Collection C2 - Thomas Chapman Papers

Claim to wife's annuity 1852-1855 Index to C2

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Thomas Chapman Papers


  • 1780-1855 (Creation)

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2 files

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Mary Ann Langhorne married Thomas Chapman, teacher, in London on 1 January 1821, and sailed to Van Dieman's Land on the "Britomart" in October 1821. Chapman was granted land at Macquarie River, but his wife left him and the bushranger, Brady and his gang, robbed him so he leased his land to his neighbour William D. Kelman and in 1826 went to Sydney where he worked in warehouses. On his wife's reported death he married again and visited England where his second wife died. He married a third time and again visited England where he claimed the annuity left to his first wife by the will of her aunt Lydia Hooley.

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Miscellaneous papers, including newspaper advertisements, relating to Thomas Chapman's claim to the annuity left to his first wife, Mary Ann (formerly Langhorne) by her aunt Lydia Hooley, and, The Craftsman or Say's Weekly Journal, relateing to the Gordon riots etc. dated 10 June 1780

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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gc August 2018




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