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

    Issue of William Chapple and Christian Chambre  
1.   John CHAPPLE (1)
Bap 29 Aug 1555 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).
Some documents have 22 August 1555.
Presumably died young.

2.   Elizabeth CHAPPLE (1)
Bap 22 Jan 1556/57 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref Parish Records at Exeter).
There is a reported burial of an Elizabeth, d of Mr William on 11 Aug 1561 (ref Parish Records at Exeter).

3.   Thomas CHAPPLE
Known as 'of Broadclyst'.
Bap 23 Oct 1558 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Thomas was mentioned extensively in his father William's Will in 1578/79:
"To Thomas Hele, Gent, John Hassard of Lyme Regis, my brother Thomas C. & my cousin John C. of Exeter, merchants, my lease of Moiety of Manor of Iddesleigh until my eldest son Thomas C. is 26 or if he dies until my next heir is 26, and then to my sd. son or heir.
To my son Thomas C. all my term in one-fourth part of lands in Broadclyst in tenure of ... Germaine, widow, which I have by grant of Anthony Copleston gent.
To my son Richard C. my lands & property called Manston in Sidbury & to heirs male of his body; remr. to my eldest son Thomas C. & heirs male of his body remr. to my youngest son Nicholas C. & heirs male of his body, remr. to my right heirs.
To my sd. youngest son Nicholas C. my capet 1 house & lands called Winslade & all other my lands in St. George Cliste, also Cliste Barnefield, & all my lands called Larkbeare in St. Leonards now in tenure of Robert Edmonds or his assigns and to the heirs of his body; remr to my eldest son Thomas C. and heirs male to his body, remr. to my second son Richard C. and heirs male of his body; remr to my right heirs.
To my wife Christian my capital messuage of Brockwillin Broadclyst and all my lands and also an annuity of twenty pounds out of lands devised to my son Thomas C. or that shall decend from me to him or my heirs.
My son Thomas to have the disposition of my part of the advowson for Iddesleigh being Fosters grant."
Overseers, Thomas Hele, Anthony Copleston, my brother Thomas C. and my cousin John C.

Thomas married Mary COPLESTONE, daughter of Anthony Copleston [see above]. Evidence for this is found on page 64 of the Visitation of the County of Devon 1564 by Colby (see
reference page). The pedigree is given for the Coplestone descendants of Anthony Coplestone of Week (Langtree), 2nd son of Thomas of Fullingcote, and Mary, d. of John Parker of Northmolton, Esq. No children are listed there for Mary and Thomas.

Thomas died (or was buried) 8 Sep 1610 and his Will was proved 12 Nov 1610. In the Genuki Devon Wills online, Thomas is listed as "of Brockhill, Broadclyst" which confirms from the above details of his father's Will that this is the correct Thomas. A summary follows (supplied by M.Rice):
"To the 8 Governors of parish of Broadclyst 40s for the stock of the poor.
To repair the Church 10s.
To the poor at my funeral.
To my daughter Anne Mitchell, one of my double gilt bowls.
Servants.
Residue to my daughter Mary (Executor).
Overseer my brother Richard Chappell of the Middle Temple and gent.
Mr Robert Mitchell, the elder.
Witnesses John Chappell and John Beare.
Sum 877 3s 2d."

The witness John Chappell was probably his cousin John, son of Thomas and Thomazine.

    Children:  
  1. Mary CHAPPLE born in the 1580s  
  2. Anne CHAPPLE born in the 1580s
 
4.   Jeayes CHAPPLE (1)
Bap 9 Dec 1559 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1 and Parish Records at Exeter).
Burial of Jeays d of Mr William 21 Jun 1567 at St Petrock (ref documents at Exeter seen by M.Rice 2013).
Not mentioned in Will of her father in 1578.

5.   Grace CHAPPLE
Bap 8 Mar 1560/61 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1 and fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Grace was mentioned in her father William's Will in 1578/79:
"To my Daughters Grace and Elizabeth 300 marks each and a Tankard of silver gilt at 21 or marriage."

Marr (1) 12 Sep 1580 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon of Grace Chappell to William SPICER (ref FamilySearch M05050-1 and Boyd's MI in fmp and Devon Marriages image in fmp). William was a son of Thomas Spicer of Exeter, his baptism not found; his known siblings were Nicholas, Richard, Christopher and Thomas. Further details about the Spicer family appear in a chart on page 273 of the Visitation to the County of Devon in 1620, see
page index for source.

William died in 1604 and was buried 6 Jun 1604 at Exeter St Petrock: the 6th June of 1604 Mr William Spicer was buried (ref fmp Devon Deaths & Burials image).

Marr (2) on 2 Mar 1605 at Saint Thomas The Apostle, Exeter, of Grace Spiser to William PETTER (ref FamilySearch M05053-1, not found in fmp).

William's death not found, but he must have died by 1617, as we have a third marriage for Grace.

