Rippingale Genealogy

Henry STUCKEY

Henry STUCKEY

Male Abt 1821 - 1851  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Henry STUCKEY 
    Born Abt 1821 
    Christened 17 Jan 1821  Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1848  Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Residence 1849  Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 31 May 1851  Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Person ID I3336  Rippingale
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Family Agnes Jane RIPPENGILLE,   b. Abt 1827,   d. 29 Jan 1902, Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Rippingille STUCKEY,   b. 17 Sep 1848, North Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1849, North Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. William Allen STUCKEY,   b. 7 Sep 1849, North Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1849, North Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Agnes Madeline STUCKEY,   b. 2 Feb 1851, North Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Jan 1821 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1848 - Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1849 - Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 May 1851 - Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Henry Stuckey
    Portrait from John Elliot
    From Ancestry, Charles Miller originally shared this on 24 May 2014

  • Notes 
    • From the Architects database:
      http://www.architectsdatabase.unisa.edu.au/arch_full.asp?Arch_ID=36

      In his short time as an architect in South Australia, the well regarded and well patronised Henry Stuckey designed buildings important to the educational and religious life of the colony.

      Stuckey was a nephew of the pioneer South Australian pastoralist John Stuckey and had grown up in Somerset, living in part of what had been the Benedictine Abby of Muchelney (Tregenza 1996). It would appear that Henry and his wife Agnes Jane Stuckey (née Rippingville; sic) arrived in South Australia from England in 1848. In the next three years they suffered the tragic loss of their first two children, Agnes Rippingville, born on 17 September 1848 and William Allen, born on 7 September 1849, at five months and six weeks of age respectively (South Australian births register 1997).

      The Stuckeys lived at 26 Palmer Place, North Adelaide, (bought by architect Gavin Walkley in 1947 and demolished in 1956/7). Morgan and Gilbert (1969) suggest that Stuckey or Edmund Wright designed the house while Page (1986) indicates that it was an existing dwelling which the family rented. At the time of Stuckey’s death on 31 May 1851, he and his wife had another child, a four month old daughter, Agnes Madeline. Tregenza (1996: 50) notes that the cause of death, ‘a depression of the brain, … was not a term regularly used by doctors in the mid nineteenth century to describe a cause of death, and may have been a “tactful way of hiding the fact of suicide”’. His obituary refers to ‘a delicacy of feeling – a sensitiveness we may almost say, too fine for his own mental comfort amid the jarring circumstances of hard every-day life’ (‘The Late Henry Stuckey, Architect’ 1851: 4c). Agnes subsequently married the architect Edmund Wright in October 1852. Wright had advertised in June 1851 that he would finish Stuckey’s uncompleted work ‘for the benefit of his widow and child’ (Page 1986: 54; Howard 2005).

      A notice of his death was posted in the South Australian Register, Monday Jun 2 1851.
      On Saturday, May 31st, at North Adelaide, Henry Stuckey, Esq., architect, aged 30 years.
      He was buried in North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia.
      Thanks to K Henderson for alerting me to this notice. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] England & Wales Christening Records.

    2. [S465] Henry Stuckey’s diary.

    3. [S464] Australian letters of Henry Stuckey and Agnes Rippingille.

    4. [S64] Australia Death Index, 1787-1985, Page Number: 145; Volume Number: 1.

    5. [S483] South Australian Register, Jun 2 1851.

    6. [S463] Notes on the Stuckeys, Michael Miller.

    7. [S485] Australian Architects Database.