This is probably the same person I have as:
DAVID WHELPLEY b. NB ca. 1831, m. HARRIET JANE (PANGBOURNE?) (b. NB ca. 1832.)
In 1881, in Lepreau, Charlotte Co., NB, David was Irish and a sea captain, while Harriet was English, and ran a boarding house. The family was Church of England.
1. HARRIET WHELPLEY b. ca. 1861
2. ISABELLA WHELPLEY b. ca. 1863, m. by the Rev. Ronald E. Smith by license 19OCT1882 LIONEL BUCK (b. ca. 1850), s/o Walter and Charlotte Buck of Moncton, Westmorland Co., NB. When married, Lionel was of Newcastle, Northumberland Co., NB. Witnesses to their marriage were Edith Whelpley and Walter Buck (Lionel’s brother rather than father.) Isabell was of St. George Parish, Charlotte Co., NB.
3. EDITH WHELPLEY b. ca. 1865
4. JOHN WHELPLEY b. ca. 1866
5. CHARLES WHELPLEY b. ca. 1868
6. HORACE WHELPLEY b. ca. 1870
There were a number of Whelpley's in Charlotte Co., New Brunswick; probably connected to those in Saint John (definitely not St. John's), Saint John Co., NB. The difficulty in the latter case is that the 1851 census is missing, making it hard to define initial family groups. Another David Whelpley in Charlotte Co. was:
DAVID WHELPLEY b. ca. 1812, probably the David Whelpley b. ca. 1811, d. Saint John Co., NB 21JUL1897 age 86 years, m. JANE ____ (b. ca. 1823.)
Jane may be the Jane Whelpley who d. Saint John Co., NB 14MAY1903 age 75 years.
In Grand Manan Island, Charlotte Co., NB in 1851.
In 1881, a David Whelpley b. ca. 1812 lived in Ward 4, Portland, Saint John Co., NB, where he was a labourer. His wife was Jane (b. ca. 1825), and the family was Welsh and Baptist. Children were: Amelia (20), Amanda (18), Charles (16), Florence (12) and Lily M. (10.)
which suggests more than one branch of the family in that area.
While Capt. David may have lived in Charlotte Co., I suspect he was not from there. Lepreau is actually fairly close to Saint John; and sea-farers would most likely gain their initial employment there. This is borne out to some degree by the 1865 directory for Saint John, which had:
Whelpley, AlfredBds Maine n Adelaide,Indiantown Portland St. John Clerk
Whelpley, DanielAdelaide Portland St. John Shipcarpenter
Whelpley, DavidHarding n Germain Saint John St. John Master Mariner
Whelpley, Edward10 Britain Saint John St. John Blockmaker
Whelpley, GeorgeDouglass road n Main Portland St. John Master mariner
Whelpley, JamesSouthwark cor Pond Saint John St. John Blockmaker
Whelpley, JonathanMain n Douglass,Indiantown Portland St. John Timberdriver
Whelpley, TitusDouglass road n Main Portland St. John Shipcarpenter
where David is the master mariner at Harding and Germain Streets. Of the others, Alfred was b. 1846, and could not be David's father. There were two Daniel's in Saint John, both b. about 1828. While I think I know who the ship carpenter above was, he still would not be David's father.
James is a possibility. I have a:
JAMES (‘Capt. JIM’) EDWARD WELDON b. ca. 1810-5, d. Saint John Co., NB 6AUG1896 age 86 years, m. Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 21JAN1837 MARIA LAWSON (b. Kings co., NB ca. 1819-20, d. 9APR1896 age 71 years), d/o Henry and Sarah (McKiel) Lawson.
In 1881, in Ward 2, Portland, Saint John Co., NB, James Weldon was age 66, Irish and a sea captain. Maria was age 61, Dutch and b. NB. They were Free Will Christian Baptist.
but I have no children for him. However, the date of his marriage, unless this was a second marriage, speaks against him being the father of David Whelpley. Also, in 1867, James and Edward, both block makers, lived together; suggesting they were brothers (or father and son.) Since Capt. Jim's middle name was Edward, it seems unlikely he was the James in 1865 and 1867.