Marr (3) on 23 May 1617 at Exeter Holy Trinity of Mrs Grace Peeter to John PROWSE: John Prowse Esquyre unto Mrs Grace Peeter married ye 23rd of May 1617 (ref fmp Devon Marriages image). The Prowse page in the Visitation of 1620, see above, says that John Prouse, Mayor of Exeter, 1620, married Grace, dau of Willm Chappell of Exeter, 2 wife, no issue. So this set of marriages confirms the Visitation documentation. The first marriage of John Prowse or Prouse was to Judith OLYVER in 1577 with whom he had a daughter Judith who married Grace's son Nicholas. This appears on page 224 in the same document.

Grace died in 1622. Burial of Grace Prowse 28 December 1622 at Exeter Cathedral Church of St Peter: Grace wife of Mr John Prowse buried 28th December 1622 (ref fmp Devon Deaths & Burials image).

There is a possible burial for John Prowse on 21 May 1650 at Exeter Holy Trinity: Mr John Prowse was buried ye 21st of May 1650 (ref fmp Devon Deaths & Burials image).

In a previous version of this tree, there were three further children listed to Grace and William Spicer, being Elizabeth (1604), Sicelie (1606) and Thomas (1608). These are most likely children of William Spicer and Temperance HEAKS who married 5 May 1606 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, and so have been removed from this tree, though it is very likely that that William Spicer was the first child of Grace and William, listed below. There is a discrepancy with Elizabeth being baptised before the marriage, but no burial has been found for Elizabeth bap 1585/86, and the three children make a pattern with 2 year intervals and were all baptised at Holy Trinity Exeter.

In addition, in a previous version of the tree, I included Joane Spicer baptised 1592 at Powderham, Devon. Due to the large number of Spicers at Powderham and the fact that there are two possible fathers for Joane who married at Powderham, it seems much more likely that one of the mothers mentioned would be her mother, and the question remains which one and whether there is one William or two at Powderham. These are the marriage on 17 Jan 1589/90 at Powderham St Clement of William Spicer to Mary CHEESE, and the marriage on 15 Apr 1591 at Powderham St Clement of William Spicer to Mary LANGLY. There is the burial of a Willyam Spycer 11 Aug 1617 at Powderham St Clement, but there are no burials found for either Mary.

    Children of Grace and William:  
  1. Willyam SPICER bap 1581/82 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon  
  2. Nicholas SPICER bap 1582/83 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon  
  3. Elizabeth SPICER bap 1585/86 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  4. Thomas SPICER bap 1588 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  5. Jone SPICER bap 1591/92 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  6. Marget SPICER bap 1595/96 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  7. George SPICER bap 1597/98 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon
 
6.   Richard CHAPPLE
Bap 27 Nov 1562 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Richard was mentioned in his father William's Will in 1578/79:
"To my son Richard C. my lands & property called Manston in Sidbury & to heirs male of his body; remr. to my eldest son Thomas C. & heirs male of his body remr. to my youngest son Nicholas C. & heirs male of his body, remr. to my right heirs.
To my sd. youngest son Nicholas C. my capet 1 house & lands called Winslade & all other my lands in St. George Cliste, also Cliste Barnefield, & all my lands called Larkbeare in St. Leonards now in tenure of Robert Edmonds or his assigns and to the heirs of his body; remr to my eldest son Thomas C. and heirs male to his body, remr. to my second son Richard C. and heirs male of his body; remr to my right heirs.
To my sons Richard and Nicholas 200 pounds each in satisfaction of their portion of my goods, and to each a goblet of silver double gilt and 6 of my best spoons.
To my son Richard my lease of lands in Southernay, "Parcell of the Mawdlyn". If any of my children die under age and unmarried their portions to remain to the survivors."

Said by M.Rice 2013 to have married Luce PEARCE (not found in FamilySearch).

Richard was mentioned in the Will of his brother Thomas in 1610:
"
Overseer my brother Richard Chappell of the Middle Temple and gent."

7.   Elizabeth CHAPPLE (2)
Bap 20 Feb 1563[/64 presumably] at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).
Presumably died young.

8.   Nicholas CHAPPLE
Bap 5 Jul 1565 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Nicholas was mentioned in his father William's Will in 1578/79:
"
To my son Richard C. my lands & property called Manston in Sidbury & to heirs male of his body; remr. to my eldest son Thomas C. & heirs male of his body remr. to my youngest son Nicholas C. & heirs male of his body, remr. to my right heirs.
To my sd. youngest son Nicholas C. my capet 1 house & lands called Winslade & all other my lands in St. George Cliste, also Cliste Barnefield, & all my lands called Larkbeare in St. Leonards now in tenure of Robert Edmonds or his assigns and to the heirs of his body; remr to my eldest son Thomas C. and heirs male to his body, remr. to my second son Richard C. and heirs male of his body; remr to my right heirs.
To my sons Richard and Nicholas 200 pounds each in satisfaction of their portion of my goods, and to each a goblet of silver double gilt and 6 of my best spoons."

Married Elizabeth HAKEWILL on 16 Jan 1600/01 at St Petrock, Exeter (ref St Petrock Parish Records at Exeter). (Boyd's Marriage Index in fmp has Hackwill, 1600, St Kerrian Exeter.) Elizabeth was a daughter of John Hakewill of Exeter, and Thomazin, daughter of John Periam Esq.,; Elizabeth's known siblings were John Hackwill of Exeter, William Hackwill of Lincoln's Inn, solicitor to Queen Anne, and George Hackwill, D.D. and Chaplain to Prince Charles. Further details about the Hakewill family appear in a chart on page 137 of the Visitation to the County of Devon in 1620, see
page index for source.

Nicholas died (buried?) 2 Feb 1604/05 and was buried at Saint Kerrian.
His Will is described in the Index to Devon Wills (see
page index for source) as that of Nicholas Chappell of Exeter, Merchant, 1605.
"I
n the name of god Amen I Nicholas Chappell of the Cittie of Exeter Merchaunt being sick of bodie: but praised be god, of sound and perfect memorie, doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. First I give and bequeath my soule to god my creator and to his blessed Sonne Jesus Christe my only saviour and redeemer, And my bodie to be buryed in christian buriall to wit in the church of Saint Kyryons in Exeter as near the place as may be where my oldest daughter Elizabeth Chappell lieth and was buried. Item I will and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Chappell fiftie poundes of curaunt money of England. Item all the rest of my goods and chattells I doe give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Chappell who I make and doe ordaine to be my sole and only Executrix of this my last will and Testamente. In witnes of truth I have hereunto sett my hande and seal the twentie five day of January one thousand six hundred and four. Nicholas Chappell. Sealed and subscribed in the presence of the under wryters. John Hackwill Scriptor Thomas Floyd."

Elizabeth's second marriage was to Henry WILLET in 1605 at St Kerrian, Exeter (ref Boyd's Marriage Index in fmp). Further details about the Hakewill family appear in a chart on page 137 of the Visitation to the County of Devon in 1620, see page index for source.

    Children:  
  1. Elizabeth CHAPPLE (1) bap 1601/02 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter  
  2. Elizabeth CHAPPLE (2) born c1604 in Exeter
 
9.   Elizabeth CHAPPLE (3)
Bap 1 Mar 1566[/67 presumably] at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Elizabeth was mentioned in her father William's Will in 1578/79:
"To my Daughters Grace and Elizabeth 300 marks each and a Tankard of silver gilt at 21 or marriage."

Marr 9 May 1588 at St Petrock, Exeter, Devon of Elizabeth Chappell to Edward BEARNE (ref St Petrock Parish Records at Exeter).

10.   John CHAPPLE (2)
Bap 16 Aug 1567 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).
Not mentioned in Will of his father in 1578.

11.   Jeas CHAPPLE (2)
Bap 2 Aug 1570 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of William Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Not mentioned in Will of her father in 1578.

    Issue of Thomas Chapple and Thomazine Chamberlaine  
1.   John CHAPPLE
Born c1566 (based on the fact that he was the eldest son mentioned in each of the two Wills). Birth information not found.

According to the Will of his mother in 1617, he was still alive and at that time had 11 sons and daughters, the eldest of whom was Thomas. No record has been found of the baptism of this Thomas, but a number of other possible baptisms of children have been found in FamilySearch and are entered here, though it is not known for certain whether these belong here.

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give to my sonne John Chappell my best Salte Two littell Boles of Sylver gilte Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyftye pounds of lawfull money of England."

There was a codicil on 6 Sep 1589 as follows:
"
Memorand the sixth day of September Anno 1589 Wheras I have devised and bequeathed to my sonne John Chappell one hundred and fyfty poundes amongst other things as aforesaid for as much as I have now lately payde to the said John Chappell my sonne one hundred poundes and twenty poundes of lawfull Englishe money I will that the residue thereof beinge Thirty poundes shalbe only payde to my said sonne John and no more money thereof any thinges in my said Testament to the contrary not withstanding."

"A John Chaple, who was a merchant and a son of Thomas Chapple, late Mayor, was admitted as a Freeman on 13th October 1589" (ref Exeter Freemen 1266-1967 by Margery Rowe and Andrew Jackson). Perhaps it cost him some money for this to take place?

John was probably a witness of the Will of his cousin Thomas in 1610 (see above).

The Will of his mother Thomazine in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
Item. I give unto my sonne John Chappell one gilt bole half a dozen of silver spoons one silver doublett one _ coate and one hundred marks of lawfull money of England to be payd within six months after my death....
I give unto eleven sonnes and daughters of my sonne John Chappell viz unto every one of them fortie shillings and to his eldest sonne Thomas Chappell one little gilt bole. ...
Item. I give unto Ann(?) Chappell daughter of my sonne John Chappell a white silver goblett. ...
Whereas also I have a lease for terms of remaining (?) years not ending of the house wherein I now dwell and wherein Mr Thomas _ now dwelling unto which house there is now belonging one of lands lying in St Davyid parish without the northgate of the citty of Exeter containing by estimation fower acres my will and meaning is that _ house and stall (?) _ and loft _ for a rent to the best value by my Executors during all _ _ and in and to the same and that the high rennt thereof due unto the high lord shall be payd by my Executors out of the same. And likewise my will is that my Executors shall pay unto my sonne Christopher Chappell out of the rent of the foresaid house and _ four pounds of lawfull money of England to be payd by twentie shillings every quarter unto him during the said lease. And the residue of the said rent of the house and _ _ remayning to be divided equally and paid unto my two sonnes John Chappell and Nicholas Chappell. And if any one of them happen to dye before the said lease be expired then my will is that the said rents shall come to the longest liver of them."

John was mentioned in the Will of his brother Nicholas in 1621:
"Overseers: My brother John Chapple and my neighbour Roger Hamlin."


    Children (possible):  
  1. Thomas CHAPPLE  
  2. May CHAPPLE bap 1594 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  3. Elizabeth CHAPPLE bap 1595 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  4. Susan CHAPPLE bap 1597 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  5. John CHAPPLE bap 1599/1600 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  6. Grace CHAPPLE bap 1602 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  7. George CHAPPLE bap 1602/03 at Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon  
  8. Marie CHAPPLE bap 1603/04 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  9. John CHAPPLE bap 1605 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  10. William CHAPPLE bap 1606 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  11. Edward CHAPPLE bap 1607/08 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  12. Nicholas CHAPPLE bap 1609 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  13. Anna CHAPPLE bap 1610 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon  
  14. John CHAPPLE bap 1614 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon
 
2.   Joan CHAPPLE
Bap 16 Oct 1568 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon as Johana, dau of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

Married (1) David BAGWELL (ref the Will of Thomas below; there are various spellings but this is the one used in the baptisms of the children).

The Will of her father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give to Johan Bagwell my daughter one silver Bole gilted and two silver spoones ."
"Item I remite to Davide Bagwell my sonne in law Twenty poundes of lawfull money of Englande which he oweth to me. Item I Give unto the said David Bagwell Thirtye poundes of lawfull money of Englande. Item I Give unto the foresaid David Bagwells children called William Bagwell and Prisylla Bagwell and to every of them the some of three pounds six shillings and eight pence a peece of lawfull money of England.
"

David Bagwell was a Church Warden at St Olave in 1601 (ref M.Rice 2013).

There is a reference in St Olave records: "Bagwell, David Mrchaunte Dyed beyond the seas and buried. 1.11.1601" (ref M. Rice 2013). He was said in some records to have died at St. Malo (France) and was probably buried there (ref D.Dixon 2013). Maggie Rice has a copy of David Bagwell's Will and its transcription - he was also an important merchant in Exeter.

Joan married (2) 13 Nov 1609 at Hennock, Devon as Joane Bagwill to John PARR (ref FamilySearch M05107-1).

The Will of her mother Thomazine in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
I give unto my daughter Joane Parr twenty pounds of lawfull money of England one silver tankard gilt and six silver spoons. ...
I give all my apparrell _ _ _ _ unto my aforesaid three daughters Joane Elizabeth and Katherine to be equally divided and to be distributed unto them by my Executors with the advice and consent of my Overseers. ...
Item. I give unto six sonnes and daughters of my daughter Joane Parr viz unto everie one of them fortie shillings. ...
Whereas I have a lease for term of certain years yet enduring of one house in the parish of St. Petrock north the Citty of Exeter wherein William Champres now dwelleth my will and meaning is that the said hose shall _ and lett out yearly for a rent to the visitation (?) _ by my Executors during all my _ and term yet to come in and to the same and the _ _ rents thereof due unto the high Lord (is) payd by my Executors out of the same and the residue of the rents of the said house thereof coming to be divided equallie and to be payd unto my three daughters Joane Parr, Elizabeth Collings and Catherine Wakeham during the said lease and if any of them happen to die then the said rents to be payd unto those that shall be living and for the longest liver of them untill the lease be expired. ...
Furthermore my will and wish is that after my debts legacies and funerell fully discharged the residue of all my goods and chattels not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sonne Nicholas Chappell and my daughter Joane Parr who I make my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament putting trust and confidence in them that they will _ as much as in them worth for this my present last will and testament to be performed.

The Will of her brother Nicholas in 1620/21 specifies her name:
" Joan Parr widow my sister. "

Death of Joan

Joan died 1640, based on the following information: (ref David Dixon 2013):
"From "The Western Antiquary" of June of 1883 that records of the Parr family of Exeter: From the Probate Court of Exeter - On the 9th of May 1640. Administration of the effects of Johane Parr of St. Paul's Exeter, widow deceased, intestate, Granted to her daughter Dorothye Bagwell of the City of Exter, spinster, no inventory."
This implies another daughter Dorothye in addition to those listed below; her baptism not found in FamilySearch or fmp.

* There is a marriage of John HAYNE to Joan CHAPPELL on 10 Dec 1610 at Alphington, Devon; this cannot be this Joan, but must be another close relative - see her brother Nicholas' Will (ref Alphington records on tape 916799 at LDS).


    Children of Joan and David:  
  1. William BAGWELL bap 1587 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  2. Pricilla BAGWELL bap 1587 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  3. Henry BAGWELL bap 1589 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon  
  4. John BAGWELL bap 1592 at Saint Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon  
  5. Andrew BAGWELL bap 1593 at Saint Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon  
  6. Elizabeth BAGWELL bap 1596 at Saint Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon  
  7. Davy BAGWELL bap 1597 at Saint Mary Arches, Exeter, Devon  
  8. Dorothye BAGWELL birth date unknown, probably born c1599
 
3.   William CHAPPLE
Bap 9 Oct 1569 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto William Chappell my sonne one Sylver Tankerd gilted Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty poundes of lawfull money of England."

