William Chase

Brief Life History of William

When William Chase was christened on 26 September 1714, in East Meon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William CHASE, was 23 and his mother, Mary HARMSWORTH, was 21. He married Elizabeth GRACE on 11 October 1736, in Colemore, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died in Prior's Dean, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Chase
1714–
Elizabeth GRACE
1718–
Richard Chase
1737–1815
Elizabeth Chace
1740–
Sarah Chase
1742–
Sarah Chace
1743–
Mary Chace
1744–
Ann Chase
1747–
Ann Chace
1748–
Olive Chace
1752–
Elizabeth Chase
1752–
William Chase
1755–

Sources (14)

  • William Chace, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Wilm Chase in entry for Elizabeth Chase, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • William Chess in entry for Richard Chess, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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