Also see supplementary records
Chapple ~ Third Generation
(from generations 1-6 the tree is speculative)

    Issue of John Chapple and Joan unknown  
1.   Thomas CHAPPLE
The following information is based on a number of Ancestry Public Trees.
The source documentation is yet to be found by me.

Born 1510 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England (ref APT).
Thomas moved from Chittlehampton to Exeter in 1535 (ref B.Chapple 2012).

Married at Exeter, Devon to Catherine COURTENAY. She is descended through about 9 generations from King Edward I of England. The probable descent is:
EDWARD 1 PLANTAGENET, KING OF ENGLAND married ELEANOR, Princess of Castile
HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, 4th Earl of Hereford and 3rd Earl of Essex married ELIZABETH PLANTAGENET of Rhuddlan, Princess of England
HUGH DE COURTENAY, 2nd Earl of Devon married MARGARET DE BOHUN (considerable de Bohun ancestry
SIR PHILIP COURTENAY of Powderham married ANNE WAKE (considerable Wake ancestry)
JOHN COURTENAY married JOAN CHAMPERNOWNS
SIR PHILIP COURTENAY married ELIZABETH HUNGERFORD
SIR PHILIP COURTENAY married ELIZABETH HINGESTON
JOHN COURTENAY married JOAN BRETT
PHILIP COURTENAY married ALICE MATTHEW
CATHERINE COURTENAY married THOMAS CHAPPLE.

Thomas was mentioned in his brother John's Will in 1561:
"Item I give unto Thomas Chappell my brother X in money."

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, by Frederic Thomas Colby D.D., printed in 1881, includes a pedigree of the Courtney family on page 72. This includes two references to the Chappell family. First cousins Mary and Catherine both are shown marrying into the Chappell family. Mary, who was a daughter of John Courtney and Elizabeth, daughter of James Chichester of Hall, married "Anth." Chappell, and Catherine, shown as a daughter of Philip Courtney of Molland and Dorothy, married "Tho." Chappell. (See reference page.)

Note from David D.Dixon in 2013:
 Another version of the Visitations published in 1895 shows Catherine as marrying Robert Cappel.  Both versions show the same siblings though, and the same marriages for them. The Westcote history from the 1600s shows her marrying Anthony Chappell. The Westcote volume was published in 1845 but apparently the research he did and his initial unpublished manuscript with those notes dates to the early 1600s. He was born in 1567, and the date of his death is not known."

Notes from Maggie Rice in 2013:
The Ezra Cleveland History of the Courtney Family includes a handwritten family tree which shows that Catherine, daughter of Sir Philip, married Chapelle, first name not entered. "I believe that Phillip Courtney b1493 d1547 was first married to Dorothy Periam c1514 and then Alice Mathew c1521. Possible the first three children - Dorothy, Joan and Ursula from the first marriage; Catherine, Robert and Edward from the second - all named in the visitations of 1620. The Cleveland document only has the first marriage to Dorothy mentioned."
Research is continuing.

Thomas died 1579 in Devon (ref APT - many Public Trees have all three brothers dying in 1579 which may have been from the plague, or may be in error).
Catherine died 1583 (ref APT).

Catherine's sister Joan married John DARTE in 1545.







    Children:  
  1. William CHAPPLE born c1530 in Devon  
  2. Thomas CHAPPLE born c1535 in Devon  
  3. Anthony CHAPPLE born c1539 in Devon  
  4. George CHAPPLE
 
2.   Anthony CHAPPLE
Born c1513 at Chittlehampton, Devon (ref B.Chapple).

Anthony was mentioned in his brother John's Will in 1561:
"Item I give unto Anthony Chappell my brother X in money. "

In addition, Anthony's brother John lists a nephew Christopher who was probably Anthony's son as the name comes immediately after in the Will:
"Item I give unto Christofer Chappell my brothers sonne X in money and half a dozen of spoons which remained with my mother."

