Ensign CHASE Moses[1]

Male 1663 - 1744  (80 years)


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  • Name CHASE Moses 
    Prefix Ensign 
    Born 24 Dec 1663  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Intent 10 May 1713  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mrs. Sarah Jacobs of Ipswich 
    Marriage Intent 6 Jun 1713  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sarah Jacob of Ipswich 
    Will 3 Jul 1743/4  [9, 10
    • (In the Name of God amen. I Moses Chase of Newbury in the County of Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay of New England, Being sensible of my Own mortality, and that It is Necessary for me to settle my Estate, for ye Peace of my children, and Being at present through ye goodness of God to me of good memory and Disposing mind, Do make and publish these presents, to be my last will and Testament, First, commending my soul to God who Gave it, and my Body to the Earth whence [it?] Original was taken, by a Decent Burial, with a good hope, thro the merits of Christ, of having a happy & glorious resurrection, and as to ye good things of this world, which it hath pleased God of his great goodness to make me the Owner of, I dispose of them In the Manner Following viz.

      Imprimis: To my son Daniel, his heirs or assigns I give & bequeath Forty pounds money or in good Bills of Credit, to be paid by my Executors, One halfe thereof within One year after my Decease and ye Other halfe within two years after my Decease, that is to say, my son Moses, (whome I have hereafter appointed one of my Executors) to pay my said son Daniel Ten pounds within one year after my Decease, and ten pounds more within two years after my Decease, so as to make ye sum of twenty pounds and my son Joseph (whome I have hereafter appointed One of my Executors) to pay to my sd. son Daniel the sum of ten pounds within One year after my decease and ten pounds more within two years after my Decease so as to make ye sum of Twenty Pounds The Other part of my sd. son Daniels portion being secured to him by Deeds.

      (Item) To my son Samual his heirs & assigns I Give and bequeath [twenty?] shillings of money to be paid In equal proportion by my Executors, the other part of his portion, being secured to him by Deed; which I Do hereby Rattify & Confirm unto him and to his heirs & assigns forever:,on the considerations mentioned in ye Deed thereof, he my said son Samual or his heirs or assigns, paying to my son Stephen or his heirs or assigns, Twenty pounds money or in good Bills of Creditt within One year after my Decease.

      (Item) To my son Stephen his heirs and assigns I give and Bequeath twenty pounds in good bills of credit, to be paid equally by my Executors within One year after my Decease, and ye twenty pounds to be paid him by my son Samual as above Exprest. The Other part of his Portion Being secured to him by Deed.

      Item: To my son Benoni his heirs and assigns I give & bequeath five shillings in or as money to be paid Equally by my Executors, the other part of his portion being given him in lands at Sutten as by of Deeds thereof will appear.

      Item: To my Daughter Elizabeth her heirs & assigns forever I Give & Bequeath all my Land & right in ye fourth General Pasture (so called) in Newbury, and One halfe of my Household goods, and fifty pounds money or in good passable Bills of Creditt, to be paid her her heirs or assigns, By my son Joseph, or by his heirs or assigns, within two Years after my Decease, besides what I have already given her

      Item: To my Daughter Hannah her heirs & assigns I give and Bequeath One halfe of my household goods, & fifty Pounds money or in good Bills of Creditt, to be paid to her, or to her heirs or assigns, by my son Moses or By his heirs or assigns, within two years after my Decease, Besides what I have already given her

      Item: To my Grand son Seth Chase, and to his heirs & assigns forever, I Give and Bequeath One hundred and thirty acres of Land, which I purchased of Deacon Hall in the Township of Sutten, as by the Deed thereof will appear, which Tract of land I Give to my said Grandson Seth as a Reward for the Faithfull service Done for me in my age

      (Item) To my son Moses and to his heirs & assigns I give and Bequeath the One halfe part of my Land in my homestead, with what I have already confirmed to him thereof by Deed on The Easterly side of said homestead, with the Buildings thereon, said halfe part being fifty one rods in breadth at ye southerly End next ye country Road, and forty two rods Broad at ye Lower end near ye River, as it is now staked out and my four acres of Land at Richardsons hill (so called) be it more or less, and ye halfe of my meadow or marsh land and ye halfe of my Other lands and of my common Rights in Newbury aforesaid not herein nor before disposed of, which premisses are to be and Remains to him and his heirs & assigns forever, upon his Due & faithful performing The trust of an Executor, herein committed unto him On his part, and the One halfe of my personal Estate not herein Disposed of Otherwise

      (Item) to my son Joseph and to his heirs & assigns I Give and beqeuath One halfe part of my land in my homestead on the Westerly side, With what I have already confirmed to him thereof by Deed, with the Buildings thereon, said halfe part Being fifty five rods Broad at ye southerly next ye country road, and forty six rods Broad at the lower end near ye River as it is now staked out, and The money, which I had for my Rate Lott at the Boggs (so called) and the one halfe of my meadow or Marsh Land, and the one halfe of my Other Lands, and my common Rights in said town of Newbury not herein nor Before Disposed of, and ye Other halfe of my personal Estate not herein Otherwise Disposed of, which premisses are To be, and Remains to him my said son Joseph & to his heirs & assigns forever, upon his faithfully performing the trust of an Executor on his part, as herein is committed unto him

      And I Give all my apparrel at my Decease, to all my then surviving sons to be equally Divided among them

      And I Do hereby appoint and make my son Moses and my son Joseph to be Executors to this my last will & testament, and I Do Order them to pay all my Just Debts and my funeral Expenses, and to pay ye several Legacies according to time & manner as is herein Expressed, and to Receive whatsoever is or shall be due to me at the Time of my Decease, and I do hereby Disanull And make Utterly void, all other Wills by me made or caused to be made and I Do hereby Establish & Confirm these presents Only, to be my last will and testament.

      In confirmation whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand & seal, on the third Day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & forty and in ye fourteenth year of the Reign of George ye Second of England, France & Ireland King

      Signed sealed published & Declared By Ensign Moses Chase of Newbury aforesd. to be his last will & testamt. in ye presence of us whome he Desired to be witnesses hereto

      Moses Chase 3d. Phinehas Hardy Willm. Johnson, Jr.

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      Moses Chase seal)
    Died 6 Sep 1743/4  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 11
    • (died in his 80th year. VR says Ens. and Dr.)
    Buried Aft 6 Sep 1743/4  Newbury=>West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Bridge Street Cemetery.)
    Will (proved) 17 Sep 1743/4  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    _UID 0BBC0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400003BAE 
    Notes 
    • He was the first Chase to settle, in 1689, in the "Upper Woods" as the territory above the Artichoke River was then called. He aquired a farm of one hundred acres, fronting one hundred and six rods on the "Bradford Road" and extending back to the Merrimacl river.

      He was styled weaver and ensign and the latter title appears upon his tombstone and that of his first wife. He and his wife were admitted to membership in the Second Church in 1713, and he signed the covenant and helped form the Fourth Church in 1731. It was "granted to Moses Chase to set in the fore seat by the pulpit" 20 Sept. 1700.

      In Aug. 1688 he was taxed on one head, one house, two acres of plow land, one horse, two cows, one two-year-old, one yearling, and seven sheep. [Currier's Newbury, 1902, p. 206]. On 13 May 1718, he and several others were granted liberty to use the flats near Holt's rocks on condition that they give one salmon per year to Rev. Christopher Toppan, pastor of the First Church and one to Rev. John Tufts, pastor of the Second Church of Newbury, "if they catch them." [Ibid. 283]. He appears on the muster roll of Lt. Caleb Moody in his Company in Her Majesty's service in the woods between Amesbury and "Jamaco" (now Merrimac) in August 1708. [Ibid. 536]. This service began on 11 Aug 1708 and he was one of thirty-four soldiers who received powder and bullets under command of Lt. Moody prior to 17 Aug 1708. [Ibid. 538]. He next appears as Ensign of Capt. Hugh March's Company of snow-shoe men. This company belonged to the North Regiment in Essex County and was in the service between 1704 and 1710 [Ibid. 540-543].

      There are many deeds of land which he bought and sold in Essex County; also deeds recorded in Suffolk County of lands which he bought and sold in Sutton before Worcester County was organized.

      The house which he erected stood about 25 rods back from the Haverhill road in the rear of the house which his son Joseph built in 1755 (which house with several additions is still standing in 1927). Here he dwelt from 1689 until his death in 1743.
    Person ID I155  Tasker Database
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, pp.41-42.

    2. [S75] Book-Seven Hundred Ancestors, CS71.L58., p.28.

    3. [S40] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:94.

    4. [S9] CD-NEHG Register.
      Vol. 1, Jan. 1847, p.68-70 "Genealogies. Chase Family" prepared by Joshua Coffin, M.A.

    5. [S23] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.92.

    6. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, p.42.

    7. [S49] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:256.

    8. [S60] Book-VR Ipswich, MA, 2:95.

    9. [S18] Death-probate of will, File date 17 Sep 1743, transcribed from microfilm of Essex County probate copybooks at Massachusetts Archives, Volume 325, pages 299-302 (volume and pages as numbered by the Archives). Probate document exists but is not included here.

    10. [S139] Book-Aquilla Chase and His Descendants, pp.44-45.

    11. [S49] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:562.

    12. [S16] Death-gravestone, Bridge Street Cemetery; West Newbury, MA.