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Philemon Dalton

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, America
Cause of death: fatally injured in a fall from a tree
Place of Burial: Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Dalton, of Dennington and Phoebe Dalton
Husband of Dorothy Dalton and Ann Dalton
Father of Deborah Dalton; Mary Dalton; Samuel Dalton; Hannah Dalton; John, age 17 Owdie Dalton and 1 other
Brother of Edmund Dalton; Reverend Timothy Dalton; John Dalton and Sarah Everard

Occupation: Linenweaver
Managed by: Private User
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About Philemon Dalton

  • Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire ... 1635-[1771], Volume 31
  • Pg.33
  • The last will & testiment . . . . The County of northfolke, being sick & . . . . bequeath my soule unto God who gave itt & Jeses . . . . :
  • It I Doe give unto Dorety Dalton my loving wife my . . . a two yeerling heffer .... etc.
  • Pg.34
  • Itt I Doe give unto my Sonn Samuell Dalton all the rest of . . .... give unto my Daughter mehetabell Dalton one . . . ...
  • Ittum I give unto Hannah Dalton . . . . .... etc.
  • Pg.53
  • [Administration on the estate of Timothy Dalton, Jr., sometime of Hampton, granted to Samuel Dalton April 8, 1662.]
  • [Norfolk County, Mass., Court Records.]
  • [Inventory of the lands of Timothy Dalton, Jr., of Hampton, May, 1663; 55 acres of land in all, value not stated; signed by Samuel Dalton, and presented to the Hampton court Oct. 13, 1663.]
  • [Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.]
  • Pg.84
  • The Last Will and Testament of Mrs Ruth Dalton of Hampton Widow: Excectrix to the last Will and Testament of Mr Timothy Dalton deceased: being sick and weake of body but firme of understanding and memory. Item wheras I have formerly Bargained and sold unto my Loving Kinsman Nathaniel Bacheler all my Houses and Lands as is specified in his bill of sale bareing Date The Twenty second day of March Anno 1663 or 64 I now Ratify and confirme to him and his heirs forever. It. ....
  • Item: I give and bequeath unto my cousen Samuel Daltons son Timothy, one trunk marked T and D.
  • .... etc.
  • .... to this my last will and Testament, and therunto I set my hand and seal, the eight day of the tenth month 1665
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.257
  • [Inventory of the estate of Samuel Dalton of Hampton, who died Aug. 22, 1681; taken Sept. 15, 1681; amount, £868.5.0; signed by John Sanborn and Henry Dow; attested by his widow, Mehitable Dalton, Dec. 6, 1681. Mentions estate in Haverhill, Mass., given him by his father-in-law, Henry Palmer.]
  • [Administration on the estate of Samuel Dalton granted to his widow, Mehitable Dalton, Dec. 6, 1681, who presented an inventory of £868.5.0.]
  • [Court Records, Dec. 6, 1681, in Deeds, Vol. 5, p. 50.]


  • The Genealogical Quarterly Magazine, Devoted to Genealogy, History ..., Volume 3
  • Pg.167
    • By Otis G. Hammond, Concord, N. H.
  • Samuel Dalton was of Hampton, N. H., the son of Philemon and Dorothy Dalton, and was born in 1629. He married Mehitable, daughter of Henry Palmer of Haverhill, Mass., and died Aug. 22. 1681.
  • These are the primary facts of life and death of the scribe of an old volume now in the possession of the state of New Hampshire, and deposited in the custody of the secretary of the state. From 1775, when the provincial records were removed from Portsmouth for greater safety from the enemy by sea, until 1899 it rested in "ye antient toune" of Exeter, where it was considered as a part of the court records of the province of Ne Hampshire, and was .... etc.
  • Pg.168
  • .... For the last nineteen years of his life, beginning at the early age of thirty-three, he seems to have done little else than hold public office. He apparently inherited this tendency from his father, with the old homestead, for we read in the Massachusetts Bay colonial records, May 14, 1645, "Philemon Dalton hath authority to see people marry at Hampton," and again, June 18, 1645, "Philemon Dalton, at ye request of ye towne of Hampton, is authorized & appointed by this Courte to marrye there such as are dewly published acording to lawe."
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.169
  • Samuell Dalton is appointed to dolemnize marriage there betweene persons published according to lawe." Misfortune, as well, attended his earliest appearance in a legislative body, for, on the same day, May 7, 1662, "Mr. Sam Dalton, deputy for Hampton, having an aged father, since his coming to this Court, daingerously, if not mortally wounded, by the fall of a tree, desiring ye favor of this Court, is dismissed his attendance at this session." His father died from his injury June 4, following.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.170
  • .... He remained in the council until his death, Aug. 22, 1681, and Sept. 6, following, Anthony Nutter, of Dover, was nominated to the king for appointment in his stead.
  • Had Squire Dalton been spared to a green old age, for he was only fifty-two, doubtless greater honors would have fallen to him, and perhaps, furthur light would have been thrown on the history and genealogy of the early settlers of old Norfolk County.






When Philemon and his young son Samuel arrived on the Increase in 1635 they first settled in Essex county MA. Soon thereafter (I do not when or why) Philemon moved the family to Hampton MH and the Dalton family remained there until Timothy moved back to MA.

A fair bit of history is available from the Hampton NH library



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Philemon Dalton's Timeline

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November 11, 1656
Age 66
Hampton, , Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA,
June 4, 1662
Age 72
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, America