Shute Surnames
History of Gilmanton
Written by: Daniel Lancaster
Published in 1845 
Governor Samuel Shute, Esq., Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire at the time the Charter was granted, was the son of the eminent citizen of London, where he was born in 1662. He served in the army of King William, and was wounded in one of the principal bales in Flanders. He afterwards received the appointment of Governor of the Royal Provinces, and arrived in Boston Oct. 4, 1716, and continued in office a little more than six years. He embarked on his return to England Jan. 1, 1723. In 1724 his complaints were redressed, and his rights restored. In 1728 he was seceded by Gov. Burnet. He died in England, April 15, 1742, aged 80.