James Whiley1

M, #840, b. 5 January 1869, d. 29 December 1924
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 Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*5 January 1869 Molong, NSW, Australia1 
Christening30 September 1869 Orange, NSW, Australia2 
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 
News-Arct*5 December 1901 "The National Advocate", Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
A Selector's Loss.
From Poisoning Rabbits. Condobolin, Wednesday.
Mr. James Whiley, a selector on Borambil, has had 50 pigs poisoned from eating dead rabbits, killed by phosphorised pollard, and by the baits laid for rabbits. His loss amounts to £50. Destroying rabbits by phosphorus is an expensive luxury to the country at large, not counting the value of stock sacrificed.4 
Death*29 December 1924 Dubbo District Hospital, Dubbo, NSW, Australia;
The death occured in the Dubbo District Hospital on Monday of James Whiley, aged 56 years. The deceased was a baker and followed his trade at Tottenham. About a week prior to his death he entered the hospital, and passed away as above stated. He is survived by a widow, but had no family. The funeral took place this morning, the remains being interred in the Catholic portion of the local cemetery. Rev. Father Cusack officiated at the graveside, and Mr. E. Lees had charge of the mortuary arrangements.5,6 


  1. [S66] NSW Birth 13488/1869 - James Whiley.
  2. [S168] Orange Parish Records.
  3. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, "The National Advocate", Thursday, December 5, 1901.
  5. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes.
  6. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, "The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate", Tuesday, December 30, 1924.