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John Chute[1]

Male 1720 - 1791  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name John Chute 
    Born Jun 1720  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 19 Jun 1720  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer and blacksmith 
    Religion Pioneer Baptist 
    Died Nov 1791  Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://www.jerryeakle.com/chute/pafg20.htm#11895

      «u»John Chute «/u»
      «sup»1«/sup»William E. Chute, «i»_MEDI: BookA Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America
      _PAREN: Y«/i».
      «sup»2«/sup»Ray Chute, _MEDI: E-Mail Messagerchute.gno
      _PAREN: Y.
      «sup»3«/sup»Paul Noyes, _MEDI: Web SiteNoyes Family Web Site
      _PAREN: Y.

      «u»John Chute «/u»
      Byfield Parish
      Was one of the highway surveyors in Hampstead, New Hampshir e in 1756 and with John Beard "tything men" 1757. In 1759 , he moved to Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia an d settled on a farm a mile below Bridgetown.
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~chute/gp5.htm#head4

      John Chute and Judith Foster Chute:
      WEC: "Was one of the highway surveyors in Hampstead, New Hampshire in 1756 and with John Beard "tything men" 1757. In 1759, he moved to Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia and settled on a farm a mile below Bridgetown."
      It has been assumed that the move to Nova Scotia was part of a loyalist sentiment on John's part, but the dates of his move do not support that. A good 20 years or so remained before the American Colonies began their bid for independence; a war with, and independence from, Great Britain would have been unthinkable at this point. The dates of his move do coincide with the desire on the part of Great Britain to settle the province of Nova Scotia with British subjects following the expulsion of the French Acadian settlers in 1755, possibly one of the more well-known acts of British cruelty, commemorated in Longfellow's «i»Evangeline«/i». From the perspective of the colonists, they had won the recent battle with France and were, as a reward for their victory, being offered land in the newly won territory. The great influx of loyalists would not begin until 1783 and was largely over by 1791, the year he died. John would have been an established resident of Nova Scotia for 24 years when the first wave of loyalist refugees from the revolt arrived; his children born there were already adults.
      Interestingly enough, there was considerable friction between the existing residents of Nova Scotia and the refugees. The population of Nova Scotia tripled overnight, and the influx of loyalist refugees was a tremendous drain on the country's resources. There was also a problem of conflicting political attitudes. In today's phrasing, the newly arriving loyalists believed quite strongly that they should be recompensed in full by Great Britain for their losses and suffering incurred at the hands of the patriots; the residents of Nova Scotia thought they should get over themselves and work for a living, like everyone else in the province, resenting the land which had been parceled out for the refugees - when they, who had been loyal all along, had never been rewarded for it by being handed plots of land. When Great Britain failed to meet loyalist expectations of reward for their loyalty, and when American anti-loyalist sentiment had cooled, the bulk of them returned to the United States, leaving huge settlements in Nova Scotia, such as Shelburne, abandoned.
      Notes W.A. Calnek: "The Chutes are of pre-loyalist date, and a branch of their family settled here at an early period. Thomas Chute, one of the early settlers of Granville, married Sybil, the eldest sister of the late Andrew Marshall (my maternal grandfather), and bore him a very large family, the members ,of which and their descendants are domiciled in various places in the Province, but most generally in this county. (p. 256)
      CHUTE. All the numerous family of Chute in this and the neighboring counties are descended from John CHUTE, who was born at Byfield, in Rowley, Mass., June, 1792, and married at Timberlane, now Hampstead, N.H., Judith, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah Foster, a sister of the Isaac and Ezekiel who founded the Nova Scotia families of Foster. He was great-great-grandson of Lionel Chute, the noted school-teacher of the infant town of Ipswich, who came over from Dedham, Essex County, England, in 1634, and was of a family that came over with William the Conqueror. Baron Le Chute commanded a regiment of Norman troops at the battle of Hastings. John Chute came here in 1759 and was probably the first artificer in iron to settle in Granville. The lot he settled on was in recent times still occupied by the late Dimock Chute in his lifetime. He died November, 1791. The County of Annapolis in every section owes much to the thrift and energy of the descendants of John Chute.
      «i»History of the County of Annapolis«/i»

      «b»Type:«/b» E-Mail Message
      «b»Author:«/b» Ray Chute
      «b»Title:«/b» rchute.gno
      «b»Date:«/b» 11/00
      LOCA [email protected]

      «b»Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Title:«/b» History of the County of Annapolis
      «b»Editor:«/b» W.A. Calnek
      «b»Publisher:«/b» William Briggs (1897), Mika Publishing Company, Toronto (1980)
      «b»Date:«/b» 1980
      «b»ISBN:«/b» ISBN 0-919302-41-6
    Person ID I49034  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Lionel Chute,   b. 15 Apr 1681, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Hannah Cheney,   b. 13 Sep 1683, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Dec 1702  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551612260  Group Sheet

    Family Judith Foster,   b. 1725, Timberlane, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1808  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1745  Timberlane, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rockingham County did not exist in 1745 in the state of New Hampshire. It was not founded until 1769.
    Children 
     1. Deacon Thomas Chute,   b. 13 Mar 1757, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1838, Clements, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Samuel Chute,   b. 16 Feb 1746, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1786, Annapolis River, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. John Chute,   b. 7 Apr 1748,   d. 7 May 1748  (Age 0 years)
     4. Hannah Chute,   b. 16 Sep 1749,   d. 1 Nov 1749  (Age 0 years)
     5. Captain John Chute, Deacon,   b. 9 Apr 1752, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1841, Digby-Joggins, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Sarah Chute,   b. 3 Nov 1758,   d. Aug 1836  (Age 77 years)
     7. James Chute,   b. 22 Jan 1762, Granville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1829  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551612259  Group Sheet

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