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date: 08 March 2021

Dalton, Jameslocked

(bap. 1700?, d. 1730)
  • Philip Rawlings

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Dalton, James (bap. 1700?, d. 1730), street robber, was probably born in Cow Cross, London, and may have been the child baptized at St Andrew's, Holborn, on 14 January 1700 whose parents were James and Elizabeth Dalton. It was said that Dalton's father was hanged about 1705 and that he had insisted his son watch the execution. His mother may then have married a butcher about 1711. ...

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