Person:Martha Chapman (10)

  1. Martha Chapman1618 - 1662
m. by abt 1639
  1. Martha Kitcherell1639 - 1708
  2. Samuel Kitcherell1644 - 1651
  3. Hannah Kitcherell1645/46 - 1658
m. 2 Jan 1650/51
  1. Benjamin Dorchester1651 - 1676
  2. Sarah Dorchester1653 - 1746
  3. Hester Dorchester1656 - 1662
Facts and Events
Name[1] Martha Chapman
Gender Female
Alt Birth? 7 Apr 1616 Digswell, Hertfordshire, England
Birth[1] by abt 1618 Digswell, Hertfordshire, EnglandBased on estimated date of first marriage.
Marriage by abt 1639 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Samuel Kitcherell
Marriage 2 Jan 1650/51 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Anthony Dorchester
Death[3] 17 Dec 1662 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

Evidence of Martha's Surname

"Martha, second wife of Anthony Dorchester, and previously wife of Samuel Kitcherell, died Dec. 17, 1662, at Springfield, Mass., having had issue by each husband. That her maiden name was Chapman is proved by a record in the Winthrop Papers as follows: Martha Dorchester, wife of Anthony of Springfield; living 15 Sept. 1659. Nathaniel and Johana Reskue [Ruscoe] did appear & declare that sd Martha before marriage was Martha Chapman, born Digswell, co. Herts, and came over with the sister of Major Hezekiah Haines. This information was found by the late Col. Charles Edward Banks in volume 19 of the manuscript Winthrop Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society rooms and is published by the kind permission of Mr. Allyn Bailey Forbes, Librarian of the Society."[1]

Martha's Marital Career

"Samuel(1) Kitcherel, variously recorded as Ketcherwell, Ketchering, Kecherell, Kritchwell, Ketchell, Cretchwell, etc., etc., was at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1644, when he was granted a house lot there. With him was his wife, Martha, who, after Kitcherel's death in 1650, married Anthony Dorchester of Springfield, Massachusetts. This marriage took place January 2, 1651, and Martha and her three children by her first marriage removed to Springfield. She sold the Kitcherel home lot in Hartford to Ozias Goodwin. She died December 17, 1662, and Dorchester died August 28, 1682 or 1683."[2]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Torrey, Clarence Almon. Chapman-Kitcherell-Dorchester. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr 1941), (at 17:206).
  2. De Forest, Louis Effingham. Our colonial and continental ancestors, the ancestry of Mr. and. Mrs. Louis William Dommerich. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984), 127.
  3. Stott, Clifford L. Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), 1:62.

    Martha the wife of Anthony Dorchester dyed the 17th of December 1662.