This orphan has been claimed by: Geoff Jackson
Having claimed his older sister Elizabeth I feel obliged to take on John as well. He along with my G G granmother Elizabeth did not go by the name Worship in any other place but the above records. Their father was James Wishart and they arrived in VDL around the same time as convict mother Elizabeth McLain/Wishart aboard the Harmony arriving 14th Jan. 1829 but are not mentioned in any documents about this voyage.
Little is known about John's early life before his marriage to Jane Sweet during 1857 in Victoria. At least 7 children resulted, Arthur about 1857, Eliza or 'Lily' 1858, Maria 1860, John James 1862, [last 3 born at Tarraville Vic.] Alice Maud 1864 then Charles born at Woodside 25-11-1865 and finally Henry born Sale in 1868.
June 1860 Elizabeth & Henry Black announced their retirement from Tarraville Bakery & General Store in the Gippsland times and that Mrs. Black's son & assistant over 3 years John would take over the bussiness. By Oct. 1886 he was in charge of a newly opened sub post office in Woodside. By 1867 John was the licensee of the Royal Exchange Hotel in Sale that he ran for over 16 years untill 1883.
John Wishart died Wed. 11th Feb. 1886 at his home in Sale. His obituary appeared in Gippsland Times 13-2-1886.
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