Correspondence, Walter Webster Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.77 Pendleton Street
I received your most interesting letter today, and am more than pleased to be of some small assistance in your work. My ancestry has always fascinated me, but I have never known too much about it.
My Grandmother, who is 84 years old, has given me quite a bit of information which may be of some help to you. I will endeavor to list it in some sort of order.
Freedom Chute m. Mary Anne McLucas – sons Webster Freedom, Leander and Frank. Daughters Ellen and possibly Jane and Mary Anne. Webster’s birthday 1/7/1864. All dead.
Webster Freedom Chute m. Belle Watkins – sons Leland Myron 9/29/93, William Elwin 4/23/95. Daughter Celia Mae 9/2/97. Webster Freedom died March, 1936. William Elwin died 4/25/51. William Elwin (my father) resided in East Eddington, Me., at the time of his death. Leland Myron resides at 145 W. Newton St., Boston, Mass.
William Elwin Chute m. Nellie Mae Colby. Sons William Elwin, Jr. 12/8/18, Walter Webster 12/13/25 (me). Daughters Elizabeth Belle 7/4/20, Celia Mina 2/9/23, Beryl Elaine 1/15/24. Nellie Mae Colby Chute died 2/5/35. William Elwin married Pearl R. Damon in the spring of 1941, one child Judith Anne born 9/30/43. Pearl now resides in East Eddington and teaches school in Brewster.
Leland M. had two children. Virginia 5/2/17, now dead, and Mildred (born sometime in 1923), now a resident of Orlando, Fla.
My grandmother’s memory is not too good, but she says she has a family genealogy somewhere in the house. She is going to try to find it for me. If it reveals any more information I will send you a copy of it. As I mentioned above this subject interests me a great deal and I am grateful for the information you have given me. If you would be so kind as to tell me where I may find out more about my family, I would greatly appreciate it.
Please excuse the paper. As a roofer’s house is never shingled, a paper mill employee never has paper.
Very truly yours,
Walter W. Chute
Correspondence, Myrtle Mary Hutchinson Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.June 22, 1951
Sorry to have kept you waiting for these paper so long but just got the one back from the west, so here they are.Yours truly,
[Jackie's note: The enclosure appears to have been completed by Myrtle's sister-in-law, Maud Ethel Beggs, which provided names, birthdates, locations and wedding dates for herself, and for her children. Although the name of the author and the date are not included, the date can be estimated as June of 1951, and the author is also an assumption. The details can be found here.
The Family Data Worksheet below was probably created by Maud Ethel Chute Beggs. It was mailed to George M. Chute, Jr. by Myrtle Mary Hutchinson Chute on 22 JUN 1951 (see above Notes, although the folded sheet of paper containing this table was unsigned and undated. I can only assume that the date of creation was approximately the same date. The author is also assumed, although not definitive.
Chute Family Data Worksheet
|Name||Address||Birth Date||Marriage Date|
|Maud Ethel Chute (Mrs. John Beggs)||R.R. #1, Bickford, Ontario||April 28, 1886||Oct. 12, 1904|
|Clarence Lloyd Chute
Wife: Mildred Amie Smith
Children: Robert John, Bicksford Ontario, [Private]; Corrine Mildred, Bicksford Ontario, [Private]
|Bickford, Ontario||Feb. 10, 1906||Dec. 18, 1939|
|Della Maud Chute
Husband: Charlie Lester
|Courtright, Ontario||Aug 24, 1916||Apr 26, 1941|
|Verna Mae Chute
Husband: Robert Lester
Children: John Robert, Donald, Marilyn Dianne
|Courtright, Ontario||Oct. 18, 1918||Oct. 10, 1936|
Charles Chute was born to William Frederick Chute and Harriet Belle Cheney Chute in 1913. His father died when Charles was 7 months old. He was legally adopted by his grandparents who lived in Hancock, NH, and his name was changed from Charles Chute to Charles Chute Cheney.
Obituary, Charles Chute Cheney
Charles C. Cheney
SEABROOK - Charles C. Cheney, 89, formerly of Seabrook, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Country Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Newburyport, Mass.
He was born April 11, 1913, in Antrim, the son of the late William F. and Harriette B. (Cheney) Chute. He had resided in Seabrook since 1985 coming from Merrimack and Keene.
He was a 1932 graduate of Peterborough High School.
Mr. Cheney was a poultry technician for the former Cobbs Pedigree Chicks, Inc., now owned by the Upjohn Co., retiring in 1980 after 23 years of service. He had previously worked for Elm City Grain in Keene and the Merrimack Farmers Exchange in Concord.
He attended Hampton Falls Baptist Church. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Merrimack and was the former assistant treasurer of the Prudential Committee of the church. He was a former member and president of the Merrimack Senior Citizens.
The widower of Jennie M. (Goodwin) Cheney, who died in 1999, he is survived by two sons, Charles E. Cheney of West Warwick, R.I., and Terry F. Cheney of Attleboro, Mass.; two daughters, Priscilla E. Casassa of Seabrook and Dorothy R. White of Tiverton, R.I.; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edward Schroeder.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls. Burial will be in Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, '97 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, NH 03844 or to Seacoast Visiting Nurse Association, 29 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862.
Arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.
Seacost Online, 2002
Major Chute is Dead
"Major John L. Chute, formerly in command of the Bend national guard company, and well known in Prineville, died January 29, in the southwest Pacific war area, according to official word received by his family in Bend. News of the death of Major Chute was published in the Bend Bulletin Tuesday.
Major Chute was known to many Prineville residents as Captain Chute, commanding officer of Company I, Oregon national guard, a unit which enrolled several men from Crook county. The national guard unit was transferred to federal service in September, 1940. The unit went overseas a year ago, and Captain Chute was advanced to the rank of major several months ago."
Source: Oregon news source, date unknown
Proclamation In Honor of Major John Lincoln Chute and Others
Descent from Daniel Bissell, "The Spy", June 17, 1775
The family of Daniel Bissell Bentley was proud to be descended from Daniel Bissell, who was identified in some sources as a "deserter" during the Revolutionary War. Later, it came to light that Bissell had only posed as a deserter in order to gather valuable intelligence for the American side. He served for a time in Benedict Arnold's unit, before delivering his intelligence to the Americans. Daniel Bissell Bentley had two children who married into the Chute family.
"Under the direct orders of General George Washington, Bissell posed as a deserter in the city of New York from August 14, 1781, to September 29, 1782. He realized that to get the information Washington needed, he would have to join the British Army: for 13 months, he served in the British Infantry Corps led by Benedict Arnold. Bissell memorized everything he was able to find out and then made his way back to friendly lines where he was placed under arrest until Washington verified his story. Sergeant Bissell was able to furnish valuable information including detailed maps he drew of the enemy's positions. He was to become the last recipient of the Badge of Military Merit in June 1783, one of only three awarded by Washington himself. The award was lost in a house fire in 1813."
Obituary, Alice Marguerite Chute Moses
MOSES, Alice Marguerite - 93, Port Maitland, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., in 1908, she was a daughter of the late George Melvin and Alice (Perry) Chute. She was a member of Bay View Baptist Church, Port Maitland. Surviving are nephews, Bennie (Rita) MacMunn, Washington, Me.; Melvin Chute, Port Maitland. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Moses; brothers, Benjamin, Eddie Chute; sister, Hazel MacMunn. Visitation was Saturday, funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home Chapel, 29 Albert St., Rev. Donald Moses officiated. Burial was in Port Maitland-Beaver River Cemetery. Donations to any charity.
"Alice M., b. Feb. 6, 1851; m. Luke H. Parker, Dec. 2, 1874, and d. March 23, 1884."
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. Page 111, VIII.99.ii.
Obituary, Allan John Chute
"Passed on: November 9th, 2010: Allan John Chute, aged 83 years, a longtime resident of Moose Jaw and the Tuxford District, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. Allan was born on the family farm northeast of Tuxford on October 22nd, 1927, the youngest son of Harvey and Irene Chute. He attended Buffalo Lake Elementary School and Tuxford School for his high school education. Following high school he attended and graduated from Briercrest Bible College at Caronport, SK. It was at Bible College where he met Margaret Kelly. They were married on October 23rd, 1949 and their home was blessed with the birth of two daughters and two sons. Throughout the 61 years that Al and Marg were married, they faithfully attended and took their children to church as contributing members of the Moose Jaw Alliance Church. It was a priority to him that his children understood God's love and forgiveness and the value of a Christian heritage. Al and Marg resided on the farm until 1978 but Allan continued farming until 2000 and even this fall, still enjoyed daily drives to the country to watch the combining. In his younger years Allan was an avid hockey player, later he enjoyed many years of curling and up to the present time was actively enjoying playing shuffleboard almost daily. Allan was a dedicated family man, taking an interest in his children's and grandchildren's lives, whether on the farm or in sporting, music and drama activities. Allan was predeceased by his father Harvey; mother Irene; sister Ruby; brother Raymond and grandsons Reid and Ryan Chute. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret; daughter Darla (Terry) Thiessen of Hague, SK. and their sons Drew (Tammy) and Brett (Jenna); daughter Diane (Daryl) Tiessen of Wilcox, SK. and their children Kendra McGaughey (James) and Kyle; son Bartt (Marla) Chute of Moose Jaw, SK. and their children Andrea Garland (Rob and great-grandchildren Aubrey and Brant), Alana Chute (Mike Hazelton) and Marcie Chute (great-grandsons Rhett and Rogan); and son Carson (Carol) Chute of Moose Jaw, SK. and their children Evan (Stephanie), Erin (Jayson) Zilkie and Carter. Allan is also survived by his brother Keith of Neepawa, MB. A Memorial Service for Allan Chute will be held on Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Alliance Church with Pastor Keith Gonyou officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. A Time of Visitation with the family will be held at Moose Jaw Funeral Home on Friday, November 12th, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For those so wishing, memorial donations in Allan's name may be made to Briercrest College and Seminary, 510 College Drive, Caronport, SK., S0H 0S0. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director. 693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com"
Obituary, Michael Earl Chute
"Michael Earl Chute of Kenora, Ontario and Vancouver, died unexpectedy October 7, 2007 in Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Born in Kentville on October 14, 1947, he was the beloved son of the late Allison and Verna (Long) Chute. As part of an air force family, he attended schools in three provinces before graduating from West Kings District High in 1965. Michael studied photogrammetry at the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute before earning his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Acadia University. At the University of Manitoba, he obtained his Master of Science degree in geology and was a PhD. candidate. He was a well-known and respected geologist throughout Canada with a specialty in economic geology and geochemistry of ore deposits. His work took him to northern Canada as well as South America and Africa. Most recently, he was the exploration manager for Western Warrior Resources Inc., Calgary. Michael was the proud father of Alexander, Hamilton, Ont., Patrick, Kenora, Ont., and Nicholas (Stephanie), Peterborough, Ont. Delighted grandfather of Emily and Mark. He is dearly missed by his sisters; Marilyn (Don) Mosher, Kentville; Kimberley Chute, Seattle; and Andrea (Ted) Leyton, Kingston, Ont. Nephews: Richard (Sherry) Arbic and Peter Arbic. Grandniece Vienna. Aunt Shirley Chute, Berwick. Uncles: Byron (Verna) Long, Kelowna, B.C. and Robert (Myrna) Chute, Berwick. Former wife, Sharon Louise Campbell-McKnight, Peterborough. Eighteen first cousins. Many close friends including Darlin Radtke, Vancouver, and the Wenzels, Winnipeg. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his younger brother, Foster in 1951. His late grandparents were well-known Kings County residents: Rupert and Inez (Atwell) Long of Black River and Earl and Ida (Pineo) Chute of Waterville. A celebration of Michael's life will take place in 2008. Then his ashes will be scattered from a plane over the Bay of Fundy. Please consider making a donation to the C.N.I.B. in memory of Michael. E-mail condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
This is another record that makes us here at the Chute Family a little wary. The first record is of a Nehemiah Walker marrying an Ann Chute, although there is no record (yet) of who this Ann Chute belonged to: was Chute the maiden name, or the name of a first husband? The record, unfortunately, is an IGI or Family Search record as opposed to a parish record, which means that no attempt was made to verify the accuracy of it. The record, such as it was, has Ann being born about 1650 in Ashford, County Kent, Great Britain, and marrying Nehemiah Walker on 25 OCT 1675 in either Lenham or Harristsham, County Kent, Great Britain. And here's where the records skew a little off center. There is a record of them having a daughter, Anne Walker. A considerable number of Ancestral trees have this same Anne Walker somehow marrying George Neville, the 13th Lord Abergavenny of Wales. Another ancestral tree has her first marrying Lieutenant-General John West, 1st Earl De La Warr KB PC FRS (4 April 1693 – 16 March 1766), who seems to have died in Maryland (USA) in 1766, styled The Honourable John West until 1723 and known as The Lord De La Warr between 1723 and 1761.
The records are not consistent as to which husband she married first. It is known that this Anne Walker - who is claimed to be the daughter of a Nehemiah Walker, although we're not certain he's the same Nehemiah - had no children with West; she did have four children with Neville, including George and Edward Neville, the 14th and 15th Lords Abergavenny.
Even more unfortunately, the ancestral trees cited as sources were part of Ancestry.com's One World Tree, which disappeared when Ancestry.com shifted to a new platform; tracing these ancestral records to their predecessors, which may have actually listed legitimate (or semi-legitimate) sources is impossible to do at the present time. More research needs to be done on this family, which must be considered "Not Verified". We Chutes have no issues being linked with Wales nobility; we'd just prefer more more legitimate records to make that claim.
In the unlikely event this record does turn out to be accurate, enjoy reading about Castle Abergavenny in Wales:
Their marriage record (see sources) does list their parents: Charles and Susan for George Potter, Joseph and Amelia for Ann Mabel Chute, although Ann's mother was actually Olivia, and known by the nickname "Leafy". Many ancestral trees assume that this George W. Potter, born in 1866, is the same "George W. Potter" born to Charles T. Potter and Susan Ann Chute, born in 1862. However, the ages and estimated dates of birth are different enough to hesitate before assuming these two George W. Potters are the same; they may just happen to have parents with the same first names.
Obituary, Anna Helen Chute DurginAnna Helen Durgin Obituary
Anna Helen Chute Durgin, 85, peacefully passed away surrounded by dear friends on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Reno, Nev.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Casco and attended Fryeburg Academy for junior high and graduated from Lawrence High School. She went to seamstress school in Boston, Mass. and studied salesmanship at Harvard. After working at a bridal shop making wedding dresses, she settled in Raymond, where she married the love of her life, Charles E. Durgin.
She loved hunting and fishing and was a true outdoorswoman. She was a dedicated wife, mother, homemaker, cook and friend, who loved everyone she knew and was very generous to anyone who was in need, including all of her children.
After Charlie passed, she shared a home in Casco and another in Florida with childhood friend Norman (Normie) Stewart for nearly 20 years. With Normie, she was able to travel, make new friends and enjoy a full life.
