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Thomas Dalton

Birthplace: Thurnham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Turnham,,,
Immediate Family:

Son of William Dalton of Bispham and Jane Dalton (Towneley)
Husband of Ann (Molyneux) (Dalton) Westby
Father of Jane Dalton and Robert Dalton, II
Brother of Roger Dalton; Robert Dalton; Richard Dalton; Anne Dalton and William Dalton
Half brother of Jane Dalton; Margery Dalton and George Dalton

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  • The visitation of the county palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1613 (1871)
  • Pg.32
    • Dalton.
  • Roger Dalton of Byspham, co. Lancaster, esq. = . . . dau. to . . . Radclyff of Wymerley. ; ch: William (m. Jane Townley) Dalton
    • William Dalton sonne and heire. = Jane, dau. of Sir John Townley of Townley, knt. ; ch: Robert (m. Ann Kitchin), Thomas (m. Ann Molyneux), Roger ( 3.) Dalton
      • Robert Dalton, sonne and heire, obiit s.p. = Ann dau. of John Kitchin.
      • Thomas Dalton, second sonne and heire to his brother. = Ann, dau. of Sir Rich. Molyneux of Sephton, knt. ; ch: Robert (m. Elyza Hylton), Jane (m. Rowland Thornboroughe) Dalton
        • Jane, wife to Rowland Thornboroughe of Hampsfeild, co. Lancaster, esq.
        • Robert Dalton of Farnham, esq., sonne and heire, living 1613. = Elyza, dau. of William Hylton of Hylton, co. Lancaster, esq. ; ch: Thomas (sonne and heire, aetat. 5 annor. 1613.), Elyzabeth ( 2.), Margarett ( 1.), Ann ( 3.), Jane ( 4.), Elyn ( 5.), Dorothye ( 6.), Catheryne (7.) Dalton


  • The Visitations of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564: Made by William ... By William Flower
  • Pg.85
    • Dalton.
  • Sir Rychard Dalton of Byspam in Lancashyre, Knight. = ; ch: Sir Robert (m. . . . Latham), Sir John (2 son.) Dalton
    • Sir John Dalton Knight 2 son. ; ch: B (Pg.86 Sir Pyter Dalton Knight. = . . . . doughter of . . . . ; ch: John Dalton.)
    • Sir Robert Dalton son & heyre of Sir Rychard Dalton Knight. = . . . . doughter of Sir Thomas Latham. ; ch: A (Pg.86 Sir John (m. . . . . Hussey) Dalton)
      • Pg.86
      • Sir John Dalton Knight. = . . . . doughter of Sir Henry Hussey Knight. ; ch: Sir John (m. . . . . Pylkyngton.) Dalton
        • Sir John Dalton Knight son & heyre to Sir John. = . . . . doughter of Sir Rychard Pylkngton. ; ch: Sir Rychard (m. Kateren Venables), Robert (m. Margaret . . . . ) Dalton.
          • Sir Rychard Dalton Knight son & heyr to Sir John. = Kateren doughter of Sir Thomas Venables, Knight. ; ch: Ales (m. William Gryffyth), other doters Dalton
            • .... etc.
          • Robert Dalton of Bispayne, 2nd son. = Margaret doughter of . . . . ; ch: William (m. Elsabeth Beaconsall), John (3rd son.), Rychard (m. doughter of Fleming) Dalton
            • William Dalton 2nd son. = Elsabeth doughter of . . . . Beaconsall of Lancashyre. ; ch: Richard (a Prest.), Anne (m. Seth Worsley) Dalton
              • .... etc.
            • Rychard Dalton of Croston son & heyr to Robert maryed = doughter & on of 3 heyrs of Sir William Fleming of Wath in Yorkshyre. ; ch: Roger (m. . . . . Ratclyf & . . . . Standyche & . . . . Faryngton & (Pg.87 Jane Jakes), Ellen (sine exitu.), Ellen (Lady Garter.) Dalton
              • Roger Dalton of Dalton Hall in Yorkshyre & after of Croston had no issue by his 2 and 3 wyffe. = . . . . doughter of Sir John Ratclyf of Lancashyre fyrst wyff. ; ch: 1. William (m. Margaret Terboke & Jane Towneley), 2. Roger (sine prole.), Sybell (m. William Wolberd Draper) Dalton ; = 2. . . . . doughter of Standyche. ; = 3. . . . . doughter of Faryngton. ; = 4. See next page (Pg.87 Jane Jakes)
                • 1. William Dalton of Bispam son & heyre to Roger = Margaret doughter of Sir William Terboke of Terboke Hall fyrst wyf to William. ; ch: Robert (sine prole), Roger (sine prole), Jane (sine prole), Margery (m. . . . . Wenloke & Gylbert Moreton), 3 others (sine prole) Dalton. ; = 2nd to Jane bass doughter to Sir John Towneley of Lancashyre. ; ch: Robert (m. Anne Kechyn), Thomas (2 son.), Roger (3 son.), Rychard 4 son.), Anne (m. . . . . Westmer) Dalton
                  • Margery fyrst wyff to . . . . Wenloke & after to Gylbert Moreton & had issue by nether of them but dyed sans issu.
                  • Robert dalton of Thurnam weded Anne doughter of John Kechyn.


