Catherine Chapin1

#7656, (1626 - 4 February 1712)
Relationship7th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Dea. Samuel Chapin1 (c 1598 - 1675)
Mother*Cicely Penney1 (c 1601 - 1682/83)

Family 1

Nathaniel Bliss b. 1621, d. 1654
Children 1.Samuel Bliss8 (1647 - 1749)
 2.Margaret Bliss8 (1649 - 1745)
 3.Mary Bliss8 (1651 - 1722)
 4.Nathaniel Bliss Jr.8 (1653 - 1736)

Family 2

Thomas Gilbert b. c 1624, d. 1662
Children 1.Sarah Gilbert8 (1655/56 - 1712)
 2.John Gilbert8 (1657 - 1708/9)
 3.Thomas Gilbert8 (1658/59 - 1698)
 4.Henry Gilbert8 (1661/62 - 1740)

Family 3

Samuel Marshfield b. 1626, d. 1692
Children 1.Josiah Marshfield8 (1665 - 1712)
 2.Hester Marshfield8 (1667 - 1714)
 3.____ Marshfield8 (1669 - 1669)
 4.Margaret Marshfield8 (1670 - 1758)
Christening1626She was christened in 1626 at St. Mary's Church, Berry Pomeroy, Devon, EnglandG.2 
Birth*1626She was born in 1626 at Devon, EnglandG.2,1 
6 April 1630In Henry Penney's will dated 6 April 1630, Catherine Chapin was named as an heir; wife Jane named as Executrix.3 
after October 1637She accompanied Dea. Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney after October 1637 from Devon, England (sometime after the baptism of Josiah) to Massachusetts BayG.4,5 
1639She lived with Dea. Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney in 1639 at Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG.6,7 
1642/43She removed with Dea. Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penney in 1642/43 Agawam settlement (Springfield) during the winter.6 
26 November 1646 As of 26 November 1646,her married name was Bliss.8 
Marriage*26 November 1646She married Nathaniel Bliss on 26 November 1646 at Springfield, Massachusetts.8 
31 July 1655 As of 31 July 1655,her married name was Gilbert.8 
Marriage*31 July 1655She married Thomas Gilbert on 31 July 1655 at Massachusetts.8 
28 December 1664 As of 28 December 1664,her married name was Marshfield.8 
Marriage*28 December 1664She married Samuel Marshfield, son of Thomas Marshfield and ____ _____, on 28 December 1664 at Massachusetts; his 2nd, her 3rd.8 
Death*4 February 1712She died on 4 February 1712 at Massachusetts.1 


  1. [S756] Gilbert Warren Chapin, compiler, The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data (Hartford, Connecticut: Chapin Family Association, 1924), p. XI, named in grandfather's will.
  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): p. 355, "Katherin, doubtless the daughter whose name is illegible except for the last two letters, in, who was bapt. at Berry Pomeroy in 1626," citing the Bishop's Transcripts of Berry Pomeroy registers.
  3. [S756] Gilbert Warren Chapin, Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, p. IX; to poor of the parish; son Allen, dau. Joane Barter, dau. Katherine Penney, dau. Cicelly Chapin, dau. Elliner, dau. Allis Penny, dau. Susan Penny, "nephew" [grandson] David Chapin, nephew William Penny [son of Allen], Jane Penny "one other of the children of my said son Allen", Katherine Penny [dau. of Allen], child. of Robert Barter Jane, Joane and Elizabeth; Katherine Chapin and Sarah Chapin [child. of Samuel and Cicelly].
  4. [S1707] St. Mary's Register of Christenings, Weddings & Burials, 1556-1664, Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England; repository Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Exeter, Devon, England, archive no. 3046A/PR/1/2, img. 30. Christenings, 29 Oct 1637, Joseas, son of Samuell Chapin, online
  5. [S756] Gilbert Warren Chapin, Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, p.XII, states by 1635, and that Dea. Samuel took the estate inventory of his father-in-law May 1630. [sons Josiah and Henry prob. went to New England with him]
  6. [S756] Gilbert Warren Chapin, Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, p.XII.
  7. [S1705] Howard Millar Chapin, "English Ancestry of Samuel Chapin", p. 355.
  8. [S756] Gilbert Warren Chapin, Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, p. 4.