She was a 50-plus year member of Mount Moriah Chapter No. 6 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Denmark. She followed the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science Church for much of her life and continued her faith with help from niece, Lynda Buck, for many years in Florida. When she moved to Reno, Nev., she became a regular attendee at the Greater Reno Church of Christ, where she loved being a part of the fellowship and continued to increase her faith in God and knowledge of His love.
Her final years were spent in the care of her daughter, Wendy, and her husband, Jim Wangberg, along with her best friend and biggest supporter, Little Anna. While visiting Maine, she was in the care of her son, Louis, and his wife, Darlene, where she became close to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Anna is survived by her children, sons Louis, Scot, Dana and Donie; daughter, Wendy; 11 grandchildren; along with many members of her extended family in Maine and many other parts of the country.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; father and mother Louis and Irene (Prescott) Chute; brother Richard; sisters Agnes Willey, Jackie Buck and Olivette Bailey, as well as many other precious relatives and friends.
A celebration of Anna's life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Northgate Park at 6450 Moonridge Terrace, Reno, Nev. A graveside service will be held at Murch Cemetery, South Casco on Saturday, July 27, at 3 p.m. For details, call Wendy at 775-771-4480 or Louis at 207-564-3518.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Anna to a charity of your choice or one of the following: HOPE worldwide Reno Chapter, 6320 Fairhaven Place, Reno, NV 89523 (www.hopeww.org/reno); Mount Moriah Chapter No. 6, Order of the Eastern Star in Denmark; Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
His Various Middle Names
Joseph's family identified him as "Joseph Wray Chute" with a middle name taken from his mother's maiden name. Birth registration had been required in Massachusetts since 1841, so even if he had been born at home in 1860, someone notified the State that he was born, although in Leominster, Massachusetts, they recorded births, marriages and deaths in large handwritten books, which were consolidated and indexed at some point. In any event, Joseph's birth record has him listed as "Joseph Page Chute". The same name is used in the "Find-a-Grave" Index, which also has him listed as "Joseph Page". But census data usually has him listed as "Joseph R. Chute", which would make sense if a census taker were hearing the name "Wray", mistook it for the more common name "Ray" and wrote down the name with the middle initial "R". Throughout this record, he will be recorded as identified in the source material, which could be any of those names.
"Anna Lovena, b. May 20, 1859. m. Obed B. Coldwell5, (Hiram4, John3, John2, William1, b. in England, 1695), May 2, 1876, 5 children."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. Page 101.
"He [Chaloner Chute, "The Speaker"] married Ann, daughter of Sir John Skory, at St. Mildred's Church in the Poultry, June 14, 1627, and had by her a son, Chaloner, and two daughters, Scicilia and Ann; the latter married into the family of Henry Barker of Chiswick, of who there is a striking portrait (dated 1615, aetatis 79) at the Vyne."
Source: Chute, Chaloner W. A History of The Vyne in Hampshire: Being a Short Account of the Building & Antiquities of that House Situate in the Parish of St. John Co. Hants & of Persons Who Have at Some Time Lived There, Jacob & Johnson, Winchester, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London, 1888. Page 69.Correction: William Edward Chute in 1894 evidently used Chaloner W. Chute’s 1888 work in compiling his “Pedigree No. 3”. The original wording was (above), “He [Chaloner Chute, "The Speaker"] married Ann, daughter of Sir John Skory, at St. Mildred's Church in the Poultry, June 14, 1627, and had by her a son, Chaloner, and two daughters, Scicilia and Ann; the latter married into the family of Henry Barker of Chiswick, of who there is a striking portrait (dated 1615, aetatis 79) at the Vyne." William Edward Chute inverted the names of the children, and his version: “"They had Anne, Challoner and Scicilia. The latter m. into the family of Henry Barker of Chiswick, of whom there is a striking portrait, dated 1615, aged 79, at the Vyne." certainly gave his readers the impression that it was Scicilia, and not Anne, who married Henry Barker. Note on the portrait: According to Francis Chute, the portrait of Henry Barker in the Vyne is of the grandfather of the Henry Barker that Anne Chute married. He says, “16v. Ann who m. (1) in 1648, Christopher, son of Sir Edward Salter, (2) Henry Barker, of The Grove, Cheswick. i.e., the Chute's neighbors there. His grandfather's portrait hang at the Vyne, the family is described on p. 65 of Doc. 31M57/652 in HRO. (Hampshire Record Office). Henry was trusted friend of of CCII (Challoner Chute II), whose Will gave HB the custody of Chute children in event of their mother's death".
Note that Frances Chaloner Chute’s work identified Anne by two different numbers: 18.11 in the original edition and 16v. in the Research Edition.
"1. Henry [Swanzy] (Rev.), M.A., of Avelreagh, and of Newberry House, co. Cork, canon of Subulter, rector of Kilshannig, and rural dean of Bothon Diocese, of Cloyne, b. 6 April, 1803, m. 21 July, 1835, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Green of Nelson Hill, Youghal, Capt. Youghal Yeomanry, and d. 20 Feb. 1887, having by her, who d. 21 Sept. 1895, aged 87, had issue,
(1) Henry, d. in infancy.
(2) Henry, b. 7 Dec. 1837, d. March, 1838.
(3) Henry (Rev.), M.A., rector of Castle Magner, co. Cork, b. 19 Dec. 1841, m. 22 Feb. 1872, Margaret Frances, only dau. of the Rev. Samuel Bell Leonard, M.A., rector of Drumtariff, co. Cork, by Anne, his wife, dau. of Arthur Chute, who was son of Francis Chute, of Chute Hall, co. Kerry, by Ruth, his wife, dau. of Sir Riggs Falkiner, Bart, and had issue ..."
"Miss May Constance Chute, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred S. Chute, 15 Stratford avenue, was married to Howard Everett Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percival J. Cox of Old Town, Me., yesterday at 10:00 am in the Myrtle Beach Community Church. The Rev Tom Lord officiated.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Chantilly lace down, made with a scalloped Sabrina neckline, long sleeves and a bouffant skirt of scalloped ruffles ending in a chapel train. Her double tiered veil of silk illusion was arranged from a pearl and crystal crown and she carried a nosegay of white roses and carnations.
Miss Arvene Burton was maid of honor, wearing blue peau de soie with a matching hat and carrying a nosegay of blue carnations. The bridesmaids, Claudia Chute, sister of the bride and Susan Flair wore cherry pink peau de soie gowns and hats and they carried nosegays of pink carnations. Hollis Cox of Shelton was best man and Louis Champeau of Bridgeport and Merle Cox of Shelton ushered. A reception took place in Redmen’s Hall, and the couple left for Maine and Canada. They will live on Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull.
The bride was graduated from Milford high school and formerly worked with the U.S. Motors. Her husband studied at Old Town high school; served in the Navy and is a quality control inspector with the Singer Metrics Division."
Source: Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, CT, 21 April 1963
According to William Edward Chute's Chute Genealogies, Nathaniel Chute, son of Lionel Chute Jr. and wife Rose Barker Chute, emigrated with his parents and brother James to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and died about 1640. At some point, there was some question raised among us as to the lack of any supplementary records of his death. It wasn't as though records weren't being kept, in those early days in Ipswich; they were. And if records were being kept of everyone else in Lionel's family (wills, diaries, even family Bibles), why would any record of Nathaniel Chute have gone missing? At some point, we decided to test the theory: supposing that Lionel's Nathaniel had, in fact, not emigrated with the family, but instead had remained in England, would there be a record of him there?
The record of a Captain Chute, who may or may not be the Nathaniel Chute who was a son of Lionel Chute, Jr. was tentatively pieced together from a number of sources, all of them having to do with the "New Model Army".
The "New Model Army", originally created in 1645, was an attempt to create a more professional army with better training and discipline than its predecessors, a more consistent means of paying them, and to create ranks of officers whose positions came as a result of skill and experience as opposed to social standing. In one sense, this succeeded a little too well (from the monarchy's point of view), as one of their early officers was Oliver Cromwell, who was able to overthrow the monarchy with the help of the "New Model Army". One aspect of the New Model Army, relevant here, is its commitment to the same religious beliefs that Cromwell held (Puritanism), and we already know that Lionel Chute, Jr. certainly held those beliefs, as he arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts as part of the Puritan community. We can only assume that "Captain Chute" did as well.
Records of a "Captain Chute" being associated with the New Model Army came from several sources:
Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644, specifically for 6 MAR 1645 and 18 MAR 1645. From March 6, 1645, page 266: "Next, the House took into consideration the list of Officers names as are to serve in the army under Sir Tho. Fairfax; and the House approved for the present these following ... Colonel Greaves’ Regiment of Horse ... Major Scroope, Major General Skippon, Captain Chute ...” From 18 Mar 1645, page 178, "Captain Chute" is again listed as approved by the House of Lords, under Colonel Graves, Major Scroope and Major-General Skippon, along with Captains Doyle and Fleming. Sir Robert Pye does appear on this list, but "Captain Chute" appears to report to Colonel Graves rather than Sir Robert Pye.
Nonetheless, by 3 APR 1645, he was already being replaced due to his being "deceased". The source for this is the Journal of the House of Commons, 'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 3 April 1645', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646 (London, 1802), pp. 97-99. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp97-99 [accessed 18 March 2016]. The House of Commons approved the request to have Lord Cawfield replace him as Captain under Sir Robert Pye. Their specific wording: "Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Lord Cawfield to be Captain in Sir Robert Pye's Regiment; Captain Chute, a Captain nominated and approved in that Regiment, being since deceased." As Francis Chute has pointed out, this narrows down the date of death of this "Captain Chute" to middle/late March of 1645, which is approximately the date of death (~1640) given for the Nathaniel Chute who was the son of Lionel Chute.
From Diary of the marches of the Royal Army during the great Civil War: Now first publ. from the orig. ms. in the Brit. Mus, Richard Symonds, Charles Edward Long, Camden Society, 1859, page 73: "This following is a coppy of a noate found in the quarters off the Commissary Generall of Essex his army in Cornwall, viz. Anno 1644 the number of Officers and Troopers mustered at Tiverton and other places", with, under Sir Philip Stapleton, " ... Captain Chute with 11 officers and 76 troops". Temple did not cite this source in his article, but it appears to also place the same Captain Chute under Stapleton originally.
A second source for that same "Captain Chute" (no first name) is an article that appeared in Historical Research. The article, "The Original Officer List of the New Model Army", researched and written by Robert K. G. Temple, was first published online on 12 OCT 2007, gives an excellent background on the provenance of the original officer's list on page 68 of the article. He places Captain Chute in the 10th Regiment of Horse under Colonel Richard Greaves or Graves and includes a footnote: "When Graves was a lieutenant-colonel in Stapleton's regiment under Essex, Chute had served under him. He may have been Captain Nathaniel Chute (F&D page 144), but this is not certain. Chute was no longer serving by 1647 (F&D, page 103)." By "F&D", he is citing Sir C. Firth and G. Davies, The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army, published in two volumes by Oxford, in 1940. He has the incorrect page reference cited; the reference to Captain Nathaniel Chute appears on page 444, not page 144.
In The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army, that these two Chutes are indexed separately, one for a "Captain Chute", and one for a "Captain Nathaniel Chute" is understandable, as they certainly appear to be two different people. The first entry, for "Captain Chute", appears on page 102 and connects this Captain Chute to the Chute who served under Essex, for which he cites Richard Symonds (above) as his source:
The reference to "Captain Chute" is as follows: "The Regiment of Graves and Scroope: Colonel Richard Graves or Greaves (he is indifferently described by these two names, although he signs himself "Grevis" or "Grevys") was the youngest son of Sir Richard Greves, Knt., of Moseley in the parish of King's Norton. From the beginning of the war he served in the Midlands and tried to defend Birmingham against Rupert's attack on 3 April 1643. He is mentioned as Lieutenant-colonel in Essex's own regiment of horse in 1644, and in a later dispute about seniority, it was affirmed that he had been a colonel since since the winter after Edgehill. Early in 1645 Essex's horse mutinied for want of pay, and Graves was used by Parliament in offering them pardon and some of their arrears of pay. The original list of officers of this regiment of the New Model, approved by the House of Lords, included, besides Colonel Graves and Major Scroope, Major-General Skippon and Captains Chute and Fleming."
The citation for that sentence was The Journal of the House of Lords, Volume 7, see March 6, page 266 (above).
The entry for "Captain Nathaniel Chute" on page 444, is a little more problematic, although interesting. This Nathaniel Chute may be found in a deposition submitted to Parliament dated 11 MAY 1648 (which would have been after the death of the first Captain Chute), submitted by a Captain Nathaniel Chute and Captain Philip Desborough, regarding an incident of "disturbing the peace" in Exeter. It seems that the mayor of Exeter refused to allow the army to quarter in his town, stating that "the Aldermen and the Common Council-men had agreed with himself, that he should not assist us in quartering. He further said that we were not fit to be trusted and that we had done more Hurt to the Kingdom than Good." They had been directed to the Mayor's house by Lieutenant-Colonel Salmon.
A fuller description of this incident (on page 444) was as follows: "[Hardress] Waller took a very active and prominent part in the quarrel between army and Parliament. He signed the letter of the officers to the City of London, presented the army remonstrances of 23 June and 7 December, and was one of the commissioners of the army in its negotiations with Parliament. His regiment was orderly, and presented an address to Fairfax in October, 1647, protesting against the attempt to stir up mutiny in the ranks. It was disatched into the west of England early in 1648, and Waller published in March 1648 a declaration to the inhabitants of Devon and Cornwall about taxes, assessments, and the quartering of soldiers. But he met with considerable difficulties. The mayor and corporation of Exeter refused to allow the six companies sent to that city to be quartered. The depositions of Captains John Lake, Richard Hodden, Philip Desborough, and Nathaniel Chute gave a lively picture of the disturbances there. “I was constrained”, reported Lieurnenant-Colonel Salmon, “to quarter one company where hogs usually lay, another in a church porch and yard, a third in a little church appointed by the mayor, the fourth and fifth in an open place under a part of the Common Hall.”
And here is the point where these two seemingly separate and contradictory records get a little interesting. This second "Captain Nathaniel Chute" of the deposition is part of a foot regiment and not a horse regiment, as the first Captain Chute was, but a regiment led by Hardress Waller, the grandson of Sir Walter Waller and Anne Choute/Chute of Groombridge, Kent; making Hadress a great-grandson of Philip Chute of Appledore, "and first cousin of Sir William Waller".
As a side-note, there is also a Chute record of a John Chute marrying an Anne Salmon in Norfolk, England, 1 DEC 1763; this second Captain Nathaniel Chute may be related in some fashion to this branch of the family, or at the very least familiar with the Chutes of Bethersden; he may have also originated in Ireland, as Hardress Waller also had strong ties to Ireland. While it does seem unlikely that this second Nathaniel is the same as "Captain Chute" based on this evidence, for those of us struggling to find any connection, no matter how remote, between Lionel Chute, Jr. and Philip Chute of Appledore, this tenuous connection is interesting, to say the least, but hardly conclusive. Even more puzzling is the reference to "Major-General Skippon", who appears in both records: the record of the first Nathaniel, who was approved by Parliament right along with Skippon, and the second Nathaniel, in the regiment of Hardress of whom it was written, "At Nasbey Hardress Waller’s regiment fought in the front line, next to Skippon’s." The full text of the genealogical and partial history (as it pertains to "Captain Nathaniel Chute") of Hardress Waller can be found his Notes.
Source for the deposition: The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England: Being a Faithful Account of All the Most Remarkable Transactions in Parliament, from the Earliest Times; Collected from the Journals of Both Houses, the Records, Original Manuscripts, Scarce Speeches, and Tracts; All Compared with the Several Contemporary Writers, and Connected, Throughout, with the History of the Times, Volume 17. T. Osborne and W. Sandby, Publishers, Fleet Street, London, 1755. Page 167.
The second mention of "Captain Chute" having the given name of "Nathaniel" comes from an article in Historical Research, "The Choosing of Officers for the New Model Army", researched and authored by Ian Gentles (Volume 67, Issue 164, pages 264–285, October 1994). Until we can track down this second source, we're not entirely sure if this reference is another reference to the second Nathaniel Chute of the Exeter deposition, to another "Nathaniel Chute" altogether, or the initial "Captain Chute", who may or may not be Lionel Chute's son.
So the question is still still up in the air: are these two different Nathaniels, or the same Nathaniel with a premature "date of death", and are either one of them connected to Lionel Chute, Jr.?
Robert Manning Chute is the Senior Technical Architect - Groupware, Technology and Science Secretariat in Nova Scotia, Canada as of 2001.
"Charley Chute, a 12 year old son of Frank Chute of South Casco, was drowned last week while bathing in Crooked river."
Source: "Lewiston Evening Journal", July 23, 1887
Correspondence, Walter Delmont Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.
April 23, 1951
George M. Chute
Dear Mr. Chute:
I am very sorry for the long delay in replying to your letter of Jan. 30 about the Chute family in this part of the Eastern States.
Was glad to get the information for you but it takes a lot of time when each one gets away from the home town.
I had never heard of any Chutes family in Mich. I have known of many in Maine that I am unable to to trace out and have not had the time to put into it so therefore can at this time give you only that information that is relatively close to us, that is in Maine. There were some Chutes in Mass. I have been advised about, but never did locate them.
I will gladly let you know if I find out more information and am very glad to have heard from you. Please write again, and accept my delay in replying to your letter.
Walter D. Chute
Correspondence, Arthur Gordon Chute, Jr. to George Maynard Chute, Jr.Aug 15, 1966
I hope the enclosed information is adequate for you to complete your research. If additional information is required, I’ll be glad to be of whatever assistance I can.
A little research of my own has turned up the name of George M. Chute among those “Who’s Who”. May I offer my congratulations. Your mention of retirement from teaching would lead me to believe that it will be just one more transition from one occupation to another for a man as active as yourself. May you have many more fruitful years.
As for myself, I’m still employed at RCA, Burlington, Mass. I have been with them since my graduation from the Univ of Mass in 1957 with B.S.E.E. My major effort has been in the circuit design area and this division of RCA designs for Defense Electronic Products only. Our immediate effort is the design of computer controlled automatic test equipment in field support of missile systems.
I’ll close now and get this letter on its way. All my regards,
Arthur G. Chute
November 28, 1966
Dear Mr. Chute,
Please excuse the late response. Letter writing is not one of my attributes. To make matters worse, I rather recently completed one month of midnights and have fallen behind in reading, etc. Midnights are not regular, except for the past three years, each fall. Need I say more.
I have reviewed the “copy” of the 1894 book which you forwarded. One oversight was immediate brought to my attention. On page 199 at the bottom, my own birthdate should read 1928 instead of 1924, which would make my sister the first born.
As relates the cousins, my position to make additions/corrections could be slightly worse than your own. Esther is still living in Haverhill, and might possible have time to call around for additional information.
It’s getting to the point where I might have to join the IE3. The company has started a proactive of limiting funded admissions to conventions, etc. for members only. Personally, I enjoyed the AIE2 because of its non-specialization, My wife and I attended many technical but educational informal lectures from the echoing of bats to the use of baron and high energy neutrons for destroying brain tumors.
Okay on the boys and the best of luck to you all.
Obituary, Arthur Gordon Chute, Jr.
July 31, 2009 Eagle Tribune
Arthur G. Chute Jr., 81
NORTH BILLERICA \'97 Arthur G. Chute Jr., 81, a resident of North Billerica for over 40 years, formerly of Haverhill, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Saints Medical Center in Lowell.
He was the beloved husband of Nordice (Eaton) Chute, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27.
Born in Haverhill on Jan. 24, 1928, he was the son of the late Arthur G. and Florence E. (Page) Chute. Arthur was raised in Haverhill, attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High School. Following graduation he attended and later graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. He was awarded the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). Mr. Chute resided in Andover until moving to Billerica.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an electrical engineer by the R.C.A. Corporation in Burlington for over 25 years. Mr. Chute previously worked for the General Electric Company.
According to his wife, he enjoyed reading, tinkering with automobiles, traveling across the United States, and playing the organ at his home. In addition to his loving wife Nordice, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. Arthur was the brother of the late Esther F. Dinges and Charles A. Chute.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his calling hours on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Funeral services Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.farmeranddee.com.Source: eagletribune.com
Correspondence, Christine Morgan to Jacqueline Chute
"Laura (Lura) Chute was the daughter of James J. Chute and Elizabeth Fairbanks. My great aunt Alice is the only one still surviving. I remember Mary with her long, beautiful hair, Clarence I believe drowned during a flood years ago. Carl, I met after his wife had died, they had an adopted daughter my age. He died around 1970's and we (my Mother, Kathleen) took in his weiner dog named Homer. We lived in Columbus at the time and changed his name to Badger. Lura Chute married Ivan Bond when she was about 14! They had 5 children, one daughter died days after birth, 2 sons, Wetzel and Julian, and 2 daughters, Kathleen and Jean. My mother Kathleen married Clifford Morgan, son of Almon Morgan & Lura (Barnhart) Morgan."08 Sep 2003
Obituary, Nellie Josephine Whitside Heath, mother of Nellie Beatrice Heath Chute
"OBITUARY: from the Simcoe Reformer "Widely mourned, Mrs. Eugene Heath, widely known throughout Norfolk County, passed away on Saturday, following several months of illness".
From the Tillsonburg News, March 30, 1939, page 18, "Delhi Happenings, Mrs. Heath Passes". The funeral of the late Mrs E. D. Heath who passed away after a long illness at her home, "The Cedars," on Saturday was conducted at her late residence on Monday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Whitside, born in the village of Delhi, attended the Baptist College in Toronto, had taught school in the district for a number of years. She had been an active member of the W. C. T. U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union), the Women's Baptist Home Mission Board, Secretary to the New Canadian Christian Fellowship, the Delhi Baptist Church and for 20 years a member of the Delhi School Board. She married Eugene Heath who operates a clothing store here. Although she has been ill for some time, she was always cheerful. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. E. Hodgson of Sault Ste Marie, her husband and one son Harold at home and one daughter Mrs. Nellie B. Chute of Toronto. The Reverend W. H. Howard took charge of the service, assisted by Rev. G Ross. Pallbearers were Dr. Roswell Park of Hamilton, William Campbell of Hamilton, Bruce Whitside of Simcoe, Douglas McDonald of Toronto, E. R. Reid of Brantford, John McKinnon of Toronto. Internment was in the Delhi Cemetery. The many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Her funeral was largely attended by her relatives, friends, members of her Sunday School class in the Baptist Sunday School, members of the Delhi Teaching staff and the merchants of Delhi. BURIAL: She is buried in the large WHITSIDE family plot beside her husband Eugene."
Obituary, Eugene D. Heath, father of Nellie Beatrice Heath Chute
"Eugene D. Heath, Delhi, retired Delhi business man died this morning in a St. Thomas Hospital following several months illness He was in his 83rd year and was the founder of Heath and Son. Born in Bloomsburg, Mr. Heath was a son of Ansley Heath a and Sarah Jane Culver. He was educated at Bloomsburg and also attended Business College in London. A former member of Delhi Council he had also served on the Public School Board and was an active member of the Delhi Baptist Church. His wife the former Nellie J. Whiteside whom he married here in 1893, predeceased him in 1939. Surviving are one son Harold Heath of Delhi and one daughter, Mrs Kenneth Chute of Toronto. Also four grandchildren, Joan and Wayne Chute of Toronto, Eugene and Howard Heath of Delhi. Mr. Heath is resting at the Mill Street residence of his son Harold until Saturday when service will be conducted by Rev Albert Kime in Delhi Baptist Church at 2 PM followed by internment in Delhi Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the K. M. Porter Funeral Home".
Obituary, Minnie Lazelle Heath, twin sister of Nellie Beatrice Heath Chute
Nellie Beatrice Heath was one of a set of twins, her sister being Minnie Lazelle Heath, also was born on Dec 30 1906 in Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario. She died on Aug 1 1929 in Hamilton, Ontario, and was buried on Aug 5 1929 in Delhi Cemetery, Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario. The description of her unexpected death in the website dedicated to the Whitside family (see Source Reference) read as follows: "Killed tragically in an auto accident. Hit broadside by a drunken driver who was driving a stolen car. It happened at Mount Hope. Her brother Harold was driving the car at the time. Her mother, who was in the back seat was thrown on to the fold down front seat and forced Minnie into the windshield. This of course was terribly traumatic for the family and I can personally remember hearing a lot of talk about the accident. Minnie had graduated with a B. A. in French. Her middle name came from a friend of her mothers. The Simcoe Reformer front page August 1, 1929: "Minnie Heath, Delhi girl killed in car accident. Friends of Miss Minnie Heath of Delhi who attended Simcoe High School here for some will be shocked to hear of her death that occurred as a result of a motor accident last night. Additional particulars are not forthcoming other than the car in which she was riding on the highway between Caledonia and Hamilton crashed into a ditch. The late Miss Heath who was in her 26th year is very well known here and leaves beside her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Heath of Delhi, one twin sister miss Nellie Heath and a brother Harold Heath of Windsor. Miss Heath had just this year graduated this year in Arts from McMaster University and the news of her untimely death will come as a great shock to her many friends in Simcoe. She was a niece of Mrs. Mary Whitside of Simcoe."
From another obituary: "Great gloom spread over the community when a young girl, 22 years of age, Minnie Lazelle Heath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Heath of Delhi, was a victim of a tragic accident on the Caledonia Highway on Wednesday evening, July 31st. Miss Heath was returning with her family from a holiday at Muskoka Lakes and was hit by an approaching motorist 9 miles from Hamilton. The girl seated with her sister and brother was hurled through the windshield and died upon reaching St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton. Minnie affectionally and widely known at Mc Master University from which she graduated in the year 1928 was equally popular in outside circles in Toronto. This year having successfully completed at the Course of Education she was contemplating teaching in the fall but tragedy intervened and in a brief hour left a host of sorrowing friends. The funeral was held Monday August 5th, from The Cedars the home of her parents in Delhi. The service was conducted by Rev. W. F. Speidel of Caledonia, assisted by J. F. Dingman of Dresden and Rev. Earl Dale of New Hamburg. Dr. A. L. McCrimmon of McMaster University brought a message of sympathy and comfort speaking in glowing terms of the promising young life and impressed the thought that the development of her life was not ended but she is entering a larger sphere of service and greater achievement. The Villa Nova quartette rendered a timely selection and Mrs. J. P. Dingman of Dresden sang No Night There. The pall bearers were college friends namely, Kenneth Chute, Wayman Roberts, Alex Bradshaw, Howard Alles, Clifford Mason and Clifford Howard. The floral tributes were very beautiful and were handled by Lawrence Chute, Mert Fraser and Gordon Kent and were born to the cars by 6 college mates, etc."
Obituary, Nellie Beatrice Heath Chute
"CHUTE, Nellie Beatrice - At the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Thursday, July 4, 2002. Nellie Beatrice Chute (nee Heath), in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Chute of Toronto. Dear mother to Joan Carolyn (Ronald) Ward of Toronto and Dr. Terence (Marilyn) Chute of Gravenhurst. Beloved sister of the late Harold Heath and Minnie Heath. Loving grandmother to Tim, Tama, Philip and Paul Ward, Tawnie, Mark, Dawn and Joanna Chute, Great-grandmother to Abigail. Predeceased by great grandson Aden. The family will receive friends at the W. J. Covill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at the Delhi Cemetery, Delhi, Ontario on Monday at 4:30 p.m. In memory donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Matthew House would be appreciated."
"She was buried on Jul 8 2002 in Delhi Cemetery, Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario. GENERAL NOTES: She lived in Toronto, in April of 1992 at 80 Brentwood Ave N. She graduated with a B.A. in French in 1928 I assume from McMaster University in Hamilton, ONT. A drunk driver tragically killed her twin sister just after graduation. She provided all information and documentation on her family. Advised by Mary Whitside Gilbertson that her obituary was in the Globe & Mail and advised she had died and would be buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi on Monday July 8th, 2002. She was married to Kenneth Edmund Chute M.Sc. (son of Jessie Chute M.D. and Pearl Smith M.D. ) on Aug 7 1935 in Delhi, Norfolk, ONT. Kenneth Edmund Chute M.Sc. was born on Nov 27 1906 in India. He died on May 27 1972 in Renton, Norfolk, ONT. He was buried on May 30 1972 in Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario. BIRTH: Ken Chute was an educator all his life, ending his work career as the Principle of The Central Technical School in Toronto, which had 2000-day students and 3000 night students. He was a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton with a B.S.C. in Chemistry. Also a M.S.C.. Started as a teacher in Toronto. BIRTH: Data from his wife. DEATH: Died of cancer, was a member of the Parkdale Canoe Club. BURIED: In the Whitside Plot in Delhi Cemetery.
GENERAL DATA: His father was Jessie Chute who stopped Medicine and changed to Theology and graduated with his B. Theo. He became a medical missionary in India and founded the Star of Hope Hospital in India. He married Pearl Smith who was an M.D. and she assisted him with his work in India. Pearl Smith's father was the first to grow peaches in Ontario. He was from Rochester, USA. Ken had a sister Lorina Chute who was a Registered Nurse, she never married. He had a brother Dr. Laurie Chute a Physician at Sick Children Hospital in Toronto. 1992 living in Caledon Hills. He had a brother, Gordon Chute who taught University in India and in 1992 is living in Missouri, USA. Nellie Beatrice Heath B.A. and Kenneth Edmund Chute M.Sc. had the following children: Joan Carolyn Chute R.N. and Terence Wayne Chute.
Source: See Source Reference.
Record, "Staten Island and Its People 1609-1929"
This is probably the Thomas Chute mentioned in Staten Island Island and Its People: After describing the aborted plans for the Staten Island North and South Shore railroad, the author describes the plans for bridgework drawn up for the railroad: "Nearer to Eltingville there are additional graded sketches and stone work for several bridges. Map No. 394, filed January 9, 1883, shows the route proposed and names A.K. Smith as president, Thomas Chute as secretary."
Source: Staten Island and Its People 1609-1929, Charles W. Leng, B.SC. and William T. Davis, Volume II, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1930, page 216>/P>
He is an artist and industrial designer, and the owner of CHUTE DESIGN.
Source: Francis Chute, via e-mail, 17 May 2009, to Jacqueline Chute
Correspondence, Elva Viola Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.Feb. 8, 1958
After such a long delay I am sneding you the information requested in your letter several years past, and trust it reaches you before the closing time to your printers.
I have misplaced your letter asking for this information so, if I have failed to give the full information necessary to complete our branch, please do not hesitate to write again.
Sorry for the delay, but hope the enclosed information meets your approval.
Elva V. Chute
Family Record of Joseph N. and Rosa L. Chute:
Roland L. Chute - May 1, 1895. Married, no children. Died Jan, 2, 1930
Elva V. Chute - Nov. 3, 1896
George H. Chute, Nov. 17, 1897, married Mayme Kesl - no children, died July 14, 1957
Raymond M. Chute - March 23, 1899, married Merle Navy, no children
Alexandria V. Chute, March 12, 1900
Luther M. Chute, June 21, 1903, died March 24, 1926
Alice G. Chute, Dec. 23, 1904.
Joseph N. Chute - April 6, 1868, died Feb 22, 1922
Rosa V. Ladnier Chute - Feb. 2, 1870, died Mar. 29, 1957
Grandparents: David Pryor Chute, Alice Spicer Chute
Note that in the transcription of this article, there are two footnote citations. The first footnote is the footnote number in the book itself. The second footnote is the footnote for this transcription.
The Regiments of Waller and Clarke
"Hardress Waller was a man of Kent by birth, being son of George Waller of Groombridge, and first cousin of Sir William Waller. He was knighted by Charles I on 6 July 1639, and probably had seen some military service in one of the English regiments in Holland or Germany. Settling in Ireland about 1630 he married an heiress in county Limerick, lost his estate in the rebellion of 1641, and became colonel of a regiment in Minster under Lord Inchiquin. In 1644 he was Governor of Cork and commander of the forces in Munster during Inchiquin’s absence. Royalists in England and Ireland regarded him as a Puritan, and distrusted him accordingly, but this gained him favor with the Parliamentarians. In the New Model Army he was given the command of the regiment of foot, originally intended for Major-General Holborne, which seems to have belonged to Sir William Waller’s army(4)(1). Being a Scot, Holborne had refused to serve in the New Model, and Hardress Waller’s kinship to Sir William made him a natural choice.
At Nasbey Hardress Waller’s regiment fought in the front line, next to Skippon’s. It was at the capture of Bridgewater and Bristol, and lost Captain Hill at the latter place. Waller signed the letter of the officers of the army to the Scots (1)(2). The regiment served in Cromwell’s brigade at the taking of Devizes, Laycock House, Winchester and Basing. At Basing Waller, ‘performing his duty with honour and diligence’, was wounded in the assault.(2)(3) In December, 1645, he was in command of a force stationed at Crediton, to the west of Exeter, to cover the siege, and in February 1646, when Fairfax advanced to Torrington, he left Waller with three regiment of foot to continue the siege at Exeter(3)(4). When Exeter surrendered(4)(5), Waller was one of Fairfax’s commissioners for drawing up the capitulation.(5)(6) He and his regiment were also at the siege of Oxford, where Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Coatsworth was killed.(6)(7) He was succeeded by Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Salmon, Captain John Clarke (or Clerke as he usually signs himself) became major about July, 1649 (7)(8).
Waller regarded the subjugation of the west of England as a stepping-stone to the relief of Munster and the recovery of Ireland. ‘’Tis certain,” he wrote to Sir Philip Percival on 4 December 1645, ‘our greatest hopes for Ireland is from this army, about which I have had many free and serious discourses with Lieut-General Crumwell, whose spirit leads much that way and especially for the support of Munster and to begin the war there, which, were he sent over, I should look upon the work as done”.(8)(9) But, instead of Cromwell, Parliament sent Lord Lisle to Munster, in February, 1647, with a commission as Lord-Lieutenant for three months. Waller, who accompanied him became at once involved in the quarrel which broke out between Inchiquin, who was Lord President of Munster, and Lord Lisle. Lisle left Ireland and Waller followed(1)(10).
Waller took a very active and prominent part in the quarrel between army and Parliament. He signed the letter of the officers to the City of London(2)(11), presented the army remonstrances of 23 June and 7 December, and was one of the commissioners of the army in its negotiations with Parliament(3)(12). His regiment was orderly, and presented an address to Fairfax in October, 1647, protesting against the attempt to stir up mutiny in the ranks(4)(13). It was disatched into the west of England early in 1648, and Waller published in March 1648 a declaration to the inhabitants of Devon and Cornwall about taxes, assessments, and the quartering of soldiers. But he met with considerable difficulties. The mayor and corporation of Exeter refused to allow the six companies sent to that city to be quartered. The depositions of Captains John Lake, Richard Hodden, Philip Desborough, and Nathaniel Chute gave a lively picture of the disturbances there(5)(14). “I was constrained”, reported Lieurnenant-Colonel Salmon, “to quarter one company where hogs usually lay, another in a church porch and yard, a third in a little church appointed by the mayor, the fourth and fifth in an open place under a part of the Common Hall.”
Source: Firth, Sir Charles and Davies, Godfrey; The Regimental History of Cromwell's Army, published in two volumes by Oxford, in 1940, pages 442-444.
(1) Vicars, Burning Bush, p. 133; Lords' Journals, vii. 266. [Note: "Vicars" is Vicars, John, 1579. Magnalia Dei Anglicana. Or, Englands Parliamentary chronicle. Containing a full and exact narration of all the most memorable Parliamentary mercies, and mighty (if not miraculous) deliverances, great and glorious victories, and admirable successes, ... from the yeer, 1640. to this present year, 1646. Compiled in four parts; the two first, intituled, God in the mount. The third, Gods ark overtopping the worlds waves; the fourth, The burning-bush not consumed: this last part, comming up to these present times, and to our most renowned generall, Sir Thomas Fairfaxes late famous actions, in the west, and the happy (because unbloody) rendition of Oxford, in this present yeer, 1646. Collected cheifly for the high honour of our wonder working God; and for the unexpressible comfort of all cordiall English Parliamentarians. Page 266 of Lords' Journals has already been cited here.]
(2) Sprigg, pp. 77, 107, 116. [Note: this cites Joshua Sprigg or Sprigge, Anglia Rediviva. Page 77 mentions Hardress in the preparations for the storming of Bridgewater, page 107 includes the full text of the letter to the Scots as well as the names of the officers who signed it. Hardress Waller's name appears in the officers' list; page 116 covers the storming of Bristol, and the entrance of Hardress's regiment into Bristol between Lawford's-gate and the river Froom. Also of interest: despite the inclusion of a lengthy list of officers wounded and killed during the Civil War, there is no mention of either a "Captain Chute" or a "Captain Nathaniel Chute" in this source.]
(3) Sprigg, pp. 133, 140, 149. [Page 133 covers the taking of the Devizes and Laicock-house; Waller's being one the regiments assigned to take them; page 140 includes a letter from Oliver Cromwell to the House of Commons, stating that the army entered Winchester with Colonel Pickering commanding his own and several other regiments, including the regiment of Hardress; page 149 was the text of Cromwell's letter to the House of Commons summarizing the taking of Basing: "In the mean time, colonel Montague's and sir Hardress Waller's regiments assaulted the strongest works, here the enemy kept his court of guard, which with great resolution they recovered, beating the enemy from a whole culverin, and from that work; which having done, they drew their ladders after them, and got over another work, and the house-wall, before they could enter: in this, sir Hardress Waller performing his duty with honour and diligence, was shot on the arm, but not dangerous."]
