Re: C. D. Eastaughffe b.1772, Scotland
I think I might be able to help you with some information regarding the Eastaughffe family, although I don't have any info on the Scottish connection.
C.D. Eastaughffe was an ancestor of mine, but I am not entirely sure of how many generations back.
My mother is Monica Eastaugffe, born 1939 in Childers Queensland Australia.
Her father was Frank Edward born in 1903. ( I think in the Tweed Valley area.)
His father was Alexander Albert Eastaughffe.
This is where I am a bit unsure of the generations.
I think Alex was born in the late 1850's , and there is a family story about one of the Eastaughffes being born on the day that Queensland became a separate colony. I think that was 1859.
I presume that Charles D. Eastaughffe was the father of Alex.
Charles's life is well documented as he served in the defence forces and he also worked for Captain Samuel Perry, who was Assistant Surveyor General 1829 to 1853?.
Charles D. brought the NSW government seal to the town of Dalby.There was a page on Dalby's history on the internet years ago, but I couldn't find it again today.As he brought the NSW seal, I presume this was before 1859.
There is a mention of Eastaughffe in QUEENSLAND DEFENCE FORCE PUBLICATIONS,GENERAL ORDERS of the QUEENSLAND DEFENCE FORCE for 1885, by Brian Rough.I only have the index on file, so I can't be sure if this is Charles D.
Charles also had a letter published in the Morton Bay Courier 7 May 1853. He lists his occupation as Trooper, Wellington Police, New England. The letter was sent from a place called Wellingrove.I would imagine that the police and defence forces in those days were effectively the same.
I was born in Brisbane although I now live in Ireland.
Bye for now.