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William Chapman

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William Chapman
Born about in Somerset, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Huish Champflower, Somerset, Englandmap
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William Chapman is the 5th great-grandfather of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).[1]

William and his brother John were powerfully supported by their maternal cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh.[2]


  • John Burke, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Volume 1 (London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1832)
  • Richard Aldington, Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Enquiry (London: Collins,1955)
  • H. Montogomery Hyde, Solitary in the Ranks (London: Constable, 1977)
  • Ronald D. Knight, T. E. Lawrence's Irish Ancestry and Relationship to Sir Walter Raleigh (Dorset: 2000)
  • T.E. Lawrence's Family Page


  1. T.E. Lawrence's Family Page
  2. T.E. Lawrence's Family Page

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On September 3, 2015 at 08:15GMT Leigh Murrin wrote:

Chapman-4330 and Chapman-1213 appear to represent the same person because: Hello, these appear to be duplicate profiles of the same person based on data in common (eg spouse). Differences in place of birth, etc could be clarified with further research or noted in the biography section. If PMs agree please approve this proposal. Thanks very much

On August 2, 2015 at 11:24GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Chapman-5330 and Chapman-4330 appear to represent the same person because: Same profiles but 4430 has the correct parents added. thank you

Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections William is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 from AJ Jacobs and 31 from Nikola Tesla on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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