Edward Dumaresq was born 10 June 1802 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom to John Dumaresq (1759-1804) and Anne Jones (1771-1857) and died 23 April 1906 Mount Ireh, Longford, Tasmania, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Frances Blanche Legge (1806-1855) 7 November 1827 in St. David's Church, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He married Charlotte Newberry (1807-1892) 2 October 1856 in Trinity Church, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.


Offspring of Edward Dumaresq and Frances Blanche Legge (1806-1855)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Blanche Marianne Dumaresq (1828-1911)
Elizabeth Frances Dumaresq (1830-)
Amelia Penelope Dumaresq (1831-1848)
Edward John Dumaresq (1836-)
Henry Rowland Gascoigne Dumaresq (1839-1926)
James Dumaresq (1840-1840)
Cornelia Maria Dumaresq (1842-1876)
Alfred William Dumaresq (1845-1936)



News has been received of the death of Captain Edward Dumaresq, of Mount Ireh, Longford, at the extraordinary age of 104. The deceased was the oldest man in Tasmania. He was the youngest son of the late Colonel John Dumaresq, whose sons, on account of the father's distinguished military services in America, received from the British Government an education at Sandhurst, and commissions in the Imperial army. The oldest son, Colonel Henry Dumaresq, served throughout the Peninsular war, and was made a colonel by the Duke of Wellington on the field of Waterloo. The second son, Captain William Dumaresq, also fought through the Peninsular war. The youngest son, Captain Edward Dumaresq, whose prolonged life has now terminated, joined the Indian army, and received a staff appointment. In 1828 he was appointed Surveyor-General of Tasmania by Governor Arthur, and subsequently held the positions of Internal Revenues Officer, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Court of Requests.

Subsequently he was appointed Police Magistrate at New Norfolk. In the early days of Longford the deceased took a great interest in the work of road-making, and to him is due, in a great measure, the present good roads in that part of the State. He purchased the Mount Ireh estate in 1835, and has resided there ever since. It is situated five miles from Longford railway station, and is one of the most beautiful spots in the district. The interesting old homestead occupies an eminence commanding a lovely view of the surrounding country. In 1827 Captain Dumaresq married Miss F. B. Legge, daughter of the late Mr. Michael Legge, barrister-at-law, Dublin, Ireland, but who predeceased him.

The Mercury, 24 April 1906, page 5


Footnotes (including sources)

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₪ Wedding
  • On Wednesday, the 7th instant, by Special Licence, at St. David's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Bedford, E. Dumaresque, Esq. to Miss F. Legge.
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2 Wedding 2
  • On Thursday, October 2nd., at Trinity Church, Launceston, by the Venerable Archdeacon Davies, Captain Edward Dumaresq, of Illawarra, to Charlotte, relict of the late John Barrett Fogg, Esq.
The Cornwall Chronicle (Tasmania), 4 October 1856, page 4
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