Peter Clarke Daniel, Snr, SV/PROG

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Peter Clarke Daniel, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Dublin City, Ireland
Death: May 21, 1852 (71-79)
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province,, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Daniel, Snr and Elizabeth Daniel
Husband of Elizabeth Daniel, SM/PROG and Ann Maria Daniel, b3
Ex-husband of Ann Daniel
Partner of Ann Hannah Mitchley, SM/PROG
Father of Peter Daniel, Jnr; Isabella Daniel; Eliza Jane Daniel; Robert Daniel; Jane Daniel Mitchley and 10 others
Brother of Julia Turvey, SM/PROG; Sampson O'Malley Daniel, SV/PROG; Lucinda Swansea and Lubina Bray
Half brother of John Nevins Daniel, Jnr. SV/PROG

Occupation: a Jeweller
Managed by: Private User
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About Peter Clarke Daniel, Snr, SV/PROG

Death Notice :


1820 British Settler


Peter Clarke Daniel 44, Jeweller, together with his wife Elizabeth Jackson 38, and their 4 children, were members of Turvey's Party of 61 Settlers on the Sir George Osborn.

Party originated from London.

Departed London - 16 March 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 17 June 1820. Final Port Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - July 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Trompetter's Drift Post - Albany

Children :

  • Peter Daniel Jnr. 16
  • Isabella Daniel 14
  • Eliza Jane Daniel 10
  • Robert Daniel 7



Peter Clarke DANIEL the brother of Sampson was married to Elizabeth JACKSON on 15 April 1802 and had the following children with her:

Peter Clarke * 6 Apr 1804

Isabella * 10 Sept 1806

Eliza Jane * 11 Mar 1810

Robert Clarke * 9 Oct 1813

The CLARKE surname comes from his mother who was Elizabeth CLARKE. It would appear that Elizabeth JACKSON was not a strong woman and so Ann MITCHLEY came to work for her and had an affair with her husband Peter which was to last for many years. Her first child seems to be Sarah born about 1808. She could have been the child of another man, but she testified in court against her father, Peter Clarke DANIEL, during his divorce from his second wife Ann SMITH. So one isn't sure whether she was a step daughter or not. She only came out to SA in 1826 and did not accompany her parents in 1820.


Peter Clarke Daniel and Ann Hannah Holland were married in 1825 -----------------------------------------------------------

Peter Clarke Daniel's first wife, Elizabeth died on 29 Dec 1833 and he never married Ann MITCHLEY who died 26 Sept 1838. His 2nd wife was Ann SMITH whom he married on 23 May 1840. They had a daughter, Ann of which nothing is known.


Dan Daniel is the best person to contact regarding this family as he has paid researchers and done a lot of research into the history of this very intriguing family. His address is

Peter Clarke Daniel and Samson O'Malia Daniel were brothers. Their father was John Daniel married to Elizabeth Clarke. Peter married Elizabeth Jackson on 15 April 1802 at St. Werburgh's Parish, Dublin, Ireland. They had 4 children:

Peter Clarke * 6 Apr 1804 Isabella * 10 Sept 1806 Eliza Jane * 11 Mar 1810 Robert Clarke * 9 Oct 1813

From his affair with Ann Mitchley who may or may not have been married to a Mr Holland or Mitchley and who did not come to SA with her and did not die on the voyage:

Sarah Mitchley (who testified at the divorce of her father and was mentioned extensively in his will) Thomas Mitchley abt 1811 Samuel Mitchley * Sept 1813 aka Sampson Eliza or Elizabeth Mitchley * 1816 Ann Mitchley * 17 Mar 1819 David Mitchley * abt 1821 Frederick Mitchley * 19 Oct 1823 Jane Mitchley * 1825 John Daniels * abt 1828 (he took the Daniels surname) Peter Mitchley * 17 June 1830 (Dan Mitchley's line) Lisa Mitchley

Ann died 26 September 1838. In her DN as sent to me by Dan Mitchley her parents are listed as Thomas and Anne Mitchley with which Dan does not agree and says she was born a Holland and that her first husband was Thomas Henry Mitchley. The DN also seems to intimate that the first 6 children listed above are not those of Peter Daniel but from her marriage to Thomas although no mention is made of him on the DN. The DN (which I haven't seen) apparently lists the last four children as illegitimate and the DN is signed by Peter Daniel on 1 Nov 1838. I seem to remember something else about the Holland name but would have to try and find the info and send it later. I must admit that I stopped inputting the data because of all the controversy and I know there is more but details were clashing and not making sense. Dan is really the best person to speak to but as he says it depends on which descendants you speak to as to what story you get given and some of them get really upset about things and will deny the stories!

Peter then married Ann Smith on 23 Mary 1840 in Grahamstown possibly because she was already pregnant with their daughter Ann who was born abt 1840. They were divorced because of his affair with Ann Pote where Sarah Mitchley witnesses them sleeping together at Beggars Bush.

He then married Ann Marie Pote on 25 February 1850 at Grahamstown. They had:

John Daniel Charlotte Daniel * 28 Mar 1841 Elizabeth Daniel * Aug 1842 Robert James Daniel * 1 July 1844 Charles Daniel * abt 1848

Peter died 21 May 1852 in a field at Glenwyn, Grahamstown.


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Peter Clarke Daniel, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

Dublin City, Ireland
April 6, 1804
Age 27
September 10, 1806
Age 29
March 11, 1810
Age 33
England, United Kingdom
October 9, 1813
Age 36
Age 48
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 51
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 18, 1830
Age 53
December 29, 1833
Age 56
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa