Chapman's of South Australia
William CHAPMAN & Elizabeth HOPE had a son Charles CHAPMAN on 15 Feb 1842 near Adelaide, South Australia.
Mary Ann PEGLER married and had the following children:
Sarah Jane CHAPMAN 15 Feb 1854 Koppio S.A.
Susan CHAPMAN 4 Mar 1865, Koppio, S.A.
William CHAPMAN 23 Oct 1866, Port Lincoln, S.A.
Walter CHAPMAN 15 Apr 1868, Meadows Creek, S.A.
Harriet CHAPMAN 5 Sep 1869 Port Lincoln, S.A.'
Peter CHAPMAN 25 Aug 1871, Streaky Bay, S.A.
un-recorded twins 24 Apr 1873, Kirkala, S.A.
Charles CHAPMAN 20 may 1874, Streaky Bay, S.A.
Martha CHAPMAN 3 Aug 1877, Streaky Bay, S.A.
Mary Ann CHAPMAN 3 Jun 1879, Yardea, S.A.
Christopher CHAPMAN 20 Jun 1882, Port Augusta, S.A.
Ivy Myrtle MARKS married Port Augusta, their children:
Thelma Alvis CHAPMAN 28 Feb 1910 Cowell, S.A.
Ivy Doreen CHAPMAN 1 Oct 1911, Cowell, S.A.
Christopher Charles CHAPMAN 11 Oct 1913, Cleve, S.A.
Eric William CHAPMAN 16 Mar 1915 Cleve, S.A.
Mavis Jean CHAPMAN 1 Feb 1918, Port Augusta West, S.A.
Ernest Howard CHAPMAN 24 Jul 1920, Cowell, S.A.
Rita Joyce CHAPMAN 16 Aug 1922, Cleve, S.A.
Lorna mary CHAPMAN 28 Jun 1925, Cleve, S.A.
Edwin Keith CHAPMAN 18 Apr 1927, Cleve, S.A.
Trying to find out when William and Elizabeth came to Australia or if they were born here. Also Charles and Mary Ann CHAPMAN'S where abouts between 1842 and 1864 after the birth of Sarah Jane who was born at Koppio in South Australia.
Were William Chapman and Elizabeth Hope born in Australia? Descendants of this couple had a secret, but that secret is still not solved to the present generation. Was their secret really that bad, were they convicts, or was a crime committed that maybe they changed their name. William and Elizabeth seem to have vanished into thin air. Did they remain in South Australia? It is believed that they were Catholics, so they may be recorded in Catholic records somewhere.
Image of Charles CHAPMAN taken in 1922.