John Chase

John CHASE (1649 -1684 )  was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

John Chase was born 6 Apr 1649 in Yarmouth, Mass.  His parents were Wiliam CHASE II and Elizabeth HOLDER. He married Elizabeth BAKER 6 Aug 1675 in Yarmouth.   John died 27 FEB 1684 in Yarmouth.

Herring River - On the 3rd of June, 1700, the Committee of the town of Yarmouth bounded the land of John Chase at the Herring River, and in their record they say that it was “for many years past granted unto John Chase.”

Elizabeth Baker was born 6 Apr 1649 in Yarmouth, Mass.  Her parents were Francis BAKER and Isabel Twining.  Elizabeth died 16 May 1706 in Swansea, Mass. Two of their children,  Sarah and William, are our ancestors.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Isaac Chase 1685 Yarmouth Mary Berry
23 MAY 1705 Yarmouth
Charity (Pease) O’Kelley (Widow of Jeremiah O’KELLY’S son Jeremiah Jr.)
28 Jun 1727 at Yarmouth
22 May 1759 Yarmouth
2. Sarah CHASE c. 1672 Yarmouth, Jeremiah O’KELLY 1689 1727 in West Dennis, Barnstable, MA
3. John Chase 16 Apr 1675 Yarmouth Sarah Hills 26 NOV 1755 Yarmouth
4. Thomas Chase 20 AUG 1679 Yarmouth, Sarah Gowell (Guell)
c. 1703 Yarmouth
20 NOV 1767 Dennis Mass.
5. Jeremiah Chase 1683 Yarmouth Hannah Baker
11 SEP 1719 Yarmouth
Harwich, Mass
6. William CHASE III 8 JUL 1688 YarmouthOr 8 Jul 1680 Dorcas BAKER
20 SEP 1715 Yarmouth, Mass.
Patience Walker
Sep 1771 in Harwich, MA.
7. Jonathan Chase c. 1690 Yarmouth Sarah Green
6 JUL 1709 Yarmouth
20 JUL 1743 Newport., RI
8. Desire Chase 1692 in Yarmouth
9. Judah Chase 1698

John Chase was a Quaker.

The Connecticut magazine, Volumes 3-4 By William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller.   Jan – Dec 1897

6. John3 Chase (William,8 William1), d. prob. in Yarmouth, Mass. (where he had lived), before April 18, 1735, when the Narragansett grants were made; m. Elizabeth (b. about 1656), dau. of Francis1 and Isabel (Twining) Baker. On p. 455 of Amos Otis Papers on Barnstable Families it is stated that John Chase m. Mercy (b. about 1670) Hall, dau. of Gersham (John Sr.) and Bethia (Bangs) Hall. It is well known that John8 Chase m. Elizabeth Baker. Mercy Hall may have married John4 Chase (John*).

He served in King Philip’s war; was on tax list, 1676, for o7d.; townsman, 1694; proprietor of common lands, 1711. One of his children was 4 years old Aug. 6, 1679 (prob. son John). He paid us. 4d., in 1676, toward expenses of King Philip’s war. “Given and granted to John Chaise, his heirs and assigns forever, twenty acres of upland convenient to his house, so that it hinder not the cart way that leads to Thomas Gages; June, 1678.”

Herring River Harwich, Mass

“The same time was given to John Chase the nooks and slips on the west side of Herring River, from William Griffith his meadow downward toward the sea, unless we could elswhere accommode him better.” On the 3rd of June, 1700, the Committee of the town of Yarmouth bounded the land of John Chase at the Herring River, and in their record they say that it was “for many years past granted unto John Chase.”

Waiting to Fish Herring River

John Chase’s name was on a List of the Soldiers of Yarmouth that were pressed into the country’s service, and that went to Mount Hope under Capt. John GORHAM against the Indians in 1675, and took their first march upon the 24th June, ’75. The sum of his wages was £1 04 00.

John Berry and John Chase were among others in an expedition, June, 1675, to repel an expected attack on Swansey. He received, 1713, twenty-two shares in common lands (p. 139 or 130, Yar. Rec). To him and his six sons is due the credit of prolonging the name on Cape Cod. All the rest of his brothers and uncles lived to the west away from the Cape. Up to 1800, there was hardly a Chase on Cape Cod who could not trace his descent from this John.

John Chase and Daniel Baker, two of six fence viewers, elected Mar. 14,1693 (vol. 1, p. 19, Yar. Town Records): John Hall jun., John Chase and John Rider, sen., elected March 7, 1700, grand jurymen.

“John Chase of full age Testifyeth and Saith I do know upon my certain knowledge That Teague Jones lived in a Field where Nathaniel Baker now lives, about eight or nine and forty years ago, and he then possessed both Land and meadow on the westward Side of the Bass River, and the Stage Island, which was so Called then, and is called by the Same name now, he Improved by mowing, and was a liver there before the Records was burned at Old Mr. Howes, and in the Eastward End of the Sd Island there was a piece of Thatch Grew, from which grew this marsh, which is now in Controversy. Apr. 8,1715 Then John Chase in Open Court did affirm that as he was in the presence of God this Evidence was truth, etc.” (Barn. Court Records, 1737.)


1. Isaac Chase

Isaac’s first wife Mary Berry was born 1685 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Berry and Sussanah [__?__]. Mary died 5 Apr 1727 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

Isaac’s second wife Charity O’Kelley was born 9 Dec 1696 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were David O Killey and Anna Bills. She first married 8 Aug 1716 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass to Jeremiah O’KELLY‘s son Jeremiah Jr.(b. 6 Jun 1691 in Yarmouth, Mass – d. bef. 28 Jun 1727 in Yarmouth) Charity died 1768 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

2. Sarah CHASE (See Jeremiah O’KELLY‘s page)

3. John Chase

John’s wife Sarah Hills was born 1675 in Malden, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Gershom Hills and Elizabeth Chadwick. Sarah died 7 Apr 1735 in Woodstock, Windham, CT.

4. Thomas Chase

Thomas’ wife Sarah Gowell (Guell) was born 1682 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were Richard Gowell and Hannah Remick. Sarah died in 1726 in Mass

Thomas was a deacon and  had 11 children,

Thomas Chase Headstone -- Ancient Cemetery , South Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass, Plot: Near Middle of Grave Yard

5. Jeremiah Chase

Jeremiah’s wife Hannah Baker was born 20 Jan 1699 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Baker and Hannah Jones. Hannah died in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

6. William CHASE III (See his page)

7. Jonathan Chase

Jonathan’s wife Sarah Green was born 1688 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Sarah died in Newbury, Essex, Mass


History of old Yarmouth. Comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. From the settlement to the division in 1794 with the history of both towns to these times (1884) Author: Swift, Charles Francis

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