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George Ambrose Sutton

Nicknames: "John George /Sutton/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Death: Died in Perquimans, North Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Perquimans, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ambrose Sutton and Sarah Rose Mary Sutton
Husband of Sarah Sutton and Sarah Sutton
Father of Ann Sutton; John Sutton, Jr.; Joseph Sutton; Esther Sutton; Daniel Sutton and 17 others
Brother of Simon Sutton and Samuel Sutton

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About George Ambrose Sutton

http://www.williamsburgprivatetours.com/sutton%20book%20web.htm

Said to be of Quaker persuasion, the Suttons were apparently neighbors and friends of the Tildens [in England]. Two Sutton boys at the age of 21 years apparently served as servants to the Tildens to pay their passage to America. George Sutton would marry one of the Tilden daughters after their arrival.

George Ambrose SUTTON

Born on 12 Apr 1613 in Sandwich, Kent Co. England. George died in Perquimans Co. No. Carolina on 12 Apr 1669, he was 56. Religion: Church of England, converted to Quaker around 1650. http://www.geocities.com/cersutton/Sutton/RR01/RR01_001.htm#P1558

George Ambrose Sutton who came to Massachusetts on the ship "Hercules" in 1634 from Sandwich, Kent, England. Sandwich is the coastal port near Tenterden.

(Tenterden was the home of the earliest of the Suttons to whom there is a direct verifiable lineage. Tenderden is on the Southeast coast (near the coast) of England and in the County of Kent. In Old English "Tenet Waraden" described a den or clearing in the forest belonging to the men of Thanet, and the town's name is derived from this ancient identification. Tenterden first rose to affluence as a centre for the wool trade in the 13th Century. In 1331 Edward III prohibited the export of raw wool and brought weavers and dyers from Flanders to teach the English to manufacture finished cloth, and in the subsequent decades Tenterden's prosperity grew. In the 15th and 16th Centuries changes in the coastline meant that the Cinque Ports lost much of their influence - indeed Tenterden lost all access to the sea, and today is some ten miles from the coast.)

George Ambrose Sutton was a servant in the party of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden, Kent. Within two years of settling at Scituate, he married Sarah, the daughter of Nathaniel Tilden. About 1668, after Plymouth Colony enacted penal laws against the Quakers, George Sutton immigrated to North Carolina with most of his family to escape religious persecution. He died in what is now Perquimans County, North Carolina, within a year of leaving Massachusetts.

On 13 Mar 1636 when George was 22, he married Sarah Tilden, daughter of Nathaniel Tilden & Lydia Huckstep (Hucstepe), in Scituate, MA. Born on 13 Jan 1613 in Tenterden, Kent Co. England. Sarah died in Perquimans Co. No. Carolina on 20 Mar 1677, she was 64.

Two of his sons did not go to NC. Daniel who emigrated to Burlington County, NJ, and William who moved to Piscataway, NJ, did not accompany the rest of the family to North Carolina. ...

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Notes for George Sutton:

http://www.dragonbbs.com/members/ww8566/SuttonRobertAmbroseGenealogy.html

Following the Quaker persecution in Mass., George Sutton and his wife, Sarah, moved to Perquimans County in the Colony of Carolina. He died there April 12, 1669, leaving two sons, Nathaniel and Joseph. They left many descendants who have spread out over North Carolina and Virginia. (The Suttons of Caroline County, VA by T. Dix Sutton)

Sutton-Newby House. (National Register) This is one of the oldest houses in the Albemarle, probably built circa 1745 by Joseph Sutton on land which had belonged to his family for nearly seventy years. Founders of the family were George Sutton (died 12 April 1669, probably in Perquimans) and his wife Sarah (Tilden) Sutton. Sutton had gone from Sandwich, England in 1634 to Scituate, Massachusetts. After coming to Carolina, Sutton’s children married: Joseph to Deliverance Nicholson, Nathaniel to Deborah Astine, Sarah to John Barrow, and Elizabeth to Ralph Fletcher. Their descendants are numerous. Nathaniel’s son Joseph married Parthenia Durant and fathered the Joseph who probably built the house. The story-and-a-half frame structure is notable for a Flemishbond gable end ornamented by patterns of glazed headers. (THEY CAME TO STAY, A tour of Historic Durants Neck and old Neck, Perquimans County, NC 4 may 1991 Sponsored by NC Society Colonial Dames XVII Century and Perquimans County Restoration Association)

-------------------- George Sutton sailed on the ship, Hercules, in 1634 from Sandwich, Kent, England. He was a servant in the party of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden, Kent, England. Within two years of settling at Scituate, Massachusetts he married Sarah, the daughter of Nathaniel Tilden. About 1668, after Plymouth Colony enacted penal laws against the Quakers, George Sutton emigrated to North Carolina with most of his family to escape religious persecution. He died in what is now Perquimans County, North Carolina within a year of leaving Massachusetts.

His family's association with the Quaker religion tends to reinforce the belief that Daniel Sutton, of Burlington County, NJ and William Sutton, who was an influential Quaker in Woodbridge/Piscataway, NJ are his sons. Both had emigrated from Massachusetts at about the same time as the others moved to North Carolina.

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George2 Sutton (Robert Ambrose1) was born Abt. 1613 in England, and died April 12, 1669 in Albemarle Co., Perquimans Dist., NC. He married (1) Sarah Tilden March 13, 1635/36 in Scituate, Mass. She was born January 01, 1612/13 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England, and died March 20, 1676/77 in Albemarle Co.,Perquiman Dist., NC. He married (2) Sarah Tilden March 13, 1636/37 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA. She was born January 1611/12 in Tenterden, Kent Co., England, and died March 20, 1675/76 in Albemarle Co., Perquimans Dist., NC.

Notes for George Sutton:

Following the Quaker persecution in Mass., George Sutton and his wife, Sarah, moved to Perquimans County in the Colony of Carolina. He died there April 12, 1669, leaving two sons, Nathaniel and Joseph. They left many descendants who have spread out over North Carolina and Virginia. (The Suttons of Caroline County, VA by T. Dix Sutton)

Sutton-Newby House. (National Register) This is one of the oldest houses in the Albemarle, probably built circa 1745 by Joseph Sutton on land which had belonged to his family for nearly seventy years. Founders of the family were George Sutton (died 12 April 1669, probably in Perquimans) and his wife Sarah (Tilden) Sutton. Sutton had gone from Sandwich, England in 1634 to Scituate, Massachusetts. After coming to Carolina, Sutton’s children married: Joseph to Deliverance Nicholson, Nathaniel to Deborah Astine, Sarah to John Barrow, and Elizabeth to Ralph Fletcher. Their descendants are numerous. Nathaniel’s son Joseph married Parthenia Durant and fathered the Joseph who probably built the house. The story-and-a-half frame structure is notable for a Flemishbond gable end ornamented by patterns of glazed headers. (THEY CAME TO STAY, A tour of Historic Durants Neck and old Neck, Perquimans County, NC 4 may 1991 Sponsored by NC Society Colonial Dames XVII Century and Perquimans County Restoration Association) -------------------- Following the Quaker persecution in Mass., George Sutton and his wife, Sarah, moved to Perquimans County in the Colony of Carolina. He died there April 12, 1669, leaving two sons, Nathaniel and Joseph. They left many descendants who have spread out over North Carolina and Virginia. (The Suttons of Caroline County, VA by T. Dix Sutton)

Sutton-Newby House. (National Register) This is one of the oldest houses in the Albemarle, probably built circa 1745 by Joseph Sutton on land which had belonged to his family for nearly seventy years. Founders of the family were George Sutton (died 12 April 1669, probably in Perquimans) and his wife Sarah (Tilden) Sutton. Sutton had gone from Sandwich, England in 1634 to Scituate, Massachusetts. After coming to Carolina, Sutton’s children married: Joseph to Deliverance Nicholson, Nathaniel to Deborah Astine, Sarah to John Barrow, and Elizabeth to Ralph Fletcher.

-------------------- The Suttons were Normans in the beginning and before anybody had a surname in the modern sense. The first Sutton was a Norman and in the train of WIlliam the Conqueror when he started his never to be forgotten expedition. Sutton-upon-Trent was granted to him as his share of the spoils, to have and to hold forever, and so the Norman became English Sutton. Sud-tun, meaning a dwelling in the South, is the original form of Sutton, and is the name of a large number of towns in England.

George Sutton was born in Sandwich, County of Kent, England in 1613. As a servant in the party of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden, England, he sailed in 1634 on the ship "Hercules". He may have been one of those poorer men who often worked their passage to America with wealthier relatives or friends. Within two years of the settlement of the group, the Tildens, 7 children, 7 servants, at Scituate Mass, George Sutton married Sarah Tilden, daughter of Nathaniel. Sarah was baptized in St Mildred's Church, Tenterden, 1/1/1613.

George Sutton probably upset the Tilden family at his marriage to Sarah Tilden in Scituate March 13, 1636, for he was a strong Quaker by faith and continued in his belief throughout his life. One 1/15/1644, George Sutton took the oath of Fidalitie at Scituate. They had 8 kids.

About 1688, George Sutton emigrated with most of his family to NC. Anglican VA, had not been so hard on the Quakers as had Puritan New England. It is fair to conclude that the Quaker faith had as much to do with George Sutton's removal to NC as it did with William Sutton's to Piscataway in NJ. -------------------- The Suttons of England and North Carolina 1620-1974 states that the " Sutton name is Saxon from 'Suth' and 'Tun' meaning Southtown.

Sutton, Sutton and More Suttons by Doris E. Bland states on p. 4 that "several Suttons came to the New World in the 1600s including Nicholas who came to VA in 1622, George in 1634 with his brother Simon, and John who came from Attleborough in Norfolkshire on the ship 'Diligent' in 1638."

In 1634, he sailed on the ship "Hercules" of Sandwich, Kent, England as a servant in the family of Nathaniel Tilden. His brother Simon was also on board as servant of William Hatch.

George was a Quaker. He is listed in the Compendium of American Genealogy as "SUTTON, George (ca. 1610-1669) [sic] Quaker; prob. from Tenterden, Kent, England to Boston in the "Hercules," 1634 at Scituate, Mass. thence to Perquiman's Co., NC 1668; m. Sarah (1613-1677), dau of Elder Nathaniel Tilden."

It was not uncommon for poorer Puritan folk to work as a servant in return for the passage over. It must have caused some raised eyebrows when he married the daughter of his former employer a mere 2 years after the settlement of the group at Scituate. If he was a Quaker at the time it would have been all the more shocking as Nathaniel Tilden was a Catholic. It is possible that Tilden may not have been very happy about this marriage of his daughter.

George in listed as an Overseer of Highways and as a town officer in Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors by Mary Louise Marshall Hutton and in Pioneers of Massachusetts respectively [above paraphrased from Sutton, Sutton and More Suttons... compiled by Doris Bland).

Although the identity of his father has yet to be proven, Marge Waterfield states in her book The Sutton Family and Allied Lines that Joseph Sutton of Kent is probably the father of George (although she provides no documented proof).

George moved his family to North Carolina on or about 1688. A paper in the Massachusetts Archives states : "I Joseph Sutton of Corralinah doe Testify that is the yeare 1671 my mother Sarah Sutton did Receive in Corralinah from the hands of Caleb Lambe the sum of five pounds in English Goods sent with a Bill of Ladeing which five pounds was in full of a Legacy given by my grandfather Timothy haterly and paid or sent by my Oncle Mr. Joseph Tildens Executrix : he the said Joseph Tilden being appointed to adminnester to the estate of Mr. hatherley : I say that I witnes and Testify that this five pound was payed and received on the accoumpt abovesaid : In witness whereof I have heeronto sett my hand this 23rd of May 1673 Witnessed pr me James Cudworth Joseph Sutton (Plymouth Colony Deeds, Vol. 3, pt. 2, p. 320). -------------------- George was one of Nathaniel Tilden's seven servants accompanying the family on the Hercules. -------------------- Following the Quaker persecution in Mass., George Sutton and his wife, Sarah, moved to Perquimans County in the Colony of Carolina. He died there April 12, 1669, leaving two sons, Nathaniel and Joseph. They left many descendants who have spread out over North Carolina and Virginia. (The Suttons of Caroline County, VA by T. Dix Sutton)

http://www.dragonbbs.com/members/ww8566/SuttonRobertAmbroseGenealogy.html -------------------- ID: I5257

Name: George SUTTON

Sex: M

Birth: 12 APR 1613 in Tenterton, Kent, England

Death: APR 1669 in Perquimans, North Carolina

_UID: C538AD98A1752048B89EC3A426DB88CCD2FE

Change Date: 27 SEP 2005 at 14:21:41

Marriage 1 Sarah TILDEN b: 13 JUN 1613 in Tenterton, Kent, England

Married: 13 MAR 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts 1

Children

John SUTTON b: 1593 in Of Rehoboth, Bristol, England

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George Ambrose Sutton's Timeline

1613
April 12, 1613
Tenterden, Kent, England
1632
1632
Age 18
Hingham, England
1636
March 13, 1636
Age 22
Scituate, MA, USA
March 13, 1636
Age 22
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
1636
Age 22
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1637
1637
Age 23
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1638
1638
Age 24
Hingham, Norfolk, , England
1639
November 20, 1639
Age 26
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1641
May 26, 1641
Age 28
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
May 26, 1641
Age 28
Plymouth, Scituate, Massachusetts, United States