Benjamin Chase (son of William Chase and Mary Townley)193, 194, 195 was born 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts196, and died 1731 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts196.He married Philippa Sherman on 1674196, daughter of Phillip Sherman and Sarah Odding. Notes for Benjamin Chase: He was admitted a freeman at Portsmouth, R. I., in May 1674, but was at Freetown as early as 1679, where he was chosen surveyor 2 June 1685 and constable in June 1686 (Plymouth Colony Records, vol. 6, pp. 167, 187). He was chosen assessor there in 1691, and was a selectman in 1698, 1699, and 1705. On 6 Mar. 1705 [1705/6] he was appointed guardian of his granddaughter Sarah Makepeace. He and his wife joined the First Sabbatarian Church of Newport, R. I., 17 Apr. 1717. In his will, dated 6 Sept. 1730, he bequeathed to his sons Benjamin and Walter his lands in Freetown, to his grandson Benjamin Grinnell his 40-acre lot in Middleborough, to his daughter Bethiah Dunham one-half of a lot in Middleborough and a cow, to his daughter Philippe Hathaway and his son-in-law Jacob Hathaway land in Freetown, excepting a lot 3 rods square which was to be reserved for a burying place, to his daughter Philippe œ20 and the furniture that he had moved to his son-in-law's house, to his granddaughter Sarah, wife of Isaac Hathaway, one cow, and to his grandchild Daniel Grinnell 5s. (Bristol County Probate Records.) More About Benjamin Chase and Philippa Sherman: Marriage: 1674196 Children of Benjamin Chase and Philippa Sherman are:
+Benjamin Chase, b. July 15, 1682, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts196, d. 1767, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island196.