Richard Chance

2 March 1706–17 June 1765 (Age 59)
Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Chance was born on 2 March 1706, in Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States, his father, Richard Chance, was 25 and his mother, Elliner Ellen Pearson Pierceson, was 23. He married Martha Mason from January 1729 to December 1729, in Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 June 1765, in Dorchester, Maryland, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Richard Chance
1706–1765
Martha Mason
1710–1783
Marriage: from January 1729 to December 1729
Isaac Chance
1730–1805
Daniel Chance
1730–1790
William Chance
1740–1765
Levi Chance
1745–1765
Richard Chance
1738–1765
Naomi Chance
1740–1783
Moses Chance
1740–
Elijah Chance
1744–1782
Deborah Chance
1744–1817

Spouse and Children

    Male1706–1765Male

    Martha Mason

    Female1710–1783Female

MARRIAGE
from January 1729 to December 1729
Maryland, British Colonial America
children

(9)

    Isaac Chance

    Male1730–1805Male

    Daniel Chance

    Male1730–1790Male

    Richard Chance

    Male1738–1765Male

    William Chance

    Male1740–1765Male

    Naomi Chance

    Female1740–1783Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1680–1747Male

    Elliner Ellen Pearson Pierceson

    Female1683–1747Female

siblings

(14)

    Male1706–1765Male

    Male1706–1767Male

    Warner Chance

    Male1707–1746Male

    John Chance

    Male1707–1782Male

    Elizabeth Chance

    Female1707–Female

+9 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a nickname for an inveterate gambler, for someone considered fortunate or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck.2 Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Richard Chance, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Richard Chance, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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