor Chapman,   b. Abt 1712, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1749/50, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     5. John Chapman,   b. 1712, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1735, Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F07969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      not proven to these parents
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      James Hughes 2005-09-28 23:37:38
      A History of Chapman and Alexander Families , Page 273

      Jonathan Chapman his Heirs and Assigns therefore Greeting and saying to the my Heirs or Attorney or my certain Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents or to the certain Attorney or Attorneys of my Heirs and Assigns Proprietor of the said Northern Neck Yearly and every Year on the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel the fee rent of One Shilling Sterling Money for every Fifty Acres of Land hereby Granting to Proportionably for a Grant or lesser Quantity:

      Provided that if the said Jonathan Chapman his Heirs or Assigns shall not pay the before reversed annual Rent so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of Two whole Years after the same shall become Due if lawfully Demanded That then it shall and may be Lawful for me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their certain Attorney or Attorneys Agent or Agents into the above Granted Premises to Reenter and Hold the same so as if this Grant has never Passed.

      Given at my Office in the County of Fairfax within my said Proprietary under my Seal.

      Witness my Agent and Attorney Fully authorized thereto.

      Dated the third day of March in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britton France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith, Year One Thousand Seven hundred and forty two.

      W. Fairfax. Registered in the Proprietors Office in Book F Vol 80 .
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      James Hughes 2005-09-28 23:30:31
      A History of Chapman and Alexander Families , Page 248b

      Names of People Associated with Summer Hill

      JONATHAN CHAPMAN, d. prior to 1749. Buried in square of garden walk (?) at Summer Hill. Wife--JANE TAYLOR. Burial place unknown.

      NATHANIEL CHAPMAN, b. 1710, d. 1760. Buried near Iron Works, Baltimore County, Maryland. Wife--CONSTANTIA, dau. of Simon Pearson. Born 1712, m. 1732, d. 1791.

      Will claims her husband's father was buried in square of garden walk, Summer Hill.
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      James Hughes 2005-09-28 23:44:19
      A History of Chapman and Alexander Families , Page 203

      This Indenture made the second Day of march in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty-nine, Between Jane Chapman of the City Philada. Widow the Relict of Jonathan Chapman late of Baltimore County in the Providence of Maryland, Mason deceased of the one Part & Nathaniel Chapman of Stafford County in the Province or Collony of Virginia Merchant the eldest son and Heir at law of said Jonathan Chapman of the other Part

      Witnesseth: that the said Jane Chapman for and in consideration of the Sum of Fifteen pounds--lawful Money of Pennsylvania unto her hand well and truly paid by the said Nathaniel Chapman the receipt whereof she doth hereby acknowledge Hath remised released & quit claimed and by these Presents Doth remise release and quit claim unto the Sd Nathaniel Chapman & his heirs, and the Heirs Exacutors Administrators and Assigns of the said Jonathan Chapman all the right and Title of Dowder Thirds or other Part of the Estates Real or Personal of him the said Jonathan Chapman belonging unto her the said Jane Chapman and she the said Jane hereby Renounceth all the right ane hath by Law in or to the Administration of the Goods & Chattels of the said deceased Provided always Nevertheless and of the said Nathaniel Chapman for himself his Heirs Executors & Administrators doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said Jane Chapman hers Heirs Exicutors or Administrators shall and may at all Times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold Use Occupy Possess and enjoy all and singular the Goods Chattells and Cattell which now are in the Custardy or Possession of her the said Jane Chapman or in the Custody of any other Person for her Use Without the Let Suit Trouble or Mollestation of the Executors or Administrators of the said deced Jonathan Chapman and further that the said Nathhaniel Chapman his Heirs Executors or Admin.es shall and will & sufficiently Save Defend keep harmless and imdemnfied the Tenements Goods & Chattells against the Creditors of him the said Jonathan Chapman In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have interchangably set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year abovesaid

      Sealed and Delivered | in Presence of us |

      Hugh Roberts Hugh Parker Jane Chapman

      James Baxter

      Baltimore County SS Marcc the 24th 1749 Then came James Baxter before me one of his Lordships Justices of the Peace for said County, and made oath on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he saw Jane Chapman sign, seal & acknowledge the Wth Instrument of writing to be her act & Deed & at the same time saw Hugh Roberts and Hugh Parker Subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=county% 2C+virginia+jane+chapman&db=online&areas=10&head=online&booknum=&category= &words=county%2C+virginia&first=jane&last=chapman&cmd=context&id=37c2212d2 1#hit1
      URL title: A History of Chapman and Alexander Families , Page 233
      Note:
      From Records of Mr. Miles Cary:

      The George Chapman who had Pamunkey Neck Patented of 1,658 is the possible ancestor of Jonathan, or Jonathan may possibly be descended from Thomas Chapman the imigrant of 1610, who was living at "Jordans Jornay" (am not sure of this quotation--it was hard to make out) with his wife and children on 100 acres of land (grant).

