Nathaniel Denton, II

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Nathaniel Denton, II

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Turton, Lancaster, Bolton Priory, England
Death: Died in Long Island, Queens, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Denton, lll, Reverend and Helen Windebank
Husband of Sarah Denton and Sarah Denton
Father of Nathaniel Denton, Jr.; Samuel Denton; Richard Denton, of Long Island; Maria Denton and Pheobe Denton
Brother of Richard Denton, IV; Sarah Denton Thorne; Daniel Denton, Maj; Timothy Denton; Admiral Samuel Denton and 2 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Nathaniel Denton, II

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 and Helen Wildbank

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."

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Nathaniel Denton, II'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, USA
Age 33
New York, NY, USA