Extracted by DGS Archivist, Michael Cayley

Calendar of State Papers, Colonial, 1669-1674, America and W Indies, pub. HMSO 1889
[The following are from contemporary abstracts of letters]
10 Aug 1669. Jos. Dalton and 9 servants were among the passengers aboard the Carolina riding at anchor in the Downs. [Joseph West to Lord Ashley]

Sep 1670. Joseph Dalton was secretary to the council at Ashley River, Carolina and was one of the signatories to reports from Governor Sayle and the Council to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. He was one of the signatories to other reports on 12 Sep 1670 and 4 March 1671. On 21 March 1671 he wrote a cover letter to the Lords Proprietor of Carolina enclosing three letters about the state of affairs in the colony.

9 Sep 1670. Governor Sayle and Council at Ashley River to Lord Ashley. Certify at his request that Joseph Dalton was elected one of the Council, and that in confidence of his abilities they have appointed him secretary and register for this Colony.

9 Sep 1670. Jos. Dalton to Anthony Lord Ashley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at Whitehall. His Lordship has had a full account of the harbours, situations, and hopefulness of this place, which indeed deserves no other than an excellent commendation. The Colony is indeed safely settled and with a very propitious aspect, there only remains the preservation of it, which consists chiefly in two things, careful supplies and a wise public government, which two diamonds he has borrowed for this structure from the ruins of other settlements of this nature of the English especially, who have been very unsuccessful of late, which he thinks might easily have been prevented and a free disbursement of a penny in the morning have saved a pound at night.
Recommends the employment of a ship of considerable burthen for three or four years to transport people and their goods to this place gratis, they finding their own provisions, and that there be a perfect store of all necessaries belonging to a new settlement till the people have a produce of their own; hunger-starved infancy seldom produces strong maturity, consumptions may be reasonably prevented, but chargeably recovered. Servants’ apparel is chiefly wanted.
Represents the charge that lies upon government in this place, chiefly in reference to the clandestine actions of the Spaniards, who “start blood with a prick at a thousand miles distance,” the principal grudge of the Spaniards against them, according to the estimate of Hen. Woodward, our interpreter, who had a good opportunity during his confinement at St. Augustine [as a prisoner of the Spanish - he was a surgeon] to discover the truth.
The people in very good plight, especially since provisions came from Virginia, but are unable to discharge their duties to the Lords Proprietors by these alarms, being more like soldiers in a garrison than planters; advises a favourable mitigation of freight for their goods. Hears of the loss of the Port Royal upon the Bahama Islands, but the truth is not yet manifested. Alsolute necessity of a speedy despatch of ships to this place; his Lordship may know by a penny how a shilling is coined; his desire is only to give a hint or be as a spark for a nobler flame.
Begs his Lordship will pardon a pen stupefied with zeal for the prosperity of Carolina. The Governor and Council having conferred upon him the office of secretary and register for this Colony, he desires he may be treated with the same favour as the first adventurers, being one of the first that set forward this design, and that as he has struggled through the worst, so may he have a small share of the better. Very little paper in the Colony, most it being lost and damnified in the voyage. No provision being made for his office, there is not one book in which to record anything, one of considerable bulk in folio especially wanted to record grants in. Freedom of trade for seven years should be published in England to invite planters.

9 Nov 1670. Letter from Henry Brayne to Lord Ashley about the Carolina settlement complains of the ignorance of most of the council. “Assures his lordship there are but four or five men of the Council that have any reason, viz:- Capt. West, Messrs. Bull, Scrivenor, Dun and Dalton, who are good honest men but know nothing of planting.”

10 April 1671. Lord Ashley to Joseph Dalton. He is in so good esteem with all the Lords Proprietors that he need not doubt those encouragements to which he may have any just pretences. Are all willing to continue him in the office of Secretary, as they have no complaints against him and hope he will so behave as to give them reason always to think of him as they do now, the fittest man for that place. He will by this ship receive a paper book as desired and all sent to him by friends freight free.

Nov 1671. Extract of letter from Dalton to Sir P Colleton. A sloop of 150 tons going from Barbadoes to Ashley River with passengers. The place healthy and begets a good stomach. Rainy season March and July, moderate showers at other times once a week; a crop of peas and corn from the same ground in a year. In want of provision of tools and clothes and seeds of all sorts and books of husbandry.

20 Jan 1672. Charles Town upon Ashley River. Jos. Dalton to Anthony Lord Ashley. His Lorsship’s acceptance of some former stammerings has wafted the oblation of his humble thankfulness, and encouraged him to present a further essay of affairs in this place. Will now golance upon the nature and properties of the country, which he did not dare to attempt before. Their winter will not allow sugar canes or cotton to grow for a commodity, for between November and February are several small frosts, and one day this month ice an inch thick, yet he has English peas now growing. Yet it is excellent for English grain.
The commodities which will be certain and profitable in this place will be wine, oil, silk, indigo, tobacco, hemp, flax, and some say ginger, some roots, Barbadians say, are as good as they have seen. Of indigo they can assure themselves two or three crops or cuttings a year, and as likely as any in Barbadoes. Cannot question the growth of a good sort of tobacco, which may surpass the fame of Virginia, but conceives most worthy of their thoughts, wine, oil, and silk, which may be propagated to great perfection and profit, which the land seems to promise by fostering so many old vines and mulberries for want of better.
By the report of some discoveries up Wandoe River compared with the relation of the Southern and Northern Indians, the place wherein they are settled, Edisto, Cambohee, St. Helen’s, and places near bordering upon the sea, are all broken lands and islands apart from the main; further up the river the land is much better, and timber better. A river next St. Helen’s is called by the Indians Westebou, signifying the Enemies River, a sort of Indians at enmity with ours.
But of all places cannot find to exceed this for security, and which will entertain a very great number of people with very good land. Hope their Lordships will not condemn them for seating Charles Town so near the river’s mouth, it being advised for their better safety. Cannot reasonably believe the world is asleep or that the Spaniard has forgot his sullenness. About 600 acres between Ashley River and Wandoe River left vacant for a town and fort, by direction of old Governor Sayle. Description and advantages of that situation.
It is the only sanctuary of refuge in the country, being the very centre of their settlements, and gives encouragement to all these rivers equally upon an alarm to be there secrued, for the settlements being thick round about it, it cannot be surprised. Remarks upon this town which he does not think will be the only town of trade on these rivers. If the porch be so beautiful, what must the temple be? If the broken land be good certainly the main land much more.
Refers to Dr. Woodward’s relation, and to the Indians whose furniture were mulberry cakes and dies of divers sorts as well as skins. Some very ready and earnest to follow the discovery, but have been suppressed, it being thought that too much variety causes surfeiting, so begs their Lordships to command a cessation of remote discoveries. It may be dangerous to follow the fancies of roving heads, so proposes that a skilful engineer or surveyor-general be sent to modellize and set them to rights.
The trouble Captain Sullivan hath put this colony into by his ignorance, whose ill fate is to promise much and to perform nothing. Remarks upon the office of Surveyor-General, which he considers necessary. All sorts of peoploe are encouraged to come to them, and places should be ready for them to sit down in; the advantages to the colony of such preparation instead of seeking out their own places. By their records it appears that 337 men [71 women, who seem to be omitted here], 62 children or persons under 16 years of age, is the full number of persons arrived in this country [total, 470] since the first fleet out of England to this day, whereof 43 men, two women, three children are dead, and 16 absent [total, 64], so as there now remain 268 men able to bear arms [?a mistake for 278 men], 69 women, 59 children or persons under 16 years of age [total, 406].
Have laboured under the want of provisions, but are very hopeful this crop may afford something of a store, so they may set forward in the husbandry of vines and olive trees. Have plenty of divers sorts of grapes, but does not think they will ever be reclaimed from a kind of harshness when pressed. recommends good vines and olives with persons who know the true husbandry of them to be sent out, also almonds and date stones. Have been at a loss in the practise of Palatinates out of England and Wales, and questions have arisen in whose name writs and indictments of treason and felony should be made. Requests his Lordship’s directions.

Editor's note. A second small section, unrelated to the above will be printed in the May 2002 issue of "Daltons in History". The following article, Commentary and Timeline, relates to the above papers.

from Millicent Craig

Many Daltons in North America are unfamiliar with the topography of England and terminology used in Section I of the Colonists Papers. With some input from Michael Cayley and the vast amount of information available on the world-wide web, we offer a few insights into the letters relating to Joseph Dalton and raise some important questions. Also included is a time line, 1665-1673, an eight year span that chronicles the rise in wealth and power of Dalton's Lord Proprietor, Anthony Lord Ashley.

In the Abstract dated 10 Aug 1669, "at anchor in the Downs" Michael Cayley identifies the Downs "as an area of sea between Kent and the Goodwin Sands". (Goodwin Sands is a ship graveyard).This provides a general area in the south of England from which the ship, Carolina, destined for the Carolina Colony departed. On a first reading of the abstract, some of us are left with the impression that Dalton was a wealthy man to be in the company of nine sevants.

After examining the Charter of Carolina and other documents, it would appear that the servants were individuals, either from England or Ireland who paid for their passage to the new colony. In return for colonization, each servant was granted 50 acres of land and the leader, in this case Joseph Dalton, was granted one hundred acres for a total of 550 acres. Colonists in charge of 500 acres were given certain privileges.

Four years later, in 1673 there were only 407 persons in the Ashley River Council and Dalton requested from Lord Ashley that a large ship be provided to bring servants free of charge. These "indentured" servants would be committed to work off the expense over a period of seven years.
Bristol, England was a major recruiting source for both English and Irish servants. Dalton had surveyed the area and recognized the need for men who could bear arms. He defined the potential threats of the American Indians and Spaniards.

Dalton's knowledge of Barbados and plantations raises the question of whether he and Lord Ashley had a previous working/business relationship prior to establishing the Ashley River Council. Lord Ashley's letters were addressed directly to Dalton who in turn wrote directly to Lord Ashley. By 1673, Lord Ashley, Dalton's Lord Proprietor, had risen to the most powerful position, Lord Chancellor of England.

Obviously Dalton was struggling to make a success of the venture and requested clothing and provisions for the colonists. The requests were repeated in a second letter and one wonders how much help Dalton received. His knowledge of crop planting in Carolina was somewhat lacking but his willingness to learn was quite remarkable. In a letter to Lord Ashley, he lists a series of crops that he intends to plant. He is unaware that some of them are unlikely candidates for growth in Carolina climate or soil. They are the same crops that are listed in the Charter of Carolina as being duty free for import to England or to other colonies and thus had a high rate of return for Lord Ashley's investment. Dalton notes that he would like to be remunerated commensurate with his efforts.

How quickly Lord Ashley responded to Daltons requests is left unanswered. This short series of papers ended in 1673. This was the year that Lord Ashley was dismissed from his position as Lord Chancellor. Was he also relieved of his investments in the colonies? This led to more web searching and a read of the complete Charters and Constitution of Carolina on the Yale University web site, part of the Avalon Project at the Yale School of Law.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalom/states/nc04.htm A few sections have been extracted below for the timeline.

Timeline 1665 - 1673
Rise of Lord Ashley to Power and Wealth and his Political Demise
This time line covers a period of eight years when Lord Ashley was actively involved in the Carolina Colony as per the following documents. During those eight years Lord Ashley rose to additional power and wealth through several major investments related to North America. The events are chronicled below.
l. 1665. Charter of North Carolina; June 30 1665
Charles II grants all that "province, territory or tract of ground called Carolina from the North end of the island called Luke Island which lieth in the Southern Virgina seas and to the west as far as the South-Seas, and to the river of Matthias which bordereth upon the coast of Florida" etc.: The grantees are the Kings cousin, Edward Earl of Clarendon, High Chancellor of England; his Cousin and Counsellor George Duke of Albemarle; William now Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Ashley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Georger Carteret, Knight and Baronet, Sir John Colleton and Sir William Berkeley, Knight. They were the eight Lords Proprietors of the Carolina Colony and were given ultimate power in the development and trade of the colony.
2. 1669. The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina: March 1, 1669.
The Articles of the Constitution were commissioned by Lord Ashley and written by John Locke, philosopher and medical practitioner. Lord Ashley first met Locke in 1666 and they became close friends. John Locke's contribution to the courts and legal system of Carolina became a blueprint for not only Carolina law but for much of American jurisprudence. Lord Ashley, a supporter of Charles II and an advocate of religious freedom was instrumental in formulating the Articles pertaining to religious tolerance in Carolina. He was a brilliant and politically astute man.
3. 1669. Joseph Dalton arrives on the Carolina with 9 servants and other passengers.
4. 1670. The Royal Charter for Incorporating The Hudson's Bay Company, A. D. 1670
After a costly expedition to Canada, the funding participants were granted by Charles II the sole right to discoveries and trade on some million and one half acres or 40% of Canadian land.The corporation included: Prince Rupert, the Duke of Albemarle,the Earle of Craven, Lord Arlington, Lord Ashley and several other titled and non titled stock holders. The fur trade was initially most lucrative.
5. 1672 Lord Ashley's Appointment. In 1661, Lord Ashley had been appointed a privy councillor and titled Baron Ashley that same year. In 1771 he became Charles II Lord Chancellor and created First Earl of Shaftesbury the same year.
6. 1672 The New Royal African Company was formed with the Duke of York, brother to Charles II as half owner. Lord Ashley was appointed a trustee. The company had a monopoly on the slave trade for several years. Slaves were needed to labor on the sugar plantations in the West Indies and on other investments in the colonies. The life span of African slaves in the West Indies was short and the life span of the English and Irish slaves was even shorter because of the climate. Lord Ashley had half ownership in a sugar plantation in Barbados.
7.1673 Test Act. Lord Ashley renounced his earlier belief in religious toleration. He supported the Test Act, 1673, that was in opposition to Charles II leanings. The Act excluded all those from public office who refused to take the oaths of allegiance to the Church of England. Lord Ashley lost favor for his reversal in opinion and was dismissed from his politically powerful office of Lord Chancellor the same year.
8. 1673 Last two letters from Dalton to Lord Ashley and no response.

Unanswered Questions
To whom was Joseph Dalton reporting from 1673 onward? Was Lord Ashley relieved of his position over the colony and his other colonial investments? What happened to the Ashley River Council?

Was Joseph the same Joseph who was mentioned in the Virginia Historical Magazine, vol. 11, p.72? In "Virginia Gleanings in England" it states that on "8 Jul 1720 Estate: Joseph Dalton, bachelor, late of Virginia, deceased. Administration given to Benjamin Dalton, his brother." ( It was fairly common for Virginians and Carolinians to relocate in the colonies of each other).
Perhaps our Carolinian historians can provide the ending to the story of Joseph Dalton.
If you are interested in the ultimate fate of Lord Ashley, go to reference #8. below.

References on the Web
1. Charter of Carolina; June 30, 1665 http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/nc04.htm
2. The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina: March 1, 1669.
3. John Locke and His Carolina Legacy. http://www.johnlocke.org/whowasjl.html
4. Hudson's Bay Company Charter, 1670.
5. Royal Alfrican Company Established, 1672. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p269.html
6. Bristol and Slavery. http://www.headleypark.bristol.sch.uk/slavery/newpage2.htm
7. Test Act, 1672. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0848265.html
8. Biography, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury. It is brief and worth a read to learn what happened to Lord Ashley. http://www.encyclopedia.com/articlesnew/42498.html

compiled by Millicent V. Craig

About This File
Apologies are in order for not compiling the queries for the March 2002 "Daltons in History". It is simply because the work load has been rather heavy. This issue of "Daltons to the Forefront" contains more than double the number of queries and because they are so numerous have been arranged by country of origin. Please read each section as queries cut across continents and you may have the connection to help a Dalton sister or brother.

Lisa Maree Dalton from Perth states that her father is Patrick James Dalton born in Perth and his father was Charles Dalton also born in Perth. She wants to learn whether her ancestors came from England or Ireland? E-mail: ldalton@seven.com.au

Cam Higgins of Sydney is looking for descendents of William Dalton, fustian cutter of Manchester, England, married to Mary Holgate 1825 in Manchester Cathedral and died pre 1851. His grandfather, Spencer Whitehead arrived in Australia in 1912. Response is being handled by Australian, Sec. Maureen Collins. E-mail for Cam: cam_higgins@hotmail.com

Wendy Dalton of Melbourne writes that her grandparents Richard Dalton and Mary Kennelly came from Abbyfaele and Glin in West Limerick to Melbourne. Richard's sisters were Johanna, Julia, Mary and Kate who went to Chicago. Joanna m. Ed O'Donnell at St. Mary's in Cook Co. in 1889. (Marriage is in the Illinois file of the Dalton Data Bank). Any information on the Chicago connection would be appreciated. E-mail: wendyf@alphalink.com.au

Bruce Dalton of Australia asks about the forbears of his grandfather born 1855. His parents came from Dublin. His father was a horse breaker at Flemington Markets in Sydney. Autralian Secretary, Maureen Colins will respond. If anyone recognizes this bit of data please E-mail:

Judy Munckton (nee Dalton) is looking for information on her grandfather, Thomas Dalton, born in Ireland and died in Australia. E-mail: ijm5@bigpond.com

Janine Fisher of Australia is looking to add to her family knowledge. Her great, great uncles and aunts were; Robert Henry Dalton, Gordon Phillip Dalton, Marjorie Elizabeth Dalton, Claude Nelson Dalton, Phillip Dalton and her grandfather, Alfred David Dalton. Their parents were Robert and Margaret Gilroy Dalton. Alfred married 16 Nov 1935 in Auckland to Ngaire Gladys Lemon Dalton, eldest dau of William Lemon, NSW and Gladys Andrews Hanrahan formerly of Rotorua, NZ. Alfred died at Settlement Rd., Papakura, NZ on 2 Nov 1975 at age 65. They had 3 sons and a daughter. Janine, please send your correct e-mail address.

Richard de Largie D'Alton of Australia asked. "Are there any d'Altons out there or are most dropping the 'apostrophe' from their name?" The March 2002 issue of the web page has a compilation of Daltons from France in the 19th and 20th Centuries. If you are using an apostrophe, Richard will be pleased to hear from you. E-mail: dalt@austarnet.com.au

Julie Bowler of Canberra was searching the internet and saw the reference to the 7 volumes of the DGS. She asks whether later volumes contain any information about Elizabeth Forbes married to James Dalton of Great Stanmore. Elzabeth died about 1813. Elizabeth's brother James Forbes wrote a volume entitled "Ricordenza memoirs" about the lives of Elizabeth and her husband - a copy of which is both in the British Library and the Library of Congress, but she has seen neither. Response: Julie you will be contacted by the Australian Secretary, Maureen Collins. E-mail for Julie: jbowler@netspeed.com.au

DGS member Angela Green from Valencia, Spain is originally from Lancashire, England. She was born in Southport and has ancestry in the Croston area. Her grandfather Thomas Dalton died in Southport and his father may be John Dalton. Response: A search for Angela suggests that Thomas may have been born at Down Holland/Halsall in 1870/71. Can anyone search the parish registers for Angela? E-mail: AJGreen@terra.es

Gary Dalton from West England asks whethere there are any Daltons related to Minnie Dalton, born Sheffield in the late 19th C. E-mail: gary.dalton@apecomp.se

Mike Dalton of York knows that his gggrandfather, Matthew Dalton was born in Ireland in 1828 but cannot discover where. He was a resident of Manchester in 1848. Son Matthew was born in Ireland in 1828, married in Newcastle on Tyne in R. C. chapel to Anne McGuire. His son Martin was born in 1858 in Middlesborough, married 1879 in Middlesborough to Sarah Wilson. Their son Martin, in 1891, coal miner, married Olive Askew, lived in Kirk Merrington, served with distinction in WWI. George Dalton, b. 1891, married Margaret Dixon, lived in Birmingham. There are four sons - George, Ron, Michael and Martin. He needs help in tracing theri origin in Ireland and has checked Census records, etc. wuthout a clue. If you can help contact Mike at: michael.dalton@btinternet.com

Shaun Menzies from Portsmouth writes that his gggrandad was Charles Dalton. He married Agnes Foley. They had 12 children - six boys and six girls. One of them was William Henry Dalton b. 21.9.1888 and who married Eliza Harriet Burden, b. 26.2.1888 in Dorset. They had one child Winifred Agnes Dalton b. 18 Jul 1916 in Hampstead, London. She married Jack William Richard b. 21 .3. 1914 on June 6th 1935 and shot down in Lancaster bomber on Mar 16/17 1945. He had three children, my Mom being one of them. He would like to find out more about his family. E-mail: shaunmenzies@yahoo.com

Joe Dalton is from England and his father was Robert Alexander Dalton from Irvine, Ayrshire,Scotland. He would like to trace his family tree and needs help. Response: his family was in the 1881 Census of Scotland and found a member of this family, Euphemia, who was listed in the Ellis Island Index. E-mail: joedalt78@hotmail.com

Michael Dalton of Sussex is a DGS member and looking for a marriage between John Dalton and Anne Salmon in 1863/1865 probably in the Dublin area. Can anyone help? E-mail: michael.p.dalton@btinternet.com

Noreen Jones of Cambridge is trying to find information on her paternal grandmother Margaret Dalton who married Thomas Winder. Noreen's father came from Cumbria. E-mail: njomes8738@aol.com A response was made by our Cambridge committee member, Lucy Slater.
Rebekka Johnys from Essex states that all of her distant relatives were based in Norfolk Her gg grandmother was Matilda Dalton born about 1863 and her parents were Isaac Dalton. She would like to hear from anyone researching this family. E-mail: rebekka@pjohnys.freeserve.co.uk
She has had a response from DGS member Lucy Slater but would like to hear from distant relatives as well. Update: Rebekka may be related to the DGS Australian Secretary.

Gerald Milner of Shoreham by the Sea, Sussex. Gerald's letters were printed in the February 2002 issue of the web page under "A Trilogy of Letters". Gerald is hoping that someone can make a connection with the New Zealand Daltons. E-mail: gmilner@totalise.com.uk

Northern Ireland
Andrew Kirker Dalton of Northern Ireland is trying to learn from whence the two names Dalton and Kirker came Any one want to respond to Andrew? E-mail: ulster@fry2.jsnet.co.uk

North America
Maxine Dalton Kennedy of High Point, North Carolina is trying to locate three first cousins whom she met many years ago in southern California. They are Diana Dalton (maiden name unknown) and Terry Dalton (their father was Terrell D'Orr Dalton) and Sharon Dalton (marriage name unknown) whose father was Charles Dalton. Maxine Dalton's father was Max Dale Dalton and their grandfather was Charles Leroy Dalton. E-mil: bbkennedy@northstate.net

Clay McDonald Dalton of Louisville, KY is the second son of Roger Dalton b. 1937 and his father is the second son of Roscoe Dalton. R. Dalton of Monticello, KY b. 1900 - d 1975. Roscoe was the husband of Dorthy Baker. I am looking to learn more about the Dalton side of my family. E-mail: clay_dalton@mail.com

Velma Dalton Boudreau of Manuels, Newfoundland is anxious to learn more about the Dalton brothers who were driven out of Ireland in the 1700's. One landed in Harbour Grace, one in Conception Bay and one went north to St. Anthony and settled in Little Catalina in Trinity Bay. E-mail: velmadalton@roadrunner.nf.net

Patricia Jones Settle of Drummond Island, MI is looking for ancestors of gggrandfather, Alexander W. Dalton who married Booker Overton in 1828 in Hardin Co., KY. She thinks parents were Michael and Terisa Dalton, E-mail: psettle@yahoo.com

Robert E. Smith of Los Angeles reports that his ggrandmother was Essa Mable Duncan, b. 1871 in Lincoln, Nebraska and may have been related to the Daltons. He may have found her link to the Youngers and will re-check it. E-mail: regriffith6828@aol.com

Jim Nichols from Tullahoma, TN is searching for the parents of Rev. Joseph N. Dalton who arrived in Clinton County, KY in the 1850's. He would also like information on the cause of his death. E-mail: nicholsj@edge.net

Harold Thomas Dalton from Gretna, Pittsylvania, VA would love to hear from anyone in this area.
E-mail: sdalton@tiscali.co.uk

Curtis Grubbs of Norfolk, VA will gladly send his information to you. Curtis' stepfather was Percy Dalton, of Gretna, Pttsylvania. Curtis married Percy's niece. E-mail: histry_4@pipeline.com

K. T. Mapstone of Southeastern U.S. is seeking Daltons whose forbears are from Kilcash/Kilsheelan parish, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Does anyone have connections to this area? E-mail: mapstone@netdoor.com

Peter William Dalton of Connecticut is descended from the Nova Scotia branch. Ggrandparents were William and Ida Penn Dalton from Nova Scoia. They moved to Lynn MA and had two children. Raymond was b. 1895 and Hazel was b. 1896. Peter is trying to find more information on his ggrandparents and their relatives: E-mail: peterdalton@worldnet.att.net or Email: pdalton@ebmail.gdeb.com

Don Dalton of Fort Worth, Texas is a descendent of George Dalton (b. 1753 in U. K.) and Winneford Wigginton. George was a Loyalist and fought in the Revolutionary War for the British. He remained in America after the War. George initially settled in Virginia and then later in Kentucky. His grandfather migrated to Texas where most of the mmediate family still resides. Can anyone help Don with the English origins of George? E-mail: donniebob_52@yahoo.com

William R. Dalton of Fort Walton Beach, FL states that he is a descendent of Bailey Dalton of South Carolina. He had a brother (name unknown) and does not know who the parents of Bailey are. Others in the family line are William Theopolus Dalton, Forest Adolph Dalton, Sr., Forest Adolph Dalton, Jr (Capt. USAF died Apr 4, 1957, my father, Troy, Alabama). E-mail: bill3d@home.com

Betty Lou Dalton Padgett of Rutherford, North Carolina is searching for a burial. Her father, Claide Alvin Dalton, b. in Rutherfordton, NC passed away in Santa Clara, CA June 27, 1997. Her grandfather was married to Mattie Beatrice Parton form Rutherford, Co., NC. She is buried at Piney Knob Baptist Church near Gilkey, NC. Martin H. Dalton, her grandfather was b. in Rutherford Co., NC but later moved to CA where he is buried. His dad was William Rucker Dalton and his mother was Louvina Earley. They were never married so she does not know whether he was raised as an Earley or a Dalton and she is looking for his mother's place of burial. Response: Claude Alvin in California Death file and SSDI; Martin H. is in the SSDI only as died in CA but no last res. Can anyone help? E-mail: bpadgett@blueridge.net

Nicole Barrows is looking for information on Mary Dalton who married Nicholas Holsapple on 10-12-1830. Response followed with Nikki and the only reference that could be made was a Nicholas Holsapple, age 25, in the 1880 Census of Indiana. He is the only Nicholas Holsappe in the entire Census and could be a child or more likely a nephew of the principals and thus requires extra searching. E-mail: nbarrow73@prodigy.net

Christine Dickman of Leemore, CA has sent a couple of inquiries. The first relates to Alfred Dalton of London, and a ship's chandler. Response was that in earlier records a John Dalton was a chandler and located in St. Martin's of the Field. (Sesions Record for 1616-1618). Chris will pursue further. The second question related to her grandfatherValentine Dalton who reportedly live in the Bay area of California. Response: Nothing found on Valentine. Possiblee find of his brother Alfred Dalton, who died in Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ. This lead needs follow-up by Chris. She may be contacted at: cdickman@kings.k12.ca.us

Dave Dalton saw some data on a posting site for which the e-mail is no longer active and it related to his ggrandfather, Thomas E. Dalton b. 1831 in NY. Dave sent data including that of several children but did not know from which marriages they came. Response: The 1880 Census of Illinois helps to clarify the children. It would appear that each spouse had been previously married and therefore there were three sets of children. The stepson's surname, Marks, was a clue to the first marriage of Thomas' spouse, Eliza. The Illinois file in the Dalton Data Bank lists the marriage of Thomas and Lizzie Marks. E-mail: decmdalton@attbi.com

Cynthia Carroll of Houston, Texas is researching William Thomas Dalton of Missouri who married Emma L. Skagga. David Franklin Dalton, b. 1906 married R. Evaleen Irwin in 1929 and had a daughter Geraldine. E-mail: cynthiacarroll@hotmail.com

Eileen Anians of South Carolina found her grandfather, Test Dalton, in the listing of theatrical Daltons in the DGS Back Issues and was happy to learn what he did. She knows little of her mother's side of the family. She was named Mezzie and would like to learn more about her mother and Test Dalton. E-mail : eanians@webtv.net

Donna Regina Gibson of Sevierville, TN is searching for family related to Rubin Dalton (or) General Gilmore Dalton. They were her ggrandfather and grandfather. E-mail: GIBSON82@aol.com

Penny on the Oregon Coast is looking for Daltons from Cumbria, England, especially Keswick and surrounding area. Her great grandmother was christened at Crosthwaite and died in British Columbia in 1903. If you are a Dalton in the Cumbria area please get in touch with Penny. E-mail: estheranne@webtv.net

Christine of Houston Texas is interested in Daltons from North Carolina and Mississippi. C. Jackson Dalton (Jack) was born in NC and married a Mary Johnston in Winston County, MS. Children were Mary Elizabeth, James, Benjamin and Andrew J. Jack died of injuries after the surrender of Vicksburg. The family moved to Texas in the 1890's. E-mail:

from DGS member, Dianne Jackman

New Genealogy Book
Dianne has written, "Researching Your Family History In Newfoundland and Labrador", revised Edition C2000 and published by the Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society, Inc. It is a compilation of approximately 27 repositories for genealogical information in Newfoundland and Labrador and the National Archives in Ottawa. There is an outline of each repository telling what is available of use to genealogists and how to access that information. The major ones being: The Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador; Maritime History Archives; Centre For Newfoundland Studies; Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society; City of St. John's Archives and the Provincial Resource Library. Appendix A is a list of books available through interlibrary loan and Appendix B lists changes in place names in Newfoundland and Labrador. Compiled by Dianne Jackman and Edited by Patrick Walsh. This publication can be ordered by phone, mail, or E-mail from: Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society, Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's, NF, A1C 2C9. Phone No. 709-754-9525, E-mail: nlgs@nf.sympatico.ca, Fax No. 709-754-9525, Web site: http://www3.nf.sympatico.ca. The cost is $17.00 Canadian.

Newfoundland Newspaper Extractions
Years ago Mrs. Gert Crosbie of St. John's, Newfoundland, on a volunteer basis, started collecting records of births, deaths and marriages from old Newfoundland newspapers. She started with 1825 and continued up to 1890. The Maritime History Archives published this information in a series of thirteen books, available for purchase from the Archive. The Maritime History Archives has also entered the information from Mrs. Crosbie's books in a database and it is being prepared for publication on CD Rom. It should be available in late 2002. Mrs. Crosbie is no longer able to compile this valuable information. Having used this important reference work and knowing its importance to researchers, Dianne Jackman has decided to try and continue Mrs. Gert Crosbie's work. Dianne is hoping to get to at least 1900 and will be working closely with the staff of the Maritime History Archives and the Provincial Resource Library. The work will continue to be done on a volunteer basis. Births, Deaths and Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers by Gert Crosbie range in price from $11.00 to $18.00 Canadian and are available from the: Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, A1C 5S7. Phone No. 709-737-8428, E-mail: mha@mun.ca, Fax No. 709-737-3123, Web site: http://www.mun.ca/mha/.

Editor's Note. Dianne has begun extracting from the Royal Gazette, vol 84, 1891. She may be reached at: djackman@warp.nfld.net