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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
Daniel Dark, the son of Daniel Dark and Charlotte Gould, was baptised 3 August 1823, at Dalwood, Devon, England. He was the youngest of seven children: James born 1807, John born 1810 died 1851; William 1813-1897; Samuel 1816-; Charles 1819-1886; and Mary 1821-1830. The family moved to Guernsey, Channel Islands, the 1841 census placing them at Park Street, St Peter's Port. James 55, an agricultural labourer, Charlotte 55 years, his wife, Daniel aged 15 years a Sawyer, and Frances 11 years. Daniel married Ann Strawbridge on 17 March 1846 at Cotleigh, Devon but by 1851 the couple were living at 12 Park Street, St Peter's Port, Guernsey. Daniel was then 26 years, and working as a Sawyer while 23 year old Ann was a dressmaker. Their daughter Ann Selina Dark was baptised on 21 January 1853 on Guernsey.<ref>Research Ancestry.com by Dorothy Wickham</ref>
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Daniel Dark, the son of Daniel Dark and Charlotte Gould, was baptised 3 August 1823, at Dalwood, Devon, England. He was the youngest of seven children: James born 1807, John born 1810 died 1851; William 1813-1897; Samuel 1816-; Charles 1819-1886; and Mary 1821-1830. The family moved to Guernsey, Channel Islands, the 1841 census placing them at Park Street, St Peter's Port. James 55, an agricultural labourer, Charlotte 55 years, his wife, Daniel aged 15 years a Sawyer, and Frances 11 years. Daniel married Ann Strawbridge on 17 March 1846 at Cotleigh, Devon but by 1851 the couple were once again living St Peter's Port, Guernsey but at 12 Park Street. Daniel was then 26 years, and working as a sawyer while 23 year old Ann was a dressmaker. Their daughter Ann Selina Dark was baptised on 21 January 1853 on Guernsey.<ref>Research Ancestry.com by Dorothy Wickham</ref>
  
They emigrated to Australia from Southampton arriving at Geelong on 28 September 1854.
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Daniel and Ann emigrated to Australia from Southampton with their daughter Ann Selina arriving at Geelong on 28 September 1854.
  
 
They had six more children: Elizabeth Charlotte born Ballarat 1856 - died 1895 Castlemaine; Francis James 1858-4 September 1888; William John 1861-1936; Mary Ann S 1863-1867; Daniel 1866-1903; and Thomas S 1869-1891.<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
 
They had six more children: Elizabeth Charlotte born Ballarat 1856 - died 1895 Castlemaine; Francis James 1858-4 September 1888; William John 1861-1936; Mary Ann S 1863-1867; Daniel 1866-1903; and Thomas S 1869-1891.<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
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William and Sarah Dark were living at 40 Bridge Street and William was a tobacconist in 1909.
 
William and Sarah Dark were living at 40 Bridge Street and William was a tobacconist in 1909.
  
Daniel died in 22 October 1910 and was buried in the [[Ballaarat Old Cemetery]].<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
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Daniel died in 22 October 1910 and was buried in the [[Ballaarat Old Cemetery]].<ref>Ballaarat Old Cemetery Records</ref>
  
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==

Revision as of 10:12, 9 October 2019

Background

Daniel Dark, the son of Daniel Dark and Charlotte Gould, was baptised 3 August 1823, at Dalwood, Devon, England. He was the youngest of seven children: James born 1807, John born 1810 died 1851; William 1813-1897; Samuel 1816-; Charles 1819-1886; and Mary 1821-1830. The family moved to Guernsey, Channel Islands, the 1841 census placing them at Park Street, St Peter's Port. James 55, an agricultural labourer, Charlotte 55 years, his wife, Daniel aged 15 years a Sawyer, and Frances 11 years. Daniel married Ann Strawbridge on 17 March 1846 at Cotleigh, Devon but by 1851 the couple were once again living St Peter's Port, Guernsey but at 12 Park Street. Daniel was then 26 years, and working as a sawyer while 23 year old Ann was a dressmaker. Their daughter Ann Selina Dark was baptised on 21 January 1853 on Guernsey.[1]

Daniel and Ann emigrated to Australia from Southampton with their daughter Ann Selina arriving at Geelong on 28 September 1854.

They had six more children: Elizabeth Charlotte born Ballarat 1856 - died 1895 Castlemaine; Francis James 1858-4 September 1888; William John 1861-1936; Mary Ann S 1863-1867; Daniel 1866-1903; and Thomas S 1869-1891.[2]

Daniel and Ann were living at 25 Humffray Street in 1909 with Daniel's occupation given as a saw filer.[3] William and Sarah Dark were living at 40 Bridge Street and William was a tobacconist in 1909.

Daniel died in 22 October 1910 and was buried in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery.[4]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Daniel Dark was a miner who signed the Benden Hassell Compensation Case Petition in 1855.

Post 1854 Experiences

Dark worked as a sawyer. The Dark family lived in Humffray Street. [5]

See also

H. Dark Northam who signed the 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition.

The Dark family lived around Alwington, Northam, Devon, England from before 1726. Samuel Dark born to Richard (1726 Northam), bore a son Richard Dark born 15 December 1761 at Alwington, Northam. Richard (b 1761) produced Samuel Dark born 2 December 1804 at Alwington, Northam. Samuel married Anne Rowe on 31 March 1831 at Northam. This couple emigrated to Australia on the vessel Elizabeth with their children: Thomas aged 16, Richard 12, William 10, Samuel 8 and John 6 years. On reaching Australia they were employed by Mr Moffatt of Burrnarra at 46 pounds per annum. The terms of employment were for 12 months with rations.[1] It seems probable that Dark from Northam is a relative of this family.

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

  1. Research Ancestry.com by Dorothy Wickham
  2. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  3. Street Directories
  4. Ballaarat Old Cemetery Records
  5. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

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