William presumably died before 1617 as he is not mentioned in his mother's Will.

4.   Jaeyes CHAPPLE
(f) Bap 2 Aug 1570 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon (ref Parish Records at Exeter, M.Rice 2013)

Jaeyes presumably died before 1617 as she is not mentioned in her mother's Will.

5.   Nicholas CHAPPLE
A birth date of 6 Jan 1571/72 is given in a Will but not in St Petrock Parish Register, hence not in FamilySearch, due to the clergy and top families moving out of Exeter because of the plague (ref M.Rice 2013).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I give unto Nicholas Chappell my sonne one Goblett of silver parcell gilte two silver spoones and one hundred and fyftye poundes lawfull money of England."

A marriage in 1601 at Alphington is given in many Ancestry Public Trees but this is not listed in the Devon & Cornwall records, nor is it found elsewhere in FamilySearch. Married Thomasin PARRE (ref APT).

The Will of his mother Thomazine in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
I give unto my sonne Nicholas Chappell one other gilt bole half a dozen of silver spoons and twenty poundes of lawfull money of England. ...
I give unto seven sonnes and daughters of my sonne Nicholas Chappell viz unto everie one of them fortie shillings. ...
give unto my daughter in law Thomazine Chappell fortie shillings of lawful money of England. ...
I give unto her oldest sonne Thomas Chappell my best stone cupp covered with silver gilt and unto her oldest daughter Christian Chappell I give a white silver goblet. ...
I give unto my sonne Nicholas Chappell one little _ _ and six olde _ wrought with _ and yellow and two little _ _ wrought with _ _ . ...
Whereas I have a lease for terme of _ years at _ of one stable courtlodge and garden in the Parish of St Mary Steppes and lying without the west gate of the said citty of Exeter. I give the said stable courtlodge and garden unto Nicholas Chappell my sonne to have and to hold to him and to his assigns during all my estate and terme yet to come in and to the same. ...
Whereas also I have a lease for terms of remaining (?) years not ending of the house wherein I now dwell and wherein Mr Thomas _ now dwelling unto which house there is now belonging one of lands lying in St Davyid parish without the northgate of the citty of Exeter containing by estimation fower acres my will and meaning is that _ house and stall (?) _ and loft _ for a rent to the best value by my Executors during all _ _ and in and to the same and that the high rennt thereof due unto the high lord shall be payd by my Executors out of the same. And likewise my will is that my Executors shall pay unto my sonne Christopher Chappell out of the rent of the foresaid house and _ four pounds of lawfull money of England to be payd by twentie shillings every quarter unto him during the said lease. And the residue of the said rent of the house and _ _ remayning to be divided equally and paid unto my two sonnes John Chappell and Nicholas Chappell. And if any one of them happen to dye before the said lease be expired then my will is that the said rents shall come to the longest liver of them. ...
Furthermore my will and wish is that after my debts legacies and funerell fully discharged the residue of all my goods and chattels not given nor bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my sonne Nicholas Chappell and my daughter Joane Parr who I make my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament putting trust and confidence in them that they will _ as much as in them worth for this my present last will and testament to be performed."

Death of Nicholas

Burial of Nicholas Chappell 6 Dec 1621 at Alphington, Devon (ref Alphington records on tape 916799 at LDS).
His Will is transcribed below.

WILL OF NYCHOLAS CHAPPLE (Extract)
3 March 1620/21 [His wife was pregnant with daughter Jane from about July 1620.]
Chapple, Nicholas of Alphington, Yeoman
Proved 28 Jan 1621/22 by Thomasin C. ex. rix. 

Wife Thomazine 4 sons Thos. Ambrose, Nicholas and John
No ten. in St Mary Steps granted to John Hayne (*) the younger of Alphington in trust for my wife and children. Joan Parr widow my sister. My daughters Christian, Thomasine Mary and Grace, Children all under 21 and wife now with child. Wife Thomasine, ex. rix.
Overseers: My brother John Chapple and my neighbour Roger Hamlin. Witnesses: J Chapple the elder [?], John Chapple, John Hayne (*) the younger.  Inv. sum 202-4s

Will provided by Dianne Vickers on Ancestry - I have put question marks against the people not yet identified.

Death of Thomasen

Burial 2 May 1626 of Thomasen Chappell at Alphington, Devon (ref Alphington records on tape 916799 at LDS). She left a Will which has not been located yet.

* There is a marriage of John HAYNE to Joan CHAPPELL on 10 Dec 1610 at Alphington, Devon; this cannot be Nicholas' sister Joan, but must be another close relative (ref Alphington records on tape 916799 at LDS).








    Children:  
  1. Thomas CHAPPLE born 1602 at Alphington, Devon  
  2. Christian CHAPPLE bap 1603 at Alphington, Devon  
  3. Dorritye CHAPPLE bap 1605/06 at Alphington, Devon  
  4. Ambrose CHAPPLE bap 1608 at Alphington, Devon  
  5. John CHAPPLE born 1610 at Alphington, Devon  
  6. Nicholas CHAPPLE bap 1613 at Alphington, Devon  
  7. Thomasen CHAPPLE bap 1615 at Alphington, Devon  
  8. Mary CHAPPLE bap 1617 at Alphington, Devon  
  9. Grace CHAPPLE bap 1618 at Alphington, Devon  
  10. Jane CHAPPLE bap 1621 at Alphington, Devon  
  11. Anne CHAPPLE bap 1621 at Alphington, Devon
 
6.   Elizabeth CHAPPLE
Bap 9 Dec 1573 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, dau of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

The Will of her father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto Elizabeth Chappell my daughter one silver Bole gilted and two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty poundes of lawfull money of Englande."

