F: William Guthrie & Lettice Burk & Frances Wilbourn

William Guthrie / Guttery b.1686-1700 – d.1781/2 of Middlesex County, Virginia
m1. Lettice Burk & m2. Frances Wilbourn

CONTENTS:
Origin Theories
The Family of William Guthrie, Lettice Burk, & Frances Wilbourn
Mistaken Identities
Historical Highlights
The Guthrie DNA Project

ORIGIN THEORIES of GFG1A BRANCH F

The location of William Guthrie’s death in Middlesex County, Virginia is the most obvious clue to his potential family origins. That county is home to one of Guthrie Family Group 1A‘s major branches descending from Scottish immigrant John Guthrie and wife Elizabeth Baskett. Residence in Tidewater Virginia does not guarantee admittance to this family. Despite overlapping trees and early published works theorizing connections to several other colonial Virginia branches they are genetically unrelated as determined by YDNA (direct paternal line genetic testing). Rather than automatically assuming a relationship, let’s try to prove it.

The Guthrie-Burk-Wilbourn family connection to GFG1A remains theoretical. We are ‘reverse-engineering’ this connection by using 1 existing Y-DNA test from a probable grandson of John Guthrie and Elizabeth Baskett (matching YDNA), a little documentation, deduction, and some super-glue. Conclusive evidence will only come when a well-documented direct line male descendant of the Guthrie-Wilbourn line produces a Y-DNA test with a matching GFG1A profile.

The current Y-DNA test comes from a descendant of William Guthrie & Mary Magdalene Roark. The participant is a genetic match for the other members of Guthrie Family Group 1A. Since it is believed that this match indicates he is a grandson of John Guthrie & Elizabeth Baskett, or somehow related to the Guthries living in Christ Church Parish, a search through the CCP Register reveals one probable birth/baptismal record. William Guthrie, son of William Guthrie and his 2nd wife Frances Wilbourn born 16 March 1740 / baptized 6 April 1740.

William Guthrie, the potential father of William Guthrie (b.1740), does not have a documented age or date of birth. We know that he lived in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia. His marriages to Lettice Burk and Frances Wilbourn occurred there in 1716 and 1728, respectively. There is no document that specifically identifies a relationship between William and his theorized relatives, John Guthrie and Elizabeth Baskett. At some point he was paid by the community for ‘keeping’ Honoria Baskett, but while that might suggest a connection, it does not reveal what that connection might be.

Before theorizing on the relationship between William Guthrie and John Guthrie, we need to estimate William’s DOB.

William Guthrie’s first marriage to Lettice Burk occurred in 1716 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia, so it is presumed that he was an adult of at least 18 years of age by that date. Since there is no documented age or DOB for William found within the CCP Register, we can attempt a couple of routes to estimate a range for his date of birth.

If at least 18 at his first marriage in 1716, and no more than 70 when his last child was born in 1752, his birth range would be about 1682-1698. – OR – If he was at least 18 and no more than 30 at his first marriage in 1716, his birth range would be about 1686-1698. The first estimate is a little more inclusive, but both methods arrive at approximately the same range.

These dates are exactly within the birth ranges documented for the other children of John Guthrie & Elizabeth Baskett in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia suggesting that William Guthrie is more likely to be a son to John than a brother. He could also be some other form of relative potentially directly immigrating to Virginia. We have no evidence either way. John Guthridge & Rebecca (MNU) had a child named Henry born in 1863. This could potentially be a first marriage for John Guthrie who married Elizabeth Baskett in Christ Church Parish on 6 Feb 1686. Based on the date range estimated for William Guthrie’s birth, he could be an undocumented son of either woman. There is a 10-year gap between the documented births of Elizabeth’s children Masey (1692) and Mary (1702) during which William could have been born.

THE FAMILY of WILLIAM GUTHRIE & LETTICE BURK & FRANCES WILBOURN

WILLIAM GUTHRIE
Parents: Unverified / Potentially: John Guthrie 16__SCT-1702VA & Elizabeth Baskett
Birth Date: 1682-1698
Birth Location: Unknown, believed to be Virginia
Married 1st: Lettice Burk on 24 January 1716 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Married 2nd: Frances Welbourn on 29 November 1728 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Occupation: Unknown, probably a planter
Died: 1781 – 1782 (Will Dated 2 April 1781 / Proved 22 July 1782)
Location: Middlesex County, Virginia
Buried: Presumably in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

LETTICE BURK
Parents: John & Mary Burk
Birth Date: 24 September 1693
Birth Location: Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Children: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (1718), Ann (1722), Rachel (1723)
Died: 26 September 1727
Location: Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Buried: Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

FRANCES WILLBOURN
Parents: Unverified / Potentially: Thomas Wellborn 1640-1702VA & Arcadia Scarborough of Accomack m. 1686
Birth Date: Est. 1702-1713 (No younger than 15 at marriage and no older than 50 at birth of last child)
Birth Location: Unknown, believed to be Virginia, possibly Accomack County, Virginia
Children: Benjamin (1729), Mary (1730), William (1731), John (1735), Frances (1737), William (1740), Margaret (1742), Ann (1745), Lucy (1750), Samuel (1752)
Died: After 1752
Location: Unknown, presumably in Virginia
Buried: Unknown, presumably in Virginia


CHILDREN:

BETTY GUTHRIE
1718-1772 – Daughter of William Guthrie & Lettice Burk

Betty, was born on 20 March 1718 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia to William Guthrie and his first wife Lettice Burk, and baptized on 19 April 1719 [CCPR, p102]. She married Robert Chowning on Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 1735, in the same parish [CCPR, p169]. They were parents to 5 known children. In 1772, she appeared in the Court Records of Carolina County, Virginia, “Betty Chewning defied court summons to appear as witness of the crown.” This is the last known record entry believed to reference this woman. Betty is presumed to have died either by this date or afterward, likely in Caroline County, Virginia. Her husband Robert lived until at least 1783.

Chowning Sons: Charles (1739), Christopher (1740), Robert (1740)
Chowning Daughters: Ruth (1736), Easter (1743)

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes


ANN GUTHRIE
1722-1737 – Daughter of William Guthrie & Lettice Burk

Ann Guthrie was born on 12 September 1722 and baptized 10 days later on 22 September 1722 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, VA, the second of three daughters of William Guthrie and Lettice Burk. She died of unknown causes at the age of 14 on 8 September 1737.


RACHEL GUTHRIE
1723-17__ – Daughter of William Guthrie & Lettice Burk

The youngest daughter of Lettice (Burk) Guthrie was Rachel, who was born on 29 November 1723 and baptized on 3 January 1724. There are no other references to Rachel in the Christ Church Parish records, so it is unknown if she died during infancy or childhood, or grew up to marry. If the latter, it was likely that he lived or settled outside of the Christ Church Parish community as there are no other surviving records.


BENJAMIN GUTHRIE
1729-1780 – Son of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Benjamin Guthrie’s exact DOB is unknown, but we presume it occurred sometime between his parents’ marriage date in 1729 and before the birth of the documented youngest child Samuel in 1752. The identification of Benjamin Guthrie as their son comes from Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book F: Benjamin Guthrie 22 Feb 1780-28Feb 1780 naming his sister Frances Tuggle, Brother John Guthrie of Gloucester, VA, brothers Samuel and William, children of his sister Frances Berry and her husband John Berry, and sister Ann Bristow. The will mentions his parents being alive at the time, but does not identify them by name. It seems apparent that Benjamin Guthrie was unmarried and without any children at the time of his death in 1780.


MARY GUTHRIE
1730-1730 – Daughter of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
An examination of the Christ Church Parish Register shows that their daughter Mary was born on 26 March 1730, baptized 3 April 1730, and died in her infancy only a month later on 5 May 1730. [CCPR, p.187]


WILLIAM GUTHRIE
1731-1732 – Son of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
William Guthrie was born on 7 Sep 1731 and baptized 17 Oct 1731. The 1897 publication of the Parish Register lists William Guthrie’s DOD as 1 Jan 1731 despite listing his DOB as 7 Sep 1731. Since his sister Mary was born in Mar 1730 it is more likely that William’s DOB is correct and that the DOD was 1 Jan 1732.


JOHN GUTHRIE
1735-???? – Son of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
John Guthrie was born on 25 July 1735 and baptized on 24 August 1735 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia. Based on the 1780 will of his brother, Benjamin Guthrie, it is believed that John was living in Gloucester County, Virginia at that time. The 1782 Tax List of Ware, Gloucester, Virginia would appear to apply to him: John Guthrie/Martha Guthrie – 180 acres – 9 Negros, 5 Horses, 12 Cattle – Ware Parish. They had a daughter named Frances (1775) who (possibly) married Charles Roane in Gloucester, Virginia on 31 Jan 1801. No other info. John Guthrie’s DOD is unknown.

Guthrie Sons: None Identified
Guthrie Daughters: Frances Guthrie

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A (unless John also had sons)
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


FRANCES GUTHRIE
1737-1819 – Daughter of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Frances was born on 21 Sep and baptized 2 Oct 1737 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia. She was twice married. First to John Miller Berry, and two years after his death to Griffin Tuggle on 10 Jan 1779. Griffin died in 1807 in Caswell, North Carolina where his estate was probated. Frances died in 1819 and her estate was also probated in Caswell, North Carolina that year. Frances appears to have had 2 sons, William and John. She may or may not be the birthmother of Ann Paschal whom she names in her will. Ann was born in 1763 in Virginia. Her records list her as Ann Tuggle. Her DOB would indicate that Ann is either the daughter of Griffin Tuggle and a previous wife, or the daughter of Frances Guthrie & John Berry having assumed the Tuggle surname of her stepfather prior to her marriage to William Paschal. Griffin had one other son named in his will, a Nicholas Tuggle.

Berry Children: William Berry, John Berry, and possibly Annie Berry/Tuggle
Tuggle Children: None

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: None


WILLIAM GUTHRIE
1740-1809 – Son of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn

On 16 March 1740, William & Frances had another son. He was baptized William on 6 April 1740 in Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia. I believe that this is the same William Guthrie who later married Mary Magdalene Roarke. They lived in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina and purchased property in Chatham County, North Carolina in 1789. Documents mention Samuel Guthrie (see youngest child of William & Frances below). The will of William Guthrie was written in Chatham County, NC on 18 April 1809 naming his wife Mary Magdalene Guthrie, sons Clayborn, William, Beverly and his deceased son German Guthrie whose children were William, John, and Emily.

Guthrie Sons: William (1771), Clayborn (1777), German (1780), Beverly (1785)
Guthrie Daughters: None Identified

Y-DNA Project Participants: Yes
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes


MARGARET GUTHRIE
1742-???? – Daughter of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Margaret was born on 9 October 1742 and baptized a month later on 7 November 1742. She married Richard Daniel on 2 October 1764 in Middlesex, Virginia. Richard Daniel died about 1770 according to the online trees. No source found. They had one child.

Daniel Sons: Richard (1765)
Daniel Daughters: None Identified

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


ANN GUTHRIE
1745-???? – Daughter of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Daughter Ann Guthrie was born on 4 August 1745 and baptized on 1 Sep 1745. She married Samuel Bristow on 7 January 1765 in Middlesex County, Virginia, and was possibly his 2nd or 3rd wife. I am not entirely clear on this, but he had a large family most of whom he had already provided for before he wrote his will on 2 Oct 1794 in Southampton County, Virginia. He identified his wife Ann, and his last five children: John, Benjamin, James, Hannah, and Willis. It is believed that all of these were children of his wife Ann, including one other daughter, Lucy Bristow.

Bristow Sons: John (1776), Benjamin (1779), James (1780), Willis (1786)
Bristow Daughters: Lucy (1772), Hannah (1785)

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes


LUCY GUTHRIE
1750-1775 – Daughter of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Lucy Guthrie was born about 1750. The relationship to her parents is inferred based on her inclusion in the will of her brother, Benjamin Guthrie, who named his siblings, some of their spouses, and children. Lucy married William Daniel in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia on 26 July 1770. She and her husband had 2 children prior to her death presumed to be about 1775.

Daniel Sons: Samuel (1771)
Daniel Daughters: Catherine (1773)

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


SAMUEL GUTHRIE
1752-???? – Son of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn
Samuel Guthrie was born on 8 July 1852 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia. He married sometime before 1780 to Jane Kinningham. Be aware that this couple is documented in American Guthrie and Allied Families, p.424 under the heading of ‘John Guthrie of North Carolina’ with the marriage of a John rather than William Guthrie to a Frances Wilburn. However, the presence in Chatham County, NC and mention of Samuel in documents of brother William Guthrie, above, seems to indicate this is the right person. In 1781, Samuel was named as the executor of his father William Guthrie’s will. He purchased Chatham County, NC property in 1788 and remained there at least through 1800, which is the last documented record I have for him. He and two brothers reportedly served in the Revolutionary War.

Guthrie Sons: John Wilburne (1780), William (17??)
Guthrie Daughters: Elizabeth Reins (1794)

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

MISTAKEN IDENTITIES

MARY GUTHRIE / GUTTERY is not MARY (GUTTERY) HAGGARD
Wrong Mary.

Hundreds of family trees identify the wife of Granville Grey Haggard as Mary Guttery. Further, they indicate that Mary is the daughter of William Guthrie and Frances Wilbourn, born in 1730 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia. This is a case of mistaken identity because their daughter Mary died in infancy, a fact that is documented in the parish records.

According to the Christ Church Parish Register
p.129
Mary daughter of William & Frances Guttery born March ye 26. baptized April ye 3 1730.
p.187
Mary daughter of William Guthrie dyed May ye 5. 1730.

William Guthrie / Guttery was twice married. First to Lettice Burk, in 1716 Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia, with whom he had 3 daughters. Lettice died in 1727, and William remarried to Frances Wilbourn in 1728, again in Christ Church Parish. They lived in the same location and their children are documented in the Christ Church Parish Register. Only one indication of a child named Mary for this couple, and her birth and death in 1730 are documented.

The wife of Granville Gray Haggard is usually listed in trees as ‘Mary Guttery’ and with the 1730 DOB of the Mary Guttery above from Christ Church Parish. An alternate birth location for Granville’s wife is listed as Stafford County, Virginia, which is the location he was born in 1728. The couple reportedly married in 1742 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Note this would indicate that Mary was only 12 at the time of the marriage, which is very young even by colonial standards. Mary is also referred to as his ‘Lady Wife’, which may be sourced from a record or family history that I have not seen yet. They had a large family and the wife died about 1762 in Albemarle, Virginia.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

1682-1692: BIRTH of WILLIAM GUTHRIE / GUTTERY
Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia (presumably)

The date range for William Guthrie’s birth is only an estimation. See calculations in Origin Theory above. There is no documented DOB in the Middlesex records.

1693: BIRTH of LETTICE BURK
Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Daughter of John & Mary Burk. Lettice was born in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia on 24 September 1693 and baptized on 29 September 1693.

1702-1713: BIRTH of FRANCES WILBOURN
Virginia, possibly in Accomack County
One online theory found for Frances Wilbourn is that she is a daughter of Capt. Thomas Wellborn and Arcadia Toft Scarborough. I have not researched this possibility, other than to determine that there is a Wellborn/Wilbourn family documented in Accomack County, Virginia.

1716: MARRIAGE of WILLIAM GUTHRIE & LETTICE BURK
24 January 1716 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
William and Lettice were married for 11 years prior to her death in 1727 during which time they had 3 daughters. There are a number of gaps in the CCP records suggesting a window of opportunity for other undocumented children to exist.

1718: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – BETTY GUTHRIE
20 March 1718 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Betty was born on 20 March and baptized on 19 April. The baptismal date is given as 1719, but this could potentially be an error as the majority of the children were baptized at approximately 1 month of age.

1720: VESTRY BOOK RECORDS
10 October 1720 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
p.174 Wm Guttry for keeping Honora Baskett – 800 lbs tobacco

1722: COURT RECORDS
1 May 1722 – Middlesex County, Virginia
William Guttrey produced a certificate of his having taken up Pekoney, a negro boy belonging to Mr Phillip Todd of K&Q Co., and made oath sd service was done and that had rec’d no satisfaction for same. Ordered continued for next General Assembly.

1722: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – ANN GUTHRIE
12 Sep 1722 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Ann was born on 12 September and baptized on 22 September 1722.

1723: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – RACHEL GUTHRIE
29 November 1723 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

1726: WITNESS
9 April 1726 – Middlesex County, Virginia
William Gutrie is listed as a witness to the will of Robert Williamson 9 Apr 1726 / 5 Jun 1726.

1727: DEATH of WIFE – LETTICE (BURK) GUTHRIE
26 September 1727 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Lettice was buried on 28 September 1727.

1728: MARRIAGE of WILLIAM GUTHRIE & FRANCES WILBOURN
29 November 1728 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

1729: BIRTH of SON – BENJAMIN GUTHRIE
Between 1729-1752. Date Unknown. Presumably in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Benjamin has been confirmed to be a son of William & Frances because of the relationships documented in his Last Will & Testament. His exact age is unknown.

1730: BIRTH & DEATH of DAUGHTER – MARY GUTHRIE
26 March 1730 – 5 May 1730 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Mary Guthrie was born on 26 March 1730, baptized on 3 April 1730, and died 5 May 1730.

1731: BIRTH of SON – WILLIAM GUTHRIE
7 September 1731 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Baptized on 17 October 1731 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia
There is a discrepancy in the 1897 publication of the Parish Register listing William Guthrie’s DOD as 1 Jan 1731 despite listing his DOB as 7 Sep 1731. Since his sister Mary was born in March of 1730, it is more likely that William’s 1731 DOB is correct and that 1732 is the correct DOD.

1732: DEATH of SON – WILLIAM GUTHRIE
1 January 1732 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia

1735: BIRTH of SON – JOHN GUTHRIE
25 July 1735 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
John Guthrie was born 25 July 1735 and baptized on 24 August 1735.

1735: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – BETTY GUTHRIE & ROBERT CHOWNING
24 December 1735 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Betty was the eldest daughter of William Guthrie and his first wife Lettice Burk. She married in 1735 to Robert Chowning. Their children were born in the same range of years as her younger half-siblings. Ruth (1736), Charles (1739), Christopher (1740), Robert (1740), Easter (1743). The family moved from Middlesex to Carolina County, Virginia. Betty died there sometime after 1772. Robert died about 1783.

1736: COURT RECORDS
6 June 1736 – Middlesex County, Virginia
On motion of William Gutroy an evidence for William Finney and Honore Tayor agst Sarah Miller. To be paid 1 day attendance & costs as their witness.

1737: DEATH of DAUGHTER – ANN GUTHRIE
8 September 1737 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia

1737: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – FRANCES GUTHRIE
21 September 1737 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia

1740: BIRTH of SON – WILLIAM GUTHRIE
16 Mar 1740 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
William Guthrie was born on 16 March 1740 and baptized on 6 April 1740.

1742: VESTRY BOOK RECORDS
7 October 1742 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
p.257 William Guthrie for keeping Ockaney Panto – 800 lbs tobacco

1742: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – MARGARET GUTHRIE
9 October 1742 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Margaret Guthrie was born on 9 October 1742 and was baptized on 7 November 1742.

1744: COURT RECORDS
7 Oct 1742 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
p.256 (Credit) by William Guthry – 560 (lbs tobacco)

1744: COURT RECORDS
1 May 1744 – Middlesex County, Virginia
Henry Tracker v. William Guthrey in debt for concealing a tithable 2 years. (See entry same day re: Ockany Pantor).

1 May 1744 – Middlesex County, Virginia
Upon the petition of William Guthrey who hath the care of Okany Pantor, a poor man. Ordered said Pantor be hence exempted from payment of any county levy.

1744: VESTRY BOOK RECORDS
12 October 1744 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
p.262 William Guthry for keeping Okaney Panto – 800 lbs

1745: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – ANN GUTHRIE
4 August 1745 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
This is the second daughter of the family with the name Ann. The first died in 1737.
This daughter was born on 4 August 1745 and was baptized on 1 September 1745.

1745: VESTRY BOOK RECORDS
12 October 1745 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
p.264
William Guthry for keeping Okaney Panto 5 months – 333 lbs tobacco.
William Guthry for burying Okaney Panto – 200 lbs tobacco.

1750: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – LUCY GUTHRIE
About 1750 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Daughter Lucy’s birth and baptism is not recorded in the CCPR. Her relationship to William Guthrie and Frances Wilbourn was inferred from the Last Will & Testament of her brother Benjamin Guthrie.

1752: BIRTH of SON – SAMUEL GUTHRIE
8 July 1752 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
The youngest child of William Guthrie & Frances Wilbourn was born on 8 July 1752.

1757: WITNESS
1 September 1757 – Middlesex County, Virginia
William Guthry is listed as a witness to the will of Ann Tuggle 1 Sep 1757 / 3 June 1760.

1764: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – MARGARET GUTHRIE & RICHARD DANIEL
2 October 1764 in Middlesex County, Virginia
This is the first of two Guthrie marriages into the Daniel family. Margaret was about 21 years old while her husband Richard Daniel was about 43 at their marriage. There is only 1 known child: Richard (1765). The husband died in 1770. I do not have a DOD listed for Margaret or any indication that she remarried.

1765: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – ANN GUTHRIE & SAMUEL BRISTOW
7 January 1765 in Middlesex County, Virginia
Ann was 19 at the time of her marriage to 30-yr old Samuel Bristow. It was his 2nd marriage, and I am unclear on exactly how many children he had by his first wife or if I am missing some of Ann’s. Children attributed to Ann are: Lucy (1772), John (1776), Benjamin (1779), James (1780), Hannah (1785), and Willis (1786).

1767: VESTRY BOOK RECORDS
1 December 1767 – Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
p.340 To William Guthry – 100 lbs tobacco (no reason listed).

BEF. 1768: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – FRANCES GUTHRIE & JOHN BERRY
1755-1768 in Middlesex County, Virginia, presumably
No marriage record found. The eldest known child for the couple was born in 1768, so it is likely that the marriage took place close to that year. Frances would have turned 18 about 1755, so it most likely occurred between 1755-1768 in Middlesex County, Virginia.

ABT. 1770: MARRIAGE of (PRESUMED) SON – WILLIAM GUTHRIE & MARY MAGDALENE ROARKE
We don’t know exactly when this couple married. Estimated to be around 1770 as the eldest known child was born no earlier than about 1771. This would make William Guthrie about 30 years of age at the time of his marriage, which could have occurred in Virginia or North Carolina. Known children: William Guthrie (c1771), Claiborne (1777), German (c1780), Beverly (c1785).

1770: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – LUCY GUTHRIE & WILLIAM DANIEL
26 July 1770 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia
Lucy and William Daniel were parents to 2 known children: Samuel and Catherine.

BEF. 1775: MARRIAGE of JOHN GUTHRIE & MARTHA (MNU)
The identity of John Guthrie’s wife is gleaned from a Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia Tax Record for 1782 listing the household of John Guthrie/Martha Guthrie – 180 acres, 9 Negros, 5 Horses, 12 Cattle. John Guthrie was also found on a 1770 Tax List for Gloucester, Virginia. One daughter, Frances Guthrie, was listed in the 1780 will of her uncle, Benjamin Guthrie.

1775: DEATH of DAUGHTER – LUCY (GUTHRIE) DANIEL
about 1775
If this estimated date is accurate, Lucy would only have been about 25 at the time of her death.

1779: 2nd MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – FRANCES (GUTHRIE) BERRY & GRIFFIN TUGGLE
10 January 1779 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia
The records are a bit unclear as to Griffin Tuggle’s marital status (single vs widower) at the time of his marriage to Frances (Guthrie) Berry, whose first husband John Berry had died in 1777. Griffin is believed to have been previously married with one or two children. He had a son named Nicholas Tuggle. A daughter, Ann Tuggle, may have been the child of his first wife, or could have been a Berry daughter who assumed the Tuggle surname at the time of Frances’ marriage to Griffin. Based on the DOB of the known children associated with the Berry-Tuggle families, it does not appear that Frances and Griffin had any children of their own.

BEF. 1780: MARRIAGE of SON – SAMUEL GUTHRIE & JANE KINNINGHAM
No marriage record found in Virginia or North Carolina for this couple. Their eldest known child, John Wilburne Guthrie, was born about 1780, so they presumably married prior to that date. They had 2 other children: Elizabeth Reins Guthrie and William Guthrie.

1780: DEATH of SON – BENJAMIN GUTHRIE
February 1780 – Middlesex County, Virginia
Benjamin Guthrie wrote his will on 22 February 1780 and it was proved on 28 February 1780. He does not name a wife or children of his own suggesting that he was a bachelor at the time of his death. The following is an excerpt:
Sis Frances Tuggle. Bro John Guthries of Gloucester CO. Bros Samuel Guthrie and William Guthrie. William Berry and John Berry. John Berry, son of my sis Frances Berry and her husband John Berry. Frances Guthrie, dau of John Guthrie. Samuel Daniel, son of William Daniel and Lucy Daniel. Caty Daniel, dau of William Daniel and Lucy Daniel, money for schooling. Schooling of James Stevens, son of John Stevens. Ann Callaham, dau of John Callaham. Letty Cloudas, dau of John Cloudas of Essex CO. Sis Margaret Daniel Daniel [sic twice]. Father and mother during their lifetimes. Sis Ann Bristow. Exrs Robert Stamper and Samuel Guthrie. Leonard Bristow, son of Richard Bristow and Mary Bristow. [this seems like another bequest after exrs named?]. Wit Samuel Klug, Harry B. Yates and Thomas Roane.

Father and Mother: Unnamed, but both alive in Feb 1780
Brothers: John Guthrie, Samuel Guthrie, William Guthrie
Sisters: Frances (Berry/Tuggle), Lucy (Daniel), Margaret (Daniel), Ann (Bristow)
Brothers-in-Law: John Berry, William Daniel
Nephews: John Berry, Samuel Daniel
Neices: Frances Guthrie, Caty Daniel
Unidentified Relations/Friends:
1) James Stevens, son of John Stevens
2) Ann Callaham, daughter of John Callaham
3) Letty Cloudals, daughter of John Cloudas of Essex Co.
4) Leonard Bristow, son of Richard Bristow and Mary Bristow

1782: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of WILLIAM GUTHRIE (WRITTEN)
2 April 1781 – Middlesex County, Virginia
WB F: 237 – William Guthrie…2 Apr 1781 / 22 Jul 1782…Wife Frances Guthrie. My surviving children (not named.) Exors: Wife, son Samuel Guthrie and friend John George. Wit: James Piggot, John Acra and John George, Jr.

1781-1782: DEATH of WILLIAM GUTHRIE/GUTTERY
Will dated 2 Apr 1781 / proved 22 Jul 1782.

1782: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of WILLIAM GUTHRIE (PROVED)
22 July 1782 – Middlesex County, Virginia

1805: EARLY INSURANCE POLICIES on GLOUCESTER HOMES
John Guthrie of Gloucester County, VA is listed as an appraiser of a Brick Mill in 1805 for the purposes of insurance. The same source page lists lands owned by J. Kinningham. The Kinningham surname is the maiden name of John’s sister in law, Jane Kinningham Guthrie, wife of his youngest brother, Samuel Guthrie.

Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
1805-1815