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Sir John Dalton, II, Knight

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Bispham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Probably Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Dalton, Kt. and Alice Dalton
Husband of Isabel "Margaret" Pilkington and Elena Flore
Father of Sir Richard Dalton, of Apethorpe; John Dalton; Robert Dalton and Roger Dalton
Brother of Maud Dalton; Thomas Dalton; Robert Dalton; Nichelas Dalton and Jane Dalton
Half brother of Joan Dalton

Occupation: Gentleman
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About Sir John Dalton, II, Knight

  • Sir John de Dalton1
  • M, #61838, b. circa 1365
  • Father Sir John Dalton2 b. c 1340
  • Sir John de Dalton married Isabel Pilkington, daughter of Sir Roger Pilkington and Margaret; Her 2nd husband.1 Sir John de Dalton was born circa 1365.1
  • Family Isabel Pilkington b. c 1367
  • Child
    • Sir Richard Dalton+2 b. c 1390
  • Citations
  • [S929] Lt. Col. John Pilkington, The Pilkington Family, p. 44.
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From:


  • Sir John de Dalton1
  • M, #650024
  • Last Edited=9 Nov 2014
  • Sir John de Dalton married Isabel de Pilkington, daughter of Sir Roger de Pilkington.1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2685. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From:



  • John Dalton1
  • M, #161414, b. circa 1329, d. 1389
  • Father John Dalton1 b. c 1305, d. 1370
  • Mother Alice Hussey1 b. c 1306
  • John Dalton was born circa 1329 at Durham, England.1 He married Isabella Pilkington circa 1365.1 John Dalton died in 1389 at Durham, England.1
  • Family Isabella Pilkington b. c 1344, d. 1406
  • Child
    • Robert Dalton+1 b. c 1380, d. 1444
  • Citations
  • [S11597], Submitted by robertluther1963.
  • From:



  • Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America by Bispham, William, 1838- comp
  • The Genealogie and descent of the worshipfull Samuel Bispham of Billinge, in the County of Lancaster, Esq.: Colected out of evidence and other Authentick matter of record, by Sr. Henry St. George, Kt. Norroy Kinge of Armes, A'no 1640.
  • .... etc.
  • Sir Henry Bispham Lo. of Bispham Kt. t. E. 2. ; ch: Jane (m. Sr. John Dalton) Bispham
    • Jane, da. & heyre married Sr. John Dalton Kt. 40 E. 3. ; ch: Sir John (m. Agnes Radclife) Dalton
      • Sir John Dalton of Bispham, Kt., mar. Agnes dau. to Rob't de Radclife. ; ch: (Pg.n71 John Dalton, Esquier)
        • John Dalton of Bispham Esquire, had yssue. ; ch: Sir Richard (m. Isabell Stanley) Dalton
          • Sir Richard Dalton of Bispham Kt. mar. Isabell dau. to Jo. de Stanley Kt. ; ch: Alice (m. William Griffith) Dalton
            • Alice d. & heyre mar. William Griffith of Pentryn in the County of Carnarvon.
  • .... etc.
  • [The Sir John Dalton, Knight, mentioned in the Pedigree as having married Jane the daughter and heir of Sir Henry Bispham, Lord of Bispham in the 40th year of Edward III. was according to "Burke's Commoners" the "son of Sir Robert de Dalton, living in the reign of Edward III. and died in 1369, seised of the manors of Bispham, Dalton Hall, and other lands in the County of Lancaster. He was direct ancestor of Robert Dalton Esq. of Bispham and Billinge, who acquired by purchase in 1556 the Manor and Estate of Thurnham. This family is now known as Dalton of Thurnham." — Ed.]
  • F. Sir William Molineux of Sefton by deed dated 40 E. 3. [1366] gave to Jo. de Dalton, a yearly rent of XX Marks out of his land in Ellhall dated at Bispham. This sheweth the sayd Sr. Jo. Dalton who married Bispham's heyre then to live at the Manor of Bispham, the heyre generall of
  • this family of Dalton married to Griffith of Pentryn as by Dalton and Griffith's Pedigreys appereth.
  • .... etc.
  • .... or till the reign of King Edward the 3d. when Jane the daughter and heir of Sir
  • Henry Bispham Lord of Bispham was married to Sir John Dalton Knt. who in a deed dated at Bispham in the 40th year of Edward the 3d levied as "Lord of Bispham jure uxoris."
  • .... etc.


