In the June 2002 issue of "Daltons in History" there was a discussion of the Motto for the Fitzgerald/Daltons of Thurnham Hall, England. In Burke's The General Armory it is listed as
"Shanet a boo". See "Coats of Arms" at the end of this article.

To add to the discussion, Rod O'Donoghue, of England, a member of the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) has sent further information as follows.

"Shanid Abu" was the war cry of the kinsman of the Earl of Desmond who was a Fitzgerald. It means "Shanid Forever". Shanid Castle in County Limerick is not mentioned before 1230 so it is presumed to date from that time. Shanid was one of the most impregnable Castles possessed by the Earls of Desmond. The Castle is in ruins but the keep or fortress is still standing. The picture is that of the keep.

If this information is correct, the war cry connects the Fitzgerald/Daltons of Thurnham Hall, England to the Earls of Desmond in Ireland.

Our appreciation is extended to Rod for the above explanation and picture of the keep.

Coat of Arms
"Dalton-Fitzgerald (Sir James Richard Fitzgerald, 9th bart., of Castle Ishen, County Cork, Ireland; Thurnham Hall, County Lancaster, and Bigods Hall, County Essex, on assuming the name Dalton in addition to and preceding that of Fitzgerald, by Royal Licence dated 4 April 1867).

This is a quartered shield, a Fitzgerald quartered with Dalton. The 1st and 4th quarters are Fitzgerald and the 2nd and 3rd are Dalton ( that is to say a Fitzgerald man married a Dalton woman). So 1st and 3rd quarters, were an ermine shield, with a diagonal cross in red. The 2nd and 4th quarters were a blue shield with a lion rampant guardant and a border of small crosses with a bar across each arm in silver.

The 1st crest for Fitzgerald, is a red boar standing on all four legs, with bristles and gold claws and tusks. The second crest is for Dalton, with a dragon's head in green between two wings in gold but not touching the edge of the shield.

Motto: Shanet a boo.

This the last in the series of Recusants and Catholic Records that were extracted by DGS Archivist, Michael Cayley.

Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea Vol 2
Catholic Prisoners during reign of Elizabeth I
Attorney General’s List of 25 Sep 1586:
Nicholas Dalton committed by Mr Secretary the 6th of August, whose cause we knowe not. In ye Counters.
Walsingham’s report of the Resolutions of the Privy Council 30 Nov 1586
The Counter in Woodstreate: Dauleton to be released uppon bandes [bonds, i.e. sureties]
The Lords’ Resolution upon the Prisoners 30 Nov 1586
To be released upon bonde: Dalton servante to Polley who is prisoner in the Tower [This was Robert Pooley or Polley, who was charged with treason]
Certificates of Prisoners Nov 1586
Nycholas Dalton servant to Pooley. Committed the 6th of August by Mr Secretarie

Catholic Records Society: Miscellanea 6
1852-3 John Dalton was one of the Fathers at Everingham Park, Yorkshire

Catholic Registers of Richmond Surrey: 12 Feb 1836 William Dalton stood sponsor at baptism of George Burt

Catholic Record Society: English Martyrs
1589 Reports of James Dalton, Richard Topcliffe and Nicholas Fuller to the Privy Council on their examination of 2 seminary priests held in Bridewell Prison.

Catholic Record Society: Miscellanea 7, 1911
Particulars of Priests in England and Wales, 1692 [from the archives of the Old Brotherhood]
Letter dated Feb 1692/3 includes:
Mr Marmaduke Dalton alias Jos: Booth, first a Cantabrigian and becoming a Catholic, went to Doway and was sent away thence without orders by Dr Leybourne in the latter end of his reign there, not for any fault but what was common to the best of the house, was ordained in Ireland by Dimissorys from Dean and Chapter and had his faculties from them, is aged near 60 and has been above 20 years on the mission. He is somewhat contemptible in person but far from so in wisdom and virtue, he is very temperate discreet and truehearted Br[other] has an excellent pen and most zealous for Dean and Chapter. He has managed Doway concerns in the country I think wholly at his own cost now 8 or 9 years since good Mr Meynells death. His mother was daughter to the old Lord Darcey who used to say he had lived to see I cannot tell how many score out of his loines and yet not one idolator among them. I think little Duke [Marmaduke] was the first in which I had some hand but that was after the old Lords death. His mother was so zealous against him that she would scarce ever look at him and I think gave him nothing at her death tho extreeme rich. However he had before 40 lb. per annum for life settled on him by his Father which he enjoys. He resides at [blank] near [Bishop James] Smith.

