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|Born: Abt 1619 Dutton, Cheshire, England
|Married: Abt 1647 Billerica, Middlesex, MA
|Died: 22/Jan/1686-87 Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, Biographical--genealogical By William Richard
Cutter, American Historical Society 1916
Thomas Dutton, son of John Dutton, was born in Chester, England, and is first
mentioned in connection with his father as being in Dorchester, Massachusetts,
in 1630. He lived for a time in Reading, moving thence to Woburn, and in 1675
was a resident of Billerica. In addition to his court record, previously
mentioned, there is an extract from the minutes of a meeting of the selectmen of
Billerica and a committee of militia, held August 8, 1675, concerning the
Garrison house which names him and his son John. His son Thomas was with the
expedition sent from Natick in 1677, was "shot through the side of my belt and
through my left knee and fell down not able to help myself."
Thomas Dutton married (first) Susan , who died in 1684, aged fifty-eight. He
married (second) November 9, 1684, Ruth, daughter of William Hopper. His first
four children : Thomas, Mary, Susannah and John, were born in Reading, the last
five : Elizabeth, Joseph, Sarah, James and Benjamin, at Woburn, the last named
born February 19, 1669. The Duttons of Cavendish and Jeffrey, New Hampshire, are
descended from Thomas and Susan Dutton.
Most of the New England Duttons are traced back to Thomas. He lived in
Reading, Ma until 1657, then Woburn, Ma 1658-68, then removed to Billerica, Ma
1669 where he was listed still living with his sons Thomas & John in 1775.
Middlesex Co. Records, vol. 1 pg 239 1668 action of slander against
Michael Bacon Jr., who accused him of being a thief. 22 citizens of
Reading testified Dutton had " lived amongst us in the Town of Reeding for the
space of 7 years thereabouts."
In 1661 he was convicted of beating his wife, though both denied it . In 1668,
1668 he sued Michael Bacon for slander after the latter accused him of being a
thief. Bacon also asserted that Dutton had been notorious in the town of
Reading. In the trial, Dutton presented an endorsement, signed by 22 citizens of
Reading , that he had lived there for 7 years and in good character and not been
known to take anything that wasn't rightfully his. There was also a statement
signed by 15 residents of Woodburn stating that Dutton had lived there "near ten
years" and had been held in good repute. He won the suit. That list of 15
is Josias Convars, Samuel Convars, William Johnson, Mathew Johnson, James
Convars, John Broockets, Thomas Peirce, Samuell Walker Sr., John Russell Jr.,
Henry Broockes, Isack Broockes, EdwardWin, Richard Gardener, John Russell
Sr, and John Carter.
He was accepted as an inhabitant of Billerica,1669 Nov.20