Shirley (Strutton) Dalton
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Shirley (Strutton) Dalton

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Shirley A. Dalton formerly Strutton aka Loreman
Born 1940s.
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I am a great-grandmother with a passion for genealogy and history. When I was young, I wanted to be an archaeologist. That went away when marriage and children arrived. Although I still keep up with what's new in the field.

By education and career, I became an accountant (retired now). Maybe that's why I still like to clean up messes in genealogy. Everything has to be fact-based and accurate. The books need to balance.

Have been working on my family history for over forty years. I was really delighted when the internet came along. The resources available now from my kitchen workspace and computer were totally out of reach for most of my life. With so much data and online documentation available for the asking, I am continually amazed that people don't make use of it. They still rely on the work of other people and pass along un-documented, often inaccurate "family trees" as if they were gospel.

I'm still trying to get all my own research added to WikiTree, but I am often sidetracked by another mess to clean up. So I will be at it for a long time (hopefully) yet.


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It looks like your email got hacked and is sending out spam, I got this email today:
Could you please spare a minute to assist me in completing a personal task discreetly today?
Would be glad to receive your response through email ASAP, because i'm presently in a meeting now and am limited to calls.
Shirley Dalton
posted by William Foster Jr
Yep, I got hacked. Thanks for letting me know you got one and hope you didn't reply to it. I've been dealing with the fallout all morning. Really a pain.


All good, just wanted to make sure you knew.
posted by William Foster Jr
I received something from you too - glad you're on it.
posted by Scott Fulkerson
ooh - a breakthrough!! I've been going through the copy of Hotten on, checking the compiled Abigail passenger list info to what's in it... and guess what? We have two sets of William and Joane Hampton!!

Two William Hampton/Joane Hampton entries:

  1. William (40, in Bona Nova, 1620) and Joane (25, in Abigail, 1621) are listed under the muster of Edward Waters.
  2. William (34, in the Bona Nova, 1621) and Joane (no additional info), with John Arndell under "William Hampton his MUSTER" (just before entry for "Anthonie Bonall his MUSTER")
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I don't want to hear two William and Joane entries!!!!

No idea who the first William Hampton in muster of Edward Waters could be. Is it close match enough to be a duplicate of #2? Although if a duplicate, why in someone else's muster?

The second one with John Arndell in household is probably the one connected to Peter Arundell. Also I think the next entry, Anthonie Bonall, is one of the winegrowers who, along with Peter Arundell, were sent over by the Virginia Company. And we know Peter's son John was to take over the silkworm and wine business after Peter died.

definitely not duplicates & yes, Peter/John Arundell & Anthonie Bonall are the same as sent to establish silk & wine industries. The ages for the two William Hamptons are different (34 & 40). Perhaps cousins?
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Could be cousins. A reminder to always make sure we have the right family. Good catch.
Hi Shirley! Thanks for your work on the Arundells. I thought I'd let you know that I'm taking a break. Hope I didn't cause an Edit Conflict for you with John Arundell-52.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi, Liz! Didn't cause me any problem. I got involved in additional info on Peter Arundell. Did you know according to sources, Peter was born in Normandy? And was an author. I did note your suggestion John might not be son of Peter and Elizabeth. I'll see if I can find confirmation.

Have a great day! Shirley

you found it! This page - - has a lot of Peter's correspondence, including one that has the statement that John is his oldest son. I'm convinced that Peter is John's father (not convinced about Elizabeth as mother yet, but getting there).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thought I remembered seeing something about John. Meant to check on it today. On Elizabeth I'm not sure. On the 1623/24 muster Elizabeth Arrundell is listed with Margrett Arrundell at the end of the list for Bucke Row. Peter and John are several lines up. I'm curious about Richard Arrundell. Is he kin to Peter, et al? He's in the household of Sir George Yeardley, James City, on both musters of 1623/24 and 1624/25. On the second muster, after Peter's death, Elizabeth Arrundell is also in Sir George's household. One or two places I read the suggestion that Elizabeth might be another daughter of Peter, instead of wife. Think that needs checking into.
I'm thinking so too. I've been intrigued a couple of times when encountering info about the Virginia Company's wine and silk enterprises. As I was trying to sort out the "who's who" aboard the Abigail and at Buck Row, I was getting "in the weeds" for John's profile, so I started a space page - ... really rough at the moment, but I needed somewhere to put the info I thought had gotten to be too much for John's profile. In looking into the various lists, I kinda like Potter's suggestion that Humphrey Kent was the husband of one of Peter's children, which is why Margaret went to live with them after Peter died. But I can't find much support for that. Joanne Kent in the 1624/5 muster says she came aboard the Tyger (but maybe that was a way Peter was able to get her free passage? Women to Jamestown is another intriguing topic to me). Elizabeth, who is later the wife of Hainey, came with John aboard the Abigail in 1621. I cannot see an 18-year-old son (even considering maturity/responsibility levels of the time) being in charge of a 5-year-old sibling during an ocean crossing, but I could see him being in charge of two sisters - Elizabeth & Margaret. I think that the list of the living would have called her vx Arrundell like the other wives listed, not Elizabeth Arrundell, if she had been Peter's wife.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I like your space page. Lots of information. Regarding Joane Kent coming in the Tyger, have you noted in one of Peter's letters to Sir Edwin Sandys that he makes reference to his "Sonne in lawe Captaine Mansell (who is dead). ..." I've found the suggestion that Joane Arundell, Peter's daughter, was first married to Captain Mansell. Possibly they came together in the Tyger and after his death she married Humphrey Kent.
I like that thought too! (Off to look for Tyger passenger list.)
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
ps - I found Peter's death in one of the books (Hotten, I think, but I cannot find it now). Then I found him in the online Jamestown Musters:
Peeter Mr Arndell, died 1624, beyond Hampton River

Also wonder if this might be him:

Peeter name not given, buried 16 May 1624
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Problem with burial date. Peter is supposed to have gotten a patent for 200 acres in November 1624. It's on that genforum posting cited on his profile. Need to verify that.
you're right... I was thinking maybe that's when the list was compiled, but pp 6-7 Cavaliers & Pioneers confirms the November 1624 date.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Problem with your comment "Elizabeth, who is later the wife of Hainey." Elizabeth Arundell, daughter of Peter, could not have been the Elizabeth who married John Hayney. His future wife is said to have arrived on the Abigail in 1622 and stated her age as 54 in Northumberland County Court in April 1635, birth date 1581. [ The date of arrival could have been mis-remembered and actually have been the trip of Feb 1620/21. Neither reference to Elizabeth Arundell in Hotten (or elsewhere) gives her age. If she married John Hayney, she would have to have been Peter's wife/widow, not his daughter.

Do we have confirmation that it was "Elizabeth Arundell" who married John Hayney?

You're right, I made an assumption based on insufficient info & compiled passenger lists. Thanks for keeping me honest!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Shirley oh my

There is another Governor Thomas Gates.

He is on which is chock full of sources throughout and at bottom. He died in England.

I put the two sources for his immigration 1609 on Sea Venture, which wrecked on Bermuda and present in Jamestown.

I will check with you again in 4 hours...


posted by Mary Richardson
Ok, in the meantime I am continuing to research my Thomas Gates which involves removing incorrect sons and wife and creating a new wife for him. Yes, I have sources for these changes!

I just discovered your name and Gedmatch number while reviewing my Thomas Alexander Bass, who I believe is likely my third great-grandfather. When I compared our results, we indeed had a match on two chromosomes. (17 and 22). I am A020613.

posted by Kimberly Brown
Hi Shirley, my Bass cuz!

I'm not finding a Nansemond Tribe Project. Any plans of creating one, especially now being federally recognized?

Thanks, Patty:)

P.S. I changed on a couple pages the new Haliwa website url.

posted by Patty (Luker) LaPlante
edited by Patty (Luker) LaPlante
Hi Shirley,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader