Sgt. Aquila Chase

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Aquila Chase, III

Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Aquila Chase, Jr., of Newbury and Anne Mussilloway
Husband of Esther Chase
Father of Anna Folsom; Esther Merrill; Aquila Chase, IV; Joseph Chase; Priscilla Chase and 6 others
Brother of Anne Barber; Sarah Annis, of Newbury; Priscilla Merrill; Mary Stevens; Thomas Chase, Sr., of Newbury and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer; Fence Viewer
Managed by: Sam Willsea
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Immediate Family

About Sgt. Aquila Chase

Aquila Chase, born Sep. 26, 1652, Newbury, MA and died Jul. 29, 1720, Newbury, MA. Buried First Parish Burying Ground , Newbury Old Town, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.

  • parents: Aquila Chase & Ann Wheeler

Brief Biography

Sergeant Aquila was born in Newbury (now known as Newbury Port), Massachusetts, the son of Aquila Chase (Sr.) and Ann Wheeler. Sgt. Aquila and his six sisters and four brothers were of the first generation of Chase's to be born in the United States, as their father, Aquila Chase, Sr., and his Brother Thomas, who were born in England, are believed to be the first Chase's to immigrate to America, in about 1640.

Sgt. Aquila married Esther Bond (dau. of John Bond and Esther Blakeley) in 1673 in Newbury, where they raised nine children: Esther, b. 1674, Joseph, b. 1677, Anne, b. 1679, Priscilla, b. 1681, Rebecca, b. 1684, Jemina, b. about 1687, Hannah, b. 1689, Abigail, b. about 1690, and Benjamin, b. about 1692.

He was a farmer and inherited his father's homestead on North Atkinson St. in Newbury Port.

He was chosen to be a "fence viewer" (town official who administered fence laws and settled property line disputes) at the upper end of Newbury March 18, 1683/4 and took the oath of allegiance in 1678.

He was a member of the town committee Dec. 12, 1702, and a soldier under the command of Capt. Thomas Noyes in 1688. Later he was sergeant of that company. He also owned many acres of salt marsh by the Plum Island River which was known as "Chase Island".

Sgt. Aquila Chase died 29 July, 1729, in Newbury, MA.

(Source: Seven Generations The Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase)

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Sgt. Aquila Chase's Timeline

September 26, 1652
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 20
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
November 18, 1674
Age 22
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
March 25, 1677
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Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
June 4, 1679
Age 26
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
October 15, 1681
Age 29
Newbury, MA, USA
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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