Nicholas TEMBY
Elizabeth BENNETTS
Christopher TEMBY of Trenoweth Farm
William TEMBY of Mt. Gambier


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Catherine RUNNALLS

William TEMBY of Mt. Gambier

  • Born: 1823, Crowan, Cornwall
  • Christened: 2 Mar 1823, Crowan, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 21 Jun 1848, Warleggan, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 2 Mar 1899, Payneham, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4
  • Buried: Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, S.A., Australia 5

   Research Notes:

In 1846, William Temby was a witness at the marriage of his brother Christopher to Sarah Glasson.

In 1851, William Temby (28) of Germoe [sic], small farmer, and wife Catherine (28) of Lamorran, were living in Trenowth, Crowan. Present were daughters (born in Crowan): Elizth (1), Mary (7m), niece Mary Runnolls (19) of Blisland, farmer's daughter

In 1861, William Temby (38) of Crowan, farmer of 85 acres employing 2 labourers, and wife Catherine (38) of St. Breward, were living in Carwen, Blisland. Present were children: Elizabeth Runnals (11), Mary (10), Kate (9), Amelia Grace (7), Lenora (5), Julianna (3)


William and his family arrived in South Australia on 7 Mar 1863 per "Eastern Empire."


"TEMBY.—At the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Uren, Payneham, Adelaide, on 2nd inst., William Temby, aged 76 years."



Mr. William Temby, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Payneham-road, on Thursday afternoon, was well known in different parts of the colony. He arrived in South Australia, with his wife and family, from Cornwall in 1864, and for some years carried on business as a storekeeper in Grenfell street. Thence he removed to Windsor, where he was similarly engaged, and took considerable interest in the affairs of the district. Afterward he went to Mount Gambier in the more flourishing days of that town, and conducted a successful general storekeeping business in Commercial street. About 1885 he settled at Woodside, and carried on business until quite recently. The deceased gentleman was very highly respected in every sphere of his usefulness. He was a loyal Methodist. Mrs. Temby died at Windsor many years ago, and several daughters survive, viz.:— Mrs. J. Uren and Mrs. B. Davies. of East Adelaide; Mrs. C. Dunn, of Charleston; Mrs. J. F. Palamountain of Mount Gambier; and Miss Temby. Mr. Temby also left three brothers, Mr. Christopher Temby of near Mallala; Mr. N. Temby, of Victoria; and Mr. S. Temby, of Kent Town: and two sisters, Mrs. Butler, of Fernleigh, South-East, and Mrs. R. Peters, of Port Pirie. The funeral took place at the Payneham Cemetery on Friday afternoon. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. R. Kelly, and among those who followed the deceased to his last resting place were the Rev. J. H. Trevorrow, S. Gray, N. W. Wellington, J. J. Nicholls, T. M. Rowe, H. J. Pope, and A. W. Dunn." 6

   Marriage Information:

William married Catherine RUNNALLS, daughter of Robert RUNNALLS and Elizabeth, on 21 Jun 1848 in Warleggan, Cornwall 1. (Catherine RUNNALLS was born in 1822 in Penpont, St. Breward, Cornwall, christened on 29 Sep 1822 in St. Breward, Cornwall 7, died on 24 May 1880 in Windsor, S.A., Australia 8 9 and was buried in Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, S.A., Australia 5.)

   Marriage Notes:

William Temby of the parish of Crowan, bachelor, farmer, son of Christopher Temby, farmer, and
Catherine Runnalls, of Warleggan, spinster, daughter of Robert Runnalls, farmer

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Thomas Runnalls, Christopher Temby, Robert Runnalls


1 Warleggan Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 14, no. 28.

2 Crowan Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 174, no. 1388.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Book : 259, Page 309, District Code : Nor.

4 Border Watch (Mount Gambier), Saturday 4 March 1899.


6 South Australian Register, Monday 6 March 1899.

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8 South Australia BDM, South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Book : 103, Page 206, District Code : Gil.

9 The South Australian Advertiser, Tuesday 25 May 1880.

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