Henry Francis Whiley1,2

M, #834, b. 20 April 1871, d. 15 January 1949
FatherJames Whiley1 b. 15 May 1839, d. 29 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Simmons1 b. 1835, d. 21 Feb 1901
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited4 Apr 2022
Birth*20 April 1871 Molong, 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 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 Simmons3 
Marriage*28 August 1911 Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
A nice little wedding took place in the local Catholic Church on Monday, when Father O'Donnell united in holy matrimony Miss Florrie Sheridan and Mr H Whiley. The bride, who certainly looked very nice, was gracefully attired in white floral silk, trimmed with Malines lace; wore the customary wreath and veil and carried a handsome bridal boquet. She was given away by Mr M Beazley. Miss Dignam was bridesmaid and Mr Percy Whiley best man. A magnificent wedding breakfast was afterwards partaken of at "Eugolong", the residence of the bride's mother, where the usual toasts were honored and felicitations expressed. Afterwards the happy pair went by motor car to Bogan Gate, thence by train to Orange, where the honeymoon is being spent. In common with their numerous friends, we wish the newly-wed a long and happy life.;Bride=Florence Edith Sheridan4 
Death*15 January 1949 District Hospital, Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Henry Francis Whiley, aged 77, died at the District Hospital last Saturday night. The burial takes place in Condobolin cemetery, the funeral cortege leaving St. Joseph's Church at 11 o'clock this morning2 


Florence Edith Sheridan


  1. [S64] NSW Birth 12943/1871 - Henry Whiley.
  2. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Monday, January 17, 1949.
  3. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, "The Lachlander", Wednesday, August 30, 1911.
  5. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 27811/1912 Patrick F Whiley.
  6. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 29726/1914 Stanley G Whiley.
  7. [S1777] Ancestry Australia, Cemetery Index, 1808-2007, online https://ancestry.com, Molly E Parnaby 1999.