Nicholas TEMBY
Elizabeth BENNETTS
Christopher TEMBY of Trenoweth Farm
Christopher TEMBY Esq., J.P.
(Abt 1821-1902)


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Christopher TEMBY Esq., J.P.

  • Born: Abt 1821, Crowan, Cornwall
  • Christened: 11 Feb 1821, Crowan, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 21 Apr 1846, Crowan, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 26 Oct 1902, Residence of Mrs. B. Davies, Walkerville Rd., East Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4
  • Buried: Two Wells, S.A., Australia 5

   Research Notes:

On 22 Sep 1849, Christopher Temby, age 28, agr. labourer, born in Crowan Cornwall, wife Sarah (Glasson), age 23, and sons Christopher, age 2, and John, an infant, arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia, per the ship Harry Lorrequer.


"TEMBY.—On the 26th October, at the residence of Mrs. B. Davies, Walkerville road, East Adelaide, Mr. Christopher Temby, in his 82nd year."


"...The death of Mr. Christopher Temby, sen., came somewhat as a surprise. Only recently he had removed from the township of Two Wells, where he had taken up his residence in retirement. He purchased the property known as Paddy's station, on the River Light, on the main road from Two Wells to Mallala, where he lived many years, and was successful in farming and pastoral pursuits. Mr. Temby was a justice of the peace, and had been chairman of the district council..." 6

   Marriage Information:

Christopher married Sarah GLASSON, daughter of John GLASSON and Joan TYACK, on 21 Apr 1846 in Crowan, Cornwall 1. (Sarah GLASSON was born about 1826 in Sithney, Cornwall, christened on 12 Feb 1826 in Sithney, Cornwall 7 and died on 4 Mar 1902 in Two Wells, S.A., Australia 8 9.)

   Marriage Notes:

Christopher Temby, of full age, of Crowan, bachelor, farmer, son of Christopher Temby, farmer, and
Sarah Glasson, minor, of Crowan, spinster, daughter of John Glasson, farmer

Witnesses: William Temby, John Goldsworthy

Married by Superintendent Registrar's Certificate


1 Crowan Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 135, no. 270.

2 Ibid, Baptisms, p. 134, no. 1065.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Book : 290, Page 1, District Code : Nor.

4 The Register (Adelaide), Tuesday 28 October 1902.


6 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Wednesday 29 October 1902.

7 Sithney Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 107, no. 856.

8 South Australia BDM, South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Book : 284, Page 146, District Code : PtG.

9 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Thursday 6 March 1902.

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