PGM Team and Chapman researchers,
Should we remove the parents of Robet Chapman Saybrook, CT 1616 - 1687?
NEHGR 2005 Vol 159 p 316 and The American Genealogist Vol 66 p 30 – 32 1991 (both cited by Robert Anderson in his 2015 GM Directory) both state that his parents are *not* Robert Chapman and Alice Robinson of Hull and he was not the Robert baptized 1616 in Hull. His parents have not been found.
Dorothy Chapman Saunders, The American Genealogist: The Origin of Robert Chapman of Saybrook, Connecticut, A Theory Nipped in the Bud (New Haven, Conn.: D.L. Jacobus, 1991) Vol 66 p 30 – 32 Quote:
"As attractive as the theory is, Robert Chapman of Saybrook, Conn., was not the son of Robert and Alice (Robinson) Chapman who was baptized in Kingston upon Hull in January 1616/7."
He could not be the son of Robert Chapman and his wife Alice Robinson, baptized 1/1/1617 at Holy Trinity Parish, Kingston on Hull, Yorkshire, England because that Alice was deceased before 22 Oct 1633. Yet in 1651 in court testimony it stated that his mother was very much alive and influential (citing Heritage Books reprint of Records of tlie Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663 (originally published Hartford 1928) and discovered the following under the court held 14 May 1651 (pp. 99, 100)).
Robert Charles Anderson in the GM Directory (2015) and NEHGR 2005 Vol 159 p 316 both cite the above source as the latest information we have on his parents.
NEHGR 2005 Vol 159 p 316 (subscription required):
The American Genealogist Vol 66 p 30 – 32 (subscription required):