Thomas Chappell

1510–1579 (Age 69)
Chittlehampton, Devon, England

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Chappell was born in 1510, in Chittlehampton, Devon, England, his father, John Chappell, was 35 and his mother, Joan Brett, was 32. He married Lady Catherine Courtenay in 1540, in Exeter, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Exeter, Devon, England in 1535. He died in 1579, in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Chappell
Lady Catherine Courtenay
Marriage: 1540
Thomas Chappell
George Chapple
Anthony Chappell

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  • Marriage
    1540Exeter, Devon, England
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    World Events (4)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 39
    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
    1558 · Act of Uniformity
    Age 48
    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
    1569 · State Lottery
    Age 59
    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood, cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel, sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of Saint Martin was preserved as a relic.

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

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