John Paine Jr and Philip Strange

My 8x Great Grandparents, John Paine Jr and Philip Strange lived in Freetown, MA. John was born about 1711 in Freetown to John Paine and Rebecca Davis. Philip Strange was born 2 Oct 1722 in Freetown to Lot Strange and Hannah Hathaway.

Throughout this story there is a lot of sorting out to do so hopefully I can clearly explain this.

John Jr and Hannah Briggs had a child out of wedlock. Hannah is the daughter of Amos Briggs and Sarah Paine. Sarah is the Aunt of John Jr. Therefore, John Jr and Hannah Briggs are first cousins. The child, Sarah Briggs, was born in Berkley, MA in about 1738. In December 1738 at the General Sessions Court, they had Hannah Briggs appear for having a Bastard Child and they wanted to make sure the child was going to be provided for so that the child didn’t become a charge of the town. There was an agreement made that Hannah and John Jr would provide for Sarah. I have not found out what happened to Sarah.

John and Philip were married 10 Apr 1738 in Freetown.Thomas Terry, Esq, performed the ceremony. Below is the entry for the marriage. They had 4 children: John, Ebenezer 1740, Mary, and Abigail.

John was a mariner and in 1745, he was lost at sea and presumed drowned at Tuckernuck Shoals which is near Nantucket Island. He was with 2 other men, also drowned, Lot Strange Jr and Guilford Hathaway. Lot Strange is Philip’s brother, and Guilford Hathaway is Philip’s Uncle. I don’t know what they were fishing for but if it was just the 3 of them, I would think they were fishing for cod or some of the other fish found in the area. It doesn’t seem they would have been whalers as I would think there would be a larger crew. Below is a map of the area. Tuckernuck Shoal is north of Nantucket, east of Martha’s Vineyard, and south of Cape Cod. Look at the top left of the map and Freetown can be found.

The only deed I have found is from 1747. His father was settling John Jr’s estate and keeping the land for John Jr’s heirs. It was in Freetown, MA and was 30 acres and there was a house on it.

Philip remarried in 1752 to Seth Chase. Seth was born in 1711 in Freetown and is the brother of my 7x GG George Chase. George Chase was married to Mary Strange, Philip’s sister. So, 2 brothers married 2 sisters. To make this further complicated, Philip’s mother, Hannah Hathaway’s parents are Jacob Hathaway and Philip Chase. Philip Chase is the daughter of Benjamin Chase my 9x GG. So Benjamin Chase is Philip Strange’s great grandfather and Seth Chase’s grandfather. So when things get complicated I need a visual to help me out(see below).


This was Seth’s second marriage also and he had 3 children. He was married to Abigail Briggs (who is the sister of Hannah Briggs who had the illegitimate child with John Paine Jr). Their children: Lydia, Seth, and Abigail. His wife Abigail died in 1748. It seems that Philip and Seth lived in Warwick, RI. The marriage intentions were filed in Freetown in 1751 but the marriage took place in Rhode Island 16 Nov 1752. The ceremony was performed by Martin Howard, Esq. Seth and Philip had 2 children: Augustus 1753 and Philip 1760. Seth died in 1768 in Warwick, RI. I have not found any probate for him or where he is buried.

Philip married a third time. This was to John Crandon on 12 Dec 1768 in Dartmouth, MA. John was an older man born in 1697 in England. They did not have any children together. John was previously married to Jean Best(1694-1767) and they had 5 children: Jean 1722, Grace 1724, John 1726, James 1727 and Thomas 1728. Note that their oldest child, Jean is the same age as Philip. John Crandon died in 1773 and is buried next to Jean in Acushnet, MA. He left a will and left some furniture and livestock to her. He gave her the right to stay in his pew and also to keep all that she brought to the marriage.  He also let her live in the home where his son Thomas and his family lived in. Otherwise, she could choose to have 24 pounds and live elsewhere. I do not know what she chose to do but find it interesting that Thomas named his son Philip born in Jan 1769(1 month after Philip and John married). I do know that the house that Thomas Crandon lived in was burned down by the British in 1778. There is no mention who lived in the house when this happened.

I don’t know when Philip Strange Paine Chase Crandon died or where she is buried.


John Paine Jr and Philip Strange, their daughter,

Abigail Paine and Edward Chace, their son,

Walter Chace and Barbara Brown, their son,

Edward Chace and Julia Goodrich, their daughter,

Sarah Jane Chace and Jabez Bostwick, their son,

John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby, their son,

Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins, their daughter,

Florence Bostwick -my grandmother


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 19 p325

The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 15 p 237
John Paine Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Spouse: Philipe Strange Marriage: 10 Nov 1738 – Freetown, Massachusetts Ancestry
A History of the town of Freetown, Massachusetts : with an account of the Old Home Festival, July 30th, 1902
Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986,” images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Bristol > Deed index (grantee) 1686-1862 A-Z > image 394 of 574; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.
Philippe Strange Paine The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 Spouse: Seth Chase Marriage: 16 Nov 1752 – USA Ancestry
John Crandon Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 Death: Abt 1773 – Massachusetts, USA Ancestry
John Crandon Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Spouse: Widow Philip Marriage: 14 Dec 1768 – Dartmouth, Massachusetts Ancestry
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of families in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 4, William Richard Cutter, 1908.
The history of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts : including a history of the old township of Dartmouth and the present townships of Westport, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven, from their settlement to the present time
Author Ricketson, Daniel, 1813-1898

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