Richard Daly

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, co-owner with Ralph Cocking of Newport in St Thomas-in-the-Vale; apparently resident.

  1. Probably the Richard Daly who was, with Ralph Cocking, a stipendiary magistrate, appointed in October 1834 and afterwards based in Kingston and St Andrew. In or after 1841 his appointment was transferred to Demerara and he died "suddenly" at Leguan there, 30/11/1846, aged 48, leaving a widow and six children.

  2. He may have been the Richard Daly who was appointed sub-Inspector of Police in Jamaica in 1834.

  3. On 26/01/1835 Roman Catholic Bishop MacDonnell of the American Islands baptised three children of Richard Daly and his wife Anne Oliva, formerly Mason. The record of the baptisms is reproduced at the original record or its reproduction seems faulty because it calls the eldest child Richard Dermot Daly (should be Francis Dermot Daly), names the mother differently from other records (see LBS entry for Rebecca Ann Daly, sub Richard Mason), and gives the daughter a birthdate subsequent to the baptismal date.

  4. His children included:

    Francis Dermot Daly: born 10/10/1831; bank manager at Mussoorie, India, at his death in 1888

    Richard Mason Daly: born 23/12/1832: sometime of the Bengal Pilot Service; died Coonoor, India, 1892; father of Charles Daly, CIE (1868-1945), Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Bengal

    Emilia Teresa Daly: born 03/08/1834: married, Calcutta, 09/12/1856, W. A. Elder

    Elizabeth Daly: born c1837; alive in 1851 (Regents Park); dead by 1856

    Daniel O’Connor Daly: born c1843; died unmarried, 1892.

  5. He was a son of Francis Daly of Ballylee Castle and brother of Lieut. Colonel Francis Dermot Daly, 4th Light Dragoons. Richard Daly was therefore a nephew of Peter Daly of Daly’s Grove, Jamaica [also died in 1846; q.v.] and of Anne Daly who married Major Thomas Jackson Cocking, 56th Foot (the Cocking connection may or may not be relevant).


  1. General Report of the Emigration Commissioners, 1842, Vol. I, Papers Relative to the West Indies 1841-2, Jamaica, p. 7 (and see p. 26 for his report on agriculture); Jamaica Almanac 1839, 1840; Leeds Intelligencer, 16/01/1847.

  2. Limerick Chronicle 13/08/1834 (and see Supporting Material, infra).

  3. Roman Catholic Christenings,

  4. As 3 and Morning Chronicle 07/03/1857; 1851 Census; DALY entries on; also Allen’s Indian Mail, Vol. VI, Jan-Dec 1848, p. 562, and Burke’s Irish Family Records (1976) p. 315.

  5. Leeds Intelligencer, 13/08/1834; Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912) pp. 159-160.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£699 11s 1d
£177 6s 9d

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
1828 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

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Co-owners of Newport Lodge in St Thomas-in-the-Vale...
Nephew → Uncle