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|Name:||John Francis Ranald DANIEL||
|Siblings:||Atchason Vine DANIEL
James Chapman DANIEL
|Spouse:||Elizabeth Amina GAY|
|Children:||Frances Mary Matilda DANIEL
Arthur Francis Ranald DANIEL
Edgar Bruce Ranald DANIEL
Jessie Ellen DANIEL
Elizabeth Margaret N DANIEL
John Francis Ranald DANIEL
Atchason Thomas Ranald DANIEL
Kathleen Barbara Annie DANIEL
Kenneth Claud R DANIEL
|Relationship to Mark:||Great, great grandfather|
|Date and place of birth:||25th November 1829 - Newport, Monmouthshire|
|1841 Census||Aged 12 - Living at Clarence Place, Westbury on Trym with mother and brothers.|
|1851 Census||Aged 22 - Living at 9 Clarence Place, Westbury on Trym with mother and brothers. Solicitor's Junior Clerk.|
|1861 Census||Aged 32 - Living at 8 Alfred Street, Westbury on Trym with mother and brothers. Secretary of **|
|Date and place of marriage:||Elizabeth Amina GAY - 3rd quarter 1861|
|Date and place of marriage:||Annie Willoughby LYLE - 10th January 1889|
|1881 Census||Aged 52 - Living at Fircliff House, Avonmouth with Annie, Frances, Arthur, Jessie, Elizabeth and Flora. Secretary and General Manager of Pier Railway and Dock Company. Employed a cook and nursemaid.|
|1891 Census||Aged 62 - Living at Fircliff House, Avonmouth with Annie, Elizabeth, John F R (junior), Atchason, Kathleen and Kenneth. Railway Manager. Employed one domestic servant.|
|1901 Census||Aged 72 - Living at Fircliff House, Avonmouth with Annie and Kathleen.|
|Date and place of death:||23rd December 1918 - Mells, Frome, Somerset|
||John Francis Ranald built Fircliff House in Avonmouth in the 1860s as a family home.
Today the house is divided into several residences.
Educated in private schools, John F R Daniel studied law and civil engineering. He was involved in many of the local railway companies and was Secretary of the Weston, Cleveland and Portishead Light Railway until 1911. The railway was later absorbed into the Great Western Railway.
John F R Daniel took an active part in the formation of the 1st Gloucestershire Volunteer Rifle Corps, as drill and musketry instructor. He joined the Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery in 1869; raising first a detachment and then a company at Portishead. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant in March 1869, then First Lieutenant in July 1871, Captain March 1881, Hon. Major in May 1886. He held a volunteer officers decoration for long and efficient service, and a sword presented by officers of G V Rifles.
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