John Cutting
(Abt 1600-After 1684)


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John Cutting

  • Born: Abt 1600, England
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: After Sep 1684, Northampton Co., VA


On Jan 3 1642/43 John Stuttson deposed in open court that being at work up Mr. Charltons ground did hear John Cuttings tell John Knight carpenter saying it was long of you that I came for Virginia you promised to free me so the said Knight replyed saying I will perform my promise so imediately the said Knight departed and went to Mr. Yardley's house and at his return home this deponent being at work in the said ground up the frame of the house did hear the said Knight tell the said Cuttings saying I asked Mr. Yardley's advice concerning thy freedom and Mr. Yardley (Argoll Yardley Esquire) gave me advice therein I haven told him thy case and further this deponent heard the said Knight tell the said Cuttings saying if it bee upon thy conditions that thou are to have all necessaries at the first penny if Mr. Charlton do not perform his promise with you I will set you free for what I do I have advice from Mr. Yardley. In further deposition John Stutson said that Mr. Charlton and John Knight carpenter being at some difference did hear Knight tell Mr. Charlton, I care not to work with you any longer except I might work quietly, whereunto Mr. Charlton answered saying if thou find any fault then go and bring me my monie as I have layed out and I am engaged for and go whether thou will, then Knight answered saying I will do it tomorrow and bring you your monie. Knight did continue in the work for ten days after and then went away and left his work.

John Cutting patented land in 1654 at Northampton Co., VA. It was in this year that the court ordered Nicholas Waddelowe to give John Cudden a deed for land sold him. In 1656 Waddelowe must have applied for a patent before his sale but it was no issued until this year when it called for 350a of hitelaw tract N100 (east of Jamesville) and two years later Nicholas and Amy Waddelowe sold it to John Cutten. Then in 1663 a patent was reissued in his name. In 1681 John and Tabitha Custis and Argoll Yardley united in a deed to John Cuttin for the 350a "as by a pretended Pattent to John Cuttin." Apparently the Yardley heirs had claimed this land as being a part of the Francis Yardley patent and were able to substantiate the claim and secure a payment from Cuttin. In 1686 John Cuttin gave 100 acres to his grandson Bailey Johnson and 3 years later (1689) he gave the remaining 250a to this son William Cuttinge. (NOTE: Since John Cutting deposed that he was age 84 in Sept 1684 it is possible that it was his son John Cutting II that gave the land to his grandson Baily Johnson in 1686 and it was more likely that it was his son John Cutting II that gave the remaing 250 acres to his son William Cutting in 1689.)

John married.

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