Notes for Robert Cutt

!Marjorie (Irene Cutts) C. Drisko document per David Cutts - "Robert Cutt, son of John Cutt and Bridget Baker Cutt was baptized 1619. He died 16 June 1674. He married first in St. Christopher's in the west Indies a wealth widow. He married 2. probably in the Barbados Mary Hoel, daughter of Rev. John Hoel. She went from England to Ireland at twelve years of age and from there to the West Indies. She was the sister of John Hoel/Hole of Kittery, Main. While in the Baebadoes Robert did business with his brothers in New Hampshire [province], receiving fish and lumber from them and sending West Indies goods in return. When he went to Portsmouth, N.H. He lived for a while at the 'Great House' which had been a residence of his brother Richard and had been built by the first settlers as a Manor House after the colonists established themselves at Strawberry Banke [near Kittery, Maine]. He went from Portsmouth to New Castle where he was in business for a while. For a while he was in Long Island where the record of Hunting, L.I. have approved his autograph. In 1660 he was in Connecticut dickering for a location. His brothers deeded him the Leader grant in 1658 and at times afterwards deeded him grants. He went from Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine, where according to Brewster he established a shipyard and built a large number of vessels. In 1665 Captain Robert Cutt was acting with Col. John Archdale in the Gorges (?) Government and in 1666 he was serving as one of the justices left by the King's commission to govern Maine. He was on the Grand Jury 1661. He was on the list of the Royalist Review of Public Men `676, as a deceased man. He died at Kittery, Maine 18 June 1674. He had that day made his will. In 1666 he received a land grant in Kittery of 20 acres. He left an estate of L890 [890 pounds] and 8 negroes. His widow, Mary married 2. by 1682 Captain Francis Champernowne a friend of her first husband, Robert Cutt. Francis Champernowne at his death [December 1687] left much of his estate to the Cutt children. In 1687 after the death of Francis Champernowne, Mary (Hoel) Cutt Champernowne moved to South Carolina where her daughter, Bridget Scriven, had gone with her husband, Rev. William Scriven, to Georgetown. Several other of the Cutt children at sometime also went to South Carolina."

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