Post by Ken Rolston
George Sherwood in The Pedigree Register Vol 1 has it wrong in the Chippingdale pedigree. As you mention, he states that Ada Chippingdale was sister of George and married Henry Sapcote.
In fact, it was Alice married Henry Sapcote, not Ada. I have nowhere found her named as Ada in primary documents. There might in fact have been 2 women. Perhaps Ada was a sister to George, but she was not wife to Henry Sapcote.
In the will of George Chippingdale  dated 13th June 1579, he names himself as George Chippingdale of the citie of Lincoln, gent. The will of Henry Sapcote  dated 21st Jan 1553/54, was witnessed by George, who was described as a notary public.
George’s will states: "I bequeath to Alice Mallet my sister in law and Roger Oliver her brother either of them an old riall". This proves that Alice was not a sister to George and that her maiden name was Oliver. We know from elsewhere that Alice was named Chippingdale when she married as a widow to Henry Sapcote. Her first husband must have been one of George’s brothers but I have not been able to determine who it was. Presumably the marriage was to either of Thomas, William or Oliver.
Are you sure about one of the brothers being named Oliver, because that was the surname of Alice’s family? If correct, it could suggest that Chippingdales and Olivers were closely associated and that the Olivers may also have lived at or near Skipton-in-Craven. Further support for this is in the Pedigree Register, the same pedigree states that John, son of George Chippingdale by 1st wife Joan, was married 2nd to Frances Oliver.
I have no date for the marriage of Alice & Henry, but we could expect it to be within 1 or 2 years after the 1546 death of 1st wife Jane.
In a posting of 1/2/2017 Yahoo!Inc seems to suggest that Alice may have been the mother of Henry’s youngest children, Jerome, George, Mary and Anne. Some of this could be feasible, since Henry and Alice were probably married for 5 or 6 years, but I have found nothing to suggest it to be correct, especially as a lack of birth dates makes chronology assessment difficult. After Henry’s death, there is a lack of evidence that she kept children with her, and with her next marriage only a year later, there is no evidence of any children with her at Nether Toynton. In my opinion, she appears not to have produced issue of her first or her second marriage, and only one daughter in her 3rd marriage of 7 years.
So how did Alice get the name Mallet? Thomas Mallet was her 4th husband and she outlived all 4 of them.
When Henry Sapcote died in 1554, he provided well for Alice with goods and properties and leases of several parsonages during her widowhood, but those leases and properties were to revert to Henry’s son Edward if Alice re-married.
She did indeed re-marry, roughly one year later, to William Goodricke, 2nd son of John Goodricke of East Kirkby and Anne Dymoke.
In a marriage settlement  dated 20th Dec 1554 between William Gudricke of Nether Toynton in Lincs, gent and Alice Sapcote, widow, formerly wife of Henry Sapcote gent deceased, all of the lands etc held by William Gudricke at Nether Toynton, Over Toynton, Waith, Grainsby and Tetford were granted to feoffees (trustees), named Lyon Gudricke esq (probably William’s eldest brother, died 1561), Edward Sapcote of Lincoln gent (eldest son of Henry & Jane), George Chippingdale (brother-in-law to Alice) and Roger Oliver (brother of Alice), to the proper use of William and Alice and the heirs of their bodies.
This settlement ensured that Alice remained in good stead for property, considering that she was losing the use and rents of her Sapcote bequests. William and Alice married after the settlement was signed and it proved to be a fortunate settlement for her because William died just 7 years later, in 1561 and she retained the properties. William and Alice produced just one daughter and heiress, Anne, age 4 or more at her father’s death.
At unknown date, Alice and her daughter Anne relocated to Yorkshire, in the vicinity of Featherstone. In due course, Alice married Thomas Mallet who was probably of the Normanton Mallet family. Alice’s lands were thence held by Thomas in right of his wife and it seems that he went to Lincs, possibly to establish himself with the tenants and to collect rents. He died there and was buried at Nether Toynton on 21st Aug 1576, leaving Alice as a widow for the 4th time and the properties reverted to her. In theory, Alice held those lands for her life, and then they should go to Anne, who was the beneficiary in her father’s will.
In a legal statement of 1622 , Anne stated that Alice conveyed to her the lands of Nether Toynton etc, reserving to herself during her life the sum of £40 (per year?). This might have occurred about the time that Anne married, 24th Feb 1576, after which in 1583, her husband was described as Edward Rowlston of Nether Toynton, ie; he held the land in right of his wife.
Alice popped up from time to time in later years. In 1582, Alice Malet & Edward Rolleston, gent received a grant of lands from Martin Anne esq and George Anne gent. In 1597 she was declared to be a recusant in Womersley parish. I do not have her burial date, but it must have been around the turn of the century. 1597 is the last reference that I have for her.
Coming back to Chippindales, some incidental info, for what it is worth to you in Oz, Lincolnshire Pedigrees has a pedigree for Chippingdale of Heighington in which William Chippingdale (bur 1670) and wife Felis are given 2 children, Thomas and Judith. I have found those two, Thomas Chippingdale and wife Felice baptised a daughter Mary on 30th June 1640 at St Mary le Wigford church in Lincoln. The family were of Washingborough, 3 miles east of Lincoln.
On your other queries, I have not seen the will with the interesting "lewde living" plea to God.
All that I know about George's death is that it was after 13th June 1579, the date of his will. He named his wife as Mary. He named his sons Edward and Edmond and John and "Doctor Chippingdale".
He bequeathed some money to his kinfolk in Craven.
 Lincs Archives: Various Wills/51v-54
 Lincs Archives: Various Wills/51v-53
 Notts Archives: DD/1355/65
 National Archives: C2/JasI/R11/54
Hi Ken, thanks for getting back to us. That is very comprehensive.
As you can imagine we are getting most of our information from the internet since we are all a long way from England.
The Visitation of the County of Leicester in 1619
has Henry Sapcot's wife listed but unnamed. It is not exactly clear if the is the sister of George or the sister of his first wife Joan but I favoured the first interpretation based on that. But your argument for her being the widow of one of George's brothers is compelling.
In his letter the The Pedigree Register in 1908
Colonel W.H. Chippindall says the Visitation family tree was prepared by George's son Doctor John (who married Frances Oliver as his second wife -- and in widowhood Frances Chippindall nee Oliver married William Gould, widower, of Tame, Oxford, in St Mary's Leicester, in 1628).
So Dr John must have got it wrong in that family tree, just as The Pedigree Register has it wrong in that tree when it says George's will was dated 3 Sep 1599 when they mean 1579.
Colonel W.H. Chippindall is an interesting character, having served as a Lieutenant with General Gordon in Africa. W.H.'s uncle, General Edward Chippindall, was for a time aide de camp to Queens Victoria. W.H. seems to have taken on family history in his retirement, just as many of us are still doing today.
George's son Dr John Chippindall was also an interesting character. His first wife, Elizabeth Harkes, was the daughter of prominent Oxford bookseller Garbrand Harkes.
As well as being a distinguished lawyer (Doctor of Civil Law from Oxford) he was a member of parliament.
I was unable to find a burial record for Dr John Chippendale until I discovered he was buried as "Dr Chippendale" rather than "John Chippendale".
The version of George's will we were working from is in The Northern Genealogist in a section entitled "An analytical Calendar of Lincolnshire Wills".
From what you have said this seems a rough copy, to say the least. But it does mention his second wife Mary, his sons John DCL, Edward and Edmund. John (also Doctor, the same person) and Edward were sons of Joan and Edmond was the son of Mary.
In his will George mentions John and his wife Elizabeth (Harkes) and their son Tobie (Tobias); his own brothers Thomas, William and Oliver; sister Mallet (which confused us on several levels -- no first name, no "-in-law"); the leases; and the reference to Edward and his lewde living. Edward Sapcot and Dr Barber are the supervisors (executors?).
The Pedigree for the Chippindalls at Heighington is of crucial importance to us.
We have traced our line with a degree of confidence as far back as Edward Chippindall (1631-1711) and his wife Ellin Taler (1635-1688).
We understood Edward was the son of William Chippindall (1610-70) and a different wife, but that is looking less likely the more we find out.
In his letter to The Pedigree Register in 1908 cited above Colonel W.H. Chippindall mentions a Chancery document dated 7 Feb 1635 that says William married (?) Homersley without his father's permission and buried buried a wife Feles at Washingborough on 14 Feb 1663. He wonders if Feles is the same person as (?) Homersley. It is. She was baptised at Kingsley, Staffordshire, on 16 Jan 1613/14.
We have not been able to find a marriage for William and Feles. We are getting the Chancery document from the UK Archives to see if it provides any more detail on this marriage. But Edward was baptised in Waddington (now in Lancashire but then in Yorkshire) on 8 Jan 1631, so it is unlikely that he was the son of William and Feles (the timing is fine but the place seems wrong, given William was living at Barton under Needwood in Staffordshire and then Washingborough in Lincolnshire). But finding a date for the marriage would help settle that.
Colonel W.H.C. also says William and Feles had a son Thomas baptised at Washingborough on 1 Jun 1645.
You say the Lincoln pedigree gives them two children, Thomas and Judith, and that Thomas and his wife Felice had a daughter Mary baptised 30 Jun 1640. I think this is William and Feles's child (the record I found gives the father as William); that is to say, Thomas's sister, not his daughter.
I can find no records for Judith, so perhaps that is really Mary by another name.
The bottom line for us here in Australia is that it would appear our Edward is not the son of William. So we have to say farewell to William and his father John; and his father Dr John; and his father George; and all the rest. It's a pity, we have got to know them so well, but we can't invent things.
Thanks again for all your help with this. If there is anything in what I have written that isn't clear or that you would like to know more about, don't hesitate to ask.