John Westoby

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John Lockwood Westoby was born in 1826 at London, England. As a 28 year old he sailed to Australia on the Himalaya, arriving in Australia in 1852. John Westoby died in 1880 at Chewton, Victoria. [1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

John Westoby and family were living at Chewton, near Castlemaine, Victoria.


John Westoby married Margaret Stewart in 1855 at Castlemaine, Victoria. She died in 1861.[2]

In 1863 John Westoby married Eliza Frances Angus at Chewton, Victoria. She died in 1875.[3]


JOHN LOCKWOOD WESTOBY, Deceased.— Pursuant to the Trusts Act 1890, Notice is hereby given that all persons having CLAIMS against the Estate of John Lockwood Westoby, late of Chewton, in the Colony of Viotoria, Store keeper, Deceased, who died on the Sixteenth day of August, 1880, and Probate of whose will was on the Twenty-first day of September, 1880, granted io John William Sparks, John Lamb, Thomas Taylor, and Robert Ottery, all of Chewton, aforesaid; the Executors named therin, are reiquired to SEND PARTICULARS thereof to the ixeautors, care of the undersigned, before the Twenty-fourth day of May, 1895, after which date the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Deceased, having regard only to the claims whereof they shall then have had notice. Dated this First day of May, 1895. Francis Kirwan Best,- Lyttleton-street, Castlemaine,. Proctor for the said Executors.[4]


Sometimes John Westoby is incorrectly confused with Henry Westerby.

See also

Henry Westerby

Further Reading

Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1. Research by Gabrielle Thomson, 2018.
  2. Research by Gabrielle Thomson, 2018.
  3. Research by Gabrielle Thomson, 2018.
  4. Mount Alexander Mail, 04 May 1895.

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