For this week’s Trove Tuesday post, I will be sharing articles I found for the Whimpey family in the 1860s.
The first articles I found were from 1865.
This J. Whimpey would most likely have been Joseph Whimpey who was born 29 Jul 1855 in Adelaide. He was the son of John Whimpey and Caroline Jones (John was my 2x great grandfather’s brother).
This article also appeared in the South Australian Weekly Chronicle on 23 December 1865 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94736303), and the South Australian Register on 16 December 1865 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41035322),
In 1866, J. Whimpey appears in a list of those requesting William Townsend to nominate himself for the post of Chief Magistrate of this city (Adelaide). Since the list is quite long, I have just provided the links to the articles
- South Australian Advertiser 29 November 1866 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72812850
- Adelaide Express 21 November 1866 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207681148
- Adelaide Express 30 November 1866 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207681306
This J. Whimpey would have been John Whimpey, my 2x great grandfather’s brother.
In 1867, John’s son Joseph was in trouble for lighting fires.
In 1869, John Whimpey had fallen on hard times, as he appears in a number of articles about the Insolvency Court.
These articles also appeared in other newspapers, but since there were quite a few entries, I have not provided details for these.
And finally, there was the article about the case of Eldridge v Whimpey
This article also appeared in the South Australian Register on 27 January 1869 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41396595) and the Evening Journal (Adelaide, S.A.) on 26 January 1869 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196724402)
Unfortunately, there were no further details, so I don’t know what the case was about.