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Looking for Peter Stewart from Scotland

Query by rossue

Peter Stewart, born 1818, married Margaret Smith who was born in Dryfsedale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland in 1820. I think he was from the Orkney isles.

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on 2007-06-11 04:08:36

rossue has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2006. is researching the following names: HAYNES, STEWART.

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by allycat on 2007-06-11 08:22:48

Dear rossue, Hi there. I'm sure I have provided this information to you previously...

District Port Phillip in the Colony James Griffiths Lawyer residing at St.Kilda in the City of Melbourne in the district aforesaid of New South Wales Court


I left St.Kilda yesterday morning the 18th May in a small boat with the deceased and a man known as Richard for the purpose of fishing. After passing the Red Bluff we put up for the night and on the following morning we again set sail for a certain Creek where we heard that there were a great many fish.On getting near to what we supposed was the Creek described to us, the sea began to break on us and there came a sqall with rain. Desceased then saw our danger and said "What shall we do as our boat cannot live much longer. We shall have to run for it". We then put the boat about before the wind, and the deceased exclaimed "Oh men, I doubt we shall ever get to the shore-may God be merciful to us".

Deceased who was steering the boat became frightened, and let go the tiller when the boat turned broadside to the wind, and was immediately capsized. I immediately swam to the shore, and on looking toward boat saw the lad named Richard making towards the shore with one of the oars of the boat in his hand. We then together walked about on the shore looking towards where the boat had been but could see nothing of the boat or of the deceased.

We then waded along the Creek and finding a house we gave the alarm-the master of the said house with 3 or 4 assistants then returned with us to the shore and after seeking for the boat or deceased for some time we at length saw the body of the deceased about 3 or 4 yards from the said shore. I then with the aid of another went towards the body and hauled it out of the water-I then accompanied the body to Little Brighton

James Griffith

Taken and acknowledged this day of May 1848 at Little Brighton before the Coroner

An Inquest on view of the body of Peter Stewart
May 19th 1848
Accidentally drowned Hobson's Bay
Boatman 19th May


Peter STEWART died 1848 St.Kilda, Victoria, Australia. He married 1841 Melbourne or Geelong, Victoria, Australia to Margaret SMITH born 1820 Dryfesdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, she died 1854 St.Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Her parents were George SMITH born abt 1770 Dryfesdale, and Agnes HOLLIDAY or HALLIDAY born abt 1780 Dryfesdale. She had one sister Bettsye Broun SMITH christened 22 Jan 1815 Dryfesdale.

Peter STEWART and Margaret SMITH had 4 children:-

1.William Guthrie STEWART b abt 1843 Melbourne VIC
2.John STEWART b abt 1844 Melbourne VIC
3.George Smith STEWART b 1846 Melbourne VIC, died 1932 Maryborough VIC
married 1881 Caroline Green JUKES, 4 children Cuthbert, David, Ivor and Andrew ... have much more info...
4.Andrew Welsh STEWART b abt 1848 St.Kilda VIC

After Peter STEWART died, Margaret STEWART nee SMITH married in 1850 at St. Andrews, Brighton, Victoria, Australia to Richard Thomas DALDY born 25 May 1830 Manningtree, Essex, England ... see

RootsWeb World Connect Tree of Mary Cotter

and they had two children, Harry Daniel DALDY and Joseph James DALDY.

I have a personal interest in the DALDY family tree, after Margaret STEWART nee SMITH died aged 34yrs in 1854, her 2nd husband Richard Thomas DALDY married Mary JUKES and they had a large family of 11 children. Two of these 11 children married into my DENNER family. I have my family tree at GenesReunited, membership costs under $20 aussie dollars/year.

Hoping that the above information was of assistance to you. Source of the information on the inquest into Peter STEWART's death was Jane DALDY, descendant of Richard Thomas DALDY and Mary JUKES.

Perhaps if you can obtain Peter Stewart's Death Certificate you will be able to find out more.

Kind regards,
Alison in QLD

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