Isaac Wellbank

Male 1806 - 1867  (61 years)


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  • Name Isaac Wellbank 
    Born 15 Sep 1806 
    Christened 16 Nov 1806  Providence Chapel, Dagger Lane, Kingston-on-Hull, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 19 Apr 1820 
    Bound Apprentice in the Merchant Navy 
    Note 1839  living in New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (Enclosure No. 24.)
    1839. 10 August.WAIKAHIKATEA.Block?Waikahikatea, Waimate.



    Sellers?Penehamani, Matahina, and Wiremu Warerau.

    Boundaries?"To the East the portion of land sold by Ruhe to the Church Missy. Society; to the South the piece of land let go by Ruhe and others to George Clarke; to the North the piece of land let go by Warerahi and others to George Clarke; the Waikahikatea is the boundary to the West."

    Contents?30 acres.

    Payment?One horse, one saddle and bridle.

    Signatures?Penehamani, Matahina, Wiremu Warerau, and George Clarke.

    Witnesses?Benjamin Nisbet, Aperahama Karaka, and Isaac Wellbank. 
    Residence 1845  Russell, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on a jury list, "settler" residence Wai Kari 
    Note 27 Mar 1845 
    As the Matilda has been windbound, I have an opportunity of another brief letter to you, on the melancholy affairs of New Zealand. I find that the natives round about the Bay of Islands, have become, in several instances, mere mobs of plunderers. Mr and Mrs Welbank, who have lived many years among them, and are persons of upright and religious character, have related to us - that, after the Battle of Kerorarika, their tribe, under whose protection and in whose friendship they had lived peaceably for years, came and plundered them of everything they could find, leaving them to seek personal safety by a sudden flight in the dark. They destroyed their cattle in mere wantonness, leaving them dead in heaps, and not using them for food, ..
    (letter from the whaler Matilda, printed in The Patriot, 17 July 1845) 
    Occupation Aug 1853  Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sydney Morning Herald 19 Aug 1853
    SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE STEAM PACKET COMPANY.
    A VACANCY having occurred in the office of Secretary to this Company, by the retirement of Mr. Wellbank, applications for the appointment, from gentlemen of business habits, thoroughly conversant with bookkeeping and general correspondence, will be received on or before the 22nd instant, addressed to the Chairman of the Company.
    Salary for the first year, £350.
    I. WELLBANK, Secretary.
     
    Occupation 22 Oct 1853  Printer, Bridge Street, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Oct 1853

    BOOK AND JOB PRINTING.
    The General Printing Business hitherto conducted at the office of the Sydney Morning Herald is removed to eligible and convenient premises in Bridge-street. The materials have been sold to Messrs. Reading and Wellbank. Mr. Reading has had the sole charge of that department for the last seven years. Mr. Fairfax has great confidence in transferring that part of the business to Messrs Reading and Wellbank.

    METROPOLITAN GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE, 12, BRIDGE STREET
    READING AND WELLBANK beg to inform their friends and the public that, having purchased the stock of printing type, presses, and material lately used in the job department of the Sydney Morning Herald Office, they are now prepared to receive orders for any description of Letter Press Printing.

    October 22, 1853.
    NOTICE.
    THE undersigned have this day entered into partnership, in the business of General Printers, &tc.
    JAMES READING.
    ISAAC WELLBANK
     
    Note 1856 
    Your readers will no doubt remember the terrific explosion which took place in Sydney at the stores. of Messrs Reading and Wellbank, printers, whereby a large number of houses were more or less injured, and the store itself utterly demolished: this too was caused by the destructive, compound, [nitroglycerine] and as no one was near the place at the time, the explosion was unaccountable.
    1856 Mt Alexander Mail
     
    Note 1860 
    1860-1868, English, Periodical, Journal, magazine, other edition:
    The Australian nautical almanac and coasters' guide : for the Southern and the Eastern coasts of New Holland / compiled by I. Wellbank

    Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/20270935
    Physical Description
    9 v. : maps ; 18-20 cm.
    Published
    Sydney : Printed and published by Reading and Wellbank, 1859-1868.
    Language
    English

    Wellbank's Australian Nautical Almanac and Coasters' Guide is very rare. It was published annually from 1860 to 1889. The recent 'Australian Almanacs 1806-1930: A Bibliography' by Ian Morrison surveys the holding of 30 major public, academic and specialist libraries in Australia. It lists only one other known copy of the 1886 edition. For other years there are only a few known copies at best, and in some cases none.
    The full title indicates the coverage of the almanac:
    'Wellbank's Australian Nautical Almanac and Coasters' Guide For the South and East Coasts and Part of the North-west and West Coasts of Australia, Also the Principal Ports and Harbours of Fiji, Compiled From the Latest and Most Authentic Sources, for the year 1886 Being the Twenty-sixth Year of Publication'.

    This volume contains a variety of useful information for seamen of the era. The larger part is taken up with details of around 1000 localities around most of the Australian coast - in effect a coastal gazetteer of Australia. A typical entry is as follows

    Disaster Bay.?Immediately to the southward of Green Cape, and running three or four miles westward, is a deep indent on the coast, terminating in a curved sandy beach, three miles in extent; it is four miles wide between Green Cape and the steep rocky bluff forming the south head. A small river, named the Wonboyn, accessible only to boats in fine weather, empties itself into the N.W. corner of this bay.

    Anchorage in N.E. winds anywhere under its north shore (Green Cape), in from 13 to 17 fathoms, as close in as convenient; no dangers, and a bold cliffy coast. About half-a-mile within Green Cape on this shore of the Bay a fine steamer, named the City of Sydney, was run on shore and lost. 
    Note 1860 
    Norah Wellbank Buchanan

    Born: 25 Jan 1860 Glebe (1860/2526) Norah was named after family friend Isaac Wellbank.
    Died: 1951Carnegie (9426/1951)
    Married: 1882ALEXANDER HUTCHISONGlebe (1882/2421)

    Isaac was a witness at her parent's wedding.

    A Florence Bessie Wellbank Buchanan was named in his widow Elizabeth's will in 1910. 
    Died 10 Dec 1867  Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I868  Welbank1
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2021 

    Father Thomas Wellbank,   b. 1778, Whitby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851 (died in his 72nd year), Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Dinah Marshall,   b. 1770, South Shields, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1859, Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1800  Whitby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bennett,   d. 1910, Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1835  St Dunstan's in the East, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart