Chapple ~ First Generation
John Clark Chapple c1819
We know from John Clark Chapple's marriage certificate that his father William Chapple was a miner. This gives sufficient information to locate this first generation.
On 20 Jun 1804 at St Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, William Chapple married Ann CLARKE; Banns of marriage between William Chapple of the Royal Miners Quartered in this parish and Ann Clarke of this parish spinster were published on 13th May, 20th May and 27th May 1804; William Chapple of the Royal Miners Quartered in this parish and Ann Clarke of this parish spinster were married in this church by Banns this 20th day of June in the year 1804; witnesses Charles Scanes (?) and Wm Portbury (ref fmp Devon Marriages images).
Unfortunately the rest of their children have not been located including John Clark Chapple who stated he was born in Exeter so perhaps some of the Exeter records have not been made available in findmypast or FamilySearch. Caroline's record is the only one that specifically gives 'miner' as occupation. The rest of the children are a best guess.
Possible burial of William Chapple 11 Dec 1825 at Exeter St David, Devon, aged 42 (i.e. born c1783), address Lower North Street (ref fmp Devon Burials image).
Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Mary Major. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: Rack St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Ann Chapple. Age 45. Brothel Keeper. Born in Devon.
Catherine Chapple. Age 15. Born in Devon. [Their daughter Caroline who died shortly afterwards aged 19.]
In 1847, Ann Chapple was put on trial in Devon for "Keeping a Disorderly House" and sentenced to 1 month imprisonment and sureties; her stated age was 63 (ref Ancestry).
Death reg of Ann Chapple Mar qtr 1851 at Exeter dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Ann Chapple 12 Feb 1851 at Exeter St Mary Major, Devon, aged 60, address Rack Street (ref fmp Devon Burials image). [Ann had a history of reducing her age; if she married as young as 16 she was born by 1788 but using the 1847 trial age she was born c1784.]
|1.||William CHAPPLE bap 1808 at Exeter St Olave, Devon|
|2.||Elizabeth CHAPPLE bap 1808 at Exeter St Olave, Devon|
|3.||Ann CHAPPLE bap 1811 at Exeter St David, Devon|
|4.||John Clark CHAPPLE born c1819 at Exeter, Devon|
|5.||Caroline CHAPPLE bap 1823 at Exeter St David, Devon|
Last modified 17 Aug 2014