Sarah was baptized in Tenterden, Ashford, Kent, on 13 Jan 1612/3.
Sarah died on Mar 20 1676/7 in Albemarle County, North Carolina.
On 13 Mar 1636/7 Sarah married George Sutton, son of Ambrose Sutton & Sarah Warner, in Scituate, MA.
14 Born ca 1613 in Tenterden, Ashford, Kent.
George was baptized in Tenterden, Ashford, Kent, on 12 Apr 1613.
George died on 12 Apr 1669 in Albemarle County, North Carolina.
From Deane’s History of Scituate:50
Elder Nathaniel Tilden came from Tenterden in Kent, with his family, before 1628. He was chosen Ruling Elder of the first Church in Scituate 1634. His house lot was on Kent-street, the 3d. south of Greenfield lane. He had also lands at Long marsh: and lands also in 1640, on the east side of the North River, below Gravelly beach.
Nathaniel arrived in New England in 1634 in the ship Hercules, of Dover, with his wife and children (Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Judith, Lydia, Stephen, and Thomas), and the following, who came under the designation of ‘servants:’ Thomas Lapham, George Sutton, Edward Ford, Edward Jenkins, James Bennett, Sarah Couchman, and Mary Perien. The Rev. William Witherell came on this same boat.40
“Nathaniel Tilden was among the earliest of the ‘Men of Kent’ who established plantations at Satuit before 1628, others being Anthony Annable, Thomas Bird, Edward Foster, William Gillson, Henry Merritt, Henry Rowley, Nathaniel Tilden, and Deane says, ‘perhaps others.’”40
Nathaniel was a Magistrate in Tenterden, and elected to the office of Mayor.40
“Elder Nath’l Tilden was the ancestor of nearly all the Tildens in Marshfield. He was one of three borothers, and they were called ‘Men of Kent,’ from ENgland. He came to Scitaute at that portion called ‘Tow Mile’ tract, now known as North Marshfield, in 1628. His farm extended both sides of North River, part of it being on ‘Gravelly beach.’”58
Nathaniel came in the Hercules in 1635 from Sandwich, in Co. Kent, being one of an old family at Tenterden, near Cranbrook, in that shire, bringing wife Lydia, seven children and seven servan ts. He may have visited our country before and went home to bring his household; but it does not appear by any facts. He settled in Scituate. In May 1637, with his friend Hatherly, he was appointed by Plymouth Colony to settle the bounds between it and the Massachusetts Colony. He was ruling elder in the church and died 1641, the inventory being of 31 July, and his will of 25 May preceding in that year. It names his wife Lydia, perhaps daughter of Thomas Bourne of Marshfield, yet married in England to which he gives his home at Tenterden, all the seven children Joseph; Thomas, b. a. 1621; Mary, the w. of Thomas Lapham, m. 13 Mar. 1637; Sarah, the w. of George Sutton; Judith; Lydia; and Stephen; also two servants who should serve his eldest son..24
Replica of the 17th century ship Godspeed
An 88-foot replica of the ship that brought the first English colonists to America.
The Good Ship Hercules would have been similar (although the statue of Liberty wouldn't have been there in the 17th century!!)
In 1634, people embarked at Sandwich for New England on the 'Good ship Hercules of Sandwich'. The following is a passenger list, taken from 'History of Sandwich, by W. BOYS, 1792, pp. 750-1'.
Of all such persons as embarked themselves in the good ship called the HERCULES, of Sandwich, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America; with the certificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (The certificates, all dated February and March, 1634, are here omitted.)
Masters of Families. Children. Servants.
NATHANIAL TILDEN of Tenterden, yeoman, and Seven children, Seven servants, LYDIA his wife
JONAS AUSTEN of Tenterden and CONSTANCE his wife Four children.
ROBERT BROOK of Maidstone, mercer, and ANNE his wife. Seven children.
THOMAS HEYWARD of Aylesford, taylor, and SUSANNAH his wife Five children.
WILLIAM WITHERELL of Maidstone, schoolmaster, and MARY his wife Three children One servant
FANNET ...... of Ashford, hemp-dresser
THOMAS BONEY and HEN. EWELL of Sandwich, shoemakers
WILLIAM HATCH of Sandwich, merchant, and JANE his wife Five children Six servants
SAMUEL HINKLEY of Tenterden and SARAH his wife Four children.
ISAAC COLE of Sandwich, carpenter, and JOAN his wife Two children.
THOMAS CHAMPION of Ashford
THOMAS BESBEECH of Sandwich Six children Three servants
JNO. LEWIS of Tenterden and SARAH his wife One child
PARNEL HARRIS of Bow London
JAMES SAYERS of Northbourn, taylor
COMFORT STARRE of Ashford, chirurgion, Three children Three servants
JOS. ROOTES of Great Chart
EM. MASON of Eastwell, widow
MARGARET. wife of WILLIAM JOHNNES late of Sandwich, now of New England, painter
JNO. BEST of the said parish, taylor.
THOMAS BRIDGEN of Faversham, husbandman, and ...... his wife
When people started to emigrate to the 'New World', other towns called Sandwich were established: