- Born: Abt 1612-1613, London, England 698
- Marriage: Christian 698
- Died: 1682, New London, Conneticut about age 70 698
A genealogical history of the Chappell, Dickie, and other kindred families of Virginia, 1635-1900, Pages 34-36
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 699
On 16 Mar 1634/35, London's St. Mildred's Parish, twenty -two year old George Chappell and his companions took the "oath [of] Allegeance & Supremacie" in preparation "to be transported to New England, imbarqued in the Chritiane de Lo[ndon], Jo. White, M[aster], bound thither. This was a group of twenty men assembled by Mr. Francis Stiles at Sir Richard Saltonstall's expense to prepare ground and build houses at Windsor for Sir Saltonstall and other Connecticut patentee.
On 28 Mar 1637, the General Court at Hartford ordered "that Mr. Francis Stiles shall teach Geo: Chapple, Tho:Cooper, and Tho: Barber, his servant, in the trade of a carpenter, accordinge to his promise for their service of their term, behind 4 dayes in a weeke oneline to sawe and slitt their owne worke that they are to frame themselves with their own hands togeather with himself or some other M[aster]r workmen."
The next record shows that George's training was cut short because he was recorded being in Wethersfield. Chappell was among thirty soldiers called out from Windor. Twelve years later, when he completed his Ancient Wethersfield, Stiles was "constrained to think: that Chappell served with eighteen men levied from Wethersfield. There is no records that prove George served from during the Pequot War, but Wethersfield granted him a house and lot in the town. This type of grant was commonly given to veterans of the Pequot War. George sold this grant to Richard Mills sometimes before April 1641, according to the Wethersfield Deed, at which time, Richard sold this land to William Comstock.
By July 1644, George was married long enough to have two unrecorded children, John and Mary. That September, his daughter Abigail was born at Wethersfield, and his wife's name, Christian, was recorded along with the birth. Another child, Rachel, was born in 1649 in Wethersfield.
In New London, George was granted a house lot, which was reverted for lcak of lack. Soon after, he reapplied. According to the New London Deeds, the town on 24 Feb 1650/51 granted him upland, meadow, and a five-acre house lot, which he later sold in June of 1653, and he returned to Wethersfield. Around this time his wife, Christian, apparently died and George married a woman named Margaret, who was the mother of his younger children who were born between 1654 to 1671. His first child with Margaret, George, was born in Wethersfield on 17 Mar 1653/54.
By the end of March 1653/54, George and his family returned to New London, where the rest of children were born. In December of 1663, he was granted six acres of land on the Jordon River. George was involved in the "riot" over the land boundary between New London and Lyme. George's name was given to a nearby stream named Chapell Brook.
In 1682, George's estate was distributed to his wife in order to bring up his children. Order was also made fro distribution to his children John & George Chappell; Mary Daniels, Rachel Crocker, Elizabeth, Hester and Sarah Chappell, and two other sons, Nathaniel and Caleb. Margaret, was admitted as "widow Chappell" to the New London's First Church on 25 Mar 1694.
~New En land Historical & Genealogical Record, Vol. 150, pages 48-54
George married Christian. 698 (Christian died in 1650-1654 in Wethersfield, Connecticut, British American Colonies 698.)