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Manuel DaFonte, Richard Dafter, Matthew Daglish, Shadrack Dainty, John Dalcam,
Albert Dale, John Dale, John Dalley, Henry Dally, Thomas Dally,


Manuel Da Fonte

See web site daFonte to find Mancel daFonte arrived in Melbourne on Dec. 15th 1853 on board the Leila (a whaling ship). The crew deserted the ship for the goldfields. Sometime in 1857-58 Manoel met Grace Watts who came out to Australia with her mother in Sep, 1857 on the Hornet. Official records say that Grace Watts was 21 years when she married Manoel (31) on March 14th, 1858 at the Wesleyan Church, White Hills, a settlement near Maryborough, Victoria.
Manoel/Manuel DaFonte 1827 - 1898 #12827E aged 71, wed 1858 #1079 to Grace Watts 1836 - 17 June 1888 aged 52, and lived at Amhurst, Adelaide Lead from c1860 to 1868 then moved to settle at Maryborough.
Grace's death is indexed as Grace Da Foute, 1888 #6452 aged 52, dau of Hannah Bennett and Robert Watts, died at Waruk.
Manuel DaFonte from Portugal wed 1892 #6772 to Ellen Forbes
10 Children 1. Mary Hannah Da fonte 1859 #9175 - father indexed as Maurel
2. Manuel Robert Defonte 1867 #9283R - 1868 #8992 born at Adelaide Lead, lived 1 year, birth indexed as De Font
3. Emanuel De fonte 1869 #16782 - 1913 aged 63, index lists Grace's surname as Watson
4. John Dafonte 1871 #3616
5. Grace De fonte 1872 #17443
6. Joaquim Richard Francisco Da fonte 1874 #17044
7. Albert Dafonte 1875 #23987
8. Vivian Da fonte 1877 #3795 - 1877 #2098 lived 9 days
9. Mathew Alexander Da fonte 1878 #17367
10. Claude Malvin Da fonte 1880 #10102
1. Mary Hannah De Fonte 1859 #9175 wed 1881 #1868 to George Smith and had 13 children
3. Emanuel De fonte 1869 #16782 - 1913 aged 63, wed 1899 #3365 to Adeline Sutherland 1875 #10280 dau of Annie Hudson and John Sutherland
4. John Dafonte 1871 #3616 wed 1899 #1001 to Jannett Ann Rae 1879 #122 - 1966 #19701 aged 87, dau of Janet Armstrong and William Rae
1 Child 1. Ronald John Watt Dafonte 1911 - 1983 #15642 aged 72
5. Grace De fonte 1872 #17443 wed 1901 #83R to Joseph Romey 1876 #4642 - 1926 son of Margaret Wade 1836 - 1914 wed 1859 #3236 to Guilio/Julius Rumi/Romey 1819 - 1891
3 Children 1. Stanley Joseph Romey 1902 - 1979 #23760 aged 77
2. Reginald Claude Romey 1905 - 1976 #3231 aged 70
3. Lindsay Julian Romey 1910 - 1968 #4150 aged 57
6. Joaquim Richard Francisco Da fonte 1874 #17044 - 1918 aged 44, wed Jane Douglas 1878 #23983 - 1925 #14264 aged 47, dau John Douglas and Elizabeth Moore
10. Claude Malvin Da fonte 1880 #10102 wed Margaret Ross 1923 #5121 aged 45,
1 Child 1. Donald Ross Emma Da Fonte 1821 - 1965 #2104 aged 44

