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Birthplace: probably, England
Death: after circa 1656
Probably, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Wendlbank and Frances Wendlbank
Wife of Rev. Richard Denton
Mother of Timothy Denton; Nathaniel Denton; Richard Denton, Jr.; Samuel Denton; Daniel Denton and 1 other

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About Unknown Wife of Rev. Richard Denton

The name of the wife of Rev Richard Denton, minister in Hempstead, New York, is not known.

Was she Maria Durden ?


From http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/DENTON/1998-04/0893734762


According to George D. A. Combes, from the notes of William A.. D. Eardeley, the following is a list of the possible children of Rev. Richard Denton.

  • 1. Sarah Denton, born 1623-4, married about 1639 to William Thorne. ( Mr. Combes states that William Thorne of Hempstead and Flushing, L. I. did not have a wife named Sarah, but there was a William Thorne with wife Sarah at Roxbury, Mass., and perhaps this is the man whom Mr. Eardeley meant.) Sarah Thorne's tenth child was named Denton Thorne. BORN BEFORE MARRIAGE- UNLIKELY
  • 2. Daniel Denton, born 1626, died 1703, married first 1659 to Abigail Stevenson, daughter of Edward and Anne Stevenson, divorced June 26, 1672, he married second April 24, 1876 at Springfield, Mass. to Hannah Leonard, born Dec. 19, 1659, daughter of John and Sarah Heath Leonard.
  • 3. Timothy Denton, born 1627, baptized July 23, 1627 at Parish Church, Bolton, Lancashire.
  • 4. Nathaniel Denton, born 1629, died Oct. 18, 1690, married about 1652 to Sarah (possibly Sarah Smith; if so, she would seem to be the daughter of William and Magdalen Smith, who were early at Hempstead and Newtown.)
  • 5. Richard Denton (there is no proof that he was Rev. Richard's son), born about 1630, married at Dorchester, Mass. on Dec. 11, 1657 to Ruth Tileston, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Tileston. Richard died Dec. 28, 1658 at Dorchester, evidently leaving no issue. The widow Ruth married second 1663 to Timothy Foster.
  • 6. Samuel Denton, born 1632-4, died 1713, married about 1656 to Mary Smith, daughter of John Rock Smith.
  • 7. John Denton, born about 1636, married about 1664. It is stated "family data claims he went to Virginia."

disputed origins

See discussion https://www.geni.com/discussions/167758

A Susanna Coates married a Richard Denton, May 11, 1625, parish church of Adel, Yorkshire, both of this Parish.

A Richard Denton married Maria Durden in Halifax on 21 January 1625 (Gregorian 1626).

She was not the Helen Windibank who married an older generation Richard Denton In 1612 at Saint Saviours in Southwark; as a Cambridge university theology "sizar," Rev. Richard Denton would not have been able to marry until after 1623 or so. She was not Ellyn Windebank who it seems was dead by 1605.

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Unknown Wife of Rev. Richard Denton's Timeline

July 23, 1627
Halifax, Yorkshire, England
March 26, 1628
Lancaster, Bolton Priory, England
Bolton, Lancashire , England
May 29, 1631
Halifax, Yorkshire, England
July 10, 1632
Halifax, Yorkshire , England
November 30, 1634
Halifax, Yorkshire , England