Category Archives: North Sea

Ralph stopped briefly in Southampton

I have been pondering an often-repeated statement that when Ralph Dayton left New Haven, he “stopped briefly in Southampton” on his way to East Hampton. Another popular version says he “stopped briefly in Southold and Southampton.” Since it has become … Continue reading

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Ralph and Mary at Towd

Upon Ralph Dayton’s marriage to Mary Haines, he assumed ownership of the Haines property in Southold. The couple did not live there however, but instead rented the property to Reverend Young while Ralph and Mary probably lived just north of Sam … Continue reading

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Ralph Dayton, the beekeeper

At the writing of his 1658 will, we learn that Ralph Dayton was probably keeping more than eight swarms of honey bees—a hive much larger than the average garden variety. In History of Beekeeping in the United States Everett Oertel … Continue reading

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