Margaret Lynott Hutton


A Margaret Lynott was identified in the will of one-time Albany resident Thomas Lynott filed in 1769. Perhaps, the subject of this sketch was the testator's daughter.

If so, along with her older sister, Elizabeth, she would have grown up in the Albany home of Abraham Bloodgood, her step-father who would father at least seven more children with the widow Lynott.

In July 1793, Margaret and her sister sold 400 acres of land in "Lynotsville" to a buyer in Otsego County. At that time, she was identified as a resident of the city of Albany. In 1796, she was among those left bequests of land "north of the Mohawk" in the will filed John Kelly of New York. At that time, she was identified as the "spinster" daughter of Thomas Lynott.

In November 1797, Margaret married newcomer silversmith Isaac Hutton. Over the next decade, their children were christened in Albany churches. A son christened in 1798, was named "Abraham Bloodgood Hutton" after her stepfather. In that year, Margaret joined the Albany Presbyterian church.

For a decade, these Huttons seem to have lived under a larger family umbrella. In 1810, their third ward household on lower Columbia Street included nine family members and three others.

Elizabeth seems to have died by the time her widowed mother filed a will in 1822. We seek defining information on the later life and passing of Margaret Lynott Hutton. Isaac Hutton survived until 1855.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margaret Lynott Hutton has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/5/11