Martha Chase

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Chase was christened on 2 January 1717, in East Meon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William CHASE, was 26 and her mother, Mary HARMSWORTH, was 24. She died on 8 January 1717, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in East Meon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William CHASE
William Chase
Mary Chase
Martha Chase
John Chase
Mary Chase
Robert Chase
Thomas Chase
Elizabeth Chase
Anne Chase

Sources (3)

  • Martha Chase, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • East Meon, Hampshire, Parish Register Christenings: 1677-1742
  • Parish Register Christenings

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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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