It is most likely that this is the Anthony Chappell mentioned on page 72 in the Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564 by Colby, published in 1881 (see
reference page) as having married Mary Courtney, daughter of John Courtney and Elizabeth, dau of James Chichester of Hall; Mary's first cousin Catherine married Thomas Chappell according to the same document (see above) and it is unlikely the generations would be out of alignment.
 
    Child:  
  1. Christopher CHAPPLE
 
3.   William CHAPPLE
Born 1516 (ref APT).

William's daughter Elizabeth was mentioned in her uncle John's Will in 1561.

William was mentioned in his brother John's Will in 1561:
"
I give and bequeath unto Bartholomew Brayley my father in law and my brother William Chappell whom I make my executors and overseers to this my Will."

In Humphrey's Will in 1558/1561, William was known as "William Chappell of Exeter" and it was presumably his daughter who was known as "Elizabeth Chappell of Exeter".

Unless it is in error, Humphrey's Will presumably refers to another Thomazine (not Thomazine Chamberlaine) and William's servant Johan:
"Item to Thomasyn the daughter in law to William Chappell of Exeter 20 shillings. Item to Johan the servant unto the said William X shillings and X pence."
According to this, William must have had a son who was married to Thomazine, in addition to daughter Elizabeth.
 
    Child:  
  1. Elizabeth CHAPPLE
 
4.   John CHAPPLE
Born 1520 (ref APT).

The following document is believed by me to be his Will from 1561. It indicates that he was a haberdashery merchant in South Molton and Taunton. There is no mention of any children and his wife is presumed to have predeceased him.

Relatives mentioned are as follows: George Chappell (relationship not given); Thomas Chappell my brother; Anthony Chappell my brother; Christofer Chappell my brothers sonne; Elizabeth Chappell my brother Williams daughter; Thomazin Chamberlaine my brother's daughter in law; my uncle William Chappell the Clerk; my father in law Bartholomew Brayley (also mentioned in Humphrey's Will) and my brother William Chappell.

WILL OF JOHN CHAPPELL DATED 1561
[Note that I have inserted an X wherever it appears to be a sum of money.]
 In the name of God amen The - day of September I John Chappell being sick of boddie and parfect of remembrance make my Will and testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my soul unto almighty God and my boddie to the yerth (?). Item I give to the poore people twenty pounds (?) that is say ten pounds (?) to be distributed here in Taunton at the discretion of my executor and my overseers and the other ten pounds (?) to be distributed in the parish where I was borne called Chittlehamton. Item I give unto the high alter in the same parish X and X unto the _ _. Item I give unto the parish of Chittlehamton X. Item I give and bequeath unto George Chappell X and my _ in Molton. Item I give unto Thomas Chappell my brother X in money. Item I give unto Anthony Chappell my brother X in money. Item I give unto Christofer Chappell my brothers sonne X in money and half a dozen of spoons which remained with my mother. Item I give unto Elizabeth Chappell my brother Williams daughter X in money. Item I give unto Thomazin Chamberlaine my brother's daughter in law X in money. Item I give unto Robert _ X. Item I give unto _ _ X. Item I give unto George _ of Barstabull X. Item I give unto Robert Brasor (?) X. Item I give unto John Bowed (?) X. Item I give unto Jacob Lynch (?) X. Item I give unto _ Berry X. Item I give unto my uncle (?) William Chappell the Clerk X. Item I give unto my father in law Bartholomew Brayley all my honest debts owed unto me John Chappell. Item that Robert Cade (?) of Barstable oweth me ten pounds. Item that Master Lewis Pollard owes me X. Item that Thomas Whipple (?) of London owes me X. Item that I have in my purse X. Item that Thomas Dinnote (?) owes me X. Item that _ Bromwych (?) from London _ of hoppes of jerkins of _ _. half a hundred of maddar (?) one quarter of _. Most _ _ _ _. Item that I have in _ _ his house _ dozen of _ to the value of X. Item that Anthony Kinge oweth me X lent him in reddie money. Item that John Bud (?) oweth me X. Item that Bartholomew Poppe (?) owes me X. Item that John Poynd (?) owes me X. Item that John Domot (?) owes me for buttons X. Item that my uncle (?) Chappell owes me for a doblet thereof _ X. Item that my _ _ owes me X which I have paid her in ernest  for a bargain and that next to pay X and that I must _ _ and my toppe made and for a _ of_ (space) Chrystofer Holbery (?) _ and I promised hym a peece for his paines. Item that _ and Robert Grasse hath of mine _ _ of twenty _ a pece at a penny a yard. Item that Master Latham oweth me X at Bridgewater as _ _ _ and _. Mr Blackney (?) of London also. Item I give unto all the _ that be in my father in laws _ X a pece. Item I give unto every one of my godchildren one shilling a pece. Item that I gave at Molton my budget and my _ my _ and my sword. And all that _ at _. Item that Robert _ owes me X. Item that Thomas Howell (?) oweth me X. Item that Thomas Moore (?) owes me X. Item that I doe _ unto James Berbgomill (?) _ _ _ . Item that Harry _ owes me X for a quarter of hoppes. Item I give unto _ Lynge (?) _  _ _ X. Item I give unto John _ X. Item that _ _ hath a cape mync that I bought in _ among _ _.Item that I owe unto Roger Mollbor (?)  X for the remaige (?) of my _from London of this my _ _ _ _ _ for that dozen of _ of _ X John Honty (?) received of me a _ of _ _ And more apparal quarter of dammisk _ _ X.Item I received of Hughe Brasser (?) _ and _ London for him but nought. Item more that _ Brasser (?) _ _. Item that I received of Robert Brasser X and a yard and a quarter of damask at X a yd. _ _ of my goods and my _ _ I give and bequeath unto Bartholomew Brayley my father in law and my brother William Chappell whom I make my executors and overseers to this my Will I desire John Chaplin, By the hands of me William Dobell rector of Mary Magdalene in Taunton, by me John Chappell.
Probatum
[There follows five lines of Latin giving Probate to William Chappell.]
Interpreted by L.Shade 11 Nov 2013 with assistance from D.Dixon.



Will of John Chappell 1561
5.   unknown CHAPPLE, possibly Thomas, Anthony or William

The son John is a cousin of William Chapple - see his Will of 1578/79.
The son Nicholas is a cousin of George Chapple - see his Will of 1592.
The son Richard is a cousin of George Chapple - see Alice's Will of 1602.
The son Thomas is a cousin of Thomas Chapple - see his Will of 1589
The dau (or daughter in law) Johan is a cousin of Thomas Chapple (and his mayde) - see his Will of 1589
 
    Children:  
  1. John CHAPPLE  
  2. Nicholas CHAPPLE  
  3. Richard CHAPPLE  
  4. Thomas CHAPPLE  
  5. Johan CHAPPLE
 
    Issue of unknown Chapple  
1.   George CHAPPLE
Assumed at present that George the brother of William, Humphrey and Jakeyt is the same George as the one mentioned in John's Will in 1561.

George was mentioned in Humphrey's Will in 1558:
"Item to every one of my brothers 5 pounds appece pd [by] my brother George."
"Item to [possibly] George Chappell __ X pence." [This is presumably not George himself, as he was a witness to the Will.]

George was also a witness to Humphrey's Will.

George was mentioned in John's Will in 1561 (assumed to be a cousin because the word brother is not mentioned as it is in all the other cases, and because of Humphrey's Will):
"
Item I give and bequeath unto George Chappell X and my _ in Molton."
 
2.   William CHAPPLE
Assumed at present to be here on the tree.

William was the residual beneficiary and executor of his brother's estate in Humphrey's Will in 1558:
"The rest of my goods I give and bequeath to William Chappell my brother of Exeter whom I make my sole executor."

On 3rd May 1561, administration of the estate of his sister Jakeyt was granted to her brother William.
 