Catholic Record Society: Miscellanea 9
Registers of the Rev Monox Hervey alias John Rivett alias John Moxon
6 Jan 1734/5, London. John Dalton was godfather at baptism of the son of Richard and Jane Blevin of Kentish Town.
19 Oct 1735, Yorkshire. Was reconciled to the Church by J R William Dalton of Oaklake, before the Congregation of Ugthorpe

Catholic Record Society: Miscellanea 10
Records of the English Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre of Liege
Miss Dalton came here on the 1st of June 1788 & pays 21 Guineas per annum - went away on the 24th of October 1790
The 2 Miss Daltons came upon ye 17th of July 1791. Miss Dalton left us ye 7th of April 1793. Miss Lucy left us ye 18th of August 1794
Registers of Harvington Hall, Chaddesley-Corbett, Worcestershire
1823 Easter communicants included Elizabeth Dalton

Catholic Record Society: Miscellanea 11
Register Book of St Gregory’s College, Paris
8 Dec 1763 Sr Thomas Tancred was admitted as a boarder
[Eldest son of Sir Thomas Tancred of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, and Judith, daughter of Peter Dalton of Grenanstown, Tipperary]

Catholic Record Society: Miscellanea 12, 1921
Recusants and Priests, March 1568
Thomas Dalton of Hildersham, hoped to bee refourmed

Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea 13, 1926
Registers of Hexham, Northumberland
16 Aug 1744 Edward Charlton buried. In March 1714/5 he married Elizabeth, widow of Edward errington of Walwick Grange, Northumberland. Some authorities say she was the daughter of William Haigh of Kirkholme, Lancashire; others that she was the daughter of William Dalton of Thurnham, Lancashire. Edward and Elizabeth had a large family. 3 of their sons were educated at Douai, one of whom, John Charlton OSB, was professed there on 8 Sep 1736..... Edward doubtless looked after the family estates during the wandering and hiding at home and abroad of his borther the Jacobite “Bowrie” Charlton in 1715 and after.

Catholic Record Society: Registers of the English College at Valladolid, 1930
14 Aug 1804 Richard Dalton and three other young men enrolled. Die 10 Augusti 1808 proficiscens hinc ad portum de Gijon reversus est in Patriam, viatico accepto pro itinere.

Catholic Record Society, Miscellanea vol 17, 1961
Book of Recusants 1582
Thomas Dalton of Hildersham in the countye of Cambridge, yeoman, and hellen hys wife being of the age of fortye yeres or there-abouts have not repayred to enye church chappell or usual place of common prayer within the same towne or parishe but have forborne the same contrarie the tenor of the statute....
Chester Diocese - recusant list 1595
Deane Parochie: Elizabeth Dalton the wife to Robte Dalton
Stanwigge Parish: Edward Dalton laborer, Dorathie Dalton his wife.

from Millicent V. Craig

Dalton was the son of a wealthy Newburyport, MA merchant, a graduate of Harvard College, country gentleman, member of the Massachusetts Senate and Delegate to the First Continental Congress. Unfortunately, his personal papers were among the possessions that went down at sea on their way to Washington, D.C. This may be the reason that no in depth biography has been written of Dalton. We learn bits of his activities and associates from snippets gathered from the papers of others.

His friendship with John Adams, Second President of the United States, was a long lasting one that stemmed from their days at Harvard College. Dalton and Adams were classmates. One source reveals that during their college years, they spent many nights in philosophical discussions. It was at this time that seeds of separation from England were planted and nurtured. They were in full bloom when Adams made his first provocative speech in Boston opposing taxation and advocating separation. As a circuit court judge his work took him into northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire and there is little doubt that the friendship between Adams and Dalton continued to grow during those years.

The Dalton family members were supporters of George Washington and the war effort. They supplied ships, money and food for the Army. At the end of the War, Washington traveled through the hamlets of the North and expressed gratitude for the help of the citizenry. In Newburyport, MA, Tristram Dalton was chosen to deliver the welcoming speech. Whether out of courtesy or control, Dalton's speech was written by John Adams. On this festive occasion, with militia and bands, Washington arrived at the edge of the town in his carriage and rode on horse to the town square. He acknowledged the carefully prepared speech of Dalton with a 45 second "thank you" response and was on his way. Dalton and Washington had actually become close friends.

Dalton and Adams served together in the Massachusetts House and in the First Continental Congress. There is a passage in the current biography of "John Adams" by David Mc Cullough that reveals the influence that Adams had with his friend, Dalton. As Vice President under Washington, Adams had a brilliant and sometimes stormy career, yet never missed a day in the Senate. Adams believed that a bill introduced by Senator Maclay of Pennsylvania would undermine the power of the Executive Branch. It would give the Senate the power to remove cabinet officers. Dalton and the Federalists supported the bill but Adams opposed it. He persuaded Dalton to change his position. The vote was cast, a tie occurred and Adams cast the deciding vote against the bill.

There is little in the Adams biography about Dalton but sufficient to learn that Dalton's milieu included some of the most powerful men of the times. Adams had won the Presidency over Thomas Jefferson by a small margin. Although Adams preferred Elbridge Gerry as his Vice President, Jefferson attained the position. Adams had been through many disagreements with Jefferson and although reconciled, the pair had little contact. He expressed fear of Jefferson's politics and conveyed it to his confidante, Dalton. "He will have too many French about him to flatter him, but I hope we can keep him steady."

Both men were New Englanders from totally different backgrounds but had a bond that was lasting. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy walking through the evolution of the legislative infrastructure that became the American democratic system. It is nice to know that a Dalton was there. Adams was perhaps the most powerful President of all time. Thanks to his wife, Abigail, his letters were preserved and reveal the heart, soul, will, perseverance and political skills of this man. "John Adams" is an excellent read.

Sources: Dalton Genealogical Society Journals, Daltons of Hampton, NH, series by Millicent Craig.
John Adams, by David McCullough, Simon &Shuster, NY, London, etc., 2001.

Dalton Mourning Sampler Correction
Delores Klaber sends a correction for the Dalton Mourning Sampler that appeared in the July 2002 Issue of "Daltons in History". The death date for baby daughter Sarah who was 3 months of age should be 1804, not 1805/6. Delores believes that Sarah could have been a twin to the stillborn boy who was born in 1804. If you have further information, please contact Delores at: LRL1@man.com

Croston Bellringers
Don't forget to visit the Croston Bell Ringers web site. See "Daltons in History", July Issue 2002 for further information. http://www.crostonbells.cjb.net

Attention: Canadians from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
There is an unusual request from a lady in Finland who would like some assistance in learning more about the particulars of a Frank Francis Dalton. He was last known to be in Hamilton in 1925 and living on Gertrude Street. If you can identify the Catholic Church closest to Gertrude St. where the Baptisms of two children may have taken place it would be helpful. Please respond to Millicenty @aol.com and I will send you further information if you can be of assistance.

Attention: Relatives of the late Marie Dalton (Mrs. Elliot Dalton).
Marie was a member of the Dalton Genealogical Society. She had done considerable research on her husband's family who were descended from Capt. James Dalton reportedly born in 1712. I have in my possession, a copy of the "Memoirs of Charles Dalton" that was published by Harvard College. Charles was civil servant and descendent of James. He was a member of the Call Dalton line and was born in Chelmsford, MA. If you are a descendent of this line, or know of a descendent, please contact me. Millicenty @aol.com

Oldest Burying Ground in Newbury, MA
William Ayer of MA sent a listing of the First Settlers in the Burying Ground of Newbury, MA. Although there are no Daltons on the list, Daltons did marry into some of the families. This site is designated with a State Marker, 1630-1930. It was the "Landing Place of the First Settlers on the River Parker of the men and women who settled in Newbury between 1630-1635".
(1) John Emery Sr, 1598-1683
(2) Anthony Morse, d. 1676, aged 60 years.
(3) Richard Bartlett, 1580-1647
(4) Edward Woodman, settled in 1635.. .d. abt 1690
(5) Nathaniel Merrill, d. 1655
(6) William Sawyer, 1613-1701

Our appreciation is extended to Bill. (Part of Newbury would later become Newburyport).

The following Dalton Irish Birth and Death Records have been extracted by Dan Mapstone of MS from LDS Film #1432044. They are for the Counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary. We are very grateful to Dan. They will eventually be uploaded to the DALTON DATA BANK.

County Kilkenny
Anastatia Dalton, b. 1813, d. Dec 14 1869
Anastatia Dalton, b. 1815, d. Sep 1 1841
Anastatia Dalton, b. 1816, d. Jun 10 1872
Anne Dalton, b. 1826, d. Jul 29 1869
Bridget Dalton, b. 1795, b. Mar 7 1880
Bridget Dalton, b. 1808, d. Jul 25 1873
Bridget Dalton, b. 1825, d. Feb 15 1883
Bridget Dalton, b. 1842, d. Mar 23 1842
Catherine Dalton, b. 1790, d. Feb 22 1871
Catherine Dalton, b. 1841, d. Jan 2 1849
Edmund Dalton, b. 1809, d. Jul 9, 1876
Hannah Dalton, b. 1802, d. Jan 6 1869
James Dalton, b. 1802, d. Jan 15 1872
James Dalton, b. 1818, d. Jul 7 1868
James Dalton, b. 1854, d. Apr 5 1867
Mary Dalton, b. 1806, d. Aug 30 1876
Mary Dalton, b. 1813, d. Jan 11 1873
Mary Ann Dalton, b. 1848, d. Mar 26 1872
Mary Dalton, b. 1869, d. Jul 30,1879
Mathew Dalton, b. 1826, d. Dec 11 1876
Michael Dalton, b. 1781, d. Jun 11 1869
Patricia Dalton, b. 1795, d. Jun 11 1870

County Tipperary
Ellen Dalton, b. 1807, d. May 31 1876
Johanna Dalton, b. 1810, d. May 27 1875
Ally Dalton, b. 1801, d. Jan 1870
Bridget Dalton, b. 1823, d. Mar 3 1843
Bridget Dalton, b. 1836, d. Sep 15 1870
Catherine Dalton, b. 1831, d. Oct 26 1844
Ellen Dalton, b. 1804, d. Aug 26 1881
Michael Dalton, b. 1798, d. Mar 30 1875
Nancy Dalton, b. 1799, d. Jun 25 1875
William Dalton, b. 1795, d. Aug 7 1875
Andrew Dalton b. 1804, d. May 29 1867
James Dalton, b. 1792, d. Apr 8 1870
John Dalton, b. 1800, d. Jun 12 1875