2 Robert Dryborough Cunynghame (1786…1862); m1. Elizabeth Ogelvie (…1831);
m2. Mary Matilda Whalan (1804…1835); m3. Emma E Clark (…1877)
2.1 Charles Whalan Cunynghame (1824…1904) m1. Elizabeth Matthews, m2. Lucy Ann Armstrong (1849…1917)
2.1.1 Charles Whalan Cunynghame (1853…1943) m. Rosa Mary Batcheldor (1861…1941)
184.108.40.206 Sidney James Cunynghame (1889…1980+) m. Minnie May Batcheldor (1891…1948)
m2. Enid Violet Rose Hocking née Cubis (c1903…2002)
2.1.2 Elizabeth Sarah Cunynghame (1853…1935) m. George James (1855…1938)
2.1.3 Albert Samuel Cunynghame (1853 1938) m. Margaret Ann Campbell (1859 1933)
2.1.4 Arthur Robert Dryborough Cunynghame (1863…1956) m. Elizabeth Anne Walker (c1867…1954)
2.1.5 Oswald Ronald Cunynghame (1865 1895) m. Clara Elizabeth Batcheldor (1858 1922)
2.2 Thomas Moore Cunynghame (1831 1907) m. Mary Elizabeth G Mudge ( 1917)
2.2.1 Eva Moore Cunynghame (1865 1945) m. John Batcheldor (1858…1937)
2.2.2 Emma Matilda Cunynghame (1867 ) m. Walter Boyes Batcheldor (1865 1946)
2.2.3 Arthur James Thomas Cunynghame (1869 1949) m. Miriam Skeen (1870 1950)
2.3 Sydney Cunynghame (1833 1921) m. Ann Helen Mudge (1845 1920)
2.3.1 Jessie Martha Cunynghame (1869…1945) m. Thomas John Musto (…1944)
2.4 Victoria Jane Cunynghame (1846…1882) m. Horace Conder Rogers (1846…1918)
2.5 George Frederick Clarke Cunynghame (1849…1917) m. Sarah Gibson
This Bailey family originated
in the Clogher / Aughnacloy area of County Tyrone, Ireland
about 1750. Some descendant lines are known in England and in Australia (New
South Wales) to the present.
Note that there are some phonetic variations for "Bailey".
The Cunynghame family hailed from Linlithgow and Leith in Scotland..
The Whalans were an important and widespread pioneering family in New South Wales, notably the MacDonald River area, the Clarence River region and around Oberon. Related by marriage to the family of Governor Lachlan Macquarie.
James Whalan (1735 1789), son of engineer JAMES WHALAN and ELIZA MERRILL, married Mabel Bordeaux ( 1781); their children seem to have included:
Letters to Arthur in England
4th Letter 29.10.1821
“Your brother James sends his love to you and I saw him in Sydney and later still at his Homestead at Hawkesbury when I visited the area with the Governor. He and his family are well and all doing very nicely. His land is and it is good land that will grow all manner of things. He jokes with me that the soil is so good that if a body stands still too long in one place one will grow another six hands. Perhaps it is true.”
Letter to George from James Before 1809/10
James Undated Letter to George about Arthur pressuring Charles to return to England .
seemingly son of JAMES WHALAN and his wife MABEL BORDEAUX, came to Australia
as a free emigrant, arriving in Sydney aboard the 407 ton 10 gun Minorca
on 14 December 1801, mastered by John Leith on her maiden voyage. James probably
came to the Colony at the behest of Charles Whalan, possibly his younger
brother, who had arrived as a convict on 17 October 1791. James married Ann
Willigrass at St Phillips CoE, Kent Street, Sydney on 27 July
1810. Ann was the daughter of GEORGE WILLIGRASS and his wife JUDITH HAMMOND
(married 18 October 1779 at Blofield NFK). Ann, with her sister Judith Willigrass
and their mother, had been transported to the Colony, arriving in Sydney on
18 August 1809.
James and Ann produced four children:
* Greg Watson [pers comm.. 07mar2011] noted a differing account of this family structure as listed at www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/individual.php?pid=I69769&ged=purnellmccord.ged, on which has James Whalan as father of Ann (born 1810) but step-father of Mary (born 1814), James (born 1814) and Peter (born 1819, their father being James Fitzpatrick.
James Whalan died c1825; his wife Ann née Willgrass also died during the 1820s. Peter Ignatius Whalan was baptised in 1830, at that time under the care of John Watson (who also became known as John Whalan).
James Whalan, son of JAMES WHALAN and his wife ANN WILLGRASS, was born in June 1814 in the Hawkesbury River district of NSW, married Ann Donnelly. One source notes James' mother as ANN WILGRESS and significantly his father as JAMES FITZPATRICK with JAMES WHALAN his step-father, with Ann's parents as DANIEL DONELLY and MARGARET COLEMAN.
A grand-daughter of James Whalan and Ann Donnelly was:
James Whalan, died 1 May 1894 at Lawrence NSW.
born in the Parish of St Clements, Middlesex, London in 1771, was the son of
JAMES WHALAN and his wife MABEL BORDEAUX. Caught poaching trout when about fourteen
years old, Charles was sentenced at Westminster on 5 July 1787 to seven years
transportation. As Charles Wayland he was eventually transported and arrived
in New South Wales on 13 October 1791 aboard the Albemarle,
ex Portsmouth under George Bowen. The well educated Charles joined the New South
Wales Corps on 11 February 1793 and became Sergeant of the Governors Bodyguard
of Light Horse serving Governors Philip Gidley King and Lachlan Macquarie, remaining
as such until his retirement on the departure of Macquarie on 11 February 1822
aboard the Surrey
under Thomas Raine.
Charles married Elizabeth Berry, daughter born in 1781 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire of THEODIUS BERRY and MARY GRANT. Melissa Smith wrote (pers comm 27 January 2004) that Elizabeth Berry's parents were JOHN BERRY and SARAH WARNER. Melissa also noted that she is " not aware that there is any proof that Charles and James were brothers, or who their parents were or where they were born". The progeny of Charles and Elizabeth Whalan were:
Charles Whalan died at
Macquarie Park, Prospect NSW on 18 April 1839 and was buried in
St Johns CoE cemetery at Parramatta NSW; Elizabeth Whalan née Berry
died at Oberon on 25 October 1866 and was buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery
Of the children, Mary, James, Charles, Campbell and John Maclaine all settled about the Oberon area; James and Charles were instrumental in the European discovery of Jenolan Caves.
One of the assigned convicts selected by Charles and James in the mid 1830's was William Harrison (great great grandfather of Ian Robertson of Heathpool, South Australia [email@example.com]), who spent at least 10 years of his life with the Whalan family at Prospect (Ian attached a summary of what little he knows of William’s movements from 1816 to 1878) .
Mary Matilda Whalan, born 1804, was the eldest child of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY. On 6 September 1823 at St Johns CoE in Parramatta, Mary married Leith-born Robert Dryborough Cunynghame. Robert was a Dawes Point businessman, son of ROBERT CUNYNGHAME. Mary and Robert Cunynghame had four children; for further details of this family and their descendants, refer to Section 2.
born 5 March 1806 at Parramatta NSW, was second of the seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his
wife ELIZABETH [“Jessie”] née BERRY. James married Lydia Dargin on 21 March 1831;
they settled at Emu Valley near Tarana, Co Roxburgh NSW. Lydia was the daughter of THOMAS DARGAN or DARGIN and MARY LOVERIDGE or LEVERIDGE. Thomas jumped ship (the Royal Admiral) in 1792; on 22 July 1795 he received a Land Grant at Green Hills, Windsor NSW and was also the publican of the Red Lion Inn, Windsor. Thomas and Mary were married in 1795. Mary, sentenced 5th March 1792 Abington, Berkshire for burglary of clothing and haberdashery; boarded the Royal Admiral at Gravesend 4th May 1792, departing therefrom on 30 May 1792; Mary gave birth to Charlotte on 26 June 1792 at sea. Lydia Dargin, her tenth child and fifth daughter, was born 28 August 1817 in Windsor.
James and Lydia had seven children:
James Whalan, who with
his brother Charles are credited as the European discoverers of Jenolan Caves,
died 6 August 1854 and was buried at the Holy Trinity cemetery, Kelso NSW.
One source notes Lydia survived James by 4½ years, dying on 3 March 1859 at Fish River, where she was buried. Perhaps Lydia remarried to Richard Cluen/Clewin Griffiths in 1859 at Bathurst; Richard died in 1863, his wife Lydia died 28 January 1884 in Fish River (East Macquarie district) and was buried at St Peters, Mutton Falls Cemetery.
The Sydney suburb Whalan, 44 kilometres west of Sydney's central business district, takes its name from James Whalan, who was granted 300 acres (1.2 km2) at Mount Druitt by Governor Ralph Darling in 1831; Wikipedia notes of James "His father was Sergeant Charles Whalan who was Governor Lachlan Macquarie's orderly sergeant and in charge of the Light Horse Guard. John Whalan explored the areas around Jenolan Caves and the Blue Mountains and discovered the rock formation known as Grand Arch".
James Alfred Whalan, born 1834, was the second of seven children of JAMES WHALAN and his wife LYDIA DARGIN. James married Ann Delaney; near Bathurst in 1860; the couple were to produce some twelve children:
James Whalan died 22 May 1888 at Kelso NSW, aged 54 years; Ann Whalan née Delaney died 29 June 1902 and was buried at Holy Trinity cemetery, Kelso.
The birth of Claude Macquarie Whelan, eighth of twelve known children of JAMES ALFRED WHALAN and his wife ANN DELANEY, was registered at Bathurst in 1872. Claude's marriage to Mary F Byers was registered in Sydney in 1911.
The death of Claude Macquarie Whalan was registered in Sydney in 1926.
The birth of Herbert Aubrey Whalan, eleventh of twelve known children of JAMES ALFRED WHALAN and his wife ANN DELANEY, was registered at Bathurst in 1876. Herbert's marriage to Lillie Louisa Harte [“Lily”] was registered at Paddington in 1903. Herbert and Lily were the parents of two children:
The death of Herbert Aubrey Whalan was registered at Marrickville in 1946, The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday 6 November 1946 (p24) noting: "WHALAN.-November 5, 1946, Herbert Aubrey, beloved husband of Lillie and father of Bert and Norma (Mrs. I. S. Spedding), aged 70 years."
The death of Lillie Louisa Whalan, daughter of CHARLES and LAURA ELLEN, on 13 November 1968, aged 87, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald two days later.
Thomas Whalan, born 1835, third of seven children of JAMES WHALAN and his wife LYDIA DARGIN; married Charlotte Burchette on 23 October 1864/5 at the bride’s home at Sodwell Creek. Charlotte, daughter of DAVID and CHARLOTTE, had been baptised in 1846. Thomas and Charlotte had ten children including
Charlotte Whalan née Burchett died 7 October 1907, aged 62 years; Thomas Whalan died at Mutton Falls NSW on 18 December 1918, aged 83 years: their deaths were registered at Oberon. Charlotte, Thomas, Thomas and John Herbert were buried at Tarana Anglican Cemetery..
John Morris Whalan, born 1838, son of JAMES WHALAN and LYDIA DARGIN, married Dorothea Bryant. Eleven births were registered to this couple:
John Morris Whalan drowned at Cowra 13 June 1913.
Alfred Whalan, born 1840 at Emu Valley near Bathurst NSW, the son of JAMES WHALAN and LYDIA DARGIN, married Catherine Ann Bryant, settling in the Bathurst area and producing ten children:
Charles Whalan, born at Prospect in 1811, third of seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY, married Elizabeth Harper, the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Saturday 9 July 1836 and Sydney Herald of Monday 11 July 1836 each reporting 'MARRIAGE. On Thursday last, by the Rev. McGarvie, Mr. Charles Whalan, of Macquarie Park, Prospect, to Miss Elizabeth Harper, of Sydney". Elizabeth, born in 1811 at Pentella, Glenmorganshire, was the daughter of THOMAS HARPER and his wife MARGARET TAPPER. Elizabeth bore Charles eight children:
Charles Whalan died on 2 February 1885 and was buried at St Johns CoE cemetery Parramatta NSW. Elizabeth Whalan née Harper died on 24 April 1899 and was buried next to her husband.
Edwin Whalan, born 1841, third of eight children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH HARPER, married Amelia Wilson at Hartley during 1875. Amelia was the daughter of EDWARD and ELLEN WILSON. Following Amelias death in 1886, Edwin married Lucy Ann Simpson at Muswellbrook NSW in 1893. Amelia bore Edwin four children:
Lucy bore Edwin two children:
Sarah Maria Whalan, born 1843 at Glyndwr, fourth of eight children born to CHARLES WHALAN and ELIZABETH HARPER, married William Hughes, at Glyndwr on 16 August 1862. William was born at Bathurst in 1839; baptism registers note his parents as JOHN and CHARLOTTE. William and Sarah had eleven children, among whom were
William Hughes, son of JOHN and CHARLOTTE, died in April 1907 at Parramatta; Sarah Hughes née Whalan died 12 May 1933, her death registered at Burwood, and was buried at Parramatta. The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 13 May 1933 (p12) reported her passing:
HUGHES.-May 12, 1933, at her daughter's residence, 73 McKenzie-street Concord West, Sarah Maria, widow of the late William Hughes, late of Bathurst and Parramatta, and daughter of the late Charles Whalan, of Oberon. In her 90th year.
Note: Faye Kennedy of Queensland eMailed [09jan2011] regarding "William Hughes who married Sarah Maria Whelan": her enquiry noted this author had previously listed the parents of William Hughes as JOHN HUGHES and JANE BROWN: "…If this is correct William is related to my family tree. My name is Faye Kennedy and I am directly related to William's (if this is correct) brother Joshua, his parents are John Hughes and Jane Mary Brown from England. … I am trying to find what happened to Joshua's parents after they came to Australia." Re-checking the NSW BDM indexes suggest William's parents were JOHN and CHARLOTTE (baptised 1939, death registered at Parramatta in 1907 [there were no other William Hughes registrations in those years]). It was a John Hughes who was a son of JOHN HUGHES and JANE BROWN, born 1839: he would be Joshua's brother.
Justin Hughes [eMail 24 November 2011] re "Whalan and Hughes Family tree", corroborating and enhancing Faye's correction: "The Joshua Hughes [Faye Kennedy] mentions is the son of John Hughes and Jane Mary Brown from Sussex, England, together they had 2 boys and 2 girls (Joshua, John Wesley, Clara and Jane Mary). Jane Mary Brown died in Horsham, Sussex, England in 1831. He remarried a Charlotte Shakespear in 1834 and shipped off to Australia with his new wife and 4 children. William Hughes married Sarah Maria Whalan as you mentioned and Clementia Hughes married Charles Whalan (Jr)."
Glyndwr Whalan, born 1847 at Oberon, sixth of eight children born to CHARLES WHALAN and ELIZABETH HARPER, married Susannah Ada Trewen at Bathurst in 1868. Susannah was the daughter born 1845 of JOHN TREWEN and MARY LEAN. Glyndwr and Susannah had six children (perhaps seven):
Glyndwr Whalan died 2 August
1922 and was buried in the Methodist cemetery at Bathurst. A short obituary was published in The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 3 August 1922 (p8): "MR. G. WHALAN — BATHURST, Wednesday. Mr. Glyndor Whalan, son of the late Mr. Charles Whalan, a grazier, of Oberon, who has been credited with the discovery of the Jenolan Caves, died at his residence, Lambert-street, Bathurst, this morning, aged 75 years. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church, and one of its leading preachers for many years".
Susannah survived Glyndwr until 18 July 1942 when she died at St Ives NSW.
Details of military service per Greg Davies, 6Feb2006 (firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 2 9724 5956) augmented by searches on www.cwgc.org and www.awm.gov.au.
Alfred Samuel Whalan, born 1849 at Glyndwr, Oberon, seventh of eight children born to CHARLES WHALAN and ELIZABETH HARPER, married Agatha Josephine Wilson in 1874. Alfred and Agatha had ten children (whose births, except as noted, were all registered at Bathurst):
Agatha Whalan died 5 January
1904 aged 52 years [Greg Davies notes: “Agatha’s Death Card Lists Death Date as 5.12.1903 maybe she was [reinterred] when Alfred was buried 1922”]; Alfred S Whalan died 21 January 1922 aged 72 years; they
are buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon with their daughter Clara.
Gertrude Whalan, born 1852 at Oberon, was the youngest of eight children born to CHARLES WHALAN and ELIZABETH HARPER. Gertrude married John Armstrong (son of ROBERT ARMSTRONG and REBECCA WILSON) on 25 May 1880 (the event registered at Lithgow) to whom she bore five children:
John Armstrong, husband of Gertrude and son of ROBERT and REBECCA, died 9 July 1930 aged 79 years, Bathurst's National Advocate on Friday 11 July 1930 (p5) noting:
Our Oberon correspondent yesterday wired: Mr. John Armstrong aged 79 died last night. The deceased was a native of this district and was a successful farmer and grazier..
[For further details of Rebecca Wilson and Robert Armstrong, rf Wilson file].
Gerturde Armstrong, widow of John, died 29 October 1936 aged 84 years. Their deaths were registered at Oberon and both were buried in Oberon's Old Methodist Cemetery. Bathurst's National Advocate of Friday 30 October 1936 (p3) noted:
ARMSTRONG:— The relatives and of the late Mrs. Gertrude Armstrong are kindly invited to attend her funeral, which will move from her late residence,Oberon, this Friday afternoon, at 1.30 for the Methodist Church, Oberon, and thence to the Methodist portion of the Oberon cemetery. CAM REED, Undertaker, 180 Piper-street. 'Phone 360.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 31 October 1936 (p23) included:
Death of Mrs. Armstrong.
DAUGHTER OF FINDER OF JENOLAN CAVES.
Mrs. Gertrude Armstrong, a member of one of Oberon's pioneer families, died suddenly this morning. She was 84 years of age, and was the widow of the late Mr. John Armstrong, of Edith, who died six years ago. She was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whalan, the former being the finder of the Jenolan Caves. She was born at Glendwyr, Oberon, one of the best-known properties in the district, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Armstrong. Since then she had resided at Edith. Their wedding was the first to be celebrated in the Oberon Methodist Church.
The late Mrs. Armstrong could recall many encounters with bushrangers and blacks. Her mother was the first white woman to settle at Oberon, while her sister, Mrs. Booth, was the first white person born in the township. Mrs. Armstrong taught at the first school erected at Oberon.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are Messrs. George, Charles (Oberon), and Eric (Edith), and Mesdames Edith Luther (Tocumwal) and Florence Whalan (Edith). There are 28 grand-children and one great-grandson.
[Note: Gertrude was the eigth of eight children of Charles Whalan and Elizabeth Harper, but the only one living in 1936; her sister Sarah Mariah Whalan was baptised at “Glyndwr”, Bullocks Flat [Oberon] in 1943, prior to Emma Booth nee Whalan, born/baptised 6 June 1845.]
Bathurst's National Advocate of Tuesday 3 November 1936 (p5) reported:
(From Our Correspondent)
One of the largest funerals witnessed in Oberon took place on Friday, a large number of local residents being present to pay their last respects to the late Mr. Gertrude Armstrong, of Edith, whose burial occurred at the Oberon Methodist cemetery. The late Mrs. Armstrong was 84 years of age, and had spent the greatest portion of her life in the Oberon district.
Charles Robert Armstrong, born 1883 near Hartley; son of JOHN ARMSTRONG and GERTRUDE WHALAN, married Ada Emmaline Harris in the Uralla district of northern NSW in 1908.Their children included
Charles Robert Armstrong (1883…The death of Charles Robert Armstrong, son of JOHN and GERTRUDE, was registered at Oberon in 1955. Ada Emmaline Armstrong née Harris, daughter of JOSEPH and EMILINE, died on 24 January 1970, aged 86 years. Charles and Ada are buried in the Uniting section of Oberon General Cemetery.
Sarah Whalan, born 1814, fourth of seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY, married Captain John Morris at Macquarie Park, Prospect in 1836. John, born at Brideington YKS in 1810, commanded the Parramatta Steam Packets. The couple had six children:
Captain John Morris died on 3 January 1851; Sarah Morris née Whalan died in Liverpool Street, Sydney, in 1889; each was interred with Elizabeth Jessie in the Whalan family vault at St Johns CoE Parramatta.
Macquarie Whalan, born 1816, was the fifth of seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY. Macquarie Whalan died 23 December 1820 and was buried in Sydney. He was a godson of Governor Lachlan Macquarie.
Campbell Whalan, born 1819 at Prospect NSW, sixth of the seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY, married Eliza Booth in 1840 at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta. Geraldine James emailed [20nov2010] regarding Reverend Samuel Marsden Booth and Eliza Booth:
These two were brother and sister and were two of the children of Joseph Booth and his wife Hannah née Cooper. Hannah was the one of the two sisters of Faith. Samuel and Eliza were two of her nieces and Nephews. They lived at Parramatta and a couple of their other sons were very active as Aldermen in Parramatta Council.
[re Faith Cooper: see Section 220.127.116.11 below; also see Section 7.1 (p127) and 7.2 (p134)].
Campbell and Eliza Whalan had eight children:
Campbell Whalan, godson
of Elizabeth Macquarie née Campbell, wife of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, died
in 1895 at Oberon NSW.
Denise, of Geurie NSW (on the Mitchell Highway between Wellington and Dubbo) is a descendant of Campbell Whalani and is researching her lineage [this author has her contact details].
Campbell Joseph Whalan, born 1843, second of the eight children of CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife ELIZA BOOTH, married his cousin Matilda Jane Whalan in 1868 at Bathurst. Matilda was the daughter born in 1844 to JOHN McLEAN WHALAN and JANE HEARN. Geraldine James emailed [20nov2010] regarding Jane Hearn:
Jane Hearn married to John Maclaine Whalan was one of the two older children of Faith Cooper, Hearn, Matthews. Faith was one of three daughters of Robert Cooper and his wife Ellen. Robert was one of the 1/73 Regiment and they arrived in Sydney per ship Ann on the 27th February 1810. Faith's first child John was born in 1820 with no father named but he used the name Hearn. Faith married John Hearn in 1821 and had a daughter Jane Hearn with John in 1821. John died in 1822 and in 1823 Faith married John Matthews. Towards the end of the 20's John and Faith were having some difficulties caring for all their children and so Faith arranged for Jane and John the be placed in the Orphan School. When she and John were back on their feet she did get them out again. Elizabeth Mary Matthews was one of the children of Faith and John.
Campbell and Matilda had seven children, including
Campbell Joseph Whalan died in 1915. The death of Matilda J Whalan, daughter of JOHN, '83 years Carlingford Ryde' [per the NSW BDM on-line index], was registered at Ryde in 1928.
Frederick Whalan, whose birth was registered at Hartley NSW in 1871, was the son of cousins CAMPBELL JOSEPH WHALAN and MATILDA JANE WHALAN [Matilda was the daughter born in 1866 at Hartley to THOMAS WHALAN and CHARLOTTE BURCHETT, who had married at Hartley in 1865]. Frederick’s marriage to Edith Kate Mutton was registered at Oberon NSW in 1898; Edith was the daughter of JOHN and MARGARET MUTTON, her birth registered at Bathurst NSW in 1880.
Frederick and Edith had at least eight children before Frederick's early death:
The death of Frederick Whalan, son of CAMPBELL J and MATILDA J, was registered at Lithgow in 1919. The death of Edith Kate Whalan, daughter of JOHN and MARGARET, was registered at Bathurst in 1937.
Cam Whalan, whose birth was registered at Hartley NSW in 1875, was a son of cousins CAMPBELL JOSEPH WHALAN and MATILDA JANE WHALAN. Cam’s marriage to Elizabeth Jane Batcheldor was registered at Oberon NSW in 1918: they had no children, though Elizabeth had borne natural twins in 1900, a stillborn boy and a daughter Euna who, raised by Elizabeth's parents, survived to 1936 [for further details, refer to the Batcheldor file].
The 1930 Electoral Roll shews Cam Whalan [poultry farmer], Eliza Jane Whalan [home duties] and Cam's younger brothers Horatio Whalan [orchardist] and Sydney Whalan [orchardist] at Baker's lane, Carlingford. By 1933, 1936 and 1937 they had been joined by Agneta Whalan [home duties (Sydney's wife)]. The 1943 Electoral Roll shews Cam Whalan [poultry farmer], Eliza Jane Whalan [home duties] and Cam's younger brother Sydney Whalan [orchardist] at Baker's lane, Carlingford.
The death of Cam Whalan was registered at Gosford NSW in 1943, The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 27 November 1943 (p13) noting: "WHALAN.-The Funeral of the late Cam Whalan, late of Baker Street, Carlingford will take place at Methodist Cemetery (New), Rockwood, This Day, at 3.30 p.m. R. H. Creighton, Gosford, and Wood Coffill. Sydney, Funeral Directors."
Eliza Jane Whalan née Batcheldor died in 1970.
Horatio Whalan, whose birth was registered at Lithgow nsw in 1880, was a son of cousins CAMPBELL JOSEPH WHALAN and MATILDA JANE WHALAN.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 27 October 1923 (p4) advised: "AUCTION SALE, AT OBERON. ON SATURDAY, 17th NOVEMBER, On account of Mr. Horatio Whalan. His Mountain View property, situated 2 miles from famous Jenolan Caves, comprising 120 acres C.P. Lands, almost Freehold, rich soil, 80 acres fenced, subdivided Into 6 paddocks, 10 acres cleared, 6 acres established English grasses, permanently watered, two Cottages, sheds, stables. Connected by 'phone. Daily mail service. A Splendid Business Site, and Caves would consume all produce grown on Farm. Terms at Ssle. Particulars from JAMES DOUST, AUCTIONEER, OBERON."
The Sydney Morning Herald of Friday 9 May 1941 noted: "WHALAN.-May 8, 1941, at his residence, Baker Street, Carlingford, Horatio Whalan, beloved brother of Cam and Sidney Whalan, and dear brother-in-law of Eliza, aged 60 years." and "WHALAN.-The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. WHALAN and Mr. B. WHALAN are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved BROTHER, Horatio Whalan: to leave his late residence, Baker Street, Carlingford, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON after Service commencing at 2 o'clock for Methodist Cemetery Rookwood. WILLIAM METCALFE and CO PTY LTD.”
Henry Whalan, born 1845 at Fish River, was the son of CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife ELIZA BOOTH. Henry married Mary Dwyer in the Macquarie district in 1882 [sic][according to the index]. Henry and Mary seem to have parented eleven or twelve children:
Henrys death on 18 March 1923 aged 78 Years was registered at Oberon; he was buried in the Oberon's Old Methodist Cemetery.
A Roland George Whalan married Elizabeth Grace Crosbie at Bathurst in 1941. Elizabeth, was born at Cowra circa 1892, was the daughter of JOHN CROSBIE and his wife JANE THOMPSON (married at Cowra in 1878). Elizabeths siblings included Jane Crosbie (born Cowra, c1879), Mary B Crosbie (born Cowra, c1882), Patrick Crosbie (born Cowra, c1883), Peter Crosbie (born Cowra, c1885), Agnes Crosbie (born Cowra, c1886), Margaret Crosbie (born Cowra, c1887), Emily M Crosbie (born Cowra, c1889), Jessie Crosbie (born Cowra, c1895) and Susannah R Crosbie (born Cowra, c1897). For both Roland and Elizabeth it was a marriage late in life. Elizabeth was a nursing sister in Bathurst when she met Rowley, then apparently a patient at the hospital. They lived at Waterview at Edith near Oberon; Rowley shunning electricity and using candlelight. They later moved to Cowra, where Elizabeth had been born. Elizabeth died without issue in 1952.
Mary B Crosbie married William H Hill at Cowra in 1906. Their children included Dorothy E Hill (born Cowra, 1907), Eric H S Hill (born Cowra, 1908), Lillian B Hill (born Cowra, 1910), Gordon H Hill (born Cowra, 1912), Douglas W Hill (born Cowra, 1914), Hamilton G Hill (born Cowra, 1915), Ronald L Hill (born Cowra, 1917) and Jean M Hill (born Cowra, 1918). Jean married Steele (born Fiji, raised in Bathurst); their son Bill lived at Five Dock in 1999.
Albert Whalan, born 1851? (baptised in 1852, Bathurst - Hill End Wesleyan Methodist circuit), sixth of the eight children of CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife ELIZA BOOTH, married Ann Wilcox in 1884 at Bathurst. Albert and Ann registered the births of seven children:
The death of Ann Whalan née Wilcox, born 1861, daughter of EDWIN and SUSAN, was registered at Oberon in 1934. The death of Albert Whalan, born 1851, son of CAMPBELL and ELIZA, was registered at Oberon in 1937. They were buried in the Roman Catholic section of Oberon General Cemetery with their daughter Evelin.
The marriage of Roland George Whalan (born 1853, baptised in NSW in 1854, seventh of the eight children of CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife ELIZA BOOTH) and Isabella Aynsley [Bella Ainsley] was registered at Parramatta in 1884. The birth of Isabella Aynsley (daughter of THOMAS AYNSLEY and ISABELLA NAPIER whose marriage was registered at Parramatta in 1856) had been registered at Ryde in 1857.
Ro(w)land and Isabella registered the births of eight children:
The death of Isabella Whalan née Aynsley, daughter of THOMAS and ISABELLA, was registered at Campbelltown in 1940. The death of Rowland George Whalan, son of CAMPBELL and ELIZA, was registered at Campbelltown in 1941.
Some of this data is based on http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kiwiadams/2/32066.html
The birth of Tracy Carleton Whalan, third of the eight children of RO(W)LAND GEORGE WHALAN and his wife ISABELLA AYNSLEY, was registered in Sydney's Central Cumberland region in 1888. Tracy's marriage to Margaret Agnes Davidson was registered at Katoomba in 1911, Margaret's birth to JAMES and AGNES DAVIDSON had been registered at Leichhardt in Sydney in 1892.
Tracey and Margaret had four known issue:
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Tracey Carleton Whalan [carpenter] and Margaret Agnes Whalan [home duties] in McArthur street, Guildford in 1930 and 1933; they are listed at 57 McArthur street, Guildford, and Rowland James Whalan [labourer] next door at 59 McArthur street, Guildford, in 1936, 1937 and 1943; Margaret and Tracey remain at 57 McArthur street in 1949 but are listed at 59 McArthur street in 1954 and 1958, where Tracey remains in 1963. Una May Whalan [home duties] was listed at 2 Glenn street, Granville, in 1936, 1937, 1943; Rowland James Whalan [carpenter] and Minna June Whalan [home duties] are listed at 67 Cardigan street, Guildford in 1954, and at 63 Cardigan street in 1958, 1963 and 1980.
The death of Margaret Agnes Whalan née Davidson, aged 70, of 17 June 1962, 'late of Guildford', daughter of JAMES and AGNES, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 18 June 1962. The death of Tracey Carleton Whalan, aged 89, on 13 July 1977, 'late of Guildford', son of ROLAND GEORGE and ISABELLA, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 14 July 1977.
The birth of Mary Isabel Whalan in 1912, daughter of TRAC(E)Y CARLETON WHALAN and his wife MARGARET AGNES DAVIDSON, was registered at Katoomba. Mary married twice, the first marriage, to John Richard Wagner, [“Jack”], at The Church of Christ, Loftus Park, on Saturday 26 October 1935, the marriage registered at Granville. At the time her parents were resident in McArthur Street, Guildford, and Jack was noted as the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wagner, of Meaken street, Merrylands – John Arthur Wagner [railway employee] and Isabella Martha Wagner of 9 Makin street, Merrylands, in the 1933 Electoral Rolls. The marriage of JOHN ARTHUR WAGNER and ISABELLA MARTHA DARBY had been registered at Marrickville in 1912, the birth of their son John Richard Wagner registered at The Glebe in 1913.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew John Richard Wagner [labourer] and Mary Isabel Wagner [home duties] at 10 Belmont street, Merrylands, in 1936. John Richard Wagner [labourer] was remained at 10 Belmont street, Merrylands, in 1943; Mary Isabel Wagner [home duties] was at 59 McArthur street, Guildford, in 1943. John Richard Wagner [labourer] was still enrolled at 10 Belmont street, Merrylands, in 1949. John's marriage to Mavis Doreen Besant was registered at Granville in 1949, and he and Mavis Doreen Wagner [home duties] appear in the Rolls at 10 Belmont street, Merrylands, in 1954, 1958, 1963 and 1980.
The death and funeral of a Jack Wagner on 3 January or 3 February 1995, 'late/formerly of Richmond', was noted confusingly in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on 1 and 2 February 1995. The death of Mavis Doreen Wagner on 24 September 2007, aged 82, 'late of Woolgoolga', was noted in the Coffs Coast Advocate on 29 September 2007.
Mary's second marriage was in 1949 to Frank Collingwood [born 1923 in Townsville]. Mary and Frank had two children:
Queensland Electoral Rolls shew Frank [carpenter] and Mary [home duties] at 123 Bayswater rd., Townsville, in 1954, with Mary still there in 1958 and 1963, 123 Bayswater rd., Currajong, in 1968 (joined by Glen Wagner Collingwood [cadet architect]); Mary was listed at 192 Bayswater rd., Townsville in 1972, 1977 and 1980.
Mary Isabel Whalan, seamstress, died on 27 September 1993 in Adelaide. Frank Collingwood’s second wife was Marion Cooper (both resided in Proserpine, Queensland, in 2013).
The birth of Roland James Whalan on 31 October 1914, son of TRAC(E)Y CARLETON WHALAN and his wife MARGARET AGNES DAVIDSON, was registered at Katoomba.
Roland's marriage in August 1934 to Una May Rush was registered at Granville. It appears they were the parents of:
The Sydney Morning Herald of 8 January 1947 (p7) Law Court Reports noted "In Divorce. … Rowland James Whalan v Una May Whalan (formerly Rush). Marriage, August, 1934. Issue, desertion. Mr. Stewart, of Messrs. S. G. Sommers and Stewart, for petitioner."
The marriage of Una May Whalan to Keith Edward Crowe was registered at Bondi in 1954. NSW Electoral Rolls shew Keith Edward Crowe [waterside worker] and Una May Crowe [home duties] at 14 Merinda street, Lane Cove, in 1958. The death of a Keith Edward Crowe, 56, 'late of Paddington', on 17 September 1970, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 September 1970.
Roland's marriage to Minna June Kleemeyer was registered at Parramatta in 1947; it appears Roland and Minna raised at least:
The death of Rowland James Whalan, aged 83, on 24 August 1998, 'late of Guildford', was noted in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on 26 August 1998. The death of Minna June Whalan, “Nan”, on 20 March 2012, aged 89, 'late of Figtree', was noted in the Illawarra Mercury on 22 March 2012.
Barbara Grace Whalan, daughter of TRAC(E)Y CARLETON WHALAN and his wife MARGARET AGNES DAVIDSON, was born on 13 March 1927 at Guilford.
Barbara's marriage to Douglas Arthur Clelland was registered at Auburn in 1947. It appears they were the parents of:
NSW Electoral Rolls shew James Arthur Clelland [rubber worker] and Barbara Grace Clelland [home duties] at 59 McArthur street, Guildford, in 1949, at 15 Bury road, Guildford, in 1954, 1958 and 1963, and James [no occupation listed] and Barbara [curtain maker] at 149 Stafford Street, Gerroa, in 1980.
Barbara Grace Clelland née Whalan died about 1990 near Nowra. James/Douglas Arthur Clelland also died about 1990.
The marriage of Owen John Whalan, son of TRAC(E)Y CARLETON WHALAN and his wife MARGARET AGNES DAVIDSON, and Catherine Henderson was registered at Parramatta in 1957. It appears they were the parents of:
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Owen John Whalan [carpenter] and Catherine Whalan [clerk] at 20 Jersey street, Mt. Colah, in 1958, 1963 and 1968, and Owen Catherine [home duties], Roslyn Joy Whalan [student] and Leslie Ross Whalan [carpenter] at 25 Edinburgh Drive, Taree, in 1980.
John Maclaine Whalan, born 1821 at Prospect, last of the seven children of CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY, married first Jane Hearne (born 1821) at St Johns CoE Parramatta on 5 December 1841. Jane bore John four children:
Jane died on 17 December 1848. John later married Harriet Starr, their union producing five children:
John Maclaine Whalan, youngest
brother of Charles Whalan of "Glyndwr", was the last of the original
family to settle near Oberon. He settled near Edith where he owned the properties
"Buckenall" and "Woodlands"; he was responsible for the
establishment of the Methodist church at Edith.
John died in Aprin 1902. Harriett, his second wife, daughter of THOMAS and SARAH, died in July 1910, aged 82 years; she and John were buried at the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon.
Selina Maria Bailey
married John Campbell Whalan on 16 December 1869 in Bathurst.
Selina, daughter of GEORGE BAILEY and his wife JANE ARMSTRONG, was born 1848
and baptised at her fathers property "Bloomfield", some 4km
east of Oberon. John Campbell Whalan, born 1842 at Kings Creek NSW, was the
eldest of the four children born to JOHN MACLAINE WHALAN and his first wife
John Campbell Whalan and Selina had some ten children:
John Campbell Whalan, farmer aged 72, was buried at Oberon on 29 September 1914. Selina Maria Whalan née Bailey, aged 86 years, was buried next to her husband on 15 February 1935. The Lithgow Mercury reported John's demise on 5 October 1914:
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT
(From our own Correspondent.)
Quite a gloom was cast over our little hamlet when the news spread of the death of Mr. John C. Whalan, which occurred on Tuesday morning at his residence, the cause of death being pleurisy and pneumonia. The deceased was 72 years of age, and was well known and highly respected. He has left a widow and grown-up family, seven daughters and three sons, for whom the deepest sympathy is felt. The funeral took place this (Wednesday) afternoon, when a large number of relatives and friends paid their last tribute of respect to the deceased. The remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the Oberon general cemetery. Rev. O. Williams officiated at the graveside.
The Bathurst Times reported Selina's passing on 15 February 1935:
DEATH OF MRS. WHALAN
RESIDENTS IN ACCIDENT
(From Our Correspondent)
Mrs Selina Maria Whalan, relict of the late John Whalan, of Edith, passed away at her daughter's (Mrs. A. E. Wilcox) residence, at Oberon, yesterday morning, at he age of 86 years. She was the youngest daughter of the late George Bailey, one of the early pioneers of the district.
She is survived by a family of sven daughters, Emily (Mrs. Luchetti), Matilda (Mrs. Andrew Wilcox), Charlotte (Mrs. Alfred Wilcox), Margaret (Mrs. Cranfield) Mary (Mrs. J. A. Green) and Misses Gertie (Edith) and Florrie (Bathurst), and Messrs. Alfred (Edith), George (Edith) and Orton (Jenolan Caves), also seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be held today (Friday), at 2 p.m.
The marriage of Emily Jessie Whalan (eldest child of JOHN CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife SELINA MARIA BAILEY) and Joseph Sylvester Luchetti was registered at Bathurst in 1911. Joseph's birth to ALEXANDER and SARAH was registered at Hartley in 1867. It appears Emily was Joseph's second wife: an earlier marriage by Joseph, to Mary Mahon, had been registered at Lithgow in 1896, with issue Alexander Luchetti registered to JOSEPH S and MARY T at Lithgow in 1896; the death of Mary T Luchetti, daughter of PHILIP and MARIA, was also registered at Lithgow in 1896. Emily and Joe had one known daughter:
The death of a Joseph Sylvester Luchetti, son of ALEXANDER and SARAH, was registered at Katoomba in 1939. Emily Jessie Luchetti née Whalan died in 1949 and was buried in the Uniting section of Oberon General Cemetery.The Western Times carried a short obituary on Joseph on 30 May 1939:
MR. J. S. LUCHETTI
The death occurred in the Blue Mountains District Memorial Hospital at an early hour yesterday morning, of Mr. Joseph Sylvester Luchetti, at the age of 72 years. Mr. Luchetti, who was born at Lowther, was very well-known and highly respected in the Oberon, Edith and Jenolan Caves districts where he had resided the greater part of his life. Until about nine months ago he was employed as a guide and step-cutter, his association with the caves lasting 20 years or more. Mr. Luchetti is survived by a widow, Mrs. W. J. Luchetti, of Lurline-street, Katoomba, one son Mr. J. Luchetti, of Lurline-street, Katoomba, and a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Murphy, of Edith.
The funeral will move from Wood Coffill Ltd.'s funeral chapel, Bathurst-road, Katoomba, at 4 p.m. today, for burial in the Catholic cemetery, Lowther. The funeral will arrive at the cemetery at 4 p.m.
Alfred Charles Whalan
married Phoebe Lois Bacheldor on 25 March 1908. Phoebe was the
fifth of twelve children of WILLIAM BACHELDOR and MARY JANE ROBINSON, and an
elder sister of Rosa Mary Batcheldor who married George Roland Bailey Beattie.
Children of Alfred and Phoebe (all events registered at Oberon NSW except as indicated) included:
Alfred, farmer aged 80 years of Edith and Oberon, was buried at Oberon on 24 December 1952. Phoebe, aged 81, was buried next to her husband on 28 September 1966.
Ronald John Whalan, born December 1908 at Oberon, eldest child of ALFRED CHARLES WHALAN and his wife PHOEBE LOIS BACHELDOR of Edith, married Edna Sylvia Haslop at Oberon in 1934. Sylvia, born near Oberon in 1914, was the daughter of ABEDNEGO HASLOP and his wife PEARL WILCOX, who had married at Oberon in 1903.
A son born to Ronald and Sylvia died the day after he was born:
Ronald and Sylvia had three other children: Leonard, Graeme and Lionel.
Ronald John Batcheldor died on 7 August 1950, aged 41 years.
The marriage of Edna Sylvia Whalan to Andrew Hodge was registered at Lithgow in 1957; Andrew Hodge, aged 64 years, died at Lithgow on 2 December 1965. A death notice for Edna Sylvia Hulbert [sic.] (“Sylvia”), cross-referenced as Edna Sylvia Whalan, who died on 3 June 2008, aged 94 years, ‘at Lithgow District Hospital, late of Cooinda Homes, formerly of Lithgow’, was published in the Lithgow Mercury on 7 June 2008.
Leila Ada Whalan, born April 1910 at Oberon, daughter of ALFRED CHARLES WHALAN and his wife PHOEBE LOIS BACHELDOR, married Harold Norman Dolbel at Cowra in 1940 [Leila is indexed as Leila Ann Whalan]. Harold's birth had been registered to GODFREY and EVELINE A at Carcoar in 1915. Children of Leila and Harold were:
Harold enlisted into the Australian Army on 18 June 1940 at Paddington NSW, noting that he was born on 3 February 1915 at Carcoar NSW, his 'locality' as Woodstock NSW and his next-of-kin as Godfrey Dolbel; he was discharged a Private from '2/35 Aust. Supp. Dep. Pln.' on 17 October 1945.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Leila Ada Dolbel [home duties] at Donnybrook, Edith, in 1943, Harold Norman Dolbel [labourer] and Leila at Elliotts road, Fairy Meadow, in 1949, at 47 Railway street, Corrimal, in 1954 (with several other Dolbels listed nearby). They were still at 47 Railway street, Corrimal, in 1958 and 1963 and were listed at 44 Railway street, Corrimal, in 1968.
The death of Leila Ada Dolbel, daughter of ALFRED and PHOEBE, was registered at Bulli in 1970.
The death of Harold Norman Dolbel, son of GODFREY and EVELYN ANN, was registered in NSW in 1976.
Florence Mabel Whalan, born November 1911 at Oberon, daughter of ALFRED CHARLES WHALAN and his wife PHOEBE LOIS BACHELDOR, married BI at Oberon in 1935. The birth of Jasper, son of ABEDNEGO HASLOP and his wife PEARL WILCOX, was registered at Oberon in 1907. Issue of Florence and Jasper were:
Alwyn, Kay and
Florence Mabel Haslop née Whalan died 19 December 1991 aged 90; Jasper Haslop died 22 March 2002 aged 95 (their ashes inurned in columbarium, Lithgow General Cemetery).
Hazel Selina Whalan, born March 1917 at Molongi, daughter of ALFRED CHARLES WHALAN and his wife PHOEBE LOIS BACHELDOR, married Edward Verner Haslop at Oberon in 1938. The birth of Edward, son of ABEDNEGO HASLOP and his wife PEARL WILCOX, was registered at Oberon in 1916. Issue of Hazel and Edward were several.
Lloyd George Whalan, born March 1919, son of ALFRED CHARLES WHALAN and his wife PHOEBE LOIS BACHELDOR, married nurse Jean Margaret Duncan in April 1950; Lloyd and Jean lived and farmed at “Donny Brook” on the Gingkin Road near Edith NSW, where they raised three children (all born at Oberon).
Jean Duncan was born November 1928 at Broken Hill NSW, one of six children of JOHN JAMES DUNCAN and LEILA PEARL McQUEEN, who had married at Wilcannia NSW in April 1928. John, born May 1901at Goondiwindi Qld, died on 27 July 1993 at Toowoomba Qld. Leila, born at Wilcannia, died at Ivanhoe NSW on 22 April 1941
Lloyd George Whalan died on 26 December 2005: he was buried in the Uniting Church section of Black Springs New General Cemetery NSW..
Matilda Jane Whalan, whose birth to JOHN CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife SELINA MARIA BAILEY was registered at Hartley in 1874, married Andrew Wilcox as registered at Bathurst in 1912. Andrew's birth to WILLIAM and MARY ANN had been registered at Bathurst in 1973. Andrew and matilda had three children.
The death of Andrew Wilcox, son of WILLIAM and MARY ANN, was registered at Oberon in 1944. The death of Matilda Jane Wilcox née Whalan was registered at Balmain in 1960.
[For further details refer to the Wilcox file].
