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Aquila Chase, Jr.

Also Known As: "Aquila Benjamin Chase", "II"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: December 27, 1670 (52)
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Aquila Chase and Martha Chase
Husband of Anne Silloway
Father of John Chase, of Newbury; Sarah Annis, of Newbury; Anne Barber; Priscilla Merrill; Mary Stevens and 8 others
Brother of Anne Chase; Martha Chase; Sarah Chase; Elizabeth Chase; Thomas Chase and 1 other

Occupation: Mariner, Emmigrant
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About Aquila Chase, Jr., of Newbury

Aquila Chase was born 9 April 1618 in Cornwall, Chesham, Buckingham, England and died about Dec 27, 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts. According to Virkus he emigrated 1636 from England to Massachusetts. According to Colket he immigrated 1639 to Hampton, New Hampshire. Residence 1646 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Will drawn: 10 Dec 1670 Died: 27 Dec 1670 (some sources say 29 Dec, but most 27 Dec) Will Proved: 28 Mar 1671. He is buried in Oldtown, Massachusetts.

Some believe that Aquila and brother Thomas were employed by their uncle, Thomas Chase, part-owner of the ship "John And Francis" and thus became navigators and found their way to America. This theory was strengthened by the fact that Aquila was granted a house lot and six acres of marsh by the inhabitants of Newbury, Massachusetts "on condition that he do go to sea and do service in the Towne with a boat for foure years".

There is a well established fact that he was the first person to pilot a vessel across the bar at the mouth of the river.

Caught in the act

Sometime before Aquila Chase moved from Hampton, New Hampshire, to Newbury, he was seen gathering peas on Sunday.  At the Quarterly Court held at Ipswich, September 29, 1646, Aquila and his wife and David Wheeler, his brother-in-law, all of Hampdon, were presented for gathering peas on the Sabbath.  One handed down tradition states that Aquila and David were returning home from a bountiful fishing day and that upon their arrival Ann proceeded to the garden in preparation for a meal celebrating their catch.  It came to pass that they were caught and were supposed to be punished for their act.

Joshua Coffin's full recounting (and deconstruction) of the expanded story "from tradition" can be found here: "A sketch of the history of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, from 1635 to 1845 (1845)." Page 322 (Appendix E, page 47)


Aquila Benjamin CHASE, II was born on 9 April 1618. He was married to the former Anne WHEELER around 1645 in Hampton, New Hampshire. Anne was born around 1624 in Salisbury, England. Together they had at least eleven children. According to his last will & testament, Aquila passed away on 21 December 1670 and his wife Anne died on 21 April 1687, both in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.


Children of Aquila CHASE, II and Anne WHEELER are:

  1. 25. i. Sarah CHASE was born on around 1645 and would pass away on 6 Jun 1726. She was married on 15 May 1666 to Charles Annis.
  2. 26. ii. Anne B. CHASE was born on 6 July 1647 in Newbury, Massachusetts. She would marry on 27 April 1671 to Thomas Barber.
  3. 27. iii. Pricilla CHASE was born on 4 March 1648 in Newbury, Massacusetts. She would marry on 10 February 1670 to Abel Merrill.
  4. 28. iv. Mary CHASE was born on 3 February 1650 in Newbury, Massacusetts. She would marry on 9 March 1669 to John Stevens.
  5. 29. v. Aquila CHASE, III. was born on 26 September 1652 and died on 29 July 1720 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He was married around 1673 to Esther Bond. She was born on 25 September 1655.
  6. * 30. vi. Thomas CHASE, Sr. was born on 15 July 1654 and died on 25 February 1733 both in Newbury, Massachusetts.
  7. 31. vii. John CHASE was born on 2 November 1655.
  8. 32. viii. Elizabeth CHASE was born on 13 September 1657 in Newbury, Massachusetts. She was married on 27 June 1678 to Zachariah Ayer.
  9. 33. ix. Ruth CHASE was possibly born on 18 March 1660 and died on 30 May 1676.
  10. 34. x. Daniel CHASE was born on 15 November 1661.
  11. 35. xi. Moses CHASE was born on 24 December 1663.


