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Diary #1 - kept by Amy Oliver LLOYD née JACKSON (1874-1962) tracing the genealogy of the DARE-PARKE side of her family. Amy was the daughter of Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) and Amelia Lydia DARE (1851-1944) and was one of several family members who showed great interest in our shared family history.
Sharon Oddie Brown. December 10, 2018

Transcriptions of a Notebook of Amy Oliver Jackson Pt1

Research by Amy Oliver Jackson on the DARE family.

This document is shared with the permission of Pat Roberts - only for the use on this site.



Wife of Phocion Dare – Louisa Caroline Dare great grandmother to Mother

the DARES originally belonged to Nobless of France and Languedoc.

Our Grandfathers fled to England with 49,000 immigrants in the year 1685 when the edict of Nantes's persecution of Huguenots ensued.

The ancestors brought their money with them, settled and became a leading country family in Dorsetshire –

my grandfather Dare married about a year 1759-60 to a Miss. Rose first cousin of the late Duke of Bedford grandfather of the present Earl of Russell. On the birth of my father, the third son of the Dare Rose marriage the Duke was godfather and gave him the name of Phocion -- lived at Woodford Park. In those days politics ran very high, Dorset my father a Tory and the other a red-hot Whig. This severed the connection and so it remained.


My grandfather had no profession.

My father was a doctor.

I[1] now come to my grandmother. Phocion Dares wife sister of the late Dr. Julius of Richmond Palace.

She was the daughter of William Julius a lay, landed proprietor in the island of St. Kitts West Indies at Mankie estate. His brother John Julius was governor of the island and my mother’s Uncle William Julius was attorney general.

My grandfather Julius was considered one of the proudest and extravagant man in England -- used to drive his four horses and something and lived beyond his income of £30,000 a year. He married an equally proud Welsh lady Ms. Edwards. She was first cousin to the late Sir Charles Morgan. My mother's uncle William Julius[2] married Lady Isabel Erskine and they resided at Osborne, Isle of Wight


I now come to my mother's first cousin Mrs. Nesbit[3]. This lady resided at Nevis when Lord Nelson[4] after making my mother Louise Carolyn Julius an offer of marriage receiving her refusal married her. My mother being one of the bridesmaids. King William IV (then Duke of Clarence) who with the fleet was anchored at Nevis gave the bride away.

There is a monument to our great uncle William Julius in Westminster Abbey. He was Capt. of the HMS Colchester..

On the monument: near this place life impaired the body of Capt. William Julius late commander of HMS Colchester who departed this life he third of October 1698 aged 33 years. His son William John = Jane Smith Edwards. Daughter married Phocion Dare = Louisa Caroline Julius. Children Jane Adelaide and Jane died 1872. William died then call. Louisa Caroline = William Loader and second marriage Paul Mildmay Pell (Aunt Pell)


Phocion Dare born March 1763 married Louisa Caroline Julius deed 1824 she died 1845 daughter of William John Julius

children Jane Adelaide 1797 died 1872

William born 1798 died and then call 1820

Louisa Caroline 1802 married 1821 died

Fanny 1803 died 1825

John Julius 1805 married 1840 died 1850

George Julius 1807 married 1839 died 1856

father of immediately be Adair buried nuns had cemetery upper Clacton


Above Louisa Caroline dare married William loader 1800 he died 1821

child Louisa Augusta 1822 died 1851

married second time Paul Mal my pal

the children Louisa Auguste married Digby karate 1851 children Dickie Augustine 1852

Henry Mal may 1853

Augusta Louisa 1854

Julius Frederic 1858


Above John Julius Dare married Antoinette St. Felix daughter of a French émigré after the French revolution who had been Dr. to the King. They had two sons John and George and a daughter Sarah Louise

John in business in Demerrara had one son Arthur and two daughters

George one son and one daughter in business in Singapore


George Julius Dare married Sarah Shreve Park

children George Mildmay Dare= D Erskine died childless

Julius John Dare died Yokohama, unmarried

Blanche = William Ramsay Scott had nine children

Louisa = Capt. James Bolton died at sea only one Charle RN survived her

Sarah= Mr. Abel Kobe Japan one son and one daughter chalk Blanche

Annie Maria = Whitworth  Alan six children

Amelia Lydia = Thomas Jackson Bart nine children

Kathleen Amy Thomas Dare Beatrizce Julius Dorothy Russell Claude Stewart (Pat)

