Charles Chapman

Male21 July 1839–30 December 1905

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Chapman was born on 21 July 1839, in Alkham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Minter Chapman, was 29 and his mother, Mary Jane Hogben, was 28. He married Sarah Anne Keeler on 18 June 1865, in Alkham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Buckland, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Charlton and Kidbrooke, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He was buried in Charlton by Dover, Kent, England.

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Charles Chapman
Sarah Anne Keeler
Marriage: 18 June 1865
Jesse Chapman
Vincent George Minter Chapman
Emeline Mary Ada Chapman
Charles Leonard Chapman
Sarah Ann Chapman
Annie Ellen Chapman
Mabel Lilian Chapman

Sources (10)

  • Chas Chapman in household of Willm Hogbin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Charles Chapman, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Charles in entry for Charles Lennard Chapman, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1865Alkham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)


    Age 4

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 15

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 41

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.

    Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .

    History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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