James ChuteTheatre manager and actress1825 to 1878January 19, 2023
Robert Parrington JacksonTheatre manager and actress1825 to 1878September 14, 2023
Very little has been recorded about Mazzarina. All that is known about her life is that she lived in Somerset in 1851, and lived in Bristol in 1861. Mazzarina was born to Sarah Ashton Macready and William Macready and had seven siblings.
She performed on the stage but also helped run it.
She married to James in 1844 after they had eloped as her parents did not approve of the marriage.
Mazzarina gave birth to nine children:
- William Macready Chute (1845-?)
- Henry Macready Chute (1849-1927)
- George Macready Chute (1851-1888)
- Stephen Macready Chute (1852-1899)
- Julia Merrington Chute (1854-?)
- Charles Kean Chute (1858-?)
- James Macready Chute
- Ellen Maud Chute (1863-?)
- Christine Chute
A rich archive of the Macready and Chute family is held at the Bristol University Theatre Collection.
In 1878 she collapsed after supper one evening, and medical advice was sought. She was found to be gravely ill, and telegrams were duly dispatched to her children to summon them home.