Robert Heppingstone

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Robert Heppingstone

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Castle Bay Whaling Station DunsboroughWA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Heppingstone and Ann McKinley
Husband of Mary Ann Layman
Father of Arthur Heppingstone and Robert John Heppingstone
Brother of Elizabeth Ann Heppingstone; John Heppingstone; Ellen Heppingstone and Charlotte Heppingstone

Occupation: Master Whaler.
Managed by: Lee Justin Stoneman
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About Robert Heppingstone

Drowned at the Castle Bay Whaling Station. Arrived per "Warrior" with parents in Molly's party. Father was an ex soldier who served in Ireland with Molloy. Was farming at the Vasse, when he married Mary Layman, a widow. In Oct..1847 he was in charge of a whaling party at the Vasse and in March 1849 his whaling establishment at Bunbury was destroyed in a fire, causing the loss of several hundred pounds. In June 1849 applied for a depasturing licence at Wonnerup.Aug.1850 named as defaulter WA Mining Co Share

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Robert Heppingstone's Timeline

May 2, 1821
Strabane, County Tyrone, UK
November 1, 1842
Age 21
Vasse WA Australia
December 5, 1842
Age 21
Vasse, WA, Australia
October 20, 1846
Age 25
Wonnerup, WA, Australia
September 6, 1858
Age 37
Castle Bay Whaling Station DunsboroughWA