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William Chapman

William Chapman, one of 404 convicts transported on the Pitt, June 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Chapman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pitt
Departure date: June, 1791
Arrival date: 14th February, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 402 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 162 Annette O'Donohoe/??? Hanson Bev 'Eaglehawk Vic Pioneer Register Books 1850-1855' Craig James Smee 'First Fleet Families Of Australia 1788' Craig James Smee 'Second Fleet Families of Australia Ju 1790' Craig James Smee 'Fourth Fleet Families of Australia 1792' Craig James Smee 'Born In The English Colony Of New South Wales' Craig James Smee 'Births and Baptisms Marriages and Defacto Relationshi
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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iain Frazier on 26th October, 2019 wrote:

William was born about 1765 Westminster London.  He was the son of ??? & Mary.
In 1791 he was tried at Old Bailey & sentenced to 7years & held at Middlesex Gaol Delivery.  In 1792 he arrived in Port Jackson on PITT.
He lived with then married Ann (Marsh) in about 1799 & produced 6children; he was a painter butcher inn-keeper-proprietor Kings Head tavern at Sydney; he adopted? Susannah & Elizabeth (Flanagan daughters of Ann Marsh).  He died in 1810 age about 45 at Sydney buried at CofE Devonshire/High St Sydney Burial Ground (now Town Hall-headstone moved to Elizabeth St burial ground-now Central Station-moved to Bunnerong cemetery 1901).
Ann (Marsh) was a convict 7years from LADY JULIANA Free by Servitude who had been partner/wife of Richard (Alley) & John (Irving) & Robert (Flanagan) with 1child (Alley deceased), 1child (Irving) & 1stepchild (Irving) & 2children (Flanagan).  (see also below)
William was Free by Servitude by 1800, a plumber & glazier & owner from time to time of general store, butchery, bakery.
Their first child Ann Eliza was born in 1800 & baptised at St Phillips Sydney.  She married Hector Hugh Innis/Hugh Hector J (Noble) in 1820 at Sydney & produced 7children 1821-1840 (see below) at St Phillips Sydney & St Thomas Port Macquarie.  She died at Ipswich 1875 age75.
Hugh Hector J (Noble) was born about 1796 in Scotland & was transported on LARKINS to NSW in 1817 (He has an entry in this Website).  He was a clerk to commandant of Port Macquarie CofE with 1daughter.  He was sentenced to 10 years at Port Arthur Tasmania for theft.  He died as a pauper in Cascade insane asylum Hobart in 1869 age75.
Their second child William Henry was born in 1801 & baptised at St Phillips Sydney.  In 1823 he married Ann (Chenhalls) at St Phillips Sydney & produced 6children (see below).  He may have been a gunsmith in 1822 employing Thomas Baily (Corns).
Ann (Chenhall) was born in Chatham Kent about 1805.  She arrived at Port Jackson with convicts on LORD WELLINGTON as a child age14.  She died at West Kempsey in 1889 age84.
Their third child Mary Ann was born in 1804 & baptised at St Phillips Sydney.  She married George (Turner) in 1821 at St Phillips Sydney, lived Sydney & produced 4children 1824-1829 (see below) baptised St Phillips Sydney & Christ Church Newcastle (1829).  She was at muster North Richmond in 1828.
George (Turner) was from 48th Regiment arriving supposedly on EARL SPENCER in 1813 age19.
Their fourth child Edward was born in 1805 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.
Their fifth child George was born in 1808 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.  He married Mary Ann (Hesselburgh/Hesselburg/Hasselbourg) at St Phillips Sydney in 1831 & produced maybe 1child George Frederick born 1832or3 in Sydney.  He died in 1842 age33.
Mary Ann (Hesselburgh/Hesselburg/Hasselbourg) was born about 1807 and baptised at St Phillips in Sydney in 1807 or 1815.. 
Their sixth child James was born in 1810 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.  In 1819 at age8 he went to Sydney Orphan School & in 1822 was trained as a carpenter.  In 1831 he married Esther Martha (O’Hara) at St Phillips Sydney & produced 10children (see below).  He died Sydney in 1856 age46 buried at Camperdown.
Esther Martha (O’Hara) was born at Sydney about 1811.  She died at Sydney in 1863 age52? buried Camperdown.

