Chipman (Y-DNA)

From Mayflower DNA
Revision as of 19:26, 11 October 2020 by Wing genealogist (Talk | contribs) (Summary of findings)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Status summary

Completed as of February 13, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional Chipmans for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
  • Predicted to fall under I-M223 based on 37 STR marker test of one descendant.

Still to do as of February 13, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test for subclade under I-M223.



John Chipman was the only son of Thomas Chipman of Brinspittle (now Briantspuddle), Dorset[1] Various dates/places for his baptism have been published including 3 Jun 1621 Briantspuddle, Dorset[2] 30 Jun 1614 Dorchester, Dorset[3] as well as 30 Jun 1614 Alderholt, Dorset.[4]

John emigrated to New England in May 1631 aboard the Friendship, arriving in Boston on 14 Jul 1631.[5]. Given the fact he was then aged 16/17, it is likely he came over with another family as an indentured servant. He originally lived at Plymouth, where (it is supposed) he married Hope Howland, second daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley about 1646[6] Shortly after the birth of their first child they moved to Barnstable, joined the church, and in Apr 1670 John was chosen to be one of the ruling Elders of the church.[7]

Hope died at Barnstable 8 Jan 1683/4[8] John removed to Sandwich, where he wrote his will 12 Nov 1702[9] and he died 7 Apr 1708[10]

John & Hope had nine daughters and three sons (oldest son John died in infancy): Samuel and (another) John.[11]


  1. NEHGRegister 35:127
  2. [1]
  3. [2]
  4. Need reference
  5. The Chipman family, a genealogy of the Chipmans in America, 1631-1920 hereinafter called Chipman Family (1920)
  6. Ibid. First child born 24 Jun 1648 Plymouth but baptized in Barnstable 18 Aug 1650.
  7. Ibid.
  8. gravestone at Lothrop Hill Cemetery
  9. probate copy of will proved 17 May 1708
  10. gravestone Old Town Cemetery
  11. Chipman Family (1920)

Y-DNA Descendants

Second Generation

(Dea.) Samuel Chipman was the older surviving son of John & Hope. He was born at Barnstable 15 Apr 1661[1] He lived in Barnstable his entire life where he married Sarah Cobb 27 Dec 1686[2] and he died in 1723[3] after leaving a will dated 31 Aug 1722[4] His widow died 8 Jan 1742/3.[5] Samuel and Sarah had four daughters and seven sons: Thomas, Samuel, John, Joseph, Jacob, Seth & Benjamin.

(Hon.) John Chipman was the youngest son of John & Hope. He was born at Barnstable 3 Mar 1670/1[6] He was married three times. He first married Mary Skiffe either at Barnstable or Sandwich[7] about 1691.[8] Mary died at Sandwich 12 Mar 1711.[9] John next married Elizabeth Handley, widow successivley of Thomas Pope and William Russell about 1715.[10] She died 29 Jan 1725/6.[11] His final marriage was to Hannah Hoxie (likely a widow) of Rhode Island, who died 21 Feb 1747.[12] Moved to Rhode Island after 1727 and died at Newport, RI 4 Jan 1756.[13] John had a total of five daughters and seven sons: John (died in infancy), James, John, Perez, Stephen (only had 1 daughter so no living Y-DNA line), Ebenezer, & (by second wife) Handley.[14]


  1. 1736 copy of Barnstable VRs (original record lost) top of right hand page
  2. Ibid. Marriage is below record of parents family.
  3. transcription of gravestone, West Barnstable Cemetery
  4. probate copy of will proved 17 Jun 1723
  5. gravestone, West Barnstable Cemetery
  6. See birth record for brother Samuel (above).
  7. Mary was from Sandwich and the family settled there after marriage.
  8. Chipman Family (1920) First child born 1692.
  9. ibid.
  10. ibid.
  11. gravestone Acushnet Cemetery, Dartmouth (now Acushnet) surname Chapman.
  12. Chipman Family (1920) p. 16
  13. gravestone, Common Burying Ground, Newport
  14. Chipman Family (1920), p. 16. Some records state he also had a son Benjamin by his second wife.

Previous Y-DNA testing

37 Y-STR marker testing of one Chipman descendant[1], found in the Mayflower DNA Project (Group: XX - Howland, John YDNA/FF Tests) give a predicted haplogroup of I-M223. NGS/WGS testing still needs to be done to determine where the family falls under I-M223.

  1. Kit #489379


References and External Links

White, Elizabeth Pearson, Edwin Wagner Coles, Roberta Gilbert Bratti, John Howland of the Mayflower: Volume 3, Hope Howland, Picton Press, Rockland, ME 1990

The Chipman Family, A Genealogy of the Chipmans in America 1631-1920

Find-a-grave wiki for Elder John Chipman

Elder John Chipman online biography

Familypedia wiki of John Chipman