(Elijah Dawson)

Elijah Dawson
father:  Richard (IV) Dawson
mother: Ann Hughes

Elijah was born 29 Sep 1797 in Birchington, Kent, son of Richard Dawson and Ann Hughes. He died on 12 May 1885 in Newtown,  Western Australia.

Elijah married Ann Wakeham 11 May 1829 in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England. She was born 3 Dec 1803 in Ridgeway, Devonshire, England.

At age 17 he enlisted in the 95th Rifle Brigade Regiment, fighting in the Battle of Waterloo.  He served under Capt John Molloy at Waterloo and in Ireland during the rebellion there. He became his indentured servant.  He accompanied Molloy out to the new colony of Swan River in Western Australia in 1830.  He took up land at Augusta, where he was appointed constable of the district in 1835.

Elijah and Ann Wakeham (photo from V.Williams)

Children of Elijah Dawson and Ann (Wakeham):
George Dawson was born 1830 in Augusta, Western Australia, died 1830 in Augusta, Western Australia.
Mary Ann Dawson was born 1831 in Augusta, Western Australia, died 1903 in Busselton,Western Australia.
Maria Dawson was born 1835 in Augusta, Western Australia, She married Thomas Twigg Wright in Vasse, Western Australia.
George Wakeham Dawson was born 1837 in Busselton, Western Australia, and died 1913 in Busselton, Western Australia.
Elizabeth Dawson was born 1841 in Busselton, Western Australia, died 1923 in Busselton, Western Australia. She married Robert Finlayson.
Elijah (II) Dawson was born 1845 in Wonnerup, Western Australia, and died 1907 in Kelmscott, Western Australia.  He married Elizabeth Betts in Busselton, Western Australia.

Contact V.Williams for family history of Elijah Dawson.


4 Responses to (Elijah Dawson)

  1. diannenyoni says:

    Hi I am the great great granddaughter of Maria Dawson

    Dianne Nyoni

  2. Joanna Alferink says:

    Elijah Dawson is my great great great great grandfather. Apparently he also fathered a child to an Aboriginal woman, something our family only discovered recently. Hoping to get some DNA testing done soon to confirm…

    • Sandra Power (Hill). says:

      In our family records we are related to Elijah Dawson. According to our records he fathered a child to an aboriginal woman. The child’s name was Elizabeth Dawson from Busselton WA. Elijah’s aboriginal daughter was married to my great grandfather Joseph (Joe) Hill.

  3. Pamela Griffiths says:

    Elijah Dawson was my great great great Grandfather. On Elizabeth’s and Joseph’s marriage Certificate dated 5th March 1880 it says that George Dawson was her father although George would only have been 12 or 13 at the time …

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