Vol. 3  No. 9

Contents

English Military Casualties
South Africa and India

Charles  Dalton
A Lad with a Cause

Daltons to the Forefront
Queries and Responses

Limerick Data, Part II

Yukon and Alaska Daltons
 

Casualties in British Regiments





Submitted by Rob Alexander

Natal Field Force Casualty Roll

Sgt A. Dalton, Rifle Brigade. Died of enteric at Ladysmith 18 Feb 1900
Major C. Dalton, Royal Army Medical Corps.  Severely wounded at Hussar Hill 23 Jan 1900
2nd Lt. E. F. G. Dalton, 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment, 4th Batn. Severely wounded at Bothas Pass 8 Jun 1900
Gunner F. H. Dalton, 61st Battery, Royal Field Artileery.  Wounded at Potgieter's Drift 5 Feb 1900
Cpl. G. Dalton, 2nd Royal West Surrey Regiment. Wounded at Ladysmith 23 Feb 1900
Pte M. Dalton, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Missing-Released at Colenso 15 Dec 1899

Medal Roll

Pte. James Dalton, 12th Regiment of Lancers. Awarded 1853 South Africa medal for service, 1850-1853

Zulu and Basuto Wars Casualty Roll

Storekeeper E. L. Dalton Commissariat and Transport Staff.  Wounded at Rorke's Drift 22 Jan 1879

Crimean War Casualty Roll

Pte. James Dalton 95th Regiment of Foot. Slightly wounded at the battle of Sebastopol/Inkermann 26 Oct 1854
Pte. M. Dalton, 30th Regiment of Foot. Wounded at the final attack on the Redan 8 Sep 1855
Pte. Peter Dalton, 38th Regiment of Foot. Missing at the first attack on the Redan 18 Jun 1855
Major T. N. Dalton, 49th Regiment of Foot. Killed at the second battle of Inkermann 5 Nov 1854
Pte. Thomas Dalton, 50th Regiment of Foot. Killed 24 Apr 1854

Indian Mutiny Casualty Roll

Pte. Edward Dalton, 1st Bengal European Fusiliers.  Killed in action in Shahabad 25 Jun 1857
Pte. John Dalton, 75th Foot (1st Bn Gordon Highlanders).  Killed in action at Badi-ke-Serai 8 Jun 1857

Sutlej Casualty Roll

Pte. John Dalton, 3rd Light Dragoons. At Moodkee, Ferozeshuhur, and Sobraon.  Wounded 18 Dec 1845.
Our appreciation is extended to Rob Alexander for this listing. He may be reached at: ralexand@phuket.ksc.co.th

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Charlie Dalton, A Lad With A Cause

A Review by Millicent Craig

About this Report

The contents of this article are derived from a chronological report of Charles Dalton, Irish Volunteer in the Dublin Brigade.  Charles, born in Dublin in 1902,  was accepted in the Volunteers when he was 14 years of age.  The Volunteers, under the leadership of Michael Collins, had one passionate goal - to free Ireland from British Rule, occupation and repression. The words in this article are those of Charles Dalton and are not the opinions of the editor nor of the DGS.

Charles was the younger brother of General James Emmet Dalton. (See May 2000, Daltons in History, Vol. 3, no. 4 for the background of his family. Emmet was the Chief Liason Officer for the Irish Free State Government with the British military during the Treaty Talks).

After proving his worth with the Volunteers, Charles was advanced to Intelligence Officer and it was from this vantage point that he and the small band of Volunteers were partly responsible for thwarting British activity in Ireland. It would eventually lead to the Truce with Lloyd George of England, the Treaty, and ratification by a vote of the Irish people which made Ireland free.

The size of the devoted contingent, some 3500 men at its peak, was statistically insignificant in comparison to the British troops headquartered in Dublin Castle. What the Volunteers lacked in numbers they made up for in spirit and drive. There were some 60,000 British troops in all of Ireland plus another 15,000 Auxiliaries.  In Dublin there were hundreds of Auxiliaries who patrolled the streets, enforced the curfew, (which eventually was moved up to 6 PM), arrested and executed dissenters.  In 1929, at age 27, Charles Dalton was urged to write this chronology as he lived it. Extracts from the resulting book, "With the Irish Brigade" follow.

"With the Dublin Brigade" By Charles Dalton

Ireland never accepted British occupation nor U. K. citizenship and for a half century before the 1916 Easter Rising,  there were bands of Irish who were determined to be self-governing but each revolt was suppressed.  In 1914, the Home Rule Act allowed the setting up of a Dublin Parliament, and to enforce the Act, an Irish Volunteer Army was created and a call for recruits brought thousands of enrollments.  This led to the Easter Rising of 1916 in which the Volunteers held Dublin hostage for a week. The resulting executions of the leaders, life sentences and inability of many to ever return home brought a new wave of patriotism.  With thousands thrown together in the gaols, they devised plans for Ireland's liberation with renewed vigor and this resulted in a reorganization of the Volunteers.

The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were the eyes and ears of the British Secret Service and were stationed everywhere. They were know as G'Men. Collins realized that this was the seat of their power and he formed an Intelligence Unit  to counteract their effectiveness.

After the 1916 Easter Rising, young Charlie Dalton, a school boy, began to collect newspaper articles and papers related to the Rising and to walk the paths of the Volunteers who were executed, and of those who were released. On the 6 Dec 1917, he was admitted to the Volunteers and after proving his abilities, was promoted to Sergeant of No. 4 Section of his company while still in school.  His brother, Emmet, returning from the war in France, brought a much prized Mauser pistol to him, and this enhanced his position among his unarmed comrades.

Dalton participated in some very dangerous feats.  On one occasion he and others held up a British mail van and seized the mails which were important sources of intelligence.  The General Post Office had been destroyed in the Easter Rising and sorting of letters was carried on at the Rink on Parnell Square. Although the Post Office was under military guard, Dalton and a comrade managed to slide down a mail chute, surprise the officials, and grab the government mails which were destined for the RIC and for the undersecretary. In another episode, to compensate for their lack of arms, they launched a surprise attack on the police barracks, forced the police to surrender and seized their arms.

The British Tax Collection offices came under attack. Dalton brought orders to Carlow to raid houses of Tax collectors, to seize and destroy all records.  In Dublin, the task was to raid and burn the Income Tax Collector's Office on Abbey Street.  Purpose was to prevent the British from collection of Income Tax that belonged to the treasury of Dail Eirann and was being used for military strikes against the Irish people.

A failed attempt to eradicate a group of 15 G'Men who were stationed at Dublin Castle, (only two were killed) resulted in young Dalton being hunted and on the run, never to return home. Troops searched his home, arrested Emmet  and his father, but later released them.  After this incident he was singled out by the British, but the Assistant Director of Intelligence made him a member of his staff.  His duties were to scan the daily  papers and to track and report the movements of the RIC.  He learned to decode telegrams and warned of contemplated arrests and raids on the homes of Volunteers.  He interviewed stewards, reporters, waiters, any one who could verify reports of enemy movements.

The British intensifed their efforts to eradicate the Volunteers and end resistance and thus brought in the"Black and Tans", a "ruffian group" from England.  In another seizure of mails, the homes of the Auxiliaries in England were identified and the Irish Volunteers burned the houses in Great Britain of those who had sacked and burned the Irish villages.

After a number of Volunteers and civilians were shot in their beds by the RIC and the British Secret Service after curfew hours, Dalton's unit learned the names of the Intelligence Officers and the addresses of the private homes in which they took up residence in Dublin.  Several were shot. Their papers showed the photos of those Volunteers  who were on the hit list and were being pursued by the officers.

Mr. John Aloysius Lynch of Kilmallock, a respected citizen, had come to Dublin with 23,000 pounds for the national loan and was shot. The ensuing carnage on both sides resulted in severe losses and the reprisal from the Black and Tans was to open fire on a crowd assembled for a football game. There were 14 killed and 60 wounded. The bodies of three of Charlie's friends were mutilated beyond recognition and dumped at the homes of their relatives.

By this time Dalton was spotted and detained on the street with one of his friends. Ordered to walk in front of the Auxiliaries and to follow their orders, he knew that if he ran, he would be shot in the back.  He soon heard shots ring out and knew that his friend was shot, trying to make a run for it. Dalton, turned a corner, fled into his father's building and came out in disguise with a typist.  This was perhaps his closest call with death.

Dalton's intelligence led to the rescue plan to free Sean MacEoin from the jail  and to participate in a series of ambushes aided by two Thompson machine guns that had been smuggled in by two Americans.  On the 21 May 1921 the Custom House was burned by the Dublin Brigade and done in broad daylight. It was deemed necessary because it was what remained of the British Civil Administration in Ireland that was still extracting Irish money for the purpose of keeping the country in subjection and therefore the records had to be destroyed.

