The Genealogy of the Darling Family

Ralph Darling. Buried St Nicholas, Durham 14 April 1768. Innkeeper of St Nicholas, Durham. Freeman of Durham 4 October 1745. Married Catherine Loftus of Dalton, Northumbria (bur St Nicholas 24 June 1753).
I. Robert Darling. Bap St Nicholas 28 January 1847/8.
II. Ralph Darling. Bap St Nicholas 27 December 1749. Buried there 8 February 1749/50.
III. Serjeant Christopher Darling. Bap St Nicholas, Durham 23 April 1751. Died of yellow fever in Martinique 28 July 1795. He served in the British Army, rising from the ranks, he became adjutant to his regiment in 1778 and afterwards quartermaster. Married Ann _____ (died 27 January 1820).
A. Lt General Sir Ralph Darling, GCH. Born England (?) 1772 or 1775.  Died Brighton 2 April 1858. Entered the army as an ensign in 1793, and in August 1796 was military secretary to Sir Ralph Abercromby. He commanded a regiment at Corunna, was brevet-colonel in 1810, major-general in 1813, and was on the horse guards staff in 1815. From the beginning of 1819 to February 1824 he was in command of the troops at Mauritius, was acting-governor for the last three years of his stay, and showed administrative ability. Commandant of Morecamb Bay and 7th Governor of New South Wales (1825-31). Knighted 1835. General 1841. There is a book about him "Governor maligned" by Prof Brian H Fletcher, Univ of Sydney. Married 13 October 1817 Elizabeth Dumaresq (born Macao 10 November 1798, died 3 Sept 1868). RD
1. Cornelia Mary Darling. Born Marylebone 31 July 1818. Died 21 May 1896. Married in St Nicholas, Brighton 31 October 1846 Sir Francis John Ford, 3rd Bt.
2. Revd Frederick Darling. Born Mauritius 21 December 1821. Died 5 April 1909. Lived at The Ridge, Hartfield, Sussex.
3. Captain Sydney Darling. Born 24 April 1825. Died 2 July 1909. Married 13 July 1859 (Rebecca rather than Maria per tree in "AGM") Maria Wilhelmina Cooper (dsp).
4. Augustus Darling. Born New South Wales 3 October 1826. Died 21 May 1887. Lt-Colonel, Royal Artillery. Went to India. Married St James's Paddington 28 April 1857 Elizabeth Wildman (born Nottingham 1834), dau of Edward Wildman and Antonia or Lisa Oakes. Edward's siblings were (1) Thomas W. [b. 1788, dsp 1859, bought Newstead Abbey which was shortly before owned by Lord Byron, md Louisa Preisig], (2) himself, (3) George who married, (4) Colonel John who married Lady Margaret Charteris, dau of Francis 8th E of Wemyss and (5) Maria who married General Sir John Gardiner. They were living at 8 Phillimore Gdns in 1881.
a. Ralph Wildman. Dsp & vm.
5. Caroline Darling. Born St Philips, Sydney (13 July 1829 per tree in "A Governor Maligned") 16 August 1829. Died unmarried 25 April 1914.
6. (Charlotte) Amelia Darling. Born Macao 14 November 1831. Bap Macao 22 December 1831.  Died Wilderton 18 April 1912, buried Brankstome, Dorset 22 April 1912. Married in Brighton 19 June 1850 Francis Colville Hyde of Syndale Park, Kent.
7. Agnes Darling. Born Cheltenham 13 July 1833. Died 4 February 1909.
B. Major-General Henry Charles Darling. Born Uppingham, Rutland 28 February 1780. Died 11 February 1845. Lt Governor to Tobago (1833-45). Married before 1808 Isabella Cameron, eldest dau of Charles Cameron, sometime Governor of the Bahamas and Lady Margaret Hay.
1. His Excellency Sir Charles Henry Darling, KCB (1862), 57th Foot.  Born Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia 19 February 1809. Died 7 Lansdowne Crescent, Cheltenham 25 January 1870. Colonial administrator. Sir Charles was Governor of Victoria 1863-66. Married first, St George, Barbados 2 May 1835, Anne Wilhelmina Dalzell (born 18 July 1813, bap St George, Barbados 7 August 1813; died Tobago 16 October 1837), dau of Allan Dalzell of Buttalls (died 21 December 1825) and Elizabeth Ann Harding (married St Philip, Barbados 13 April 1811).
