Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Chute

It appears that this family owes its origins in county Kerry to George Chute, a soldier in the English forces sent to subdue the countryside after the rebellion of the Earl of Desmond in the sixteenth century. Various members of the Chute family held lands in county Kerry, principally in the Tralee area. Francis B. Chute, of Chute Hall, owned over 10,000 acres in the 1870s while Rev. George Chute owned over 4000 acres. Pierce Chute of Ballyroe was the proprietor of over 1100 acres at that time. Richard Chute was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Killorglin, barony of Dunkerron North, Killaha, barony of Magunihy, Kilgarvan, barony of Glanarought and Ballymacelligott and Castleisland, barony of Trughanacmy at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Caleb Chute was leasing property in the parish of Dromod, barony of Iveragh, at the same time. Reverend George Chute was a principal lessor in the parish of Molahiffe, barony of Magunihy. The estate of Arthur B. Chute, then a minor, was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Annagh, barony of Trughanacmy. In 1863, premises in the town of Tralee, held by Daniel Curry, assignee of Richard Chute, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. In 1865, rentals of lands in Trughanacmy barony and premises in Tralee, the property of Francis B. Chute, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The purchasers included Mr. Sanders of Tralee and Edward Mulchinock. Mr. Neligan bought the other lots in trust. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Arthur Chute held land in the parish of Carrigrohane, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork. In November 1877 his estate at Coolroe and Great Island, barony of East Muskerry and at Firmount, barony of Barretts, was advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported that one lot was sold and the remaining lots withdrawn.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlecoote Castlecoote Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M807 629
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40
Waterville Waterville Dromod Cahersiveen Loughcurrane Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V502652
OS Sheet: 79
Discovery map: 83
Kilkeaveragh House Kilkeaveragh Killemlagh Cahersiveen Portmagee 21 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V391729
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 83
Belmont Cloghers Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q836134
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Ballyroe Lodge Ballyroe Ardfert Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q806175
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Spring Hill Clogherclemin Ballymacelligott Tralee Arabela 161 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q890149
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Chute Hall Tullygarran Ballymacelligott Tralee Arabela 161 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q881153
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Camp Lodge Camp Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q975095
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Mullaghmarky House Mullaghmarky Castleisland Tralee Lackabaun 153 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q993114
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 71
Tullig House Tullig Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R018091
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Lee Brook Curraghleha East Ratass Tralee Ballyseedy 162 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q869130
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Glenfield House Ballygarret Kilgobban Tralee Knockglass Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q688097
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 71
Firmount Firmount Donaghmore Cork Firmount 101 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W533 820
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 80
Roxborough (Molahiffe) Roxborough Molahiffe Killarney Molahiffe Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: Q906048
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Chute Family Papers & Deeds, 1823-1940; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Rowan Collection: Legal papers & some accounts relating to the Chute, Hickson, Thompson and Wilson families in county Kerry, 1687-1845. Ms. 20,609. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of mortgage between James & John Segerson and Francis Chute re lands at Carraugane Prior, county Kerry, 1780. D.26,668. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: grant by George Rowan of Rathanny to Richard Chute of Tullygaran, of £300, part of charge on lands at Tubrid, 1746. D.26,664. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Russell/Chute/Hickson, 22 May 1863, Vol 68, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Chute, 4 May 1865, Vol 76, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Chute, 6 Nov 1877, Vol 130 (8), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of Richard Chute of Chute Hall, Co Kerry 1861 & assignment of trusts under will of Hon Rose Chute, 1898. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11,806, D.21,033; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Tralee (Chute Hall); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources