Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesdays – Whimpeys in the 1870s

Up until now, I have mentioned all (or nearly all) the articles I have found.  Since there were 50 articles about the surname Whimpey in the 1870s, I have chosen just a few to feature.  Since there were several people in the family named John and Joseph, I have included their birth and death years after their names.

This first article is about the death of Richard Bramley.  My great grandfather Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919) and his brother John (1843-1926) were present.

Death of Bramley
No title (1871, August 24). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved March 21, 2017, from


The next article is about when Joseph Whimpey (1855-1895) gave evidence at the inquest into a sudden death.

Coroners Inquests Sudden Death
CORONERS’ INQUESTS. SUDDEN DEATH. (1876, February 5). Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904), p. 12. Retrieved March 21, 2017, from

The next article was about a quoits match.  Although the first name is not given, this was probably John Whimpey (1818-1895)

Quoits match
GENERAL NEWS. (1874, March 10). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 – 1922), p. 2. Retrieved March 21, 2017, from


My great grandfather, Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919) had a sister Elizabeth, who married Joseph Bannister Stow.  They had a son named John Whimpey Stow.  My final article is his funeral notice.

John Whimpey Stow funeral notice
Family Notices (1878, May 25). Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , p. 5. Retrieved March 21, 2017, from