2A-C: Robert Guthrie

ROBERT GUTHRIE born abt. 1729DE – 1750DE

Parents: Samuel Guthrie c1680-1700-1746DE & Mary (MNU)
Birth: Est. 1712-1724, Before 1729 (Definite)
Birth Location: Pennsylvania or Delaware, probably
Marriage: Unmarried
Occupation: Unknown
Death: Bet. 4 Sep and 13 Oct 1750
Death Location: St Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware
Robert Guthrie was born sometime before 1729. This estimated DOB is based on him being identified on the 1749/50 Tax List for East Nottingham, Chester, PA. He would have to be at least 21 years of age at that time.

Narrowing that to 1712-24 is really a shot in the dark based on what we think we know about the birth order of the children, with Robert Guthrie being the second of seven, and his younger siblings marrying in 1745 and 1747.

The 1746 Last Will and Testament of his father, Samuel Guthrie, named Robert. He and his brother Samuel were to receive property after the death of their mother, Mary. However, Robert predeceased his mother. He wrote his own will on 4 September 1750 in St Georges, New Castle, Delaware

“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)

Robert Guthrie did own some property at the time of his death. On 16 Nov 1750, he was listed as owning neighboring land in New Castle, DE purchased by Thomas Hyatt, yeoman from Hon. James Hamilton of the City of Philadelphia, John Moland & John Inglis of same. Q1:436.

On 15 October 1751: Came into court Mary Guthery, executrix of lwt of Robert Guthery, yeoman, dec’d, and provided the account of her administration. Overpaid the estate: 5.7.4

Upon his mother Mary Guthrie’s death, a petition for the division of her estate was filed by Robert’s sister, Jane Vail dated 16 August 1775 indicating that her brother had died without issue “unmarried and childless.”

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