  • The John Dalton book of genealogy by Dalton, Mark Ardath
  • .... etc.
    • BURKES LANDED GENTRY-1937 Pages 554-555
  • JOHN HENRY DALTON, of Thurnham Hall, co. Lancs, Lord of the Manors of Thurnham and Boulk; s. his father in 1902.
  • Lineage— Sir ROBERT De DALTON, Kt. temp. Edward III, was father of,
  • Sir JOHN DALTON, Kt., who d. 1369, seised of the Manors of Bispham and Dalton, and of other lands in the co., of Lancs. From him descended in the direct male line two brothers,
    • 1. ROBERT, of Thurnham, of whom presently.
    • 2. THOMAS, m. Anne, dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, Kt., of Sefton (see Burke's Peerage), and had issue, a son, ROBERT, s. his uncle.
  • The elder brother ROBERT DALTON, of Bispham and Pilling, and later of Thurnham, which manor and estate he purchased 24 June, 1556, from Thomas Lonne, citizen and grocer of London, who had acquired it 20 April, 1552, from Henry Gray, Duke of Suffolk. He md. Anne, eldest dau. of John Kitchen, of Hatfield, and of Pilling Hall, but d.s.p. 1580 and was s. by his nephew.
  • ROBERT DALTON, of Thurnham, m. Elizabeth, younger dau. of William Hulton, of Hulton Park (see Burke's Peerage, Hulton, Bt.) and d. 1626, and was s. by his only son,
  • THOMAS DALTON, of Thurnham, raised at his own expense a regiment of horse, with which he served in the Royal Army in the Civil War, and d. of wounds received at the second battle of Newbury, 1644. His son,
  • ROBERT DALTON, of Thurnham, md. Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Thomas Horner, of Middleham, Yorks, and had issue, two daus. and co-heirs of whom the younger, Dorothy, s. to the Manors of Caton and Aldcliffe and m. Edward Riddell, of Swinburne Castle, who took part in the Rising of 1715 (See Riddell of Felton Park) . The elder dau.,
  • ELIZABETH DALTON, of Thurnham, m. William Hoghton, of Park Hall, c. Lancs, derived from Richard Hoghton, of Park Hall, 3rd son of Sir Richard Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower, co., Lancs (see Burke's Peerage, DE HOGHTON, Bt.), and d. 1710, and was s. by her eldest son,
  • JOHN DALTON, of Thurnham, who assumed the name of DALTON on succeeding to the manor and estates of Thurnham, .... etc.
    • 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.


  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry ; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank : but uninvested with heritable honours Vol. I. by Burke, John
  • SIR JOHN DALTON, knt. son of Sir Robert de Dalton living in the reign of EDWARD III. 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 Pilling, who acquired by purchase, in 1556, the manor and estate of THURNHAM. This gentleman d. s. p. in 1580, and was s. by (the son of his younger brother, Thomas Dalton, by Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, knt. of Sefton,) his nephew,
  • ROBERT DALTON, esq. of Thurnham, who d. in 1626, and was s. by his only son,
  • THOMAS DALTON, esq. of Thurnham. This gentleman, a most enterprising, gallant, and intrepid cavalier, on the breaking out of the civil wars raised, at his own expense, a regiment of horse, to support the cause of royalty ; to which he ever remained most faithfully attached. After rendering many very essential services to his ill-fated sovereign, he was at length so desperately wounded at the second battle of Newbury as to survive but for a very short period that unhappy conflict. He was s. by his son.
  • ROBERT DALTON, esq. of Thurnham, who made some additions to the family mansion. He wedded Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Thomas Horner, esq. of Middleham, in Yorkshire, and had two daughters, his co-heirs, viz.
    • Dorothy, who inherited the manor of Caton and Aldcliffe, in Lancashire.
  • .... etc.


  • Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland ... Vol. II. By John Preston Neale
  • Pg. no numbering
  • .... The family derive their maternal descent and name from Sir Robert de Dalton, Knt. who lived in the time of Edward III. and was the father of Sir John Dalton, Knt. who died in 1369, seized of the Manors of Byspham, Dalton Hall, and other lands in this County, vide Tower Rolls. From him in a direct line came Robert Dalton, Esq. of Byspham and Pilling, who purchased the manor and estate of Thurnham in the year 1556. At his death in 1580, without issue, he was succeeded by his nephew Robert, the son of his younger brother, Thomas Dalton, Esq. and Anne, the daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, Knt. of Sephton. Robert Dalton, Esq. died in 1626, and was succeeded by his only son Thomas, who distinguished himself in the cause of Royalty, having raised a regiment of horse at his own expense, to support his sovereign, Charles I. He was desperately wounded at the second battle of Newbury, in 1643, of which he soon afterwards died, and was succeeded in his estate at Thurnham Hall by his son Robert, who made some additions to the Mansion, and married Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of Thomas Horner, Esq. of Middleham, in Yorkshire, by whom he had issue two daughters, co-heiresses ; Dorothy, the youngest, inherited the Manors of Caton and Aldcliffe, in Lancashire, part of her father's property, and Elizabeth, the eldest, married William Hoghton, Esq. of Park Hall, in this county. The estates of Thurnham Hall, Cockersand Bulk, and lands in the Fryerage, at Lancaster, were limited upon her and her issue, in consequence of which her eldest son John, who succeeded to this estate in 1710, assumed the name and arms of Dalton ; he married Frances, the daughter of Sir Piers Mostyn, Bart, and had issue Robert Dalton, Esq. the father of the present proprietor of Thurnham, &c.


  • St. Peter's, Lancaster : a history by Billington, Richard Newman
  • After the suppression of Syon Abbey, Aldcliffe and Bulk were retained by the Crown for a time, but in 1557—8 were sold to Robert Dalton of Thurnham, whose successors continued to be the most prominent Catholics in the neighbourhood and great benefactors of the mission till the death of Miss Dalton in 1861.21 In the middle of the seventeenth century Aldcliffe Hall was the residence and property of the eleven sisters of that Thomas Dalton who was fatally wounded at Newbury in 1644 when fighting for Charles I. Seven of them were convicted of recusancy in 1640, and two-thirds of their estate was consequently sequestered in 1643, when the Parliament obtained power.22 They survived these troubles and saw the restoration of Charles II. Two of them were still living there unmarried in 1674, when the inscription was set up which gave the house its name of "The Catholic Virgins." 23 It reads : — .... etc.
    • 21 See the account of the family in a forthcoming volume of the Victoria County History of Lancashire ; also the late Mr. Roper in the Historic Society's Transactions (new series), vi. 105-8. The following is an outline of the descent : Robert Dalton, the grantee of Aldcliffe and Bulk, died 1578 — nephew Robert (son of Thomas Dalton), d. 1626 — son Thomas, killed 1644 — son Robert, d. 1700— two daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy. The former married William Hoghton of Park Hall in Leyland Hundred, and had a son John, who took the name Dalton ; he was the Jacobite, and died in 1736 — son Robert, d. 1785 — son John, d. 1837 — daughters, the above-named Elizabeth, &c. The last-named John Dalton had a half-brother William, from whom the present Daltons of Thurnham, who are Protestants, are descended.
  • Aldcliffe Hall, belonging to the Daltons, is famous as the residence of "The Catholic Virgins" who scorned to change with the times, and boldly set up a stone inscribed to that effect in 1674. In the old oak ark formerly belonging to the Abbot of Cockersand, and now or recently at Thurnham Hall, is still preserved "A brief relation of some particulars touching the gentlewomen of Oldcliffe their estates, set
  • down by me Lawrence Copland, Nov. 12, 1641." This referred to the seven surviving sisters of the famous Colonel Thomas Dalton, who sacrificed his life in the royal cause at the battle of Newbury in October 1644. Upon the death of Charles Ii. in February 1685, but two of the courageous virgins were alive- Catherine and Eleanor Dalton. .... etc.
  • .... Robert Dalton, of Thurnham and Aldcliffe, Esq., married Elizabeth, daughter of William Hulton, of Hulton Park, whose family were, and so remained for a considerable period, staunch recusants, the name given to those who refused to take the sacrament as established by Parliament, and thereby renounce the ancient faith. Two sons and ten daughters were the issue of this marriage. Of the sons, Thomas, the eldest, born 8th July 1609, succeeded to the estates, and when the civil war broke out was foremost, like all Catholics throughout the country, in showing his loyalty to his Sovereign. He raised a regiment of horse for the service of King Charles, of which he was appointed colonel, and not long afterwards sacrificed his life in the royal cause, being mortally wounded at the second battle of Newbury, October 27th, 1644, whence he was carried to Marlborough, and died six days later. His younger brother, Robert, died unmarried. The names of their ten sisters were — Margaret, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane, Catherine, Ellen, Dorothy, Catherine, Eleanor, and Penelope. Of these, the first Catherine died in infancy, and perhaps one or more eventually became nuns in one of the English convents on the Continent, but this impression requires verification by reference to the conventual records. Anyhow, at the time of their father's death, in 1626, eight of them were alive, and in 1633 were residing at Aldcliffe Hall, at which period they were enduring bitter persecution and suffering heavy penalties on account of their faith. Their names were — Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, Anne, Ellen, Dorothy, Catherine, and Eleanor. Their attitude is expressed in the words of an old poem : — .... etc.


  • Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire ..., Volume 42
  • Pg.98
  • Robert Dalton, the purchaser of Thrunham, married Ann, daughter of John Kitchen, of Pilling, and of Hatfield, in Hertfordshire. John Kitchen was supervisor of the Augmentation Office, and became member of Parliament for the county of Lancaster. .... etc.
  • By deed dated 29th August 1554, the abbey lands were conveyed, on the marriage of his daughter to Robert Dalton, of Bispham, who, as we have seen, two years later purchased the manor of Thurnham.
  • Pg.100
  • The Visitation of Lancashire in 1567 thus describes the descent of Robert Dalton (Harl., 891, fo. 86) :
  • "Roger Dalton, of Byspham in Com. Lanc., "sonne and heir to Richard Dalton, maried [Anne] "the daughter to [Hugh] Ratcliffe, of Wymerley, "in com. Lanc. : had issue Wm. Dalton, sonne and "heire; after the said Roger maried to his second "wife [Mary], daughter to [Sir William Farring- "ton], and by her hath issue Lawrens Dalton, "second sonne, Richard, third sonne.
  • "William Dalton, of Bysphum, pr'd., sonne and "heire to Roger, pr'd., maried to his first wife "Margaret, dau. of Sir Wm. Tarbock, of Tarbock, "in com. Lanc., gent., and by her hath issue Mar- "gerie; and to his second wife he maried Jane, " daughter to Sir Jo[hn] Townley, of Townley, in "com. Lanc., knight, and by her hath issue Robt. "Dalton, his eldest sonne, Thomas second sonne, "Roger third sonne, Richard iiijth sonne; Anne, "married to Tho. Westmore, of London.
  • "Robt. Dalton, of Thornham, in com. Lanc., ar., "sonne and heir to Wm., pr'd., maried Anne, daugh. "to Jo. Kitchin, of Pillen, in com. Lanc., gent. . . "
  • Pg.101
  • .... etc.
  • Robert Dalton, by his will, dated 12th September, 1578, after directing his body to be interred in Cockerham Church, gave all his real property to his nephew, Robert Dalton, the son of his late brother, Thomas.
  • Robert Dalton the elder died without issue in 1578, and his widow Anne in 1593.
  • The Thurnham estates passed to his nephew,
  • Pg.102
  • Robert Dalton, who, on the accession of James I., joined in the address of loyalty to his sovereign. Robert Dalton married Elizabeth, daughter of William Hulton, of Hulton Park, by whom he had two sons and ten daughters.
  • Robert Dalton, by his will, dated 17th August, 1626, after desiring to be buried in Cockerham Church, requested his kinsman, Roger Downes of Wardley, to have the wardship of his son and heir, Thomas Dalton, then under age. .... All his goods he gave to his eight daughters equally between them.
  • The eldest son, Thomas Dalton, of Thurnham, was born on the 8th of July 1609; and his father, Robert, having died in 1626, he, on attaining his majority, entered upon the whole of the large estates. .... etc.
  • .... The troop was entirely equipped at his own expense, and did good service for the King at the second battle of Newbury, on the 27th October, 1644. It leader fought with all the valour of youth and confidence in his cause, but at length he fell, severely wounded. He was carried to Marlborough,
  • Pg.103
  • where for a few days he lingered, dying on the 2nd of November, in the 36th year of his age.
  • Then the family estates became divided, Thurnham and Bulk remaining in the male line-Aldcliffe going to Robert Dalton's sisters.



