Family names: Warhurst,Kinsey,Denholm, Ness, Cherry, Anderton,
Prepared by Jenny Sandercock 2003
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Seeking the parents of John Warhurst b. abt 1810- Stockport?
John Warhurst & Mary Kinsey
After securing free passage to Australia, John WARHURST, born c. 1807 left his home in Heaton lane, Stockport, Lancashire, England and arrived in South Australia aboard the ‘Delhi’ in 1839, bringing with him his first wife Mary nee KINSEY and their children, Thomas b.1829 Portwood Cheshire was drowned in England 11 Jul 1837, John b. 1831, William b. 1833, Solomon our great-grandfather b.1835, and Sophia (married to Tom Morris) b.1837 & Henry born on board ship 22 Aug 1839 (mother’s name given as M Ann Washuret! ref Births at Sea South Aust State library)
In the 1841 census John and Mary are living in John St Hindmarsh, Daniel Hall and family live nearby. The Hall family history says Dan Hall was married to Ann Warhurst and they came together on the ‘Delhi’. Several Hall family members arrived at that time and their home address was Gt Portwood Rd Stockport. Also arriving at the same time are the Garlick family who have Warhurst connections back in their homeland.
They settled in Pt Adelaide and lived around the Hindmarsh and Bowden & Brompton areas.
The Bowden area, settled in the early 1840’s was not a traditional village like Hindmarsh, indeed the need for worker housing caused it to be a settlement where many carpenters, builders, etc could get cheap rental houses as they serviced the growing community. Many large families settled there with their transport businesses of horse and drays and mail cartage from Port to Town used in the growing development along the River Torrens.
Port Road at this time was nothing more than an unmade sheep and cattle track, winding its way around trees and gullies to Port Adelaide”. (A History of Brompton School Pages 1&2)
John’s occupations have been given as, Carpenter and joiner and publican.
Hindmarsh rates show records of places rented by the Warhurst family.
In 1841 Joseph Warhurst was born in South Australia. Controversy surrounds this birth for the parents listed on the birth certificate are John Warhurst and Sarah Kinsey. Sarah was Mary’s sister and she had arrived here on the Delhi with her father John and brother David KINSEY. This was discovered when Joseph’s descendents began their family research. ( Dorothy Stewart, Robert McNeill, Port Fairy, Vic, Aust would love to hear from any one related to Joseph and his second wife Mary Felstead)
Mary died of cancer in John St Hindmarsh, on 21s March 1843, she is buried in West Terrace cemetery under the name of Mary WERHURST aged 36 years, micro fiche death records show her death was registered by the person burying her, no next of kin is recorded, and there is no location details available! West Tce records have two consecutive block numbers 602/603 but no plan of where they were!
Solly and William carted by bullock dray all sorts from Burra in Sth Aust to Vic where they both settled as farmers in Ballan. William eventually left Ballan and raised his family in Urana NSW
Other Warhurst connections in Australia were Edward b. 1833 son of James Issachar Warhurst (son of Timothy and Deborah- Glossop)
Very talented musical family. Organists in so many Sth Australian churches. This line arrived in 1857
- John (Ellis) Warhurst (40 KB)
Born in Ballan Victoria, Ellis and his sister Ali were both talented musicians, champion drummers both of them. They are descendents of John Warhurst who arrived in South Australia in 1839
Their mother died when they were very young and Ellis was raised by his stepmother Liz, Ali was sent to Adelaide where she was raised by an Aunt and Uncle -Tom and Ali Morris of South Australia
Born in 1909 Ellis died as a result of a motor vehicle accident and is buried in Yambuk Victoria Australia. Ali is buried in South Australia
- Black Swan Inn North Tce Adelaide 1869 (106 KB)
This photo is copyright and is owned by the SA State Library.
It is the hotel where John Warhurst and Bridget Stokes held licence and it is where John Warhurst died suddenly in Mar 1865. The lease was then held by his wife Bridget who handed it over to her son Thomas from her first marriage to John Cragen
- Jenny and Graham Sandercock (31 KB)
Jenny b. 1942 to Alexander Charles Reeve and Alice Dorine (Doll) Hann, is the g-great grand daughter of John Warhurst who arrived in South Australia in 1839 she is married to Graham Alan Sandercock b 1938, the only child of Winifred Herbert and Henry Alan (Alan) Sandercock. This Pic was taken in Noosa while holidaying at the home of Graham's cousin ,well known Noosa conservationist, Cecily Fearnley. Taken 2000
- Abel Warhurst (6 KB)
Abel born in in South Australia in 1860 was organist at St Michael's Mitcham for 35 years He conducted the choir and a photo of choir in 1912 stands in the vestry of this historic and beautiful church
- William Richard REEVE 1897 - 1970 (207 KB)
William Richard ( Bill) REEVE b. 20 Mar 1897 died 14 Nov 1970 Fullarton Sth Aust buried Centennial Pk Sth Aust
Barber of Hackney Sth Aust resided Luhrs Rd Payneham. Married Alma Bragg St Mary's Sydney NSW
- Hubert Thomas (Tom) Warhurst (253 KB)
Well respected South Australian, businessman and all round sportsman. Tom died in Adelaide January 2004 His prowess in athletics can also be viewed on the Australian War memorial website
- 4MT members in Malaya 1941 (19 KB)
Some of the South Australian men from the 4th Motor Transport sent to Malaya in 1841. Alan Sandercock is in the front. Alan died 3 Apr 1945 Sandakan British North Borneo - now Sabah
- Alice Warhurst nee Denholm and young Arthur (16 KB)
Alice and Solomon Warhurst were married in St Paul's Presbyterian Ballan Victoria Australia in 1867. They raised 11 children there.
- St Luke's stained glass window (20 KB)
Sadly this stained glass window no longer exists, dedicated to the memory of several Warhurst children who died at a very young age, a devasting fire at the church destroyed several beautiful irreplaceable windows.Fortunattely Joan Soroka a descendent of Edward and Elizabeth had this photograph
- Henry Alan Sandercock and Winifred nee Herbert (68 KB)
Alan and Winnie were married 26 December 1935 at St Augustine's Unley Sth Australia
- Ballan Cemetery Victoria Australia (55 KB)
Solomon Warhurst a his wife Alice nee Denholm are buried in the Ballan new cemetery along with several of their children who are in unmarked graves. Buried with them also is a son Leo who died as a young teenager as a reult of appendicitis. Solomon settled in Ballan after his gold rush days and it was there that he died in 1926 after a stroke. His memoirs are recorded in the 'Ward Papers' a collection of memoirs from early Ballan pioneers which are housed in the Victorian State Library.
- Sandakan Memorial Pathway of Honour Adelaide (17 KB)
This memorial was dedicated 1 Apr 2001, situated behind Adelaide's government house. Descendents Maree Fletcher and Clayton Werner laying tributes
- Helena Anniss WARHURST (15 KB)
Lena was the fifth child of Solly and Alice, she was born in 1874 in Ballan and died in Horsham Victoria Australia in 1906 from Typhoid.
- William J Sandercock (1291 KB)
Newspaper cutting of William J Sandercock married to Alice Mary Breaker.
William is the son of Richard Sandercock and Mary Norley who are buried in Wandilogong Victoria
- Sophia MORRIS nee WARHURST (93 KB)
Sophia was born christened in Mt Tabor Methodist in July 1837, she arrived as a toddler on the 'Delhi' in 1839
On the 8 Jul 1856 she married Tom Morris in Christ Church Nth Adelaide. The couple eventually settled in Gumeracha Sth Aust.
Sophia died in April 1912 Norwood Sth Australia
- Solomon Warhurst (48 KB)
Solly b. 1835 Stockport Lancashire d. Ballan Victoria Australia 24 June 1926
- Neil Warhurst (279 KB)
Neil Warhurst 1915 -2010
Neil was a farmer in Victoria he never married.
- Beautiful Annie Warhurst (37 KB)
Annie married Fred Steer 18 Apr 1900 in Albury died 5 Sep 1904 in West Wyalong and is buried there.
- Jenny Stolz nee Warhurst (177 KB)
Jenny and her friends formed the Canzona Consort in the mid 1980's. Just a group of friends whose genuine love of music blossomed into one of South Australia's most popular amateur music groups for over ten years.
Here the Canzona Consort plays at Adelaide's Government House in 1995 with Jen at the virginal.
- Doris Warhurst (28 KB)
Daughter of Jesiah Warhurst
- Sandakan Memorial Port Wakefield Sth Aust (1788 KB)
This Sandakan memorial was privately instigated by the family and folk of Port Wakefield in honour of Pte Robertson who died in Sandakan
- Edward Warhurst b. 1833 (29 KB)
Edward Warhurst married Elizabeth nee Cherry in St Mary's Droylesden Lancashire, on 29 April 1855
Their first son, Edwin, was baptised in Manchester Cathedral.
In 1857 Ed and his wife Elizabeth migrated to Australia in 1857, arriving on Christmas Day of that year. With them were Elizabeth's parents John and Catherine as well as her brother's John, Francis and her sister Sarah.
- India Mutiny Medal (958 KB)
Solomon Elias Warhurst son of Joseph and Margaret served in the India Mutiny campaign, he also served with 2nd Waikato Regiment Taranaki volunteers. He died back in Eng in 1904
- George Elias WARHURST (18 KB)
George Elias WARHURST b. 28 Jan 1861 in West Bengal, Rangoon, India, the son of Solomon Warhurst b. 1830 Radcliffe Manchester and his mother is Elizabeth Redfern. The family lived in England, India, New Zealand and Australia
GE married Isabella Menzies 1889 CofE Moor St Fitzroy Vic Australia and Margaret FERGUSON 1900
Further information has been researched by Lucinda Adams and can be found in related files on this website