William Sutton

Male 1641 - 1718  (76 years)


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  • Name William Sutton 
    Born 25 May 1641  Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 1718  Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Little Quaker Church Yard, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William of Scituate and Eastham, and of Piscataway, N.J., Quaker, b.
      about 1641; d. 28 of 4m. 1718; m. (1) at Eastham, on Cape Cod, 11 July
      1666, Damaris Bishop, d. 6 Feb. 1682/3, daughter of Richard and Alice
      (Martin) (Clark) Bishop; m. (2) Jane Barnes, daughter of James Barnes.
      William Sutton first appears at Barnstable, on Cape Cod, where, on 5
      June 1666, he was haled into court and fined for purloining the Bible
      from the meeting house, "one pound and for telling a lye about the
      same, ten shillings." His departure from the town was probably
      expedited by these occurences, and a few weeks later, at the
      neighboring settlement of Eastham, he took refuge in matrimony with
      Damaris Bishop. They had ten children, the first three born in
      Eastham, and the rest born in Piscataway. (New England Historic
      Genealogical Register, Volume 91, January 1937)
      SUTTON, ENS. JOHN, 1642 ----, Served in King Philip's War, 1675, from
      Scituate, Mass.
      SUTTON, JOSEPH, 1630-1695. Town Clerk, Hemstead. L.I., 1667, and many
      yearas after.
      SUTTON, WILLIAM, 1641-1718. Constable of Piscataway, New Jersey, 1693.
      Sutton, Miss Lucy. (Colonial Dames of XVII Century, 1896-(1968)
      "John Sutton (the only son of John Sutton as yet discovered)
      apparently lived first at Hingham, but later removed to Scituate, in
      the Plymouth Colony, where on 2 Dec 1653 he sold the lands "which the
      town of Hingham gave to John Sutton, my father." He was therefore of
      age at this date. Frequently mentioned in the Scituate records, he
      married ther 1 Jan 1661, Elizabeth House (Vital Records of Scituate,
      vol. 2, p. 283), the daughter of Samuel House. John Sutton had a large
      family. Children listed. John Sutton, Senior of Scituate, "aged 70
      years or there abouts" in his will dated 12 Nov 1691, mentions the
      names of his children." ("Proceedings of the N.E. Hist. Gen. Society",
      Vol. 91, p.63)
      "William Sutton first appears at Barnstable, on Cape Cod, where on 5
      June 1666, he was hauled to court and fined for purloining the Bible
      from the meeting house," one pound,and for telling a lye about the
      same, ten shillings."(One year later,6 June 1667,it was reported that
      William still owed 10 shillings of his fine.) His departure from the
      town was probably expedited by these occurences, and a few weeks
      later, at the neighboring settlement of Eastham, he took refuge in
      matrimony with Damaris Bishop. (Sutton Searchers newsletter #2 July
      1991)
      ". . . he [William Sutton] lived in Eastham from 1666 to Oct 1671. . .
      . He went west to NJ about 1672 or 1673. The quest of religious
      freedom was perhaps the reason for his removal, since in the NJ Colony
      he was an influential Quaker. On or near the Partian River, not far
      from the present town of New Brunswick, William Sutton settled and
      prospered. Known for his fair dealing with the Indians, the wolves and
      forest were his only enemies. In 1682 he was the owner of 249 acres if
      land. He held the office of freeholder constable and town clerk. In
      1713 he was spoken of as an aged man and he was buried in the Quaker
      churchyard in Woodbridge." (Outlaw Genealogy, Albert Timothy Outlaw &
      Arnie Henry Outlaw)
    Person ID I16374  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father George Sutton,   b. 12 Apr 1613, Tenterden, Kent Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1669, Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Sarah Tilden,   b. 13 Jan 1611/1612, Tenterden, Kent Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1676/1677, Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1634/1635  Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Damaris Bishop,   b. 1646, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1682/1683, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1667  Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Sutton,   b. 20 Apr 1674, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1750, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Richard Sutton,   b. 18 Jul 1676, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1731/1732, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F6201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1641 - Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1667 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1718 - Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Little Quaker Church Yard, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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