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Nathaniel Denton

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Turton, Lancaster, Bolton Priory, England
Death: October 18, 1690 (62)
Jamaica, Long Island, Queens, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Jamaica, Queens County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Richard Denton and Unknown Wife of Rev. Richard Denton
Husband of Sarah Denton
Father of Nathaniel Denton, Jr.; Samuel Denton; Richard Denton, of Jamaica; Maria Denton and Phebe Foster
Brother of Timothy Denton; Richard Denton, Jr.; Samuel Denton; Daniel Denton and Phebe Denton

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Nathaniel Denton

Nathaniel Denton was born March 1628 Bolton, Lancashire, England; Baptised and christened 09 Mar 1628/1629, parish church of Bolton, Lancashire Co., England. He died on Wednesday, 18 October 1690 at Jamaica, Queens Co., New York.

Parents: Rev. Richard Denton

Married: Sarah Smith (b. 1634-?) in c. 1652.


  1. Nathaniel Jr. b. 1652 d. abt 1719 Jamaica NY m. Deborah Ashman
  2. Samuel b. abt. 1655 m. Mary Brush?
  3. Richard b. abt. 1658 d. abt. 4/1699 m. Mary Thurston
  4. Maria abt. 1660
  5. Phebe b. abt. 1662 m. John Foster
  6. Maria Birth : 1664 Death : Jamaica, LI, NY (assume this is Maria 2)


Notes: Nathaniel applied for land at Elizabethtown, NJ in 1664 but probably died at Jamaica.

Nathaniel was the first Town Clerk of Jamaica, LI, NY: "Records of the Town of Jamaica, Long Island, vol. I, Page 1. A Town Meeting head of ye Town ye 18th of February 1656. Daniel Denton chosen to write & enter all acts and orders of public concernment of ye Town and is to have a daie's work a man for ye said employment. It is voted & concluded by ye Town y whosoever shall fell any trees in yue highways shall take both top and body out of ye highway. It is further voted and agreed upon by ye Town y whosoever shall kill a wolfe within ye boundary of ye Town shall have feiveteen shillings for every woolf. Likewise it is agreed upon by ye Town that whereas they have the Little plains by purchase and patent within their limits to maintain their rights & privileges in ye said place from any such as shall goe to deprive y off it & soe to make use off it as they shall se cause. These taken out of ye ould towne book by me, Nathaniel Denton, Clerk."

Nathaniel Denton was born in England about 1629. He married about 1652, Sarah Smith, daughter of William and Magdalen Smith. He resided at Jamaica, Long Island and was one of the earliest settlers there in 1656. In 1665 and 1686 he was a Patentee at Jamaica, Long Island.

"Genealogy of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton of Hempstead, Long Island For the First Five Generations." Prepared from manuscript notes of William A. D. Eardeley, deceased, by George D.A. Combes, 123 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Center, NY, August 1936.

Disconnected Sarah Denton as wife June 2017

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Nathaniel Denton's Timeline

March 9, 1628
Bolton, Yorks, England
March 26, 1628
Lancaster, Bolton Priory, England
March 9, 1629
Parrish Church of Bolton, England
March 9, 1629
Parrish Church of Bolton, England
Age 23
Jamaica,Queens,New York,USA
Age 26
Greenwich, New Haven Colony
Age 29
Jamaica, Queens Co, NY
Age 31
New York, NY, United States
Age 33
New York, NY, United States