They employed John (Chapman) for a time in 1839.  John was unrelated and a convict 7years from JAMES PATTISON.

William Henry & Ann’s first child Elizabeth was born about 1823 & baptised 1831 St Phillips Sydney.  She was recorded at musters 1823, 1824, 1825 & 1828; in 1823 & 1824 she was employed by Mr (Tibbutt) of Sydney; in 1828 she was Protestant of Windsor lodger with Jno (Tebbutt).  She married James (Cheers) at Yarrabindi in 1841 & produced 8children before dying in 1891 age68 at Frederickton.
Their second child Matilda Mary was born about 1825 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.  In 1841 she married Clement (Hodgkinson) & produced 1child.  In 1842 she died as CofE at Bunnerong.
Their third child Frederick William was born at Princes St Sydney about 1827 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.  In 1823 he married Jane Agnes (Scott) at St Thomas & produced 12children 1854-1872.  He died in 1920 age93 at Randwick or Manly.
Jane Agnes (Scott) was born about 1834 at London.  She died in 1907 age73 at Randwick.
(One of Frederick William & Jane Agnes’s children was Phoebe Eleanor who was born at Yarrabandini Macleay River about 1854.  She married William (Sedgewick age26? died 1919 St Leonards NSW) in 1881 at Grafton NSW producing 8children.  She died in 1925 age70 at Gladesville.)
Their fourth child William Edward was born about 1828 & baptised St Phillips Sydney.  He married Ann Hale (Wilson) in 1852 & produced 4children 1853-1857.  He died in Manly in 1905 age76.
Their fifth child was George James born about 1831.  He married Clara Goldsmith (Brown) in 1859 & produced 10children 1860-1876.  He died in 1882 age51.
Their sixth child Emma Ann was born about 1833.  She married James William (Wilson) in 1855.  She died without children in 1910 age77 at Kempsey.

James & Esther Martha’s first child Ann Susannah was born in 1831.  She married Thomas Andrew (Drysdale) in 1852 & produced 2children.
Their second child Esther Rosa was born in 1833.
Their third child James Edward was born in 1836.  He married Elisa Jane (Garner) in 1860 & produced 5children in 1861-1869.
Their fourth child Emma Jane was born in 1838.  She married Alexander Sinclair (Paton) in 1862 & produced 6children
Their fifth child George was born in 1840 at George St Sydney.
Their sixth child Jane Ann was born in 1841.  She married Henry (Pettit) in 1861 & produced 7children.
Their seventh child Elizabeth Martha was born in 1844.
Their eighth child William George was born in 1847.
Their ninth child George Robert was born in 1849.
Their tenth child Thomas Frederick was born in 1851.

Ann Eliza & Hugh Hector (Noble)‘s children include:-
Margaret born 1821.  She died in 1853 age32?.
Ann Eliza born & baptised in 1823 at St Phillips Sydney.  She died in 1893 age70.
William Alfred born & baptised in 1825 at St Thomas Port Macquarie.  He died in 1906 age81.
Alexander Luke born & baptised in 1827 at St Phillips Sydney.  He died in 1907 age80.
Jane Ann born & baptised in 1828 at St Phillips Sydney.  She died in 1841 age12.
Caroline born & baptised in 1830 at St Phillips Sydney.  She died in 1875 age45?

Mary Ann & George (Turner)‘s children include:
George** born & baptised in 1821 at St Phillips Sydney.  He died in 1906 age85.
Mary Ann born & baptised in 1823 at St Phillips Sydney.
Eliza Ann born & baptised in 1827 at St Phillips Sydney.
John Andrew born & baptised in 1829 at Christ Church Newcastle.
  **The reference to George’s life shows shows his father George as being a convict from EARL CORNWALLIS although his mother is shown as our Mary Ann.
  There is confusion here with the similarities of Mary Ann (Rogers) b.1803 in colony defacto of George (Turner) convict from EARL CORNWALLIS who had children in the same decade.
Ann (Marsh) convict 7years from LADY JULIANA was remarkable & has an entry on this website.
Hugh Hector (Noble) has an entry on this Website.
George (Turner) the convict has an entry on this Website.