  • Aquila Chase
  • M, #46692, b. 1618, d. 27 December 1670
  • Father Aquila Chase b. 14 Aug 1580, d. 29 Aug 1670
  • Mother Martha (Sarah) Jelliman (Jellison) b. 10 Nov 1588, d. 15 Aug 1643
  • Aquila Chase was born in 1618 at of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. He was christened on 9 April 1626 at St. Nicholas' Church, Hundrich Parish, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Ann Wheeler, daughter of John Wheeler and Ann/Agnes Yeoman, in 1641 at Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Aquila Chase died on 27 December 1670 at Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • Family Ann Wheeler b. 1620, d. 21 Apr 1687
  • Children
    • Mary Chase+ b. 3 Feb 1651, d. a 6 Apr 1725
    • James Chase+ b. 2 Nov 1654, d. 26 Feb 1739
    • John Chase b. 2 Nov 1655, d. 26 Feb 1739
  • From:


  • The genealogical and encyclopedic history of the Wheeler family in America (1914)
  • 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), Massachusetts. 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, Massachusetts, 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.


  • Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, genealogical-memorial; representative citizens; (1917-[23]) Vol. 3
  • 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,
  • 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.


  • History of the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its settlement in 1638 to the autumn of 1892 (1893) Vol.2
  • Pg.1039
    • WHEELER.
  • I. John Wheeler was of Hampton soon after the settlement of the town. His daughter:
    • Anne, m. Aquila Chase, brother of Thomas (I). They removed to Newbury before the birth of their second child, in 1647.
  • II. David Wheeler was among the early settlers of Hampton, but before 1653 removed to Newbury, where three sons, John, Jonathan and Nathan were born.


  • Genealogy of a portion of the descendants of William Chase : who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May, 1659 (1886)
  • The Chase families in the United States are nearly all descended from the following namely :
  • William Chase, who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May, 1659.
  • Thomas Chase, who settled at Hampton, N. H., 1639, and died there about 1652.
  • Aquila Chase, (brother of Thomas,) who settled at Hampton, N. H., 1639. He removed to Newbury, Massachusetts, about 1646 and died there, December 27, 1670.
  • The object of the present work is to give a brief account of some of the descendants of William Chase, and especially of the Rhode Island branches of the family.


  • WHEELER, Ann
  • d. 21 APR 1687 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHEELER, John
  • Mother: Ann,
  • Family:
  • Spouse: CHASE, Aquila
  • b. ABT 1618
  • d. 27 DEC 1670 Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • CHASE, Sarah
    • CHASE, Ann
    • CHASE, Priscilla
    • CHASE, Mary
    • CHASE, Aquila
    • CHASE, Thomas
    • CHASE, John
    • CHASE, Elizabeth
    • CHASE, Ruth b. 18 MAR 1659/60 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. d. 30 MAY 1676 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
    • CHASE, Daniel
    • CHASE, Moses
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 14 JUN 1672 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Spouse: SILLOWAY, Daniel
  • b. ABT 1629 Ireland
  • d. 1711 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
  • From:


  • Aquila Chase
  • Birth: Apr. 9, 1626 Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Death: Dec. 27, 1670 Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Children:
    • Sarah Chase Annis (1645-1726) Find A Grave Memorial# 39122891
    • Ann Chase Barber (1647-1690)
    • Priscilla Chase (1649-1697)
    • Mary Chase Stevens (1650-1725)
    • SGT. Aquila Chase III (1652-1720) Find A Grave Memorial# 20886239
    • Thomas Chase (1654-1733) Veteran King Philips War Find A Grave Memorial# 72433407
    • John Chase (1655-1739) Veteran King Philips War Find A Grave Memorial# 39289589
    • Elizabeth Chase (1657-1676)
    • Ruth Chase Silloway(1660-1676)
    • Daniel Chase I (1661-1707)
    • Ensign Moses Chase (1663-1743) Find A Grave Memorial# 57888819
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Aquila Chase (1580 - 1670)
  • Martha Sarah Jelliman Chase (1582 - 1643)
  • Spouse:
  • Ann Wheeler Chase (1629 - 1687)*
  • Children:
    • Sarah Chase Annis (1646 - 1726)*
    • Mary Chase Stevens (1650 - 1725)*
    • Aquila Chase (1652 - 1720)*
    • Thomas Chase (1654 - 1733)*
    • John Chase (1655 - 1739)*
    • Daniel Chase (1661 - 1706)*
    • Moses Chase (1663 - 1743)*
  • Burial: Old Town Cemetery, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 72431942
  • From:


Aquila CHASE was born about 1618. He died on 27 DEC 1670 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)

Spouse: Anne WHEELER. Aquila CHASE and Anne WHEELER were married about 1645. Children were: Priscilla CHASE, Mary CHASE, Daniel CHASE.

