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John Sutton, of Hingham & Rehoboth

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Great Snoring, Norfolk, England
Death: June 1, 1672
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sutton and Dionis Sutton
Husband of Julian "Judeth" Sutton
Father of Ens. John Sutton; Elizabeth Sutton; Mary Fitch; Anne Daggett; Judith Sutton and 3 others
Brother of Margaret Walker

Occupation: Came over on the Diligent, embarking June 1638 in Ipswich, England, and arriving in Boston on August 10, 1638, destination Hingham.
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About John Sutton, of Hingham & Rehoboth

Biography

John Sutton, of Hingham & Rehoboth was born before July 24, 1594 in Great Snoring, Norfolk, England and baptized there on July 24, 1594. His parents were John Sutton, a miller, and his wife Dionis (Clements) Sutton.

John Sutton came over on the Diligent with his wife and children, embarking June 1638 in Ipswich, England, and arriving in Boston on August 10, 1638, destination Hingham.

John had married Julian "Judeth" (Adcocke) Sutton on October 22, 1620 in the parish of Eaton St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Together they had the following children:

  1. Ens. John Sutton; bp. Great Snoring 7 Oct. 1621.
  2. Elizabeth Sutton; bp. Great Saxham, Suffolk, 25 May 1623.
  3. Mary (Sutton) Fitch; bp. Great Saxham 10 Aug. 1625.
  4. Anne (Sutton) Daggett; b. ca. 1627.
  5. Judith Sutton; bp. Attleborough 27 Nov. 1629; bur. Great Snoring 20 July 1631.
  6. Esther (Sutton) Bowen; bp. Great Snoring 1 April 1632.
  7. Margaret (Sutton) Carpenter; bp. Attleborough 30 Nov. 1637.
  8. Hannah Sutton. b. probably between 1638 and 1642 in Hingham, Mass.; d. there 13? Oct. 1642

He died on June 1, 1672 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America. On June 3, 1673, Julian Sutton, widow, the late wife of John Sutton, of Rehoboth was granted letters of administration with Nathaniel Paine to adminnester the estate of said Sutton. On that same day the court payed a legacye to Goodwife Sutton of 5 pounds.


Update April 2018

He was not the son of Henry Sutton, of Attleborough

From The English Origin of John1 Sutton of Hingham and Rehoboth, Massachusetts by Eugene Cole Zubrinsky (Winter 2018) link

John Sutton was baptized on 24 July 1594, the son of John and Dionysia/Dionis (Clements) Sutton.


Notes

discussions about his wife

Most researchers believe that John married Julian Little (c1595-1678), daughter of Francis Little in Attleborough, England about 1616.

BUT

(Thanks to Eugene Cole Zubrinsky for this research. For more details, see his article, Julian adcocke, Wife of John1 Sutton of Hingham and Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and Their Family forthcoming in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.).

Daniel Cushing, a contemporary of John SUTTON at Hingham, records that Sutton, with wife and four children, came from Attleborough on the Diligent in 1638. Immediately above the Sutton entry, Cushing lists Stephen Paine and his family, from Great Ellingham [adjacent to Attleborough In Norfolk], as passengers on the same ship. The will of former Attleborough resident John ADCOCKE of Great Ellingham, dated 12 October 1638, names (among others) Stephen ayne my sonn in law and grandchild Elizabeth Sutton.

Julian Adcocke married John Sutton early enough to have had daughter Elizabeth with him by 1638 Although this does not guarantee that she was also the mother of his daughter Margaret (birth/baptismal date unknown), it does make it likely. John Adcock granddaughter and legatee Elizabeth Sutton was presumably named after his wife (Julians mother). Since grandparents names were usually given to children early in the birth order, Elizabeth was probably older than Margaret. If so, logic dictates that Julian was also Margaret's mother Nevertheless, the name Julian does not appear among any of John Suttons known or supposed children and grandchildren.

Comment: a daughter Judeth named after her mother died young.

1638 On Board the the Ship Diligent

From http://huskey-ogle-family.tripod.com/ancestorarchives/id46.html

In 1638 while Hannah was still a baby (or perhaps not yet born) and John, Jr., was already a man of 21 years, the Suttons decided to move to America. They were part of a group of 133 passengers who traveled to Ipswich, the capital of Suffolk County in SE England, and booked passage on the ship Diligent, captained by John Martin of Ipswich. [2]

Ref: page 62 of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume XCI, 1937.[2]

Daniel Cushing, a contemporary of John Sutton's at Hingham, records that Sutton, with a wife and four children, came from Attleborough on the Diligent in 1638. Immediately above the Sutton entry, Cushing lists Stephen Paine and his family, from Great Ellingham [adjacent to Attleborough, in Norfolk], as passengers on the same ship.

Paine is named in the 14 October 1638 will of John Adcocke as "Stephen Payne my sonn in lawe" along with "Elizabeth Sutton my grandchild." [13]

Absent from the Diligent were Elizabeth, who stayed behind, and Judith, who probably had died by then. [11]

The passenger list is one reason for confusion about the children. The ship lists John, wife, and four children. Hoping to provide specifics, early biographers went to other sources for the childrens names. At least one or more listed John, Jr children as John, Sr offspring. John, Jr., at age 21 would probably not have been listed as a child on the ship. In addition, his marriage took place in America; he did not bring children or a wife with him on the Diligent.[2]

Rehoboth

When John and his family moved to Rehoboth in 1642, it is believed that he was probably a follower of Rev. Newman, but there might have been other reasons for the family's move. In 1643 after the move, John, Sr., deeded his house in Hingham to his son John, Jr. John, Jr., had remained in Hingham where he married and had a family of his own. He and his family lived on his fathers former property. Esther, Anna, and Margaret remained with their parents until they married. Hannah was 5 years old when the family moved. She died that year and was buried in Rehoboth. Many researchers note that John his wife, and one daughter were buried in Rehoboth.

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John Sutton, of Hingham & Rehoboth's Timeline

1594
July 24, 1594
Great Snoring, Norfolk, England
July 24, 1594
Great Snoring, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1621
October 7, 1621
Age 27
Great Snoring, Norfolk, England
1623
May 25, 1623
Age 28
Great Saxham, Suffolk, England
1625
August 10, 1625
Age 31
Great Saxham, Suffolk, England
1627
1627
Age 32
Great Saxham, Suffolk, England
1629
November 27, 1629
Age 35
Attleborough, Norfolk, England
1632
April 1, 1632
Age 37
Great Snoring, Norfolk, England
1637
November 30, 1637
Age 43
Attleborough, Norfolk, England