greetings from australia
Pioneer Wharton Families in Vic
Max, Bertil and me in Sweden
© Say thanks to , Home, Weston or Whinray

Families featured
Henry Wharton wed 1865 to Elizabeth Michael Daniel,
Jonathan Wharton wed 1878 to Catherine Branley,
Robert Wharton and Eliza Bates came early in 1853,
William Wharton wed 1864 to Mary Conway,

Henry Wharton

Henry Wharton wed 1865 #146 to Elizabeth Michael Daniel lived at Mansfield
Henry and Margaret Smith also called Margt Martha Daniel register children from 1877
5 Children
of Elizth
1. Robert Wharton 1866 #9310 wed 1891 #3589 to Eliza Sim
2. Mary Wharton 1868 #3643 wed 1893 #1671 to Wm Leonard Johnstone no known children
3. Henry Wharton 1869 #23258
4. Samuel Wharton 1870 #24281
5. Emma Wharton 1872 #24372 born M'field wed 1898 #3574 to Samuel Arthur Mayor
9 Children
of Margt
6. Evelyn Annie Wharton c1875
7. Sybil Wharton 1877 #10087 wed 1901 #2081 to Charles Millar
8. Henrietta Wharton 1879 #10468 lived 10 months
9. Enoch Wharton 1880 #10068
10. William Alexander Wharton 1882 #17495
11. Frances May Wharton 1884 #3762
12. Arthur Woodhead Wharton 1886 #4237 lived 12 days
13. Arthur Napier Wharton 1888 #31054
14. Lillian Maud Wharton 1890 #14814
1. Robert Wharton 1866 #9310 wed 1891 #3589 to Eliza Sim 1868 #10194 - 1938 #6160 aged 70, daughter of Janet McLeod and David Sim born at Bolinda, and lived at Mansfield
2 Children 1. David Hy Wharton 1892
2. Janet Elizth Wharton 1901
5. Emma Wharton 1872 born M'field wed 1898 #3574 to Samuel Arthur Mayor 1859 - 1944 #6136 aged 85, son of Harriet Isa Leah and Wm Robinson Mayor from Wales, and lived at Richmond
2 Children 1. Daphne Marie Harriet Mayor 1899 #5757
2. Doris Muriel Mayor 1901 #6103 - 1975 #24118 aged 75
2. Evelyn Annie Wharton c1875 born M'field wed 1900 #6204 Jos John Arthur born Vic
Daughter Eva Olive Jean Arthur born 1910 #22414 at Richmond
John Arthur Wharton 1865 wed 1865 #1485 to Mary Williams, 1847 - 1935 aged 85 at G'ford, dau of Edw Williams and Elizabeth Layon, no known issue


Jonathan Wharton

Jonathan Wharton 1838 - 1888 #7649 aged 50, son of Matthew Wharton born in Westmoreland, came aged 18 in Oct 1855 on the Ben Nevis and wed 1878 #3281 to Catherine Branley 1846 - 1894 #12231 aged 48, daughter of Rose McNulty and John Branley, born at Donegal
2 Children 1. Thomas Branley Wharton 1879 #25505
2. Catherine Elizabeth Wharton 1882 #5138
Thomas Jonathan Wharton born 1907, son of Thos Branley Wharton and Margaret Ellen Purdy

Richard Wharton

Richard Wharton came c1858 with Jane Gough and lived first at Pennyweigh, later at Vaughan. They registered their weddding 1888 #1941.
8 Children 1. Mary Jane Wharton 1859 #4270 wed 1878 #3959 to Wm Lobb
2. Ann Wharton 1860 #21769 wed 1883 #5186 to John William Fopel
3. Ellen Wharton 1862 #23976 wed 1885 #228 to John Joseph Tattom OBrien
4. Tiresia Wharton 1864 #18723 - 1934 #9790 aged 70 years
5. Emily Wharton 1866 #24577 wed 1892 #5731 to Geo Chas Smith
6. Henry Richard Wharton 1868 #20182 wed 1901 #5232 to Emily Caroline Foletti
7. Winnifred Wharton 1870 #19944 wed 1892 #5622 to Chas Anwick Smith
8. Hubert Wharton 1876 #26432 wed 1901 #7938 to Julia Ann Carter
1. Mary Jane Wharton 1859 #4270 wed 1878 #3959 to Wm Richard Lobb from Cornwall, lived at Warragul, and after 1889 in Melbourne suburbs. He is possibly Wm Lobb aged 20 came Nov 1876 on the Northumberland
11 Children 1. Mary Jane Lobb 1881 #13115
2. William Richard Lobb 1883 #23038
3. Arthur John Lobb 1885 #29582
4. Edith Jane Lobb 1888 #7390
5. Hubert Hy Thos Lobb 1890 #5452
6. Ivy Muriel Lobb 1891 #38478
7. Sydney Fred Lobb 1893 #9078
8. Chas Leslie Lobb 1894 #33330
9. Hazel Lobb 1897 #1138
10. Aug Wharton Lobb 1898 #26687
11. Alex Geo Gilbert Lobb 1900 #10715 - 1901 #9057 lived 1 year
Thomas Andrew Wharton born 1910, son of Henry Richard Wharton 1868 #20182 son of Jane Gough and Richard Wharton, and Mary Ellen Lancaster 1877 - 1952 #20637 aged 75, daughter of Ellen and unknown Lancaster, died at Castlemaine, at G'ford

Robert Wharton

Robert Wharton wed 25 Sep 1836 to Emma Fletcher Ellis at Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Robert Wharton aged 36 came Dec 1854 to Port Phillip, on the Lincluden Castle with Emma Wharton 33 and 7 chn. The family appears to move to South Australia
7 Children 1. Bentley Wharton aged 16, Birth: 24 Sep 1837, Yorkshire, England Death: 12 Jun 1906, wed 12 Mar 1868 to Ellen Martin in St Paul Church, Adelaide, South Australia
2. Henry Wharton aged 13, c1841 (Halifax June 1841)
3. Enoch Wharton aged 13, c1841, (1843 in Halifax, West Yorkshire) died 13 Nov 1906 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, wed 22 May 1867 to Jessy Percy at Gawler, South Australia, Australia
4. Mary Wharton aged 8, c1846 (Dec 1845, Halifax)
5. Sybil Wharton aged 6, c1848 (birth June quarter, 1848 in Halifax District) wed 1873 to James Vardon
6. Benjn Wharton aged 3, c1851 (Dec 1851 in Halifax)
7. Napier Wharton aged I, c1853 (June quarter 1854 in Halifax)

Robert Havens Wharton

Robert Havens Wharton 28 came Jan 1853 on the Alipore with Eliza Bates 18 who wed in Bermondsey, Surrey, in 1852, arriving in Australia early in 1853 and lived at Ararat. This family has been traced back to the township of Sleigill in Morland, Westmorland, with the marriage of the 6 times great grandparents in 1696
9 Children 1. Amelia Wharton 1855 #8577
2. John Wharton 1857 #3513
3. Eliza Jane Wharton 1859 #20336 lived 16 months
4. Emily Wharton 1861 #2048
5. William Wharton 1864 #6285
6. Henry Wharton 1869 born Ararat
7. Caroline Wharton 1871 #6612 born Ararat
8. Louisa Wharton 1875 #85 born Ararat
9. Alice Maude Wharton 1878 #5492
1. Amelia Wharton 1855 #8577 wed 1879 #1264 to Otto Edward Muckner from Berlin, and lived at Collingwood. The family now use the spelling Mickner.
5 Children 1. Louisa Muckner 1880 #7877 lived 8 days
2. Louis Otto Muckner 1883 #22726
3. Robert Hayden Muckner 1887 #32913 - 1905 #2626 aged 17
4. Phillis Eliza Muckner 1889 #27368
5. Amelia Muckner 1898 #26347
4. Emily Wharton 1861 #2048 - 1954 #209 aged 93 wed 1892 #5731 to George James Smith 1868 #13933 - 1945 #21616 aged 77 son of Mary Russell and Frederick Smith born at Ballarat, and lived at Mt Egerton and then in Wonthaggi
3 Children 1. Geo Victor Smith 1892 #34975 lived 2 days
2. Emily Eliza Cath Smith 1894 #24171
6. Henry Wharton 1869 born Ararat wed 1899 #189 to Elizabeth Boag
3 Children 1. Hy Stanley Loch Wharton 1899 #13296
2. Clyde Baden Loch Wharton 1900 #11575
3. Wm Victor Loch Wharton 1901 #27449
7. Caroline Wharton 1871 #6612 born Ararat wed 1898 #311 to Francis Wm Russell from USA
1 Child 1. Francis Wm Russell 1899 #21773
8. Louisa Wharton 1875 #85 born Ararat wed 1897 #25 to Fred Wm Lohse

William Wharton


On 24 July 2001 I received the following details from Tom Belas, a very kind researcher -
Henry Wharton married Rachel Bellas in 1826 at Hesket in the Forest. All of the children from this marriage were baptised at Crosthwaite CUL. (now Cumbria west of Kendal)
Rachel was the daughter of John Bellas and Ann Hodgson who were married at Dufton in 1782. In all there were 13 children of this couple, 4 died as infants, five at least married.
I can offer information on the Bellas line back to 1725 with some degree of certainty, and further back with some degree of logic.
From on Friday, 27 August, 2010
I revisited the Whartons on the internet today and found your web-page again. And I see from it that I have not kept you up-to-date with my findings. Here is my current information on the children of Henry and Rachel. My apologies.
I still find the occasional new piece of information, most recently from the 1911 census (but not for the Whartons, too late for them) which has proved very useful. One important piece of information in the census is the number of births and the number of children still alive. It has made me aware that in several of the families I have investigated, there were quite a few children who died as infants, and because of that I did not know of their existence.
Cockermouth spans the boundaries of the counties of Cumbria and Cumberland;
First Generation
1. Henry Wharton was baptised on 11 Nov 1804 in Morland WES 1 and was buried on 21 Feb 1863 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
Henry married Rachel Bellas, daughter of John Bellas and Ann Hodgson, on 4 Feb 1826 in Hesket CUL.3
Rachel was born in Colby WES, was baptised on 11 Nov 1804 in Appleby WES,4 and was buried on 24 Sep 1853 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
Children from this marriage were:
2 F i. Anne Wharton was born in Portinscale CUL 2 and was baptised on 27 Aug 1826 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
Anne married John Routledge on 29 Jul 1854 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
3 M ii. Thomas Wharton was born in Fieldside, Crosthwaite CUL 2 and was baptised on 16 Mar 1828 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
Thomas married Rachel Ritson in 1857.5 Rachel was born about 1829 in Dean CUL 6 and died 1862 or 1865 5 about age 33.
4 F iii. Frances Wharton was born in Portinscale CUL 2 and was baptised on 7 Feb 1830 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
5 M iv. John Wharton was baptised on 5 Feb 1832 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
6 M v. Henry Wharton was born in Portinscale CUL,2 was baptised on 21 Jun 1833 in Crosthwaite CUL,2 and was buried on 29 Sep 1856 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
7 M vi. William Wharton was born on 29 Aug 1835 in Portinscale CUL,7 was baptised on 27 Sep 1835 in Crosthwaite CUL,2 died on 20 Sep 1914 in Cochrane's Creek, Rheola VIC 8 at age 79, and was buried in Rheola VIC.7
William married Mary Conway on 2 Jun 1864 in Castlemaine VIC.7, 9 Mary was born about 1838 in Birr OFF IRL,7 died on 19 Aug 1906 in Dunolly VIC 10 about age 68, and was buried in Rheola VIC.7
8 F vii. Rachael Wharton was baptised on 8 Sep 1839 in Crosthwaite CUL 2 and was buried on 2 Apr 1862 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
9 M viii. Joseph Wharton was born in Portinscale CUL and was baptised on 21 Feb 1841 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
Joseph married Mary Ann Fleming11 in 1868.5 Mary was born about 1845 in Cockermouth CUL.12
10 M ix. George Wharton was born in Portinscale CUL 13 and was baptised on 26 Apr 1846 in Crosthwaite CUL.2
George married Mary Douglas11 in 1867.5
References -
1. Barry Goodall, letter (2004.04.07).
2. Crosthwaite CUL, register (LDS 1472290).
3. Hesket-in-the-Forest CUL, Bishop's transcript (LDS 0090268).
4. Appleby WES, St Lawrence, register (LDS 1471684).
5. General Register Office, Indexes to Births, Marriages, and Deaths.
6. National Archives, England Census, 7th April 1861.
7. Barry Goodall, pedigree (2004.04.01).
8. Supreme Court, Probate Index Victoria 1841-1992 (microfiche) (Macbeth Genealogical Books, 1992).
9. Victoria Pioneers Index 1837-1888: an index to birth, death, and marriage records held by the
Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Victoria (Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
in association with the Registry, 1992).
10. Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Edwardian Index, Victoria 1902-1913:
index to births, deaths and marriages in Victoria (Melbourne, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria, 1997).
11. National Archives, England Census, 3rd April 1881.
12. National Archives, England Census, 5th April 1891.
13. National Archives, England Census, 30th March 1851.


William Wharton 29 Aug 1835 - 20 Sep 1914, son of Rachel Bellas and Henry Wharton, wed 2 Jun 1864 #1197 to Mary Conway 1838 - 19 Aug 1906, dau of Ellen Barnett and John Conway and lived at Guildford, Victoria
7 children 1. Rachael Wharton 1865 #12042
2. Henry Wharton 1867 #2430
3. William Wharton 1869 #15925
4. Twin Joseph Wharton 1871 #23635 - 1927 #9706 aged 56
5. Twin George Wharton 6 July 1871 #23636 - 7 Nov 1934 aged 63
6. Ann Wharton 1874 #16274
7. Thomas Bellas Wharton 1876 #21114
1. Rachael Wharton 1865 #12042 wed 1890 #4919 to George Washington Holt and lived at Burkes Flat and Rheola, 10 Children
2. Henry Wharton 10 Feb 1867 #2430 - 14 Jan 1940 died at Bealiba, Vic, wed 10 July 1912 to Oletta Catherine Olsen 11 Oct 1876 dau of Annie Cameron and Andrew Olsen born at Bealiba,
3 children 1. Anne Mary Wharton 11 Oct 1913 - 26 Sep 1998
2. William Wharton 26 Nov 1916 - 27 Jan 2000
3. Rachel Oletta Wharton 6 May 1918
3. William Wharton 1869 #15925 - 17 Aug 1931 aged 62, wed 15 Apr 1925 to Isabella Grieves 1885 #12872 - 24 Sep 1960 aged 75, dau of Janett Kennedy and John Grieves born at Rheola
4. Twin Joseph Wharton 1871 - 1927 #9706 aged 56, son of Mary Conway and Wm Wharton born at Guildford, wed 1 Sep 1908 #5393, to Charlotte Grieves 1881 #7235 - 1962 #19411 aged 81, sister of Isabella who wed elder brother William Wharton, lived at McIntyre, died at Dunolly.
2 Children 1. Elsie May Wharton 1908
2. Thomas Henry Wharton 1910 - 1995, born at Rheola, wed Freda May Silke
5. Twin George Wharton 6 July 1871 #23636 - 7 Nov 1934 aged 63. George died at Fitzroy where he was having medical treatment, and was taken back to be buried in Deniliquin Cemetery, NSW. He wed Margaret Ellen Bond born 12 Dec 1884 at Burkes Flat, Vic and registered 1885 #1007, daughter of Mary Jane Brown and Hugh Bond. Hugh Bond born in Adelaide wed 1873 #887 to Mary Brown. Margaret Wharton nee Bond wed 1937 to Phillip Henry Mathewson. The list of children is provided by on Wednesday, 28 October, 2009
8 Children 1) George William Wharton (Betty's Dad) born on the 7th May 1906 at St. Arnaud, Vic. Died 24th December, 1979 at Deniliquin Hospital. Buried in the Deniliquin Lawn Cemetery.
2) Mary Conway Wharton (named after her gran who had recently died) was born in 1907 at Burkes Flat, Vic. Sadly, she died on the 22nd October 1907 and she was buried at Rheola Cemetery with her grandmother. I HAVE COME ACROSS SOME SITES ON MY COMPUTER WHERE SHE IS LISTED AS MARY AND WILLIAM WHARTONS FIRST BORN CHILD!!! This is a mistake that has been passed on by persons unknown?
3) James Robert Wharton (Jim) born on the 4th October 1908 at Burkes Flat, Vic, died 26 May 1988 at Deniliquin, NSW
4) Henry Wharton (Harry) born on the 18th July 1910 at Burkes Flat, Vic. Died 11 Aug 1966 in Brisbane, Qld
5) Edwards Charles Wharton (Charlie) was born in 1912 at Burkes Flat, Vic. DIed 22 May 1977
6) Stanley John Wharton (Jack) was born on the 3rd July, 1914 at Dunolly, Vic. Died 11 Sep 1976 at Collinsville Qld
7) Ellen Mavis Wharton (Nellie) was born on the 20th March 1916 at Dunolly, Vic. Died 14 Jan 1991 in Melbourne, Vic
8) Edith Alice Wharton (Edie) was born on the 6th January, 1920 at Dunolly Vic. Died 10 Feb 1994 in WA
6. Ann Wharton 1874 #16274 - 1949 wed 1900 #2166 to Arthur Wm Holt and lived at St Arnaud, 6 Children
7. Thomas Bellas Wharton 1876 #21114 - 23 Apr 1948 aged 71 in Dalby, Qld, wed 21 Aug 1912 at Kogan, Qld to Evelyn Ellen (Dot) Alexander 2 Mar 1888 - 9 June 1970 aged 88, dau of Eileen and William Alexander born at Kogan, Qld.
8 Children 1. William Edward Wharton born 28th Nov 1912 registered 1913/3102, as Edward William Wharton died 1924/3717
2. Francis Thomas Wharton born 15th June 1914/3328
3) Evelyn Wharton (Born 11 March 1916)
4) Kathleen Wharton (Born 2nd Aug 1917)
5) Alice Wharton (Born 7th Nov 1918)
6) John Wharton (Born 9th Apr 1920)
7) Twin Patrick Wharton born 20 July 1923
8) Twin Archie Wharton born 20 July 1923
9. Rachel Wharton - born 05 Sept 1925.
10. Grace Wharton - born 26th Feb 1927.

Thankyou to on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 for the names and dates for the children of Evelyn and Thomas Bellas Wharton
Subject: Bellas family in Keswick, England
From Panzie Garvin on Wed, 2 Jun 2004
I read Tom Bellas' post, regarding Rachel Bellas in Keswick (1839-1862), and would like to pass along that two members of the Bellas family bred fell ponies on Moor Farm in Keswick during that period (John and Robert).
I would also like to add a correction to Item 1, which states that John Bellas married Barbary Spedding in 1725. He married Barbara Spedding. Barbary Spedding was the girl's mother, who married Thomas Spedding in 1701.
---------------------------
Panzie, we can not contact you - email address is out of date.
Hello Panzie,
It seems that over the years Barbary moved to Barbara. Thomas Spedding and Mary Birkbeck were married in 1701 and the first child was Barbary baptised in 1702. In my data-set I enter the children under their baptismal name which is why I have Barbary as John Bellas's wife.
When the three sons (Joseph, Thomas, and Anthony) that we have data for were baptised the mother?s name appeared as Barbary, Barb:, and Barbara.
Barbary/Barbara is one of my mysteries in that I do not know what became of her; I have not found a burial for her as yet. There is said to be a reference to her in a manor roll from 1773 but I have not seen the original to see just what appears.
I had seen reference to the pony breeders when using the marvellous new index to the Times of London. There were mentions in 1922, 1926, and 1935 in connection with the Pony show. I assume that Robert and John were sons of John Bellas and Sarah Dowthwaite.
Tom Bellas

More from Tom Bellas, August 2001
Well, I did not find many Bellas but I did find the Wharton family in the registers for Crosthwaite parish which is really largely the town of Keswick. The descent of Rachel that I have is:
1	  John Bellas married 1725 Barbary Spedding
1.2	  Joseph Bellas married 1751 Ann Brown
1.2.2	  John Bellas married 1782 Anne Hodgson
1.2.2.12  Rachel Bellas married 1826 Henry Wharton

Rachel was buried 1853.09.24 & Henry on 1863.02.21 aged 67
Their children were:
   1   Ann 1826 mar 1854 John Routledge
   2   Thomas 1828 in 1881 census unmarried
   3   Frances 1830
   4   John 1832
   5   Henry 1833-1856
   6   William 1835-1914 [mar 1864 Mary Conway]
   7   Rachel 1839-1862
   8   Joseph 1841 mar 1868 Mary ??
   9   George 1846 mar 1867 Mary Ann ??
I found Thomas, Joseph and George in the 1881 census still living around the region so I suspect that they did not migrate to Australia unless they came later. Joseph & George were not married at Crosthwaite, the years come from the UK marriage index. I did not find Frances or John in the later records.
In a list of Cumberland residents from 1847 Henry Wharton is listed as being a "beer seller" at Portinscale. Keswick is at the northeastern end of Derwent Water and Portinscale is over the other side of the river at the northwestern end of the lake.
A few years ago I was in contact with another Bellas researcher from Liverpool and she passed on a message from an Annette Egerton who was searching for information about Rachel Bellas who married Henry Wharton at Hesket in the Forest. When I attempted to contact her at the e-mail address that had been provided my message bounced. I gather that she was in Australia somewhere. Have you an Annette Egerton in your records? I am wondering whether she may be a descendant of William's.


From on Thursday, 12 August, 2010
Hi Elizabeth,
I just began researching the Wharton line for a friend. He descends from Henry Wharton and Rachael Bellas. I read on your site from a post by Tom Bellas that the 1881 census showed Thomas b. 1828 as unmarried. I have that he married in 1857. I found him in the 1861 and the 1891 census but not the 1881. I was hoping to write to Tom and check records with him. Thanks for your email.
nancy :-)

Elizabeth Janson's web contributions
began 1st Nov, 1998.
Home, Weston or Whinray
© Say thanks to