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Ralph Dayton. Born ca 1588 at Kent, England.5 Ralph died at Southampton, Long Island between 25 Jul and 22 Sep 1658.5 Occupation: shoemaker.

Ralph, was of Ashford, Kent, England, when he married Alice, and remained there for at least twenty years before coming to New England. He was probably not in New Haven in 1639, but he drew his lot for the small lots on the bank side and by the west creek on 17 Mar 1641/2. He took the oath of fidelity 5 Aug 1647. By 1650 he settled in East Hampton, Long Island. There he was appointed agent to the Connecticut Colony in 1651. He was also chosen for constable 7 Oct 1651. Not long before his death Ralph moved from East Hampton with his son Samuel to Southampton, where his will was recorded, 25 Jul 1658, settling at North Sea, then called Northampton, and leaving his son Robert on the East Hampton realty which he had conveyed to him in 1655.5

On 16 Jun 1616 Ralph first married Alice Goldhatch, daughter of Robert Goldhatch (ca 1557-Jan 1597/8) & Bennett Meade (-ca 1 Dec 1638), at Ashford, Kent.5 Born ca 1587 at Kent, England. Alice was baptized in Ashford, Kent on 24 Sep 1587.5 Alice died before 1655.5

Alice (Goldhatch) (Tritton) Dayton, widow of Daniel Tritton. Alice's mother, widow Bennett (Meade) Goldhatch, had married Daniel's father, Hugh Tritton, as his second wife, in 1601, a few years before Alice and Daniel were wed in 1607.5


      Ralph (ca1618-1706)
    . Alice (ca1620-1709)
    . Samuel (ca1623-1690)
    . Ellen (ca1626-)
    . Robert (ca1628-1712)

ca 1656 Ralph second married Mary [Haines].

Mary, the widow of James Haines, of Southold, LI.5

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