  • '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)) ..... etc.
                  • (o) Anne Dalton
                  • m. _ Westmer
                  • (p)+ other issue - Roger, Richard
                • (ii) Roger Dalton .... etc.
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Dalton), Commoners (vol i, Dalton of Thurnham)
  • From:


  • 'Molyneux02'
  • .... etc.
  • (1) Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, Sheriff of Lancashire (d 1568)
  • m1. Eleonore Radcliffe (dau of Sir Alexander Radcliffe of Ordsall) had issue, assumed to include ...
    • (A) William Molyneux (dvp 1567)
    • m. Bridget Caryll (dau of John Caryll of Warnham)
      • (i) .... etc.
  • m2. Eleonore Maghull (dau of Robert Maghull of Maghull)
    • (B)+ other issue
  • Probably of this generation, but (if so) by which wife is unknown, were ...
    • (C) Richard Molyneux
      • (i) .... etc.
    • (D) Anne Molyneux
    • m1. Thomas Dalton
    • m2. John Westby of Westby
    • (E) Margaret Molyneux (bur 21.06.1617)
    • m. John Warren of Poynton & Stockton (d 07.12.1587)
  • .... etc.
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For Molyneux of Sefton : BP1934 (Sefton) with input from TCP (Molyneux of Maryborough) and TCP (Sefton)
  • (2) For Molyneux of Houghton, Thorpe, Teversal : BEB1844 (Molyneux of Teversal)
  • From:


  • DALTON, Robert (by 1533-67 or later), of Carlisle, Cumb.
  • b. by 1533.1
  • Offices Held
    • Mayor, Carlisle in 1554, 1566-7.2
  • Robert Dalton probably came of a family which although prominent at Carlisle is to be distinguished from the more important one of nearby Dalston Hall which produced John Dalston, knight of the shire in 1558. Dalton had served at least one term as mayor before being returned to Parliament and in July 1561 his was one of the signatures which followed the mayor’s in the Carlisle Dormont Book. In 1567 his second mayoralty was interrupted by a summons to appear before the Privy Council after an investigation by the 9th Lord Scrope and the bishop of Carlisle of a controversy ‘touching the mayor’. He appeared on 21 Apr. and ‘being found culpable therein’ was committed to the Fleet. Eight days later the warden was ordered to release him and to charge him no more ‘than for his ordinary commons’ as he was ‘a very poor man’. He was nevertheless required to give satisfaction at the next assizes for the £100 he was said to owe the city of Carlisle, ‘as also all other sums wherewith he may be justly charged to have taken out of the common treasury of the same, and also to restore the charter of the said city and such plate of the city’s as has come into his hands’. He was to be replaced as mayor either by him ‘who was on the other side alleged to have been according to their charter lawfully chosen’, or by the senior alderman. What befell him thereafter is unknown, but 12 years later there was again a Dalton in the Fleet.3
  • Dalton’s election to Parliament had taken place when William, 3rd Lord Dacre, was warden of the west marches, which were administered from Carlisle, and it may be a pointer to Dacre’s interest in the matter that about 1561 a namesake of Dalton, a former prebendary of Durham, was ordered to remain with Dacre; the name was, however, a not uncommon one in the north, its bearers including the Lancashire son-in-law of John Kitchen and a brother of Thomas Dalton of Hull. At Carlisle itself a Robert Dalton was granted a gunner’s room in 1590 and two years later the same man or another was admitted to the merchants’ guild.4
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Sir Thomas Dalton inherited Thurnham Hall and other properties after his brother Roger died. His descendents in the female line lived at Thurnham Hall into the 1900s.



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Thomas Dalton's Timeline

Thurnham, Lancashire, England
Age 14
Age 14
Lancaster, Lancashire, England