2014-02-11 03:08:02 UTC
from last July.
There is a common misconception that Francis Scott Keys & F. Scott
Fitzgerald descend from the Hattons of Maryland. They do indeed descend
from Richard, son of Luke Gardiner, husband of Elizabeth Hatton
(1635-1702), but Richard was Luke Gardiner's eldest son by his first
wife Elizabeth Morris who died in about 1663.
I have also identified the paternal grandfather of Thomas Hatton,
Secretary of Maryland, and his brother Richard. He was William Hatton
of Hellesby, Frodsham, Cheshire, who died in 1611.