Sir John Chapman, 2nd Baronet

Sir John Chapman, 2nd Baronet (c. 1710 – 29 January 1781)[1] was a British parliamentarian.

He succeeded to the Baronetcy in May 1737.[2]

He was elected at the 1741 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Taunton,[3] and held the seat until the 1741 general election, when he did not stand again.[3] He served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire for 1759.[4]

He married twice: firstly Rachel, daughter and coheir of James Edmondson and secondly Sarah. He had no children and was succeeded by his brother, Sir William Chapman, 3rd Baronet.[4]


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)
  2. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "C" (part 2)
  3. 1 2 Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 291. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  4. 1 2 "Complete Baronetage"
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Berkeley Portman
Francis Fane
Member of Parliament for Taunton
With: John Buck 1741–1745
Percy Wyndham-O'Brien 1745–1747
Succeeded by
Charles Wyndham
Robert Webb
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Chapman
of London
Succeeded by
William Chapman

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