Son of Aquila and Martha "Sarah" Chase.

Emigrated 1640 from Cornwall, England Immigrated 1640 to Hampton, New Hampshire Residence 1646 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Will drawn: 10 Dec 1670 Died: 27 Dec 1670 (some sources say 29 Dec, but most 27 Dec) Will Proved: 28 Mar 1671

Some believe that Aquila and brother Thomas were employed by their uncle, Thomas Chase, part-owner of the ship "John And Francis" and thus became navigators and found their way to America. This theory was strengthened by the fact that Aquila was granted a house lot and six acres of marsh by the inhabitants of Newbury, Massachusetts "on condition that he do go to sea and do service in the Towne with a boat for foure years".

There is a well established fact that he was the first person to pilot a vessel across the bar at the mouth of the river.

Aquila settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, about 1646. He formerly lived in Hampton, NH, where he and his brother Thomas received grants of land in June 1640. As owner of a houselot, he was listed among those entitled to a share in the common lands. He sold his land in Hampton to his brother Thomas, as shown by town records.

Aquila and Ann, along with Ann's brother David Wheeler, were presented and fined "for gathering pease on the Sabbath". They were admonished by the court and fined.

Aquila was probably buried in the First Parish Yard at Oldtowne as that and the original yard at the river were the only ones in use at the time of his death.

By the terms of his will the place passed into the hands of his oldest son Aquila, who died in 1720.


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)

Noyes Family Tree

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First Pilot of mouth of Merrimack River.

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Arrived in Hampton, NH 1639 with his brother Thomas

Died either the 21st or 27th December 1670

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Immigrated to the United States at about age 50 on December 27, 1670. Came to Hampton, New Hampshire 1639?

(Book about Aquilla and brother Thomas - dates above need to be checked out)

Aquilla Chase was the first pilot on the Merrimack River

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AQUILA CHASE, born in England in 1618, deposed "aged about forty eight years", 25 Sept. 1666, died in Newbury, Massachusetts, 27 Dec.1670. He married about 1644, ANN WHEELER, born in Salisbury, Eng., about 1624, died in Newbury Massachusetts, 2l Apr. 1687, daughter of John and Agnes (Yeomans) Wheeler. She married secondly in Newbury,14 June 1672, DANIEL MUSSILOWAY, who came from Ireland.

Thomas Chase and his brother Aquila settled early in Essex County, Massachusetts. The name of Aquila being unusual, it is used as a basis for evidence that the family was of Chesham, Bucks, England, where an Aquila Chase, son of Robert and Joan (Bishop) Chase, was baptised 14. Aug1580. Robert and Joan (Bishop) Chase had ten children Of whom seven were sons. It is assumed that this Aquila was the father of Thomas and Aquila, the emigrants to America, but his marriage has not been found nor their baptisms. They very probably were grandsons of Robert Chase but might have been fathered by any one of the seven sons.

Aquila Chase seems to have been a man of peaceable disposition who minded his own affairs for in his whole life he only appears in Court twice. At the time it was quite the popular amusement to go to court and apparently the inhabitants of the towns spent a large amount of time, either as witnesses or principals, in actions at law. In 1646, Aquila Chase of Hampton, N. H., was presented at Court with his wife and David Wheeler, probably his brother-in-law, "for gathering pease on the Sabbath." When the case came to trial in 1647, the constable reported that they were not in Hampton but had gone to Newbury. A year later they were all admonished. His second appearance in Court was when he made the deposition giving his age. (Essex Co., Court Files 1: 110.) He left the following will.

