Grace Florence Whiley1

F, #835, b. 18 January 1876, d. 23 February 1953
FatherJames Whiley1 b. 15 May 1839, d. 29 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Simmons1 b. 1835, d. 21 Feb 1901
Relationship2nd great-aunt of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited4 Apr 2022
Birth*18 January 1876 Forbes, NSW, Australia1 
Death of Father29 September 1890 Borambil, near Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Name: James Whiley
Date of Death: 29 Sep 1890
Place of Death: Borambel, near Condobolin NSW
Occupation: Selector
Sex: Male
Age: 51
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Richmond NSW
Time in Aust Colonies: All his life

Father: Isaac Whiley
Occupation: Independent
Mother: Mary Holland (surname not known)

Place of Marriage: Canowindra
Age at Marriage: 24
Name of Spouse: Margaret Simmons
Children of Marriage: Isaac 28, Maria 26, Agnes 24, Emma 22, James 21, Henry 19, Percy 17, Florence 15, Margaret 13
Informant: W A Robinson, nephew, Condobolin

Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Length of Illness: 9 days
Medical Attendant: Dr Dalton
Date Last Seen: 27 Sep 1890

Date of Burial: 30 Sep 1890
Place of Burial: Condobolin Cemetery
Minister & Religion: Rev G Keith, Presbyterian
Undertaker: F W Marlin
Witnesses: Robert Morton & W A Robinson;Principal=James Whiley2 
(Beneficiary) Will14 February 1901 Denison Street, Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
THIS is the last WILL and TESTAMENT of me MARGARET WHILEY of Denison Street, Condobolin, in the Colony of New South Wales, Widow, After payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses I hereby direct and authorise my Executors to dispose of all the property known as the Exchange Boarding House and all household effects together with the two other properties situate in Denison Street, Condobolin, as also the Conditional Purchase containing Three hundred and twenty (320) acres of land situate at Bogandillon about twelve (12) miles from Condobolin, and the proceeds arising from such sale together with all money in the Australian Joint Stock Bank Limited or any other Banking Istitution either at current account or fixed deposit, to be equally divided between my two daughters GRACE FLORENCE WHILEY and MARGARET MARY JOSEPHINE DOROTHY WHILEY and my son PERCY JEFFRY WHILEY, and I hereby appoint George Landers of 54 Macarthur Street, Ultimo, and Harry Landers of 54 Macarthur Street, Ultimo, to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I also revoke all previous Wills made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and one.
Margaret Whiley
Signed by the said testator as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Maria Robinson
George Landers Jnr;Principal=Margaret Whiley3 
Death of Mother21 February 1901 "Molong House", Rosebank Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia;
Name: Margaret Whiley
Date of Death: 21 Feb 1901
Place of Death: Molong House, Rosebank Street Sydney NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 68
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Manchester England
Time in Aust Colonies: 51 years in NSW

Father: (Given name not stated) Simmons
Occupation: Boot Maker
Mother: Johanna (surname not stated)

Place of Marriage 1: Not Stated
Age at Marriage 1: Not Stated
Name of Spouse 1: John Smith
Children of Marriage 1: No Issue
Place of Marriage 2: Canowindra NSW
Age at Marriage 2: 26
Name of Spouse 2: James Whiley
Children of Marriage 2: Isaac H 38, Maria (Crampton) 35, Agnes (Moore) 34, Emma (Bassett) 33, James 31, Harry 29, Percy J 27, Grace F 25, Margaret M J D 21 living; none deceased
Informant: (Signed) H Landers, nephew, 54 Macarthur Street

Cause of Death: Gall Stones, Intestinal obstruction
Length of Illness: 5 days
Medical Attendant: W McMurray
Date Last Seen: 21 Feb 1901

Date of Burial: 22 Feb 1901
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Rookwood
Minister & Religion: P O'Reilly, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Coffill and Company
Witnesses: John Bennett & Sidney Pearsall;Principal=Margaret Simmons2 
Married Name20 July 1902 Toohey4 
Marriage*20 July 1902 Forbes, NSW, Australia;Groom=Peter D Toohey4 
Death*23 February 1953 Kiama, NSW, Australia5 


Peter D Toohey


  1. [S58] NSW Birth 11136/1876 - Grace Florence Whiley.
  2. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  3. [S379] Probate records.
  4. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes.
  5. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, 6722/1953 Grace Florence Toohey.
  6. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 23124/1906 Torrence I J Toohey.
  7. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 6478/1908 Theodore A Toohey.