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George Chappell

Birthplace: Barnstable, Devon, England
Death: before June 08, 1682
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Chappell and Johann Chappell
Husband of Margery Chappel; Margarey Chapell and Margaret Chappell
Father of Mary Daniels; Abigail Huntley; Sarah Chappel; Rachel Crocker; John Chappel and 6 others
Brother of Alexander Chappell and William Chappell

Occupation: Carpenter. apprenticed to Francis Stiles of Windsor
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About George Chappell


PEQUOT WAR George Chappell

(b. 1614-d. June 8, 1682) Served under Captain John Mason in the Mistick Fort campaign.


Birth: 1615, England Death: Jun., 1682 New London New London County Connecticut, USA

Born about 1615. (On 16 Mar 1634[/5], "George Chappell," aged 20, was enrolled at London for passage to New England on the "Christian.") Carpenter who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Christian." First settled at Wethersfield; moved to New London in 1651. Died by 8 Jun 1682 (date of inventory). Married (1) by about 1642, Christian ____ (assuming she was the mather of his earliest children). She died by 1653. (2) by 1653, Margaret ____. She was living 20 Oct 1714 when she was called "my aged grandmother Mrs. Margaret Chappell" in a deed of Comfort Chappell. Gale Ion Harris' conclusion that William Chappell, another early immigrant to New London, was not connected to George Chappell, deserves further examination. An inventory of New London land purchased by William Chappell & his partner William Peeke shows that they bought a 6-acre houselot bounded by land owned by George Chappell. No direct evidence is found to substantiate the tradition that George born 28 April 1618, son of Alexander & Johann (Ellett) Chappell of Barnstable, Devonshire, England. Married Margaret ____ by 1653.

Family links:

 Christian Chappell (____ - 1651)*
 Margaret Chappell (1630 - ____)*
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George Chappell

  Born:    28 Apr 1616  - , Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  Marr:     ABT 1646  - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut USA
  Died:     Jun 1682  - New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
Spouses:     		 Margaret Taylor    
  Born:     1625  - New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
  Died:     AFT 1713  - New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
Other Spouses:     


Father: Alexander Chappell

  Born:    1583, UnitedKingdom      Marr:    1608      Died:    1621, United Kingdom
Mother:    Johann Ellet
  Born:    1587, UnitedKingdom      Died:     

Father: Samuel Taylor

  Born:    1605, UnitedKingdom      Marr:    1623      Died:    

Mother:    Mrs Samuel Taylor
  Born:    1607, UnitedKingdom      Died
   George Chappell b 28 Apr 1616 Birandale, England d 8 Jun 1682 Hartford, CT - Ivan Gilbert [ivanggilbert AT]
       Caleb Chappell b 7 Oct 1671 New London, CT d 29 Mar 1733 New London, CT
           Jabez Chappell b 14 Dec 1714 Lebanon, New London, CT d Nova Scotia
               Asahel Chappell b c1750 CT d Jul 1829 Marcellus, Onondaga, NY

eorge Chappell was born 1615 in London, England, and died 1682 in New London. CT. He married (1) Margaret 1625 in New London, CT. He married (2) Christain 1640 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT. She was 1625 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, and died 1651 in Wetherfield, Hartford, CT.

Child of George and Christain is:

   Abigal Chappell, b. September 1, 1644 in Wethersfield, Harford, CT; d. February 1712/13 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.

George Chappell sailed from London, England on March 16, 1634/35, aboard the ship, Christain, to New England. He was listed as being 20 years old.

generation no. 2

Abigal Chappell (George) was born September 1, 1644 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, and died February 1712/13 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT. She married (1) John Comstock 1661 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; born Abt. 1624, died 1680 in Lyme, New London, CT. She married (2) Moses Huntley January 18, 1679;80 in Lyme, New London, CT; born July 1, 1652 in Boston, Suffolk, MA; died 1729 in Lyme, New London, CT.


A genealogical history of the Chappell, Dickie, and other kindred families of Virginia, 1635-1900, Pages 34-36

bullet Information about this person:

• Background Information. 699 On 16 Mar 1634/35, London's St. Mildred's Parish, twenty -two year old George Chappell and his companions took the "oath [of] Allegeance & Supremacie" in preparation "to be transported to New England, imbarqued in the Chritiane de Lo[ndon], Jo. White, M[aster], bound thither. This was a group of twenty men assembled by Mr. Francis Stiles at Sir Richard Saltonstall's expense to prepare ground and build houses at Windsor for Sir Saltonstall and other Connecticut patentee.

On 28 Mar 1637, the General Court at Hartford ordered "that Mr. Francis Stiles shall teach Geo: Chapple, Tho:Cooper, and Tho: Barber, his servant, in the trade of a carpenter, accordinge to his promise for their service of their term, behind 4 dayes in a weeke oneline to sawe and slitt their owne worke that they are to frame themselves with their own hands togeather with himself or some other M[aster]r workmen."

The next record shows that George's training was cut short because he was recorded being in Wethersfield. Chappell was among thirty soldiers called out from Windor. Twelve years later, when he completed his Ancient Wethersfield, Stiles was "constrained to think: that Chappell served with eighteen men levied from Wethersfield. There is no records that prove George served from during the Pequot War, but Wethersfield granted him a house and lot in the town. This type of grant was commonly given to veterans of the Pequot War. George sold this grant to Richard Mills sometimes before April 1641, according to the Wethersfield Deed, at which time, Richard sold this land to William Comstock.

By July 1644, George was married long enough to have two unrecorded children, John and Mary. That September, his daughter Abigail was born at Wethersfield, and his wife's name, Christian, was recorded along with the birth. Another child, Rachel, was born in 1649 in Wethersfield.

In New London, George was granted a house lot, which was reverted for lcak of lack. Soon after, he reapplied. According to the New London Deeds, the town on 24 Feb 1650/51 granted him upland, meadow, and a five-acre house lot, which he later sold in June of 1653, and he returned to Wethersfield. Around this time his wife, Christian, apparently died and George married a woman named Margaret, who was the mother of his younger children who were born between 1654 to 1671. His first child with Margaret, George, was born in Wethersfield on 17 Mar 1653/54.

By the end of March 1653/54, George and his family returned to New London, where the rest of children were born. In December of 1663, he was granted six acres of land on the Jordon River. George was involved in the "riot" over the land boundary between New London and Lyme. George's name was given to a nearby stream named Chapell Brook.

In 1682, George's estate was distributed to his wife in order to bring up his children. Order was also made fro distribution to his children John & George Chappell; Mary Daniels, Rachel Crocker, Elizabeth, Hester and Sarah Chappell, and two other sons, Nathaniel and Caleb. Margaret, was admitted as "widow Chappell" to the New London's First Church on 25 Mar 1694.

~New En land Historical & Genealogical Record, Vol. 150, pages 48-54

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George Chappell's Timeline

April 28, 1616
Barnstable, Devon, England
April 28, 1616
Barnstable, Devonshire, England
September 1, 1644
Age 28
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
Age 29
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
September 26, 1647
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
October 10, 1649
Age 33
Westersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut