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Benjamin Chase

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: between September 6, 1730 and July 25, 1731 (91-92)
Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Chase and Mary Chase
Husband of Phillipa Chase
Father of Mary Makepeace; Sarah Grinnell; Phillippa Hathaway; Benjamin Chase, Jr.; Walter Chase and 2 others
Brother of William Chase and Mary Slade

Occupation: cooper
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Immediate Family

About Benjamin Chase

Benjamin Chase:

  • While he was baptized in Roxbury in 1652,[2]
  • he is believe to have been born closer to 1639.
  • He married, abt 1673, Philippe Sherman,
    • born 1 Oct 1652, daughter of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Sherman.
  • May 1674: He was admitted as a freeman in Portsmouth, RI
  • By 1679: in Freetown
  • 2 Jun 1685: Chosen surveyor in Freetowne[3]
  • Jun 1686: chosen constable in Freetowne.[4]
  • 1691: Assessor
  • 1698, 1699, 1705: Selectman
  • 6 Mar 1705/6 appointed guardian of his granddaughter Sarah Makepiece.
  • 17 Apr 1717: with wife joined First Sabbatarian Church, Newport, RI
  • He died at Freetowne, Bristol Co., Massachusetts between 6 Sep 1730 when his will was dated, and 25 Jul 1731, when it was proved.

Last Will & Testament

  • Dated 6 Sep 1730.[5]
    • to sons Benjamin and Walter
    • to grandson Benjamin Grinnell
    • to dau Bethiah Dunham
    • to dau Philippe Hathaway
    • to son-in-law Jacob Hathaway
    • to granddaughter Sarah, wife of Isaac Hathaway
    • to grandchild Daniel Grinnell


'Benjamin Chase Jr (1682 - 1767)

Benjamin Chase Jr

Born 15 Jul 1682 in Freetown, Mass Colony

Son of Benjamin Chase Sr. and Philip (Sherman) Chase

Brother of Mary Chase, Sara Chase, Phillippa Ruth (Chase) Hathaway,

Walter Chase and Bethiah Chase

Husband of Mercy (Simmons) Chase — married 23 Jun 1703 in Taunton, Massachusetts

Father of Benjamin Chase III, Oliver Chase, Hope Chase, Michael Chase,

Israel Chase, Ammi Chase, Caleb Chase and Joshua Chase

Died 1767 in Westerly, Rhode Island Colony

Profile manager: Stanley Wood [send private message]

Chase-467 created 28 Feb 2011 | Last modified 21 Oct 2016

Name: Benjamin /Chase/ Sr Source: #S65 Page: Database online. Text: Record for Benjamin Chase Source: #S81 Page: Database online. Source number: 888.004; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 6; Submitter Code: . Data: Text: Record for Benjamin Chase Source: #S74 Birth

Birth: Date: 15 JUL 1682 Place: Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Source: #S65 Page: Database online. Death

Death: Date: 21 SEP 1709 Place: Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Source: #S65


Husband: Benjamin Chase Wife: Mercy Simmons Marriage: Date: 23 JUN 1703 Place: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Source: #S65 Page: Database online.


Source S74 Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999; Repository: #R5 NOTEGodfrey Memorial Library, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library Source S81 Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: #R5

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Benjamin Chase's Timeline

April 28, 1639
Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 18, 1652
Age 12
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 34
Freetown, Plymouth Colony
Age 36
Freetown, Plymouth Colony
July 5, 1679
Age 40
Freetown, Plymouth Colony
July 15, 1682
Age 43
Freetown, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
October 23, 1684
Age 45
Freetown, Plymouth Colony
December 3, 1686
Age 47
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
December 3, 1686
Age 47
Freetown, Bristol County, Plymouth Colony