      Still, Hatton's List of Emigrants records another Thomas Chapman, who came to Virginia in 1635, aged 26. The archives of York County contain a certificate granted to a Thomas Chapman in 1646 for 1,200 acres of land for the importation of twenty-four persons into the Colony.
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      Shirley Middleton Moller

      Source:
      A History of Chapman and Alexander Families
      Author: Sigismunda Chapman
      Call Number: CS71.C466
      Many lines of the Chapman and Alexander family are included in this record. This book has detailed accounts of the family settlement in Virginia. This book also contains about 3000 names.
      Bibliographic Information: Chapman, Sigismunda. A History of Chapman and Alexander Families. Virginia Book Company, Berryville 1946.

      JONATHAN CHAPMAN

      Came to this country from England with his son Nathaniel. Died before the year 1749, was buried at "Summer Hill" on the banks of the Potomac near Four Mile Run. The Right Honorable Thomas Fairfax deeded part of Thoroughfare to Jonathan Chapman June 24, 1737. This deed is on parchment and is still in possession of a member of the family, Miss Mary Bleight of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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      Shirley Middleton Moller

      The Hunter Family of Virginia and Connections
      Author: Sidney Methiot Culbertson Call Number: R929.2 H947c
      The history and genealogy of the Hunter family and related families from about 1590-1930.
      Bibliographic Information: Culbertson, Sidney Methiot. The Hunter Family of Virginia and Connections. Denver, CO: 1934. Page 99
      Chapman Notes.
      A. The emigrant Thomas Chapman, son of Capt. Benjamin Chapman and Anne Parkinson was the father of Jonathan Chapman, who tradition avers was buried at "Summer Hill", and that his grave was exactly under a walk leading to the house, and that he was buried with a very valuable diamond ring on his hand.

      A. A criticism the writer can offer of the matter in Quotation A is that this family of Chapmans was a Maryland family if we are to judge by the known residence Nathaniel and Constantia Chapman in Charles County, Maryland. True Nathaniel owned much property in Virginia, as did his wife, who was of Virginia, and some of his descendants became residents of Virginia and were owners of "Summer Hill" as well as of much other property. Further, it is quite possible that a Jonathan Chapman was the father of 30 E, Nathaniel Chapman and that the said Jonathan was a brother of the Thomas Chapman who, with his sister, Mary, was the beneficiary under the Will of Thomas Craxton, above mentioned. There is no evidence to the contrary and the wording of the Will "eldest son Thomas" Page 100 indicates there were other sons. It is to be regretted that the authority for Jonathan Chapman is not more explicitly stated. In either event, it must be confessed that the connection of Nathaniel Chapman with 7 C, Thomas Chapman, son of 5 B, Benjamin, rests upon the Coat of Arms evidence alone.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 110-116
      HIS INDENTURE made the fourteenth and fifteenth day of Novembr. in the year of our Lord 1740 Between GODFREY RIDGE of the County of SPOTSILVANIA of one part and JONATHAN CHAPMAN of the County of STAFFORD of the other part Witnesseth that said GODREY RIDGE for sum of Ten pounds Current money of Virginia doth grant unto said JONATHAN CHAPMAN and to his heirs all that tract of land containing two hundred & ninety two acres in the County of Prince William on both sides the BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN Between COLO. CARTERs land & the Mountains & bounded as followeth Beginning at A a White Oak in the thoroughfare of BROAD RUN & Extending thence NE to e, COLO. CARTERs line on CATLETS BRANCH thence So, W. to BROAD RUN then down the Run So, W. to a Poplar & Sycamaore on the Run thence So. W. then under the Mountain N. W. to the begining the said land being granted by Deed from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE bearing date the 24th of June in the year of our Lord 1737 unto said GODFREY RIDGE all which said premises now are in the actual possession of him the said JONATHAN CHAPMAN by vertue of Indenture of Bargain
      Sale for term of one year and by Vertue of the Statute for transferring uses into posses- sion To Have and To Hold the said parcel of land to the only proper use of him the said JONATHAN CHAPMAN & of his heirs. In Witness whereof said GODFREY RIDGE path set
      his hand and Seal
      in presence of us JNO. SAVAGE, GODFREY RIDGE
      JNO. WARNER, ELLINER SAVAGE,
      CHAS. BOREMAN, GEO. WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Prince William County November the 24th 1740
      GODFREY RIDGE ackowledged this Lease/Release with the Receit to be his acts and deeds and they were thereupon admitted to Record

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