A Short History of a Dalton Family

The Hauxwell Hall Daltons of Yorkshire have been researched most diligently by the DGS for publication in the DGS Journals. A history of this family was written by Major-General John Dalton who was living at Hauxwell at the time. (see reference below). The following excerpts from an undated booklet entitled, Hauxwell Hall by VHH Green, were sent by Nancy McLaughlin of Christchurch, New Zealand and may whet your appetite for the full DGS accounts.


"Darcy Dalton's arrival at Hauxwell as Rector in 1703 indicates a major change that had come over the parish in the earlier part of the seventeenth century, the arrival of the Daltons at Hauxwell Hall. The Daltons were important citizens of Kingston-upon-Hull who made their money in trade, held municipal office, often serving as mayor or sheriff of the city and who now aspired to become landed gentry.

In 1631, Matthew Jopson, Thomas Jopson and his wife Rose, conveyed the manors of East and West Hauxwell and half the advowson to Sir William Dalton, the third son of Thomas Dalton who had served as the Mayor of Hull in 1569. Sir William, who had been knighted by Charles I in 1629, was an important person in the north serving as Recorder of Hull and then as Attorney-General to the court at York, and on the Council of the North; he died in 1649.

His son John, accompanying his brother-in-law Lord Darcy in the escort of Queen Henrietta Maria from Bridlington to Oxford, had been mortally wounded at Burton-on Trent in 1643, and died the following year. He was buried at York Minster on 26th July 1644, and a memorial tablet on the chancel wall at Hauxwell mentions his fate. This tablet was in fact erected to the memory of his Grandson, Sir Charles, who died in 1747. His son (and Sir Charles' father) was another Sir William who had been knighted for his loyalty to Charles II. He married into the local gentry, his wife being Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill of the neighboring village of Constable Burton. There is a stone monument to the memory of Sir William and his wife on the chancel wall.

One of their children, Sir Marmaduke, together with his wife Barbara, a daughter of Henry Belasyse, the eldest son of Viscount Fauconberg, is also commemorated by a rather heavy curtain tablet flanked by cherubs, erected by their daughters, Mary, who was married to Viscount Preston of Nunnington, and Elizabeth who, the inscription states simply enough, is as yet unmarried. Sir Marmaduke had drowned at Dalton Bridge in Topcliffe, in February 1680, at the early age of thirty-four. His widow survived until 1708; it was she who gave the church a silver flagon in 1689, the oldest piece of church plate still existing at Hauxwell. She also appointed her relative, Darcy Dalton, to the living in 1703.

.......Dalton left the living for that of Aston, where he was instituted on October 25th, 1712; he resigned the stall to which he been collated at Ripon, several years earlier in 1713, having been given a staff at Longtoft on his departure to Aston, where he died in 1714. The register of a death of a son William in 1708, and the baptism of a daughter in 1709.......

With Charles Dalton, who was inducted into the rectory of Hauxwell, November 17th, 1737, the living came back into the hands of the family. Charles was the son of the previous rector of the parish. Darcy Dalton, on the death of the squire, his namesake and uncle, Sir Charles, Gentleman-Usher of the Black Rod, who died on August 16th 1747, he succeeded to the estates, augmented by the conveyances of the manor of East Hauxwell by Francis Topham and his wife. Sir Charles Dalton is commemorated by a plain slab in the north aisle. The rector was thus squire and parish priest until his death in 1788.

A few more notes.

18th Dec.1714, Elizabeth Dalton gave a silver cup.....

Christmas Day, 1788 - the former rector Charles Dalton buried.

1792, his brother Francis Dalton died. A memorial tablet to these two was erected on the south wall of the chancel by Henry Gale and his wife Mary. Mary Gale, who was Francis Dalton's daughter, inherited his estates, and the presentation to the rectory on his death. She died February 1845.

DGS Journal References

The Journal Index lists four references to Daltons of Hauxwell. At this site you may read an extended summary of the following entries and order the Volumes from your local secretary.

Volume 5, 1975, page 29. The Yorkshire Daltons by Major-General John Dalton who was living at Hauxwell at the time. This is a full account of the family.

Volume 17, 1988, Part 3, page 9. DGS members who attended the AGM visited Hauxwell Church.

Volume 18, 1989, Part I. Drakes Descended from Hauxwell Daltons

Volume 24, 1996. Death of Mrs. Pamela Dalton of Hauxwell.

From England

Chairman, Michael N. Dalton presided over a Committee Meeting of the Dalton Genealogical Society on May 23, 2004. Michael reports that the group accomplished a great deal and results will be circulated to the remainder of the Committee and at the AGM in Lancashire on July 10-11 2004.

Mrs. Pamela Lynam, Herts
Howard J. Dalton, Dorset     Mel Irwin, Lancashire
Michael N. Dalton, Surrey        Dr. Lucy J. Slater, Cambridge

The weather was glorious and the meeting was held in the garden of Secretary Pamela Lynam's home in Watford, Herts the first committee meeting ever held "al fresco".

2004 Gathering and AGM

John Dalton, manager of the AGM at Lancashire has received reservations from over 30 members for the event thus far. Lancashire is green country, has lots of rain so bring a brolly and light-weight rain gear. There is one change in the program. For those who wish to attend, Sunday services are now scheduled for Hoghton Church across the road from Hoghton Tower. Don't forget the dates - July 10 and 11, 2004. For further information and reservations send a note to John at: JohnDalton78@hotmail.com

From Australia

Australian Secretary, Maureen M. Collins left Mosman, Sydney on her annual travels to England and France on May 31, 2004. Wendy Fleming, Melbourne member will assist with queries on the Guest Pages of the two DGS web sites and Virginia Higgins has agreed to handle subscriptions on behalf of the DGS. You can send your dues either directly to Maureen or to Mrs. Higgins at 42 Sharland Ave., Chatswood, NSW 2067. Maureen will be constantly checking her Australian mail. She will attend the AGM in Lancashire on July 10-11 2004 and then will spend time at the cottage in France before returning to Sydney on 14 October 2004.

From America

American Secretary, Millicent V. Craig of California leaves for the AGM in England on June 29, 2004 and returns home on July 13, 2004. Millicent will be accompanied by five family members and most will be visiting their ancestral village of Croston for the first time. Please hold the e-mails until I return or over 200 will greet me on July 14.

William "Mike" Dalton of Portland, Oregon will also be traveling to the AGM. Mike is one of our American team members and a volunteer data extractor.

American DGS Team member, K. T. Mapstone is slowly recovering from knee surgery. She has helped hundreds of Irish descent Daltons with their genealogy problems. Send a note to Mapstoned@bellsouth.net.

For the past seven years my granddaughter, Elizabeth Weber has been the webmaster for the the DGS Newsletter and for the other two DGS web sites. During that time Elizabeth has never missed a first of the month deadline and we appreciate all that she has done for the DGS. Elizabeth's mother, Mary Louise Craig Weber-Elias (my daughter), has volunteered to set up the pages in the interim.

The following list of London Wills date from 1729-1853. Lists are continually updated by the Public Record Office and may be checked for new entries at their internet site:


20 February 1729, Will of Andrew Dalton, Banker of All Hallows Lombard Street, City of London, Prob 11/627

14 November 1737, Will of Richard Dalton, Blacksmith of London, Prob 11/686

2 July 1756, Will of John Dalton, Tailor of St Bartholomew London, Prob 11/823

17 August 1869, Will of Sarah Dalton, Widow of Saint Catherine Creechurch, City of London, Prob 11/950

31 January 1769, Will of James Dalton, Watchmaker, Broker and Goldsmith of Old Bethelem, City of London, Prob 11/945

8 July 1784, Will of Thomas Dalton, Broker of Saint Peter Cornhill, City of London, Prob 11/1119

16 December 1797, Will of Edward Dalton, Linen Draper of Cheapside, City of London, Prob 11/1299

20 February 1823, Will of Joseph Dalton Dewick, Printer and Stationer of St. Giles without Cripplegate, City of London, Prob 11/1666

24 March 1832, Will of Thomas Dalton, otherwise Thomas Daltton Craig, otherwise Dalton Craig, of No 105 Bishopsgate Street, City of London, Prob 11/1796

