I'm also descended from Daniel through William Alfred. I now know of 8 children of Daniel Eivers and Mary Martinborough, though: Lawrence Dillon, James, Mary Ann, William Alfred, George, John, Margaret and Michael. Who is the ninth child? In my earlier post, I mentioned 4 kids but I've done more work on the family since then.
I'm also waiting for the Liverpool Record office to re-open to try to find answers to a number of problems I'm grappling with in my tree, one of which is Daniel Eivers. I have found one mention of Daniel in a Liverpool newspaper - he witnessed a man drown when he was a dock-keeper apparently.
My line of descent goes from Daniel to William Alfred then to William's daughter Margaret who married Thomas Laird in 1887 - Thomas and Margaret are my great great grandparents. Send me a message if you want to compare trees or research.