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Henry Tuthill (bef. 1612 - abt. 1650)

Henry Tuthill aka Tuttill
Born before in Tharston, Norfolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1634 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about after about age 37 in Southold, Suffolk, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Henry Tuthill migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640). (See The Directory, by R. C. Anderson, p. 344)
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Puritan Great Migration
Henry Tuthill immigrated to New England between 1621 and 1640 and later departed for Southold, Long Island

Henry Tuthill born in Norfolk, England, emigrated to New England in 1637. He later removed to Southold, Long Island, New York, qualifying him for "Beyond" status in the Puritan Great Migration project.

Birth & Baptism

Henry Tuthill was baptized 28 Jun 1612 to Henry and Alice Tuthill at the Virgin Mary church of Tharston, Norfolk, England.[1][2][3]


Henry Tuthill and "Mrs. Tuthill" of Saxlingham, Norfolk appear in "Planters of the Commonwealth" as arriving at Boston on 20 Jul 1637 in the "Mary Anne" with an eventual destination of Hingham, Massachusetts.[4]

Colonial Life

History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts states that Henry Tuthill had a planting lot at Broad Cove in 1635, and a house lot on Bachelor (Main) Street in Hingham in 1637.[5] Obviously the 1635 date conflicts with a passage of 1637 in the Mary Anne, this conflict has not yet been reconciled.

Henry was Freeman in March 1638, and Constable in 1640. He sold his lots in Hingham 20 June, 1644, and went to Southold, NY, with the Rev. Young's company; his brother John was there before him. [6] and [7]

Marriage & Children

He married Bridget Unknown (her last name at birth is sometimes claimed to be 'Burton' but without sourcing). Their marriage date & location are not known.

Torrey in "New England Marriages to 1700" was not able to provide additional information, his text & sources were: TUTHILL, Henry (1612-1644/5) & [Bridget] ____, m/2 William WELLS; by 1637, by 1635?; Hingham/Southold, LI

{Ring-Mailer 307; Wickham-Billard 101; Yates-Terry 79; Tuttle xxvi; Wells (1878) 33; NYGBR 29:124; Reg. 15:27, 22:330, 332}[8]


  1. Elizabeth
  2. John
  3. Nathaniel Tuthill, witness at Southold in 1660, and probably the settler of that name in Elizabeth, NJ, who took the oath of fidelity in 1665. He was living in 1695, and owned 153 acres of land.
  4. Daniel baptized in Hingham, MA 30 Aug 1640. A witness at Southold in 1657, died there 28 Aug 1658.[1]

Death & Estate

Henry Tuthill likely died before 1650 (no will or probate has been found), his wife Bridget later married William Wells ca 1650-53 and appears to have had no issue by this marriage. It was probably her decease in or before 1654 which brought John and Elizabeth Tuthill under William Wells guardianship, 31 May 1654,[9] and explains the following entry on the Records of that year:

Upon some question propounded to the Court concerning Mr. Wells, his children, which were Henry Tuthill's of Southold, it is ordained that what evidence can be procured further concerning the children's portions, should be speedily sent to the Governor at New Haven; and if Mr. Wells should remove from Southold, that so much of his estate be secured as may answer for the portions appointed.[10]

Soon after this (probably on coming of age in 1656), the son, John Tuthill executed a release to Mr. Wells for his right and interest in the estate of his father Henry Tuthill and his mother Bridget also now deceased, which came into the hands of William Wells by marriage to his mother. In 1660 a similar release was executed by the husband of his sister Elizabeth.[9]


Profile needs relationship check. See the helpful 2022 comments to the profile by WikiTreer Ann Browning--specifically for items regarding the mother and siblings associated with this Henry Tuttle (PGM). Also as regards his father's name and will. Anderson labels the parents in the NYGBR article as a clue.

Research Notes

Henry and Bridget Unknown Tuthill are ancestors of Benjamin Harrison, president of the US.

1 Henry Tuthill 1612 - 1644
.. +Bridget (____) 1612 - 1655
.... 2 John Tuthill 1635 - 1717
........ +Deliverance King 1641 - 1689
........... 3 Henry Tuthill 1665 - 1750
............... +Bethia Horton 1674 - 1744
.................. 4 Henry Tuthill, Jr. 1690 - 1775
...................... +Hannah [Crouch?] 1693 - 1715
........................ 5 Henry Tuthill III 1715 - 1793
........................ *2nd Wife of Henry Tuthill III:
............................ +Phoebe Horton 1722 - 1793
............................... 6 Anna Tuthill 1741 - 1776
................................... +John Cleves Symmes 1742 - 1814
...................................... 7 Anna Tuthill Symmes 1775 - 1864
.......................................... +William Henry Harrison, President 1773 - 1841
............................................ 8 John Scott Harrison 1804 - 1878
................................................ +Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin 1810 - 1850
................................................... 9 Benjamin Harrison, President 1833 - 1901

Disputed daughter: Ann (Tuthill) Corey (1648-1739) was previously attached as a daughter but disconnected due to lack of supporting evidence.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record]] (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1898) Vol. 29, "The Tuthill Family of Tharson, Norfolk Co, England and Southold, Suffolk Co, New York" by Lucy Dubois Akerly [Page 124
  2. Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 for Henrye Tuthill Norfolk Tharston 1561-1760 $subscription parish register image
  3. Norfolk : Tharston : The Virgin Mary : : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG ( baptism Henrye Tutthill 28 Jun 1612
  4. Banks, Charles Edward. The Planters of the Commonwealth; a Study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times: To Which Are Added Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the Ships which Brought Them; Their English Homes, and the Places of Their Settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. 231p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1961. p.183
  5. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts,1893 Vol III, p.271
  6. Town of Southold, Long Island. Personal index prior to 1698, and index of 1698 Moore, Charles Benjamin, d. 1893 Publication date 1868 pg. 41-42
  7. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England : showing three generations of those who came before May 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register Savage, James, 1784-1873 (Main Author), Farmer, John, 1789-1838 (Added Author) Boston, Massachusetts : Little, Brown and Co., 1860-1862 Vol. 4 pg. 350
  8. New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 William Wells of Southold and his descendants, A.D. 1638 to 1878, by Hayes, Charles Wells, 1828-1908, Published Buffalo, N. Y. 1878. see p. 26 for marriage.see at
  10. N.H. Colonial Records 1654, p. 94 possibly available on-site at family history centers?

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A recent change to this profile added text to the bio suggesting he was buried in the Old Burying Ground at 1st Presbyterian Church, Southold, New York, and gave an exact death date without citing any source. The Find a Grave memorial for him (7592062) indicates that there is no memorial for him at that cemetery and the claim that he was buried there is undocumented and disputed. If there is a reliable source for this claim, please cite it before adding those claims back into the profile.
posted by Scott McClain
This profile might help work out why John Gooch is referred to as my father in Henry’s fathers will.

Just adopted it and will try to find connection if any


posted by Ann Browning
Can Roman numerals be removed in the suffix field of names? They weren’t used in England at this time only the younger, elder, senior and junior are used if it is in a record such as a parish register.

Are they used in American baptismal records etc?


posted by Ann Browning
Will of Henry Tuthill's father Henry. Needs some blanks filling in and a list of persons mentioned but readable and nearly done

Will of Henry Tuthill of Thraston 1619


posted by Ann Browning
Sister of Henry, Judith who married a Daniel Richards in about 1616 forgotten p the date but on ancestry

Juda, child of John Cuttill, was born in Abt 1589 and baptised on 12 October 1589 in Saxlingham Thorpe and Nethergate, Norfolk, England.<ref> Baptism: "Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812"

Norfolk Record Office; Norwich, Norfolk, England; Norfolk Church of England Registers; Reference: PD 281/1

Ancestry Record 61045 #3516261 (accessed 28 July 2022)

Juda Cuttill baptism on 12 Oct 1589 (born Abt 1589), child of John Cuttill, in Saxlingham Thorpe and Nethergate, Norfolk, England. </ref>

posted by Ann Browning
edited by Ann Browning
Profile was flagged yesterday for relationship check. I added a temporary needs section, referencing the helpful comments here.

The father's profile managers might not be active currently on WikiTree. --Gene

posted by GeneJ X
I am just transcribing Henry Tuthill's will, shouldn't take long for a first draft with all the relevant info it's not terribly long.


posted by Ann Browning
Neither seem active. As there are a lot of trees with Alice Gooch as mother it’s probably advisable for father Henry to be PGM managed to stop her being added as mother again.

I’ll look for father of Henry to see if there is a Will also for John Gooch Ann

posted by Ann Browning
Alice Gooch is not his wife, Alice Race is his wife. I’ve just checked Henry”s father’s will and he names Margaret Race as his mother in law. This is backed up by a marriage record for Henry Tuthill to Alice Race

Henry married Alice Race in 1605 in Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, England.<ref> Marriage: "England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973"

England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013; FHL Film Number: 894756

Ancestry Record 9852 #20415377 (accessed 28 July 2022)

Henry Tuthill marriage to Alice Race in 1605 in Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, England. </ref>


posted by Ann Browning
His father left a Will which is available on Family Search using the Norfolk Record Office catalogue and Norfolk probate records on Family search it can be found. I’ll locate the Will and post a link to it. If I get time and it s not hugely long I’ll transcribe.

I have an interest in Tuthill family as they figure as names in some Lincoln and Cooper wills from Hingham, Norfolk so the family had connections with them and Henry’s will may have some useful info.

Edited to add, he should be just Henry, second names are very unusual for this time period, I will check the Will though Ann

posted by Ann Browning
edited by Ann Browning
Alva Tuttle's "Tuttle-Tuthill Lines in America" has this Henry as the father of Mary (Tuthill) Horton (1649-1729) who married Joshua Horton (abt.1643-1729) son of Barnabas.

Could somebody from PGM look into this please? Tuttle's book is good but not 100% accurate.

Thank you.

posted by Jennifer Lapham
Please see Brad Stauf note on profile of Mary (Tuthill) Horton (1649-1729):

“Disconnecting this Mary Tuthill from parents Henry Tuthill-7 and his wife Bridget Unknown. No proof of her relation to this family or her existence. Does not appear in "Genealogies of Long Island Families" section on Tuthill family or in any other reputable source. Individual sources within this profile will be addressed but none give any primary or contemporaneous source for Mary's parentage including Alva Tuttle's work which states that Mary, Ann & Sarah were daughters of Henry & Bridget but with no primary source given. Her work is contradicted by Anderson and others.”

posted by Clyde Perkins
edited by Clyde Perkins
Tuthill-754 and Tuthill-7 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate profiles.
posted by Carol (Clancy) Johnson
if Tuthill-7 emigrated to Hingham, MA in 1637 how is it that his death is listed as Tharston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1644 when he was supposed to be in Southold, Long Island, NY. Also is Tuthill-74 the sam eperson called Elizabeth in the biography, if so her named should be changed to reflect this.

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