Mary Chase

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Chase was born on 2 April 1721, in East Meon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William CHASE, was 30 and her mother, Mary HARMSWORTH, was 28. She married John Marsh on 28 December 1741, in East Meon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Marsh
Mary Chase
Marriage: 28 December 1741
John Mersh
Robert Marsh
Mary Mersh
Harry Mersh
Thomas Mersh
William Marsh
James Marsh
Rebecca Mersh

Sources (5)

  • Mary Cheape, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Parish Register Marriages PR2 1677 - 1742
  • Mary Marsh in entry for Thomas Marsh, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"

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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.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


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

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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