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Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Chapman, Esq?
« on: Monday 11 May 20 10:16 BST (UK)  »
There is will of Thomas Chapman of Foxton, yeoman, 1645 (PCC). He had a son named Thomas Chapman, but not the same person. The younger Thomas was to receive houses and land in Foxton when he reached the age of 24.

There is also a will of Simon Chapman of Foxton, yeoman, in 1628 (PCC), He had a son, Thomas, who was to have land and tenements at the age of 21. This is probably the Thomas who died in 1645.

Simon's executors were to be his father Thomas Chapman, his brother Thomas Chapman, and his son Thomas Chapman. His overseers were his brother Richard Chapman and his uncle Richard  Chapman.

I wonder if Simon's brother Thomas might be the mayor of Leicester?

Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Chapman, Esq?
« on: Monday 11 May 20 09:55 BST (UK)  »
This is from
Page 564
That portion of the lordship which is known by the name of Middleton’s Manor came by descent to Thomas Chapman esq. one of the benchers of the Inner Temple, who was mayor of Leicester in 1607, recorder there from 1624 to 1652.

Alice, daughter and coheir of Thomas Chapman, esq, of Foxton, serjeant at law, and recorder of Leicester, married Ambrose Saunders.

There is a Thomas Chapman recorded several times in the records of the Inner Temple.

Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Chapman, Esq?
« on: Monday 11 May 20 09:27 BST (UK)  »
In the Visitation of Leicestershire there's an Edward Chapman of Foxston married to Elizabeth Strelley, daughter of Robert Strelley. Dates aren't given, but two generations before 1619.

Here are a couple more in the same area, still earlier, both in Common Pleas.

Hilary term 1523, fourth entry:

Essex. Geoffrey Shether, prior of Dunmowe Priory, versus William Claryvaunce, of Reygne (Rayne), clerk; John Butteler, of Reygne, laborer; John Hadwen, of Reygne, laborer. Trespass: taking grain.

Hilary term 1490, last entry:
Essex. John Vesy versus Isabel Claryvaunce, of Thaxsted, widow; Robert Furment, of Elsenham, husbandman. Trespass: breach of close at Elsenham and cutting down trees.


Here's an early form of the name, in the Court of Common Pleas, 1565 Easter term, third entry:

Essex. John Baron, of West Hannyngfeld, yeoman, versus William Claryvance, of Margettinge or Margaretynge, drover, for a debt of 30 pounds (and others).

The Common Room / Re: Can anyone recommend a book please
« on: Friday 01 May 20 11:33 BST (UK)  »
The introduction here might also help.

Essex / Re: GEORGE DEATH and GRACE HAES, Aldham, Essex
« on: Friday 01 May 20 08:40 BST (UK)  »
There are several baptisms for DEATH in Stanningfield, Suffolk, including Robert and Dorothy, children of Robert. These were names mentioned in George Death's will, as brother and sister.

Essex / Re: GEORGE DEATH and GRACE HAES, Aldham, Essex
« on: Friday 01 May 20 05:58 BST (UK)  »
There's a will of George Deathe, of Aldham, 1604 (PCC).

His executrix was his wife Grace. Several brothers, cousins, uncles and nephews mentioned but no children.

Buckinghamshire / Re: William PAXSON - St Mary's MARSH GIBBON
« on: Wednesday 29 April 20 07:07 BST (UK)  »
In the same book there's a note with Henry Paxon:

By Friends of Lowerside Monthly Meeting. She (Mary Bonum of North Marston) had been maidservant to Henry Paxon, and had removed to the Upperside district in June 1682.

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