David WHIPPYS’s Levuka dynasty; five Fijian partners and 12 known children with Adi TULIA, Yunus, Dorcas DELAU, and Tosaka LEVUKA

The photo shows Nantucket sailor and trader, David Whippy, a bold and commercially-minded adventurer, who created a Fijian dynasty; myriads of Whippys descended from this Levuka gene-source. He was recorded as married in Fiji 1827. This first David Whippy of Levuka was in Fiji by the age of 25, and died in Fiji, age 69. The first recorded child of his was born 1828.
At least 12 children:
He had 12 recorded children – and perhaps more, were unrecorded – from at least six partners. Carol Riley, in her impressively researched family tree reported the first David Whippy in Levuka, was born 15 February 1802, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA. His father was David WHIPPY b. circa 1769, d. 1812; and his mother Keziah BUNKER b. 22 September 1770.
The three David Whippys: : He also had a son called David Whippy. The first Levuka Whippy – father of David Junior – had at at least six partners; and at least 12 children. David senior, died 27 October 1871, Wainunu, Vanua Levu, Bua, Fiji and was buried in the “Old People’s Cemetery”, Wainunu, Vanua Levu, Bua, Fiji,
Family one: A Marriage was recorded 1827, Namara, Tailevu, Fiji, to Adi Tulia. One child was recorded as David (Junior) WHIPPY b. 1828, d. 1867, according to an interview, with William Eason in 1985.
Family 2: A marriage was reported but not verified) in to 1831 to “Yunus”. Children were Thomas WHIPPY b. c 1850, d. 17 Dec 1934, Daniel WHIPPY b. c 1852.
Family 3: Unnamed Fijian woman; one child Peter WHIPPY+ b. c 1834, d. 26 Feb 1889
Family 4: A Marriage was reported around 1836, Methodist, Levuka, Ovalau, Lomaiviti, Fiji to Dorcas DELAUS. the children recorded were Alameda WHIPPY+ b. c 1836; Samuel WHIPPY+ b. c 1837, d. 1910; Kezia WHIPPY+ b. c 1838, d. 6 Jul 1898; Julia WHIPPY+ b. c 1840; Mary WHIPPY+ b. 1842; Sarah WHIPPY b. c 1845; and Elizabeth WHIPPY b. c 1847, d. 2 Aug 1882.
See more at http://www.caroleriley.id.au/familyTree/p101.htm#i6294


1839-1831: Tahitian teachers reached Lakeba in 1830 – Taharaa from Papara, Faaruea and Hatai from Moorea, all unmarried

1830: The Tahitian teachers, after being detained on Tongatapu for some time by Aleamotu’a, reached Lakeba in 1830 – Taharaa from Papara, Faaruea and Hatai from Moorea, all unmarried. Tui Nayau proved to be less ready to receive Christianity than had been expected.

1832: In 1832 they moved to Oneata; south of Lakeba, where they succeeded in founding the first place of regular Christian worship on Fijian soil. Though they had problems acquiring the language, they were warmly welcomed. Local tradition still remembers and honours them at Oneata.
John Garrett, “To Live Among the Stars”(book reviewed in the Journal of Pacific History, Sept, 1998, by Roderic Lacey) . Geneva/Suva: World Council of Churches in Association with the Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. 2-8254-0692-

1831: baptism of Taufa’ahau, the ruler of Ha’apai, Tonga, later, “King George”

The baptism of Taufa’ahau, the ruler of Ha’apai, in 1831, started a new chapter of Tongan history. The earliest sustained contact with Europeans was with missionaries.

The European Connection with Tonga,   James Bade, http://www.eucnetwork.org.nz/activities/conference/conference_auckland_06/docs/jbade.p

In 1831 the Glide was anchored in the passage between Macuata Island and the mainland of Vanua Levu, loaded and ready to sail, when a hurricane blew up. After dragging her anchors for eight miles, she was blown on to the reef and lost (21st March, 1831). Her crew had not long to wait for rescue; they were picked up to months later by the schooner Harriet of Wallis Island. the same hurricane wrecked the brig Niagara (248 tons) of Salem, in Bau roads, near Viwa. The barque Peru (230 tons), which was well known to the beche-de-mer trade, was also in the Group, but survived the hurricane.