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|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1675|
The son of Edward & Mary (Symond) Chapman, Edward Chapman is found in the list of Windsor landowners in 1667.
He married Elizabeth Fox in England.
He took the oath of a freeman for Windsor in the Colony of Conn. on May 9, 1667 and on March 14, 1673-4 he was chosen viewer of fences north of the town of Winsor.
He died from wounds he received during the Great Swamp Fight during the Narragansett War. From the Windsor Town Records: "Here I set down the Deaths of Several parsons that were against the Indians were wounded that they dyed, it was on the 19th: of December 1675: Edward Chapman..."
The inventory of his estate in Windsor was valued at 184-10-00 and exibited on March 2 1675-6 by Deacon Moore, Jacob Drake, Matthew Grant & Return Strong.
In March, 1675-6, administratin was granted to the widow, Elizabeth Chapman, and Thomas Bissell & Return Strong were appointed Overseers. The children were named as: Henry 12 yrs of age, Mary 10, Elizabeth 9, Simon 6, Hanna 5, Margaret 3, Sara born last May. The estate was distribed to the widow, 60 pounds; to the eldest son, 30 pounds; to the other son, 18 pounds; to each of the daughters 15 pounds.
The burial place of Edward Chapman is unknown, but he was probably taken to "Smith's Castle" in Rhode Island where many of the dead were taken after the Great Swamp Fight and buried in a mass grave.
Elizabeth Fox Cross*
Simon Chapman (1669 - 1749)*
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
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