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John TRETHEWEY

Generation 1

1. John TRETHEWEY was born 16 Mar 1843 in St Austell, Cornwall, England and died 30 May 1923 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Elizabeth YATES 16 Oct 1865 in Yankalilla, SA. She was born ABT 1846 in Swarkestone, Derbyshire England and died 11 Apr 1902 in Vernon Farm, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of William YATES and Sarah YAT

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Burial: , Penneshaw, SA

Children of John TRETHEWEY and Elizabeth YATES:
i. 2. John Henry TRETHEWEY was born 17 Jun 1866 in Bullaparinga, SA and died 03 Dec 1943 in Leeton, NSW
ii. 3. Edmund Charles TRETHEWEY was born ABT 1876 and died 03 Sep 1920 in Croydon Park, SA
iii. 4. Ada Vernon TRETHEWEY was born 23 Oct 1879 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Apr 1924 in Kangaroo Island, SA
iv. 5. Frederick William Newbold TRETHEWEY was born 12 Sep 1882 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 21 Oct 1964 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA
v. 6. Ruby Maude TRETHEWEY was born 29 Oct 1888 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Feb 1937 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

Generation 2

2. John Henry TRETHEWEY was born 17 Jun 1866 in Bullaparinga, SA and died 03 Dec 1943 in Leeton, NSW. He married Margaret Wilson BARR 15 Apr 1889 in Island Farm, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 15 Aug 1865 in Renfrew, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died 30 Oct 1956 in Deniliquin, NSW, daughter of Robert BARR and Isabella WILSON.

Children of John Henry TRETHEWEY and Margaret Wilson BARR:
i. 7. Vincent Robert TRETHEWEY was born 02 Jan 1890 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 1974 in NSW
ii. Ernest TRETHEWEY was born 02 Jan 1891 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Jan 1891 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA
iii. 8. Vera Margaret TRETHEWEY was born 08 Apr 1892 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 1953 in Leeton, NSW
iv. Harry Vernon TRETHEWEY was born 11 Nov 1893 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 11 Jan 1894 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA
v. 9. Sylva Constance TRETHEWEY was born 19 Oct 1895 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA
vi. 10. Eric John TRETHEWEY was born 22 Mar 1904 in Waterloo, NSW and died 30 Aug 1976

3. Edmund Charles TRETHEWEY was born ABT 1876 and died 03 Sep 1920 in Croydon Park, SA. He married Ethel Mary Davidson BROWN 08 Jun 1900 in Vernon Station, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 05 Oct 1871 in Parkside, SA and died 21 Sep 1947 in South Como, W.A., daughter of Henry BROWN and Mary Ann JONES.

Children of Edmund Charles TRETHEWEY and Ethel Mary Davidson BROWN:
i. John Vernon TRETHEWEY was born 29 Dec 1900 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 07 Feb 1926 in Adelaide, SA
ii. Elizabeth Linley TRETHEWEY was born 25 Dec 1902 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA
iii. Edmund Bruce TRETHEWEY was born 29 Apr 1904 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Mar 1909 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA
iv. Margaret Phyllis TRETHEWEY was born 19 Feb 1906 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Jun 1925 in Roseworthy, SA
v. 11. Charles Roy TRETHEWEY was born 27 Apr 1908 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Isalnd, SA and died 14 Nov 1968 in Tranmere, SA
vi. Ethel Jean TRETHEWEY was born 04 Feb 1910 in Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 07 Jul 1940 in Roseworthy, SA

4. Ada Vernon TRETHEWEY was born 23 Oct 1879 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Apr 1924 in Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Alfred John CHRISTIE 07 May 1905 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 04 Dec 1874 in Edwardstown, SA and died 02 Nov 1961 in Norwood, SA, son of John CHRISTIE and Mary RUSHALL.

