Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Whimpeys in the 1860s

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.

Collegiate Institute North Adelaide
COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, NORTH ADELAIDE. (1865, December 18). The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), p. 2. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31856390

 

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

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.

Joseph Whimpey setting fires
POLICE COURT—ADELAIDE. (1867, January 8). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 – 1922), p. 3 (LATE EDITION.). Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207590532

 

Joseph Whimpey setting fires (2nd article)
ADELAIDE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 8. (1867, January 12). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904), p. 3. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159507714

 

Joseph Whimpey setting fires (3rd article)
POLICE COURTS. (1867, January 9). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 3. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39176108

In 1869, John Whimpey had fallen on hard times, as he appears in a number of articles about the Insolvency Court.

Insolvency Court
INSOLVENCY COURT. (1869, March 23). The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), p. 3. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31987758
Insolvency Court
Law and Criminal Courts. (1869, March 22). Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 – 1912), p. 2 (LATE EDITION). Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196725644

 

John Whimpey insolvency
INSOLVENCY COURT. (1869, March 27). South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 – 1881), p. 14. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91268209

 

 

John Whimpey first hearing
INSOLVENCY COURT. (1869, February 24). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 – 1922), p. 2 (LATE EDITION.). Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207740752

 

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

Local Courts
LOCAL COURTS. (1869, January 26). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), p. 3. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41405842

 

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.

 

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