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John 'Elder' Chipman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brinspittal, Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Sandwich Cemetary, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Chipman, of Briantspuddle and Mary Chipman
Husband of Hope Chipman and Ruth Chipman
Father of Elizabeth Joyce; John Chipman; Stillborn Chipman; Hope Cobb; Lydia Sargent and 9 others
Brother of Hannah Chipman and Tomasine Chipman

Occupation: carpenter, selectman and magistrate in Plymouth Colony
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About John 'Elder' Chipman

John CHIPMAN, elder, was born in 1614 in Bryan’s-Piddle, near Dorchester, England; died on 7 Apr 1708 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; buried in Sandwich, Barnstable,MA.

TRAVEL: Brotherless and early left fatherless, John sailed from Barnstable, Devon Co., England, in May 1631, on the Friendship, arriving in Boston, 14 July 1631. John was the first and only one of the name, Chipman, in this country, and until 1850 there was no Chipman in this country who was not descended from him.{D2}

MARRIAGE: He first married Hope Howland, when she died, he secondly married Ruth Sargent. John Chipman lists his living children in his Will, dated 12 Nov 1702. {D1}{D2}

LIVELIHOOD: John was a carpenter and deputy.{D5} Also, “John Chipman was for successive years a selectman, then in Plymouth Colony invested with the authority of a magistrate, and was often a deputy of the court; and he with three assistants was designated to frequent the early Quaker meetings and ‘endeavor to reduce them from the errors of their wayes’.”

HOME: Plymouth in 1637, Yarmouth in 1647, and Barnstable in 1649.{D5} The elder John Chipman family homestead was located near the Barnstable Custom House. His son, Samuel, built the “Chipman Tavern” on the homestead, which then continued in the line of his prosperity until 1830.{D2}

RELIGION: On 30 Jun 1653, John joined his wife (Hope Howland) in becoming a member of the church at Barnstable. He became an Elder in Minister Russel’s Congregational Church at Barnstable.{D4}

HISTORICAL NOTE: John Chipman, son-in-law of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley signed his name (at age 58) to a Bond of Administration on the John Howland estate, dated 5 March 1672, see also Elizabeth Tilley notes. {D3}

DEATH John died at 88 years of age.

Notes

"John Chipman was born 3 Jun 1621 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England. Briantspuddle is  situated within the Piddle Valley near to the villages of Affpuddle,  Tolpuddle and  Puddletown and approximately eight miles east of the county town of Dorchester. The village takes its name from Brian de Turberville, who was lord of the manor during the reign of Edward III and is in the Purbeck conservation. ... John’s parents were Thomas CHIPMAN and [__?__].  He was 17 when he came to New England in May, 1637, in the service of his cousin Mr. Richard Derby, who settled in Plymouth ..."

Sources

  • 1. The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. III, article Elder John Chipman’s Will and Inventory, p 181; recorded in the Barnstable County Probate Records, Vol. III, pages 228-231.
  • 2. The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipmans In America 1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, Bert L. Chipman, Publisher, Winston -Salem,NC.
  • 3. John Chipman’s autograph shown in “The Mayflower Descendant”, Vol. XIII, April 1911, article An Autograph of Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, p. 65.
  • 4. A Chipman Family History by Handley Chipman (1717-1799) of Newport, RI and Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Reproduced and printed by “The New England Historical and Genealogical Register”, 1937 Vol. XCI, Publ. by the Society at the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms,Boston.
  • 5.  Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657, by Meredith B. Colket, Jr. and others, 1975, publ by the General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots in America, located in LDS Genealogical Library, 500 S. Langley, Tuscon, AZ.
  • 6. Individual source: The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipmans In America 1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, 1920, Winston -Salem, NC

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• 1. John TILLEY (1571-1620) m. Joan HURST (1567-1620)

• 2. Elizabeth TILLEY (1607-1687) m. John HOWLAND (1593-1672)

• 3. Hope HOWLAND (1629-1683) m. John CHIPMAN (1613-1708)

• 4. Hope CHIPMAN m. John HUCKINS

• 5. Hope HUCKINS m. Thomas NELSON

• 6. Hannah NELSON m. Jabez WOOD

• 7. Jabez WOOD (1718-) m. Joanna SHORT

• 8. Joanna WOOD (1750-1813) m. Comfort HORTON (1743-1805)

• 9. Sarah HORTON (1777-1856) m. Jarvis WHEELER (1774-1852)

• 10. Betsey S. WHEELER (1800-1881) m. Levi PIERCE (1797-1838)

• 11. Elizabeth Slade PIERCE (1822-1901) m. Courtland Philip Livingston BUTLER (1813-1891)

• 12. Mary Elizabeth BUTLER (1850-1897) m. Robert Emmet SHELDON (1845-1917)

• 13. Flora SHELDON (1872-1920) m. Samuel Prescott BUSH (1863-1948)

• 14. Prescott Sheldon BUSH (1895-1972) m. Dorothy WALKER (1901-)

• 15. George Herbert Walker BUSH President (1924-) m. Barbara PIERCE

• 16. George Walker BUSH President (1946-) m. Laura Lane WELCH (1946-) -------------------- Came to America in 1637 at age 17

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John 'Elder' Chipman's Timeline

1614
1614
Bryan'S Piddle, Dorchester, England
1614
Bryan's Piddle, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England
1614
Bryan's Piddle, Dorchester, England
1614
Bryan's Piddle, Dorchester, England
1621
June 3, 1621
Dorchester, Dorset, England
1631
1631
Age 9
Dorchester, Massachusetts
1633
May 1633
Age 11
New England
1646
1646
Age 24
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1647
June 24, 1647
Age 26
Barnstable, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1650
September 9, 1650
Age 29
Plymouth, Barnstable, Mass.