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Hon. John Chipman, Jr.

Also Known As: "John Chipman"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Death: January 4, 1756 (85)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of John 'Elder' Chipman; Elder John Chipman; Hope Chipman and Hope Chipman
Husband of Elizabeth Chipman; Mary Mercy Chipman; Elizabeth Pope and Hannah Chipman
Father of Handley Chipman; James Chipman, Sr.; John Chipman; Perez Chipman; Stephen Chipman and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Joyce; Stillborn Chipman; Hope Cobb; Lydia Sargent; Hannah Huckins and 5 others

Occupation: magistrate
Managed by: Eric Michael Anderson
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About Hon. John Chipman, Jr.

https://archive.org/stream/chipmanfamilygen00chip/chipmanfamilygen00chip_djvu.txt John CHIPMAN  Hon. was born on 3 Mar 1670 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; died on 4 Jan 1756 in New Port, New Port, RI; buried in New Port, New Port, RI.


parents: son of Hope Howland & John Chipman; grandson of Pilgrim John Howland

4700. John Chipman. Born on 3 Mar 1670 in Barnstable, MA. John died in Newport, RI, on 4 Jan 1756; he was 85. John first married Mercy Skiffe (22696) , daughter of Stephen Skiffe (14 Apr 1641-8 Jun 1710) & Lydia Snow (8817) (ca 1642-13 Mar 1711). Born on 13 Nov 1671 in Sandwich, MA.173 Mercy died in Sandwich, MA, on 12 Mar 1710/1; she was 39.

Children of John and Mercy (Skiffe) Chipman, born at Sandwich:

    John Chipman   b. 1692 d. infant
  • i. James Chipman, b. 18 Dec 1694;
  • ii. John Chipman, b. 18 Sep 1697;
  • iii.. Bethiah Chipman, b. 11 Dec 1699, m. Samuel Smith;
  • iv. Mary Chipman, b. 11 Dec 1699, d. before 17 Oct 1749;
  • v. Perez Sr. Chipman, b. 28 Sep 1702
  • vi. Deborah Chipman, b. 6 Dec 1704;
  • vii. Lydia Chipman, b. 9 Jun 1708 , d. 23 Jun 1790, m. at Sandwich 30 Sep 1724 Zephaniah Swift (b. 6 Mar 1702/3 at Plymouth, d. 9 May 1781 at Wilmington, VT, son of Jireh & Abigail (Gibbs) Swift);
  • viii. Stephen Chipman, b. 9 Jun 1708, d. 27 Apr 1735; and
  • ix. Ebenezer Chipman, b. 13 Nov 1709, d. before 17 Oct 1749.

Ca 1716 John second married Elizabeth Handley. Elizabeth died on 30 Jan 1724/5 in Dartmouth, MA. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Thomas Handley. children:>>>Handley Chipman b.8-31-1717 and Rebecca Chipman M.Capt. Moor

Ca 1725 John third married Hannah Huxley in Newport, RI.


from http://4dtraveler.net/2011/08/27/john-chipman-jr-and-marcy-mary-skeffe/

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: John’s son, Handley, by second wife, Elizabeth describes his father, saying, “My dear Father was a tall Person…my dear fathers hair reddish and he of Light complection..”{D4} [See below Handley's brief biography of his family includinhg elder John Chipman.

MARRIAGE: 1. John 1st married, Mary Skiff, about 1691: to their union were born nine children including, James, John, Mary, Bethia, Perez, Deborah, Stephen, Lydia, and Ebenezer. Mary and Bethia, also Stephen and Lydia were twins. Mary died on 12 March 1711.{D2} The family lived in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.

2. In 1716, John married the widowed Elizabeth Handley Pope Russell: their union produced two children, Handley and Rebecca. After continuing to live several more years at Sandwich, John moved the family to Martha's Vineyard, where they lived for seven years before Elizabeth Handley died.  Elizabeth became very ill while visiting her ex father-in-law Captain Pope in Dartmouth and died 4-5 months later, at his residence, after a long bout with Consumption. John and Elizabeth's son, Handley, writes, "My Dear Father used to go back and forward to Visit her until about the 30 day of Jany A.D. 1725 when she departed this Life..."{D4}

3. On his last trip to visit Elizabeth before she died, John met the widow Hannah Case. Mrs. Case had just buried her husband on Martha's Vineyard and returning to the mainland. The two took the ferry and traveled together on one horse, both going in the same direction to Dartsmouth.{D4}

About a year later, in 1725, at 55 of years of age, John married the widow Hannah Huxley Griffin Case.{D2} Soon after remarrying, John sold his property on Martha's Vineyard and moved to Rhode Island "and Let his money to interest, but it depreciating fast, he called it in and went to shopkeeping." {D4}

LIVELIHOOD: While living in Sandwich John had been a coroner, Lieutenant, Captain, and a Representative to the General Assembly at Boston.


  • 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. "Mayflower Families In Progress - Richard Warren...", published by General Society of Mayflower
  • Descendants, 1987, p. 84.
  • 3. The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipmans In America 1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, 1920, Winston -Salem, NC.
  • 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. Individual source: The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipmans In America 1631-1920 by Bert Lee Chipman, 1920, Winston -Salem, NC.

Alternate Data, omitted during merge of 12/15/09:

Death Location: Newport,Newport,Rhode Island

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Hon. John Chipman, Jr.'s Timeline

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plymouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Plymouth, Ma.
Plymouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
March 3, 1670
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
March 1670
Plymouth, Plymouth, Ma
March 1670
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
March 1670
Age 21
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States