Person:James Cutler (1)

m. Abt 1605
  1. James CutlerAbt 1606 - 1694
m. Bef 1635
  1. James Cutler1635 - 1685
  2. Hannah Cutler1638 -
  3. Mary Cutler1643 -
m. 9 Mar 1644/45
  1. Elizabeth Cutler1646 -
  2. Lt. Thomas CutlerAbt 1648 - 1722
  3. Sarah CutlerAbt 1653 - 1743/44
  • HJames CutlerAbt 1606 - 1694
  • WPhebe PageEst 1627 - Bef 1684
m. Bef 1662
  1. Joanna CutlerAbt 1661 - 1703
  2. John Cutler1662/63 - 1714
  3. Samuel Cutler1664 - Aft 1684
  4. Phebe CutlerAbt 1668 -
  5. Jemima CutlerAbt 1672 - 1744
Facts and Events
Name James Cutler
Gender Male
Birth[3][4][7][8] Abt 1606 Sprowston, Norfolk, England
Emigration[7] 1634 England to Massachusetts
Marriage Bef 1635 Based on birth of son James 6 Nov 1635
to Anna Cakebread
Marriage 9 Mar 1644/45 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Barnard
Marriage Bef 1662 to Phebe Page
Will[1] 24 Nov 1684 Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesCambridge Farms
Death[9] 17 Jul 1694 Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 20 Aug 1694
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bond, Henry, M.D. Family Memorials. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston (1855): To Which Is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps and Notes. (Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1855)
    pages 189-190.

    CUTLER1 (I.) JAMES CUTLER, of Wat., m. (1st), ANNA _____. She was buried Sept. 30, 1644, and he m. (2d), Mar. 9, 1644-5, MARY KING, wid. of Thomas King, of Wat., who d. Dec. 7, 1644 [sic, clearly a typo based on marriage date given. Death date is 7 Dec 1654 per Cutler Memorial, 3 Dec 1654 per History of Lexington, both cited below]. He m. (3d), PHEBE PAGE, dr. or John. [3.] About 1648 he moved from Wat. to Camb. Farms (Lex.), near Concord line. His Will, dated Nov. 24, 1684, then of Camb. Farms, aged 78, presented by his sons, John and Thomas, and proved Aug. 20, 1694, mentions the following chil., viz.; James, Thomas, John, John Collar, Richard Park's wife, John Parmenter's wife, Sarah Waite, Mary Johnson, Hannah Winter, Joanna Russell (wife of Phillip), Jemima, Samuel and Phebe. This list includes "two children of my wife, formerly wife of Thomas King", one of whom was Mary Johnson.

  2.   Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s.

    Name: James Cutler
    Year: 1634
    Place: Watertown, Massachusetts

  3. Cutler, Nahum Sawin. Cutler Memorial and Genealogical History: Containing the Names of a large proportion of the Cutlers in the United States and Canada, and a Record of many Individual Members of the Family, with an Account also of other Families allied to the Cutlers by Marriage. (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1889)
    page 17, 1889.

    James Cutler, b. in England in 1606, d. Cambridge Farms 17 May 1694, m. (1) Anna ---, m. (2) 9 Mar 1645 Mary, widow of Thomas King, m. (3) abt 1662 Phoebe, d/o John Page.

  4. Ferris, Mary Walton. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes; and A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes. (Milwaukee, WI: Cuneo Press, 1931-1943)
    Vol. 1, pages198, 663, 1931/1943.

    James Cutler, b. abt. 1606, d. 17 Jul 1694, m. (1) by 1634-5 Anne or Anna --- [p. 1:663 presents evidence that she was d/o Thomas Cakebread and Sarah ---], m. (2) 9 Mar 1644-5 Mary (---) King, m. (3) abt 1662 Phebe Page, d/o John.

  5.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    CUTLER... JAMES, Watertown, by w. Ann had James, b. 6 Nov. 1635; Hannah, 26 July 1638; Elizabeth 28 Jan. 1640, d. soon; and Mary, 29 Mar. 1643. His w. d. Sept. in the foll. yr. and he m. 9 Mar. 1645, Mary, wid. of Thomas King, had Elizabeth 29 July 1646; Thomas, a. 1648; Sarah; Joanna; Jemima; John, 19 Mar. 1663; Samuel, 18 Nov. 1664; Phebe; and, perhaps, one or more of the latest were by third w. Phebe, d. of John Page. He had rem. 1648 to an outlying planta. call. Cambridge Farms, now Lexington, and there his will of 24 Nov. 1684, call. hims. 78 yrs. old, was made, and yet not pro. bef. 20 Aug. 1694. Ann m. prob. John Coller; Elizabeth m. John Parmenter of Sudbury; Sarah m. Thomas Waite; and Joanna m. Philip Russell.

  6.   "Early Records of Boston", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Volume 6, Page 380, 1852.


    James the son of James & Anne Cutler borne 6 (9) 1635. Cutler.

  7. 7.0 7.1 Snow, Nora Emma, and Myrtle M Jillson. The Snow-Estes ancestry. (Hillburn, New York: N.E. Snow, 1939)
    Vol. 1, Page 59, 1939.

    James Cutler, b. England 1606, d. Cambridge Farms (Lexington), Mass. 17 May 1694, ae. 88, m. (1) Anna ---, m. (2) 9 Mar 1645 Mary (--) King, widow of Thomas, m. (3) abt 1659/60 Phebe Page, d/o John Page and Phebe Paine. Settled in Watertown as early as 1634, since received as inhabitant in 1635.

  8. Hudson, Charles, and Lexington Historical Society (Massachusetts). History of the town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1868. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: Houghton Mifflin, 1913)
    Vol. 2, p. 141.

    James Cutler, "of Sprawston, a suburb of Norwich, England", d. 17 Jul 1694, aged 88, m. (1) Anna ---, m. (2) 9 Mar 1645 Mary King, m. (3) abt. 1662 Phoebe Page, d/o John Page.

  9. Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Record of births, marriages, and deaths to January 1, 1898. (Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1898)
    p. 171.

    Cutler. James, sr., [died] Jul. 17, 1694.

  10.   James Cutler, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    Vol. 2: 267.

    BIRTH: About 1606 ("aged seventy eight years" on 24 Nov 1684 [MPR 8:230])
    DEATH: Lexington 17 July 1694
    MARRIAGE: (1) by 1635 Ann; (2) Watertown 9 March 1644/5 Mary ( ) King, widow of Thomas; (3) by about 1661 Phebe Page

Founders of Watertown, MA

Located along the Charles River, Watertown was one of the first settlements in Massachusetts Bay Colony. After a brief stay by Roger Clapp and others who then went on to settle Dorchester. In late July 1630, Sir Richard Saltonstall led a group of about 115 households to settle at Watertown, which at the time included parts of present-day Cambridge and much of the surrounding area; the population approached Boston's in the mid 17th century. In 1632 the residents of Watertown protested against being compelled to pay a tax for the erection of a stockade fort at Cambridge; leading to the establishment of representative government in the colony.

Full list of original heads of households

See also: History of Watertown - Wikipedia entry - Richard Saltonstall on Wikipedia

Watertown Founders' Monument

Current Location: Middlesex County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: None   Daughter Towns: Cambridge, Weston, Waltham, Belmont, Lincoln