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Hester (Talbot) Sutton (bef. 1620 - 1692)

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Hester Sutton formerly Talbot aka Caplin, Besson
Born before in Romsey, Hampshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Anne Arundel, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Anne Arundel, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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Hester Talbot, baptized March 26, 1620, Romsey, Hampshire, England, daughter of Luke Talbot and Bridget Wheeler. Hester's maiden name is believed to be Talbot, there isn't a marriage record for her and Caplin.[1][2]

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From Maryland State Archives: Book 'The early settlers of Maryland: An index to names of immigrants compiled--by Gust Skordes'

  • Cattline, Caplin, Henry:
  • In 1649 transported himself, his wife Jeane, Richd Horner, his son, et al;
  • Henry Caplin was already dead in Anne Arundel County BY 1677, when Elizabeth, his relict was wife of Thomas Watkins.
  • Catlin, Jeane, transported in 1649 by Henry Catlin, her husband
  • Cattline, Caplin, Elizabeth, BY 1677 relict of Henry Cattline and wife of Thomas Watkins of Anne Arundel County.
  • Besson, Hestor, transported BY 1650 by Capt. Thomas Besson, her husband [If this date is correct It would appear that Henry Caplin died around 1649/1650, instead of 1657 and that Hester 'Jeane' married shortly after he died to Capt. Thomas Besson, whose wife Anne had died around 1649/1650.]


  • Liber CD Walkins of this County of Ann Arundell and that the Said Elizabet dyed ab. the year Annoq Dom 1672 without issue or will. That the Occupation of the Said Caplin's Lands & Tenem.ts were in the hands of Capt. Thomas Bessom who married Hester the Relict & Adrn.rx of the said Caplin & received the issues & profits of the same and also paid the Rents thereof unto Richard Collett his Lordship Receiver until the time of the Intermarriage of the sd Elizabeth onely daughter & Sole heiress of the S.d Caplin the sd Thos Watkins. [4]
  • [The lands of 'Caplin' were in the occupation of 'Besson' until 'Caplin's' daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Watkins BY 1677.][5]

Hester married Thomas Besson, soon after her first husband died. They had four children: John, Martha, William and John [6] Thomas Besson's will is at

The widow Hester was married already to Thomas Sutton BY 31 May 1680 Anne Arundel, MD[7]

In 1680, Hester asked for an allowance for a heiffer given as per will to Martha Aldridge and a mare called Nobsey.[8]

On 31 May 1680 the administration account of Besson's estate was filed. His total inventory came to 16,286 lbs. tobacco; payments came to 10,498 lbs of tobacco, leaving 500 lbs of tobacco to be distributed to his heirs. The account named Martha Aldridge, and will filed by the extx. Hester, "very aged" wife of Thomas Sutton. [9] [10]

Research Notes

  • Daughter's findagrave profile [[3]] lists her mother's birth place as England and says her parents had immigrated to Ann Arundel, Maryland.
  • Also found Born about 1620 in South River Park, Anne Arundel, Maryland
  • The first European settlers arrived in present-day Anne Arundel County in 1649
  • Maiden name [LNAB] was not Caplin. [11] [12]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Luke Talbot in entry for Hester Talbot, 26 Mar 1620); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,214.
  2. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Luke Talbott and Bridget Wheeler, 28 Nov 1614; citing Romsey,Hampshire,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,214.
  3. Maryland State Archives: Book 'The early settlers of Maryland: An Index to names of immigrants compiled by Gust Skordes
  4. Besson Forum #49
  5. Archives of Maryland, Vol 51, p261
  6. Genealogy of Besson Family
  7. Maryland State Archives
  8. MD Inventories and Accounts 7a:125-127. Thomas Sutton had married the executrix Hester. In the 1680 account she asked for an allowance for a heiffer given as per will to Martha Aldridge and a mare called Nobsey. Genealogy of Besson Family
  9. Colonial Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, pp. 78-82.
  11. [[1]]
  12. [[2]]


Paula Marksman, Maude Randol.


WikiTree profile Caplin-3 created through the import of Murdock _ WarrenFamilies.ged on May 29, 2011 by Jerry Murdock.

WikiTree profile Caplin-34 created through the import of Jackson Family Tree.ged on Oct 24, 2012 by Lee Jackson.

WikiTree profile Caplin-17 created through the import of Dennis Family Tree.GED on May 23, 2012 by Laurie Lamb.

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On 27 Oct 2018 at 00:32 GMT P Kreutzer wrote:

Caplin was not her birth surname, her first husband was Henry Caplin.

'Henry Caplin--'the court in 1679, had that he died in 1658, that he owned 400 acres of land called 'Oatleys Choice." Source: Maryland State Archives.

For the last few years the birth surname of Talbot has been added to her. There is a baptismal record for a Hester Talbot, with parents: Luke Talbot and Bridget Wheeler.

On 27 Apr 2015 at 20:51 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Match Bot doesn't know about people having two wives. Reject this Match.

On 8 Oct 2014 at 02:17 GMT Sandy Culver wrote:

Caplin-1 and Caplin-3 appear to represent the same person because: same data, Caplin-1 is the LNAB will research birth location, appears more likely England

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