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 wrote:

William was also a plumber & glazier.

The two children he adopted also had lives.
1.Susannah (Flanagan/Chapman) was born in 1797 at Sydney (Sydney Cove & Parramatta are mentioned) & baptised at St Phillips Sydney in 1799 at about nearly 2yo.
She married John (Hunter) emancipist St Phillips Sydney in 1817 and produced 5children.
John (Hunter) came variously as crew on ACTIVE in 1817 or as convict on COROMANDEL in 1802.
2.Elizabeth (Flanagan/Chapman) was born in 1798 at Sydney (Sydney Cove & Parramatta are mentioned) & baptised at St Phillips Sydney in 1799 at about 1yo.
She married Edward (Priest) at St Phillips Sydney in 1817 & produced 12 children.
Edward (Priest) was born in Warwickshire (probably); he was transported for sheep stealing on OCEAN in 1816.

John (Hunter) from PERSEUS & COROMANDEL has an entry on this Website.
Edward (Priest) has an entry on this Website.

iain Frazier on 17th December, 2019 wrote:

However the entry for Robert (Flanagan) from BODDINGTON shows the John (Hunter) to be a crewman from colonial brig ACTIVE who arrived NSW in 1817 & continued to trade with Tahiti.

iain Frazier on 19th December, 2019 wrote:

Some more snippets
Frederick William, son of William Henry & Ann (Marsh), moved to Mcleay River in 1849 & worked on friends runs meatworks cooperage; became a timber merchant at Clarence River.  He became a magistrate & commissioner for crown lands; mayor of Grafton for 6years.  Frederickton on Macleay River was named for him.

One of George & Clara (Brown)‘s children was George Frederick James born at Myers Flat Victoria in 1860.
Their sixth child Emma Ann was born about 1833.  She married James William (Wilson) in 1855.  She died without children in 1910 age77 at Kempsey.

The monument for William (from PITT) was moved from George St to Elizabeth St in 1820.

Keith A Johnson & Malcolm R Sainty ‘Sydney Burial Ground 1819-1901 (Elizabeth & Devonshire Sts) and History of Sydney’s Early Settlement From Early 1788’

Ann Eliza’s marriage to Hugh Hector (Noble) in 1820 took place at St Phillips Sydney.

George (Turner) & Mary Ann (Rogers) had Mary (Turner) born & baptised at St Peters Richmond in 1820.

iain Frazier on 28th February, 2020 wrote:

George Frederick, the son of George & Mary Ann, married in 1859 Margaret (Dumphy/Dunphey) at Sandhurst Victoria & produced a son George Frederick James born in 1860 at Myers Flat Victoria.
Margaret (Dumphy/Dunphey) was born at Sydney about 1842.
Also in 1860 George Frederick was a juror at Creek Hotel Myers Flat.
This corrects above erroneous information that this George Frederick was the son of George & Clara.

Frederick William son of William Henry & Ann was educated at Sydney College.  He first worked in a friend’s shipping office.
His marriage was in 1853 (not 1823 as previously erroniously stated).
In 1873 he moved to Clarence River as a timber merchant.
In 1907 he was living at Randwick.

Convict Changes History

iain Frazier on 26th October, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 162 Craig James Smee 'First Fleet Families Of Australia 1788' Craig James Smee 'Second Fleet Families of Australia Ju 1790' Craig James Smee 'Fourth Fl

iain Frazier on 19th December, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 162 Craig James Smee 'First Fleet Families Of Australia 1788' Craig James Smee 'Second Fleet Families of Australia Ju 1790' Craig James Smee 'Fourth Fl

iain Frazier on 28th February, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 162 Annette O'Donohoe/??? Hanson Bev 'Eaglehawk Vic Pioneer Register Books 1850-1855' Craig James Smee 'First Fleet Families Of Australia 1788' Crai

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