Daltons in English Newspapers 1740 - 1947

 

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Dublin News-Letter - SATURDAY March the 7th, to TUESDAY March the 10th, 1740

To be SOLD.

THE Printing Materials of Mr. Samuel Dalton, late Printer, at the Entrance of Darby's-square in Warburgh's-street.

There is also a House to be set in Warburgh's-street, and another in Darby's-square. Any one inclin'd to treat for the Printing Materials or Houses, is desired to apply to Mr. Rathborn Mills in Darby's-square.

JAMES DALTON, Bookseller, At the Corner of Bride's-Alley in Patrick-street, SELLS choice pick'd FEATHERS, dress'd after the London Manner, either by Wholesale or Retale, at the most reasonable Rates.

The Dublin Journal - From Saturday May the 19th, to Tuesday May the 22d, 1764.

The Rev. Daniel Hearn, Archdeacon of Cashell, against Edward Dalton, Esq; and Jane Dalton, Defendants.

THE Sale of the Lands of Ballyards, and the Deer-park of Bunrally, in the County of Clare, and the Lands of Doneen, in the County of Limerick, and the House in Limerick, in Possession of John Dobbins, pursuant to the Decree in this Cause, is further adjourned to Friday the 25th Day of May inst at One o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the Exchequer Office in Kennedy's Land, Dublin.

Dated May 11, 1764.

CLANBRASSILL.

The Dublin Journal - Tuesday January the 8th, to Saturday January the 12th, 1750-1.

TO be let and entered upon immediately, a compact, well improved, and divided small Farm, 26 Acres of Meadow and Pasture, and 39 Acres Arable, all choice good Land, with a convenient well built Dwelling-house and Out-offices, Orchard and Garden well planted, all in good and neat Order and Repair, situate in the County of Kildare, 15 Miles from Dublin and 1 from Naas, for the Term of 3 Lives or 21 Years, if the Lives so long last. Christopher Dalton, Public Notary, in Castle-street, Dublin, will treat with any Person inclined to take the same, and appoint a Person to shew the Concerns.- N.B. There are some Plow Cattle and Milch Cows, Brewing Vessels and useful Country Utensils, which will be sold reasonably on the Premises‘.

Bath Journal - Monday, April 26th, 1773

To be SOLD,

A GENTEEL BAY GELDING, fifteen Hands High, five years old, rising six, trained particularly for a Whisky, so gentle that any Lady may with the greatest Safety drive him.- Enquire at Mr. Dalton's, Brock-street, Bath.

N.B. To save Trouble the Price is 25 Guineas.

Sussex Weekly Advertiser - Monday, July 31st, 1809.

On Wednesday last, at our Quarter Sessions, an appeal was heard upon a conviction against John Dalton and Joseph Midgley, journeymen hatters, at Oldham, for having entered into a combination to prevent Messrs. Henshaw, Barker, and Co. from employing one Elizabeth Johnson.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal - Monday, February 7th, 1825

On the 25th int. died, at Shanks House, Somerset, in the 73d year of his age, Nathaniel Dalton, Esq. the last of that family, and only surviving representative of the ancient and respectable families of Dyrdoe, Watts, and Joyce. For many years in retirement this gentleman kept up an epistolary correspondence with an extensive circle of acquaintance, and though ever conspicuous for a peculiarity of style and conduct, he possessed a heart accessible to the warmest friendship and sensibility. Endowed with a handsome fortune, he has left behind him many attestations of its liberal use. The erection of a magnificent organ in his parish church of Cucklington a few years since, and settling a liberal stipend for ever upon the organist, was one of his public acts; and whenever a private appeal was made by suffering humanity, his feelings and his purse responded to the call.

The Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday, December 5, 1835.

The Rev. Mr. GORE moved the next resolution, which was seconded by C. DALTON, Esq. The latter gentleman said that no person could have lived long in this town without being thankful for the many charitable institutions which were in it. They had a Dispensary, a Saving's Bank, and excellent National School, and several other institutions, which conferred the most important benefits on the town. Whenever any persons came forward to establish any thing to relieve the bodily wants of the poor they were certain of being successful - [cheers]. The very mention that it was to be for the benefit of the poor was sufficient. But they now came forward on a stronger ground, that of aiding the poor in a moral and religious point of view, and they hoped that the inhabitants of Windsor would aid them in every way they could - [cheers]. Many persons might not be able to render so much assistance as they could themselves wish in regard to augmenting the funds, but there were other ways in which they could render most important services. The ladies could be eminently useful in the establishment, and he felt assured that the ladies would second their efforts. Mr. Dalton here paid a high compliment to the zeal of the ladies in favor of benevolent institutions. He could assure the meeting how deeply the Committee felt the responsibility imposed upon them, but he hoped that they would succeed in placing the institution on the best and surest footing, and that it would confer on the children all those moral and religious benefits which were the aim and object of the promoters of it - [cheers].

The resolution was then put and carried unanimously.

The Windsor and Eton Express - 13th May 1837

Convict Chase and Capture.

About half-past two o'clock on Saturday afternoon a party of convicts employed in Woolwich Dock-yard; in charge of an officer and a military sentinel - four most determined characters - viz., Thomas Boutel, John Wallace, Thomas Dalton, and John Bannon, all of them very powerful men, particularly Boutel and Dalton, suddenly rushed upon the sentinel , a rifleman, on duty at the west gate of the dock-yard, violently assaulted him, and forcibly took away the rifle. On one of the officers approaching, Boutel, who had possession of the rifle, levelled it at him, and swore that if he came nearer to him he would blow his brains out. The four convicts immediately made their escape by scaling the gate.

Upon breaking out into the London-road, the convicts betook themselves to the brick-fields on the other side. Their ignorance of the localities induced them to climb a steep hill on the centre of Charlton sand pits, thinking it was part of the hanging wood; but finding a ravine of great depth intervened between them, and the only spot by which they could expect to escape, they rapidly descended in the full view of the excavators into the pits. Boutal, abandoning the rifle taken from the Yager, as impeding him, heavily chained as he was, and forced to employ one hand in holding up his fetters, gave it to his young companion Bannon; then squatting down upon his hams, and folding his arms over his knees, he rolled himself, bounding like a ball, down the face of a very steep precipice, fully eighty feet to the bottom, without sustaining any injury. They now struck into an orchard, and forced themselves through the hedge-rows of some gardens on the left, it is supposed with a view of reaching the covert of the large woods on the Eltham side of Shooters-hill, Dalton taking a different line up the face of the assent to the hanging wood, quickly pursued by Steadman, an active officer of the convict police establishment, who had now got sight of him for the first time. The others had, in passing through the gardens in the garb of convicts, with a firelock, alarmed all the inhabitants of that rural and retired spot, Woodland Place, most of whom shut themselves in, and watched from their upper windows the pursuit , which, as the convicts could now be seen crossing a sloping meadow, became exceedingly hot an animated, the yagars discharging several shots at Boutel and Bannon, but without effect. Captain Grove, observing that the convicts were taking different directions, ordered the bugle to sound for his men to extend from the centre with the view to outflank them all. In this was Wallace was captured. The other convicts gained the summit of the hill, crossed a bridle road, and being out of their pursuers struck into a close shaw of underwood and furze, admirably calculated for concealment. Their track was not quite lost, for a hat, shoes, and some articles of dress thrown off to facilitate their flight, continued to be picked up as the soldiers gained on them. In the gorse the proceeded to select a hiding place, and when the troops attained the summit, the convicts were not to be seen. A tinker in the bridle-road, by the bye, a very apt and efficient instrument to release them from their fetters if their escape was pre-concerted, was asked by Steadman, if he had seen anything of the fugitives; but notwithstanding an offer of a present , a crown, for any intelligence, he steadily refused to give that which Steadman believes he had it perfectly and accurately in his power to afford.

Baffled in this instance they soon after obtained intelligence from two boys as to the part of the furze the convicts had been seen to enter. The centre of the corps of soldiers having arrived at this point, Captain Grove ordered the bugle to sound the command to encompass this part of the wood; and so exactly was the order complied with, that had there been a hundred instead of three in the enclosure, they must have all been included in the gradually lessening circle and been captured. The villains were dragged, amidst the exultation of the young soldiers, from their lurking place; the rifle piece recaptured, and they were marched back to Woolwich under a strong guard. It was not without a violent struggle for nearly a quarter of an hour, that Dalton was overpowered in another part of the wood by an officer belonging to the police establishment.

