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Jesse WHIP + Mary Marshall MILLER - Otago

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JESSE WHIPP (1852-1933)
- was born in Drayton, Berkshire, England 16 Dec 1852
- he was a Farmer & Fisherman & prospected for gold at Round Hill, Riverton
- he was also an avid orchardist

Jesse married:
MARY MARSHALL MILLER (1861-1930) 16 July 1887, Winton Parish
- he was 32, she was 26
- Mary was born in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland 21 June 1861

They lived in Paihia, Riverton and in 1876 (at least) they lived at Catlins River (22km south of Balclutha, Otago)


... 1
1888 - 1974 Agnes Leah Whipp
- born in Riverton
- Agnes married William KNOWLER in 1907
- they had 10 children
- Agnes died in Wellington 7 April 1974 aged 86

... 2
1889 - 1889 Isabella Marshall Whipp
- born in Riverton
- Isabella died 21 Dec 1889 aged 1 month
- she is buried 58.00 Presbyterian Section Row B in Riverton cemetery

... 3
1892 - 1900 Thomas Albert Whipp
- born in Paihia, Southland
- Thomas drowned in a well 10 Jan 1900 aged 8 years, 3 days
17 Jan 1900 - A very pitiful accident occurred at Paihia on the evening of the 10th to the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Whipp, of Paihia, a lad 12 years of age (sic). Full particulars are not to hand yet, but it seems be was drawing water from a well, and by some means fell in, and before being discovered he was drowned
- he is buried 66.00 Old Section in Orepuki

... 4
1894 - 1916 James Frederick Whipp
- born in Paihia, Southland
- James served in WWI s Private 8/512 with the Otago Infantry Regiment.
- he was injured in the wrist in 1915
- He was killed in action 4 August 1916 aged 22 in Somme, France. He is buried I. E. 31. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France

... 5
1895 - 1955 Gordon Spencer Whipp (twin)
- born in Paihia, Southland
- Gordon served in WWI as Private 32919 with NZEF, 19th Reinforcements, J Company. He embarked from Wellington 15 November 1916. His next of kin was listed as his sister, Mr William Knowler of Pahia, Southland
- he married Mary Ann WIson RICHARDSON in 1923
- he died 17 March 1955 aged 60 in Invercargill
- Mary died 5 August 1957 aged 63
- they buried Plot 781, Block 34 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
In loving memory of Gordon Spencer
Beloved husband of Mary Whipp
Died 17th March 1955 Aged 59 years
Also the above Mary
Died 5th Aug 1957 Aged 83 years

... 6
1895 - 1972 Norman Leslie Whipp (twin)
- born in Paihia, Southland
- Norman served in WWI with the Otago Mounted Rifles, 1st Reinforcements
- he married Jessie THOMPSON (1895-1966) in Orepuki in 1920
- they had 6 sons:
1922 - 1984 James Leslie Whipp
- James lived in Argyle st., Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
1923 - 1996 Charles Frederick Whipp
1925 - 1988 Leslie Louis Whipp
1926 - 2007 Harry Norman Whipp
1928 - 1992 Albert Whipp (born June)
1928 - 1987 Stanley Whipp (born December)
- the were living in Tapanui in Dec 1944 when their son James was wounded in WWII
- Jessie died 17 Sep 1966 aged 70, buried 5.00 Block IV A and 8 at Halfmoon Bay
- Norman died 15 July 1972 aged 76, he is buried with Jessie

... 7
1901 - 1950 Stanley Lewis Whipp
- born in Paihia
- Stanley didn't marry
- he died 20 May 1950 in Orepuki aged 49 years, 1 day
- he is buried 66.00 Old Section at Orepuki cemetery

... 8
1903 - 1941 Ernest Jesse Whipp
- Ernest married Sarah Gladys CONNELL (1905-1977) in 1927
- their 2 known sons:
1928 - 1933 Ernest Douglas Whipp
1938 - 2000 Russell Stanley Whipp
- Ernest died 7 October 1941 aged 37
- he is buried 10.00 Anglican Section Row J at Riverton cemetery
- Sarah died 13 April 1977 in Christchurch

Mary Marshall WHIPP died 24 June 1930 aged 69
- she is buried 66.00 Old Section at Orepuki cemetery
Jesse WHIPP died 2 December 1933 aged 80
- he is buried with Mary


1 Sep 1876 - BALCUTHA
... Jesse Whipp, fisherman, Catlins River gave evidence in court

13 April 1877
Robert LATTA
Thomas HILL
Robert CREWS

... Jesse Whipp requested that the road works in block 4, Longwood, be extended to section 5, to enable him to get in building timber. - Left to the member from the riding and the Engineer to deal with

14 March 1891
... Commissioner of Crown Land - Notice re Jesse Whipp's application to transfer certain land

29 March 1900
... A correspondent of the Western Star saw a rather rare sight at Pahi the other day. Mr Jesse Whipp has an apple tree bearing a second crop of apples this year, and they look fine, healthy fruit

7 Aug 1907
... Some considerable time ago Mr J. Whipp unearthed on his beach claim at Pahia, while conducting sluicing operations, a number of Maori tools, weapons and domestic articles. The most valuable piece was a Maori emblem, or charm, of which the name is not known locally. There were also two or three beautiful chisels, part of a mere, and other Maori articles in a more or less unfinished state. Another was a bone spear, atbout 2ft in length, the end of which was missing. None of the Maori in the Colac Bay district have any knowledge of bone spears, and it may, therefore, be taken for granted that the relics date a long way back in New Zealand' historyIt seems clear that Mr Whipp's claim was formerly the scene of a Maori factory, and that these relics of the Maori arts and crafts mark the workshop of an old settlement. They were covered by twelve feet of sand. Among the implements were three relics that were clearly British in origin. One of the most curious was a metal plate that had apparently been affixed to a soldier's helmet bearing the British Crown, the Scotch Thistle, and the word "Closeburn Sharphooters". The metal was black and encrusted through long burial when found, but on being polished the inscription came out qute distinctly
Nearby were the remains of an old flintlock rifle or musket, and the third was a clay pipe. How long these had been deposited there it was impossible to say, but Mr Whipp thinks from the depth at which they were discovered on the beach - namely 9ft - that they must date back to Captain Cook's time. The inscription "Closeburn Sharpshooter" ought to supply a clue to the date.
It is quite clear that the badge was once a decoration on a British uniform, but no information can be obtained locally as to any regiment or company that saw colonial service as the Closeburn Sharpshooters.
Mr Whipp sent his find down to the "Times" Office, where the collection has been inspected by a large number of visitors. The latest caller was Dr Marshall, of the Otago School of Mines, who looked into the office on Saturday morning, and found the greenstone and bone implements an the brass badge and iron lock full of interest. He entirely approved the suggestion made by previous visitors that the collection should be sent on to Mr A. Hamilton, of the Wellington Museum and that the Hon Mr McNab's assistance should be enlisted to clear up the mystery of the Closeburn Sharpshooters
On Saturday the collection was sent to Wellington with letters to Mr McNab and Mr Hamilton, and what they have to say will be awaited with interest by a large number of people throughout Southland

Orepuki in Southland is a small country township on the coast of Te Waewae Bay some 20 minutes from Riverton, 15 minutes from Tuatapere and 50 minutes from Invercargill that sits at the foot of the Longwood Range. Once a thriving gold mining settlement of 3000 people, today Orepuki is something of a ghost town with an assortment of abandoned stores, goldmining relics and sluicing scars as the only reminders of its former glory.

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