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Richard CUTTER Richard CUTTERMale 1621 - 1693  (71 years)
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  • Name Richard CUTTER  [1
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Born 21 AUG 1621  Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1641  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1641  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 19 APR 1693 
    Died 16 JUN 1693  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 71 years 
    Buried Aft 16 JUN 1693  Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes for Richard Cutter:
      [DBCutter Home Page] "Two Cutters are recorded as living in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who could be related: Cuthbert Cutter, cooper, made freeman 1603, and William Cutter, cooper, made freeman 1577."
      Richard "may have come to New England on the 'John and Dorothy' with his widowed mother in 1637. Was a cooper and a wheelwright. Admitted freeman 2 June 1641. Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston in 1643. Richard Cutter, 10 June 1693, deeded Cambridge lands he inherited from his brother William. Will dated 19 Apr 1693, proved 24 Aug 1702, recorded 28 May 1725, and amounted to 98.11." (The Register of Freemen of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, N-U-T Records Committee, 1923; Middlesex Co MA Probate, First Series docket 5648; The Cutter Family of New England by William R Cutter, David Clapp and Sons, 1871; The History of Cambridge by Lucius R Paige, 1877; Founders of Early American Families by Meredith B Colkert, 1985)
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    • Several other records can be found from which we can get a glimpse of the personality of Richard Cutter. June 12, 1648: "Upon the complaint of Edward Goffe against Richard Cutter for wrongful detaining of calves impounded by him of the said Edward Goffe's, wherein Samuell Eldred witnesseth: - Edward Goffe desired his calves of Richard Cutter, promising to pay all damages and cost as two men should apprehend to be right; but the said Richard Cutter denied to let him have them except he would take a course with his boy and promise they should never come there again".[7/5455] As did his mother, Richard took part in the Shawshine grant in 1652. He received lot 10 of 80 acres.[7/58] The Shawshine plantation later became the town of Billerica. October 17, 1664 Richard signed a document claiming satisfaction with the government of the town and colony.[7/7475] The King had sent several commissioners to enforce the colony's subjection. However, a long controversy, shrewdly managed on the part of the court, resulted in the departure of the commissioners without having accomplished their objective.[7/73]

      The final record included here, from the Middlesex Court Files of 1660, is not a flattering one for Richard Cutter. It was written by his brother-in-law, the well respected town schoolmaster, Mr. Elijah Corlett. Apparently Richard was aggrieved by a decision of the County Court in 1659 regarding Elijah. Richard and Elijah petitioned the General Court for relief, and the petition was referred to the County Court with a favorable result. Elijah Corlett then wrote a letter to the deputies thanking them for helping him. However, he either didn't appreciate Richard's help or Richard did not make the most diplomatic presentation. "Much honoured, Mr. Deputie Governour, Major Willard, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Danforth: Elijah Corlett, who was latelie your Worships humble petitioner ... As touching my petition in the behalfe of Ric. Cutter, referred to the full and finall decision of the honoured Court; I most humblie and thankfullie acknowledge your Worships favour in your remarkeable gentlenes and very tender dealinge with a sad, afflicted, weake man, inconsiderate and rash sometimes, &c., your goodnes towards him will, I hope, have a good effect upon him to mollifie his heart, and the influence of your good advice you left with him, to moderate his spirite. Soft meanes many times effects what rigour cannot; and mercy rejoiceth against (exulteth over) judgement ..." Elijah Corlett 1660.[7/368]

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    Person ID I1800  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 26 FEB 2015 

    Father Samuel CUTTER
              b. 1575, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 08 APR 1637, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth LEATHERHEAD
              b. Abt 1575, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 JAN 1664, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1600  Sandy-ford Bridge, Newcastle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth WILLIAMS
              b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 05 MAR 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1644 
    Children 
    +1. William CUTTER
              b. 22 FEB 1650
              d. 01 APR 1723, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 26 FEB 2015 
    Family ID F855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances PERIMAN
              b. 1624, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 JUL 1728, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel CUTTER
              b. 11 DEC 1663, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 MAR 1714, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 26 FEB 2015 
    Family ID F6605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Family Tree, Cutter-George v34t1081.FTW.
      Date of Import: 25 Nov 2007

    2. [s48] Ancestry.com Family Trees, Database online.
      Record for Elizabeth Leatherhead

    3. [s48] Ancestry.com Family Trees, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16610517/person/471243112.
      Richard Cutter emigrated to New England in 1641 from England, with his mother, Elizabeth, sister Barbara and brother William. (Cutter family history- David Bruce Cutter.)