Category Archives: Deighton

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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Mayflower Connections

The next few posts continue to be inspired by Pilgrims and Philbrick’s book, but will also be relevant with Puritans such as the Dayton family of Connecticut and Long Island. Even though we knew beyond a doubt, the first few … 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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Ralph Dayton of Danish descent?

My brother Jim recently discovered a newspaper memoriam published in 1895 for a Robert G. Dayton of Granville NY, published in the Salem Review-Press. What is so interesting about this memoriam is that almost two-thirds of it summarizes “the family … Continue reading

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The excommunication of Thomas Baker

oes the unexplained excommunication of Thomas Baker, beginning in January 1645/46, tell us more about Reverend James than about Thomas? Thomas Baker, the husband of Alice Dayton, was censured for two years from the Milford First Congregational Church, according to … Continue reading

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Dayton book will be reviewed in the NEHG Register

We just received exciting news through Terry Brown, that The New England Historical and Genealogical Register will review Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America 1639-1807, in their Spring 2018 publication. This is quite an honor for us … 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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The Daytons, a pilgrim family of Puritans

Most of us already know the difference between Puritan and Pilgrim, but not so many years ago, I wasn’t able to explain the difference and probably used the words interchangeably. In the spirit of this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m posting directly … Continue reading

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A report from professional genealogist Nikki Paine

Our friend Terry Brown received a report from Nikki Paine of http://www.ancestryandheirs.co.uk in Ashford Kent, who has been researching Ralph Dayton. Nikki operates a registered professional service specializing in Kent family research. Both Terry and Nikki have graciously given their … 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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Paperback is coming!

We just wanted everyone to know that a paperback edition of Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America, 1639-1807  is in the works. We expect it to become available in a few weeks. UPDATE (June 16): … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton: reconciling descriptions of prominence

In the last post, I attempted to show that Ralph Dayton’s seating placement at the meeting house in New Haven does not indicate the “prominent” status often attributed to him. While this says nothing about his character and abilities, it … Continue reading

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Thomas Baker, true friend of the Dayton family

Ralph Dayton’s son-in-law Thomas Baker, husband of Alice, became an extraordinary friend and consistent ally to the Dayton family. The couple married in June of 1643 and lived at Milford CT until Thomas negotiated with Daniel Howe to purchase Howe’s very significant … 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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How many ways can you spell Dayton?

As you get deeper into Dayton research, don’t get discouraged by the many spellings of “Dayton.” Through the years, we have come across many legitimate spellings for the last name of our ancestors. In Henry’s 1759 will alone, five forms … Continue reading

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