William Chase, Jr. (1621 - 1684) MP

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Nicknames: "Willy Chase", "later married Sarah/Abigail Hale"
Birthplace: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Occupation: Housewright, Came over with the first William, lived in Yarmouth where his father had gone in 1638 with a company that made a new settlement, Immigrant
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About William Chase, Jr.

From Genealogical and Personal Memoirs for families from Boston & eastern Mass, pg 1906:

William Chase, son of William Chase, was born in England about 1623, and removed with his father's family to Yarmouth in 1638. He died there February 7, 1685.

Children born at Yarmouth:

  • 1. William, married first, Hannah Sherman; second December 6, 1732 Priscilla Perry.
  • 2. Jacob, married Mary ___ ;
  • 3. John married 1674, Elizabeth Baker;
  • 4. Elizabeth, married May 27, 1674, Daniel Baker
  • 5. Abraham, married Elizabeth ___
  • 6. Joseph, married February 28, 1694, Sarah Sherman
  • 7. Benjamin, married September 21, 1696
  • 8. Samuel -- married 1699, Sara Sherman

occupation: Housewright

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Added by Elwin Nickerson II about my Great Grandfather:

WILLIAM CHASE'S LIFE IN YARMOUTH, CAPE COD, MASS. Taken from "The Town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts: A History, 1639-1989 by Marion Vuilleumier, Pub. by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth on the occasion of the 350 anniversary of the Town , 1989, p. 4. The permanent settlement authorized by the court began January 7, 1639 when ten men were given permission to "take up freedom at Yarmouth." These were Anthony Thacher, John Crowe, Thomas Howes, John Coite, Madrick Matthews, Philip Tabor, William Palmer, Samuel Rider, William Lumpkin, and Thomas Hatch. That March four more men were mentioned as from Yarmouth: Nicholas Simpkins, Hugh Tilley, Giles Hopkins (son of Stephen), and Joshua Barnes, Andrew Hallet received a land grant in May. Thomas Payne and William Chase were added in June, p.5. Called to Service- Drummer 1645- Lite Horse AFoot- Regiment- Rhode Island Expedition-

William Chase was chosen Constable and William Palmer was designated to "exercise the inhabitants in the use of arms by court order. "

p. 11 The first houses were small and cheaply constructed. A good example was the house built in 1639 near the present Mill Lane. William Chase contracted to build it for Thomas Starr, who sold it before completion to Andrew Hallet. Chase agreed to deliver it thatched, studded, and latched, daubing excepted, for ten pounds. Twenty-nine acres of land were included in the deal. Swift says the structure probably had one room on each floor, was daubed in the crevices with clay, and had oiled paper at the windows.

In Yarmouth, Ma. where William settled there is a Chase Creek, and there are Chase Gardens all named after this family.

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comment from Anderson's Great Migration Begins Project

All of the dates for the son William Chase are rough estimates and largely unsupported by contemporary evidence. This William's apparent eldest child, another William, was married by the early 1670s, and would therefore have been born about 1645, which roughly dates the first marriage of William Chase, the son of the immigrant, and also suggests a year of birth for the son of the immigrant. In his article of 1933 John Carroll Chase stated that "it has been claimed that the four youngest children of William Chase were born of his second wife," but no evidence other than this is offerred [NEHGR 87:50]. The evidence for the list of children for this William is itself slim, and so all dates for this William are subject to alteration.

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William CHASE486,488,5412 was born about 1620 in England.486,488,496 He died on 27 Feb 1684/85 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.486,488,5412 The early records of Yarmouth, Mass. having been destroyed by fire, it is impossible to give the exact dates of birth of his children.

