Daisy Minnie Cullen
Daisy was the fourth surviving child of Alexander Hugh Mac Cullen and Janet Day. She was born at 44 Maude Road, Plaistow, Essex. Daisy lived with her parents in Plaistow, and then moved with them to 1 St. Michael's Place, Hastings, a house one block up from the sea, quite close to the Hastings Pier.
By 1911, she was no longer living with her parents. The census records her as working as a dressmaker and boarding with the Reed family at Rose Cottage, Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Later that year she left for Port Elizabeth, South Africa aboard the Port Salisbury. The passenger list tells us only that she was single and travelling alone. It is believed that she moved to the warmer climes of South Africa for her health.
We know that, in South Africa, she married a man named Boyce and had two daughters; Patricia Doreen Boyce, who later married Ken Jeavrons, and Alison Veronica Isabel Boyce. We have been unable to locate any further details, but have these photographs of Daisy and her daughters passed down by Auntie Belle.