Married unknown COLLYNS (ref her mother's Will). This record is not found in FamilySearch or findmypast (Boyd's).

The Will of her mother Thomazine in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
Item. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Collyns five poundes of lawfull money of England one silver tankard purest gilt and six silver spoones. ...
I give all my apparrell _ _ _ _ unto my aforesaid three daughters Joane Elizabeth and Katherine to be equally divided and to be distributed unto them by my Executors with the advice and consent of my Overseers....
I give unto Elizabeth Collyns my daughters daughter fortie shillings. ...
Whereas I have a lease for term of certain years yet enduring of one house in the parish of St. Petrock north the Citty of Exeter wherein William Champres now dwelleth my will and meaning is that the said hose shall _ and lett out yearly for a rent to the visitation (?) _ by my Executors during all my _ and term yet to come in and to the same and the _ _ rents thereof due unto the high Lord (is) payd by my Executors out of the same and the residue of the rents of the said house thereof coming to be divided equallie and to be payd unto my three daughters Joane Parr, Elizabeth Collings and Catherine Wakeham during the said lease and if any of them happen to die then the said rents to be payd unto those that shall be living and for the longest liver of them untill the lease be expired."

    Child:  
  1. Elizabeth COLLYNS alive in 1617
 
7.   Richard CHAPPLE
Bap 12 Apr 1575 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto Richard Chapell my sonne one silver Tankerd gilted Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty poundes of lawfull money of Englande. "

Richard presumably died before 1617 as he is not mentioned in his mother's Will (unless by the incorrect reference to brother Richard, which is unlikely.

8.   Thomas CHAPPLE
Bap 5 Feb 1577[/78 presumably] at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon, son of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto my sonne Thomas Chappell one silver Tankerd gilted Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyftye poundes lawfull money of England. "

Thomas presumably died before 1617 as he is not mentioned in his mother's Will.
 
9.   George CHAPPLE
Bap 6 Apr 1578 at Saint Petrock, Exeter, Devon as Georg, son of Thomas Chappell (ref FamilySearch C05050-1).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I give unto George Chappell my sonne a Goblett of silver parcell gilte Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty poundes of lawfull money of England. "

The Will of his mother in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
I give unto the three sonnes of my sonne George Chappell viz unto everie one of them fortie shillings. ...
I give unto William Chappell the oldest sonne of my sonne George Chapple one stone cup covered with silver and gilt."

This suggests that George had died by 1617 or otherwise he would have received something in the Will.

His marriage not found in fmp. His other sons are not identified in FamilySearch.
 
    Child:  
  1. William CHAPPLE bap 1605 at Saint Olave, Exeter, Devon
 
10.   Ambrose CHAPPLE
Bap 1580 at St Petrock, Exeter (ref documents found in Exeter by M.Rice 2013).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto Ambrose Chappell my sonne one Goblett of silver parcell gilte Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyftye poundes lawfull money of Englande. "

Not mentioned in his mother's Will.

Ambrose is listed in the Devon Wills for 1645 at Exeter; administration was granted to Giles Intlett, attorney of his sister Joan Parr; see
reference page for link to this website.


11.   Katherine CHAPPLE
Bap 1582 at St Petrock, Exeter (ref documents found in Exeter by M.Rice 2013).

The Will of her father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto Katheryne Chappell my daughter one silver Bole gilted Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty poundes lawfull money of England. "

Marr 10 Apr 1608 at Saint Olave, Exeter of Katren Chapell to Andrew WAKEHAM (ref FamilySearch M05049-1 as Wakham).

The Will of her mother in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
I give unto my daughter Katherine Wakeham five pounds of lawfull money of England one silver tankard purest gilt and six silver spoons....
I give all my apparrell _ _ _ _ unto my aforesaid three daughters Joane Elizabeth and Katherine to be equally divided and to be distributed unto them by my Executors with the advice and consent of my Overseers. ...
Item. I give unto my daughter Katherine Wakeham one _ with two _ and six of my best _ wrought with blue and yellow. ...
Whereas I have a lease for term of certain years yet enduring of one house in the parish of St. Petrock north the Citty of Exeter wherein William Champres now dwelleth my will and meaning is that the said hose shall _ and lett out yearly for a rent to the visitation (?) _ by my Executors during all my _ and term yet to come in and to the same and the _ _ rents thereof due unto the high Lord (is) payd by my Executors out of the same and the residue of the rents of the said house thereof coming to be divided equallie and to be payd unto my three daughters Joane Parr, Elizabeth Collings and Catherine Wakeham during the said lease and if any of them happen to die then the said rents to be payd unto those that shall be living and for the longest liver of them untill the lease be expired."

