consequent happiness. Mr. Jones assisted in preparing their only son for the ministry; and when the youth left home for the University of Oxford he gave him such very excellent counsel, and prayed so cordially with him, both in the family and in private, that this child of many prayers. (This was the learned Rev. James Dalton M.A., afterwardsthe Rector of Great Stanmore, Middlesex) Through this family Mr. GriffithJones became intimate with their benevolent kinswoman, Mrs. Bridget Bevan,the pious and richly-endowed widow of Arthur Bevan Esq., K.C., who honouredhim with her friendship, and made him the almoner of her bounty, which wasvery large.”
In these meritorious labours of love, the hands were strengthened by his chief parishioner, John Dalton Esq., who at that time occupied the mansion house at Clog y Fran, an ancient seat of Sir John Phillips and his progenitors; this patriarchal, numerous household, was then a pattern of the primitive devotion, order and regularity, where the fear of God was displayed in goodness, charity, neighborly love, family affection,and
Circa John. "When the "Mungmin Scutage" (Scutagium de Mungmin?) was assessed at two marks for a knight's fee, Roger Gernet accounted for six marks received from William Pincerna for his three fees in Werinton [Warrington] and Laton with the county of Lancaster. Of these fees Laton formed one and Warrington the other two. (Dodsworth's .)" - from "Annals of the Lords of Warrington for the First Five Centuries After the Conquest" by William BeamontWilliam Pincerna adhered to King John throughout the latter's troubles, as well as to the Earl of Chester.
We start again with our story of James Dalton who lost his father, Walter at the age of 16. What did this do to a young man whom now had to support himself and provide for his future career as a Barrister-at-Law.
The agents included three generations of the Dalton family, who appear to have come from Whitney in Oxfordshire, and some of whom are buried in Pembrey churchyard.
THOMAS DALTON, VICAR OF FISHGUARD was born April 06, 1714 in Of Oxwich, Gower Glamorgan, and died in St. Peters, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He married the DAUGHTER OF CANON PROPERT OF ST. DAVIDS.
JOHN DALTON was born 1706 in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He married (1) ELEANOR HUDSON, daughter of JOHN HUDSON. He married (2) MARY PENNY WILLIAMS.
The Travers family, of Whiston, Parr & Skelmersdale, were apparently sub-enfeoffed by Vivian. I do not know if that meant they were the Gernet's vassals.
". . . that Vivianus Gernet gave to Robert Travers four carucates and a half of land [in Whiston], as a third part of a knight's fee . . ." - from "Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present."This was "parcel of the fee of one knight which Vivian held as chief forester of the forest of Lancaster."
"Vivian Gernet, gave Skelmersdale and other manors to Robert Travers; these were held in 1212 by Henry Travers under Roger Gernet." - from "Bristish History Online."Shortly afterwards Henry Travers was Lord of Whiston, originally a Gernet property. Another source confirms the above.
"Vivian Gerneht [sic] gave to Robert Trauers iiij. carucates of land and a half by the service of the third part of one knight." - from The Great Inquest of Service, A.D. 1212, page 44, "Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids ..." by William Farrer
Footnote. "This fee comprised the manors of Whiston--with the church of Prescot--Parr, and Skelmersdale. Henry Travers was the tenant at this time. He and his son Adam were benfactors to Cockersand Abbey." - from The Great Inquest of Service, A.D. 1212, page 44, "Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids ..." by William Farrer
JAMES DALTON was born June 23, 1713 in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and died February 13, 1766 Of Lletter y chen, Pembrey, Wales. He married MARY BONVILL Abt. 1731, daughter of JOHN BONVILL and CATHERINE ROGER. She was born October 01, 1706 in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and died March 23, 1779 in St. Peters, Carmarthenshire Wales.
EDWARD DALTON was born 1717 in Of Pool House, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and died 1808. He married JANE DALTON March 14, 1738/39 in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, daughter of CHARLES DALTON. She was born in Of Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
WILLIAM EDWARD DALTON was born January 30, 1754 in Of Stanmore, Middlesex, England, and died December 05, 1797. He married ANNE COVELL October 21, 1777 in London, daughter of GEORGE COVELL and MARY LAMING. She was born November 10, 1754, and died February 04, 1821 in Margate.
LAETITIA DALTON was born April 08, 1712 in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and died April 26, 1783 in Llanrhidian, Grwer, Glamorgan. She married JAMES ORMONDE DALTON Abt. 1737, son of EDWARD DALTON. He was born January 1712/13 in Of Penclawdd House, Gower, Wales, and died May 11, 1789 in Llanrhidian.