Waye, John (Senior)

Date of Birth/Death:

1810/1888

John Waye (senior) – wheelwright

John Waye (senior) was born at Sticklepath in Devon on 12 Aug 1810. John was the son of John Waye (1771-1851) and Sarah (née Baker) (1771-1865). He married Mary Ann Stanbury (1811-1865) on 12 Aug 1830. Her parents were Thomas Stanbury and Elizabeth (née Cannes). John and Mary Anne Waye lived at South Tawton, Devon, England for 25 years after they married and they had nine children (all born in Devon).

  • Elizabeth (1831-1920) m. Foreman, George Daniel (1827-1903) at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 7 Aug 1856. They both died at Willunga and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery.
  • James (1834-1897) m. Jane Welchford (1834-1894) at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Willunga on 31 Jan 1857. He was a wheelwright in the area and had a house, garden and allotment and later smithy shop in section 248 on the northern fringes of Willunga from 1869. They both died at Willunga and are buried in in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery.
  • John (junior) (1837-1904) m. Dinah Moore (1831-1905) at the residence of Mr. White at Whites Valley on 12 Feb 1859. He was a miller at Aldinga and had a house on section 219 in White’s Valley from 1867 as well as a township allotment with a house and garden in Willunga (lot 28?). They both died at Willunga and are buried in in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery.
  • George (1839-1925) m. Mary Hearl (1845-1927) at the residence of John Waye at Willunga on 24 Oct 1863, they moved to Mt. Compass in 1875 and he was a roadman for the local District Council. They both died at Mt. Compass and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.
  • Thomas (1842-1913) m. Susan Sibley (1847-1918) on 4 Aug 1865. He was a blacksmith and had a house in section 702 in 1869 and later purchased the shop from Sampson Dawe junior in St Andrews Terrace. They both died at Willunga and are buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery.
  • Ann (1844-1915) m. Walter Adams (1840-1884) at Woodville, SA on 6 Aug 1866. She died in Newport, Vic.
  • William (1847-1878) m. Elizabeth Thomas (1849-1912) at the residence of Mary Waters in Willunga on 15 July 1868, they lived north of Willunga on 80 acres with a house (section 216) He died, aged just 31 years, at McLaren Vale and they are both buried in the Willunga Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Mary (1850-1926) m. Charles Chapman (1848-1888) in Melbourne, Victoria in 1875. She died in Melbourne, Vic.
  • Eliza (1852-1920) m. Mountford Conor (1850-1920) in Victoria in 1877. She died at Willunga.

John (44) and Mary (43) Waye with their nine children: Elizabeth (23), James (20), John (18), George (15), Thomas (13), Ann (10), William (8), Mary (5) and Eliza (3) arrived in South Australia on 29 July 1855 from Plymouth aboard South Sea.  John was a wheelwright at Willunga and the family was living on an allotment in the township of Willunga from at least 1857-1858.  Both James Waye and John Waye (either John senior or John junior) signed a petition regarding a Bill for the Incorporation of the United Church of England and Ireland, in the Diocese of Adelaide in Aug 1862. John and Mary were members of the Methodist and Church of England congregations.

Mary Ann Waye, aged 54 years, died at Willunga on 21 April 1865 and John Waye, aged 78 years, died at Willunga on 6 Feb 1888. They are both buried in St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Willunga.

 

Memory from Rodney Weir: I am the great-great-great-great grandson of John Waye senior and Mary Stanbury. I believe that John’s mother was Sarah Hendrick not Sarah Baker and John was a wool comber not a wheel wright. Mary’s mother was also a Cann not a Rowe. My great-great-great grandfather was George Foreman and great-great grandfather was John Foreman.

References:

South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906,
South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937,
South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972,
Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum,
Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888,
Family Histories. B. Manuscript folder held by the National Trust (Willunga Branch). Blue folder 40-20 W
Statton, J. 1986. Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885.
Ancestry (online) https://www.ancestry.com.au/
SA Genealogy database (online) https://www.genealogysa.org.au/
1862 ‘The Advertiser ADELAIDE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1862‘, The South Australian Advertiser 5 August, p. 2. , viewed 02 Jan 2024,
1871 ‘Advertising‘, Evening Journal 22 September, p. 3. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 02 Jan 2024,
1895 ‘Family Notices‘, Evening Journal 30 September, p. 2. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 02 Jan 2024,
1904 ‘Family Notices‘, The Advertiser 2 November, p. 6. , viewed 02 Jan 2024,
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1906 ‘Family Notices‘, The Advertiser 8 February, p. 6. , viewed 02 Jan 2024,

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