3.   Humphrey CHAPPLE
Assumed at present to be here on the tree.

Humphrey had been married, and his father in law was still alive in 1558, as found in his Will, but his wife was presumably not alive, and there are no children mentioned:

WILL OF HUMPHREY CHAPPELL DATED 1558, PROVED 1561
 In the name of God amen in the 24th day of August in the year of our Lord God 1558 I Humfrey Chappell of the parish of Chittlehampton in this wise doe make my Testament First I bequeath my soule to almighty god and my boddie to the holly ground First I give and bequeath to my father in law 40 shillings. Item to every one of my brothers 5 pounds appece pd [by] my brother George. Item to my sister Jakeyt 10 pounds. Item to Christofer Chappell 40 shillings. Item to Elizabeth Chappell of Exeter 40 shillings. Item to Thomasyn the daughter in law to William Chappell of Exeter 20 shillings. Item to Johan the servant unto the said William X shillings and X pence. Item to every servant in my father in laws house 5 shillings apece. Item to every manchild of my uncle John Chappells house X shillings and X pence. Item to every poore householder dwelling in Chittlehampton 12 pence apece. Item to John Lake my godsonne 12 pence. Item to the high altar 12 pence. Item to [possibly] George Chappell _ X pence. Item I give for forgotten tithes 6 shillings and 8 pence. Item to my uncle William the Clerk 6 shillings and 8 pence. The rest of my goods I give and bequeath to William Chappell my brother of Exeter whom I make my sole executor whereof being witnessed Robert Bulpayne clerk vicar John Chappell of Fulbrook Bartholomew Braley and George Chappell.
Proved 13 May 1561 by William Chappell
Transcribed by L. Shade, D. Dixon and M.Rice 2013 - numerals supplied by M.Rice

In his statement about Thomasyn the daughter in law to William Chappell of Exeter, I have assumed that he may have been referring to a different Thomazine (other than Thomazine Chamberlain), or he may have made a mistake and meant to refer to Thomas rather than William.



Will of Humphrey Chappell 1558

Will of Humphrey Chappell original
4.   Jakeyt CHAPPLE
Assumed at present to be here on the tree.

Jakeyt was mentioned in Humphrey's Will in 1558:
"Item to my sister Jakeyt 10 pounds."

On 3rd May 1561, administration of the estate of Jakeyt was granted to her brother William. She is listed as both JAQUETTA and JAQUETE in the Devon Consolidated Index online.
 
       
    UNKNOWN ORIGIN BUT CLOSELY CONNECTED  
    John CHAPPLE
Known as John Chapell or Chappell of Fulbrook in Chittlehampton, the Elder.
Born c1510 if 70 at time of death.

John appears to have married twice, and Johane who is mentioned in his Will in 1580 is the second wife who had at least five children of her own:

"To Johane my wife a feather bed and farm stock and all such pewter vessells as she brough with her when we were married together, which she can prove to be her own.
To Jone Tome, Margery Samson, Downes Hancocke, Anthony Cottie and Ellen Danyell my wife's children 3s 4d."

There are two versions available of summaries of his Will (provided by M.Rice 2013).
The first is as follows:

