Catherine Chauncey

F, b. 12 January 1675, d. 15 May 1754
     Catherine Chauncey was born on 12 January 1675. She married Rev. Daniel Brewer, son of Daniel Brewer Jr. and Hannah Morrill, on 29 August 1699. Catherine Chauncey died on 15 May 1754 at the age of 79.

Child of Catherine Chauncey and Rev. Daniel Brewer

Andrew Chauncy1

M, b. 23 November 1774
     Andrew Chauncy was born on 23 November 1774.2 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 25 April 1924.
  2. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (table).

Charles Chauncy1

M, b. 16 May 1729, d. 22 November 1809
     Charles Chauncy. Merchant.2 He was born on 16 May 1729 in Boston, Massachusetts.3 He was the son of Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. and Elizabeth Hirst.4 Charles Chauncy graduated in 1748 from Harvard.1 He married firstly Mary Cutts on 21 May 1756.1 Charles Chauncy married secondly Joanna Gerrish on 1 July 1760 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1,5 Charles Chauncy died on 22 November 1809 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at the age of 80.2

Child of Charles Chauncy

Child of Charles Chauncy and Mary Cutts

Children of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish

Citations

  1. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 10 p. 336.
  2. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Boston, Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1700-1800.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S287] Robert Chancey, "Chauncy," e-mail to unknown recipient, October 2006.
  6. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).
  7. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 25 April 1924.

Charles Chauncy1

M, d. 4 May 1711
     Charles Chauncy was the son of Isaac Chauncy and Jane (Unknown).2 Charles Chauncy. Merchant.3 He married Sarah Walley, daughter of Major General John Walley and Sarah (Unknown), on 19 October 1699.1,4,3 Charles Chauncy died on 4 May 1711.3

Children of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1087.
  2. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15086.
  4. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 59868.
  5. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Charles Chauncy1

M, b. 1589, d. 19 February 1671
     Charles Chauncy was born in 1589.2 He was the son of George Chauncy and Anne Welch.3,4 Charles Chauncy was christened on 5 November 1592 at Yardley-Bury, Hertfordshire.5 The emigrant ancestor of all who bear the name of Chauncy and Chauncey in the United States. He received his preparatory training at Westminster school, and entered Trinity college, Cambridge, where he was made a Bachelor of Arts in 1613, and M.A. in 1617. He was also made a fellow of the college, and in 1624 was given the degree of B.D. He was chosen professor of Hebrew, but resigned in favor of a relative of the vice-chancellor, and was appointed to the Greek professorship. He remained at Trinity for some time, and then preached for a season at Marston Laurence, Northamptonshire. In 1627 he became vicar of Ware, Hertfordshire, where his peculiar puritanical opinions involved him in difficulties with his ecclesiastical superiors. In January, 1629, he was called before the High Commission Court on the charge of having used in his sermons certain expressions condemnatory of the Church, and is said to have made his submission to Bishop Laud. In 1635 he was again prosecuted for opposing the railing in of the communion table at Ware; was suspended, cast into prison, condemned to costs, and obliged to make a humiliating recantation.

He left England late in 1637, and arrived at Plymouth, Mass., in May, 1638. For about three years he preached with Mr. Royner at Plymouth, and in 1641 was elected pastor of the church at Scituate, where he preached for twelve years. His pastorate in Scituate was for many reasons unpleasant to him, partly because of a difference of opinion among his parishioners, and partly because of a lack of financial support. His persecutor, Bishop Laud, had been executed, and a change had taken place in the attitude of the church; Mr. Chauncy was invited to return to Ware, and had reached Boston, whence he was to sail, when he was invited to become president of Harvard College. He was inaugurated Nov. 29, 1654, and entered upon the duties of the office at a salary of £100 per annum. He is the author of: The Plain Doctrine of the Justification of a Sinner in the Sight of God, Six and Twenty Sermons (1659), and Antisynodalia Scripta Americana.4 He married Catharine Eyre, daughter of Robert Eyre and Agnes Still, on 17 March 1630 in Ware, Hertfordshire, they had six sons, all bred to the ministry, and two daughters.4,6 Charles Chauncy emigrated in December 1637 to Plymouth, New England.6 On 29 November 1654 he was a President of Harvard College.3 He died on 19 February 1671 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.2

Child of Charles Chauncy and Catharine Eyre

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1087.
  2. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 53.
  3. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p.176.
  4. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p.175.
  5. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 1.
  6. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.

Charles Chauncy1

M, b. 23 April 1758, d. 23 April 1758
     Charles Chauncy died on 23 April 1758.2 He was born on 23 April 1758.2 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Mary Cutts.2

Citations

  1. [S287] Robert Chancey, "Chauncy," e-mail to unknown recipient, October 2006.
  2. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 10 p. 336.

Charles Chauncy1

M, b. 1701, d. 1704
     Charles Chauncy was born in 1701.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley.1 Charles Chauncy died in 1704.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15086.

Charles Chauncy1

M, b. 22 April 1761, d. 10 September 1789
     Charles Chauncy was born on 22 April 1761.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1 Went insane when he was sixteen years old and continued so until a week before his death. Charles Chauncy died on 10 September 1789 at the age of 28.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D.1

M, b. 1 January 1704/5, d. 10 February 1787
     Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. was born on 1 January 1704/5 in Boston.2 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley.2 Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. graduated in 1721 from Harvard.2 He married firstly Elizabeth Hirst, daughter of Grove Hirst and Elizabeth Sewall, on 14 February 1727/28.3,4 Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. married secondly Elizabeth Phillips (widow Townsend), daughter of John Phillips and Mary (Unknown), on 8 January 1738/39.3 Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. died on 10 February 1787 at the age of 82.2

Chauncy Charles, pastor of the first church in Boston, was a great grandson of president Chauncy, and had much of the genius and spirit of his ancestor. He was born, Jan. 1st, 1705. His father, the youngest son of the rev. Isaac Chauncy, Berry street, settled in Boston, as a merchant. Charles was only seven years old when his father died; but had friends, who were disposed to give him every advantage of education. At twelve years old he was sent to Harvard College; was graduated, 1721, and considered as one of the best scholars who had ever received the honours of that seminary. It afforded great pleasure to wise and good men of those times to see a descendant of that president, who had done so much honour to New England, come into life with such high recommendations ; and their hopes were highly gratified when he made divinity his study. As soon as Mr. Wadsworth was removed from the first church, to preside at Cambridge, the eyes of that people were fixed upon this young man, and he was associated with Mr. Foxcroft in the work of the ministry. He was ordained, 1727. Mr. Foxcroft and he were colleague pastors for about 40 years. After the death of his colleague, he performed the whole parochial duty nearly ten years. In June, 1778, the rev. Mr. John Clark was settled with him, whom he treated as a son, and who was always sensible of his paternal regards. Dr. Chauncy was one of the greatest divines in New England; no one except president Edwards, and the late Dr. Mayhew, has been so much known among the literati of Europe, or printed more books upon theological subjects. He took great delight in studying the scriptures. Feeling the sacred obligations of morality, he impressed them upon the minds of others in the most rational and evangelical manner. When he preached upon the faith of the gospel, he reasoned of righteousness, temperance and a judgement to come. It was said that he wanted the graces of delivery, and taste in composition. But it was his object to exhibit the most sublime truths in simplicity of speech, and he never, therefore, studied to have his periods polished, or his style adorned with rhetorical figures. His favourite authors were, Tillotson of the episcopal church, and Baxter among the puritans. For he preferred the rich vein of sentiment in the sermons of the English divines, to that tinsel of French declamation so fashionable in our modern way of preaching. Upon some occasions, however, Dr Chauncy could raise his feeble voice, and manifest a vigour and animation, which would arrest the attention of the most careless hearer, and have a deeper effect, than the oratory which is thought by many to be irresistibly persuasive : at all times, he was argumentative and perspicuous, and made an admirable practical use of the sentiments he delivered. But it is as an author we are chiefly to view Dr. Chauncy in this biographical sketch. His clear head, his quick conception, and comprehensive view of every subject enabled him to write with ease and propriety. However quick, and sudden, and unguarded in his expressions when discussing things in conversation, he reasoned coolly in all his controversial writings. His ideas were so well arranged, and he had such a command of them, that he managed every subject with equal candour, liberality, fairness and skill. In the episcopal controversy he obtained great celebrity. He first began this in a sermon upon the validity of presbyterian ordination preached at the Dudleian lecture, at Cambridge, 1762. In 1767 he wrote his remarks upon a sermon of the bishop of Landaff. In 1771 he printed a complete view of episcopacy, "the two first centuries." Beside these, he had a particular controversy upon the subject of the American episcopate ; he wrote "an appeal to the publick answered in behalf of non episcopal churches" when Dr. Chandler of Elizabethtown, offered his appeal to the publick, "in favour of episcopal churches ; to this Dr. Chandler wrote an answer styled, " the appeal defended, " &c. Dr. Chauney made a reply to the appeal defended, and to this Dr. Chandler also replied in another large pamphlet. In the Whitefieldian controversy, Dr. Chauncy discovered more zeal than in his other works. In 1742 and 1743 he published a "sermon on the various gifts of ministers;" one upon "enthusiasm," and another on the "outpourings of the Holy Ghost;" he also printed an "account of the French prophets," and "seasonable thoughts on the state of religion." At the time of the great revival of religion, there were certain things of a dangerous tendency mingled with it, which the Dr. saw fit to correct. It makes an octavo volume in five parts, and by the list of subscribers, we find he was encouraged by many worthy ministers who differed from him in their doctrinal sentiments. His other large works are, "twelve sermons on seasonable and important subjects," chiefly upon justification, in opposition to the opinion of Robert Sandinian, 1765; the "mystery hid from ages, or the salvation of all men;" "dissertations upon the benevolence of the Deity;" these were printed 1784, and the next year he printed a volume "on the fall of man and its consequences ."
In 1742, he received his diploma from the university of Edinburgh, the first from that seminary to an American divine. He was also one of the London board of commissioners for propagating the gospel among the Indians; and a corresponding member of the board in Scotland. His health, cheerfulness, activity and the powers of his mind continued to old age. He died, Feb. 10, 1787. Mr. Clarke preached his funeral sermon. Eliot: Biographical Dictionary of New England, p. 101.5

