I had been saving this post for June 16, but it might be more fitting to post now as a reminder, in case anyone else wanted an excuse for a family celebration. We’ve already heard of one planned celebration in Tennessee, with anniversary cake!
The marriage of Ralph Dayton and Alice Tritton was recorded in the parish registry at Ashford, Kent on June 16, 1617, exactly 400 years from next Friday. The marriage record is particularly significant to the Dayton family in America because it is the earliest verifiable record of our Dayton line of ancestry. Of course, there were records of the Goldhatch and Tritton families before this time, but the entry continues to be the earliest mention of Ralph Dayton known to exist.
The registry says,
Ralfe Drayton and Alice Tritton wid: both of this parish were mar: