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LIONEL CHUTE (d. 1592) of Brampton
Parents: Dudley [Ref] presents an ancient pedigree that traces Lionel's family back to Alexander Chewte of Taunton, co. Somerset, who was living in 1580. He notes that he cannot vauch for its accuracy. The Chute Family Homepage disputes some of the details and claims that Lionel was the son of Arthur Chute and his second wife, Elizabeth See.
Lionel died between 24 Jul 1592, when he wrote his will, and 1 Aug 1592, when it was proved. [Ref] He married a daughter of Stephen Greene. [Ref] He mentions his wife Susan in his will.
In his will, Lionel of Brampton, clerk, asked to be buried in the chancery there. He left his son Lionel the 'graye nagge' that he rode to Ipswich. He gave his daughters Grace, Sarah and Judith each a cow. He left the residue of his estate to his wife Susan. [Ref]
Children of Lionel Chute:
LIONEL CHUTE (d. 1644/5) of Dedham, Essex, England and Ipswich
Parents: Lionel Chute [Ref]
Lionel died between 4 May 1644, when he signed his will, and 25 Feb 1644/5, when inventory was taken on his estate. [Ref] He married first Thomasin Barker on 19 Nov 1612 in Belstead, Suffolk. [Ref] He married second Rose Unknown.
It was generally thought that Lionel had only one wife, but the parish registers of Belstead, Suffolk indicate that Lionel Chute had an early wife, Thomasin Barker. The parish of Belstead is six miles from Dedham, where Lionel's first son was baptised fourteen months later. [Ref] According to an old pedigree, Lionel married a daughter of Robert Baker. [Ref] It is not known if Thomasin's father was named Robert.
He left a widow Rose and most sources, not realising that Lionel had an earlier wife, identify her as Rose Baker. Lionel's widow Rose is believed to have married Matthew Whipple [Ref], but no record of the marriage has been found. [Ref] Matthew, the son of Matthew, was born about 1590 in Bocking, Essex and died on 28 Sep 1647 in Ipswich. [Ref] He married first Ann Hawkins on 7 May 1622 in Bocking. [Ref] Rose survived him. [Ref] Fiske [Ref] argues that Rose might have been the Rose Clarke, daughter of Stephen Clarke and sister of Matthew's sister-in-law Susan (Clarke) Whipple, who was baptised on 11 Mar 1597/8 in Theydon Garnon, Essex.
A grammer school was set up in Ipswich in 1636 and it was kept by Lionel Chute. [Ref]
By a deed entered 1 Oct 1639, William Bartholomew sold Lionel Chute of Ipswich two acres of land with a house and a cow house and a six-acre planting lot. [Ref]
Lionel was a commoner of Ipswich on "the last day of the last month, 1641". [Ref]
Lionel was a schoolmaster in Ipswich when he made his will, signed on 4 (7) 1644 and proved 7 (9) 1645. Lionel's heirs were his wife Rose and his son James; he also left five shillings to his friend Joseph Morse and 20 shillings to the poor of the church of Ipswich. Lionel was not a wealthy man, net of debts his estate amounted to only about 84 pounds. [Ref]
Children of Lionel Chute and Thomasin Barker:
Children of Lionel Chute and Thomasin Barker or Rose Unknown:
JAMES CHUTE (bp. 1614) of Ipswich and Rowley
Parents: Lionel Chute [Ref, p. 458] and Thomasin Barker
James Chute was baptised on 2 Feb 1613/4 in Dedham, Essex, England. [Ref][Ref] He married Elizabeth Epps (Epes) in 1647. [Ref][Ref, p. 458, says about 1649]
Savage says that the Hon. Samuel Symonds names son James in his will, but that he may have meant that James was a son or son-in-law of Martha Epes or one of Samuel's other wives. [Ref]
James was an educated man, who often wrote wills and other legal documents. [Ref] He was styled Register of the Deeds in Ipswich. [Ref] In 1645 James was allowed to take a bushel of the constable's Indian corn for two sheets of parchment for the town's use. [Ref]
James is frequently referred to as Mr. Chute. [Ref]
In 1648 the town owed James a shilling for killing a fox. [Ref] He is on a 19 Dec 1648 list of taxpayers in Ipswich. [Ref]
Mr Chute was a witness for the case against Joseph Fowler, accused of stealing
a hog, presented at the 22 (11) 1650 court at Salem. [Ref]
On 30 Mar 1652 James Chute of Ipswich deposed in the case of Robert Lord v.
Richard Moore. [Ref] On 2 and
3 Feb 1672 he testified in the case against John Leigh for unlawful familiarity
with Sarah Row. [Ref]
He was on the trial jury at the 26 Sep 1665 and 26 Mar 1667 Ipswich courts. [Ref] He was on a jury of inquest on 27 Feb 1667. [Ref]
On 18 Dec 1668 James and Daniel Epps, Jr witnessed the will of Samuel Symonds, Jr, of Ipswich, gentleman. The will was proved on James's oath on 29 Nov 1669. [Ref]
James was fined for "railing": calling John Numan a dog and other things on 26 Mar 1678. [Ref]
James moved to Rowley in 1681. [Ref]
On 28 Sep 1682 Mr. James Chute, Sr. witnessed a deed. [Ref]
Children of James Chute and Elizabeth Epps:
JAMES CHUTE (b. abt 1649) if Ipswich and Rowley
Parents: James Chute and Elizabeth Epps [Ref, p. 458]
James Chute, Jr. was born about 1649. James Chute married Mary Wood on 10 Nov 1673 in Ipswich. [Ref]
On 31 Mar 1668, James, aged 19, testified at the Ipswich court that he and two other young men had gone to work for Goodman Wood at Hog Island and that two dogs went with them. They said that they saw there Samuel Dutch and Jonathan Clark, who set the dogs on the hogs; that Goodman Wood's boys were not on the island; that John Wood came over with his oxen when it was nearly night. [Ref]
John Pulsifer was presented to the Court on 1 Apr 1679 for using James Chute, Jr's oxen without his knowledge or consent. [Ref]
Mary, the wife of James, deposed in a 26 Mar 1680 case. [Ref]
Children of James Chute and Mary Wood. The first six are recorded in Ipswich. [Ref] The last three are recorded in Rowley. [Ref]
HANNAH CHUTE (1700 - 1787)
Parents: James Chute and Mary Wood
Hannah Chute was born on 8 Jul 1700 in Rowley. [Ref] She died in Jun 1787 in Newbury. [Ref] She married Timothy Jackman on 9 Apr 1723 in Newbury. [Ref]
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