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- CHAPTER 14 - Early Ancestors of Some of Our Daltons Wives: Researched, compiled, formated & indexed by Rodney G. This chapter is dedicated to the Ancestors of our Daltons wives and their related families and others interesting stories. They share this distinction with Lord Henry De Chester, Jr. The 2 earliest place names were the Chapelry of Lathom, in Lancashire, England; and the town of Latham, in Yorkshire, England.
In early English history, 7 distinct clans of Lathams emerged and could be found in the following counties: Lancaster, which was Sir Dunnings direct decendants; York, Somerset, Chester, Essex, Worchester, Cambridge and in London. By family tradition the English Husseys were Normans, earlier Danes, and prior to that, Scandinavians who had invaded northern France and, settling there, adapted to French language and customs. October 01, 1808, Arlington Plantation, Alexandra, Fairfax Co. Of note is that this record of these families were taken from many, many sources and are in no way proven to be true. The first one to bear the Latham surname was a Saxon traitor named Dunning, who was living in Lancashire about the time of the Norman conquest in 1066 A. Because of his collaboration with the Normans and his betrayal of his Saxon heritage, the Normans rewarded Dunning with the lordship of the Chapelry of Lathom and its' surrounds, the title of Earl, and with a knighthood. JOHN HITE LEE was born July 30, 1797 in Westmoreland Co. He married (1) MARGARET DUDNEY OR ELIZABETH PROSSER. Note – At this point there is a problem with who the wife of John Hite Lee was. The reader can further research all the surnames to prove or disprove whats written. Descendants of Dunning de Latham; (Mary de Latham) Descendants of Hugh Hussey; (Ellen Hussey) Descendants of Leonard of Pilkington; (Isable Pilkingson) Descendants of xxxx Fleming; (Elizabeth Fleming) Descendants of Townley family; (Jane Townley) Descendants of Hugo de Cranmere; (Rebecca Cranmer) Descendants of John Lee I; (John Perival Lee) Descendants of Rogerus D'Anyers; (Eunice Daniels) Descendants of William le Vache; (Mary Elizabeth Veach) Descendants of Sevin Warner; (Elnora Lucretia Warner) Descendants of John Varguson; (Elizabeth, Jemima, & Harriet Dalton) Descendants of Teage Amarahow Merrihew; (Margaret Dalton) Descendants of Johann Peter Kucher (Elizabeth Cooker) A genealogy report of the ancestors of Rodney Dalton. Thus Dunning, traitor to the Saxon people; became Sir Dunning Latham, Earl of Lathom in the Spring of 1067 A. In both early English and American records, the surname of Latham or Lathom has taken on many different spellings. It is only speculation that John Hite Lee is a brother of General Lee. Children of JOHN LEE and MARGARET DUDNEY or ELIZABETH PROSSER are: 10. She was born March 04, 1063/64 in Chestershire, England, and died December 13, 1094 in Chapelry of Lathom, Lancaster, England. Now of this my will, I constitute three executors that by their (peril? John de Kirby; Sir Edward my son, and Robert my son, prior of Burscogh. A boot frequently appears in the various coats of arms of the Hussey families. Notes for SIWARD FITZ DUNNING DE LATHAM: Siward Fitz Dunning de Latham was born on Jul 4 1073 in Chapelry of Lathom, Lancaster, England. Eleanor: Daughter of Sir John le Ferrers, Chevalier by his wife Hawise, Lady of Charlton, Norton, etc. Child of SIR DE LATHAM and ELEANOR DE FERRERS is: i. It is suggested by John Horace Round in his "The King's Serjeants"  that it was the boot or "hose" that gave the family its name.