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Waye, John (senior)

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1810
Place of birth South Tawton, Devon, England
Date of arrival 1855
Principal occupation Wheelwright
Date of death 1888
Place of decease Willunga

John Waye senior was born at South Tawton, Devon on 12 Aug 1810, the son of John Waye (1771-1851) and Sarah (nee Baker) (1771-1865). He married Mary Ann Stanbury (1811-1865) on 12 Aug 1830. Her parents were Thomas Stanbury and Elizabeth (nee Rowe). John and Sarah Waye lived at South Tawton, Devon, England. Religion – Methodist, Church of England. They had nine children (all born in Devon):

Elizabeth (1831-1920) m. George Daniel Foreman (1827-1903) at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 7 Aug 1856. They both died at Willunga and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

James (1834-1897) m. Jane Welchford (1834-1894) at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 31 Jan 1857. He was a wheelwright in the area and had a house, garden and allotment and later a smithy shop in section 248 on the northern fringes of Willunga from 1869. They both died at Willunga and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

John junior (1837-1904) m. Dinah Moore (1831-1905) at the residence of Mr. White at Whites Valley on 12 Feb 1859. He was a miller at Aldinga and had a house on section 219 in White’s Valley from 1867, as well as a township allotment with a house and garden in Willunga (lot 28?). She is buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

George (1839-1925) m. Mary Hearl (1845-1927) at the residence of John Waye at Willunga on 24 Oct 1863. They moved to Mt. Compass in 1875 and he was a roadman for the local District Council. They both died at Mt. Compass and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

Thomas (1842-1913) m. Susan Sibley (1847-1918) on 4 Aug 1865. He was a blacksmith and had a house in section 702 in 1869 and later purchased the shop from Sampson Dawe junior in St Andrews Terrace. They both died at Willunga and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

Ann (1844-1915) m. Walter Adams (1840-1884) at Woodville, SA on 6 Aug 1866. She died in Newport, Vic.

William (1847-1878) m. Elizabeth Thomas (1849-1912) at the residence of Mary Waters in Willunga on 15 July 1868. They lived north of Willunga on 80 acres with a house (section 216). He died, aged 31 years, at McLaren Vale and they are both buried in the Willunga Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mary (1850-1926) m. Charles Chapman (1848-1888) in Melbourne, Victoria in 1875. She died in Melbourne, Vic.

Eliza (1852-1920) m. Mountford Conor (1850-1920) in Victoria in 1877 and died at Willunga.

John (44) and Mary (43) Waye with their nine children - Elizabeth (23), James (20), John (18), George (15), Thomas (13), Ann (10), William (8), Mary (5) and Eliza (3) - arrived in South Australia on 29 July 1855 from Plymouth aboard South Sea. John was a wheelwright at Willunga and the family was living on an allotment in the township of Willunga from at least 1857-1858.

Mary Waye, aged 54 years, died at Willunga on 21 April 1865 and John Waye, aged 78 years, died at Willunga on 6 Feb 1888. They are both buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

Sources

  • 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
  • Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888
  • Statton J. (ed) 1986. Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885. Volume 4



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