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Thomas I Chase

Male 1616 - 1652  (36 years)


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  • Name Thomas I Chase  [1
    Born 25 Jul 1616  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1652  Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Person ID I2634  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  [3, 4, 6
    Family ID F1015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Philbrick,   b. 23 Oct 1621, Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1676, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1643  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Chase,   b. 1643, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1714  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Joseph Chase,   b. 1645,   d. 12 Jan 1716, Hampton, Norfolk, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +3. James Chase,   b. 1649, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Mar 1702  (Age < 53 years)  [natural]
    +4. Lieutenant Isaac Chase,   b. 11 Apr 1650, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1727, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Abraham Chase,   b. 6 Aug 1652, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1643 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1652 - Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [Chase.FTW]

      [ThomasChaseAncestors.ged]

      [Research21858.FTW]
      Thomas Chase was born possibly in Willesden Parish, Londonor Cromwell Parish, Nottingham. He died intestate in 1652. Early genealogical histories of the family indicate that Thomas and Aquila came from
      Cornwall, England. It is believed that they were employed by an uncle named Thomas Chase, who was part owner of a ship named "John & Francis" and that they learned to become navigators. Thomas' brother, Aquila, was granted land in Hamptonon the condition that he go to sea and service the town for four years. Thiswould tend to verify the above theory and would explain why they were found on the coast rather than in their original area of birth.

      The settlement of Hampton, New Hampshire Began on October 14, 1638, under the leadership of Rev. Stephen Bachiler. By the first part of 1639 another group arrived with Timothy Dalton, who became the associate pastor of the Hampton Church. It is probable that Thomas and Aquila were with this second group, as by 1640 immigrations had slowed considerably. We know that Thomas, at least, was in the second group as he is mentioned in a list of families that came to Hampton that second summer.

      In June of 1640 small grants were made to a number of people including Aquila and Thomas Chase. These grants were for six-acre house lots. Aquila later acquired six acres of upland meadow and swamp, which was sold to his brother, Thomas, when he moved to Newbury, now located in the present state of Massachusetts. In fact, it was his acknowledgement in court of the sale of all his land in Hampton, except a dwelling and one and one-half acre, to his brother, Thomas Chase of Hampton.

      On February 23, 1645/46 sixty owners of house lots were given one or more shares in the "Common" Aquila received one and Thomas two.

      Thomas' signature on a deed of sale to John Shilbrick shows that he was literate man. His purchase of land which abutted the river was probably to facilitate his livelihood. He was a seaman who paid for the building of a vessel by freighting boards from Exeter to Boston. The large trees along the coast were much in demand for the building of dwellings.

      The Thomas Chase homestead was a short way from "The Meeting House Green" and opposite that of his father-in-law, Thomas Philbrick. The site selected for the erection of a house of worship was on the northerly side of the salt marsh, about one-fourth mile distant from it. A large tract of land near it was called The Meeting House Green and included all of what ws later know as the Ring Swamp, along the road around it. A common-way was laid along the eastern edge and later became the main road to the seashore. Around the green and along the common-way many homes were built, some of which are still inhabitated by descendants of the original owners.[ThomasChaseDescendants.ged]

  • Sources 
    1. [S573] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Thomas Chase page 147
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=NewEnglandMarriages&h=43786&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    2. [S63] Broderbund Family Pedigrees: United Ancestries 1500-1990 CD #100, April 1992 Edition, UA Record No: 29-413.

    3. [S244] Research21858.FTW.

    4. [S278] ThomasChaseAncestors.ged.
      Date of Import: 24 Feb 2005

    5. [S279] ThomasChaseDescendants.ged.
      Date of Import: 24 Feb 2005

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

    7. [S241] Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol.1, 1635-1717, Rumford Print Co., Concord, NH, 1907, Page 23.