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Looking for Chapman of South Melbourne circa 1870 - 1900

Query by Champs

Hello you clever & dedicated researchers - I would appreciate any assistance in tracing my g/parents - William & Charlotte Chapman & their ancestors/descendants.
I am quite the novice in these searches & probably as expected, I have little info to start with:

William (2nd name Frederick?) Chapman sailed from England to Melb in late 1800s.
He served as a cabin-boy aboard the 'SS Marpesia'.
He later established a furniture/storage business at 256 Dorcas St Sth Melb. He married Charlotte Ford in 1890 & they had 6 daughters, Ada, Alice, Florence, Nell, Gladys & Win(born 17/12/1912)
Alice married Tom Brown, Florence married Reg Baillieu (of Sorrento), Nell married Tom Freeman,
Gladys married Roy Lunn & Win married Harold Champion (my parents) in 1940.

William died at his Dorcas St address in 1945 following a fall from his upstairs balcony.

The photo (circa 1915) shows L>R: Florence, Ada, William, Alice, Win, Charlotte, Gladys & Nell

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by tonkin on 2013-01-20 02:07:33

Hello again Champs.

These few details may be of some help to you.


Groom: William Frederick CHAPMAN.
Birth place: London.

Bride: Charlotte FORD.
Birth place: Essex.

Year married: 1890.
Place: Victoria.


William Frederick CHAPMAN.
Died: 1945 South Melbourne, Victoria.
Age: 80 years.
Father: William George CHAPMAN.
Mother: Ellen HUDSON.


The Victorian Death Inquest (Ref #1368) found that William F CHAPMAN died from an Accidental Fall. The Inquest was held on 13 November 1945.


Charlotte CHAPMAN.
Died: 1939 in South Melbourne, Victoria.
Age: 71 years.
Father: unknown FORD.
Mother: unknown CRAWLEY.

by Champs on 2013-01-20 17:46:45

Wow! we're off and running....thanks tonkin...well done

by tonkin on 2013-01-20 23:22:35

Found a few more details for you today Champs.
May help with your searches.

These are the details I have put together for the six children of
William Frederick CHAPMAN and Charlotte FORD.


Alice Maud CHAPMAN.
Born: 1891 South Melbourne, Victoria.
Died: 1983 Bentleigh, Victoria.
Age: 92 years.

Married: Tom George BROWN.
Year: 1916.
Place: Victoria.

Tom George BROWN.
Died: 1971 Ormond, Victoria.
Age: 87 years.
Father: Tom George BROWN.
Mother: Elizabeth FOSTER.

Tom George BROWN.
Born: 1884 in Malvern, Victoria.
Father: Tom George BROWN.
Mother: Elizabeth FOSTER.


Ellen Mary CHAPMAN.
Born: 1894 Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Died: -

Married: Thomas FREEMAN.
Year: 1920.
Place: Victoria.


Born: 1895 Melbourne South, Victoria.
Died: -

Married: John William WALTER.
Year: 1921.
Place: Victoria.


Florence Annie CHAPMAN.
Born: 1900 Melbourne South, Victoria.
Died: 1985 Sorrento, Victoria.
Aged: 84 years.

Married: Reginald Francis BAILLIEU.
Year: 1923.
Place: Victoria.

Reginald Francis BAILLIEU.
Died: 1965 Melbourne, Voctoria.
Age: 68 years.
Father: George Francis BAILLIEU.
Mather: Agnes SHEEHAN.

Reginald Francis BAILLIEU.
Born: 1896 Queenscliff, Victoria.
Father: George Francis BAILLIEU.
Mother: Agnes SHEEHAN.


Gladys Irene CHAPMAN.
Born: 1901 Melbourne South, Victoria.
Died: -

Married: Roy Edward LUNN.
Year: 1925.
Place: Victoria.

Roy Edward LUNN.
Died: 1933 Prahran, Victoria.
Age: 34 years.
Father: Edward Alfred LUNN.
Mother: Margaret MCPHEE.

Roy Edward LUNN.
Born: 1898 Maryborough, Victoria.
Father: Edward Alfred LUNN.
Mother: Margaret MCPHEE.


Winifred Lillian CHAPMAN.
Born: 1913 Melbourne South, Victoria.
Died: -

Married: Harold John CHAMPION.
Year: 1940.
Place: Victoria.

I have only searched the Victorian records to date and if I find any further details will let you know.


by Champs on 2013-01-21 00:50:50

Tnx tonkin....you seem to be a whizz at this stuff!

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