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Datafile 7A - Dale Records
Irene Calvert's records state that a sister of Letitia Dale was the grandmother of John Crawford of ``The Hollow'', Islandmagee.
RECORDS OF CARNCASTLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- In the 1840-41 accounts John Dale, kilnman, is listed as having paid 4 shillings.
- The stipend account book for 1872 includes Robert Dale. The book for 1872, 1876, 1888 includes Daniel Dale and Mrs. Dale. The stipend account book for 1876 includes Robert Dale of Oldmill, Mrs. Dale of Oldmill, William Dale of Ballyrudder, William John Dale of Ballyrudder, Mrs. Dale of Ballytober and Daniel Dale of Tobergall.
- Annie Dale of Tobergall is listed in the account book in May 1907. Shortly thereafter Annie Dale of Drains is listed as dead.
RECORDS OF CARNCASTLE MASONIC LODGE
The records of St. John's Masonic Lodge in Carncastle, founded in 1807, show that the following served as pastmasters: T. Lough in 1812, R. Dale in 1837, W. Dale in 1850-52 and J. Dale in 1891.
John and Daniel Dale, brothers, were two of the 20 founders of the Masonic Lodge. Daniel's son Samuel was initiated into the Lodge on Nov.9, 1810, and John's son John on Apr.26, 1812. All four are listed as living in Ballyruther.
BIBLES, LEASES AND DEEDS
In the leaf of a family bible once in the possession of Irene Calvert are recorded the births in the family of John Dale (born May 10, 1781) and his wife Jean Alexander (born May 1, 1781) who were married on Nov.10, 1807. The children are William Dale, born Nov.29, 1808, Jean Dale, born Apr.5, 1810, Martha Dale, born Sep.16, 1811, Elizabeth Dale, born Nov.5, 1813, Joe C. Dale, born Mar.6, 1815, and Margaret Dale, born May 9, 1816.
In a lease dated Apr.5, 1765 [PRONI D300/2/1/48/1] James Dale and William Henry Blair, both of Carncastle, lease 13 acres of land in the Parish of Carncastle together with grazing and liberty of moss in Killyglen mountain. Lives of William, Margaret and James Dale, children of the lessee renewable. Rent of 4 pounds with receiver's fees and duties. Consideration 17 pounds and ten shillings. Fine 11 shillings and four and a half pence. Three lives renewable.
In the 1798 Rebellion Papers in the State Paper Office, Dublin Castle, there is an account of a trial at Carrickfergus on Aug.14, 1798. James Dale of Carncastle was found guilty of being a United Irishman. He was imprisoned for 12 months and had to find bail for 7 years.
Conveyance of farm land at Cairncastle extant dated Nov.1, 1824, to Jane Dale. Eventually to John Dale in second conveyance. Conveyance of Milltown House, Ballyruther, Cairncastle extant dated Aug.24, 1892, to John Dale and Elizabeth his wife. Elizabeth died Jan.18, 1906. Source: Irene Calvert's records.
Margaret (first part), Samuel (second part) and Mary Dale (third part) of Ballytober are recorded in a lease dated Jun.23, 1877 [PRONI D300/2/1/64/26] which is a copy conveyance of lands in Drains and Ballytober held under lease or three lives forever.
Daniel Dale of Carncastle is recorded in a deed [PRONI D300/1/5/991] dated Dec.12, 1897, and in a letter of administration [PRONI D300/1/5/991] dated Mar.7, 1898.
The Will of John Dale (#8045)
In the name of God. Amen. I, John Dale of Ballytober, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as hereafter follows, hereby revoking and annulling all other will or wills heretofore made by me.
I leave, will and desire all my lands and Houses that I hold in the Drains for ever to my wife and my nephew Thomas Shaw together with my farm in Ballytober and Chattels in trust for the following purposes. First they shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of my lands and Chattels in Ballytober as they in their discretion may think best to apply thereto and it is my will that my wife do hold and keep the remainder (if any) together with my freehold property and Houses in the Drains as before named in her own power for her own use during her natural life and also for the use of my children who may remain with her on the farm or farms and who will be subject to my Executors controul. Secondly, I leave desire and bequeath to my son Samuel for ever all my lands and Houses in the Drains with all my other property subject nevertheless to the following bequeathed and restrictions, that is to say, I leave unto my son John one shilling, I leave unto my daughter Eliza Workman one shilling, I leave unto my daughter Sarah one shilling, I leave unto my son William the sum of Five pounds sterling, I leave unto my daughter Martha five pounds sterling, I leave unto my son Joseph five pounds sterling, I leave unto my daughter Mary five pounds sterling, I leave unto my son Thomas five pounds sterling and I further direct that none of the of the before named legacies be paid until after my wife’s death or should she die before they all arrive at the age of twenty one years that none of the legacies be paid until my son Samuel shall be put into possession after my wife’s death. Should it so happen that my son Samuel should die before coming of age or entitled to my lands and Houses in the Drains I leave those said lands and Houses & property for ever to my said son Thomas and in case my said son Thomas should die before becoming entitled thereto I leave the said lands and Houses and property in the Drains for ever to my son Joseph and in case my son Joseph die before becoming entitled thereto I leave the same lands lands and Houses and property in Drains for ever unto my son William and should my son William die before becoming entitled thereto I leave the said lands and Houses and property for ever to my son John, subject nevertheless in each case to the legacies before named to be paid to those of my children who may be living after my wife’s death but in case my sons should all die before becoming entitled thereto it is my will and desire that my said lands and Houses in the Drains together with any any other property may go share and share alike for ever to my Daughters Eliza, Sarah, Martha, and Mary or such of them as may be living after my wife’s death and I nominate and appoint my wife and my said nephew Thomas Shaw Executors of this my last Will and Testament and guardians of the persons and fortunes of my said children. Witness my hand and seal the Twenty ninth day of June One thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-three.
John Dale (seal).
The words (one shilling) in the thirtieth line first page blotted out. The word son in the first line, second page inserted.
Witness present: James Carmichael, Henry Shaw
John Dale deceased. Effects Sworn under £200. Died at Ballytober County Antrim 28 Augt 1853.
The Last will and Testament of John Dale late of Ballytober in the County of Antrim, Farmer deceased, was proved in common form of Law and Probate thereof Granted by Her Majesty’s Court of Probate in Ireland in the District Registry of Belfast to Margaret Dale otherwise Shaw of Ballytober Widow and Thomas Shaw of Ballyhackett Farmer both in the County of Antrim the Executors named in the Will.
They being firs proven. Dated the 13 day of June 1843 (sic !)
J.W. Higginson Dist Reg. Extracted by W.W. McNeill Solicitor, Larne
The Will of Thomas Shaw (#1349)
I, Thomas Shaw of Ballyhackett, Cairncastle, in the County of Antrim, Farmer, hereby revoke all Wills, Codicils and Testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament which I make this twelfth day of November One thousand eight hundred and ninety eight. I devise and bequeath to Mary Dale who for some time has acted as housekeepere for me for her life the head rents of seven pounds five shillings a year payable to me out of land situated in Ballywillin, Cairncastle formerly occupied by Alexander Gingles. I also bequeath to her the legacy or sum of One hundred and fifty pounds. I bequeath the legacy or sum of Twenty pounds to Rose Hunter who has for some time been in my service as general servant, the said legacies of One hundred and fifty pounds and twenty pounds to be paid within one year from my death and to be in addition to an sum or sums due to the said legatees for wages due or accruing due. I devise and bequeath my farms of land situate in Ballyhackett and Corkermaine, my stock, Crop, Farmng Implements, Household Furniture, Goods Chattels, and effects and also all my money and securities for money an everything else of whatever value, kind or description and wheresoever situate of or to which I be seized, possessed or entitled to my Trustees hereinafter named upon Trust if my son John shall be confined in the Crichton Institute at Dumfries or in any similar Institution at the time of my death or if my Trustees in their unfettered discretion think it advisable so to do whether my son John is under restraint or not to sell my stock, Crop, Farming Implements, Household Furniture and Chattels, and stand possessed of the prceeds thereof upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned and as to my farms of land upon Trust to manage or let the same in whatever way they may consider most advantageous and after payment of all rent, rates, taxes and outgoings to apply the income and profits of my said farms and the income and dividends of all my money including the proceeds of the Stock, Crop, Farming Implements, Household Furniture and Chattels or of so much of the said profits of my said farms and interest and income of my money as they n their unfettered discretion may think advisable towards the support of my son John whether in any house of restraint or not during the term of his natural life and upon Further Trust on the death of my said son John as to the said farms and moneys and the proceeds of sale of my said Stock, Crop, Farming Implements, Household Furniture and Chattels and accumulation of such part of the general income as may not have been required for the support, of my said son John, upon trust for his children in such shares and proportions as as my said son John by his last Will or by and Deed executed during his lifetime (if he shall be competent to execute such will or deed) shall appoint, and in default of appointment, and insofar as such appointment shall not extend In Trust, for the said children of my said son John in equal shares and if there be only one child In Trust, for that one child and on the death of my said son John without leaving issue living at his death then as to the said farms, In Trust for my cousin Samuel Dale now of Buffalo in the United States of America, but the said farms shall be charged in the hands of the said Samuel Dale with a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to his brother William, a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to his brother Joseph, and a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to to his sister Margaret Millar, and upon Further Trust if the said Samuel Dale shall have died before the death of my said son John for the same Joseph Dale, but charged in the hands of the said Joseph Dale with a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to the children of the said Samuel Dale in equal shares, a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to the said William Dale and a legacy of Fifty pounds which I hereby bequeath to the said Martha Millar, and as to all other moneys and all other property of any kind in the hands of my Trustees on the death of my said son John without leaving issue living at his death upon Trust to realize the same and