Chapple ~ First Generation
John Chapple c1530

All unattributed details courtesy Steven Jones at
All names have been standardised to CHAPPLE regardless of the various spellings in the documents.

    Parents unknown  
1.   DALWOOD is a village and county parish in the East Devon district of the English county of Devon. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) away from the nearest town, Axminster, and 5 miles (8.0 km) away from Honiton. Dalwood can be accessed by the nearby A35 road. The village is placed within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Along with the nearby village of Stockland, until 1842 the village was part of an outlier of the county of Dorset. Dalwood is a small village with a church, a primary school and village hall. St Peter's church is 15th century and was restored in 1881. (Reference Dalwood: from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

All FamilySearch references to Dalwood prior to this date have been converted from Devon to Dorset.

The Bishop's transcripts for Dalwood are available at the LDS for 1731 to 1836 but no Dalwood records prior to this have been found by me. The records in the first seven generations here were obtained from other sources and made available on the internet by Steven Jones. There are some handwritten indexes to Axminster records available which refer in the LDS description to the 'lost parish registers of Devon'. Presumably the information reported in this tree came from documentation obtained from other sources, perhaps before the bombing of Exeter in World War II.

Born c1530 at Dalwood, Dorset.

Married Elizabeth, surname unknown. She was born c1535.

Elizabeth died 1587 aged 52.

John died 1610 at Dalwood, aged about 80.

  1. Anthony CHAPPLE born c1550 at Dalwood, Dorset  
  2. John CHAPPLE born c1551 at Dalwood, Dorset  
  3. William CHAPPLE born c1553 at Dalwood, Dorset  
  4. Thomas CHAPPLE born c1555 at Dalwood, Dorset  

Last modified 3 Feb 2013