Dalton Genealogical Society Journal 1978

ISSN 0141-2655

THE JOURNAL OF THE DALTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Volume 8   No. 2   A.D. MCMLXXVIII

COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN & EDITOR

Michael Neale Dalton,
Blue Cedar,
19 Waterlow Road,
Reigate, Surrey.
RH2 7EY.

Tel: Reigate 21376
(STD Code 07372)

SECRETARY & TREASURER

William Patrick Dalton,
Flat 25,
31 Belsize Square,
London,
NW3 4HL

Tel: 01-435 4477

RESEARCH CO-ORDINATOR

Miss Hannah Joyce Parker,
210 Preston Road,
Brighton,
Sussex.
BN1 6RA

Tel: Brighton 552938
(STD Code 0273)

THE JOURNAL
OF
THE DALTON
GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY

Editor: – Michael Neale Dalton, great great great grandson of John Dalton and Hannah Neale

Volume 8   NO. 2   A.D. MCMLXXVIII
ISSN 0141-2655

CONTENTS

Letter from the Editor   2

Births, Marriages and Obituary   5

Miscellaneous Notes and Queries   6

The Daltons of East Anglia   12

Occasional Notes   19

List of Members   20

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Members,

Here at last is Volume 8 No. 2 of the DGS Journal. We are now more than halfway through 1979 and still completing the work of 1978 but no matter – by the end of 1979 we should have caught up with ourselves and staged the first ever DGS Gathering. This will poise the DGS at the edge of the spring – board into the 1980’s and who knows where we will have reached by the end of the next decade?

Volume 8 No. 1 saw major changes in the presentation of the Journal and many of you have commented on the new format. Most of the comments have been favourable I’m pleased to say and I think that everyone appreciated the necessity of a more economical approach. One or two particular comments are being acted upon. For instance you will see that the print is slightly larger – some complained it was too small. Also we are endeavouring to leave less blank spaces in the body of the Journal although this is not always easy. As you know, there are now many Family history societies publishing Journals and each one is constantly striving to improve its presentation and appearance. I do not propose that the Daltons opt out of the race – in fact quite the opposite – there is nothing like a little competition to encourage improvement. Our only limitation is the universal one of keeping within a budget.

During recent months I have had much discussion with a number of members about the scope of the Society and whether it should embrace all Daltons or merely those who can prove their descent from the Daltons of Lancashire and Yorkshire as recorded in Flower’s Visitation

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

of 1563-4. I firmly believe that we should open our doors to all Daltons because it is only by so doing that we can gather the information required to extend our knowledge of the Dalton family history and the inter-relationships that exist between the many Dalton families both in this country and overseas. However, by virtue of the number of Daltons that are living today, it is a daunting task to accumulate all the information that is available – perhaps a task that will never be completed. This means that of necessity one has to be selective in one’s studies and therefore the contents of the Journal will certainly reflect the balance of the membership at any point in time. This is a subject which has also exercised the minds of the Federation of Family History Societies and its One Name Sub-Committee and, whilst the principle involved is quite clear, any individual One Name Society has to make its own practical decisions on these matters depending on how common the surname in question is and the resources available for information gathering. I hope that we are striking the correct balance for the DGS.

By now you will all have received a letter about the forthcoming DGS Gathering on 12 August 1979. This promises to be a real milestone in the history of the Society and will be fully reported upon in Volume 9 of the Journal. Inevitably many of you have had to decline the invitation to Reigate by virtue of other commitments such as holidays or the sheer distance of travelling involved. I know that a number of you are very disappointed by this but whenever and wherever a Gathering is held, it will never be possible to please everyone. As I mentioned in my letter of 11 June, we hope to hold Gatherings in different locations each

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

year and therefore, over a period of time, most of you should have the opportunity of getting together. Of course, special problems are posed for overseas members but we just hope that they will make the trip to England sooner or later. Any suggestions that any member has about when and where to hold a Gathering and what kind of occasion it should be will be very much welcomed by the Committee.

Turning to this issue of the Journal, it carries on from where Volume 8 No. 1 left off, the intention being that the two issues for the year should be roughly equivalent in content to the annual Volume issued up until 1977. It must be for the reader to judge; but remember that it is your Journal and, to a very large extent, its content is determined by what you, the readers, send me. There is no shortage of correspondence, but I do need more feature articles, so those of you with the urge to put pen to paper, let others share your thoughts.

