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Priscilla Merrill (Chase)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Aquila Chase, Jr., of Newbury and Anne Mussilloway
Wife of Abel Wolterton Merrill
Mother of Deacon Abel Merrill, Jr.; Susannah Morse (Merrill); Nathan Merrill; Thomas Merrill, Sr.; Joseph Merrill and 3 others
Sister of Anne Barber; Sarah Annis, of Newbury; Mary Stevens; Sgt. Aquila Chase; Thomas Chase, Sr., of Newbury and 5 others

Managed by: Sam Willsea
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About Priscilla Merrill

  • Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, genealogical-memorial; representative citizens; (1917-[23]) Vol. 3
  • https://archive.org/details/encyclopediaofco03amer
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofco03amer#page/114/mode/1up
  • Pg.114
  • (VI) Aquila Chase, fourth son of Richard and Joan (Bishop) Chase, was born at Hundrich, Parish Chesham, England, and baptized there, August 14, 1580. He was prominent in community affairs, and was highly regarded by all with whom he was brought in contact. He married and was the father of two children : Thomas ; Aquila, of further mention.
  • (VII) Aquila (2) Chase, youngest son of Aquila (1 ) Chase, was a native of England, born in 1618, and died in Newbury, Massachusetts, December 27, 1670. He was the emigrant ancestor of the family, but the date of his coming to the New World is not here recorded ; he was a resident of Hampton, New Hampshire, in 1640, from whence he removed to Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1646, where he was granted four acres for a house lot, and six acres of marsh on condition that he go to sea and do service in the town with a boat for four years. He was a mariner, and shipmaster, and the supposition is that he was employed by his uncle or brother, Thomas Chase, who in 1626 was part owner of the ship, "John and Francis." He married Anne, daughter of John Wheeler, and she bore him nine children, as follows : Sarah, became the wife of Charles Annis; Anna, born July 6, 1647; Priscilla, March 14, 1649; Mary,
  • https://archive.org/stream/encyclopediaofco03amer#page/115/mode/1up
  • Pg.115
  • February 3, 1651 ; Thomas, July 25, 1654; John, November 2, 1655 ; Elizabeth, September 13, 1657; Ruth, March 18, 1660; Daniel, December 9, 1661 ; Moses, of whom further. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Chase married (second) June 14, 1672, Daniel Mussiloway. Her death occurred in May, 1688.
  • (VIII) Moses Chase, youngest son of Aquila (2) and Anne (Wheeler) Chase, was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, December 24, 1663. He was a man of thrift and enterprise, and provided well for the necessities of his family. He married (first) November 10, 1684, Ann Follansbee, and (second) December 13, 1713, Sarah Jacobs. Children, all of first marriage : Moses, born September 20, 1685, died young ; Daniel, twin of Moses, of whom further; Moses, January 20, 1688; Samuel, May 13, 1690; Elizabeth, September 25, 1693; Stephen, August 29, 1696; Hannah, September 13, 1699; Joseph, September 9, 1703 ; Nenoni.

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  • The genealogical and encyclopedic history of the Wheeler family in America (1914)
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalency00whee
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/394/mode/1up
  • Pg.394
  • 5400. JOHN WHEELER. He is said to have been born at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and to have sailed for America on March 24, 1633-34 in the ship "Mary and John," bringing his wife Ann and six children and leaving four sons in England. He spent the first year of his residence at Aggawam (now Ipswich), Mass. The following year he removed to the settlement on the north bank of the Merrimac River that was called Salisbury after 1640, and as one of its original proprietors, in 1641 he received land there which he still held and paid tax on as late as 1653, notwithstanding he had removed to Newbury, Mass., before 1650. He died at Newbury, Aug. 29, 1670, aged 52, and his wife Ann died there Aug. 15, 1662.
    • Will of John Wheeler. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/396/mode/1up
  • Pg.396
  • 5407. ANN WHEELER, dau. of John (5400) and Ann (-- -- ) Wheeler.
  • She married Aquila Chase, "a mariner," who came from Cornwall, England. In 1646 he removed to Newbury, Mass., that town having granted "to Aquila Chase, anno 1646, four acres of land at the new towne for a house lott where it is to be had, also on condition that he do go to sea, and do service in the towne with a boat for foure years." There is a tradition in the Chase family that he brought the first vessel over Newbury Bar.
  • He died Dec. 27, 1670, aged 52. His will was dated Dec. 19, 1670. The inventory of his estate amounted to £336-14-3.
  • They are said to be the original Chase ancestors of America.
  • She married (2) June 14, 1672, Daniel Silloway. She died April 21, 1687.
  • Children :
    • SARAH CHASE, married May 15, 1666, Charles Annis.
    • ANNE CHASE, born July 6, 1647; m. April 27, 1671, Thomas Barber.
    • PRISCILLA CHASE, born March 14, 1648-9; m. Feb. 10, 1670-1, Abel Merrill.
    • MARY CHASE, born Feb. 3, 1650-1; m. March 9, 1669-70, John Stevens.
    • AQUILA CHASE, born Sept. 27, 1652; m. abt. 1673, Esther Bond.
    • THOMAS CHASE, born July 25, 1654; m. (1) Nov. 22, 1677, Rebecca Follansbee; m. (2) Aug. 2, 1713, Elizabeth Mooers.
    • JOHN CHASE, born Nov. 2, 1655; m. (1) May 23, 1677, Elizabeth Bingley; m. (2) Dec. 21, 1687, Lydia Challis.
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalency00whee#page/397/mode/1up
    • Pg.397
    • ELIZABETH CHASE, born Sept. 13, 1657; probably m. June 27, 1678, Zachariah Ayer.
    • RUTH CHASE, born March 18, 1659-60; d. May 30, 1676.
    • DANIEL CHASE, born Dec. 9, 1661; m. Aug. 25, 1683, Martha Kimball.
    • MOSES CHASE, born Dec. 24, 1663; m. (1) Oct. 10, 1684, Anne Follansbee; m. (2) Dec. 13, 1713, Sarah Jacobs.

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  • CHASE, Priscilla
  • b. 14 MAR 1648/9 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: CHASE, Aquila
  • Mother: WHEELER, Ann
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 10 FEB 1670/1
  • Spouse: MERRILL, Abel
  • b. 20 FEB 1643/4 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 28 OCT 1689 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: MERRILL, Nathaniel
  • Mother: Susanna,
  • Children:
    • MERRILL, Abel
    • MERRILL, Susanna
    • MERRILL, Nathan
    • MERRILL, Thomas
    • MERRILL, Joseph
    • MERRILL, Nathaniel
    • MERRILL, Priscilla
    • MERRILL, James
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_de.htm#65

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Priscilla Merrill's Timeline

1649
March 14, 1649
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1671
February 10, 1671
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, Mass, USA
December 28, 1671
Age 22
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1673
November 14, 1673
Age 24
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1676
April 3, 1676
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1679
January 1, 1679
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1681
July 12, 1681
Age 32
Newbury, MA, USA
1683
February 6, 1683
Age 33
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1686
July 13, 1686
Age 37
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1688
January 27, 1688
Age 38
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA