He was Bishop of Cork and a professor at Cambridge.John Chappell was born in 1588 in England, and died in 1612 in Mansfield, England. John died before his elder brother and left a young family.
As part of a deed filed in Charles City County, and found in the record books covering 1737-1774 is the following: I Hulday Chappell engage that he, said John Lanier, shall peaceably enjoy said land which was mine by my husband’s deed of gift.
Winessed James Binford and William Edmunds and Signed with her mark Hulda Chapple.
This patent was for 400 acres as 8 headrights, on the south side of the James River opposite Westover.
The patent reads …grant unto William Barker, Mariner, Fower Hundred acres of Land scituated, lying, and being in Charles Cittie County and bounded upon a creek called Chappell’s Creek, south into the woods. It is unclear whether the Creek had been named by John Chappell, Captain of the Speedwell, or by Barker.
Thomas Chappell, for 800 pounds tobacco, releases to John Lanier the land sold to him by Huldy Chappell.
There is also 25 acres besides the 100, next to John Martin.
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.
His sojourn in Virginia was brief and evidently his only voyage, and may well have been in preparation for the arrival of Thomas Chappell later that same year aboard the .