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Aquila Chase

Also Known As: "Benjamin"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Hundridge Manor, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: February 9, 1641 (60)
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Chase and Joan Amie Case
Husband of Sarah Chase (Robinson) and Martha Chase
Father of Priscilla Ramsdell; Anne Chase; Martha Chase; Sarah Chase; Elizabeth Chase and 4 others
Brother of Robert Chase; Henry Chase; Lydia Chase; Ezekiel Chase; Dorcas Chase and 5 others

Occupation: Shipwright, to Hampton, NH in 1639
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About Aquila Chase

Aquila CHASE, I, was born on 7 August 1580. On 22 June 1606, when he was 25 years old, he married the former Martha JELLIMAN in London, England. Together they had seven children. He died 09 Feb 1641 at Chesham, Buckingham, England at age 60.

Children of Aquila CHASE and Martha JELLIMAN are:

18. i. Aquila CHASE, II was born on 9 April 1618 and passed away on 21 December 1670.

19. ii. Anne CHASE

20. iii. Martha CHASE

21. iv. Sara CHASE

22. v. Elizabeth CHASE

23. vi. Joane CHASE

24. vii. Thomas CHASE

Parents: Richard CHASE (b. 1542) and Joan BISHOP.


  • Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, genealogical-memorial; representative citizens; (1917-[23])
  • 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.
  • .... etc.
  • (IV) Thomas (2) Chase, fifth son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Bould) Chase, was of Hundrich, in Parish Chesham. where his active and useful life was spent. He married and was the father of five children, born at Hundrich : John, baptized November 30, 1540; Richard, of whom further; Agnes, baptized January 9, 1551 ; William ; Christian.
  • (V) Richard Chase, second son of Thomas (2) Chase, was born in Hundrich, Parish Chesham, England, and baptized there, August 3, 1542. He was one of the prominent men of that community, active and public-spirited, performing well the duties that fell to his lot. He married, April 16, 1564, Joan Bishop, who bore him nine children, born at Hundrich, baptismal dates given : Robert, September 2, 1565 ; Henry, August 10, 1567; Lydia, October 4, 1573 ; Ezekiel, April 2, 1575 ; Dorcas, March 2, 1578; Aquila, of whom further; Jason, January 13, 1585; Thomas, July 18, 1586; Abigail, January 12, 1588; Mordecai, July 31, 1591.
  • (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 .... etc.


  • Aquila Chase
  • M, #26456, b. 14 August 1580, d. 29 August 1670
  • Father Richard Chase b. 26 Jul 1542, d. 31 Jan 1611
  • Mother Joan Bishop b. 1543, d. 4 May 1597
  • Aquila Chase was born on 14 August 1580 at Hundrich, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Martha (Sarah) Jelliman (Jellison), daughter of John Jelliman and Margerie, on 11 June 1606 at of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. Aquila Chase died on 29 August 1670 at Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, at age 90.
  • Family Martha (Sarah) Jelliman (Jellison) b. 10 Nov 1588, d. 15 Aug 1643
  • Children
    • William Chase+ b. 4 Jan 1607, d. 13 May 1659
    • Thomas Chase+ b. 1615, d. 1652
    • Aquila Chase+ b. 1618, d. 27 Dec 1670
  • From:


Aquila was baptized on 14 Aug 1580 in England. The unique name of Aquila was found nowhere in England before or since. This, combined with the surname of Chase, provides reasonable certainty that this Aquila was the ancestor of the American Chase family. Tradition gives wife's name as Sarah. There is record found of two sons: Thomas and Aquila. It is generally believe that William Chase, first of the name in America, was an elder son who came with or prior to the other brothers.

Source: Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire : A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. In Four Volumes by Ezra S. With William F. Whitcher and Edward E. Parker Stearns (Hardcover - 1908)


Occupation: Victualler


Married before 1607 based on date of first child's birth.


Great Hundridge Manor Estate:

Great Hundridge Manor Estate is mostly situated around ridges forming a boundary between the Hundreds of Aylesbury and Burnham, its very name still commemorating this ancient geographical fact.

Originally the home of Walter son of Richard de Broc who lived at Great Hundridge in the 12th Century AD.

In 1303 the right of free warren was given to the owner or Lord of the Manor.

There are records showing that the Chase family of Concorde USA, founders of the Chase National Bank, originally came from Great Hundridge. Some of the Chase family in the United States can trace their descendants from Aquila and Thomas Chase who settled in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1638 to 1639.

Many families have enjoyed living and working at Great Hundridge over the Centuries.

When the manor house featured in Country Life on 15th February 1941 it stated in the text that with regard to the farming "Cobbett testifies to the quality".

Nowadays, the owners and those responsible for running the estate are still very much concerned with quality, not only with the various properties and estate operations but also of course again with regard to the farming. The estate is still run in a very traditional manner.


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Aquila Chase's Timeline

August 4, 1580
Hundrich, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
August 4, 1580
Hundrich, Cheshire, England
August 7, 1580
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
August 14, 1580
City of London, Middlesex, England
August 14, 1580
Hundrich, Ches., Bucks, England
August 14, 1580
Hundrich, Ches., Bucks, England
August 14, 1580
Chesam, Buckinghamshire, England
August 14, 1580
Hundrich, Ches., Bucks, England
August 14, 1580
Hundrich, Ches., Bucks, England