Last week my post was about my dad. Working systematically through my family, the next person was my grandfather, John Ernest Whimpey. The only problem was that not all the articles about him would have been under his full name, and the name John appears in nearly every Whimpey family.
I have therefore decided to work through all the articles I have found for the surname Whimpey in Australia in date order.
My 2x great grandparents Joseph Whimpey and Margaret Price came to Australia in 1841 on the “Ward Chipman”, arriving at Port Phillip in December 1841. Joseph’s brother John and his wife Caroline also came out on the same ship.
The first article I found was when the two brothers and their families went to Adelaide in 1846.
This article lists them both as John, one with a wife and 2 children, the other with a wife and 1 child. My records show that both John and Joseph had 2 children at this time. Joseph and Margaret’s children were son John, born in 1843, and daughter Elizabeth, born in 1845. Joseph and Margaret had two other children who had died by then: daughter Elizabeth born in 1841, appears to have died on the voyage to Australia, and son William born in 1846, died aged 11 days in 1846.
John and Caroline had 2 daughters, Elizabeth born in 1842, and Eliza born in 1845.
The next articles I found were about unclaimed letters in 1847, firstly in April.
.This list was also in the Adelaide Observer on 3 April 1847 – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158924075.
There was also a list in the South Australian
They appear in the quarterly list in July as well.
This list was also in the South Australian Register on 3 July 1847
They appear again in the Unclaimed Letters in September 1848.
This list was also in the Adelaide Observer on 30 September 1848.
Then there were a number of advertising articles in 1848 and 1849 about Brother Whimpey of the Loyal Ancient Independent Order of Odd Fellows. This is the first of them.
Since there were quite a few of these articles, I have only included this first article.
Then in 1849, J. Whimpey is mentioned in article about the Independent Order of Rechabites.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. (1849, July 4). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 3. Retrieved February 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50245475
Although these articles don’t identify the person by name, I think these articles relate to John.
This finishes off the articles from the 1840s. Rather than share all the articles about the Whimpeys each week, I’ll be alternating them with articles about other people, so my next article about the Whimpeys in the 1850s will be in 2 weeks.