On 26 June 1921, a letter arrived from Mr.  Lloyd George to Mr. Eamon De Valera calling for a conference and a Truce to be arranged immediately. This of course, led to a Treaty which was ratified by the Irish people.  When the news of the Truce was announced there was untold jubilation among the ranks of the Volunteers.  To celebrate, Dalton and friends  traveled to the Isle of Man, their first time away from their native land. Here they indulged in untold freedom, purchased large straw hats and cigarette holders - their celebration.  After five years in the Volunteers, Charlie Dalton who was now 19 years of age,  was finally able to return to his home and to his family. The picture below was taken in 1921 after the Truce was signed.

Charles Dalton,(left) and two comrades (Tom Kehoe and Ben Byrne)

Note. If interested in the full account, this out of print book can be obtained through inter library loan. "With the Dublin Brigade" by Charles Dalton was published in London by Peter Davies, Ltd., 1929
 


Daltons to the Forefront

Queries and Responses
Compiled by Millicent V. Craig

Response
To the Australian seeking a Joseph Dalton, lacemaker from Nottingham England.  In 1890, there was a a lace mill built in Patchogue, Long Island, New York from a Nottingham original plan. A number of lace makers were brought over from Nottingham and many stayed.  There were 24 houses built to house the workers which still stand but the mill was destroyed in 1998.  An old photo of some of the original workers shows a Harry Hunt, Joseph Wakefield, George Unvin, Joseph Dalton, William Daft, Henry Stevenson, James Fiddler and Tom Turner. If they remained they would appear in the 1900 Census.  A search of the 1881 Census of Nottingham produced a Joseph Dalton 25, lace maker, wife Louise age 23, Lizzie age 4, and Nellie age 1.  The family was living at 9 Bovill St., Radford. There currently is one Dalton family listed in Patchogue and will send details on request, or look in the on-line white telephone pages for Dalton in Patchogue, N. Y.  Millicenty@aol.com

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Charlotte Dalton Burd of Olmstead, IL states that ther father was William Bearl Dalton (b. 1896 IL, d 1975 IL). His father was Jasper Newton Dalton (2) (b.1862, IL, d. 1925. IL and his father was Jasper Newton Dalton (1) (b. 1838 TN). His father was Thomas M. Dalton (b.1797, VA) who married M. 1823 Abegail Evans on Roane Co., TN.  Jasper N. Dalton (1) m. 1860 Maru McMillan in Crittendon Co., KY.  Jasper N. Dalton m. 1885 Mary Elizabeth Arter in Johnson Co., IL.  William Bearl Dalton m. 1917 Nancy Olive Kinslow in Pulaski Co., IL.   Charlotte is trying to connect Jasper N. Dalton (1) to other Daltons living in Johnson Co., IL during the early 1860's to the late 1880's. She would like to know the parents of Thomas Dalton, whether he had brothers Joseph and James listed on the 1850 Census of Roane Co.  Contact Charlotte at: jcburd@midwest.net

Tim Surbey of Canada is trying to find information about his gggrandfather, Jessie Dalton, who married Suzanna Graham and had at least nine children: John, Joe 1874-1949, George, Victor, Jessie, David, Thomas, Dennis, Violet. He believes they were either in Ontario or Alberta Canada. Contact Tim at: tsurbey@home.com
Response: Perhaps you can obtain a clue to your gggrandfather's whereabouts by going through the Cemetery Indexes for Alberta: http://www.afhs.ab.ca/cemetery.html and for Ontario: http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html   It is a slow process but at least the cemetery listings are on-line.

Marjorie Cuckson from County Durham, England is descended via the name Turnbull, from Robert Pape Summerson who married Sarah Dalton in Sunderland Co. Durham England in 1843.  Sarah's parents were Thomas Dalton and Jane Audas who married in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England in 1806. She has many people connected to these persons and would like to make contact with others.  Marjorie may be reached at: CUCKSON@fam-hist.co.uk

Joshua Daulton of Brookville, Ohio is curious to see what other "Daultons" there are in the world.  I hope he is not overwhelmed with e-mails. Daultojn@notes.udayton.edu

Tammara Jackson from Missouri is looking to link into the Dalton Family.  Her ggrandfather, Tandy Dalton, lived in Orongo, MO in 1886. His wife's name was Martha Shipman. A daughter Della Dalton was born to the couple 17 June 1886.  Contact Tammara at: roofer@sidnet.com

Keith Sinclair Dalton of Ellicott City, Maryland is trying to find information on Daltons from England and Calgary Canada and of William Frank Dalton and Mary Orr Sinclair from Scotland. e-mail: keith_dalton@yahoo.com

Penny Dalton of Zimbabwe still needs help.  If you can give her an assist with South African records, please contact her. James Edward Dalton was born in South Africa in 1901.  His father came to S. A. to fight in the Boer War. e-mail: tickey@zol.co.zw
Response: Penny you might try the following web page. At the bottom there is an item on tracing military in the Boer War.  http://www.cfcc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/boer.html

Sherrie Kaw of South Carolina is looking for the second family of Marvin Dalton.  His first wife was named Ethyl and lived in Leaksville, North Carolina.  She is the granddaughter of Marvin Dalton, has never met him and needs information about his ancestors. e-mail:  slkaw @hotmail.com

Sharon Hawco (nee Dalton) of Newfoundland, Canada was born in Conception Harbout, Newfoundland and is interested in any information on the Dalton family.
Response:  Sharon, in the October issue of the web page there will be another listing of Newfoundland records from Diane Jackman of St. John's Newfoundland. There are some Conception Harbor records in the listings. e-mail:  sah_57canada.com

Timothy Hugh Daulton of Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky is the son of Hugh Perry Daulton, born 1916, son of William Jeams Daulton born 1886 (died 1944), son of Booker White Daulton, born about 1841 (died 1898), son of William W. Daulton born about 1812, the son of George Dautlon/Dalton born of Pittsylvania Co., VA and migrating to Pulaski Co., KY.  e-mail: rhema@prodigy.net

Gordon and May Dalton in Sheffield, Yorkshire request any information on Sheffield Daltons. Your editor has responded but there was not a connection.  Any one like to try? e-mail: neil.dalton@genie.co.uk

Jacquie Enders of New York writes that her grandfather was James Thomas Dalton and is looking for information on her great grandfather Steve Dalton.  This Dalton family started in England, moved to Ohio and then to Canada, then to the Rochester area in New York. Steve Dalton divorced his first wife, Adeline Gay, and moved back to Canada in the 1916's. She is seeking information on his second family.  e-mail: oenders@aol.com

Robert Tomas Dalton from Argentina writes "there's a lot of us down here too!".
Response: Yes, there are Robert, and the November issue of the DGS web page will feature the first of a two part series consisting of Argentinian/Irish history and Dalton emigrants.  It is entitled "Argentinian Daltons- Muskets, Gunpowder but no Flints". e-mail: RtDalton@hotmail.com

Gale Dalton's gggrandfather was a Henry Dalton who was a Methodist-Episcopal minister and died about 1901 in Kansas. He had traveled in and about the state.  Has anyone run across this Henry?  e-mail:  daltondg@zoomnet.com

Dick Marston writes that the origin of his gggrandmother, Charlotte Dalton, is a mystery.  He has found no record of any Dalton by the name of Charlotte other than the record of her marriage on 31 Mar 1811 to Simon Marston in North Hampton's Vital Records.  She died in Portsmouth, N. H.  Charlotte was born about 1790-1791.  Does anyone have knowledge of a Maine, NH. or Mass. Dalton by the name of Charlotte?  Or could she have acquired the name Dalton by a previous marriage? e-mail: RMarston@pacbell.net

Gary Dalton of London is descended from the Daltons of County Fermanagh, Ireland.
Response: We were able to provide some information that connects with his Daltons in the Parish of Derryvullan, Townland Feddan. If there are other Daltons who originated from this Townland, please contact Mr. Dalton. e-mail: graydalton@hemscott.net

If there are other Daltons who have ancestry in the Limehouse section of London other than the Winnall Trevalley Dalton line, please get in touch.  Millicenty@aol.com

Michelle Dalton-White states that her grandfather, Harold Ivan Dalton, was born in Brooklyn, NY around 1905. She has no knowledge of his parents but believes that they may have come from Londonderry, Ireland. E-mail: kentmichelle@mailcity.com

Shona Oswald of New Zealand wants to know if anyone knows anything about this family.  Her gggrandparents were Thomas Dalton born 1810,  County Cork, Parish of Grange Youghal, Ireland in 1810 and Ann O'Brien born 1810 in County Cavan, Ireland. They were married in Dublin in 1833.  Thomas was a Private in the 27th Regiment of Foot  and was in the conflict at Natal in the Boer War. Two children were born in Capetown, S. A.; Mary B. in 1843  and James B. in 1844.  Three other children were born in Auckland, N. Z. They were: Catherine B. 1850; Thomas B. 1852 and Nancy B. 1856.  In N. Z. they lived in the Onehunga and Otahuhu district of N. Z.  Please contact Shona at:  shorod@xtra.co.nz

Helen Smith of Australia is seeking relatives of her four great aunts who came to America from Limerick, Ireland about 1880.  They are Julia, Mary, Johanna and Honora Dalton.  All were born in Limerick in the 1850's to 1860's.  She has a photograph dated 1930 showing them together. Contact: h-smith70@bigpond.com   We have also heard from Helen's cousin, Wendy, and she can be reached at: wendyf@alphalink.com.au

Stephen Dalton of Leyland, Lancashire, England signed the DGS Guest Book.  His father is Douglas Dalton but he has no knowledge of his ancestors beyond that and is just starting a search.
Response was to give him some beginner's pointers and direct him to DGS member, Derek Dalton, who is quite knowledgeable about Lancashire Daltons in his area.   Stephen's email: sddalton@wannadoo.dk

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Limerick Data

Part II
from Millicent Craig

At the end of this section there are mentions of Daltons in the Parishes of Ardagh, Rathronan, St. Munchin's, St. John's etc. A scan of "Down's Survey of Ireland, (1665)",  County Limerick, Vol. V was made by your editor to locate any Daltons who were listed as proprietors, lessees, mortgagees, etc. and within the 500 pages not a Dalton name appeared.  Dalton renters were not listed even within the City of Limerick.

In a few instances, where the number of proprietors was unusually small or had some historical relationship to Daltons, I copied the references.  It may be possible to learn from the Limerick Historical and Genealogical Society whether there are lists of renters available in the rent accounts.
It must also be remembered that the Dalton data from church records began over 100 years later so there is a possibility that few Daltons were  living there in 1665.
Ardagh Proprietors: Sir Daniel O'Bryne, Irish papist;  Francis Courtnie, English; Dennis Bryne, Irish papist and James McShane, Irish papist.
Rathronan Proprietors: Sir Daniel O'Bryne, Irish, Col. Francis Courtnie, English.
Templetea (Templeathea) Proprietors:  William Collume, Richard Steptenson.  Lo of Brohill, Morish Herbert and John Hurlie
Shannagolden Proprietor: John Trenchard also holder of the Manor of Shanagolden and Munt Trenchard, some 160 acres in right of his brother Edward.
Abbeyfeale Proprietors:  Dominc Roche, Colonel Courtnay, Lady Ann Southwell, Nicholas Lillies, James Bourke  ( Bourkes married into Daltons); John Anthezell, Gerrot Fitz Morrish

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Dalton Births in Glin, County Limerick

This list of births in Glin was compiled by Helen Smith of Australia and for additional information you may reach Helen at: h-smith70@bigpond.com Helen is especially anxious to contact  descendents of relatives who went to America in the 1860's.  Her aunts were Julia, Mary, Johanna and Honora Dalton.

1865, Johanna born to Martin and Mary Roche dalton
1866, Margaret, born to William and Margaret Scanlon Dalton
1866, Mary, born to Joseph and Catherine Sullivan Dalton
1866, Maurice, born to Michael and Johanna Walsh Dalton
1866, Patrick, born to Patrick and Catherine Sullivan Dalton
1867, Catherine born to Patrick and Mary O'Donnell Dalton
1868, Johanna, born to William Dalton
1868, Michael, born to Michael and Johanna Walsh Dalton
1868, Bridget, born to Patrick and Bridget Higgins Dalton
1869, Bridget, born to Michael and Johanna Walsh Dalton
1869, Johanna, born to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1869, Michael, born to Patrick and Julia Shine Dalton
1870, Joseph, born to Joseph and Kate Sullivan Dalton
1870, Maurice, born to Michael and Mary O'Donnell Dalton
1871, James born to Michael and Ellen Mallone Dalton
1871, Mary born to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1871, Patrick, born to Michael and Johanna Walsh Dalton
1872, Edmond, born to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1872, John, born to Joseph and Kate Sullivan Dalton
1872, Margaret born to Michael and Johnanna Walsh Dalton
1872, Michael born to John and Mary Connell Dalton
1872, William born to William and Kate Hogan Dalton
1873, Catherine born to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1873, James born to Patrick and Sarah McElligott Dalton
1873, John born to Michael and Ellen Mullane Dalton
1873, John born to Patrick and Mary O'Donnell Dalton
1873, Mary born to John and Margaret McCarthy Dalton
1873, Richard born to Micahel and Johanna Walsh Dalton
1874, Ellen born to Joseph and Kate Sullivan Dalton
1874, James born to John and Margaret McCarthy Dalton
1875, Bridget brn to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1875, Johanna born to Patrick and Sarah McElligott Dalton
1876, James born to Thomas and Margaret Foley Dalton
1876, Margaret  born to Michael and Ellen Mullane Dalton
1876, Michael born to Joseph and Kate Sullivan Dalton
1876, Patrick born to William and Kate Hogan Dalton
1876, Michael born to Patrick and Sarah McElligott Dalton

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Limerick County Marriages
St. John's Parish
16 Feb 1712, Anstis Dalton and John Fitzgerald, Limerick Town
2 May 1791, Edward Dalton and Elizabeth Powell, Limerick Town
29 Feb 1768, Elizabeth Dalton and James Power, Limerick Town
30 Nov 1798, Sarah Dalton and Edward Pierce, Limerick Town
Other Limerick Marriages
27 June 1802, Catherine Dalton and Thomas Brown, , Saint Munchin
8 May 1830, Jane Dalton and Thomas Lewis, Limerick Town
13 Feb 1833, Johanna Dalton and Patrick White, Athea Roman Catholic Church
6 Feb 1864, Mary Dalton and James Connors, Coolcappagh*
9 Feb 1864, Mary Dalton and Michael Quirk, Abbeyfeale*
28 Jan 1868, Michael Dalton and Margaret Minchin, Limerick Town
This group of Church marriages is from the IGI files of the LDS.  The asterisk indicates data was provided by submitters.

Dalton Births in Ardagh, Ardagh and Athea, Athea and Templeathea.
Anne, 4 May 1866, parents James Dalton and Ellen Bigane, Athea
Bridget, 22 Jan 1866, parents James Dalton and Honora Mullane, Ardagh (also Templeathea).
Bridget, 14 Feb 1867, parents Patrick Dalton and Ellen Connell, Athea, Lewplea
Catherine, 1 April 1866, parents James Dalton and Johana White, Ardagh and Athea, Dromada
Ellen, 14 Jul 1865, parents Michael Dalton and Catherine White, Ardagh
Hanora, 10 Feb 1867, parents Michael Dalton and Catherine White, Ardagh
Honora, 8 Feb 1864, parents, James Dalton and Eliza Fitzgerald, Ardagh
Honora, 13 Apr 1865, parents, Patrick Dalton and Ellon Oconnell, Ardagh and Athea
Honora, 13  Apr 1865, parents Patrick Dalton and Johanna Collins, Templeathea
Honora, 10 Feb 1867, Michael Dalton and Catherine White, Athea Glengower
Johanna, 13 Sep 1866, parents John Dalton and Ellen Mullane, Glengower
John, 25 Sep 1867, parents John Dalton and Johana Collins, Ardagh and Athea
Jude, 19 Feb 1864, parents William Dalton and Catherine Twomey, Ardagh
Julia, 23 Jul 1866, parents Timothy Dalton and Johana Fitzgerald, Ardagh and Athea
Mary, 24 May 1864, parents John Dalton and Ellon Mullane, Ardagh and Athea ( also listed at Newcastle, Glengown
Patrick, 28 May 1864, parents Maurice Dalton and Johana Woulfe, Ardagh and Athea/Newcastle Ashgrove
Michael,10 Jul 1868, parents William Dalton and Catherine Twomey, Ardagh
William,2 Jan 1865, parents John Dalton and Mary Mulvihill, Ardagh and Athea
William, 10 Jan 1866, parents James Dalton and Eliza Fitzgerald, Ardagh and Carrig

Dalton Births in Abbeyfeale
Edmund, 20 Oct 1864, parents Edmund Dalton and Judith Collins, also listed as  Parish Purt
James, 28 Nov 1867,  parents Stephen Dalton and Mary Collins
Julia, 8 Jul 1866, parents Edmund Dalton and Julia Collins
Mary, 24 Apr 1866, parents William Dalton and Mary Sexton
Richard, 8 Aug 1868, parents Edward Dalton and Julia Collins

Additional Births
Unknown Dalton, 13 Mar 1865, parents Henry Dalton and Catherine Kenworth,  Limerick City, 44 Thomas St.
Anastista, 5 Feb 1868, parents David Dalton and Mary Cryan, Ballywilliam
Benjamin , 15 Feb 1866, parents John Dalton and Johanna Sheehan, Broadford
Benjamon, 15 Feb 1866, parents John Dalton and Mary Jordan, Knocktoosh
Bridget, 7 Mar 1864, parents Garrett Dalton and Catherine Hanrahan, Galbally
Catherine, 16 Apr 1864, parents Michael Dalton and Mary Barrett, Clenbohand/Kilfinnane
Catherine, 14 May 1866, parents Pat Dalton and Catherine Connors, Newcastle, Groton
Catherine, 2 Jun 1867, parents Patrick Dalton and Mary O'Donnell, Toreendonnell
Edward, 31 Jul 1866, parents Edward H. Dalton and Emma Heagle, New Barrack
Ellen, 18 Jan 1865, parents Patrick Dalton and Mary O'Donnell, Toreendonnell
Henry Edward, 11 May 1867, parents James Dalton and Mary Williams, Workhouse Newry
James, 1834, Limerick
Johanna, 8 Apr 1865, parents John Dalton and Ellen O Connell, Glenagan
Johanna, 4 Sep 1865, parents Martin Dalton and Mary Roche, Knocknahouse
John, 20 Nov 1865, parents Michael Dalton and Catherine Dunlee, Moroe
John, 25 Nov 1865, Richard Dalton and Catherine Dunlea, Cappercullen
John, 18 Dec 1865, parents Samuel or Daniel Dalton and Johanna Costello, Ballywanea
Joseph, 11 June 1864, parents John Dalton and Johanna Sheehan, Broadford, Newcastle, Knocktoosh
Margeret, 22 Nov 1866, parents William Dalton and Margaret Scanlon, Toreendonnell
Margaret, 1 May 1867, parents Samuel or Daniel Dalton and Johanna Costello, Ballywanea
Margaret, 25 May 1867, parents John Dalton and Catherine nright, Rahanauigh
Mariam, 20 Aug 1871, Michaelis Dalton and Catherine Hourigan, Askeaton
Mary, 24 May 1864, parents John Dalton and Ellen Mullane, Newcastel,Glenagown
Mary, 1 Jul 1864, parents, Michael Dalton and Johnanna Walsh, Shanagolden
Mary, 10 Feb 1866, parents Joseph Dalton and Catherine Sullivan, Knocknagornagh
Mary,  24 Mar 1866William Dalton and Honora Sexton, Dromtrasna
Mary, 18 Apr 1867, parents Michael Dalton and Margaret Dalton, Templebatton
Mary Anne, 29 Au 1868, parents Patrick Dalton and Mary Collins, Croom
Maurice, 12 Feb 1865, parents Michael Dalton and Mary Crinnie, Ballintubbrid
Maurice, 12 Feb 1865, parents Michael Dalton and Mary Crimin, Newcastle district
Maurice, 20 Jun 1866, parents, Michael Dalton and Johanna Walch, Kilmallock
Maurice, 26 Jun 1866, parents Michael Dalton and Johanna Walsh, Shanagolden
Michael, 29 Sep 1865, parents Patrick Dalton and Mary Collins, Croom
Michael, 20 Aug 1866, parents Michael Dalton and Mary Barrett, Glenbrohane by Kilmallock
Michael, 29 Aug 1866, parents Michael Dalton and Mary Barrett, Kilfinnane
Michael, 10 Jan 1867, parents  James Dalton and Mary Sullivan, Williams St. Listowell
Michael, 28, Jan 1868, parents Michael Dalton and Johanna Walsh, Moneymohill
Patrick, 18 Jan 1866, parents Dalton and Julia Shine, Dineen
Thomas, 20 Nov 1865, parents Martin Dalton and Mary McConnell, Kildimo
William, 3 Jan 1864, parents Patrick Dalton and Mary Collins, Croom. 3 Feb 1864 also listed
William, 1 Mar, 1865, Garrett Dalton and Catherine Hanrahan, Ballylanders and Galbally
William, 12 Dec 1865, Michael Dalton and Brdget Dunlea, Moroe

Limerick Wills
1732 - Thomas Dalton, Ballycatran, Gentleman
1773 - Thomas Dalton, Killonohan, Esquire
1782 - Thomas Dalton, Ballcahane, clerk

Other Sources
Limerick Directory, 1769
The Dean and Chapter of the Diocese of Limerick
Vicars Choral: Reverend Thomas Dalton

Brief Biography
John Patrick Dalton, born in Dundalk, Co. Louth 15 Jan 1886, son of Michael Dalton, Benmore, Athea, Co. Limerick and Jane Agnes Pye, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Married Cristina Cram in 1910, daughter of James Cram, Dundee, Scotland and Leitrim. Professor of Math Univ of Wetwabrerand, Johannesburg, So. Africa. Ret. 1946.  Who's Who, 1961

A Query, DGS Journal 1986, Vol. 16, No. 1.

Eric Dalton, an American, has traced his Dalton line to 1813.  Francis Dalton of Glenbrohane, County Limerick married Ellen McGrath on 22 Feb. 1813.  They had seven childen of whom Michael, the eldest was born between 1818 and 1825.  He married Mary Barrett in about 1856 and they had ten children.  Their second son was named Michael and was born on 29th August 1866 at Glenbrohane, Eric's great grandfather.  He emigrated to the U. S. in the 1880's.  Is there anyone else researching this line from Glenbrohane?

We are currently collecting data and sources for County Westmeath and any contribution, no matter how small will be gratefullly accepted.  Millicenty@aol.com

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Yukon and Alaska Daltons

from Millicent Craig

Yukon
The Northwest Mounted Police was established as a Canadian law enforcement agency in1873, particularly for maintaining law and order in the frontier outposts.  By 1885 the strength of the force had reached 1000.  Twenty officers were sent to the Yukon in 1896 after  the discovery of gold. When thousands of prospectors  streamed into the area by 1899, the force was increased to 250 men in order to maintain law and order.

In the history of the Yukon there is one John Dalton who established the J. Dalton  & Co. Trading Post on what became known as the Dalton Trail.  It was located south of Bear Creek and on Chilkat Pass into the Yukon. There was a certain amount of lawlessness on the Dalton Trail as would be expected.  Accounts of fraud committed on partners, murder, robbery at Dalton's Trading Post and on the Trail, collision between American and Canadian miners, and other international incidents, necessitated the establishment of a Police Post on the Trail.

For a few years Dalton must have had a very prosperous business with both the prospectors and the CMP as customers. His claims for payment for meat supplied to the Mounties are a matter of record. The J. Dalton & Co. Trading Post underwent a few transitions to Dalton and Hanley, and finally to The Porcupine Trading Post. Gold had petered out in the Yukon within a few years and the prospectors were off to a new strike in Alaska. The Porcupine Trading Post was eventually abandoned. But the Dalton Trail has achieved fame and is a recommended site and route for visitors to the territory.

Within the Canadian Mounted Police  force in the Yukon were two Daltons: H. T. Dalton and Leopold James Dalton. Within the total force there were likely many more.  There is considerable information on file for this period of Canada's history including the role of Daltons, on the web site, ArchiviaNet. All material in the records created by departments and agencies of the Federal Government pertaining to this subject are available without restriction.

Alaska
From the Overland Monthly and Outwest Magazine, Alaska by George Davidson, Vol. 30 iss. 179, Nov.1897 and printed in San Francisco, there is a paragraph that reads as follows:
"The trail going directly to Fort Selkirk is that now known as the Dalton Trail.  The southern part of this trail was first traversed by Glave (the companion of Stanley), who was accompanied by John Dalton.  He was the first explorer who took in horses and reported the grass up to the saddle girths.  After Kohklux gave us the first information of lakes draining into the Katchkwa-wugh and the All-segh, its tributary, through us Glave proposed to the Alaska Commercial Company to carry their mail from Chilkaht to Fort Selkirk in ten days".

Who was this John Dalton?  Was he the same man who owned the Dalton Trading Company on the Dalton Trail in the Yukon?  And did he join the miners in their trek to the new gold fields in Alaska? Perhaps one of our readers knows the history of this man and can share information for a future issue of the web page.  Contact:  Millicenty@aol.com
 

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