Herbert KEIGHTLEY

Herbert KEIGHTLEY

Male 1850 - 1934  (84 years)

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  • Name Herbert KEIGHTLEY 
    • Obituary: STATE'S OLDEST TRAVELLER DIES
      Mr. Herbert Keightley, who died on Wednesday, aged 84, was the oldest commercial traveller in active service in the State [Western Australia]. He had been for the last 40 years engaged in travelling for wine businesses.
      For many years he travelled for the Katanning vineyards, and latterly represented 'Auldana.' He despised motor cars and did most of his rounds on foot.
      Transcribed from:
      STATE'S OLDEST TRAVELLER DIES (1934, June 9). Mirror (Perth, WA : 1921 - 1956), p. 4. Retrieved March 3, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75995342
    Born 1850  Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 7 Sep 1850 
    Arrived at Pt. Adelaide on 'William Stevenson'. 
    Newsworthy item 18 Jan 1878  Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fire destroys the Keightley store and the adjacent hotel. 
    Died 5 Jun 1934  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8  Squire
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2019 

    Father Samuel KEIGHTLEY,   b. 2 May 1818, Thorpe Acre, Dishley, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1878, Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Eliza Wilson STEWART,   b. 14 Jul 1821, Walsingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1895, Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1842  Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Band THOMSON,   b. 2 Jun 1855, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1924, Pingelly, WA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1877  Napperby, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced
    Children 
    +1. Frederick William Howard KEIGHTLEY,   b. 3 Jul 1878, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1958, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. William Hamilton Robert KEIGHTLEY,   b. 12 Sep 1880, Warnertown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1959, Portrush Road, Toorak Gardens, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Herbert Clair KEIGHTLEY,   b. 20 Nov 1882, Quorn, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1960, OG Road, Felixstow, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Douglas Stewart KEIGHTLEY,   b. 9 Aug 1884, Exeter, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1950, Angaston, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Muriel Goldney KEIGHTLEY,   b. 17 Mar 1887, O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1888, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Edna Merle KEIGHTLEY,   b. 27 Jan 1889, O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1951, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +7. Stanley Roy KEIGHTLEY,   b. 20 Mar 1891, Blanche Terrace, Moonta, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1957, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1877 - Napperby, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewsworthy item - Fire destroys the Keightley store and the adjacent hotel. - 18 Jan 1878 - Napperby, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1934 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Herbert Keightley
    Herbert Keightley
    Herbert and Helen Keightley, with daughter Edna.
    Herbert and Helen Keightley, with daughter Edna.

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] News Items, 11 Mar 2019.
      The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Tue 22 Jan 1878 Page 6.
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      It is with regret I have to chronicle another disastrous fire at the Government Dam, Napperby, following within a few hours on the heels of the destruction of Messrs. Keightley's store and premises. Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning Mrs. Goldney, wife of the lessee of the Dam Hotel, noticed a glare outside, and on going out to see the cause found the wood heap and a wooden attachment of the hotel on fire.
      The alarm was immediately given, but in less than half an hour the flames had a complete hold of the building, and before much could be done the place was gutted. Some energetic volunteer neighbors and the occupants of the hotel, amongst whom I am told Police-trooper Newenham was conspicuous, worked hard to stay the progress of the flames, and save whatever could be removed.
      The roof was cut in two places, but without avail, the strong and boisterous winds prevailing causing tbe fire to sweep everything before it. Some furniture was saved from three bedrooms, but that was all. The servant girl had only been got out of the kitchen about two minutes when the roof fell in. The property, like that of Mr. Keightley, was uninsured, with the exception of the haystack, which was left intact through the wind blowing from it. It is supposed the fire originated through the high winds blowing off the ashes from burning embers at Keightley's fire of the previous morning, and carrying sparks to the wood heap of the hotel, which was not far from Keightley's. The hotel and Keightley's store were on the same reserve, and only a few yards from each other. I have been assured by a farmer who was on the scene of Keightley's fire at 8 o'clock last night that there was no more sign of fire where the store had stood than could be found on a bare floor.
      Everybody else was under the impression also that the fire was safely out, and that no danger was to be apprehended. These facts tend to point the finger of suspicion to incendiarism, and may lead to further enquiry. In my report of last night I stated that an enquiry would be held as to the cause of the fire, but the places being uninsured it was not necessary in either case.

    2. [S24] Marriage GRO England, 10 Mar 2019.
      In the fourth quarter 1842, at Loughborough, Leicestershire.
      Groom Samuel KEIGHTLEY.
      Bride Eliza Wilson STEWART.
      Transcribed from a civil marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).

    3. [S13] Marriage South Australia Civil, 8 Jun 2012.
      Registration 1877, District of Clare.
      Groom Herbert KEIGHTLEY, 26 years, bachelor, residence Napperby, father Samuel KEIGHTLEY.
      Bride Helen Band THOMSON, 21 years, spinster, residence Napperby, father Robert THOMSON.
      Married at Reservoir Hotel, Napperby.
      Witnesses William GOLDNEY, hotel keeper Napperby, and John BOON(?), head teacher Port Pirie.
      Celebrant William HOPKINS.
      There is some doubt as to Band/Baud and other spellings. I examined the original handwriting and Band is the spelling, consistent with other handwritten 'n' letters.