Aaron Daws
Elizabeth Bannister
John Goodsell
(Cir 1780-)
Mary Foster
(Cir 1780-)
George John Dawes
Eliza Goodsell

George W. Daw


Family Links

1. Sarah Ann Attenborough

George W. Daw

  • Born: 7 Aug 1832, Peasmarsh, East Sussex England
  • Christened: 2 Sep 1832
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Ann Attenborough on 30 Sep 1853 in St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
  • Died: 3 Dec 1867, Bakers Creek, Victoria Australia at age 35
  • Buried: 5 Dec 1867, Campbells Creek Cemetery, Victoria Australia

   Cause of his death was Phthisis Pulmondis (Tuberculosis) for about 8 months.

  General Notes:


[Dawes Family.GED]

George built the "Criterian" Hotel in Taradale in 1853 with his brother-in-law, Stephen Dorman. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1883 and a new Criterion Hotel was built.

Orbituary from the Mt Alexander Mail dated 4/12/1867
We are sorry to record that Mr. Dawes, one of our earliest residents died yesterday, at the hotel at Barker's Creek. For a long time past he had been in delicate health, but his end came suddenly as we hear from the bursting of a blood vessel. At one time in conjunction with Mr. Dorman, he owned the Criterion Hotel and was in affluent circumstances, but through the insolvency of a large commercial house in Melbourne, with whom he was involved, he was at one blow stripped of the accumulation of years. He so far recovered from the effects of the disaster in business, which displaced him from his old establishment as to become the purchaser of the Railway Hotel, in which he has since resided. Many friends will regret the loss of one who was throughout his life deserving of respect.

  Medical Notes:

Dr I Hutchison. Death Certificate

  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Hotelkeeper.

Christened: Peasmarsh, Sussex, England, 2 Sep 1832.

connection. Phil Shanahan is connected to Robert in this way:
Phil Shanahan (c1940)
His father was ? Shanahan who married Marie Dawes (1914)
Her father was Frederick Dawes (1890)
His father was Henry Dawes (1857)
His father was George Dawes (1832)
His father was George Dawes (1802)
His father was Aaron Daw (1779) & he also had Edward Dawes (1813)
He had James Dawes (1843)
He had Annie Dawes (1873) who married Arthur Augustus Bray (1869)
They had Albert Alan Bray (1896)
He had Robert Alfred Bray (1920)
He had Robert Arthur Bray (1947) who married me - Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)

Death Certificate Number: 9977.

George married Sarah Ann Attenborough, daughter of Joseph Attenborough and Martha Powell, on 30 Sep 1853 in St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria Australia. (Sarah Ann Attenborough was born in 1829 in Leicester, Leicestershire England, died on 10 Apr 1906 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia and was buried in 1906 in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland Australia Portion 11; Section 12; Grave no 35.)


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