Christopher Choate, 1st Southern Choate

Christopher Choate, 1st Southern Choate

Male 1642 - Bef 1692  (< 50 years)

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  • Name Christopher Choate 
    Suffix 1st Southern Choate 
    Born 4 Sep 1642  Rivenhall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 4 Sep 1642  St Mary's and All Saints Church, Rivenhall, Essex, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property 13 Apr 1681  Choates His Chance, Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Survey of 11 Acre property on the 'South Side of Magaty River" 
    Died Bef 19 Nov 1692  Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I69  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Christopher Choate, Chote ENGLAND,   b. 1613 
    Mother Jane [—?—],   d. 10 Nov 1667, St. Mary's and All Saints Church, Rivenhall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family [—?—] [—?—],   b. Abt 1665 
    Married Abt 1674 
    Children 
    +1. Christopher Choate,   b. Abt 1685, Choates His Chance, Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +2. Edward Choate,   b. Abt 1687, Choates His Chance, Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1735, St Paul Parish, Anne Arudel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1642 - Rivenhall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Sep 1642 - St Mary's and All Saints Church, Rivenhall, Essex, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Survey of 11 Acre property on the 'South Side of Magaty River" - 13 Apr 1681 - Choates His Chance, Anne Arundel Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 19 Nov 1692 - Anne Arundel Co, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1642 Christopher Arrival
    1642 Christopher Arrival
    Maryland Hall of Records document assigning headrights to the ship's Captain John Bobby for Christopher's [1642] transportation to the Province and the Captain assigning to John Welsh the right associated with Christopher [1642] and 15 other indentured servants
    1642 Choates His Chance
    1642 Choates His Chance
    The 1681 survey description of Christopher's eleven acres on the Magothy River. Speculation as to its location
    1642 Intestate Bond
    1642 Intestate Bond
    Court Assignment of Bond in 1693 for Christopher [1642} estate.
    1642 Proceedings for Payment
    1642 Proceedings for Payment
    The Provincial General Assembly in 1681 lists Christopher [1642] as one of 421 individuals to be paid for "the public good".
    1642 Christopher's English Ancestors
    1642 Christopher's English Ancestors
    This document is the beginning of an attempt to identify our English ancestors but these result involve conjecture and the further back one goes pure guess work. Christopher Chotte  is documented to have immigrated from England as an indentured servant to the Province of Maryland in 1676. There is no information in the records of England or…

    Histories
    1642 - Christopher Choate Narrative  v15
    1642 - Christopher Choate Narrative v15
    Narrative History provides the family story of Christopher [1642], the first in the line of the “Choates of the South”, with a limited amount of historical information. It includes referenced documents, maps, and other items. Narratives aid in understanding the individual and organizing their data.

    Publications
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #06 March 1991 by Irene Choate Williams
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #06 March 1991 by Irene Choate Williams
    #06 Content Focus: More on Christopher [1642] in England; Cunne Shote; Augustine Davidson[1798]...
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #21 September 1998 by Irene Choate Williams
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #21 September 1998 by Irene Choate Williams
    Descendents of Christopher [b.1642] and Gabriel [b.1773]
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #22 March 1999 by Irene Choate Williams
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #22 March 1999 by Irene Choate Williams
    Information on the early Christophers and Austin (Augustine)

  • Notes 
    • Christopher [1642] Choate is documented to have immigrated as an indentured servant to the Province of Maryland in 1676. He is identified by researchers as the first in the line of the "Choates of the South". It is hard to imagine the true reasons why a man of 34 would be inspired or compelled to leave the Old World for the New World. Indentured servants were typically bound for a period of 4-7 years after which they became "freemen" and then had the opportunity for upward mobility in the Province.

      There is conjecture that Christopher [1642] was born in Rivenhall Parish, Essex County, England (approx. 35 miles NE of London) and is one of the children of Christopher Choate and Jane (buried: 10 Nov 1667) who resided there. Their children (baptism) were: Edward (29 Apr 1639), Christopher (4 Sep 1642), and John (3 Nov 1644, d. 15 Aug 1717).

      Christopher [1642] completed his indentured service and became a "freeman" before 1681. His "freeman" status allowed him to survey 11 acres of land, "Chootes His Chance", in April 1681. This land on the Magothy River is probably where he worked and lived. The Provincial General Assembly paid him 174 pounds of tobacco for work, services, or other reasons in November 1681. There is no record of Christopher [1642] marrying and the name of his wife is not known. He does appear to have two known sons. A count of orphans in 1706 listed a guardian for "one of Chr Choats" and again in 1706 two Choates, Christopher [~1685] as head of household and Edward [~1686] appear for the first time together on a tax list indicating that Christopher has turned 21 and Edward is more than 16. It is assumed these two boys are the second generation of "Choates of the South". Christopher [1642] died before November 16, 1692 when an appraisement of his estate was made.

      All INFORMATION and DOCUMENTS on Christopher [1642] Choate can be found above in the Histories section by opening 1642 - Christopher Choate Narrative