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Query by clinmor

George and Sarah SHIPLEY arrived Australia on Board Boat Bulimba

Their Son Abraham married Mary they had 7 children one my Grandfather, ived Shipley Street Warwick Queensland Australia

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on 2011-09-04 21:49:26

clinmor has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: SHIPLEY, STUART.

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by janilye on 2011-09-04 23:38:36

by clinmor on 2011-09-05 00:33:56

Thank you so very much, Walter Neville was my Grandfathers Brother.
Granddad (William Joseph) came out to New Zealand where he married, so any information on the Shipleys in Australia is very much appreciated.

by janilye on 2011-09-05 20:31:08

by clinmor on 2011-09-06 22:28:08

Thank very much i can now fill in a few empty spaces on my family tree
Keep up the good work

by shipo on 2011-11-21 04:59:48

Hi Moira,
Walter Neville and Mary Shipley were my grandparents,they had 12 children 5 girls and 7 boys one of which is my Dad Eric Noel Shipley. Only Dad (85 on 26th November) and 2 brothers Les and Arnold are still with us. Mum and Dad and myself live in Brisbane,I have an older brother Greg(works in Thailand) and a younger sister Deborah(Lives in Perth). Nice to see all this information and meet a a new relative.
Cheers Paul Shipley

by clinmor on 2011-11-22 00:30:40

Hi Paul great to here from you.
My Grandfather was William Joseph Shipley your Grandad Walters brother if you want information on his family please let me no.
I live in Taupo New Zealand
Regards Moira Stuart.

by shipo on 2011-11-22 07:03:19

Hi Moira,
Thanks and yes any information would be much appreciated, Grandad Walter passed away in 1959 when I was 4 yrs old but I do have slight remembrance of him. Dad and myself are always interested in finding any family history so all this is wonderful. Look forward to hearing from you when you have time.
Cheers Paul

by clinmor on 2011-11-23 16:26:46

Hi Paul
Born 9th April 1885 Warwick Australia Died 11th Dec 1971 Masterton New Zealand
Married 11th Dec 1906 Dannevirke New Zealand
Wife Edith Daisy HOLBROOK
Born 9th Aug 1886 Sheffield South Island New Zealand
Died 29 th Oct 1956 Masterton New Zealand
They had 2 Daughters Pearl Ivy SHIPLEY Born 9th Jan 1910
Clara Edith Ruby SHIPEY Born 9th Oct 1912 (my Mum.)
Will send their details later.
Also have photos of Abraham and Mary, and their seven children.
I will check if its alright to give my email address to send these.
Take Care

by shipo on 2011-11-24 21:16:49

Hi Moira,
Wow thanks that's wonderful information I'll print that out and show it to Dad,also love to see the pics that's a special find and much appreciated.
Take good care

by clinmor on 2011-11-30 15:53:13

Paul have more information on Shipley family and photos you can contact me at this email address
[email protected]
Take Care Moira

by Aussie1947 on 2011-12-01 17:32:18


1894/1895 Queensland Post Office Directory.
Shipley, Abraham, overseer.
Shipley, Robert, grocer.

Abraham Shipley was appointed onto the East Warwick School Committee on 7th April 1899.

Queensland Post Office Directory 1900.
Shipley, Abraham, Engineer, Water Works.
Shipley, Albert, farmer.


by westfamilytree on 2012-04-11 23:43:23

My Grandmother was Martha Shipley, daughter of Abraham Shipley and Mary(Neville)and sister to William Joseph and Walter. Martha had 4 children, Edwin, Jean, Heather, and my father Harold. I have a copy of the Shipley family tree going back to George Shipley, born 5/4/1825, in Staffordshire England. If my records are correct he is my great, great grandfather.
Michael West
Bargara Queensland

by clinmor on 2012-04-12 01:00:50

Great to here from you.
I can remember Aunty Martha visiting my Grandad in Masterton New Zealand.Would be interested in any information on the Shipley family.
I am the Grand daughter of William Joseph so would be happy to share the information that I have and also happy to send a copy of the photo taken in New Zealand of Aunt Martha and Grandad.
Moira Stuart
New Zealand

by batson on 2012-11-07 07:23:24

Our husbands are also grandsons of Walter Shipley (Arnold's sons). We are trying to find information about Martha Shipley. We have found records where she married Charles Gordon in 1914 and had a son Edwin Nevill West (properly Gordon). We also have a marriage to Albert Rieck in 1935.

Can anyone give us information on the connection to the Wests (i.e. was there another marriage?) and are Jean, Heather and Harold from this marriage? Also, did Heather West marry a Kronk?

We're happy to share any information we have found so far.
Val & Jill Shipley
Bundaberg & Brisbane

by clinmor on 2012-11-07 20:44:43

Hi I am the Grandaughter of William Joseph SHIPLEY, the brother of Walter.
My Grandfather lived in New Zealand, he came here as a young man , married and went on to have a family.Yes I believe Heather did marry a Kronk, and and yes Edwin, Harold and Jean are all from this marriage , but the children also changed their name to West.
I can remember Martha well as she came out to New Zealand for several months to look after my Grand- dad after he lost his wife Also willing to share information that I have.'
Regards Moira
New Zealand

by batson on 2012-11-08 00:09:10

Thanks Moira. That's solved our biggest mystery so far. It's great to make contact with you.
Val & Jill

by busypossum on 2013-08-10 20:25:18

This was a very interesting read for me as it has answered some of our many questions regarding the mysterious Martha Shipley, and her children to Charles John Edwin Gordon 1871-1953. Martha is my great grandmother I have tracked her census records and her marriage records and can also confirm she married Albert Rieck (1876-1950) in 1935 when she was 47. The last traceable records I have for her is the 1949 census Martha Rieck Gin Gin home duties. Then in 1954 in Bundy (11 Wyper Street).

I am happy to share any information that I might have, and would welcome any information to help reveal some of the mysteries of my family tree.


by shanejcartwright on 2014-03-21 22:57:06

Im looking for my brothers posible farther the closest name i can come up with from family friends is nevil shipley. My grandfarther seemed to think his farther worked in the vally on the trams i think.

by shanejcartwright on 2014-03-21 23:00:35

My family is from the bulimba area brisbane. If that helps . Im notuch good at this family tree stuff. So this is a long shot but you never know.

by clinmor on 2014-04-16 19:18:59

I have a Neville Shipley on my family tree who worked on the railways at Swan Creek Warwick Australia .If you think this is the same family please get in touch.

by shanejcartwright on 2015-07-19 00:11:42

It might be. I don't have much to go on. Was recently told he may have worked at the ekka in Brisbane in 1988.

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