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Francis Blennerhassett Chute

Male 1837 - 1902  (64 years)


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  • Name Francis Blennerhassett Chute 
    Born 18 Sep 1837  Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 1862  Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1863 
    High Sheriff, county Kerry, Ireland 
    Appointed 1864 
    Appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the county of Kerry 
    Military 1864 
    Lieutenant, Kerry Regt. of Militia 
    Residence 1891  Cheltenham, Gloucester, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Mar 1902  Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chute/gp3940.htm#head0


      Francis Blennerhasset Chute and Cherubina ("Cherry") Herbert D'Esterre Roberts Chute:

      CHUTE, Francis Blennerhasset, Esq., of Chute Hall, co. Kerry.
      Eldest son of the late Richard Chute, Esq., of Chute Hall, J.P. and D.L., and formerly High Sheriff of co. Kerry), by his 1st wife Theodora, dau. and heir of Arthur Blennerhasset, Esq., of Blennerville; b. 1837; s. 1862; is Lieut. Kerry Regt. of Militia; High Sheriff of co. Kerry 1863. Chute Hall, neat Tralee, co. Kerry.
      Heir pres., his half brother Thomas Aremberg (son of his father by his second wife Rose, dau. of Thomas, 3rd Lord Ventry), b.1843.
      Source: «i»The County Families of the United Kingdom or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland. Edward Walford, M.A. 1864, Robert Hardwicke, 192, Piccadilly, Second Edition. Page 202«/i»

      This family was the last of the Chute Hall branch of the Chute family to live in Chute Hall. Francis also inherited Blennerville House, the home of the Blennerhassett family, which was sold in 1919 by Francis's son, Richard. (That house is still occupied, by the Johnson family).
      In 1864 he was appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the county of Kerry.
      The family left the family home in Ireland under very trying circumstances of growing agrarian violence and unrest in the area: fires were being set, threatening letters were being received; there was some property damage. Violence against other Ascendancy families at the time was often worse, but it appears that Francis did not wish to linger with his family, waiting for Kerry violence to reach that level.
      By the time of the 1891 British Census the family was recorded as living in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and by 1901 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where he died. There is correspondence which suggested that Francis never recovered from being forced into exile by the only country he had ever known and out of the home that he loved.
      Son Arthur Torrens Chute and at least one grandson emigrated to the United States. Granddaughter Ann Theodora married the Earl of Harrington. Another son moved to Scotland.
      There was a mention of Francis in a "State of Ireland" section of the «i»Illustrated London News«/i», in the paragraph describing shots being fired at a farmer who lived on his property.


      State of Ireland

      Yesterday week the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland witnessed the evolutions of the troops at the field-day in Phoenix Park under General Sir Thomas Steele. Receiving a deputation of the Royal Dublin Society on Monday, his Lordship observed that it was to the steady and intelligent exertions of societies and individuals that they must look for the advancement of useful arts and science, and for the development of the material resources of Ireland. The Lord Lieutenant has addressed a circular to the resident magistrates throughout Ireland, asserting that the state of the country necessitates for the present the continuance of special resident magistrates in certain districts, and explaining their respective duties.
      Cardinal M'Cabe has issued a pastoral denouncing the horrid deeds of vengeance which are making Ireland a byword amongst civilised nations, and describing secret societies as the direct enemies of the Church and her children. It is reported in Dublin that a conspiracy to assassinate the Cardinal has been frustrated by the devotion of his own flock, not by the vigilance of the police. His eminence received a warning several weeks ago that his life was in danger.
      More murders are reported. About noon on Thursday week Mr. J. H. Blake, agent to the Marquis of Clanricarde, was riding on a car with his wife and a servant named Thady Kane, near Loughrea, in the county of Galway, in the same district where Mr. Bourke was murdered, when shots were fired from behind a loopholed wall. Mr. Blake and Kane fell dead, and the assassins escaped. Mr. John M'Causland of Belfast, was the same morning attacked near Ballyclare, in the county of Antrim, and killed with a scythe; his servant, named Larkin, being also seriously injured. A farmer has been arrested and examined on the charge of being connected with this crime. An inquest was held at Loughrea yesterday week on the bodies of Mr. Blake and his servant, and a verdict of willful murder against unknown persons was returned. The medical evidence showed that several bullets had entered the body of Mr. Blake, three having been extracted during the examination. His wounds appear to have been of the most terrible description. The murder of a constable named Beatty in King's County, is reported; Mr. Ballard and Mr. Geraghty, returning from Athlone on Wednesday last Meek, were fired at by some persons behind a wall, but neither was hurt. A farmer named Murphy, residing near Tralee, reported to the police that he was fired at on Sunday while returning home in company with a boy named Reidy. Murphy resides on the property of «b»Mr. F.B. Chute«/b», near Tralee, and since he went into occupation of his present holding, from which the former tenant was evicted, he has been under police protection. He was returning from mass on Sunday in company with Reidy when shots were fired at him. He escaped, but the bullets struck Reidy, without, however, seriously injuring him. One arrest has taken place. On Tuesday morning, at a very early hour, a labourer, named John Kenny, was murdered in one of the streets of Dublin. A man named Poole, in whose company Kenny had left his house immediately before the murder, has been arrested. The crime is attributed to Fenianism. A considerable number of arrests, under the Coercion Act, was made at Loughrea on Tuesday morning. The persons in custody are suspected of having been concerned in the murders of Mr. Bourke and his escort, and Mr. Blake and his servant."
      Source: «i»The Illustrated London News«/i», July 8, 1882, p.39

      «b»Record Type:«/b» Chute Family History/Book
      «b»Title:«/b» «i»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«/i»
      «b»Author:«/b» William Edward Chute
      «b»Published:«/b» Salem, Massachusetts, 1894
      «b»Comments:«/b» Copy originally owned by George Maynard Chute, nephew of William Edward Chute with his signature on the flyleaf; handwritten notes in margins; passed to George Maynard Chute, Jr. who published an updated addendum to this work in 1968; passed to George Maynard Chute, III; passed to Jacqueline Irene Chute.
      «b»Location:«/b» Privately held

      «b»Type:«/b» Newspaper
      «b»Name:«/b» Cork Examiner
      «b»Date:«/b» 7 Mar 1864
      «b»Location:«/b» County Cork, Ireland
      «b»Text:«/b» Announcement: COUNTY KERRY \emdash Francis Blennerhassett Chute, Esq., of Chute Hall, Tralee, has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the county of Kerry.
      «b»GROUP NO:«/b» Chute Family Records/GP3940-0

      «b»Type:«/b» Newspaper
      «b»Name:«/b» The Illustrated London News
      «b»Date:«/b» July 8, 1882
      «b»Location:«/b» London, Great Britain
      «b»Page:«/b» 39
      «b»Section:«/b» "State of Ireland".
      «b»GROUP NO:«/b» Chute Family Records/GP3940-0

      «b»Type:«/b» Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983
      «b»Name:«/b» Chute, Francis B.
      «b»Record Type:«/b» Deaths
      «b»Age at Death:«/b» 64
      «b»Quarter:«/b» March
      «b»Year:«/b» 1902
      «b»District:«/b» Portsmouth
      «b»County:«/b» Hampshire
      «b»Volume:«/b» 2b
      «b»Page:«/b» 399
      «b»URL:«/b» http://www.fhsc.org.uk/genuki/reg/ham.htm
      «b»GROUP NO:«/b» Chute Family Records/GP3940-0

      «b»Record Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Title:«/b» The County Families of the United Kingdom or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland
      «b»Author:«/b» Edward Walford, M.A.
      «b»Date:«/b» 1864
      «b»Publisher:«/b» Robert Hardwicke, 192, Piccadilly
      «b»Edition:«/b» Second Edition
      «b»Pages:«/b» 202, 203, 231
      «b»This Source Has Been Cited for:«/b» «u»Francis Blennerhassett Chute «/u», «u»Captain Rowland John Chute IV «/u», «u»William Lyde Wiggett Chute «/u», «u»Falkiner Cooke, Esq. «/u», «u»Maurice Fitzgerald Sandes «/u», «u»William Sandes, Esq. «/u», «u»Thomas Sandes, D.P., J.L. «/u» and Elizabeth Chute Sandes, «u»Charles Higgs, Esq. «/u» and «u»Lieutenant Colonel Robert Torrens «/u»
      «b»GROUP NO:«/b» Chute Family Records/GP3940-0 (Frances Blennerhassett Chute) and GP390-0 (William Lyde Wiggett Chute)
    Person ID I55932  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2008 

    Father Richard Chute,   b. 22 May 1811, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1862, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Theodora Blennerhassett,   b. Abt 1803, Blennerville, County Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1845, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1836  Blennerville, County Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551614743  Group Sheet

    Family Cherry Herbert D'Esterre Roberts,   b. Ardmore, County Kerry, County Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1869 
    Children 
     1. Richard Aremberg Blennerhassett Chute,   b. 1870, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Arthur Torrens Chute,   b. 1872, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 52 years)
     3. Theodora Evelyn Chute,   b. Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Cherry Herbert Ada Chute,   b. Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lieut. Challoner Francis Trevor Chute, C.F.T.,   b. 1885, Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1914, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F551614748  Group Sheet