1A-B: Mary Guthrie

Mary Guthrie 1702VA – 1724VA
of Christchurch Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia

Parents: John Guthrie born bet.1645-65 SCT – died 1706 VA and Elizabeth Baskett
Birth / Location: Dec 1701 – Jan 1702 in Middlesex County, Virginia
Baptism / Location: 23 January 1701/2 in Christchurch Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
Marriage: None Known
Children: None Known
Death / Location: 17 January 1724 (if correct record) in Middlesex County, Virginia
Burial / Location: 19 January 1724 (if correct record) in Christchurch Parish, Middlesex, Virginia

The double dating system was used to note Mary’s baptism on 23 January 1701/2.

An original or transcription error also lists the mother’s name incorrectly. “Mary the Daughter of Jno. & Mary Guthery baptiz. 23th of January 1701/2.”

Mary’s father died in 1706 when she was just a few years old. Being a girl it may not have been considered necessary to assign her a guardian while her mother was still living. We don’t know exactly when Elizabeth (Basket) Guthrie died, but she apparently had legal troubles around 1715 and was in a relationship with William Finney.

On 3 Jun 1718, DB3, p440: Bond of Phillip Warwick, Thomas Cheyney, & John Owen for 250pds tobacco. Condition that Phillip Warwick must pay unto Mary Guttrich orphan of John Guttrich decd all such estate due as soon as she is of lawful age.

On 1 Sep 1719: Bond securing that William Cardwell shall pay unto MARY GOODRICH orphan of JOHN GOODRICH decd all estate that shall appear to be due to said orphan when she attains lawful age. Securities: William Cardwll, Thomas Kid, Thomas Kid Jr.

Note the “Cardwell” connection. See the theory that Elizabeth Basket may have been a daughter of Thomas Cardwell.

The CCP Register lists the following possibility: Mary Goodrich dyed Jan’y 17. & was buried Jan’y 19 1724.

CHILDREN: None Identified

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants


WEBSITE: Colonial Records & Topics – Calendars and the Double Dating System

BOOK: The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va. from 1653 to 1812, Richmond, VA, 1897.
Christentings – p.54“Mary the Daughter of Jno. & Mary Guthery baptiz. 23th of January 1701/2.” Note the mother’s name is transcribed incorrectly, or transcribed from an original error.

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