23 Oct 1844, Will of Doctor John Dalton, Doctor of Civil Law, Fellow of the Royal Society of London of Manchester, Lancashire, Prob 11/2006

20 January 1853, Will of John Sparks Dalton, Clerk in the Provincial Bank of Ireland at London, Prob 11/2165

14 November 1853, Will of Philip Tuite Dalton, Lieutenant in the pay of Lancers of Saint James's London, Prob 11/2180

Extracted by DGS member, Mike Dalton

The Rotunda Hospital of Dublin was originally founded as the Dublin Lying-In Hospital on March 16, 1745. In 1757 it removed to its present location by the Liffey River in central Dublin and became known as the Rotunda Hospital. By 1830 more than 128,000 admissions were recorded in the master's ward book. Its 250th anniversary was celebrated in 1995. Nearly all of the existing records are for mothers from the civil parishes of the City and County of Dublin. Post 1863 entries are in Civil Registry.

The file is long and will be printed in two parts. The second part of the data will appear in the July 2004 issue of "Daltons in History". Data will also be deposited in the Dalton Data Bank when the updated files for the Republic of Ireland and Dublin County are completed. Our appreciation is extended to Mike.


15 Oct. 1797: Elinor, age 20 and Garrett Dalton, servant; RC of St. Michaels; a boy - stillborn.

10 Jan. 1798: Mary, age 23 and William Dalton, whipmaker; RC of St Catherines; a girl; baptized Esther on 15 Jan. 1798; child died.

24 Nov. 1798: Ann Dalton, mother; of St. Nicholas Within; a boy.

24 June 1799: Elinor, age 33 and John Dalton (Dulton), upholsterer; RC of St. Peters; a girl; baptized Mary Anne on 29 June 1799.

21 Oct. 1799: Frances Dalton, mother; a girl.

26 Oct. 1799: Anne, age 21 and Francis Dalton clerk; RC of St. Johns; a boy.

29 Oct. 1799: Sarah, age 21 and Peter Dalton, shoemaker; RC of St. Marys; a girl.

27 Dec. 1799: Eliza, age 27 and Patrick Dalton, clerk; RC of St. Wexburghs; a girl.

22 Jan. 1801: Catherine, age 22 and Michael Dalton, laborer; RC of St Catherines; a boy; baptized John on 28 January 1801.

