Hope Chipman: Birth: 31 AUG 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Death: 26 JUL 1728 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Note: A John Chipman was added to the list of freeman in Sandwich, Massachusetts in 1679. Listed as a freeman in Sandwich in 1702. Invested as a ruling elder in the church, 4/14/1670. Savage says: John Chipman, Barnstable, had been at Plymouth or Yarmouth a few years before 1650, and may have resided at other towns, since he said, 8 Feb. 1652, it was 21 years ago that he came from England and was now at 37 years old. So that it seems probable he came with Allerton in the White Angel or in the Friendship, that had sail, at the same time, from Barnstaple in Devon, but had put back and so reached here a few days later. He married Hope, second daughter of John Howland, and had Elizabeth, born 24 June 1647, at Plymouth baptized at Barnstable 18 Aug. 1650, beside one or two more, for he speaks of more than one before Hope; Lydia; John; Hannah; Samuel; Ruth; Bethia; Mercy; John; Desire. His father Thomas had good estate near Dorchester in County Dorset. He was long ruling Elder and representative 1663 to 1669 every year except 1667. Rev. John Smith came from the country around Dorchester as well, and the two were close associates. He resided in Sandwich from 1691 to 1712, when he removed to Chilmark and stayed a couple of years. Returning to Sandwich, he lived there from 1714 to 1720 and again settled here. He was a man of distinction, versed in legal knowledge which he exercised in a professional way, though calling himself a 'cordwainer.' While here he was local agent for the Society for Propagating the Gospel. He removed to Newport, R.I., about 1727, soon acquired political prominence and became one of the Governor's assistants. He died in 1756, aged 86 years. He was thrice married (1) to Mary Skiff, (2) widow Elizabeht Russell and 3 to a Miss Hookey of Rhode Island. The will of John Chipman dated Oct. 17, 1749, proved Feb. 2, 1756, names sons James, Handley, and John Chipman; daughter. in law Mary Chipman and her son William Chipman; son Perces; daughters. Bethia and Deborah; Perces son of son James Chipman; daughter Rebecca Moore dec.
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