CHAPELL, John of Fulbrook in Chittlehampton, the elder.
Date of Will 18 Nov 1580.
Proved 19 Apr 1582.
To be buried in parish church of Chittlehampton.
To Gonet Berye my daughter 10 and to every of my daughters daughters, that is Agnes, Johane and Dorothy 6s 3d and to each of my daughters sons a sheep each.
To Johane my wife a feather bed and farm stock and all such pewter vessells as she brough with her when we were married together, which she can prove to be her own.
To my son Robert Chapell 40 and a pair of iron bound wheels and a long wain which my son William had.
To every of my son William Chapell's children a sheep each.
To Elizabeth Chapell my son Robert Chapell's daughter a heifer.
To my son John Chapell 20.
To John Chapell my son Roger's son a heifer.
To John Chapell my son John Chapell's son 20s.
To Agnes Chapell my son Robert Chapell's dau 20s.
To Joan Chapell and William Chappell my son Roger Chapell's children a sheep each.
To Daniel Dobbe my servant 40s to his brother John Dobbe my servant 20s.
To Jone Tome, Margery Samson, Downes Hancocke, Anthony Cottie and Ellen Danyell my wife's children 3s 4d.
To Joan Dobbe wid. late the wife of Thos. Dobbe 10s.
Residue to Roger my son, exr.
Overseers: Bartholomew Braylie and Wm. Kynge.
Witnesses: Robert Chapell, Bartholomew Breilye and Wm. Kynge, John Kynge and Thos. D_.
Invent. of John Chapell of Fulbrooke in Chittlehampton by Barth. Braylie, Wm. Kynge, George Chapell and Robert _.
[possible section missing]
Invent. [cont.]
All his Armour 30s.
Weaving loomes etc. 20s.
Sum 200 11s. 4d.
Bond of Roger Chapill of Chedulhampton rec., 19 _ 24 Eliz. [1582]
Signature of Roger and seal without charge.
(Archd. of Barnstaple)

The second is as follows, with different spelling of names:

CHAPPELL, John of Chitlehampton the elder.
Date of Will 18 Nov. 1580.
Proved 26 May, 1590. [Some years later]
Dau. Gonet Berrye.
Agnes, Joan and Dorothy, the daus. of my dau. (sic).
A sheep to each of her sons.
My wife Joan.
Sons Robt. C. and Wm. C.
Elizabeth C., dau. of son Robt. C.
My son John C.
John C. son of my son Roger.
John C. son of my son John.
Agnes C. dau. of my son Rob., Joan C. and Wm. C., children of my son Roger.
Servant, Danill Dobbe.
Servant John Dobbe.
My wife's children, Joan Thom., Margery Sampson, Downes Hancocke, Anthony Cothaye and Ellen Danyell.
Joan late the wife of Thos. Dobbe.
Executor, son Roger C.
Overseers: Bartholomew Braylie and Wm. Kinge.
Witnesses: Robt., C., Barth. Braylie, Wm. Kinge, John Kynge and Thos. Daught.
 
    Children:  
  1. Gonet CHAPPLE  
  2. Robert CHAPPLE  
  3. William CHAPPLE  
  4. John CHAPPLE  
  5. Roger CHAPPLE
 
       
    OTHER CHAPPELLS IN THE AREA AT ABOUT THE TIME OF THIS GENERATION.  
    See the Will of John Chapple (or Chapell) of Shelstone in the Parish of Chedulhampton, died 1566/67, and his wife Johan, died 1572/73. and his executor Anthonie Chapple and his overseer Richard Chapple of Hatern. Bartholomew Berrye was a witness to John's Will, see below.  
    See the Will of Thomas Chapple of Chedulhampton (Chittlehampton), died 1573, married Duens or Downys. He had a daughter Elizabeth.  
    In the Will of Humphrey Chappell above in 1558/1561, one of the witnesses is John Chappell of Fulbrook, whose Will is not yet transcribed onto website.  
    In the Will of John Chapell of Fulbrook above in 1580, the Overseers are: Bartholomew Braylie and Wm. Kynge.
Witnesses: Robert Chapell, Bartholomew Breilye and Wm. Kynge, John Kynge and Thos. D_.
Invent. of John Chapell of Fulbrooke in Chittlehampton by Barth. Braylie, Wm. Kynge, George Chapell and Robert _.
 
    Summary of Bartholomew Brayley involvement:
Witness to Humphrey Chappell's Will in 1558 (see above)
Father in Law and legatee in John Chappell's Will in 1561 (see above)
Witness to John Chappell of Shelstone in 1565 (see unidentified Wills)
Witness to John Chapell of Fulbrook in 1580 and possible father in law of John's daughter Gonet.
 



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