Edward Chaplin was born in 1807 and was christened 1 April 1807 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. I do not yet know when Edward moved from Kenilworth but he married Mary Eld on 29 March 1836 at St Laurence's Church, Foleshill, Warwickshire. Mary was born in 1816 in Foleshill.
They had the following children:
Sarah Ann Chaplin was born in1837 and was christened on 5 March 1837 at St Laurences Church. Edwin Chaplin (1840 to 1908) William Chaplin (1841-1904) Mary Jane Chaplin was born about 1847 in Foleshill, Warwickshire and was christened 17 October 1847 at St Laurence's Church
She died in 1870 and was buried at St Lawrence's.
My mother gave a further child, Henry, but I can find no other details of his existence.
Mary had died by 1851 and Edward later married Sarah Woodhouse, daughter of Francis Woodhouse and Eliizabeth. Sarah was born about 1829.
Kelley's Directory for 1845 shows Edward as a baker and shopkeeper in, Bell Green, where he lived the rest of his life. White's, 1950, describes him similarly whilst the 1851 Census describes him as a baker and grocer employing one man. By 1861 Edward had added sub post master to his trades.
By 1871 he had "retired" to be the landlord of the Rose & Crown at Bell Green, leaving his son, Edwin, to run the family business. In 1881 he is again recorded as being at the Crown. Edward was buried at St Laurence's on 6 February 1884.