Maryland Calendar of Wills: Vol I CHAPLINE, WILLIAM, Calvert Co, 5 Jan., 1669, Died 9 Dec., 1669 To wife MARY, dower rights. To Dau. Elizabeth Chapline, plantation in Dorchester Co, MD To Dau. Mary Chapline, personalty. To son William, home plantation at 16 yrs. of age. (In Calvert Co) Ex. not named Test: John Brook, Richard Tubman, Richard Rainer, John Halloway. 1. 363. ================================================= - From "CHAPLINES from Maryland and Virginia" Author Maria J. Liggett Dare, pages 2 thru 4: "CHAPLINE WILLS. -Old Style." "William Chapline, December 9th, 1669; wife Mary. Three children, Elizabeth, William, Mary. Executors John Webb and Richard Hopper. Witnesses, John Brooke, Richard (R.T.) Tubman, Rd. Rainer and John Holloway." "Wm. Calvert, Judge for Probate of Wills."
"I, William Chapline of Patuxent River, Planter, being sick and weake in body but in perfect mind and memory, Do make this my last Will and Testament as followeth: I bequeath my body to the Earth and my Spirit to God that gave itt, and after all my Debts is truely Paid, I give and bequeath as followeth: It. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Chaplin, all the Cattle young and old of her Marke which is one the left Ear a cross and two slitt and a hole, all I say that is on the Plantation where I now live and all my plantation at the Eastern shore and if the Cattle at the time of her Marriage or departure from my house will not Produce fourteen Milch Cows, then fourteen Milch Cows shall be made good to her out of my other Stock. Moreover I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth aforesaid, a featherbed with all furniture belonging to itt, and likewise all those Goods which I have given to my aforesaid daughter Elizabeth. I will that she possess and enjoy the same; also I give and bequeath to my aforesaid Daughter Elizabeth Chapline my Plantation at the Eastern shore, housing thereupon and all the land belonging to it, also I give unto my said Daughter Elizabeth, two Iron potts, two servants a man and a woman, the one the first year after she is married, and the other the second year after she is married. Itt. I give and bequeath unto my son William Chapline as followeth: First, the plantation on which I now am with the Stock of Cattle and Hoggs belonging to me thereunto according to the pattent, and the housing thereupon and also the Servants that is upon the same, and also My Sloope with all that pertains to her. Item. I give unto my Daughter Mary Chapline all my female Cattell belonging to my Plantation at the Eastern shoar, the which plantation as is above said is in Dorsett County at the Eastern Shore. Item. My will and desire is that all my household goods whatsoever except the Feather bed and furniture which I have already given to my Daughter Elizabeth above said be equally divided into three parts, the one third part of which I give to my wife Mary Chapline and another third to my son William Chapline, and the other third to my daughter Mary Chapline. Item. My Will and pleasure is that my Daughter Elizabeth Chapline have her diett and cloathing every way convenient with washing and lodging here at my now Dwelling house at Patuxent in Fishing Creekes, from the time above said, untill the time of her marriage or her going away of her own accord. Item. My Will and pleasure is that if my son William Chapline above said live to the age of sixteen years, that then he possess and enjoy the Estate here given him with the produce thereof that then may be and in case of his mortallity then my will is that his plantation and land and all that properly belongs unto him do returne and fall to my aforesaid Daughter Mary Chapline and if in case Son William and Mary Chapline Decease, then my will is that all my whole Estate both moveable and immoveable (excepting what I have allready given to my Said Daughter Elizabeth) be equally divided betwixt my wife Mary Chapline and My Daughter Elizabeth Chapline, and in case of their mortallity then my will is that my estate fall to the next and nearest kindred. Item. I give unto my kinsman Richard Hopper of Calvert County in the Province of Maryland and my loving friend John Webb of the same County three pounds Sterling apiece. And for the performance of this my last Will and Testament I do appoint my well beloved friends John Webb and Richard Hopper to be my overseers, to see this my last Will performed according to the tenour thereof. Also, my Will and Desire is that my wife Mary Chapline during her life do quietly possess and enjoy a third part of my lands and Plantation in Calvert Co., with a third part of the stock of Cattle and Hogs that is thereupon." Marke, W.C. William Chapline. Probated Jan. 5, 1669. (This date or his death date is wrong. JLB) Copied from Folio 363, Liber No. 1, Register of Wills Office, Annapolis, MD" DeeDee ================================================ "Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 2" ISSUE WILLIAM CHAPLINE, b. 1625 at Chapline Choice; m. 1650, Mary HOPPER (HOOPER), d. in 1669. ================================================ ); and on l7 January 1659 William Chapline assigned to William Pyther an indenture whereby Edward Parrish was to serve him for seven years, on 21 January 1656 Pyther assigned it to Richard Gott, and on 20 September 1659 Gott assigned it to Alexander Gordon, his son-in-law (Patents 4:206). Other names that continued to denote people are those of people who completed terms of service or were issued warrants or certificates or granted patents. Tracing these names is tracing the settlers themselves. ======================================= Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527 CHAPLIN, William, m. by Sep 1663, Mary Richardson (Richard Smith informed the court that Capt. Thomas Manning married them without license or banns) (ARMD 49:43). ========================================= "The following is from "A History of Calvert County Maryland" by Charles Francis Stein. Re: Chapline
