Category Archives: Tritton
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
Approaching the origin of Samuel Dayton’s Indian bride
If a source was ever safe to cite, you’d think it would be Jacobus, but even he could make mistakes. Fortunately for us, when he found them, he issued additions and corrections. But how many well-meaning researchers have repeated his … Continue reading
Earliest Dayton Marker in America
Of the original six members of the immigrant Ralph Dayton family, the location of only one original gravesite can be confirmed, that of Alice Baker.
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
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.
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
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
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