Shepherd (nee Bastian), Philippa
|Type of person||Individual|
|Date of birth||1827|
|Place of birth||Crowan, Cornwall, England|
|Date of arrival||1839|
|Principal occupation||Wife and mother|
|Date of departure||1855|
|Date of death||1918|
|Place of decease||Wayville, South Australia|
Philippa Bastian was born in 1827 at Crowan in Cornwall, England. Religion – Wesleyan Methodist (Uniting Church). She was the second daughter of Sampson Bastian senior (1791-1846) and Philippa (nee Holman) (1797-1872). Aged 12 years, she arrived with her parents on board Java from London on 13 Oct 1839. She grew up as a teenager in Willunga during the 1840s.
John Shepherd, aged 25 years, (1823-1915) married Philippa Bastian, aged 21 years, on 18 March 1848. They had nine children (seven sons and two daughters):
Robert Bastian (1848-1919)
John (1850-1941) b. at Willunga, m. Mary Jane Nottle in 1874 at Blyth Plains.
Thomas (1852-1932) b.at Willunga, m. Isabel Laura Catt in 1881 at Parasite.
Joseph (1854-1946) b. at Adelaide, m. Emily Martha Pettinger at Thorncliff Villa, East Adelaide.
Stephen George (1856-1920) b. at Yankalilla, m. Evaleen Hanns in 1892 at Adelaide.
William Henry (1858-1927) b. at Yankalilla
Alfred Edward (1860-1933) b. at Adelaide, m. Georgiana Middleton in 1885 at Prospect.
Ann Hannah Elizabeth (1862-1955) b. at Mypolonga, m. John Gibson Miller at Blyth Plains in 1887.
Philippa Jane Mary (1864-1947) b. at Yankalilla, m. Thomas Edward Fisher at Chalmers Church in Adelaide in 1919.
The family lived at Willunga (1845-1855), Yankalilla (1855-1865) and Blyth (1865-1890) before retiring to live at Wayville.
John Shepherd, aged 92 years, died on 9 Nov 1915 at Wayville and his widow Philippa (nee Bastian), aged 91 years, died on 16 April 1918 also at Wayville.
- Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
- South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
- South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
- South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
- SA Census 1841
- Family Histories. C. Manuscript folder held by the National Trust (Willunga Branch). Blue folder 40-2