Saturday, July 23, 2011

Surname Saturday: New Information on the Wife of JOHN HUTTON, Quaker, of Lupton, Westmoreland (now Cumbria) Co England, and County Cavan, Ireland

Thanks to several intrepid researchers, including two who found original records in Cumbria Co England, we now have the correct name for the wife of JOHN HUTTON, the Quaker, who migrated in about 1658 from Lupton, Westmoreland Co (now Cumbria Co) England to County Cavan and later possibly County Meath in Ireland, and who was the father of THOMAS HUTTON, also a Quaker, of Rainstown, County Carlow, Ireland.  Several of THOMAS' children emigrated to Chester Co Pennsylvania in the early 1700s.

The go-to source for this family has always been the book, "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania," by Albert Cook Myers, which was originally published in 1902.  This book has detailed information on THOMAS HUTTON and his family, including genealogical notes, transcribed letters, THOMAS' signature, and more.

For years now, researchers have speculated that the wife of THOMAS' father JOHN HUTTON  was someone named RACHEL LADBURNER.  It is unclear exactly where that information originated, and that surname has proved impossible to research.

Finally with the Lupton Parish records, and Kendal Monthly Meeting records, it is clear that the wife of JOHN HUTTON was named ELIZABETH.

According to the Kendal MM records, JOHN & ELIZABETH had a daughter named SUSANNAH HUTTON born 1st month, 29th day, 1653;   a daughter named MARGARET HUTTON born 7th month, 30th day, 1655, and a son THOMAS HUTTON born 2nd month, 7th day, 1657.

THOMAS & MARGERET's births are also noted in the Lupton parish records.

Many, many thanks to record sleuths Maurice and Tony for locating and copying these, and to Bernice for so kindly sharing them with me!!

Have  a great day!


© Betty Tartas  2011


Joan said...

Gotta love those angels of genealogy!! Some of the nicest and most helpful people in the world.

Betty said...

From Maurice Hutton r.e. the 2nd photograph, which I listed as a parish record:

"The photograph you displayed is a page from a book that is a Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Quakers belonging to the Preston Patrick Meeting. Another page in the same book records the birth of Margaret (who is older)."

Betty T