VOLUME 37
December 2002
 
Contents 1
Newsletter from the Chairman 2
  • This reviews the 2002 meeting at Pickering and gives details of the next meeting in Wales.
 
Births 4
Jean Luc NOSSEREAU ...  
  • son of Frank and Angela nee Jackman, and grandchild of  Neal and Dianne Jackman of St. Johnís, Newfoundland.
Emma Victoria Kamerath ...  
  • Correction to an announcement of the birth of Emma Victoria Kamerath, not Haigh in Vol. 36.
 
Marriages 4
Lorna Grace DALTON to Craig William WICKENS ... 11th May 2002.
  • Lorna is the daughter of James Neale Dalton who is a first cousin of our Chairman, Michael Neale Dalton.
Julia Claire DALTON to Neil COLLIN at Reigate, Surrey ... 22nd June 2002.
  • Julia is the only daughter of our Chairman Michael Neale Dalton and his wife Kate. With a photograph of the happy couple.
 
Death 5
Joan Beatrice DALTON, nee Emery ...  
  • The wife of Dennis Dalton and mother of our Secretary, Pamela Lynam.
 
Family History Events in 2003 6
  • This records particulars of four Family History conferences in 2003.
 
Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 6
M.N.Q.37.1 Daffodils. 6
  • This note is on Dr. Jan Dalton who is President of the World Daffodil Society.
 
M.N.Q.37.2 Can anyone help Fern Muirhead? 7
  • Fern lives in Alberta Canada, and her ancestors are from Kirby Stephen, in Cumberland. Sarah Dalton was christened in 1750, and had a son Robert in 1774. She married his father Robert Todd in 1777, and they had a daughter Mary Todd in 1795, who is Fernís ancestor.
 
M.N.Q.37.3 Daltons in the Midlands. 7
  • Gwyneth Allwood descends from Daltons who were carriers in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire in the early 1800's. Thomas Dalton married Ruth Jackson in Binbrook, Lincolnshire in 1805. They had five children, and the details of their five families are given here. Among these Daltons was Gwynethís grandfather, William Dalton, a farmer, at Hilcote, in Derbyshire.
 
M.N.Q.37.4 Two Chadderton Dalton graves. 9
  • These are of two men called Robert Dalton, and their families. In grave L.5, is Robert, died 1918, age 45, and his wife Elizabeth, died 1950, age 80. In grave LA 100, is Robert, died 1880, age 78, and Mary his wife, died 1865, age 61. John, father of Robert, died 1859, age 78, George Scholes, died 1867, age 85, and James Dalton R.N., died in 1875 age 43. The connections between these two families are worked out here.
 
M.N.Q.37.5 A Bishop of Candida Casa. 10
  • Galloway is the other name for this Scottish Diocese. In 1293, Canon Thomas de Daltoun became the Bishop, and held the office until 1327.
 
M.N.Q.37.6 More about Daltons in Northallerton. 11
  • DGS member David Kirkley is descended from the marriage in 1716 of Thomas Dalton to Mary Cleasby in Romaldkirk, Yorkshire. They had two sons, Thomas born 1718, and John, born 1728, who produced two lines of Daltons. John's son Joseph (born 1779) moved to Durham and was the first of a long line of stonemasons. Joseph's son Robert, (born 1844) is the ancestor of Tony Dalton of Bedale, his second son James (born 1849) is the great great grandfather of David Kirkley, and the youngest son William (born 1852) moved to Middlesborough, where there are some of his Dalton descendants still living today.
 
M.N.Q.37.7 North Country Daltons. 11
  • Julia Dalton, from Newcastle on Tyne, is descended from the family of Robert Dalton, born 1816, and his wife Hannah born 1820. They had eight children, the eldest being Titus Dalton born 1843, and the youngest being Eliza Ann born 1863. The forth son William born 1857, was the grandfather of Julia. This information came from Juliaís old family bible.
 
M.N.Q.37.8 A Good smell in the Shambles. 12
  • The Shambles, in York, was famous for its smells, but in the 1700s the smell in the lanes became more pleasant, as a family of Daltons moved in, who were bakers by trade. Thomas married Phoebe Bulmer in 1776, and they had four children. Then Phoebe died "in childbed". In 1806, Thomas Dalton baker, died age 55.
 
