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Dalton, Michael, d.1648? (legal writer)



  • Existence: d.1648?


Michael Dalton (d. 1648?), legal writer, was the son of Thomas Dalton of Hildersham, Cambridgeshire. He lived at West Wratting in Cambridgeshire, and served as J.P. for the county, as well as commissioner of sequestrations (1648). His writings included The countrey justice (1618) and Officium vicecomitum, or the office and authoritie of sheriffs (1623).

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Breviary on the State of the Roman Church

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6325
Scope and Contents

Michael Dalton, 'Breviary on the state of the Roman Church', an unprinted fifth-monarchist tract describing events from the foundation of Christianity to the 'discovery of anti-christ' in the 16th century, 88 folios: (fo. 2) title page; (fo. 3) text, beginning 'The 4th Monarchy (videlicet of the Romans)', and ending 'have the first place,&voyce etc.'; (fo. 86v) index; (fo. 88) list of papal schisms.

Dates: 1634
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