Genealogies of Rhode Island Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Record":

"It has been said that he had four children by each wife and that his second wife was Elizabeth Holder. One Christopher Holder of Olveston, co. Gloucester, England, came to Boston in 1656, but since he espoused the views of the Quakers, he was banished in 1659 and fled to Newport, R.I. He married, 12 Aug 1660, Mary Scott. Among his nine children born at Newport was Elizabeth Holder, born 4 Jan 1664/5, who, when William Chase died, would have been barely twenty years of age. As it has been claimed that the four youngest children of William Chase were born of his second wife, and as the eldest of these four children sold land in Harwich in 1695 and, therefore, must have been born as early as 1674, when Elizabeth Holder was only about ten years old, it is impossible for her to have been the second wife of William Chase. No other Holder family has been found in New England before 1700.

Rev. John Eliot, in his records of the Roxbury church, stated that William Chase came with his parents in 1630 and was "a child of ill qualities & a sore affliction to his parents." As "William Chase Junr" he was listed in August 1643 among the Yarmouth men between sixteen and sixty years of age who were able to bear arms. [Plymouth Colony Records PCR *:194]. He was probably the William Chase who was in the military service from Yarmouth as a "drummer" from 24 Aug to 2 Sep 1645, and received an extra fee of 5s for his services. [PCR 2:91]. The following entry was found in the records of a General Court held at Plymouth on 6 Mar 1654/5:

"William Chase Junr. for goeing into the house of Richard Berry, and taking away by violence a p'cell of flax and a smale p'cell of hose yarn, was sentenced to sit in the stockes an houre on a training day att Yarmouth." [PCR 3:74].

He lived near Herring River, on the east side of Bass River, in Old Yarmouth, in the part which is now either Dennis or Harwich.

On 2 June 1685 it was ordered by a General Court held at Plymouth "that Capt. John Thacher and Mr. Barnabas Lothropp [are] to setle the estate of William Chase, of Yarmouth, deceased." [PCR 6:170]." Parents: William CHASE and Mary [CHASE].

Spouse: (1st wife of William) [CHASE]. William CHASE and (1st wife of William) [CHASE] were married before 1645 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.486,487,488 Children were: William CHASE, Jacob CHASE, John CHASE, Elizabeth CHASE.

Spouse: (2nd wife of William) [CHASE]. William CHASE and (2nd wife of William) [CHASE] were married about 1670 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.486,487,488 Children were: Abraham CHASE, Joseph CHASE, Living, Living.

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From Genealogical and Personal Memoirs for families from Boston & eastern Mass, pg 1906:

William Chase, son of William Chase, was born in England about 1623, and removed with his father's family to Yarmouth in 1638. He died there February 7, 1685. Children born at Yarmouth:

  • 1. William, married first, Hannah Sherman; second December 6, 1732 Priscilla Perry.
  • 2. Jacob, married Mary ___ ;
  • 3. John married 1674, Elizabeth Baker;
  • 4. Elizabeth, married May 27, 1674, Daniel Baker
  • 5. Abraham, married Elizabeth ___
  • 6. Joseph, married February 28, 1694, Sarah Sherman
  • 7. Benjamin, married September 21, 1696
  • 8. Samuel -- married 1699, Sara Sherman

occupation: Housewright

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He was probably born in England

He resided in Yarmouth, MA and was connected with the Society of Friends (Quakers)

The name of his wife is not known.

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William Chase *-2297 [Parents] was born in 1622 in Chesham,Buckinghamshire,England. He died on 27 Feb 1684/1685 in Yarmouth,Plymouth Colony. He married Josephine Gould s*-2305 about 1644 in Yarmouth,,MA.

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II William Chase (2) born ca 1622, in England, married ___ and was a resident of Yarmouth after coming to America with his parents. He died Feb 27, 1685. His children were: William, Jacob, John, Elizabeth, Abraham, Joseph, Benhamin and Samuel.

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William Chase (2nd) came over with his father William Chase (1st) and lived in Yarmouth where his father had gone in 1638 with a company that made a new settlement and where his father served as constable. -------------------- Pedigree Resource File name:William Chase gender:Male birth:15 Jun 1621 Rogate Parish, Sussex, England death:27 Feb

1685 Yarmouth, MA, USA AFN: 3WQ0-NHR Parents father:William Chase (AFN: 3WQ0-DX3 ) mother:Mary Townley (AFN: 3WQ0-GK5 ) Marriages (2)spouse:Sarah Hale (AFN: 3WQ0-Q01 ) marriage:ABT. 1644 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA children (8)child 1:William Chase (AFN:

3WQ0-R6F ) gender:Male birth:ABT. 1645 Yarmouth, MA death:1737 Dartmouth, MA, child 2: John Chase (AFN: 3WQ1-LHK ) gender: Male birth:16 Apr 1649 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:1735 Yarmouth, MA, USA, child 3:Abraham Chase (AFN: 3WQ2-01P ) gender:Male birth:1650 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:Oct 1738 Tiverton, RI, child 4:Samuel Chase (AFN: 3WQ3-RHP ) gender:Male birth:1656 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:ABT. 1750 Swansea, MA,child 5:Elizabeth Chase

(AFN: 3WQ3-GVF ) gender:Female birth:BEF. 1656 death:UNKNOWN, child 6:Jacob Chase (AFN:

3WQ1-4S1 ) gender:Male birth:ABT. 1647 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA death:11 Jan 1733 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA, child 7:Joseph Chase (AFN: 3WQ2-HRT ) gender:Male birth: ABT. 1653 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:1724 Swansea, MA, child 8:Benjamin Chase (AFN: 3WQ3-

3M3 ) gender:Male birth: ABT. 1654 Yarmouth, MA, USA death: ABT. 1716 Portsmouth, Newport,

RI , spouse: Elizabeth Holder Holden (AFN: 3WQB-H92 ) marriage:ABT. 1651 children (7) child 1:Elizabeth Chase (AFN: 3WQ3-GVF ) gender:Female birth: BEF. 1656 death:UNKNOWN, child 2:Abraham Chase (AFN: 3WQ2-01P ) gender:Male birth:1650 Yarmouth, MA, USA death: Oct 1738 Tiverton, RI, child 3:Jacob Chase (AFN: 3WQ1-4S1 ) gender:Male birth:ABT. 1647 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA death:11 Jan 1733 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, USA , child 4:Samuel Chase (AFN: 3WQ3-RHP ) gender:Male birth:1656 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:ABT. 1758 Swansea, MA , child 5:John Chase (AFN: 3WQ1-LHK ) gender:Male birth:16 Apr 1649 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:1735 Yarmouth, MA, USA , child 6:Benjamin Chase

(AFN: 3WQ3-3M3 ) gender:Male birth:ABT. 1654 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:ABT. 1716

Portsmouth, Newport, RI , child 7:Joseph Chase (AFN: 3WQ2-HRT ) gender:Male birth:ABT. 1653 Yarmouth, MA, USA death:1724 Swansea, MASubmission submitter:ppike2728832 submission

date:09 Jan 2001 submission id:MM9T-9W5 Notes:He was a drummer boy in Myles Standish's Co.,

in 1645 which fought the Narraganset Indians. He was a large land owner in Yarmouth. The

records of his children are found in the Quaker Records of Swansea Monthly Meetings. In 1681

most of his children went to the Town of Providence in the Rhode Island plantations. They all

returned to MA in 1701. This family lived near Hering River on the East Side of Bass River in

Yarmouth.<p> Source Citation"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch

(http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9STG-B5L : accessed 18 May 2012), entry for William

Chase.

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William Chase, Jr.'s Timeline

1621
June 15, 1621
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
1644
1644
Age 22
Yarmouth, Massachusetts
1645
August 16, 1645
Age 24
Swansea, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1646
1646
Age 24
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1649
April 16, 1649
Age 27
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1652
October 6, 1652
Age 31
Yarmouth, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1656
1656
Age 34
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1670
1670
Age 48
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1673
1673
Age 51
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1673
Age 51
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)