Children of Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. and Elizabeth Hirst

Citations

  1. [S8] John Langdon Sibley, Biographical Sketches, 1659-1677., p.359.
  2. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1087.
  3. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 1825.
  4. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 53.
  5. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 101.
  6. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Elizabeth Chauncy1

F, b. 12 November 1731, d. 12 July 1769
     Elizabeth Chauncy was born on 12 November 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. and Elizabeth Hirst.3 Elizabeth Chauncy married Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf on 22 September 1757.1,2 Elizabeth Chauncy died on 12 July 1769 at the age of 37.4

Children of Elizabeth Chauncy and Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 1825.
  2. [S159] James Edward Greenleaf, Greenleaf family, p. 426.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S159] James Edward Greenleaf, Greenleaf family, p. 427.
  5. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 25636.
  6. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 58.

Elizabeth Hirst Chauncy1

F, b. 1769
     Elizabeth Hirst Chauncy was born in 1769.1 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.2,1 Elizabeth Hirst Chauncy married Jeremiah Clarke.2

Child of Elizabeth Hirst Chauncy and Jeremiah Clarke

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).
  2. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.

George Chauncy1

M, d. 1627
     George Chauncy married Anne Welch, daughter of Edward Welsh, after 1582.2,3 George Chauncy died in 1627.4

Child of George Chauncy and Anne Welch

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p.176.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p.175.
  3. [S122] Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 3.
  4. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 1.

Isaac Chauncy1

M, b. 23 August 1632, d. 28 February 1712
     Isaac Chauncy was born on 23 August 1632 in Ware, Hertfordshire.2,3 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Catharine Eyre.4 Isaac Chauncy was baptised on 30 August 1632 at Ware.2 He graduated in 1651 from Harvard.3 He married Jane (Unknown) they had three sons and a daughter.2 Isaac Chauncy died on 28 February 1712 in Little Moorfields, London, England, at the age of 79.2,3

Child of Isaac Chauncy and Jane (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p.176.
  2. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 53.
  4. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1087.

Isaac Chauncy1

M, b. 1709
     Isaac Chauncy was born in 1709.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley.1 Isaac Chauncy died s.n.p.2

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15086.
  2. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Isaac Chauncy1

M, b. 17 January 1763, d. 11 March 1792
     Isaac Chauncy was born on 17 January 1763.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1 Isaac Chauncy died on 11 March 1792 at the age of 29.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Jane Chauncy1

F, b. 6 April 1776, d. 20 November 1779
     Jane Chauncy was born on 6 April 1776.1 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1 Jane Chauncy died on 20 November 1779 at the age of 3.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Joanna Chauncy1

F, b. 26 February 1773
     Joanna Chauncy was born on 26 February 1773.2 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.
  2. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Lucy Chauncy1

F
     Lucy Chauncy was the daughter of Charles Chauncy.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.

Mary Chauncy1

F, b. 1771
     Mary Chauncy was born in 1771.2 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.
  2. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Mary Chauncy1

F, b. 1706
     Mary Chauncy was born in 1706.1 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15086.

Nathaniel Chauncy

M
     Nathaniel Chauncy married Elizabeth Sewall Salisbury, daughter of Samuel Salisbury and Nancy Gardner, on 8 June 1836 in Brattle Square, Boston, Massachusetts.

Samuel Chauncy1

M, b. 12 May 1767
     Samuel Chauncy was born on 12 May 1767.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Sarah Chauncy

F, b. 22 September 1733, d. 1799
     Sarah Chauncy was born on 22 September 1733 in Boston, Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles Chauncy D.D. and Elizabeth Hirst.3 Sarah Chauncy married Rev. Amos Adams on 16 July 1771.1 Sarah Chauncy died in 1799 s.n.p.4 She made a will on 18 March 1799 Legatees: my neice, Elizabeth Parsons $100, and my gold watch. My neice, Mary Cutts, and my daughter-in-law, Sarah Richards, $100 each. My brother, Charles Chauncey 1/2 of my household plate and furniture, the other half to my neices, Elizabeth and Mary Greenleaf, Hannah and Jane Greenleaf. My brother Charles to have the income of 1/2 my estate. The other half between my nephews and neices, Samuel Chauncey, Sarah Moore, Elizabeth Clark, Mary Cutts, Joanna Perry, and Lucy Chauncey. On the death of my brother I give the half of real and personal estate to my nephew, John Greenleaf and my neices, Elizabeth Parsons, Mary Greenleaf, Hannah, and Jane Greenleaf.1 Probate was granted on 30 July 1799.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 229.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 10 p. 329.

Sarah Chauncy1

F, b. 12 February 1765
     Sarah Chauncy was born on 12 February 1765.2 She was the daughter of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 15088.
  2. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Shipley Chauncy1

M, b. 25 August 1777
     Shipley Chauncy was born on 25 August 1777.1 He was the son of Charles Chauncy and Joanna Gerrish.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Walley Chauncy1

M
     Walley Chauncy was the son of Charles Chauncy and Sarah Walley.1

Citations

  1. [S286] William Chauncey Fowler, Memorials of the Chaunceys, p. 47 (chart).

Maud Chaworth1

F, b. circa 1282, d. 3 December 1322
     Maud Chaworth was born circa 1282.2 She was the daughter of Sir Patrick Chaworth.1 Maud Chaworth married Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Lancaster, son of Edmund Earl of Lancaster, called Crouchback and Blanche of Artois, in 1298.1 Maud Chaworth died on 3 December 1322.2

Child of Maud Chaworth and Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Lancaster

Citations

  1. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information.

Sir Patrick Chaworth1

M

Child of Sir Patrick Chaworth

Citations

  1. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.

Paul R. Chay1

M, b. 21 August 1898, d. 22 June 1969
     Paul R. Chay was born on 21 August 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.2 He married Cecile Marrion Hanna, daughter of Harry Hanna and Lillian L. Sewall, say 1918 in Wisconsin.1 Paul R. Chay died on 22 June 1969 at the age of 70.3

Citations

  1. [S206] 1920 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Shorewood, District 0316.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997.

Aileen Cheers1

F, b. 17 October 1921, d. 4 February 2013
     Aileen Cheers was born on 17 October 1921 in New Castle, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Carl F. Cheers and Elsie Hall.2 Aileen Cheers married David Donald "Shorty" Sewall, son of James Clarence Sewall and Eva Viola Angell, in 1943.2 Aileen Cheers died on 4 February 2013 in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, at the age of 91.2

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 137481037."
  2. [S205] Newspaper, SharonHerald.com, 15 February 2013.