Thomas Chase, Sr., of Newbury (1654 - 1733) MP

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Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Carpenter, Housewright & farmer
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About Thomas Chase, Sr., of Newbury

Among Aquila's sons was Thomas (1654-1733), a carpenter and farmer. He resided in Newbury all his life and served in the militia twice against Indians--once in King Philip's War in 1675, and once against the Narragansetts in Rhode Island. He married twice--not unusual, since many women died from complications following childbirth--and fathered eleven children, all of whom survived to adulthood.[5]

Biographical Notes

30. Thomas CHASE, Sr. was born on 15 July 1654 in Newbury, Massachusetts. His first wife was the former Rebecca FOLLANSBEE, and they were married on 22 November 1677 in Newbury. Rebecca was born around 1660. Together they had ten children. His occupation was that of a carpenter. Rebecca passed away on 27 December 1711 in Newbury, Massachusetts. Thomas was remarried to the former Elizabeth WOODHEAD, who was previously married to Jonathan MOORES, was born on 28 December 1676 in Chelmsford. They were married on 2 August 1714 in Newbury. Together they had one child. Thomas died in Newbury, on 25 February 1733 at the age of 78. No death or burial information for Elizabeth is currenlty available.


Children of Thomas CHASE, Sr. and Rebecca FOLLANSBEE are:

 36. i. Thomas CHASE, Jr. was born on 15 September 1680 and died on 10 February 1756. 
 37. ii. Jonathan CHASE was born on 13 January 1682 and died around 1749. 
 38. iii. James CHASE was born on 15 September 1685. 
 39. iv. Aquila CHASE was born on 15 July 1688 and died 17 March 1713. 
 40. v. Ruth CHASE was born on 28 February 1690. 
 41. vi. Mary CHASE was born on 15 January 1694. 
 42. vii. Josiah CHASE was born on 15 July 1697. 
 43. viii. Rebecca CHASE was born on 26 April 1700. 
  • 44. ix. Nathan CHASE, Sr. was born around 1702 and died around 1784.
 45. x. Judith CHASE was born around 1703 and died on 14 March 1745 

Children of Thomas CHASE, Sr. and Elizabeth WOODHEAD are:

 46. i. Elizabeth CHASE was born on 9 July 1715. 


Thomas made his home in Newbury, Mass., all his life. He subscribed to the oath of allegiance there in 1678. His will was made 3 Aug 1732 and proved on 25 Feb 1733, indicating death near the end of 1732.

Thomas was a carpenter. He resided near the road leading to Amesbury Ferry.

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  • CHASE, Charles Edward, Active Factor in Insurance Circles.
  • The Chase family, of which Charles Edward Chase, chairman of the board of directors of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company, and a prominent public official, is a worthy representative, is of English origin, being among the ancient and highly honored families of England, the name being derived undoubtedly from the French word, Chasser, to hunt. They are one of the families entitled to bear a coat-of-arms, described as follows : Gules four crosses patence argent (two and two), on a canton azure a lion rampant or.
  • (VII) Aquila (2) Chase, youngest son of Aquila (i ) 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, 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.
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Thomas Chase, Sr., of Newbury's Timeline

July 15, 1654
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
November 22, 1677
Age 23
September 15, 1680
Age 26
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
January 13, 1682
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
January 13, 1683
Age 28
Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
September 15, 1685
Age 31
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
July 15, 1688
Age 34
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 28, 1691
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
January 15, 1695
Age 40
Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
July 15, 1697
Age 43
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA