Dalton in Furness Genealogical Records

Dalton in Furness Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Ireleth, Dalton in Furness Baptism Records (1754-1784)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Ireleth, Dalton in Furness. These records detail relationships between parents and their children and may detail where they lived and how they made a living.

Dalton in Furness Baptism Records (1565-1691)

A searchable transcript of Dalton in Furness baptism registers. The transcriptions essentially record births in and around Dalton in Furness between 1565 and 1691. Details may include residence, father's occupation and more.

Dalton in Furness Baptism Records (1565-1691)

A searchable transcript of the baptism registers of Dalton in Furness. Baptisms are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837. They may record the date a child was baptised, their parent's names, occupations, residence and more.

Lancashire Baptism Index with Images (1813-1911)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire baptism registers for over 175 parishes.

Dalton in Furness Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Ireleth, Dalton in Furness Marriage Records (1745-1753)

A searchable transcript of marriages from the parish registers of Ireleth, Dalton in Furness. They may list residence, marital status, witnesses and more.

Dalton in Furness Marriage Records (1565-1691)

A searchable database containing a transcription of the marriage registers of Dalton in Furness. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1565.

Dalton in Furness Marriage Records (1565-1691)

A searchable transcript of marriages from the parish registers of Dalton in Furness. They may list residence, marital status, witnesses and more.

Archdeaconry of Richmond Marriage Bonds (1734-1755)

Marriage bonds from the deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.

Dalton in Furness Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Dalton in Furness Burial Records (1565-1691)

A searchable transcription of the burial registers of Dalton in Furness. Burials are the primary source for pre-1837 death documentation. They may record the date and or death of the deceased, their age, residence, name of a relations and more.

Dalton in Furness Burial Records (1565-1691)

A searchable transcript of Dalton in Furness burial registers. They may list the age of the deceased, their residence and name of relations.

Lancashire Burial Index with Images (1813-1986)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire burial registers for over 100 parishes.

Lancashire Death Index (1837-1975)

An index to deaths registered in Lancashire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

Dalton in Furness Church Records

Dalton in Furness Parish Registers (1565-1691)

The parish registers of Dalton in Furness are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1565.

Dalton in Furness Parish Registers (1565-1691)

Prior to civil registration in 1837, the parish registers of Dalton in Furness are the most common place to turn for details on births, marriages and deaths.

Cheshire Clergy List (1541-1542)

A list of 16th century Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Chester.

Chester Diocese Ordination Book (1542-1558)

A transcription of a book recording early ordinations in the Diocese of Chester.

Lancashire Parish Register Index with Images (1538-1812)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire parish registers for over 60 parishes.

Dalton in Furness Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Lancashire Chartist Land Plan (1842-1848)

A history of the Chartist Cooperative Land Society, which aimed to settle chartists on smallholdings. Also includes a list of over 5,000 chartist sympathizers in Lancashire.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Dalton in Furness Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Chester Diocese Probate Images & Index (1492-1857)

A searchable index of testators connected to original images of their will and any probate documents. These records can help trace your Cheshire ancestors back to the 15th century.

Chester Diocese Probate, Admons & Depositions (1487-1620)

A calendar of probate, admon and testamentary depositions from Chester Diocese. The latter, deposition, are sworn statements at testamentary trials.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Lancashire Will Index (1540-1860)

An index to around 250,000 probate records covering Lancashire.

Newspapers Covering Dalton in Furness

Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser (1848-1862)

A newspaper recording on (among other topics) births, marriages & deaths, sports, shows, shipping and business news in the Ulverston area.

Lancaster Gazette (1801-1894)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Lancaster area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Northern Echo (1870-1900)

Britain's most popular provincial newspaper, covering local & national news, family announcements, government & local proceedings and more.

Manchester Courier and Lancashire Advertiser (1825-1916)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Lancashire district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Northern Star (1838-1852)

A chartist newspaper published in Leeds that focused on affairs in Northumberland, Yorkshire and Lancashire. The paper focuses on politics, but does contain a limited number of family announcements

Dalton in Furness Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Dalton in Furness Cemeteries

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Dalton in Furness Directories & Gazetteers

Preston, Barrow and District Trades Directory (1916)

A directory of the towns' trades-men and firms.

Bulmer's Directory of Furness and Cartmel (1911)

A history, geology and geography, with details on the government, trades and commerce.

Mannex History and Directory of Furness and Cartmel (1882)

A historical and contemporary description of the district.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1924)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Bulmer's Lancashire and District Directory (1912)

Historical & topographical descriptions of Lancashire, supplemented with lists of the area's leading private, commercial and official persons.

Manchester Prison Registers (1847-1881)

A name index linked to original images of over 250,000 Manchester prison records. Records contain details on the convict's birth, appearance, crime and more.

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

Duchy Court of Lancaster Pleadings & Depositions (1547-1558)

Pleas heard before the Duchy Court of Lancaster relating to a number of matters, including criminal and land disputes. Contains depositions, which list the age and residence of many people.

Dalton in Furness Taxation Records

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Dalton in Furness Land & Property Records

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

A Calendar of the Norris Deeds (1100-1499)

Deeds from the Norris family of Speak.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Dalton in Furness Occupation & Business Records

Prestwich Asylum Admissions (1851-1901)

Abstracts of over 20,000 admissions to an insane asylum.

Smuggling on the West Coast (1690-1867)

An introduction to smuggling on the west coast of Britain & the Isle of Man, with details of the act in various regions.

Lancashire Coal Mining (1853-1968)

Articles on coal mining in Lancashire, including details of disasters and a list of mines.

Lancashire Police Officers (1840-1925)

An index to police officers mentioned in records held by Lancashire record Office.

History of Policing in Lancashire (600-1990)

A brief history of policing in the county from Saxon times. Includes extensive details on police uniforms.

Dalton in Furness School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Dalton in Furness

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Dalton in Furness Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Dalton in Furness Military Records

The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A history of a Lancashire division's WWI campaigns.

The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A record of the division's movements in WWI.

Roll of Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment (1756-1884)

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

Old County Regiment of Lancashire Militia History (1689-1888)

A general history of the militia, including lists of officers from various periods.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

Dalton in Furness Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Dalton in Furness Histories & Books

Barrow In Furness History (1839-2007)

A short history of Barrow-In-Furness, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Dalton In Furness History (1330)

A short history of Dalton-In-Furness, including contemporary photographs and a map.

Lancashire & Cheshire History and Genealogy (1110-1879)

Extracts from a vast array of historical documents giving details on thousands of individuals connected to the history of Lancashire.

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (370-1867)

A history of two Northern counties from the Germanic invasion to the Victorian period.

Biographical Directories Covering Dalton in Furness

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Dalton in Furness Maps

Maps of Lancashire (1579-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Dalton in Furness Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Dalton in Furness Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Dalton is an ancient market town, about five miles south-west from Ulverstone, built upon a fine lime-stone rock, at the side of a rich vale. On the west side of the market-place, there is an old tower or castle, built by the Abbots of Furness, for the imprisonment of debtors within the liberty, (which includes the parishes of Dalton, Aldingham, Urswick, Pennington, Ulverstone, Colton, Hawkeshead, Conistone, Broughton, and Kirkley) at present only used for holding a court baron every three weeks, for the recovery of debts under forty shillings, within the liberty, and court-leet and baron of the Duke of Buccleugh and Lord Beaulieu, who are the chief lords of the liberty and manor of Furness. The landholders within the parish of Dalton, are chiefly customary tenants of the manor, and are possessed of perhaps the finest and most fertile ground of any in the kingdom.

The parish of Dalton is divided into four quarters, and the customary tenements in each township are of equal size, pay the same yearly rent to the lords of the manor, cannot be divided by the proprietors, and are not devisable by will. Every tenant used formerly to furnish the abbot of Furness with a man and horse for the service of the king, which he would not have been able to do if his tenement had been smaller.

In' the town of Dalton there are some good rooms built by a society of gentlemen from different parts of the county, who resorted thither in the month of October, yearly, for the purpose of hunting. This hunt is of very long standing, as it appears by a note in the last edition of the Tatler, that it was advertised in the London Gazette, in the year 1708, by the name of the Dalton route. The meeting has been of late years discontinued, principally owing to the absence of the Earl of Derby, whose family long supported it.

The market-day is on Saturday.

The parish of Dalton (including the island of Walney, and other islets adjacent) is bounded by the sea on the west and south: on the south-west promontory are the remains of the ancient castle of the Peel of Foudrey, concerning the foundation, use, or destruction of which there are no authentic records extant. It appears to have been a strong fortification, and surrounded by two ditches; the walls are now as firm as the solid rock. It may be seen at many miles distant, on the sea, and used to be a good land-mark, till a light-house was lately erected on the south end of the island of Walney. The port of Peel of Foudrey is very large and commodious, and would float a large man of war at low water.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

DALTON-IN-FURNESS is an extensive parish in Low Furness, separated from Barrow-in-Furness for all civil purposes by Acts 34 and 35 Vict. cap. lxi. it has a station on the Furness railway, 4 ½ miles south-west from Ulverston, the same distance north-east from the seaport of Barrow (3 ¾ miles by road), 31 from Lancaster and 262 from London, in the North Lonsdale division of the county, hundred of Lonsdale (north of the Sands), Ulverston union and county court district, petty sessional division of North Lonsdale, rural deanery of Dalton, archdeaconry of Furness and diocese of Carlisle. The “Local government Act, 1858,” was adopted here in April, 1873, the district being arranged into three wards, called respectively North ward, Bast ward and South ward, the East ward being divided into the East and Central wards. The district, therefore, now comprises the East, North, South and Central wards. In pursuance of the “Local Government Act, 1894” (56 and 57 Vict. c. 73), the parish is now governed by an Urban District Council of 20 members. The church of St. Mary, entirely rebuilt on the site of the old church in 1884—5, at a cost of about £11,550, besides £5,000 expended in plate, an organ, bells and gifts, is an edifice of stone in the Geometrical Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave of five buys, aisles, south porch, vestry and a massive embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the ancient stone font is supposed to date from the 13th century and bears the arms of Furness Abbey, and the chancel has a reredos of stone and marble, sedilia and an aumbry: the stained east window was presented by the late Duke of Devonshire K.G. in memory of his son, Lord Frederick Cavendish, assassinated in the Phosnix park, Dublin, May 6th, 1882: the west window is a memorial to the late Duke of Buccleuch K.T. lord of the liberty of Furness, who died in 1884, and was erected by his mineral tenants in Furness, and there are six other stained windows: the altar rails, choir seats and pulpit are of carved oak: the fine brass eagle lectern was presented by friends as a memorial to H. W. O. Roberts, of Dalton vicarage, who died in 1882: there are several mural monuments to the Ashburner, Atkinson, Baldwin and Postlethwaite families, and in the chancel one to the Rev. J. T. Kirkbank, 25 years vicar of Dalton, d. 1848, and brasses to the Rev. James Morrisson Morgan, vicar here 1849—98, and to his wife Elizabeth: these monuments were taken from the old church: there are sittings for 900 persons: in the churchyard is the tomb of George Romney, the painter, who was born here in 1734 and died November 15, 1802. The register dates from the year 1506. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £310, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Carlisle, and held since 1898 by the Rev. Frank Byard M.A. of Clare College, Cambridge, vicar and surrogate. St. Margaret’s church, erected in 1872, as an iron mission church, was rebuilt in 1904 on the site of the former structure at a cost of £4,500, and is an edifice of stone, now serving as a chapel of ease to St. Mary’s: it affords 600 sittings. Here is a Catholic School chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary; there are also Baptist, Bible Christian, Congregational, Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. The cemetery, laid out in 1860, is on a hill to the south of the town and comprises about 14 acres and has two mortuary chapels; it is now under the control of the Urban Council. The Public Free Libraries Act was adopted January 1st, 1900, and a suitable building is now (1904) in course of erection, the cost being defrayed by A. Carnegie esq.: the site was presented by Arthur J. Cross esq. of Dalton; branch libraries are also in course of erection at Askam-in-Furness and Lindal. The County Police Station, Market street, built in 1898, comprises a court room, with the usual offices and retiring rooms, inspectors’ and constables’ houses, and three large cells; the magistrates sit here daily if required. The charities of the parish amount to £350 yearly. The fairs take place April 28th, June 6th and October 23rd.

Dalton, in Saxon times, was one of the twenty-six towns or townships which constituted the Manor of Hogon; held by Earl Tosti. Sixty-one years after the conquest, June 6th, 1127, the religious house established at Tulketh in 1124 by Stephen, Count of Boulogne and Morteine, was removed to Dalton, where, taking the name of the district, Furness Abbey contributed to the increase and prosperity of the town, which soon became the capital of North Lonsdale. From the period of their first settlement here the monks introduced markets and fairs, and in 23 and 29 Henry III. (1239 and 1245) the abbot obtained a royal grant to hold an annual fair of three days’ duration on the eve, the day and the morrow of St. Edward the Confessor, at Dalton. (Charter Rolls, 23 Henry III. m. 4, confirmed 29 and 30 Henry III. m. 6).

