John Tuttle, Jr. (1646 - 1720) MP

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Birthplace: Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
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About John Tuttle, Jr.

New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter

Judge John Tuttle, son of John Tuttle, was born in 1646. He was a very prominent man and filled all the public offices in Dover, successively. In 1695 he was appointed judge of their majesties' court of common pleas under the administration of Lieutenant-Governor Usher. In 1686-87-88 he was selectman of Dover, and from 1694 to 1717 he was town clerk. In 1705 and other years he was town treasurer, and he was a member of the provincial assembly in 1698-99-1705-06-07. In 1689 he was one of the six commissioners from Dover to the convention to "meet with the Commissioners of ye other towns of ye Province, to confer about and resolve upon a method of Government, within this Province". The convention, which met at Portsmouth, decided to have the province under Massachusetts as before. Also he seems to have been chairman of the board of public surveyors of land all this time. He was prominent in church affairs at Dover, and he was entrusted with many important commissions by his fellow citizens at various times. In 1689 he was lieutenant of the military company of Dover, and probably had been ensign some time before; in 1692 he was captain and he held that position for ten years. He lived on the west side of Dover Neck, and he left his homestead to his son Ebenezer. The "Tuttle Burial Ground" was on the east side of this homestead next to the road. He died in June, 1720, leaving a large estate, and his wife Mary was administratrix. Children, born in Dover: Mary, married John Wallingford; Thomas, born April 4, 1674; John; Sarah, married Edward Cloutman; Elizabeth, married Samuel Edgerly; James, born April 7, 1683; Ebenezer, under age in 1717.

On December 28, 1717 Judge John Tuttle wrote his will. "Item I will Demise and Bequeth all my Personal Estate that is my House hold Goods & Chattels Bills Bonds Debts Dues which are to be Demaned after the Deceace of my well Beloved wife and not Before to My Three Daughters Equally to be Divided Between Them." He also directed his son, Ebenezer Tuttle to pay "to his Sister Mary Wallingford the Sum of five Pounds." Following John Wallingford's marriage to the daughter of Judge John Tuttle of Dover, N.H. they lived at Bradford, Mass. In 1702 Colonel Paul Wentworth and Judge John Tuttle became partners in a lumber business on the Salmon Falls River in Dover. Judge Tuttle invited his son-in-law John Wallingford to come to Salmon Falls to help with the operation of the saw mill and lumber business. The family moved to that area later on.

According to the " History of Dover, N.H. by John Scales, 1923: John Tuttle " owned much land, had sawmills, built ships and sent them to foreign ports. He held many offices and was one of the most noted and influential citizens of Dover. He was selectman 1686-87, 88; Representative in 1698; Town Clerk from 1686-1717; Representative in the convention of 1689; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1695-1700. He died in 1720."

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The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n71/mode/2up
  • John Tuttle, the immigrant ancestor of the New Hampshire family, sailed from Bristol Eng., in the "Angel Gabriel;" in 1635. The vessel was wrecked at Pemaquid, on the coast of Maine, Aug. 15, 1635. He went first to Ipswich, Mass. In 1640 his name appears among the first settlers of Dover, where he received lot No. 7 of the 20 acre lots. There were 24 of these 20 acre allotments laid out to as many persons, and that of John Tuttle is the only on of the 24 that is now and always has been owned by descendants of the first grantee. He d. in Dover, June, 1663, a. abt. 45. leaving wid. Dorothy and three children. Wid Dorothy appt. Admx. He was no doubt of the Devon family, as he came from that part of England, and the same arms were in possession of his descendants. A tradition says that he had a brother who settled in Conn. For the first 150 years all of this name in New Hampshire were his descendants. -- Rec. by Charles W. Tuttle, Esq., pub. in N. E. Gen. Reg., Apr. 1867.
  • I. A Dau., per. named Elizabeth, and m. Capt. Philip Cromwell.
  • II. Thomas, accidentally Killed when a lad, by a falling tree.
  • III. 'JOHN.
  • IV. Dorothy, m. Capt. Samuel Tibbets of Dover, N. H.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n73/mode/2up
  • 3. 'JOHN TUTTLE, b. 1646; d. June 1720; Capt. of the Dover Military Co.; Judge of Their Majesties' court of Common Pleas, province of New Hampshire; Selectman of Dover, 1686-7-8; Town Clerk from 1691 to 1717; Town Treasurer several years; Mem. of the Provincial Assemby, 1698-9, 1705-6-6. One of the six Dover Commissioners to the N. Hamp. Convention. In 1705 Col. Richard Waldron and Judge Tuttle were the "two provincial mem." of Dover to hear and determine matters relating to Mr. Allen's Claim." He was Chairman of the Board of Public Surveyors of Land; one of the leading members of the chh. at Dover, and with other members of the General Assembly in 1698 subscribed a declaration adversly to transubstantiation, the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as "superstitious and idolatrous." As Capt. of the Dover Co. he had charge of the defenses of the town, and left a large est.; wf. MARY, execx.; Lieut. Tristiam Heard and Capt. Francis Mathews names as trustees for his grandchildren. The hill included in his home farm was ever since been called "Captian's Hill." He gave it to his s. Ebenezer, who sold it to Judge Willett in 1738.
  • I. Mary, m. John Wallingford. 1. Ebenezer. 2. John. 3. Dau., m. James Clements; (2) Hon. Thomas Wallingford, for 21 yrs. Judge of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire.
  • II. Thomas, b. April 4, 1674; d. in Bay of Campeachy, April 26, 1699.
  • III. John.
  • IV. Sarah, m. Edward Cloutman.
  • V. Elizabeth, m. Samuel, son of Judge Thomas Edgerly. Hon. James H. Edgerly of Rochester, Judge C. C. Pleas, is 5th in descent.
  • VI. James, b. April 7, 1662; m. Rose Pinkham.
  • VII. Ebenezer, g. f. of Hon. Wentworth Tuttle of Maine, Counsellor and Senator.
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  • 'Full text of "Items of ancestry"
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/itemsofancestry00inrobi/itemsofancestry00inrobi_djvu.txt
  • [The early portion from the Tuttle Family of New Hampshire, by Charles Wesley TuTTi.E, A.M., Ph.D., member of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society.]
  • John Tuttle died intestate in May or June, 1663, leaving a widow Dorothy and three children. He was probably not far from forty-five years of age at his death. She was appointed administratrix of her husband's estate, and made return to the court June 30, 1663. Although cut off by death in the prime of life, soon after he settled in this wilderness, his personal property inventoried shows him to have been a well-to-do planter. The court decreed a distribution of the estate, reciting in its decree "yt the eldest daughter of the deceased is married and hath her portion already; that the youngest daughter is to have 15 pounds when she comes to the age of 18 years, or be dispossess of on marrying." 'The bulk of the property, consisting of real estate, was given to the only son then living, John,' "when he comes to 21 years of age'." The widow Dorothy was taxed for several years after, but nothing further is known of her, nor is it known whether she married her husband in England or here. Children :
  • i. Elizabeth, ^2 m. before 1663 Capt. Philip Crommett.
  • ii. Thomas, killed by a falling tree in youth.
  • 2. iii. 'John, b. 1046; d. June, 1720.
  • iv. Dorothy, m. Capt. Samuel Tibbetts.
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Judge John Tuttle's Timeline

1646
1646
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
1666
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Age 20
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
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Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
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April 4, 1674
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Dover, NH, USA
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April 7, 1683
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Dover, NH, USA
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Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA