I must apologize for not answering your letter and card before this but I seem to have more than I can do most of the time and then too, I have been waiting for a letter from a cousin, Windsor Chute of Norway, Maine. I am hoping that I may get some information about my grandfather and my father's family which I may pass along to you. As yet I have not heard from him.
There are three families by the name of Chute here in Maine all within a radius of fifty miles - namely the Casco, Naples and Harrison Chutes. I have been told that none are related to the others but I am of the opinion that they are all related and all descendents of a Chute who settled here in Portland, Maine, many years ago. I have been told or read that three Chute brothers came to this country from England - one settling in Philadelphia, one in Boston and the third in Portland, Maine. This may or may not be true. If you have any information as to the truth of this, I would be pleased to learn of it.
The William E. Chute whom you mentioned at the conclusion of your letter is the son of Elwin Chute late of Eddington, Maine, who was the son of Webster Chute of Holden, Maine. He was one of the Casco Chutes who moved to this part of eastern Maine years ago.
The information contained in this letter is all that I have to give you at this time. The reason for my lack of knowledge about my father and his people being that my father and mother were divorced when I was about two years old. My mother remarried and moved to the eastern part of Maine to the town of Medford and took me with her. My father left Otisfield, where he and my mother had lived, and went to some island in the south Pacific. He married there and had two children. During a fever epidemic his wife and the two children died. My father returned to San Francisco and was there during the great earthquake and fire.
Some years later he returned to Maine, about 36 years ago. At that time I saw him - my mother had died that year - for the first time to really know who he was. He wanted me to return with him to San Francisco. I was in love at that time, or thought I was, and so did not go. It was the last time I ever saw him. He went back to San Francisco and after some years returned to Otisfield and married an old schoolmate. I, in the meantime had left Otisfield and did not see him again. His new wife owned property in Boston - tenements. Not long after they were married he was killed in an automobile accident. So you can see that my relationship with my father was so slight that my knowledge of his people is very meager.
To continue, I will give you what information I can. My father was Mahlan A. Chute - born in Otisfield or some neighboring town. Date unknown to me. My name is Henry Ellsworth Chute - born Otisfield, Maine. June 19, 1894.
I married Viola R. Kingsbury of Brewer, Maine in January, 1916. We had four children as follows:Barbara Ellenzine, born Oct. 25, 1916, Brewer, Me.
I have eleven grandchildren whose names and birthdates I will furnish, along with what information I can get about my father and grandfather, if you wish.
The Mrs. Viola K. Chute whom you mentioned in your letter was the Viola R. Kingsbury whom I married in 1916 and was the mother of the above four daughters. We were divorced in April 1948. She is now Mrs. Loren Thompson of Brewer, Maine.
On July 24, 1948 I married Mrs. Olive Dole MacKinnon of Brewer.
My mother's maiden name was Laura Augusta Jillson. She was born at East Otisfield, Maine in 1869. She died in 1914.
As for myself - since 1919 I have been in business as you will note by the heading. I have been somewhat interested in public affairs having served on the city council for six years, two of these years as Mayor of the city of Brewer.
You mentioned the Chute Genealogies published by William E. Chute in 1894, the year in which I was born. Can you tell me where I may purchase a copy of this book. Knowing so little of the Chute family through circumstances beyond my control, I would like very much to learn of it. Your findings must be very interesting and I can readily understand how fascinating it must be to learn more and more of the family tree. When you complete your chapter of the Genealogy I hope that I may have the privilege of buying a copy of it. It being the latest generations should be most interesting.
After reading this, if you still feel that I can be of more help to you, please feel free to call on me. If you or your family should ever come to Maine we would be very happy to see you.Most sincerely yours,
"He lived on his father's old place for a while, but went away and never returned."
Source: History of Otisfield, page 354.
A recently transcribed letter written by his son Henry Ellsworth Chute to George Maynard Chute, Jr. in January of 1952 (full text in the notes for Henry Ellsworth Chute - see previous section) provides some detail on Mahlon A. Chute's life after he left Otisville:
"My father left Otisfield, where he and my mother had lived, and went to some island in the south Pacific. He married there and had two children. During a fever epidemic his wife and the two children died. My father returned to San Francisco and was there during the great earthquake and fire.
Some years later he returned to Maine, about 36 years ago. [about 1916-ed.] At that time I saw him - my mother had died that year - for the first time to really know who he was. He wanted me to return with him to San Francisco. I was in love at that time, or thought I was, and so did not go. It was the last time I ever saw him. He went back to San Francisco and after some years returned to Otisfield and married an old schoolmate. I, in the meantime had left Otisfield and did not see him again. His new wife owned property in Boston - tenements. Not long after they were married he was killed in an automobile accident. So you can see that my relationship with my father was so slight that my knowledge of his people is very meager."
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and fire occurred in 1906, when Mahlon would have been 52 years old. I've also added him to the South Pacific Index, in the event his traveling to (or living in) the South Pacific at some point in the 1880-1890's appears on a passenger or other record.
There is also a record of him marrying Katherine Koerner in Idaho in 1911, so it is unclear whether Henry is mistaken about the time frame or the area Mahlon returned to (i.e., he may have been aiming for San Francisco when he left, but wound up in Idaho); or whether he passed though Idaho on his way back to Maine, whether this marriage occurred before he returned to Otisville; or if Katherine is even the same woman being discussed in the letter - the 'old schoolmate' may have been his fourth marriage after Laura Jillson, the South Pacific wife and Katherine Koerner. At the moment I have been unable to find any records which indicate what - if anything - happened to Katherine Koerner.
The San Francisco earthquake would certainly have made a huge impression on him. So many people were left homeless and the property damage was so extensive that San Francisco would not have been a pleasant place to be, for quite some time. The USGS has a very informative series of webpages on the 1906 quake, complete with photographs indicating the extent of the damage.
I was quite pleased to receive your letter of July 8th which has been forwarded to me from Halifax. I am in the Royal Canadian Navy and have just been posted back out west to Victoria after a two year stint on the east coast. I am enclosing a history of the Chute family traced from the early 1600's that is copied from an old family bible and was passed on to me by my father.
It is quite a surprise hearing from a Chute from so near to my birthplace. I was born at Wheatley, Ontario (42 miles from Detroit, Mich) on August 7, 1927. My father still resides at Wheatley, as well as one brother and a sister. My oldest brother is the Head Civil Engineer for Fort Motor of Canada and at present resides in Windsor, Ontario.
You may find it of great value, to get in touch with Mrs. E. M. Marshall, R.R. #2, Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, as she either has in her possession or can tell you where you could find more information. She is an elderly lady in her eighties and is connected with the Chute family both through marriage and her own family. Also, I might suggest that you get in touch with the Archives in Nova Scotia at Halifax, as they have quite extensive information on the old families of Nova Scotia. It may also interest you to know that a Chute family crest exists and at present there is one at the Fort Anne Museum at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Copies are available through Rose Studio, St. George St., Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, at a charge of five dollars each.
I hope the foregoing information will help you in the task that you have set for yourself. I have been fortunate in the past 13 years that I have been able to visit some of the relatives in Nova Scotia. There are a lot of Chute families in the province yet, but none are close relatives. The closest relatives I have are my father's cousins, the Marshalls who live at Clarence N. S., but have the post address of R.R. #2, Bridgetown, Annapolis County.
I notice by the Victoria telephone directory that there is an N. A. Chute residing at 1720 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria B.C. That address is only a few blocks from where I live, but I have never met the man. I have understood that all the people spelling their name Chute have originated from the same family.
If there is any additional information that I can give you, please feel free to write to me, as this will be my permanent address for at least the next 12 years until I retire from the Navy on a pension.Yours truly,
Since I was last in communication with you regarding the Chute family history, a couple of names have come through the files in the office. At present I am employed temporarily in the Office of the Pacific Command Personnel Selection Officer at HMCS Naden here at Victoria.
