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Arthur Maxwell Keith Warley ASHBY

Arthur Maxwell Keith Warley ASHBY

Male 1934 -  (84 years)

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  • Name Arthur Maxwell Keith Warley ASHBY  [1
    Nickname Warley 
    Born 4 Aug 1934  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The BRB has the place of birth as Kongorong whereas Dianne Facey has it as Mt Gambier which is about 25 kilometers away.
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Arthur Maxwell Keith Ashby«/b» b. 4/8/1934 at Kongorong. S.A Nickname "Warley"

      Occupation; Farmer of Kongorong and Queensland.

      Married: June Elsie Chamberlain (b. 15/1/1938).

      Her occupation: Teacher.

      Teaks and Warley were two little horrors as children Many of their horrifying practical jokes on their prospective brothers and sisters in law are not fit for publication but here are a couple. They cut the teat off a dead cow and put it in a pocket (both denied how it got there). Hoping for visitors they went to the table for a meal. Teaks threw it to Warley who threw it back and forth until Warley missed it and it fell in the cream. Neither was game to tell their mother (Mary) because they would have got a hiding. When she came to serve out the cream. out came the cows teat. Warley tells that this was definitely after the depression and he says he got the hiding for not catching it. Another of their favourite pranks was putting the pet lamb in the visitor's bedroom.

      The boys were also very accurate shots with a sling-shot and would brag between themselves as to who was the best. One dared the other that they couldn't hit a moving target. A duck walked past with 9 ducklings. The dare was on. The duck was the biggest so she was the target. Sling!! The duck dropped stone dead. Teaks and Warley would never tell who was the culprit and their mother never knew what happened to the mother duck. The 9 ducklings were taken inside and reared in the warm kitchen.

      Children ...................................
    Occupation Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    • Also farmed in Queensland.
    Person ID I-4729  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father James Edward ASHBY,   b. 30 Nov 1889, Tantanoola SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1967, Port MacDonnell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship -1485 
    Mother Maria Mabel MCLEAN,   b. 27 Oct 1891, Beulah Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1981, Allendale SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship -1485 
    Married 2 Dec 1914  Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F-1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family June Elsie CHAMBERLAIN,   b. 15 Jan 1938  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Leon Neville ASHBY,   b. 13 Jun 1959  (Age 59 years)
     2. Bronwyn Rae ASHBY,   b. 5 Sep 1960  (Age 58 years)  []
     3. Robyn Lynne ASHBY,   b. 8 Jan 1962  (Age 57 years)
     4. Geoffrey Neil ASHBY,   b. 1 Jul 1966  (Age 52 years)  []
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 14:15:53 
    Family ID F-1544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0402 - June & Wylie (A M K) Ashby.jpg
    0402 - June & Wylie (A M K) Ashby.jpg

    Stories
    5108 - Arthur Maxwell Keith (Warley) Ashby & June Elsie Chamberlain
    5108 - Arthur Maxwell Keith (Warley) Ashby & June Elsie Chamberlain
    Archibald's line - biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-148] FS Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - further evidence welcome, Worksheet 29 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 9th March 2018.
      Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.