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Cicely Chapin (Penny)

Nicknames: "Cicely Penney"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Paignton Parish, Devon, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Chicopee Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Penny and Jane Penny (Dabinott)
Wife of Deacon Samuel Chapin
Mother of Sarah Thomas; David Chapin; Catherine Bliss Gilbert (Chapin); Samuel (twin) Chapin, twin; Henry Chapin, (Twin) and 6 others
Sister of Joane PENNY; Allen PENNEY; Ellinor PENNY; Jane PENNEY; Alice (Alse) PENNY and 3 others

Managed by: Lawrence Kay Miller
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About Cicely Chapin (Penny)

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Samuel and Cicely (Penny) Chapin

Samuel CHAPIN - bap. Oct. 8, 1598, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire, England.; d. Nov. 11, 1675, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Son of John CHAPIN and Pillipa EASTON. Member of Rev. John ELIOT's First Church of Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. Removed to Springfield, where he was admitted freeman on Jun. 2, 1641 and was a Deacon, constable, selectman, and commissioner. The statue of The Puritan by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Springfield memorializes Deacon Samuel Chapin. His will was dated Mar. 4, 1674 and proved Mar. 24, 1676, naming wife, son Henry and grandson Thomas GILBERT. Married in England on Feb. 9, 1623/4.

Cicely PENNY - bap. Feb. 21, 1601/2, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Feb. 8, 1682/3, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Springfield Records record her place in the Meeting House: "Goodwife Chapin is to sitt in the Seate alonge with Mrs Glover [minister's wife] and Mrs Hollyock." Daughter of Henry PENNY (will dated Apr. 6, 1630; inventory dated May 18, 1630) and Jane. Henry, a baker, was also father of Allen, Katherine, Joane BARTER, Ellinor, Alice, and Susan.

Children of Samuel and Cicely Chapin

David - b. Jan. 4, 1624/5, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Aug. 16, 1672, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Married 1654, 6th Mo., 29th Lydia CRUMP of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia; Caleb married Sarah; Sarah; Hannah; Ebenezer married first Elizabeth ADAMS, and second his first cousin Sarah GILBERT; Johnathan married Elizabeth BURT; Union; and Ruth.

Catharine - bap. 1626, Berry Pomeroy, England. Catharine was first married on Nov. 20, 1646 to Nathaniel BLISS (bur. Nov. 11, 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas BLISS and Margaret LAWRENCE. The sister (or half-sister) of Nathaniel BLISS was Mary (BLISS) PARSONS, who was tried and acquitted for witchcraft in Springfield in 1651. Catharine was married second on Jun. 30 or Jul. 1, 1655 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT to Thomas GILBERT (bap. Feb. 16, 1611/2, Yardley, Worcester, England; d. Jun. 5, 1662, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas GILBERT and Elizabeth BENNETT. Catherine was the third wife of Thomas GILBERT, who was first married Sep. 17, 1639 in All Saints, Bromwich, Staffordshire, England to Mary JAMES (bap. Dec. 12, 1641, Yardley, Worcester, England), and second married Lydia. Lydia GILBERT was executed for witchcraft at Springfield, MA shortly after Nov. 28, 1654. Catherine married third Samuel MARSHFIELD. Children of Catherine and Nathaniel BLISS: Samuel married Sarah STEBBINS; Margaret married Nathaniel FOOTE (son of Nathaniel FOOTE and Elizabeth SMITH); Mary married Nathaniel HOLCOMB (son of Thomas HOLCOMB and Elizabeth); and Nathaniel married Deborah COLTON (daughter of George COLTON and Deborah GARDNER). Children of Catherine and Thomas GILBERT: Sarah married first Samuel FIELD, and second her first cousin Ebenezer CHAPIN; John married first Hannah BLAKEMAN, and second Hannah CANFIELD; Thomas married first Anna BANCROFT, and second Abilene MARSHFIELD (daughter of Samuel MARSHFIELD and Hester WRIGHT); and Henry married Elizabeth BELDING. Refer to the MARSHFIELD family for Catherine's children by her third marriage.

Sarah - bap. Oct. 1628, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Aug. 5, 1684. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Emigrated to New England. Married Apr. 14, 1647 Rowland THOMAS (b. Eng.; d. Feb. 21, 1698, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA). Children of Sarah and Rowland THOMAS: Joseph died in infancy; Samuel died in infancy; Mary died in infancy; Joseph married Mary; Benjamin married Anna BELDING; Josiah died in infancy; Josiah died in infancy; Samuel never married; a child died in infancy; Sarah married James WARRINER, Jr.; Mary died in infancy; and Mercy married Joh BAGG.

Samuel - bap. Jan 1630/1, Berry Pomeroy, England; bur. Jul. 10, 1634, Berry Pomeroy, England.

