Elizabeth ? , wife of William Tuttle of New Haven, Connecticut?

+9 votes

William Tuttle, wife Elizabeth, and children, came to New England in 1635 and settled in New Haven. Like a lot of early wives, Elizabeth’s maiden name is unknown. Unfortunately someone, somewhere, without providing sources or evidence decided that she had a last name – Mathews, parents, Edward and Elizabeth (Nashe) Matthews, and a birth date and place - b. 30 Jan 1611/2 Exeter, Devonshire, England. I found it in “Ancestry of Seth LeMoyne Warner : the first eight generations, Supplement 1”  which sites Families of Ancient New Haven as it’s source. Of course, Jacobus actually calls her just Elizabeth, as does everyone else from Savage to Anderson.

I’ve done extensive searching, on the internet, to find the original source for this and/or something that resembles a legitimate source or piece of evidence. Lots of internet genealogies contain Miss Matthews. Meyricks Heraldic Visitation of Wales Vol I p 183 lists a William Totyl, first of the line living in Devon who was married to Elsbeth Matthews. Of course he was alive in 1525, and there is no connection to the immigrant. Devon is about 200 miles from Ringstead, a long way to get a bride in 1620 ish.

I wish to change her back to Unknown, where she belongs. Comments? Discussion? Questions?

WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Tuttle
asked in Genealogy Help by Anne B G2G6 Pilot (991k points)

2 Answers

+3 votes
I'm OK with reverting to UNK if, as you say there seems to be no real proof.

Paul Murray
answered by Paul Murray G2G Rookie (290 points)
+1 vote
Looks like it was already discussed and agreed upon, but never acted on....


-P Rich
answered by Phillip Rich G2G6 Mach 4 (41.5k points)
Thank you Phillip, That was before my time, and at least a year before the merge that changed her to Matthews.
So that implies this has already been done once and came full circle... Ah the joys of collaborative miscommunication.
Yes, how correct you are. I'll make sure both questions get attached to the changed profile, and that it gets project protected and noted etc.

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