22 Jan. 1801: Mary, age 23 and Robert Dalton, slater; RC of St. Michans; a boy; baptized Miles on 24 January 1801.

26 May 1801: Mary, age 30 and Michael Dalton, tailor; RC of St. Audeons; a boy.

11 June 1801: Eliza, age 28 and Patrick Dalton, clerk; RC of St. Michaels; a girl.

5 Mar. 1803: Elizabeth, age 20 and John Dalton, servant; RC of St. Annes; a boy; baptized Patrick on 7 March 1803.

20 July 1803: Elizabeth Dalton, mother; a boy.

22 Jan. 1804: Elizabeth Dalton, mother; 2 boys.

11 May 1804: Anne, age 27 and Thomas Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Nicholas Within; a girl.

9 July 1804: Rachel, age 25 and William Dalton, servant; RC of St. Wexburghs; a boy; baptized Garrett on 9 July 1804.

9 July 1804: Mary Alton, mother of St. Wexburghs; a girl.

10 Aug. 1804: Anne, age 30 and Thomas Dalton, hawker; RC of St. Wexburghs; a boy; baptized Thomas on 13 August 1804.

21 June 1805: Elizabeth Dalton, mother; a boy.

3 Dec. 1805: Eliza and Patrick Dalton, clerk; RC of St. Catherines; a girl.

26 Jan. 1806: Mary and John Dalton, sawyer; RC of St. Catherines; a boy; baptized Michael on 30 January 1806.

26 Feb. 1806: Mary Dalton, mother; a girl.

22 Mar. 1806: Catherine Dalton, mother; a boy.

25 Aug. 1806: Mary, age 28 and Philip Dalton, spinner; RC of St. Catherines; a girl.

4 July 1807: Mary, age 30 and Robert Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Pauls; a boy.

14 Dec. 1807: Mary and Charles Alton (Oulton), porter; RC of St. Marks; a girl.

22 Jan. 1808: Ann, age 28 and Michael Dalton, servant; RC of St. Annes; a girl.

31 Jan. 1808: Elizabeth, age 26 and John Dalton, servant; RC of Malahide; a boy.

23 Feb. 1808: Mary, age 28 and James Dalton, tailor; RC of St. Marys; a girl; Eliza.

18 May 1808: Elizabeth, age 36 and Patrick Dalton, clerk; RC of St. Lukes; a girl.

28 May 1808: Ann, age 30 and Michael Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Thomas; a boy, stillborn.

1 July 1808: Ann nee Kelly, age 30 and James Dalton; laborer; RC of St. Catherines; two girls.

24 Sept. 1808: Elizabeth, age 30 and John Dalton, servant: RC of St. Georges; boy.

21 Nov. 1808 - admission date: Bridget, age 26 and William Dalton, labourer; RC of St. Nicholas Within Parish; no other details.

23 May 1809: Ann, age 28 and Christopher Dalton, slater; RC of St. Marys; a boy.

6 Mar. 1810: Ann, age 29 and James Dalton, servant; RC of Howth;a boy; baptized Joseph.

5 Apr. 1810 - admission date: Bridie, age 23 and Michael Dalton, tanner; RC of St. Catherines; no other details.

7 May 1810: James Dalton and Bridie Blair; a girl.

15 May 1810: Elizabeth and John Dalton, laborer of Curinstream; a boy.

2 June 1810: Elizabeth, age 41 and Patrick Dalton, clerk; RC of St. Audeons;

a girl; baptized Harriet.

26 July 1810: Margaret nee Boland, age 32 and John Dalton; Prot. of St. Johns; girl.

5 Aug. 1810: Ann, age 28 and Edward Dalton, servant; RC of St. Marks; a boy; baptized James.

7 Nov. 1810: Mary, age 25 and Thomas Dalton, soldier; RC of St. Pauls; a boy.

19 Oct. 1811: Elizabeth, age 28 and Robert Dalton, carpenter; RC of St. Bridgets; a girl; baptized Elizabeth.

1812 to 1818: missing records.

13 May 1819: Ellen, age 32 and Joseph Dalton, smith; Prot. of diocese parish; a girl.

13 June 1819: Mary, age 27 and Matthew Dalton (Daton), laborer; RC of country parish; a girl.

18 July 1819: Mary, age 36 and Thomas Dalton, shoemaker; RC of St. Catherines; a girl.

16 Mar. 1820: Catherine, age 28 and Joseph Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Michaels; a boy.

23 Mar. 1820: Margaret, age 23 and Joseph Dalton, laborer: RC of St. Marks; boy.

28 June 1820: Ann and Thomas Dalton, soldier; RC of country parish; boy, stillborn.

21 Apr. 1821: Ellen, age 32 and Joseph Dalton, smith; Prot. of St. Peters; a girl.

13 Mar. 1822: Jane nee Price and Edward Dalton, labourer; Prot. of St. Thomas; a girl; baptized Eleanor on 17 March 1822.

