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Ruth Dalton (Leete)

Also Known As: "Ruth Pankhurst", "Ruth Parkhurst"
Birthplace: (Of), Great & Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Leete and Alice Leete
Wife of Nathaniel Bachilor and (Reverend) Timothy Dalton
Mother of (Reverend) Timothy Dalton Jr.; Deborah Dalton; Timothy Dalton; Philemon Dalton; Samuel Dalton and 2 others
Sister of Simeon Grundy Leete; Judeth Grundy Scotte; Deborah Grundy Leete; Mordochias Leete; Weondorges Leete and 2 others

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About Ruth Dalton

Ruth Leete was born about May 08, 1579, Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England and died on May 12, 1666, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Will was proved 8 Dec 1666. She was the daughter of Robert Leete & Alice Grundy and married Timothy Dalton, Sr. on June 13, 1615, Parish Church of Gislingham near Eye, Suffolk, England. No children.


  1. It is rendered almost certain that George Parkhurst, Sen-, of Watertown, was the brother or brother-in-law of Ruth Dalton, the wife of the Rev. Timothy Dalton, of Hampton. (1)
  2. As to Ruth Dalton, wife of Rev. Timothy Dalton, from all the facts known to the writer it would seem that she was not a sister of George1 Parkhurst, but was more likely a sister of his first wife, Phebe. No record of the first wife is found in America, though he again married, about 1643, Susanna, widow of John Simpson. (2)
  3. Savage, in Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, p. 341, speculates that Thomas Carter's wife, Mary, may have been the daughter of Philemon Dalton. He infers this from the will of Ruth Dalton, the wife of Timothy Dalton who was the brother of Philemon. In her will, Ruth (having no children) remembers Mary Carter with the children of Philemon Dalton. (N.B. Savage was correct that Mary Carter was her niece, but she seems more likely to have been the daughter of her sister Phebe Leete & George Parkhurst).



  1. The Dalton and Batcheller Pedigree New England Historical and Genealogical Register, October 1873, pp. 364-369
  2. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Carter By: Howard Willston Carter This book contains the history and genealogy of the Thomas Carter family of Massachusetts.  Published by the author. Connecticut. 1909
  3. The Leetes of Eversden by Lucy Joan Slater
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Ruth Dalton's Timeline

April 8, 1579
Great Eversden
April 8, 1579
Great Eversden
May 8, 1579
(Of), Great & Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England
May 8, 1579
Eversden, Cambridgeshire, Eng
May 8, 1579
Little Eversden Church, Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England
May 8, 1579
Eversden, Cambridgeshire, Eng
May 8, 1579
Great Eversden,Cambridge,England
Age 10
Age 14
Woolverstone, Suffolk, England
June 13, 1615
Age 36
Eye, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom