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Marriage: Children:
  1. Sophia Whitney: Birth: 30 JUN 1828 in England.

  2. Jane Whitney: Birth: 9 AUG 1830 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Death: 30 MAY 1915 in Louisville, Kentucky

  3. Anne E. Whitney: Birth: 1832 in England. Death: in Louisville, Kentucky

  4. John Whitney: Birth: 27 JUN 1834 in Shrewsbury, England. Death: 6 SEP 1932 in Auckland, New Zealand

  5. Richard Whitney: Birth: 2 APR 1838 in England.


Sources
1. Title:   K Gray
2. Title:   papers of HCGray

Notes
a. Note:   NI0079
Note:   Family myth says they were on a world tour, but James specified in his will that he intended to reside "beyond the seas." James and his family arrived in Australia on the ship "Statesman" in September, 1852, from a British port. Lists James, 55, Sophia, 53, George, 27, Jane, 21, Anne, 19, John, 16. James died there. There is brass wall tablet memorial to James Whitney in St. Nicholas Church in Hereford, England, saying he died 13 December 1852 (almost 58 years old).
In 1840, James Whitney, Esq., was the largest Whitney landowner in Herefordshire, owning the following parcels of land in Norton Canon Parish, Herefordshire: "In Broad Coppice", "Hopyard", "Eight Acres", "Further Broad Oaks", "Far North Field", "Hither North Field", "Pool Broad Oaks", "Hopyard Croft", "Old Hopyard", "Broad Oaks", "Upper Broad Oaks", "Lower Broad Oaks", "Nine Acres", "Park Meadow", "Raddleback", "Hale Gobbets", "Orchard", "Calverhill House and Garden ", "Orchard", "Barn and Fold", "Small Raddleback", "West Field", "Little Shirrel", "Ralphs Meadow", "Allotment", "Cottage and Garden", "Orchard", "Brush Croft", "Lower Common Field", "Piece above Lower Common Field", "Lower Glisshire", "Upper Glisshire", "Wellhouse Glisshire", "Well House and Garden", "Homestead and Orchard", "Wats Croft", "In Bower Field", "Tumphouse Orchard", "Tumphouse and Garden", "Tumphouse Croft", "Orchard below Tumphouse Croft", "Green Orchard", "Eckley Green Orchard", "Green Orchard", "Moulders Croft", "House Garden and Orchard", "Bannut Tree Gobbet", "Little Broadmeadow ", "Greg�s Orchard", "Little Orchard", "Pool Meadow", "Grastone", "Common Meadow", "Lower Common Meadow", and "Darkly Meadow".[1]
In 1851, the family resided in St. Mary Paddington, Paddington, Middlesex, England where James was listed as a "Landed Proprietor". Also with the family were two visitors, three young scholars, a governess, and four house servants.
In memory of / JAMES WHITNEY, / late of CALVER HILL,Esquire; / who died the 11TH of December 1852, / aged 59. / Beloved by all who knew him. / "By Grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God." / Ephesians: 11 Chap: 8 Verse.
The shorter the voyage, the nearer you went to the Antarctic Continent; the Statesman's captain was the first man to sail an emigrant ship to Australia on the great circle course recommended by the American oceanographer M.F. Maury, Her passengers, who had no idea what was coming to them, not surprisingly complained of the "Intense cold." It is difficult for us today to imagine the discomforts of a long voyage in a large sailing ship. A few deaths on the way to Australia were taken for granted: adults died of what the ships' surgeons called diarreah.


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