Looking for Chapman of South Melbourne circa 1870 - 1900
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