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John Whatley

WHATLEY, (Dr) John, b. 1798. d . 16.9.1830, arr . 19. 10.1829 per Atwick with wife & chd. m. (UK) Ann b. 1806. Chd. Johanna b. 1827, Mary b. 1829 (at sea), Holly b. WA, Kate b. 1831 (Lauceston). Was granted 8,093 acres, selected 1,000 at Bayswater. His wife's diary gives an account of pioneer life. He was drowned in the Swan at Frem. while attempting to ferry a cow across the river. His widow & cbd. returned to Eng. via Tasmania per Cleopatra 11.1830.

He is remembered in the name of Whatley Crescent which leads from eastern Perth to his 1000 acre location abutting the river at Bayswater.

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