a. Charles Henry Hay Darling. Bap 14 April 1836. Died 18 November 1837.
Sir Charles married secondly Christ Church, Barbados, 14 December 1839, Mary Ann Nurse, (died of yellow fever in St Lucia 6 November 1848), eldest dau of Hon Joshua Bushell Nurse (d.14 July 1839), member of the legislative council of Barbados. Married thirdly Ilfracombe, N Devon, 10 December 1851, Elizabeth Isabella Caroline Salter (born Caen, B S France c.1820 [2]; died Marylebone 10 December 1900), only daughter of Christopher Salter of West End House, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.
2. William James Darling. Born St Johns, Canada 1856. [1] [2]
3. Ralph Sidney Darling. Born Spanish Town, Jamaica 6 May 1859. [1] [2]
4. Katherine Darling. [3]
5. F K Darling. 4th son. Born c.1820. Died Barrackpore 17 July 1839 aged  not more than 19 years. Ensign, Hon East India Co Service. [1]
C. Anna Maria Darling. Born c.1786. She was run over by a carriage in April 1831. Married 20 November 1810 Edward Kendall (1789-1872). He was a landowner (the family had held the manor of Austrey, Warks. since 1433) and had considerable mining interests, especially in Wales (around Crickhowell). He was High Sheriff of Brecknockshire in 1818, at which time the family was living in a house Dan-y-Parc near Crickhowell, but, probably after he sold the mines here in 1833, he moved to Cheltenham. They had various offspring, but many died in infancy, and his son drowned on his way to China shortly after leaving school.
1. Georgiana Kendall. Dsp 1888. It's said she left various Stuart memorabilia (real or fake) to her sister, but Angelina, despising their associations with 'Popery' donated them to Queen Victoria. See account of him in 'The Dictionary of National Biography'. Married 'Count' D'Albanie (Sobieski Stuart), a colourful character who claimed descent from Bonny Prince Charlie. He died in 1872. 
2. Rosa Kendall. Dsp. Married William Nurse of Barbados, son of Rev John Henry Nurse, brother of Hon Joshua Bushell Nurse.
3. Angelina Kendall. 1823-1913. Married Jelinger Cookson Symons (1809-1860), a barrister and a very early HMI, in 1845. He was the author of a number of reports for the government, especially relating to education in Wales. They had four sons, two of whom survived infancy.
a. Jelinger Edward Symons (1846-1934), sometime Lt. R.N., was later a clergyman. He had five children and three grandchildren, but we don't know about the living descendants of this line.
b. Edward Warwick Jelinger Symons (1848-1915) was for many years vicar of Gt. Doddington, Northants., and died at Weymouth. He married Hannah Byrth Glazebrook (1850-1936) in 1876 and they had eight children.
(A) Ralph Twenbroke Symons (1877-1958). Surveyor and land agent. Married 1910 Ethel May Matthews (1879-1974). They had two children, one of whom:
(a) Edward Graham de Twenebroke ("Twen") Symons. Schoolmaster and R.A.F. Officer, born 1911 died (shot down over the North Sea) 1942. Married 1935 Hilda ("Binky") Bell of Jamaica, born 1909. No issue.
D. General William Lindsay Darling, 98th (The Prince of Wales's) Reg't of Foot. Born c.1788. Died 8 October 1863. Married 2 October 1821 Ann Rosa O'Rourke, nee Reid (died 18 April 1840).
E. Katherine Loftus Darling. Born c. 1792.
IV. John Darling. Bap St Nicholas 27 April 1752.
Margaret Robson Darling of Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham. Buried St Nicholas 11 August 1785. Widow. Married at St Nicholas, Durham 2 December 1754.
I. Catherine Darling. Bap St Nicholas, Durham 28 August 1768.
Alice Darling.

Source: [1]   Tobago Gazette 23 January 1840
[2]     1881 Census

transcript of grave at Taree, NSW of Katherine Darling Burgh who married Heber G Loten

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