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Dalton, Matthew (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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Biographical Database of Australia — https://www.bda-online.org.au

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'Dalton, Matthew (c. 1809–1890)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/dalton-matthew-32747/text40715, accessed 6 December 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1809
Dublin, Ireland

Death

1890 (aged ~ 81)
New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Religious Influence
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Pre-transportation

Occupation: waiter

Post-transportation

Children: Yes (11)