John & Hannah Chapman

John Chapman is believed to have been born in Hursley, Hampshire, around 1765. It seems likely that he had an earlier marriage than the one found but nothing is known about this.

Hannah Parsons is believed to have been born in Queen Camel, Somerset, around 1789.

John Chapman married Hannah Parsons in Hursley in 10 January 1820 and they are known to have had three children:

Joseph

ca.1822

Georgiana

ca.1824

Henrietta

ca.1827

In 1841 John and Hannah were in Crampmoore, just east of Romsey, with their three known children. John and Hannah were still there in 1851.

John died in 1853 and in 1861 Hannah was living with her married daughter, Henrietta’s family in Romsey. Hannah probably died in the 1860s.

Of John and Hannah’s known shildren:

  • Joseph married Louisa Effamey and lived in Romsey.

  • Henrietta married Samuel Collins, a tailor, in 1845 and their children were:

    Samuel

    1846

    Thomas

    1848

    John

    1850

    Cornelius

    1852

    Henrietta

    1854

    Fanny

    ca.1857

    William Barton

    1860

    Edwin

    1864

    George Henry

    1872

    Samuel and Henrietta lived in Romsey until the 1870s when they moved to Birmingham. Henrietta died in Birmingham in 1901.