 
Daltons head for Pickering by Howard Dalton 14
  • This is a report on the AGM held at Pickering in Yorkshire in 2002. The meeting started with a social evening at Howard Daltonís home. On Saturday morning, at the Old Manse Hotel, the AGM was held, followed by lunch. Then we went to Pickering Castle where John Rushton, a local historian, gave a talk on John de Dalton, who was the Bailiff of the Castle in the 1300s. Afterwards we went to look at the church, where Dalton had worshipped and heard about the mystic, Richard Rolle. Dalton bought the manor and mill at Kirkby Misperton in 1324 and gave Rolle shelter there.
  • In the evening, we had dinner at the Old Manse Hotel. On the Sunday morning, we went to Foulbridge Hall, built about 1290, an old building where John de Dalton had stayed in the early 14th century. We had lunch at the Coachman Inn and then set out on our journeys home.
 
John de Dalton by John Rushton 18
  • In 1267, the Castle, Manor and forest of Pickering were given by Henry III to Edmund Crouchback, his second son, who died in 1297. Edmundís son Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, inherited these estates, as well as many other properties. John de Dalton was the Keeper or Constable of the Castle of Pickering, as well as Warden of the Forest and Bailiff of Pickering. He kept the estates for the Earl, and made and received payments on his behalf. He had the duty to raise men at arms when required by the Earl, and to oversee the law in the forests.
  • John was the second son of Sir Richard Dalton of Bispham in Lancashire. His salary at Pickering was £10 per year, as well as all his accommodation and other needs. The Earl seldom visited the castle, though his wife Lady Alice came more frequently. John was responsible for collecting the annual income of the Pickering estates, which was about £500 a year, and also for spending most of it. His main duty was to raise income for the Earl. A lot of time was spent hunting in the forest. The deer that were killed there, were sent as gifts to various important people such as the Bishop of Ely. Johnís management of the forest was very cautious, and his handling of the timber produced was just as careful. Yet there were complaints made against him that his administration was not made ďwithout fear or favourĒ.
  • In 1314, Johnís responsibilities broadened, for the Countess Alice came on an extended stay at the Castle, and new rooms were built to accommodate her properly. Dalton did service as a military commander in 1309, during the troubles caused by Piers Gaveston. In 1311, the Earl and his Constable were in rebellion against the King. In 1312, Gaveston was killed. Dalton fought again in 1315, against Sir Adam de Banastre.
  • In 1322, the King and the Earl fell out again, and the Earl was executed. The castle was taken by the King, and Dalton was imprisoned. But a Royal Letter of protection was issued. Dalton had lost his offices, but his status was still considerable. He was released from prison, and his chattels were restored to him. He went to live in his house at Kirby Misperton but as late as 1332, he still paid substantial taxes at Pickering.
  • The mystic Richard Rolle returned to Kirby, from his studies at Oxford, and Johnís wife and sons received him kindly, giving him a room and a habit. Then he moved to a monastic cell on the estate, where he lived for several years. He eventually went to live at Hampole, near Doncaster, where he was credited with several mystical experiences. Johnís sons, John, Thomas and Nicholas and their descendants lived at Kirkby Misperton, until the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
 
More Fustian Cutters by Virginia Higgins 27
  • Several other articles have been written about these Dalton families. Virginaís own family is headed by Michael Dalton, who baptised a son William Dalton at Manchester Cathedral in 1794. He had seven other children baptised at the Cathedral. The youngest son Edward baptised in 1812, is the ancestor of DGS members Stephanie Ketteringham and Audrey Dalton.
  • The eldest son, William was a fustian cutter and he had four children, Jane baptised 1827, Mary and William Michael baptised 1828 and Sarah baptised 1830. In the 1851 census, William had already died and his widow Mary was living with her five children in Failsworth. All six of them were Fustian cutters. What happened to these children in the later census records of 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1891 is the subject of the rest of this article. In particular, Edward Whitehead, was born in 1876, son of James Whitehead and Matilda nee Dalton.
  • In 1896, aged 20, Edward married Angela Abbott, and they had six children born in England, Then they emigrated to Australia, where another son Sydney was born. Their third son Spencer, who was born in England, was Virginia Higginsí father.
 
