William James CHAPLIN

b. 3 December 1787
Father*William CHAPLIN
Mother*Eleanor (?)
Note*William James CHAPLIN William was a coach master in partnership with W B Horne, their firm Chaplin & Horne has
been described as the biggest coaching and carrying business in Great Britain in the 1820's. In
1838 on completion of the London & Birmingham Railway (L & BR), Chaplin & Horne became
agents for them. He became a director of the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) and
held this position at the time of his death. 1845-6 he served the office of Sheriff of London and
Middlesex, being sworn in Saturday 27 September 1845 at the Guildhall. He was MP for Salisbury 1847-1857.

1851 Census notes, partial transcription only servants omitted. It appears that William James
CHAPLIN had 2 homes 1 city & one country
Ewhurst House, Ewhurst

CHAPLIN William J Head marr 63 Gentleman
CHAPLIN Elizabeth Wife marr 56 Lady
CHAPLIN Sarah Dau unm 32
CHAPLIN Marion Dau unm 32
CHAPLIN Horace Son unm 25 Farmer of 500 acres
1 Adelphi tce, St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster

CHAPLIN Eleanor Dau unm 33
CHAPLIN Isabel Dau unm 22
CHAPLIN Caroline Dau unm 21
13 Henrietta st, Marylone

CHAPLIN William unm 28 Carrier
CHAPLIN Alfred unm 24 Hock exchange Agent
Oriel College, Oxford

CHAPLIN Ernest      unm 19 Commoner

3 children not found in 1851 (Rosa, Eustace & Tn) Eustace & Tn with their widowed mother in
Birth*He was born on 3 December 1787. 
ChristeningHe was christened on 1 January 1788 at St Nicholas of Myra, Rochester, Kent.1 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ALSTON, daughter of William ALSTON and Sarah LOADER, on 11 July 1816 at St Nicholas of Myra, Rochester, Kent.2 


Elizabeth ALSTON b. 23 June 1794
Last Edited29 May 2007


  1. Baptism Entry, 16th century onwards "unknown cd."
  2. Microfilm/fiche of Marriage Entries. "Unknown cd."