Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Whimpey

The first person in my tree with this surname is me.

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

Dad was born 21 January 1923 at Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

He first married Joyce Lillian O’Neill on 4 November 1944 at the East Ivanhoe Methodist Church.  Joyce was pregnant with their third child when she died 18 May 1948.

Dad then married my mum on 20 December 1952 at the Brougham St Methodist Church in North Melbourne.

Dad and mum had 6 children.  One daughter, Lynda, died aged 4 months.

Dad died 16 December 2009 in the Wonthaggi Hospital.

More details about my dad can be found in my post 52 Ancestors #17 Ivon Walter Whimpey

4 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
5 Ivy May Harley (1890-1959)

John Ernest Whimpey was born 19 May 1884 at Newbridge.

He married Ivy May Harley on 22 September 1914 at the Methodist Church in Kilcunda.

They had 5 children:

  • Alan Arthur Whimpey (1917-1990)
  • John Harrie Whimpey (1919-2002)
  • Keith Harley Whimpey (1920-2009)
  • Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
  • Their youngest child is still alive

John Ernest Whimpey died 15 July 1960 at the Box Hill Hospital.

More details about my grandfather can be found in my post 52 Ancestors #19 John Ernest Whimpey

8 Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)
9 Sarah Jane Sharp (1853-1906)

Joseph Whimpey was born 10 January 1848 at Mt Barker, South Australia.

He married Sarah Jane Sharp on 27 March 1872 at Laanecoorie, and they had 12 children:

  • Jane Elizabeth Whimpey (1873-1957)
  • Alfred Henry Whimpey (1874-1933)
  • Joseph Whimpey (1876-1954)
  • Walter Whimpey (1879-1969)
  • John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960)
  • Emily Whimpey (1887-1897)
  • Ethelind Hannah Whimpey (1889-1969)
  • William Norman Whimpey (1891-1891)
  • Albert Roy Whimpey (1892-1965)
  • William Claude Whimpey (1895-1917)
  • Arthur Edgar Whimpey (1896-1965)
  • Herbert Whimpey (1897-1974)

Joseph died 13 July 1919 at Tarnagulla

More details about him can be found in my post 52 Ancestors #12 Joseph Whimpey 1848-1919

16 Joseph Whimpey (1819-1902)
17 Margaret Price (1816-1901)

Joseph Whimpey was born 13 August 1819 in Frome, Somerset, England.

He married Margaret Price 15 January 1840 at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales.  Their youngest son’s birth certificate shows that there were 5 living and 4 deceased children, indicating they had 10 children in total. I have only found records for 8.

  • Elizabeth Whimpey 1840-abt 1841
  • John Whimpey 1843-1926
  • Elizabeth Whimpey 1845-1942
  • William Whimpey 1846-1846
  • Joseph Whimpey 1848-1919
  • Eliza Whimpey 1851-1920
  • Sarah Ann Whimpey 1853-1861
  • Isaac Whimpey 1855-1886

Joseph died 6 May 1902 at Tarnagulla.

More details about Joseph can be found in my posts

Joseph Whimpey, from Somerset to Australia
52 Ancestors #11 Joseph Whimpey (1819-1902)

32 William Whimpey (1789-1870)
33 Elizabeth Clement (1792-1860)

William Whimpey was born 5 May 1789 and christened 27 March 1790 at Frome, Somerset, England.

He married Elizabeth Clement on 14 July 1817 at Frome, and they had 9 children:

  • Eliza Clements Whimpey (1811-1874)
  • John Whimpey (1817-1895)
  • Joseph Whimpey (1819-1902)
  • Mary Ann Whimpey (1822-1870)
  • Isaac Whimpey (1823-1824)
  • Elizabeth C. Whimpey (1825-1894)
  • Isaac Whimpey (1827-1912)
  • William Whimpey (1829-1874)
  • Rebecca Whimpey (1832-1833)

William died 27 May 1870 at Frome.

More details about William can be found in my posts

52 Ancestors #34 William Whimpey
52 Ancestors (2014) #38 William Whimpey

The family only started using the spelling Whimpey about the time when William’s daughter Eliza was christened in 1833.  Prior to that the spelling was Wimpey or Wimpew. I will therefore do the earlier generations in a separate post for the surname Wimpey.

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