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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||see FAMILY TREE
|Born: 1618 Cornwall, Chesham, Buckingham, England
|Married: Between 1644-1646 Newbury, Essex, MA
|Died: Abt 27/Dec/1670
1. Sarah Chase b. Abt 1645
2. Ann Chase b. 06/Jul/1647
3. Priscilla Chase b. 14/Mar/1647-48
4. Mary Chase b. 03/Feb/1649-50
5. Aquila Chase b. 26/Sep/1652
6. Thomas Chase b. 25/Jul/1654
7. John Chase
8. Elizabeth Chase b. 13/Sep/1657
9. Ruth Chase b. 18/mar/1658-59
10. Daniel Chase b. 16/Nov/1661
11. Moses Chase b. 24/Dec/1663
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register: Volume 1 abt 1847 by
Reverend William Cogswell
"Aquila Chase, brother to Thomas Chase, m. Anne Wheeler, daughter of John
Wheeler of Hampton, removed, in 1645, to Newbury, where he d., Aug. 29, 1670,
aged 52. His widow, Anne, m. Daniel Mussiloway, June 14, 1672, and d. May 19,
Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase by John
Carroll Chase, 1928
"Aquila Chase appears first at Hampton, N.H. --- The first town meeting of
Hampton, of which there is a record, was held 31, 1639, and 24 Dec. of the same
year land was allotted to fifteen grantees, the first grants being small house
lots. In June 1640 other persons became grantees, among them being Aquila Chase
and Thomas Chase. - 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..
In 1646 he was induced to remove to Newbury, as evidenced by the following
extract from the Newbury records for that year.
||'Granted to Aquila Chase, Anno 1646, fower acres of land at
the new towne for a house lott and six acres of upland for a planting lott,
where it can be had, and six acres of marsh where it can be had, also on
condition that he doe goe to sea and do service in the towne with a boate
for four years.'
The inducement to remove to Newbury would indicate that he was a mariner or
fisherman and Joshua Coffin in his History of Newbury states that it is a Chase
family tradition that Aquila was the first person to pilot a vessel across the
bar at the mouth of the Merrimack river.
Before he removed to Newbury he was seen gathering pease on the first day of
the week and at the Quarterly Court held at Ipswich, 29, Sept. 1646, he and his
wife, and David Wheeler, his brother-in-law, all 'of Hampton,' were presented
for gathering pease on the Sabath. - At the next session of the court held at
Ipswich, 30 Mar 1646-47, they were presented again for the same offence and the
constable reported that the summon had been sent to Hampton and that the parties
were not there but 'were gone to Newbury.' ----
A deposition presented at the Quarterly Court held in Ipswich 25 Sept. 1666,
mentions 'Accquilla Chas, aged about forty-eight years,' which would make 1618
the year of his birth.
The will of Aquila Chase was dated 10 Dec. 1670.
Witness by these presents that I, Aquilla Chase of Newbury in the Countye of
Essex in New England being but weake in body, yett of sound and perfect memory,
for divers causes and considderrations me therunto moveing, doe make this my
last will and testament. And doe dispose of my lands, goods, and chattells,
as followeth: First I bequeath my soule into the hands of my blessed
Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ in an asured hope of a resurrection, and my body
be buryed when it shall please the Lord to call me hence.
to my well beloved wife Ann I give and bequeath, my house barne and orchard and
all my lands both Eareable pasture and marsh meadow ground, lyeing and being ye
bounds of the towne of Newbury aforesayd together with all my goods and
chattels, both within dores and without.
All the sayd house and land before mentioned I give unto Ann my well beloved
wife dureing the time of her widdowhood, paying unto my daughter Ann Chase five
pounds, in corne or neate cattle, and iive pounds more to pay, unto my daughter
Prissilla Chase, to be payd within twelve months, after the day of their
Also I will that my wife give unto my sonn Thomas Chase at the age of one and
twenty Tenn pounds in corne or neate cattle, provided the sayd Thomas doe abyde
and serve with his mother to the sd age. And if his mother and hee the sd
Thomas see cause, that hee should serve for a trade with any other man soe that
hee have ye 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 acording to her abillitye, And at the end of her
naturall life, I give and bequath all my house, housing & lands before mentioned
unto Aquilla Chase my Eldest sonn, or if Ann my wife marry, my sonne is to
possess all my houseing and lands, paying unto his mother three pounds per annum
as long as she liveth or thre score pounds which shee pleaseth.
Furthermore my will is that aquilla my sonn shall pay to his brother
John Chase the Summ of tenn pounds in corne or neate
cattle And tenn pounds more the sd Aquilla, is to pay unto his Brother
Daniell in ye like pay viz. corne, or neate cattle.
furthermore my will is ye sonne-in-law Charles (Annis) shall have my boate loade
of grass or sedge of the lower end of Penny Island as long as he liveth, and
nobody to molest him till he hath a boateloade. Furthermore my will is
that my sonn, Aquilla pay unto his Brother Moses Chase Tenn pounds in corne &
Also my will is that Aquilla pay unto my daughter Sarah three pounds within two
years after her mothers decease and to apy unto my daughter Mary Twenty
And further my will is that Aquilla my sonne pay unto his sister Elizabeth Chase
foure pounds in the like pay.
Also my will is, that Aquilla pay foure pounds in the like paye to his sister
All of which summs are to be payd in two yeares after the decrease of Ann my
well beloved wife. And I doe apoynt Ann my well beloved wife, to be sole
executrix of this my last will and testament, & further & doe appoynt Ensigne
Stephen Greenleafe and William Chandler to by the overseers of this my last will
& testament. Further my will is that Aquilla my sonne shall pay to 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
portioned till they be of age.
In witness whereof I have heerunto sett my hand and seals this 10th day of
December in ye yeare of our Lord 1670.