John Sutton

Male 1701 - 1761  (59 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Sutton was born on 19 Sep 1701 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA (son of John Sutton and Elizabeth Conger); died on 22 Jan 1761 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA.

    John married Mary Mercy Martin about 1724 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. Mary (daughter of Jonathan Martin and Elizabeth Dunham) was born on 21 Sep 1707 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 25 Aug 1758 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ann Sutton was born on 4 Jul 1725 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Sutton was born on 20 Apr 1674 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA (son of William Sutton and Damaris Bishop); died on 19 Dec 1750 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.

    John married Elizabeth Conger in 1695 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of John Conger and Mary Kelly) was born on 1 Jan 1677/1678 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 10 May 1731 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Conger was born on 1 Jan 1677/1678 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA (daughter of John Conger and Mary Kelly); died on 10 May 1731 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Sutton was born on 19 Sep 1701 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 22 Jan 1761 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Sutton was born on 25 May 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of George Sutton and Sarah Tilden); died on 28 Apr 1718 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; was buried in Little Quaker Church Yard, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.

    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)

    William married Damaris Bishop on 11 Jul 1667 in Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA. Damaris (daughter of Richard Bishop and Alice Martin) was born in 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Feb 1682/1683 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Damaris Bishop was born in 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Richard Bishop and Alice Martin); died on 26 Feb 1682/1683 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Sutton was born on 20 Apr 1674 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 19 Dec 1750 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.
    2. Richard Sutton was born on 18 Jul 1676 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died in Feb 1732 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.

  3. 6.  John Conger

    John married Mary Kelly. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Kelly
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Conger was born on 1 Jan 1677/1678 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 10 May 1731 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Sutton was born on 12 Apr 1613 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England (son of Ambrose Sutton and Sarah Warner); died on 12 Apr 1669 in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA.

    George married Sarah Tilden on 13 Mar 1634/1635 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA. Sarah (daughter of Nathaniel Tilden and Lydia Hucstepe) was born on 13 Jan 1611/1612 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England; died on 20 Mar 1676/1677 in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Sarah Tilden was born on 13 Jan 1611/1612 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England (daughter of Nathaniel Tilden and Lydia Hucstepe); died on 20 Mar 1676/1677 in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Sutton was born on 25 May 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 28 Apr 1718 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA; was buried in Little Quaker Church Yard, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.

  3. 10.  Richard Bishop was born on 5 Dec 1612; died after 1673.

    Notes:

    Richard married Alice Clark on December 5, 1644 [possibly as his
    second wife]. She was the widow of George Clark, and tragically ended
    her life by murdering her own child, and was subsequently hung
    therefor, in 1648. There is a mournful account of the murder by Alice
    Bishop of her daughter, Martha Clarke, 4 years old, July 22, 1648
    (Savage, Vol. I, page 393). She also had another daughter, Abigail
    Clark. There is also reference to "Damaris, (wife of the first William
    Sutton), daughter of Alice and Richard Bishop". When William Sutton
    removed to New Jersey, Bishop sold his property at Duxbury, and went
    to live with him. Richard Bishop was called "of Piscattaway in
    Artercull or New Jersey," when he sold to Capt. Benjamin Church his
    property in the Colony (Winsor's Duxbury, page 228.).

