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The Murder of Dr. Chapman


The Murder of Dr. Chapman

A book about a real-life murder mystery at this location is The Murder of Doctor Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover, by Linda Wolfe (Harper Perennial, New York, 2005). A recent St. Charles parish bulletin talks of the history of the location. In the 1830s it was a school for children with speech impediments run by Dr. William Chapman and his wife, Lucretia. Next, it was a tavern for travelers called The Union Inn, which was sometimes called the Hornets' Nest because of its tough reputation, according to the bulletin. It goes on that in the 1860s, The Episcopal Church bought the property and ran a boarding school for boys, which became Andalusia College, which eventually closed. In 1903, the first St. Charles Church was built.


Location Name: St. Charles Borromeo Church & School
Neighborhood : Cornwells Heights Neighborhood
Nearest Intersection: Bristol Pike & Hulmeville Road
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Church , 1704 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, Crimes & Criminals (real and alleged), History, Human Interest, No Longer There
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The Living Places Website, regarding Cornwells, addresses some of the points made above.
Date : 2013-01-14

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : We have alot of information on the Murder of Dr. Chapman his murderer was the last public hanging in Bucks County. Bensalem Historical Society 215-639-6575. [Re-posted, as original was accidentally erased.]
Date : 2013-07-12

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