Captain Benjamin Chapman was born 1621 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Ireland to William Chapman (1560-1626) and Catherine Carew (1562-) and died 1650 in County Westmeath, Ireland, Ireland of unspecified causes. He married Anne Parkinson (1620-1658) circa 1650 in County Westmeath, Ireland.

Captain Benjamin Chapman (b1621) - Patriarch to the Chapman Baronets of Killua Castle in County Westmeath, Ireland. His father was maternal cousin to Sir Walter Raleigh. The castle was built by the Knights Hospitallers.

Vital Statistics

Son of William Chapman (1592-) (born in Kerry, Ireland)

1621 : Birth - Hinckley, Leicestershire, Ireland

1649-53 : Cromwell Conquest of Ireland



Killua Castle, Westmeath Co, Ireland

Chapman was a Cornet in the regiment of cavalry raised by Murrough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Inchiquin. He was later promoted to Captain, and served in the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. After the conquest, Oliver Cromwell granted Chapman an estate in the county of Westmeath, at Killua (also known as St. Lucy's), a former preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers.

Chapman married Anne, daughter of Robert Parkinson (esq. of Ardee). They had two sons, William and Thomas. William remained with his father at St. Lucy's and married Ismay, daughter of Thomas Nugent (esq. of Clonlost). Thomas emigrated to America.

Chapman's father, William, and uncle, John, had been supported by their maternal first cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh, who helped them procure land grants in the County Kerry. Due to financial troubles and their patron Raleigh's death in 1618, they were forced to sell the land to Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, for £26,400. Benjamin was William's only son.

Marriage & Family

  1. William Chapman (1647-1734) - Res: Killua Castle Ireland, m. Ismay Nugent, daughter of the esquire of Clonhost, d. 1734.
  2. Thomas Chapman (1649-1687) - Immigrated to New England prior to Sept 1675 when he married in Charlestown, MA to Sarah Merrick.

Note evidence found to support listings for any other children


Offspring of Captain Benjamin Chapman and Anne Parkinson (1620-1658)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Chapman (1647-1734) 1647 Killua Castle, County Westmeath, Ireland 1734 County Westmeath, Ireland Isma Nugent (1650-)

Thomas Chapman (1649-1687) 1649 Killua Castle, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland 22 August 1687 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Sarah Merrick (1657-1694)



Namesakes of Benjamin Chapman (1621-1650)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Benjamin Chapman (1707-1768)St Lucy's Church, County Westmeath, IrelandIrelandWilliam Chapman (1647-1734)Isma Nugent (1650-)Anne Tighe (1711-1792)
Benjamin Chapman (1783-1843)Reedsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, United StatesReedsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, United StatesThroope Chapman (1734-1794)Deborah Wilson (1743-)Sybil Amidon (1783-1863)
Benjamin Chapman (1754-1810)Killua, County Westmeath, IrelandKillua, County Westmeath, IrelandBenjamin Chapman (1707-1768)Anne Tighe (1711-1792)Anne Lowther (1756-1801)
Benjamin Chapman (1621-1650)Hinckley, Leicestershire, IrelandCounty Westmeath, Ireland, IrelandWilliam Chapman (1560-1626)Catherine Carew (1562-)Anne Parkinson (1620-1658)
Benjamin Chapman (1843-1843)Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United StatesNauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United StatesWelcome Chapman (1805-1893)Susan Amelia Risley (1807-1888)
Benjamin James Chapman (1810-1888)Killua Castle, County Westmeath, IrelandSouth Dublin, IrelandThomas Chapman (1756-1837)Margaret Anne Fetherstone (1788-1871)Maria Sarah Fetherstone (1827-1898)
Benjamin Rupert Chapman (1865-1914)County Westmeath, IrelandCounty Westmeath, IrelandBenjamin James Chapman (1810-1888)Margaret Anne Fetherstone (1788-1871)
Benjamin Samuel Chapman (1858-1930)St Albans, New South Wales, AustraliaSt Albans, New South Wales, AustraliaWilliam George Chapman (1814-1883)Elizabeth Dark (c1821-1905)Matilda Jane Jurd (1859-1941)
Benjamin Welcome Chapman (1881-1925)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United StatesSalt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United StatesWelcome Chapman (1805-1893)Catherine Ann Stayner (1839-1910)Edna Pearl Taylor (1886-1966)

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