John Tuttle 1
- Born: Abt 1596
- Died: 30 Dec 1656, Carrickfergus, 11 miles north of Belfast, county Antrim, Northern Ireland about age 60
John Tuttle was born about 1596 (aged 39 on 2 April 1635), son of Simon Tuttle of Ringstead, Northamptonshire. He married by 1628 Joan (Antrobus) Lawrence, daughter of Walter and Joan (Arnold) Antrobus and widow of Thomas Lawrence.
He was a mercer, yeoman & merchant, with business in Barbados, who brought his family from St. Albans, Hertfordshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the Planter (on 2 April 1635, "a mercer, Jo[hn] Tuttell," aged 39, "Joan Tuttell," aged 42, "W[illia]m Lawrence," aged 12, "Marie Lawrence," aged 9, "Abigall Tuttell," aged 6, "Symon Tuttell," aged 4, "Sara Tuttell," aged 2, "Jo[hn] Tuttell," aged 1, and "Joan Antrobuss," aged 65, were enrolled at London as passengers for New England on the Planter).
They first settled at Ipswich MA but moved to Boston between 1649 & 15 November 1650.
John Tuttle left New England permanently in late 1650, sailing to Southampton and then settling at Carrickfergus, Ireland. His wife followed him to Carrickfergus in 1654.
COMMENTS: On 16 February 1649[/50?], John Tuttle entered into a major business deal, apparently ill-advisedly, which within a few months led to a series of legal entanglements and his permanent departure from New England. The last record found for Tuttle in New England was on 28 December 1650, when William Aspinwall took notice of goods which Tuttle had placed on two ships at Boston. He must have sailed for England very soon after, for on 1 March 1650/1 we find him at Southampton in England, signing a lengthy document designed to get him out of his financial predicament. On 6 March 1650/1, while still at Southampton, John Tuttle wrote a letter to John Gore at Roxbury, presumably as a cover letter for the agreement which had recently been completed. By 22 May 1651, these documents had made their way back to Boston, and, a week later, on 29 May 1651, John Tuttle's wife is seen acting on his behalf at Boston. John Tuttle never returned to New England, and is found by 1656 at Carrickfergus, Ireland.
He died in Carrickfergus, Ireland, 30 December 1656. John Tuttle was brother of RICHARD TUTTLE 1635, Boston and of WILLIAM TUTTLE 1635, Charlestown.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project