    Richard married Alice Martin. Alice was born in 1616; died on 4 Oct 1648 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Alice Martin was born in 1616; died on 4 Oct 1648 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Alice Bishop-by Shirley Cravens, IBSSG
    Alice BISHOP Story with Information given me states:
    We declare that coming into the house of said Richard Bishop we saw at
    the foot of a ladder leading to the upper chamber, much blood and
    going up all of us into the chamber, we found a woman child of about
    four years of age lying in her shift upon her left cheek, with her
    throat cut with gashes crossways, the wind pipe cut and stuck into the
    throat downward and bloody knife lying by the side of the child. The
    said Alice Bishop hath confessed to the five of us at one time that
    she murdered the child with said knife. Rachell, the wife of Joseph
    Ramsden, aged about 23 years, being examined, said that coming to the
    house of Richard Bishop on an errand, the wife of Richard Bishop,
    Alice, requested her to go fetch her some buttermilk at Goodwife
    Winslows, and gave her a kettle for that purpose and she went and did
    it and before she went she saw the child lying in bed asleep to her
    best discerning and the woman was as well as she has known her to be.
    When she came back for Goodwife Winslows she found her sad and
    dumpish. She asked her what blood she saw at the ladders foot and she
    pointed into the chamber and bid her look, but she perceived that she
    had killed the child and being afraid, she refused and ran and told
    her father and mother. Moreover she said the reason she believed she
    had killed the child when she saw the blood she looked on the bed and
    the child was not there. At a court of Assistants held at New Plymouth
    the first of August, 1648 before M. Bradford, governor, Mr. Coliar,
    Captain Miles Standish and Mr. William Thomas, gent, assistants the
    said Alice being examined, confessed she did commit the aforesaid
    murder and is sorry for it. A list of jurors for inquest and the jury
    that found her guilty is listed . These found the Alice Bishop guilty
    of the said felonious murder of Martha Clarke. She had the sentence of
    death pronounced against her. To be taken from the place where she was
    to the place from whence she came, and thence to the place of
    execution, and there is be hanged by the neck until her body is death,
    which accordingly was executed. (See also following entry)
    -Alice Bishop-
    by Susan, IBSSG
    Her name is Alice Martin Clarke Bishop(my 10 or 11th great
    grandmother). She was executed in the Plymouth Colony in 1648 for the
    murder of her daughter, Martha Clark by her first marriage. She was
    the first woman hanged in the colonies. I feel there is more to this
    story than has been told and I am currently exploring it. Here is the
    excerpt from one of the Plymouth histories:
    In July 1648 a coroners jury reported that "coming into the house of
    the said Richard Bishope we saw at the foot of a ladder which leadeth
    into an upper chamber, much blood; and going up all of us into the
    chamber, we found a woman child of about four years of age lying in
    her shifte uppon her left chek with her throut cut with divers gashed
    cross ways the wind pipe cut and stuke into the throat downward, and a
    bloody knife lying by the side of the child, with which knife all of
    us judge and the said allis hath confessed to five of us at one time,
    that shee murdered the child with the said knife." Rachel Ramsden
    testified that when she went to Richard Bishops' house on an errand,
    "the wife of the said Richard Bishope requested her to go fetch her
    some buttermilk at goodwife winslows and gave her a ketle for that
    purpose and she went and did it and before she went she saw the child
    lying abed asleep. But when she came she found alice bishop sad and
    dumpish she asked her what blood was that she saw at the ladders foot
    she pointed unto the chamber and bid her look but she perseived she
    had killed her child and being afraid she refused and ran and told her
    father and mother. Moreover she saith the reason that moved her to
    think she had kelled her child was that when she saw the blood she
    looked on the bed and the child was not there. The child was alice
    martin clarke bishop's daughter martha clark by alice's first husband
    george clark. On 1 august 1648 alice bishop confessed she had murdered
    her daughter and said she was sorry for it. And on 4 october 1648 she
    was sentenced to be hanged, which accordingly was executed."
    Plymouth Colony its History and People 1620-1691
    Some other interesting evidence I found was that at some point Alice
    stated she "had no recollection" of the event but pleaded "no contest"
    to the murder. These statements are from the jury records. Again I
    feel strongly that there is something missing. Perhaps she did do it,
    but something in the evidence and in my gut tells me there's more than
    is being told.

    Children:
    1. 5. Damaris Bishop was born in 1646 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Feb 1682/1683 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Ambrose Sutton

    Ambrose married Sarah Warner. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 17.  Sarah Warner
    Children:
    1. 8. George Sutton was born on 12 Apr 1613 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England; died on 12 Apr 1669 in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA.

  3. 18.  Nathaniel Tilden was born on 28 Jul 1583 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England (son of Thomas Tilden and Alice Bigge); died on 25 May 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in 1641 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Elder Nathaniel Tilden came from Tenterden in Kent, with his family, before 1628. He was chosen Ruling Elder of the first Church in Scituate 1634. His house lot was on Kent-street, the 3d. south of Greenfield lane. He had also lands at Long marsh: and lands also in 1640, on the east side of the North River, below Gravelly beach. Nathaniel arrived in New England in 1634 in the ship Hercules, of Dover, with his wife and children (Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Judith, Lydia, Stephen, and Thomas), and the following, who came under the designation of 'servants:' Thomas Lapham, George Sutton, Edward Ford, Edward Jenkins, James Bennett, Sarah Couchman, and Mary Perien. The Rev. William Witherell came on this same boat. "Nathaniel Tilden was among the earliest of the 'Men of Kent' who established plantations at Satuit before 1628, others being Anthony Annable, Thomas Bird, Edward Foster, William Gillson, Henry Merritt, Henry Rowley, Nathaniel Tilden, and Deane says, 'perhaps others.' Nathaniel was a Magistrate in Tenterden, and elected to the office of Mayor. "Elder Nath'l Tilden was the ancestor of nearly all the Tildens in Marshfield. He was one of three borothers, and they were called 'Men of Kent,' from England. He came to Scitaute at that portion called 'Tow Mile' tract, now known as North Marshfield, in 1628. His farm extended both sides of North River, part of it being on 'Gravelly beach.

    Nathaniel married Lydia Hucstepe about 1606 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England. Lydia (daughter of Stephen Hucstepe and Winnifred Hatch) was born on 11 Feb 1586/1587 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 19.  Lydia Hucstepe was born on 11 Feb 1586/1587 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England (daughter of Stephen Hucstepe and Winnifred Hatch).
    Children:
    1. 9. Sarah Tilden was born on 13 Jan 1611/1612 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England; died on 20 Mar 1676/1677 in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., North Carolina, USA.
    2. Joseph Tilden was born in 1615; died in 1670.
    3. Stephen Tilden was born on 11 Oct 1629 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England; died on 22 Aug 1711 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA.