Name: William Chase Sr.
Birth: ABT 1595 in , Wivenhoe, Essex, England
Burial: MAY 1659 Baptist Church Cem, Barnstable, MA
Findagrave # 16683401
Death: MAY 1659 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
RELATION: 9th gr-grandfather of R.E.F.
SOURCE: HeritageQuest, "Desc. of William Chase", (34 pg's), copied 15 Dec 2005.
William Chase was born in England, about 1595 and came to New England in 1630 with Winthrop's Fleet. He soon became a member of the first church in Roxbury, MA, of which the Rev. John Eliot ("the Apostle to the Indians") was pastor. On the records of the church is the following: "William Chase came with the first company, bringing with him his wife Mary and his son William." It is further stated that his wife was an invalid for several years, but finally regained her health and bore other children. On 19 Oct 1630, he applied for admission as a freeman, and on 14 May 1634 he took the freeman's oath. About 1638, he left Roxbury, and joined a company who made a new settlement at Yarmouth, MA. At that place, in 1639, he was appointed constable,and continued to reside there until his death, which occurred between 4 and 13 May 1659. His widow was found dead in Oct 1659 and a coroner's inquest decided she died a natural death.
Children of William Chase & Mary Unknown:
1. William, B: Abt 1622 in England, M: Unknown.
2. Mary, B: May 1637 in Roxbury, MA, D: unmarried in 1652.
3. Benjamin, B: 1639 in Yarmouth, M: Phillipa Sherman.
SOURCE: Ancestry.com, One World Tree, various trees, copied 2 Dec 2006.
William Chase, B: Abt 1595 in Wivenhoe, Essex, England, D: 4 May 1659 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA, he M: Mary Townley, she was B: 5 Mar 1603 in Norfolk, England and D: 6 Oct 1659 in Yarmouth.
Children of William Chase & Mary Townley:
1. William, B: 15 Jun 1621 in Chesam, Norfolk, England.
2. Mary, B: 15 May 1637 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA.
3. Benjamin, B: 28 Apr 1639 in Yarmouth.
SOURCE: Heritage Quest, "History of Lawrence-Townley & Chase Families", pub NY 1883, 109 pg's, By Hill.
William Chase info same as that shown above in Chase History.
Baptist Church Cemetery, West Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA.
William Chase. Mem #: 16683401.
D: May 1659, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA.
Mary Chase. Mem #: 35900377.
B: Unknown in England.
D: 1659, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., MA.
Three children, William, Mary & Benjamin.
Father: Aquila Chase
Mary Townley b: in , , , England
in , , , England
- William Chase Jr. b: 15 JUN 1621 in , Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England
- Mary Chase b: 15 MAY 1637 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA
- Benjamin Chase b: 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA