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Elizabeth Tuttle
Birth: 1609, England
Death: Dec. 31, 1684
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

This memorial was created by the late Earl R. Loose and transferred for management to the current memorialist, Elizabeth's descendant. Mr. Loose claimed, from an unstated source that cannot be found by the present writer, that Elizabeth was the dau. of Edward Mathews and Elizabeth Nashe, bapt. June 2, 1612 at county Devon, England. The benchmark genealogy of the William Tuttle family published in 1883 includes no statement as to Elizabeth's origins. The center of county Devon in southwest England is some 180 miles from Ringstead in county Northampton NNW of London, which on its face makes Elizabeth's supposed nativity dubious.

Most noticable is Elizabeth's supposed age at death on her gravestone: "Age" 76. In the era in which Elizabeth died, age at death on gravestones consistently stated a person's age using one of the variations of the Latin term "Ętatis," which in Elizabeth's crytic inscription means she died Ętatis 76 and 75 years old. If this is true, she was born in the year 1609. William and Elizabeth Tuttle had no son named Edward who would have been named for his purported maternal grandfather. Also, the name Edward is not found among William and Elizabeth's 23 known grandsons that carried the Tuttle surname. Thus, Mr. Loose ascribed the wrong parentage to Elizabeth and his claim of Elizabeth's maiden name, birth date and location have been deleted from this memorial. One would reasonably assume the name of Elizabeth's father is the name of one of her seven sons not named Simon. But which one?

By 1631, Elizabeth m. William Tuttle, s. of Simon Tuttle and Isabel Wells of Ringstead, Northamptonshire. Per my study of some 500 early New England ancestors and related family, in the 1600s it was rare that the first child was born more than 10-11 months after the wedding night. That William and Elizabeth Tuttle's first child was bapt. in December 1631 is highly suggestive that they married by early 1631. For a summary of the 12 children, see the memorial for their father.

Per the New Haven, Conn. vital records, "Elizabeth Tuttle widdow dyed ye 30th day of Decembr 1684." Her gravestone marker uses the pre-1752 numerical date of "31:10:1684", meaning she d. the "31st day of the 10th month (Dec.) 1684." The 31st day is used in this memorial as the date of her death.

Revised 3/19/2012
Family links: 
  William Tuttle (1607 - 1673)
  John Tuttle (1631 - 1683)*
  Anna Tuttle Hurd (1633 - ____)*
  Thomas Tuttle (1634 - 1710)*
  Jonathan Tuttle (1637 - 1705)*
  Joseph Tuttle (1640 - 1690)*
  Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards (1645 - ____)*
  Simon Tuttle (1647 - 1719)*
  Benjamin Tuttle (1648 - 1677)*
*Calculated relationship
Age 76:31:10:1684
Elisabeth Tutle

Per George F. Tuttle: The Descendants of William & Elizabeth Tuttle (1883, Vol. I, p. LX), Elizabeth's stone formerly included the following partial epitath:

The blest live af [as]
They are: the blest
That live at Rest
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: Earl R. Loose
Record added: Feb 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8395040
Elizabeth Tuttle
Added by: Roger & Kathleen Hawkins
Elizabeth Tuttle
Added by: Jan Franco
Elizabeth Tuttle
Added by: Heidi Cannon
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To my 9th great grandmother, you are not forgotten. I would love to hear your stories. May you rest in eternal peace and joy.
- Sally Davis
 Added: May. 6, 2015
In honor of my 9th great grandmother.
- Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
Love to my ninth great grandmother.
- gail butler
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015
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