Richard, son of Marcus and Mary (née Darcy) Daffy was born in 1823 at Mulagh, County Clare in Ireland. In 1857 he married Ann Pardy. Ann was born in 1838 in Kings County in Ireland. Their children were:
Matthew — born and died in 1857
Mark — born in November 1858, died 2 November 1876 aged 18 years
Bridget — born in April 1860 at Duneed
Richard farmed land on the corner of Mount Duneed and Willowite Roads and another block in Dickins Road which was diagonally opposite Taylors Gully. He died intestate on 13 August 1860 and left an estate valued at £402/11/3.
Ann remarried Nicholas Ervin on 27 February 1862 and had four more children.