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DALTON, a township in Wigan parish, Lancashire; near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and the Southport and Wigan railway, 5½ miles WNW of Wigan. Acres, 2,090. Real property, £3,747; of which £100 are in mines. Pop., 453. Houses, 82.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Dalton area is West Lancashire

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"DALTON, a township in the parish of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, in the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles W. of Wigan, and 1½ mile from Newburgh railway station. There is a National school for both sexes. The land is equally divided between pasture and arable, with 50 acres of woodland. The village is considerable."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Dalton was a township in the parish of Wigan.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Dalton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

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