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Bridget Elizabeth Wells (Unknown)

Also Known As: "Bridget Button", "Bridget Tuttle", "Bridgett Burton"
Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Southold, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Death: 1654 (37)
Southold, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Burton Unknown
Wife of Henry Tuthill, Jr. and William Wells of Southold, Long Island
Mother of John T. Tuthill, Sr.; Elizabeth (Tuthill) Johnson; Nathaniel Tuthill; Daniel Tuthill; Sarah Tuthill and 3 others

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About Bridget (possibly Burton) Tuttle - Wells

  • Bridget Elizabeth Burton Tuthill
  • Birth: 1614 Norfolk, England
  • Death: 1650 Southold, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Henry Tuthill (1612 - 1644)
  • Children:
    • Mary Tuthill Horton*
    • John Tuthill (1635 - 1717)*
  • Inscription:
  • Birth: ABT 1614 in Southold,Suffolk,New York -Death: 1649/1650 in Southold,Suffolk,New York -Married: Henry TUTHILL b: 1612 m. 26 APR 1626 in Oysterponds-Orie,Cutchogue,Suffolk,Ny.
  • The historical documents used by the original creator of this memorial listed birthplace as Southold. Others list it as Norfolk, Eng. Anyone with documented proof of location please contact me & include documentation.
  • Burial: Old Burying Ground of First Presbyterian Church, Southold, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 7592078
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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)
  • John Tuthill, came with his brother HENRY about the same time, 1635. He was a widower in 1637. "After a few years." says Charles B. Moore, " he returned to England, where he m. a 2d wife." Settled at Weybread, Suffolk Co., and left descendants there. His brother HENRY was of Higham, Mass., and Southold, Long Island. We propose to give some account of all these families before proceeding with the main object of our work.
  • The late Hon. W. H. Tuthill of Tipton, Iowa, had been for many years prior to his dec. collecting the genealogy of the Southold family.
  • HENRY TUTHILL, with wf. BRIDGET, from Norfolk Co., Eng., was of Hingham, 1637; freeman, 1638; constable, 1640. He sold his property in 1644, and rem. to Southold, L. I. He d. before 1650, and his wf. BRIDGET who had m. WM. WELLS, was also dec.--Savage Gen. Dict.
    • I. Elizabeth, m. Wm. Johnson.
    • II. John, m. Deliverance King.
  • 2. John Tuthill, m. Feb. 17, 1657, Deliverance King, d. Jan 24, 1689-90, in her 49th year. Orient, L. I. i. 4 sons and 2 dau., of whom:


  • Tuthill family of Tharston, Norfolk County, England and Southold, Suffolk County, New York; also written Totyl, Totehill, Tothill, Tuttle, etc (1898)
  • These arms, without the crest, are found in the church of Trowse-with-Newton, Norfolkshire, England, on the tomb of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Roger Dalyson, daughter of William Tuthill, of Newton, Gent., and granddaughter of John Tuthill, of Saxlingham. She died 27 Sept., 1585, in her 19th year.
  • John Tuthill, of Saxlingham, father of Henry, b. in 1580, was perhaps brother of William Tuthill, named above.
    • I. Henry Tuthill, of Tharston, Norfolk Co., England, b. in 1580, 3rd son of John Tuthill, of Saxlingham, m. Alice (Gooch?). His will, dated 20 Mar, 1618, proved 20 April, 1619, in England, mentions John Gooch, father: Margaret Rau, mother-in-law; Ann Woodyard, kinswoman; John Tuthill, brother; wife Alice, and the five children below. The Church Register of St. Mary's Tharston, contains the entry of Henry's burial on 26 Mar, 1618. It also records the baptism of all his children. Issue:
      • i. John, of Tharston, sometime of Southold, in the Colony of New Haven, America, bapt. 25 Oct., 1607, d. in England. "He was a widower in 1637." Both Trumbull's History of Connecticut, and Dodd's Register, mention this elder, or Pilgrim, John Tuthill, as at New Haven in 1640. He was one of the original or earliest settlers of Southold and her first civil magistrate, being appointed "Constable, by the New Haven Court, in 1642 : 6 : 2, for Yennicok," or Southold.
      • "He had no home lot there, and was probably only a temporary sojourner." Savage and Griffin err in calling him the father of John, Jr., b. 1635. as this latter himself states that he was the son of John's brother, Henry.
      • "Pilgrim John was probably identical with John Tuthill, named with Capt. Underhill in 1638-9 at Piscatawa, now Dover, N. H." He returned to England, remarried and left descendants there.
        • (For other John Tuthills, see Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, The Burnam Family, the Tuttle Family and the Descendants of John Porter.)
      • ii. William, of Tharston, England, bapt. 29 Oct. 1609. Could he have been the William Tuthill, aged 26 who came to America in the ship Planter, in 1635, and who settled in New Haven, Conn., in 1639/40? Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, N. J., and Long Island tradition, say that he was; but the descendants of William, of New Haven, believe that their ancestor, the said William, was almost certainly of Devonshire.
      • 2. iii. HENRY, bapt. 28 Jun, 1612.
      • iv. Alice, bap. 24 Sept., 1614.
      • v. Elizabeth, bapt. 9 March, 1616.
  • 2. HENRY TUTHILL (Henry), of Tharston, England, and Hingham, Mass., bapt. 28 Jun, 1612, m. in England BRIDGET __, who came with him to America, survived him, and m., 2nd, William Wells, Gent., of Southold. Lincoln's History of Hingham say HENRY TUTHILL had a planting lot at Broad Cove in 1635, and a house lot in 1637. Cushing's MSS. states that Henry Tuthill and his wife came from Norfolkshire, and settled in New Hingham in 1637. HENRY was Freeman in March, 1638, and Constable in 1640. He sold his lot in Hingham 20 June, 1644, and doubtless came to Southold. Savage states that both HENRY and BRIDGET died before 1650. Children:
    • 3. i. John, Jr., b. 16 July, 1635.
    • ii. Elizabeth, m. in or before 1660, William Johnson, of Centre Island, near Oyster Bay. She and her brother John were wards of William Wells, their stepfather.
    • iii. Nathaniel (possibly), witness as Southold in 1660, and probably the settler of that name, in Elizabeth, N. J., who took the oath of fidelity in 1665. He was lliving in 1695, and owned 153 acres of land.
    • iv. Daniel (probably), bapt. in Hingham, Mass., 30 Aug., 1640. A witness at Southold in 1657; d. there 28 Aug., 1658.*


  • William Wells of Southold and his descendants, A.D. 1638-1878 (1878)
  • He married first, as early as 1653, and perhaps before 1650, Bridget, widow of Henry Tuthill of Southold. Her first husband, a grandson of John Tuthill, of Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, and son of Henry and Alice, of Thorston, in the same county, came with her to Hingham,
  • Mass., in 1637, and thence removed to Southold as early as 1644.* His brother John was doubtless among the first settlers of 1640. Henry and Bridget Tuthill left two children, John, b. 1635, and Elizabeth. The mother appears to have had no issue by her second marriage with William Wells; and it was probably her decease in or before 1654 which brought John and Elizabeth Tuthill under Mr. Wells' guardianship, May 31, 1654, and explains the following entry on the Records of that year : ....
  • He married second, probably about 1654, Mary, or "Marie" as she herself wrote it, whose family name is said to be Youngs. The date of the marriage I infer from the fact that his oldest daughter, Bethia, must have been born about 1655, and was, in all probability, the child of this sec-
  • ond wife ;* and also from the order of the General Court quoted above (1654), which seems likely to have some connection with the second marriage as well as the decease of the first wife. It is much more difficult to ascertain the value of the tradition which calls the second wife Mary Youngs." Thus far I have found nothing to throw any light on the question of her family.(f)


  • Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • The surname Tuthill is spelled also Totyl, Totehill, and Tuttle, and is derived from tot-hill, a mound. Blomefield, the historian of Norfolk, has written of several tumuli near Thetford, Norfolk, England, the largest of which is called tut-hill. These were doubtless raised by the Danes to cover their dead after the battle with King Edmund, A. D. 871. The arms of the Norfolk family are : Or. on a chevron azure, three crescents argent. Crest : A leopard passant, sable, crowned or, on a mound vert. The arms are on the tomb of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Roger Dalyson, and daughter of William Tuthill, in Trowse-with- Newton, Norfolkshire. England ; she died September 27, 1585. aged eighteen. She was granddaughter of John Tuthill, of Saxlingham, father of Henry, mentioned below.
  • (I) Henry, son of John Tuthill, was born in 1580. He lived in Tharston, county Norfolk, England. He married Alice Cooch. His will, dated March 20, 1618, proved April 20, 1619, in England, mentions his father, John Gooch, Margaret Rau, mother-in-law, Ann Woodyard, a relative, John, a brother, wife Alice, and children. He was buried March 26, 1618. Children, baptismal dates: John, October 25, 1607; William, October 29, 1609; Henry, mentioned below; Alice, September 24, 1614; Elizabeth, March 9, 1616.
  • (II) Henry (2), son of Henry (1) Tuthill, was baptized June 28, 1612, in Tharston, England. He married, in England, Bridget ___ , who came with him to America, and married (second) William Wells, Gentleman, of Southold, New York. Henry Tuthill settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. He had a planting lot at Broad Cove in 1635. and a house lot in 1637. Cushing says that he came from Norfolkshire to New Hingham in 1637. He was made freeman in March, 1638, and was constable in 1640. June 20, 1638, he sold his lot in Hingham and moved doubtless to Southold. He died before 1650, and his wife also died before 1650. Children: John, mentioned below; Elizabeth; Nathaniel; Daniel (probably) baptized in Hingham, Massachusetts, August 30, 1640.
  • (III) John, son of Henry (2) Tuthill, was born July 16, 1635, and died at Southold, New York, October 12, 1717. He married there (first), February 17, 1657. Deliverance, daughter of William and Dorothy (Hayne?) Kinge ; she was baptized at Salem, Massachusetts, August 31, 1641, and died at Southold, January 25, 1688-89, aged forty-nine years. He married (second), May 28, 1690, Sarah, probably widow of Thomas Young, and daughter of John Frost ; she died November 8, 1727. He owned much land at Southold. Children by first wife : John, mentioned below ; Elizabeth, born April 19, 1661; Henry, May 1, 1665; Hannah, November 7, 1667; Abigail. October 17, 1670; Dorothy, October 16, 1673, died February 24, 1674; Deliverance, August 2, 1677, died September 17, 1683; Daniel, January 23, 1679; Nathaniel, November 10, 1683; daughter of second wife: Mary, died January 11, 1698-99, aged about eight years.
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Bridget (possibly Burton) Tuttle - Wells's Timeline

April 1616
Southold, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
July 16, 1635
Age 19
Norfolk, England
Age 20
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 22
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
August 30, 1640
Age 24
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 26
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 31
Southold, Suffolk, New York
August 30, 1649
Age 33
Southold, Suffolk County, New York, United States