to pay thereout the following legacies namely – One hundred pounds to Dr. John McKellar of Larne, the sum of Fifty pounds to the Revd. S.B. Clarke, Presbyterian Minister of Cairncastle, the sum of (Fifty?) pounds to Jmes McKee Farmer of the Church Farm Cairncastle, and the sum of One hundred pounds to James (Duffin), Farmer of Corkermaine, and upon Further Trust if there shall be a residue after payment of the said legacies to divide the said residue among the said Dr. John McKellar, Revd. S.B. Clarke, James McKee and James Duffin and the said Mary Dale in the following proportions, namely, Two ninths parts to the said Dr. John McKellar, One ninth to the said Revd. S.B. Clarke, One ninth to the said James McKee, Two ninths to the said James Duffin, and Three ninths to the said Mary Dale, and I hereby declare that if any legatee under this my Will shall die before my said son John then the share of the said legatee so dying shall be divided among his or her children, and if more than one in equal shares, and I hereby also declare that my said Trustees shall not be responsible for the improper cultivation or deterioration of my said farms, nor for any loss diminution or deterioration of any of my Stock, Crop, Implements of Husbandry, or Household Furniture unless the same shall have been caused by their own actual default and I hereby also declare that if my said son John shall be able to manage his affairs at the time of my death and if my Trustees in their discretion think fit to hand over my Stock, Crops, Farming Implements, Household Furniture, Goods and Chattels for his life use then in that case they shall not be responsible for any deterioration or loss of the property so handed over to my said son John unless the same shall have been caused by their own actual default and I hereby also declare that, if there are any moneys invested at the time of my death my said Trustees may leave the said moneys in the investments in which they find them for such time as they think fit, and I hereby also declare that, any moneys to be invested under this my Will may be invested in or upon any securities authorised by Act of Parliament for the investment of Trust funds or in or upon the Stocks, shares whether ordinary or preference, and the Debentures, Mortgages or securities of any Company or Corporation or Body whether commercial, municipal, county, local or otherwise carrying on business or constituted for any purpose in Great Britain or Ireland or upon real or leasehold securities or on agricultural tenancies from year to year in Ireland and may from time to time vary such investments for others of any kind hereby authorized. I appoint the said James Duffin and James McKee and Mr. William Rankin of Belfast, Manufacturer, to be the Trustees and Executors of this my last Will In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the day and year first hereinbefore written. Thomas Shaw. Signed and acknowledged by the said Thomas Shaw the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have herewith subscribed our names as witnesses , the words from “and” to “assigns” having been first struck out, and the wrds from “for” to “life” having been first interlined on the first page and the words fromn “and” to “kind” and from “to” to “and” having been first interlined on the fifth page hereof.
J.W. McMuch, Solr., Larne. R.B. McMuch
I, the above named Thomas Shaw, declare this to be a Codicil to my above written will which I make this twenty sixth day of April One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. I revoke the appointment of James Duffin as an Executor and Trustee of my above written Will. I also revoke the legacy of One hundred pounds and two ninths part of the residue of mymy Estate bequeathed by my will to the said James Duffin and instead thereof I devise and bequeath out of the moneys or other property remaining in the hands of my Trustees on the death of my son John without leaving issue living at his death the sum of One hundred pounds to John Allen of Ballytober, Cairncastle, Farmer, and if there shall be a residue after paying the pecuniary legacies in my said will bequeathed to dr. Kellar, the Revd. S.B. Clarke, JamesMcKee , and the said legacy to the said John Alklen I devise and bequeath Two nnths of the said residue to the said John Allen, it being my intention that , John Allen, shall take the place as legatee in my said will occupied by by the said James duffin and I appoint the said John Allen to be a Trustee and Executor of my said will and of this Codicil in conjunction with James McKee and William Rankin therein appointed Trustees and Executors. In all other respects I confirm my said will In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the day and year hereinbefore written. Thomas Shaw Signed and acknowledged by the said Thomas Shaw, the Testator, as and for his last will and Testament, in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J.W McMuch. Alexr. Erskine
The Will of John Dale (#570)
DALE, John deceased. Effects under £20. Died 6th October 1839 folios.
In the Name of God Amen. I John Dale of Tobergell senior farmer being weak of body and sound of mind do make and publish this my last Will as follows viz I will all my Worldly property to my wife Peggy during her Widowhood or untill my youngest Child then living shall be eighteen years of age for her own use and the use of my Children by my said wife but if she do marry before my youngest surviving Child arrive at the age of eighteen years then my said wife shall forfeit all right & title to my houses and lands but I will that she retain m chattels for her own use. When my youngest surviving child arrive at the age of eighteen years the said houses and lands are to be sold and divided amongst my surviving children by my present wife share and share alike but my two daughters by my present wife are to pay from their shares to my daughter Letitia wife of Robert Dick five pounds sterling in the course of two years after my demise or fifteen pounds when the property shall be divided amongst my family. I will that if my wife Peggy remain single to the time specified above viz till my youngest surviving child be eighteen years of age then she shall be entitled to an equal share with my children in my houses and lands. I nominate and appoint William Dale of Ballygally Millar(!) and my wife Peggy Dale executors of this my last will and testament sined(!) sealed and delivered in presence of the witnesses and in presence of each other this twenty fourth day of May eigheen(!) hundred and thirty nine.
John Dale my X mark
Witness preseant: Dan Sheriff, Thomas Caldwell, John Dale
The Dale family of Carncastle has left several memorials which may relate to Letitia Dale. The following gravestone inscriptions are from the graveyard of St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Carncastle:
DALE. Here lieth the body of William Dale of Ballyrudder who died May 15th in the year of our Lord 1803 aged 56 years. Also Martha Dale, wife of William Patterson, who died 19th April 1897 aged 86 years. [Old brown freestone memorial]
DALE. Memento Mori. [Family arms]. Here lyeth the body of William Dale, who died 4th March 1798 aged 20 years, son to William Dale and Martha Caldwell of Ballyrither.
``While sickness sore upon his vitals prey'd,
His strength exhosted and his frame decay'd,
Yet still the Lord dispos'd his peaceful mind,
To bear with patience and to be resign'd''
Also his brother John who died March 31st 1816 aged 34 years and likewise Jane Alexander wife of said John Dale who died 6th February 1869 aged 87 years. [Includes arms: three griffons with chevron including five griffons(?)]
DALE. Here lyeth the bodys of 2 daughte(rs) of James Dal(e) (of) this parish Martha wh o aged 4 yea ]MA[ died 12th May 1773 aged 12 Y[ ]s.
``Our loving parents dear for us do not lament
Trust in Christs holy promise and therewith be content
Mourn for your sins your selves prepare
That we in Gods Kingdom of his pure bounty share.''
[Badly broken and worn away. Includes the same coat of arms as last inscription.]
DALE. Erected by Margaret Dale in memory of her husband John Dale who departed this life Aug. 29, 1853, aged 59 years. Above named Margaret Dale died Feb. 4, 1892 aged 82 years. Daughter Mary died 1923 aged 79.
DALE. Erected by Margaret Dale in memory of her husband James, b. 1827, d. 1848. Their son Thomas, b. 1846, d. 1865. Also three infants.
DALE. Erected by William Dale of Larne in memory of dearly beloved wife Isabella who departed this life September 1864 aged 66 years. The above named William Dale died 20th Oct. 1888 aged 79 years. [Flaking and badly worn.]
DALE. Erected by Sam Dale in memory of his wife Agnes Brown who died on 24th Dec. 1814.
``Tho on the morn, she fresh and fair
And healthful raised her head
Yet long ere night by death's pale hand
Was numbered with the dead.''
*Restored in 1905 by their grandson Samuel S. Dale of Little Falls, New York, U.S.A. Also by William John and Annie Dale of Larne in memory of their beloved daughter, Maggie, who died 25th Aug. 1888 aged 17 years. The above named Annie Dale beloved wife of Wm. John Dale, Larne, died 17th June 1915 aged 70 years. The above named Wm. John Dale died 10th Feb. 1920 in his 82nd year. Also Louisa, youngest daughter of above Wm. John and Annie Dale who died 29th Sept. 1955. Also Annie wife of the late John Shaw died 23rd Mar. 1958.
*This tall white memorial stone replaces a small Brown stone which had become illegible and is behind the above stone.
Carncastle Presbyterian Church Graveyard:
DALE. In loving memory of Elizabeth Dale who died Jan.18, 1906, aged 52 years and of John McClure Dale son of John and Elizabeth Dale who served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in France was wounded and discharged and whilst third officer of H.M.Transport Hungerford, perished at sea Apr.16, 1918, as a result of enemy action and is buried in the Royal Naval Cemetery, Haslar, Gosport.
TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS
The Carncastle tithe applotment book of 1834 (PRONI FIN 5A/66) includes John Dale, listed with 4 acres, 3 roods and 7 perches in the townland of Droagh, and ``Widow'' Dale listed for 47 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches in Ballyrudder.
Only fragments of the 1851 Census of Ireland survived the 1922 Dublin fire. Fortunately some of these fragments are from areas of interest in County Antrim. Listed below are records of Dale families from the 1851 Census. Locations are identified by county, barony, parish and townland in that order. Included are all those present in the house on the night of the census; also listed after A: are those absent from the household and after D: those who died during the preceding ten years.
Name: Age: Position: Status, Trade: Birth Liter -place: -acy Townland of Drains, parish of Grange of Killyglen: [Just south of Carncastle on the coast] John Dale 51 Head House carpenter, married 1827 RW Margaret Dale 42 Wife RW Martha Dale 13 Daughter RO Joseph Dale 10 Son Thomas Dale 4 Son Samuel Dale 2 Son A:Elizabeth Dale 22 Daughter In America A:John Dale 20 Son Carpenter in America A:William Dale 17 Son Carpenter - in Scotland(?) D:James Dale 23 Carpenter, died of decline, 1848 D:Thomas Dale 1 Died 1842, scalded D:James Dale 84 Wheelwright, died of old age, 1847 Townland of Drains, parish of Grange of Killyglen: Thomas Calwell 45 Head Unmarried farmer RW Peggy McAuley 32 Servant House servant Mary Dale 6 Visitor Not at school Co.Ant RO Eliza Calwell 46 Sister Unmarried RW D:Jane Calwell 83 Mother Died of old age, spring 1850. Townland of Ballytober, parish of Carncastle: John Martin 64 Head Labourer, widower, m.1773 RW Mary Martin 44 Daughter Unmarried RO Bobby(?) Martin 34 Son Unmarried labourer RO Rachel Martin 28 Daughter Unmarried sewer RO Robert Littleton 15 Grandson RO Joseph McAlister 10 Grandson Eliza Dale 7 Granddaughter Mary White 2 Granddaughter A:Margaret Martin 30 Daughter In service in Co.Antrim A:James Martin 19 Son Labourer in America D:John Martin 12 Son Died of intoxication, 1845 Townland of Ballyclan, parish of Killead: Sarah Martin 40 HD Widow, m.1832, spinning and knitting Co.Ant R Mary Martin 15 DA Unmarried, flowering muslin Co.Ant R John Martin 6 SO Unmarried Co.Ant A: Rachel Martin 13 DA Servant in Antrim D: James Martin 40 HU Ploughman, died of consumption, Summer 1842 D: Sarah Ann Martin 1 DA Died in Summer 1843 D: Sarah McBurney 80 MO Died of old age, Winter 1850 In the house of James Shaw, farmer of Ballygally, parish of Carncastle: D:James Dale 21 Servant Carpenter, died of decline, spring 1844 In the house of Patrick Duncan, townland of Carnfunnock, p. of Carncastle: [Just south of Carncastle near Drains Bay] John Dale 21 Servant Unmarried ploughman Townland of Ballyruther, parish of Carncastle: [Just north of Carncastle] Jane Dale 70 Head Farmer, widow, m.1811 RW Joseph Dale 33 Son Unmarried farmer RW Elizabeth Dale 36 Daughter Unmarried RW Margaret Dale 34 Daughter Unmarried RW James Campbell 23 Servant Unmarried farmworker RW Edward McAllister 18 Servant Unmarried farmworker RW Arthur Alexander 60 Brother Unmarried cooper RW Martha Patterson 9 Relative At Mrs Blair's school RW D:Jane Alexander 73 Sister Died of consumption, spring 1843 Townland of Droagh, parish of Carncastle: [Just south of Carncastle near Drains Bay] Margaret (or Mary) Dale 53 Head Farmer, widow, m.1826 RO Abraham (or James) Dale 20 Son Unmarried labourer RW Jane Dale 18 Daughter Unmarried RW Daniel Dale 15 Son Mr.Robinson's school RW John Dick 8 Nephew Not at school A:Mary Dale 24 Daughter House servant in Co.Ant D:Mary Johnston 56 Visitor Died of infirmity, spring 1846 D:Robert Dale 19 Son Died of bleeding at the nose, 1847 Townland of Ballykeel, parish of Kilwaughter: In the house of Martha McKibbon, a 53-year-old farmer and grocer: Susan Dale 20 Servant Unmarried Co.Ant RO Townland of Ballygally, parish of Carncastle: Robert Magill 83 HD Widower Co.Ant RW (in the literacy column Irish is deleted and English written above it) Mary Magill 53 DA Married in 1827 Co.Ant NR John Dale 45 SL Labourer, married 1827 Co.Ant NR Robert Dale 17 SO of John Co.Ant NR Rosemary Dale 11 DA of John Co.Ant NR D:James Dale 1 SO of John Died of inflammation, summer 1842 D:Rose Magill 77 Wife Died spring 1849 Townland