Charlotte Maria Whalan married Alfred Ernest Wilcox on 17 January 1906 at Oberon; the groom's parents were HENRY ROBERT WILCOX (1841…1923) and HARRIET JANE ROBINSON (1857…1945) whose marriage in September 1875 was registered at Balranald NSW. Charlotte and Alfred were married at Henry Wilcox's residence "Hestleigh", Oberon. Alfred’s birth was registered at Bathurst in 1881, and those of his siblings Emily Jane Wilcox in 1876 and Wilson Herbert Wilcox in 1878. Harriet was the daughter born near Bathurst in 1857 to William and Jane Margaret Robinson; Harriet’s death was registered in Sydney at the start of 1946.). Children of Alfred and Charlotte Wilcox included:
Alfred Wilcox died on 3 May 1839 aged
58, and was buried at Oberon on 4 May 1939, The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 3 June 1939 (p15) noted: "Mrs. C. M. WILCOX and DAUGHTERS desire to sincerely THANK all kind relatives, friends, and residents of Oberon and district, especially Sister Pilkington and Nurse Fox and Mr. Len Gall, for Kindness, sympathy, and assistance during their recent snd bereavement In the loss of their dearly beloved husband and father."; Charlotte Wilcox née Whalan was
buried on 27 January 1974, aged 97.
Cecil Wilcox of Carlingford NSW, wrote to this author in December 2007 offering additional and correctional data on the Cunynghame and Whalan lineages; he is related to both families through his great-aunt Charlotte Maria Wilcox née Whalan.
The birth of Rita Irene Wilcox, daughter of ALFRED ERNEST WILCOX and CHARLOTTE MARIA WHALAN, was registered at Oberon in 1909i. Rita's marriage to Harry Graham Fox was registered at Bathurst in 1928; Harry's birth had been registered to HARRY V and NARY H at Oberon in 1900.
Six children were born to Harry and Rita.
The death of Rita Irene Fox née Wilcox on 19 June 2002, aged 93, 'at Springwood, formerly of Oberon', was announced in Sydney's Daily Telegraph and Bathurst's Western Advocate on 21 and 22 June 2002.
Margaret Ada Whalan, daughter of JOHN CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife SELINA MARIA BAILEY, was registered at Hartley in 1879. Margaret's marriage to Walter William Cranfield was registered at St Leonards in 1909. Walter's birth had been registered to ROBERT W and ELLEN at Camden in 1866. Walter and Margaret had two children:
The death of Walter William Cranfield on 4 October 1944, aged 78, son of ROBERT WILLIAM and ELLEN, was registered at Oberon. The death of Margaret Ada Cranfield née Whalan on 26 November 1957 at Coburg Victoria. [Walter William, Stella May, Thomas Edward and Nancy are buried in the Roman Catholic section of the Shooters Hill General Cemetery].
The Sydney Morning Herald of Friday 22 June 1951 (p) noted :"CRANFIELD.— The Relatives and Friends of Miss Amy Cranfield are kindly invited to attend the funeral of her dearly beloved Brother REUBEN to leave St Ignatius' Church Oberon This Day (Friday) after service at 12 o'clock for Shooters Hill Cemetery where interment will take place at 2 p.m." The death of Robert Reuben Cranfield, son of ROBERT WILLIAM and ELLEN, on 21 June 1951, was registered at Oberon: he was 83 years old, and a brother of John Cranfield (died 13 May 1884, aged 4 years), Walter William Cranfield (above) and Amy Cecilia Cranfield (died 17 December 1961, aged 89 years), all buried at Shooter's Hill.
The birth of George Herbert C Whalan, son of JOHN CAMPBELL [WHALAN] and SELINA MARIA [BAILEY], was registered at Hartley in 1881. George's marriage to Jeanett M Campbell was registered at Oberon in 1919. A child of George and Jeanette was:
George Herbert C Whalan, son of JOHN CAMPBELL [WHALAN] and SELINA MARIA, died on 12 March 1942, aged 66 years; Jeanette Muriel Whalan née Campbell, daughter of JAMES HENRY and ELLEN MARGARET, died on 1 October 1942, aged 52 years, both deaths were registered at Oberon. George Whalan, aged 60 years, was buried in the Oberon General Cemetery on 13 March 1942; Jennifer Whalan, aged 52 years, was buried in the same grave on 2 October that year. The Western Times carried a short obituary for George on 14 March 1942:
MR. GEORGE WHALAN
(From Our Correspondent)
OBERON, Friday.— The death occurred yesterday at the residence of Mrs. J. A. Green, at Oberon, of Mr. George Whalan, a well-known and highly respected resident of the Oberon district. The late Mr. Whalan followed farming interests, being a resident of the district for many years. He is survived by his widow, and one son, Noel.
Mary Elizabeth Whalan, daughter born 1883 to JOHN CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife SELINA MARIA BAILEY, married Joseph Augustus (Gus) Green in 1908. Joseph’s birth was registered at Bathurst in 1880 to PHILIP GIDLEY GREEN and SARAH JANE ROBINSON (marriage registered Bathurst, 1871; Sarah Jane was probably the 1851-born daughter of William Robinson (who is buried in the churchyard of S Barnabas’ CoE, Oberon NSW) by Jane Margaret Stilwell [rf. Robinson file])).
Children of Mary and Gus were:
A death notice for Joseph Augustus Green’s death on 4 October 1967, aged 87 years, ‘late of Faulconbridge’, was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 October 1967. The death of Mary Elizabeth Green née Whalan was registered at Blayney NSW in 1971.
Orton John Carrington Whalan, born September 1887; son of JOHN CAMPBELL WHALAN and his wife SELINA MARIA BAILEY, married Emily Florence White as registered at Goulburn in 1932. The birth of Emily F White, daughter of HUGH and ELIZABETH M, had been registered at Goulburn in 1908. Children of Orton and Emily were:
The death of Emily Florence Whalan née White, daughter of HUGH and MATILDA, was registered at Kogarah in 1967. The death of Orton John C Whalan on 17 April 1968, aged 80, 'late of Rockdale', was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 20 April 1968 and registered at Kogarah.
Robert MacLean Whalan, born 15 December 1848 at Fish River [Oberon], son of JOHN MacLAINE WHALAN by his first wife JANE HEARNE, married Henrietta Ann Campbell, as registered at Bathurst in 1869. Henrietta's baptism to JAMES and JANE is noted in registers of 1848.
Henrietta bore Robert at least eight children:
The death of Henrietta Whalan, daughter of JAMES, was registered at Lithgow in 1885. The death of Robert McLean Whalan was registered at Oberon in 1929.
William Charles Whalan
married Lillian M Starr in 1913, near Lithgow. William was the
third and eldest surviving of the five children of JOHN McLEAN (or MacLAINE)
WHALAN (dec.) and his second wife, HARRIETT STARR. he birth of Lillian M Starr, daughter of GEORGE and HANNAH, was registered in the East Macquarie district in 1881.
Lillian bore William at least two children:
The death of William Charles Whalan was registered at Canowindra in 1944. The death of Lillian Margaret Whalan, daughter of GEORGE and HANNAH, was registered at Cowra in 1955.
Isabella Margaret Bailey, aged 29, married Edmund Macquarie Whalan, aged 37, on 4 November 1903. Edmund was the fourth of the five children of JOHN McLEAN (or MacLAINE) WHALAN (dec.) and his second wife, HARRIETT STARR. The birth of Lillian M Starr, daughter of GEORGE and HANNAH, was registered in the East Macquarie district in 1881. Isabella bore Edmund one child:
The death of Edmund M Whalan was registered at Glen Innes in 1931. The death of Isabella Margaret Whalan née Bailey, daughter of ERSKINE and ELIZABETH, was registered at Orange in 1947.
Winifred Doris Whalan, born 1909, daughter of EDMUND MACQUARIE WHALAN and his wife ISABELLA MARGARET BAILEY, married Albert Roy Tucker; the wedding was registered at Richmond NSW in 1935. Albert and Winifred were parents of four children.
The death of Winifred Doris Tucker née Whalan on 10 February 1976, aged 67, 'late of Epping', was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald the next day.
Margaret M Morrow
married Ernest Thomas Whalan, in 1898, near Bathurst. Ernest was
the last of the five children of JOHN MCLEAN (or MACLAINE) WHALAN (dec.) and
his second wife, HARRIETT STARR. Margaret was the seventh of ten children of GEORGE MORROW and his wife MARGARET SPENCE [rf Morrow file].
Margaret bore Ernest five known children:
Ernest Thomas Whalan was
a butcher in Oberon, and one of three men who brought a charge of horse-stealing
against Jeremiah Wilson, Keeper of Jenolan Caves, in August 1900.
Margaret Whalan née Morrow died on 26 May 1951, aged 82 years, The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 2 June 1951 (p36) noting: "WHALAN, Margaret.— May 26, 1951, passed to rest at Narromine Hospital, the loving wife of E. T. Whalan and mother of Bertha (Mrs. Eric Campbell, Oberon), Rita (dec.), Edna (Mrs. Reg Berryman, Narromine), Daph. (dec.) Mrs. G. Campbell (Gulgong) and Mae (Myall Plain, Narromine)."; Ernest Thomas Whalan died on 14 June 1955, aged 87 years; their deaths were registered at Narromine; both were buried in Narromine General Cemetery.
Robert Drybrough Cunningham, son of GEORGE CUNNINGHAM writer and ISABELLA DRYBROUGH, was born 5 May 1786 and baptised 12 May 1786 at Linlithgow in West Lothian. George, of Linlithgow, and Isabella, of North Leith, had celebrated their marriage at Linlithgow on 26 January 1784, and according to the IGI again at North Leith in Midlothian on 6 February 1784. George and Isabella had another Robert Drybrough Cunynghame born 13 December 1784 and baptised 20 December 1784 at Linlithgow. Robert's other known siblings were William Drybrough Cunynghame, christened 15 February 1789 at Linlithgow and Isabella Drybrough Cunynghame, christened 29 October 1794 at Linlithgow [per IGI http://www.familysearch.org Batch# M116689, M190564, C11687].
Robert received a sound education and became a proficient shipbuilder in Leith, an active partner for several years with shipbuilders Strachan, Gavin, and Cunynghame [Michelle Cunynghame 03jul2004, Pam Moriarty 12jul2004]. "Robert Drybrough Cunningham, Shipbuilder near Leith and Mifs Elizabeth Ogelvie, daughter of the late JAMES OGELVIE Farmer near Dundee, residing near Leith mills, gave up their names for proclamation of Banns Matrimonial" on 28 October 1807 and were apparently duly married the next day at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian. There were four known children of this marriage:
Elizabeth Ogilvy apparently died in 1821 and on 1 May 1822 Robert sailed on the brig Minerva from Leith as a free emigrant bound for the colonies. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Friday 18 October 1822 (p2) reported:
On the 22d ult. the brig Minerva, Captain Bell, arrived at Hobart Town from Leith, which she left the 1st of May. Her cargo comprises merchandise, as usual. The number oí passengers is 40; of whom the following form a part :-Mr. Robert Stodart, and family; Mr. R. Bethune, Mr. John Brown, Mr. Peter Monro and family, Mr. Alexander Still, Mr John M Hudspeth and family, Mr. James Levingstone, Mr George Miller, Mr. John Maxwell, Mr. Michael Hindmarsh, Mr. T. Oliver, Mr. R. D. Cunningham, Mr. David Carmichael, Mr. G. Robertson, and Mr. Innis.
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Friday 22 November 1822 (p2) added:
On Wednesday arrived from England and Hobart Town, the brig Minerva, Captain Bell. As usual, she brings a tolerable investment of sundries. Passengers, Mr. Solicitor Moore, Mr. Shand, Mr. Still, Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Innis, Mr. Browne, Mr. Scott, and Mr. White; together with four prisoners to take their trial before the next Criminal Court.
