The Tuthill Family

The Tuthill Family of the United States originates from Henry Tuthill, Sr. , and Henry Tuthill, Jr., the immigrant, who came to New England in the 1630s. I am descendend through Henry, Jr., son John, son Daniel, son Daniel, son John*, son Daniel B., son Silas Purdy, daughter Alice Orilla Tuthill who is my ggGrandmother.

The Tuthill family has a dual connection as well: Henry, Jr.’s daughter Ann, daughter Ann Corey, daughter Phoebe Dominy, daughter Phebe Corwin married John Tuthill*.

Alice Orilla Tuthill was born the 7th of May, 1848, in Randolph, McLean Co., Illinois. She married William Gaylord YOUNG. The Young family moved to Lake Co., California in the mid-1800’s, after William was injured in the Civil War. Their family is known for the 200+ acre farm they operated outside of Kelseyville, and the introduction of Pear Farming to Lake Co.

Alice Tuthill Young

For the Tuthill genealogy, visit the Complete Tree at Rootsweb.


HENRY TUTHILL, son of John Tuthill was of Tharston, Co. Norfolk, Eng. was born in 1580.  He will dated March 20, 1618 was proved April 20, 1619 mentions his father John Gooch, wife Alice and five children.  The Church Register of St. Mary’s, Tharston contains the entry of his burial on March 26, 1618 and records the baptism of all his children.” Frost, Josephine C. “Yates-Terry Genealogy”, Film #1020788, pg. 79.

The Tuhill Co. book says:  The parish register of Tharston, Norfolk, Co, England, has this:  that Henry Tuthill of Thorston, son of John Tuthill of Saxingham, married Alice.  They had a child John baptized Oct. 25, 1607, William, baptized Oct. 29, 1609, Henry, baptized June 28, 1612.  Had daughters Alice and Elizabeth, who came from England in 1635 in the vessel called ‘The Planter.’

Henry came to Hingham, Mass., in 1637, sold his property there and removed to Southold.  John (brother of Henry) came to Hingham also in 1637.  He was a widower, and after a few years returned to England, where he married a second wife and settled at Weybread, Suffolk So., Eng., where he left descendants.  William, the other brother, came to New Haven, married wife Elizabeth.


Much of this information was provided by Paul Brown, a Tuthill Family researcher, who is currently updating Alva Tuthill’s book on the Tuthill family. Most of the notes & source information on this lineage is also from Paul, unless otherwise noted


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