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Daft of Tasmania

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My partner Michael Sanderson, is looking for more information on his biological father, who's name is Alfred George DAFT, who came from Tasmania born 1928, his father's name was Leslie george DAfT born 1905 and came from cheltenham, ENGLAND. hoping to hear from some one who may have these people in there family tree..thanks..Rose.

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on 2011-02-25 00:49:24

Kangaroos has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: DAFT, MEMBERY, SUART and 6 other(s).

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by Aussie1947 on 2011-02-25 05:25:32


There is 1928, 1936, 1937 & 1943 electoral roll information for a Leslie George Daft if you require it.



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by Kangaroos on 2011-02-26 01:04:31

Hi Gerry, thanks for that how do i go about looking this up new to this, could you let me know please thanks rose

by Aussie1947 on 2011-02-26 02:37:15

Hi Rose,

I haven't got the Daft surname in my family tree but here is some information that you may already have.

I subscribe to two genealogy services which has some electoral roll and directory information.

Electoral Roll 1928.
Tasmania, Bass, Scottsdale.
Daft Leslie George, Lietinna, woodcutter.

Tasmania PO Directory 1931
Daft Ernest F, farmer, Scottsdale.
Daft Frank, frm labr, Hagley.
Daft Les, Frmr, Lietinna.
Daft Leslie, labouer, Scottsdale.

Electoral Roll 1936.
Tasmania, Bass, Scottsdale.
Daft Leslie George, Lietinna, woodcutter.
Daft Ellen Francis, Lietinna, home duties.
Daft Ernest Frank, Lietinna, farmer.
Daft Millie Ivy, Raywood, Lietinna, home duties.

Tasmania PO Directory 1931
Daft Ernest F, farmer, Scottsdale.
Daft Frank, frm labr, Hagley.
Daft Les, Frmr, Lietinna.
Daft Leslie, labouer, Scottsdale.

Electoral Roll 1937.
Tasmania, Bass, Scottsdale.
Daft Leslie George, Lietinna, woodcutter.
Daft Ernest Frank, Lietinna, farmer.
Daft Millie Ivy, Raywood, Lietinna, home duties.

Ernest Frank Daft served in WW1 in the Light Horse.

Electoral Roll 1943.
Tasmania, Wilmot, Beaconsfield.
Daft Leslie George, Exeter, labourer.

Birth for a Leslie George Daft
Jul-Aug-Sept Quarter 1905.
Disctrict: Cheltenham.
County: Gloucestershire England.
Registration: Volume 6a, page 460.

Many old newspapers are now digitised and if you search the Tasmanian papers there is a fair number of articles for Daft including the death notice for Ellen Frances Daft the wife of Leslie Daft of Lietinna in 1935.

goto http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper?q= then search under name or names then select the newspaper. I sometimes use inverted commas eg; "Leslie Daft" or "Daft"

You can check for WW2 records as well, goto http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/name.asp#searchtabs



by Kangaroos on 2011-02-26 06:08:25

Hi Gerry,
Thank's for getting back with the electoral roll information, it was a great help for Michael, as he didn't have this info on the Daft family. thanking you for your time giving us this info, Rose.

by gooner on 2011-11-06 18:07:52

Hello Kangaroos,

you have found a link to the Daft family in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England! Please take a look at some of the 2007/2008 postings which were made by myself and another member back in 2007/2008. We mention Leslie George Daft and links to his entire family in Cheltenham. I will happily pass you further information about the Daft family and Leslie's descendants should you so wish. I look forward to hearing from you. Helen

by Kangaroos on 2011-11-26 06:46:10

Hello Gooner,
thanks for your reply in the Daft family,i have read the infomation you gave joan, so have this i need some death dates on Leslie Daft's family, have his death date, hoping you can help me thank's.
Clara Scrivens B 1868
Alfred George B 1864
John Daft B 1837
Susan Bendall -

Hoping you can help us Rose & Michael.
Thank you .. would you have a photo of Leslie Daft please, if not that's ok thanks..

by Joanne_ellen on 2012-08-13 08:22:03


I've just found this post whilst I was searching for my Great Uncle Leslie, on my mothers side.

If your still looking for some missing bits of information i may be able to help you, my grandfather was Alfred J Daft whose wife was Joan James, his father was William Alfred Daft and Leslie Daft was his uncle, i'm from Cheltenham in England where all of the Dafts seem to be from before Leslie served in the army.

My grandfathers sister Rita unfortunately passed away a couple of weeks ago and there were some family photo albums at her funeral, i remember seeing one of Leslie in his army uniform looking very proud!

I can see above that you've already managed to find some information, but f you were still trying to piece together some family pieces, i would be happy to see if i could help you x

by Kangaroos on 2012-09-22 01:45:30

HI Joanne,
Thank's for your posting on Leslie Daft,would be grateful if you can help me with my grt,grand parent's, Alfred George Daft b 1864, Clara Jane Scrivens b 1868, married 1887 cheltenham, would you have any info on any children that they had other than Leslie Daft..

My grt grt grandparent's John Daft b 1837, Susan Bendall b 1841, married 1863 cheltenham, also would you have any info on any children from this marriage as well, would be very grateful for your help..

You also mentioned photo's of Leslie Daft in uniform, would love to have a copy of a photo thanks don't have any photo's of him at all.. looking forward to hearing from you, thank's for your help.. sorry for not getting back sooner, but we were away..

by Emptytin on 2016-01-27 20:39:54

I have just joined Family circles and have come across your post. It appears to have been made quite some tome ago however I will supply the following information in the hope that you find it. Alfred George Daft Born June 1928, Son of Leslie George Daft and Ellen Frances Daft died some years ago. He was married to June Fay Daft (nee Sharpe)(Dec). They had two Children Danielle Fay and Alfred John who I believe still reside in Brisbane, Queensland. This information is correct and supplied by his nephew Tom. You may contact me via email [email protected] for further information if required.

by Kangaroos on 2016-01-29 08:06:54

I received your post on 27/1/2016.
It has been awhile since I have been on Family Circles.
I was surprised to receive an answer to my post.
The information you supplied was very helpful thank you.
I look forward to hearing from you and exchanging information.
Kind Regards

by Emptytin on 2016-01-31 18:27:39

Hello Michael,
I must admit I was surprised to hear of your existence although, I had only met my uncle Alf on a few occasions my mother Betty who is now 85 years old has informed me that she did not know either. Rita, mum's younger sister and her husband have sadly passed away. I am, I suppose your eldest surviving cousin (Although you have quite a few!).
My wife Kathleen is our family history researcher (I must admit I have only a passing interest!)We do hold records of Leslie's war service. If you are interested let me know and I will attempt to scan them and forward to you. By the way where do you reside (My wife may wish to correspond with you to fill in detail)

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