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Matthew Dalton (c. 1809–1890)

Matthew Dalton (c.1809-

Born: c.1809, Dublin, Ireland. Married: Jane Greer on 24 December 1840 at St Thomas Church of England, Mulgoa, New South Wales. They had at least 11 children. Died: No certificate exists but it is believed by family researchers that he died c.1890 in New South Wales. Religion: Catholic.

  • Was found guilty on 5 October 1827 at Dublin, Ireland, of stealing sugar. Sentenced to seven years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Mangles in June 1828.
  • according to the ship's indent, Dalton was single, aged 19, could read and write, and had been working as a waiter.
  • he was assigned to J. M. Blaxland, Junior, at  Newington, New South Wales.
  • granted a ticket of leave in 1833.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1809
Dublin, Ireland


1890 (aged ~ 81)
New South Wales, Australia

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Passenger Ship

Occupation: waiter


Children: Yes (11)