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Papers of James Chapman



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James Chapman was a King's Scholar at Eton from 1810-1819 and one of the group that produced The Etonian. After his degree at King's College Cambridge, he returned to Eton in 1821 as an assistant master and had a remarkable roll call of pupils. He had been ordained in 1824 and in 1834 he left Eton for the living of Dunton Waylett in Essex. In 1845, 10 days after failing to obtain the Headmastership of Harrow, he was offered and accepted the new bishopric of Colombo. He returned only once until he finally retired in 1862. He was elected a Fellow of Eton and took the College living of Wotton Courtney in Somerset, where he also assisted the bishops of Exeter and Bath and Wells, and became a Prebendary of Wells Cathedral. His wife Fanny was a daughter of his former Head Master Dr Keate.


1822 - 1835

Associated material

ED 360; ED 372

Publication note

Eton College Chronicle, 30/10/1879 Memorials of Bishop Chapman (Skeffington & Son, 1892)
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