Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1850s

For this week’s Trove Tuesday, I am featuring articles about my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey, and his wife Margaret Price, and Joseph’s brother John.

In a previous post, I showed that the two brothers had gone to Australia in 1846.  Joseph and his family returned to Victoria, while John remained in Adelaide.  The following articles show Joseph and his wife travelling from Victoria to Adelaide in 1850.

Shipping intelligence Arrived
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1850, August 29). South Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1844 – 1851), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71627049
Shipping Intelligence Passengers Inwards
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1850, August 28). Adelaide Times (SA : 1848 – 1858), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207118483
The barque Tory
SHIPPING. (1850, August 29). South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1847 – 1852), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article195940653

 

There were one more article about their arrival in the South Australian Register on 28 August 1850 –  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38450256.

And an article for when they left Victoria.

Cleared out
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1850, August 19). The Melbourne Daily News (Vic. : 1848 – 1851), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226521323

Joseph’s brother John was listed in on the Declaration of Confidence in Mr John Stephens.

Declaration of Confidence in Mr John Stephens

Declaration of Confidence in Mr John Stephens
DECLARATION OF CONFIDENCE IN MR JOHN STEPHENS. (1850, March 11). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 3. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38449120

 

This list was also in the Adelaide Observer on 16 March 1850 – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159532878

In 1852, Joseph again travelled to South Australia

Passengers per Anna Dixon
SHIPPING’ INTELLIGENCE. (1852, April 2). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38462885
Wednesday March 31 The brig Anna Dixon
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1852, April 3). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904), p. 4. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160108957

Joseph also appears in the list of unclaimed letters in November 1852.

Unclaimed letters 1852
UNCLAIMED LETTERS.—OCTOBER 31, 1852. (1852, November 8). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 2 (Supplement to The South Australian Register.). Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38457750

This list also appeared in the Adelaide Observer on 6 November 1852 – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160111111

John and Caroline had unclaimed letters in May:

John or Caroline Whimpey unclaimed letters
UNCLAIMED LETTERS. (1852, May 8). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160109366

This list also appeared in the South Australian Register on 8 May 1852 – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38462817

In 1854, John, as P.G. Whimpey, appeared in article about the Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows annual dinner.

Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows
Advertising (1854, May 8). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 2. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48552027

 

In 1854 and 1855 there were a number of articles from Melbourne newspapers mentioning a Mr. Whimpey who was a herdman.  At this stage, I haven’t linked this Mr. Whimpey to my family.

In 1855, Joseph appears in the Unclaimed Letters list from Castlemaine

Castlemaine Unclaimed letters list
CASTLEMAINE UNCLAIMED LETTER LIST. (1855, February 9). Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 – 1917), p. 5. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202633286

In 1857, John appears in a list of those expressing their approval of William Jones Cox

2017-02-21-approval-of-cox-p1

Approval of William Jones Cox
Advertising (1857, November 27). Adelaide Times (SA : 1848 – 1858), p. 3. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207125738

This list also appeared in the Adelaide Times on 28 November 1857 and 30 November 1857.

John also appeared in 2 articles in 1859 about the Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows

Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows
ANCIENT INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS. (1859, July 15). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 3. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49830273

 

Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows
ANCIENT INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS. (1859, July 16). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904), p. 8. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158128669

 

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