Dear Steve, I was really pleased to see your posting and to find the Dalgarno Forum for the first time today. I too am a Dalgarno descendent from the Shoreditch branch of the family and coincidentally am also in Australia! I am descended from An Alexander Dalgarno, born ~ 1851 (possibly in Shoreditch) and died between 1876 and 1881. His widow, Ruth is listed in the 1881 census together with their only surviving child, my great grandmother. I am not sure how he ties in with the other Shoreditch Dalgarnos. On his marriage certificate, he gave his fathers name as James (Occupation: Painter) but I don't yet know who this James was. I have a lot more Dalgarno information which I am very happy to share. I look forward to hearing from you. What was your grandfathers name?