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    Nu10 John NUTHALL

    John Nuthall b c 1620 was the son of John Nuttle (Nu11) and Mary Hyde (Hy11)
    In 1661 in England, John Nuthall purchased from Thomas Cornwalleys 4200 acres of land in Maryland consisting of the manors of Cornwalleys Cross and St. Elizabeth's. He thus became owner of "Cross Manor, a handsome brick manor house built in 1642. This home was still standing in St. Marys, Maryland in the early 1990s. It was said to be the oldest existing house in Maryland. John Nuthall died between 5 June 1667 and 10 October 1667 at Cross Manor, St. Mary's, Maryland.
    He was a gentleman, who was known as an Indian trader and a merchant, as well as an interpreter.

    Children of John Nuthall and Elizabeth Bacon
    Nu9 Eleanor Nuthall b c 1645 d btw 2 Jul 1696 - Mar 1700/1
    Nu9-2 John Nuthall b c 1647 m Eleanor Sprigg Sp7-6 and had
    Nu9-2-1 Eleanor Nuthall b c 1699 Pr Georges Co MD m John Pratt b c 1690 Calvert Co d 1754
    Nu9-2-1-1 Thomas Pratt b 8 MAR 1729 Prince Georges Co m Eleanor Magruder b c 1735 dau of Robert Magruder b 11 OCT 1711 Prince Georges Co d 1736 and Sarah Crabb b 20 Oct 1717
    Nu9-2-1-1-1 John Wilkes Pratt b c 1785 Georgetown m Rachel Belt b c 1762 Pr Geo Co dau of Tobias Belt and Mary Gordan
    Nu9-2-1-1-1-1 Thomas George Pratt b 18 FEB 1804 Georgetown DC d 9 NOV 1869 m Adeline Maccubbin Kent
    Nu9-2-2 Mary Nuthall b c 1715 m Richard Duckett Jr b c 1712

    Nuthall coat of arms
    Cattenhall was a manor in Cheshire near Kingsley, originally belonging to the Vernons of Shipbroke and later held by the abbots of Chester, who subinfeudated it to the Gerrards of Kingsley. In the time of Edward III the Griffin family bought it from the Gerrards and it passed from them through a female heir to the Nuthalls.

    Griffin Nuthall Pedigree

    Gr18. Robert Griffin of Cattenhall (died p1369) was the father of
    Gr18  John Griffin of Cattenhall, was the father of 
    Gr17 Nicholas Griffin of Cattenhall, was the father of 
    Gr15 John Griffin of Cattenhall 
    Gr15  Agnes Griffin, daughter and heiress who brought the manor with her. 
    John Nuthall (1477-p1506) The Nuthalls must not have been landed before this, as the pedigrees in the Visitations go back no further. They were the parents of at least one child:
    Nu14 Richard Nuthall (c1495-p1518), who married c1516 Jane, daughter and heiress of Roger Horton and Alice Manley. At least two children:
    Nu13-1  William Nutthall,
    married Margaret Grymesdiche, 
    Nu13 (2) Richard Nuthall (c1516-p1560),
    married  Alice, daughter of Thomas Hurlton or Hurlston of Picton and Margaret, daughter of Adam Birckenhead of Huxley. 
    Nu12-1 (1) Anne, married William Robinson at nearby Frodsham in 1560
    Nu12-2 (2) Margaret, married Richard Tarbock of Tarbock in 1561; 
    Nu12-3 (3) Thomas, may have died young
    Nu12-4 (4) Dorothy
    married Thomas Grymesdiche
    Nu12 John Nuthall of Cattenhall (c1552-1587)
    m married c1573 Jane, daughter of Robert Newport of Sandon in Staffordshire. 
    Nu11-1 Edward, probably died young
    Nu11 The younger John Nuthall of Cattenhall (1577-1644) was the eldest surviving son, and must have been ten when his father died. For reasons unknown he sold Cattenhall to the Aston family - Sir Arthur Aston was Lord Baltimore's agent in Maryland, so he may have been planning to move his family to America but died (in London, intestate) before he could do so.
    m He married c1607 Mary, daughter of Robert Hyde of Hyde and Norbury and Beatrix Calverley. Nine children
    Nu10-1 Elizabeth Nuthall, christened on January 2, 1608
    (Nu10-2) Jane Nuthall (born 1609)
    (Nu10-3) Margaret Nuthall (born 1610)
    (Nu10-4) Alice Nuthall (born 1611)
    Nu10-5 Richard Nuthall (born 1612), was married and presumably had descendants
    Nu10-6 (6) Catherine Nuthall (c1614-1624)
    Nu10 John Nuthall see below
    Nu10-8 William Nuthall (died 1627)
    Nu10-9 (9) Ellen Nuthall, born 1624.
    Nu11-3 William (died 1624)
    Nu11-4 Richard (1584-1586)
    Nu11-5 Thomas (born 1586)
    Nu12-6 Humphrey, may have died young
    Nu12-7 Elizabeth (died 1619), married Richard Gerrard.
    Nu10 John Nuthall (c1614-1667) was born at Cattenhall and christened in Stockport on February 10, 1614. He was about thirty when his father died, and being the second son would not have stood to inherit much. He came to Virginia around 1629 as an indentured servant (age about 15) to Hugh Hayes (possibly a relative, then age about 21) and lived at first in Accomac County but ran away and joined a group of Indians in Maryland, supposedly learning their language before he was tracked down and brought back to Hayes, "well strapped with ye halyards." Here is testimony given in 1664 in an unrelated court case which was trying to determine the identity of the Pocomoke River, in a boundary dispute:

    "Capt. William Jones, justice of peace and quorum in his majis county of North'ton, Virginia, doth declare on oath, y't about thirty-five or thirty-six years since hee did offten sale a trading w'th ye Indians in ye bay of Chessapiack, and well knew ye river Pokomoke, w'ch lyeth to ye Southward of a little point described in Capt. Smith's Mapp w'thout a name, and is so far Southward as a man can see from ye place described in Capt. Smith's Mapp for Watkins point; and doth decirm y't ye said river of Pokomoke was then soe called, and noe such name as ye river Wighco, either at y't time tyme or in ye memory of man before, was applyed to ye river of Pokomoke, and y't ever since ye said river, soe scituated as aforesaid, hath bin and is called by ye name of Pocomoke river. And farthermore this deponent saith, y't in the time hee was a married man and a trader in y't bay of Chessapeak, John Nutwell was a boy and servant to Hugh Hays, and was run away from his said master, and this deponent gave a hoe to ye Indians for ye said Nutwell, and brought him home again, well straped w'th ye hallyards. Soe farr this deponent maketh oath. /s/ Will. Jones Sworne in open court ye 18th of July, 1664" [Henry A. Wise, et al., Report and Accompanying Documents of the Virginia Commisioners Appointed to Ascertain the Boundary Line Between Maryland and Virginia (with Appendix, Atlas) (Richmond, Virginia: 1873), Appendix - pp. 78 - 79. Also see Clayton Torrance, Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 486.]

    John Nuthall was still in Stafford County, Virginia, in 1640. He was married in Maryland about January 1644 to Elizabeth Bacon, ??daughter of Nathaniel Bacon and granddaughter of Reverend James Bacon and Martha Woodward (not Honywood, as many sources report; her mother was a Honywood). and widow of John Holloway. (I do have some doubts about that early date: note that their first child was not born before 1648.) They were the parents of see below
    Elizabeth Bacon died before 1660, when John Nuthall married second Jane Johnson. He eventually acquired his own plantation, called Cross Manor, on the eastern shore of Maryland. His name is on the Oath of Loyalty (to the Commonwealth) signed by many Marylanders in 1651; as is Thomas Sprigg's.

    Nu9- Eleanor Nuthall (c1648-1704), married our ancestor Thomas Sprigg
    Nu9-2 James Nuthall (c1649-p1685), married and may have had descendants -1? either here or one of the two brothers was:
    y Nuthall b c 1675
    -1-1 y Nuthall b c 1710 -1-1-1 Charles Nuttall b c 1740 -1-1-1-1 George Nuttall b c 1775 m Susanna Harrison Fontaine b Aug 12, 1780 dau of Elizabeth Carter Churchill b 1757 d March 3, 1806) and James Maury Fontaine
    Nu9-3 John Nuthall (1651-p1713), married twice
    Nu9-4 Elias Nuthall (1652-1704).
    The arms are described as: Argent, a shackbolt sable. [a shackbolt is a fetter, such as used to restrain prisoners or fastening rigging on a ship.]
    Birckenhead of Huxley 

     This family originated in Birkenhead, a township in Bidston Parish, Wirral Hundred, Cheshire, directly across the Mersey from Liverpool. At the time of Edward III, John de Birkenhead held property there, but I can find no pedigree; the Visitation of Cheshire begins about a century later with Henry Birckenhead, father of another Henry Birckenhead, father of Adam Birckenhead (died p1509), who married Alice, daughter and heiress of John Huxley of Huxley, a manor in Cheshire which also much later produced the famous Huxley family (Thomas Henry, Aldous, etc). They were the parents of seven children: (1) John, one son, one granddaughter, no further descendants; (2) Henry, whose descendants eventually inherited Huxley and the other family properties; many lines in both Cheshire and Ireland; (3) Hugh, ancestor of the Birkenheads of Rivington, Lancashire; (4) Sir Ralph Birkenhead (died p1505), recorder of Chester, had descendants; (5) Margaret, married Thomas Touchet of Whitley; (6) Alice, married John Whitmore of Thurstanton; and (7) our ancestor Elizabeth, married Thomas Hurlton or Hurleston of Hurleston - their daughter Alice married Richard Nuthall (c1516-p1560). 

    The modern Earls of Birkenhead are not related.

    The arms are described as: Sable, three garbs argent, a bordure engrailed of the second.

 ; Visitation of Cheshire 1562.