(4)Sprigg, pp. 171-2, 177, 191, 198. [Pages 171-2 describe Hadress Waller's foot regiment taking Crediton; page 177 describes the same regiment marching from Crediton to Bow; page 191, that forces in Exeter should expect to receive further orders from Waller.]
(5)On 9 April 1645.
(6) Sprigg, pp 243, 251. [Page 243 includes the instructions from Fairfax to Exeter, listing the commissioners he would be sending to represent him. Hadress is listed. Page 251, the author(s) add this comment to the narration of the surrender of Exeter: "I shall conclude this narration of Excester with the commemoration of the great diligence, faithfulness, and industry of sir Hardress Waller, who being left in trust by the general (when he marched into Cornwall) with the command of the forces on both sides of Excester, to straiten the enemy, and hinder them of provisions, and keep the enemy from making incursions into the country, performed therein the part of a gallant gentleman and an experienced soldier."
(7) Sprigg, pp. 266, 283. [Page 266. This citation is incorrect. Should have read page 264, including H. Waller in the list of comissioners being sent into Oxford to enforce their surrender. Page 283 repeats the list of commissioners.]
(8) The citation here is "Clarke, MSS., vol 67, f.5". The closest source possible to the original papers would be The Clarke Papers. Selections from the Papers of William Clarke edited by Sir William Clarke and Charles Harding Firth and published in 1901, in four volumes. Without access to the original papers, it is impossible to know what was being cited here.
(9) The citation here is Egmont MSS i. 265, 280. The assumption here is that he referred to Sir John Percival, Manuscripts of the Earl of Egmont, but neither page of Volume 1 supports this text.]
(10) Egmont MSS i. 362, 373, 392-5, 406; Portland MSS. i.419
(11) 10 June 1645
(12) Rushworth, vi.555, 592, 605, vii.923. [Note: this is Historical Collections of Private Passages of State by John Rushworth, eight volumes, originally published by D Browne, London, 1721.]
(13) Idem, pp. 878-9
(14) Idem, p. 1027; Old Parliamentary History, xvii. 159-67. [Note: this reference is to Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England. London, 1751-1762. 24 volumes. Often cited as the Old Parliamentary History, these volumes, covering 1066 to 1660, contain material about the contents of debates compiled from the Journals and other sources. Volume 24 is a general index to the other 23 volumes. Volume 17 of 24, cited here, is not readily available.]
Correspondence, Reneé Robb Mayer to George M. Chute, Jr.1779 S. 21
I'm afraid I'm not going to be of much help to you. I don't have any of the information you asked for. I've written to Sarah Anders that you were preparing to publish your book. I told her that you had 4 of Don Chute's children and asked her if there were more to let you know. I also asked her to tell all her family to get their complete famiily records to you.
We met Robert Chute in Aitkin. He lives in the old family home & is married. But had no children in July, 1965.
Russell's family picture we took shows two boys that you don't have and the girls weren't married July, 1965. I thought I had a family group filled out on them, but I couldn't find it if I did.
I can see that the Chute family is larger than I thought. I don't know about half the people you mentioned. I'm looking forward to the completion of your book and sincerely want to own a copy.
301 G. Goodyear Ave.
[GMC hand written note: "Received July 6, 1959"]
Dear Mr. Chute:
We are grateful for the information you sent to us.
[GMC handwritten note: “Wrote her Oct 4, ’59. Have reply.”]
Lillian Mayer said that you have everyone but her two grandchildren. They are:
Dale Lewis Mayer, b. [Private], Provo, Utah, to Willard Lewis Mayer and Reneé Robb Mayer.
Jeannie Marie McDaniels, b. [Private], Durango, LaPlata, Colo to Willard Lowell McDaniels and Carol Jean Mayer McDaniels.
David Leon Mayer has never married.
Mrs. Willard Mayer
Correspondence, Adam Chute to Jacqueline Chute, 28 June 2015
"Hello my name is Adam Chute I am [Private] years old born in Middleton Nova Scotia. My grandfather's name was Frank Chute who married Phyllis (Minard) Chute. My biological father is William Chute he has a brother Dean and sister Joyce. I am now living in Brandon Manitoba and am an Operations Manager at The Home Depot. I would love to learn more about the Chute name and history. I would also be very interested in attending a Chute gathering."
"After marriage lived in Galt ON (now Cambridge) and moved to Toronto West End in 1966. Moved to Don Mills ON where son Thomas was born and shortly after birth of Elisabeth, bought first home in Bramalea ON. Moved to Nova Scotia while working for the Royal Bank of Canada.
Couple divorced in 1995 and continue to live in Nova Scotia. Kimberley relocated to Toronto in the '90's but Thomas and Elisabeth live in the Halifax area. There are 11 granchildren.
Beverley was adopted by Lincoln and Jean."
Source: Michael Osborne Chute
Correspondence, Jane Eldora Chute Skarphol to George M. Chute, Jr.20926 Haviland Avenue
I happened to be shopping one day and stopped to talk to an elderly woman. She saw the gold star I was wearing in honor of my son who died in Viet Nam. She was also wearing one.
Well, to make a long story short, her name was Mrs. Alonzo C. Chute. He was born August 25, 1889. His father was Charles Thomas, born June 1 1879. Mother's name was Latona Mercer. There were 11 children in all. Here are their names: Floyd, born 1880; Nellie, born 1875 married Thomas Russell; Florence, 1877 married William Olney; Jesse Arthur born 1884; Latona 1885 or 86; Charles A.; Roy, 1892; Vaughn 1895; Frank 1897; Marjorie Thelma, 1899.
Alonzo was born in Paolo, Kansas. He is hard of hearing and can't see very well now. He doesn't remember too much about his family as he didn't live around them. They have lived in California some thirty years.
Could he possibly be related to us? Is there any way to find out anything out or is more information needed? There seems to be a niece in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Erwin B. Skarphol (nee Jane Chute)
"The James Henry Chute, who married Gladys Oddy, on 10 Aug 1929 (not 9 Aug ) was my father... according to his birth certificate, my father, referred to as James Henry Chute Sr, in Family Group #8575-2, was born on 13 Sept 1904, in the registration district of Wandsworth in the sub-district of Springfield, in the county of London.
His father is listed as James Chute ( not Oliver Chute ) and his mother is Jane Chute, formerly Birham.
As a child, I was told on several occasions, that I was the third James Henry Chute, from which I infer that my grandfather's correct name was also James Henry Chute, not just James Chute, as listed on my father's birth certificate.
Since there are now three of us, I will drop the junior and senior titles and will refer to us as JHC I, JHC II and JHC III, in order of decreasing age.
Oliver Chute, I believe, was JHC I's father and from stories told to me, by JHC II, it is possible that Oliver Chute was a soldier and traveled to Canada with Wolfe's army, to fight the French, at the battle of the Heights of Abraham.
A further possibility, is that JHC I was born in Canada and had a brother who travelled to Melbourne, to start a branch of the Chute family in eastern Australia.
I remember, about 1938, when we were living in Kalgoorlie, a gold mining town in western Australia, that we received a visit from a male member of the Melbourne Chutes and he looked so like JHC II, he could have been his twin brother!
Both of JHC II's parents had previous marriages which produced children and there were further children from their own union, a total of 8 altogether.
I remember 3 of JHC II's sisters, Norah, Ida and Mary and 2 first cousins of mine, Joan and Ron Chute, however following the death of my father, in 1963, I have lost contact with this branch of the family."
Source: James Henry Chute, III, via E-Mail, 26 Feb 2003
In the 1906 Milton, Massachusetts city directory, Alvin C. Chute was listed as one of the co-owners of "Chute & Constable", a carpentry service located in Godfrey's Wharf.