Maria Whiley1

F, #838, b. 1864, d. 1948
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 Edited12 May 2021
Birth*1864 Bathurst, NSW, Australia1 
Married Name16 June 1887 Crampton2 
Marriage*16 June 1887 Brent Cottage, Borambil near Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Groom: Alfred Charles Crampton
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Lincolnshire
Occupation: Grazier
Age: 32
Usual residence: The Island, Laclan River
Father: William Crampton
Occupation: Grazier
Mother: Mary Ann Crampton

Bride: Maria Whiley
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Bathurst
Occupation: Domestic Duties
Age: 23
Usual residence: Brent Cottage, Borambil

Date of Marriage: 16th June 1887
Place of Marriage: Brent Cottage, Borambil NSW
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: James Whiley, Emma Whiley
Minister: Kenny Jobsin
;Groom=Alfred Charles Crampton2 
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 
Death of Spouse6 July 1920 West Wyalong, NSW, Australia;Principal=Alfred Charles Crampton4 
Death*1948 West Wyalong, NSW, Australia3 
News-Arct*5 August 1948 "The Daily Advertiser", Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia;
Death of West Wyalong Pioneer
With the recent death of Mrs. Maria Crampton, of Barnardo Street, another link in the chain of West Wyalong's early history has been broken.
Mrs. Crampton, who before her marriage was Maria Whiley, came to West Wyalong with her late husband, Mr. Alfred C. Crampton shortly after her marriage at Condobolin.
She was born at Bathurst where her people conducted a hotel, and later lived with them at Molong and Condobolin.
Mr. and Mrs. Crampton made their home in West Wyalong, shortly after the outbreak of the goldflelds in 1894, and Mr. Crampton's butchery was the first business of its kind to commence in the town. The shop was on the land where Mr. N. J. Tait's refreshment rooms are now located.
Mr. and Mrs. Crampton reared their young family through the turbulent days of the early diggings, and Mrs. Crampton experienced the disabilities and inconveniences which were the common lot of the residents of those days. When the now famous 'fever epidemic' broke out she helped to nurse the patients, even taking one of them into her own home.
Mr. Crampton disposed of his butchering business, later being engaged in contract hauling for mine-owners. For a time he held an interest in the Golden Fleece Mine.
In later years he was engaged in farming pursuits, after which he retired to live at his home in Barnardo Street. His death occurred in 1920.
The funeral at West Wyalong was largely attended, the service being conducted by Canon W. E. Butler, and interment took place in the Church of England portion of the Wyalong Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Crampton is survived by three sons and four daughters. The sons are William (Guyra), Charles (West Wyalong), and Harry (Glen Davis), and the daughters, Mrs. Charters (New Zealand), Mrs. G. Leadbitter (Tullibigeal), Mrs. G. A. McFadyen (Burliyang), and Mrs. T. Golding (Nyngan).
Mrs. Crampton also leaves 33 grandchildren and more than 25 great-grandchildren.5 


Alfred Charles Crampton d. 6 Jul 1920


  1. [S84] NSW Birth 5088/1864 - Maria Whiley.
  2. [S1643] Condobolin All Saints Church marriages 1885-1936, 4814/1887 Alfred C Crampton & Maria Whiley.
  3. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  4. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 15054/1920 Alfred Crampton.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Daily Advertiser, Thursday, August 5, 1948.
  6. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 21636/1888 Mary A Crampten.
  7. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 10639/1890 Minnie F Crampton.
  8. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 11145/1893 William Crampton.
  9. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 38632/1895 Alfred C Crampton.
  10. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 18463/1900 Jane Crampton.
  11. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 18464/1900 Henry J Crampton.
  12. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 37790/1902 Marjory Crampton.