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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William Chase
Elizabeth GRACE
Richard Chase
Elizabeth Chace
Sarah Chase
Sarah Chace
Mary Chace
Ann Chase
Ann Chace
Olive Chace
Elizabeth Chase
William Chase

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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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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