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  1. Henry Chapman was the son of George Chapman, the man who built the first house in the new town of Middlesbrough. In the later 1800s, there was some sort of scandal attached to Henry. He was declared bankrupt and newspaper reports suggest that there were some financial anomalies concerning mortgages he had taken out on properties that he may have no longer owned. It seems that he fled to Scotland, with his wife and at least two of his daughters, and according to the 1891 census, he was then a drugstore clerk and living in a small house in Edinburgh.

  2. I am led to believe this is my great great Grandad.
    His son George chapman (Childers street)
    was my great grandad whose son James was my grandad.

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