The abbots held their manorial court and sat in judgment on criminal cases here, and it was the nearest chartered market to which the monks could resort. The square tower on the market hill is now all that remains of the once strong castle of the abbots; it was repaired in 1856, and the courts baron of the Duke of Buccleuch K.T. lord of the manor, and the lodge meetings of the Freemasons are both held here. Adjoining the castle is a plain stone market cross, erected a few years ago on the site of a more ancient one. The Duke of Buccleuch K.G., K.T. who is lord of the manor, the Duke of Devonshire K.G, Col. W. J. A. Baldwin J.P., John Caddy, of Ruskin Ville, Thos. Ashburner esq. Matthew Jas. Denny esq. the trustees of John Clegg esq. Edward Hall esq. and the trustees of G. B. Ashburner esq. of Elliscales, are chief landowners. The soil and subsoil are principally clay and very productive and well cultivated. The area of the civil parish and Urban District is 7,954 acres of land, 36 of water, 403 of tidal water and 4,562 of foreshore; net rateable value, £81,044; the population in 1901 was 13,020 in the civil and 9,314 in the ecclesiastical parish. The population of the Urban District wards in 1901 was: Central, 4,567; Rast, 932; North, 3,348; South, 4,173.

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with Times of Services

St. Mary’s Church, Castle street, Rev. Frank Byard M.A. vicar & surrogate; Revs. Alfred Parker Hayes B.A. & William James Sumner B.A. curates; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

St. Margaret’s Church (Chapel of Rase), Ulverston road, Rev. Alfred Parker Hayes B.A. curate in charge; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Rosary (Catholic), Rev. Edward Kelly; mass, 10 a.m.; benediction, 6 p.m.; holy days, 9.30 a.m.

Baptist, Broughton road, Rev. John &. Anderson; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

Bible Christian, Queen street, Rev. Charles George Weetman; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Tues. 7 p.m.

Congregational, Dalton, Rev. Joseph William Dickson; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

Plymouth Brethren, Market street; 10.45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Primitive Methodist, Chapel street, Rev. Frederick H. Brown; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Mon. 7.30 p.m.

Wesleyan, Chapel street (Ulverston Circuit), Rev. Thomas W. Peeling; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Elementary Education Committee, Sub-district No. 1; Fredk. W. Poole, clerk, Ulverston; John Myers, Fair view, attendance officer.

Chapel street (girls & infants), for 500 infants & 207 girls; average attendance, girls 202 & infants 276; Broughton road (senior mixed), for 412 children; average attendance, 350.

Nielson street (boys), 285; average attendance, 190.

Abbey road (boys, girls & infants), built in 1863, for 200 boys, 200 girls & 278 infants; average attendance, 177 boys, 164 girls & 206 infants.

Catholic (mixed), built in 1879, for 180 children; average attendance, 91.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1905)

Surnames Found in Dalton in Furness

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Smith7031.16
2Thompson5440.90
3Wilson5250.87
4Jones5100.84
5Robinson4650.77
6Jackson4100.68
7Williams3820.63
8Taylor3610.60
9Atkinson3560.59
10Bell3160.52
11Walker3110.51
12Turner2800.46
13Brown2750.45
14Dixon2730.45
15Fisher2680.44
16Johnson2570.42
17Clark2550.42
18Shaw2390.39
19Roberts2250.37
20Martin2100.35
21Holmes2090.35
22Harrison2040.34
23Tyson1950.32
24Wilkinson1930.32
25Watson1920.32
26Thomas1910.32
27Simpson1860.31
28Lewis1800.30
29Harris1790.30
30Park1760.29
31Hall1660.27
32Scott1600.26
33Richards1600.26
34Hodgson1520.25
35Riley1510.25
36Hughes1490.25
37Campbell1490.25
38Postlethwaite1480.24
39Evans1460.24
40Dawson1460.24
41Slater1460.24
42Edwards1420.23
43Hunter1410.23
44Hill1400.23
45Kendall1400.23
46Richardson1360.22
47Pearson1350.22
48Kelly1340.22
49Wood1330.22
50Benson1320.22
51McDonald1300.21
52Gibson1290.21
53Newby1290.21
54Brockbank1290.21
55Davies1280.21
56Ward1280.21
57Miller1280.21
58Anderson1270.21
59Fell1270.21
60Dickinson1260.21
61Wright1220.20
62Carter1170.19
63White1160.19
64Parker1140.19
65Burns1140.19
66Mason1130.19
67Graham1120.18
68Moore1100.18
69Sharp1100.18
70Myers1100.18
71Mitchell1080.18
72Gardner1080.18
73Askew1060.18
74Morgan1050.17
75Stewart1050.17
76Edmondson1040.17
77Butler1020.17
78Parkinson1020.17
79Stephenson1010.17
80Barrow1010.17
81Huddleston1000.17
82Nicholson970.16
83Kitchen960.16
84Knight950.16
85Davis940.16
86Boyd940.16
87Young930.15
88Spencer930.15
89Marshall920.15
90Chapman920.15
91Williamson920.15
92Cooper900.15
93Nelson900.15
94Barker890.15
95Hartley890.15
96Griffiths860.14
97Steel860.14
98Rigg860.14
99Murray850.14
100Todd840.14