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Handley Chipman (Accession No. 1931-005-CHI)

Handley ChipmanHandley Chipman (1717-1799) was a cabinet maker by trade, but eventually became a Justice of the Peace (1748), in Newport, Rhode Island. He was elected Magistrate in 1753 and Deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly.   He moved to Kings County, Nova Scotia in 1761, and is considered a “New England Planter”.  There he was eventually elected Justice of the Peace, then Judge of Probate, a position which he maintained until his death in Cornwallis, NS.

Although Chipman’s records consist of many items, such as a ledger, a transcription of Henry Alline’s journal/diary, etc., only his memoirs and his will and codicil have been digitized.

Original records are held by and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives. For a full description of these records, refer to the Finding Aid.



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Wendy Robicheau
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