VOLUME 28
May 1998
 
Newsletter from your Secretary       
  This announced the death of Morag Simpson and confirmed Howard Dalton as Acting treasurer.  It also contains two photographs of Maureen Collins, our new Australian Secretary and announcements that the Lancashire Parish register Society's 100th anniversary is being celebrated on Sept. 5th.  Also the next Dalton Gathering will be at Swaffham in Norfolk on 7th-8th Aug. 1999. 
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Births
 Benjamin Robert Simon KEYMER 9th Nov. 1997
 Dalton William BUNDY  1st Dec. 1997
 Jacob Kent OLSON   13th Apr. 1997
 Johnathan Kent DALTON  11th May 1997
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Marriages
C harles Scott CAMERON to Nicola Sioban Mc.NAMARA 30th May 1997
 Peter DALTON to Kellie HARRIS       24th Oct. 1997
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Deaths
           Mrs. Lucy HOPGOOD formerly Cairns nee Carnell 21st Feb. 1998
           Mrs Janet R. WEAVER    28th Aug. 1997
 Frederick Paul SILVA     4th July 1997
 Jane DALTON of Croston     June 1997
 Herman G. SILVA           25th Nov. 1997
 Mrs. Morag Chisholm SIMPSON    6th March 1998
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Miscellaneous notes and queries
 M. N. & Q. 28.1  A very merry party 
  Thomas Dalton of Aspull near Wigan and his friends were had up for playing cards in Sept. 1591.
 M. N. & Q. 28.2  Robert Dalton, First Prebend of Durham 
  Robert Dalton (1541-1592) made the Granary into his private house   and sold two marble shrines of Saints for two shillings in 1542.
 M. N. & Q. 28.3  Tracy Dalton's lottery bonanza 
  A waitress, Tracy was given a lottery ticket as a tip. It won 120,000 which she shared with the man who had given it to her.
 M. N. & Q. 28.4  Another early Dalton priest 
  Thomas Dalton was born about 1431 and came from York to Eton in 1446.  Then he went to King's College, Cambridge in 1448.  He was ordained at Ely in 1459 and was Rector of Great Welnatham 1464 to 1476.  Then he went to Royden, which was probably Royden near Diss.
 M. N. & Q. 28.5  Daltons in Wantage, Berkshire 
  This lists a number of Doulton families in Berkshire, starting with Robert who married Gillian Anger in 1617.  Later a Rowland Dalton was born in Cumberland in 1700 and married at Great Faringdon in 1729.  He had a large family in the Wantage area.

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Letters to a Young Lady by Pamela Richards, Nos. 7 & 8 
  These two letters tell of the armistice celebrations in Oxford and contain photos of Charles Dalton and his fiancee Lilian Edmondson.
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Access to English Civil Registers, part 1 
  This is an appeal to allow free access to Civil registers as the law demands.
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My Bedfordshire shoe makers, part 3, by Betty Wilks, 
  This paper continues the history of the very large family of Daltons in Biggleswade, starting with the death of Betty's great grandfather John age 89.  It gives details of life on their farm, and of a fatal accident on the railway in 1884.  Then it continues with several wills and a photograph of the Dalton family in 1898.
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Captain John Dalton, founder of Alexandria, by Millicent Craig 
 This man was a merchant, a trader, a land baron and a friend of George Washington.  He lived from about 1722 to 1777.
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A Boulogne soldier called William Dalton by Maureen Collins 
  William Dalton was a captain in an Irish regiment in France.  He married at Boulogne and had 17 children.  His eldest son, also called William, also became a soldier and was killed in Jan. 1800 at Mincio. A plaque was put up to him on a war monument and a street renamed Place Dalton in his honour in 1801. 
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The Daltons of Hampton, New Hampshire by Millicent V. Craig 
  This discusses Philemon and his son Samuel.  Also it tells of the Haverhill massacre of 1708.
The Wills of Philemon and Timothy Dalton by Millicent V. Craig 
  This gives the actual texts of these wills transcribed by M. Bone into modern English
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News from America by Millicent V. Craig 
  We welcome the advent of the Dalton Web Page on the Internet and she gives various other items of American News. 
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Daltons along the Rappahannock by Melanie Dalton Crain 
  This tells of land deals along this river in Virginia, by one John Dalton.  Little else is known about him.
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Access to English Civil Registers, part 2 
  This is a continuation of the previous article and appeals to members to write to their M.P.'s asking why the legal rules have not been carried out.
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New members up to 9th March 1998; Russell Braiden of Idaho, Bob F. Dalton of Georgia, Dean A. Dalton of Florida, James L. Dalton of Washington State, John David Dalton of London, Michael Lynn Dalton of Utah, Richard T. Dalton of California, Samual Spach Dalton of North Carolina, Schuyler G. Dalton of California, Sue Dalton of Ceredigion in Wales, Iliff and Tamaris Dolton of New York State, Vesta Green of Kent, Donald P. Hadrick of Virginia, Mrs. Shirley Kovar of Nebraska, Violet D. Maxwell of California, Robert Lee Miller of Belfast, A.W. Moore of San Francisco, Mrs. Diana Newson of Southampton, Robert Simpson of Manitoba and Mary Trudgeon of Manchester. 
Changes of Address; Elizabeth Cameron, R.F. and M.J. Chesson, Mrs. Joan Dalton, Arthur Whittaker 
Accounts for 1997 

 
 
 
 

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