23 March 1822: Eliza, age 30 and Robert Dalton, tailor; RC of St. Peters; a girl.

31 July 1822: Failny, age 24 and Joseph Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Marys; a girl.

4 Nov. 1822: Mary, age 34 and Thomas Dalton, shoemaker; RC of St. Pauls; a boy.

1 Aug. 1823: Jane, age 36 and John Dalton, carpenter; Prot. of St. Annes ; a girl; baptized Mary on 2 August 1823.

19 Sept. 1823: Elizabeth, age 29 and George Dalton, servant; Prot. of St. Peters; girl.

7 Nov. 1823: Mary, age 31 and Oliver Dalton, carpenter; RC of St. Michans; a girl.

23 Dec. 1823: Bridget, age 30 and James Dalton, servant; RC of St. Marys; a girl.

11 March 1824: Honor, age 30 and James Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Michans; a boy.

9 June 1824: Mary, age 23 and Owen Dalton, servant; RC of St. Marks; a boy.

20 Aug. 1824: Ann, age 27 and John Dalton, laborer; RC of St. James; a girl.

26 Nov. 1824: Elizabeth, age 37 and Thomas Dalton, laborer; RC of country parish; a boy.

13 Nov. 1825: Mary, age 34 and Matthew Dalton, laborer; RC of Stilorgan; a girl.

17 Jan. 1826: Mary, age 35 and Oliver Dalton, carpenter: RC of St. Michans; a girl.

31 Jan. 1826: Ann, age 32 and Thomas Dalton, servant; RC of St. James; a girl.

3 Feb. 1826: Judith, age 35 and Peter Dalton, laborer; RC of St, Marys; a boy.

3 July 1826: Susan, age 34 and John Dalton, smith; RC of St. Marys; a girl.

15 Sept. 1826: Susan, age 23 and James Dalton, servant; Prot. of Clontaif; a girl.

9 Feb. 1827: Mary Dalton, widow, age 36; RC of St. Pauls; a boy.

30 May 1827: Mary, age 28 and John Dalton, soldier; RC of St. Brides; a boy.

26 July 1827: Bridget, age 30 and William Dalton, dyer; RC of St. Catherines; boy.

23 July 1828: Eliza, age 30 and Richard Dalton, laborer; RC of St. James; a boy.

27 Feb. 1830: Honor, age 40 and James Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Michans; a girl.

23 Mar. 1830: Susan, age 27 and James Dalton, laborer; Prot. of St. James; a boy.

11 July 1830: Bridget, age 30 and William Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Wexburghs; a girl.

7 Dec. 1830: Eliza, age 29 and Henry Dalton; Prot. of St. Andrews; a girl.

12 Sept. 1831: Elizabeth, age 30 and Thomas Dalton, labourer of St. James; a boy.

24 Sept. 1831: Julia, age 31 and John Dalton (Dowton), shoemaker; RC of St. Johns; a girl.

27 Dec. 1831: Jane, age 35 and James Dalton, servant; Prot. of St. Georges; a girl.

1 Aug. 1832: Honora, age 42 and James Dalton, porter; RC of St. Nicholas; a girl.

24 Oct. 1832: Mary, age 31 and Denis Dalton, servant; RC of St. Catherines; a girl.

19 Jan. 1833: Isabella Dalton, age 32, a widow; Prot. of St. Michans; a boy.

24 Feb. 1833: Emelia, age 19 and James Dalton, servant; RC of St. Lukes; a girl.

18 Apr. 1833: Rose, age 39 and Thomas Dalton, laborer; RC of St. Thomas; a boy.

31 July 1834: Anne, age 27 and James Dalton, gardener; RC of country parish; boy.

11 Nov. 1834: Anne, age 24 and Thomas Dalton, soldier; RC of St. Peters; a boy.

9 Jan. 1835: Eleanor, age 26 and John Dalton, weaver; RC of St. Marys; a boy.

1 Nov. 1835: Anne, age 28 and Maurice Dalton, servant; Prot. of St. Georges; a girl.

11 Jan. 1836: Eliza, age 36 and John Dalton, labourer; RC of St. Johns; a girl.

21 Jan. 1836: Catherine, age 22 and John Dalton, laborer; RC of Finglas; a boy.

The final section of this file will be printed in the July 2004 issue of "Daltons in History".

By Millicent V. Craig

The International DNA Project of the Dalton Genealogical Society has gained enough participants that some patterns are emerging. We hope it will encourage our readers to participate in the study whether on a full or limited scale.

There are 48 sets of Dalton DNA markers on the results comparison chart of this study and more are on the way. Eight of the sets were provided by DGS members who had previously taken the DNA test from Family Tree DNA and who submitted their markers for comparison in the study. This comprehensive chart is maintained in the Coordinator's PC and each time a new set of results appear on the web or sent directly from a member, it is positioned on the chart. The eight additional members are notified whenever a match occurs.

Observations from the Data

Family Tree DNA set up the original comparison chart in the following order. Markers that begin with the lowest numerals are positioned at the top of the chart and numerals gradually increase until those with the highest numerals are at the bottom of the chart. Within this gradation over 40 sets of markers fall within a range we describe as the Dalton Gene Pool. A few markers fall outside of the range.

