His life and books
Frank Thomas Dale was born on 26 March 1863, the son of Thomas Dale 1821-1890 of Lea Hall and his wife nee Ann Wright 1824-1910. Lea Hall is a tiny parish consisting of only three farms situated between Bradbourne and Tissington.
He was a party to the Hanson Mount Agreement in 1911, as one of the surviving heirs of his mother's aunt Catherine Gould 1809-1910. He had a sister Annie Dale (born on 25 March 1856) but she was evidently dead at that date.