DUTTON, John, of Overton, in Cheshire, England, whose wife, Mary, appears to have been a sister of Job Darlington, of Darnhall, purchased 500 acres of land in Pennsylvania by deed of May 22, 1682, and arrived in the province in the same year. He located his land in Aston, extending across the township, and the upper line touching on the western branch of the creek. He was buried 5,4,1693, and his widow soon after married John Neild, of Aston.
The children of John and Mary Dutton were,-1. John, b. 10,29,1675, at Marbray (?), in Cheshire; m. 1704, Elizabeth Kingsman, daughter of John and Hannah, b. 9,6,1685. 2. Edward, b. 1,18,1676-7, at Overton; m. in 1701, Gwin Williams, and settled in Bethel. 3. Thomas, b. 3,3,1679, at Overton; d. with smallpox, 10th mo., 1731; m. 1701 Lucy Barnard, daughter of Richard and Frances of Aston, and settled on a part of his father's land. 4. Elizabeth, b. 11,27,1681; d. in Pennsylvania, 10,23,1682. 5. Robert, b. in Pennsylvania; m. 9,13,1707, at the house of her father, to Ann, daughter of William and Ann Brown, of Nottingham, where he settled. He afterwards engaged in trading to the West Indies, and there are reasons to think that as the master of a vessel he went to sea about 1725, and was never heard of again.
Thomas and Lucy Dutton had children,-Thomas, Rebecca, Richard, David, Lydia, Jonathan, John, Mary, and Sarah. Of these, Richard married Mary Martin, daughter of Thomas and Mary, of Middletown, and had children,-Thomas, Hannah, Joseph, Rebecca, Mary Jonathan and Richard. Thomas, son of Richard, married Hannah, of the late Thomas Dutton, of Aston, who died 9,12,1869, aged 100 years, 7 months, and 10 days.
A genealogy of this family was published in 1871.