Witness by these presents that I Acquilla Chase of Newbury in the countye of Essex in New England being weake in body, yett of sound & pfect memory, for divers causes and consideration me thereunto moveing, doe make this my Iast will and testsment.... To my well-beloved wife Ann I give and bequeath my house barne and orchard and all my lands both Eareable and pasture and marsh meadow ground, lyeing and being in the bounds of Newbury aforesaid together with all my goods and chattells both within dores & without. Allthe sayde house and land beforementioned I give unto my well beloued wife during the time of her widdowhood, paying unto my daughter Ann Chase five pounds in corne or neate cattle, and five pounds more to pay unto my daughter Priscilla Chase to be payd within twelve months after the day of their marriages. Also I will that my wife give unto my sonn Thomas Chase at the age of one and twenty, Teen pounds in corne or neate cattle pvided the sayd Thomas doe abyde and serve with his mother to the said age.And if his mother and hee the said Thomas see cause that hee should serve for a trade , with any other man soe that he have the benefitt, of a trade, then his mother, my well beloved wife, is to pay unto the sayd Thomas, but six pounds in the like pay before mentioned, for the rest of my children my will and testament is, That Ann my wife, shall give unto them all shee sees good accordiny to her abillitye, and at the end of her naturall life, I give and bequeath all house, housing & lands before mentioned unto Aquila Chase my Eldest sonn, or if Ann my wife marry, my sonn, is to posses all my housing and lands, paying unto his mother three pounds per annum as long as she liveth or three score pound which shee pleaseth. further my will is that Aquilla my sonn shall pay to his brother John Chase the sum of tenn pounds... And tenn pounds more the said Aquilla is to pay unto his brother Daniel . . . further more my will is that my sonn in law Charles shall have boate loade of grass or sedge of the lower end of penny Island as long as he liveth, and no body to molest him till he hath a boateloade, further more my will is that my sonn Aquilla pay unto his Brother Moses Chase Tenn pounds in Corne & Cattle. Also my will is that Acquilla pay unto my daughter Sarah three pounds within two years after his mothers decease. and to pay unto my daughter Mary Twenty shillings and further my will is that Aquilla my son pay unto his Sister Elizabeth ( Chase ) foure pounds in like pay. Aquilla pay foure pounds in like pay to his sister Ruth, All which summs are to be payd in two years after the decesse of Ann my well beloved wife And I do apoynt Ann my well beloved wife, to be sole executrix of this my last will and testament, and further I doe apoynt Ensign Steven Greenleaf and Wm. Chandler to be overseers of this my last will and testament, further my will is that Aquilla my son shall pay unto his Brother Thomas Chase before mentioned the sum of tenn pounds in the like pay with the rest of my children, and if any of my younger children be not of age within two years after the decease of my wife, then they are to stay for their portions until they be of age. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the IOth day of december in the yeare of our Lord 1670 " Witness: Wm Chandler "Aquilla (his mark) Chase" [Seal]

Steven Greenleaf


James Ordway


Proved in Ipswich Court, 28 Mar. 1671 Inventory, 336li 14s 3d

Found on

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The following is from this source:

Aquila Chase, son of Aquila Chase and Martha Jelliman, was born 1618 in Chesham, Buckingham, England, and died December 27, 1670 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married Ann Wheeler on 1645 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, daughter of John Wheeler and Agnes Yeoman..

Includes Notes for Aquila Chase: Came to America in 1635 then moved to Newbury in 1646.

Aquila Chase appears first at Hampton, New Hampshire, A company under the leadership of Rev. Stephen Bachiler is supposed to have commenced the settlement on Oct 14, 1638. (Dow's History of Hampton, 10-11). Early in the year 1639 a new band of settler came with Mr. Timithy Dalton, who became associate pastor of the Hampton church. The town was incorporated by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony May 22 1639. It is probable that Aquila and Thomas Chase came with the second company as it appears that emigration was greatly diminished by the year 1640.

Various traditions are extant about the date and manner of their arrival in this country, but they are only traditions with little likelihood of ever being anything else, due to the lack of preservation, or later loss, of the shipping lists of that period. The first town meeting of Hamton,of which there is a record, was held Oct 31 1639, and Dec 24 of the same year land was allotted to fifteen grantees, the first grants being small house lots. In June 1640 other persons became grantee, among them being Aquila Chase and Thomas Chase. The Hampton records show that in 1640 there was granted to Aquila Chase six acres for a house lot. In 1644 an additional grant was recorded of six acres of "upland meadow and swamp," which he sold to his "brother Thomas" on his removal to Newbury.

The home lot of Aquila Chase was a part of what has long been known as the Perkins homestead, Here undoubtedly, he erected a log house which he occupied until the summer in 1646. The homestead was located south of Meeting House Green, near the marshes on the road to the ancient Tide Mill. Aquila Chase before he removed to Newbury was seen gathering pease on the first day of the week and at the Quarterly Court held at Ipswich, Sept 29 1646, he and his wife, and David Wheeler, his brother-in-law, all "of Hampton," were presented for gathering pease on the Sabbath. (Records and Files of the Quarterly Court of Essex County, I:110) At the next session of the Court held at Ipswich, March 30, 1646/47, they were presented again for the same offense and the constable reported that the summons had been sent to Hampton and that the parties were not there but "were gone to Newbury". On March 28 1657, they were admonished and their fines were remitted.

The removal must have been soon after the pea-picking episode as he was not to be found in Hampton when the Court summons of Sept 29 1646 reached there. A deposition presented at the Quarterly Court held in Ipswich Sept 25 1666, mentions "Acciquilla Chas, aged about forty-eight years," which would make 1618 the year of his birth. Aquila Chase lived in Newbury until his death Dec 27 1670. The place of his burial is unknown but it was probably in the grave yard at Oldtown, Bristol, Massachusetts, as the yard at Sawyer's hill was not in use unit thirty years later.

More About Aquila Chase and Ann Wheeler: Marriage: 1645, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Children of Aquila Chase and Ann Wheeler are:

Sarah Chase, b. 1645, Hampton, NH., d. 1726, Newbury, Massachusetts

+Anna Chase, b. July 06, 1647, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. date unknown, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

+Priscilla Chase, b. March 14, 1648/49, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. Aft. 1689, Newbury, Massachusetts

+Mary Chase, b. February 03, 1650/51, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. Aft. January 15, 1724/25, probably Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts


Aquila Chase, b. September 26, 1652, Newbury, Masssachusetts, d. July 29, 1720, Newbury, Massachusetts.

+Thomas Chase, b. July 25, 1654, Newbury, Massachusetts d. February 25, 1732/33, Newbury, Massachusetts

+John Chase, b. November 02, 1655, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. February 26, 1739/40, Newbury, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Chase, b. September 13, 1657, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. date unknown.


Ruth Chase, b. March 18, 1659/60, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. May 30, 1676, Newbury, Massachusetts


Daniel Chase, b. December 09, 1661, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. October 15, 1702.


+Moses Chase, b. December 24, 1664, Newbury, Massachusetts, d. September 06, 1743.

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Aquila Chase II

Born 1618 in England

Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Anne (Wheeler) Chase — married 1641 in Newburyport,

Father of Sarah (Chase) Annis, Anne (Chase) Barber, Priscilla Chase, Mary (Chase) Stevens, Aquila Chase III,

Thomas Chase Sr, James Chase, John Chase, Elizabeth Chase, Ruth Chase, Daniel Chase and Moses Chase Sr

Died December 27, 1670 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay


1. AQUILA1 CHASE, born about 1618, came to New England about 1639.(a) In June, 1640, he and his brother, Thomas Chase, were granted land at Hampton, New Hampshire. Both are called seamen and it seems likely that they had been sailors on one of the boats, that were bringing settlers to the New England coast. There is no indication that either man had learned a trade or that either was of the Puritan faith. Both brothers signed documents with their marks.

Aquila Chase married about 1644 Anne, daughter of John and Ann (Yeoman) Wheeler of Hampton, and formerly of Salisbury, county Wilts, England. In 1646 the town of Newbury, Massachusetts, offered him a grant of land on condition that he "do goe to sea and do service in the town with a boat for four years." He removed to Newbury the same year. He was commander of a coasting vessel between Newburyport and Boston. His oldest child was born at Hampton, the others at Newbury. He died at Newbury, December 21, 1670, aged 52, having lived there twenty-four years

Children of Aquila1 and Anne (Wheeler) Chase:

i. Sarah, b. about 1645; m. May 11, 1666, Charles Annis, alias Curmac, an Irishman; eight children. He was a farmer at Newbury and died Dec. 19, 1717, survived by his widow Sarah.(c)


ii. Anne, b. July 6, 1647; m. Apr. 27, 1671, Thomas Barber; eight children; removed to Suffield, Connecticut about 1675.(d)


iii. Priscilla, b. Mar. 14, 1648/9; m. Feb. 10, 1670/1, Abel Merrill; eight children; lived at Newbury, where he died about 1690.


iv. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1650/1; m. Mar. 9, 1669/70, John Stevens; moved to Haverhill between 1680 and 1685; nine children; living in 1725.


v. Aquila, b. Sept. 26, 1652; m. about 1673 Esther Bond; nine children; died at Newbury, July 29, 1720.

2. vi. Thomas, b. July 25, 1654.


vii. John, b. Nov. 2, 1655; d. Feb. 26, 1739/40; m. first, May 23, 1677, Elizabeth Bingley; two children; m. secondly, Dec. 21, 1687, Lydia Challis; nine children; served in King Philip's War.


viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13, 1657; m. June 27, 1678, Zachariah Ayer.(e)


ix. Ruth, b. Mar. 18, 1659/60; d. May 30, 1676.


x. Daniel, b. Dec. 9, 1661; d. Feb. 8, 1707; m. Aug. 25, 1683, Martha Kimball; ten children; widow Martha m. secondly, 1713, Josiah Heath.

xi. Moses, b. Dec. 24, 1663; d. Sept. 6, 1743; m. first, Nov. 10, 1684, Anne, daughter of Thomas Follansbee; eleven children; m. secondly, Dec. 13, 1713, Sarah Jacobs.

CHASE, AQUILA, Hampton 1640, a mariner from Cornwall, Eng. m. Ann, d. of John Wheeler, had Sarah, and rem. a. 1646, to Newbury, here had Ann, b. 6 July 1647; Priscilla, 14 Mar. 1649; Mary, 3 Feb. 1651; Aquila, 26 Sept. 1652; Thomas, 25 July 1654; John, 2 Nov. 1655; Elizabeth 13 Sept. 1657; Ruth, 18 Mar. 1660; Daniel, 9 Dec. 1661; and Moses, 24 Dec. 1663.

He died 29 August 1670, age 52.

His wid. m. 14 June 1672, Daniel Mussiloway, and d. 21 Apr. 1687.

Aquila CHASE (mariner), born 9 Apr 1618. It is not proven that he was born Chesham, [Cornwall?], England; died 27 Dec 1670 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA; buried in Oldtown Cemetery, Newbury, Essex Co., MA, son of Aquila CHASE and Martha JELLIMAN. He married abt 1644 Anne WHEELER (homemaker), born abt 1621 in Salisbury, Wiltshire Co, England; christened 7 May 1621 in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire Co, England; died 21 Apr 1687 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA, daughter of John WHEELER (barber) and Agnes YEOMANS (homemaker).


  1. Sarah born before 1646; m. 15 May 1666, Charles Annis
  2. Ann, b. 6 July 1647; m. 27 Apr. 1671, Thomas Barber
  3. Priscilla, 14 Mar. 1649; m. 10 Feb. 1671, Abel Merrill
  4. Mary, 3 Feb. 1651; m. 9 Mar. 1670, John Stevens
  5. Aquila, 26 Sept. 1652
  6. Thomas, 25 July 1654
  7. John, 2 Nov. 1655
  8. Elizabeth 13 Sept. 1657; m. 27 June 1678, at Andover, Zechariah Ayers
  9. Ruth, 18 Mar. 1660; d. unm. at 17 yrs.
  10. Daniel, 9 Dec. 1661
  11. Moses, 24 Dec. 1663

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Aquila Chase, Jr., of Newbury's Timeline

April 9, 1618
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
April 9, 1626
Age 8
St. Nicholas, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
July 6, 1647
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 6, 1647
Age 29
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
March 14, 1649
Age 30
Newbury, Essex, MA, United States
February 3, 1650
Age 31
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
September 26, 1652
Age 34
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
March 13, 1654
Age 35
United States
July 15, 1654
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States