About William Tuttle
'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)
- Passengers By The Planter.
- April 24, 1635, These underwritten names are to be transported to New England in the Planter, Nicholas Travice, Master, bound thither, the parties having brought certificates from the minister at St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, and attestation from the justice of the peace, according to the Lords' order.
- [Signed] Richard Fenn, Alderman.
- John Tuttell, a mercer....................................39
- Joan Tuttell....................................................42
- John Lawrence.............................................17
- William Lawrence......................................... 12
- Maria Lawrence............................................. 9
- Abigail Tuttell.................................................. 6
- Symon Tuttell................................................. 4
- Sara Tuttell..................................................... 2
- John Tuttell..................................................... 1
- Nathan Haford, servant to John Tuttell..........16
- George Gidding, husbandman....................... 25
- Jane Giddings................................................ 20
- Thomas Carter, 25, Michael Williamson 30, servants to Geo. Giddings..
- April 6, more for the Planter.
- Richard Tuttell, husbandman..........................42
- Ann Tuttell.......................................................41
- Anna Tuttell.....................................................12
- John Tuttell......................................................10
- Rebecca Tuttell............................................... 6
- Isabella Tuttell, (supposed mother of Richard) 70
- 'William Tuttell, husbandman............................26
- 'Elizabeth Tuttell...............................................23
- John Tuttell.......................................................3 1/2
- Anna Tuttell......................................................2 1/4
- Thomas Tuttell........................................... 3 months
- Marin Bill..........................................................11
- It appears from the above list that three distinct families of Tuttles came together in the Planter. Of these, John settled in Ipswitch, Mass., Richard settled in Boston, and 'William in New Haven.
- 'Prior to the embarkation on the Planter in April, 1635, we have no positive knowledge. The usual time of a voyage from Gravesend to Boston was about ten weeks. He arrived with his family about the first of July. About a year later "Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttell united with the church in Boston July 24, 1636."* There are two subsequent entries on the church record: "Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttell brought to be baptized a son Jonathan, July2, 1637," and "Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttell brought to be baptized a son David, April 7, 1639." The colonial records of Mass., of New Haven and of Conn. conatin in a few scattered fragments nearly all that is known of William Tuttle, From these, however, we are able to form some idea of his social position, associations, circumstances, employments and of his general character.
- 'In the passenger list of the Planter he is called "husbandman." The distinction between a husbandman and a farmer was, the husbandman was a proprietor and tilled his own acres: the farmer was a leaseholder and paid rent. It appears, however, from a petition on file in the Secretary of State's office in Boston, that he was a merchant, and this might be partly inferred from his joining Mr. Eaton's company, many of whom had been engaged in commercial perseits in the old country, and whose purpose was to found a commercial city in the new. The petition is as follows, without date: "To the right worshipful Thomas Dudley, Esq., and to the magistrates and deputies of this General Court, now in Boston assembled. The humble petition of Major Nehemiah Bowne, Edward Tynge, William Tutthill, Joseph Youngs, William Payne, John Milam and James Oliver, with divers others, being merchants and owners of the ketch, called the Zebuton, now belonging to Ipswich." Abstract of Petition. __Intend to send the said ketch to the Indies and ask for two guns to arm her. This is refused.__ Mess. Arch., Vol 60, p. 168.
- 'The corporation is now a great landed propietor. Hence a peculiar interest attaches to this, its first acquisition of real estate. It is now 243 years since its purchase from the Indians, during which period it has been held by but five proprietors, viz; Joshua Atwater, 16yrs.; William Tuttle and heirs, 30 yrs.; Hester Coster, 5 yrs.; the First Church of New Haven, 26 yrs.; Yale College, 166 yrs.
- 'On this very spot where William Tuttle lived and died, his great-grandson, Jonathan Edwards, studied, taught and achieved his "great and excellent tutorial renown." It is now and long has been the chosen gathering place of the students, where at leisure hours, they meet for general purposes or for social intercourse.
- 'The exact date of his death does not appear. It was in the early days of June, 1673. The record of his inventory follows immediately after that of Benjamin Ling, which was taken June 6, 1673. ....
- 'Court, Jun 8, 1674, Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttoll said; "My late husband, Mr. Wm. Tuttoll of New Haven sold unto John Jones of New Haven 60 acres of outland near Stony River, being part of his 2d division, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttoll, wid. and relict and lawful administratrix of deceased, desired it might be recorded to Joane Jones, wid. of John.
- 'Signed, E. (Her mark).
- '........No will or mention of will has been found, and it is probable that he made none, his wid. calling herself his lawful administratix, and that he died suddenly.
- 'The name of Elizabeth was a favorite one among her children and later descendants, especially in the line of her namesake and daughter, while that of William (singularly) was not given to any of the eight sons, and to but one of the numerous grandsons.
- Children of William and Elizabeth Tuttle
- I. John, b. in England, 1631; m. Kattareen Lane.
- II. Hannah, b. in England, 1632-3; m. 1649 John Pantry; (2) June 23, 1654, Thomas Wells, jr.
- III. Thomas, b. in England, 1634-5; m. May 1661, Hannah Powell.
- IV. Jonathan, bap. in Charlestown, Mass., July 8, 1637; m. Rebecca Bell.
- V. David, bap. in C., April 7, 1639. In 1659 he was complained of in New Haven for not carrying arms. He settled in Wallingford, Conn., where, in 1685, he had lot No. 16 on the e. s. of Main St. During the latter years of his life he was an invalid, and was cared for by his brother Thomas, in pursuance of an agreement by which, as consideration, David conv. to Thomas his whole est., which included, besides other prop., two acres in the Governor's quarter, and four acres in the Nack. He d. unm. in 1695. After d. of Thomas, some acct. betw. David and Hannah, the widow of Thos., were adjusted by adms.
- VI. Joseph, bap. in New Haven, Nov. 22, 1640; m. May 2, 1667, Hannah Munson, A double wedding -- his sister Mercy m. same day to Samuel Brown.
- VII. Sarah, bap. in N. H., April 1642; m. Nov. 22, 1663, John Slauson.
- VIII. Elizabeth, bap. in N. H., Nov. 9, 1545; m. Nov. 19, 1667 Richard Edwards.
- IX. Simon, bap. in N. H., March 28, 1647; m.
- X. Benjamin, bap. in N. H., Oct. 29, 1648; d. unm. June 13, 1677, w. his prop. to his bro.-in-law, Richard Edwards, who subsequently conv. it to the bros. of Benj.
- XI. Mercy b. April 27, bap. May 19, 1650; m. May 2, 1667, Samuel Brown.
- XII. Nathaniel, bap. Feb. 29, 1652, then called "of Branford church;" m. Aug. 10, 1682, Sarah Howe.
'Full text of "Americana"
- Ranking among the foremost of New England families, but belonging inseparably to the history and development of Connecticut s the" Tuttle family. Branches of the ancient English family, however, were established throughout the New England Colonies in the early part of the seventeenth century. None of these have attained the distinction and note of the Connecticut Tuttles. Scions of the house have wielded large power in the industrial and commercial growth of Connecticut, and have achieved notable places in the professions and in the divine calling. The early Tuttle family played a prominent part in the public life of the Connecticut Colony, and the name is found with great frequency in important places in early Colonial registers. The early Tuttles were leaders of men, and later generations have not relinguished the prestige of the early family. The Tuttles of today are an honored and notable race.
- The surname Tuttle is of most remote antiquity, and its origin has been traced to the god Thoth or Toth on the Lower Nile in Egypt, vestiges of whose worship some antiquarians believe to have existed in early England. This would naturally give rise to numerous places dedicated to the worship of the god. At all events, we find throughout England "Totehills," which at the date of authentic history were hills with a good lookout against the enemy's approach. The eminent authority, Charles Wareing Bardsley, in his "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames." states the origin of the surname to have been in the ancient Totehill, and makes no mention of an earlier origin in the worship of Thoth. In support of this, he draws attention to the fact that we still use the verb "tout" or "toat" in the sense of spying about.
- When the adoption of surnames spread over England. Toathill. Tootle, Tothill, Tootol, Tottle, Tootehill, Tuthill, Toutill and Tuttle appeared as surnames which had their origin in the place name "Totehill" and we find instances of the name in the very early registers. The first appearance of the name in Colonial America is in the year 1635. Numerous immigrants left the mother country and were" the founders of large families. On the good ship "Planter," in 1635, came John, Richard and 'William Tuttle, from the parish of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, bringing with them their families'. John Tuttle, who is recorded as a mercer, aged thirty-nine years, according to the passenger list of the "Planter," settled in Ipswich; he was in Ireland in 1654, and probably died there, for his wife went to Carrickfergus, and wrote on April G, 1657, that he died on December 30, 1656.
'William Tuttle of New Haven : an address delivered at the Tuttle gathering, New Haven, Conn., September 3d, 1873 / /c by Joseph F. Tuttle (1873)
'New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
- (I) 'William Tuttle, with his wife Elizabeth and their children, were passengers on the ship "Planter" ....... He died in the early part of June, 1673, and his widow died December 30, 1684, at the age of seventy-two years, having lived for sometime with her youngest son, Nathaniel. Their children were: John, born in England, 1631; Hannah, 1632-33; Thomas, 1634-35; Jonathan, mentioned below; David, baptized in Charlestown, April 7, 1639; Joseph, baptized in New Haven, November 22, 1640; Sarah, November 9, 1645; Simon, March 28, 1647; Benjamin, October 29, 1648; Mercy, may 19, 1650; Nathaniel, February 29, 1652.
- 'William Tuttle1
- M, d. June 1673
- Father Simon Tuttle b. 1560, d. 15 Jan 1630
- Mother Isabel Wells b. c 1565, d. c 1635
- 'William Tuttle Emigrated on ship Planter in 1635. He Parentage of William uncertain. He was christened at Ringstead, Northampton, England. He married Elizabeth Matthews, daughter of Edward Mathewes and Elizabeth Nashe, in 1629 at England. William Tuttle died in June 1673 at New Haven, New Haven, CT.
- Family 'Elizabeth Matthews d. 30 Dec 1684
- Jonathan Tuttle d. Oct 1705
- David Tuttle d. May 1693
- Joseph Tuttle+ d. Sep 1690
- Sarah Tuttle d. 17 Nov 1676
- Benjamin Tuttle d. 13 Jun 1677
- John Tuttle+ b. c 1631, d. 12 Nov 1683
- Ann Tuttle b. 1633
- Thomas Tuttle+ b. Dec 1634, d. 19 Oct 1710
- Elizabeth Tuttle b. 9 Nov 1645, d. 1679
- Simon Tuttle+ b. 28 Mar 1647, d. 16 Apr 1719
- Mercy Tuttle b. 27 Apr 1650, d. a 1695
- Nathaniel Tuttle+ b. 24 Feb 1653, d. 20 Aug 1721
- 1.[S63] Unknown author, The American Genealogist.
'Early families of Wallingford, Connecticut By Charles Henry Stanley Davis
- 'William Tuttle, his wife and three children, and a brother John came from Devonshire, England, in the ship Planter, as passengers, and were registered April, 1635. John was born in 1596, and settled at Ipswich, Mass.; he left numerous descendants. William's age was put at twenty-six years, his wife Elizabeth's at 23 yrs., John, their eldest child, at 3 1-2 yrs., Ann, 2 1-2 yrs., and Thomas at three months. Mrs. Elizabeth united with the church in Boston, July 24, 1636, and brought to be baptized a son, Jonathan, July 2, 1637, and another, David, April 7, 1639. Soon after, the family re- ............
- 1. For collateral branches, see Cothren's Hist. Woodbury, Conn., 723-7; Dodd's Hist. East Haven, Conn., 156-8; Hall's Hist. Rec. Norwalk, Ct., 2-3-241, 267-269, 281-290, 297; Hudson's Hist. Lexington, Mass., 248, 249; N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg., VIII, 132-42; Otis's Gen. Otis Family; Savage's Gen. Dict., IV. 350-2; Wyman's Hunt Family Hist., 529.
'Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ..., Volume 2 By Lewis publishing company, Chicago
- Pg. 482
'History of Essex and Hudson counties, New Jersey, Volume 1
- Pg. 371
- (At least one problem with this tree is Elizabeth Mason is only five years older then her son Richard Tuttle. Cp)
- SOMEONE'S PERSONAL TREE
- Pedigree summary
- >>>>>F.>GEN.6/Humphrey TOTEHYLL b: 1482
- >>>>E.>GEN.5/Thomas TOTEHYLL b: 1506 d: AFT 1544
- >>>>>F.>GEN.6| \ Maud b: 1485
- >>>D.>GEN.4/Richard TUTTLE Toothill Totehyll b: 15 Jun 1530 d: 11 Mar 1588/1589
- >>>>E.>GEN.5| \Elizabeth MASON b: 1526
- >>C.>GEN.3/Symon 'Simon Thomas' Toothill TUTHILL b: 1560 d: 15 Jun 1630
- >>>>>O.>GEN.6| | /John SOUTHCOTT b: 1477
- >>>>M.>GEN.5| | /Thomas 'Lyncoln' SOUTHCOTT b: 1507
- >>>>>O.>GEN.6| | | \Johanna HANKEFORD b: 1485
- >>>D.>GEN.4| \Elizabeth Lyncoln SOUTHCUTT b: BET 1534 AND 1537 d: 1589
- >>>>>N.>GEN.6| | /John BARNHOUSE b: 1485
- >>>>M.>GEN.5| \Grace BARNHOUSE b: 1515
- >>>>>N.>GEN.6| \Margaret KIRKHAM b: ABT 1500
- >B.>GEN.2/'William TUTTLE b: 4 Dec 1607 d: 16 Jun 1673
- >>>>H.>GEN.5| | /John WELLS b: ABT 1500
- >>>G.>GEN.4| | /John WELLS b: 1537
- >>C.>GEN.3| \Isabel WELLS b: 1565 d: 1635
- >>>G.>GEN.4| \Jennet LAWTIE b: BET 1540 AND 1550
- >GEN.1Hannah (aka Anna) TUTHILL
- >>J.>GEN.3| /Edward MATTHEWS b: 1592
- >B.>GEN.2\'Elizabeth MATTHEWS b: ABT Feb 1611/1612 d: 30 Dec 1684
- >>>>L.>GEN.5| /Robert NASHE b: ABT 1550
- >>>K.>GEN.4| /Robert NASHE b: ABT 1572
- >>J.>GEN.3\Elizabeth NASHE
- This above extensive pedigree is from Dan Stonecypher
- I saw one claim more than 10 years ago that Elizabeth Matthews was of nobility/royalty descent. I wrote to that man who was living on island west of Seattle, Washington for proof of it and got instead, request that I pay him for research.
- W. David Samuelsen
- The Tuttle story is one of my qualifying stories for Rootsweb's International Black Sheep Society
- After checking out the citations that people sent me, as much as I could get ahold of them, mostly TAG, and a couple of citations, I never did get ahold of the Prindle book, I found that documents such as wills establish that the Tuttles were of Northampton. My sources, as well as a summary of the disproven roots cited in older Tuttle genealogies in the United States, are below.
- Ringstead Tuttles
- This is the true Tuttle lineage. The material is a little confusing.
- Here is the version I put together;
- Third Generation
- Symon, about 1560 Ringstead d 1630.
- Richard (see below) 'William (see below)' John (named in Simon's will, possibly the individual below) Thomas (the Thomas I couldn't identify with 'William b abt 1609 who I didn't know where he went yesterday' were Thomas teh son of Simon, and William Tuttle the emigrant - from Jacobus's version. 'William was not known to be born in 1607, not 1609, until his baptismal record was found at Ringstead'. Simon of Burton Latimer, co Northampton, buried 14 Dec 1630 at Burton Latimer, m by license (why, significance?) Peterborough, dated, Mar 1616/17 Alice Jamse who was bapt at Burton Latimer 30 Jan 1591/2 and bur there Jan 1623/4, dau of Wm James. Simon m (2) Burton Latimer 26 Jun 1624, Katherine Brabooke, dau of Richard and Joan Brabooke of Burton Latimer.
- Fourth Generation
- 'The following is actually William Tuttle, son of Simon, b 1607, as follows - from Jacobus. I previously had trouble placing who this was. More people than me think that this is two separate people, because peoples' web pages have a separate and distinct William b abt 1609 placed in various places on the family tree. Greene explains that before William Tuttles baptismal record was found that shows him born in 1607, he was thought to have been born in about 1609. The date and place of death makes it clear that this is the same William Tuttle as William the son of Simon.
- - 'William b abt 1609, d in New Haven, CT, 1673, m Elizaabeth b England abt 1609-12, d New Haven, 12/30/1684, aged 76 (gravestone). Settled in Boston, MA, where his wife joined the church 1636. He moved to New Haven in 1639, early enough to be an initial signer of the agreement that created it.
- 'William Tuttle b 24 Dec 1607 Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England, bapt Ringtead, Northamptonshire England 26 Dec 1607. d New Haven, CT Jun 1673. Married Elizabeth ____. Quite a number of these web sites identify her as Elizabeth Mathews, none of them say where they got it, I am suspicious because as you can see above, Elizabeth Mathews is the name of a woman who married the much earlier William Tuttle, sheriff and lord mayor in Devonshire, she daughter of a Welsh aristocrat. He d New Haven, CT, 30 Dec 1684.
- 'He had an estate rated for 450 (pounds, shillings?) well above average size, his name often appears in records as busied in small affairs of the town, on committees and boards of arbitration, but never elected to public office or ran for public office. Fined in 1646 for falling asleep on the watch.
- 'He went to Boston 1645, w first three children, in Boston to 1639, two more children, to Davenport 1639, one of first signers of orignl compact that founded Conne4cticut. (Price has Elizabeth b 1645 Ringstead, Simon b 1641 New Haven, Simon, Benjamin and Mercy b 1647-50 New Haven. Nathaniel b 1651 Ringstead.
- 'William was much employed in public affairs. Titled "Mr." . Wealthy for his times. All of his sons and daughters married into the first families of the day. Elizabeth may have been related to Robert Hill or to his first wife; they tried to get custody of the youngest stepchild from the second wife after her husband died, and she didn't particularly seem to want the child. Pictures of Tuttle descendants from this couple, from George F Tuttle's Tuttle genealogy are on my Tuttle picture page ; they looked strikingly like Amzi Allen and a number of his immediate descendants.
- 1. John b 1631 m Catharine or Cattarina Lane 11/8/1653. , dau of John, of Milford,
- 2. Ann/ Hannah b 1633 nothing known of her Behling has her b 1633 d 1696 Tuttles in America has her with children d Hartford CT Her memorial stone with the Welles family. m John, Pantry 1649. "He was the largest and tallest man of his time in Hartford, of strong mind and estimable character. The following children, as well as marriages to John Pantry and to a Wells, are traditionally attributed to this Ann/ Hannah. But Greene argues that these two marriages and these children belong to Hannah the daughter of Richard Tuttle, William's brother.
- 3. Thomas b 1635 m Hannah Powell 5/25/1660 d 10/19.1710 a cooper, gauger and packer, juryman, constable, excused from training on account of gout 1689 (only 29 years old)
- 4. Jonathan b 7/2/1637 m Rebecca Bel; d 5/2/1676
- 5. DAvid b 4/7/1639 d 1693 (Behling): Non Compos Mentis. died age 53.
- 6. Joseph b 11/22/1640 m Hannah Munson 5/2/1667 d 9/1690 My own direct ancestor
- 7. Sarah b 4/1642 m John Slauson 11/22/1663 d 11/17/1676 She was murdered by her brother, Benjamin, who chopped her head apart with an axe, during a quarrel. Possibly it was about their dead father's considerable property; he said "he was afraid whe would do to him what he had done to her", whatever that meant. Her children testified that he came into her house carrying an axe and repeatedly struck her head with it, saying something about "I will teach you to Scold" and something they couldn't understand. Before this time, Sarah was a flirt, repeatedly in trouble for making out. In 1660, William Tuttle Sarah's father complained against Sarah and Jacob Murline for kissing and making out on a storage chest. The law provided for a fine aganist anyone who drew the attentions of a maid or maid servant without the permission of her parents, master, or guardians. This was not often enforced; William Tuttle was one of the few who went to such lengths of thinking they owned their children! "Mr. Tuttle pleaded that Jacob had endeavored to steal away his daughter's affections." (SAm Behling) The governor reported that Sarah had flirted and made out with Jacob in his house at a wedding. The court fined either of them 20 shillings, characterized their behavior as sinful and evil and Sarah's as bold, ordered both of them to mend their ways, and ordered Jacob to stay away from virgins. It seems Sarah's mother had told her not to keep company with him.
- 8. Elizabeth b 11/9/1645 m Richard Edwards 11/19/1667 d 1688 became ancestor of Puritan Revivalist Jonathan Edwards. Elizabeth had a premarital affair with her husband, and also with another man, such that there was doubt about who was the father of her first child. There was a lawsuit, and Elizabeth and Richard were fined for sleeping together before marriage, and Richard was found to be the father. In any case, there was trouble concerning Elizabeth caring for the child, and her father ended up raising it. Elizabeth for some reason refused to sleep with her husband for years, resulting in an at first unsuccessful bid to divorce her. For one thing, he wanted to marry Mary Talcott, who had been fined for fornication with him. At his second effort, Richard argued that he was afraid of Elizabeth. "It became clear that Elizabeth herself was, at times, not in her right mind, and often threatened to murder her husband while he was asleep." Richard was granted the divorce, married Mary Talcott, and had six children. Nothing further is known of Elizabeth.
- 9. Simon Tuttle b 1647 d 1719 m Abigail Beach. A founder of Wallingford,CT m Abigail Beach, dau of John Beach of Wallingford d 8/1722 had three children.
- 10. Benjamin b bef 10/29/1648 New Haven, CT d CT 6/13/1677 age 28. "Died"? Hmmm. I like the way genealogies omit information. He was tried, convicted, and executed for murdering his sister with an axe. He came into her house one evening, and, in front of her children sitting at the table, beat her on the head with an axe while saying something only partially intelligible about "I'll teach you to scold!"
- 11. Mercy b 1650 m 5/2/1667 Samuel Brown, son of Francis and Mary EDWARDS Brown She was accused at age 14 of stealing and drinking liquor. She chopped her 17-year-old (?) son, Samuel Jr, to death with an axe as he lay in his bed. Her husband said she had seemed rational, but the day before, she said she would have the children buried in the barn, because "dreadful times are coming". He said she had "slept but little for two or three nights before". Joseph Brown, age 24, testifed that she had thrown scalding water at him and he thought her "much out of her head". Mercy's sister Simon Tuttle and his wife thought she had seemed distracted "that morning and before". Mary Moss testified that "Mercy came to their house a little before the sad accident and wished Mr. Moss to look after her husband". Neighbors testified they had come to her house for fire and when she came out with it, she went down the hill towards the swamp seeming distracted. In jail, she seemed distracted, seemed much grieved at having given offense to someone who knew nothing of it. Those who took her to New Haven for trial testified that she seemed "shaken in her understanding". Though her attorney pleaded insanity, the jury found her guilty, and the judge sentenced her to die. It wasn't a popular verdict, the town felt she should be exonerated on the basis of insanity. But confusion resulting over the removal of the governor from his office allowed Mercy to escape execution.
- 12. Nathaniel b 1652. d Aug 20, 1721, Woodbury m Aug 10, 1682 New Haven, CT, Sarah Howe
2205. William Tuttle. Born ca 1609 in Ringstead, Northamptonshire. William died in 1673 in New Haven, CT.30,74
William Tuttell 26, his wife Elizabeth 23, and children Jonathan 3 1/2, Ann 2 a qr, and Thomas 3 months, boarded the Planter 6 Apr 1635 and arrived in Boston 7 Jun 1635.
William married Elizabeth Matthews, daughter of Edward Matthews & Elilzabeth Nashe. Born in 1613 in Exter, Devonshire, England. Elizabeth died on 30 Dec 1684 in New Haven, CT.30 Buried in City Burial Ground, New Haven.
Their children include:
7912 i. John Tuttle (ca 1631-12 Nov 1683)
7913 ii. Hannah Tuttle (ca Jan 1632/3-9 Aug 1683)
7914 iii. Thomas Tuttle (ca 1634/5-19 Oct 1710)
7915 iv. Jonathan Tuttle (ca 1637-1705)
7916 v. David Tuttle (ca 1639-1693)
7917 vi. Joseph Tuttle (ca 1640-Sep 1690)
7918 vii. Sarah Tuttle (ca 1642-17 Nov 1676)
7919 viii. Elizabeth Tuttle (ca 1645-)
7920 ix. Simon Tuttle (1647-16 Apr 1719)
7921 x. Benjamin Tuttle (ca 1648-13 Jun 1677)
7922 xi. Mercy Tuttle (27 Apr 1650-aft 1695)
7923 xii. Nathaniel Tuttle (24 Feb 1652-20 Aug 1721)Married 1629 England.
1. 30. Donald L. Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 1922-1932, 3 volumes.
2. 74. “New Haven Vital Records.”
3. Paul Herbig. email: email@example.com
William Tuttle. Born ca 1609 in Ringstead, Northampton, Eng.24 William was baptized in Ringstead, Northampton, Eng. on 29 Oct 1609. William died in 1673 in New Haven, CT.1,19
William married Elizabeth Matthews, daughter of Edward Matthews & Elilzabeth Nashe. Born in 1613 in Exter, Devonshire, England.24 Elizabeth died on 30 Dec 1684 in New Haven, CT.1 Buried in City Burial Ground, New Haven.
They had the following children:
417 i. John (ca1631-1683)
418 ii. Hannah (1632-1683)
419 iii. Thomas (1634-1710)
420 iv. Jonathan (ca1637-1705)
421 v. David (ca1639-1693)
422 vi. Joseph (ca1640-1690)
423 vii. Sarah (ca1642-1676)
424 viii. Elizabeth (ca1645-)
425 ix. Simon (1647-1719)
426 x. Benjamin (ca1648-1677)
427 xi. Mercy (1650->1695)
428 xii. Nathaniel (1652-1721)
Researched by: BettyLou Boysen Rocklin CA firstname.lastname@example.org, rec'd from Muriel Johnston 11/15/2001.
Name: William TUTTLE1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
Birth Date: 24 Dec 160714,2,15,16,17,18,6,19,20,21
Birth Place: Ringstead, Northamtonshire, England
Baptism Date: 26 Dec 160722,7,23,24
Baptism Place: Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England
Baptism Memo: Parish Register Ringstead, County Northants, 1607 Willm Tootel, l sonne of Symon Tootell was batized this 26t, h of December.
Residence Date: 16354 Age: 27
Residence Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Residence Date: 16364,25 Age: 28
Residence Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Residence Memo: Chosen surveyor. In this same year,he was granted libarty to build a windmill there on what is now called Town Hill but then was called Windmill Hill because of his construction.
Land Purchase Date: 163826 Age: 30
Land Purchase Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Land Purchase Memo: Deed recording purchase of land from George Griggs.
Residence Date: 4 Jun 16394,27,25 Age: 31
Residence Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Residence Memo: William Tuttle and his family joined the New Haven group. "Mr. William Touttle" was one of the 111 signers of the New Haven Co, lo, NY Fundamental Agreement.
Land Purchase Date: 164128 Age: 33
Land Purchase Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Land Purchase Memo: Purchased the property of Edward Hopkins (subsequent governor of Connecticut) in Governor¹s Quarter - bound by Grove, State,Elm & Church Streets.
Land Purchase Date: Feb 165229 Age: 44
Land Purchase Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Land Purchase Memo: His December 1651 request for "some meddow w¹ch lyes upon Stony river.." and he was granted 4 1/2 acres provided he continue to live in the New Haven plantation and did not sell it.
Land Purchase Date: May 165630 Age: 48
Land Purchase Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Land Purchase Memo: William Tuttle purchased from Joshua Atwater, his house, barn & home lot; 10 acres of land in the Yorkshire Quarter; 28 acres in the Neck; 5 acres in the East Meadow, and 40 acres of upl, an, d in the second division. This property became the Tuttle Homstead; William and wife, Elizabeth, lived there the remainder of their lives.
Land Purchase Date: bef 165930 Age: 51
Land Purchase Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Land Purchase Memo: William Tuttle acquired land in North Haven which belonged to the estate of the late Governor Theophilus Easton. This is assumed to be the land that his son Thomas settled about 1670.
Death Date: bet Mar -Apr 167331,2,32,33,34,6,7,35,36,37 Age: 65
Death Place: New Haven, Connecticut
Death Memo: He died intestate. The entry for him in the New Haven Vital Records appears without a date. The record preceeding his is dated 20 February 1672/1673 and that following, 27 April 1673. Since he was a member of a commitee making a report on 10 March 1, 672/16, 73, he probably died suddenly between thse last two dates.
Occupation: Husbandman of Ringstead; merchant 26
Occupation: 1636 - Proprietor of Charlestown, Massachusetts 4
Occupation: Mercentile - he was one the the persons active in supporting the attempts Of New Haven Colony to establish a trading post at the mouth of the Delaware River.26
Father: Simon (Symon) TOOTILL (TUTTLE) (~1560-1630)
Mother: Isabel WELLS (~1565->1635)
Marriage Date: 1631
Marriage Place: Northamptonshire, England
Marriage Memo: The evidence points to the fact that Elizabeth & William were married at the beginning of the year that we would now call 1631 (at that time, the last month of the year was February), since their first son was born December 1631. William would have been about 23, older than most first marriages of his time, but he was the fourth born son of Symon Tuttell and may have had fewer young ladies to choose from.
We know he donated land to Yale College because his G Grandson, Rev. Jonathan Edwards history says "The summer of 1723 was devoted to theological studies at my father's house. In the fall I went to New Haven to receive the degree of Master of Arts. I was elected a tutor of Yale College and continued in this position two years. The only real estate then belonging to the college of Yale, was the old homestead of William Tuttle on which had been erected its first building".
This later was known to be the very spot where Edwards studied, taught, and won his great and excellent tutorial renown. Elizabeth Tuttle, the grandmother of Edwards, had passed the years of her childhood and youth, until as the wife of Richard Edwards, she removed to Hartford and became the ancestress of a glorious posterity, even though not revered during her life, but thought to be crazy by many in the community & eventually divorced by her husband Richard Edwards. Their posterity has reflected, perhaps, more luster, it is said, on the name of Yale, "than that of any pilgrim to these shores from the landing on the Plymouth Rock!"
Came to New England aboard the Planter with two other Tuttle families: John who setteld in Ipswitch and Richard who settled in Boston. Recorded in the ship’s record is William, husbandman, age 26, Elizabeth, age 23, John, age 3 1/2, Anna, age 2 1/2 and Thomas, age 3 months when they set out. A girl age 11 named Maria Bill was also with them. John and Richard were probably brothers (although John supposedly died in Ireland) and Jacobus (in Hale, House) says their mother Isabel accompanied them as well.
Elizabeth joined the church in Boston 24 Jul 1636. The family had two sons baptized in Boston in the early years, Jonathan and David. They moved by 1640 to New Haven.
The profession of “husbandman,” listed on the passenger list, indicates he likely owned land, but he may also have been a merchant, as that was the profession of most of the other men in the company aboard ship. William is later listed as a creditor to a man named George Griggs in 1638 - along with John Tuttle, indicating a possible connection of some sort. On June 4 1639, the planters of Eaton’s company gathered in Mr. newman’s barn and signed the Church Covenant for the Quinnipiac Colony. William’s name is on the list. In 1656 William Tuttle bought of Joshua Atwater his original allotment, large house, barn and other lands. This land, siguated at the corner of Chapel and College Sts, later became the first lands of Yale College. Other records in New Haven attest to his continued involvement in civic affairs, including when he took the Constable’s oath in March 1666/7.
His children were not exactly known for being models of decorum. His daughter Elizabeth was fined for being with her husband before they were married when a child was born less than 9 months after the wedding. Her husband (Richard) later found out it wasn’t his child, and sued her for divorce. The town fathers didn’t grant it and he brought the petition again in 1691. By this time he needed the divorce to marry another woman, who had already been fined for laying with him. The divorce records say Elizabeth had committed adultery on several occasions and was no longer really right in the mind. The divorce was granted and there are no further records of Elizabeth. (On a somewhat ironic note, Elizabeth and Richard were the grandparents of puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards.)
Daughter Mercy, who married Samuel Brown, killed her 17-year-old son Samuel Jr. with an axe in the summer of 1691. Her husband at first claimed she seemed rational, but others testified to her “distracted” state. She was indicted for murder on October 1, 1691 and eventually sentenced to death. However, due to confusion resulting from the deposing of Edmund Andros as colonial governor, she escapted the death penalty.
William himself was apparently involved in an incident in 1660 where his daughter Sarah was prosecuted for “sinful dalliance” with Jacob Marlain. They were accused of sitting on a chest and kissing for half an hour, in front of witnesses. There was a law that basically allowed a father to charge a young man with stealing away his daughter’s affections. The two were found guilty and admonished sharply by the court. Sixteen years later, Sarah was killed by her brother Benjamin, who hit her on the head with an axe (there’s a nice gruesome description in Connecticut court records). Benjamin was tried and convicted of murder and was hanged June 13, 1677.
The "Homestead" whcih William Tuttle purchased of Joshua Atwater was sold, in 1717, to the trustees of Yale College, who immediately began the erection of the first college building. Over 400 descendants of William Tuttle have graduated at Yale. (Reverand James Harvey Tuttle, D.D.: a memoir by Marion Daniel Shutter)
Notes for WILLIAM TUTTLE: William Tuttle came with the first settlers of New Haven in 1639. In 1656 he bought of Joshua Atwater his house, homelot and barn in the Yorkshire Quarter between land of Thomas Johnson and that of Mrs. Constable's. The Tuttle Homestead was the only land owned by Yale College for nearly 30 years. In the 243 years from the first purchase of it from the Indians, it was held by five proprietors, Joshua Atwater 16 years, Hester Coster 5 years, First Church of New Haven 26, Yale College 166 years. Mr. Tuttle and Mr. Gregson were the first owners of land in East Haven. Thomas Tuttle's lot adjoined his father's on the south. In seating the Meeting House the first seat near the pulpit was the seat of honor, this was given to William Tuttle. He had 12 children born and raised in the old Homestead. William settled in Charlestown, at the age of twenty-six years; he was prominent in New Haven as early as 1647. and held many important positions.
Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 346, 1881
William was born on December 24, 1607 in Ringstead, Northamptonshire and was baptized there on December 26. William, his wife, Elizabeth Mathews, three children, and a brother John came to New England in the ship Planter in 1635. William's age was put at twenty-six years, his wife Elizabeth's at 23 years, John, their eldest child at 3 1/2 years, Ann, 2 1/2 years, and Thomas at three months.
They first settled in Boston, where his Elizabeth joined the church on July 24, 1636. They removed to New Haven in 1639, early enough for William to become one of the 16 original proprietors. He subscribed to the Fundamental Agreement of that plantation on June 4, his name being one of the sixteen to which the Secretary when he copied the document into the record book accorded the prefix of respect "Mister."
He resided in that part of the town now called North Haven, and was there in 1659, on land that belonged to the estate of Governor Eaton. He was a subscriber to the compact for the settlement of East Haven. In the list of planters and estates wrongly headed 1643 in the printed copy, but which must be placed about 1640, his family consisted of seven persons and his estate was rated at £450, well above the average size.
William was the equal, socially, of any of the colonists, yet though his name often appears in the records as busied in the small affairs of the town, on committees and "boards of arbitration," he was never elected to public office nor, apparently, ran or put himself forward for office. One interesting record notes that "Mr. Wm Tutle" was fined in 1646 for falling asleep at the watch-house.
There was a connection between the Tuttles and the family of Robert Hill, for after Hill died in 1663, there were negotiations for Hill's widow (a second wife) to give up her interest in her youngest Hill stepchild and for the Tuttles to raise him, "Mrs. Tuttle being next akinne." Perhaps Elizabeth Tuttle was aunt or a much older sister or Robert Hill or of Hill's first (unknown) wife, whose children were born between 1647 and 1659. On June 7, 1664, "Mr. Tuttle informed the Court, that his Cousin, Widdow Hill, had come to tearmes of agreemt." At the same court, Mr. Tuttle showed his humanity by making a plea in behalf of a young girl who had been found guilty of pilfering and other mischief. He said "that though her sin had been very great yet he did much pitty her & would doe her all the good he Could & he therefore desired the Court would shew her what favour they could & that she might be in such a place & family where she might enjoy the meanes of grace & be well educated for the good of her soule: The Court told her that shee sees how her unkle is affected towards her for her soules good" and proceeded to sentence "That shee be publikely & severely whipped to morrow after Lecture, that others may heare & feare & doe no more soe wickedly." How this girl, Azuba Lampson, was related to the Tuttles, is not known. She was the orphan daughter of Thomas Lampson, who died December 28, 1663, by his unknown first wife. Her mother may have been a sister of Elizabeth Tuttle. Perhaps William felt empathy because of what his own daughter, Sarah, experienced in the courts.
William died in June 1673 at the age of 64 years. His death was apparently unexpected because he was in court only two weeks before his death completing a land transaction, and because he left no will. His estate was valued at £440.
Elizabeth Tuttle died December 30 1684, aged 76 years. She had been living with her youngest son, Nathaniel, who, at a court held in New Haven, July 28 1685, presented her will, but the other children objected and the court would not allow it. The inventory, taken February 3, 1685 by Moses Mansfield and John Alling. Her tombstone was removed with the others in 1821 from the Old Green in the Grove street cemetery of New Haven, and it now stands in the row along the north wall of that enclosure. A part of the inscription is still plain: a part is obscure by the crumbling of the stone, and a part is entirely gone.
In her widowhood, Elizabeth faced several family crises which very few would have the courage to face or the strength to endure. Although many of William and Elizabeth Tuttle's descendants are famous for intellectual brilliance, some of their own children became noted for homicidal insanity.
"Three hundred and fifteen years ago the watchman on Beacon Hill above the little village that was Boston, saw on the far horizon what has been hoped for over many weeks. It was the ship Planter and as it landed amid the welcoming people, who were never far from starvation in those early days, there came ashore William TUTTLE and his wife, Elizabeth, first of the name to reach the shores of America. Of their children we know that a son Simon had a son who became known as Deacon Timothy and Timothy had among others, a son whom he named Gershom, and three following generations used the name. A great-grandson of Deacon Timothy, after serving in the War of the Revolution, came with his family to Vigo county."
Terre Haute Tribune, June 22, 1947
William Tuttle came from England and settled in New Haven, Connecticut in 1635. His first three children were born in England.
-------------------- "Husbandman of Ringstead, Northants" William Tottil
William TUTTLE115 <sources.htm>,116 <sources.htm>,584 <sources.htm> was born on 26 December 1607 in Ringstead Northampton England. He was christened on 29 October 1609. He was christened on 29 October 1609 in Of, Ringstead, Northampton, England. William was buried in June 1673 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. He died on 16 June 1673 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 1LTR-Z1 Came to Boston in the 'Planter' in April 1635, at age 26 with his wife Elizabeth 23, and children John, Ann, and Thomas. He is by tradition said to have come from Co. Northampton. His wife joined the church 24 July 1636 and brought Jonathan and David to be babtized.Source says three families of this name came from the parish of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He was granted liberty to build a windmill at Charlestown in 1636 and was a proprietor of that town. He was part owner of a ketch "Zebulon" of Ipswich. He and John own land deeded them by George Griggs for debt, and the same gave him a mortgage of house and land on Beacon St. in Boston after he moved to New Haven in 1650. They were among the first settlers at Stoney River, about the year 1645.
Much information has been written on the family of William and Elizabeth Tuttle and is accesible at most major libraries. Sarah (Tuttle) Slauson was murded by her brother Benjamnin, and Mercy (Tuttle) Brown murdered her year old son. Also another part to the story was the birth of a daughter to Elizabeth (Tuttle) Edwards shortly after her marraige to Richard Edwards, the child's father was Joseph Preston, who was accused of it and called Elizabeth insane. http://www.theharmons.us/harmon_t/b1836.htm
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-------------------- Came from Devonshire 1635
Find A Grave HAS THE WRONG INFORMATION FOR THE TWO HANNAH/ANN TUTTLES, DAU. OF RICHARD TUTTLE & WILLIAM TUTTLE. OTHER SOURCES HAVE THE HUSBANDS REVERSED.
William Tuttle's Timeline
December 26, 1607
Ringstead, Northampshire, England
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Tharston, Norfolk, England
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Of, Ringstead, Northampton, England
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Tharston, Norfolk, England
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Of, Ringstead, Northampton, England
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Tharston, Norfolk, England
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Tharston, Norfolk, , England Or Of, Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England
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