Third Generation

6. Albert Lees3 Chapman (William Leadbitter4, Robert5, William6) was born in Pilmore Cottages, Hurworth, nr Croft, Co. Durham ? 3 December 1881. Copy certificate issued 29 July 2005. His father is shown as William Leadbitter Chapman a butler. Albert died 8 May 1976 in South Africa, at 94 years of age. Note in WGD Chapman's diary.

He married twice. He married Sarah "Poppie" Poppit in Blyth Parish Church, Nottinghamshire, 21 January 1909. Copy certificate issued 29 July 2005. Albert is aged 27 a clerk in holy orders and Sarah is aged 30 a nurse. Albert's father William is described as a retired butler and Sarah's father George is described as deceased.

Sarah was born in 111 Sandy Lane, Worksop, Nottinghamshire 2 January 1879. Sarah was the daughter of George Poppit and Sarah Orpin. Sarah died 3 October 1951 in St Luke's Hostel, 14 Ftizroy Square, London, N1, at 72 years of age. She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in 111 Sandy Lane, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. RG11 Piece 3306, Folio 50, Page 14 shows George 38 a coal miner born Dudley, Sarah 38 born Wolverhampton, Thomas 18 a coal tub maker born Oldbury, James 12 born Worksop, Edith 7 born Worksop and Sarah 2 born Worksop. Poppit is spelt Poppitt.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Midland Orphanage & Girls Trai, Friar Street, Oldm. RG12 Piece 2681, Folio 17, Page 28 shows a Sarah Poppit aged 12 as an inmate of Midland Orphanage and Girls Training House. Her sister Lily is also there.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Howard Road, West Ham. 1901 Census Online shows a Sarah Poppitt aged 22 a pupil nurse born in Notts.

She 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.

Sarah participated in the cremation event 6 October 1951 in St Marylebone Crematorium, London. Information taken from diary of son W.G.D. Chapman

He married Gertrude Emma Williams in St Giles, West Bridgeford, Nottingham, 16 June 1952. Copy certificate issued 14 August 2008. Albert 70 widower, clerk in holy orders, residing at The Rectory, South Heighton, Sussex. Gertrude 62 widow, housewife, residing at 71 Davies Road, West Bridgeford. His father William Leadbitter Chapman deceased, gentleman. Hers Louis David Williams deceased, lithographer. Ceremony officiated by A. O. G. Chapman (this should be A.A. Chapman, Albert's son), Rector of St Giles, Farnborough.

Gertrude was born about 1890.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Croft Lane, Hurworth, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4045, Folio Page 26 shows William a domestic butler aged 46, his second wife Mary Anne 41 and son William 13 & Albert 9. In the 1881 Census William was shown as Herbert.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Church Army Van, Great Langton, Yorkshire. RG 13 Piece 4597, Folio 64, Page 4 shows Albert aged 19 and a Thomas Smith 26 both Evangelists, Church of England living in the Church Army Van. His birthplace Hurworth has been transcribed as Hunworth.

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 Lees Chapman and Sarah "Poppie" Poppit had the following children:

child 7 i. Albert Aidan2 Chapman 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. 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.

child + 3 ii. William George Deacon Chapman was born 27 September 1909.

child 8 iii. Peter Chapman was born in Ecclesall Bierlow district December 1914. Free BMD has an entry ref. Volume 9C Page 804. Ecclesall Bierlow spans the boundaries of Derbyshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Peter died December 1914 at less than one year of age. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 9C Page 427.

child 9 iv. Cuthbert David Chapman was born in Nottingham district 3 July 1917. Free BMD has an entry Ref. Volume 7B Page 501. Cuthbert died 7 March 2002 in South Africa, at 84 years of age. He married twice. He married Susanna Pretorius. 1 LVG

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