GENERATION 12

GENERATION 11

AQUILA CHASE
born:         -1618Chesham, ENG
marr:about-1644                        
died:12-27-1670Newbury, MA
father: 
mother: 
 
ANN WHEELER
born:12-20-1629Hampton, NH
marr:about-1644                        
buri:04-21-1687Newbury, MA
father:JOHN WHEELER
mother:ANN YEOMAN



Biography

According to the the book, Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase, 1928, a depositiion at the Quarterly Court in Ipswich, 25 Sept. 1666, mentions "Accquilla Chas about fourty-eight years," which would make 1618 the year of his birth." There is some evidence that he is of the Chase family of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. An Aquila Chase lived in Chesham, and later in London, who would be of the right age to be his father, but several inconsistencies exist that cast doubt that his son Aquila is the person who immigrated to Hampton, NH. (1) A baptism date of 1626 is inconsistent with the deposition that sets the date of birth around 1618, (2) the records of England show a death and burial in England, and (3) the records in England show no brother named Thomas, yet such a brother is mentioned in the 1670 will of AQUILA CHASE of Newbury, MA.

AQUILA first appears in America in Hampton, NH, with a company led by Timothy Dalton. Hampton was first settled in 1638 by Rev. Stephen Bachiler. AQUILA does not appear on the list of land allotments in 1639, for the original settlers. But the names of AQUILA and his brother Thomas do appear on the list of 1640. AQUILA received six acres for a home lot. Then in 1644, he received an additional six acres of "upland meadow and swamp," which he sold to his brother in 1646, when he moved to Newbury, MA.

In 1646, AQUILA was offered land in Newbury on the condition that he "doe goe to sea and do service in the towne with a boate for four years". Joshua Coffin writes in his History of Newbury that AQUILA CHASE was the first person to pilot a boat at the mouth of the Merrimack River. Thus, begins a lifetime career as mariner and fisherman.

Before moving to Newbury, AQUILA was twice served with notice for gathering peas on Sunday. The charges were eventually dismissed, partly because the sheriff could not find him to serve the papers because he had moved. In Newbury, his house was located at what is now the corner of Federal and Water Streets.

After AQUILA died, ANN married Daniel Silloway in Newbury, June 14, 1672


 

Children

  born marr died
Sarah
  husband Charles Annis
         -1645     
         -1638     
                 
05-15-1666     
         -1726     
         -1662     
Anne
  husband Aquilla Barber
07.06-1647     
         -1644     
 
04-27-1651     
         -1691     
         -1733     
Priscilla
  husband Abel Merrill
03-14-1648     
         -1643     
 
02-10-1670/71
                 
 
Mary
  husband John Stevens
02-03-1651     
         -1650     
 
03-09-1669/70
 
 
Aquila
  wife Esther Bond
09-26-1652     
09-25-1655     
 
about-1673     
07-29-1720     
 
Thomas
  wife Rebecca Follansbee
  wife Elizabeth Moores
07-25-1654     
about-1660     
                 
 
11-22-1677     
08-02-1714     
         -1732     
12-27-1711     
 
John
  wife Elizabeth Bingley
  wife Lydia Challis
11-02-1655     
06-24-1660     
05-31-1665     
 
05-23-1677     
12-21-1687     
02-26-1739/40
about-1685     
 
ELIZABETH CHASE
  husband ZACHARIAH AYER
  husband Daniel Favor
09-13-1657     
10-24-1650     
 
 
06-27-1678     
 
 
         -1702     
 
Ruth 03-18-1659/60   05-30-1676     
Daniel
  wife Martha Kimball
         -1661     
08-18-1664     
 
08-25-1683     
02-08-1707     
 
Moses
  wife Anne Follansbee
  wife Sarah Jacobs
12-24-1663     
         -1668     
09-26-1674     
 
11-10-1684     
12-13-1713     
         -1743     
04-18-1708     
03-13-1739     


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