Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

BRANCH H:   JOHN GUTHRIE & ANN HILL

ORIGIN THEORY:

This story involves a daring escape from Scotland and marriage to a descendant of an Irish branch of the Royal House of Stuart. Read more about 'The Covenanter'.

THE DNA PROJECT:   Guthrie Family Group 2A - Branch H - Cluster 5

Some useful information can be taken from WSG' DNA results.

The first is the MD/PA Family Group match itself. According to 'American Guthrie' author, Laurence R. Guthrie, the progenitor of Branch H, John Guthrie, is a likely brother of Samuel Guthrie of St. George's hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. The suggestion is important because this site considers Samuel Guthrie to be the likely immigrant-progenitor of Branch C. The DNA test would seem to support that finding. Naturally, we must still have a descendant of Samuel Guthrie take a DNA test to confirm a genetic match, but it is certainly promising.

The next interesting DNA finding is that of a specific marker and its results. DYS534 = 14. Six of the nineteen members of the MD/PA Group have that result. The other thirteen share the result of 15. This is considered to be a sub-branch within the group. There is an increased likelihood that these 6 men are more closely or recently related to each other than to the rest of the group. The other 5 come from 2 Groups: A and E: RWG, RDG, WGG, EJG, EEG. That's 100% of the folks from Branch A and 100% of the folks from Branch E. Definitely a pattern that suggests Branches A, E, and H descend from an off-shoot of the main MD/PA Group Line.

UPDATE 1/2013: A study of the recent Y-DNA 111-Marker Upgrades has revealed some significant findings. As mentioned above, Branch H is one of 3 branches whose participants all share the value of 14 at genetic marker DYS534 proving they share a more recent common ancestor. A comparison of origin stories, DOB and other data suggests that Branch H's John Guthrie is the likely brother of Branch E's Robert Guthrie. Branch A's James Guthrie is either their much younger brother or a nephew. The common ancestors to all three branches are probably John's parents: John Guthrie (b1682SCT) and Jane Stuart.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

What we know about John Guthrie & his wife Ann comes chiefly from LRG's 'American Guthrie and Allied Families', pp.158-168.

EXCERPT:

JOHN GUTHRIE, of Oxford Township, Chester County, Pa., was undoubtedly related to, was most likely a brother of, SAMEUL GUTHRIE, of St. Georges hundred, New Castle County, Del. Both families were connected with the STUARTS and intercourse between them is revealed by JOHN appearing as a witness to the will of SAMUEL'S son, ROBERT, in 1750. "WIDOW GULTERIE," a taxable in Londonderry Township, on the Chester County list of 1749, must have been the widow of SAMUEL, and "ROBERT GUTTERY," of East Nottingham Township, 1749-1750, must have been their son, who died in 1750.

According to reliable tradition, the GUTHRIE ancestor, who left Scotland, was a zealous Covenanter. So devoted was he to that cause, so active in his opposition to the efforts of the Crown to force Prelacy upon Scotland, that Claverhouse, the Arch-Persecutor, set a price upon his head and hunted him from place to place. Finally making his way to the West Coast of Scotland, he, together with some of his followers, found a hidingplace in a cave, whence, seeking escape to Ireland, a sharp outlook was kept for passing vessels. At length a French ship was sighted, hailed, and as she hove to, the hunted men put out to her in a rowboat. Just at this juncture Chaverhouse with some of his troopers came galloping up and fired a volley at the escaping party. Fortunately they had gained a distance from the shore wellnigh out of musket range, and so, uninjured, made their getaway, landing in due time on the coast of Ireland.

The name of this Covenanter was JOHN GUTHRIE. He married, presumably somewhate later, JANE STUART, who was descended from the Royal House of Scotland. JOHN GUTHRIE, our subject, was their son. He was born in North Ireland, in 1708. He married there, ANN , and soon afterwards, about the year 1730, they emigrated to America, coming in the same boat with the GILKESONS and STEWARTS, whose descendants variously intermarried with theirs. They settled on the east side of the Octoraro Creek, (a stream forming a part of the boundary between Chester and Lancaster Counties, PA), at a place afterwards known as Andrews Bridge.

The name "JOHN GUTTRY," appears on the tax list of Londonderry Township in 1734, and subsequently in the lists of taxables in that township on down to the formation of Oxford, after which it appears in the lists of that township. The name is variously spelled,in the 1737 list, it appears as "Gottere," elsewhere as "Guttery," "Gettery," "Gutterei," etc. These tax lists show that his estate consistently increased and that he ranked high among his neighbors in the amount of taxes paid.

JOHN GUTHRIE was a respected citizen, and he together with the members of his family were devout adherents of the Fagg's Manor Presbyterian Church. He was for many years a ruling elder in it.

It does not appear that these GUTHRIES were identified with the movement, when the Covenants were renewed in America, at nearby Middle Octoraro, in 1743, but they were sympathetic with the Covenanters, sometimes entertaining their ministers in the home.

"JOHN GUTHREY died January 29, 1790, aged 81 years and 7 months." "WIDOW GUTHREY was born 1715."   

As with all of our MD/PA Group branches, it is necessary to examine this Origin Story to determine how much of it is based in fact.

1708: BIRTH of JOHN GUTHRIE

According to the family Origin Story, John Guthrie is the son of John Guthrie and Jane Stuart. He was born in Northern Ireland on 29 June 1708. One source indicates the month of May rather than June. 

1715: BIRTH of ANN___________

"Widow Guthrey was born 1715."

Some online trees list her as "Ann Hill", but LRG lists no surname for the wife of John Guthrie. Her birthplace is also listed as Northern Ireland, which may be true, but again, there is no specific documentation to prove it.

1730: EMIGRATION from IRELAND to AMERICA

This is an estimated date of arrival. LRG, p538 "William Gilkeson, of the North of Ireland, migrated to America about the year 1730, coming in the same ship with John Guthrie and wife." This information seems to be based more on oral family history than documented fact.

There is a 6-year gap between this 1730 estimate and the known DOB of John and Ann's son William Guthrie in 1736. It seems possible that John & Ann's marriage took place in Pennsylvania rather than Ireland.

1733: LAND SURVEY

The first documentation that we have attributed to this John Guthrie is a Land Survey dated 3 May 1733 for 200 acres in Chester County, Pennsylvania. {Warrantees of Land, County of Chester, 1733-1858 (Pa Arch Ser 3, Vol 24, p.75)} 

1734: TAX LIST of LONDONDERRY, CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

John Guttry appears on the tax list in 1734 and subsequently in the lists of taxables in that twp on down to the formation of Oxford, afterwhich he appears in the lists of that township. 

1736: BIRTH of SON, WILLIAM GUTHRIE (1736PA-1823KY) married 1st Esther McClelland. Parents of 3 boys and 4 girls. (WSS' Line). 2nd Frankey Young. William served in the 17th Regiment PA Continental Line after he had settled his family in Augusta County, Virginia. He died in Henry County, Kentucky on 10 March 1823. William is the direct ancestor of our DNA Project Participant WSG

1737: LAND WARRANT

This is probably the warrant for the same land previously surveyed in 1733. "John Gutherah" obtained a Warrant of Survey for 200 acres of land on Octararo Creek, adj lands of James Harland, John Love, in "New" Londonderry Township. Oxford township was formed from the western end of Londonderry in 1754.

1740: EXECUTOR of ESTATE of THOMAS LUDDINGTOWNE

"John Guttry, executor," so named in the will of Thomas Luddingtowne, signed 2 June 1740 and proved Dec 1 1742. {Lancaster Co Pa Wills, Liber A, No. 1, folio 75}

1743: PROPERTY PURCHASE (POSSIBILITY)

Guthry, John, 250 acres, Oct. 29, 1743 (Warrantees of land in Hanover township. {Hist. of Dauphin Co., PA, by Egle, p.27} 

1745: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARTHA GUTHRIE (1745PA-1825PA) married Thomas Love. 4 sons and 1 daughter. 

Note that there is a 9-year gap between William's DOB and Martha's. 

History of the Morrison Family: "Thomas Love lived on the farm in West Fallowfield, Chester Co., Pa., lying on the Octorara River, now known as the Pattie Ross farm. He married Martha Guthrie of Guthrie's Ford, now known as Andrew's Bridge. She was a sister of Abigail Andrews of Andrews Bridge; also a sister of Mrs. Samuel Martin who came from Londonderry, Ireland. She was blind for 20 years prior to her death on Dec. 23, 1825. The old arm chair in which she sat during those years of darkness, and the family Bible, are in possession of the family."

Thomas Love, born 28 Jan 1739, died 20 Dec 1825, was a Revolutionary War Soldier, a 2nd lieutenant on the staff of Gen. Samuel Cochran. He was an Elder of Faggs Manor Church for more than 60 years. Thomas and Martha Guthrie Love are buried at (Faggs) Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cochranville, Chester, Pennsylvania. Plot: 154-E

1746: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH GUTHRIE (1746PA-1830VA) married Hugh Gilkeson. Their daughter Margaret would marry her 1st cousin John Guthrie, son of William & Esther.

1747: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARY GUTHRIE (1747PA-1835) married Thomas McClelland, the brother of Esther McClelland (above).

1749: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ANN GUTHRIE (b1749) married John Murphy. The Murphys moved to Virginia, presumably Augusta County where many of these Guthries emigrated for a time.

1750: WITNESS to WILL of ROBERT GUTHRIE

LRG credits this John Guthrie with being the witness to the Last Will and Testament of Robert Guthrie of St George's Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. He theorizes that John was the brother of Samuel Guthrie who was Robert's father. Documentation has led this MD/PA Group researcher to conclude that Samuel Guthrie is the most likely ancestor of Branch C, which would certainly fit with LRG's conclusion of a sibling relationship between Branch C's Samuel and Branch H's John. If my conclusion about Branch C is right, then it means the DNA is a match.

ROBERT GUTHRIE'S WILL: "I give all I have to my mother Mary Guthrey, who is to be executrix.: Test: John Guthrey, John McCabe. Proved 13 Oct 1750. New Castle County, Del. Wills, liber G, folio 427) 

1752: PROPERTY PURCHASE

"20 May 1752. John Guthrie, 20 acres on Octoraro Creek, now the hotel property at Andrews Bridge" {Warrantees of Land in Coleraine township. (Hist. of Lancaster Co Pa., Ellis & Evans, 1883., p.729)} 

1753: PROPERTY PURCHASE

"15 Apr 1753. "John Guthrie, 20 acres next his other land." {Warrantees of Land in Coleraine township. (Hist. of Lancaster Co Pa, Ellis & Evans, 1883, p.729)} 

1753: BIRTH of SON, JOHN GUTHRIE (1753PA-1820VA) married Margaret 'Peggy' Holmes. 1 son and 3 daughters. Emigrated to Augusta VA. (NEED DNA)

1754: OXFORD TOWNSHIP FORMATION

Oxford township was formed from the western end of Londonderry township. Landowners in 1754 included "John Guttery". {SOURCE}

1755: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, JANE GUTHRIE (1755PA-1787PA) married Samuel Martin. They lived in Lancaster County, PA not far from the John Guthrie homestead.

1757: BIRTH of SON: JAMES GUTHRIE (1757PA-1773PA) married Sarah Love, daughter of John Love. 1 daughter. (No SONS = No Y-DNA for testing)

1758-1761: BIRTH of DAUGTHER: MARJORY GUTHRIE

LRG lists Marjory's birth order before Abigail, but as he lists the children out of order there is no way to tell exactly when Marjory was born. No other information is given except her name. However, Marjory was listed in John Guthrie's will, written in 1787, so we do know that she was living at that time. The final administration of John's estate indicates that her husband's name was John Emmet. A search for her husband's side of the family turns up an Ancestry tree listing John Emmitt, born 22 Oct 1759 in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, the son of Abraham Emmitt Jr and Rebecca Alexander. He married Margery Guthrie in 1784 in Augusta County, Virginia. She died in 1807 in Wheeling, (West) Virginia. He died in 1847 in Utica, Knox, Ohio. No DOB is given for Marjory in this file, but it is likely that  it was close to her husband's birthdate, which is the range listed here.

1762: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ABIGAIL GUTHRIE (1762PA-1842PA) married Alexander Andrews. 2 sons. They owned the Guthrie homestead at Andrews Bridge.

1765: LISTING of INHABITANTS in 1765

Listing of inhabitants in 1765 of Chester County Pennsylvania includes Gutery, Jn'o - Oxford.

1765: TAX RECORDS of OXFORD, CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Gutery, Jno - 37 - Oxford - 70 acres - 2 horses - 2 cattle - 8 sheep - 0 slaves.

1774: LAND OWNERS of CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

List includes "John Guthrey". {SOURCE

1774: CHESTER COUNTY RATES

Oxford Rate.

John Guthrey, 70 acres

1787: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT WRITTEN

Will Abstract of JOHN GUTHRIE of Oxford Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1708-1790)

Source: LRG, Footnote 124, p.693

Abstract of the will of JOHN GUTHRIE, of Oxford township, which is dated May 16, 1787.

"To my wife ANN. . ."

"Entire estate to be sold and the proceeds to be divided among my nine children. Viz:--WILLIAM, MARY, ELIZABETH, MARTHA, ANN, JOHN, MARJORY, and ABIGAIL, and my grand-daughter, ANN GUTHERY, daughter to JAMES GUTHERY, deceased, in equal shares; My sons THOMAS LOVE and ALEXANDER ANDREWS, executors."

Teste:--JOHN GARDNER, JAMES LOVE, ANDREW FLEMING. 

Proved Feb 16, 1790. (Chester County Pennsylvania Wills)

 

In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."
The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 

Will Abstract of JOHN GUTHRIE of Oxford Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1708-1790) {Source: LRG, Footnote 124, p.693}

Abstract of the will of JOHN GUTHRIE, of Oxford township, which is dated May 16, 1787.

"To my wife ANN. . ."

"Entire estate to be sold and the proceeds to be divided among my nine children. Viz:--WILLIAM, MARY, ELIZABETH, MARTHA, ANN, JOHN, MARJORY, and ABIGAIL, and my grand-daughter, ANN GUTHERY, daughter to JAMES GUTHERY, deceased, in equal shares; My sons THOMAS LOVE and ALEXANDER ANDREWS, executors."

Teste:--JOHN GARDNER, JAMES LOVE, ANDREW FLEMING. 

Proved Feb 16, 1790. (Chester County Pennsylvania Wills)

1790: DEATH of JOHN GUTHRIE

John died on 29 Jan 1790 in Oxford, Chester, Pennsylvania at 81 years 7 months of age. He is listed as being buried at Manor Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Faggs Manor), Cochranville, Chester, Pennsylvania, however I can not find him or his wife Ann on any published list of burials. A map of Faggs Manor cemetery graves does not list any Guthries.

1791: ADMINISTRATION of ESTATE


In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."
The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 


In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."
The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 


In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."
The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."
 
1814: ADMINISTRATION of ESTATE 
The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 

The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 

Thfinal account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution.

1814: DEATH of ANN (HILL?) GUTHRIE

According to LRG's American Guthrie and Allied Families, the "Widow Guthrey" was born in 1715. It does not list a date of death, however the administration of John Guthrie's estate shows that she was still alive on 21 June 1814. Online trees list her DOD as 1814. That would make her 99 years of age.

the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."

The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 


In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."

The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution. 


In the abstract of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume III, p.328, the above is made to read--"Grand-daughter, Ann Guthery, daughter to James, deceased." Having consulted the Chester County records believe the above is correct. Of course the record itself is only a copy from the original. The testator devises to wife Ann, personal property such as bedding, (excepting certain articles the property of his daughter Jane), and 14 pounds annually for life. Jane is omitted from the list of children given in the will, presumably an oversight, as she received her share with the others in the distributions.

Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor, Sept 28, 1791, in which he takes credit for 33 pds. 6s. 8d paid to each of the following:--

" To Daniel McClellan, per order of thomas McClellan, in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Daniel McClellan, per order from John Murphy in part of his wife's legacy."

"To William Guthrey in part of his legacy."

"To John Emmitt in part of his wife's legacy."

"To John Boy per order of John Guthrey in part of his legacy.'

"To Samuel Martin in part of his wife's legacy."

"To Thomas Love in part of legacy left to his wife."

"To Alexander Andrews in part of his wife's legacy."

The final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews as executors of the will was filed June 21, 1814. It shows the payments to Ann Guthery a Bond or Obligation, 107 pds. and five separate items of her annuity of 14 pds. per year, and an advancement of 10 pds by desire of the heirs; also expenses of nursing her above the annuity, of 12 pds.

The balance shown is then distributed as follows:--

" To William Guthrie (eldest son, entitled to two shares under the will) 129 pds, 12s 7d

"To Thos. McClellan, in right of his wife Mary 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Thos. Love in right of his wife Martha 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Hugh Gilkeson in right of his wife Elizabeth 81 pds 10s 1d

"To Alexander Andrews in right of his wife Abigail 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Jno. Emmet in right of his wife Margery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Samuel Martin in right of his wife Jane 48 pds 3s 6d

"To John Guthery 48 pds 3s 6d

"To Ann Guthery (a grand-daughter) 83 pds 9s 5d

Note:--Hugh Gilkeson and grand-daughter Ann did not participate in the first distribution.