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William Chase
Of a Whitton landowning family
1544

Holds land in Whitton

Sir William Chase with his wife Rose held a large portion of land forming part of Twickenham Manor. This was mainly in Whitton and Chase Bridge and therefore the primary school may have been named after him or his family.

Brass inscription

The following brass inscription is/was in Isleworth Church:

Of yo charyte pray for the Soule of Willm Chase Esquyre
Sutyme sergeaunt to Kyng Henry the viii & of hys most honourable
Household of hys hall & woodyerd which decessed the viii day
Of maye yn the yer of oure lord god MCCCCC xliiii
Of whose soule & all crystyn sowles ihu have mercy amen



It translates as:

Of your charity pray for the Soul of William Chase Esquire
Sometime sergeant to King Henry VIII and of his most honourable
Household of his hall and woodyard who deceased the 8th day
Of May in the year of our lord god 1544
Of whose soul and all Christian souls you have mercy amen

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