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William Greg Daw (1819-1887) married to Jane Luscombe(1826-1870) - Ballarat Victoria, Australia

Journal by Upham

I am a descendant of William Greg Daw & Jane Luscombe (Greg & Jane were both born in Stoke, Dameral, devon, England) who came from Cornwall and arrived in Australia on the ship "Caroline Chisholm" in 1853. They settled in Ballaarat, Victoria and were witnesses to the Eureka Rebellion. William and Jane had the following children: Catherine Maud Davis nee Daw (1848-1952), Joseph Daw (1850-), Robert Daw (1853-1854), Eliza Jane Daw(1855-1879), Helen Daw(1857-1858) and Samuel George Daw(1863-). Janes Father was John Luscombe born about 1805 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. I have been able to trace the Luscombes back to John luscombe born about 1730, Devon England and married to Joan Whiteway born about 1724. Janes mother was Eleanor Cousins born about 1805 Barnstaple, Devon,England and died July 1877 in Barnstaple, Devon England. I have been able to trace the Cousins back to 1832. I would like to contact other members who are researching these families and would particularly like to know the names and details for William Greg Daw's mother and father and their ancestors. I would be more than happy to provide full details of William and Janes descendants. I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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on 2011-04-06 03:22:13

Upham has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: BARR, NIX, NEILL and 13 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-04-06 04:04:32

What a coincidence. I just today got a book from the library, you would love it.Edited and published by Ballarat Heritage Services 1998 called 'Eureka Reminiscences' with lots of recollections and lots of pictures of the people who were there and gathered in Ballarat for the Jubilee Celebrations in 1904.
If it's not in your library I'm taking this back to Albert Park Library next week, you could order it. How proud your ancestors must have been to witness the beginning of democracy in this country. I have COUSINS in my tree too (EAther tree). Harriet Maria Cousins 1882-1924 daughter of Walter Young Cousins 1856-1898 married Reginald Victor Eather (all NSW). My cousins go back to Richard Young Cousins and Kezia Dann. I also have a lot of the Munro Cousins. Well been nice typing to you, Jan

by Aussie1947 on 2011-04-06 08:43:46


I have no connection with the Dawe or Luscombe family name but the Victorian Government Gazette has an entry from the Office of the Board of Land and Works, Melbourne, 29th July, 1859 where there is an application from a William & Thomas Dawe for a 5 year lease in the mining district of Sandhurst.

The application was for 2 acres on alluvial ground, investing 150 pounds on Horse whim and horse puddling machines. The location of the lease was at Epsom, between the Murray road and Epsom hotel. To commence immediately on granting the lease.

Might be your William.


by Upham on 2011-04-07 03:36:07

Greetings Gerry,

thank you for supplying me with the above information, I will certainly investigate it.

Best wishes,


by asheppard on 2011-04-07 21:59:18


Won't the marriage certificate give you at least his fathers name

for reference FreeBMD
Marriages Sep 1847 (>99%)

DAW William Stoke Daml. 9 447
Luscombe Jane Stoke Damerel 9 447

Stoke Damerel is in Devon. hand written registry listing shows DAW no'E'

might be worth while getting the certificate to check details.

The family in 1851 England Census
Name: William Daw
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jane Daw
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Stoke Damerel, Devon, England

Civil parish: Stoke Damerel
Ecclesiastical parish: St Stephen
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


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Registration district: Stoke Damerel
Sub-registration district: Clowance
ED, institution, or vessel: 1c
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 274
Household Members:
Name Age
William Daw 33 Butcher
Jane Daw 27 Born Stoke Damerel Devon (as were children)
Catherine Daw 2
Joseph Daw 6 MO
Mary Daw 18 Neice - Domestic servant
John Vasper 22 Apprentice butcher
Charlotte Wood 22 former servant

Birth for Catherine (no middle names)
Births Jun 1848 (>99%)
Daw Catherine Stoke Damerel 9 451

Birth for Joseph
Births Sep 1850 (>99%)
Daw Joseph William Stoke Daml. 9 4[35]6


by Upham on 2011-04-08 00:27:22

Greetings Anastasia,

thank you for the above information it is very helpful.

I am planning to go to the Ballaarat Historical and Genealogical Societies May 2011 and I am trying to obtain as much information as i can before then.

Do you have a family connection with the Daw or Lumley families?

Best wishes,


by asheppard on 2011-04-08 01:07:54

Hi Robert

No, no connected just like to help if I can.

Anastasia (not so sunny Queensland)

by wendie on 2011-04-12 01:30:57

by wendie on on 2011-04-14

I too am a Phillips, Munro, Cousins, Eather descendent. I am trying to find death certificates for Thomas & Catherine Phillips listed as her parents on Harriet Cousins birth certificate, although she married as Harriet Munro after being unofficially adopted by Alexander Munro. Although I have their marriage certificate & her death certificate I can not find a record of either her husband Walter Cousins birth or death. Harriet Maria Cousins was my maternal grandmother & was the daughter of Walter Young Cousins (Harriet Cousins son) & his wife Sarah (nee McFadden). Would really like the names & any information of the first Walter Cousins Married to Harriet Munro in 1853.

Best wishes

by Upham on 2011-04-12 06:12:52

Greetings Wendie,

Thank you for your above Journal and the information in it.
At this stage I don't think I will be of much help to you. The only Cousins I have on my Tree at the moment are John Cousins born 1784 in Braunton, Devon, England and died 11 October 1832 in Braunton, Devon, England. He was married to Eleanor UNKNOWN and they had a daughter Eleanor Cousins born about 1807 in Braunton, Devon, England and died July 1877 in Barnstaple, Devon, England who married John Luscombe (1805-1887). They had a daughter Jane Luscombe born 1826 in Devonshire, England and died 1887 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. John Cousins father was George Cousins but I have no further details for him. If in the future I find a connection between your Cousins and our Cousins I will let you know.

All the best with your research,

(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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