William Chapline was one of the Puritans who settled in Calvert County about 1651. He was a son of Captain Isaac Chapline of the Royal Navy, and his mother was Mary Calvert Chapline, a sister of the first Lord Baltimore. His brother John Chapline settled in Talbot Co. William Chapline's plantation consisted of several grants known as Chapline and East Chapline, situated on the south side of St. Leonard's Creek near Spout Farm. He received also the grant of Cedar Branch on Battle Creek, a property later acquired by the Bowen family. William Chapline died in 1669 and left his home plantation to his son, William Chapline, Jr., and lands in Dorchester Co to his daughter Elizabeth. William Chapline, Jr. was one of the signers whose names appear on the Petition addressed to his Majesty, King William III in 1689, on behalf of the Protestants of Maryland. The descendents of William Chapline, Jr. left Calvert Co, moving to Prince George's Co and Western Maryland. His grandson, Col. Joseph Chapline, was one of the first Justices appointed when Frederick Co was organized as a new County in 1748. He represented Frederick Co. in the Lower House of the Assembly for many years. Refs._Will of William Chapline - 1669. Mackenzie, "Colonial Families", Vol. II, "Chapline". HD Richardson, "Sidelights on Maryland History", Vol. II, pp. 61-64. "
Also, The following points out a curious relationship (Dr. Gibb apparently clarifies the situation ): "Q:210-1 Film No.: SR 7345 Maryland Gus Scordas update by Gibb Immigrated by 1658 with Elizabeth, his wife, Elizabeth, his daughter, & Alice Bencroft, his servant MSA SC 4341-2778 " As you may note William Chapline arrived in MD with Elizabeth Hooper Chapline and a young daughter and a "Servant" Ales(Alice) Bancroft!! His first wife was Elizabeth Bancroft so we may guess that Alice , who came with her step mother and half sister, was called a servant for a reason!?' Gibb says that William Chapline did what many "transporting" settlers did, that is he called his own daughter by her mother's name and could get more land by transporting a "non-related" person! Gibb, by the way is retired now as an Archivist in Annapolis and works part-time helping visitors there! Gibb and my brother graduated together at William and Mary College and were friends. Gibb sailed to our place on Taylor's Island and visited with us while my brother was there. I was delighted that Gibb choose to illuminate his hypothesis with our Chaplines, however one wonders at his need to "fabricate"?! Hmmmmm!
Look at these items! "Gibb? Maryland Archives Some names denoted people as well as rights. Among them are those of people who themselves were assigned along with rights. Such assignments, records of which are rare, are clearly distinguished from assignments of rights alone. For instance, on 11 May 1668 John Tully assigned to Daniel Jennifer both Richard Watson and the rights for Watson's transportation (Patents 11:337); on 20 October 1662 Job Walton assigned to Thomas Marken a maid servant, Mary Carter, for four years with all rights of land belonging to her (Patents 5:538); on 1 March 1659 Thomas Byan assigned Jane Montague to John Elles to serve for four years (Patents 8:498); and on l7 January 1659 William Chapline assigned to William Pyther an indenture whereby Edward Parrish was to serve him for seven years, on 21 January 1656 Pyther assigned it to Richard Gott, and on 20 September 1659 Gott assigned it to Alexander Gordon, his son-in-law (Patents 4:206).
Other names that continued to denote people are those of people who completed terms of service or were issued warrants or certificates or granted patents. Tracing these names is tracing the settlers themselves. their transporters, usually for four or five years. That is, they were servants and in the records are often so called. But the label "servant" was no stigma. In the seventeenth century it had meanings different from those of today. It denoted, as it usually does today, a person of low class and menial occupation, but it denoted people up and down the social scale as well. In these records "servant" seems often to mean nothing more than transportee. On 12 October 1652, when William Chaplin(e) demanded land, Alice Bancroft was his servant, but in his patent of l8 November 1658 she was his wife's daughter (Patents AB&H:273; Q:210). On 15 December 1669, immediately after entering rights for transporting himself and Thomasin, his wife, John Barnard assigned rights for transporting himself and "one servant woman" (Patents 12:380). And in an assignment of 10 July 1656 the first name in the list of "servants [Ralph Williams] brought into this Province" is "Ralph Williams" (Patents 5:410). These two ref: apparently are from Gibbs work " Suppliment to Skorkas ..." "
Bones to gnaw on , anyway!! Dick Matteson College Park MD ========================================= Name: William Chapline Year: 1651 Place: Maryland Source Publication Code: 1262 Primary Immigrant: Chapline, William Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p. Page: 61
More About William Chapline: Date born 2: 1625, Chapline's Choice, Prince George County, Virginia.868 Died 2: 1669868 Occupation: Abt. 1650, Plantation Owner, S.Side Patuxtent River, MD.869
More About William Chapline and Mary Hooper: Marriage: Abt. 1650870, 871
More About William Chapline and Mary Hopper: Marriage: 1650872