For a number of years, I had been the only Chute in a total of 20,000 in the Royal Canadian Navy. When I first enlisted in 1948, there were two of us, myself and a Nursing Sister from Montreal. She has long since left the service and married, but now I find that there are three Chute's in the Navy: myself and two others.
One lad, a recent recruit is from Dauphin, Manitoba, where his father runs an electrical business. His name is Wayne and can be reached at the following address:OSRSS Wayne Chute 46589-E
The other lad has been in the Navy for 4 or 5 years and I think his first name is Charles. I don't know where his home is, but I think he's from Nova Scotia. He can be reached at the following address:ABRP1 C.H. Chute 34067-H
These two names and addresses may be of no value to you as they may already appear on your lists. Anyway in the event that you may have no record of them and hoping that they will assist in your work, I am sending them to you.
I have run across the name Chute Lake, a small lake to the north and east of Penticton, B.C., in the Okanagan Valley. I have been wondering if it is named after anyone in the family or if it's just a name. Perhaps you might have some information on the subject. My wife's uncle who has resided in Penticton since 1922, thinks that it was named after a Chute family or man who was in the area in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
At present, I'm in the waiting stage of Naval life. I'm in what is known as the manpower pool, awaiting posting to a ship or a permannt job. Since there is at the present time no vacancy in a ship for my particular rank and trade (Petty Officer, 1st Class Firecontrol Technician), I'm being used in a temporary office job. One thing about it is that I'm getting a chance to write off subjects for Educational Credits towards a possible commission in the Navy.
Once again, I hope that the two names I have enclosed will be of some help to you in your work.Yours truly,
I thought I'd take this opportunity during a quiet spell at sea, to write you and bring you up to date on what is happening in my particular section of the family.
The ship left Esquimalt (sp?), B.C. on Jan. 8, left San Diego, California on Jan 20, and Manzanillo, Mexico the day before yesterday after a 12-hour fueling stop. We were originally scheduled to visit Panama, but, due to the political situation there we are by-passing it and the next stop is Callao, Peru. We spend 7 days there, then move on to Valparaiso, Chile for 5 days, back to Callao for 5 more days, then up to Acapulco, Mexico for a few days, a brief (hours only) stop in San Diego for fuel and finally back home in Victoria on March 27. The ship is on a training cruise for Officer cadets. We are one of three ships comprising Divison 41 of the 4th Canadian Escort Squadron.
The last letter I've had from my father and mother at Wheatley, was just before the ship sailed. They are fine, as is the rest of the family. My wife, Anne, and son Jimmy are still in Victoria, waiting for me to come home. He is growing \ into a quite a cheeky little fellow now, almost 4 - and is, I'm afraid, being spoiled. The main reason for his being spoiled is the result of an event last spring that broke our hearts. We were blessed on May 10, 1963 with a daughter, Nancy Louise, who unfortunately died this same day (12 hours). We found out after an autopsy that she had 3 large holes in her heart. The doctors told us that even had she lived, that they could have done nothing for her and it would have been only a matter of time.
That event took the joy out of a year that had started out well. On April 17, I was promoted to the rank of Commissioned Officer, Royal Canadian Navy. Needless to say, it was a very proud day when I received my Commission after 14 years in the ranks.
I was home in Wheatley in June en route to Cornwallis N.S. for a short course. I spent 10 days with Mother and Dad. I had intended to visit you, but the loss of my daughter made me unwilling to do any visiting. Anne stayed in Victoria recuperating from the blow. I was away 10 weeks altogether. After Cornwallis, I took another short course in Montreal and then back home for three weeks leave in the Okanagan Valley before reporting aboard this ship.
While in Nova Scotia, I visited some of the relatives at Clarence. I had a letter at Christmas from them. They told me that during the latter part of the smmer, they'd had a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Harry Chute from Wheatley. I had heard while visiting Dad and Mother that they were contemplating a trip to N.S., so I went to see Harry at the bowling alley and gave him instructions as to how to get to Clarence and how to find the Marshall farm. Mrs. Marshall told me in her letter that the visit had been very friendly and quite unexpected.
The ship is at present at 12°51' N. Lat and 99°50'W Long. The weather is warm, 91 degrees this afternoon and 76 tonight. We will be crossing the equator on Jan 31st, so by the time this letter is mailed in Callao, I shall already have been invested into the Order of the Shellbacks of King Neptune's Court. From what I hear, it's to be a day of much nonsense and horse play. Of the 158 persons aboard, only about 45 have previously crossed the line. The rest of us will be at their mercy.
I must finish this and get to bed as I have the Morning Watch from 4 to 8.Yours truly,
It has been more than a year since last I wrote to you. As you can see by the address, the Navy has again moved me. We were not too pleased to move out of our home as we'd been there four years. We were quite fortunate in being able to sell our house with little trouble.
The Navy sent me to the U.S. Naval Anti Air Warfare Training Centre at Dam Neck, Virginia (about 20 miles south of Norfolk) for a 10 weeks course in Computer Programming. I found it extremely interesting and enjoyed it immensely. As soon as the course was finished, I returned to Victoria, packed up the family and moved to my new job here. I'm attached to HMCS PATRIOT, the naval barracks here, but I never go near the place. I'm working on a special Navy project at Westinghouse Electric. It will probably last until the summer of 1967, then we'll almost certainly be moved back to Halifax.
One very nice advantage to being stationed here is that we can travel the 165 miles to Wheatley quite easily to visit the family. We've seen more of Mother and Dad since the middle of July than we ever have in 12 yeras of marriage. It also gives Jimmy a chance to get to know his grand-parents. It's also a thrill for them to see their newest grandson - my wife presented me with a new son - Robert Manning - on May 20th, while I was at school in Virginia. I didn't see him until he was almost 6 weeks old. He's now 6 months old with two teeth and a very pleasant disposition. Jimmy absolutely adores him.
I noticed in the new telephone directory that there are two other Chute's in Hamilton:E.W. Chute, 710 Concession
That seems to be the latest news from this section of the family.Yours truly,
CHUTE, Lt. Comm. John Manning (Ret'd) OMM, CVSM Korea, CPSM, UNTSO, CD 2 Bars - 82, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly in Dartmouth General Hospital on Monday, October 19, 2009. Born in Wheatley, Ont., he was a son of the late Ethel (Liddle) and William Chute. John joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1947 as an Ordinary Seaman and retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Lieutenant Commander in 1983. He served on various HMC Ships, most notably a tour on HMCS Sioux during the Korean Conflict. He was involved in the use of digital computers by the Navy from the beginning, and his longest posting was to Maritime Command in Halifax in that capacity. His final posting was a tour of duty as a peacekeeper in the Middle East in 1981 - 82 where he was recognized for his calm and professional demeanor when manning an observation post for UNTSO Observer Group Lebanon. Upon retirement from the Navy John worked for Saint John Shipbuilding on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project for six years. He was a member for 58 years in the Royal Canadian Legion (Wheatley Branch) and was a life member in the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (Dartmouth Branch) where he served as treasurer for many years. John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne (Robertson); sons, James and Robert; daughter-in-law, Yvonne (Rockwell); grandson, William; brother, Thomas, Wheatley, Ont.; many nieces, nephews, great- nieces, and great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, William; sister, Marjorie; a daughter in infancy. No funeral service by request. Interment will be in Wheatley, Ont. at a future date. Donations in lieu of flowers to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Source: Lt. Comm. John Manning Chute - Chronicle-Herald/Mail Star, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Dec/31/2009
Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.Delton, Michigan, Route 3
We have a little more to add to your compilation of vital statistics of the Chute family. Mother's brother Fred died on June sixth of this year. He was 84 years old. My mother is the last of that family. She will be 96 on September eighth. She is quite frail, but mentally alert and quite astonishing for her age.
Of my sons, Robert, the eldest, has three children: Richard Wendell, born [Private],; Deborah Gene, born [Private], and Nancy Anne, born [Private].
Victor Bruce, the second boy, has one son, Christopher Bruce, born [Private].
Charles, the youngest, has a girl, Valarie Adelaid, born [Private], and a boy, Theodore Charles, born [Private].
My sons are quite interested in following back the data on the barious branches of the family. We are wondering if your material has been published and if it is available in any libraries. Charles will be teaching vocal music in Harper Woods next year and will be able to visit the Detroit library, if your material is included in their collection in genealogy.
I retired from my work as school libraran a year ago. In general I enjoy my freedom, although I admit that I sometimes regret my more limited access to books.
My mother and I send you our best wishes,
Cordially yours,Clara Vreeland
George M. Chute, Jr. note: "Answered August 6, 1965. Sent xerox of #108 and Index of old book."
"PHINNEY. This family is probably descended from one of the earliest settlers of Plymouth, Mass. The ancestor is perhaps John or Robert Finney, both of whom came from England with their mother in 1638, and were the ancestors of a very numerous posterity. (See Davis' " Landmarks of Plymouth," App., p. 100.) ISAAC PHINNEY, the progenitor of one of the families of the name in this county, was born at Barnstable, Cape Cod, in 1739, and came to Granville in 1760. About the same time came ZACCHEUS PHINNEY, who was born in 1720, said by some to have been a cousin, by others a nephew, of Isaac. He was son of Benjamin, grandson of John, great-grandson of John, and great-great-grandson of John, who was at Scituate, Mass., about 1630, and may have been the John Finney of 1638. Isaac married, 1763, Ann Thomas, of Welsh origin. Some years later ZACCHEUS married Lois Starratt, and removed to Paradise District, where he settled and reared his children."
PETER STARRATT, the ancestor of the Annapolis County family of the name, was probably born in Scotland about 1720, and removed to the north of Ireland (Fermanagh), where one of his sons, Joseph, was born, for in an early census return for Granville he reports himself as of Scottish, and his son Joseph of Irish, birth. In 1770 Joseph is reported as having a wife and two children, but no descendants are in the county. (He there is stated to be of American birth. See page 198. -ED.) The early Starratts seem to have been seafaring men, and Joseph owned one of the first schooners built on the basin, after the advent of the Massachusetts colonists. Two of his brothers are said to have been King's Pilots, and died in the pursuit of that calling. The father first settled in Granville, it is thought, on a farm afterwards owned by the late Colonel Millidge. About 1780 they removed to the vicinity of Paradise, where two of his sons were killed, in 1820, by the caving in of the bank while building a dam over the stream known as Starratt's Brook, near the site of the present railway bridge across the stream. Peter married in Maine (where he had lived before coming to Nova Scotia), Eleanor Armstrong (perhaps a second wife), and had children, besides Joseph and perhaps others, who probably moved back to Maine.
Source: The History of the County of Annapolis, page 561-562 (Phinney), and pages 609-610 (Starratt).
10/22/2005. KEETCH, ERNEST MILFORD. Ernest M. Keetch of Millville, NB passed away October 20, 2005 at his home. Born in Hartfield, NB in 1941, he was a son of Pauline (Bragdon) Keetch and the late Harley E. Keetch. Ernest moved to Millville in 1961 after his marriage to Donna Chute. Starting in the late 60's he began coaching baseball and assisted with other sporting events as well as the Millville winter carnivals and July 1st. parades. Ernest was an Honorary Member of the RCL Branch #59 where he served several years on the Executive and held both 1st. and 2nd. Vice President position. He volunteered extensively with legion days and all special events and for service to the RCL and his community, he was recognized with a Certificate of Merit and the 75th. Anniversary Medal. Ernest was presently serving on the 'Millville Area Veterans Memorial Committee'. He was well known for his cooking abilities at branch events, seniors, snowmobile, four wheeler clubs and at the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for 28 years, serving three terms as Fire Chief. In 2001 he was presented with an "International Year of the Volunteer" award.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Donna (Chute) Keetch; one son, Michael Keetch, Grand Prairie, AB; one daughter, Anita Fougere (Chris), Waasis; his mother, Pauline Keetch, Hartfield; three grandchildren, Aidan, Jonathan and Alexander Fougere; one brother, David Keetch (Betty), Hartfield; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two sisters, Edith Reed and Wanda Keetch. Resting at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic with visiting hours Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion tributeservice will be held on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Maple Ridge Wesleyan Church, 1125 Route 605, Maple Ridge on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. Rev. Wayne Blinn officiating assisted by Rev. Mark Cooney. Interment in Hawkins Corner Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Arden Braun, Edison Ellegood, Stan Barr and John McConaghy. Active pallbearers will be Allen Grant, Arwood Kaley, Gary Armstrong, Larry Moore, Clinton Wallace and Justin McGuigan. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Ernest, the family has suggested the Hawkins Corner Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society.New Brunswick Times Transcript/Telegraph Journal, 22 OCT 2005.
06/11/2003 CULLETON, JAMES - At his residence, St. Stephen, NB, June 10, 2003, James Garnet Culleton, husband of Nancy A. (Chute) Culleton of Pagan Street, St. Stephen, NB. Son of R. Keith Culleton and the late Betty H. (Parks) Culleton. Survived by his wife, his father, two daughters, Joanne Hovey (Tim) Rollingdam, Mary Lynn Finn (Robert) Mississippi, two grandsons, Brayden and Robert Finn, one sister, Margaret Howland (Leslie), Vanceboro, Maine, one brother, Terry Culleton (Linda), Eastport, Maine, and three nieces. Resting at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB (506-466-1844) from where funeral service will be held on Friday June 13, 2003 at 2 PM. Interment will take place at a later date. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home from 10 AM to 12 Noon, 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday and Thursday June 11 and 12, 2003. No flowers by request. Remembrances to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 11 JUN 2003.
07/26/2005 CHUTE, DIANE EVELYN - At her residence, St. Andrews, NB, Diane Evelyn Chute, daughter of Rebecca F. (Leavitt) Chute and the late Ronald S. Chute, of St. Andrews, NB. Survived by her mother, Becky Chute, St. Andrews, NB, five sisters, Hilda (Sherman) Henderson, Campobello, NB, Mary (Stan) Mitchell, Campobello, NB, Stella Chute (Mike), Chamcook, NB, Nancy Culleton, St. Stephen, NB, Joan Chute, Perth Andover, NB, and Gwen (John) Peterkin, Ontario, two brothers, Mark (Tami) Chute, St. Stephen, Donald Chute, St. Stephen, NB, several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at Bye the Sea Full Gospel Assembly, Queen Street, St. Andrews, NB on Thursday July 28, 2005 at 2 PM with Rev. Philip Anderson officiating. Interment at St. Andrews Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 PM and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Children's Wish Foundation, Cancer Society or charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 26 JUL 2005.
The death of Edwin (Bubby) H. Chute of Campobello, N.B., occurred at the Campobello Lodge Nursing Home on November 7, 2004. Born in Campobello, N.B., he was the son of the late Clarence and Harriett (Cook) Chute. He is survived by daughter, Betty Ann (Nathan) Ewer of Bangor, Me.; sons, Clarence (Jane) Chute of Lubec, Me., and Calvin Chute of Campobello, N.B.; sisters, Lillian Corey, Glenna Kinney and Edna Calder; all of Campobello, N.B.; special friend, Thelma Chute of Campobello, N.B.; grandchildren, Kevin, Jonathan, Timothy, Caitlyn, Shane, David, Nathan and Heidi; five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Allingham) Chute. Rested at the North Road Baptist Church, Campobello, N.B. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, from the church, with Rev. John Tremblett officiating. Interment will take place in the North Road Baptist Cemetery. MacDonald Select Community Funeral Home, in care of arrangements. Source: Saint Croix Courier November 9, 2004.
