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We believe that John Chapman was born in
Great Dunmow in 1813. In the 1861 census, John's family
were living in Gas Lane, Dunmow. Their details are given as
John Chapman (48), labourer, born Great Dunmow;
Margaret Chapman (38), wife, born Edinburgh;
Margaret Chapman (17), daughter, born Sheffield;
William [actually, William James] Chapman (15), son, born Longford, Ireland;
Isabella Chapman (3), daughter,born Great Dunmow;
Barbara Chapman (9 months), daughter, born Great Dunmow.
On 21 May 1877 in Great Dunmow, Essex, William James Chapman (*)(age: 30) married Elizabeth Barker (age 26; father: Leander). They had eight or nine children: James F (six years old at the 1881 census, so probably born in 1874 or 1875 but not recorded in the baptismal register), John William (baptised 9 February 1879), Frederick Noah (baptised 12 June 1881), William (baptised 10 February 1884, although another record suggests he was born in September 1884; buried 1 October 1935), Arthur Ernest (baptised 12 September 1886), Walter and Frederick (twins, born 14 January 1888, baptised 11 March 1888), Alexander M Stuart ('Alec')(baptised 2 March 1890) and Samuel. The children all grew up in Great Dunmow. Frederick, and probably several other brothers, died in World War I.
In the 1881 census, William (that is, William James) Chapman is recorded as living at 15 Church End, Great Dunmow, Essex. His age is 33, and his place of birth is Longford, Ireland. His occupation is a bricklayer. Elizabeth Chapman, his wife, was 27. Her place of birth was Uxbridge, Middlesex. Also with them were their two sons: James and John; and a nine year old visitor: Arthur Green.
In the same census, John Chapman is recorded as living at 26 Church End. His age is recorded as 63, but we think this is a mistake as the parish records show he died in December 1884 aged 72. His occupation is given as a general labourer.
John Danby married Eppie (Hepzibah May or Hepzibah Agnes) Haines. They had five children: Emily (23 March 1884), Ellen Fanny (or Nellie Fanny - 'Nell') (11 February 1886 - 10 May 1975; buried 15 May 1975), Henry John, Alice Ethel (16 November 1891 - 17 April 1958), and Albert. They were all born in Plumstead, South East London.
Tom Fill married Emily Danby (*). They had five children: Gladys (died February 1908, 11 months), Dorris (Dorothy, or Dolly) (21 May 1908 - 13 June 1950), Winifred ('Winn') (13 June 1912 - 13 June 1966), William ('Bill') (7 January 1913, died 1985 aged 72) and Helen ('Nell') (27 May 1914).
Percy Hazelden married Louise Funnell (*). They had two children: Geoff (2 January 1934 - 23 December 2020) and Joan. They lived in Brighton. We think it was Percy's parents who owned the 'Hazelden Nursery' that used to sell plants on the main road into Brighton from London for many years. The main road is now moved, and the nursery is closed.
On 20 March 1982 in Guildford, Surrey, Paul Hazelden (*) married Susan Frances ('Sue') Hitchins. They had three children: Alan David (7 July 1987), Philip John (13 December 1989) and Ian Roger (22 March 1992).