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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 Blake; Timothy Dalton; Samuel Dalton; Ruth Dalton and 1 other
Sister of Simeon Grundy Leete; Judeth Grundy Scotte; Deborah Grundy Leete; Mordochias Leete; Susanna 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


  • Ruth Leete1
  • F, #161400, b. 8 May 1579, d. 12 May 1666
  • Father Robert Leete1 b. c 1550, d. b 17 Feb 1598
  • Mother Alice Grundy1 b. c 1550, d. a 17 Feb 1598
  • Ruth Leete was born on 8 May 1579 at Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England.1 She married Rev. Timothy Dalton, son of George Dalton, on 13 June 1615 at Gislingham, Suffolk, England.1,2 Ruth Leete died on 12 May 1666 at Hampton, Rockingham, NH, at age 87.1
  • Family Rev. Timothy Dalton b. c 1577, d. 28 Dec 1661
  • Child
    • Deborah Dalton+1 b. 19 Mar 1624, d. 20 Dec 1678
  • Citations
  • [S11597], Submitted by robertluther1963.
  • [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 202.
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  • Ruth Leete Dalton
  • Birth: 1578, England
  • Death: May 12, 1666 Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Find A Grave contributor Vonda has provided the maiden name and the name of her parents, Robert Leete and Alice Grundy.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Timothy Dalton (1577 - 1661)
  • Children:
    • Timothy Dalton (1637 - 1649)*
  • Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 102077846
  • From:


  • 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.]




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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
Little Eversden Church, Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England
May 8, 1579
Eversden, Cambridgeshire, Eng
May 8, 1579
Eversden, Cambridgeshire, Eng
May 8, 1579
Great Eversden,Cambridge,England
Age 14
Woolverstone, Suffolk, England
Age 39