Sutton Family of Middlesex County, Virginia
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· ID: I02291
· Name: John Sutton
· Sex: M
· Birth: ABT. 1652
· Death: 1692 in Middlesex County, Virginia
John Sutton, [b.c. 1652]--d.c. [5/2/] 1692, Middlesex
Co., Va. [Described himself as John Sutton, Tailor. Prior to the formation of
Middlesex Co. in 1672, was in Lancaster Co., Va. Between 1665 and 1669, George
Sutton, William Sutton, and Walter Sutton immigrated into Lancaster Co., Va. A
John Sutton resided there in 1666 when he agreed to an administration being
granted to [?] Dudley on the estate of Captain John Williams, late of the
County of Devonshire, England (Lancaster County Order Book 3-15.) m. Elizabeth
Ellis, [d. 10/27/1706], Middlesex Co., Va. [Middlesex Co., Va., and Christ
Church Parish were one and the same, covering the exact area. This parish kept
good records. 1672 John Sutton was employed as a tailor by General Robert
Smith. 2 February 1673 he had a judgment in 2000 lbs tobacco to be paid him
(Middlesex Orders Part 1 - 1673 - 1694, p. 3.) In 1687 John Sutton, Tailor, had
"for a good and valuable consideration" 150 acres of land from Thomas
Dudley and Frances, his wife. (Deeds of Middlesex Co. 1678-1694, p. 301-304).
1687 muster roll, Middlesex Co., to be arm himself for the militia. 1687 paid
by the churchwardens for taking into his home and caring for a "poor
woman." 12 November 1687 paid 2000 lbs of tobacco by order of the Vestry
of Christ Church Parish on condition that he take Frances Worthley from being a
further charge upon the parish (Christ Church Vestry Bk., p. 64).]
Chamberlayne, G.D. The Vestry Book of Christ Church Parish Middlesex County, Virginia 1673 - 1767. Richmond, Va., Old Dominion Press, 1927.
Chamberlayne, p. 19. Nov. 7, 1671. Ordered yt Thomas Sheilding and Jno Sutton servts to Major Genrll Smith be fined each of them 500 lb of Tobacco, for or by reason of either of them a Bastard Childe. And yt they and ye Mothers of theire children be brought to ye next Court held for Midx County by ye Sherif.
Sparacio, Ruth & Sam. Order Book Abstracts, Middlesex Co., Va. 1677 - 1680. McLean, Va., 1989.
Sparacio, p. 12. 6 May 1678. Upon ye Petition of William Young he is discharged from being Constable and John Sutton is appoynted to Succeed him in that Place
Sparacio, p. 64. 2 June 1679. Mr. Thomas Roby is appoynted Counstable in ye place of Jno Sutton.
Hopkins, William Lindsay, Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673 - 1812 and Other Court Papers, Richmond, Va., William L. Hopkins, P.O. Box 7254, 23221, 1989, p. 173. Order Book 2 1680 - 1694.
(p.13) John Sutton on jury: 7 Feb 1680.
Hopkins, William Lindsay, Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673 - 1812 and Other Court Papers, Richmond, Va., William L. Hopkins, P.O. Box 7254, 23221, 1989, p. 186. Order Book 2 1680 - 1694.
(p.317) The following men are to provide a man, horse and armes: John Sutton.
William Armstrong Crozier, Virginia Colonial Militia.
John Sutton listed 1687 as footsoldier in the Middlesex Co. Militia.
Sparacio, Ruth & Sam. Deed Abstracts of Middlesex Co., Va. 1688 - 1694. Deed Book 2, Part II, 3 Dec 1688 - 14 Nov. 1694. McLean, Va., 1989.
Sutton, John 12, 19, 26, 90
[The will of John Sutton, signed in his hand, was dated 2-23-1692 and was recorded 5-4-1692 - proving that he died at some time between these dates. The copy of his will as it appears on page 75, record book 1675-1698 Middlesex County, Virginia is shown below:
I, John Sutton, of Middlesex County, being ill and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, praise be the Lord for the same, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First and primarily I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, trusting in and through his merits of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, and trusting in his pardon and full remission of all my sins and to God made liveth inherit in the Kingdom of Heaven, and my body I committ unto ye earth from which it ---to God.
All this I injoin of my executors herein after nominated:
As for my temporal estate God in his mercy has seen fit to bless me I give and bequeath in manner and form following viz:
Item - I give my land unto my two sons, Christopher and John Sutton, equally to be divided between them and their heirs forever only my son christopher to have first choice. If the one should die the other may inherit the whole of my estate of land thereunto belonging.
Item - I give unto my son Christopher one cow and her increase forever.
Item - I give unto my daughter Michael Sutton one cow and her increase for her and her heirs forever.
Item - I give unto my son John Sutton one brooding yearling to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I give unto my daughter Saffronia two cows only not too good, I reared from the plantation under three years.
Item - I give all the rest of my estate unto my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Sutton to have at her disposition leaving my true and well beloved wife Elizabeth Sutton whole executor.
Signed & sealed in the John Sutton
David Kerrick 2nd May 1692
(mark) Thomas Marston
Hopkins, William Lindsay, Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673 - 1812 and Other Court Papers, Richmond, Va., William L. Hopkins, P.O. Box 7254, 23221, 1989, p. 53. Wills 1675 - 1798 Pts. 1 & 2.
(p.75) John Sutton . . . 23 Feb 1690/2 May 1692 . . . My land to my sons Christopher Sutton and John Sutton. Daughter Michell (?) Sutton. Daughter Casandra Sutton. Exor: Wife Elizabeth Sutton. Wit: David Berrick, Thomas Marston, Thomas Wetherston and John Okeefe.
Hopkins, William Lindsay, Middlesex County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1673 - 1812 and Other Court Papers, Richmond, Va., William L. Hopkins, P.O. Box 7254, 23221, 1989, p. 201. Order Book 2 1680-1694.
(p.552) Probate of Estate of John Sutton, decd., granted to his widow Elizabeth Sutton, executrix. 2 May 1692
[Elizabeth Sutton, widow of John Sutton, d. 27 October 1706 and was buried 1 November 1706 (Christ Church Parish Register, p. 24). It is likely that she was a sister of Edward Ellis who married 1678 and possible that both are descended from Thomas Ellis who was residing in James City County in 1637. (Nugent, p. 69).]
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Ellis