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Aquila Chase

Male 1618 - 1670  (52 years)


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  • Name Aquila Chase  [1, 2, 3
    Born 29 Mar 1618  Chesham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1670  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I2613  tng Genealogy

    Father Aquila Chase,   b. 1580, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1670, St. Nicholas, Cole Abbey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Sarah Jelliman,   b. 1582, Hundrich, Bucks, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1643, St. Nicholas, Cole Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Jun 1606  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Family ID F1015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Wheeler,   b. 1621,   d. 1689  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1644  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F12233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • [Chase.FTW]

      [ThomasChaseAncestors.ged]

      [Research21858.FTW]
      []
      Acquila Chase,first generation of Chase's in the U.S.
      Acquila Chase, B. 1618, Chesham, England. Appears first in this country from Hampton, NH.
      A company under Rev. Stephen Bachiler is supposed to have founded this settlement 10/14/1638. Early in 1639 a band of settlers came with Timothy Dalton, who became associate pastor of the church of Hampton. The town
      was incorporated by the General Assembly of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 5/22/1639. It is probable that Acquila and Thomas Chase came with the second company. In 1640 Acquila Chase had six acres granted to him for a house lot. He removed to Newberry, Mass about 1646 where he received "Four Acres of land at the new towne for a house and six acres of upland for a planting lot, and six acres of marsh where it can be had, also on
      condition that he go to sea and do service in the towne with a boat for four years."

      This inducement to remove to Newberry would indicate that he was a mariner or a fisherman, and Joshua Griffen in his History of Newberry states that it was a Chase family tradition that Acquila was the first man to pilot a vessel across the bar at themouth of the Merrimack River. A deposition taken in 1666 speaks of his as Acquila Chase, aged about 4.

      He died 12/27/1670. A tablet of Caen Stone in theentrance corridor of the New England Historical Genealogocal Society's building at 9 Asburn St., Boston, says: Acquila Chase
      Mariner
      Hampton, NH.1640
      Newberry, Mass. 1646
      By repute the first pilot at the mouth of the Merrimack River. Erect his descendant John Carrol Chase 1928.
      Acquila Chase first appears at Hampton,N.H.A company under the leadership of Rev. Stephen Bachiler is supposed to have commenced the Settlement on 14 Oct. 1638.(Dow's History of Hampton).Early in the year of 1639,a new
      band of settlers came with Mr. Timothy Dalton,who became associate past of the Hampton church.The town was incorporated by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony 22 May 1639.It is probable that Acquila and
      Thomas Chase came with the second company as it appears that emigration was greatly diminished by the year 1640.

      The Hampton records show that in the year 1640,there was granted to Acquila Chase six acres for a house lot.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.More information can be obtained from Seven Generations of Thomas and Acquila Chase. One story about early American traditions willbe told.Before he removed to Newbury,he was seen gathering peas on the firstday 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 peas on the Sabbath.

      One handed down tradition states that Acquila and David were returning home from a bountiful fishing day,upon
      their arrival,Ann proceded to the garden and prepare a meal celebrating their catch.It came to pass that they were caught and were supposedly punished for their act.The rest as it is said is history.

      Other records recently found state that Acquila Chase came over from England on the Mary and John in 1630 but fails to mention his brother on that specific voyage.Other voyages of thatship occured between 1620-1643.
      * All data was taken from book previously mentioned and other recorded material too numerous to mention.

  • Sources 
    1. [S278] ThomasChaseAncestors.ged.
      Date of Import: 24 Feb 2005

    2. [S90] Chase.FTW.
      Date of Import: 24 Feb 2005

    3. [S573] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Aquila Chase
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=NewEnglandMarriages&h=43766&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    4. [S326] World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: August 23, 1996;), Tree #0378.

    5. [S244] Research21858.FTW.