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  • ID: I1213
  • Name: William CHASE
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Chase
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 5F1982BAD2A5D5118736AB9CD9405A40C8A7
  • Change Date: 30 Mar 2005
  • Birth: 8 JUL 1688 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
  • Death: SEP 1771 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA
  • Baptism: 6 AUG 1690 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
  • Probate: 12 NOV 1771 Barnstable Co., MA
  • Will: 21 SEP 1771 Barnstable Co., MA
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Event: Misc
  • Note:
    Transcribed by

    [The originals of these papers are in NEHGS Library in Boston. This is in a massive ledger, all handwritten with many side notes, marginal notes and insertions. These transcriptions are from photocopies of the original ledger.
    Josiah Paine started collecting records in 1845, and, through his son John H. Paine, was continuing to collect information up to about 1920. The Paines were interested in the history of and individuals inhabiting the town of Harwich from the earliest times, and collected their data based on official records, as well as obscure records not now extant, and with interviews with the town's oldest citizens of the day.
    Two prominent families of the Town of Harwich are not represented well in this ledger. Mr. Paine kept separate ledgers and records on the Nickerson and Paine families. Transcription of those records must wait until another time.
    In the transcription which follows, the page numbers refer to the page number of the ledger. The transcription is verbatim, with Mr. Paine's spelling and punctuation. Items in square brackets [ ] are comments by the transcriber. Items in parentheses ( ) are interlined comments by Mr. Paine, and items in curled brackets are marginal and/or foot notes by Mr. Paine. Transcriber notes are in <b>Arial font</b>, and all entries are in <b>Times New Roman font.</b>]

    [p. 279] The Chase Family - Harwich
    The Chases of Harwich, and Barnstable County, are descendants of William Chase, an early resident of Yarmouth Mass. William Chase was in Yarmouth in 1642 and that year made over his house and place to Stephen Hopkins of Plymouth for the sum of five pound which he had owing him. He made his will May 4, 1659 which was approved May 13, 1659. The appraizers of his estate were Edmond Hawes, Robert Dennis and Richard Taylor. Witnesses to his will were Richard Hore and Mary Dennis. In his will# he calls himself “aged,” and mentions children Benjamin and William and wife Mary. Estate approved Sept 14, 1659.

    William Chase says Mr. Freeman came over in 1630 and resided both in Roxbury and Scituate before he came to Yarmouth. At Yarmouth, he says, was constable in 1639. Mr. Freeman further says he brought with him wife Mary and son William who was the eldest. His wife Mary died in Oct 1659. He farther says his daughter Mary was born in 1637 and died aged 15 yrs, and theat Benjamin was born in 1640.
    2 I William
    3 II Mary
    4 III Benjamin b. 1640 went to Freetown and settled where he has numerous descendants.

    William Chase Jr son of William married He settled in Yarmouth where he died Feb 27, 1684/85. He is said to have had by two wives:
    5 I William born about 1648 m Hannah He settled in R.I.
    6 Jacob “ “ 1650 m Mary
    6 II John “ “ 1652 m Elizabeth Baker 1674/5
    7 III Elizabeth “ “ 1654 m. Daniel Baker May 27, 1674.
    8 IV Abraham 1671 m Elizabeth

    [p. 280] The Chase family - Harwich
    10 VI Joseph born about 1672 m Sarah Sherman Ap 28, 1696.
    11 VII Benj “ “ 1675 m Anna ???? at Plymouth[?] R.I. Setp 21, 1696. ?????????
    12 VIII Samuel “ “ 1677 mar. Sarah S. 1677

    John Chase son# of William married Elizabeth Baker of Yar. 1674/5 He settled over the Harwich line; He was a Friend. He died about 1718, as on the 2d mo. 4. 1718, Wm Cahoon complained of his brother John withholding from him his shares of his father's property.
    13 I Thomas Arey - 1679 mar died aged 88 yrs & 3 mos Nov 20, 1767
    14 II William mar
    15 III John mar
    16 IV Jonathan mar Sarah
    17 V Jeremiah mar
    18 VI Isaac mar 1 Mary did he go to the Oblong?
    Desire? mar Samuel Robbins

    Abraham Chase son of William Jr. married Elizabeth He was one of the first who settled in the South Parish of Harwich. He owned a large tract of land extending from Coy's Brook eastward which he sold to William Cahoon of Chatham, then Manomoy together with his housing for eighteen pound Sept. 24, 1695. and removed from town. He was one of the petitioners for an act of incorporation for the town in 1694.
    He had a son Abraham who married Deliverance dau of Ensign William Nickerson.
    He was a “weaver.” Abraham Chase, Son, was a Quaker. He removed to Rhode Island and settled in Tiverton. His will is dated May 10, 1737 and proved Oct 17, 1738. He left wife Elizabeth. Children Abraham, Phineas, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary, Tabithy, Experience, Jane, Josiah & Map[??] (He is [??] in the Records of Friend's Meeting at R.I. 3d mo. 27, 170[?]) Land where Cyrus Allen lived

    [p. 281] The Chase Family Harwich
    Thomas Chase son of John settled in Yarmouth now Dennis. He married Sarah Gowel of Kittery. He made his will Sept 1, 1767. Son Abner Executor. Wife in 1768 Sarah. He was buried in the South Dennis burying yard, and stones mark the spot. His death occurred Nov 20, 1767 88y 3m He resided upon the spot where Owen Chase now lives at the N. end of Swan Pond. Will proved Mar 8, 1768.
    Children of Thomas Chase and Sarah his wife
    19 I Gowel Jan 22, 1707/8 m. Jane Phillips 1727.
    20 II Hannah May 24 1712
    21 III Phebe July 4 1713 mar Thomas Baker Aug 2, 1732
    22 IV Richard Mar. 3, 1714/5 mar. (wid.) Thankful Chase Jan. 21, 1734-5
    23 V Joseph Mar. 17, 1717/8 [overwritten “1718/19”] mar. Sarah Kelley Jan 19, 1743-4
    24 VI Priscilla Ap 10? 1720 mar Christopher Ellis Oct 22, 1739
    VII Sarah May 20, 1722 mar Nathaniel Bassett of C. Aug 23, 1739
    VIII Abner June 22, 1729 mar. Deborah Baker Oct. 27, 1748
    (Yar Rec. B. III page 27)

    William Chase son of John, married Dorcas Baker daughter of Daniel# , September 20, 1715, and settled on the west side of the Herring River near the mouth. Richard Baker Jr house stands near or on the place where his house stood. His wife Dorcas dying of Small Pox in 1747 he again married Patience Walker of Eastham Oct 15, 1747.
    Mr. Chase was among the early quakers of the town. He made his will Sept 21, 1771 It was proved Nov 12, 1771. All his sons Executors
    A portion of Mr. Chases Children are recorded in the Yarmouth Records. From them and Probate Records the following list is prepared.
    27 I Lydia Mar. 27 1716 mar. Lonard
    28 II Elizabeth Oct 6, 1718, mar Joshua Wixon of Y.
    29 III Thankful Mar. 6, 1720/21, mar Stephen O'Killey of Y.
    30 IV. Dorcas mar. Reuben Wixon Jan 13, 1745
    31 V. Deborah mar Henry Howitt of Taunton May 2, 1751
    32 VI William Oct 1732 mar Mercy Chase of Y. 1757 Died 1773
    33 VII Silvanus 1732 mar Charity Chase 1756 Died 1815.

    [p. 282] Chase Family - Harwich -
    34 VIII Job 1736 mar Ede Bassett Nov 5, 1760 Died July 19 1831
    35 IX Edmond mar Abigail Farris of Y. 1762.
    36 X Mary# after 1747 m. Richard Chase Jr 1767 or 8.
    37 XI Patience probably married
    38. XII Meribah prob the “Meribah Chase” who was the wife of James Ellis, and married Jan 4, 1781, and also wife of Sylvanus Broadbrooks

    Father: John CHASE b: 16 APR 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
    Mother: Elizabeth BAKER b: 1656

    Marriage 1 Dorcas BAKER b: 15 NOV 1696 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
    • Married: 20 SEP 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA 1 2 2 2
    1. Has No Children Lydia CHASE b: 27 MAR 1716 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
    2. Has Children Elizabeth CHASE b: 6 OCT 1718 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
    3. Has No Children Thankful CHASE b: 6 MAR 1721 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
    4. Has Children Dorcas CHASE b: 1725 in Massachusetts
    5. Has No Children Deborah CHASE
    6. Has Children Sylvanus CHASE b: 1732 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA
    7. Has No Children William CHASE b: OCT 1732
    8. Has Children Job CHASE b: 1736 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

    Marriage 2 Patience WALKER
      1. Has No Children Edmund CHASE b: 1738
      2. Has No Children Mary CHASE b: 1750
      3. Has No Children Patience CHASE
      4. Has No Children Meribah CHASE

      1. Abbrev: Chase Genealogy
        Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase, Who Came to America in 1630, and Died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659 (Washington D. C.: 1886)merica in 1630, and Died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659merica in 1630, and Died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659. Washington D. C.: 1886.
        Page: pg 3
      2. Abbrev: Vital Records of Yarmouth
        Title: Robert M. Sherman & Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Society of Mayflower Descendants in Rhode Island; reprint 1993)sachusetts to the Year 1850sachusetts to the Year 1850. Society of Mayflower Descendants in Rhode Island; reprint 1993.
        Page: pg 139
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