Brick Walls

In any family history, there are details that we really need to nail down but we can’t manage to do it. That is when we need help, perhaps a new way of seeing a problem. Perhaps a more careful search for papers?

Here are some of the Brick Walls that are a problem for this website:

William Daly came to South Africa but we don’t know where he came from or who his family were. His death certificate says Ballinasloe in Galway, Ireland but that is all we know.

William Daly lost the papers relating to his medical training during his application process for registration in the Cape. Were they ever returned to him? Does anyone have them?

Where did the name “Ramsay L’Amy Daly” come from? Scotland via Ireland?

Who was Elsje Maria Mostert, married to Jean Pierre Francois Rocher Daly (1865-1941)? It is a common name so we have not been able to identify who her parents were. We think she came from Paarl.

But now the good news – some of the brick walls have been climbed, thanks to help from family member and the Cape Town archives. You can see the answer in the new post on Jacob Daly and Barbara Daly. But we still do not know the history of their older brother William Johannes Daly and how he got to Potchefstroom.

Where was the farm of William Daly and Barbara Croeser in St Helena Bay and are they buried there?

What happened to the minor children after William and Barbara died? We know that Barbara Magdalena Benjamina later joined the family in Potchefstroom. Where was she in the meantime? How did William Johannes get there?