John Chappel1

#22514, b. 1829

Individual's Timeline

Birth1829John Chappel1
Marriage22 April 1849John Chappel1,2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • (Witness) History: John Chappel witnessed "BERRYNARBOR is a pleasant village, on an eminence near the sea coast, overlooking Combemartin Cove, 3 miles E. of Ilfracombe. Its parish contains 899 inhabitants, and 4958A. 1R. 27P. of land, including many scattered farm-houses, &c., and a range of hills in which lime and other stone is got. Westcote says it was originally called Bury, and afterwards Bury Nerbert, from the family who held it some centuries ago, but we find it was held by the Berry family till 1708. A.D. Bassett, Esq., who has a pleasant seat here, called Watermouth, owns a great part of the parish, and is lord of the manor, which was purchased by J.D. Bassett, Esq., in 1712. Sir P.B. Chichester, Sir P.F. Palmer Acland, and the Executors of the late Charles Cutcliffe, have estates here. Mr. Bassett is also lord of the manors of East Haggington and Woolscott. The parish has its annual feast or revel on the first Sunday in July, and was the birthplace of the celebrated Bishop Jewel. The Church is an ancient structure, with some monuments of the Berry family." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)] in 1850.
  • Occupation: John was an agricultural labourer.

Census details

Children of John Chappel and Catherine Chugg


  1. Website ( "LOVERING family tree (Owner: spacegirl1975)."
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Chappel, John and Chugg, Catherine - Barnstaple 10/47.
  3. Website ( "Adams Family Tree (Owner: AGertsch)."