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John Wheatley (1823 - 1916)

John Wheatley
Born in Maresfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Jan 1851 in Goulburn,NSW,Australiamap
Husband of — married 14 Jul 1857 in Yass, NSW, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dalton, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2011
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MARRIAGE GOLDEN WEDDING. WHEATLEY—SHAW.—July 14, 1857, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Charles Creed, Christiana Margaret, daughter of Alexander Shaw, Yass, to John Wheatley, of "The Jangler," near Gunning. Present address -- Gunning Street, Dalton. (published in 1907 (1)).

Mention in the newspaper, The Methodist, in 1914 in a column headed "Home Mission Secretary on Tour" - Gunning Circuit.

I am driven by Miss Gray to Dalton on Saturday evening. The time is pleasantly spent in the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wheatley, both of whom are still well and keenly interested in all around them. Mr. Wheatley is now 91 years of age, and it is most in teresting to listen to his well-told reminiscences of 75 years ago. I am sorry to find Miss Sarah Wheatley a confirmed sufferer. (2)


News was wired to his sister, Mrs.John Gale of this town, yesterday morning, of the demise, at his residence, Dalton, near Gunning, of Mr. John Wheatley, J.P., one of the oldest identities of the Southern Districts. The deceased gentleman was a native of Sussex, England and was born on June 21st, 1823, and so, had he lived a couple of months longer, would have attained the extreme and venerable age of 93 years.

He was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Wheatley, who settled in the southern districts of New South Wales 77 years since, and who for many years was a resident of Collector, and spent the latter days of his long and useful life at Gunning. This early settler was grandfather to the well-known stock and station agent at Goulburn, Mr. W. H. Wheatley. The subject of this memorial spent the whole of his Australian life in the southern districts.

He and some of his brothers were amongst the successful gold diggers in the early fifties of the last century, the Ovens and the Turon goldfields being the principal places of their operations. He subsequently entered into business pursuits, first at Wagga Wagga, and then at Adelong, and finally at Dalton, where for many years past he conducted a general store, to which was attached the local post-office. Another venture of his was the erection of a gristing-mill at Dalton. A short time after he parted possession with this branch of his business it was unfortunately destroyed by fire.

For many years the deceased was in the Commission of the Peace. For probity of character, generosity of disposition, and other sterling qualities, his name was proverbial, and earned him universal respect. Physically the deceased was of small stature, but nevertheless marvelously robust. He retained his vigour almost to the last and was able to ride on horseback and engage in active laborious work till only a few months ago. He was stricken with paralysis a few weeks back, and though retaining consciousness up to the last, passed away as stated.

He leaves a widow (his second wife) and a numerous family, amongst whom are several unmarried daughters, The remains of Mr. Wheatley were to be interred at Dalton this morning. (3)

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Date: 6 MAY 2002
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Husband: John Wheatley
Wife: Emma Louisa Stead
Child: John Frederick Wesley Wheatley
Date: 8 JAN 1851
Place: Goulburn,NSW,Australia
Husband: John Wheatley
Wife: Philadelphia Ashby
Child: John Wheatley
Date: 27 JUN 1820
Place: Buxted,Sussex,England


1) The Goulburn Herald 17 July 1907 p 3. Trove Reference

2) The Methodist Saturday 4 July 1914, page 11 Trove Reference

3) Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer Tuesday 29, February 1916. Obituary Trove Reference

Hamilton-4105 and Brand autosomal test results

DNA relationship confirmed with autosomal DNA tests done by Hamilton-4105 and Brand-2145, they are fourth cousins and share 51 cMs over 3 chromosomes. In this tree sisters of one family married brothers of the other so the DNA could have come from a number of directions. There are 4 most recent common ancestors.

Hamilton and Wheatley autosomal DNA tests.

DNA relationship confirmed by autosomal DNA tests done by Hamilton-4105 and Wheatley-1584. They are fourth cousins once removed and share 66 cMs over 3 chromosomes with the largest segment being 17 cMs.

  • WikiTree profile Wheatley-164 created through the import of jhunter99(2).ged on May 31, 2011 by John Hunter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.
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