There are other sources in the below data that will tell us about how they think the Irish Dalton line started.These sources are probably where our own Dalton researchers have always quoted as “Dalton Family tradition” Also be aware that there is a few duplications of the story of Sir Walter de D’Aliton and how he came to Ireland.The following have been the chief families since the English invasion in Kilkenny, King's, and Queen's Counties.
In 1171, Henry II went to Ireland attended by Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, Hugh de Lacy, Humphrey de Boham and other Lords and Barons, including D’Aliton and D’Isney.
As a result Henry himself went with five hundred knights and four thousand horse and foot soldiers, and landed at Waterford. When Henry left, the Irish began to wake up to what they had done and slowly began to rise up against the enemy.
Now more familiar with the Norman discipline and equipment the Irish princes set strategy against skill and discovered that the Normans were not omnipotent.
Under a early “grant of dignity” as a Baron from Hugh de Lacy, Dalton and his descendants adopted and still retain the fleur de lis on their armorials, as in the right of the daughter of King Louis.
Edward Lysagh, formerly chief Herald of Ireland, describes the coat of arms as “azure, a lion rampard, guardant, argant, charged on the shoulder with a cresent sable, between five fleur de lis. He received approval from the newly elected English Pope, Nicholas Breakspeare, Adrian the Fourth, on the grounds that morals in Ireland had become corrupt, and religion almost extinct, and his purpose was to bring the barbarous nation within the fold of the faith and under church discipline.
Dalton researchers tells us he was with the Earl of Strongbow when he invaded Ireland.