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George Sutton (abt. 1612 - 1669)

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George Sutton
Born about in Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 13 Mar 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Perquimans County, North Carolinamap
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Notes: the birth date in the data section was April 12, 1613 and creating an error with Wm Ambrose Sutton's birth date. I am changing the dob to 1612, per Anderson's GM.

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Biography

George Sutton was born about 1612 (birth year based on date of marriage).

He migrated on the Hercules of Sandwich in 1635 as "Geo[rge] Sutton," and was a servant in the household of Nathaniel Tilden.[1]Nathaniel Tilden was of Sandwich, co. Kent, England.[2] He was probably closely related to Simon Sutton who was also a passenger on the Hercules and a servant of Nathaniel Tilden.

On March 13, 1636/7 he married Sarah Tilden, daughter of Nathaniel Tilden. Their children were:

  1. Joseph was born about 1638. At Perquimans County he married Deliverance Nicholson, daughter of Christopher Nicholson and Hannah (Redknap) Nicholson.
  2. Nathaniel was born about 1644. On August 12, 1668 at "Nantimum in Vergenia" he married Deborah Astine.
  3. Lydia was baptized at Scituate on September 13, 1646.
  4. Sarah was baptized at Scituate on December 3, 1648. She died young.
  5. Sarah (2) was baptized at Scituate on September 15, 1650. On February 1, 1668 at Perquimans County she married John Barrow.
  6. Elizabeth was baptized at Scituate on August 28, 1653. At Perquimans County on March 11, 16??[worn paper] she married Ralph Fletcher. Their first child was born February 22, 1675.

He became a planter who first resided at Scituate where he took the Oath of Fidelity on January 15, 1644/5; was constable on June 1, 1647 and on the list of men able to bear arms in 1643.

He had some knowledge of Virginia in 1654 since another passenger on the Hercules, William Hatch, son of the immigrant William Hatch made his will on September 13, 1653 indicating this description, "of Scittuate...being upon a journey to Verginia." George Sutton was one of the witnesses to this will.[3]

In 1668 he moved to North Carolina. He may have been a Quaker or had Quaker tendencies since he has no Plymouth Colony records during a time (after 1654) when Quaker activities were on the rise in that area; additionally some of his descendants were Quakers in North Carolina.

Virginia had been populated mostly by Anglicans and they were not as hard on Quakers as the Puritans of New England. The parts of northern North Carolina when open for settlement, received Quakers along with other Virginia immigrants. An early Quaker meeting house was built on "Sutton's Creek, called such because it bordered lands of George Sutton and his sons.[2]

George Sutton died at Perquimans Count, North Carolina on April 12, 1669.

On May 23, 1673, Joseph Sutton of Carolina testified that "...in the year 1671, my mother Sarah Sutton did receive in Carralinah from the hands of Caleb Lamb the sum of five pounds in English goods sent with a bill of lading, which five pounds was in full of a legacy given by my grandfather Mr. Timothy Hatherley and paid or sent by my uncle Mr. Joseph Tilden's execuitrix."

Sarah Sutton's mother, Lydia Tilden married Timothy Hatherley after the death of her husband Nathaniel Tilden.[2]

George Sutton's widow Sarah (Tilden) Sutton died at Perquitmans County, North Carolina on March 20, 1677.

Sources

  1. NEHGR Vol. 75 p. 218.subscribers$
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 91
  3. NEHGR 5:338subscribers$

Unless otherwise cited, this biography is based on "Great Migration", sketch of George Sutton.

  • Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. sketch of George Sutton. pp 604 - 607.subscribers$
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)"Sutton Family" Vol. 91, pp. 65 - 68.subscribers$

See Also: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)Vol 57, p. 83.subscribers$

below this double line was here prior to 2/21/2019.



Needs

There is a great migration Article. This profile Needs to be cleaned of the copy/paste. Integrated. Updated using anderson etc.

Biography:

George Ambrosa Sutton

Born 12 April 1613 in Kent, England

Died 12 Apr 1669 in Perquimans County, North Carolina, USA

Son of Robert Sutton and Mary Austen

Husband of Sarah (Tilden) Sutton — married 13 Mar 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth County, MA

DESCENDANTS:

Father of Joseph Sutton, Nicholas Sutton, Daniel Sutton, William Sutton, John Sutton Sr, Nathaniel Sutton, Lydia Sutton, John Sutton, Sarah (Sutton) Tembley and Elizabeth (Sutton) Fletcher

Husband of Sarah Tilden. Parents of William Sutton. Last known residence is Perquiman County, North Carolina.

