In 1656 Merchant’s Hope Church was built by the London and Virginia Company one mile from the James River and on the edge of Chappell’s Creek.
Thomas Chappell, possibly this Thomas, was a member of the London Company.
It is unclear, but they would seem to be cousins to John and Thomas of Mansfield.
This John Chappell would have been born in 1597 and was therefore not a son of John Chappell born in 1588.
It is also clear there were orphans of Thomas Chappell indicating they were the parents of other children, but there is no record of any other than their son Thomas Chappell.
Thomas Chappell was born after 1637 in Charles City.
He was Bishop of Cork and a professor at Cambridge.
Revised 6/15/2010 Robert Chappell was born between 1540 – 1560 in England, and died in England.
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It would seem then that he would have most likely been a son of William, Bishop of York, and brother to John who married Mary Barker.
What is clear is this was an interrelated family of Chappell’s and Barkers, who were mariners.