John Sutton, Sr., of Rehoboth

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John Sutton, Sr., of Rehoboth

Birthplace: Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Sutton and Sarah Sutton
Husband of Julian Sutton
Father of John Sutton, Jr.; Elizabeth Sutton; Hannah Sutton; Mary Sutton; Ester Bowen and 2 others

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Immediate Family

About John Sutton, Sr., of Rehoboth

John Sutton was born in 1593 in Attleborough, Norfolk, England.  (One source shows is birthplace as Rehoboth, Bristol, England.)  John’s parents were Henry SUTTON  and  Sarah TILDEN. He was the grandson of Theron SUTTON. He was an only child. He arrived with his family in 1638 on the ’Diligent‘. John died on 1 Jun 1672 in Rehoboth, Mass.

Bef 1620 John married Julian ADCOCKE, daughter of John ADCOCKE & Elizabeth ELDRED, in England. Julian died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 4 Jun 1678; she was 80. Buried on 4 Jun 1678 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Born bef 11 Feb 1598/1599 in Attleborough, Norfolk, England. At the age of <1, Julian was baptized in Attleborough, Norfolk, England, on 11 Feb 1598/1599. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Anglican Church.

They had the following children:

  1. 2 i. JOHN (ca1617->1691)
  2. ii. Hannah (Died Young). Born in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA. Hannah died in Oct 1642 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA.
  3. iii. Mary. Born ca 1626. Mary died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, on 4 Nov 1703; she was 77. Mary married John FITCH.
  4. iv. Nathaniel.
  5. v. Esther. Esther died bef 6 Nov 1688 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Buried on 6 Nov 1688 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. On 4 Mar 1656/1657 Esther married Richard BOWEN, son of Richard BOWEN & ? ?, in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. Born ca 1631. Richard died in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, bef 25 Mar 1722/1723; he was 91.
  6. vi. Anne. Ca 1626 Anne married John DAGGETT Jr..
  7. vii. Margaret. Margaret married Joseph CARPENTER.


  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. page 721. John [1] (-1672) & Julian ? (-1678); in Eng, b 1621; Hingham/Rehoboth

discussions about his wife===

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


(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’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. The will of former Attleborough resident John ADCOCKE of Great Ellingham, dated 12 October 1638, names (among others) “Stephen Payne my sonn in lawe” 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 Adcocke’s granddaughter and legatee Elizabeth Sutton was presumably named after his wife (Julian’s 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 Sutton’s known or supposed children and grandchildren.

ID: I4885

Name: John SUTTON

Sex: M

Birth: 1593 in Of Rehoboth, Bristol, England

_RIN: 550


Death: 1 JUN 1672 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts

_RIN: 550


_UID: D9E6910A2293B24B9394210FB5F5213563D9

_RIN: 550 1

Change Date: 27 SEP 2005 at 14:18:32

Father: George SUTTON b: 12 APR 1613 in Tenterton, Kent, England

Mother: Sarah TILDEN b: 13 JUN 1613 in Tenterton, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Juliana LITTLE b: 1595 in Of Rehoboth, Bristol, England

Married: 11 MAR 1636


Margaret SUTTON b: ABT 1635 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts


Title: FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File

Abbrev: FamilySearch

Note: Weeks - Atherton - Carpenter


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John Sutton, Sr., of Rehoboth's Timeline

Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Age 24
Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Age 26
Age 31
Age 33
Attleboro, Norfolk, England
Age 33
Attleborough, Norfolk, England
November 30, 1637
Age 44
Rehoboth, Bristol, MASS, USA