November 2000
Contents 1
Newsletter 2
  • Lucy Slater reported on her retirement party, and the holding of the next meeting at Cambridge in 2001. Michael Cayley was made a member of the committee with the title of Librarian.
Births 3
Aubrey Richard LAY ... 6th June 2000.
Deaths 3
Tom ASHURST ... 28th Sept 2000.
Richard Neville Dalton HAMILTON ... 8th Sept. 2000.
Report on his funeral and a poem "Autumn at Glynde" by Lucy Joan Slater 4
Obituary of Richard Neville Dalton Hamilton by Michael Neale Dalton 5
  • Michael gives a list of Dick's main articles in the DGS Journal and an outline of his life. Educated at Westminster School, he became a lawyer with first class honours in his examinations, and then worked for the Buckingham County Council. In 1940, he enlisted in the Royal Army Ordinance Corps, and served in Egypt, Tunisia and Italy, gaining the rank of Major.
  • After the war, he returned to his post as an expert in Town and Country Planning. He worked on the creation of the new Town of Milton Keynes and took part in the fight to prevent London's third airport being situated at Cublington. After retirement, he advised on various parliamentary bills, such as the Telecommunications Act and the Planning and Compensation act.
  • He played Golf well, belonged to many Societies and Institutions, such as The National Trust and the International Bar Society, and he travelled round the world three times. He is buried at Glynde with many other members of his family.
Obituary of Kathleen Irene Neale Dalton by Lucy Joan Slater 7
  • Kathleen was born on 20th January 1923 and died on 29th April 2000. She was trained as a teacher, and in 1947, she entered a nunnery in Oxford. Then she was known as Sister Mary Angela. She spent her time between the various houses of her order and took an external degree of London University in Spanish and Rumanian. She had no personal possessions in the Order, but she did not want to loose touch with the DGS so she sent me notes, to go into the DGS Journal, of any references to Daltons in the Times. and was made an Honorary member of the DGS for this work.
Obituary of Reid Samuelson 8
  • Reid was the husband of DGS member Nancy Samuelson. After being injured in a car accident in 1998, he died quite suddenly at his home in Connecticut.
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 8
M.N.Q.33.1 A Dalton on early T.V. 8
  • Charles Dalton, father of DGS committee member Pamela Richards, was one of the first people to be televised when he took part in an experimental broadcast by John Logie Baird in 1927.
M.N.Q.33.2 A problem with Jeremiah. 8
  • Diana Newson had a great great grandfather called Jeremiah who married Eunice Miles at St. James' Westminster in 1830. He was married again to a widow Eliza Martin, and in the 1881 census, he is said to have been born in Bristol. However, there is no trace of his birth in Bristol.
M.N.Q.33.3 Mr. Dalton, “an empty fellow”. 9
  • Blackwood's Magazine for May 1857 has a note about an “an abominable riot” in Oxford, when “an empty fellow” Mr. Dalton, who had been entered into All Souls College by Dr. Tennison, cut off the heads of two woodcocks at dinner in contempt for “the blessed martyr”.
M.N.Q.33.4 Effigies with folded hands. 9
  • A tomb of Dr. Rudd, his wife Anne Dalton and several of their children is in Llangathen Church, Carmarthenshire. From all these figures, an iconoclast had smitten off the hands raised in prayer. Later, the hands had been restored by hands folded on the breasts.
M.N.Q.33.5 John D'Alton's manuscripts. 10
  • In another item from Notes and Queries for March 1852, John D'Alton was searching for the Salusbury Welsh Pedigree book, compiled in about 1650.
M.N.Q.33.6 Was she a genuine Dalton? 10
  • Elizabeth Burley, alias Dalton, was transported to New South Wales for seven years for stealing a handkerchief. There, she became a servant to Dr. Arndell and they produced several children out of wedlock. He already had one wife in England.
M.N.Q.33.7 Remembering the Battle of Britain. 11
  • A television program about Tom Dalton Morgan who was a Spitfire pilot in the battle, made me remember my own experiences of it, first in Portsmouth and then in London when the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children was bombed. L. J. S.
M.N.Q.33.8 Can anyone help Shona? 12
  • Thomas Dalton was born about 1811. He married Ann O'Brien in 1833, and then served in the Army for 16 years, fighting against the Boars, in Natal. They had two children born in South Africa and then settled in Auckland, New Zealand, where they had four more children.
Some Daltons in North Kent by Maurice Dalton 12
  • This article is not only about the family of Daltons in North Kent but also about the experiences Maurice had while seeking their records. His grandfather was Alfred Charles Dalton who married Charlotte Tagg in 1899. Maurice found that his family were farm workers in the area of north Kent.
  • His earliest record is of Thomas Dalton and his wife Mary who lived in the parish of Boughton under Blean near the modern Hernhill. They baptised two children Thomas in 1732 and Mary in 1735. Thomas junior married and baptised two daughters and two sons, called Thomas, born 1758 and John born 1763. John's wife was called Sarah and they baptised twelve children. One of these was called Thomas and he married Elizabeth Ann Fryer in 1837. They had five children. The youngest of these was John Russell Dalton who was baptised in 1851 and married Jane Harriett Jordan. These were the great grand parents of Maurice Dalton.
Margery de la Beche, a link with the Cayleys? by Michael Cayley 19
  • In Mrs.. Leaning's book, there is an account of the abduction of Margery by John de Dalton, in 1347. She was born de Poynings, and had been married to Edmund Bacon and then to Nicholas de la Beche. Michael Cayley discusses connections between the Cayleys and the de Poynings.
The Daltons of Hampton, N. H.; Part III by Millicent V. Craig 21
  • Deacon Philemon Dalton married Abigail Gove in 1690 and they had ten children, listed in this article. Philemon died in 1721 and left the will given here. The will of his son Timothy, proved in 1756, is also reproduced together with a list of Timothy's ten children.
  • The next section deals with Michael Dalton, son of Philemon. He was thirteen years old when his father died. He became a sailor and Captain of his own ship. He married Mary Little in 1734 and they had three children. Two died in infancy but the third, Tristram lived to be 82. There are pictures of Michael's house and St. Paul's Church.
  • Tristram married Ruth Hooper and they had ten children. He entered politics and lost most of his fortune. His daughter Mary married Leonard White who was a descendant of the William White who had gone to America with Philemon.
Excerpts from the Diary of Rev. Matthias Plant by Millicent V. Craig 33
  • Captain Michael Dalton was one of the Church Wardens who chose Mr. Plant as their pastor in 1741/2. However, there was soon trouble among his congregation, which seems to have lasted for six years. Then Dalton recommended Mr. Wingate to become the next minister. There was a dispute between Mr. Plant and Captain Dalton. Next, the wardens proposed Mr. Quincy to be their minister. Captain Dalton sailed to England to ask permission to remove Mr. Plant. When the first census of Newbury was taken by Mr. Plant, ten per cent of the population were slaves and some seem to have been owned by Captain Dalton.
Sir Charles Dalton, Politician and Philanthropist by T. O'Connor & R. Rankin 36
  • Charles' parents came from Ireland to Tignish on Prince Edward's Island, where they had nine children, listed here. Charles was the youngest, born 1850. He married Ann Gavin, and died in 1933. Charles and Ann had twelve children, also listed here.
  • In an earlier article, we have seen how he became a silver fox fur farmer. Here we discuss his second career as a politician. He gave $70,000 to build a tuberculosis Sanatorium, which had operated for only six months when the 1914-18 war started, and it was taken over by the Government. Sir Charles gave money to buy an ambulance. After the war, the sanatorium reverted to its benefactor, and a second one was built in the town. Dalton's second donation was the money to build Dalton Hall at St. Dunstan's University. After the end of the war, Sir Charles bought a large estate in Brookline Massachusetts, but made frequent trips back to Tignish.
  • At the age of 72, he won a clay pigeon shooting match by shooting down five pigeons as fast as they could be launched. The Fox Fur breeders' association honoured him, and he continued to enjoy the outdoor life. He became Governor of Prince Edward's Island in 1930 at the age of 80.
  • Then he built at Tignish the Dalton Normal School. He was disheartened by the sudden death of his son, Gerald in a boating accident, and then Charles slipped on an Icy pavement and was confined to bed for the last few days of his life. He died aged 84 and was buried at Tignish with a full State funeral.
Yorkshire Family History Fair 42
  • Notice of the date.
News from America by Millicent V. Craig 43
  • This reports on her trip to England, to attend the AGM, and announces the formation of a Dalton research team in America to answer queries and help members and non-members of the Society. She reports on the work of “Mike” Dalton, who has extracted a database of Irish born Daltons in the 1881 census. Diana Jackman's work is on the Newfoundland Daltons. Millicent herself has amassed several large sets of data on American Daltons. Michael Cayley and Lucy Slater will try to answer questions about English Daltons, and Pamela Lynam on Norfolk Daltons. Millicent appeals for other helpers in this work, and on the data bank. There have been 24,000 visits to the Web page in the past six months.
Special message for Australian families 45
  • This is an appeal from the Lancaster Castle project team, for any information about ancestors who were transported to Australia.
Reviews 46
  • The first review is of a paper by M. & G. Sanborn “The Dalton Cluster at Woolverstone”, New England Historical Society Vol. 154, July 2000. It repeats the work, Lucy Slater did in DGSJ Vol. 14, 1985 and then goes on to discuss the wills of Ruth Dalton and Jasper Blake.
  • The second review is of the work of Margot Dalton who writes detective stories, which are an easy read.
  • The third review is of the FFHS publications, An Introduction to British Civil registration, and Yorkshire, The Genealogists Library Guides; Vol. 1, Information sources for Yorkshire Genealogists, Vol. 3 Yorkshire List of Names and Vol. 4, Administrative Records for Yorkshire Genealogists.
Annual General Meeting 49
  • This was held on 19th August 2000, at Reigate. At it, Michael Cayley was elected onto the Committee with the title of Librarian. The Chairman reported that the Millennium was also the 30th year of the Society and a new printing of the first part of the Dalton book had been published. The Treasurer's report was adopted in his absence. The Secretary, Lucy Slater presented her report and announced her retirement Pamela Lynam was elected Executive Society in her place. Lucy was made an Honorary member of the Society.
  • Appendix 1. The American Secretary said that several of her Dalton members wish to participate in a DNA project to see what their ancestral roots really were.
  • Appendix 2. The Australian Secretary reported two new members and other Australian News.
DGS Accounts for 1999 53
New members from April 1st 2000 to October 1st 2000 54
  • Kate Stanton Bryant, George Byrkit, Andrew Dalton, Brian Dalton, Heather Dalton, Dr. William T. G. Dalton, Mary A. Dalton-Henderson, Wendy Fleming, Sandra L. Hales, Scott & Dawn Kamerath, Robert & Velma Richardson, Nathan P. Strauss III, James E. Vaughn, Barbara A. Williams.
Change of Postcode 55
  • Rosemary Dow has a new postcode, CEP 06850-500.
Data Protection Act by Michael Cayley 55
  • This notes the Act's effects on Family History Records.
Forthcoming Events in Family History 2001 55