Happy genealogical hunting.

Yours sincerely

MICHAEL NEALE DALTON
Chairman and Editor

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BIRTHS

LEE DALTON (B22223)   born 12 December 1978

A son for Stephen Neale Dalton and his wife, Elizabeth. Stephen and Liz live at Ardingly, Sussex and he is a natural historian and photographer of wild life. An article about his work appeared in Volume 6 of the DGS Journal. Stephen is the elder son of Douglas Neale Dalton (B222) and a first cousin of the Editor.

MARRIAGES

None notified for inclusion in this issue.

OBITUARY

MARGARET KATHLEEN DALTON (W3615)   9 September 1978

Margaret Kathleen Dalton was the wife of Jack Rowland Thomas Dalton of Epsom, Surrey and the mother of the late John and of Geoffrey, Jane and Patrick. Although not a member of the DGS she took a great interest in the Dalton family history and corresponded frequently with the Editor. Kathleen was of Irish parentage and she and Jack were married in 1928.

CHARLES ERNEST WEIR DALTON     September 1978

Lt Col Charles Ernest Weir Dalton, OBE was the brother of DGS member, Lionel Weir Dalton of the East Anglian branch of the family. He was born in 1910 and educated at Imperial Service College before entering the Army where he served as an Electrical Engineer.

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

In Volume 8 No. 1, ‘Miscellaneous Notes & Queries’ were numbered from 8.1 to 8.5. The series is continued here commencing with 8.6. The intention is to provide a forum for discussion, based mainly on the correspondence received by the Editor. Some of the entries are cross-referenced to an entry in an earlier Volume. This arises when further information becomes available on a topic previously addressed.

8.6.   Samuel Dalton receives Poor Rate

The following piece of information has been unearthed from the Guildhall Library in London. In the parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, in 1821, Samuel Dalton received Poor Rate of 2s 4d weekly for 13 weeks giving a total of £1. 10. 4d. This is from Ms 2543/609. The information was kindly sent to the Editor by John Norrington, a fellow One Namer who, with his wife, produces the Norrington Newsletter. The origins of the poor law are derived from feudal times and the Poor Relief Act of 1601 was the major piece of legislation affecting the poor. Its purpose was to provide work for people as far as possible and to supplement the incomes of those either unable to work or not earning a living wage. This certainly did not bear comparison with the generosity of the modern welfare state! In the early 19th Century it meant that every poor and industrious person should receive from the parish enough to make up his wages to 3 shillings per week for himself and 1s 6d a week for each member of his family. This was at a time when a loaf cost a shilling. Times were hard with bad harvests, the country having been at war and a rapidly rising population. One can imagine that the said

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

Samuel Dalton was living a very meagre existence. One wonders what, if any, his relationship might have been to any of the other Daltons living in London at that time.

8.7   Bridgen married Dalton

Another piece of information has been supplied from the Guildhall Library. This time it comes from the Register of St Andrew, Holborn: –

Thomas Bridgen, Bachelor, of St Andrew, Holborn, marr. Anna Marie Dalton, Spinster of the same parish, January 29th 2742/3.
(Ref. Ms5718/3)

This was sent to the Editor by Mr George Sloane of Bideford, Devon. Anna Marie Dalton is his great great great grandmother and he has not been able to trace her line back any further. Any help with this would be appreciated.

8.8   Rufus Dalton of Kingston-upon-Hull

Mrs Oshie Dalton Lindley of Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.A. and an enthusiastic supporter of the DGS, has come across the following amongst some family papers:

Kingston-upon-Hull

Rufus Dalton married Elsie Shoemaker.

Rufus spent his days in Wysex, where he died at the age of 95. His wife, Elsie, was 78 years old at the time of her death. They had 10 children

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

1   Elijah Dalton
2   William Dalton
3   Benjamin Dalton
4   Joseph Dalton
5   Gilbert Dalton
6   James Dalton
7   Obadiah Dalton   died young
8   Robert Dalton
9   Claracy Dalton
10   Seth T. Dalton   born 4 August 1816

No reference to the source is given and it is not clear what the connection is with Kingston- upon-Hull. I am also puzzled by Wysex and cannot locate it in my gazetteer even with a plausible spelling variation.