George Whelpley may be:
GEORGE FREDERICK WHELPLEY b. 23OCT1808 (22OCT1808 on headstone), d. 1JAN1874, bur. St. James’ Anglican Church Cem., Long Reach, Kings Co., NB, m. 1st Westfield Parish, Kings Co., NB 27JUN1833 SARAH ANN BRITTAIN (b. 13MAY1813, d. 18FEB1849, bur. St. James’ Anglican Church Cem., Long Reach, Kings Co., NB), d/o James and Susan (Belyea) Brittain; m. 2nd 17JAN1855 ANGELINA FAIRWEATHER (b. NB 12MAR1827, d. Saint John Co., NB 5MAY1905 age 78 years), d/o Thomas and Lydia (Dickson/Dixon) Fairweather.
If it is the same person, he was in Kings Co. in 1851, and did not have a son, David, at the time.
Jonathan might be:
DAVID JONATHAN WHELPLEY b. 15JUL1823, bpt. Oak Point, Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB SEP1823. This appears to be D. J. Whelpley b. ca. 1824-5, d. 8FEB1886 (or 1885, date obscure on headstone, but if same person, 1885 should be right), age 61 years, m. Miranda _____ (b. ca. 1824, d. 20JUN1897 age 73 years); both bur. Carter’s Point Cem., Kings Co., NB. This Jonathan Whelpley was age 57 years in the 1881 census of Ward 1, Portland, Saint John Co., NB, and Miranda was age 55. Children were: Alfred (33), Susie (30), David (29), Jess (son, 27), ‘Breson’ (son, 24), Ida (18) and Mary (15.) Jonathan was a carpenter, and Alfred, David, Jess and Breson were seamen. The family was Free Christian Baptist.
but again, if so, unlikely to have been David's father.
Titus Whelpley does not appear to be any of the Kings Co., NB Titus Brown Whelpley's. However, David Jonathan Whelpley was the son of one of these Titus Brown Whelpley's. Considering they were living in the same place in 1865, one might expect a relationship. It is possible that the father (and ship-building was a major industry in the area of Kings Co. in which they lived) might have found work for a short period in Saint John. A number of mariners (including David Jonathan) came from this particular part of the family, but obviously David Jonathan and Capt. David cannot be the same person.
Of the above, the ones I cannot make a half-decent guess about are the block makers, Edward and James. This suggests they were not from Kings Co., where I have a better chance of finding them. I would suggest consulting the 1871 census, probate records, marriage registers, and, if possible, cemeteries in Saint John Co. These are not easily accesible to me; and probably would reveal a great deal.
A rather longabout way to say that I do not know who Capt. David Whelpley's parents were; but an idea of some of the difficulties involved, as well as at least one clue that there was a Whelpley family, apart from the Kings Co. family, established there. That many people refer to Saint John as St. John or St. John's make an internet search extremely difficult.
Harriet's father, Richard Pangburn, may well have been a mariner as at:
are a couple of intriguing notices:
Issue 6 January 1844
The sch (?Schooner, maybe)“Richmond” which sailed last night for Boston returned this morning ,Boston returned this morning for Capt Pangburn, Master of ship, having been knocked overboard By the main boon during the night off Point Lepreux and drowned, left wife and one child
Issue 7 December 1844
Married 30th November by Rev R Irvine, Samuel Sharp and Ann, widow of Capt Pangburn both of Portland Parish (St Johns)
Vol 11 --(18457 1847)
Issue 22 November 1845
Married Portland Parish (St John)Thursday evening 10th inst by Rev E J Harris, John Whelpley and Miss Sarah Ann Pangborn
Issue 5 July 1851
Married 29th ult (28 June) by W W Eaton, Capt David
Whelpely and Harriet Jane, second daughter of Capt Richard Pangbourn ./ Issue 4 October 1851/ Married Indiantown (St John Co)Tuesday eve(30Sept) by Rev E D Very, John Pangburn of Waterborough Parish(Queens Co) and Miss Rebecca Jane McLean of the same place
I have no idea who John Whelpley was, but supposing Sarah might be Harriet's sister; one might also suppose that John was Capt. David's brother. Again, a suggestion of an unresearched family in Saint John.