Whitty Henry Hamlyn

Whitty Henry Hamlyn

Male 1872 - 1938

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  • Born  30 May 1872  Taramia Station, Corowa, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Oct 1938  Heathfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I323  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2013 

    Father  Whitty Henry Tarlton,   b. 4 Jul 1847, Tarramia, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1912, Wadhurst, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Harris Mary Hamlyn,   b. 31 May 1848, Bangalore, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1932, Wadhurst, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jul 1871  Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family  Hampton Marguerite Louise,   b. 7 Jul 1881, Mile End, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1904  New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Whitty Marguerite Eleanor Hamlyn,   b. 8 Apr 1905, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000, Seaford, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Whitty Lt Col. John Henry Hamlyn,   b. 4 Dec 1910, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1944, Monte Cassino, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Whitty Mary Hamlyn,   b. 12 Oct 1913, Melbourne, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1948, Cheltenham, Glos. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F123  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1872 - Taramia Station, Corowa, NSW Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1904 - New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1938 - Heathfield, Sussex Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    1933 Australian Electoral Role for Henry Hamlyn Whitty and Marguirite Louise Whitty
    1933 Australian Electoral Role for Henry Hamlyn Whitty and Marguirite Louise Whitty
    Henry Hamlyn Whitty probate record, 1938
    Henry Hamlyn Whitty probate record, 1938
    from National Archives via ancestry.co.uk
    1891 Census record for Henry Hamlyn Whitty, Gloucestershire.
    1891 Census record for Henry Hamlyn Whitty, Gloucestershire.
    from National Archives record via ancestry.co.uk
    'Shearing the rams' by Tom Roberts 1890, painted at Corowa. Henry would have been 18 at the time and had grown up in nearby Taramia Station.
    'Shearing the rams' by Tom Roberts 1890, painted at Corowa. Henry would have been 18 at the time and had grown up in nearby Taramia Station.
    One of the most well known and loved paintings in Australia, Shearing the Rams has been described as a "masterpiece of Australian impressionism" and "the great icon of Australian popular art history". The painting is part of the National Gallery of Victoria Australian art collection.
    Tarramia Homestead, the only known photos from a family album
    Tarramia Homestead, the only known photos from a family album
    golf at Tarramia
    golf at Tarramia
    players unknown, from Whitty family photos

  • Notes 
    • Henry, born into a wealthy family, grew up in both Australia and Gloucestershire, he sold the family farm Taramia in Australia in 1922, eighty two years after his grandfather started it, but remained on the board of a large land-holding company in Australia.
      When he died he left 7040 in his will.
      When his father Henry Tarlton died he left 179,000, so Henry Hamlyn either through the difficult economic times of the 1920s and 1930s, or through not generating much capital, somehow spent/lost what would in todays money be tens of millions of pounds during his life.

      Obituary in the 'Argos', Melbourne, 1938:
      'The death look place at his home in England recently of Mr Hamlyn Henry Whitty, formerly of Tarramia Station, Corowa. He was aged 66 years, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tarlton Whitty and a nephew of Mr Harold P. Whitty, of Berrigan. His grandfather, the late Mr J. C. Whitty, took up Tarramia in 1840. After having sold the station about 16 years ago, Mr H. H. Whitty went to England, and was elected to the board of the Peel River Land and Finance Company, which controls large areas of country in New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. On one occasion he visited Australia by plane and used it to inspect the company's holdings in Australia. He has left a widow, one son and two daughters. His son, Mr. John Henry Hamlyn Whitty, of the Second Battalion of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, was recently awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in rescuing a man under fire in Palestine. Mr. H. H. Whitty was a brother of Sir John Whitty, of England and Colonel Noel Whitty, of the West Kent Regiment, England.'

      source: http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/whitty-henry-hamlyn-14333

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      On the death of his mother, Mary Hamlyn, Dewhurst Lodge passed to her eldest son, Henry Hamlyn. He 'retired' from Australia in 1934, and sold Dewhurst, moving to live at 10 Hungershall Park in Tunbridge Wells.
      source: notes of Mary Whitty

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      1891 Census info:
      Whitty family lives in Ivywell House, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire.
      Henry Hamlyn Whitty is head of household aged 19 (Parents Henry and Mary must have been away), and is a student of civil engineering. Siblings Eleanor, John, Marie and Elsie are all scholars. There are 4 domestic servants in the household.

      1904 Marriage record, Australia:
      Marguerite L Hampton to Henry H Whitty
      Marrickville, New South Wales

      8th Dec 1922 Passenger List
      On board the 'Benalla' from Melbourne, arriving in London were Henry Whitty (grazier aged 50), Margurite Whitty (wife, aged 39), Margurite Whitty (scholar aged 17), John Whitty (aged 12) and Mary H whitty aged 9.
      their home address is Dewhurst Lodge, Wadhurst, Sussex.

      *This would have been the voyage home after selling the farm in NSW.

      16th Dec 1927 Passenger List
      Henry and Marguerite Whitty arrive from Australia in the port of Southampton. They'd been passengers on the 'Largs Bay', and had joined the ship at Melbourne.
      Their address is given as Dewhurst Lodge, Sussex
      Henry's occupation is 'grazier'. Henry is aged 55, Marguerite aged 44

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      The 1933 Electoral Role in Australia has both Henry Hamlyn Whitty - listed at address No.2 Vera st, Corowa, Riverina District, NSW - as a pastoralist, but also his wife Marguerite Louise Whitty, 'home duties'.

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      Death notice 1938:
      ...Henry Hamlyn Whitty late of 10 Hungershall Park Tunbridge Wells in the county of Kent formerly of Tarramia Corowa in the State of New South Wales Australia and Dewhurst Lodge, Wadhurst in the county of Sussex, and Shelford Mulwala in the State of New South Wales Australia
      Retired Grazier. Deceased, who died on the eighteenth
      day of October 1938...
      source: London Gazette, 5th Jan 1940.

      Probate:
      WHITTY Henry Hamlen of 10 Hungershall Park, Tunbridge Wells, died 18th October 1938 at the Lonsdale nursing home, Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Probate 5th dec London to Marguerite Louisa Whitty, Widow.
      Effects 7040 14s. 7d. in England.



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