Roger Chapin1

#18814, (say 1538 - before 9 September 1590)
Relationship10th great-grandfather of William David Lewis


____ _____ b. s 1545, d. a 1590
Children 1.Johan Chapin5 (c 1560 - )
 2.John Chapin+1 (c 1566 - a 1600)
 3.Margery Chapin5 (s 1568 - c 1569)
 4.Margrett Chapin5 (c 1570/71 - )
 5.Luke Chapin5 (c 1576 - c 1590)
H. M. Chapin makes a plausible statement that Roger Chapin "was born probably before 1540, as he had a daughter baptized at Totnes in 1560." Still, it is interesting that has this entry in "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975": Totnes, Devon, England. Roger Chypman, son of Christopher Shypman, chr. 29 Sep 1642, d. 10 Oct 1642 ( 
Birth*say 1538He was born say 1538.1 
Marriage*say 1558He married ____ _____ say 1558 at EnglandG.3 
Death*before 9 September 1590He died before 9 September 1590 at Devon, EnglandG.4 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S1706] St. Mary's Register of Christenings, Weddings & Burials, 1556-1664, Totnes, Devon, England; repository Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Exeter, Devon, England, img. 00007. John, son of Roger Chapyn, bapt. 25 Sep 1566 [manuscript looks like 22, but is transcribed as 25 in both and], online
  2. [S1705] Howard Millar Chapin, "The English Ancestry of Dea. Samuel Chapin of Springfield, Mass.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 83 (July 1929).
  3. [S1705] Howard Millar Chapin, "English Ancestry of Samuel Chapin", p. 353, referring to Roger Chapin, and citing Totnes parish registers: "The name of his wife is unknown, but she survived him and was living 9 Sept. 1590 as 'widdo Chapinne.'"
  4. [S1706] St. Mary's (Totnes) Parish Register, Totnes, Devon, England: img. 00084. 'The 9[th day of Sep 1590] was buried Luke the sonne of widdo Chappine in the plague." There were at least thirty-seven burials in Totnes that month of people who died in the plague; previous and following months show similar numbers of victims.
  5. [S1705] Howard Millar Chapin, "English Ancestry of Samuel Chapin", p. 354, citing Totnes parish register.