George Ambrose (twin) Warner Sutton born 4-12-1613 Tenterden, Kent, Englandd. Died 4-12-1669 Perquimans, North Carolina, USA or Nansemond, Virginia, USA

Family Members:

Parents: Robert Ambrose Sutton 1587–1678 and Sarah Warner 1589–16801587–1678

Spouses: Sarah Tilden Sutton 1613–1677

Children: Joseph Sutton*1637–1694, Daniel Sutton*1639–1710, William Sutton*1641–1718, John Sutton*1642–1691, Nathaniel Sutton*1643–1682, Lydia Sutton*1646–1647, Sarah Sutton*1648–1649, Sarah Sutton*1650–1714, Elizabeth Sutton*1653–1669

Source: Find A Grave-MEMORIAL ID 28555387


Source: Family Histoy

Parents: Robert Ambrose Sutton 1587–1678 and Sarah Warner 1589–16801587–1678

They have three children:

1) George Sutton, born April 12, 1613 Tenterden Kent County, England. Died April 12, 1669, Albermarle County, Perquimans District, North Carolina.

2) Samuel Sutton.

3) Simon Sutton.

On the same voyage the Hercules, was Simon Sutton, a servant of William Hatch. He may have been related to George Sutton? But disappears from the records, and beyond the fact he served as a wittness to the will of Nathaniel Tilden , in 1641, nothing is known of him. William Hatch, had a son Willian Hatch Jr., also a passenger on the Hercules, and the close friendship between the later and George Sutton.

George Sutton, married March 13, 1635/36, Scituate, Plymouth County, Masschusetts. Sarah Tilden, born January 01, 1612. The daughter of Nathaniel Tilden and Lydia Huckstep. George and Sarah, are parents of nine children:

1) Son Joseph Sutton, born 1637, Scituate, Pymouth County, Massachusetts. Married Deliverance Nicholson, January 01,1669/70 in Perquimans County, North Carolina.

2) Son Daniel Sutton, born November 20, 1639. Married: Mary Cole, April 15, 1667 in Charlestown, Boston Massachusetts. Married (2) Agnes Carre, April 10, 1688 in Burlington County, New Jersey.

3) Son William Sutton, born May 13, 1672. Married on July 11, 1666, Damaris Bishop, daughter of Richard Bishop and Alice Martin. William Sutton then married: (2) Jane Barnes. January 09,1684/85 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Daughter of John Barnes. William and Damaris are the parents of these ten children.

Son Joseph Sutton, born 1685 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Daughter Alice Sutton, born May 13, 1668.

Son Thomas Sutton , born November 11, 1669.

Daughter Mary Sutton, born October 04, 1671.

Daughter Damaris Sutton, born 1673.

Son Judah Sutton, born January 24, 1674/75.

Son Richard Sutton, born July 18, 1676.

Son Joseph Sutton, born February 24, 1679/80.

Son Benjamin Sutton, born February 24, 1679/80.

Son John David Sutton. Married Elizabeth Conger,(Belconger ) Daughter of John Conger and Mary Kelly. Born 1695 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Parents of ten children:

Oldest Son Moses Sutton Married Jannetye Yanick Boice.

Son Aaron Sutton.

Son John Sutton.

Daughter Sarah Sutton.

Son James L. Sutton.

Son Jessie B. Sutton.

Daughter Elizabeth Sutton.

Daughter Mary Sutton.

Son Ephraim Sutton.

Son Revd. David Sutton. born April 20, 1674. Married Elizabeth Cox, born 1723 in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey. Married (2) Sarah Trembley, 1746 in Somerset County, New Jersey. Parents of ten children.

Daughter Elizabeth Sutton, born October 24, 1724, Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey. Married Rev. Jacob Cozad, born 24, 1724, Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey. Daughter Mary Sutton.

Son Isaac Sutton.

Son David Sutton Jr. born 1729 Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Married Phebe A. Winter born 1730.

Son John Sutton.

Son Abraham Sutton. born March 12, 1738. Married Mary Chenoweth, born March 22, 1743.

Son James Sutton.

Son Captain Moses Sutton born 1745 Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey. Married 1769 in Somerset County, New Jersey. Susannah Cox, born March 22, 1746 Somerset County, New Jersey. Parents of ten children:

Son Rev. Isaac Sutton, born on 1729, Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Married 1749 in Morris County, New Jersey. To Rachel Doty, born 1735.

Son Philip Sutton. Married Charlotte Hopwood, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Philidelphia. Parents of eight children:

Son Moses H. Sutton. Daughter Elizabeth Sutton.

Daughter Hannah Sutton.

Son Glore Sutton.

Son Isaac H. Sutton.

Daughter Susannah Sutton.

Daughter Nancy H. Sutton.

Oldest Son David Hopwood Sutton, Married Lucy Wells October 18,1817 in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. Parents of Eight Children:

Son Elihu Sutton.

Son Luther Sutton.

Son Roswell Sutton. Married Nancy McMinn. 2 Married Melissa McMinn

Nancy McMimm.

Son David W. Sutton. Married Mary Clark.

Son Dexter Sutton. Married Mary A. Sutton.

Son Franklin Sutton.

Son Ezekiel Sutton.

Daughter Sophronia Sutton, six of eight children married Eliphalet Wright Day Jr. on December 06, 1846 in Steuben County, Indiana. Son of Eliphalet Wright Day Sr. and Abigail Moffett.

4) Son John Sutton Married: Ann Cole, 1660 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Married second wife Elizabeth House, January 01, 1661 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

5) Son Nathaniel Sutton, Married:Deborah Astine, August 12, 1668 in Nansemonds, Virginia. Brother: Joseph Sutton, Married: Deliverance Nicholson January 01, 1669/70 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. Brother: Daniel Sutton Married: Mary Cole, April 15, 1667 in Charlestown, Boston Massachusetts. Married: Agnes Carre, April 10, 1688 in Burlington County, New Jersey.

6) Sister: Lydia Sutton. Died young.

7) Sister: Sarah Sutton. Died young.

8) Sister: Sarah Sutton Married: Issac Cox. Married: (2) John Barrow, February 01, 1667/68 in Perquimans County, North Carolina.

9) Sister: Elizabeth Sutton, Married: Ralph Fletcher, March 11, 1673/74 in Perquimans County, North Carolina.

William Sutton then married: (2) Jane Barnes. January 09,1684/85 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Daughter of John Barnes. They have a son Joseph Sutton, born 1685 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Source: Find A Grave-MEMORIAL ID 54917584


Biography:

The 'Good ship Hercules of Sandwich' departed Sandwich, England in 1634/35 with her master, John Witherley.

From Hotten's Original Persons: "Of all such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the Hercules, of Sandwich, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America; with the certificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (The certificates, all dated February and March, 1634, are here omitted.)"

The passenger list for the Hercules can be seen here: http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/hercules2.htm


All from Tenterden, Kent County, England: 1. Nathaniel Tilden 2. Mrs. Lydia Tilden 3. Joseph Tilden 4. Mary Tilden 5. Sarah Tilden 6. Judith Tilden 7. Lydia Tilden 8. Stephen Tilden 9. Thomas Tilden 10. Thomas Lapham 11. George Sutton

Sutton ship passengers: 1. John Sutton 2. Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton 3. Hannah Sutton 4. John Sutton, Jr. 5. Nathaniel Sutton 6. Elizabeth Sutton

On 13 March 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts George married Sarah Tilden (Nathaniel's daughter - b. 13 January 1613 and d. abt 1676 in Perquimans Pre. NC.) in MA., before moving Southward into the Eastern Shores of North Carolina.

George was a planter in Scituate from Mar 5, 1638/39 to 1643. He was also the town officer. His house was near John Daman's at the southwest end of Greenfield Lane where it unites with the Driftway. The family belonged to the Church of England until sometime after 1650 when the family turned to the Quaker faith. In 1668, his family moved southward to the Eastern Shores of North Carolina (Perquimans Co.) because of the Quaker persecution in Mass.

◦George and his wife migrated to North Carolina in 1729 to avoid the Quaker persecution in MA. initially this land was held by Lords Proprietors and their descendants who were reciepients of this land as a gift from the King.

George Ambrose Sutton died at the age of 56 on his birthday April 12, 1669 in Albemarle County, Perquimans Dist, North Carolina. ----- Sailed from Sandwich, Kent, England in 1634 on the ship Hercules & settled in Scituate, MA. Listed on ship’s manifest as servant of Nathaniel Tilden.

