John Sutton was baptized 7 October 1621 at Great Snoring, Norfolk, England, the son of John Sutton and Julian Adcocke. Julian is called Juda in the record, but she is often called variations of Judith. He is my 10th great-grandfather on my Grandfather Arthur Washburn Davis’ side of the family. I wrote about John's parents here.
John was a teenager when he came to New England with his parents and sisters in 1638 on The Diligent. They first settled at Hingham, Massachusetts, later moving to Scituate.
John Sutton appears on the list of those of Scituate who took the oath of fidelity in 1657.
He married in Scituate, on 1 January 1661/62, Elizabeth House (sometimes spelled Howes) who was baptized there 23 October 1636, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hammond) House. Since John was 40 when he married, I would think it was a second marriage but I have no proof of this.
John and Elizabeth had eight children:
Elizabeth b. 1662
Mary b. 1665
Sara b. 1667
Hannah b. 1669
Hester b. 1671
Benjamin b. 1674/5
Nathaniel b. 1676
Nathan b. 1679
I descend from Mary who married Benjamin Booth. I wrote about them here.
John Sutton was as an Ensign in the Scituate Militia from 1 March 1670 and he served during King Philip's War with Capt. Williams.
He is called a carpenter when he sold his Scituate house and four acre house lot on 2 December 1653. It mentions the four acre lot was given “by the Towne of Hingham to John Sutton my father.”
John purchased Conihassett lands, south of Booth hill and near Bound brook. His house was near the Brook, a half mile south of that hill.
|Bound Brook, Scituate|
John Sutton of Scituate wrote his will on 12 November 1691, when he was 70 years old. He owned land at Scituate and Cohasset. His eldest son John received most of the land but younger sons Nathaniel and Nathan were also received land and were to pay their sister Hannah over 7 pounds. His daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Hester received 10 pounds each. Son Benjamin is not mentioned, so he must have predeceased his father.
John Sutton died Scituate, Massachusetts between 12 November 1691 (date of will) and 9 February 1691/92 (date of inventory). Elizabeth died after her husband as she is named in his will.
Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, Julian Adcocke, Wife of John 1 Sutton of Hingham and Rehoboth, Mass., and Their Family, NEHGR, January 2013, vol 167:7-14
Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, The English Origin of John 1 Sutton of Hingham and Rehoboth, Mass., NEHG Register, Winter 2018
Howard Dakin French for William Arthur Whitcomb, Sutton Family, NEHGR, Vol 91, 1937
Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831