On arrival Robert soon established a shipbuilding concern at Dawes' Point, announcing in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Thursday 17 and 24 April 1823 (p3, p2) that:
TO SHIP-OWNERS, AGENTS, and MASTERS. ROBERT DRYBROUGH CUNYNGHAME, Active Partner for several Years in the late extensive Concern of Strachan, Gavin, and Cunynghame, Ship-builders, Leith, North Britain, has lately arrived in this Colony with the Intention of carrying on the Business of Ship and Boat-building, and Repairing in all its Branches.- R. D. C. has studied the Business both practically and scientifically ; bears ample Certificates of his ability and attention to business while at home; begs to announce he has connected himself with Mr. Wm. Oliphant, also a regular bred Ship-builder, and that the Business will be carried on under the Firm of Cunynghame and Oliphant. They beg to assure any Gentlemen, who may be pleased to favor them with their Work (which they anxiously solicit), that they pledge themselves nothing will be wanting, on their part, to give the utmost satisfaction. Any Gentlemen wanting references, will please apply to George Panton, Esquire, Sydney; Captain Dillon, Brig Calder, of Calcutta; Captain Forbes, Brig Minerva, of London ; or, Captain Dixon, Ship Skelton, of Whitby.
The Cunynghame and Oliphant partnership was brief, The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Thursday 31 July 1823 (p3) noting:
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The Business, carried on under the Firm of Cunynghhame and Oliphant, was this Day dissolved by mutual Consent. Persons, having Claims on the said Firm, will please present them at the Edinburgh Castle, Prince-street. R. D. CUNYNGHAME.
Sydney, 18th July, 1823. WILLIAM OLIPHANT.
Robert continued business as shipbuilder and blacksmith, operating an iron and brass foundry adjacent to Dawes' Point as evident in the following Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser announcements:
Tuesday 14 December 1830 (p2):
PARRAMATTA AND SYDNEY.
THE undersigned is about to ply a large Schooner Boat between the above places, to leave Sydney every Monday and Thursday, to commence Yesterday the 13th. Goods, &c. by this conveyance will be forwarded with care, and at moderate charges.
The undersigned also intimates that as his Foundry is now suited to cast iron, copper, and brass, all house, ship, and mill work can therefore be executed with despatch, and on the lowest terms.
Castings and smith work done by him will be delivered at Parramatta at the Sydney prices.
near Dawes' Battery, Sydney Cove.
Tuesday 6 August 1833 (p4):
ON Friday morning last, the 26th ultimo, a New DINGA or small BOAT, about 9 or 10 feet overall, built of cedar and pine plank, black in the bottom, and payed with rosin and oil in the top, was taken from my Building-yard, and not yet heard of ; any Person returning her will be rewarded ; and if found in the possession of any Person after this notice, they will be prosecuted.
ROBERT D. CUNYNGHAME Sydney, George-street, near Dawe's Battery.
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Thursday 23 October 1834 (p1) notes the end of an apparent foray by Robert into banking:
BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES,
SEVENTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1834.
MR. ROBERT D. CUNYNGHAME has this day parted with all his interest in the Joint Stock and Capital of this Company to Mr. WILLIAM CROADSILL ; and the said ROBERT D CUNYNGHAME has ceased to be any longer a Partner of this Bank - of which all Persons concerned are required to take Notice.
Cashier of the Bank of N.S. Wales.
The Supplement to the New South Wales Government Gazette of Wednesday, March 13, 1839 (p325) delineated a grant of land to Robert at Dawes' Battery:
2. Robert Dryborough Cunynghame (Grantee), 1r. 37p., One rood and thityy-seven perches ; bounded on the west side by 16 links of the road leading to Dawes' Battery, commencing at Campbell's north-west corner ; on the north side by a line of 323 links, to the waters of Sydney Cove ; on the east by 200 links of the Cove to Campbell's north-east corner ; and on the south by Campbell's northern boundary 300 links to the first corner ; being an allotment inserted as No. 3 in the parish of St. Philip in the Government Notice dated 10th June, 1834.
Quit-rent £1 18s. 6d. per annum, commencing 1st July, 1823.
This allotment has already been granted to Robert Dryborough Cunynghame, by Deed dated 9th January, 1838.
Pam Moriarty [12jul2004] notes that Robert's "was the last Crown Grant of Land on the foreshores of Port Jackson, Surveyors Harper Map 1823 also Wells Map 1850. Until 1823 the Governor had absolute authority in the colony of N.S.W during Governor Macquarie's administration although a penal settlement made steady advancement, and when he left it was a thriving colony after 1823 the Governor was assisted by six nominees the first step to self government, the first trial by jury was conducted in sydney November 3rd 1824 Robert D. Cunynghame served as a juryman on the grand jury. … …From his early arrival in the colony Robert D Cunynghame was active with masonic [and] in his later years was the founder of Lodge Kilwenning 5th May 1857. He loved pose work and his writings were in Scottish verse. two small volumes of his work are preserved in the Mitchell library called Cunynghames Amusements. He married his third wife Mrs Emma Evans at St Andrew's early 1844 their children Robert was born 31st October 1844, Victoria 27th June 1846, George 4th April 1849. Eyesight troubled him in his failing years and [when he] died 18th March1862 he was given a full masonic funeral and was buried at the Devonshire Cemetery (where Central Railway Station now stands) graves all had to be removed to Rookwood Cemetery for reinterment this where the new memorial headstone has been erected 1987."
Leith-born Dawes Point businessman Robert Dryborough Cunynghame married Mary Matilda Whalan on 6 September 1823 at St John’s CoE in Parramatta. Born 25 March 1804, Mary was the eldest child of [Sergeant] CHARLES WHALAN and his wife ELIZABETH BERRY.
Mary and Robert Cunynghame had four children:
Mary Cunningham died of measles in Sydney aged 31 in 1835; her sons then lived at Prospect with the Whalans. In 1841 the eldest boy, Charles, went to Fish River Creek [Oberon] to live with his uncle Charles Whalan where he was soon joined by his two youngest brothers, Thomas and Sydney. There they married, raised their families, and died.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 12 August 1839 (p2) shewed Robert amongst a "List of Subscribers to the Fund collected for presenting to the Rev. John M Garvie, A M , Minister of St. Andrew's Church, with a token of esteem":
Mr R Dryborough Cunynghame ... [£]1 0 0
Robert married again in 1844 at St Andrews Scots Church, Sydney; there are four births recorded to Emma E Clark and Robert D Cunynghame:
Robert Cunynghame died in Sydney on 19 March 1862 [the NSW BDM indexes erroneously show Robert Cunninghame's father as ROBERT], the Sydney Morning Herald noting on Thursday 20 March 1862 (p8):
FUNERAL.—The Friends of the late Mr. Robert D. CUNYNGHAME, ship smith, of George-street North, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will proceed from his late residence, Stanley-street, near the Grammar School to the Presbyterian ground, at 9 o'clock on FRIDAY MORNING. R. STEWART, undertaker, Pitt and Bathurst streets.
and on Friday 21 March 1862 (p1):
DEATHS. On the 19th instant, at his residence, 29, Stanley-street, Woolloomooloo, after a long and painful illness, Mr. Robert D. Cunynghame, in the 78th year of his age.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 29 March 1862 (p12) advised:
In the Supreme Court of New South Wales
In the Will of ROBERT DRYBROUGH CUNYNGHAME of Sydney in the colony of New South Wales ship blacksmith and brass founder deceased NOTICE, is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court that Probate of the last Will and Testament of the above-named deceasod may be granted to his widow EMMA CUNYNGHAME tho executrix in tho said will named.
Dated this 27th day of March A.D. 1862.
ALEXANDER DICK proctor for the executrix 207 George-street Sydney.
Probate was granted on Robert's estate on 15 April 1862. Emma, on her own means, was declared insolvent in 1863 [the Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 21 October 1863 (p8)]:
INSOLVENCIES DURING THE MONTH.
21 Emma Cunynghame, of Bourke-street, Sydney, widow
[estimated debts] [£]239 9 0 [estimated assets] [£]104 0 0
The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 12 November 1877 (p1) noted Emma's passing:
CUNYNGHAME.— November 11, at the residence of her son-in-law, Clifton-street, Balmain, Emma, relict of the late Robert Dryborough Cunynghame, aged 70 years.
Charles Whalan Cunynghame, born 1824, eldest son of ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME and his second wife MARY MATILDA WHALAN, first married Elizabeth Matthews, perhaps the daughter of JOHN and FAITH. This wedding took place during 1849 on the Bathurst - Hill End Wesleyan Methodist circuit. Geraldine James emailed [20nov2010] regarding Elizabeth Matthews:
When one checks the death indexes for the 1874 death of Elizabeth Cunynghame it shows her parents as John and Faith. She and Charles were also the parents of a daughter named Faith E possibly Faith Euwretta and also the mother of Elizabeth Sarah who married George James of Lithgow. George was my Great Great Uncle. Elizabeth Sarah and George named one of their daughters Faith Euwretta as did George's brother Isaac. This would seem fairly compelling evidence that Elizabeth is the daughter of Faith Cooper and John Matthews.
Another fairly convincing piece of evidence, at least to me is that Elizabeth Mary's brother Richard George Matthews married my mother's Great Aunt Elizabeth Smith and and they also named one of their daughters Faith Euwretta. Other families in the area that I am related to or have in my family tree are Mudge, Collits, Mitchell, Coates, Batchedor, James and McClintock. The families are so entwined in my tree they can at times take a lot of working out. … I also think it is a little unusual that I should have one family, the Matthews family in both my Dad's and my Mum's tree. P.S. Beattie is also another name that I have in my tree [My Great Grandmother Coates was a Beattie before she married George Coates of the timber yard in Lithgow].
To Charles and Elizabeth were born thirteen children:
It appears that Elizabeth may have died in 1874. In 1882 Charles Cunynghame (born 1824) married Lucy Ann Armstrong. Lucy, the first-born of ths six [known] children of ROBERT ARMSTRONG and REBECCA WILSON, had been baptised on the Bathurst circuit in 1849. To Charles and Lucy were born:
Charles Whalan Cunynghame (born 1824) died in 1904 at Oberon.
Charles Whalan Cunynghame, farmer born 4 September 1853, was a son of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and his first wife ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. In 1884 in the East Macquarie district Charles married Rosa (or Rose) Mary Batcheldor, born c1861 to JAMES BATCHELDOR and his wife ANNE MARIA NEWCOME. Children born to Charles and Rose Mary Cunynghame included:
In 1885 and 1889, when
Elizabeth and Sydney were born, their grandfather Charles Whalan Cunynghame
was still begetting children to his second wife, Lucy Ann Armstrong.
In 1885 Rosas mother died and she inherited from the estate £300 and a property (Lot one Section seven) in Dart Street, Oberon. The will stipulated that these benefits were for Rosa alone, not for her husband (named as George Charles Cunynghame) or anyone else. Rosa Mary Whalan née Batcheldor died 10 November 1941, aged 80 years; Charles Whalan Cunynghame died 19 September 1943, aged 90 years; both were buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon.
Sidney James Cunynghame,
born near Oberon in 1889, was a son of farmer CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and
his wife ROSA (or ROSE) MARY BATCHELDOR. At Oberon in 1918 Sidney married Minnie
May Batcheldor, daughter born 1891 near Oberon to WALTER BOYES BATCHELDOR
and his wife EMMA MATILDA CUNNINGHAME. For more information refer to the Batcheldor file.
The 1930 Electoral Roll shews Sidney James Cunynghame [farmer] and Minnie May Cunynghame [home duties] at Kelso; the 1936 and 1937 Rolls list them at Glanmire. The death of Minnie May Cunynghame née Batcheldor, daughter of WALTER BOYS BATCHELDOR and EMMA MATILDA, was registered at Bathurst in 1948; Minnie was buried in Bathurst General Cemetery. The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 17 June 1948 (p14) noted:
CUNYNGHAME Minnie May. — June 16, 1948, at St. Vincent's Hospital Bathurst, beloved wife of Sidney James Cunynghame and loved mother of Heather, Edith, Edna and James. Interment Methodist cemetery, Bathurst.
The 1949 Electoral Roll shews Sidney James Cunynghame [farmer] at Limekilns Rd., Kelso. The marriage of Sidney James Cunynghame and Enid Violet Rose Hocking née Cubis was registered at Bathurst in 1949. The 1954 Electoral Rolls shews Sidney James Cunynghame [farmer] at Limekilns Rd., Kelso and Enid Violet Rose Cunynghame [home duties] at Rosemount, Peel road, ―; the 1958 and 1963 Rolls shew Sidney [farmer] at Peel road, Kelso and Enid [home duties] at Rosemount, Peel road; the 198 Rolls shews Sidney [grazier] and Edith [hd] at 242 William St., Bathurst.
The death on 14 October 2002 of an Enid Cunynghame, aged 100,'late of Bathurst', was noted in Bathurst's Western Advocate on 16 October 2002. The birth of Enid V R Cubis to GEORGE T and ELLEN had been registered at Lithgow in 1903.
Elizabeth Sarah Cunynghame, baptised Wesleyean Methodist in 1853 near Bowenfels, was a daughter of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and his first wife ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. Her marriage to George James was registered at Bathurst in 1880.
Children born to George and Elizabeth James seem to have included:
The 1930 Electoral Roll appears to shew George [butcher] and Elizabeth Sarah [home duties] at Katoomba. In 1936 and 1937 George is listed at Katoomba street, Katoomba, with daughter Faith Enwretta James [home duties]; it seems he was baptised in NSW in 1855.
The death of Elizabeth S Rogers, daughter of CHARLES W and ELIZABETH, was registered at Katoomba in 1935. The death of a George James, son of JOHN and JANE, was registered at Katoomba in 1938.
Albert Samuel Cunynghame, born 1858, was a son of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and his wife ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. In the Macquarie district NSW in 1883, Albert married Margaret A Campbell; her birth to HENRY and ANN had been registered at Hartley in 1859. Albert and Margaret had (at least) seven children:
Margaret Ann Cunynghame née Campbell, daughter of HENRY and ANN, died 16 September 1933, aged 74 years. Albert Samuel Cunynghame, son of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and ELIZABETH, died on 4 November 1938, aged 80 years. They were buried in the Anglican section of Oberon General Cemetery..
Arthur R D Cunynghame, born 1863, was the seventh of the thirteen children of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME, by his first wife ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. Arthur married Elizabeth A Walker at Oberon in 1890; they had (at least) nine children:
Elizabeth Anne Cunynghame, daughter of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH, died 12 May 1954, aged 87 years; Arthur Robert Dryborough Cunynghame, son of CHARLES WHALAN CUNYNGHAME and ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, died on 30 December 1955, aged 92 years. They were buried in the Anglican section of Oberon General Cemetery.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 13 May 1954 (p18) noted:
CUNYNGHAME, Elizabeth Ann. May 12. 1954, at her residence. Uningra, Oberon, dearly beloved wife of Arthur Robert D. Cunynghame, loving mother of Percival (deceased), Horace (Oberon), Olive (Oberon), Alton (Tally. Oberon), Mabel (Mrs. Ted Stevenson, Wentworthville), Eric (deceased), Leslie (Dick, Tempe), Grace (Mrs. Les Anstiss, Greenwich), Una (Mrs. Frank Dann. Oberon), mother-in-law of Olive Mrs. H. A. Cunynghame), Winnie (Mrs. A. W. Cunynghame), and Eileen (Mrs. L. W. Cunynghame), aged 87
CUNYNGHAME, Elizabeth Ann. May 12. 1954, at her residence, Uningra, Oberon, dearly beloved grandma of Ron, Marion (Mrs. B. Probert), Ray and Will Cunynghame, Bruce, Collin, Jean, Keith and Jill Stevenson, Brian Cunynghame, Marie Anstiss and Lesley (Mrs. J. Hugill), Margaret (Mrs. A. Harding), and Helen (Mrs. N. Wilson), and great-grandmother of Patricia and Barbara, Marguerite and Douglas, Christine and Bradford, Denise, Trevor, Richard and Janine, Gregory, Lynette and Edward, Peter and Andrew, and Richard.
The Oberon Review (http://www.users.tpg.com.au/review/, 22apr2004) had an article on Percival William Cunynghame:
RSL’s ANZAC memorabilia tells some stories
The foyer of Oberon RSL Club is home to a small collection of medals and artifacts relating to the Australian military that shed a little light on the contribution of some Oberon individuals who made various sacrifices to contribute to our current way of life.
One hero of World War One was Farrier Staff Sergeant Percival William Cunynghame, the son of Arthur Robert Dryborough Cunynghame and Elizabeth Anne Cunynghame (née Walker). Percival was born on November 3rd, 1890, and died on October 23rd, 1919, about eleven months after returning to Australia as a result of injuries received on the fighting fields of France. His framed photograph hangs in the Oberon Museum and his name appears on the Roll of Honour in the Uniting Church.
Percival’s nephews, Bill Cunynghame (left), Ray Cunynghame and Bruce Stevenson (right) were photographed at the RSL Club on Wednesday as they held a plaque presented to Percival’s mother after his death and a souvenir leaflet printed aboard the hospital ship, Twin Screw Steamer Karoola, where Percival was listed as a patient.
Bill has an old family Bible that records Percival’s life and death and a newspaper clipping referring to Percival’s Military Medal which was awarded in recognition of his extreme bravery on the French battlefield.
The Oberon Review (http://www.users.tpg.com.au/review/, 25aug2005) also published a short obituary for William Horace Cunynghame:
William Horace Cunynghame
William Horace Cunynghame was born on February 4th, 1922 to Horace and Olive Cunynghame and spent his entire lifetime in and around Oberon. Bill was educated at Oberon Public School and left school at 14 to work for his father on the family farm.
Bill was a World War 2 veteran, having joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942. He spent 18 months in Papua New Guinea including Port Moresby, Milne Bay and Goodenough Island, and returned to Oberon in 1945. During his R.A.A.F service he trained as a mechanic and on his return to Oberon took over the International Harvester dealership from his father. In 1987 Bill retired and with his brothers Ray and Ron ran the family property.
Bill had a great love of all sport, in particular golf, and was one of the original founders of Oberon Golf Club. He was also a faithful supporter of Oberon Uniting Church.
Bill passed away at Oberon District Hospital on Friday 29th July, 2005 aged 83 years. He was buried at Oberon Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday 2nd
August after a service at Oberon Uniting Church conducted by Rev. John Pearson.
Bill is survived by his wife Kath, of Dart Street, Oberon, daughters Denise Pamela Kirby (Sapphire, Queensland), Michele Andrea Laubli (Rubyvale, Queensland), Jo-Anne Meltzer (Eastlakes, Sydney), brother Ray Cunynghame and grandchildren Rebecca, Matthew, Nicholas and Christopher Kirby, Samuel Laubli and Rositta and Rachel Meltzer.
[Article accompanied by photograph of Bill] .
The Oberon Review (http://www.users.tpg.com.au/review/, 12sep2005) also published an obituary for Harold Raymond (Ray) Cunynghame:
HAROLD RAYMOND (RAY) CUNYNGHAME
Ray Cunynghame spent the last days of his life the way he had lived it - with dignity and courage.
Once described as Oberons ‘good bloke’, Ray passed away peacefully in the early morning of September 10, 2005, aged 86 years.
Born in Oberon in 1919 into a family with its roots in the community’s earliest history, Ray’s good spirit, resourcefulness and work ethic were forged during an era of worldwide depression and war.
Ray is best known in Oberon for his produce store, H A Cunynghame and Son, a business established by his father and taken over by Ray where he spent his long working life. Ray bought out his father Horace in 1954 and continued to operate until he was into his 70s, finally retiring in May 1998. He sold his produce agency and concentrated on selling parcels of land jointly owned with his brother Bill.
Ray and Horace made significant contributions to the development of Oberon, and although he was modest about his achievements and those of his brothers and their father before them, there are many people in the community whose families have been helped in some way by Ray.
He was of the old school, where a handshake and a man’s word were enough. During tough times, Ray would accept that customers would pay him when they could. He also understood ‘customer service’ long before the phrase was coined - he was available seven days a week, and at all hours.
Although close to the land because of his business and his extended family’s property holdings, Ray was not an active farmer in the hands-on sense...but he did love the December shearing, and he certainly knew who should plant what, and when.
In his late 70s Ray began to experience the wonders of travel, taking many trips to Australian destinations through his Combined Rural Traders connections. He also liked nothing better than a drive around the local area...and if there was a pub on the way, so much the better.
A few beers at the RSL after work, or anytime after 5pm when he retired, was an institution for Ray. It was a place for him to catch up with his mates, sitting in his ‘special chair’ that someone was always quick to pull up for him.
Ray loved his Rugby League both through the NRL and during those great years when the Oberon Tigers swept all before them.
The weather and its effect on the land and the community was perhaps one of Ray’s greatest interests. He would worry and hope that rain would fall, that dams would fill and paddocks would green up - for the interests of the community, so that families would have food, people would have jobs and children would have the future they deserve.
He always said, when driving, that the smell of fresh rain on a dirt road was the best smell in the world.
Ray was proof that Oberon’s sometimes brisk days bred hardiness...he never needed more than an unbuttoned cardigan flapping in the breeze to ward off the cold blasts. However, for those who caught him unawares, basking in the sunshine out the back, with only his underdaks for modesty, they knew his secret: Sunshine can be stored in the body and in the soul, so that every day is a good day.
Ray’s positive attitude was evident even in his final days. When asked about his health he would always aNSWer “never better”, even though his ankles, back and stomach might have been causing him untold grief.
He had a wicked sense of humour - often accompanied by a wry smile - and was a consummate stirrer.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Ray was interned at the Oberon Lawn Cemetary on Wednesday 14 September 2005, after a service at St Ignatius’ Church. He is survived by his daughter Christine and son-in-law David (Brisbane), son Brad and daughter-in-law Kathy (Adelaide), son Lance (Sydney) and much loved grandchildren Adam and Sarah (Adelaide).
[Article accompanied by photograph of Ray by Warren Rawson]
The following notice regarding Ray Cunynghame's death on 10 September 2005 appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of 12 September 2005:
CUNYNGHAME, Harold Raymond (Ray). Of Oberon N.S.W. Passed away peacefully in the early morning of September 10, 2005. Aged 86 years. A lifelong resident of Oberon, Ray is survived by his daughter Christine and son- in-law David (Brisbane), son Brad and daughter-in-law Kathy (Adelaide), son Lance (Sydney) and much loved grandchildren Adam and Sarah (Adelaide). 'Oberon's good bloke.' Relatives and friends of RAY are advised that his funeral will be held on Wednesday (September 14, 2005). The cortege will leave St. Ignatius' Church, Queen Street, Oberon at the conclusion of a service commencing at 10.30 a.m., for the Oberon Lawn Cemetery. MA & PM DWYER 30 Fleming Street, Oberon Ph: 6336 1267.
Oswald Ronald Cunynghame, born 1865, was a brother of Charles Whalan Cunynghame, born 1853. In Bathurst NSW on 16 April 1890, Oswald married Clara Elizabeth Batcheldor, daughter born c1858 near Oberon to JAMES BATCHELDOR and ANNE MARIA NEWCOME; they had (at least) two children:
Aged just 29 years, Oswald died on 6 March 1895; Clara died 15 December 1922, aged 64 years; both were buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon.
Thomas Moore Cunynghame, son of ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME and his second wife MARY MATILDA WHALAN, was born 1831. Thomas married Mary Elizabeth G Mudge, daughter of JAMES HAWKEN MUDGE and his wife MARY ELIZABETH GEACH, at Hartley in 1860. The Mudge family arrived on the Argyle in 1839, along with Armstrong, Fleming and Graham families from Ireland who settled around Oberon. James is listed as School Teacher (abode: The Crown Ridge) on his third child's birth certificate. James and Mary are buried at Mutton Falls. Geraldine James emailed [20nov2010] regarding James Hawken Mudge.
James is shown on his immigration papers as a farm labourer. He was brought out as a bounty immingrant with his wife Mary Elizabeth nee Geach by Mr Marshall. He tutored the local children as both he and Mary Elizabeeth were able to read and write. I checked with the education department and he was never recorded as a teacher. Somewhat surprising he never taught his own children to read and write. His daughter Emily was my Dad's Grandmother and she told him that she and her sisters and brothers had never been taught. Another Bounty immigrant who travelled on the same ship and is related to my family through his wife Caroline Trill whose sister Ruth married James Mitchell son of Jane nee Grono and her 2nd husband Michael Malcolm Mitchell. James Mitchell's sister Anne married Simon Jacob James who was the brother of John James who was the husband of Jane McClintock. Their sister was married to William Collits and William's sister Amelia's granddaughter from memory was was married to Arthur James Thomas Cunynghame.
Progeny of Thomas and Mary included:
Thomas' brother Sydney married Mary's sister Ann and they had land holdings (farms) in Oberon side by side (rf www.lpi.NSW.gov.au) and are all buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery in Oberon. Thomas died 26 September 1907, survived almost a decade by his wife Mary who died on 17 June 1917; both were buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon.
Eva Moore Cunynghame, born in 1865 near Hartley, daughter of THOMAS MOORE CUNYNGHAME and his wife MARY ELIZABETH G MUDGE, married John Batcheldor in 1883 in the Macquarie district near Bathurst NSW. John was the son of JOHN BATCHELOR and JANE née WORRALL, born 1858 at Cubbington WAR. Progeny of John and Eva were:
John Batcheldor died 20 December 1937, aged 79 years. His spouse Eva Moore Batcheldor née Cunynghame died at Edith 5 October 1945i. They were buried in the Anglican section of Oberon General Cemetery. For further details refer to the Batcheldor file.
Emma M Cunynghame, daughter born 1867 at Bathurst to THOMAS MOORE CUNYNGHAME and his wife MARY ELIZABETH G MUDGE, married Walter Boyes Batcheldor in 1889 in the Macquarie district of NSW. Walter, born 1865 near Oberon, was a son of JOHN BATCHELDOR and his wife JANE WORRALL. Walter died 18 June 1946 at Edith NSW. For further details of this family, refer to the Batcheldor file.
Arthur James Thomas Cunynghame, born September 1869, son of THOMAS M CUNYNGHAME and his wife MARY ELIZABETH MUDGE, married Miriam Skeen in 1899, near Katoomba. Miriam, daughyter of JOHN and MIRIAM, had been born 14 September 1870, the birth registered at Hartley. Progeny of Arthur and Miriam included:
The 1930 Electoral Roll shews Arthur [farmer] and Miriam [home duties] at Buckemall, Edith [south-east of Oberon].
Arthur died on 22 July 1949 (death registered at Orange in 1949). Miriam, his spouse, died on 18 April 1950. Both were buried in the Old Methodist Cemetery at Oberon, as were Ada and Oswald.
Sydney Cunynghame, son of ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME and his second wife MARY MATILDA WHALAN, was born in 1833. Sydney married Ann Helen Mudge, born 1845. Their twelve progeny included:
Of the twelve children,
no more than eight were alive at any one time; there were four alive in 1875
and four alive in 1888 after three had died within 37 days. None of the surviving
male children married. Ann Helen Cunynghame died aged 75 on 20 April 1920; Sydney
Cunynghame aged 87 died 12 February 1921; both were buried in the Old Methodist
Cemetery at Oberon.
George survived a serious accident, when, as related in an article in the Bathurst Carillon in 1970i, he “… once … was helping John guide the team through the gateway when he was pinned against the gatepost by one of the wagon shafts, which actually pierced his body. John was horrified to find his brother in such a dreadful predicament but George was rushed to Bathurst Hospital by car and thanks to that grand old practitioner, Dr. Brooke Moore Senior, he completely recovered. This recovery completely amazed his relatives and friends…”. George was incinerated in 1937 after apparently suffering a heart attack while burning off paddocks.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 13 January 1938 (p2) reported:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES Probate Jurisdiction - In the Will of GEORGE DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME late of Back Creek Oberon In the State of New South Wales Farmer deceased - Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated the tenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and twenty seven of the abovementioned deceased may be granted to JOHN JAMES CUNYNGHAME the Executor named in the said Will, and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address All creditors in the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned, R. G. L. BAILLIE Proctor for Executor, 128 William Street Bathurst By his Agents - CLAYTON UTE and CO, 136 Liverpool Street Sydney.
The birth of Jessie Martha Cunynghame, daughter of SYDNEY CUNYNGHAME and his wife ANN HELEN [or ELLEN] MUDGE, was registered at Hartley NSW in 1869. Jessie’s marriage to Thomas John Musto was registered at Oberon in 1900. Progeny of Thomas and Jessie included:
T Musto was the witness to the burial of Winifred Agnes McDougall at Oberon on 17 January 1901. The death of Thomas John Musto, son of THOMAS JOHN and JEMIMA [and seemingly Jessie’s husband], was registered at Murrumburrah NSW in 1944. The death of Jessie Martha Musto née Cunynghame was registered at Murrumburrah in 1945.
Victoria Jane Cunynghame, born 27 June 1846i in Sydney, daughter of ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME and his third wife EMMA E CLARK, was the first wife of Horace Conder Rogers, their marriage registered in Sydney in 1871 [Horace's obituary has July, 1872]. Horace and Victoria were the parents of:
The death of Victoria J Rogers, daughter of ROBERT and EMMA, was registered at Canterbury in 1882.
The death of Horace C Rogers, son of GEORGE H and AGNES, was registered at St Leonards NSW in 1918. The [Hobart] Mercury carried an obituary for Horace on Tuesday 22 January 1918 (p8):
TWO NOTABLE TASMANIANS.
A VETERAN JOURNALIST AND A VETERAN ACTOR.
Mr. H. W. H. Huntington, of Sydney, writes us as follows:- Many of your readers will regret to hear that another name is to be added to the list of veteran jounalists who have been lately called "to rest from their, labours." Mr. Horace Coudor Rogers, who was born in Hobart on 28th June, 1847, and had been nearly half a century a member of the literary staff of the "Sydney Morning Herald," closed his life of usefulness on the 8th instant at his residence at North Sydney.
He early determined to devote himself to newspaper work, and with this end in view left his native town and, proceeded to Melbourne, where he joined Greville and Bird's Telegraphic and News Agency, which had agencies in Tasmania and Australia, in fact all over the world. He served this firm for four years as their shorthand writer and reporter. In 1870 he became one of the literary stuff of the "Sydney Morning Herald," and during forty-seven years' service on that paper officiated as Parliamentary, law, sporting, and theatrical reporter. During the last thirty years his work mostly comprised reporting the law cases in the Supreme Court. He was married twice, firstly, in July, 1872, to Miss Victoria Jane Cunynghame, only surviving daughter of Captain R. D. Cunynghame, of Sydney Cove (the issue being two sons and one daughter), and secondly, in the eighties, to Miss I. Turner, daughter of Mr. Edward Turner, of the printing and bookselling firm of Turner and Henderson, of Hunter-street, Sydney (the issue being three daughters and two sons. His remains were interred in the Waverley cemetery on the 9th instant, in the presence of a large number of members of the legal profession, members of Parliament, journalists, sportsmen, theatricals, and influential, colonists. The chief mourners were his sons, H. O. and Gordon Rogers, and his brothers-in-law, A. Turner and S. Brooks. The pallbearers were Messrs. Geoffrey Fairfax, A. P. Cooper, George Brown, and Dr. Geriatly. It was truly a representative funeral, and a most striking tribute to a veteran journalist.
It was generally admitted that his intellectual powers were very strong and practical, and that few men were more perfect in the art of rendering themselves agreeable in company, while a sweetness of temper, obliging courtesy, and mildness of manners, spread a glory over his reputation and endeared his person to all his acquaintance. As a writer he held a high reputation, but his chief excellence was as a learned, sound and judicious expositor of social, moral, political and legal events. Did your space admit, the writer of this appreciation notice (with his journalistic career of fifty years) could fill several columns with incidents of deceased's press work that could not fail to lie received with pleasure and interest.
Having (with your kind permission) paid a slight tribute of deserved respect to the memory of one of your oldest Hobart Town natives [the late Mr. Horace Condor Rogers) pray permit my taking this opportunity of acquainting your readers with a concise account of the remarkable career of deceased's father, the inimitable comedian, Mr. George Herbert Rogers, whose name was in years gone by, to the people of Tasmania and Australia (to use a saying of Shakespeare), "Familiar in their mouths as household words. … …".
George Frederick Cunynghame, born 4 April 1849 in Sydney, son of ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME and his THIRD wife EMMA E CLARK, married Sarah Gibson during 1876 in Sydney. To George and Sarah were born (before 1889):
The death of George Frederick Clarke Cunynghame, son of ROBERT D and EMMA, on 14 November 1917 was registered at Auburn. The death of a Sarah Cunynghame, daughter of ROBERT and HANE (sic) was registered at Auburn in 1919.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 15 November 1917 (p17) noted:
CUNYNGHAME - November 14, 1917, at his residence, Harrow-road, Auburn, George Frederick Clarke Cunynghame, beloved husband of Sarah Cunynghame, aged 68 years, late dispenser, H. M. Gaol, Darlinghurst.
CUNYNGHAME - November 14, 1917, at Auburn, George Frederick Clarke Cunynghame, youngest son of the late Robert Drybrough Cunynghame, of The Wharf, Dawes Point, and late dispenser, H. M. Gaol, Darlinghurst.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 30 January 1943 (p16) announced:
CUNYNGHAME-NAGEL - The Engagement is announced of Nancy Ellen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Nagel of Berili, Toogoolawah, Queensland, to Donald Dryborough only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Cunynghame.of Auburn.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Friday 10 April 1942 (p10) had:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES - Probate Jurisdiction - In the Will of CLAUDE CLEPHANE CUNYNGHAME late of Boggabri in the State of New South. Wales News Agent deceased - Pursuant to the Wills Probate add Administration Act 1893 and the Testator's Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act 1916 and the Trustee Act 1925 Notice is hereby given that every creditor or other person having any claim against the Estate of Claude Clephane Cunynghame the abovenamed deceased who died on or about the fifth day of May one thousand nine hundred and forty-one and Probate of whose Will was on the sixteenth day of September one thousand nine hundred and forty-one granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales to ROBERT DRYBOROUGH CUNYNGHAME the Executor in the said Will named is hereby required to send particulars in writing of such claim to the said Robert Dryborough Cunynghame in care of the under- signed A. W. M. Dickinson at his office here-under mentioned on or before the twelfth day of June one thousand nine hundred and forty-two at the expiration of which time the said Robert Dryborough Cunynghame will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto having regard only to claims of which he then has notice And Notice is hereby further given that the said Robert Dryborough Cunynghame will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose claim he shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution. Dated the tenth day of April one thousand nine hundred and forty- two A. W. M. DICKINSON. Proctor for the Executor, 33-Hunter Street, Sydney.
Trevor Edmonds [late 2003] is researching this line..
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William Whalan married Ellen Ryan in 1907 at Sunny Corner, near Bathurst; they were the parents of:
None of the children of William and Ellen appear to have had military service in Australian forces in WW2. Greg Whalan (September 2004) lived at 79 Derwent Street, Glebe [+61 2 9660 4340, 0433 251 456); he mentioned a Richard Whalan who married Mary Griffith. Greg also said that Stephen Whalan worked at the Lachlan Valley Hotel in Cowra, and Alison Whalan’s work telephone number was +61 2 6294 472..
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