Lieutenant Moses Banks 
- Born: Abt 1690, York, York County, Maine, American Colonies
- Marriage: Ruth Weare  in Oct 1713 in York, York County, Maine, American Colonies
- Died: 1749, York, York County, Maine, American Colonies about age 59
Lieutenant Moses Bankes or Banks and Ruth Weare Bankes or Banks:
"Moses Banks b. about 1600; lived upon the family homestead in York through life. He had various offices on land and sea, and was called Lieutenant on the town book. He was in Colonel Thomas Westbrook's company, 1722-5, to fight Indians. He m., 1712, Ruth, daughter of Elias and Magdalen (Hilton) Weare, and d. 1750. She d. 1763, aged 66-7."
Source: 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
William Edward Chute, published Salem Massachusetts, 1894
Note by Jim Eakins: he was an envoy to the Indians to negotiate for the return of captives.
Again, by "indians", William Edward Chute is referring to the Wabanaki Confederation, who were also involved in the York Candlemas <np88.htm> Raid/Massacre in 1692. This war is known by a number of different names, and it isn't clear whether this is the Second, Third or Fourth Indian War.
Lovewell's War, Dummer's War, Fourth Indian War, Lovell's War, 1721-1725
"Dummer's or Lovewell's War: Conflict erupted again in 1721, after further hostilities during peace time over land use. Angered by the increasing encroachment of the English settlers, some Wabanaki <np88.htm> had killed several cattle and burned crops and buildings. Massachusetts retaliated by taking four Wabanaki prisoner, as well as a Frenchman--Joseph d'Abbadie, the son of the French Baron de St. Castin. D'Abbadie lived in the Penobscot Valley, among a Wabanaki tribe there, and had married Pidimamiska, the daughter of a powerful Wabanaki chief. Fighting continued for six years. Father Sebastian Rale, a French Jesuit priest that had established a mission in Norridgewock, was slaughtered in this war, as were many of his neophytes. Another battle in the upper Saco River Valley took the lives of twenty Wabanaki Indians and twenty Englishmen, including their commander, John Lovewell. Lovewell's War brought destruction to most remaining Wabanaki villages, forcing most of the Wabanaki further northward into Canada or eastward, away from the English. While the Wabanaki tribes had been a strong military force during the first three colonial wars, this war depleted much of their power."
Source: Maine Public Radio, A TIMELINE OF MAINE HISTORY: through 1820
"Start of Lovewell's War (Second Indian War). Supported by the French in Quebec, this Indian War probably caused more trouble to the people in Casco Bay and Little Sebascodegan Island than any other. Many bay area settlers were killed or taken captive. 1726, end of Lovewell's War."
Source: Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine
"Lovell's War. Fourth "Indian" War. In 1722 a declaration of war against all the hostile tribes of Indians was published at Portsmouth and Boston, and a bounty of 100 pounds was offered for every Indian scalp. This, which was called Lovell's war, was bloody and distressing, and continued until Dec. 15, 1725, at which time articles of peace were signed at Falmouth.".
Source: The Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire (in three parts), compiled from the best authorities, by Eliphalet Merrill and the Late Phinehas Merrill, Esq.,
Printed by C. Norris & Co. , Exeter, NH, ©1817, pg 61
THREE YEARS' WAR, OR GOVERNOR DUMMER'S - FATHER RALE'S - LOVEWELL'S, 1722-1725/6. TREATY OF BOSTON.
"By all these names has this war been called. The quarrel was between the two provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and the Eastern Indians, especially those of Norridgewock.
The French openly had no part in it for the two Crowns were at peace, but when in 1724 the Norridgewocks asked for help Louis XIV wrote that while it is not expedient that France appear in this war, yet it is proper that Sr. de Vaudreuil "do secretly encourage the other nations to assist the Abenakis" by telling them that the English intend to become masters of the whole continent and to enslave all the Indian nations.¹ In revenge for the attempt to capture Father Rale the Indians burned the village of Brunswick, and then Massachusetts declared war. People were killed and prisoners taken from the eastern settlements and from far-away Northfield. Norridgewock was burned and Father Rale killed, although orders had been given to spare his life. Three of the four officers in command of the little troop had been captives in earlier wars. They were Captains Harmon and Moulton and Lieutenant Bean or Bane.
There were fewer atrocities in this war. The priest's intervention may have prevented some, but the chief reason was Governor Shute's order that non-combatants be removed from exposed places. One instance of compliance was at Kittery, where thirty six houses were made "defencible" and all the families were ordered to "Lodge therein."
When M. de Vaudreuil was consulted about a peace he answered that it did not concern the French, and the Mission Indians of his country refused the belts of peace because they "wished to continue to harass the English." Nevertheless, in the Council Chamber at Boston in December, 1725, Dummer's treaty - now in the State House - was signed by four eastern sagamores and Lieutenant-Governor Dummer, who had been acting since 1723, when Shute ran away to England. Were these the four Indians who were presented two years later with elegant clothing? "A Broad Cloth Coat Trim'd with Silver Lace" and three blankets similarly adorned; with ruffled shirts and "a hatt with gold lace?"
¹N. Y. Docs., IX, 936.
Record Type: Chute Family History/Book
Title: 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
Author: William Edward Chute
Published: Salem, Massachusetts, 1894
Comments: 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.
Location: Privately held
Moses married Ruth Weare  [MRIN: 551614349], daughter of Elias Weare  and Magdalena Hilton , in Oct 1713 in York, York County, Maine, American Colonies. (Ruth Weare  was born about 1697 in York, York County, Maine, American Colonies.)