Richard Dafter

Richard Dafter 1775 - 1865 #8084 aged 90 son of Esther and John Dafter, wed 23 Jan 1794 to Ann Fry at Cricklade, Wiltshire, England,
Daughter Ellen Dafter was christened at Twerton, Somerset, England, 12 Jan 1840
Richard Dafter 59, came Dec 1851 on the Stebonheath with Hannah Dafter nee Fry 49, Louisa Dafter 27, Martha Dafter 25, Richard Dafter 25, Austin Dafter 19, Miram Dafter 17, Thomas Dafter 15, Ellen Dafter 12 and James Dafter 11,
The Stebonheath, left Plymouth 9 Sep. 1851; arr. Melbourne 16 Dec. 1851; dep. Melbourne 31 Mar or 21 Apr 1852; arr. London 6 Aug. 1852 Irish Immigration records from Clare County lists 23 who came on this voyage, which arrived at Hobson's Bay 16 December 1851 .
Recorded in The Argus, Weds 17 Dec 1851, Page 2, as December 16.—Stebonheath, ship, 1013 tons. John Sargent, commander, from London via Plymouth, September 9th. Passengers (cabin) — Miss Webster, Miss Style, E. Westby, Esq., Dr. J. Kidd, lady, and family, and 334 Government emigrants in the steerage. O Browne & Co, Agents. Online Indexes for Assisted immgrants gives a list of 496 names for the Steboneath (some are repeats - there are 17 entries for Dafter, because several lists have been combined).
The Stebonheath - This fine ship, commanded by Captain Sargent, arrived yesterday, after a passage of ninety-six days from Plymouth. She brings out in all 334 Government emigrants, principally Irish and Scotch, who appear to be all in a clean, and healthy condition, under the medical superintendence of Dr Kidd. On the voyage, four adults and four children died, principally from bowel complaints and low fever. As is usual, whilst the present unnecessarily obstructive emigration rules are in force, our reporter was furnishcd with the above particulars, manifest, etc, by tho kindness of Robert McKay, Esq, the Health officer at Williams Town
8 Children 1. Louisa Jane Dafter c1822
2. Richard Dafter 1829 - 1854 #4094 aged 25, born at Bath
3. Martha Dafter 1831 - 1897 #3761 aged 66
4. Osten Stephen Dafter c1831
5. Maude Miriam Dafter c1832 wed 1884 #3493 to Thomas Bartlett Gilpin from County Armagh
6. Thomas Dafter c1835
7. Ellen Dafter christened at Twerton, Somerset, England, 12 Jan 1840 - 1878 #7714 aged 37
8. James Dafter c1842
1. Louisa Jane Dafter c1822 wed 1852 #31633 to John Bates at Church of England, St Stephens, Richmond
2 Children 1. Ellen Miriam Bates 1855 - 1937 #4347 aged 82
2. Richard John Bates 1858 #16128 - 1929 #6638 aged 71
3. Martha Dafter 1831 - 1897 #3761 aged 66 wed 1852 #29683 to George Wyatt at Church of England St Peters, Melbourne
3 Children 1. Hannah Martha Wyatt 1855 #11829 - 1925 #5078 aged 69,
2. Lillian Wyatt 1860 - 1942 #24352 wed Egan
3. Lilla Wyatt 1864 - 1866 #9873 lived 2 years
1. Hannah Martha Wyatt 1855 #11829 - 1925 #5078 aged 69, wed as third wife, 1879 #4061 to Robert Coles Chambers
Robert Coles Chambers 1857 - 1924 #5224 aged 67, son of Maria Turner and Robert Coles Chambers, wed 1860 #4276 to Mahala Jacobs, lived at Mooroopna, and she left him
Robert Coles Chambers wed 1865 #4285 to Ann Campbell, lived at Echuca, and she left him
Robert Coles Chambers wed 1879 #4061 to Hannah Martha Wyatt, lived at Echuca then Tarrawonga
Child of Mahala 1. Mahala Jacobs Chambers 1863 #16261 - 1863 #8992 lived 8 months
2 Children
of Ann
2. Isabella Chambers 1867 #1952 - 1867 #1590 lived 2 months
3. Mary Ann Chambers 1868 #8983 - 1883 #10913 lived 15 years
4 Children
of Hannah
4. Maria Martha Chambers 1881 #2272
5. Ethel May Chambers 1882 #26761
6. Maud Marian Chambers 1884 #6591 - 1938 #15727 aged 56, wed Robertson
7. Robert William Chambers 1885 #29971 - 1887 #16053 lived 2 years
4. Osten Stephen Dafter wed c1856 to Maria Toomay and lived at Woodend
6 Children 1. Ann Dafter 1857 - 1878 #2944 lived 21 years
2. Myrom Dafter 1860 #5467
3. William Dafter 1864 #5966
4. Osten Richard Dafter 1867 #5548
5. Thomas Dafter 1868 #20504
6. Agnes Dafter 1872 #6382
4. Osten Richard Dafter 1867 #5548 wed 1892 #7282 to Ellen Singleton and lived at Rushworth
1 Child 1. Maud Frances Dafter 1894 #6715
5. Thomas Dafter 1868 #20504 wed 1893 #4170 to Catherine Singleton and lived at Murchison then Rushworth
2 Children 1. Leslie Nathan Dafter 1893 #33896
2. Norman Clement Hy Dafter 1895 #15680
Hannah Drafter wed 1885 #4366 to John Cochrane 1857 #14250 and lived at South Yarra, 9 Children
7. Ellen Dafter c1838 - 1878 #7714 aged 37, wed 1866 #297 to Joseph Braikesley/Bracksley from Launceston, and lived at Linton then Barry's Reef
4 Children 1. Alice Ann Bracksley 1867 #6865
2. Arthur Bracksley 1873 #10326
3. Ellen Bracksley 1875 #14000 - 1898 #9752 aged 22 wed Gleghorn
4. Miram Bracksley 1878 #13430 - 1879 #305 lived 6 months
8. James Dafter wed 1894 #203 to Sarah Mckenzie and lived at Woodend
3 Children 1. Jas Dafter 1895 #8200
2. Wm Eric Dafter 1896 #23067
3. Sarah Jane Dafter 1899 #14769

Matthew Daglish

Marriages Dec 1851 - Matthew Story Daglish and Mary Chalmers in Easington Vol 24 page 137. The district Easington is in the county of Co. Durham
Matthew Storey Daglish 1828 - 1867 #9671 aged 39 son of Elizabeth and James Dalglish, came from Durham c1856 with Mary Chambers
9 Children 1. James Daglish 1852 - 1864 #5289 aged 12 years
2. Margaret Daglish 1854
3. Mary Daglish 1857 #10373
4. Elizth Daglish 1859 #7265 - 1898 #10778 aged 28 at Bworth L A
5. Thomas Daglish 1861 #2303
6. Mathew Clark Daglish 1862 - 1935
7. Robert Daglish 1864 #13024
8. Ann Daglish 1866 #6396
9. James Storey Daglish 1868 #14183 - 1869 #368 lived 8 months
2. Margaret Daglish 1854 wed 1876 to John Exon, 4 Children
3. Mary Daglish 1857 #10373 wed 1881 #4866 to Frederick Marshall Corke, 4 Children
4. Elizabeth Daglish wed 1883 #389 to Thomas Robert Skerry 1860 #13949 son of Elizabeth Mayes and James Skerry
5. Thomas Daglish 1861 #2303 wed 1894 #4035 to Beatrice Melbourne Albert Keat 1870 - 1928 #5204 aged 58, from Cornwall, no chn listed
6. Mathew Clark Daglish 1862 - 1935, wed 1893 #4086 to Malinda Keat 1869
6. Robert Daglish 1864 #13024 wed 1886 #3567V to Alice Sophia Smith
Robert Daglish wed c1894 to Teresa Mary/Cecelia Blanchfield and lived at Newport
5 Children 1. Robt Peirce Daglish 1895 #27591 - 1895 #10960 lived 14 days
2. Teresa Cecilia Daglish 1897 #5962
3. Robt Pierce Daglish 1898 #14165
4. Richd Chas Daglish 1900 #13258 - 1901 #3130 lived 1 month
5. Chas Richd Daglish 1901 #28938 - 1901 #3130 lived 1 day
7. Ann Daglish 1866 #6396 wed 1892 #2483 to James Eddy 1865 #21670 son of Mary Jane Eddy and Jacob Eddy from Cornwall, born in Daylesford, lived at Chiltern
5 children 1. Mat Alfred Eddy 1893 #30304
2. Eva May Eddy 1895 #10895
3. Alice Eddy 1897 #2208
4. Violet Emily Eddy 1899 #2014
5. Hy Clarance Eddy 1901 #25822

Shadrack Dainty

Shadrack Dainty born c1821 in England, Death: 1885 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
wed 15 May 1854 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Mary Black aged 23 (he was 31)
3 children 1. Mary Ann Dainty 1856
2. Martha Dainty 1858
3. Shadrack Dainty c1860
1. Mary Anne Dainty wed c1877 James Brown, born on 4 March 1838 at Launceston.
3. Shadrack Dainty both aged 24 wed 07 Jan 1885 to Georgina Moore at Chalmers Free Presbyterian, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
2 children 1. Shadrack Richard Emm Dainty 1885 lived 1 year
2. Rosina May Dainty 16 Aug 1887

From on Fri, 31 Jan 2003
I have located Georgina Moore in NSW (with her daughter Rosina May) in early 1900's, with another partner, a Joseph Wilmott.
Rosina May was married on 31 October 1903 at Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle, as Rosanna May Dainty Wilmott, and Tasmanian Pioneers Index has Shadrack Richard Emm Dainty dead at age 1, in 1887.
No further record of the father, Shadrack (#2).

John Dalcam

See the FirstFamilies2001 pages for John Dalcam, and Fred Stock who wed Louisa Dalcam,
John was the sixth child of Nathaniel Dacam(D'alcame), a Seaman and Ann Hamon of St. Helier of Jersey Island. The name Dalcam seemed to be an Anglisation of the French D'Alcame.
John's siblings were Anne, Jane, Francis, William, Marie, George and Charles, all Baptised in St Helier.

Mary Journeaux was baptised in St Clements and was the third child of Francois Journeaux of Grouville and his wife Mary Clement of St Clement.
Mary's siblings were Jean(John), Francois, Rachel, Ester and Elizabeth.

The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Thursday 2 August 1855, Page 3, list of letters awaiting collection, Number 167 is for John Dalcam.
John, a Seaman was in Victoria 1855, and brother Francais, a Master Rigger were in Australia in 1857 to meet his wife.
Mary Dalcam, wife of John Dalcam, aged 38 came Oct 1857 on the Blackwall with Amelia Dalcam aged 34 and Thomas Dalcam aged 4 (wife and son of Francais Dalcam)
Mary Ann Dalcam aged 13 and Louisa Dalcam aged 9 came Jun 1861 on the Anglesey
John Dalcam, and his two brothers, Francais and Charles are listed in the first rate book of Waranga in 1863
On the 16th of April, 1892, at his late residence, Whroo, John, the beloved husband of Mary Dalcam and dearly-loved father of Mrs. A. Johnstone of Adelaide, Mrs. F. Stock and Mrs. J. Brasher, both of Whroo. Aged 71 years and 6 months. Inserted by his sorrowing wife and loving daughters, Mary Ann and Esther. Source Friday, May 13th, 1892 -- Page 2 Rushworth Chronicle
5 children 1. Maryanne Dalcam c1847
2. Louisa Elizabeth Dalcam 01 Aug 1851 at Jersey Island,
3. Amelia Jane Dalcam 1858 born in Whroo, Victoria, Australia,
4. John Charles Dalcam was born at Whroo in May of 1859 but had died in March of 1860
5. Esther De Lile Jane Dalcam 1864 #18961
1. Maryanne Dalcam wed 1865 #3667 to Adam Johnston(e) and shifted to Goolwa S.A.
2. Louisa Elizabeth Dalcam 01 Aug 1851 at Jersey Island, wed 1868 #2195 to Frederick James Stock from Essex, a miner at Whroo. After his death in 1896 she wed John Deal Moulton and moved to W.A.
3. Amelia Jane Dalcam 1858 born in Whroo, Victoria, wed 1877 #3599 to George Francis Hodge 1855 #11726 - 8 Dec 1891 aged 36, 10 chn
5. Esther De Lile Jane Dalcam 1864 #18961 dau of Mary Journeaux and John Dalcam, wed 1882 #941 to Lawrence Northausen whose death is indexed as Lawrence Northansen died 1886 #2796 aged 27 years, at Murchison, son of Elizth Nixon and Fred North, 2 chn
5. Esther Jane De Lile Dalcam was the widow of Lawrence Northausen, with 2 daughters, when she wed 1887 #7244 to James Brasher

Albert Dale

Albert Augustus Dale came c1867 with Mary Anne Williams, and lived at Wangaratta
8 Children 1. William John Albert Henry Dale 1868 #13284
2. Albert Augustus Dale 1870 #12392 - 1942 #13186 aged 72
3. Salome Ann Dale 1872 #6135
4. Herbert Baxter Dale 1874 #12791
5. Henry Samuel Dale 1876 #19932
6. Lilly Maud Dale 1880 #25800
7. Amelia Mary Dale 1883 #13193 - 1969 #7770 aged 85, wed Brien
8. Mary Ann Dale 1885 #29536 lived 18 days
2. Albert Augustus Dale 1870 #12392 - 1942 #13186 aged 72, wed 1897 #403 to Isabella Margaret Rodda 1875 #18432 and lived at Wangaratta
8 Children 1. Cecil Belmont Dale 1898 #29812
2. Durward Albt Dale 1901 #7290
3. Fredk Arnold Dale 1903 #6856
4. Hy Saml Dale 1905 #14268
5. Leslie Burton Dale 1909 #15106 lived 2 years
6. Leonard Herbt Dale 1911 #15831
7. Clifford Rodda Dale 1915 #26185
8. Allen Eric Dale 1918 #7361
3. Salome Ann Dale wed 1891 #1448 to Wm Alex Morrison and lived at Wangaratta
4 Children 1. Alice Levina Morrison 1892 #8692
2. Wm Alex Vic Morrison 1894 #25026
3. Ctina May Morrison 1895 #33395
4. Stanley Arnold Dale Morrison 1901 #23194

John Dale

John Dale wed 1854 #3583 to Athelinda Emmerson and lived at Melbourne, Buninyong, Ballarat
8 children 1. Rosa Dale 1855 #6553 - 1940 #20851 aged 85
2. Mary Ann Dale 1857 #5904
3. John Emmerson Dale 1858 #17216 - 1939 #15904 aged 80
4. Linda Dale 1860 #13891 - 1861 #4558 lived 8 months
5. William Staley Dale 1862 #1089
6. Archibald Dale 1864 #19847 7. Alfred Edward Dale 1868 #13958 - 1923 #163 aged 54
8. Emma Dale 1871 #13943 - 1872 #6185 lived 13 months
1. Rosa Dale wed 1878 #2760 to Edward Dingle from Cornwall and lived at Ballarat, 6 Children
3. Jno Emmerson Dale wed 1889 #3912 to Mary Ann Tout 1861 #15834 born at Moonambel
6. Archibald Dale 1864 #19847 wed 1890 #1161 to Jemima Mckissock and lived at Ballarat
8 Children 1. Jno Ramsay Dale 1891 #20339X1938
2. Robt Archd Dale 1892 #29443
3. Alfd Gregory Dale 1894 #17636
4. Athalinda Emmerson Dale 1896 #8522
5. Isabella Powell Dale 1896 #8523
6. Eliza Mary Dale 1897 #16413
7. Margt Muir Dale 1899 #24077
8. Wm Parker Dale 1901 #16296

Henry Dally

Marriages Dec 1857 - Henry Dally and Hannah Cheeseworth in Plymouth Vol 5b page 400. The district Plymouth is in the county of Devon
Henry Dally aged 33 came to Victoria Nov 1863 on the Essex which brought 403 passengers, and sent for his family who arrived Sep 1871 on the Western Empire which had 422 passengers, including Hannah Dally 34, WmH aged 11, Emma 10 and Mary 7.
Birth registrations reveal Hannah's surname was Cheeseworth and her husband was Henry. Search again and found his arrival. The family lived at Brunswick
5 children 1. William Henry Dally 1860
2. Emma Dally 1861
3. Mary Dally 1864
4. Eliza Dally 1872 #7489 lived 1 day
5. Lucy Maria Dally 1875 #7430 - 1878 #4338 lived 3 years
1. William Harry Dally born in England, wed 1885 #6915 to Ann Elizabeth Garbett 1867 #19838, and lived at Brunswick, then after 1890 at Ballarat
5 children 1. Wm Dally 1889 #9942 - 1889 #6297 lived 14 days
2. Hy Thos Dally 1890 #10177
3. Ethel May Dally 1891 #29630
4. Wm Fredk Dally 1898 #23848
5. Miriam Dollores Dally 1901 #8233
2. Emma Jane Dally 1860 - 1934 #7303 aged 73, born in Devonshire, wed 1881 #4706 to John Rule Brown and lived at Brunswick
4 children 1. John Henry Dally Brown 1884 #22626 - 1963 #14560 aged 78
2. Ernest Albert Brown 1887 #1076
3. Leslie Jas Brown 1891 #30572 - 1892 #13006 lived 1 year
4. Elsie Mary Brown 1894 #9624
3. Mary Dally 1864 - 1939 #1288 aged 75, born at Stonebridge Eng, wed 1893 #5692 to James Beaton born in Glasgow, lived at Ascot Vale
He is possibly James Beaton aged 21 came Jan 1889 on the Orizaba
5 children 1. Archd James Beaton 1894 #25977 - 1954 #7531 aged 58
2. Honora Marion Beaton 1896 #8303 - 1971 #3121 aged 80
3. Janet May Beaton 1897 #20856
4. Cath Gardner Beaton 1898 #8032 - 1974 #11022 aged 76
5. Florence Jessica Beaton 1911 - 1970 #28258 aged 59, wed Semmens

John Dalley

John Dalley wed 1859 #1975 to Ann Mellise Paterson 1832 - 1865 #8828 aged 33 dau of Mary Stewart and Thomas Paterson of Edinborough, and lived at Moorabin, Geelong
1. John Dalley wed 1866 #3276 to Elizabeth Baker Willey and lived at Bellarine
2 Children 1. Eliza Alice Dalley 1860 #8585
2. Florence Adelaide Dalley 1861 #14472
5 Children
of Elizabeth
3. Frederick Dalley 1868 #1016 - 1868 #4166 lived 3 weeks
4. Frederick Reginald R Dalley 1869 #6816
5. Moorabool Darriwil Dalley 1871 #14129
6. Clarice Cordelia Tit Bit Dalley 1874 #3277
7. Olla Cecilla Laurina Dalley 1881 #21348 - 1882 #7821 lived 11 months
1. Eliza Alice Dalley 1860 #8585 wed 1885 #1720 to Albert Willey 1861 #20330 and lived at Bellarine 2 Children
2. Florence Adelaide Dalley wed 1881 #140 to William Henry Capron 1857 #10895 and lived at Bellarine
2 Children 1. Alice Mary Capron 1883 #588
2. Melvis Patterson Capron 1886 #623

Thomas Dally

Marriages Mar 1852 - Thomas Dally and Fanny Hollingshead in Marylebone Vol 1a page 486. The district Marylebone spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
Thomas Dally came January 1855 on the Asia with Fanny Hollingshead aged 26 and Thomas Dally aged 1 year, and lived at Emerald Hill, Collingwood then at Fitzroy.
4 children 1. Thomas Dally 1854
2. Hannah Sophia Dally 1855 #726
3. Sarah Jane Dally 1859 #10528
4. Henry John Dally 1862 #7741
1. Thomas William Dally from England, wed 1879 #3469 to Ellen Rebecca Bale/Bayle 1857 #855 and lived at Williamstown
5 Children 1. William Thomas Dally 1880 #15709
2. Ernest Harry Dally 1882 #9185
3. Beatrice Ellen Dally 1883 #16524
4. Hilda Fannie Dally 1885 #16701
5. Gladys Lillian Dally 1887 #18509

5. Gladys Lillian Dally 1887 #18509 wed c1916 to Arthur Alfred Male 1881 #22948 - 1958 #27801 aged 77, 2 children
2. Hannah Sophia Dally 1855 #726 wed 1875 #1571 to Thomas Luxford 28 May 1851 - 16 Aug 1935, and lived at Echuca, then in Collingwood, 10 children
3. Sarah Jane Dally 1859 #10528 wed 1886 #126 to Joseph Edwin Green 1859 #3736 born at Heathcote,
4. Henry John Dally 1862 #7741 wed 1895 #3959 to Ethel Violet Watson Elliott 1870 #24702 born in Melbourne
2 children 1. Roy Thomas Dally 1896 #22827
2. Verlie Jane Dally 1899 #2050

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