Dalatún, Daltún

Rev Patrick Woulfe

DALATÚN, DALTÚN—XIde Daltune, Dalton, D'Alton; i.e., 'of Dalton,' a common place-name in the north of England; or it might be from 'de Aletone,' i.e. of Alton. Both forms occur in early Anglo-Irish records. Robert de Daltune and William de Daltune were members of the Dublin Guild-Merchant in 1226. In later times the Daltons were lords of Rathconrath, in Co. Westmeath, but they lost their estates in the Cromwellian and Williamite confiscations.

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