  • URSWYK, Sir Robert (c.1336-1402), of Tatham, Lancs. and Badsworth, Yorks.
  • b.c.1336, s. and h. of Adam Urswyk (d.1361) of Strickland Ketel, Westmld. by Sarah, da. and h. of Robert Tatham of Tatham and Over Kellet, Lancs. m. (1) by 1367, Margaret, da. and h. of Thomas Southworth of Upper Rawcliffe, wid. of Robert Hornby† (d.c.1363) of Middleton, 1s.; (2) by 1372, Ellen (fl. 1394), wid. of Sir John Dalton† (d.1369) of Dalton, Yorks., and Bispham, Lancs., at least 1s. Thomas*, 2da.; (3) by July 1398, Joan. Kntd. by 28 Oct. 1386.1
  • Offices Held
    • Master forester of Amounderness, Quernmore and Wyresdale, and forester of Myerscough, Lancs. for John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, 5 Sept. 1374-c. Feb. 1399, then for Hen. IV c. Oct. 1399-d.; chief steward of Lanes. for Gaunt 1392-3.2
    • Commr. of oyer and terminer, Lancs. Feb. 1382, Mar. 1383, 1384 (trespasses in Gaunt’s forests); array Feb. 1384, Mar. 1400; to recruit archers to fight with Gaunt in Spain Mar. 1386;3 of inquiry, Yorks., Cumb., Westmld., Lanes. May 1388 (wastes at St. Leonard’s hospital, York), Lancs. July 1391 (trespass);4 to make arrests Aug. 1396; prevent the spread of treasonous rumours May 1402.
    • Escheator, Lancs. 8 Apr. 1383-bef. 6 Oct. 1388, by 22 Mar. 1389-1 Dec. 1391.5
    • J.p. Lancs. 18 Mar. 1384, 15 Aug. 1393-July 1394, 16 Mar. 1400-d.6
    • Collector of pontage for the repair of Preston bridge, Lanes. 12 Mar. 1400-d.
  • So far as we can tell, the bulk of Adam Urswyk’s estates lay at Strickland Ketel in Westmorland, and it was through his marriage to Sarah Tatham, the heiress to extensive holdings in and around Over Kellet, that he became a landowner of real consequence across the border in Lancashire. Adam wore the livery of Henry, duke of Lancaster, as master forester of Bowland, and also distinguished himself in Edward III’s wars against the French, so it was natural that his eldest son and heir, Robert, should pursue a similar course. He probably entered the royal household while quite young, for in 1366, when he was about 30, King Edward made him a grant of ten marks a year for ‘long service’ both to him personally and to his younger son, Edmund, earl of Cambridge. Robert’s position at Court no doubt helped him to make a profitable marriage at this time, since although he had inherited his father’s estates in 1361 and had subsequently persuaded his mother to make over to him part of her inheritance, he still nursed grander territorial ambitions. His first wife, Margaret, was indeed a valuable prize: besides her father’s property in Upper Rawcliffe she also held as dower one-third of the possessions of her late husband, Robert Hornby. She and Urswyk may actually have been related in some way, as in 1367 they were obliged to seek a papal dispensation for an impediment which had come to light after their wedding. In the following year, in his capacity as an esquire of the earl of Cambridge, Robert made a trip to Prussia, taking with him six yeomen and letters of exchange to the value of 100 marks. He again travelled overseas in 1369, although neither his business nor his destination is recorded. His wife was then engaged in litigation for the recovery of part of her inheritance, and he may have returned in time to see her title confirmed at law.7
  • Robert’s growing influence at Court is evident from the regularity with which, from 1370 onwards, he intervened as a member of the royal household to secure pardons for Lancashire men convicted of murder. At least six such documents were issued at his behest, for as an esquire of the body to Edward III (being, moreover, from 1371 onwards in receipt of a second annuity of £20, payable for life) he commanded considerable reserves of patronage on his own account.8 The death of his first wife left Robert free to contract an even more advantageous marriage with Ellen, the widow of Sir John Dalton, whose murder, in 1369, had left her seised of the widow’s customary third of substantial estates in Bispham and Dalton. Later, in 1377, she and Urswyk obtained a grant of the farm of the rest of Sir John’s property, for which they agreed to pay £20 a year until his young son came of age; and it appears, too, that Ellen enjoyed a life interest in the manor of Little Hoole, settling it on feoffees about then in return for an annual rent of ten marks. This buoyant stage in Urswyk’s career marks the beginning of a close association with another of King Edward’s sons, John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, which was to last until the latter’s death over 20 years later. It is, indeed, worth noting that both his first wife, Margaret Southworth, and her successor came from families closely attached to the duke, who must already have known Robert for some time. In September 1374, Gaunt made him master forester of Quernmore, Amounderness and Wyresdale at a fee of £20 p.a.; and although the appointment had to be held in name only for the next six years because of vigorous protests from the existing incumbent, Sir Adam Hoghton†, it none the less signified a further improvement in Urswyk’s burgeoning fortunes. Not only did Gaunt reward him with such gifts as valuable consignments of timber for repairs to his private property, but the King also showed yet more ‘special grace’ towards his esquire in the very tangible form of a grant made in 1375 of the marriage, wardship and property of the late William Hornby’s nearest heir, and of another in the following year bestowing rights of free warren throughout the Urswyk estates. These now included the manor of Badsworth in Yorkshire, which had previously belonged to the Foliot family.9
  • Not surprisingly, given his political affiliations, Robert agreed to stand at this time as a mainpernor for Thomas Caterton, whom the Good Parliament, acting at the instigation of Sir John Annesley*, had sought to impeach as part of a wider attack on King Edward’s unpopular chamberlain, William, Lord Latimer, and, by implication, on the duke of Lancaster himself. He also offered sureties for his kinsman, the influential Lancashire knight, Sir Walter Urswyk†, who shared his attachment to Gaunt, but it is quite evident that his commitments at Court left him little time for any further involvement in the local community. This state of affairs changed dramatically on the death of Edward III, since although the advisors of the young King Richard were prepared to confirm his annuity, he evidently lost his place in the Household and retired to his Lancashire estates. He was already embroiled in a dispute there over the custody of documents relating to his mother’s inheritance, and in 1378 he assumed responsibility as a trustee of land in Eccleston.10
  • Now free to devote more time to administrative affairs, Urswyk put himself forward as a candidate for election to Parliament, being returned no less than 13 times as a shire knight. His success in this respect clearly owed a good deal to Gaunt’s patronage, which remained both constant and liberal, although in return he was clearly expected to advance his patron’s interests whenever possible. There can be little doubt, for instance, that in the October Parliament of 1382, he and his colleague, Sir John Assheton I*, who also wore the ducal livery, did their best to win support for Lancaster’s claim to the throne of Castile. Yet, notwithstanding the regular presence in the House of members of his affinity, the Commons tended to view Gaunt with a suspicion bordering on hostility, a factor which makes his generosity towards Urswyk and the other shire knights in his retinue appear all the more open handed. Thus, in 1380, Robert was permitted to lease from the duke the herbage of several parks and woods in Lancashire, agreeing in the following year to pay an annual sum of £29 as rent; and not long afterwards he assumed office as escheator of the county — a post in Gaunt’s gift. During this period, Urswyk advanced a title to the lands of the late Sir Thomas Banaster, and it appears that Gaunt lent him his support in gaining possession. Certainly, in September 1386, the duke’s chancellor took securities of 500 marks from the widowed Agnes Banaster that she would convey her share of the property to Urswyk, she having previously been obliged by the duke to surrender the relevant title deeds. By marrying his daughter, Ellen, to Richard Molyneux*, the son of Agne’s second marriage, Urswyk may well have had further designs on these estates, although in the event, it was Ellen’s next husband, Sir James Haryngton*, who actually recovered them. In the meantime, in 1393, while occupying the chief stewardship of his patron’s extensive local holdings Urswyk (who had by then been knighted) obtained the duke’s comprehensive pardon for any previous acts of trespass, and also persuaded him to secure from his nephew, the King, royal letters patent sanctioning a transfer of property within the Urswyk family. The licence, issued in November of that year, permitted Sir Walter Urswyk to entail upon Sir Robert and his heirs rents of 20 marks p.a. in the Yorkshire wapentake of Langbergh. It was renewed on Sir Robert’s third marriage, in 1398, and thus enabled him to settle a jointure on Joan, the last of his wives. Nor were these the only marks of Gaunt’s favour. An annuity of £20, awarded to Sir Robert for life in March 1394, was followed, four years later, by an additional fee of ten marks granted on similar terms, while at the same time Urswyk’s elder son Robert, was retained as one of the duke’s esquires. Sir Robert clearly earned all this largesse, not least because he had for some years been a member of an advisory council responsible for the running of the duchy of Lancaster estates in the north. Although subordinate to the duchy council in London, he and his colleagues (who included Sir Richard Hoghton*, Sir James Pickering* and Sir Nicholas Haryngton*) enjoyed a great deal of power and patronage, especially in the matter of local appointments.11
  • Needless to say, Sir Robert remained staunchly loyal to the house of Lancaster throughout the political vicissitudes of the late 1390S; and although his son-in-law, Richard Molyneux (who was returned with him, probably through his influence, to the first Parliament of 1397), chose to support Richard II, the Urswyks were unswerving in their commitment to Gaunt’s son, Henry of Bolingbroke. Notwithstanding Richard’s readiness to continue paying his various annuities, Sir Robert welcomed Bolingbroke’s coup d’état, and was duly confirmed in all his former fees, offices and leases. He resumed his seat on the Lancashire bench (from which had had temporarily been removed), and served in the first two Parliaments of the new reign. He was, moreover, summoned in August 1401 to attend a great council as representative of Lancashire. Although well advanced in years, Sir Robert still possessed considerable energy, for in addition to his administrative duties he was also preoccupied with three important lawsuits. One concerned the render of debts owed to the late Richard Molyneux, who had made him his executor, but the others were for the recovery of sums claimed by him personally from John Radcliffe of Ordsall and his own stepson, John Dalton. The latter, who had reputedly failed to honour a bond in £100, outstanding for the previous 16 years, claimed that both the sheriff, Sir John Boteler, and the coroner, Robert Laurence*, were partial to Sir Robert because he was their kinsman, and that it was thus impossible for him to obtain a fair trial at the Lancaster assizes. In the event, however, Sir Robert’s death, in the late September of 1402, brought an end to litigation and Dalton escaped a reckoning.12
  • Sir Robert left two sons — Robert (d.1420), who succeeded him not only in his estates but also in the master forestership of Amounderness, Quernmore and Wyresdale, and Thomas, another devoted servant of the Lancastrian regime. His widow, Joan, survived him to enjoy possession of the jointure which had been conveyed to her four years earlier.13
  • From:


  • Roger Pilkington1
  • M, #512378, b. circa 1325, d. 2 January 1406
  • Last Edited=21 Sep 2011
  • Roger Pilkington was born circa 1325.1 He was the son of Sir Roger de Pilkington and Alicia de Bury.2 He died on 2 January 1406, /7, with two daughters (Isabel, m 1st Thomas de Lathom, s of Sir Thomas de Lathom issue, and 2nd Sir John de Dalton furthur issue.1
  • He was Lord Manors of Pilkington, Cheetham and Crompton, Justice of the Peace (J.P.) , Member of Parliament (M.P.) Lancashire in six Parls Lancs 1350.1 He was also known as Sir ROGER de Pilkington.1 In 1398 Lora, married Laurence de Standish, of Standish, s of Ralph de Standish by Cecilia, dau of Roger de Bradshagh).1
  • Child of Roger Pilkington
    • 1.Sir John de Pilkington+2 b. c 1363, d. 16 Feb 1420/21
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2685. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From:


  • The John Dalton book of genealogy by Dalton, Mark Ardath
    • compiled by JOHN LUCHER DALTON 1889
  • A copy was obtained from Voyla Dalton Smith, the daughter of John Luther Dalton and a copy of the Dalton pedigree chart sent to Sarah Cedenia Dalton of Parowan, Utah, by John Luther Dalton.
  • In a letter sent to me, dated March 19, 1960, Mrs. Voyla Dalton Smith has this to say, "Father left on a mission to England the 28th of April 1863 and re- turned 1866. He also made a subsequent trip to England for genealogical research in 1888 and compiled his findings in 1889. Father never put down the source of his information as I have indicated but Mother said that he searched histories, deeds, wills, cemetery records and etc."
  • — 1 —
  • LeSieur or Sire de Dalton came from Normany, France, in 1135 A.D. with King Henry II of England.
  • The eldest son John was granted on the death of his father, the Manors of Dalton and Byspham in Lancashire, England. He executed a deed in favor of his eldest son John 1193 A.D. He had two sons.
  • — 2 —
  • John Dalton or Doldon was given a deed 1193 A.D. Lancashire, England. Simon de Dalton was mentioned in a deed 1190 A.D. Lancashire, England.
  • *Note — In the Sarah Cedenia Dalton copy "The eldest son John executed a deed in favor of his eldest son third John 1193 A.D."
  • — 3 —
  • (1) Sir Richard, eldest son of John, was a crusader in the Holy Land 1187 A.D. He killed several Saracens. From this the family takes the green griffin in its crest. He was buried at Dalton with his legs crossed.
  • (2) His brother was John Dalton or second John.
  • — 4 —
  • Sir Richard, eldest son of Sir Richard (3), married Miss Lawrence in 1277, Lancashire, England. His signature to a deed 1282 A.D. is still extant.
  • — 5 —
  • His eldest son Sir Robert, married the daughter of Sir Thomas Latymer or Latham.
  • — 6 —
  • His son Sir John, married Alice Hussey 1327 A.D., daughter of Sir Henry Hussey of Lancashire. Received lands in 1327.
  • — 7 —
  • His eldest son, Sir John, bore arms as a Knight in 1389, and was given a deed 1359. He married Miss Pilkington, daughter of Sir Richard Pilkington.
  • — 8 —
  • His son, Robert Dalton, married Margaret Holker, 1444, Lancashire, England.
  • — 9 —
  • Richard Dalton married Miss Hesie or Heine (Fleming)
  • — 10 —
  • His son Roger Dalton of Lancashire, married his second cousin Margaret Stanley.
  • — 11 —
  • Their son Richard, married Jane Whitaker
  • — 12 —
  • Roger Dalton married twice, first Miss Radcliff of Wymerly
  • — 13 —
  • Their son William, 1513, Byspham, Lancashire, also married twice. He had no children by his first wife, and his second wife was Jane Townley or Towerly. By her he had three sons.
  • — 14 —
  • 1 -Robert Dalton, married Ann Kitchin and he died without male issue.
  • 2-Thomas Dalton, married Ann Molyneux. Thomas inherited Thurnham and other properties and his descendants in the female line have lived at Thurnham Hall up till about thirty years ago.
  • 3 -Roger Dalton (Our Line) married Mary Ward or Warer of Lancashire.
  • — 15 —
  • Walter Dalton, born 1552, died 1619, Whitney, Oxfordshire, England. He married Margaret of Lancashire and had issue.
  • — 16 —
  • 1 -Walter Dalton (Our Line) born 1582, Whitney, Oxford and died 1650. He married Elizabeth of Curbridge, Oxford and had issue ( 17) .
  • 2-Edward Dalton, born 1590, Whitney, Oxford, England. He went to Ireland, then afterward to America.
  • — 17 —
  • 1-Walter Dalton (Our ancestor) born 1603, Whitney, Oxford, England. He died 1666. Married Jane Needham.
  • 2-Charles Dalton, born 1605, Whitney, Oxford, England died 23 Oct. 1707.
  • 3 -Elizabeth Dalton, born 1609, Whitney, Oxford, England — died young.
  • 4-Thomas Dalton, born 1611, Whitney, Oxford England — died young.
  • 5-William Dalton, born 1614, Whitney, Oxford, England — died young.
  • 6-Andrew Dalton, born 1616, Whitney, Oxford, England. He died in 1721. The last of his descendants as far as could be traced was William, who died 1850.
  • 7-Johanna
  • Walter Dalton, born 1603, the eldest son of Walter (Our Ancestor) married Jane Needham and left issue. After the battle of Worchester he settled in South Wales about 1651. Walter Dalton died 1666 and Jane Needham died May 1, 1714. Children:
  • — 18 —
  • 1 -Charles Dalton, born 1639, Whitney, Oxford, England, died 23 Oct. 1707. Married Jane Shedd or Shead. They had nine children, none of the sons left issue.
  • 2-Thomas Dalton, born 1643, Whitney, Oxford, England — died young.
  • 3-Ormand Dalton, born 1645, Whitney, Oxford, England — died young.
  • 4- Walter Dalton, born 1648, Whitney, Oxford, England — died young.
  • 5-James Dalton (Our Line), born 1650, Whitney, Oxford, England died May 15, 1721 — He married Joyce Vaughn, 1677. She was the daughter of Rowland Vaughn. She was born 1647 Pembrey, Carmarthanshire, Wales, and died March 14, 1731.
  • 6-Johanna, born 1653 — Married James Butler.
  • James Dalton, born 1650, married Joyce Vaughn, 1677. They left issue.
  • .... etc.


