I am a descendant of John Chasey, who came from Butleigh Parish, Somerset Co., Eng. to New York City ca 1718.As I began exploring the Chasey surname in Somerset Co. I found several Chaffey (Chafey, Chafy) marriage records.Thinking that Chasey might be a variant spelling of Chaffey (or vice versa), I copied down the Chaffey records.I am posting them here since they may be of use to someone.These records are taken from the book "Marriage Licences in Bath and Wells England Previous to 1755", transcribed and edited by Arthur J. Jewers in 1909.Unless otherwise noted, the following records can be found on pp. 68-69.Due to time constraints I was unable to copy down the full abstract of every record.
20 Dec 1679, Robert Chafey, of East Pennard, husbandman, aged 26, and Alice Corpe of the same, spinster, aged 24.He has a father and mother, she only a mother living, who all consent, at S. Cuthberts, Wells, Merston, or Queen Camel.
21 May 1684, John Chafey of Stoke sub Hambdon, clothier, and Elizabeth Pitts, of Chiselborough, spinster, 27; mother consents.At Stoke sub Hambden, Barwick or Crewkerne.
15 Jun 1707, William Chaffey of Yeovil, mercer, and Mary Creech of the same, spinster.
18 Nov 1727, Robert Chafey of East Pennard, and Mary Bush.
17 Sep 1728, John Chaffey, of Stoke sub Hambdon, and Mary Strode.
30 Jun 1747, John Chafey, of West Bradley, and Elizabeth Champion.
14 Jul 1747, John Chafey of East Pennard, and Ann Dymmock.
25 Aug 1750, John Chaffey, of West Coker, and Sarah Miller.
29 Apr 1751, John Chaffey, of White Lackington, and Elizabeth Gundry.
10 Feb 1754, John Chaffey, widow, of White Lackington, and Mary Lane.
13_1678, Charity Chaffey, of Kingsbury Episcopi, age 28, and Thomas Royse (p. 349).
11 Apr 1681, William Dibben, of Shepton Montague, yeoman, and Judith Chafey, of North Cadbury, spinster, aged 30; her father and mother consent.At Shepton Montague, Pitcombe, or Charlton Musgrove (p. 120).
16 Jul 1681, John Cowper, of Lottisham, yeoman, and Fortune Chafy, of Galhampton, in North Cadbury, spinster, aged 30, father consents.At North Cadbury, Alford or Hornblotten (p. 99).
16 Oct 1685, Lewen Griffen and Ann Chafie of High Ham, spinster, at Nether Ham (p. 172).
6 Dec 1708, Mary Chafey, of Holwell, age 22, and John Vicar (p. 416).
5 Jun 1711, Thomas Prankett, of Stoke sub Hambdon, yeoman, and Joan Chaffy of the same, spinster.Bondsman John Chaffy of Yeovil, mercer.At Yeovil (p. 328).
3 Nov 1711, Sarah Chaffe, widow, of Hardington, and Frances Masters (p. 265).
2 Dec 1715, Thomas Gawler, of Stoke-Under-Hambdon, and Elizabeth Chafey of the same, spinster, aged 30; mother consents.At Stoke-under-Hambdon or ... (p. 157).
11 Sep 1722, Sarah Chafy, of East Pennard, and Thomas Kelway (p. 233).
26 Mar 1724, Thomas Gawler of Stoke-sub-Hambdon, gentleman, and Ann Chaffey of the same, spinster, aged 30; no parents.At Stoke-sub-Hambdon (p. 157).
11 Jun 1737, Ann Chafy, of Montague, age 40, and Edward Slade (p. 371).
I do not have easy access to Jewer's book, so please do not ask for additional look-ups.There were no other Chaffey/Chafey records listed in the book.