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Captain Benjamin Chapman was born 1621 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Ireland to William Chapman (1592-) .
Captain Benjamin Chapman (b1621) - Patriarch to the Chapman Baronets of Killua Castle in County Westmeath, Ireland. His father was maternal cousin to Sir Walter Raleigh? The castle was built by the Knights Hospitallers?
Son of William Chapman (1592-) (born in Kerry, Ireland)
1621 : Birth - Hinckley, Leicestershire, Ireland
1649-53 : Cromwell Conquest of Ireland
Chapman was a Cornet in the regiment of cavalry raised by Murrough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Inchiquin. He was later promoted to Captain, and served in the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. After the conquest, Oliver Cromwell granted Chapman an estate in the county of Westmeath, at Killua (also known as St. Lucy's), a former preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers.
Chapman married Anne, daughter of Robert Parkinson (esq. of Ardee). They had two sons, William and Thomas. William remained with his father at St. Lucy's and married Ismay, daughter of Thomas Nugent (esq. of Clonlost). Thomas emigrated to America.
Chapman's father, William, and uncle, John, had been supported by their maternal first cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh, who helped them procure land grants in the County Kerry. Due to financial troubles and their patron Raleigh's death in 1618, they were forced to sell the land to Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, for £26,400. Benjamin was William's only son.
Marriage & Family
- William Chapman (1647-1734) - Res: Killua Castle Ireland, m. Ismay Nugent, daughter of the esquire of Clonhost, d. 1734.
- Thomas Chapman (1649-1687) - Immigrated to New England prior to Sept 1675 when he married in Charlestown, MA to Sarah Merrick.
Note evidence found to support listings for any other children
|Offspring of Captain Benjamin Chapman and unknown parent|
|William Chapman (1647-1734)|| |
|Thomas Chapman (1649-1687)||1649 Killua Castle, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland||22 August 1687 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States|| Sarah Merrick (1657-1694)|
Burke, John. A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire. London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley. pp. 229.
Namesakes of Benjamin Chapman (1621-)