Francis Bernard [55902]
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Eusebius Chute [55900]

Mary ("Maria") Bernard [55901]

  • Marriage: Eusebius Chute [55900] in 1692 in Cork, County Cork, Munster, Ireland

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Eusebius Chute and Mary or Maria Bernard Chute:

According to WEC: Maria Bernard was "sister of Mr. Justice Bernard of the Court of Common Pleas, ancestor of the Earls of Bandon."
Researcher Paul Turner transcribed excerpts from the book The History of Bandon by George Bennett Esq. (1869), and included a chapter on the Bernard Family (p. 227-258) :
"Francis Bernard, familiarly known as Judge Bernard, was born at Castle-Mahon, A.D. 1663.
He was the eldest son of Francis Bernard, high-sheriff of the county of Cork in 1676, and great-grandson of Francis Bernard, the first of his family who settled in Ireland (i.e. Queen Elizabeth).
For several centuries before this offshoot from the parent tree was planted here, the Bernards were domiciled in England. When William of Normandy landed in Sussex, in the memorable year of Grace, 1066, among the mail-clad warriors who accompanied him was Sir Theophilus, who is described as "a valyant knyghte of German descent." Sir Theophilus - who was the son of Sir Egerett - had a son Sir Dorbred, who was the first to assume the surname of Bernard, and whose son, Robert Fitz-Bernard (in 1172), accompanied Henry the Second to Ireland; and so high did this officer stand in that monarch's estimation, that - when Henry left for England - he entrusted Fitz-Bernard with government of Waterford and Wexford.
Sir Henry Bernard (the christian name of Henry became a general favourite with the Bernards, in compliment to their royal patron) was grandson of Sir Francis Bernard, who married Hannah, daughter of Sir John Pilkington, and was a lineal descendant of Sir Dorbred's.
He lived at his ancestral seat - Acornbank, in Westmoreland - where his forefathers had been seated for many generations. He married Anne, daughter of Sir John Dawson, also of Westmorland, by whom he had four sons:
Robert, William, Francis, and Charles.
Francis, his third son - who settled here in Elizabeth's reign - married and had two daughters (one married Sir George Reynolds, and the other Percy Freke, and a son Francis, lord of the manor of Castel-Mahon, where he resided previous to the breaking out of the great rebellion in 1641.
This Francis married Alice, daughter of - Freke, Esq., of Rathbarry Castle, by whom he had seven daughters (Elizabeth married Captain James Burrell; Katherine married Francis Beamish, Esq., of Kilmalooda; another married Lieutenant John Langton; Ellinor married Captain William Holcombe - whose eldest daughter, Jane, married William Sweete; another was married in 1660, by Rev. Thomas Weight, in Ballymodan Church, to her cousin, Captain John Freke, of Garrett's Town; Mary married Captain John Poole.of Mayfield; and Anne married Reuban Foulkes, Esq., of Youghal) and one son Francis. Upon the death of his father - will dated December 21, 1666 -
Francis succeeded. He married - marriage settlement dated December 5th, 1661 - Mary, daughter of Captain Arthur Freke, and granddaughter of Sir Percy Smith, by Mary Boyle, sister of Richard, first Earl of Cork, and had issue:-
Maria married Eusebius Chute, of Ballygannon, county Kerry; and, secondly Francis, son of Sir David Brewster, of Brewsterfield, same county.
Anne married Robert Foulkes, Esq., Youghal. She died in 1754, leaving the bulk of her property to her nephew, Stephen Bernard, who then became owner of Prospect Hall, county Waterford. Elizabeth married the Rev. Samuel Wilson, of Little Island, county Kerry. Mary married Edward Adderly, Esq., of Innoshannon, son of Edward Adderly, by Mary, daughter of the Lord Chief-Justice Sir Mathew Hale. And two sons, Francis the judge; and Arthur, progenitor of the Bernards of Palace Anne, who, on the 22nd of December, 1695, married Anne Power (or La-Poer), 'att the castle of Lismore, in the great dining-room, about eight of the clock on Sunday night.'"
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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

Type: Book
Title: The History of Bandon, and the Principal Towns in the West Riding of County Cork, Enlarged edition, with two chromo-lithographic illustrations
Author: George Bennett, Esq.
Publishing Date: 1869
Publisher: Francis Guy, Printer and Publisher, Munster Works, 70 Patrick Street
Cited as Source: Paul Dwight Turner's Genealogy Resources and Family Web Site
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Chapters/Pages Cited: Chapter XII, Pages 227-258
Chapter Title: Judge Bernard and his Descendants - The French Expected - Lord Barrymore Claims Some of the Corporation Lands - Provosts' Accounts - Loss of an English Ship of War on the Neighboring Coast
HARD COPY LOCA: Chute Family Records/GP3870-2


Mary married Eusebius Chute [55900] [MRIN: 551614730], son of Richard Chute [55898] and Crosbie [55899], in 1692 in Cork, County Cork, Munster, Ireland. (Eusebius Chute [55900] was born in Chute Hall, Tulligaron, near Tralee, County Kerry, Munster Province, Ireland.)

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