John Dare

#1294, b. 14 February 1822, d. 15 July 1899

The entrance to the Melbourne Cemetery

Individual's Timeline

Birth14 February 1822John Dare1
Christening17 March 1822John Dare
Christening17 March 1822John Dare
EmigratAU1844John Dare2
Marriage17 September 1845John Dare3
Death of Father20 August 1854Robert Dare4
Marriage of Daughter4 January 1867Elizabeth Jane Dare5
Death of Mother5 April 1870Jane Bennett6,7
Marriage of Daughter1873Sarah Dare8,9
Marriage of Son1874Robert Dare10,11
Marriage of Son1876John Dare12
Marriage of Son17 April 1880George Dare13,14,15
Marriage of Daughter1881Selina Dare16,17
Death15 July 1899John Dare6

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was (possibly) a currier and later a teacher (From Elizabeth Jane's marriage details and from his death certificate).
  • Religion: John was of the Baptist faith.18
  • EmigratAU: He emigrated to Victoria in 1844 from South Australia. John is listed on his death certificate as having lived in South Australia for 14 years and in Victoria for 41 years. Therefore, as he died in 1899, he arrived in South Australia around 1844. A DARE (no given name) arrived 1844-10-11 on John Heyes from London departure 1844-06-12. This ship was 370 tonnes and had only 25 passengers aboard. I have yet to locate a passenger list or a photo of the ship.2
  • Journey: He traveled to in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, arriving 1859 went to Victoria.
  • Residence: In 1867 John and Elizabeth lived in Sandhurst (now Bendigo), Victoria, Australia. Address From Elizabeth Jane's marriage details.

Census details

Brushes with the LAW

9th Dec 1871 John was charged with Drunkeness by Constable Fitzmaurice. He was discharged.19

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There appears to be many members of this family who were teachers. Where I can be reasonably sure the person is correct, I am listing their Teacher's Numbers in each of their personal records. Note though there are quite a few who 'may' be related. It is possible to view microfiche copies of their Teacher's Books in the Public Records Office of Victoria - VPRS 13719/P1 Database Index to Teacher Record Books, 1863-1959.
  • Research note 02: The Public Records office of Victoria has some of his teacher's records books. He is Teacher Record Number 639, and these can be viewed 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.
  • Research note 03: Mentioned in the Victorian Government gazette (GSV) 1861 title deeds, 1861 page 1916 trustees.
Background information on Sturminster Newton Castle, Dorset, England, - Sturminister Newton Castle, Parish, 1681 (pop), Dorset, 9 miles northwest of Blandford, Archdiocese of Dorset, Dioc Bristol.

Children of John Dare and Elizabeth Ball


  1. DARE freeland file collated from various BMD sources in Vic., online various, Names: DARE - John
    Source Certificate: Child's birth 1859 Sex: M
    Years: B: 1822 M: 1845 D:
    FG Num: D01608 Children FG Num:
    Father: -
    Mother: -
    Spouse: Ball Elizabeth.
  2. John Dare, Death certificate for John Dare.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), patron sheet 0960640 - 1553382 Film NONE.
  4. Digger - South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Surname: DARE
    Given Names: Robert
    Date: 1854-08-20
    Sex: M
    Age: 72y
    Status: N
    Relative: Joseph DARE (PR)
    Relative 2:
    Residence: Adelaide
    Death Place: (not recorded)
    District Code: Ade
    Symbol: F
    Book: 3
    Page: 78.
  5. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1867/348.
  6. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records.
  7. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1870/5678.
  8. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1873/4035.
  9. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1873/4035.
  10. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, BROCKENSHIRE
    Given Names: Elizabeth Jane
    Event: M
    Father/Spouse Surname: DARE
    Mother/Spouse Given Name: Robert
    Birth Place: SANDHURST
    Year: 1874
    Reg No: 1524
    Sex: F.
  11. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DARE
    Given Names: Robert
    Event: M
    Spouse Surname/Father: BROCKENSHIRE
    Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Elizabeth Jane
    Sex: M
    Birth Place: ADELAIDE
    Death Place:
    Year: 1874
    Reg Number: 1524.
  12. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1876/329 - DARE, John     CM 228819                    Marriage
         Spouse:     GREEN, Elizabeth               
                   Marriage Place:     Cambridge
         Reg Year:     1876     Reg State:     Victoria.
  13. Victorian BDM on line, online, 1880/1661.
  14. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1880/1661.
  15. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy from Peta King.
  16. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1881/3336.
  17. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1881/3336.
  18. SA Genealogy & Heraldry Society, Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885.
  19. Find my past web sites, online or,
    First name(s)     John
    Last name     Dare
    Year     1871
    Event date     11 Dec 1871
    Role     Defendant
    Court     Bendigo Courts
    Description     Victoria Petty Sessions Registers
    Sessions date     4 Aug 1871-14 Mar 1872
    Archive reference     16736/P1/Vol 5
    State     Victoria
    Country     Australia
    Record set     Victoria Petty Sessions Registers
    Category     Institutions & organisations
    Subcategory     Courts & legal
    Collections from     Australia & New Zealand.