In "Chipmans of America" by Alberto Lee Chipman, 1904, it is stated that the father of John Chipman (the first Chipman who came to America) was Thomas Chipman who was born abt. 1567 in Whitechurch, near Dorchester, England. He died abt. 1623. He was of Binspiltac (Bryans-Piddle), near Dorchester, in Dorsetshire, England.