Cherie's Family

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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I7383
  • Name: William Chase
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1595 in England 1
  • Death: BET 4 AND 13 MAY 1659 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA 2
  • MISC: Applied for admission as a freeman
  • MISC: Took the freeman's oath
  • Emigration: 1630 Came to Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA 3
  • Residence: ABT 1638 Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA 4
  • Occupation: 1639 Constable 5
  • Reference Number: 7383
  • Note:
    Notes about "Freeman's oath"

    From the Winthrop Society website http://www.winthropsociety.org/freemen.htm

    Redacted and introduced by Marcia Stewart,
    Chairperson of The Winthrop Society

    A primary goal of The Winthrop Society is to determine the identities of the first settlers of Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth. There are no firmer grounds for establishing an early settler among the founders of the Commonwealth than the lists of the first Freemen --- those who applied for that estate in Boston in October, 1630, and those so sworn thereafter. The Freemen were the only colonists who were franchised to vote, and the franchise was not offered to all. One generally had to be a mature male church-member, and must have experienced a transforming spiritual experience by God's grace, as attested by himself and confirmed by church leaders. Therefore, the list of names below represents just a small percentage of the population. And apparently, a number of qualifying church-members would not take the oath because they had problems with the wording. An oath in those times was taken very seriously, as though it were a promise made directly to the Almighty with ones soul forfeit in the breach. Numerous persons who are on church and court records of 1630-1632 did not take the oath until 1634, when the oath was shortened and modified to replace the persons of the Governor etc. to whom obedience was due with the impersonal "common weale." Others, such as those who later became Quakers, objected strongly to oaths in general. One can understand all their reservations when one reads this "mother of all American loyalty oaths," below.


    The Oath of a Freeman, or of a Man to be made free.


    I, A B, etc., being, by the Almighty's most wise disposition, become a member of this body, consisting of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants and a commonalty of the Massachusetts in New England, do freely and sincerely acknowledge that I am justly and lawfully subject to the government of the same, and do accordingly submit my person and estate to be protected, ordered, and governed by the laws and constitutions thereof, and do faithfully promise to be from time to time obedient and conformable thereunto, and to the authority of the said Governor and Assistants and their successors, and to all such laws, orders, sentences, and decrees as shall be lawfully made and published by them or their successors; and I will always endeavor (as in duty I am bound) to advance the peace and welfare of this body or commonwealth to my utmost skill and ability; and I will, to my best power and means, seek to divert and prevent whatsoever may tend to the ruin or damage thereof, or of any the said Governor, Deputy Governor, or Assistants, or any of them or their successors, and will give speedy notice to them, or some of them, of any sedition, violence, treachery, or other hurt or evil which I shall know, hear, or vehemently suspect to be plotted or intended against the said commonwealth, or the said government established; and I will not at any time suffer or give consent to any counsel or attempt that shall be done, given, or attempted for the impeachment of the said government, or making any change alteration of the same,contrary to the laws and ordinances thereof, but shall do my utmost endeavor to discover, oppose, and hinder all and every such counsel and attempt. So help me God.




    Marriage 1 Mary ???
      Children
      1. Has Children William Chase b: ABT 1622 in England
      2. Has No Children Mary Chase b: MAY 1637 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA
      3. Has No Children Benjamin Chase b: 1639 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA

      Sources:
      1. Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase
        Publication: Washington, DC: 1886; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Books; 2002
        Note: Full subtitle: "Who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659"

        Reprinted by:

        Higginson Book Company
        148 Washington Street, PO Box 778
        Salem MA 01970
        Text: provided approximate date and location
      2. Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase
        Publication: Washington, DC: 1886; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Books; 2002
        Note: Full subtitle: "Who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659"

        Reprinted by:

        Higginson Book Company
        148 Washington Street, PO Box 778
        Salem MA 01970
        Page: page 1
        Text: provided approximate date and location
      3. Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase
        Publication: Washington, DC: 1886; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Books; 2002
        Note: Full subtitle: "Who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659"

        Reprinted by:

        Higginson Book Company
        148 Washington Street, PO Box 778
        Salem MA 01970
        Page: page 1
        Text: "...came to America in 1630, in the fleet that brought Governor Winthrop and his colony. He soon after became a member of the first church in Roxbury, Mass..."
      4. Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase
        Publication: Washington, DC: 1886; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Books; 2002
        Note: Full subtitle: "Who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659"

        Reprinted by:

        Higginson Book Company
        148 Washington Street, PO Box 778
        Salem MA 01970
        Page: page 1
        Text: "About 1638, he left Roxbury, and joined a company who made a new settlement at Yarmouth, Mass...and continued to reside there until his death..."
      5. Title: Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase
        Publication: Washington, DC: 1886; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Books; 2002
        Note: Full subtitle: "Who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, MA, May 1659"

        Reprinted by:

        Higginson Book Company
        148 Washington Street, PO Box 778
        Salem MA 01970
        Page: page 1
        Text: "... at Yarmouth, Mass..., in 1639, he was appointed constable..."

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