Bannon was dreadfully agitated when he was retaken with the rifle in his possession, and begged hard that they would not shoot him; but Boutel, on the contrary , told the officers and soldiers they might do what they liked with him, and continued to abuse them in the most insulting and revolting language all the way back to the dock-yard. Boutel, a most desperate fellow, is supposed in have been the ringleader of this affair. He has before been transported for burglary, and made his escape from Van Dieman's Land. He has been heard to say that the ship is not built that would ever take him out and that he would rather be hung than be sent abroad again, and that no man should ever take him there again alive.

London, England -(AP)- Nov 19, 1947

Hugh Dalton Gets Support of His Party.

Hugh Dalton, who resigned as chancellor of the exchequer last week after admitting a grave indiscretion” in disclosing budget secrets to a newspaper reported, was given a vote of full confidence Wednesday by the parliamentary Labor party, after Dalton made what he described as a “personal statement” regarding the budget leakage at a closed meeting.

Dalton was succeeded by Sir Stafford Cripps, minister for economic affairs. The vote of confidence said: “This parliamentary party places on record its full confidence in Hugh Dalton and assures him of the high regard in which he is held by his party colleagues”

London, (Special to The New York Times and The Gazette.) Sep 20, 1947

DALTON WARNS OF MORE DRAINS ON U. K. ECONOMY

Predicts New Gold and Dollar Deals and Calls Them “Danger Signals”

Calling Britain’s sale of gold to the United States from her reserves and her purchase of dollars from the International Monetary Fund this week “danger signals,” Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said today that there will be more sales of gold and there may well more purchases of dollars from the fund.”

These, Mr. Dalton warned at a press conference at the end of a day of London conferences on Britain’s financial crisis, would be “further danger signals to all concerned to play their full in productive effort and civic sacrifice.” Saying he had been told that some persons thought that suspension of convertibility of sterling meant that the dollar crisis was at an end, Mr. Dalton stated emphatically, “it did not mean anything of the kind.” One acute phase was ended by suspension of convertibility of sterling, he said, but add, “the dollar crisis continues and will continue, though we hope with diminishing intensity until we are living within our dollar income.”

Sales of gold and purchases of dollars, Mr. Dalton declared, are danger signals, not for Britain alone, but for the “whole sterling area,” because there is one common pool of gold and dollar reserves within the British Commonwealth.

The first Empire round-table discussion of the mutual danger and the general financial position” of the sterling area took place today. An official announcement said that the meeting was attended by representatives of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Eire, India, Pakistan and Southern Rhodesia. “ Further meeting between experts are being arranged,” the statement concluded. Mr. Dalton, who presided, said later that the conference considered in preliminary fashion how to defend sterling from a continuing heavy dollar drain.” This checking of the dollar drain, he added, can only be done by spending less dollars and by earning more dollars. There is no other way to do it.” How this in turn can be done is, he said, being studied by Commonwealth discussion a well as at today’s Anglo-Irish talks, which reached agreement on broad lines of new trade arrangements.

Eamon de Valera. Premier of Eire, was warmly cheered by a large crowd outside of No, 10 Downing street when he arrived for his first visit to London in nine years. Shouts of Good Old Dev” and the old Irish battle cry “Up Dev” were heard. For a few moments police had some difficulty in restraining the friendly enthusiasm of hundreds of onlookers. Mr. Dalton, at his press conference, said the British discussed with Mr. de Valera “how Britain and Eire could go further than they were doing now and had recently gone to meet each other’s need by mutual adjustment and purchases, and how we could co-operate to reduce the dollar drain.” Asked whether in his talks with John W. Snyder, United States Secretary of the Treasury, he had discussed the possibility of interim aid from the United States to Britain before the Marshall plan could take effect, Mr. Dalton was evasive, but he said his talks had been “very broad” and had covered all kinds of subjects.” Mr. Dalton emphasized several times during his long conference that Britain was “in a very serious position.” He stressed the growing danger of more unemployment and of lower living standards while Britain was “fighting the battle of balance of payments.”

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