Category Archives: Ralph Dayton

Judging Dayton character

On occasion, I am asked questions about our Long Island ancestors that, for my reply, require character judgements that are personal and a little uncomfortable to convey. The natural tendency is to be defensive, but the attempt is made to … Continue reading

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Medlin, Dayton’s own Pocahontas

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, the original Native American princess that provided the model and inspiration for so many families with colonial ancestors to acquire their own exotic Indian princess. Not to be left … 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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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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Dayton Histories

Along with our decision to publish our research came the recognition that we were not equipped or resourced to expand much beyond our own narrow line from Ralph, beginning with Samuel. It became our larger vision that other Ralph Dayton … Continue reading

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