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Michael Davoren, Oliver Davoren, William Daw, Charles Daws, Alexander Dawson,
Cannuth Dawson, Charles Dawson, Thomas Dawson, William and Jessie Dawson, William and Adelaide Dawson,


Michael Davoren

Michael Davoren wed 1857 #2899 to Bridget Walsh and lived at Collingwood, and later Boroondara
6 children 1. Cath Davoren 1858 #10092 - 1950 #11100 aged 92
2. Michl Hy Joseph Davoren 1863 - 1927 #1758 aged 64
3. Anne Davoren 1864 #15901
4. Mary Ellen Davoren 1866 #15349 - 1931 #14423 aged 65
5. John Davoren 1869 #9333
6. Bridget Davoren 1874 #16379 - 1935 #5035 aged 61

Ernest Hurtle Davoren

Ernest Hurtle Davoren 1893 - 1951 #21572 aged 58, son of Elizabeth and Michael Joseph Davoren, wed 1914 #175 to Daisy Droscher 1892 #31992, and lived at Mildura
5 children 1. Elsie Davoren 1914 #15000 lived short time
2. Thelma Marge Davoren 1916 #5627 - 1951 #21574 aged 35
3. Eric Jas Davoren 1917 #14237
4. Doris May Davoren 1920 #14769
5. Ernest Hurtle Davoren c1922 - 1981 #22005

John Patrick Davoren 1831 - 1901 #15130 aged 72 died in Victoria
Margaret Cahill 1808 - 1875 #10525 aged 68, dau of Eliza and Nehemiah Davoren of Clare

Oliver Davoren

Oliver Davoren 1834 - 1879 #7747 aged 44, son of Bridget Kerin and James Davoren of Clare, wed 1857 #2821 to Margaret Francis and lived at Fitzroy / Collingwood
Bridget Davoren 1797 - 1865 #4183 aged 67 died in Victoria, dau of Bridget Rock and Dennis Kerrin of Clare
Denis Davoren 1821 - 1869 #1488 aged 47, son of Bridget Kerin and James Oliver Davoren of Clare
Bridt Lack 1828 - 1884 #1777 aged 56, dau of Bridget Kerin and James Davoren, died at Maldon,
Bridget Davoren aged 23 came Dec 1853 on the Bermondsey as Assisted Immigrant
14 children 1. Mary Davoren 1858 - 1876 #11837 aged 18 years
2. Ellen Davoren 1859 - 1865 #8414 aged 6 years
3. Eva Davoren 1862 - 1878 #6086 aged 16 years
4. Bridget Davoren 1863 #1556
5. James Oliver Davoren 1864 #1727
6. Eliza Davoren 1865 #7970 - 1869 #3858 aged 4 years
7. Kate Davoren 1867 #7586
8. Ann Davoren 1869 #1732
9. Margaret Davoren 1871 #1750 - 1939 #9279 aged 69
10. Sarah Davoren 1872 #15314
11. Oliver Davoren 1874 #8159 lived 4 months
12. Agnes Davoren 1875 #22840
13. Twin Denis Davoren 1877 #22329 lived 4 months
14. Rwin Michael Davoren 1877 #22330 lived 4 months
12. Agnes Davoren 1875 #22840 wed 1897 #4589 to William Brewer 1865 #23122 and lived at Northcote

Patrick Davoren


From on Saturday, 8 January, 2011
Wedding certificate dated 17 Feb 1859, St Mary's Catholic Church, Geelong, Patrick Davoren aged 25, son of Margaret OKeeffe and Constance Davoren, farmer of Co Clare, Ireland, wed Catherine Fitzgerald aged 20, dau of Catherine Keenan and Gerald Fitzgerald, mercant of Cork, Ireland. Both signed their names. On her teaching record her name is crossed out from Kate to Catherine so I think this confirms her coming out alone on the Almora aged fifteen(?) in 1855 listed as Kate Fitzgerald.
Patrick OíKeefe Davoren born in Ballynalacken 1831 (from his teaching record). There is some info which I am still trying to decipher on his record. He was discharged from teaching in 1880 in Victoria and was still living there in 1882 as he registered Mary Kathleenís birth. (on this he states he came from Killilagh but I am not sure if this the parish or the town). Obviously unemployed as he listed himself as a gentleman. (Kate was still teaching ) I believe he went to Newcastle where he was head of a R.C. boys school and died suddenly in 1884. This is from a newspaper clipping which stated he left a large family behind in Victoria and year is correct from the oral family history.
Other weddings at St Mary's Catholic Church, Geelong, on the same page -
1. Feb 10 1859 for George Cooper from Hampshire, England aged 32, son of William Cooper and Anne Harris, to Sarah Doyle, aged 23, dau of Patrick Doyle and Eliza Brown, from Co Wexford, Ireland. Only entries are daughter Fanny Cooper 1862 #12477 born at Ballarat, and Sarah Cooper died 1887 #12377 aged 56 at Yarrawongah, dau of Elizabeth Brown and Pat Doyle
2. Feb 12, 1859 for Michael Greene aged 21, born Co Clare, Ireland, son of John Greene and Mary Bowlan, wed Catherine FitzPatrick aged 19, born in Co Clare, Ireland, dau of Thomas FitzPatrick and Mary Lacy. This couple had 9 children, only 5th child Michael died aged 4 months, 3 daughters Mary Ann 1863, Ellen 1873 and last child Margaret 1879. Lived at Ballarat then Gordon.


Patrick Davoren (aged 46 in Oct 1882) wed at Geelong on 17 Feb 1859 #536 to Catherine Fitzgerald 1842 - 1888 #3526 aged 42, dau of Catherine and Gerald Fitzgerald, died at Richmond.
Children registered at Ashby, Geelong and Violet Town
11 Children 1. Patrick Constance Davoran 1859 #19880 - 1860 #2196 lived 2 months
2. Mary Jane Davoren 1861 #8294 - 1879 #8983 aged 17 died of typhoid buried 25 Aug 1879
3. Margaret Davoren 1862 #20972
4. John Patrick Davoren 1865 #8626
5. Kathleen Elizabeth Davoren 1867 - 1879 #6112 aged 12 died of typhoid buried 28 June 1879
6. Agnes Bridget Davoren 1869 #22470
7. Joseph Patrick Davoren 1871 - 1892 #11618 aged 21 died at Prahan Hospital
8. Micheal Patrick Davoren 1873 #9437 - 1921 #4748 aged 42
9. Ellen Mary Davoren 1875 #9859
10. (Nancy) Anna Mary Davoren 1879
11. Mary Kathleen Davoren 21 Sep 1882 #26342 born at Tamleugh in Eura Shire, registered 21 Oct at Violet Town by her father

Sharing Mary Kathleen's Birth Certificate at Violet Town with Registrar John Trivey or Fivey
1882 #26338 registered 4 Oct by by father - John Patterson Myers 2 Sep 1882, first child of Annie Leslie Anderson aged 23 and James Myer aged 26 who wed 7 Dec 1881 at Bacchus Marsh
1882 #26339 registered 9 Oct by mother with baby present, Edgar Richard White 2 Sep 1882, second son of Ann Jane Allcorn aged 23 and Thomas William White aged 25, who wed 24 Nov 1880, son Frederick aged 21 months
1882 #26340 registered 10 Oct by mother - Alexander Tuckett 25 July 1882, eighth child of Maria Bryans aged 40 from Armagh, Ireland, and Alfred Curtis Tuckett aged 50 from Bristol, Enhgland who wed 13 May 1868 at Skipton, Victoria
1882 #26341 registered 10 Oct by father - Thomas Patrick Suhan 17 Sep 1882, seventh child of Mary McNamara aged 35, from Clare, Ireland, and Patrick Suhan aged 37, from Summerhill County, Meath, Ireland who wed 1 Mar 1870 at Warrnambool, Vic

William Daw

Joseph Daw 23 came July 1853 on the Miles Barton
William Greg Daw 1819 came May 1853 on the Caroline Chisholm with Jane Luscombe 1826 - 1887 #9321 aged 64 daughter of Eleanor and John Luscombe
6 Children 1. Catherine Daw 1848
2. Joseph Daw 1850
3. Robert Daw 1853 - 1854 #478 lived 9 months, born at Sea
4. Eliza Jane Daw 1855 #7449
5. Helen Daw 1857 #5733 - 1858 #1466 lived 10 months
6. Samuel George Daw 1863 #18759
1. Catherine Daw 1848 from Devonshire wed 1867 #3344 to Charles Edward Davis and lived at Bungaree, Ballarat
11 Children 1. Triplet Frederick William Davis 1868 #7746 died?
2. Triplet Edward James Davis 1868 #7747 died?
3. Triplet George Samuel Davis 1868 #7748 died?
4. Frances Mabel Davis 1870 #6885
5. Catherine Maud Davis 1872 #21397
6. Frederick Charles Davis 1874 #20669
7. Alfred Ernest Davis 1877 #12881 - 1885 #7573 lived 8 years
8. Frank Herbert Davis 1879 #13508
9. Amy Florence Davis 1882 #252
10. Clifford Henry Davis 1884 #7123
11. Stanley William Davis 1886 #15668
2. Joseph William Daw 1850 from Devonshire wed 1877 #4327 to Bridget Ann Murnane and lived at Bungaree,
4 Children 1. George Herbert Daw 1879 #7417
2. Catherine Margaret Daw 1886 #14620
3. William Joseph Daw 1888 #18227
4. Ellen Daw 1888 #27291
4. Eliza Jane Daw 1855 #7449 wed 1875 to Thomas Brain
6. Samuel George Daw 1863 #18759 wed 1888 #1858 to Ellen Murnane 1862 #13960 born at Creswick

Charles Daws

Charles Pearson Daws was present at the Eureka Stockade Revolt, appears to have been aged 17 years 9 months. His presence is reported by at least 3 books about the event.
Jane Geary wed to Dec 1842 to Thomas Pollen in Lambeth which spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
Thomas Pollen came and was joined Jul 1857 via the Essex by Jane 34 with Jane 11 and Henry 7
Charles Pearson Dawes 07 Jan 1837 - 5 May 1919 aged 82, son of Mary Pearson and George Dawes born at Greasley, Nottingham, England, (detail from IGI submitted entry) wed 13 Dec 1863 #3328 to Jane Dorothy Pollen 1845 - 9 July 1928 aged 83, and lived at Inglewood, Tarnagulla
7 Children 1. George Pearson Daws 1864 - 11 Oct 1950 aged 84 - original birth record 1864 #15785
2. Jane Daws 1866 #8805
3. Mary Jane Daws 1867 #15518
4. Charles Henry Daws 1869 #16181
5. Thomas Pollen Daws 1874 #19654
6. Elizabeth Ann Daws 1877 #5655
1. George Pearson Daws 1864 #21484 - 1950 born and died in Inglewood, wed 1896 to Emily Theresa Keefe 1872 - 1856 children born in Tarnagulla
8 Children 1. Ada Etta Daws 1897 - 1951 wed 1929 to William Stanley Notman 1890 #2199 - 1961 #8888 aged 71, son of Barbara Sparks wed 1887 #6737 to William Notman from Scotland
2. Thomas Ashley Daws 1898 - 1972 wed 1924 to Thelma Minnie Taylor
3. Vera Jane Daws 1899 - 1983 wed 1918 to Stanley James Murrowood 1894 #19089 - 1965 #13542 aged 70,
4. Ivy May Daws 1901 - 1955 wed 1919 to Clifford Henry Pollard 1896 #13925 - 1982 #29117 aged 86, son of Euphemia Beatrice Browne and George Pollard
5. Mary Evelyn Daws 1904 - 1975 wed 1927 to Walter Robert Arnfield 1902 - 1975 #4975 aged 73, son of Marion Alice Dean Blow and Charles Edwin Arnfield
6. Florence Elizabeth Daws born 1906 #22630 wed 1932 to Lionel Percy Stevenson at Llanelly, Vic, Aust
7. George Henry Daws 1908 - 1969 was born in Parkville, Vic, Australia.
8. Linda Elsie Daws born 1910 #15173 wed 1929 to John Edgar Davies 1905 - 1978 #3847 aged 73, son of Sarah Chambers and William Hest Davies
7. George Henry Daws born 1908 at Tarnagulla (Reg No. 23128/1908 Births) and died at Parkville (Reg No. 23830/1969 Deaths). Married Florence Bloodworth in 1939 (Reg No. 9804/1939 Marriages)

Alexander Dawson

Alex Dawson aged 27 came Jan 1857 on the Tudor
Ann Jane Garland aged 20 came Oct 1860 on the Lightning
Alexander Dawson wed 1860 #4197 to Anne Jane Garland and lived at Wedderburn, Newstead then at Geelong
10 children 1. William Prior Dawson 1862 #4176
2. John Alexander Dawson 1863 #22157
3. Robert Dawson 1866 #3927
4. Alexander Marten Dawson 1868 #25238
5. Wesley Thomas Dawson 1871 #21993
6. Elizabeth Ann Dawson 1874 #10980
7. Maude Isabel Dawson 1877 #4259
8. Sarah Jane Dawson 1879 #4411
9. Mary Garland Dawson 1881 #9751
10. Gertrude Catherine Dawson 1886 #10551
1. William Prior Dawson 1862 #4176 wed 1885 #6188 to Fanny Scott, no chn to 1888
2. John Alexander Dawson 1863 #22157 wed 1884 #5865 to Matilda Gregory Camp 1858 #17662, no chn to 1888

Cannuth Dawson

Cannuth Matthias Dawson 1828 - 1888 #2874 aged 60 came c1856 with Annie Mcdonnough (both with variable spellings of their names) and lived at Collingwood
7 children 1. Hannah Cecilia Dawson 1857 #13011
2. Nicolina Johanna Dawson 1862 #5366
3. Cannuth Matthias Dawson 1864 #14432 lived 1 year
4. Mary Jane Dawson 1866 #13946 lived 6 months
5. Matthias Dawson 1867 #21107
6. Mary Jane Dawson 1870 #22332
7. Kate Dawson 1872 #22384
Mary Jane Dawson 1870 - 1917 #14209 aged 47, wed 1887 #6591 to Edward Cooper Treadwell 1864 #16285 and lived at St Kilda, 4 Children
Mary's nearest match is with the quoted name for her mother.

Charles Dawson

Charles Dawson came c1855 with Mary Hogan and lived at Belfast
2 Children 1. Charles William Dawson 1856 #5484
2. Elizabeth Dawson 8 Mar 1857
1. Charles William Dawson 1856 #5484 wed 1887 #4706 to Sarah Kate Aherne born in Sydney, and lived at Ballan
1 Child 1. Caroline Dawson 1888 #17270
2. Elizabeth Dawson 8 Mar 1857 wed 12 Mar 1879 to James Reid

Thomas Dawson

Thomas Dawson came c1869 with Martha Goodacre 1847 - 1938 #11022 aged 91, parents unknown, and children, and lived at Clunes then Dunolly
7 children 1. Thomas Dawson 1870 #14638 - 1958 #20601 aged 87
2. Arthur Dawson 1872 #17190
3. Charles Ernest Dawson 1874 #13277 - 1945 #8801 aged 73
4. Minnie Dawson 1876 - 1971 #23842 aged 95
5. Martha Milinson Dawson 1879 #15558 - 1939 #13993 aged 59, wed Harvey
6. Walter Dawson 1882 #2064
7. Eva Dawson 1884 #2087 - 1963 #7962 aged 79, wed Boys
8. Twin Ada Dawson 1886 - 1971 #18433 aged 85
9. Twin Ette Dawson 1886 - 1971 #24670 aged 85
Minnie Dawson 1876 - 1971 #23842 aged 95, wed 1898 #2393 to George Rayson 1873 #8890 - 1960 #22772 aged 87, and lived at Dunolly, 2 children

William and Adelaide Dawson

William Dawson wed Oct-Dec to Adelaide Jane Snell in UK district St Martin in the Fields in the county of Middlesex, and lived at Ballarat William Dawson aged 23 Mar 1852 Lady Elgin with Adelaide Dawson aged 20 Mar 1852 Lady Elgin, Adelaide Dawson aged 1 and Mary Dawson aged 0
12 Children 1. Adelaide Dawson aged 1, c1850
2. Mary Dawson aged 0, c1851 died 1852 #1264 buried by St Francis Roman Catholic church
3. William John Dawson 1856 #4530
4. Grace Dawson 1858 #2279 - 1931 #5350 aged 74, wed Armstrong
5. Mary Ann Dawson 1860 #19350 - 1944 #5936 aged 83, wed Niven
6. George Robert Dawson 1862 #18673 - 1866 #9594 lived 4 years
7. Alfred Dawson 1864 #13106 - 1939 #12113 aged 76
8. Frederick Charles Dawson 1867 #12496 - 1937 #15503 aged 70
9. Walter Duncombe Dawson 1869 #13513 - 1934 #18063 aged 65
10. Arthur Ernest Albert Dawson 1872 #443 - 1940 #18568 aged 68
11. Lauretta Constance Victoria Dawson 1875 #356 - 1926 #3783 aged 51
12. Gertrude Adelaide Dawson 1877 #6546 - 1962 #25306 aged 85
1. Adelaide Jane Mary Dawson c1850 from London, wed 1867 #615 to William Henry Crane 1836 - 1882 #11500 aged 46, from London
3 Children 1. William Henry Crane 1868 #645
2. Henry Alfred John Crane 1869 #20218 - 1921 #4517 aged 52
3. Alice Maud Crane 1873 #26373 - 1958 #26326 aged 85, wed Ward
3. William John Dawson 1856 #4530 wed 1888 #6467 to Amy Sophia Seeley 1862 #6052
3 Children 1. Reginald Leslie Dawson 1893 #601
2. Harold Rae Dawson 1895 #2882
3. Hazel May Dawson 1899 #13974
4. Grace Dawson 1858 #2279 - 1931 #5350 aged 74, wed 1885 #11 to Edmund Jas Arch Armstrong, no chn.
May be Edmund Latouche Armstrong 1864 #15337 son of Alice Odell and John Simpson Armstrong came c1857 and lived at Geelong
5. Mary Ann Dawson 1860 #19350 - 1944 #5936 aged 83, wed 1888 #33 to Henry Ninian Niven 1862 #6124 son of Elizabeth Close and Francis Wilson Niven
3 Children 1. Henry Wilson Niven 1888 #26489 - 1958 #15399 aged 70
2. Irene Gerte Niven 1892 #29203 - 1973 #7274 aged 80, wed Dyason
3. Olive Claire Niven 1898 #471
7. Alfred Dawson 1864 #13106 - 1939 #12113 aged 76, wed 1888 #4371 to Sarah Agnes Niven 1858 #6410, dau of Elizabeth Close and Francis Wilson Niven
3 Children 1. Gladys May Dawson 1890 #19637
2. Frank Eric Dawson 1893 #9421
3. Leslie Alfd Dawson 1898 #8239
9. Walter Duncombe Dawson 1869 #13513 - 1934 #18063 aged 65, wed 1898 #4724 to Ada Mcintyre
2 Children 1. Walt Andw Dawson 1899 #7568
2. Archd Campbell Dawson 1900 #23840

William and Jessie Dawson

William Dawson wed 1850 #2290 to Jessie Adam at Geelong Presbyterian Church, lived at Geelong, Kyneton
5 Children 1. Jessie Dawson 1853 - 1856 #1164 lived 3 years
2. Male Dawson 1855 #2013
3. Jessie Stuart Dawson 1857 #6444
4. Mary Dawson 1860 #2967
5. Fanny Dawson 1862 #15272
3. Jessie Stuart Dawson 1857 #6444 - 1890 #15299 aged 33, wed 1878 #4235 to Sampson George Mitchell and lived at Clunes then to Clifton Hills, died when 6th child was born and also died



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