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Private William Dawson (........)

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  • Born :
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  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :   26 June 1847
  • Ship Arrived on :  “Royal George”  Port Adelaide,
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
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  • Parents Names : .
  • Spouse's Name : Margaret O'Leary.
  • Date Married : age at marriage 22,
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  • Born : c.1819
  • Where Born : Wexford Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Arrived :   26 June 1847
  • Ship Arrived on :  “Royal George”  Port Adelaide,
  • Died : 1912 July 19 Margaret Dawson, F, age 93, widow of William Dawson,
  • Where Died / Buried :  Norwood,Buried West Terrace

     

    I have a few more details I can add.

    Margaret’s death: surveyor, place of death birth , length of res in colony – not known,  Issue 5 (males living),1 (male deceased), 3 (females living), 2 (females deceased),  residence, Fisher street Norwood (my transcription of death certificate)

    (can’t find my source for this at the moment)

     

    So there are a few more children missing., but I have one of them:

    My transcription of the Death certificate of  details of his three marriages and offspring [Oh, how I wish SA certificates had the information that Victorian ones contain!]

     

    Can’t find William’s death, but it might be difficult as the latest reference I have is the following  in the SA Govt Gazette report of women receiving relief whose husbands had deserted them or were in gaol.

    1861 DAWSON, Margaret, Mount Barker, 8 (children), Royal George, (deserted) 2½ years
     
  • Descendants

    The information for John was supplied by Helen Hall ghall@acslink.net.au

    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
    1 . Eliza Rebecca Dawson: (b.16. February 1847 Beresford Street Greenwich.....d.)
    2 . Frederick Dawson: (b.20/1/1850 (Adelaide) .....d.)
    3 . Alice Dawson: (b.21/3/1852 (Mt Barker).....d.)
    4 . George Dawson: (b.20/7/1854 (Mt Barker).....d.)
    5 . Leslie Dawson: (b.2/1/1857 (m) Little Hampton .....d.)
    6 . Arthur Dawson: (b.10/6/1858 (Mt Barker) .....d.)
    William Henry Benjamin Dawson, Bootmaker, died July 24, 1913, at Railway Street, Rainbow in Dimboola shire Victoria,  male aged 73 years, father William Dawson, surveyor, mother Margaret Dawson (maiden name Leary), buried Rainbow cemetery,  born Dungavan Bay Ireland, 46 years in South Aust, 20 years in Victoria ,

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