  • 'Dalton01'
  • Sir Richard Dalton of Bypsam, Lancashire
    • 1. Sir Robert Dalton
    • m. _Latham (dau of Sir Thomas Latham)
      • A. Sir John Dalton
      • m. _ Hussey (dau of Sir Henry Hussey)
        • i. Sir John Dalton
        • m. _ Pilkington (dau of Sir Richard Pylkyngton)
          • a. Sir Richard Dalton 'of Apethorpe'
          • m. Katherine Venables (dau of Sir Thomas Venables)
            • (1) Ales Dalton
            • m. William Gryffyth of Penryn
            • (2)+ other daughters
          • b. Robert Dalton of Bispayne
          • m. Margaret
            • (1) Richard Dalton of Croston
            • m. _ Fleming (dau of Sir William Fleming of Wath, Yorkshire)
              • (A) Roger Dalton of Dalton Hall
              • m1. _ Ratclyff (dau of Sir John Ratclyff of Lancashire)
                • (i) William Dalton of Bispam
                • m1. Margaret Terboke (dau of Sir William Terboke of Terboke Hall)
                  • (a) Margery Dalton (dsp)
                  • m1. _ Wenloke
                  • m2. Gylbert Moreton
                  • (b)+ other issue (dsp) - Robert, Roger, Jane, 8 others
                • m2. Jane (natural daughter of Sir John Towneley of Lancashire)
                  • (m) Robert Dalton of Bispham, Pillin and Thurnham (dsp 1580)
                  • m. Anne Kechyn (dau of John Kechyn)
                  • Visitation ends with this generation, identifying Robert as "of Thurnham". This is presumed to be the Robert who is the first mentioned by Commoners, being described therein as "of Bishpam and Pilling, who acquired by purchase, in 1556, the manor and estate of Thurnham" and who was succeeeded by his nephew.
                  • (n) Thomas Dalton
                  • m. Anne Molyneux (dau of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton)
                    • ((1)) Robert Dalton of Thurnham (d 1626)
                    • This is probably the Robert who married Elizabeth Hulton.
                      • ((A)) Thomas Dalton of Thurnham (d after Newbury 1643)
                        • ((i)) Robert Dalton of Thurnham
                        • m. Elizabeth Horner (dau of Thomas Horner of Middleham)
                          • ((a)) Elizabeth Dalton of Thurnham (d 1710)
                          • m. William Hoghton of Park Hall
                          • Their eldest son inherited Thurnham and took the name Dalton.
                          • ((b)) Dorothy Dalton of Faton and Aldcliffe who apparently married ...
                          • m. Edward Riddell of Swinburne Castle (b 1660, d 1731)
                  • (o) Anne Dalton
                  • m. _ Westmer
                  • (p)+ other issue - Roger, Richard
                • (ii) Roger Dalton (dsp)
                • (iii) Sybell Dalton
                • m. William Wolberd Draper
                  • (a)+ issue (dsp)
              • m2. (sp) _ Standyche
              • m3. (sp) _ Farnygton
              • m4. Jane Jakes (dau of Roger Jakes of Barkemsted and Mawde Shordyche)
                • (iv) Larence Dalton (d 1561)
                • m. Anne Breme (dau of Richard Breme of London)
                • (v) Margaret Dalton
                • m1/2. Richard Fawley of London (fishmonger)
                  • (a)+ issue - Walter, Dorothy
                • m2/1. Thomas Weston of London (taylor)
                  • (c) Jane Weston
                  • m. Andro Roo of London (fat maker)
                  • (d) Margaret Weston
                  • m. Nicholas Collet of London (shoemaker)
                • (vi) Anne Dalton
                • m. Thomas Baker of Barkensted
                  • (a)+ issue - Astwyn, Raff, Ales, Ellyn, Cyssely
                • (vii) Elsabeth Dalton
                • m. Francis Colbarne
                  • (a)+ issue - Jane, Elsabeth
                • (viii) Jane Dalton
                • m1. Richard Not of London ("ale bruer")
                • m2. Robert Vady
                • (ix)+ other issue (dsp) - Henry, Thomas, Thomas, Richard, 3 others
              • (B) Ellen Dalton
            • (2) William Dalton
            • m. Elsabeth Beaconsall of Lancashire
              • (A) Richard Dalton (priest)
              • (B) Anne Dalton
              • m. Seth Worsley of Croston
                • (i)+ issue - John, Anne
            • (3) John Dalton
    • 2. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Dalton), Commoners (vol i, Dalton of Thurnham)
  • From:



Sir John Dalton II was the son of Sir John I & Ellen Hussey and was born in 1335 in Bispham, Lancashire, England. He died in 1407.

Sir John Dalton II bore arms as a Knight Bannaret.

Sir John married 2 wives;

1. Isabel Pilkington and had issue;

2. Elena Radclyffe Boteler


1. Sir Rychard

2. Roger

3. Sir John

4. Sir Robert

Isabel and Sir John were related within the fourth degree, and because they knew this when they married they were excommunicated. They separated and were given a licence to remarry and a papal dispensation in 1391. The dispensation declared that their children would be legitimate.

In 1385, Sir John was pardoned for marrying Isabel daughter of Roger de Pilkington without licence of the Duke of Lancaster. He left two sons: the elder, Richard, married Katherine and their daughter & heir Alice married William Griffith in or before 1448. John's younger son Robert recovered some lands in Bispham but failed in a claim for the main manor. Robert's son Richard married Elizabeth daughter & coheir of William Fleming of Croston and was followed by his son Roger (who in 1492 made a feoffment of his lands) and grandson William I: a grant of 1500 to William gave the remainder to William's brother Richard.

Petitioners: John de Dalton, knight, Isabel [de Dalton], his wife, Laurence [de Prestwiche (Prestwich)], Thomas Goderobynson (Goodrobinson) alias Thomas de Brereworth.

Addressees: King.

Other people mentioned: John de Dalton, father of John de Dalton; Nicholas de Prestewiche, father of Laurence de Prestewiche.

Nature of request: The petitioners request charters of pardon for all manner of felonies of which they are appealed.

Source: Calendar of the Fine Rolls, Henry IV, 1405-1413, pub HMSO 1933:

Petitioners: John de Dalton, knight, Isabel de Dalton, his wife, Laurence de Prestwiche (Prestwich), Thomas Goderobynson (Goodrobinson) alias Thomas de Brereworth.

Name(s): de Dalton; de Dalton; de Prestwiche (Prestwich); Goderobynson (Goodrobinson); de Brereworth, John; Isabel; Laurence; Thomas; Thomas

Addressees: King.

Nature of request: The petitioners request charters of pardon for all manner of felonies of which they are appealed.

Nature of endorsement: [None]

People mentioned: John de Dalton, father of John de Dalton; Nicholas de Prestewiche, father of Laurence de Prestewiche.

Date derivation: The requested pardons were granted, at the request of John of Gaunt, on 12 February 1396.

Date 1396

Source: Documents Online from The National Archives

8 Feb 1406, Westminster. Order to the escheator of the county of Northampton to take into the king’s hand and keep safely all the lands in his bailiwick whereof John de Dalton ‘chivalier’, who held of the king in chief, was seized in her demesne on the day of his death; and to make inquisition touching his lands and heir.

Source: Calendar of the Fine Rolls, Henry V, 1413-1422, pub. HMSO 1934.

10 June 1414, Westminster. Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton to take into the king’s hand and keep safely until further order all the lands in his bailiwick whereof Isabel late the wife of John de Dalton ‘chivaler’, who held of the king in chief, was seized in her demesne as of fee on the day of her death; and to make inquisition touching her lands and heir.

Source: Calendar of the Fine Rolls, Henry VI, 1437-1445, pub HMSO 1937.

