John BRUNKER & Mary Ann McGREAVY married 1830, Port Macquarie, NSW and William WHYTE & Mary Ann BRUNKER, 1847, Newcastle, NSW
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John BRUNKER & Mary Ann McGREAVY
married 1830 Port Macquarie, NSW


Chart revised 9 June 2003








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  • Second family of Mary Ann McGreavy:

    William Henry WHYTE & Mary Ann BRUNKER
    c1847, Newcastle, NSW

    Chart revised 2 Jan 2006




    Brunker - McGreavy - Whyte family photos from James Philips, passed to Irene Philips (1884-1968).

    Most were not labelled, so if you know about any of these photos, please let me know. My identification is based on info from Irene Philips.
    Some photos don't seem to fit the dates and may be copies of earlier photos (Sandy Barrie - photo historian).
    The dates are from "The Mechanical Eye in Australia" Alan Davies and Peter Stanbury.

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    John Nixon Brunker
    born Rockcorry, Monaghan
    c1788-1795
    parents not known
    ?John Brabazon Brunker & Catherine Foster
    Mary Ann McGreavy
    born 1815
    Waterford
    parents: James McGreavy & Margaret Tynan/Ward
    John Nixon Brunker & Mary Ann McGreavy
    married 22 Sep 1830
    Port Macquarie, NSW
    Witnesses: Thomas Kelly & Sarah Lovett, both of Port Macquarie
    John Nixon Brunker
    drowned 6 Feb 1837
    Cockfoster's Creek, NSW
    buried Christ Church, Newcastle, age 42

  • death notice - Sydney Monitor 1837
  • John Brunker, clerk
    convicted at Dublin City, Ireland in 1822
    uttering forged notes
    transported to NSW "Countesss of Harcourt" 1822
    sentance 14 years
    Details, upon arrival: aged 34 yrs; stout build; blue eyes; brown hair.




    General Muster 1825
    disposed of as Government employee
    1823 overseer at Parramatta Hospital

    later Port Macquarie
    1837 Sub Inspector of Roads
    Brunker grave

    Christ Church old cemetery, Newcastle, NSW



    photographer unknown
    date unknown, after 1869
    Inscription on Brunker grave (near side)

    To the memory of John N Brunker died XXIV Feb MDCCCXXXVII (1837) age XLII (42) years
    To the memory of Henry John Brunker died XXIV Oct MDCCCLIV (1854) age II (2) years and VII months
    Also John Gustaff Brunker 5th son of James N Brunker of East Maitland died 14th June 1869 age 8 years

    Other side (not visible)
    James McGreavy died 22nd Sep XDCCCXLVI (1846) age LXII (62) years
    also Margaret McGreavy wife of above died 9th Dec 1865? Age 68 years
    Henry Herbert Brunker died April 5th /15th? 1875 age 8 years
    Edgar Alfred Brunker Dec 5th 1875 age 6 years
    "Among the graves in the old Cathedral churchyard, there are many of peculiar interest, because of the association which cling around those whose memory is thus perpetuated.....An old shipping identity and well known citizen is remembered by an elaborate tablet which marks the resting place of William Whyte who died 5th November 1876, aged 68 and Mary Ann wife of the above who died 29 June 1877 aged 62. William Whyte was in business for years as a butcher and shipowner, having quite a fleet of vessels trading out of the port. His son, Mr. William Whyte, of the Customs Department died about two years ago."

    Newcastle Morning Herald, 5 Apr 1902

  • Jenny Willetts - Free settler or felon?
  • Cockfighters Creek, NSW

    death place of John Brunker



    courtesy of Ruth
    recent date


    William Henry Whyte
    born 1809
    Carnmoney, Belfast
    parents: George Whyte & Margaret Grayhame
    William Henry Whyte & Mary Ann McGreavy/Brunker
    no marriage found
    William Henry Whyte
    died 5 Nov 1876
    Newcastle, NSW

  • relocated headstone
  • Mary Ann McGreavy/Brunker/Whyte
    died 29 Jun 1877
    Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
    age 62


    Will - William Henry Whyte p1


    Will - William Henry Whyte, p2




    Mary Ann McGreavy (1815-1877)




    Milligan Bros, 84 King St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-7
    Mary Ann McGreavy (1815-1877)
    with son Whyte or grandson Brunker and daughter Margaret


    Milligan Bros, 84 King St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-7
    Mary Ann McGreavy (1815-1877)
    with granddau Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker



    J H Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1865-9
    ?Margaret Tynan (c1796-1865)


    unknown photographer
    Glass with hand colouring
    ?ambrotype
    ?c1855
    ?Margaret Tynan (c1796-1865)
    ?with Mary Ann Brunker (1836-1857)

    A Tronier, 410 George St, Sydney
    Carte de visite
    c1873-77

    "This image to me appears to be older than it possibly is. It may be a copy of an earlier photos. Or the photographer could have been very poor quality when he started out in business. Best guess - as close to the 1873 as possible". Sandy Barrie, Sydney, 1991

    Belts with bow and long streamers fashionable 1855-60 "Costume 1066-1966" John Peacock
    Other dress elements in keeping with fashions of this date

    Note: Who was responsible for having the above photo copied?
    Possibly this was Mary Ann McGreavy (d1877) as Margaret Brunker died 1869, William Philips died 1872, and James Philips was only 13 in 1873

    Mary Anne McGreavy / Brunker / Whyte (1815-1877)



    Notes from (Great-great-grandson)



    Born 1815, Ireland ( probably Waterford, possibly Kilkenny City)

    Parents : James McGreavy, Margaret nee Tynan. (some confusion re alternate name ‘Ward’ - I incline to an earlier surname for her mother, Mary Ann Tynan, formerly ‘Thompson’ - perhaps Mary Ann’s maiden name, perhaps earlier marriage … research needed ! )

    Arrived Sydney, free, November 19, 1818 - ‘Elizabeth’, with mother Margaret (convict).

    Hard to gauge to what extent she would have been affected by the vicissitudes enveloping her parents in her early years : James & Margaret arraigned before the Sydney Criminal Court 1821, for their being in possession of a large amount of stolen property, mainly clothing ( similar to the charges brought against them in Ireland 1816, 1817 ! ); being confined with her mother in Newcastle - 1821-1823; relocated to Port Macquarie, 1823; witnessing the deaths of three brothers in their infancy; separation from her mother in 1829, with the latter confined to the Female Factory for her ‘disgraceful connection ‘ with Chief Constable John Walsh and others.

    1822 Victim of rape : evidence from mother ( AO Reel 6067 4/1808 pp. 367-382 ) Extraordinary statement from magistrate, reflecting early 19C mores : ‘ … It does not appear to me from the evidence … that there was any attempt at rape as it seems it was perfectly with the child’s consent, yet as the girl is under ten years of age I suspect it is amenable as an assault …’ ( A Nation of Rogues ? , ed. David Philips, Suzanne Davies ).

    1822 Muster ‘McGravy’ - A 15565

    1828 Census, Corrigenda & Addenda : ‘McGreavy’.

    1830, 22 Sept. Married to John Nixon Brunker, St Thomas’s, Port Macquarie ( Register of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1825-1831’ AO Fiche 781,p.153; IGI T 0010, T0011, NSW BDM Vol.44, #11, Vol. 14, # 217 ). Much drama with Reading of the Banns challenged by convict William Wright, a native Jamaican - Trial of Wright led to his being found guilty of dishonesty etc. on his part and his being sentenced to being worked ‘in irons’ for six months.

    1832, 28 April Birth of James Nixon Brunker.

    1834, 15 June Birth of Margaret. Her christening the following day implies (a) she may not have been expected to survive and (b) adherence, despite their personal shortcomings, to the tenets of a firmly held Christian faith.

    1836, 25 July Birth of Mary Ann.

    1837, 22 Jan. Mary Anne widowed, with the drowning of John Nixon Brunker at Cockfighters Creek (Wollombi Creek). It is interesting and intriguing to determine where , in the 1830s, her father James was able to find the funds for his purchasing land and funding the erection of seven houses, one of which was specifically for Mary Anne and her children. James contributed to their support by passing on the rent for the leased houses and assisting financially in other ways. ( Supreme Court of NSW – re insolvent estate) As well as setting himself up as the proprietor of the ‘Queen Victoria’ Hotel, he must have had access for a fairly substantial parcel of land for a large herd of cattle, as evidenced by his being prepared to bequeath forty head and two horses to two nephews. ( James’s will). Mary Anne’s being declared a bankrupt implies that the small shop she was trying to run was doing very poorly, owing no doubt in part to the depression besetting the economy in the 1840s.

    c.1841 Prospect of remarriage to ‘an older man ‘ (‘ very ’ crossed out ! )- thwarted when the latter backed out upon learning that he would not have any rights to the landed property conveyed to Mary Anne. Was this the ‘Cunningham’ referred to in the Australian Chronicle of 18 Aug., 1842 : ‘Married On the 10th instant at Newcastle by the Rev. Mr Dowling : Mr James Cunningham, clerk of the colonial hospital at that place to Mrs M.A.Brunker, daughter of Mr James McGreevy ‘ which led to James’s highly indignant rebuttal ( in superb purple prose !) in his August 25 letter to the editors of the SMH : ‘ Gentlemen :- Having observed in the Australian Chronicle of the 10th inst. the name of Mrs M.A.Brunker as having been on the 10th inst. married to a person named Cunningham, I beg you will have the goodness to give such a report the most positive contradiction by the insertion of this letter in your paper which will counteract the effect intended to be produced by the malicious writer of the report referred to, which plainly evinces a maligning of disposition only to be gratified by attempting injury to others. I sincerely pity those who permit themselves to be so far overcome by their envious and malicious feelings as to be compelled by them to the assertion of a falsehood for gratification. I can assure the party their vain and fruitless attempts are pitied and forgiven and from motives of charity alone I will point out the way in which they may find some relief for their wretched and depraved minds. Let them make all the atonement in their power for the past by seeking in the future some more worthy and less disgraceful occupation than that of inserting lies in the Australian Chronicle. I am, Gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, James McGreevy. Newcastle, 20th August

    ( I wonder whom James turned to as his ghostwriter - he being illiterate, signing various documents with the conventional ‘ X - his mark ‘. Interesting to note the use of the plural throughout. Yet again, poor Mary Anne ! )

    1841 Census : M.A.Brunker, Watt St. 1 male age 7-14 1 male 21-45 1 female 2-7 1 female 7-14 1 female 14-21 1 female 21-45 2 single males 4 single females 1 male born in colony 1 male Ticket of leave 6 C of E 1 shopkeeper 1 domestic servant 4 other persons, 2 male, 4 female House of stone or brick, finished and inhabited.

    1841 Elizabeth Guilford, Hunter Valley Directory 1841, p.49 : ‘Brunker, Mrs Mary A., Storekeeper, Watt St.

    1841 & 1842 Mary Anne’s cottage burgled. (Probably not much to pinch !) 1842, 13 Sept. Special meeting, Supreme Court of NSW : petition for sequestration of her estate. Quite lengthy statements supplied both by Mary Anne and her father. ( Quoted in full in Convict Families, UNE ) Mary Anne reduced to bankruptcy. Schedule filed 17/9/1844. (SMH, p.2, Col.3)

    1844, Dec. Applied for Certificate of Discharge ( SMH, 6th Jan.,1845 )

    1846 James’s will, in effect following his death on 21 Sept.,1846, carries an interesting provision that infers potential discord between Mary Anne and her mother Margaret - in the case of such an eventuality, he authorized that Mary Anne ‘…take the whole of the business … under her own sole control…’ with Margaret then being granted an annuity of fifty pounds per annum’ . ( Convict Families). I think we can surmise nothing untoward developed as Margaret lasted as Mine Hostess of the family inn until her death in 1865.

    1846 / 1847 ( No known documentation to establish the date). Married Antrim-born William Henry Whyte ( 1809-1876), a local storekeeper.

    1849, 26 July Birth of son, named William Henry after his father. Christened Presbyterian. ( BDM Vol.50 #771) IGI Batch 7328114 Serial #47 has ‘1847’

    1851 Birth of George Alexander

    1854, 10 May Heartbreak for Mary Anne with death of her first grandchild, four-months-old Susanna, born to Mary Ann nee Brunker and her husband of one year, Edward Bond.

    1854, 3 Dec. Birth of Edward James Bond. Christened Congregational / Independent ( NSW BDM Vol.58 # 872)

    1857, 20 Feb. Death of Mary Anne’s daughter Mary Ann Bond nee Brunker (scarlet fever) aboard the barque Elizabeth Thompson ( the captain her husband Edward ) at the entrance to Port Phillip. Her body was brought to Newcastle for burial in Christ Church Cathedral Cemetery : the relocated tabletop tablet headstone is to be found on the eastern perimeter of the parkland to which the cemetery has been converted. Excellent photos of the tablets in their original position - ‘Hunter Photo Bank’ (ncc.gov.au) Nos 103 000651, 103 000652..

    1869, 8 June Death of her other daughter, Margaret Philips nee Brunker ( dilation of heart, dropsy ) . Buried with Mary Ann Bond ( see reference to headstone above ) To offset the plethora of stressful events that characterized poor Mary Anne’s whole life, she did have the pleasure of witnessing the geometrically progressive success of her first son, James Nixon Brunker, especially in his business and political life. Regrettably, she did not live to see the zenith of his career – Acting Premier ( ‘Prime Minister’, the term in those days ! ) of NSW and one of the ‘founding fathers of Federation’ … Incidentally, worth noting he was the grandson of two convicts, both recidivists !

    1877, 29 June Death, followed by burial with husband (d.1876) in Christ Church Cathedral Cemetery. Headstone now to be found at lower end, eastern perimeter : good photo, 103 000653 (See above) Very touching obituary in Maitland Mercury , originally in the Newcastle Herald ( which may account for the anomaly ‘yesterday’ ) : ‘It is our painful duty to record the decease of Mrs Whyte, relict of our late respected townsman, Mr William Henry Whyte, and mother of James Nixon Brunker of West Maitland, which occurred at her late residence, Watt St, yesterday afternoon. Up to the death of her husband, Mrs Whyte we may say enjoyed very good health, but on losing him she grieved a great deal, and though she suffered a severe illness, there is no doubt that grief at the loss of her life’s partner hastened the termination of her existence. By the death of Mrs Whyte there has departed from amongst us a most estimable woman; one whose amiable and benevolent disposition endeared her to all who knew her. Her unostentatious mode of life rendered her comparatively unknown to the many but among those who knew her well, these generous traits of character were fully recognized and admired. Many who have gone before her, had they survived, could have testified to her many deeds of charity, manifested in such a manner as to impart to her acts of mercy that spirit of grace which alleviates while it relieves human suffering. Among many left behind and beyond the family circle, her loss will be felt and sincerely deplored, where pressing wants have to be supplied and consolation needed. In the exercise of pure and simple charity but few were her compeers in spirit and in truth and the lively hopes of the bereft are that she has now gone to reap that reward vouchsafed to those who trust and believe, as she did, in the verities of a future life in the world to come. The funeral of Mrs W.M.Whyte took place on Sunday afternoon. ( Note reference above to ‘yesterday’ ! JTF) The procession moved from her late residence, Watt-street, shortly after 2 p.m., and the large number of our most influential citizens who joined the cortege testified to the respect in which Mrs Whyte was held. The internment took place in Christ Church Cemetery, the remains being deposited in the family Vault. ( MM, 3 July, 1877 )

    Some references:
    1822 Muster 1828 Census and Addenda & Corrigenda 1841 Census NSW BDM IGI
    Philips,David ; Davies,Suzanne A Nation of Rogues ?
    Guilford, Elizabeth Hunter Valley Directory, 1841
    UNE, Course notes, Convict Families - based on Push : A Journal of Early Australian Social History , No.28 (1990), pp.99-127.
    The Push from the Bush – A Bulletin of Social History : Devoted to the Year of Grace 1838 , pp.67-72, No.2, Nov. 1978
    Many references in Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (MM)
    Hunter Photo Bank, ncc.


    ?William Whyte (1809-1876)


    unknown photographer
    Glass with hand colouring ?ambrotype
    ?c1855
    ?William Whyte (1809-1876)


    Croft Bros, 33 South Head Rd, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-5
    William Henry Whyte (1809-1876)


    Daltons Royal Photographic Gallery,Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1866-7
    Unknown
    This photo is same studio as early Brunker-Whyte photos, but the man does not look like the other photos of William Whyte


    Milligan Bros, 84 King St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-7
    "Strangely, this image is very 'modern' for its period, as I have rarely come across vignetted images this early. Best guess in the late 1860's (1866) to 1867"
    Sandy Barrie, Sydney 1991

    William Henry Whyte (1809-1876)



    Notes from (Great-great-grandson)



    Born 1809, Carnmoney, Belfast, Ireland (IGI, E0065/7328114) Parents: George Whyte (c.1775-), Margaret Grayhame/Greyhame/Graham (c.1779-) (m.c.1800 IGI 80065)

    Possible siblings : Thomas (b.1802), Mary (1803), George (1805, Robert Hill (1808), Hannah (1814), Alexander (?Sandy1816), Margaret (1818), Samuel (1819), Selah Jean (1820). Williams’s obituary (Maitland Mercury, 7 Nov., 1876 – See below) includes ‘Mr Whyte did not long survive his brother, an influential and highly esteemed journalist’, A fragment of a partial family tree drawn up, in the early 1900s, by Thomas Benedict Fulton (husband of William’s granddaughter, Mary Margaret Whyte) lists:

    (1) Ernest White (with sons Thomas, George) – employed in J. & ? A. Brown’s London office, 1870 to 1896. Appears to have died in Sydney, 1898. (2) George Whyte (3) Sandy Whyte – with son Sam, a notary.

    William was a very ecumenical Protestant : his sons were christened in the Congregational and Presbyterian churches and one by an ‘Independent minister’; he paid for the windows in the Presbyterian Church built in 1856, was a member of its Board of Trustees and was buried from Christ Church Cathedral (C of E) – his headstone has been repositioned on the eastern perimeter of the grounds (formerly cemetery, now converted to parkland).

    Arrived in Australia c.1840 (Death cert : in colony, 35 years)

    c.1845 Was ‘in business’ : ‘merchant who has conducted an extensive business in Newcastle during the last sixteen years’ cited in the proceedings of the 1861 case that he brought against the Bank of NSW, District Court, East Maitland. (MM,12.11.1861)

    1847 married widow, Mary Anne Brunker nee McGreavy, mother of three children, Newcastle (IGI T0014). William's age at marriage - 39 ( death certificate). William may already have been living as a neighbour in Watt St. More research required re his activities in the 1840s.

    Three sons : William Henry (1847 – IGI batch 7328114#47 or 1849-BDM Vol 50 # 771-1901), George Alexander (1851-1896), Edward James Bond (1854 Vol.58 # 872-1887)

    1849 (1) Licenced as an auctioneer (MM)
    (2) Appointed as Keeper of the Public Pound (MM,Oct)
    (3) Caused to be built ‘butcher’s shop and provision store’ (MM)

    (See also Champion, Ben W., ‘Family Entries...’, p.729: ‘butcher’s shop in Watt St and boiling down works in Blane St’ This boiling down works later led to complaints about smell and subsequent court case – case dismissed with William’s guaranteeing to rectify the problem. Greville’s postal directory, 1872: ‘Butcher’s shop Watt St’... Following his death, the butcher’s shop, slaughterhouse, coach-house etc. were put up for auction – as also the premises occupied by his son William Henry Whyte : am I reading too much in inferring from this that he had little regard for his son?

    It was probably about this time that he acquired a fair amount of land for his cattle and horses : known initially as ‘Whyte’s paddock’, it subsequently formed the nucleus of the suburb of Wickham (When the Municipality of Wickham was constituted on 25.2.1871, William was one of the first six councillors).

    1850 Granted a Sprits Merchant licence. 2 Oct., 1850 – references from the captains of five ships were published in the MM, praising the high qualities of provisions and the service offered by William. (It was the custom for ‘butcher boats’ to sail over to ships visiting Newcastle to offer fresh supplies). It is difficult to gauge to what extent William was involved in shipping. He certainly acted as booking agent for W.H.Smith, Commander (?and owner) of ‘You Yangs’, a Steamer operating between Newcastle and Melbourne (Newcastle Chronicle, July 1864). In 1857, he purchased the barque ‘Favourite’ for 1750 pds (Empire, 14.11.57) and, in 1861, (for 51 pounds) the wreck of J & A Brown’s schooner, “Alexander and John’, which ran onto rocks opposite Nobby’s Head. (‘Bar Dangerous’, p.117) I am intrigued: ‘J & A Brown’ – is this the company employing Ernest (See above) was this why Ernest allegedly came to Australia in the 1890’s? J & A: John & Alexander?

    1851 Acquitted of stealing an ox, Maitland Circuit Court. (SMH, 10.3.1851, MM)

    1853 Testified against Wm Leffidge, drover, who was convicted of stealing two head of cattle, the property of WHW and Peter Fleming, being brought down from Dungog,. (SMH,7.10.1853)

    1853 Acquired land (1 rood ½ perch – about ¼ acre or 1/10 hectare) (MM,15.10.1853) More land (29 perches – about ¼ acre OR 1/10 ha) in 1855 (MM,5.9.1853)

    1853 Involved in racing e.g ‘clerk of the course, a better than whom, since the days of Harry Reeves, of honoured memory, has not appeared’ (MM, 1 Oct.,1853) and reference to his own horse Conrad at a meeting which he reports (MM,28 Dec.,1853) in his capacity as ‘Secretary’. (Similar references – MM,5.8.1854, 9.9.1854).

    1857 Submitted a petition to Parliament (House of Assembly) re extension of railway. (SMH,4.4.57)

    1859 Admitted as a member of the Chamber of Commerce. (SMH,7.4.1859).

    1860, 2 Jan. William before the court for assaulting Newcastle Stationmaster : platform could not accommodate unusually long 5.30 train. William demanded that the end carriages be brought forward alongside the platform, so that Mrs Whyte and family could alight. The stationmaster pointed out that other passengers in those carriages were happy to alight onto trackside whereupon William threatened the stationmaster with a horsewhip and used abusive language. Fined 5s. (MM,10 Jan,1860)

    1867 Filed for bankruptcy: ‘Schedule filed’ – Liabilities 26,317pds 14s 11d, 13,959pds secured. Assets 23,216pds 10s 5d. More research required...

    1867 With the formation of the Newcastle Jockeys Club, 29 July, (MM, 30th) William was appointed treasurer. By 1872 and for several years after that, he was president. (SMH, 20.1.1870, 5.12.1872, 11.2.1873). His love of racing was obviously imparted to his son, George Alexander, whom we find as ‘Clerk of the course’ in 1876 & 1877 (and possibly other years). (MM, 25.5.1876, 26.5.1877)

    1874, 5 Mar. (Not sure whether it refers to father WHW (1809-1876) or son WHW (1849-1901)
    William scheduled to appear before Maitland Quarter Sessions on the charge of ‘causing a nuisance’. (MM, 5 Mar.,1874)

    There are many references in the newspapers of the day (especially Maitland Mercury ) to William’s involvement in civic, social, political, sporting and commercial affairs (I recommend Trove for details )

    1876, 5 Nov. William died, aged 68 – abscess in the bowls (bowel cancer?). He was buried in Christ Cathedral cemetery. With conversion of the cemetery to parkland, various headstones were re-erected on the eastern perimeter. William’s headstone (commemorating his wife Mary Anne also) is to be found towards the NE corner. (See ‘Hunter Photo bank’, No 103 000651)

    Obituary, Maitland Mercury & Hunter Valley Advertiser, On Saturday night... one of the oldest and best known of our citizens, Mr William Henry Whyte, passed away peacefully to his rest. Mr Whyte had, we understand, been confined to his room by illness for the last fortnight; but it was only towards the end of the week that danger was apprehended and, although the best medical skill was throughout availed of, every effort was powerless to avert a fatal termination to his malady. Quite a gloom was cast over the city when it became known that the deceased gentleman was rapidly sinking and the many anxious inquiries which were made testified the respect in which he was universally held. It would be difficult to name any townsman whose loss will more genuinely felt than our dear friend who, for thirty years and beyond, enjoyed the well-merited reputation of being one of the most genial and kind-hearted men in Newcastle. As an active businessman, Mr Whyte had few equals while for quiet unostentatious benevolence, he will long be gratefully remembered by many a sufferer to whom in the hour of need his helping hand was generously extended. The deceased gentleman was in his 67th year and has left a widow and three sons to mourn the loss of an excellent husband and a kind and indulgent father. Mr Whyte did not long survive his brother, an influential and highly esteemed journalist, of the North of Ireland, whose decease it was our duty to record but a few months since. (MM, Tues, 7 Nov. 1876 )

    Grateful acknowledgement of the material collated by Brunker descendant Margaret Taylor (Melbourne). Check out her marvellous website: http;//freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mtaylor/p09brunkermcgreavy.htm or just Google “Brunker McGreavy Whyte’

    has also input from Whyte descendant Ruth Butterworth (Newcastle) & from Pat Brunker (Petersham)

    Some references : NSW BDM, IGI, Government Gazettes

    Terry Cullen, Bar Dangerous – A Maritime History of Newcastle, 1986 0 958 893 9 0 X

    B.W.Champion, Family, Entries, births, deaths, marriages with some personalities, institutions and oddments, 1973.

    Many references in Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Newcastle Chronicle, Newcastle Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, Empire.

    Joe Fulton (great-great-great-grandson), Chullora. Apr 2011
    jfulton@ozonline.com.au

    Some more details about William Henry Whyte (1809-1876)

    from Joe from E.T.W Fulton
    May have had brothers:
    (1) Ernest White, employed in J & L Brown's London Office 1870 to 1896 and died in Sydney in 1898. May have had sons Thomas & George White
    (2) George White
    (3) Sandy White. May have had son Sam.

    from IGI
    Children of George White (?and Margaret Graham)of Carnmoney, Belfast, Antrim:
    Thomas (1802), Mary (1803), George (1805), Robert Hill (1808), William Henry (1809), Hannah (1814), Alexander (1816), Margaret (1818) & Selah (1820)

    from NSW BMD
    Alexander Whyte married 1851 to Bridget Murphy at St Mary, Sydney
    son William H G White born 1855
    Alexander Whyte, son George & Margaret, died 1856, Sydney
    Bridget Whyte married 1858 to William Ward at Sydney
    William White, son of Alexander & Bridget, died 1926 at Tingha

    Ernest A White married 1868 to Margaret A Keddie at Sydney
    Children of Ernest Augustus & Margaret Anderson White were:
    Arthur E (1869 Ncle), Frederick V (1870 Ncle), Reginald Vere (1872 Ncle), Ethel M (1873 Ncle), Beatrice M (1875 Ncle), Amy Kathleen (1878 Sydney)

    Ernest A White, son of George, died 1899 in Sydney

    from UK 1881 census
    Ernest A White & family at 79 Netherwood Rd, Mdx.
    Ernest, 38, merchant, born Antrim
    wife Margaret, 38, born NSW.
    children Ethel, 7, Beatice,6, Amy, 3, born NSW
    sons Arthur, Frederick & Reginald at school at Taplow, Bucks

    William Henry Whyte "St Vincent" 1837 - ?the same man

    Perhaps a comparison of 'both' WHW signatures could be useful? Can anyone help?

    from Greg, and Archive Office NSW annotated indent 1837
    Indent No 53. William White, age 22, read & write, protestant, single, no children, native of Belfast, merchant's clerk and travelling agent
    Offence uttering forged notes, trial Roscommon 23 Feb 1836, sentance life, no former convictions
    5 ft 8 in, fair complexion, hair black & curly, eyes chesnut
    Particular marks or scars: lost canine tooth left side upper jaw, cross scar left cheek near nose, two pockpits over right eyebrow, two small moles outside right elbow.

    from NSW BMD and Greg
    William Whyte married Janet/Jessy Wighton in 1840 at Port Macquarie.
    This man was convict on the "St Vincent" on 5 Jan 1837 with a calculated DOB of approx 1816
    Mary Ann Barbara Whyte born 1841, dau of William & Jessey Whyte
    brought up under the name of "Bridget" Wighton by maternal grandmother

    Jessie White repartnered with Robert Miers at Port Macquarie and eventually moved to South Australia and raised a family of 9 children.
  • Miers family website


  • from Greg & Michael LW
  • Sydney Free Press and Commercial Journal, 15 Jul 1841

  • Robert Wighton, William Henry Whyte & Robert Filling guilty of stealing cattle. Wighton father-in-law of Whyte. Whyte was a prisoner of the Crown.
    Whyte's sentence was then commuted from 10 years to 3 years Served initially at the Darlighurst Gaol (until 14/2/1842) - then on Cockatoo Island until 3/9/1844.

    from State Records NSW
    William White (St Vincent 1837) Ticket of Leave Passport on recommendation of Newcastle Bench 14 Sep 1846



    The children of Mary Ann McGreavy & John Nixon Brunker


    James Nixon Brunker
    (1832 Port Macquarie - 1910 Maitland)

    James Nixon Brunker
    born 28 Apr 1832
    Port Macquarie, NSW
    parents: John Nixon Brunker & Mary Ann McGreavy
    Elizabeth Hewlett Weiss
    born 10 Jun 1828
    Tonga, Tongatabu
    parents: John von Maugerhaussen Weiss & Elizabeth Wilshire Hewlett
    James Nixon Brunker & Elizabeth Hewlett Weiss
    married 17 Oct 1851
    NSW Sydney James Heather Atkinson's residence, Wesleyan ceremony
    Witnesses: Martha Atkinson & James H Atkinson
    Elizabeth Hewlett Brunker
    died 9 Nov 1916
    Sydney La Perouse The Fort
    buried East Maitland, NSW
    James Nixon Brunker
    died 5 Jun 1910
    West Maitland, NSW
    James Nixon Brunker (1832-1910)
    with daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth



    J Audet, West Maitland
    Carte-de-visite
    c1867-74

    As child looks less than 10, probably taken c1862,
    ?copy of earlier photo
    James Nixon Brunker (1832-1910)




    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    James Nixon Brunker (1832-1910)
    with unknown man



    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    James Nixon Brunker (1832-1910)
    with wife Elizabeth Weiss



    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    Cabinet card 10 x 16cm
    c1885-94
    Elizabeth Weiss (1828-1916)
    with husband James Nixon Brunker



    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    Cabinet card 10 x 16cm
    c1885-94
    Unknown man
    photographed with James Nixon Brunker



    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    Unknown man
    photographed with James Nixon Brunker



    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    James Brunker as acting Premier




    source unknown
    courtesy John E
    James Nixon Brunker's home

    "Maudeville" Oakhampton Rd, Maitland, NSW
    photographer unknown
    cabinet photo
    courtesy of John L
    date unknown
    Home of James Nixon Brunker

    With wife Elizabeth in garden, ?Sydney.
    photographer unknown
    courtesy of John E
    dates unknown
    Home of James Nixon Brunker

    ?Sydney - a Ronald McDonald House
    photographer unknown
    courtesy of John E
    recent date
    John von Mangerhousen Weiss (1799-1872)
    identified by John L


    Croft Bros, 33 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-5
    John von Mangerhousen Weiss

    courtesy of John L


    J. Hubert Newman, Hyde Park, Sydney.

    date unknown
    John von Mangerhousen Weiss

    courtesy of John L


    photographer unknown

    date unknown
    Grave of John von Mangerhousen Weiss

    courtesy of John E


    photographer unknown

    date unknown
    Children of James Nixon Brunker & Elizabeth Hewlett Weiss

    Henry John Brunker 1852 Newcastle - 1854 East Maitland
    Frederick Edward Brunker 1853 Newcastle – 1897 West Maitland m 1884 Plattsburg to Rachel Claydon children:Russell
    James Henry Brunker 1855 Newcastle - 1915 Newcastle m 1877 Maitland to Fanny Maria Falkiner children:Elsie, Herbert, Arthur, Irene, Bessie, Royden, Keith, Joyce, Zita
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker 1857 Maitland – 1945 Chatswood m 1891 East Maitlandto William James Sherbon children:Ivan, Evelyn, Nerelle
    George William Nixon Brunker 1859 Newcastle - 1936 East Maitland m 1890 East Maitland to Edith Alice Carter children:Hewlett, Muriel, Esmond, George, John, Leila, Freda, Edith
    John Gustaff Brunker 1861 Maitland – 1869 Maitland
    Edwin Arthur Brunker 1863 East Maitland – 1929 Cronullam 1888 West Maitland Edith Sarah Constance Ferris children:Reginald, Mary, Rita, Cecil, Edith, William, Lancelot, Kenneth, Edwin, Harold
    Ernest Septimus Brunker 1865 East Maitland – 1919 Maitlandm 1893 West Maitland to Lucy Catherine Newton children:Edgar, Ellie, Enid, Evelyn, Elaine
    Henry Herbert Brunker 1867 East Maitland – 1875 Maitland
    Edgar Alfred Brunker 1869 Maitand– 1875 Maitland
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)



    J Audet, West Maitland
    Carte-de-visite
    c1867-74
    As child looks less than 10, probably taken c1862 - ?copy of earlier photo
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)
    with James Nixon Brunker


    J Audet, West Maitland
    Carte-de-visite
    c1867-74
    As child looks less than 10, probably taken c1862 - ?copy of earlier photo
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)
    with Mary Ann McGreavy


    J H Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1865-9
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)



    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)


    Photographer unknown
    Tin type
    date unknown
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)


    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1875-94
    Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker (1857-1945)


    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    Cabinet card, 10 x 16 cm
    c1885-94
    Unknown


    from John L
    I believe this to be Mary Ann Elizabeth Brunker
    Brunker baby
    ?Ernest b1865, ?Henry b.1867,
    ?Edgar b.1869



    J H Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1865-9
    Brunker boy (1)
    ?Ernest b1865, ?Henry b.1867,
    ?Edgar b.1869



    J Hubert Newman, 12 South Head Rd, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1869-74
    Brunker boy (2)
    ?Ernest b1865, ?Henry b.1867,
    ?Edgar b.1869



    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1875-94
    Frederick Brunker (1853-1897)




    Wood, Hunter St, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    no date known c1890
    James Henry Brunker
    (1855-1915)



    Kedwell, Dore Studios, West Maitland
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1896-1900
    Fanny Maria Falkiner (1859-1932)
    wife of James Henry Brunker
    with Mary (Nickisson) Philips


    snapshot
    c1930
    ?Elsie Brunker (1879-
    daughter of James Henry Brunker


    J Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford St, Sydney
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1875-94
    Brunker baby
    ?child of James Henry Brunker



    Kedwell, Dore Studios, West Maitland
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1896-1900
    Brunker baby
    ?child of James Henry Brunker



    Kedwell, Dore Studios, West Maitland
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1896-1900
    George Brunker (1859-1936)
    two copies


    Wood, Hunter St, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    & D Wood, nr Town Hall, Sth Melbourne
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    no date known c1890
    George Brunker (1859-1936)



    J Hubert Newman, 123 Oxford St, Sydney
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1885-94
    Edith Carter (1871-1929)
    wife of George Brunker


    J Hubert Newman, 123 Oxford St, Sydney
    cabinet card 10 x 16 cm
    1885-94
    Unknown Brunker child



    Bowman, High St, West Maitland
    carte-de-visite
    no date known





    Margaret Brunker
    (1834 - 1869 Newcastle )

    William Neild Philips
    born 14 Feb ?1828/9
    baptised (1) 1 Mar 1829
    Queen St, Chester, Cheshire

    baptised (2) 21 Sep 1843
    Stretton, Cheshire
    parents: Richard Phillips & Ann Leech
    Margaret Brunker
    baptised 16 Jun 1834
    Christ Church, Newcastle, NSW
    parents: John Nixon Brunker & Mary Ann McGreavy
    William Neild Philips & Margaret Brunker
    married 23 Oct 1858
    St Philip, Sydney, NSW
    Addresses: William - NSW Sydney Surrey Hills,
    Margaret - NSW Sydney Jamieson St
    Witnesses: Esmay Farrell & James N. Brunker



  • Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 1858
  • Margaret Philips
    died 8 Jun 1869
    Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
    age 35
    William Neild Phillips
    died 1872
    Pitt St, Sydney, NSW
    from “congestion of the lungs"
    age 43
    Margaret Brunker (1832-1869)





    Croft Bros, 33 South Head Road, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-5
    Margaret Brunker (1832-1869)
    with mother Mary Ann McGreavy & Whyte or Brunker boy



    Milligan Bros, 84 King St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-7
    Margaret Brunker (1834-1869)





    Universal Copying Co, 3000 North Custom St, San Francisco
    34 x 25 cm, hand coloured by ?Rollgar
    date unknown
    Philips-Brunker house
    Cnr Church & Brown St, Newcastle




    Snapshot
    c1980s
    William Philips (1829-1872)



    Nicholas, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite

    date unknown
    William Philips (1829-1872)



    Universal Copying Co, 3000 North Custom St, San Francisco
    34 x 25 cm, hand coloured by ?Rollgar
    date unknown, copy of earlier photo
    Letter to Jem (age 11)
    from William Philips



    from Dunedin NZ

    1871
    Letter to Jem (age 11)
    from William Philips



    address panel

    1871
    Children of William Neild Philips & Margaret Brunker

    James Angus Philips 1860 Sydney - 1890 Newcastle m 1880 Cooks Hill to Mary Amelia Nickissonchildren:Norman, Irene, Gladys
    James Angus Philips




    B C Boak & Co,330 George St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1867-1877
    Child about 3, so probably taken c1863
    ?copy of earlier photo
    James Angus Philips




    W F Roberts, Hunter St, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    1879
    James Angus Philips




    Slade, Hunter St, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    1884-9
    James Angus Philips
    with Dalgety staff, Newcastle



    photohrapher unknown
    19 x 14 cm
    c1885





    Mary Ann Brunker
    (1836 Newcastle - 1857 Port Phillip)

    Mary Ann Brunker
    born 25 Jul 1836, Newcastle NSW
    baptised 14 Mar 1839, Newcastle NSW
    parents: John Nixon Brunker & Mary Ann McGreavy
    Edward Bond
    ?bapt 15 Nov 1825
    West Alvington, Devon
    parents: John Bond & Susannah, yeoman, Hedgwell.
    Mary Ann Brunker & Edward Bond
    married 21 May 1853
    Newcastle Christ Church, NSW
    Mary Ann Bond
    died 20 Feb 1857
    aboard the barque "Elizabeth Thomson" off Port Philip Heads
    buried Newcastle Christ Church, NSW
    Edward Bond
    died 30 Sep 1864
    drowned when Brig 'Ensign' foundered off Newcastle
    age 38

  • Old Christ Church cemetery, King St, Newcastle
  • 1852 - Polly Brunker - a belle



  • from "A Voyage to Australia & New Zealand" by John Askew, a steerage passenger
  • ?Mary Ann Brunker (1836-1857)
    ?with Margaret Tynan (c1796-1865)



    A Tronier, 410 George St, Sydney
    Carte de visite
    c1873-77
    "This image to me appears to be older than it possibly is. It may be a copy of an earlier photos. Or the photographer could have been very poor quality when he started out in business. Best guess. As close to the 1873 as possible".
    Sandy Barrie, Sydney, 1991


    Belts with bow and long streamers fashionable 1855-60 "Costume 1066-1966" John Peacock
    Other dress elements in keeping with fashions of this date

    Note: Who was responsible for having the above photo copied?
    Possibly this was Mary Ann McGreavy (d1877) as Margaret Brunker died 1869, William Philips died 1872, and James Philips was only 13 in 1873
    Mary Ann Brunker elegy




    from Irene Philips
    Elegy printed on silk & framed
    1857
    Newspaper Family Notices - from Trove

    Bond-Brunker marriage

    Married at Newcastle, by special licence, on 21st inst, by Rev. C.P.N Wilson, Captain Edward Bond of Sydney, to Mary Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Nixon Brunker, of Newcastle

  • The Sydney Morning Herald
    Friday 27 May 1853


  • The Maitland Mercury, and Hunter River General Advertiser
    Saturday 28 May 1853


  • The Empire, Sydney
    Saturday 28 May 1853


  • The Moreton Bay Courier
    Saturday 11 June 1853


  • The Evening News, Sydney
    Saturday 30 May 1903
    From the papers of Fify Years Ago
  • Newspaper Family Notices - from Trove

    Mary Ann Bond death

    On 20th February, 1857, on board the barque Elizabeth Thompson off Port Philip Heads, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Captain Edward Bond and granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret McGreavy of Newcastle, after a short and painfull illness, borne with Christian fortitude, aged 20 years. "Requieseat in pace"

  • The Sydney Morning Herald
    Friday 27 February 1857


  • Empire, Sydney
    Friday 27 February 1857


  • The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser
    Tuesday 3 March 1857


  • Empire, Sydney
    Saturday 28 February 1857


  • The North Australian, Ipswich and General Advertiser, Ipswich
    Tuesday 17 March 1857
  • Newspaper Family Notices - from Trove

    Edward Bond death

    Died, during the gale on the night of the 30th September, Captain Edward Bond, of the brig Ensign, aged 39 years, brother-in-law to Mr. J. N. Brunker, of East Maitland. He was universally respected, and a numerous circle of rela- tives and friends deeply regret their loss. His vessel, it is supposed, foundered at sea and drowned all on board. Adelaide and Melbourne papers please copy.

  • The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser
    Saturday 26 November 1864


  • The Sydney Morning Herald
    Monday 28 November 1864


  • Death. At sea, Captain Edward Bond, aged 39 years, of the brig Ensign, which vessel is supposed to have foundered off the Port of Newcastle during the gale of the 30th September last. Deceased belonged to Torquay, Devonshire, England, and was brother to Mrs. Thomas Colton, Sylvan Par, McLaren Vale, South Australia, and brother-in-law to Mr. J. N. Brunker, East Maitland. — Sydney papers please copy.

  • The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News
    Wednesday 30 November 1864
  • Capt Edward Bond, ship Fawn

    The following extraot from a letter, received yesterday, from Captain Edward Bond, of the Fawn, hence for Moreton Bay, gives the melan- choly intelligence of the loss of the second officer. The extract runs as follows-" I am sorry to have to inform you that the first night out, when seventy miles east of Sydney, I had the misfortune to lose the second mate, John Gadsby, while taking in the second reef in the mainsail. He fell overboard from the taffrail. I used every exertion to save bim, but failed in doing so. It was blowing a heavy gale from the north-east at the time. After which I stood in again for the land, and sighted the Sydney Light about ten o'clock on the Saturday night. On the Sunday morning, about one o'olock, the vessel was struck with a very heavy southerly gale, which: split almost every sail I had set. The weather has been so very heavy that the vessel" has been like' a half-tide rock ever since I left Sydney ; from the N.E. tne gale increased to a perfect hurricane, and I have never had a rougher passage. The passengers all well." Feb. 25.

  • The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser
    Wednesday 2 March 1853
  • Capt Edward Bond, ship Foam

  • unclaimed letter, Lyttelton Times, 15 July 1863, Page 5
  • Children of Mary Ann Brunker & Edward Bond

    Susannah Bond 1854 Newcastle – 1854 Pyrmont
    Newspaper Family Notice - from Trove

    Susannah Bond - death

    "On the 10th inst, at Pyrmont, Susannah, infant daughter of Mrs Edward Bond, aged 14 weeks"

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, 11 May 1854




  • The children of Mary Ann McGreavy & William Henry Whyte


    William Henry Whyte
    (1849 - 1901 Newcastle )

    William Henry Whyte
    born 26 Jul 1849
    Newcastle, NSW
    parents: William Henry Whyte & Mary Ann McGreavy
    Catherine Elizabeth Boyd
    born 1845
    NSW
    parents: James Boyd & Margaret
    William Henry Whyte & Catherine Elizabeth Boyd
    married 1872
    Newcastle, NSW
    William Henry Whyte
    died 14 Jan 1901
    Newcastle, NSW
    Catherine Elizabeth Whyte
    died 1915
    Randwick, NSW
    age 68
    William Henry Whyte (1849-1901)



    Freeman late Oswald Allen
    360 George St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1873-79
    William Henry Whyte (1849-1901)



    courtesy of Joe
    from an album kept by Mary Hamilton Asquith nee Fulton
    this photo is a hand 'improved' copy of the carte-de visite
    Kate Boyd (1845-1915)
    with daughter Violet



    C Leibinger, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    c1879-81
    Kate Boyd (1845-1915)




    courtesy of Joe
    from an album kept by Mary Hamilton Asquith nee Fulton
    date unknown
    Children of William Henry Whyte & Catherine Elizabeth Boyd

    male Whyte 1872 Newcastle - 1872 Newcastle
    Mary Margaret Whyte 1874 Newcastle – 1940 Waverleym 1901 Newcadstle to Thomas Benedict Fultonchildren:Francis, Edward, John, Charles, Mary, Henry
    William Henry Whyte 1876 Newcastle – 1912 Waverley
    Violet Imelda Whyte 1878 Maitland – 1927 Randwickm 1915 Sydneyto William H Cravenchildren:Howard, David, Richard
    James Brunker Whyte 1881 Newcastle – 1944 Manly m 1913 Chatswood to Lucy Rochaix children:June
    Evyleen Whyte 1882 Newcastle – 1938 North SydneyProfessed as: Sister Barbara Joseph RSJ
    Esmond Alfred Whyte 1883 Newcastle – 1940 Randwickm1 1908 Waterloo to Sarah Gallagherchildren:Hugh
    m2 1917 Tynemouth UK to Isabela Milburn/Thomaschildren:Mary, Esme, Kitty, Esme, Jean, Violet, William, Denis
    Amy Clare Whyte 1885 Newcastle – 1982 Rooty Hillm 1916 Newcastle to Stanhope Augustus Sullivanchildren:Dorothy, Joan, Valerie, Barbara, Deidre
    John Arthur Whyte 1889 Newcastle – 1889 Newcastle
    Alice Kathleen Whyte 1890 Newcastle – 1937 Darlinghurstm 1923 Sydney to Elliot R Reid
    Violet Whyte (1878-1927)
    with mother Kate



    C Leibinger, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    c1879-81
    Violet Whyte (1878-1927)




    C Leibinger, Newcastle
    Carte-de-visite
    c1879-81
    June Whyte




    Slade, Hunter St, Newcastle
    carte de visite

    identification courtesy of Susan
    June Whyte




    courtesy of Susan





    George Alexander Whyte
    (1849 - 1901 Newcastle )

    George Alexander Whyte
    born 1851
    Newcastle, NSW
    parents: William Henry Whyte & Mary Ann McGreavy
    Louisa Madeleine Ledgerwood
    born 15 May 1853
    Hexham NSW
    parents: William Ledgerwood & Julia Mahon
    George Alexander Whyte & Louisa Madeleine Ledgerwood
    married 19 Oct 1870
    Newcastle St John, NSW
    George Alexander Whyte
    died 1896
    Newcastle, NSW
    Louisa Madeleine Whyte
    died 1922
    Wickham, NSW
    George Alexander Whyte
    NSW Naval cadet 1863

  • NSW Naval Brigade - 1867
  • Children of George Alexander Whyte & Louisa Madeleine Ledgerwood

    Henry William Whyte 1871 Wickham – 1936 Newcastlem 1901 Newcastle to Emily Josephine Doylechildren:Eileen, William
    Lilian Mary Whyte 1874 Newcastle – 1958 Ashfieldm 1896 Wickham to George Rodgerschildren:Mary, Henry, Ethel, Frank, Lilian, Esther
    George Lancelot Whyte 1879 Newcastle – 1923 Ashfield
    Herbert Ledgerwood Whyte 1890 Newcastle – 1957 Newcastlem 1920 Hamilton to Clara Emily Hughes
    William G Whyte 1897 Port Macquarie – 1897 Port Macquarie





    Edward James Bond Whyte
    (1854 Newcastle - 1887 Newcastle )

    Edward James Bond Whyte
    born 3 Dec 1854
    Newcastle, NSW
    parents: William Henry Whyte & Mary Ann McGreavy
    Mary Denny Hewson
    born 18 Mar 1857
    ship "William Denny" North Cape, New Zealand
    parents: William Hewson & Anne Walter/Walker (Kelly)
    Edward James Bond Whyte & Mary Denny Hewson
    married 7 Jul 1875
    Newcastle St John, NSW
    Edward James Bond Whyte
    died 26 Feb 1887
    West Maitland, NSW
    tuberculosis
    Mary Denny Whyte
    died 11 Feb 1891
    Maitland, NSW
    meningitis

  • Inquest - Maitland Mercury 14 February 1891
  • Edward James Bond Whyte (1854-1887)
    identified by Ruth & Joe




    London Photographic Co, 419 George St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    marriage 1875
    Mary Denny Hewson (1857-1891)
    identified by Ruth & Joe




    London Photographic Co, 419 George St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    marriage 1875
    Ida Whyte (1880-1972)
    with Linda Whyte & children Alan & Edward Butterworth



    Photographer unknown
    courtesy of Ruth & Joe
    c1912
    Linda Whyte (1885-1970)
    with Ida Whyte, Alan & Edward Butterworth




    Photographer unknown
    courtesy of Ruth & Joe
    c1912
    Children of Edward James Bond Whyte & Mary Denny Hewson

    Edward William Whyte 1876 Newcastle - 1895 Wickham
    Ida Ann Whyte 1880 Maitland - 1972 Newcastle m 1899 Wickham to Herbert Butterworthchildren:Alan, Edward
    Frederick Whyte 1877 Newcastle -m 1901 Sydney to Agnes Duggan
    Samuel Sydney Whyte 1832 Morpeth - 1934 ?Sheppartonm 1914 to Edith May Leachildren:Samuel, Linda, Ida
    Linda Mary Whyte 1885 Morpeth - 1970 Newcastle m 1909 Newcastle to Richard Hoodschildren:Doris, Robert





    Photos of the Whyte-McGreavy boys - but alas, no names.


    Unknown Whyte boy
    with Mary A McGeavy & Margaret Brunker
    ?William 1849, ?George 1851, ?Edward 1854



    Milligan Bros, 84 King St, Sydney
    Carte-de-visite
    c1863-7
    Unknown Whyte boy
    ?William 1849, ?George 1851, ?Edward 1854




    Elijah Hart, High Street,West Maitland
    Carte-de-visite
    c1857-72
    Unknown Whyte boy
    ?William 1849, ?George 1851, ?Edward 1854




    Elijah Hart, High Street,West Maitland
    Carte-de-visite
    c1857-72





    Some unidentified early photos

    Please let me know if you recognise any of these people, have seen the photo before, or even if you just have a hunch!




    Unknown 1

     
    from John Lindsay
    Unknown 2

     
    from John Lindsay
    Unknown 3

    photographer unknown
    ?1860s
    Unknown 4

    photographer unknown
    ?1860s
    Unknown 5

    Freeman Bros, Sydney
    Unknown 6

    Henry Goodes, Sydney
    1861-2
    Unknown 7

    Anson & Francis, Adelaide
    1863-8
    Unknown 8

    Elijah Hart, West Maitland
    1857-72
    Unknown 9

    Elijah Hart, West Maitland
    1857-72
    Unknown 10

    Davies & Co, Melbourne
    1863-70
    Unknown 11

    Davies & Co, Melbourne
    1863-70
    Unknown 12

    Davies & Co, Melbourne
    1863-70
    Unknown 13

    Oswald Allen, Sydney
    1862-66
    Unknown 14

    John T Gorus, Sydney
    c1864
    Unknown 15

    A Smithers, Newcastle
    1867-8
    ?Mrs Thompson
    Unknown 16

    A Smithers, Newcastle
    1867-8
    Unknown 17

    A Smithers, Newcastle
    1867-8