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John Scutt was the father of my possible 7x Great Grandfather, Thomas Scutt who was baptised on 12 August 1657 in Pulborough, Sussex.

Might John have been baptised on 20 December 1606 in Pulborough and have been the son of Thomas Scutt and possibly Mary Mills who had married on 20 September 1604 in Pulborough?

A John Skutt was buried on 21 October 1673 in Pulborough, and left a will in 1670 (ref. 26 169).


A couple of months before Thomas was baptised, a Richard Scutt was baptised in Pulborough and he was also the son of a John Scutt.  Therefore, I am assuming there were two families headed by a John, and the Pulborough marriage register reveals the following:


John Scut and Sarah Perley married on 20 February 1630/1 in Pulborough.  (Sarah died in April 1640.)

John Scut from Horsham and Rachel Vallar from Headley, Surrey, married on 24 April 1634 in Pulborough.  (I am assuming they didn't stay in Pulborough.)

John Scutt and Thomasin Andrew married on 27 July 1640 in Pulborough.  Thomasine was probably baptised on 13 April 1613 in Pulborough, the daughter of William Hill alias Andrew and possibly died in 1659.

John Scutt and Mary Hower married on 28 April 1643 in Pulborough.


Between them they had the following children:

  1. Mary Scutt was baptised on 12 August 1632 in Pulborough. 

  2. Sarah Scutt was baptised on 15 February 1634/5 in Pulborough.

  3. Elizabeth Scutt was baptised on 30 March 1637 in Pulborough.

  4. Mary Scutt was baptised on 2 February 1646/7 in Pulborough.

  5. John Scutt was baptised on 31 August 1649 in Pulborough.

  6. Jane Scutt was baptised on 21 October 1651 in Pulborough.

  7. Richard Scutt was baptised on 12 June 1657 in Pulborough.  (He named a son Andrew.  Was that after his mother's maiden name?)

  8. Thomas Scutt was baptised on 12 August 1657 in Pulborough.  (Might his mother have been Mary?  Or might he have been the son of John Scutt and Denise of Storrington?)

  9. William Scutt was baptised on 8 December 1659 in Pulborough.  (As Thomasin seems to have died in January 1659, was his mother Mary?)


The burial register records:

Sarah wife of John Scutt was buried on 29 April 1640 in Pulborough.

Mary daughter of John Scutt was buried on 14 August 1640 in Pulborough.

Thomasin wife of William Scutt was buried on 6 January 1658/9 in Pulborough.  (I'm wondering if she was the wife of John rather than William.  The Sussex marriage index doesn't include a William to Thomasin marriage.)

Mary Scutt was buried on 22 January 1687/8 in Pulborough.

John Scutt from Mare Hill was buried on 15 November 1714 in Pulborough.  He seems to have left a will, which at some point I will order.