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William Chapman (abt. 1540 - 1616)

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William Chapman
Born about in Somerset, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of
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 3 Sep 2015 at 08:15 GMT Leigh (Hoolihan) 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 2 Aug 2015 at 11:24 GMT 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

    William is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 28 degrees from Bob Dylan, 23 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 21 degrees from Michael Phelps and 19 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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