Markers Within the Range

By scanning the list of participants it is obvious that country of origin plays a role in their positioning in the gradation although the positioning is done strictly on the basis of what the DNA reveals. The progression shows first a group of Irish, followed by two distinct groups of English, followed by a group of Irish /English, followed by a group of Irish and another group of English. It is premature to state that each group may have a founding father but as the number of participants increases the likelihood may become a reality.

Outside the Range

At both ends of the numerical scaling are members whose DNA markers fall outside the range of what we refer to as the Dalton Gene Pool. There are several reasons.

1. They may actually be part of the pool, but at either end of the range there are insufficient test specimens to link them to the body of data. As participation in the project grows, numerical gaps could well be filled by new participants.

2. There could be an actual disconnect from the Dalton genes, either through adoption or other circumstance.

3. When an individual 's markers have no relevance to the body of the data (and the principal has a valid ancestral chart), it is timely to request a re-testing of the DNA sample or to have another family member tested to confirm or deny the results. If the Recent Ethnic Origins or haplogroups show no connection to the British Isles this is another clue that the participant may not be of Dalton origin.

Rule of Thumb for Testing

After examining the first 12 markers in each test, there are a few conclusions that emerge from the Dalton Gene Pool. Although the 25 marker test is recommended, it can be done in two stages.

1. Order the 12 marker test.

2. If you find that you have a perfect 12/12 match or an 11/12 match with one or more participants in the study, then order the next phase of the test, 13 markers.

3. If on the 12 initial markers, you have only 10 or fewer matching markers with others in the study, it is not necessary for you to continue unless you desire. According to FTDNA if you have 2 or more mismatches or mutations in the first 12 markers, they are likely to increase in number in the next thirteen and make it unlikely that you will find a common ancestor within several hundred years.

Editor's note: If you are not already a member of the DGS, please read the Membership/Entitlements section on the Home Page and begin your journey to finding your relatives at home or abroad. Remember that anthrop genealogy is in its infancy and we are all in the early learning stages of a new scientific discipline.

Millicent Craig, Coordinator Dalton International DNA Project; Millicenty@aol.com

from Millicent Craig

For the past 34 years, the goal of the Dalton Genealogical Society has been to to link Daltons to Daltons firstly through its Journals. Since 1974, connecting people has been a major aspect of the annual gathering and meeting of Daltons. As internet technology advanced, it increased the Society's ability to reach Daltons round the world through its web sites and to offer an opportunity to post their ancestral information and receive responses to their questions.

Once again the DGS is in the forefront of the latest genealogical research revolution. Through the advancements in forensic sciences and outgrowth of DNA testing to aid genealogists, it has now become possible to take a giant leap forward in linking people to people. There is no experience comparable to the excitement of finding a genetic cousin and proceeding in a new research direction.

Latest Results - Linking People to People
For those readers who have been following the developments of the Dalton International DNA Project, the theory that Daltons had numerous founding fathers is being born out by the results of the testing. Thus far six and possibly seven clusters have emerged with several more participants waiting to find a match. And for those who do not yet have a match do not be discouraged, for I am certain that we have only scratched the surface of the potential. Here is a listing of the clusters as of February 1, 2004. Several more will be added at a later date.

1. The Junior Dalton Line out of England. The DNA of an American is the fourth match to this line.

2. The Thurnham/Croston line. (England) . There are two matches and a search is on for other descendents of this line.

3. English Group III. Matches occurred between two Daltons whose ancestors worked in the textile mills of Manchester. We hope to add to this through those Daltons who emigrated to the U. S. during or after the U. S. Civil War when the English mills shut down due to lack of cotton imports.

4. Irish Group I. This group now has six matches, none of whom had previously known each other. It spans three continents, linking an Australian, four Americans and an Irish member. The ancestors of these members seem to be concentrated in mid south Ireland and we now know that two were in adjoining parishes. (A meeting of several members of this group will be held in Palo Alto, CA on Apr 2, 2004).

5. Irish Group II. The DNA of this group differs from that of Group I and suggests that they had a different founding father. We would like our Canadian Daltons to consider testing and linking to others from their lines.

6. The Dalton Gang of America. As announced in the DGS Journal, the DNA of the only living male descendent of the Gang was deposited in the Project in September 2003. The DNA of two DGS members match that of the participant and more matches are expected. Unfortunately some who believe that they are related to the Gang may find otherwise but may find a new and unexpected family in the diverse lines that are being developed.

7. mtDNA Test. Three of our female members who are or may be descended from the Hampton NH Blake/Dalton line line have agreed to take the test.

8. Multiple Lines. As of this date there are many English, Irish and American participants in the DNA project who do not yet have a match and because of aberrations in their records some may never have a match. But there are others who should and will have a match. We are actively seeking more male Dalton descendents of Hampton, NH or Newburyport, MA., Kansas, Georgia, Utah, Kentucky, Virginia, and in fact from all states.

A Status Report of the project appeared in the latest DGS Journal and more members in England are beginning to seek participation. We hope to hear from more Americans, Canadians and Australians as well.

Note: If you would like to participate in this international project, please be in contact with your Coordinator, Millicent Craig, e-mail: Millicenty@aol.com

Thanks to our Oregon member, Mike Dalton, major updating of Irish data is underway in the Dalton Data Bank. For the past two years, Mike has been diligently searching microfiche, microfilms and primary sources to make the Irish data of Births and Marriages as complete as possible. While this project is underway, the original file for Ireland will remain in place until the project is finished.

Mike has separated the data for Northern Ireland's six counties from the general Ireland file on the DDB Home Page. Although relatively small it contains updated information for Counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone.

A major effort is being expended on the Republic of Ireland. Mike will be providing data for all twenty-six counties, far more than currently exists in the general file for Ireland. The format of the files is also being revised for easier access. During the month of June 2004, a new heading, Republic of Ireland will appear on the Data Bank Home page. Each month one or two County files will be uploaded and will include Dalton data for Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny. King's County/Offaly, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Queen's County/Laois, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Sligo Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

The first new Republic of Ireland files will be uploaded in June 2004 and are Carlow and Cavan followed by Longford and Kilkenny in July. It will take a year to complete this project but undoubtedly it will be the largest single compilation of Births/Christenings and Marriages of Irish Daltons. In the meantime, the original file for Ireland will remain in place until the updating project has been completed. Mike will be attending the AGM in Lancashire, England on July 10th and 11th 2004. If you can help him with a County, particularly Kilkenny, he will certainly appreciate it.

From Millicent Craig

During the month of May two new files were added to the Dalton Data Bank. They are Cheshire, U. K. and South Carolina U. S. The files for the U. K. are nearing completion and and work is underway at upgrading the file for the Republic of Ireland.

The next major task is to begin the file for Scotland. In my area of the U. S. the IGI microfiche for all countries except the U. S. have been removed from the Family History Centers and there is at the present time nothing to replace it. Scottish data in subscription services does not compare with the IGI holdings. If the data is still available in your local FHS and you can copy and send a county to me, it will be appreciated. If there is anyone who uses Scots Origins and who would like to the same this would be most helpful. Perhaps as a group we can put the file for Scotland together. If you can offer assistance, e-mail me at: Millicenty@aol.com

May File Uploads

U. K.

The Cheshire file contains an outstanding collection of Christening/Births and Marriages that have been compiled from three sources. The variant Dulton has been maintained throughout since one entry of Daulton changed to Dulton in a Christening record. Our appreciation is extended to DGS Archivist, Michael Cayley for the section of Burials. Migration of Cheshire born Dalton can be seen in the second section of the 1881 Census. Cheshire data consists of more than 1000 surname entries and can be browsed, or viewed by subject.

U. S.

Available birth and marriage records for South Carolina are rather scarce. To augment birth records, extractions have been made from several Censuses that give the age of Daltons enumerated in South Carolina and those who were born in South Carolina and had migrated to other states. There are over 650 surnames in this file. Because there are so many variations in the spelling of given names, it is suggested that this file be carefully browsed.