Category Archives: Goldhatch
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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