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Horatio Doncaster
« on: Sunday 01 June 08 22:19 BST (UK) »
Has anyone heard of this man? He was apparently a seaman, fireman, dock labourer. He changed his name from Damacastria to Doncaster and I really need to found out where he originated. He was born in 1854, if his death certificate is correct - it gives his age as 47 when he died in May 1901. He married in Devon, then spent some years in Bristol, then finally ended up in Cardiff, dying at 40 Ordell Street in Roath, Cardiff. I have found him on no census, ever. He was my great grandfather. Many thanks.

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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 June 08 22:44 BST (UK) »
Did he marry Susanna Cork or Lottie Metters in 1878

What were their childrens names and where and when were they born

There is an 1880 death in East Stonehouse for a James H Damacastria b 1876
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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 June 08 22:51 BST (UK) »
Did he marry Susanna Cork or Lottie Metters in 1878

Many thanks - he married Susanna Cork, and they had 5 children together.

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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 June 08 22:53 BST (UK) »
Hi

Sorry - our messages crossed.  I have just amended my reply above but you won't have seen it.  Strange that the marriage was 1878 but the child was b 1876
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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 01 June 08 23:01 BST (UK) »
Do you have a copy of their 1878 marriage cert as it should show his fathers name and occupation
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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 01 June 08 23:03 BST (UK) »
Did he marry Susanna Cork or Lottie Metters in 1878

What were their childrens names and where and when were they born

There is an 1880 death in East Stonehouse for a James H Damacastria b 1876

James Horatio Damacastria, their first-born, was born Back Street, Kingsand, Maker, Counties of Devon and Cornwall. 28.4.1979, died 11.8.1880.
Kate Lilian Damacastria born East Stonehouse, Devon, 19.12.1881, married Henry Dennis
Arthur Leonard Damacastria (my grandfather) born East Stonehouse, Devon, 23.11.1884
Blanche Elizabeth Doncaster born Bedminster, Bristol, 16.9.1887
Sarah Jane ("Polly") Doncaster born Bedminster, Bristol, Q1 1891.

Surname was changed from Damacastria to Doncaster some time between 1885-1887.

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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 01 June 08 23:04 BST (UK) »
Do you have a copy of their 1878 marriage cert as it should show his fathers name and occupation

Yes, it gives his father as John Damacastria, fisherman (it does not say that he was deceased, but I have not found him, either).

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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 01 June 08 23:38 BST (UK) »
In 1901, daughters Kate, Blanche and Polly were living together at 40 Ordell St in Roath so that would account for why he died in Roath
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Re: Horatio Doncaster
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 01 June 08 23:41 BST (UK) »
Yes, and Susanna died at the same address in 1898 (both deaths registered by a Maria Hall). It must have been cramped for them all, living in 2 rooms ..