8 Feb 1438, Westminster. Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton; - pursuant to an inquisition taken before him showin that Jon Dalton ‘chivaler’ was seized in his demesne as of fee of 39l. 19s. of rent of Apthorp, and held that rent of Henry IV in chief; and that the said John being sos eized of the said rent, a fine was levied in thye king’s court at Westminster, 3 Henry IV, before William Thirnyng, William Rykhill, John Markham, William Hankeford and William Brenchesle, justices, and others the said king’s lieges, between Roger Thomlynson of Byspeham and William de Grenehirst, querents, and the said John Dalton and Isabel his wife, deforciants, touching the said rent, whereof a plea of covenant was summoned between them in the same court, to wit, that the said John acknowledged the said rent to eb the right of the said Roger and William as that which the said Roger and William had of the gift of the said John, and for that acknowledgement, fine and concord the said Roger and William granted the said rent to the said John and Isabel and rendered it to them in the same court, to hold the same to the said John and Isabel for life, of the said late king and his heirs by the services due and customary, with remainder to Roger Dalton (now deceased), by name of Roger son of the said John and Isabel, for life, and remainder over to the hairs of the bodies of the said John and Isabel for ever; and that the said John and Isabel are dead; and that Richard Dalton is the son and next heir of the said John and Isabel, and of full age; - to cause the said Richard to have full seisin of the said rent, (which has been taken into the king’s hand by the death of the said Roger), as the king has taken his fealty and for 20s. paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Midsummer next.

Knowsley Estate Origins and History:

It is said that Sir John Dalton Jr. was of Knowsley. In other words he was probably not born there but may of been an owner of some land there. His grandfather was married to Mary de Latham, whos family once owned the Manor of Knowsley.

Knowsley was held by the Lathom family since the twelfth century. In 1385, with the marriage of Isabel de Lathom to Sir John de Stanley the lands passed to the Stanley family who still hold it today. Sir John Stanley was made Lord Deputy of Ireland by Richard II and went on to hold a number of distinguished positions including Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Treasurer of the Royal Household and Lord of the Isle of Man. His grandson Thomas also became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and in 1456 was summoned to Parliament as Lord Stanley. The second Lord Stanley (another Thomas) was knighted in 1460 and was created the First Earl of Derby by a grateful King Henry VII after his intervention proved decisive in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Although Lathom House, near Ormskirk, was the chief seat of the family (until it's destruction in the Civil War), the first Earl must have kept a great house at Knowsley. He built the 'Royal Lodging' in 1495 in honour of Henry VII's visit. In the late sixteenth century it had 118 servants including two trumpeters and a Fool named Henry. By the mid 17th century, the Hall was a huddle of buildings of various dates, materials and uses that ran along the north-south line of the site of the present building. Beyond the Royal Lodging were the kitchens and various court offices, to the east was the chapel with the stables to the north.

In the pleas held at Lancaster Castle before the King's justices on August 29th, 1401, Sir John de Dalton was summoned to answer Robert de Urswyk on a plea that he pay over 100 pounds , which was under a bond dated at Rawcliffe in 1384, to have been paid in Preston in 1385. When the bond was produced in court John refused to acknowledge the writing his and put himself in patria and Urswyk did the same.

Dalton then protested that John Botiller of Rawcliffe, the sheriff and John Laurence and William de Pemberton, two of the kings coroners, were kinsmen of the plaintiff and demanded that they should not meddle with the arraying of the panel but that it committed to the third coroner. The case is resumed in the following February when Dalton's attorney produced royal letters of protection inhibiting his lands and rents from molestation seeing that he was staying in the retinue of Henry Percy warden of Berwick-on-Tweed in the King's obedirnce. it was finally granted that the suit remain sine die.

Source: Copied from the book; "Knights of the Shire of the County Palatine of Lancaster"


FILE - DDHE 5/1 - date: 11 Apr. 1381

Letter of Attorney: John of Horneby, parson of Tatham, and William son of Robert of Horneby, to Richard of Longlegh -- manor of Byspham, and lands there and in Dalton and Hale -- to take seizin from John son and heir of John of Dalton. Given at Byspham, Thurs. before Easter, 4 Ric. II. Heraldic Seal.


FILE - DDHE 11/24 - date: (1 Jul. 1401.)

Quitclaim: Henry Lee to Henry son of John Wryght of Rufforde -- properties in Croston had from Henry Waterwarde, chaplain, and John Pawson of Croston who had them from Cicily wife of H.L. -- Witn: Sir Thomas Flemmyng, Sir John of Dalton, William of Croston. Given at Croston Fri. after St. John Bap., 2 Hen. IV.


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Sir John Dalton, II, Knight's Timeline

Bispham, Lancashire, England
Age 29
Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, England
Age 38
Age 46
Bispham, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Age 55
Probably Wales