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John Casse[1]

Male 1620 - 1675  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name John Casse  [2
    Born Between 1615 and 1620  Prob. England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1675  Hampton, Norfolk/Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I121878  My Genealogy

    Family Martha Philbrick,   b. Abt 1631,   d. 4 Aug 1694, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1648  Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John Case,   b. 21 Sep 1650, Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH Or Tisbury, Dukes Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1705/06, West Tisbury, Duke Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Capt. Joseph Case,   b. 5 Oct 1656, Hampton, Norfolk/Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1739, Kensington, Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Samuel Cass,   b. 13 Jul 1659,   d. 1736  (Age 76 years)
     4. Jonathan Cass,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ebenezer Case,   b. 17 Jul 1671, Hampton, Norfolk/Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Dec 1763, Norwich, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F52358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?island::cass::437.html

      Posted by: Maureen Mckillican Date: July 05, 2001 at 04:05:46
      In Reply to: Re: John Cass of Hampton NH by Marion Foskett
      437 of 453

      Info on John Casse

      1. John1 Casse(1) was born in England about 1615/1620. It is unknown where in England, or if at all in England, John was born. A birth/christening record for John has not yet been found to my knowledge. I have several pages of John Cass(e) christening records from 1590-1620, but with upwards of 45+ to choose from, it is difficult to know which is the right one. The records are taken from abstractions at the LDS Salt Lake Library. John died 7 Apr 1675 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, at 58 years of age. His body was interred Apr 1675 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH.

      He married Martha Philbrick in Watertown, Middlesex, MA, about 1648.(2) Martha was born about 1631. Martha(3) was the daughter of Thomas Felbrigge II and Elizabeth Knapp. Martha died 4 Aug 1694 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, at 63 years of age. The LDS Ancestral File show Martha's birthplace as Watertown, Plymouth, MA.

      Quote from Noyes' book: "...Martha (Philbrick), Lists 393a, 396, m. 30 Nov 1676 Wm. Lyons sr., of Roxbury and took her younger ch. there. He d. 21 May 1692 (will), and she 4 Aug 1694 (will). They must have kept the inn, as her will leaves 'half the drinks' to s. Ebenezer, half to dau. Abigail. She rememb. also daus. Griggs, Radmon, Green, sons
      Joseph and Samuel, grs. John Cass, under age."

      He made a will in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, 4 Mar 1674. "In the Name of God Amen. The last will and Testament of John Cass of Hampton in the County of Norfolk in New England being sick & weak of Body * * * Imp: I give and Bequeath unto Martha Cass my Beloved Wife all my whole stock of Cattle Both of one kind and other and all my other moveables both within dores and without to hir heires and Assignes for Ever. Also I Give unto Martha
      Cass my wife all my houseing and Lands in Hampton Both Upland and medows Dureing the time of hir widdowhood And at her Deceas or Day of marriage.

      itt I Give and Bequeath unto my two sons Joseph and Samuell all my upland Belonging to the farme with all my Housses orchard and the Lot which my House standeth upon and the comonage belonging to my part of the farme as also all my medow and marsh of the uper Devision downe to the Great Crick Below the Dame (my meaning is that Part of the Crick Below the Dam wher the water Ebbeth Northerly shall be their easterly bonds so far as that Part of the Crick Runs in my marsh and said Houses, Barne, Lands, medows to be equally devided Between them my intent is that Samuell shall devide the Land and medows and Joseph shall Chuse with Part he will have and likewise that Samuell shall ?? the price of houseing and Barne and if Joseph shall have his Choyce to take the houses and Barne and to pay unto samuell one halfe of the price to set upon them and if Joseph
      shall Refuse the Houses and Barne Samuell shall have them Paying unto Joseph one halfe of the price so set by samuell and which Land and medows & Houses they shall Enter upon and injoy mediately after my wifes Deceas or at the Day of her Marriage alwaies provided that they shall have no power to make sale of any of their Land till they shall arive to the age of twenty and eight yeares if they should enter upon it before

      itt I Give unto my Daughter Abigall the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to hir by my Wife

      itt I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth twenty pounds to be paid by my two sons Joseph and Samuell in Corne & neat Cattle ten pounds to be paid within one yeare after they enter upon their Lands and the other ten pounds the Next year after to be payd in the same specie

      itt I give unto my Daughter Mercy twenty pounds to be paid to her by Joseph and Samuell in Corne and neat Cattle ten pounds to be paid within three yeares after they enter upon their Lands and the other ten pounds within one yeare after my intent is that Joseph and Samuell shall pay equll shares of the forty pounds to Elizabeth and Mercy

      itt I Give unto my two sons Jonathan And Ebenezer all the Rest of my marsh from the abovesd Great Crick to the Maine River by sandy point all my land at the New plantation and my out Land of the North Devision and one share of the Cow Comon all to be equally devided : between them accor[d]ing to the Goodnes or Worth of itt and they shall enter upon the said Lands and marshes imediatly after my wifes Deceas or at the day of her Mariage but my intent and meaning is that if any of my Children be under age when their inheritance is due to them by this my will that it shalbe improved by my executors for their Benifitt till they are of age neither shall my two yongest sons Jonathan and Ebenezer have power to make sale of any Land given them by this my will till they shall arive at the age of twenty eight years of they shall enter upon it before : and I do apoint my beloved Wife martha Cass and my Loveing Brothers Philip Lews and Thomas Philbrick executrix & executors to this my will and testiment which I doe confirme by seting to my hand and seale

      itt I ad before signeing and sealeing that My Daughter Martha hath alReady had thirty pounds and My Daughter Mary Hath had Cows & other things which my intent is shall be their Portions. In Confirmation of all the Abovesd premisses I have set my hand & seale this fourth of the third month on the yeare of our Lord 1674.

      mark Read Signed & sealed in the John X Cass pressents of [Seal] Thomas Philbrick Joseph Dow Samuel Philbrick"

      [Proved April 13, 1675]

      [Inventory of the estate of John Cass who died April 7, 1675; taken by Edward Gove and Joseph Dow; amount, ú1,037.8.6.]

      [Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 3, pg. 4.]

      John's will was probated in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, 13 Apr 1675. John Cass(e)'s ancestry and exact date of immigration are not known, he probably immigrated before 1644. He came to Boston, possibly from St. Albans, England, and then moved to Hampton, NH as early as 1648, where he is recorded as having sold land to Anthony Taylor. He may have been given this land earlier when he married Martha Philbrick. He was likely considerably older than his wife, who was only a teenager at marriage. Also in 1648, he agreed to be one of the keepers of half the combined herd of cows and calves, from April to October, and to care for this herd daily from a half hour after sunrise. The Selectmen agreed to pay 15 pounds, 10 shillings for this work, to be paid in goods: they were to have
      1 lb. of butter for each cow in the herd, valued at 6 pence per pound; half the remainder to be paid in wheat, the rest in Indian corn. (source: Noyes, Libby, Davis)

      It is questionable whether he spelled his name CASSE, CASE or CASS; probably CASSE. His descendants, however, seemed to have used the spelling CASE for a few generations. Then in the mid-1700's, we find the spelling CASS used.

      Quote from Noyes' book: "John, age and antec. unk., held no share in Hampton commons in Feb. 1646, altho he sold land there in 1648, perh. having already m. Tho. Philbrick's young dau., b. 1633. Freeman 10 Oct 1651. In 1664 he bot the Wheelwright farm. Selectm. 1653, 1657, 1668, 1672, 1674, and d. in office 7 Apr. 1675. Likewise gr. j. (Grand Juror) 1663, 1668 and at death. Jury 1654, 1662, 1667, 1670. Lists 393ab, 384, 392b. Will 4 May
      1674 - 13 Apr 1675. His wid, Martha (Philbrick), Lists 393a, 396, m. 30 Nov 1676 Wm. Lyons sr., of Roxbury and took her younger ch. there. He d. 21 May 1692 (will), and she 4 Aug 1694 (will). They must have kept the inn, as her will leaves 'half the drinks' to s. Ebenezer, half to dau. Abigail. She rememb. also daus. Griggs, Radmon, Green, sons
      Joseph and Samuel, grs. John Cass, under age."

      John Casse and Martha Philbrick had the following children:

      + 2 i. Martha2 Case was born 4 Oct 1649.
      + 3 ii. John Case was born 21 Sep 1650.
      + 4 iii. Mary Case was born about 1652.
      + 5 iv. Capt. Joseph Case was born 5 Oct 1656.
      + 6 v. Samuel Case was born 13 Jul 1659.
      + 7 vi. Jonathan Case was born 13 Sep 1663.
      + 8 vii. Elizabeth Case was born about 4 Jun 1666.
      9 viii. Mercy Case was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 1 Aug 1668. Mercy died before 4 Aug 1694 at approximately 26 years of age. Not mentioned in mother's will of 4 Aug 1694.
      + 10 ix. Ebenezer Case was born 17 Jul 1671.
      11 x. Abigail Case was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 11 Jan 1674. Abigail died 15 Dec 1705 at 31 years of age. She married John Turbet in Dedham, Norfolk, MA, 17 Nov 1698. Possibly Torbet. Abigail died while a captive of Indians. She was captured 10 Aug 1703 and held more than 2 years until her death.

      Info on Samuell
      6. Samuel2 Case (John1 Casse) was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 13 Jul 1659. Samuel died before 1736.
      He married Mercy Sanborn in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, 7 Dec 1681.(28) Mercy was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 19 Jul 1660. Mercy was the daughter of William Sanborn and Mary Moulton. LDS lists Marcy as first name.

      Samuel Case and Mercy Sanborn had the following children:

      39 i. Martha3 Cass was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 25 Sep 1682.

      + 40 ii. John Cass was born 24 Oct 1687.

      41 iii. Hannah Cass was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 1 Mar 1695.

      42 iv. Cass(29) was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH about 1700. He died 1 Mar 1706 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, at 5 years of age. Name unknown, in records as being killed by a falling tree in 1706, at age of 6 years.

      43 v. Mary Cass(30) was born in Hampton, Rockingham, NH 10 Jan 1702. She married Josiah Southwick in Salem, Essex, MA, 20 Mar 1736. Probably related to Lawrence Southwick a glass- blower who settled in Salem in 1639. Lawrence was banished as a Quaker, and took refuge at Shelter Island-Long Islandin 1659.Lawrence died there in 1660 per Directory-Ancestral Heads of NE Families.

      + 44 vi. Ebenezer Cass was born about 1702.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S286] WWW.Genforum.com, Case #1686 Posted by William Ruddock 8/23/2000 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S468] Descendants of John Casse, Bryan Cass , (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cassb/CASS/nindex.htm).

    4. [S283] WWW.Genforum.Genealogy.Com, Various, Cass Forum #387 by Marilyn Roth 4/16/2001. (Reliability: 3).