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Burial: Penneshaw Cemetery, SA

Children of Ada Vernon TRETHEWEY and Alfred John CHRISTIE:
i. Fredrick John CHRISTIE was born 29 Jul 1906 in Rose Park, SA and died 04 Aug 1906 in Rose Park, SA
ii. 12. Mary Elizabeth (Betty) CHRISTIE was born 18 Jan 1908 in Rose Park, SA and died 24 Sep 1962 in Kingscote, SA
iii. Vernon Gilchrist CHRISTIE was born 22 May 1910 in Rose Park, SA and died 18 Jul 1916 in Cuttlefish, Kangaroo Island, SA
iv. Ada Jean CHRISTIE was born 19 May 1912 in Cuttlefish, Kangaroo Island, SA
v. 13. Ruby Gwendoline CHRISTIE was born 26 Jan 1914 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA
vi. Marjorie Claire CHRISTIE was born 10 Jun 1916 in Rose Park, SA
vii. 14. Lesley Margaret CHRISTIE was born 12 Sep 1918 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Feb 1976
viii. Daisy Maxwell CHRISTIE was born 18 Apr 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 Aug 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

5. Frederick William Newbold TRETHEWEY was born 12 Sep 1882 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 21 Oct 1964 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Lilly ROE 13 Apr 1912 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 10 Feb 1886 in Oakbank, SA and died 20 Jul 1958 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of James Grey ROE.

Other events in the life of Frederick William Newbold TRETHEWEY
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
Burial: 23 Oct 1964, Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Frederick William Newbold TRETHEWEY and Lilly ROE:
i. 15. John Roe TRETHEWEY was born 26 Feb 1913 in North Adelaide, SA and died 20 Feb 2008
ii. 16. Leonard Paul TRETHEWEY was born 05 Jul 1914 in Cuttlefield, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Jul 1992 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA
iii. 17. Richard Newbold TRETHEWEY was born 29 Apr 1916 in North Adelaide, SA and died 27 Jan 1980
iv. 18. Charles Hart TRETHEWEY was born 08 Jun 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Jul 2009
v. Edmund Vernon TRETHEWEY was born 17 Nov 1922 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Oct 2010

6. Ruby Maude TRETHEWEY was born 29 Oct 1888 in Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Feb 1937 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Joseph Marsh GRIMSHAW 20 Dec 1909 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born ABT 1869 in Manchester, England and died 09 Mar 1940 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Henry GRIMSHAW.

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Burial: , Penneshaw Cemetery, SA

Children of Ruby Maude TRETHEWEY and Joseph Marsh GRIMSHAW:
i. 19. Ethel May GRIMSHAW was born 11 Sep 1910 in North Adelaide, SA and died 11 Sep 2007 in SA
ii. 20. Donald Newbold GRIMSHAW was born 19 Jan 1915 in North Adelaide, SA and died 08 Apr 1968 in Adelaide, SA
iii. Mary GRIMSHAW was born 29 Mar 1920 in Hindmarsh, SA and died 08 Apr 1920 in Hindmarsh, SA

Generation 3

7. Vincent Robert TRETHEWEY was born 02 Jan 1890 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 1974 in NSW. He married Phyllis A. M. BEDDOES 1913 in Ashfield, NSW.

8. Vera Margaret TRETHEWEY was born 08 Apr 1892 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 1953 in Leeton, NSW. She married James Henry HEHIR 1913 in Narrandera, NSW. He died 1942 in Leeton, NSW, son of John HEHIR.

9. Sylva Constance TRETHEWEY was born 19 Oct 1895 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married John Joseph HEHIR 30 Dec 1914 in Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia. He was born 1883, son of John HEHIR.

10. Eric John TRETHEWEY was born 22 Mar 1904 in Waterloo, NSW and died 30 Aug 1976. He married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) CHRISTIE 1930 in Leeton, NSW. She was born 18 Jan 1908 in Rose Park, SA and died 24 Sep 1962 in Kingscote, SA, daughter of Alfred John CHRISTIE and Ada Vernon TRETHEWEY.

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Burial: Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

11. Charles Roy TRETHEWEY was born 27 Apr 1908 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Isalnd, SA and died 14 Nov 1968 in Tranmere, SA. He married Lila Delephine HARLOW 29 Sep 1934 in Kilkenny, SA. She was born ABT 1917, daughter of Charles John HARLOW.

