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Benjamin Chase (b. 1639, d. 1731)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:
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.