Susannah Palmer Dutton was born 1626 in England to John Palmer (1599-1678) and Mary J Nield (1599-1627) and died 27 August 1684 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Dutton (1622-1687) 1647 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Information in her death record indicates that Susannah was born about 1626. She is often referred to as "Susannah Palmer", but there is no evidence that can support this identification.

The 1650 will of Barbara Palmer of Leicester mentions a cousin "Susanna Dutten" however, it is not certain that this Susanna was born a Palmer, nor even that she was Thomas' wife. A Susannah married Thomas Dutton possibly in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, around 1647.

Susannah died on 27 August 1684 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at "about" age 58. A birth date of 1626 strongly suggests that she was born in England and emigrated to New England.

The only cemetery in existance at the time of her death in Billerica was the South Burying Ground, which dates from 1663. That cemetery is probably where she was buried.


Offspring of Thomas Dutton (1622-1687) and Susannah Palmer Dutton
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Dutton (1648-1737) 14 September 1648 Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1737 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Rebecca Brabooke (1652-1721)
Sarah Convers (1647-1738)
Mary Dutton (1651-1678)
Susannah Dutton (1654-1723)
John Dutton (1656-1735)
Elizabeth Dutton (1659-1698) 28 January 1660 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 7 April 1698 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts William Baker (1655-1702)
Joseph Dutton (1661-1734) 25 January 1661 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 24 January 1734 East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut Rebecca Merriam (1662-1693)
Mary Cutler (1663-1744)
Sarah Dutton (1662-1757)
James Dutton (1665-1755)
Benjamin Dutton (1669-)


Offspring of John Palmer (1599-1678) and Mary J Nield (1599-1627)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Palmer (1624-)
Susannah Palmer (1626-1684) 1626 England 27 August 1684 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Thomas Dutton (1622-1687)
Prudence Palmer (1628-)



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