Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy

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Date of Birth: 21 June 1816
Date of Death: 9 April 1880
Also known as: philip chauncy
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He was born in Datchet Buckinghamshire to William Snell [Brown] Chauncy and Rose Therese nee Lamothe. He emigrated to South Australia in 1839 on the ship Dumfries. Two sisters had already emigrated. On board he met Charlotte Kemmis and they married in 1841. He went to the Swan River colony, and was appointed assistant surveyor at Perth in 1841. His wife died in 1847 and he married secondly Susan Mitchell, daughter of the Reverend Mitchell. He came to Victoria in 1853. He held various government appointments in Victoria. He was a major contributor to R. Brough Smyth's "Aborigines of Victoria" (1878). He died in Ballarat. He is buried with his second wife at St Kilda cemetery.

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