12.   Christopher CHAPPLE
Bap 1584 at St Petrock, Exeter (ref documents found in Exeter by M.Rice 2013).

The Will of his father in 1589 specifies the following details:
"
Item I Give unto Christofer Chappell my sonne one silver Tankerd parcell gilte Two silver spoones and one hundred and fyfty pounds of lawfull money of Englande. "

The Will of his mother in 1617 specifies the following details:
"
Whereas also I have a lease for terms of remaining (?) years not ending of the house wherein I now dwell and wherein Mr Thomas _ now dwelling unto which house there is now belonging one of lands lying in St Davyid parish without the northgate of the citty of Exeter containing by estimation fower acres my will and meaning is that _ house and stall (?) _ and loft _ for a rent to the best value by my Executors during all _ _ and in and to the same and that the high rennt thereof due unto the high lord shall be payd by my Executors out of the same. And likewise my will is that my Executors shall pay unto my sonne Christopher Chappell out of the rent of the foresaid house and _ four pounds of lawfull money of England to be payd by twentie shillings every quarter unto him during the said lease. And the residue of the said rent of the house and _ _ remayning to be divided equally and paid unto my two sonnes John Chappell and Nicholas Chappell. And if any one of them happen to dye before the said lease be expired then my will is that the said rents shall come to the longest liver of them."

    Issue of Anthony Chapple  
1.   Robert CHAPPLE

See a mention in the Will of his uncle Thomas in 1589.
"
Item I Give to Rober [*NA version has "Brother"] Chappell my brother Anthonies sonne XXs [twentie shillings] of lawfull money of England.

Robert was mentioned in the Will of his uncle George in 1592:
"To Joan Chapell, dau. of my brother Anthony, 5s.
To Robert Chapell, his son, 5s."

2.   Edward CHAPPLE

See references in the Will of his uncle Thomas in 1589:
"
Item I Give to Edward Chappell mye Brother Anthony Chappells sonne Twenty shillings of lawfull money of Englande.
Item I Give unto Humfry Chappell sonne unto Edward Chappell when he shall com to be of the age of XX1 [one and twentie] years the some of Twenty shillings of lawfull money of Englande."

Edward was not mentioned in the Will of his uncle George in 1592.

    Child:  
  1. Humphrey CHAPPLE
 
3.   Joan CHAPPLE
Joan was mentioned in the Will of her uncle George in 1592:
"To Joan Chapell, dau. of my brother Anthony, 5s.
To Robert Chapell, his son, 5s."

    Issue of George Chapple and Alice  
1.   Christopher CHAPPLE

From Alice's Will, it is most likely that Christopher married Anne, surname unknown.

Two unnamed sons of George were mentioned in the Will of his uncle Thomas in 1589:
"
Item I give unto my Brother George Chapell fower poundes of lawfull money of Englande. [*This sentence omitted from DHC version.] Item I Give unto my brother George Chappells Two sonnes Twenty shillings a peece of lawfull money of Englande."

Christopher was mentioned in the Will of his father George in 1592:
"To my son Christopher Chapell, all my term to come in 'Breparkes'.
Executor, son Christopher Chapell."

Christopher was mentioned in the Will of his mother Alice in 1602:
"
Imprimis. Whereas my deceased husband George Chappell did by his last will give me 10 ewes, I now bequeath 5 of them to my eldest son Christopher Chappell and the other 5 to my youngest son Robert Chappell.
To my daughter in law Anne Chappell, clothing.
To my daughter in law Johane Chappell, clothing.
To Luce Chappell d. of my son Christopher Chappell pair of silver hooks etc.
To Gonnett Chappell d. of my son Christopher sheep.
Residue to my 2 sons Christopher and Robert equally, they to be executors."

    Children:  
  1. Luce CHAPPLE  
  2. Gonnett CHAPPLE
 
2.   Robert CHAPPLE

From Alice's Will, it is most likely that Robert married Johane, surname unknown.

Two unnamed sons of George were mentioned in the Will of his uncle Thomas in 1589:
"
Item I give unto my Brother George Chapell fower poundes of lawfull money of Englande. [*This sentence omitted from DHC version.] Item I Give unto my brother George Chappells Two sonnes Twenty shillings a peece of lawfull money of Englande."

Robert was mentioned in the Will of his father George in 1592:
"To Robert Chapell my son 100, my best featherbed and my best gown."

Robert was mentioned in the Will of his mother Alice in 1602:
"
Imprimis. Whereas my deceased husband George Chappell did by his last will give me 10 ewes, I now bequeath 5 of them to my eldest son Christopher Chappell and the other 5 to my youngest son Robert Chappell.
To my son Robert, bed which my husband likewise gave me by his will.
To my daughter in law Anne Chappell, clothing.
To my daughter in law Johane Chappell, clothing.
To my goddaughter Mary Chappell d. of my son Robert a bullock and 2 sheep.
To John Chappell son of my son Robert a sheep.
Residue to my 2 sons Christopher and Robert equally, they to be executors."

    Children:  
  1. Mary CHAPPLE  
  2. John CHAPPLE
 
    Issue of John Chapple and Elynor  
1.   John CHAPPLE
Mentioned in the Will of John Chappell the Elder in 1612.
"
John Chappell the younger my oldest sonne
John Chappell my sonne his wyfe and children"
 
2.   Henry CHAPPLE
Mentioned in the Will of John Chappell the Elder in 1612.
"
my sonne Henry Chappell"
 
3.   Arthur CHAPPLE
Mentioned in the Will of John Chappell the Elder in 1612.
"
my sonne Arthur Chappell"

See below regarding his dispute with his brother Richard.
 
4.   Richard CHAPPLE
Mentioned in the Will of John Chappell the Elder in 1612.
"
Richard Chappell the elder my sonne"

This implies that Richard had a son Richard.

Richard and his brother Arthur were involved in a dispute in 1613 shortly after their father died. The document is available at the National Archives. The index details are as follows:
"Reference: STAC 8/96/2.
Description: Short title: Chappell v Chappell. Plaintiffs: Richard Chappell of Exeter, merchant. Defendants: Elinor Chappell, mother of plaintiff, Arthur Chapell his brother, and others. Subject: Non-payment of price of land in Werrington and of cloth sold to the said Arthur Chappell for fulling, etc. Devon. Barnes category: fraud; conspiracy; forgery; embezzlement.
Date: 1613 November
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record (This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded.) "
 
5.   Willmote CHAPPLE
Mentioned in the Will of John Chappell the Elder in 1612.
"
my daughter Willmote"
 
    Issue of Thomas Chapple  
1.   Anthony CHAPPLE
Bap 26 May 1586 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon, Anthony Chapell, son of Thomas Chapell (ref FamilySearch C05095-1).

Thomas was mentioned in the Will of Thomas Chappell in 1589 (Thomas presumed to be this cousin):
"
Item I Give unto Anthonye Chappell the sonne of Thomas Chappell the sum of XXs [twenty shillings] of lawfull money of Englande."
 
       
    DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CHAPPLE (of Fulbrook)  
    Issue of Gonet Chapple  
1.   Agnes BERRY

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"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."
 
2.   Johane BERRY

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"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."
 
3.   Dorothy BERRY

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"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."
 
4.   John BERRY

He was mentioned in his grandfather's Will in 1580 but not by name:
"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."

John Berrie of Chittlehampton, living 1620, married Agnes HILL, daughter of William Hill, alias Spurwaye, of Okeford in Devon, ref following source. Further details about the Berry family appear in a chart on page 28 of the Visitation to the County of Devon in 1620, see
page index for source.
 
    Children:  
  1. Bartholomew BERRIE  
  2. William BERRIE  
  3. Ellin BERRIE  
  4. John BERRIE  
  5. Katherine BERRIE  
  6. Agnes BERRIE  
  7. Anne BERRIE
 
    Issue of Robert Chapple  
1.   Elizabeth CHAPPLE

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To Elizabeth Chapell my son Robert Chapell's daughter a heifer."
 
2.   Agnes CHAPPLE

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To Agnes Chapell my son Robert Chapell's dau 20s."
 
    Issue of William Chapple and Agnes  
1.   Agnes CHAPPLE

Mentioned in her father's Will in 1580:
"To my daughter Agnes Chappell 20 when she is (?) or married."
 
2.   Joanne CHAPPLE

Mentioned in her father's Will in 1580:
"To my daughter Joanne Chappell 40s.
My brother in law Nicholas Slocock shall have the government of my daughter Joanne until she is 21."
 
3.   James CHAPPLE

Mentioned in his father's Will in 1580:
"To my son James Chappell all my plough stuffe after the death of my wife.
To my son William Chappell all such lands and tenements as I have in South Molton, as long as he liveth and the said Wm. shall pay to my son James Chappell, my heir for the same all such rents as to him doth or shall hereafter belong."
 
4.   William CHAPPLE

Mentioned in his father's Will in 1580:
"To my son William Chappell all such lands and tenements as I have in South Molton, as long as he liveth and the said Wm. shall pay to my son James Chappell, my heir for the same all such rents as to him doth or shall hereafter belong."
 
    Issue of John Chapple  
1.   Katheryn CHAPPLE
Bap 19 Oct 1573 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon, Katheryn Chapell, dau of John Chapell (ref FamilySearch C05095-1).
Her position here is an assumption based on being close in place and time to John following.
 
2.   John CHAPPLE
Bap 13 Dec 1574 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon, John Chapell, son of John Chapell (ref FamilySearch C05095-1).

He was mentioned in his grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To John Chapell my son John Chapell's son 20s."
 
3.   Alles CHAPPLE
Bap 21 Feb 1575/76 at Saint Kerrian, Exeter, Devon, Alles Chapell, dau of John Chapell (ref FamilySearch C05095-1).
Her position here is an assumption based on being close in place and time to John previous.

 
    Issue of Roger Chapple  
1.   John CHAPPLE

He was mentioned in his grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To John Chapell my son Roger's son a heifer."
 
2.   Joan CHAPPLE

She was mentioned in her grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To Joan Chapell and William Chappell my son Roger Chapell's children a sheep each."
 
3.   William CHAPPLE

He was mentioned in his grandfather's Will in 1580:
"To Joan Chapell and William Chappell my son Roger Chapell's children a sheep each."
 



Last modified 27 Sep 2020