8.9   John Dalton, Watch and Clockmaker

John Norrington has supplied yet another Dalton reference from the Guildhall Library, this time From the Clockmakers Company Register of Apprentice Bindings (Ref. Ms2720)

Dalton, John

Be it remembered that Edward Aings son of Thomas Aings of 22 Castle Place, Castle Street, Whitechapel labourer was bound apprentice for seven years from the day of the date hereof to John Dalton, 27, Perceval Street, Clerkenwell, watch movement maker, citizen and clockmaker of London, to learn his art of Watch Movement making upon consideration of the sum of Three Pounds Charity money paid by the Parish School of St Mary’s, Whitechapel.

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

Indentures dated this eleventh day of January in the year 1813.

(signed) Edward Aings born Nov 17th 1798
bapt April 13th 1800

Jn Dalton

Term of Indenture expires Jan 11th 1820

8.10   Hoade married Dalton

Rev. W.R. Fillery writes My great-great grandfather Joseph Hoade was married to an Anne Dalton. She was born on 15th October 1814, as far as I can work out, and died in 1906. They lived in Marylebone for a time when their eldest son was born and later moved to Sunninghill. In 1842 Joseph Hoade was described as a servant, in 1854 as a Tripe Dresser. I can find no record of the marriage at the GRO so assume it took place before July 1837. I don’t know whether this information is of any interest or value to you, or whether you have any information linking my Anne to other Daltons you have researched.

8.11   Referring to 7.8 Family History in Samplers

One Dalton family sampler which has been notified is now in the possession of Christopher Dalton (B261) of Everdon, Northamptonshire. It was worked by his great aunt, Eleanor Neale Dalton (B1) when she was 6 years of age. This dates it at 1848 or 1849. The sampler is laid out as follows:

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHH
JJKKLLMMNOOPPQRI
RSSTTUUVVWNXXYZ

aabbccddeeffgghhiijjkkll
mmnnooppqqrrssttuuvvw
wxxyyzz   1234567890

I love them that love me and those that seek me early shall find me

Eleanor Neale Dalton aged 6 years

8.12   Referring to 8.2 Stephen Dalton on Television

Following his successful appearance on television in May 1978, Stephen was featured in an article in the New Scientist Volume 79 No. 1119 for 7th September 1978. Entitled ‘Caught in Action’ it takes the form of an interview with John Hall and tells how Stephen tackled the challenge of photographing insects and birds in flight and, armed with ingenuity and patience, conquered it. The article concludes:

‘Beyond these ventures, Dalton confesses, he sees a large blank. What does one do next after achieving a life’s ambition at the age of 40? It’s a problem few of us have to face. Dalton will surely cope.’

With the article are two photographs showing a swallow negotiating a distinctly tricky opening

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND QUERIES

over a barn door. There can never be enough such photographs published – they are truly remarkable.

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THE DALTONS OF EAST ANGLIA

Readers will recall a number of references in Miscellaneous Notes and Queries (6.7, 6.17, 7.13, 7.15) to the forebears of DGS member, Lionel Weir Dalton. Lionel Dalton has now submitted a very comprehensive pedigree of the East Anglian Branch of the Dalton family which is reproduced on the following pages. It will be observed that the pedigree is traced back to 1609 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. On the page opposite is a drawing of the memorial tablet to Thomas Dalton in Norwich Cathedral. Above the inscription is the coat of arms of Thomas Dalton which shows the lion rampant guardant argent on the left half of the shield and the griffin with wings displayed for the crest. These are similar to the arms and crest of Dalton of Thurnham as displayed on the cover of this Journal but without the cross-crosslets.

The coat of arms for John Dalton of Bury is described in Corder’s Dictionary of Suffolk Arms as follows: –

A demi wivern and Arms azure. Azure a lion rampant guardant argent and/or Azure crustilly (and) a lion rampant guardant argent, a chief barry wavy of four argent and sable.

The similarities between all these sets of arms suggest that there might be common ancestry but, of course, they provide no evidence for proving the same.

A number of those on the pedigree were at Cambridge and further details can be found in the Alumni Cantabridgiensis entries which are to be found in Volume 7 of the DGS Journal. These are asterisked on the charts.

Information is now needed to ascertain who were the forebears of Thomas Dalton (1609-1672), Canon of Durham. The Editor and Lionel Dalton would like to hear any suggestions as to how we might research this further.

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Sacred to the Memory of Thomas Dalton, Gent.
Son of John Dalton, late of Bury St Edmunds. Esqr
who departed this life, the 26th of December, 1727.
In the 29th year of his Age.

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CHART 1 – DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DALTON (1609-1672)

THOMAS DALTON
b. 1609   d. 1672
m. Mary ?
Trinity College, Cambridge 1625-32
Ordained 1633
Canon of Durham 1660-72

ANN
b. 1640   d. ?

JUDITH
b. 1642 d. ?

JOHN DALTON
b. 1665   d. 1712
Squire of Bury
m. Anne Long
St. John’s College Cambridge 1681-84
Lincoln’s Inn 1684
Solicitor, Bury

THOMAS DALTON
b. 1698   d. 1727
married twice|
died s.p.

JOHN DALTON
b. 1700   d. 1786
3 or 4 wives

JOHN DALTON
b. 1723   d. 1760
See CHART 2

JANE
b. ?   d. ???

JAMES DALTON
b. ?   d. ?
m. (2) Sarah Isham – see CHART 3
1632

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CHART 2 – DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DALTON (1723-1760)

JOHN DALTON
b. 1723   d. 1760
m. Hannah Feakes
Cutting Tailor
Lived in the Traverse

JOHN DALTON
b. ? d.  1788
m. Sarah King
Yeoman

JOHN DALTON
b. ?   d. ?
m. Susan Farrington
Surgeon,
Bury

JOHN DALTON
b. ?   d.?

ROWLAND DALTON
b. ?   d.?
m. Raymond
(3 children)

CHARLES DALTON
b. ?   d.?
m. Oliver

SARAH
b. ?   d.?
m. Rev. Stammers

EMILY
b. ?   d.?
m. Clarke

HANNAH
b. ?   d.?
m. W Munn

JANE HOPE
b. ?   d.?
m. Leytroth

HANNAH
b. 1752   d. prior to 1793
m. Thomas Harmer

SARAH
b. 1753   d. 1759

TRUE
b. 1754   d. 1768

ELIZABETH
b. 1756   d. ?
m. John Hayward
(2 daughter)

SIMON WILLIAM DALTON
b. 1758   d. 1772
died s.p.

EZRA DALTON
b. 1759   d. 1847
m. Sarah Ruffell of Brent Eli
Yeoman and land-owner

EZRA DALTON
b. 1783   d. 1846
see CHART 4

ELIZABETH
b. 1784   d. ?
m. J. Harmer-Dalton

CHARLES EZRA DALTON
b. 1787   d. ?

JOHN TREW DALTON
b. 1788   d. 1788

WILLIAM TREW DALTON
b. 1789   d. after 1839

JOHN HAYWARD DALTON
b. 1792   d. prior to 1879

JAMES DALTON
b. 1794   d. ?
m. offspring
Maltster & merchant (Lawshall)

CHARLES DALTON b. 1796   d. 1879
m. Elizabeth Weatherby died s.p.
Maltster & merchant (Lowestoft)

HENRY DALTON b. 1798   d. prior to 1879

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CHART 3 – DESCENDANTS OF JAMES DALTON & SARAH ISHAM

JAMES DALTON
b. ?   d.?
m. (2) Sarah Isham
1732

ANNE
b. 1727   d.?
M. Jasper Spurgeon

ISHAM DALTON
b. 1732   d. 1793
Registrar of the Archdeanery of Sudbury

JAMES DALTON
b. 1734   d. ?
m. Mary Heart
Builder of Topcroft, Norfolk

ELIZABETH
b. 1736   d. ?

JANE
b. 1738 d. ?

WILLIAM DALTON
b. 1740   d. 1794 Squire
m (1) Rebecca Feakes

REBECCA
b. 1763   d. 1764
5/6 weeks old

m (2) Bridget Squires
Variously described as Mercer, Greengrocer, Wine Merchant & Banker

WILLIAM DALTON
b. 1767   d. 1880 (?)
m. Anne Alexander
Mercer & Solicitor
Bury St Edmunds
Helped Fenn (John) transcribing the Pastor’s Letter

THOMAS DALTON
b. 1769   d. 1773

ANNE b. 1770 d. 1771

ANNE b. 1772 d. ?
m. Ray

BRIDGET b. 1773   d. 1793

CHARLES DALTON
b. 1775   d. 1858
m. Jane Browne
Rector of Kelvedon, Essex

FRANCES JANE
b. 1777  d.  1829

JANE
b. 1781  d. 1866(?)

FRANCES
b. 1805   d. ?
m. Thomas Henderson of Messing

JANE  b. ?   d.?
m. Rev. E. H. Tew
Vicar of Hornsey, Upham Hants.

WILLIAM BROWNE DALTON
b. 1806   d. 1887
Rector of Little Burstead, Essex

ARTHUR EDISON DALTON b. 1856 d. 1937
Clerk in Holy Orders

JANE BROWNE  b. ?   d.?

CHARLES BROWNE D.
b. 1810   d. 1893
Clerk in Holy Orders

MARIANNE b. 1812   d. ?
Spinster

PHILIP BROWNE DALTON
b. 1813   d. 1835 Drowned in the Thames. Buried at Eton, Berks.

LOUISA b. 1815   d. 1837

SARAH ANNE
b. 1818   d. 1837

 

 

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CHART 4 – DESCENDANTS OF EZRA DALTON (1783-1846)

EZRA DALTON
b. 1783   d. 1846
m. (1) Deborah Firmin d. 1810
EZRA DALTON
b. 1809   d. 1810

m. (2) Mary Ann Firmin [Crossed Out] MILLER

WILLIAM RUFFELL DALTON
b. 1812   d. 1882
m. ? Greenhow
Deputy Medical Inspector General
R. N.   Sebastopol etc.

WINIFRIDE
b. ?   d.?
living in 1954

REGINALD RUFFELL D.
b. ?   d. prior to 1917

DEBORAH   b. 1815   d. ?
SARAH   b. 1816   d. 1890
m. John Brooke

JAMES DALTON   b. 1818   d. 1888
m. Mary Watkins

JAMES HARMER DALTON
b. 1857   d. 1928
m. Louise Dun

LOUISE MARY
b. 1898   d. 1973
m. F. E. Pattisson
(3 children)

JAMES EDGAR D.
b. 1900

DOROTHY MARGARET
b. 1902

KATHLEEN HELEN
b. 1904 m. G.C. Kitching (2 children)

KATE FIRMIN
b. 1859   d. 1943

MARY b. ? d. at age of 10

MARY ANN   b. Bures   d. 1841
m. Rev Barker (2 Children)

HANNAH   b. Bures   d. Weybridge (?)

ELIZA   b. 1823   d. 1823 (aged 2 months)

CHARLES DALTON b. 1824   d. 1831

TRUE b. 1828   d. ?
m. ? Hill. Emigrated to Australia
Several children. Whereabouts unknown in 1917

JANE b. 1831   d. 1925 m. P.H. Debenham (6 children) See Debenham Family Pedigree

EZRA DALTON   b. 1834   d. 1902 – see CHART 5

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CHART 5 – DESCENDANTS OF EZRA DALTON (1834-1902)

EZRA DALTON
b. 1834   d. 1902
m. Una Martha Anderson
Civil engineer, Ceylon Civil Service P.W.D.
District Engineer, UK and Ceylon. Copyhold Inclosure and Tithe Commission

LIONELL RUFFELL EZRA DALTON
b. 1859   d. 1905
m. Fanny Archer
Imperial Bank of Persia, Teheran.
Died s.p. following a gun accident

EDITH CONSTANCE MARY AMELIA
b. 1860   d. 1957
m. J.P. Sturrock
(2 children)

LILIAN UNA
b. 1862   d. 1941
m. H.G. Miller
(2 children)

ERNEST CHARLES DALTON
b. 1872   d. 1943
m. Kathleen Mary Weir
Oriental Bank & Manager of the Imperial Bank of Persia (Persia, Iraq & Bombay)

LIONEL WEIR DALTON
b. 1907
m. Betty Elinor Borrie
Motor Engineer, Farmer, Army Officer R.A.S.C.
Civil Service (I.R.)

CHARLES ERNEST WEIR DALTON
b. 1910   d. 1978
m. Elizabeth Agnes Jeffrey
Faraday House. Electrical Engineer
Edinburgh Corp. Lt. Col. R.E.M.E.
O.B.E. (Mil.) N.E. Area Engineering Training Board Officer

ELIZABETH ROSEMARY
b. 1939
Manchester & Cambridge
Statistician (Guy’s Hospital)

DONALD CHARLES DALTON
b. 1942   m. Patricia Suzanne Boulton
Churchill Coll. Cambridge. Civil Engineer UK, Tanzania, Brazil, Dept of EAV.

FIONA  b. 1973

LOUISA b. 1974

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OCCASIONAL NOTES

Subscriptions for 1979

Many members have already sent their subscription for 1979, but those who have not yet paid are asked to send a cheque to the Treasurer, Mr W P Dalton, at Flat 25, 31 Belsize Square, London NW3 4HL at their earliest convenience. The subscription remains at £3 for UK subscribers but regrettably the dollar rate must be increased to $8.00 to compensate for the falling value of the dollar against the pound. Cheques should, as usual, be made payable to the Dalton Genealogical Society. US subscribers are asked to send dollar bills.

Receipt of Journals and Newsletters

During 1978 the DGS Journal has been exchanged with many constituent Societies in the Federation of Family History Societies. The receipt of Journals and Newsletters from the Following Societies is most gratefully acknowledged: –

Regional Societies   One Name Societies
Bristol & Avon FHS    Cave FHS (Caveman)
Buckinghamshire FHS (Origins)   Filby Assoc
North Cheshire FHS    Harrington
Mid-Derbyshire FHS   Higginbottom
Essex Soc for FH   Marfleet
Hertfordshire F&PHS    Norrington
Liverpool FHS   Palgrave
Manchester & Lancashire FHS   Rose (Rose Tree)
Somerset & Dorset FHS   Sant
(Greenwood Tree)   Swinnerton
East Surrey FHS   Tugwell
South Wales FHS   Walcot
Yorkshire Arch.Soc. Warne
(Family Studies)   Warry
Univ. of Leicester GS

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OCCASIONAL NOTES

The Editor now has a not inconsiderable library of Journals and, with the aid of the abstracts that appear in Family History News & Digest, members may wish to consult this collection. Please contact the Editor.

LIST OF MEMBERS

The following are changes of address which have been notified:-

AUSTIN, Mrs Elaine Joan   S442
Address: 70 Clifton Park, Cromer,
Norfolk NR27 9BG
(formerly of Bedford)

BARLTROP, Mrs Penelope Pierrepoint    J7121
Address: Avalon, 1 Glendale Road,
Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 OEJ
(formerly of Oxted, Surrey)

DALTON, Gerald Neale   B223
Address: Little Acre, 10 Rosehill Drive
Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 5BP
(Formerly of Middleton Scriven, Shropshire)

DOW, Mrs Helen Margaret Rosemary   J3112
Address: Foseca do Brasil, Caixa
Postal 11.252, Agencia Pinheiros,
Sao Paulo (S.P) Brazil
(formerly of Vila Mardana, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

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THE DALTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

the Dalton Genealogical Society was founded in November 1970 by Michael Neale Dalton. The original objective of the Society was to further knowledge of the genealogy, heraldry and family history of the Daltons of Lancashire and Yorkshire, referred to in Flower’s Visitation of Yorkshire (1563-4) and all their known descendants. In 1975 the Society became a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and in April 1978 a Committee was formed to be responsible for the affairs of the Society. The objective of the Society has now been broadened to embrace all who bear the surname Dalton and membership is open to anyone interested in any reference to the name Dalton.

The Journal of the Dalton Genealogical Society provides the medium for achieving the objective of the Society and it is intended that the Society should promote research and investigation, the results of which will be published in the Journal. Thus the Journal is a record of the activities of the Society and, through the Society, an authoritative work of reference on Dalton family history.

The DGS Journal has been published as follows:-

Volume 1 publ. Jan 1971)   Volume 5 publ. Dec. 1974)
Volume 2 publ. Nov. 1971   Volume 6 publ. Apr. 1976
Volume 3 publ. Nov. 1972   Volume 7 publ. Dec. l977
Volume 4 publ. Nov. 1973

Each Volume has contained approximately fifty pages of typescript (A4) bound in stiff card covers, printed with the family crest and shield. Volumes 3,5,6 and 7 contain photographs.

For 1978 the Journal publication policy has been revised. It will now appear at six monthly intervals in June and December each year and be printed in A5 format, with a paper cover. Each edition will contain between 30 and 40 pages.

The annual subscription to the Society is £3.00 and this entitles members to receive the Journal and participate in the activities of the Society. The subscription for subscribers in the United States is US$ 7.00. Journals are despatched overseas by surface mail. Airmail rates are available on request. Subscriptions fall due on 1st January each year and cover membership for the ensuing calendar year. Back numbers of Volumes 1 to 7 of the Journal can be obtained from the Editor at £2.50 each subject to availability.

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