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Deacon James III Chute

Male 1686 - 1769  (82 years)


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  • Name James III Chute 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 14 Jun 1686  Byfield Parish, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Appointed 1727/1763 
    • Deacon of Byfield Parish, Byfield-Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies
    Died 31 Jan 1769  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chute/gp55.htm#head4



      Deacon James Chute III and Mary Thurston Chute:

      WEC: "Deacon of the Congregational Church. "An honest, pious, sober citizen." Died "very suddenly, of apoplexy."

      "We read in the «i»Chute Genealogies«/i», page 15, of James Chute who was born in 1686 in what became Byfield: "He lived there more than eighty-two years, an honest, pious, sober citizen; more than half of this time deacon of the Congregational Church." According to this statement he was deacon as early as 1727. His last child was baptized January 1, 1727, as the child of simple James Chute, but this does not disprove his election as deacon the same year; but what of Dea. Daniel Jewett? The last entry of a baptism of a child of his is in 1725. We may infer that he ceased to be deacon probably through death and was succeeded by James Chute about 1727. Miss Emery says («i»Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian«/i», p. 325) that the Joshua Boynton who was born in 1677 and who died in 1770 was deacon of the Byfield church for forty years, but the facts here presented show that this statement is altogether a mistake, and that he cannot have been deacon at all, for there is no question who were deacons after 1763. So the list of deacons for Mr. Hale's pastorate according to my present knowledge stands thus:
      William Moody, 1706-1730.
      John Cheney, 1706 ( ? )-1723 (?)
      Daniel Jewett, 1723(?)-1727(?).
      James Chute, 1727 ( ? ) -1763.
      Samuel Moody, 1730 (? ) -1763.

      Source: «i»The Story of Byfield«/i», John Louis Ewell.

      «u»«b»The 1727 New England Earthquake«/u»«/b»
      Most of us now know that the smell of sulfur or "rotten eggs" accompanying an earthquake (if there are no pipelines nearby that might have ruptured) would be methane gas, released into the atmosphere by the ground shift. Now imagine you're an 18th century Puritan and smell what you know to be "fire and brimstone" just before the ground started shaking underneath your feet. An earthquake centered off Cape Ann, Massachusetts struck the area on October 29, 1727, the same year that James assumed his role of Deacon of the Byfield-Newbury Parish church, and his wife Mary Thurston Chute had lost their son David Chute at birth. The family's youngest living son, «u»Daniel Chute «/u» was a little over five years old when they all heard a thundering boom from the direction of the ocean, and the earth under their feet suddenly began to move.
      "American colonists responded to their next severe earthquake with something less than equanimity. The 1727 earthquake, now believed also to have been centered at sea off Cape Ann, was a brief but noisy event, beginning with "a pounce like great guns," as a Newbury record notes.
      But by the time the last aftershocks subsided, the worst reminders of a violent evening were broken stone walls and chimneys in New England and a pervading smell of sulfur, known better in those times as brimstone and widely believed to provoke earthquakes. "There's certainly a trail of sulfur under the earth from Lima to Lisbon," Voltaire's demoralized Candide learned as the optimist Pangloss assessed the benefits of the Lisbon horror. The Reverend John Burt of Bristol, Rhode Island, adopted the Panglossian perspective about the American tremors. "What a happy Effect had the Earthquake in 1727," he told his congregation, "to awaken the Secure, to reform the Vicious and to make all solicitous about their spiritual and everlasting Concerns." Source: "The Great Earthquake", Jourdan Houston, «i»American Heritage Magazine«/i», August-September, 1980.
      "They were no doubt driven to prayer, like all the neighboring settlements, by "The Great Earthquake" of October 29, 1727, which was most severe in this region." Source: «i»The Story of Byfield«/i», John Louis Ewell.

      "Mary, wife of Deacon James Chute died Aug 12 1760 about 4 o'clock a.m. of fever and bloody purging, aged about 67. She was a very useful woman as a midwife; and as she lived desired, so she died much lamented." (Source: «i»Rowley Records«/i»).



      «b»Type:«/b» GEDCOM File
      FILE Through the Ages: Mayberry Clan
      «b»Date:«/b» 8/3/2000
      «b»Submitter:«/b» Doreen H. Russell

      «b»Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Author:«/b» William Edward Chute
      «b»Title:«/b» «u»Chute Genealogies: A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America«/u»
      «b»Title:«/b» 1894
      «b»Location:«/b» Privately held

      «b»Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Author:«/b» Charles H. Pope
      «b»Title:«/b» «u»THE CHENEY GENEALOGY: Descendants of WM. of Roxbury and John of Newbury«/u»
      «b»Publisher:«/b» Boston: Charles H. Pope
      «b»Date:«/b» 1897, September 1995
      «b»Page(s):«/b»
      «b»Location:«/b» Chute Family Records

      «b»Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Author:«/b» Abraham Hammatt
      «b»Title:«/b» «u»The Hammatt Papers: Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Masssachusetts 1633-1700«/u»
      «b»Publisher:«/b» Genealogical Publishing Company
      «b»Date:«/b» 1880-1899; 1991
      «b»Page(s):«/b» 53
      «b»Location:«/b» Chute Family Records

      «u»
      «/u» <http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=2181&sourceid=41626167&bfpid=0897250273&bfmtype=book>

      «u»Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts <http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=2181&sourceid=41626167&bfpid=0897250273&bfmtype=book>«/u»
      «b»Type:«/b» Book
      «b»Author:«/b» George Brainard Blodgette, Amos Everett Jewett
      «b»Title:«/b» «u»Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts«/u»
      «b»Publisher:«/b» New England History Press, Somersworth
      «b»Date:«/b» 1933; 1981
      «b»To Purchase Source:«/b» Click on graphic.
      «b»Location:«/b» Chute Family Records

      «b»Type:«/b» Web Site
      «b»Author:«/b» Paul Noyes
      «b»Title:«/b» Noyes Family Web Site
      URL http://genweb.net/~paul noyes/wgal18.html#I4277
    Person ID I56657  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2008 

    Father James Chute,   b. 1648, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Wood,   b. 15 May 1655, Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1673  Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F551612262  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Thurston,   b. 7 Jan 1693, Byfield Parish, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1760, Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1715  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Chute,   b. 8 Nov 1716, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Ruth Chute,   b. 27 Aug 1720,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Captain Daniel Chute, Deacon,   b. 6 Apr 1722, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1805, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2008 
    Family ID F551615036  Group Sheet