Mr Henry Molesworth OXLEY (1826 - 1867)**

  • Date of Birth: 10/04/1826
  • Place of Birth: Kirkham, near Camden, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 20/03/1867
  • Place of Death: Wingecarribee, near Camden, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly28 Jun 185910 Nov 18601yr(s) 4mth(s) 14day(s)
Member for Camden28 Jun 185910 Nov 18601yr(s) 4mth(s) 14day(s)
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.313 Feb 18604 Jul 18605mths 2days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Cases of Charles Skerrett Committee No.323 Feb 18604 Jul 18605mths 2days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.62 Oct 18609 Nov 18601mth 8days
3rd (1859 - 1860)

Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1851, and was appointed a Coroner at Berrima.


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Landed proprieter. After fathers death in 1828 received a land grant of 5,000 acres in recognition of fathers services. Lived on Wingecarribee estate, near Bowral. In 1865 had 40 tenant farmers.


Personal

Son of John Joseph William Henry Molesworth Oxley, surveyor general, landed proprieter and entrepreneur, and Emma Norton. Married Emily Orchard on 4 November 1854 at Berrima and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons.


Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Henry Molesworth Oxley - diaries, 1850 - 1855 (MLMSS 587) 2. John Oxley - papers, 1810 - 1871(A5322); photographs in the PICMAN Database.