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Wesleyan Baptisms solemnized in the Camden Circuit in the County of Camden in the Year 1851
No. 5900 When Baptised: October 5th 1851 When Born: August 24th 1851 Mary - Nelson & Jane Whiteman Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Settler By whom the Ceremony was performed: John Bowes

William born 17 Aug 1853 Camden ??? I can't verify that

Wesleyan Baptisms in the Camden Circuit in the County of Camden 1855
Miriam - Nelson & Eliza Whiteman Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Farmer When Born: 22nd June 1855 When Baptised: 5th August 1855 By whom the Ceremony was performed: J. Fillingham Wesleyan Minister

Seems so strange that they would not baptise William. Well, I can't find any record of it.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 20 February 1855 p.5
Upon the eve of your leaving this place as clergyman of the Wesleyan body in the Camden circuit, we have been deputed, at a meeting of contributors, to offer you a small testimonial of their esteem and regard. And at the same time we would state that, although our Minister, we are proud to say several persons of other religious denominations even are among the subscribers ; not to mention one or two in particular, who are men of Influence ; which must be a proof to you, if proof were wanting, that, after having lived here four years, you are about to depart generally respected.
It is with much pleasure, therefore, we enclose you a cheque for £52. And we beg to assure you, you will carry to your new sphere of usefulness our best wishes for the continued prosperity of yourself, Mrs. Bowes, and family. Wishing you a safe and prosperous journey, we have the honour to be, on behalf of the subscribers, your obedient servants,
James Humphreys John Veness
Samuel Arnold James Bensley
George Bradley Charles Furner
Wm. Hopson Jacob Ward.
W. S. MITCHELL, chairman.
Camden, February 16th, 1855.
Eliza WHITEMAN (nee FURNER) arrived in NSW 1838 from Maresfield Sussex.

Nelson arrived with WHITEMAN family from Udimore Sussex in 1839.

I doubt the families were in contact in Sussex.

But we have a marriage and they are both from Sussex.

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Narrellan in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1845
No. 11
Nelson Whiteman, Bachelor of the Parish of St. John Camden
Eliza Furner, Spinster of the Parish of St. John Camden
Married in this Church Narrellan by Banns with consent of Parents
Twenty nineth day of August 1845 By me Robert Forrest
Both signed
Witnesses: Charles Furner of Camden, Harriet (her x mark) Whiteman of Narrellan
Took me a long time to scan all the Wesleyan baptisms in Camden in 1853 but I found it. An error with the mother's name:

Baptisms in the Parish of Camden in the County of Camden 1853
William - Nelson & Jane Whiteman Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Farmer When Born: Augt. 17th 1853 When Baptised: Octr. 16th By whom the Ceremony was performed: John Bowes

It has to be the right one. No other Nelson WHITEMAN with a son William that would have been baptised Wesleyan in Camden between 1851 and 1855.

It was #1643 so the entry in the index should look like this:


Here is one not far away in the register that is in the index:


The next one on the image of the register is Thomas Edward KING baptised the same day as William by the same minister and that is in the index:

V18531644 56/1853 KING THOMAS E - THOMAS - MARY A
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