of Blackcave North, parish of Larne: William Dale 41 Head Farmer, married in 1837 Isabella Dale 50 Wife Married in 1837 William J. Dale 11 Son plus 5 servants. Townland of Curran and Drumalis, parish of Larne: In the house of James Walker, 36: Martha Dale 24 Servant Townland of Ballykeel, parish of Kilwaughter: In the household of Matthew McKibbon: Susan Dale 20 SE Unmarried house servant Co.Ant R Townland of Ballynageeragh, parish of Killead: Margaret Dale 50 HD Unmarried, knitting stockings Co.Arm Anne Dale 41 SI Unmarried, knittings stockings Co.Arm R A: Richard McCorry 26 SO Soldier, 38th Regiment, in N. America A: Elizabeth Falloon 20 DA In service in Antrim Maxwell's Lane, Larne, County Antrim: In the house of Thomas and Mary Malcolmson, 35: Mary Lough 56 Mother-in-law Widow, m.1820. Townland of Drains, parish of Grange of Killyglen: Sarah Lough 60 HD Unmarried, spins flax Co.Ant R Margaret Kershaw 24 Married 1848, dressmaker Co.Ant R Mary Kershaw 2 GD Unmarried Co.A D: John Bradshaw 78 CO Wheelwright, died of old age, Spring 1848 D: Jane Bradshaw 90+ CO Died of old age, Autumn 1846
The Griffith Valuation (circa 1860) contains the following references to Dale holdings in the Antrim coast area (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and the values are given in pounds.shillings.pence):
Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House (a/r/p) value: value: Parish of Carncastle, Townland of Ballygalley, from William Agnew: Mary Dale Land (22) 9/1/12 10.15.0 Parish of Carncastle, Townland of Ballytober, from John Owens: Margaret Dale Hs.,off.,land (6) 19/1/5 18.0.0 2.0.0 Parish of Carncastle, Townland of Saint Cunning, from Sir Edward Coey: Joseph Dale Hs.,off.,land (3) 22/1/15 27.15.0 2.5.0 Parish of Carncastle, Townland of Ballyruther, from Elizabeth B. Higgins: Joseph Dale Land (1) 45/0/15 42.10.0 From William Agnew: Joseph Dale Hs.,off.,land (3a) 54/3/20 54.0.0 4.0.0 From Joseph Dale: James Robinson Hs.,gar. (3b) 0/0/25 0.5.0 0.10.0 James Campbell Hs.,gar. (3c) 0/2/20 0.10.0 0.10.0 Parish of Grange of Killyglen, Townland of Drains, from Oliver Bond: Thomas Caldwell Hs.,off.,land (2a) 81/2/0 92.10.0 4.0.0 Thomas Caldwell Land (3) 19/3/30 22.5.0 From Thomas Caldwell: Margaret McNeill Hs.,land (3) 3/1/20 4.15.0 John McConnell Hs.,gar. (3) 0/0/15 0.15.0 Parish of Grange of Killyglen, Townland of Drains, from Oliver Bond: Margaret Dale Hs.,off.,land (1a) 5/0/5 5.5.0 0.15.0 Margaret Dale Land (6) 5/3/3 6.0.0 From Margaret Dale: John M'Hannan House (1b) - - 0.15.0 Robert Keane Hs.,gar. (1c) 0/0/10 0.3.0 0.17.0 William Coen Hs.,sm.gar. (1d) - - 0.15.0 Parish of Larne, Townland of Curran and Drumaliss, from James Agnew: William Dale Hs.,gar. (11d) 0/0/30 0.10.0 4.0.0
1841 CENSUS OF SCOTLAND
The 1841 Census of Scotland contains the following entry using the same abbreviations as the other censuses:
Crosshill Street, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland: Hugh Dale HD 50 Cotton hand loom weaver MA Ireland Mary Dale WI 50 MA Andrew Dale SO 14 UM Jane Dale DA 10 UM Moses and Mary Reid and family Old Luce, Wigtownshire: John Dale HD 45 Hand loom weaver MA Ireland Jean Milroy WI MA Jannet Dale DA 20 UM John Dale SO 13 UM Jannet Hawthorn 3 UM Thomas Milroy 25 Portland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland: John Dale HD 35 House painter MA Ireland Mary Lord WI 30 MA Thomas Dale SO 6 UM John Dale SO 4 UM Helen Dale DA 1 UM Note: Mary Lord, aged 55, died in 1862 in Glasgow
1881 CENSUS OF SCOTLAND
The 1881 Census of Scotland contains the following entry using the same abbreviations as the other censuses:
Lynn Street, Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland: William Dale HD 52 MA Ireland Ann Dale WI 49 MA Ireland James Dale SO 18 UM Dalry William Dale SO 16 UM Dalry Annie Dale DA 6 UM Dalry
CENSUS OF 1901
The 1901 Census contains the following references to Dale families living in the Carncastle area. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, GM = grandmother, SE = servant, BO = boarder, CoA = County Antrim.
Townland of Ballygally, parish of Carncastle: Rose Mary Dale 55 HD Pres Co.Antrim Dressmaker RW UM Martha Dale Butler 74 SI Pres Co.Antrim - RW WI Townland of Ballyruther, parish of Carncastle: Jane Dale 85 GM Pres Co.Antrim - RW WI John Dale 40 SO Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW MA Lizzie Dale 42 DL Pres Co.Antrim - RW MA Martha Dale 17 GD Pres Co.Antrim Scholar RW UM John Dale 9 GS Pres Co.Antrim Farmer's son RW UM Jane Dale 6 GD Pres Co.Antrim - NR UM Townland of Drains, parish of Grange of Killyglen: Ann Dale 58 HD Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW WI Annie Dale 16 DA Pres Co.Antrim Scholar RW UM Residents of a house 9 in Ballyruther (Cairncastle, Antrim): Lizzie Dale 42 DL Pres Co.Antrim RW MA Martha Esler 17 GD Pres Co.Antrim Scholar RW UM Jane Dale 6 GD Pres Co.Antrim NR UM Jane Dale 85 GM Pres Co.Antrim RW WI John Dale 9 GS Pres Co.Antrim Farmers Son RW UM John Dale 40 SO Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW MA Residents of a house 6 in Ballyhacket (Cairncastle, Antrim): Henry Shaw 72 BR Pres Co.Antrim None RW UM Imbecile Mary Dale 55 CO Pres Co.Antrim House Keeper RW UM Thomas Shaw 80 HD Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW WI Daniel Crawford 19 SE CofE Co.Antrim Farm Servant RW UM Rosa Hunter 40 SE Pres Co.Antrim General Servant RW UM William White 21 SE Unit Co.Antrim Farm Servant RW UM Residents of a house 20 in Bay Road (Larne, Antrim): Samuel Carson 46 BL Pres Co.Antrim Clerk Unemployed RW UM Wm John Dale 61 HD Pres Co.Antrim Retired Farmer RW MA Isabella Carson 84 ML Pres Co.Antrim RW WI Annie Dale 56 WI Pres Co.Antrim RW MA
CENSUS OF 1911
The 1911 Census contains the following references to Dale families:
Residents of a house 31 in Bay Road (Larne, Antrim): Wm John Dale 71 HD Pres Co.Antrim Retired Farmer RW MA 47yrs Annie Dale 66 WI Pres Co.Antrim RW MA 47yrs Residents of a house 43 in Glenarm Road (Larne, Antrim): Elsie Alexander 28 Pres Co.Down House Keeper RW UM Florence Alexander 18 Pres Co.Down Student RW UM Annie Rigby 19 CofE Co.Down Teacher RW UM Alice Stewart 17 Pres Co.Donegal Pupil RW UM Lily Stewart 14 Pres Co.Donegal Pupil RW UM Jane Dale 15 Pres Co.Antrim Pupil RW UM Elsie Johnston 15 CofE Co.Cavan Pupil RW UM Adeline Baird 16 Pres Co.Derry Pupil RW UM Mary McKelvey 14 Pres Co.Down Pupil RW UM Mary Sherrard 19 Cong Co.Antrim Student RW UM Residents of a house 10 in Roddens Road (Larne, Antrim): Mary Dale 67 HD Pres Co.Antrim RW UM Residents of a house 3 in Saint Cunning (Carncastle, Antrim): John Dale 51 HD Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW WI Residents of a house 19 in Drains (Carncastle, Antrim): Anne Dale 69 HD Pres Co.Antrim Farmer RW WI Annie Dale 26 DA Pres Co.Antrim RW UM Residents of a house 1 in Ballyhackett (Carncastle, Antrim): Annie Shaw 44 HD Pres Co.Antrim RW MA 22yrs Louisa Dale 31 SI Pres Co.Antrim RW UM Annie Houston 32 VI Pres Co.Antrim RW UM Residents of a house 9 in Ballylig (Longmore, Antrim): Elizabeth Dale 60 HD Pres Co.Antrim NR UM Residents of a house 44.2 in Green Street (Carrickfergus Urban, Antrim): Joseph Dale 80 HD Pres Co.Antrim Pensioner RW WI marr. 59yrs Thomas Dale 48 SO Pres Co.Antrim Miner Salt RW UM Wilhelmina Dale 29 GD Pres Co.Antrim Dress Maker RW UM Residents of a house 199 in North East Division (Eden, Antrim): Joseph Dale 45 HD Pres Co.Antrim Flax Dresser RW MA Maria Dale 44 WI Pres Co.Antrim RW MA 16yrs Samuel Dale 14 SO Pres Co.Antrim Scholar RW UM
OBITUARIES IN THE LARNE TIMES
Feb.14, 1920: The death of Wm. John Dale of Bay Road, Larne Harbour, removes from our midst one of the best known residents of our town. Mr. Dale was in his 82nd year but for the past two years had been laid aside by illness, during which he was attended by his daughters, Mrs. Shaw and Miss Louisa Dale. He is also survived by an only son in Australia and a daughter, married and resident in Canada. He was the only son of Mr. Wm. Dale who carried on a large business at No.2 Main St., and, after spending some years at Inver Mills, he joined his father and succeeded him in business. His wife who was a daughter of the late Wm. Carson of Larne, predeceased him a few years ago. Mr. Dale was a member of Gardenmore Presbyterian Church and also a member of Larne Poor's Coal Fund.