Alfred= three sons one daughter

Florence = Dr. William Hartigan one son and one daughter


Capt. Julius Dare = Sarah Shreve Park met and were married in Cape Town. He was then in the Royal Navy. Soon after he left the Navy to command a ship in the fleet of his uncle trading in the East and became a partner. Headquarter Singapore. When they had two children, the following adventure happened to my grandmother[5]. She was sailing in the ship Viscount meltdown and following her husband to China. A few days out it was wrecked on the lacunae shoal in the China sea and she and had to be abandoned. She was the only woman on board. The crew left in five boats. She and her children in the Capt. McKenzie boat on 5 January 1842. On the 10th their boat was attacked by parrots and looted but managed to get away and after many hardships something 13 days at sea in an open boat reached Singapore at that. The baby Julius appeared dead and was nearly thrown overboard but it's mother bank to keep it longer and she was allowed to reach Singapore she much later


died nursing the same son of cholera. In Japan. And both were buried in the cemetery at your Oklahoma. 1879.

They returned to England when my grandfather was suffering from severe blood poisoning and lived at upper Clapton till he died -- when she went back to South Africa for a time with seven of her children. George Julia staying with at hell till they were and to Singapore in business from then to Japan and asking their mother and the remaining three unmarried sisters and younger brother to join them. They are my mother Amelia Lydia Dare met and married our father.

On September 19, 1871 at the Majesties Legation and later at Christchurch Yokohama the Rev. MB Bailey, age 17 B. Consular chaplain Thomas Jackson of the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Amelia Lydia Dare of the Late George Julius Dare


Dr. George Charles Julius 715 -- 1866 was her brother-in-law of Phocion Dare. He lived at the old Palace Richmond and was positioned to George IV -- before being at Richmond he served in India. Another notable Julius was his grandson the right Rev. Churchill Julius Bishop of Christchurch New Zealand. Born at Richmond Surrey died aged 90 father FD Julius


from “Julius jottings”[6] January 1902.

In 1880 I chanced to be with in the record office at Fetter lane and came upon this notice that in 1668 one John Julius to take himself and his family to St. Kitts -- it is supposed that this JJ is the person referred to in the genealogical table which was in our last issue and whose date is given as 1726. This brings the family considerably further back from 1726 to 1668 – editor


I imagine it must be the father and not the same man.AOL


The true verifiable story of 16 string Jack. About the middle of the past century their lived in Cavendish SV a certain Mr. Julius. He had a comfortable income of £7000 a year derived from estates in the island of St. Kitts. He was secretary to the Marquis of Rockingham. Then prime minister, friend of the Prince Regent, lived foot was then the life of a fashionable man about town. He was well known as the possessor of four very celebrated gray horses. At this time the environs of London were greatly infested by Highwayman and amongst these nights of the road there was one afterwards known as a 16 string Jack who was especially famous how it happened on a clear moon lit night, it -- that the Duke of Argyll was riding


Arrested, and shortly afterwards tried found guilty and condemned to be hung which sentence was duly carried out it can burn -- thus ending the career of 16 string Jack who in the red book of the Knights of the road rank second only to Dick Turpin. Shortly before his execution he made a full confession of all his guilt. He had been in the constant habit after driving his master to the theater of mounting one of the graves, galloping off to Hounslow heath, committing a robbery, and returning in time to drive as master home –

(Copied from Julius Jottings Jan 1901.

From the Anglo American records Foundation, New York

The first American, born of English parentage was Virginia Dare born in Virginia on August 18 1587 --


[1] NOTE: This is now in the voice of Amelia Lydia DARE, although it has been written down by her daughter Amy Oliver LLOYD..

[2] NOTE: This sems incorrect. It does not mean that there is not a familial link, but William Leslie Hamilton married Hon. Isabella Erskine, daughter of Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan and Agnes Steuart, in 1770. He died in 1780. William Leslie Hamilton held the office of Attorney-General [Leeward Islands] http://thepeerage.com/p18720.htm#i187197

He was supposedly related to the HAMILTONS of Monkland. He was a son of a Dr. William HAMILTON and brother of Andrew HAMILTON.

[3] Frances NISBIT née Frances Herbert WOOLWARD, born at Nevis in 1761. Her uncle was John Richardson HERBERT of Montpelier, Nevis. He was the President of Nevis.

Frances was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1761, and had been baptised Frances Herbert Woolward in St. George's Church in May that year. The Woolwards were members of the colonial elite, her mother, Mary Herbert, was one of three sisters of John Richardson Herbert, a descendant of the fourth Earl of Pembroke, [NOTE: This would be Philip HERBERT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Herbert,_4th_Earl_of_Pembroke ] and Mary and John's uncle had been President of the Council of Nevis until his death in 1768. Fanny's father, William Woodward, was a senior judge on Nevis, and a partner in the firm of Herbert, Morton and Woolward. The Woolwards lived in comfort, and Fanny herself owned a black manservant named Cato.

Fanny's mother died while Fanny was still a child, with her father succumbing to tetanus in February 1779, at the age of 53. Fanny inherited most of her father's possessions, but was forced to sell most of them to creditors. She raised a tablet to her parents' memory in the local church, and on 28 June 1779 married the 31-year old physician Dr Josiah Nisbet. Josiah had connections with the political elite of the island, and was probably fairly wealthy. The couple moved to England and lived briefly in the close at Salisbury Cathedral. Josiah Nisbet became seriously ill shortly after arriving in England and died on 5 October 1781, leaving Fanny with their seventeen-month old child Josiah, but with no other provision. Fanny raised a plaque in her dead husband's memory at the church in Stratford Sub Castle, and spent some time in England acting as the guardian for another Nevis planter, John Pinney. Pinney returned to England in 1783 and did not recognise his children, prompting Fanny to exclaim 'Good God! Don't you know them? They are your children!' Pinney's wife was so surprised that she set her headdress alight on a nearby candle.

Fanny and her infant son returned to Nevis and lived with her uncle, John Richardson Herbert at his house Montpelier. Herbert was by now himself President of the Council of Nevis, and one of the frequent guests to his house was a young naval captain who was stationed off the island, Horatio Nelson.[3] The widowed Fanny was described as being young and pretty, while her availability and position as likely to inherit a substantial portion of her uncle's estate made her an attractive match for Nelson. In addition to this she painted watercolours, embroidered, and spoke excellent French. Nelson's friend, Prince William Henry wrote that she seemed 'pretty and sensible', while William Hotham, then serving as a midshipman aboard HMS Solebay recorded that she was 'pretty, attractive, and a general favourite.'Another midshipman reported that though she had 'some beauty, and a freshness of countenance not common in that climate', her intellect was distinctly unremarkable

Miniature of Lady Francis "Fanny" Nelson, watercolour on paper, painted in 1798 by Daniel Orme, the year of her husband's victory at the Nile.

Nelson made frequent visits to Nevis after meeting Fanny for the first time, and by June 1785 had decided to ask her to marry him. By August Nelson had proposed, and Fanny had accepted, but there was still the question of obtaining the blessing of the relatives, and of raising money. Fanny's uncle promised them money on his death but could give them little in the short term, but Nelson's relations could not provide anything in the immediate future. By early 1786 Nelson had been moved to Barbados, where he engaged in legal struggles with the prize courts and other distractions, though he wrote often to Fanny on Nevis. He was able to return to Nevis in early 1787 while touring the islands with Prince William Henry, and there determined to marry Fanny.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Nisbet

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Herbert,_8th_Earl_of_Pembroke

[4] NELSON – note he was born in Norfolk, so may have already known the JULIUS family.

[5] This is Amy Oliver LLOYD’s grandmother.

[6] “Julius Jottings” Nos 1 and 2 privately distributed notes on Rockhampton diocese and particularly the Parish of North Rockhampton, 1898, Julius family, 1898). SOURCE: http://library-resources.cqu.edu.au/thesis/adt-QCQU/uploads/approved/adt-QCQU20031117.164918/public/02whole.pdf



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