A long arm of coincidence by June Self 34
  • In 1884, Arthur DíAlton married Elizabeth Hunichen in Australia. In 1850, Juneís ancestors emigrated from Ireland to Victoria. In 1858, Johann Hunichen of Hamburg, arrived in Ballerat, to seek for gold. He married Eva Sintz in 1865, and their daughter Elizabeth became Arthur DíAltonís wife. In the mid-18th century, Austria sent forces to quell a rebellion, under the command of Sir Richard DíAlton. In 1788, Lieutenant Johann Adam Hunichen became the father of Johann Hunichen. There is no evidence that Sir Richard ever met his Lieutenant Hunichen but the coincidence of the two family names is interesting.
 
When a Hair-do Helped my Head by June Self 35
  • Juneís husbandís g-g-g-grandfather Peter Sinz was born in Fruenstein, somewhere in Germany. One day, scanning an old magazine, while under the hair dryer, I read of Fruenstein in Austria. So I wrote to the registrar there asking about Peter Sinz The local historian answered my letter, as he was seeking descendants of Peter Sinz, who went to Australia in 1852. The Sinz family had lived in Fruenstein for over 1000 years. Conradus was the earliest known ancestor, who lived about 900 ad. Twenty four generations on, one of my daughters went to visit the Sinz family, in the 500 old family home and returned to Australia with a bottle of Sinz wine.
 
News from America by Millicent V. Craig 37
  • She reports on six new American members, Leonard Dalton, Sam Craig, Richard Dalton, Barbara Dalton Jones, Ceclia Lange, and Paula Ritter. A note from Dr. Edward Adams Dalton, says he has retired and is now restoring his family house, built in 1888. Celia Lange reports on a trip to Westmeath in Ireland, and Mount Dalton in Rathconath.
  • The Web site continues to expand its readership and the data bank is also expanding. It now includes files from Australia. The Index to the Dalton Journals is now available on line, as far as Volume 30. There is a note on the new legislation about restricting public access to family information. Melanie Crain has opened a new web site containing back issues of the Newsletter which has been issued weekly for the past seven years. Another group is identifying Dalton antiquities, such as the mourning sampler noted in Vol. 5.
  • Millicent says the AGM in Yorkshire was very enjoyable and she hopes to attend the next one in Wales.
 
Annual General Meeting of the Society 40
  • This was held at the Old Manse Hotel, Pickering, on Saturday, August 31st, 2002. The Chairman thanked Howard Dalton for hosting the gathering, and presented his report. He thanked Millicent for the work she had put in on the data base, and then spoke of his recent visit to Thurnham Hall The treasurer reported on the accounts which had been helped by the bequest from Dick HamiltonĎs estate. Pam Lynam presented the Secretaryís report and apologised for some delay in answering letters owing to personal reasons.
  • The present officers all agreed to continue to serve, and Mel Irwin was appointed to the committee. Written reports were read from the Librarian Michael Cayley and the editor Elizabeth Cameron. The Australian and American Secretaries both submitted reports.
  • There was a discussion about having a meeting in Ireland, and it was agreed that the next meeting should be in Wales. Also there was to be a special Australian gathering, at Christmas.
 
Fascinating Facts 46
  • These were on the purchasing power of the Shilling over the past millennium.
 
Book Reviews 47
  • Late Mediaeval Northallerton, by Christine Newman. This gives fascinating details about the lives of ordinary people in Northallerton, from 1470 to 1540.
  • Was your grandfather a railwayman? By Tom Richards. This lists records of railway men all over the world.
  • An Introduction to Using Computers for Genealogy, by David Hawgood. This is a new edition of the beginnerís guide.
 
New Members 49
  • These have joined after 1st October 2001. Sam and Barbara Craig of California, Barbara Dalton Jones of Texas, Paula Ritter also of Texas, Cecelia H. Lange of Colorado, Richard E. Dalton of Illinois, Leonard B. Dalton of Massachusetts, Kathy Curl of Tennessee, David E. Dalton of Texas, Bernard Hall of Berkhampstead, Stephen Dalton of Bradford, David Raymond Dalton of Bedale, North Yorkshire.
 

Checked by Lucy J. Slater in Oct 2004.