Jane Daniel

7 June 1837–1921 (Age 83)
Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Jane

When Jane Daniel was born on 7 June 1837, in Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia, her father, James Daniel, was 43 and her mother, Mary Riley, was 40. She married Patrick Hartigan in 1873, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She died in 1921, in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 84.

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Patrick Hartigan
Jane Daniel
Marriage: 1873

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    Patrick Hartigan



Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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World Events (7)


Age 4

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

Age 10

Gold found in Port Phillip.

Age 30

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian (Dániel), Romanian, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Daniel ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The major factor influencing the popularity of the personal name (and hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel, recounting the prophet's steadfast adherence to his religious faith in spite of pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). The name was also borne by a 2ndcentury Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose life was popular among Christians during the Middle Ages; these had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. Among Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe the name was also popular as being that of a 4th-century Persian martyr, who was venerated in the Orthodox Church.2 Irish: reduced form of McDaniel , which is actually a variant of McDonnell , from the Gaelic form of Irish Donal (equivalent to Scottish Donald), erroneously associated with the Biblical personal name Daniel. See also O’Donnell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane Daniel - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 1921; Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia

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