Dec.10, 1949: At Te Awamuto John Dale (aged 91 years) late of Milltown, Ballyrudder, Carncastle.
The first part of this section is a listing of some of the Dale entries in the index of the registered deaths. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted and details included in the second part of this section.
1st Name [Age] Surname Area Year Ref. Ch. Thomas  Dale Larne 1866 1/501 Isabella  Dale Larne 1871 16/449 Mary  Dale Larne 1874 16/497 Joseph  Dale Larne 1876 16/407 Thomas  Dale Larne 1877 11/384
EMIGRATION AND TRANSPORTATION
Tickets of Leave:
- James Dale who was transported to New South Wales in 1831 aboard the "Georgiana" is granted ? on Oct.23, 1838.
- James Dale, alias Pitts, who was transported to New South Wales in 1833 aboard the "Neva" is granted a ticket of leave in the district of Bathurst on Apr.27, 1849.
- John Dale, a labourer from Cork, who was transported to New South Wales in 1826 aboard the "Boyne" is granted a ticket of leave in the district of Airds on Jul.29, 1833.
- John Dale who was transported to New South Wales in 1815 aboard the "Marquis of Wellington" is granted a ticket of leave on Jun.20, 1828.
- Mary Dale, the wife of John, who was transported to New South Wales in 1825 aboard the "Midas" is granted a ticket of leave in Sydney on Jan.13, 1832.
- James Dale who was transported to New South Wales in 1836 aboard the "Recovery" is granted a ticket of leave in the district of Illawara in 1842.
- A Protestant family consisting of William Dale, 40, Eliza Dale, 38, and John Dale, 5, left the parish of Bovevagh for Drumadreen, New York, in 1833-34.
- Annie Dale, a 29-year-old married woman from Antrim, arrived in New York on Sep.13, 1908, aboard the ``Caledonia'' from Londonderry. With her children Annie aged 3 and Jeanie aged 6, she is going to join her husband Robert Dale, 521 W. 23rd Street, NY. Robert Patterson of Ballygarvey, Ballymena is a relative.
- David Dale, a single man and pharmacist from Belfast and a US Citizen, arrived in New York on Aug.1, 1900, aboard the ``Oceanic'' from Liverpool. Also:
- David Dale, a 34-year-old single man and chemist born in Kinbelly(?), Antrim, and a US Citizen, arrived in New York on Nov.8, 1907, aboard the ``Lusitania'' from Queenstown, Ireland. He is returning to 3401 Wharton Street, Philadelphia. Robt.? David Dale of Kinbelly, Antrim, is a relative.
SOME AMERICAN GENEALOGIES
Family of Hugh Dale:
Hugh Dale married Catherine Clanton. Their daughter, Martha Hand Dale, married William Carter Sansom. Their daughter, Clara Sansom, married a man named Mabry.
Dale family from Ireland:
Before 1760 three brothers, emigrated from County Antrim, Ireland, to America:
- John Dale settled in County Orange, New York.
- Alexander Dale went west.
- William Dale went to Long Cane, South Carolina. He had a son:
- ? Dale who had sons:
- James Dale went to Indiana.
- Andrew Dale went to Indiana.
- William Dale moved to Wilcox County, Alabama (7 miles from Oak Hill) in 1831 and married Mary James. They had 8 sons and 2 daughters. Five of his sons fought in the Civil War. William died in 1875, aged 68, when a tree fell on him. Mary lived until 1895.
- James Dale died from exposure in the Civil War.
- Andrew Dale was a color bearer in 17 battles of the Civil War. His daughter, Ivy J. Dale, born about 1870, lived in Oak Hill, Alabama, and, in 1935, authored the letter that yielded this genealogy. Andrew had 4 sons and seven daughters.
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- John Dale died in 1935 aged 92.
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Last updated 9/9/99.
Christopher E. Brennen