Submitted by Glenna Parker Added November 15, 2004
06/30/2005 ALLINGHAM, A. EDWIN - The death of Albert Edwin Allingham 86, of Welshpool, Campobello Island, New Brunswick at the Down East Community Hospital, Machias, Maine on June 29, 2005. Born in Welshpool, New Brunswick, on August 13, 1918, he was the son of the late Albert and Hattie "Agnes" (Lank) Allingham. Predeceased by his wife, Frances (Malloch); two sisters, Helen Cline and Agnes Chute; two half-brothers Raymond and Douglas Finch; and a grand son, Andrew Allingham, . He is survived by his two sons, Albert Allingham and Dwight (Kelly) Allingham of Campobello; one daughter, Mildred Rice (Donald Jr.) of Brewer, Me; four grandchildren, Kathy Rice of Brewer, Donald Rice III (Leslie) of Plainfield, Ct., Brendan Allingham and April Mitchell (Francis) of Campobello; seven great grant children, one great great grandson, six nephew and five nieces. A life long resident of Campobello, he had been a fisherman the greater part of his life. He was a member of St. Anne's Anglican Church and he served as a vestry member and warden for many years. Resting at St. Anne's Anglican Church, Welshpool, Campobello with visiting on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. The funeral will be held ( 1 pm US time ) 2 pm on Saturday from St. Anne's Anglican Church, with Rev. Charles Smart officiating. Interment will take place in the St. Anne's Church Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to St. Anne's Church or a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated. MacDonald Select Community Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen in care of arrangements.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 30 JUN 2005.
"CHUTE - At his residence, on January 16, 1992, Vernon Livingstone Chute of North Road, Welshpool, Campobello. Survived by one daughter, Marcia; one son, Garry; three sisters; two brothers; 6 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Rested at the North Road Baptist Church, Welshpool, Campobello, from where the funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donn Williams officiating. Interment in the North Road Cemetary."
Source: Saint Croix Courier - publication date unknown. Added to digital record by Glenna Parker, September 15, 2004
05/28/2005 ROSS, BARBARA CLAIRE - The death of Barbara Claire Ross, of Toronto, ON, occurred on May 5, 2005, in Toronto. Born in Saint John she was the daughter of the late Harry and Venia (Hampton) Ross. She was employed with the Government of Canada before her retirement. She is survived by her sisters Constance and her husband Malcolm Freeze, Jean D. and her husband Everett Higgins, her sister-in-law Marjorie Ross, all of Saint John, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother William Edward and her sister Marjorie Chute. Cremation took place in Toronto, ON, with the interment to be held on Monday, May 30, 2005 at Fernhill Cemetery, under the direction of Brenans Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row (634-7424). Remembrances made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 28 MAY 2005.
03/24/2005 EVERETT, JOHN THOMAS The death of John Thomas Everett of Penniac, NB occurred on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on July 9, 1962, he was a son of the late Donald and Frances (Chute) Everett. He was a taxi driver for Loyal Taxi here in Fredericton, NB. John is survived by two brothers, Chester and Robert Everett, both of Penniac, NB; one sister Cathie Gerber (Andrew) of Fredericton, NB; three nieces and six nephews. By request, there will be no visitation. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2 pm from York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB. Rev. Wayne Flowers will be officiating. Interment will be at the Penniac Baptist Church Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor's choice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 24 MAR 2005.
01/10/2005 JACKSON, ELIZABETH MAE (BETTY) - The death of Betty Jackson of Wilson's Beach New Brunswick, occurred at the Campobello Lodge Nursing Home on January 7, 2004. Born in Campobello, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Aggie (Dow) Matthews. Predeceased by her husband Robert H. Jackson; two sons Kevin and Bobby Jackson; one brother and one sister. Survived by daughter, Dianne (Michael) Chute of Wilson's Beach; son, Cleveland (Mary Ellen) Jackson of Wilson's Beach; four sisters, Phyllis Babcock of Wilson's Beach, Lorene Barteau of Deer Island, Della (Lester) Matthews of Wilson's Beach, Jewel Calder of Welshpool; two brothers, Burris (Norma) Matthews of Wilson's Beach, Ivan (Pat) Matthews of Wilson's Beach; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lank, Dan Jackson, Joey Jackson, Derek Chute; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Resting at Wilson's Beach Baptist Church, Wilson's Beach New Brunswick with visiting on Monday January 10, 2005 from 7 to 9. The funeral will be held 2pm on Tuesday from the Church with Rev. Austin Calder officiating. Interment will take place at Head Harbour Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to Campobello Lodge Nursing Home, Wilson's Beach Baptist Church, or to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated. MacDonald Select Community Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen in care of arrangements.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 10 JAN 2005.
09/15/2004 CHUTE, MARION - The death of Marion L. Chute of Campobello, New Brunswick, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital September 14, 2004. Born in Wilson's Beach, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Lowell and Christina (Green) Newman. Survived by her husband, Darrell Chute; daughters, Christina E. Wade (Kenneth) of Florida and Maureen Lee Dean (Albert) of Winnipeg, Manitoba; sister, Kathleen Cline of Campobello; grandchildren, Bonnie Wade and Kenneth Wade; great-grandchild, Gage Mortimer; several nieces and nephews. Resting at the North Road Baptist Church, Welshpool, New Brunswick with visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. The funeral will be held 2 pm on Friday from the North Road Baptist Church with Rev. John Tremblett officiating. Interment will take place in the North Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon Bible Society, CSSM Ministries/Atlantic Branch or to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated. MacDonald Select Community Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen in care of arrangements.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 15 SEP 2004.
10/28/2003 FLETCHER, CLAYTON E. "DICKIE" - Clayton E. Fletcher, 79, died October 27, 2003 at a St. Stephen, N.B. Hospital. Born at Head Harbor, Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island, N.B. February 29, 1924 the son of Roy and Gertrude (Lank) Fletcher. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, Life member and Past Commander of the Stuart-Greene Post #65 American Legion of Lubec. Clayton is predeceased by his wife June (Cumberland) Fletcher, a brother Raymond, two sisters Roma Fletcher and Edna Daigle. Surviving are his daughter Christine Ann Chute and her husband Harvey of Campobello, two granddaughters Rhonda Cook and her husband Graham and children, and Heather Mitchell and her husband Dennis and children all of Campobello. Two brothers Sheldon Fletcher of Campobello, Wilfred Fletcher of White Head, N.B. One sister Annie Curry of Marysville, N.B. Several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Christian Temple Church, Lubec, Wednesday 6-8 P.M. (American Time). Funeral services will be held at the church Thursday October 30, 2003 2 P.M. (American Time), with Pastor Gary Look officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Lubec. Arrangements are by the Scott-Wilson Funeral Home, 26 Church St. Calais, Maine.Source: New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, 28 OCT 2003.
"Daniel Chute, Esq., after coming to this town, lived for about ten years in the parsonage of the Old South Society, now the residence of Mr. Grouard. Rev. Mr. Sanborn, who had been instrumental in inducing him to come here, for a time boarded with him, and subsequently married the niece of Mrs. Chute. The parsonage farm extended from the common, westward, to the Jaquith farm, the boundary line between the two passing just eastward of Mr. William Wakefield's garden. The Jaquith farm extended westerly and southerly to Washington Street, and northerly to the Bancroft farm. Mr. Chute bought the Jaquith place, and in 1802 built the house now owned and occupied by Mr. William Carter, the conductor, which was then the only house between the parsonage of Mr. Sanborn and the old Jaquith house. That part of Woburn Street which connects these houses, was laid out in 1798. In 1809, Mr. Chute erected, a little eastward of his house, a building which was for some years used for an academy. The school kept here was under the instruction of Misses Elizabeth Eaton and Susan Eaton, sisters of the editress of the "Friend of Virtue." One room in the building was used as the office of Dr. Abner Phelps, who came here about 1812. He was the father of Hon. Charles A. Phelps, formerly president of the Massachusetts Senate.
Mr. Chute prosecuted his business with an energy that for many years knew no rest, and was considered for those days quite wealthy. He was a man of strict integrity, excellent judgment, devoted piety, and universally respected. During the last thirty years of his life he was compelled, by ill health, to give up active business. He died March 21, 1843, in the eighty-third year of his age. He adopted the daughter of Rev. Mr. Sanborn, who married Samuel W. Carter, father of William Carter.
Mr. Chute was born in 1760, and married Polly Stimpson, of Reading. He was the tenth child of Daniel, born 1722, who was a son of James, who commenced a settlement in Byfield in 1681; who was son of James Chewte, register in Salem, Mass.; who was son of Lionel. who carne from England to America in 1634 or '5. He was son of Lionel, son of Anthony, son of Charles, son of Robert, son of Edward, of Sussex, who sold the manor of Taunton to Lord Dunhare in 1502. Edward was son of Charles, born 1438, son of Robert, Esq., of Taunton, son of Henry, son of Edmond, son of Ambrose, son of George, son of Philip, Esq., son of Cuthbard, son of John, son of Alexander, born 1268. The Chute or Chewte family had a coat of arms, described as "Three swords barways argeant, hilt and pummeled," or, which in plain English appears to be three swords placed horizontally across the face of a shield. Henry VIII added to this a lion of England, and a crest representing a hand, couped at the wrist, holding a broken sword. This was given to Philip Chewte, captain of Cumber Castle, and standard-bearer of the arms at the siege of "Bollonge" (Boulogne). The genealogy from which this account is taken is written on an ancient parchment, now in possession of Rev. Ariel P. Chute, of Boston, a nephew of Daniel, Esq. It shows the coats of arms of the Chute family, and of other families with whom' they intermarried. The Chute families still exist in England, some of the name retaining high official and social positions. Challoner Chute, who was a descendant of the senior branch of the family, was speaker of the House of Commons in Cromwell's Parliament. His estate was at the Vine in Hampshire, which is still in possession of his descendants."
Source: Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, Including the Present Towns of Wakefield, Reading and North Reading, with Chronological and Historical Sketches, from 1639 to 1874, in 2 volumes. Author: Eaton, Hon, Lilley. Originally published 1874, re-published by Heritage Books in 1994. Volume II, Pages 545-546.
Daniel and Polly Chute's signatures are from the signature page of the Church Covenant, signed by pastor and congregation when the Reverend Elijah Parish assumed the pastorship of the Byfield Parish Church. The covenant was signed in 1788.
"Born Aug. 19, 1756; married Ruth Searle, 1793, lived in Newbury, and died Sept., 1843; she died Mar. 1847, aged eighty-one."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Pages 38-39.
Ruth Chute's signature is from the signature page of the Church Covenant, signed by pastor and congregation when the Reverend Elijah Parish assumed the pastorship of the Byfield Parish Church. The covenant was signed in 1788. It is not known why David Chute's signature is not on the Covenant.
A posting on Rootsweb's Medieval genealogy board in October of 2004 is below; the source for the information in this post is S.T. Bindoff's sketch of Philip Chute in History of Parliament: House of Commons, 1509-1558. However, the 1619 Visitation of Kent does not reflect the marriage of any daughters of John and Avice (Denne) Crispe to anyone in the Chute (or variants) family.
That Charles married into the Crispe Family is less and less in doubt, given the interfamilial connections that appear in other documents. The question is: which Crispe daughter did he marry? At the moment, there appear to be records of only two daughter of John and Avice Denne Crispe: Margaret, the elder of the two, and Avicia. Margaret is on record as having at least two known husbands; Avicia, so far, has not been recorded as having had any. This could also mean that she died young and never married, and Margaret in fact married three times, one husband being Charles Chute. Placing Avicia in the role of Charles Chute's wife is merely a "hazardous best guess" at the moment and is unconfirmed. (There might also be a third daughter in addition to Margaret and Avicia).
That said, aside from the interesting connection between the families that appear in the lawsuit mentioned in this posting, there is also a nominal familial relationship between this branch of the Chutes and the Crispe family. There are records of a Henry Crispe marrying Maria Colpeper, daughter of Anthony Colpeper and Anna Martin. Anthony Colpeper was the son of Alexander Colpeper and Maria Dacre. Henry Crispe's father in this record was not identified.
This information needs to be confirmed and verified further; this should be considered only a starting point for subsequent research.
From: email@example.com (John Brandon)
Subject: Re: Parchment pedigree of Lionel Chute, immigrant to Ipswich, Mass.
Date: 29 Oct 2004 20:15:59 -0700
Subject: CHUTE (CHOWTE), Philip (by 1506-67), of Horne Place, Appledore, Kent.
Archiver > GEN-MEDIEVAL > 2004-10 > 1099106159
b. by 1506, s. of Charles Chute of (? Malling), Kent by a da. of John Crispe* of Birchington, Isle of Thanet, m. (1) by 1537, Joan, da. of Thomas Ensing of Winchelsea, Suss., wid. of Peter Master (d. 1526/32), 2s. 1 da.; (2) Elizabeth, da. of one Girling of Wrentham, Suff., 1 s.; (3) by Sept. 1546, Margaret (d. 28 Sept. 1555), da. of Sir Alexander Culpeper of Bedgebury, Kent, 5s. 1da."
The information above is found in the sketch of Philip Chute, a Member of Parliament, in History of Parliament: House of Commons, 1509-1558. The * indicates that his father-in-law, John Crispe of Birchington, was also a Member of Parliament. Unfortunately, John Crispe's service occurred before 1509, so he's not included in this volume. However, a good clue to his identity is found in the sketch of M.P. Henry Crispe (d. 1575), who was "son of John Crispe* of Birchington by Avice, da. and h. of Thomas Denne of Kingston, Kent." I would guess that John and Avice (Denne) Crispe were the maternal grandparents of Philip Chute and his brother Anthony.
Interestingly, _RD600_, p. 469, gives a line of royal descent for this John Crispe:1. David I, King of Scotland, d. 1153 = Matilda of Northumberland, widow of Simon de St. Liz, SETH
2. Henry of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon = Ada de Warenne, a great-granddaughter of Henry I, King of France, d. 1060, and Anne of Kiev, see AR7, lines 89, 50, 53
3. David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (brother of Malcolm IV and William the Lion, Kings of Scotland) = Maude de Meschines, daughter of Hugh Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, SETH, and Bertrade de Montfort
4. Ada of Scotland = Sir Henry Hastings
5. Hilaria Hastings = Sir William Harcourt
6. Sir Richard Harcourt = Margaret Beke
7. Sir John Harcourt = Ellen la Zouche
8. Matilda Harcourt = Henry Crispe
9. John Crispe = Anne Phillips (or Fettiplace)
10. Henry Crispe = Joan Dyer
11. John Crispe = Joan Sevenoaks
12. John Crispe = Agnes Queke
13. John Crispe = Avice Denne
14. Margaret Crispe = (1) John Crayford; (2) John Blechynden
15. (by 1) Edward Crayford = Mary Atsea
and so forth ...
[Edward Crayford and his wife Mary were encountered in the lawsuit, mentioned above, involving Arthur and Philip Chute.]