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Military: SN140326

12. Mary Elizabeth (Betty) CHRISTIE was born 18 Jan 1908 in Rose Park, SA and died 24 Sep 1962 in Kingscote, SA. She married Eric John TRETHEWEY 1930 in Leeton, NSW. He was born 22 Mar 1904 in Waterloo, NSW and died 30 Aug 1976, son of John Henry TRETHEWEY and Margaret Wilson BARR.

Other events in the life of Mary Elizabeth (Betty) CHRISTIE
Burial: 25 Sep 1962, Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

13. Ruby Gwendoline CHRISTIE was born 26 Jan 1914 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Leonard YATES 20 Feb 1950 in West Perth, WA.

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Baptism: 03 May 1914, St Albans, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

14. Lesley Margaret CHRISTIE was born 12 Sep 1918 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Feb 1976. She married Maurice Alvin BEST ABT 1939. He was born 25 Nov 1906 in nr Blyth, SA and died Feb 1986, son of Maurice George Edward BEST.

Other events in the life of Lesley Margaret CHRISTIE
Electoral roll: BET 1941 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
Burial: 05 Feb 1976, Centennial Park Cemetery

15. John Roe TRETHEWEY was born 26 Feb 1913 in North Adelaide, SA and died 20 Feb 2008. He married Verna Rose BUICK 21 Sep 1938 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 08 Sep 1907 in Peterhead, SA and died 09 Apr 1993 in Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Horace Victor BUICK and Ruby May KIMBER.

Other events in the life of John Roe TRETHEWEY
Military: S65250 KI Det Coy VDC
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

16. Leonard Paul TRETHEWEY was born 05 Jul 1914 in Cuttlefield, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 20 Jul 1992 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Eunice Zuliene WILLSON. She was born 14 Apr 1918 in St Peters, SA and died 10 Mar 1988 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Lincoln WILLSON and Florence Augusta CLARK.

Other events in the life of Leonard Paul TRETHEWEY
Burial: Penneshaw Cemetery, SA
Military: S65251 KI Det Coy VDC
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

17. Richard Newbold TRETHEWEY was born 29 Apr 1916 in North Adelaide, SA and died 27 Jan 1980. He married Doris Linda STONE 24 Feb 1943 in Bulls Creek, SA. She was born 06 Nov 1919 in Loxton, SA and died 09 May 2010, daughter of Victor Oliver STONE and Doris (Dot) STIRLING.

Other events in the life of Richard Newbold TRETHEWEY
Military: SX8092 2/14 Aust Fd Rgt RAA
Burial: Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

18. Charles Hart TRETHEWEY was born 08 Jun 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Jul 2009. He married Jessie Avonel MORRISON 28 Apr 1947 in Adelaide, SA.

Other events in the life of Charles Hart TRETHEWEY
Military: SX13987 HQ N T FORCE

19. Ethel May GRIMSHAW was born 11 Sep 1910 in North Adelaide, SA and died 11 Sep 2007 in SA. She married Ralph Nicholls NEAVE 28 Dec 1936 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 02 Mar 1906 in Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Jan 1993 in Keith, SA, son of Samuel Francis NEAVE and Julia Harriet WILLSON.

Other events in the life of Ethel May GRIMSHAW
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

20. Donald Newbold GRIMSHAW was born 19 Jan 1915 in North Adelaide, SA and died 08 Apr 1968 in Adelaide, SA. He married Jessie May CRABB 21 May 1937 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 1913 in Broken Hill, NSW and died 02 Jun 1985, daughter of Thomas Henry CRABB.

Other events in the life of Donald Newbold GRIMSHAW
Military: in SX4781
Electoral roll: 1939 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island


Last updated : 3 Sep 2021

About John TRETHEWEY

One of the farms adjoining the road from Hog Bay to Cape Willoughby is that of Mr. John Tretheway, of Cuttlefish, five miles from the township. Mr. Tretheway is a typical Cornishman, having been born at St. Austall, Cornwall, in 1843. He landed at Melbourne Victoria, in 1862, and a few weeks after his arrival came to South Australia. From Adelaide he went to Kapunda, and thence to Moonta, where he worked in the mines. When the strike occurred in 1863 he proceeded north, and was employed on various stations. At the conclusion of the strike he returned to Moonta, whence he journeyed to Tallisker, near to Cape Jervis. Leadmining at Rapid Bay next received his attention, which a little later was turned to the Blinman Mines. Then the rush to Gympie set in, and carried Mr. Tretheway along in its train. He never reached that place, however; but instead gravitated to Palmer, North Queensland. After a short period there, he moved to the Peake Downs Copper Mine, tried his fortune on several goldfields and eventually reached Rapid Bay again. He engaged in contracting on that roads in that district until 1877, when he decided to become a primary producer.

In company with his father-in-law , the late Mr. Berry [Henry] Newbold, he accepted about 1,000 acres of land at Cuttlefish for farming purposes, and subsequently secured a considerable acre at American River (Sapphiretown) for grazing. Over 800 acres have been cleared, and approximately 120 acres are cultivated annually. An idea of the difficulty experienced in clearing some of the land may be gleaned from the fact that Mr. Tretheway and his father-in-law had to pay £5 an acre to have the timber knocked down and the stumps grubbed. Mr. Tretheway has been generally favoured with fair crops, and last season reaped between 16 and 18 bushells of barley and oats to the acre. Having early recognised the value of sheep at money makers, he has devoted infinite time and trouble to the development of his flock, which now numbers 2,000 merinos of an excellent stamp. Last season the sheep (exclusive of the lambs) cut an averange of from 8 lb. to 9 lb. of wool, which in England brought between 9½d. and 10½d. This year Mr. Tretheway proposes to introduce some Lincoln rams as he has found that the heavy wool which grows about the heads of the merino hoggets tends to prevent them from seeing their way, and thus often results in their being lost in the scrub.

KANGAROO ISLAND. (1908, April 25). Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), p. 45. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article164106513

HOG BAY SHOOTING CASE.

CHARGE AGAINST JOHN TRETHEWAY.

There was a deal of interest manifested in the Police Court proceedings on Wednesday morning, when John Henry Tretheway, store keeper, of Hog Bay, was charged before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., and J. Stapleton with causing grievous bodily harm to befall Thomas Lyall, a lad, who was admitted into the Adelaide Hospital on October 11 suffering from a gun shot wound. It will be remembered that the lad received the charge of shot when surreptitiously entering the shop belonging to Tretheway in the latter's absence. The full charge was "that on October 7 the accused unlawfully did set in a certain store, not being a dwelling-house, at Hog Bay, a spring gun, calculated to destroy human life or inflict grievous bodily harm, which was then loaded and charged with gunpowder and divers leaden shot, with intent that the said spring gun so loaded and charged should inflict grievous bodily barm upon any trespasser who might come in contact therewith, and did cause grievous bodily harm to one Thos. Lyall." ...

- HOG BAY SHOOTING CASE. (1893, October 21). South Australian Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1895), p. 12. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9279921

OBITUARY.

The Grim Reaper has again been busy in our midst and the deepest re gret will be felt throughout Kangaroo Island at the passing of two such well-known and highly respected pioneers as Mr John Tretheweey of Penneshaw, and Mr Alfred Turner of Wisanger.

Mr John Trethewey, who passed away at Penneshaw, after a short illness, on Wednesday evening, at the age of 80 years, was born in Cornwall, and arrived at Australia in 1862. Several years of his life was spent in mining centres in this State and Queensland, and afterwards be resided in Second Valley district where he married a daughter of the late Mrs Henry Newbold. From there he removed to Kangaroo Island where he had lived for the past 45 years, which were spent in agricultural and farming pursuits until be retired a few years ago. The deceased had always taken an active interest in the advancement of Penneshaw and the district generally, and for several years was a prominent member of the Dudley District Council. Mr Trethewey leaves two sons and three daughters (Mrs John Barr, Enfield; Mrs Alfred J. Christie and Mrs J. M. Grimshaw, Penneshaw ; Messrs J. H. Trethewey, Leeton, N.S.W., and F. W. N. Trethewey, Penneshaw. There are 24 grandchildren and 15 great grand children. The remains were interred in tbe Penneshaw Cemetery yesterday afternoon, when a number of relatives and friends assembled at the graveside. Mr E. H. Harrison, Methodist missioner, conducted the burial service. ...

- OBITUARY. (1923, June 2). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), , p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191547904

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