CHASE John[1]

Male 1655 - 1740  (84 years)


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  • Name CHASE John 
    Born 2 Nov 1655  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Will 22 Oct 1730  [7
    • (In the name of God, Amen. The twenty second day of Octobr One Thousand seven hundred & thirty and in ye fourth year of ye Reign of our sovereign Lord George ye second King of Great Britain &c I John Chase of Newbury In ye County of Essex and in ye Province of the Massachtts Bay In New England Husbandman Being at this Time weak of Body and Calling to Mind my Mortallity and knowing It is appointed for man once to Die Do make, ordain & constitute this my Last will & testament whilst my understanding & memory Is continued To me, as by Gods Goodness It is at this time (blessed be God for it) and First of all Recommend my soul Into ye hands of God That gave it and my body I Recommend to ye earth to be buried in Decent Christian Buryal at the Descretion of my executor and as Touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God To bless me with in this Life, I do Demise & Dispose of in ye following order or Form
      Imprimis I give and Demise unto Lydia my Dearly beloved wwife the one third of my Real Estate During her Natural Life and all my Moveable Estate of what name or Nature soever to her and her Dispose forever.
      Item I give unto my son Philip Chase the sum of five shillings to be paid by my Execr out of my estate after my Decease (the Reason why I give this my son no more Is because he hath Received His Portion already.
      Item I give unto my son Charles Chase five shillings to be paid to him by my executor out of my estate after my decease. The Reason why I give this my son no more Is because he hath Received His Portion already.
      Item I give unto my son Jacob Chase the sum of five shillings to be paid by my Execr out of my estate after my Decease (the Reason why I give this my son no more Is because he hath Received His Portion already.
      Item I give unto my son Abraham Chase five shillings to be paid to him by my execr after my Deceaseout of my estate. The Reason why I give this my son no more Is because he hath Received His Portion already.
      Item I give unto my Daughter Phebee Tucker ye sum of six pounds to be paid to her by my executor out of my estate after my decease. (Besides what she hath already had.)
      Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Safford ye sum of five Shillings to be paid to her by my execr out of my estate after my Decease (the reson why I give her no more is because she hath had her Portion already.)
      Item I give unto my Daughter Lydia five shillings to be paid by my execr after my Decease out of my estate (the Reason why I give her no more is because she hath had her Portion already.)
      Item I give unto my grandson John Chase of Hampton the son of my son John Chase the sum of Twenty shillings, to be paid to him by my execr out of my estate which Twenty shillings is all that I should have given to my said son had he been living.
      Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of Twenty shillings to be paid to her by my execr of my estate Provided she come to Newbury for it.
      Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson Jonathan Chase the son of my son Charles Chase the sum of Ten Pounds to be paid to him by my execr out of my estate when he shall come to ye age of twenty & one years.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my son David Chase and to his Heirs & Assigns forever all of my estate both Real & personal of what name or nature soever that is not otherwise Disposed of in this my Last will & Testament, especially my House & BArn with all of my out housing where I now Dwell with my homestead living where I now Dwell Provided this my son execute this my last will & Testament & pay all my Just Debts & Legacies & funeral expences; and I do Constitute & appoint my son David Chase to be my sole execr of this my Last will & Testament and Do give this my son all ye Debts Due to me and I do hereby revoke & Disallow all other wills executors by me made; Rattifying & Confirming this and this only to be my last will & Testament John Chase

      Signed sealed published pronounced & Declared to be ye last will & Testament of John Chase in presence of us witnesses ye Day & year before mentioned.
      Sam'l March
      Stephn Bayley
      Joshua Bayley

      [Essex Probate 24:89, 185])
    Will (proved) 17 Nov 1739  [8
    • (Inventory taken 24 Nov 1740 by Sam'l March, John Carr & Joshua Bayley, mentions an old Bible and personal estate amounting to $65.36. [Essex Probate, 5132].
    _UID 07BC0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000376E 
    Died 26 Feb 1739/40  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    • (Ae. 84 y. 4 m.)
    Notes 
    • He was a soldier in King Philip's War under Capt. William Turner and was in the "Falls Fight" (at Turner's Falls) 19 May 1676 and was one to help bury the brave commander there as he himself certified. (Bodge's Soldiers in King Philip's War, 251). In Jan. 1701/2 he petitioned for a grant of land for this service. (Currier, History of Newbury, 1902, p.511). At the age of 23 in 1678, he took the oath of allegiance in Newbury. He was a cooper by trade and in 1688 paid a tax on one head, two horses, and one cow.

      He settled at first near the bank of the Merrimack river above the "chain bridge." On 24 Dec 1698, he purchased "upland in the upper woods," at the "Training Field" in the west end of the town (now in West Newbury). The house which he is supposed to have erected about 1699 is still standing (1928) and is the third east of the present town house.
    Person ID I151  Tasker Database
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2009 

    Family CHALLIS Lydia,   b. 31 May 1665, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Dec 1687  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    • (VR spells Chalice and Chace.)
    Children 
     1. CHASE Philip,   b. 23 Sep 1688, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1764, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. CHASE Charles,   b. 12 Jan 1689/90, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1775, Newbury=>West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. CHASE Jacob,   b. Aft 1690, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1754, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years)
     4. CHASE Abraham,   b. Abt 1694, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1770, Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. CHASE Phebe,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. CHASE Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. CHASE Lydia,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. CHASE Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. CHASE David,   b. 10 Oct 1710, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1802, Newbury=>West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S152] Book-Chase-Descendants of Aquilla and Thomas Chase, p.39.

    2. [S75] Book-Seven Hundred Ancestors, CS71.L58., p.28.

    3. [S40] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:91.

    4. [S9] CD-NEHG Register.
      Vol. 1, Jan. 1847, p.68-70 "Genealogies. Chase Family" prepared by Joshua Coffin, M.A.

    5. [S23] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.92.

    6. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, p.34.

    7. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, pp.39-41.

    8. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, p.39.

    9. [S49] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:561.

    10. [S54] Book-VR Salisbury, MA, p.301.