3A: James Guthrie

Guthrie Family Group 3A
James Guthrie 1762 PA or MD – Before 1788 MD or VA
of Frederick County, Maryland, USA

Parents: Robert Guthrie 1727PA – 1789VA and Esther Giles 1730PA or MD – 1806VA
Birth: Abt. 1762
Birth Location: Presumably Pennsylvania or Maryland
Occupation: Unknown
Marriage: None Known
Death: Bet. 1776 – 1788
Death Location: Maryland or Virginia


The 1776 Provincial Census of Maryland lists a James Guthry, 14. This census is not arranged by family, but by gender and age range, so it is presumed that James is a son of Robert Guthrie and Esther Giles. There is one other legitimate option within that record. Mary Gutry, aged 61, is also listed. She is too young to be Robert’s mother and probably too old to be a sister-in-law, but she could be a step mother. She would have been 47 at James’ birth if that scenario is accurate. However, he does easily fit within the birth range of Robert and Esther’s children, so he most likely was their son.

James is not mentioned in Robert Guthrie’s last will and testament written on 28 Feb 1788. He is presumed to have died prior to that date in either Maryland or Virginia.

Guthrie Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants


DOCUMENTS: The 1776 Elizabeth Hundred, Frederick County, Maryland Census

DOCUMENTS: The Last Will and Testament of Robert Guthrie of Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1788. Rockbridge County, Virginia Wills, 1778-1925, Will Book, Volume 1, 1778-1796, page 329. Digital Repository: Ancestry.com

DOCUMENTS: The Last Will and Testament of Robert Guthrie of Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1788. Virginia County Court (Rockbridge County) Will Books, 1778-1902, Will Book 1A – Page 329, FHL Film 0007646171, Image 500 of 603, Digital Repository: Family Search

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