Mrs Caroline Daun (née Hamilton)

1798 - 1846


Daughter of Rev. William Vaughan Hamilton, who settled enslaved people in trust for his children Shakespeare Hamilton, Mrs Eliza Singer and Mrs Caroline Daun at some point between 1820 and 1823.

Caroline married James Daun (1794-1823) in 1820. He was a rector of the Westmorland School, Jamaica and trained as a surgeon. Their son, Captain James Hamilton Daun (1821-1869), became a major, then captain, in the Indian Army.

Until March 2023, Caroline Daun's surname was given as Dawes. Thanks to Sandy McGie and Xavier Reader, 'Hamilton, Shakespear (1807–1852)', People Australia for the correction.


Sandy McGie and Xavier Reader, 'Hamilton, Shakespear (1807–1852)', People Australia.

Further Information

Maiden Name
James Daun

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (5)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Grand-daughter → Grandfather