Cutler, Timothy was born on May 31, 1684 in Charlestown (now part of Boston), Massachusetts, United States. Son of Major John and Martha (Wiswall) Cutler.
Graduated from Harvard, 1701.
Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1710. Became pastor Congregational Church, Stratford, Connecticut, 1710. Rector Yale, 1718; declared himself independent of validity of his ordination, 1722.
Travelled to London, ordained to ministry Church of England. Returned to American, became rector Christ Church, Boston.