Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born: 2 Sept. 1814 Petworth Sussex England, died: 3 October 1887 Randwick Sydney NSW.
Married: Susan Dickson 1845 Paddington NSW also at Goulbourn NSW.
Parents: George Daintrey and Mary Woods-Sandham.
Training to be a Doctor of Medicine in London, ill health forced him to NSW in 1840 where the Governor appointed Edwin Daintrey, Edward Burton and Robert Shadforth, gentlemen, Clerks of Arraigus and Clerks of Assize in the Circuit Courts. Edwin became a solicitor and was on many committees. In 1860 Edwin delivered an address to the Randwick Mutual Improvement Society on "The Microscope - its results and uses" Edwin was a solicitor with offices at 33 Castlereagh Street Sydney, an expert amateur botanist and a founder of the Linnean Society of NSW.
Source: pers. comm: Pam Ward, family decendent, 2001