The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was my 2x great grandmother Margaret Price: My ancestral line is:
- My dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
- His father, John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
- His father, Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)
- His mother, Margaret Price (1815-1901)
A few years ago, I received an email from a distant cousin, who gave me a birthdate of 14 February 1815 for Margaret, which she stated was from a birthday book. The birth certificate for Margaret’s youngest son, Isaac, who was born 13 October 1855, shows that Margaret was 39 years old (indicating a birth year of 1816), and her birthplace was listed as Merthyr Kinnock, Brecknockshire, Wales.
Margaret married Joseph Whimpey on 13 January 1840 in the Parish Church at Bedwelty, Monmouthshire. She was a spinster of full age, and her father was listed as John Price, farmer.
At this stage, I have been unable to find a baptism record that matches the information I have for Margaret, so I don’t know what her mother’s name was. Because Price is such a common surname, this means I have been unable to trace the family back any further than Margaret at this stage.