Most family genealogical records with the Atsea family as an ancestor have recorded daughter Mary, who married Edward Crafford or Crayford, but in fact Henry had three daughters, as indicated in the following land sale record:
From Francis Chute, via e-mail,
"Bartletts alias Thoneton [on the Isle of Thanet in Kent] is a farm about a half mile westaward from Shoart which was likewise held of the manor of Downe Barton in socage, by fealty and rent. It was anciently the patrimony of the Chiches, and then of the Garlands by which name it passed by sale to Robert Sea, to whom and to Henry his son it was assured in fee, which latter on his father's death became wholly seized of it; he died without male issue, and his three daughters Millicent, Elizabeth and Mary became his co-heirs and entitled to it in coparcenary. Jerom Brett and Millicent above mentioned, his wife, by indenture, anno 5 Elizabeth, sold thier third part to William Norwood of Nash, as did Arthur Chute and Elizabeth, above mentioned, his wife, their third part, two years later".
Source: Hasted, Edward, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. 1788-99, Volume IV, page 300.
And regarding the same piece of property (note that the name of Millicent's husband has changed from Jerome Brett to William Blackenden), there is a "lawsuit" involving both Arthur and his uncle Philip Chute, although this should not be interpreted as a form of hostility. Francis Chute points out that one method of legalizing property exchanges was to stage a friendly lawsuit, to obtain a legal court ruling on the sale. As this "lawsuit" does not appear to have any negative impact on Arthur's relationship with his uncle - he later appears in Philip's will - this appears to be one of those "friendly" or "staged" lawsuits:
"William BLACKENDEN, Millicent his wife, Edward CRAYFORD, Mary his wife, Arthur CHOWTE and Elizabeth his wife v. Philip CHOWTE, esquire. Detention of deeds relating to the manor of Thornton _alias_ Bartletts (in St. Nicholas at Wade), Northolme, North Ryckett, and Madford (in Hemyock), and a messuage and lands in the manor of Mekynbroke (in Chislett, Herne and Hoath) and Madford, late of Henry Lee [this is meant to be "See"], esquire, deceased, father of the female complainant (sic)."
Source: Chancery Records, Kent, Somerset, Devon. Date: 1556-1558. Volume: 10. Page: 132, Bundle: 1405
1530 - Will of Rychard Crompton, Mercer of London - December 2, 1530
"William Crompton of London, mercer, brother and executor of Richard Crompton, mercer. v. Henry See, gentleman, husband of Elizabeth, executrix and late the wife of the said Richard: Actions of debt on orphanage bonds on behalf of the children of the said Richard, part of whose estate has been withheld by defendant."
Source: Chancery Records, London, 1386-1558.
Source: The Heraldic Register Recording the Armorial Bearings and Genealogies of American Families, page 142
"Robert Chute ...was s. by his son Charles Chute, father by his wife, a daughter of Sir John Cheney, knt. of [left blank]. Edmond Chute of the county of Sussex."
Source: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank But Uninvested with Heritable Honors, John Burke, Esq., Volume I. Published for Henry Colburn by R. Bentley, New Burlington Street, London. 1833. Entry: "Wiggett-Chute of the Vine". Pages 632-634
That Charles married a Cheney is on the Hampshire Rolls. We have conflicting information on which Cheney daughter he married. Family history identifies the father-in-law as Sir John Cheney, Kt. Additional notation: "Cheney was an important Sussex family. May have brought land to the Chutes as they moved here in the next generation. Also helped the rise of Philip, as Cheney was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports."
This last note causes problems, as Cherry Ayres, a Cheyne family researcher, points out: "Thomas Cheyne (Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports) was born c1485. He marr. FRIDESWICK FROWYCK first, and second to ANNE BROUGHTON and died 1558. He had a son HENRY ..." (no mention of a daughter, but that doesn't mean much.)
Either this means that the job title of Charles' father-in-law is incorrect, we have the man's name wrong, and he was a Thomas, not a John - or that more than one Cheney was Lord Warden? - although the name of "Sir John" has remained pretty consistent over time - but in any event, it seems there are some questionable conflicts within the Cheney-Chute marriage record at the moment. He did marry A Cheney - we just need to figure out which one.
I want to apologize for my tardiness in answering your letter, but an endless number of things seemed to interfere with my procuring the information you requested in as complete a detail as possible. I am enclosing what information I was able to uncover.
I must confess that I have given far more thought to my ancestors since the arrival of your letter than previously and have yet to locate a family historian here with complete records. This may be due in part to the fact that as near as I can determine, our branch of the family has not scattered too much, being mostly farmers, etc. I have never seen the book, Chute Genealogies, but hope the opportunity to do so will materialize. There are perhaps three or four Chute families: Harrison, Otisfield and Portland, none of whom are known relatives of mine.
As you noted in your letter, there seem to be very few Chutes listed as members of the engineering groups and this applies in the State of Maine, although there were a couple of Chutes attending the University of Maine with me that were not relatives of mine. They were civil engineers. I have been with the American Can Company since my graduation in 1942, presently as Assistant Master Mechanic of their plant here. I guess I am much like the others in that I have preferred to stay in Maine with its hunting, fishing so readily available.
My family as you will note from the enclosed form are just growing up and comprise a lively handful.
If there is anything further I can do to procure further dates for you, let me know.
I will promise to be more prompt in my future replies.
Sincerely,Robert E. Chute
PORTLAND - Lois Mabel Chute, 89, passed away peacefully on March 7, at Mercy Hospital. The daughter of William Southard and Florence Arnold Southard she was born in Dexter, on May 2, 1916.
She graduated from Norway High School in Norway in 1937, and went on to graduate from Maine General School of Nursing located in Portland in 1941. After graduation she worked at Maine General Hospital in Portland, and then did private duty assignments around the greater Portland area. She was well-liked by all she cared for, as she was always positive and sensitive to the patients' needs and family members. She continued to care for family members in need up until she was 80-years-old.
She was very fond of the friends and staff she met at the Atrium where she lived the last five years. She enjoyed more than 60 summers at her cottage in Norway, where she entertained many friends and family over the years.
She was married Jan. 1, 1942, in Old Orchard Beach to Robert E. Chute. He died in 1980.
Survivors include one brother, Ralph Smith of Brewer; sisters, Doris Skolfield of Bangor and Mary Jane Harkin of Fremont, Calif.; a sister in law, Marion Southard of Windsor, Vt.; children, David H. Chute and his wife, Marcia, of Portland, Robert E. Chute Jr and his wife, Judy, of Falmouth and Mary Ann Huff of Mulino, Ore.; grandchildren, Anne Marie Chute and her husband, Chad, of La Crosse, Wis., Diana Lynn Chute and her husband, Rich, of Dearborn, Mich., Peggy Jean Chausse (Chute?) and her husband, Matt, of Westbrook, Janet Leigh Chute of South Portland and Anna May Huff, Jesse Huff and Jeremy Huff, all of Mulino, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Dull and Cameron Everett of La Crosse, Wis.Source: Portland, Maine Sun-Journal (Mar/14/2006)
NORWAY - Lois Mabel Chute, 89, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2006 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. The daughter of William Southard and Florence Arnold Southard, she was born in Dexter on May 2, 1916. She graduated from Norway High School in Norway in 1937 and went on to graduate from Maine General School of Nursing in Portland in 1941. After graduation she worked at Maine General Hospital in Portland, and then did private duty assignments around the greater Portland area. She was well-liked by all she cared for, as she was always positive and sensitive to the patient needs and family members. She continued to care for family members in need up until she was 80 years old.
She was very fond of the friends and staff she met at the Atrium where she lived the last five years. She enjoyed over 60 summers she spent at her cottage in Norway where she entertained many friends and family over the years.
She was married on January 1, 1942 in Old Orchard Beach to Robert E. Chute, who predeceased her in 1980. Mrs. Chute is survived by one brother, Ralph Smith of Brewer; sisters, Doris Skolfield of Bangor and Mary Jane Harkin of Fremont, CA and sister-in-law, Marion Southard of Windsor, VT. Surviving children are David H. Chute and his wife Marcia of Portland; Robert E. Chute Jr. and his wife Judy of Falmouth and Mary Ann Huff of Mulino, OR. Grandchildren are Anne Marie Chute and her husband Chad of La Crosse, WI; Diana Lynn Chute and her husband Rich of Dearborn, MI; Peggy Jean Chausse and her husband Matt of Westbrook; Janet Leigh Chute of South Portland and Anna May Huff, Jesse Huff and Jeremy Huff all of Mulino, OR. Great-grandchildren are Hannah Elizabeth Dull and Cameron Everett of La Crosse, WI.
There will be no funeral services, but there will be a graveside service at Stuarts Comer Cemetery in Otisfield, to be held Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations can be sent to VNA Home Health Care, Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements under the direction of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, RTE 26 Oxford.Source: Norway (Maine) Advertiser Democrat
A record that may have been recorded incorrectly under "Marriages", as Devereux died
Norfolk: Norwich - Freemen of Norwich, 1714-1752
The Freemen of Norwich 1714-1752
Frebridge In Mrslande
Devereux Chute, appr. Francis Gardiner, esq. 24 Feb 1715. f. 10d.
Francis Chute explained the various abbreviations in this record:
"Devereux Chute (1691-1724), 2nd son of Thomas Chute (1663-1701) and Elizabeth Revett or Rivett (1668-1730) was unmarried and died December 1724, buried at South Pickenham Jan 8 1725 - see ledger stone under altar. His father's Will in 1700 (item 31M57/764 in Hampshire Records Office) gave to Devereux [who was then still a child] £1000 "to be used by my executors for the binding him out unto some trading employmentand to settle him therein or otherwise for his benefit in some profession or employment as my executors shall judge best for him". The Will also gave to Devereux £25 per annum "until he is bound out" and then £12 p.a. during his apprenticeship and no longer.
"Appr." means apprenticed to Francis Gardiner, esq. I believe this was as a Linen Draper. He was aged 24 in 1715. He achieved the useful status of a Freeman of Norwich before dying at age 33. (I guess that Mrslande was a contraction for one of the Norwich parishes but am not certain.)
By the way ... the name Devereux simply means someone from Evreux in Normandy, and I suspect it entered the family from deference to a benefaction from a Devereux earl of Essex.Francis Chute, via e-mail to Jacqueline Chute, April, 2006
There is some confusion as to whether there were any children associate with this marriage. One source indicates that Norton Powlett died without legitimate issue; another source names Thomas Norton Powlett as the son of Norton and Anne Chute Powlett; however, the parish birth and christening records for the parish of Saint Paul Covent Garden, Westminster, London, England state that the parents of Thomas Norton Powlett are Norton Powlett and "Mary", who may have been his first wife.
Hampshire, Register of Marriges, 1586-1812. Marriages at Amport, 1665-1812, Volume 2. Entry: "10. The Hon. Norton Powlett, esq., & Anne Chute, w. of Mortimer, co. Berks, lic. 23 Dec 1755." This matches the entry made by Francis Chute in Chutes of the Vyne, p. 197 about Francis Chute's wife Ann: "His [Francis'] wife Ann ... met Horace Walpole in 1754. She re-married, but her new husband, (Paulet) is said to have ill-treated her."
Knighted 5 Mar 1688/9. Appointed Commissioner of the Great Seal.Source: Catalogue of Knights, from 1660-1760. Townsend, Francis, compiler. London: Harjette and Savill, 1833.
"Bossington was sold in 1694 by Sir John Sydenham of Brympton to William Blackford of Dunster.1 The property seems to have been in mortgage to Sir Anthony Keck of the Middle Temple, for he received the purchase money of £2,200, and Sir John released his equity of redemption."
1 The purchase deed is enrolled on Close roll, 6 Wm. and M., pt.ii, No. 25. It bears the date the 28 Apl., 1694, and was supported by a fine levied in Easter term of the same year.
Source: The History of The Part of West Somerset Comprising the Parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare, by Charles E.H. Chadwick Healey. Henry Sotheran and Company, London. 1901
For additional information, please see further research on the Keck and Tracy Families.
"George Ronald Sine - At his residence in Southampton on Tuesday, October 3, 1995. Ron Sine of Southampton in his 68th year. Dear husband of Nancy Sine (nee Peck). Loving father of Nancy Sine, Victoria, B.C.; Sheila and her husband Christopher Jones of Stowe, Pennsylvania; Tamara Armstrong of London and Scott Armstrong of Mississauga. Also survived by one sister Ruth (Mrs. James Henderson), Oshawa. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by three grandchildren, Caleb, Victoria and Mary Beth. Predeceased by his first wife, Elaine. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Thursday, October 5, 1995 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel of the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship will follow in the family centre. Interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Expressions of sympathy to the Diabetes Association."
Source: The Daily News, possibly Southhampton, Ontario Province, Obituaries, October, 1999.
This family group was opened to initiate research begun on this family. There are several James Chutes and several Honora Chutes who emigrated from Ireland to Australia, of varying ages and on different ships, all within this time frame. There was no indication in the emigration records that James and Honora were husband and wife until this inquiry.
"Looking to contact anyone who may be researching the family of James & Hanorah Chute of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. They arrived in Australia about 1863.
Researcher: Jennifer Dempster. Posted on 18 Feb 2006 10:28 AM GMT.
Their marriage certificate reflects GEORGE D. GALEN as the officiating (Catholic) clergyman and JOHN MINAHAN and ANNIE BOYLE as witnesses.
After an Official Inquest into the sudden death of Ellen Boyle Chute held on 14 NOV 1871, it was determined that she had been "willfully murdered by Richard Chute" on 14 November, less than a month after the birth of their second son. Richard was subsequently remanded to the Ararat Lunatic Asylum, where he died of bronchial pneumonia on 26 June 1907.
His sister Maria married Ellen Boyle's father Patrick as his second wife.
Researcher: Jennifer Dempster. Source: Descendants of James CHUTE, received Tuesday, May 09, 2006.
"George and Mary lived in the house on Leach Hill that had been E. Wilson Baker's, and is now for sale." (Source: Kluge, History of Casco, Maine), p. 298
[George Roswell Edson, Jr.] was in Service February 8 - June 6, 1952 and was given a medical discharge. He is a Quality Control Manager and lives in Casco, Maine." (Source: Edson), p. 842
"Pierce Chute was a family man; he married and had children though unfortunately there is no mention of his marriage or his children's births in Tralee's Church of Ireland records. As Chute lived on the same street as the church this is where his children would have been baptised. An extensive search was conducted through the records of the parishes surrounding Tralee, unfortunately no evidence of his marriage was found here either. It is quite common in Ireland to be unable to find birth, death and marriage records from the 18th and 19th centuries as carbon copies of churches' registers were rarely kept and the safety of the original copy depended solely on the parish priest. Even where records do exist not all clergymen were very conscientious in keeping them fully up-to-date. Unfortunately many registers were destroyed in the Four Courts, where many Irish historical records were kept, in the Irish Civil War of 1922-23.
One of the most accurate ways of finding genealogical information from this period is to check births, deaths and marriages printed in the local papers at the time. As Chute was one of the first to set-up a newspaper in County Kerry it is impossible to find any mention of his marriage in a local journal but the marriage of his children has been printed in the Kerry Evening Post. According to the newspaper his youngest daughter Catherine married Basil McKenzie of Youghal, County Cork in Tralee on 31st August or 1st September, 1832. This marriage is also recorded in the Church of Ireland register for the parish at the time. A Francis Fitzgerald has signed and is noted as a witness to this marriage. A second marriage of Anne Chute to Francis Fitzgerald is printed in the Kerry Evening Post on 8th May, 1830. Anne was born on 21st of August, 1806, according to the Kerry Library records, to a Pierce and Mary Chute so it almost certain that Anne was an older daughter of Pierce and that his wife was called Mary.
If Pierce Chute only had two daughters it might explain why he sold Chute's Western Herald in 1828 to Thomas Day. Most regional newspapers at the time were family run affairs past from generation to generation (Asquith, 1978: 105). There is no record of Pierce Chute having a son in birth and marriage announcements or the church records but there is a very definite mention of his oldest son in a book published by the famous 19th century Kerry historian, Mary Hickson, as well as a lovely description of the newspaper editor himself:
"The last provost of Tralee was Pierce Chute, father of the present worthy and respected magistrate and country gentleman Pierce Chute of Ballyroe Lodge, near Tralee. Provost Chute was the last gentleman I believe in Kerry who wore top-boots out on the hunting-field as part of his ordinary dress. I remember as a child being firmly persuaded that they were the proper insignia of his office and in that way accounting to myself for their non appearance on any one else." (Hickson, 1874: 115)
This same book reveals that Pierce Chute Junior married a distant cousin Arabella who was dead by the time Hickson wrote her book. It appears that Pierce Chute had two other sons called Thomas and Alexander. Thomas Chute was a solider in the 22nd Regiment and his visit home to his father, Pierce Chute was announced in the Kerry Evening Post on 4 December, 1839. Alexander Chute died on 2nd June 1841 at the young age of 31 after a long illness. This information was printed in the Kerry Evening Post and it also stated that he was "the second son of the late Pierce Chute, Esq". This means that Chute himself was dead by 1841. There is no record of his death but he was definitely alive on 5th of July, 1837 as a death notice for his sister Catherine appeared in the local paper stating she died at his home. This means that Pierce Chute died somewhere between 1837 and 1841 and lived to a good old age.
Hickson's quote about Chute and his eldest son not only gives us a lovely description of the man's quirky dress sense but it also gives us a clue as to why Pierce Chute sold Chute's Western Herald in 1828. The answer to this question lies in the pages of the newspaper itself.
"TO BE SOLD"
The Western Herald, or Kerry Advertiser
The Proprietor of this Old and well established Newspaper, will dispose of, on moderate Terms, his interest therein, together will all Materials.
To any Person or Persons desirous to have such an Establishment, the advantages are many - It is Published Twice a Week in the large, populous, and rapidly advancing Commercial Town of Tralee. For the Purchase Money every indulgence, if required, will be given.
Further Particulars can be ascertained by application to Pierce Chute, Esq."
The exact same advertisement for the sale of Chute's Western Herald appeared in the newspaper on Saturday, 30 August 1828.
Pierce Chute was selling the newspaper because of his increasing involvement in local politics. In 1828 he was one of the magistrates of the town and so he decided to put the newspaper up for sale. Why Pierce Chute Junior did not go into the family business is impossible to tell but the answer may lie in his age. Anne was the eldest in the family and was only 22 years old when the newspaper was sold. Pierce Junior's birth is not recorded in the parish records or the local newspapers but taking into account Anne's age and the fact that Catherine was also older means that Pierce Junior and his younger brothers would have been too young to take over the newspaper. The fact that he was still alive and very active in the community in 1874 supports this conclusion.
The hand over of Chute's Western Herald to Thomas Day coincided with Chute taking over as Provost of the town from his cousin Caleb Chute who had passed away. He was re-elected to the position in the 1833 Irish local elections, the results are held in the Kerry County Library.
Chute wrote this final message to his readers in the last issue of the newspaper he edited on 27 September, 1828:
"THE PROPRIETOR of this Paper, having agreed, forthwith, to transfer his property in the Establishment to a Gentleman of talent and respectability, takes this opportunity of expressing his unfeigned thanks, for the unprecedented public favour and patronage which he has been honoured with, for the last THIRTY-FIVE YEARS. Supported by so flattering a test of public opinion, he trusts he may not be deemed presumptuous in attributing this steady and long- continued kindness, in some small meThe Poasure, to the principles on which he invariably endeavoured to regulate and conduct his Publication. In this County, where party prejudices have hitherto been scarcely known, these principles were easily maintained, for they were founded on the love of social order, and obedience to the laws. These, he believes, were, mainly, the principles which induced the long-continued approbation of a liberal and discerning Public.
He also hopes it will be admitted, that he has unremittingly laboured to promote and encourage every patriotic measure suggested for the advancement of the Trade, Commerce, and Industry of this Town and County, in which so vast an improvement has been effected since the first Publication of the WESTERN HERALD - Measures which have unceasingly engaged his earnest and warm advocacy.
THE PROPRIETOR wishing his kind and numerous friends health, prosperity, and every happiness, now (for the last time as a Public Journalist), bids them a grateful and affectionate farewell."Nelson Street, September 27, 1828
F.J. Chute, Professor of Economics, City of London School for Boys
In the academic 2005-6 calendar year, he was listed as a Professor of Economics at the City of London School for Boys. He obtained a M.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of London.Source URL: http://www.clsb.org.uk/info/staff.html.
"I know very very little of my family history; however, here goes and I hope it helps: Chutehall was a large establishment house outside Tralee, there were two branches of Chutes: one remained in Tralee and the second came to Listowel. The first to come to Listowel (I think) was my great grandfather Roland Chute who married this woman named Margaret Enright. I got this lady's name from my cousin Jed, so I am hoping it is correct. Roland had some money because he built one large house with two smaller houses adjacent on Charles Street that he was hoping would be the main commercial street of the town (it wasn't), he was a painter, as his descendants are to this day. He had a number of children - Frederick was my grandfather and his brother (whose name I forget) would have been Margaret's grandfather or Janet's great grandfather. I remember my mum mentioning a Dick or Richard as being a son, an Arthur, maybe a Trevor and a Francis - the male names have always been handed down at least in Listowel.
Frederick my grand father had eight children and married a lady called Margaret Lyons. The childrens' names were Roland, Arthur (my father), Francis, Trevor, Vera, Celia, Mary Teresa, and Margaret (or Peg), not necessarily in that order of birth. I of course know much about this generation, and if you need help I know most of my cousins. My father and his three brothers have all passed away this past number of years, and actually there has been quite a number (four) of young male Chutes who have died in their early twenties and a little older this past five years - they are a huge loss to those left behind.
The interesting thing in my mind is that the Chutes in Tralee who were related to us were the professional people, dentists, doctors, etc., and did not associate with the Chutes of Listowel, even though they were the closest towns to each other - 17 miles. The Chutes in Listowel were the working class and I never understood why the disassociation. My father lived in New York where he worked and communication between my uncles etc. re: this separation was never discussed. I have often thought maybe the original Roland was born out of wedlock and shipped off to Listowel with some money? Would you know who this man was, why was he a painter and who were his parents? I would love to know his history and of course my history.
I run a little business in Halifax, Nova Scotia - my web site is http://www.thepebble.ca, ... I married a Listowel man and we have one daughter Elizabeth.
Source: Elizabeth Chute Carroll
E-Mail dated 14 JUN 2006
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Per Francis Chute in The Chutes of the Vyne (page 149), the source from which William Edward Chute drew his Irish genealogy from George Chute at the head through Francis Blennerhasset Chute comes from Burke's Landed Gentry. The source for Francis Blennerhassett Chute's descendants was the late Desmond Chute. Lastly, for the foundational genealogy of the Chutes of Listowel, Francis cites Gerard Francis ("Jed") Chute of Listowel, "who believes that the 'Rowland, gentleman of Tralee' at the head of the Listowel Chutes' family tree to have been the younger brother of Gen. Trevor Chute, KCB."
We are in need of coroborating evidence to confirm this connection; as with Anthony Chute of Kent and the North American Chutes, this connecting link is in place but must be considered unverified at this point.
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