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Samuel Waterman Viveash (1799 - 1880)

Dr Samuel Waterman Viveash
Born in Calne, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Ashby, Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australiamap
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PARENTS. Simeon Viveash & Mary (??) Viveash

BIRTH. 15 Feb 1799, Calne, Wiltshire, England

CHRISTENING. 15 Mar 1799

Name Samuel Waterman Viveash
Gender Male
Christening Date 15 Mar 1799
Christening Place Calne, Wiltshire, England
Birth Date 15 Feb 1799
Father's Name Simeon Viveash
Mother's Name Mary

MARRIAGE. 5 May 1835, Newington, Oxfordshire, England

MARRIAGE. 5 May 1835, Susan Mary Smith, daughter of ??

Children (born in England):

(1) Male Viveash, b. & d. abt. 1836
(2) Mary Bishop Viveash, b. abt. 1837, d. 30 Jan 1920
Ship Arrival
Britomart 1838

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS.—On the 5th instant, the Britomart, Captain M'Donald, from London and the Cape of Good Hope.—Passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Tanner and family, Miss Wells, Mr and Mrs Hardey and family, Mr. and Mrs Viveash and family, Mr. King, Mr. George King, Mr. Robert Viveash, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bracher, Mr. Curtois, Mr. Taunton, and Mr. F. Lochee ; and 20 steerage.

Children (born in Australia):

(3) Annie Augusta Viveash, b. 29 Jun 1839, d. Sep 1893, m. 4 May 1871, Richard Middleton, son of Thomas Middleton & Hannah (Middleton) Middleton
(4) Emily Hannah Viveash, b. 25 Mar 1841, d. 29 Jun 1842
(5) Emily Hannah Viveash, b. 5 Jan 1843, d. abt. 1883
(6) Samuel Henry Viveash, b. abt. 1845, d. 31 Jul 1926, m. 6 Mar 1880, Ellen Martha Vittoria Meares, daughter of Seymour Goldsmith Meares & Mary Ann (Wells) Meares
(7) Simeon William Viveash, b. abt. 1847, d. 19 Mar 1904, m. 7 Nov 1872, Mary Lukin, daughter of Lionel Lukin & Jane Sarah (Cruikshank) Lukin
(8) John Oriel Viveash, b. 17 Oct 1849, d. 27 Feb 1851
(9) Susan Fanny Viveash, b. 16 Sep 1851, d. Dec 1881
(10) Edith Mildred Viveash, b. abt. 1853, d. 31 Aug 1927, m. 28 Aug 1890, John Alban Brown, son of James Brown & Frances Tree (Mitchell) Brown
(11) Dora Charlotte Eliza Viveash, b. abt. 1856, d. Sep 1940, m. 18 May 1876, Charles William Ferguson, son of John Ferguson & Isabella (Maxwell) Ferguson
(12) Margaret Ellen Maude Viveash, b. abt. 1860, d. 25 Oct 1874

DEATH. 13 Jun 1880, Ashby, Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia

DEATH. WA BDM Death Reg: #10551: 1880, Viveash Samuel Waters; Age: 81

DEATH NOTICE. VIVEASH.—At Ashby, Middle Swan, on Sunday 13th inst., Samuel Waterman Viveash, aged 81.

OBITUARY. THE LATE MR. S. W. VIVEASH. On Sunday morning early the above gentleman passed away from his earthly home, and on Monday his remains were carried to their last resting place. The wide-spread respect in which Dr. Viveash was held was manifested by the large number of personal friends who assembled from all parts to offer the last sad tribute of respect.

Dr. Viveash was one of the earliest settlers of the colony, and for many years has resided, almost exclusively, at his estate of Ashby, on the Swan. It is some time since he discontinued the practice of medicine, and was appointed Resident Magistrate at Guildford — a post which he resigned about eight years ago.

It is not, however, of his professional or official career that we are able to speak, nor will it be that, we believe, that will awaken the deepest feelings of attachment and regard which will enshrine the Doctor's memory in the hearts of all those who were within the circle of his friends.

Dr. Viveash will for many years be recollected as the model of a Christian gentlemen, considerate and courteous to all who were brought in contact with him, and by his hospitality and unvarying kindness rendering Ashby one of the brightest and most home-like residences to be found in the colony.

Though in weak health for many years, it was not till Thursday that actual alarm was felt by his family as to his condition. It was soon seen that his hours on earth were numbered. He was perfectly conscious on Saturday, and expressed to the Archdeacon a hope that he should be present at the service at the Middle Swan Church on the following morning. On that Sunday morning, before dawn, his spirit was summoned, we may confidently believe, to join in worship ' within the veil,' and there welcomed by the loved-ones who had preceded him through Death's portals.

He had attained the ripe age of 82, and leaves a widow and a numerous family to lament his death. The funeral cortege left Ashby at three o'clock on Monday. The 'old Doctor,' as he was often called, delighted in gardening, and the grounds whieh he so carefully tended presented a pretty aspect in the bright winter's sun.

Seventeen carriages followed the hearse to the Mid-Swan Church, where the procession was received by the Archdeacon and the Rev. W. Mears, who jointly said the Burial Office. As the coffin was taken into the Church the Dead March in Saul was played on the harmonium.

The pall-bearers were Sir Luke Leake, Mr. F. Lochie, Mr. R. C. Loftie, and Mr. R. de Burgh. The chief mourners were Saml. W. Viveash, son, and Robert Viveash, brother, of the deceased ; together with his infant grandson and sons-in-law.

The attendance of mourners was very large, amounting to at least a hundred, and we noticed among them Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Waylen, Messrs. E. L. Courthope, G. Phillips, J. G. Lee Steere, J. Morrison, H. Brockman, E. E. Brockman, E. B. Courthope, E. Kay Courthope, W. T. Loton, M. Grant, F. Pearse, S. B. Burges, T. Burges, C. C. Fauntleroy, and C. Harper.

The Doctor's death will leave a gap in society on the Swan that will be painfully felt ; still more will he be missed by the members of his own family. We feel that we are giving words to the feelings of a large number among us when we tender to his widow and children the expression of our sincere sympathy ; as well as of respect to one who has gained the affection and esteem of all who knew him.

Death of Spouse: 29 Jan 1890, Western Australia, Australia

Samuel Waterman Viveash, M.R.C.S. (1799-1880), was born on 15 February 1799. He married Susan Smith at Newington, Oxfordshire, in 1835, and emigrated to Swan River, Western Australia, in 1838. The couple lived on the Houghton estate on the Swan for a short period, and thereafter at Wexcombe and Ashby, raising a large family. Viveash died on 13 June 1880, and was buried in the churchyard at Middle Swan.

A typescript copy of Viveash's diary of his activities from his emigration to the Swan River in 1838 until September 1851, 229 pages. There is a brief introduction and index by Canon A. Burton, who arranged the preparation of the typescript.Janus: Diary of Samuel Viveash Samuel Waterman Viveash, M.R.C.S. (1799-1880), was born on 15 February 1799. He married Susan Smith at Newington, Oxfordshire, in 1835, and emigrated ... - Similarto Janus: Diary of Samuel Viveash

VIVEASH. Samuel Waterman, b . 15.2.1799, d. 13. 6.1880. 4th son of Simeon & Mary , arr. 4.12 . 1838 per Britomart with wife. 1 chd . & brother- in-law J. F. Smith, m. 5 . 5 .1835 (Eng) Susan Mary SMITH b. 18. 3.1813 d. 29 . 1.1890. Chd. son b . & d . Eng, Mary Bishop b . 1837 (Eng) d. 1920 (Mid Swan), Annie Augusta b. 1839 (York) d . 1893, Emily Hannah b. 1841 d . 1842, Emily Hannah b . 1843 d. 1883, Samuel Henry b . 1845 d . 1926, Simeon Wi!liam b . 1847 d . 1904, John Oriel b . 1849 d . 1851, . Fanny Susan b. 1851 d . 1881, Mildred Edith b . 1853 d. 1927, Dora Charlotte Eliza b. 1856 d. 1940, Margaret Ellen Maud b. 1860 d. 1874. Doctor of medicine (MRCS & LRCP) practised in Eng . & WA. In partnership with brother Robert & brother- in- law John Smith, leased "Woodlands" at York 1839 & bt "Yangedine" Beverley from Walcott . Partnership dissolved 4. 6.1842 & he then leased Houghton on Swan for 1 yr. Bt. "Wexcombe" & "Ashby" in Swan district & "Katrine" on Avon 21.12.1842 . Res. Mag. of Swan district 1.5.1847. Built his new house at "Wexcombe Ashby··1853. Apptd , Surgeon & Magistrate to Mt. Eliza Depot 1852 . Employed 66 T/L men 00 occasions 1857- 1875 .


VIVEASH, Robert, b. 23 . 7.1802 (Wiltshire , Eng), d. 5.7.1891 (Mid Swan), 6th son of Simeon & Mary of Eng., arr. 4.12 .1838 per Britomart with brother Samuel. Surgeon, farmer . In partnership with S.W.Viveash & J . F. Smith. Leased "Woodlands" York & bt:. -Yangedine" Beverley. Was agent for Smith's interests when partnership was dissolved 1842. Hospital Assistant- Perth 1843 & traded as a butcher 1844. Medical Officer York Convict Hiring Station 1851- 8. 1862 sold "Yangedine" & 2 York Town Lots. Retired to Middle Swan with brother's family. pp3154-3155:


  • Death: WA BDM Death Reg: #10551: 1880

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