Thanks Brian for your message. My Dare family is from West Monckton. James left in the 1860's to Cape Colony, possibly married there, or just before leaving England, before moving on to NZ in 1868, his sister Prudence followed in 1873, coming out as a single woman. Parents are said to be John and Prudence Dare, I don't know any more about this family. In NZ, James worked in the goldmines at Thames.