Benjamin Chase

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Chase was born about 1744, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Chase, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Hale, was 47.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Chase
1696–1756
Sarah Hale
1698–1755
Bradford Chase
1719–1721
Benjamin Chase
1744–
Jemima Chase
1721–1815
Tamesin Chase
1723–1755
Henry Chase
1725–1799
Stephen Chase
1728–1792
Sarah Chase
1731–1772
Bradford Chase
1733–1756
Capt Enoch Chase
1735–1805
Moses Chase
1738–1798
Joshua Chase
1740–1822
Samuel Chase
1743–1835

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    Name Meaning

    English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or perhaps a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).

    History: Thomas Chase came to MA from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants. Samuel Chase, born in Somerset County, MD, in 1741, was one of the first members of the US Supreme Court; Philander Chase, born in Cornish, NH, in 1741 was a prominent Episcopal clergyman, and his nephew Salmon Portland Chase (1808–73), also born in Cornish, was governor of OH, a US senator, and secretary of the US Treasury during the Civil War.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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