I know nothing of the Shute family structure.I'm interested in the Shutes of Westchester County, New York.
I would like to know the ancestry of the John Shute, born about 1730, who married Marie Secord, and about their son Peter Shute who married Elizabeth Belly.
She was the daughter of Nicholas Belly, a physician, who turns up in Mamaroneck about 1750. There is a theory he was born in France, and was perhaps a Besly/Beselie, which name sounds like Belly to the French.
I would also like to know the ancestry of the John Shute who married Anna Cenniff, and more about their family.I have only a daughter Sarah Shute who married Isaac Brown.
A response elsewhere on this forum tells me that this John Shute's line goes back to Richard of Eastchester, but doesn't tell me how.
This Shute Newbie would appreciate help getting a grip on this Westchester County branch of the Shute family.