Henry - bap. Jan. 25, 1630/1, Berry Pomery, England; d. Aug. 15, 1718. Emigrated to New England and settled in Chicopee Parish, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married on Dec. 15, 1664 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA to Bethia COOLEY (b. 1644; d. Dec. 9, 1711), daughter of Benjamin COOLEY and Sarah. Children of Henry and Bethia CHAPIN: Henry died in infancy; Mary married Benjamin WRIGHT; Sarah did not marry; Bethiah; Henry married Mary GARNZEY, and Esther BLISS; and Benjamin married Hannah COLTON (daughter of Isaac COLTON and Mary COOPER).

John - bap. Jan. 16, 1632/3, Totnes, Devon, England. Died young.

Honor - bap. May 8, 1636, Berry Pomeroy, England. Probably died in England. A daughter.

Josiah - bap. Oct. 29, 1637, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Sep. 10, 1726. Married first on Nov. 30, 1658 Mary KING (b. Jun. 15, 1639, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA; d. May 30, 1676, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA), daughter of John. Josiah married second on Sep. 26, 1676 Lydia (BROWN?) PRATT (b. Nov. 1658; d. Oct 18, 1711), widow of Thomas PRATT. He married third Mehitabel METCALF. Children of Josiah and Mary CHAPIN: Samuel married Mary HOBART; John; Mary married Joseph ADAMS, Jr.; Deborah died young; Joseph; Shem died as infant; Seth married second Bethiah THURSTON; Joseph; Henry died as infant; Ephraim married Margaret TORREY; and Deborah married Samuel READ. Children of Josiah and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia married Daniel TAFT as his second wife; Sarah married Ebenezer READ; David; and

Hannah married John HOLBROOK.

Japhet - bap. Oct. 15, 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA; d. Feb. 20, 1711/2. He was selectman for Springfield eight times, and was in the 1676 Turner Falls battle in King Philip's War. Married first on Jul. 22, 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT to Abelenah COOLEY (b. 1643; d. Nov. 17, 1710), daughter of Samuel, and he was married second on May 31, 1711 to Dorothy ROOT of Enfield. Children of Japhet and Abelenah CHAPIN: Samuel married Hannah SHELDON; Sarah married Nathanial MUNN; Thomas married Sarah WRIGHT; John married Sarah BRIDGMAN; Ebenezer married Ruth JANES; Hannah died in infancy; Hannah married John SHELDON; David married first Sarah STEBBINS, and second Mindwell ALLEN; Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth BURT; and possibly Daniel.

Hannah - b. Dec. 2, 1644, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married Sep. 27, 1666, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, John HITCHCOCK, son of Luke HITCHCOCK and Elizabeth GIBBONS. Refer to the HITCHCOCK family for additional data and children. -------------------- Samuel CHAPIN - bap. Oct. 8, 1598, Church of St. John the Baptist, Paignton, Devonshire, England.; d. Nov. 11, 1675, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Son of John CHAPIN and Pillipa EASTON. Member of Rev. John ELIOT's First Church of Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA. Removed to Springfield, where he was admitted freeman on Jun. 2, 1641 and was a Deacon, constable, selectman, and commissioner. The statue of The Puritan by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Springfield memorializes Deacon Samuel Chapin. His will was dated Mar. 4, 1674 and proved Mar. 24, 1676, naming wife, son Henry and grandson Thomas GILBERT. Married in England on Feb. 9, 1623/4.

Cicely PENNY - bap. Feb. 21, 1601/2, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Feb. 8, 1682/3, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Springfield Records record her place in the Meeting House: "Goodwife Chapin is to sitt in the Seate alonge with Mrs Glover [minister's wife] and Mrs Hollyock." Daughter of Henry PENNY (will dated Apr. 6, 1630; inventory dated May 18, 1630) and Jane. Henry, a baker, was also father of Allen, Katherine, Joane BARTER, Ellinor, Alice, and Susan.

Children of Samuel and Cicely Chapin

David - b. Jan. 4, 1624/5, Paignton, Devon, England; d. Aug. 16, 1672, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Married 1654, 6th Mo., 29th Lydia CRUMP of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Children of David and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia; Caleb married Sarah; Sarah; Hannah; Ebenezer married first Elizabeth ADAMS, and second his first cousin Sarah GILBERT; Johnathan married Elizabeth BURT; Union; and Ruth.

Catharine - bap. 1626, Berry Pomeroy, England. Catharine was first married on Nov. 20, 1646 to Nathaniel BLISS (bur. Nov. 11, 1654, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas BLISS and Margaret LAWRENCE. The sister (or half-sister) of Nathaniel BLISS was Mary (BLISS) PARSONS, who was tried and acquitted for witchcraft in Springfield in 1651. Catharine was married second on Jun. 30 or Jul. 1, 1655 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT to Thomas GILBERT (bap. Feb. 16, 1611/2, Yardley, Worcester, England; d. Jun. 5, 1662, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), son of Thomas GILBERT and Elizabeth BENNETT. Catherine was the third wife of Thomas GILBERT, who was first married Sep. 17, 1639 in All Saints, Bromwich, Staffordshire, England to Mary JAMES (bap. Dec. 12, 1641, Yardley, Worcester, England), and second married Lydia. Lydia GILBERT was executed for witchcraft at Springfield, MA shortly after Nov. 28, 1654. Catherine married third Samuel MARSHFIELD. Children of Catherine and Nathaniel BLISS: Samuel married Sarah STEBBINS; Margaret married Nathaniel FOOTE (son of Nathaniel FOOTE and Elizabeth SMITH); Mary married Nathaniel HOLCOMB (son of Thomas HOLCOMB and Elizabeth); and Nathaniel married Deborah COLTON (daughter of George COLTON and Deborah GARDNER). Children of Catherine and Thomas GILBERT: Sarah married first Samuel FIELD, and second her first cousin Ebenezer CHAPIN; John married first Hannah BLAKEMAN, and second Hannah CANFIELD; Thomas married first Anna BANCROFT, and second Abilene MARSHFIELD (daughter of Samuel MARSHFIELD and Hester WRIGHT); and Henry married Elizabeth BELDING. Refer to the MARSHFIELD family for Catherine's children by her third marriage.

Sarah - bap. Oct. 1628, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Aug. 5, 1684. Mentioned in Grandfather PENNY's will. Emigrated to New England. Married Apr. 14, 1647 Rowland THOMAS (b. Eng.; d. Feb. 21, 1698, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA). Children of Sarah and Rowland THOMAS: Joseph died in infancy; Samuel died in infancy; Mary died in infancy; Joseph married Mary; Benjamin married Anna BELDING; Josiah died in infancy; Josiah died in infancy; Samuel never married; a child died in infancy; Sarah married James WARRINER, Jr.; Mary died in infancy; and Mercy married Joh BAGG.

Samuel - bap. Jan 1630/1, Berry Pomeroy, England; bur. Jul. 10, 1634, Berry Pomeroy, England.

Henry - bap. Jan. 25, 1630/1, Berry Pomery, England; d. Aug. 15, 1718. Emigrated to New England and settled in Chicopee Parish, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married on Dec. 15, 1664 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA to Bethia COOLEY (b. 1644; d. Dec. 9, 1711), daughter of Benjamin COOLEY and Sarah. Children of Henry and Bethia CHAPIN: Henry died in infancy; Mary married Benjamin WRIGHT; Sarah did not marry; Bethiah; Henry married Mary GARNZEY, and Esther BLISS; and Benjamin married Hannah COLTON (daughter of Isaac COLTON and Mary COOPER).

John - bap. Jan. 16, 1632/3, Totnes, Devon, England. Died young.

Honor - bap. May 8, 1636, Berry Pomeroy, England. Probably died in England. A daughter.

Josiah - bap. Oct. 29, 1637, Berry Pomeroy, England; d. Sep. 10, 1726. Married first on Nov. 30, 1658 Mary KING (b. Jun. 15, 1639, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA; d. May 30, 1676, Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA), daughter of John. Josiah married second on Sep. 26, 1676 Lydia (BROWN?) PRATT (b. Nov. 1658; d. Oct 18, 1711), widow of Thomas PRATT. He married third Mehitabel METCALF. Children of Josiah and Mary CHAPIN: Samuel married Mary HOBART; John; Mary married Joseph ADAMS, Jr.; Deborah died young; Joseph; Shem died as infant; Seth married second Bethiah THURSTON; Joseph; Henry died as infant; Ephraim married Margaret TORREY; and Deborah married Samuel READ. Children of Josiah and Lydia CHAPIN: Lydia married Daniel TAFT as his second wife; Sarah married Ebenezer READ; David; and

Hannah married John HOLBROOK.

Japhet - bap. Oct. 15, 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA; d. Feb. 20, 1711/2. He was selectman for Springfield eight times, and was in the 1676 Turner Falls battle in King Philip's War. Married first on Jul. 22, 1664 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT to Abelenah COOLEY (b. 1643; d. Nov. 17, 1710), daughter of Samuel, and he was married second on May 31, 1711 to Dorothy ROOT of Enfield. Children of Japhet and Abelenah CHAPIN: Samuel married Hannah SHELDON; Sarah married Nathanial MUNN; Thomas married Sarah WRIGHT; John married Sarah BRIDGMAN; Ebenezer married Ruth JANES; Hannah died in infancy; Hannah married John SHELDON; David married first Sarah STEBBINS, and second Mindwell ALLEN; Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth BURT; and possibly Daniel.

Hannah - b. Dec. 2, 1644, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Married Sep. 27, 1666, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, John HITCHCOCK, son of Luke HITCHCOCK and Elizabeth GIBBONS. Refer to the HITCHCOCK family for additional data and children.

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