William H. (William Henry) Chaffee.

The Chaffee genealogy, embracing the Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee, Chaphe, Chaffie, Chaffey, Chaffe, Chaffee descendants of Thomas Chaffe, of Hingham, Hull, Rehoboth and Swansea, Massachusets; also certain lineages from families in the United States, Canada and England, not descended from Th online

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time High SherifT.
iii Moses Mathewson.
iv Noah Mathewson.
V Sally I\Iathewson, died unmarried,
vi Anna Mathewson, married Roswell C. Bell, and had children ; residence, Cort-

landville, N. Y.
vii Polly ^lathewson.

viii Prudence IMathewson, died in Illinois in the fall of 1853; married Rose

and had children,
ix Tabitha Mathewson, died April 25, 1850; married — — — Shipley, and hac

children.
X Mary Mathewson, born in Woodstock, July 19, 1791; died April 11, 187f
married, February 14, 1813, Joel Clinton, and had children.

Minnie Chaffee, born in 1869, married, September 23, 1890, Fred Hamiltoi
son of Albert Gallatin and Alarietta (Houghton) Brigham. He was born in Baken
field, Vt. in December, 1862, and is a farmer. They live in Waterbury, Vt. Minni
(Chaffee) Brigham before her marriage lived in Berkshire, Vt.

Children :
i Mary Chaffee Brigham, born in Berkshire, July 19, 1892.
ii Frank A. Brigham, born November 10, 1901.

Jonathan Chaffee and Mary Crary, who was admitted to the Ashford Cbngre

gational Church, October 22, , by letter from Mr. Strong of North Coventry

Conn.

Child:
i Sarah, baptized in the Ashford Congregational Church, February 1, 1761. [AsJ
ford Church Records.]

Otis Chaffee married Abigail , born in 1816, died in 1889. j

Child: !

i Abigail Chaffee, died in Middlesex, Vt.; married (1) Paul C. Nichols, by whom

she had a son and three daughters; (2) Joseph Arbuckle, by whom she had a

son and a daughter; residence, Middlesex. [Middlesex Records.] I



APPENDIX 583

Aaron Chaffee took the oath in Stafford, Conn., December 13, 1779. [Stafford
Records.]

Ann Chaffee, widow of WiUiam Chaffee died April 28, 1846, and was buried in
the North Burying-Ground, Providence, R. I. [Providence Records.]

Ann Chafee, died May 1, 1846, aged seventy-eight. Probably the same as above.
[Ibid.]

"Miss Betty Chaffee died aged 29 years" January 18, 1803. [East Woodstock,
Conn., Records.]

Elam Chaffee of Black River, Oneida County, N. Y., bought land there in 1807,
and in ISOS bought land in Booneville, N. Y.

Jonathan Chaffee and Anna Sweeting, both of Rehoboth, filed their intention
of marriage there, November 13, 1725, the marriage being solemnized elsewhere.
[Rehoboth Records.]

John Chaffee was Paymaster and jNIilitary Store Keeper in the United States
Armory in Springfield, Mass., from November 2, 1811, to November 30, 1829.
[Records of the Springfield Armory.]

Joseph Chaffey (Intention Chaffy) and Keziah Trow w^ere married in Boston,
Mass., November 23, 1780. [Bostoti Records.]

Lucinda Chaffee and Alfred Allen, both of Rehoboth, w^ere married October 29,
1809. [Rehoboth Records.]

Lydia Chaffee and Thomas Wilmarth, both of Rehoboth, were married Jan-
uary 13, 1763. [Ibid.]

Lydia Chafee and Samuel Godfrey were married December 29, 1793. [Provi-
dence Records.]

Margaret Chaffee and Zachariah Carpenter, both of Rehoboth, filed their inten-
tion of marriage there, August 30, 1728, the marriage being solemnized elsewhere.
[Rehoboth Records.]

Martha Chaffee and Disard Davis were married in Stafford, Conn., May 13,
1734. [Stafford Records.]

Martha M. Chaffee, daughter of Alfred Chaffee, w^as born near Springfield, Mass.,

December 12, 1826, and married Fraser. She has been a member of the

School Board and President of the Home Library Association in jMukwanago, Wis.,
and has been active in the causes of temperance and education.

Mrs. Mary Chaffee and Samuel Howlett were married May 21, 1789. [East
Woodstock Records.]

Nancy Chaffee and Joseph Tucker were married April 30, 1815. [Ibid.]

Noah Chaffee and ^largaret Whitaker both of Rehoboth, filed their intention
of marriage there, February 8, 1723-24, the marriage being solemnized elsewhere.
[Rehoboth Records.]

Stephen Chaffee of Stafford, Conn., bought land there of Sally Davis, April 6,
1729. [Stafford Records.]

Susan Chaffee of Providence, and Aaron Horton of Rehoboth, were married
there, May 27, 1836. [Rehoboth Records.]

Susanna Chaffee and Stephen Lane, both of Rehoboth, filed their intention of
marriage there, October 21, 1765, the marriage being solemnized elsewhere.

Walter Chaffey married Annie . He bought land in Barre, Vt., March 6,

1808. An administrator was appointed there to settle his estate, January 24,
1834. He had an adopted child, Augusta, born December 29, 1804.

UNCLASSIFIED WAR RECORDS

COLONIAL WARS

Isaac Chaphe, Private, of Springfield, Mass., Captain Benjamin Day's Company,
South Hampshire County Regiment, which marched on the alarm for the relief
of Fort William Henry in August, 1757. Distance travelled, thirty-seven miles,
time in service, six days. [Massachusetts Archives, Muster Rolls, Vol. 95, page 444j''
This record probably belongs to Isaiah Chaffee (247).

Renold Chafy, Private, of Boston, Mass., Captain Jeremiah Richards' Compan
Colonel Joseph Williams' Regiment, raised by the province of Massachusetts f



584 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

the reduction of Canada. He entered service May 2, 1758, and served until No-
vember 23, 1758; travelled twenty-three days. Reported charged £2, 10s. for arms
not returned. [Ibid.]

Seth Chafe appears among "The names of the Officers & Soldiers that went to
the Havannah under Capt. Russel from Rhode Island." He is reported to have
"died sence came home." [Rhode Island Archives, State House, Providence, R. I.]
Havannah, a Spanish possession, was besieged from July 20 to August 13, 1762,
on which latter date it was captured.

WAR OF 1812

Asa Chaffee, Private, 37th Infantry (knowm as Connecticut men in the regular
army) under Commander Guy Gaylord, enlisted January 10, 1814.

Joel Chaffee, Private in Connecticut Militia under Commander Parley Whitmore,
served in New London, Conn., from June 21 to June 24, 1813.

Levi Chaffee, Private, in Connecticut IMilitia, under Commander Alpheus Cor-
bin, serving in New London from June 21 to 24, 1813; also under Commander
Hadlock Perrin from June 25 to July 15, 1813.

CIVIL WAR

Alfred E. Chaffee, First Lieutenant, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. This regiment
was organized in Racine, Wis., July 2, 1861, as the 4th Wisconsin Infantry, to
serve three years. Its designation was changed to the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry in
accordance with orders from the War Department of August 22, 1863, and enlisted
to serve three years longer. Lieutenant Chaffee resigned January 18, 1863. List
of battles, etc.: Baton Rouge, Fort Bisland, Port Hudson, Clinton. He then en-
listed as First Lieutenant in the 13th Light Battery, Wisconsin Artillery, organ-
ized in Milwaukee, Wis., December 29, 1863, to serve three years. It was mustered
out July 20, 1865. Lieutenant Chaffee was dismissed December 28, 1864.

Charles H. Chaffee, Private, Company H, 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infan-
try. Age at enlistment, twenty-six, residence, Lynn, ]\Iass., date of muster, May 23,
1861, for three years, discharged on account of disability, July 22, 1861.

Charles M. Chaffee, Private, 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, unassigned
recruit. Age at enlistment, twenty-five, for three years, residence, Boston, Mass.,
date of muster, April 26, 1864, discharged ■ .

Daniel K. Chaffee, Private, Company L, 2d Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry.
Age at enlistment, thirty-two, residence, California, INIass., date of muster, March 10,
1863, to serve three years, died June 1, 1863, at Lincoln Hospital, D. C.