About 1668, after Plymouth Colony enacted penal laws against the Quakers, George Sutton immigrated to North Carolina with most of his family to escape religious persecution. He died in what is now Perquimans Co, NC within a year of leaving Massachusetts.

He was a planter in Scituate from Mar 5, 1638/39 to 1643. He was also a town officer. He had lands laid out on 1st Herring Brook. His house was near John Daman's at the SW end of Greenfield Lane where it unites with the Driftway. He and his family were Church of England until sometime after 1650 when he and his family pursued the Quaker Faith. In 1668 he emigrated to Perquimans, NC because of Quaker persecution in Massachusetts. All of his family went except Daniel who went to Burlington, West Jersey and William, who went to Eastham, MA and then Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ

On the family move southward, some of George's children chose to remain in MA., or move to other places.

Children of George Sutton and Sarah Tilden are: 1. Joseph Sutton born about 1637, died about 1694 NC. 2. Daniel Sutton born about 1639, did not come South. 3. William Sutton, born 25 May, 1641, did not move South 4. John Sutton born 1642 did not move South 5. Nathaniel Sutton, born 1643 MA., died Sutton Creek NC. 6. Lydia Sutton, born 1646.7. 7. Sarah Sutton, born 15 September, 1650 MA., and died 16 September, 1714, Perquimans Co. Her children: 7.1. Isaac Cox, died in Perquimans Co 7.2. John Barrow, died in Perquimans Co. 8 Elizabeth Sutton born 28 August, 1653 MA., and died 21 January 21,1700, Perquimans County, North Carolina. She married about 1773 NC., to Ralph Fletcher.


BY JAMES SAVAGE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND EDITOR OF WINTHROP'S HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND:

SUTTON, GEORGE, Situate 1638, m. 1641, Sarah, d. of Elder Nathaniel Tilden of the same, had John, b. 1642; Lydia, 1646; Sarah, 1648, d. soon; Sarah, again, 1650; and Elizabeth 1653; but Deane tells not of his d. JOHN, Scituate, s. of George m. 1661, Elizabeth d. of Samuel House, had Elizabeth b.234 1662; John, 1664; Mary,1666; Sarah, 1668; Hannah, 1670; Esther, 1673; Benjamin, 1675; Nathaniel, 1677; and Nathan, 1679; was an ens. in Philip's war, and d. in 1691, by his will ment. w. and all the ch. exc. Elizabeth and Benjamin, wh. perhaps were d. Ano. John, wh. d. at Rehoboth 1670, is by Deane thot. to be s. of Simon, and by me of the first John. SIMON, Scituate 1647, perhaps br. of Geroge, of wh. we kn. no more, but that he was witn. of Nathaniel Tilden's will, and was there 1643. WILLIAM, Eastham, m. 11 July 1666, Damaris Bishop, had Alice, b. 13 May 1668; Thomas, 11 Nov. 1669; Mary, 4 Oct. 1671; may be the man pf Newbury, wh. m. 27 Oct. 1679, Mary Gassell, or Gaffell, as Coffin has the name, and d. 7 May 1690. Of ano. William, wh. d. 9 May, the inv. was giv. 20 June 1680 by his wid. Sarah. But this was in Essex Co. One William was a soldier in the Phips expedit. of 1690 under Gallup.

George came to Boston, MA., on the ship Hercules in 1634 as one of seven servants of Nathaniel Tilden, who later became his father in law.

George married Sarah Tilden in MA., before moving Southward into the Eastern Shores of North Carolina. Sarah born 13 January 1613 and died about 1676 in Perquimans Pre. NC.

George and his family belonged to the Church of England until sometime after 1650 when his family turned to the Quaker faith. In 1668, his family went to Perquimans, NC., because of the Quaker persecution in MA.

On the family move southward, some of George's children chose to remain in MA., or move to other places.

Children of George Sutton and Sarah Tilden are: 1. Joseph Sutton born about 1637, died about 1694 NC.2. Daniel Sutton born about 1639, did not come South.3. William Sutton, born 25 May, 1641, did not move South4. John Sutton born 1642 did not move South5. Nathaniel Sutton, born 1643 MA., died Sutton Creek NC. 6. Lydia Sutton, born 1646.7. Sarah Sutton, born 15 September, 1650 MA., and died 16 September, 1714, Perquimans Co. (1) Isaac Cox (2) John Barrow, all died in Perquimans Co. 8. Elizabeth Sutton born 28 August, 1653 MA., and died 21 January 21,1700, Perquimans County, North Carolina. She married about 1773 NC., to Ralph Fletcher.

Sources

  1. NEHGR Vol. 75 p. 218.subscribers$
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 91
  3. NEHGR 5:338subscribers$
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. pp. 604 - 607. Featured Name: George Sutton.for subscribers $

Source: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1937 Volume XCI Published by the society at the Robert Eddy Memorial Rooms 9 Ashburton Place, Boston p. 63

Source: "Original Lists of Persons of Quality 1600-1700", John Camden Hotten, Reprinted 1980, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore. Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 63-530(History of Sandwich, by W. Boys, 1792, pp.750-1.

Source: “Passengers to America, by Tepper”, ISBN# 0-8061-0767-6, 1988, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD 1-800-296-6687, pp. 111-113)

Source: "Ship Passenger Lists - National and New England (1600-1825)” Edited and indexed by Carl Boyer, 3rd, Published by the Compiler Newhall, California, 1977 p.146

Acknowledgements

1. WikiTree profile Sutton-748 created through the import of oldweymouth families072011.GED on Jul 5, 2011 by Alyson X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Alyson and others.

2. WikiTree profile Sutton-1588 created through the import of Williams Family Tree(1).ged on May 30, 2012 by Chris Harter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Chris and others.



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Could someone look at removing child John Sutton. Based on b/d info, marriage & children he doesn't appear to be the son of George Sutton. (And there's another son John also attached).

Such an interesting case...Looks like George could also be added to the Quaker project.

posted by M Cole
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posted by M Cole
The source is Ref Pioneers of Mass by Charles Henry Pope 1965 Gen Publishing Co. https://archive.org/details/pioneersofmassac00pope for this statement: " About 1668, after Plymouth Colony enacted penal laws against the Quakers, George Sutton migrated to North Carolina with most of his family to escape religious persecution. He had lands laid out on 1st Herring Brook. His house was near John Daman's at the SW end of Greenfield Lane where it unites with the Driftway.
posted by Beryl Meehan
Sutton-6962 and Sutton-80 appear to represent the same person because: same wife, research on daughter, Sarah needed
posted by Robin Lee
Why the Unmerged match?
posted by Jillaine Smith
The only sibling I have found referenced is Simon Sutton-8199.

Anybody have a source for the other brothers who are listed on this profile? If not, they will need to be detached, with appropriate statements on the profiles of those affected.

Reactions? Objections? Opinions?

This is a project protected profile of PGM project.

Does anyone have a source for the parents? If not, they will need to be detached with appropriate notation on all the profiles affected.

Anderson in Great Migration does not include parents for this immigrant.

see here: https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/great-migration-immigrants-to-new-england-1634-1635-volume-vi-r-s/image?pageName=604

Objections to detaching parents?

George & Sarah (Tilden) Sutton had only 5 living children.

The following don't belong with this family and will be detached: John Sutton-81 John Sutton-5619 Daniel Sutton-1591 William Sutton-79 Nicholas Sutton-1592.

Objections? comments?

I'm going to take a stab at consolidating this biography.

I'll keep everything below a double horizontal line. Write a new bio based on Great Migration. Then include any well-sourced additional information from below double line into the new biography.

Hope this works for everyone.

looks like I got sidetracked in the middle of this "consolidation." So sorry.

I'm going to remove my note from the biography, so if someone else can pick this up - Wonderful.

I do not have a subscription to this, any help would be appreciated. thank you.
posted by Linda (Lisher) James
I just added the GM source to this profile. Linda or Chris, (PMs) do either of you have a subscription to American Ancestors so you can look up this source and work on the biography?

If not, perhaps there is another PGM volunteer genealogist, who has access to Great Migration, could upgrade the profile & bio. Bio needs to be consolidated, based on GM, with inline citations.

Thanks

Sutton-80 and Sutton-5291 appear to represent the same person because: The unsourced entry has errors in his name....otherwise must be same man.
posted by Beryl Meehan

George is 15 degrees from Peter Roberts, 11 degrees from Emma Smith and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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