Category Archives: Ashford

Book available online

In the next few days, we’ll be placing our book, Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639 to 1807, online in a free format. We plan to make it available at archive.org. Please use discretion … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton’s first marriage?

(Discussion of this subject begins on page 37 of our book. Also see the November 20, 2016 post entitled Dayton History before 1617 for related thoughts) As the search for pre-1617 records of Ralph Dayton continues, I often wonder if … Continue reading

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Lord’s Song

I recently started reading the book “How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song in a New Land?” by Barbara Myers Swartz (2018). The book was recently reviewed by Beverly Tyler and is available from the Three Village Historical Society, with … Continue reading

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Puritans and Pilgrims

I’ve had time lately to do some enjoyment reading as I sit for chemotherapy treatments these last few weeks. Finally, I’ve begun to read some from a stack of books that has been piling up since 2010. This week, I … Continue reading

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Original Parish Registers to be Available Online

Findmypast recently announced that they will publish original Kent parish registers online. The Kent County Council is currently digitizing the records to be available exclusively on Findmypast sometime in 2018. On May 22, Dick Eastman reported in Eastman’s Online Genealogy … Continue reading

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Do you see “Dayton?”

I was reminded this week of the excitement of searching registry pages from the St. Mary the Virgin parish in Ashford, Kent. In addition to now well-known entries of Tritton and Dayton marriages, baptisms and burials, many more entries exist … Continue reading

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Leaving Ashford was an Expensive Decision

It is supposed that Ralph Dayton required passage for at least six family members including himself, his wife Alice, and children Alice, Samuel, Ellen and Robert.

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Enormity of the process

I’ve been thinking about the enormity of discomfort and expense the Ralph Dayton family endured to leave Ashford for the unknown. When an order in council was passed on April 6 of 1638 (some say 1639) that persons wishing to … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton reference mystery solved

This post is a progress report and follow-up to the post Was Ralph Dayton bound for Massachusetts? posted on September 17. Terry Brown has chased down the New Hampshire Genealogical Magazine reference given in the Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton was probably not born in Ashford

Nikki also says that Denise Bailey’s “detail of the Ashford families in the late 1500s/early 1600s is extensive.” Bailey mentions Hugh Tritton as borsholder (a petty constable) in 1604/5, when he attempted to arrest a yeoman named William Core. I … Continue reading

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Was Ralph Dayton bound for Massachusetts?

We are especially interested and excited to learn of Nikki Paine’s discovery of a book by Denise Bailey, (2003) Ashford People in the 1400s, 1500s and 1600s. A P Willox, Lyminge that is not much bigger than a pamphlet, but … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton, 66, of Brookhaven at Fire Place

Samuel Dayton died July 5, 1690 at his house on the Neck named for him at South. He was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Ralph and Alice Dayton. Sam was predeceased by his parents, his wives Medlin and Mary, two … Continue reading

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400th wedding anniversary of Ralph Dayton and Alice Tritton next week!

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 … Continue reading

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Shoemaking scenario

This post is the last in a series of three, talking about opportunities for research at Ashford. We’ve already introduced the idea that Ralph Dayton could have acquired Hugh Tritton’s house and shoemaking shop. I admit that this is not … Continue reading

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Marrying up

It seems that Ralph Dayton did well for himself in Ashford. Let me explain. Ralph’s future mother-in-law, Bennett was named sole executrix for the estates of Robert Goldhatch and Hugh Tritton, her first two husbands. Both were quite generous to … Continue reading

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All in the family

Robert Goldhatch and Bennett Meade were married in 1585 and the couple had a daughter, Alice. Robert and Bennett were married about 14 or 15 years when Robert died. A year or two later, when Alice was about 14, her … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton opportunities for research

Judging from what has already been learned, it is safe to assume there are many interesting components to the Dayton family story in Ashford, Kent that are yet undiscovered. When individual entries from the parish registry at Saint Mary the … Continue reading

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“Parsons” does not belong with our Samuel Dayton

We finally may have located the origin of the insertion of “Parsons” into our Samuel Dayton’s name. Since this idea has been introduced to the internet, it is proliferating, causing much confusion. For reference, Samuel Dayton is the son of … Continue reading

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Parish registry of Samuel’s baptism

For many years, I was very curious to find out what family records in the Saint Mary the Virgin registry at Ashford actually, physically, looked like—that is, I wondered why translations are so frequently debated. In that spirit, I am … Continue reading

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On this day in 1639

On this day, 377 years ago, Ralph Dayton’s eldest son Ralph obtained a marriage license. Ralph’s estimated age in this record has caused doubt and bewilderment for genealogists through the years because it places his birth too early for the 1617 … Continue reading

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Giving thanks after the ordeal

As today is Thanksgiving, I was thinking about the decision to leave behind the familiar homeland with its comforts of family, friends and towns in exchange for the unknown. The Dayton family was not destitute, but there is little doubt … Continue reading

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Dayton History before 1617

I’m sure you’ve noticed the popularity of naming William Dayton and Agnes Green parents of Ralph Dayton. It seems to show up everywhere. Both the hypothesis and the story constructed upon it are very appealing, so much so that we … Continue reading

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Looking for a worthy project?

It’s been six years since I met Richard Barons, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, when he agreed to talk with me about Long Island history, as it may relate to the Dayton family. Now that I’ve had … Continue reading

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Dayton researchers may be looking in the wrong place

It is rare that you find conversation about Puritans landing at the New Haven Colony, rather than at Massachusetts Bay. We hear so little about it, it’s not surprising that it is so widely ignored by family researchers, perhaps because … Continue reading

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