Ebenezer T. Chaffee, First Lieutenant Adjutant, 84th Indiana Infantry. This
regiment was organized at Richmond, and Indianapolis, Ind., in September and
October, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out June 14, 1865. Bore
an honorable part in the Battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Vicksburg siege and assault,
Rock Face Ridge, Ga., and Chickamauga, Tenn. He was discharged December 26,
1864.

Edwin Chaffee, Private, Company E, 42d Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Age at enlistment, thirty-seven, residence, Thompson, Conn., date of muster,
July 22, 1864, to serve one hundred days, discharged November 11, 1864.

George E. Chaffee, Private, Company I, 53d Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Age at enlistment, thirty-five, resiclence, Lancaster, Mass., date of muster, Octo-
ber 18, 1862, to serve nine months. Discharged September 2, 1863.

George W. Chaffee, Private, 1st Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Company.

Jonathan E. Chaffee, Private, Company C, 2d Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy
Artillery. Age at enlistment, twenty-four, residence, Worcester, Mass., date of
muster, September 17, 1864. Transferred January 17, 1865, to the 17th Massa-
chusetts \'olunteer Infantry, from which he was discharged June 30, 1865, at the
close of the war.

Lafayette Chaffee, Captain, 28th New York Infantry. This regiment was or-
ganizecl in Albany, N. Y., May 22, 1861, for two years, and was mustered out
June 2, 1863. Captain Chaffee was discharged February 28, 1863.

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1st Ira Harris Guard. This regiment was organized in Xew York City from Au-
gust 15 to October 31, 1861, to serve three years, and was mustered out in Octo-
ber, 1864. Bore an honorable part in the battles of Big Bethel, Yorktown, Hanover
Court House, Mechanicsville, Gaines's Mill, Peach Orchard, Savage Station,
White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Gaines%'ille, Second Bull Run, Antie-
tam, Fi-'^'' icsburg, and Chancellors\'ille. He was discharged November 23,
18''-'

.*. Chaffee, Private, 3d Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Company.
William H. Chaffee, Private, 3d Rhode Island Cavalry.

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

Pension Applications

The residence at time of application for pension, and regiment, is given.

Alonzo Chaffee, Michigan; 3d Michigan Cavalry.

Bruce D. Chafee, Kansas; 21st Kansas Infantrs'.

Calvin Chaffee, Ohio; 192d Ohio Infantry.

Edward Chaffee, Michigan; United States Service.

Horace Chafy, Ohio; 11th Michigan Infantr3\

Mark J. Chaffee, Paw Paw, Mich.: 4oth United States Volmiteers.

Miron C. Chaffee, Missouri; 1st Missouri Cavalry.

Ransom N. Chaffee, Ohio; 2d Volunteer Infantry.

Simon E. Chaffee, California; 147th Illinois Infantrj-.

Wallace G. Chaffee, Colorado, 18th ^lichigan Cavalrj\

William G. Chaffee, South Carolina; Captam United States Volmi leer Infantry.

Willard P. Chafiee, Vermont; 11th Vermont Infantry.

THE NAME OF CHAFFEE IN ENGLAND
DERIVATION OF THE SURNAME .

From the Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names, by William
Arthur, M. A., published New York, 1857. Chaffee (Ft.) Chafe, to heat, to grow
warm or angry, (Fr.) Chauffer, to warm, to cannonade, attack briskly.

The following is given in a book called The Norman People, which was published
by Henry S. King & Co., of London, England, in 1874:

From page 184, "Cafe, or Chaff, from chauve, bald (Lower). Henry, Nicholas,
Robert, Ranulph le Chauve, or Calvus, 1180-95, in Normandy (Mag. Rot. Scac).
These names frequently occur in England, 13th century and later."

From page 193, "Chaffey or Chaffy, a form of Chafe or Chaff."

Combe. O. Fr. — That unwatered portion of a vaUey which forms its contin-
uation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.

A deep valley where the sides come together in a concave form.

History of Somerset, by Reverend John Colhnson. Published in 1791 at Bath
oy R. Cruttwel, Vol. 3, page 115.

CHAFFCOMBE

This is a small parish, situated in a pleasant valley near the borders of Chard
common. The lands being cold and wet, are unfavorable to agriculture. In a
narrow sequestered lane leading from this place to the parish of Crocket-Malherbe,
a botanist would find entertainment, there being a great variety of ferns, — asplen-
iums, and curious mosses. The purple digitalis flourishes here in high perfection.
This parish contains about thirty houses, including a hamlet called Libnash, sit-
uated a mile southward from the church. The ancient name of this parish is
Caffecome, which is compounded of the Saxon lay, sharp, and lo772b, valley. In
the Conqueror's time, it belonged to the Bishop of Coutances.

"The same Bishop holds Caffecome, and Ralph of him. Two thanes held it
in the time of King Edward, and gelded for three hides and a half. The arable is
three carucates. In demesne is one (carucate) and two villanes, and six cottagers,
ha\nng one plough. There is a wood eight furlongs long, and as many broad. It
is worth forty shillings."



586 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

"To this manor are added one hide, and three virgates of land. Two thanes
held it in the time of King Edward for two manors. The arable is two carucates.
These are held by three villanes. It is worth twenty shiUings."

But in process of time this manor became a part of the honor of Gloucester,
which extended itself throughout this county. Edward II, Hugh de Beauchamp,
held one moiety, and Ralph de Stocklinch the other moiety of this village, each
by the service of the third part of a knight's fee, of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Glou-
cester. This Ralph de Stocklinch was seated at the neighbouring village of Stock-
linch-Ottersey, which gave his family their name, and was held by them for many
generations. In the account of that place in the first volume of this work, it was
conjectured that it obtained its name from the family of Oterschawe, who were
resident at a place now depopulated in the neighborhood of Isle-Abbots, in the
adjacent hundred of Abdick. By other evidences it further appears that the said
parish of Stocklinch was sometimes discriminated by the appellation of Stocklinch-
Ostricer, and that the manor was held by the service of keeping an ostrum or hawk
for the lord paramount thereof. 14 Ric. II. John Denbaud held at his death the
manor of Stokelynch-Ostricer, with the advowson of the church, of the Earl
of Huntington, as of his manor of Haselborough, by the service of keeping a hawk
(ostrum) every year till it should be completely fit for service. And when the said
hawk should be so fit, he was to convey it to his lord's manor-house, attended by
his wife, together with three boys, three horses, and three greyhounds, and to stay
there forty days at the lord's expense, and to have the lady's second best gown
for his wife's work.

Villanes. The word villanes means common people.

THE SURNAME IN SCOTLAND, IRELAND, WALES AND FRANCE

The nearest approach to our surname in Scotland is that of Mac Hafhe or Haffie.

William Chaffy appears among the "49" officers in Ireland in 1649 in the time
of Charles I.

Robert Chafe received a grant of land in Ireland in 1668, time of Charles II.

In 1886 the surname did not appear in any of the city directories of Ireland.

The surname has not been found at all in Wales.

The surname has not been found in the directories of the principal cities of
France.

The surname of Chouffet, pronounced Shufa, occurs there.

COATS OF ARMS

The descendants of Thomas Chaffe of Hingham, Mass., find no coat of arms con-
nected with his surname.

There are coats of arms of the surname used in England, but neither these nor
the one used by Reverend W. K. W. Chafy have been proven to be connected in
any way with the surname in the United States.

"NEXT OF KIN"
In the third edition of Chambers Index to Next of Kin, by Edward Preston, pub-
lished in London, England, appears the name of Richard Tren chard Chaffey in
the list of heirs-at-law for unclaimed money in England. The author, Edward
Preston, writes that this name was omitted in the fourth edition as it had only a
transitory value.

DEVONSHIRE WILLS
An interesting article by Reverend W. K. W. Chafy, D. D., of Rous Lench
Court, Evesham, England, from Devonshire Wills, by Charles Worthy, Esq.,
published in London, 1896, by Bemrose & Sons, is, by the kind permission of
the Publishers, presented to the readers of this genealogy, that they might get
a clearer idea of the earlier surname as found in England.

The Chafys of Exeter, Chafecombe, and St. Giles in the Heath

The Chafys derive their name from their ancient heritage, "Chafecombe,"
now Chaffcombe, near Chard, which is the "ceaf cumbe" (in English, the light



APPENDIX 587

or breezy valley) of the Saxon period, and which was held by their ancestor,
Hugo the Thegn, or Thane, in the days of Ethelred "the Unready," and by his
son, Raynald Fitz-Hugh, in those of Edward "the Confessor."

But although the Chafys can thus trace back with unerring certainty to a
period long anterior to the Conquest, and so justify the assertion inscribed on
the ancient tomb of one of them in Devonshire, as to his ow^l identity with the
"perantiqua" race of the Chafes of Chafecombe (see post, p. 326), yet they are
not, paternally at least, of Saxon origin, which at once accounts for their con-
tinued possession of Chafecombe under Norman rule, for though their repre-
sentative then nominally became sub-tenant under the Bishop of Coutance, he
practically remained the owner of the land of his ancestors under the newly-devised
feudal system. This was "Ralph Fitz-Reginald," the grandson of Hugo or Hugh,
whose own names and those of his immediate posterity and their adoption of the
Norman "Fitz" as expressive of their parentage, sufficiently prove that the long
prevalent idea as to the "Saxon origin of the Chafecombe family" is as erroneous
as the position of its earliest ascertained members in Saxon England is unique
and interesting.

"Hugo," who is said by many of his English detractors to have been of "mean
origin, and the son of a French churl," was the confidential adviser of Emma
of Normandy, second wife of King Ethelred, and came to England in her train
in the year 1002. It is a well-knowii historical fact that the constant incursions
of the Danes, which marked that period, were secretly encouraged by the Queen,
who detested the English and despised her husband, whom she had married
purely from political motives. That her Norman follower was faithful to her,
to her second husband, King Knut the Dane, and to her children, is sho^m by
his retention of his property at Chafecombe under Saxons, Danes and Normans,
and although King Edward the Confessor had suffered for some quarter of a
century by the interpolation of the Danish dynasty, he evidently recognized the
fidelity Hugo had evinced towards his royal mother.

With the title of Ealdorman, or Earl, Hugo was sent into the West very soon
after the arrival of Queen Emma. He had secret instructions, which he seems
to have followed implicitly, and which resulted in the siege of Exeter bj^ Sweyn,
to whom the garrison, under the command of Earl Hugo, capitulated August 19,
1003. The fortifications were demolished, the people were put to the sword,
and the memory of the "Norman governor," who left with the besiegers, was
long held in execration. Exeter was betrayed, says Hovenden, who wrote in
the reign of Henry II, through "perjurium, et proditionem, Normanici comitis,
Quem Emma Domnanise prceficerat."

The term "Ealdorman" was subsecjuently supplanted by "Thegn," and we
next hear of Hugo as "Thegn of Chaffcombe" during the reign of Ethelred, which
continued until April, A. D. 1016. His son, Reginald "Fitz Hugo" is shown by
the Domesday record to have been joint-owner of the "vill of Chaffecumbe on
the day King Edward was alive and dead," that is to say, on January 5, 1065-66.
He had also a separate manor in that parish, and other lands, quite independently
of his joint holding. At the Norman conquest King William gave the whole of
the Chafecombe property to his Chief Justiciary and powerful favourite, Jeffery,
Bishop of Coutance, in Normandy, who, however, permitted "Ralph Fitz-Regi-
nald" to succeed his father in the "whole township" as "sub-tenant." The
latter's son, Robert Fitz-Ralph, succeeded to the lands held by his ancestor,
Reginald Fitz-Hugh, and is described as "Lord of Chaffecumbe," and as holding
lands of the King-in-Chief to the value of one knight's fee, in the reign of Henry I.

From the Black Book of the Exchequer, we learn that his son and successor,
"Ranulph Fitz-Robert," owned the manor lands together with the town of
Chafecombe and the perpetual advowson and right of presentation to the parish
church in the following reign, and that the Lord of Chafecombe in the time of
Henry II was Robert Fitz-Ranulph, who had a younger brother kno\\'n as " Ran-
ulph Fitz-Ranulph."

Robert, Lord of Chafecombe, had an only child, Agnes, who was "Lady of
Chaffecumbe" in her own right. By her first husband, who bore the well-known



588 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Devonshire name of Avenel, she had two daughters, co-heirs, Emma and Margery.
She married secondly one of the Justices in Eyre, John de Aure, and had by him
a third daughter, Margaret, and a son, John de Aure, who died in his mother's
hfetime and without issue.

The line of Emma of Chafecombe, the eldest co-heir, terminated with Idonea
de Insula, her great-granddaughter, in the reign of Edward I. ]\Iarger3^ had issue
onl}^ by her second husband, Philip de Cantilupe, a family now maternally rep-
resented by Lord De La Warr, and w-ell known in this county in connection with
Broadhempston. Her son and heir, Balderic de Cantilupe, is mentioned in legal
proceedings connected with the advowson of Chafecombe in 1275, being then in
his minority. Margaret de Aure, the third co-heir, had two sons, John and Odo.
They are also mentioned in laW' proceedings as late as the years 1294 and 1295.

Between these co-heirs and their representatives the lordship of Chafecombe
seems to have become divided, although there was a certain amount of inter-
pleading on the part of "Robert Fitz-Ranulph." The latter is the ancestor of
the present race of Chafy and Chaffe; he was the son and heir of "Ranulph Fitz-
Ranulph," already mentioned as younger brother of the Lord of Chafecombe
and uncle of Agnes, the inheritrix of the property. His father had received, for
his younger son's portion, "one carrucate of land in Chaffecumbe," as shown by
existing documents. The son of Robert Fitz-Ranulph is especially noteworthy
as being the first of the family who assumed a regular surname, which was, of
course, derived from his property. As "Thomas Chafe" of Chafecombe, he was
seized of land "of the inheritance of Robert, his father." He married ^Matilda,
daughter of Andrew^ de Bosco (Anglice, Boys) of KnoUe, Co. Somerset, and died
in 1281. His widow recovered the custody of his son and heir, Thomas Chafe,
against a certain cleric known as William de St. Esprit, in 1284.

This Thomas Chafe of Chafecombe married Christina,' daughter and heir of
Robert de Mandevill, youngest son of Geoffry de Magna Villa (Steward of Nor-
mandy in right of his mother, Margaret, daughter of Eudo Dapifer), by his wife,
Rohesia, daughter of the Chief Justice of England Alberic de Vere. Geoffry de
Magna Villa was the first Earl of Essex so created by King Stephen and confirmed
by the Empress Maud. He was afterwards in rebellion against the King and
plundered the abbeys of St. Albans and Ramsey; ultimately, during a raid on a
Kentish castle, he was shot through the head with an arrow, having discarded
his helmet in consequence of the heat of the sun. His granddaughter, Christina
Chafe, seems to have been dow^ered with lands in Somerset, since known as Kings-
ton Mandevill, and which were sold by her husband in or about the year 1310,
She had two sons, the yoimgest being called Andrew.

The eldest brother of the last named left three daughters co-heirs, who divided
the lands their father had held in Chafecombe about the middle of the fourteenth
century. Their uncle, Andrew Chafe, who was seized of lands in Chafecombe,
seems to have died at Bridgewater subsequently to 1375, and his son, Thomas
Chafe, is the last of the family who is described as of Chafecombe. He was living
at Bridge w'ater in 1405, and his son, John Chafe, w'ho succeeded him there, had
also land in Devonshire, on which he is shown to have paid subsidy. He was
alive at Bridgew^ater in 1413. His son, John "Chafie," who fought at the Battle
of Agincourt, left the property at Bridgewater to his son, also called John, who
seems to have resided at Ilminster, and was the father of Richard "Chafy" of
Sherborne, Dorset, who was also seized of the Somersetshire property in 1522,
in which year he diejl.

This Richard "Chafy" had three sons, viz., John "Chafy" of Sherborne and
of Holwell, Co. Somerset — the direct ancestor of the_ Reverend Dr. Chaf}', noW' of
Rous Lench Court, Co. Worcester; Richard "Chaffie" of Holwell, whose male line



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