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De Castro Story - The Principal Family Lines - The English families
The following are the details held covering the English descendants of Charles's uncle Daniel De Castro (other members of this generation and family have been covered earlier).
His detail has all been obtained at this date from the various family trees and other information to hand from other sources. With the help of George Richard de Castro (or Richard with whom contact has been made) we hope to verify some of this information and expand on it where posible. While we can posibly source the origin of the tree that Keith de Castro had as one he obtained from Bernard's family in the 1950 this would not explain the detail that goes through to 1969 on the tree which has been confirmed by Richard. This suggests that some member of the |New Zealand family has been in contact with some member of the English family as recently as 1970.
The following are some notes regarding the various family members. Little is held at present
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The first child of Daniel de Castro and Jane Roberts. It would seem from the tree supplied by Robert de Castro that there is a note that Mary died in Feb 1836 at Hammersmith which would make the Leo de Castro tree wrong. However at this stage as to much detail was supplied regarding this marriage of Mary Jane to Boyes and the following family detail the note on the Robert tree will be ignored at this time.
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A newspaper cutting in the Isabella de Castro book reports:
Mr Daniel de Castro, chairman of the (B)ulcher Electric Light Company, was a pasenger by the Arawa, which arrived from England yesterday morning. Mr de Castro will endeavour to bring about a settlement of the dispute between the City Council and the Company as to the amount of water being used to drive the turbines; and he will also pay a visit to the other towns of the Colony on business connected with the Company. Mr de Castro is a cousin of the Rev C.D. de Castro.
The name of the Company in question cannot be read from the cutting. The source paper is not known so we do not at this stage know where the ship arrived however the reference to Charles suggests this was Wellington. As Daniel was Chairman and a Lawyer then it suggests something serious was in the wind.
A search will be undertaken to see if any other details can be found.
Daniel died on 28th November 1903 at Salisbury and was said to have been late of Mortlake Surrey and of Lincoln's Inn London. He is said to have been a Barrister at Law.
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The third child. The only detail recorded is that she married a G.F.Elliott and had 7 children
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The fourth child. Died aged 1 month, not to be confused with a later daughter given the same name
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The fifth child. There is the suggestion that Percival was posibly also known as or called George. At this stage we do not know which is correct but will stick with the various trees and refer to him as Percival.
Percival, we are reasonably certain, came to New Zealand on the WESTMINSTER to Lyttelton in 1858, the purpose of this trip is not known but one would asume he visited his cousin Charles Daniel when here.
It is posible that George Percival son of Charles Daniel was named after Percival.
The tree shows that Percival had 4 children:
The tree also shows that Percival married twice, the second time to one Jesie Morton
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The sixth child. All we know is that he married one Janet Lowery and had one child. There is no other record of this child other than he was called Edward Henry we do not know if he married or had a family.
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The seventh child. It is recorded she married one Reverend G. Moberly and that they had 4 children:
There are no other details of these children or any following marriage.
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The eighth child, it is said that she died aged 2 years.
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The ninth child He is said to have married one Lucy Lynn and that they had two children:
On the 17th August 1924 Paul de Castro wrote to Arthur de Castro who was living in London and the letter stated:
As promised I beg to send you the enclosed family pedigree. It is a mere outline but until I have the opportunity of consulting the family documents now in the posesion of Mr George de Castro at Bournmouth I am unable to give greater detail. I leave you to fill in the descendants of Charles Daniel. It is somewhat remarkable that the first Samuel in the tree should have been born in Dublin. I also enclose a newspaper cutting of no family value which may amuse you. I do not want it back..
As this is the only George of the times it suggests that he did not die in 1920 as suggested on a tree. It also suggests that George held important historic family papers. George was Paul de Castro's uncle. Richard in his letter suggests that George had done work on the family history.
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12623A0000 NOTE: the code has an "A" in it because this is the 10th child and "0" cannot be used.
The 10th and last child who is said to have died at birth or day after.
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