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Samuel CHASE
Penelope Chester BAILEY
Rev Henry John Neale CHASE
Rev Charles Henry CHASE


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1. Dora Nichols Sankey STEVENS

Rev Charles Henry CHASE 2

  • Born: 3 May 1850, Reading, Berkshire 3
  • Christened: 30 May 1850, St John, Reading, Berkshire 4
  • Marriage (1): Dora Nichols Sankey STEVENS on 3 Jul 1877 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1
  • Died: 17 Jun 1924, Shalford, Surrey 5 6
  • Buried: 20 Jun 1924, Farnham Cemetery, Surrey 7

bullet  Notes:

Charles was the only son, and known as Charlie. He was brought up in Kent and Gloucestershire, and educated at Tonbridge School and Corpus Christi College Cambridge. He was ordained in 1872, and appointed to a curacy in Wiltshire and then with his father in Weston-super-Mare. In 1880 he was appointed Vicar of Bishop's Lydeard in Devon, then of Ambleside in Cumberland and St Minver in Cornwall. He next became Rector of Mark's Tey in Essex, and finally in 1909 was appointed Perpetual Curate of Woodbury Salterton in Devon. The first of his line known to have travelled overseas, he visited Egypt and Palestine in 1890, and later to Europe for holidays. He retired when he was 67 to Shalford in Surrey. He was a family historian, and was the main author of unpublished notes on the Chase family that have been used in this (and other) family histories.

In 1877 he married Dora, the younger sister of Marlow Stevens who was a fellow undergraduate at Cambridge. They had four children, brought up in Cumberland and Cornwall. Their eldest son Corrie read Classics at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, taught at Woodbridge School in Sussex, then moved in 1903 to Germany and France to learn Modern Languages. He spent the rest of his teaching career (1905-59) at Campbell College in Belfast where he taught French and was second master. During WW1 he was a Captain in the 16th Service (Pioneer) Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, served on the Western Front including the Battle of the Somme, and was awarded the MC in 1918. He was a recognised Alpine botanist and travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa between the Wars.

Their only daughter Una was an artist, and married fellow artist and tutor Jim White. They moved to Italy in 1915, and to France in the 1920s where they brought up and educated their family. Una returned to England with her children after her husband died in 1925. Charlie and Dora's second son Bertie was a cadet in the Merchant Navy after he left school, then in 1903 moved to Australia where he was a schoolmaster in New South Wales. He returned to England in 1915, joined the RNAS as First Sub Lt, served in Belgium with No 11 Kite Balloon Section from 1916-17, then moved to the Air Ministry in London. He had a variety of jobs after WW1, including poultry farmer and caravan salesman. Neither he nor his older brother Corrie married. Charlie's youngest son was Cyril (qv).

Additional sources:
Crockford's Clerical Directory
C H Chase et al. Chase family history - unpublished compilation
K Haines (2005). 'Chevy Chase' ... a real Mr Chips. Belfast: Ballymaconaghy Publishing.


Charles married Dora Nichols Sankey STEVENS, daughter of Alfred STEVENS and Eliza Osmond NICHOLS, on 3 Jul 1877 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey.1 (Dora Nichols Sankey STEVENS was born on 20 Nov 1852 in Farnham, Surrey 8 9, christened on 29 Dec 1852 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey,1 died on 13 Mar 1928 in Woolston, Hampshire 6 10 and was buried on 16 Mar 1928 in Farnham Cemetery, Surrey 7.)



1 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc.

2 Church Register, St Mary Ambleside, Kendal RO ref Mf 1469 (baptism of son Cyril).

3 GRO (England and Wales), Certified Copy of Entry of Birth BXCA724986.

4 Church Register, St John Reading, Berkshire County RO ref D/P172/1/1.

5 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1924 Q2 Hambledon 2a 204 (age 74).

6 Probate, National Probate Calendars.

7 Non-parochial burial ground, Farnham Cemetery Register of Burials, Farnham Town Council.

8 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Birth Index 1852 Q1 Farnham 2a 59.

9 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation.

10 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1928 Q1 Southampton 2c 12 (age 75).

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