Person:George Chappell (1)

George Chappell
b.cal 1615 England
d.bef 8 Jun 1682
  • HGeorge Chappell1615 - bef 1682
  • WChristian - 1653
m. bef 1642
  1. Mary Chappellest 1642 - aft 1710
  2. Abigail Chappell1644 - aft 1713/14
  3. John Chappellest 1646 - bef 1694
  4. Sarah Chappell1647 - 1660
  5. Rachel Chappell1649 -
m. by 1653
  1. George Chappell1654 -
  2. Lieutenant Caleb Chappell1671 - 1733
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] George Chappell
Gender Male
Birth[2] cal 1615 England
Residence[1][2] 1635 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Emigration[1][2] 1635 On the Christian.
Military[2] 1637 In all probability served in the Pequot War.
Marriage bef 1642 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Christian
Residence[1][2] 1651 New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Marriage by 1653 to Margaret/Margerette Unknown
Death[2] bef 8 Jun 1682
Probate[2] 8 Jun 1682 Inventory exhibited.

Came to New England on the Christian in 1635. Apprenticed as a carpenter on 28 March 1637 to (fellow Christian passenger) Francis Stiles at Windsor.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 George Chappell, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Directory. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jun 2015), 61.

    "Chappell, George: [Origin] Unknown; [Emigration] 1635 on Christian; [Resided] Wethersfield, New London [GM 2:2:59-60; NEHGR 157:394]."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 George Chappell, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:55-59.

    "BIRTH: About 1615 (age 20 in 1635 [Hotten 43]).
    DEATH: By 8 June 1682 (date of inventory)"

  3.   George Chappell, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:363.

    GEORGE, Wethersfield, came in the Christian 1635, aged 20, from London, and two yrs. later is found apprent. to learn the trade of carpenter with Francis Stiles of Windsor, wh. had come in the same ship, and, perhaps, paid for his transporta. Fifteen yr.s. after he rem. to New London with w. Margery and ch. Mary; Rachel; John; and George, b. 5 Mar. 1654; and there had Elizabeth 30 Aug. 1656; Esther, 15 Apr. 1662; Sarah, 14 Feb. 1666; Nathaniel, 21 May 1668; and Caleb, 7 Oct. 1671. He d. 1709, in his will speaks of aged w. Margery, commit. to s. Caleb, and gr.s. Comfort; but wh. was f. of this Comfort is not told. Mary m. 19 Jan. 1665, John Daniels; Rachel m. a. 1667, Thomas Crocker.

  4.   Harris, Gale Ion. George Chappell of Windsor, Wethersfield, and New London, Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan 1996).

    This study covers the immigrant ancestor, George Chappell, and two generations of his descendants.

The Christian (1635)
The Christian sailed to Boston, then up the Connecticut River to Windsor. Among its passengers were young men paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses at Windsor for future settlers (led by Francis Stiles).
Sailed: 16 Mar 1634/5 from London, England under Master John White
Arrived: 15 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts, then sailed on to Windsor.

Passengers:
~27
Francis Stiles - Tho: Bassett - Tho: Stiles - Tho: Barber - James Busket - Tho: Coop? - Jo:Dwyer - Jo: Harris - James Horwood - Jo: Reeves - Tho: Ffoulfoot - Edward Preston - Jo: Cribb - George Chappell - Robert Robinson - Edward Patteson - ffrancis Marshall - Ricd. Heylie - Tho: Halford - Tho: Haukesworth - Jo: Stiles - Henrie Stiles - Jane Morden - Joan Stiles - Henry Stiles 3yr. - Jo: Stiles 9mo. - Rachell Stiles 28

Resources: Passenger List at Winthrop Society Founders of New England

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield