JOHN DALTON (son of Wm. Dalton of Bessville, co. Westmeath). b. Bessville 29 June 1792; ed. at Trin. coll. Dublin; called to the Irish bar 1813; comr. of Irish l oan fund board 1835; granted a civil list pension of £50, 4 March 1856; gained prize of £80 and Cunningham gold medal of Royal Irish Academy for best essay on social and political state of Irish people 1827; author of History of the county of Dublin 2 vols. 1838; The history of Drogheda 2 vols. 1844; History of Ireland to the year 1245, 2 vols. 1845 and other books. d. Summer hill, Dublin 20 Jany. 1867.