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Elizabeth Tuttle (Matthews)

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Mathews and Elizabeth Matthews
Wife of William Tuttle
Mother of Hannah Welles; John Tuttle; Ann Hurd; Thomas Tuttle, Sr., Immigrant; Jonathan Tuttle and 8 others
Sister of Robert Matthews

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About Elizabeth Tuttle

  • Elizabeth Mathews Tuttle
  • Birth: 1609, England
  • Death: Dec. 31, 1684 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • This memorial was created by the late Earl R. Loose and transferred for management to the current maintainer, Elizabeth's descendant. Mr. Loose claimed, from an unstated source that cannot be found, that Elizabeth was the dau. of Edward Mathews and Elizabeth Nashe, bapt. June 2, 1612 at county Devon, England. The benchmark genealogy of the William Tuttle family published in 1883 includes no statement as to Elizabeth's origins. The center of county Devon in southwest England is some 180 miles from Ringstead in county Northampton NNW of London, which on its face makes Elizabeth's supposed nativity dubious.
  • Most noticeable is Elizabeth's supposed age at death on her gravestone: "Age" 76. In the era in which Elizabeth died, age at death on gravestones consistently stated a person's age using one of the variations of the Latin term "Ætatis," which in Elizabeth's cryptic inscription means she died Ætatis 76 and 75 years old. If this is true, she was born in the year 1609. William and Elizabeth Tuttle had no son named Edward who would have been named for his purported maternal grandfather. Also, the name Edward is not found among William and Elizabeth's 23 known grandsons that carried the Tuttle surname. Thus, Mr. Loose ascribed the wrong parentage to Elizabeth and his claim of Elizabeth's maiden name, birth date and location have been deleted from this memorial. One would reasonably assume the name of Elizabeth's father is the name of one of her seven sons not named Simon. But which one?
  • By 1631, Elizabeth m. William Tuttle, s. of Simon Tuttle and Isabel Wells of Ringstead, Northamptonshire. Per my study of some 500 early New England ancestors and related family, in the 1600s it was rare that the first child was born more than 10-11 months after the wedding night. That William and Elizabeth Tuttle's first child was bapt. in December 1631 is highly suggestive that they married by early 1631. For a summary of the 12 children, see the memorial for their father.
  • Per the New Haven, Conn. vital records, "Elizabeth Tuttle widdow dyed ye 30th day of Decembr 1684." Her gravestone marker uses the pre-1752 numerical date of "31:10:1684", meaning she d. the "31st day of the 10th month (Dec.) 1684." The 31st day is used in this memorial as the date of her death.
  • Revised 3/19/2012
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • William Tuttle (1607 - 1673)
  • Children:
    • John Tuttle (1631 - 1683)*
    • Ann Tuttle Hurd (1633 - ____)*
    • Thomas Tuttle (1634 - 1710)*
    • Jonathan Tuttle (1637 - 1705)*
    • Joseph Tuttle (1640 - 1690)*
    • Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards (1645 - ____)*
    • Simon Tuttle (1647 - 1719)*
    • Benjamin Tuttle (1648 - 1677)*
  • Inscription:
  • Age 76:31:10:1684
  • Elisabeth Tutle
  • Per George F. Tuttle: The Descendants of William & Elizabeth Tuttle (1883, Vol. I, p. LX), Elizabeth's stone formerly included the following partial epitath:
  • The blest live af [as]
  • They are: the blest
  • That live at Rest
  • Burial: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 8395040
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8395040


  • SOUTHCOTT, Elizabeth
  • b. 1612 Mohunsawtrie, Devonshire, England
  • d. 30 DEC 1684 New Haven, New Haven, CT.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1 JAN 1626/7 England
  • Spouse: TUTTLE, William
  • b. 26 DEC 1607 Northamptonshire, England
  • d. 16 JUN 1673 New Haven, New Haven, CT.
  • Children:
    • TUTTLE, John
    • TUTTLE, Ann
    • TUTTLE, Hannah
    • TUTTLE, Thomas
    • TUTTLE, Jonathan
    • TUTTLE, David b. 7 APR 1639 Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass. d. MAY 1693
    • TUTTLE, Joseph
    • TUTTLE, Sarah
    • TUTTLE, Elizabeth
    • TUTTLE, Simon
    • TUTTLE, Benjamin b. 29 OCT 1648 New Haven, New Haven, CT. d. 13 JUN 1677 Milford, New Haven, CT.
    • TUTTLE, Mercy
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_275.htm#66


  • 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)
  • https://archive.org/details/descendantsofwil01tutt
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n68/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • .....................................................................Age.
  • 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
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n70/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n120/mode/1up
  • 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. contain 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.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n138/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n140/mode/1up
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle died Dec. 30, 1684, aged 72 years. She had been living with her youngest son, Nathaniel, who, at court held in New Haven, July 28, 1685, prsented her will, but "the other children objected and the court would not allow it." The inventory (App. 603), taken Feb. 3, 1685, by Moses Mansfield and John Alling. It indicates a ladylike refinement in apparel and household appointments. That she was a faithful and true wife and mother we have good reason to believe. All her twelve children were reared to maturity amid privations, dangers and trials, of which the mothers of the present day can hardly form a conception, and which very few indeed would have the courage to face or the strength to endure. In her widowhood, heavy afflictions were added to her weight of years, but the religious faith and hope which she publicly professed in her youth, no doubt supported her as nothing else could do through all the dark and troubled way, and unto the end. 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. .... etc.
  • Her grave stone was removed with the others in 1821, from the Old Green to the Grove street cemetery, and it now stands in the row along the north wall of that enclosure. A part of the inscriptions is still plain; a part is obscure by the crumbling of the stone, and a part is entirely gone. Some "Old Mortality" has recently retouched the letters, and brought out a few that were before uncertain. It is still but a fragment, like a faint and broken whisper from the far distant and still receding past:
      • Age: 76: 31: 10: 1684
      • Elizabeth Tutle
      • The: blest: live: af
      • They: are: the: blest
      • That: live: at: Rest
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil01tutt#page/n142/mode/1up
  • Children of William and Elizabeth Tuttle
    • I. John Tuttle, b. 1631; m. Nov. 8, 1653, Kattareen Lane (per. dau. of John, who was of Milford, 1640, and d. 1689, leaving good est. He received house and lot in East Haven from his f. by deed 1661. He sold it next year to John Potter, blacksmith, and about same time sold, according to Dodd, to wid. of Wm. Ludington, land at Stony River, which was a part of his patrimony. In these conv. he is called jun. At court in N. H., Nov. 23, 1662, John Tuttle requested that he might have liberty to purchase some land of the Indians beyong Chestnut Hill. He d. Nov. 12, 1683. Inv. (english pound)79 adm. given to sons John and Samuel, the other chil. to have their parts as they came of age.
    • I. Hannah, b. Nov. 2, 1655; m. Nov. 7, 1672, Samuel Clark.
    • II. John, b. Sept. 15, 1657; m. May 29, 1689, Mary Burroughs.
    • Mr Davenport's Record.
    • III. Samuel, b. Jan. 9, 1659-60; m. June 1684. Sarah Newman.
    • IV. Sarah, b. Jan 22, 1661-2; m. Sept. 10, 1685, John Humiston.
    • V. Daniel, twins, b. April 13, 1664.
    • ....Mary, twins.
  • The above last four children "Sister Tuttle, wife of John Tuttle, had bap. March 23, 1666."
    • VII. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, bap. Nov. 21, 1666; m. John Read, jr., of Norwalk.
    • VIII. David, b. Nov. 14, 1668; m. Nov. 24, 1698, Mary Read.
    • IX. Susanna, dau. of John Tuttle, d. Oct. 1683.
    • X. James Tuttle, on jury in N. H., in 1703, who prob. enough was s. of John, and whom, therefore, I placed in the list of his chil. as 10. though it is uncertain. There was a Benj. Tuttle of N. H. bap. in Milford, 1671, also a s. of John, per., but I find no far. men. of him.



  • New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=NfksAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1877&lpg=PA1877#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg.1877
  • (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.


  • Elizabeth Matthews
  • F, d. 30 December 1684
  • Father Edward Mathewes
  • Mother Elizabeth Nashe
  • Elizabeth Matthews was christened at Digswell, Hertford, England. She married William Tuttle, son of Simon Tuttle and Isabel Wells, in 1629 at England. Elizabeth Matthews died on 30 December 1684 at New Haven, New Haven, CT; Age 76.
  • Family William Tuttle d. Jun 1673
  • Children
    • 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
  • From: http://www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p9.htm#i272



  • (At least one problem with this tree is Elizabeth Mason is only five years older then her son Richard Tuttle. Cp)
  • http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.genealogy.medieval/2006-04/msg00031.html
  • 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.
  • Children:
  • 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, exused 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
  • From: http://www.oocities.com/tiggernut24/Readyhough/tuttle.html


source: 30. Donald L. Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 1922-1932, 3 volumes.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)


Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 346, 1881


Elizabeth Matthews and William Tuttle had 12 children. One, Benjamin axed his sister to death and was executed. Another, Mercy, axed her 17 year old son to death in 1691. Another, Elizabeth, was the grandmother of Johnathan Edwards.


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Elizabeth Tuttle's Timeline

January 30, 1612
Exeter, Devonshire, England
March 14, 1612
of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
March 14, 1612
Of, New Haven, New Haven, CT
March 14, 1612
Of, New Haven, New Haven, CT
March 14, 1612
Of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
March 14, 1612
Of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
August 17, 1623
Age 11
Exeter, Devon, England
December 8, 1631
Age 19
Ringstead Co, Northhampton, England
January 20, 1632
Age 19
Northamptonshire, England