45. Albert Aidan5 Chapman (Albert Lees4, William Leadbitter3, Robert2, William1) was born in Woodside, Westhoughton, Lancashire 27 September 1909. Albert died 7 October 2004 at 95 years of age. The Times Obituary 2 November 2004 Canon Aidan Chapman, priest, was born on September 27, 1909. He died on October 7, 2004, aged 95. Aidan Chapman was an inspirational and energetic pastoral leader in three very different West Kent parishes, who used his wide interests and an infectious enthusiasm for his fellow man to complement his long ordained ministry in postwar Erith, suburban Farnborough (where he built a second church) and Westerham. Although he served variously as parish priest to the families of both Margaret Thatcher and Sir Winston Churchill, his ministry was most effective among his ordinary parishioners, among whom he worked tirelessly. After Dean Close, Cheltenham and Emmanuel College, Cambridge (where he was stroke in the college boat) he was Chaplain to the Forces with the West Kent Yeomanry in France and Iceland, later joining 49th Division, with the Kingp’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, landing on Gold Beach and ending the war at Nijmegen. Later, he was successively Rural Dean of Orpington and Sevenoaks, and chaplain to both main hospitals there. In 1964, he was appointed honorary canon of Rochester Cathedral and represented his clergy colleagues at the World Council of Churches Toronto Congress. He was an accomplished sailor, skier, glider pilot and collector of clocks; as well as an owner, in the 1930s, of a rare Jarvis-bodied C-type MG sports car while assistant curate at Beckenham, Kent.
He married Harmony Celia (Marnie) Price 2 October 1939. Harmony was born in Bromley district 6 February 1917. Free BMD have an entry Ref. Volume 2A Page 873. Harmony was the daughter of Harry Chatterton Price and Margaret Harmony Lyell.
Harmony died 10 June 2012 in Hindhead, Surrey, at 95 years of age.
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 283 Radford Boulevard, Nottingham. RG14PN20623 RG78PN1231 RD430 SD4 ED31 shows Albert Lees 29 clergyman established church born Hurworth and Sarah 32 born Worksop married for 2 years with 2 children both living, and Albert Aidan 1 and Willam George Deacon 1 both born at Westhoughton. Also listed Eliza Bingham 17 servant.
Albert participated in the cremation event 18 October 2004 in Royal Tunbridge Wells Cremator.
Albert Aidan Chapman and Harmony Celia (Marnie) Price had the following children:
+ 55 i. Joanna6 Chapman (still alive).
+ 56 ii. Jacqueline Susan Chapman (still alive).
+ 57 iii. Christopher Aidan Chapman (still alive).
58 iv. Martin Giles Chapman (still alive).
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