Hercules Hailes DANCOCKS, b. 1806, Dymock, Gloucestershire, England son of Hercules Hailes DANCOCKS and Sarah REECE was married in England to Elizabeth BARNES, b. 1818, ___ England, dau of Edward BARNES and ____.

Hercules & Elizabeth DANCOCKS, along with four children arrived at Portland, Australia in 1852 on the "Priam".

Hercules Hailes DANCOCKS was appointed as a Manager at "Muntham" Station and later operated a butcher shop in Casterton.

Edward Bearcroft DANCOCKS, one of the sons purchased the Casterton Hotel in 1887 and is shown on the 1882 Henty Street Plan as being an Overseer.

The three DANCOCKS sons married three FOSTER sisters, daughters of Charles Haydock FOSTER (1821-1879) and Mary O'BRIEN (1821-1907).

Hercules & Elizabeth DANCOCKS, died at casterton and are buried in the old Casterton cemetery.

Hercules Hailes DANCOCKS & Sarah BARNES had the following known family:

  1. Hercules Hailes DANCOCKS b. 1837, Kempley, Gloucestershire, Eng, m. Elizabeth Ann FOSTER and had the following family:
    1. Charles Hailes DANCOCKS, b. 1868, Casterton, Vic, m. Laura Rose PATTERSON
    2. Ethel Augusta DANCOCKS, b. 1873, Casterton, Vic,
    3. Constance Agnes DANCOCKS, b. 1875, Casterton, Vic, m. Ruffus RAGGATT
    4. Frank Hercules DANCOCKS, b. 1877, Casterton, Vic,
    5. Ernest Bearcroft DANCOCKS, b. 1883, Casterton, Vic, m. Elizabeth Martha OLSEN
    6. Blanche Claudine DANCOCKS, b. 1887, Casterton, Vic, m. ___ MATTHEWS
    7. Dorothy DANCOCKS, b. 1901, Corndale, Casterton (daughter of Constant Agnes DANCOCKS), m. John Stanley Hutchinson WILLIAMS

  2. Edward Bearcroft DANCOCKS b. 1840, Kempley, Gloucestershire, Eng, m. 1871 Martha Catherine FOSTER (no family)

  3. Eliza Jane / Kate DANCOCKS b. 1842, Kempley, Gloucestershire, Eng, m. Peter Christian JEGER in 1866 at Naracoorte, SA and she died in 1867 at Mt Gambier, SA.

  4. John Thornton DANCOCKS b. 1844, Kempley, Gloucestershire, Eng, m. 1869, Mary Jane Agnes FOSTER and had the following family:
    1. John Thornton DANCOCKS, b. 1870, Casterton, Vic, d. 1951, Casterton, Vic.
      • WW1 (1st AIF), Tpr 5013, 5th Light Horse Regiment
      • enlisted 11 Jan 1915, Herberton, QLD
      • served in Palestine
      • RTA 21 Jan 1917
    2. Kate Mary DANCOCKS, b. 1872, Casterton, Vic, m. Thomas Sutherland PEDEN
    3. Clarence Edward DANCOCKS, b. 1873, Casterton, Vic, m. Jane ___
    4. Henry Bearcroft DANCOCKS, b. 1875, Casterton, Vic, m. Mary KERR
    5. Nellie Eveline DANCOCKS, b. 1877, Casterton, Vic,
    6. Reginald Foster DANCOCKS, b. 1879, Casterton, Vic, m1. Ethel Ada DUFF, m2. Elizabeth Martha DUFF
    7. Mabel Annie DANCOCKS, b. 1881, Heywood, Vic, m. James William ELIJAH
    8. Jane Octavia Lucy DANCOCKS, b. 1883, d. 1895, Casterton, Vic,
    9. Arthur Glen DANCOCKS, b. 1885, d. 1899, Casterton, Vic,
    10. Gilbert Cunningham DANCOCKS, b. 1888, Casterton, Vic, d. 1915, Broadmeadows (enlisted in WW1)

  5. Eliza Kate DANCOCKS b. 1851, Gloucestershire, Eng, (not on "Priam" in 1852, may have died young)