"7. vi. Joseph Hale (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, John, Thomas), b. Dec. 14, 1781; m. Eunice Chute, sister to the wife of Daniel Hale, 1806; was a merchant in Salem, school-teacher, trailer on the sea, etc. In one trip at sea he was taken by pirates, and by cute manoeuvring was let off without robbery or bloodshed. He d. June 18, 1820; she d. June 20, 1868.
8 i Joseph, b. Jan. 6, 1807.
9 ii Henry, b. Feb. 18, 1808.
iii Mary, b. May 14, 1809; m. Samuel Warren Stickney. Col. Stickney was president and treasurer of three or four institutions, deacon, etc. He d. in Lowell, March 24, 1875, aged 70; she d. 1877.
Source: Chute, William Edward. 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. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Pages lxxxiv - lxxxv: Allied Families: HALE
WEC recorded the name as "Dussing".
Notes on Joane DUSSING vs. Joane ENSING: "I found the following reference on an Ensing site. I wonder if there is simply a spelling difference here and that Ensing and Dussing are the same person - perhaps an imperfect original document?? Too many coincidences:Joan ENSING, da. of Thomas of Winchelsea
"Thomas ENSING - b. say 1571, Sussex; bur. Feb. 2, 1631/2, Hove, Sussex. His will, dated Dec. 14, 1631, was proved Mar. 27, 1632 in Prerogative Court, Canterbury: Though one or more generations are missing, it is likely that Thomas was a descendant of Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea, Sussex, and of John ENSING, who lived in 1478 at Robertsbridge, Salehurst, Sussex. Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea was mayor there several times between 1519 and 1538, and a Member of Parliament in 1529. He was the father of Joan ENSING, who married first Peter MASTER, and second Philip CHUTE."RESEARCHER: Steve Chute, March 4, 2002
RESPONSE: Note from Visitation of Kent, 1530: "1st wiffe Joane daughter of Thomas Ensynge of Wynchelsey co., Sussex, gentylman." Page 5. I'm not sure where WEC obtained the name "Dussing".RESPONSE: Jackie Chute, March, 2004
Information on this Ensing line was provided by Stephen M. Lawson in "Kinnexions.com" site, who in turn cited a "series of articles on "The English Ensigns," by Paul C. Reed, in The American Genealogist [TAG 75 (2000)]. The reason I would like to see the article or articles myself is that it is difficult to ascertain from this summary which "Thomas Ensing" (there are two of them) is being referenced, as both Ensings named "Thomas" appear sometimes in the same sentence without an identifying symbol to tell us which one is which, and in the online summary there are no paragraph breaks to separate the two "Thomas Ensings". I've divided the two Thomas's into separate paragraphs to indicate which Thomas I believe is the Chute family relation. However, note the odd reference to the later Thomas having "purchased a tenement called the Vyne" - so there appeared to have been another "Vyne" in Rye - which, coincidentally, is where Camber Castle, once under the management of Philip Chute of Appledore, is located.
The primary Thomas Ensing of Lawson's summary - a descendant of the Thomas who interests the Chute family - is a "Thomas ENSING - b. say 1571, Sussex; bur. Feb. 2, 1631/2, Hove, Sussex. His will, dated Dec. 14, 1631, was proved Mar. 27, 1632 in Prerogative Court, Canterbury.
Though one or more generations are missing, it is likely that Thomas was a descendant of - [break]
Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea, Sussex, and of John ENSING, who lived in 1478 at Robertsbridge, Salehurst, Sussex. Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea was mayor there several times between 1519 and 1538, and a Member of Parliament in 1529. He was the father of Joan ENSING, who married first Peter MASTER, and second Philip CHUTE. [break]
Thomas ENSING, who was possibly born at Robertsbridge, Sussex, was living at Rye, Sussex, by 1595, remaining there until relocating to Hove, Sussex, sometime after his wife's death in late 1624 and before writing his will in late 1631. Rye was a port city and Thomas ENSING was a prominent citizen and public figure. He was land chamberlain in 1599, purchased a tenement called the Vyne in 1600, posted a £800 bond for the estate of his brother-in-law William FRENCH in 1602/3, was jurat and auditor in 1607, a bailiff in 1609, mayor in 1614, and deputy mayor in 1615. He appears many times in the Rye records until the port declined in the mid 1620s. During religious conflicts in 1623/4, he was called gentleman and was charged with other Puritan Reformists with obstructing activities of the established church. Thomas was married on May 27, 1594 at Brightling, Sussex."Source: KINNEXIONS.COM, established February 29, 1996. Prepared and ©1954-2006 by Stephen M. Lawson.