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Dawe (née Gregory), Jane

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1816
Place of birth Tamerton Foliot in Devon, England.
Date of arrival 1840
Principal occupation Wife and mother
Date of death 1882
Place of decease Willunga, South Australia

Jane Gregory was born on 3 Nov 1816 at Tamerton Foliot in Devon, England. She was the daughter of John Gregory (1785-) and Philippa Abel (1786-1846) and the sister of Sarah Elizabeth Gregory.

Jane Gregory, aged 23, (1816-1882) married Sampson Dawe, aged 26, (1813–1879) at Eaststone House in Devon in September 1839.

Only a few months months after getting married, Sampson Dawe (26) with his wife Jane (23) and their infant daughter Elizabeth, and his cousin William (25) with his wife Mary Anne (21) and their infant son William Henry, left Gravesend on 5 March 1840 and arrived on 17 June 1840 on board the 453-ton barque Charles Kerr, Captain Arnold, from London, Gravesend, and Deal to Port Adelaide.

They had at least five children (two sons and three daughters): Elizabeth (1840–1867) m. Georg H.W. Schunke on 05/01/1865 at Willunga, John Henry (1844–1907), Tabitha (1846–1859) unmarried, Jane (1849-1902) m. Georg H.W. Schunke in 1868 and William (1853–1854) unmarried.

Her husband, Sampson, died in 1879. Jane Dawe (née Gregory) died on 22 March 1882 and she is buried in St. Stephen’s Anglican cemetery near Willunga.

Sources

  • Adelaide Observer 23 May 1846:4



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