Mr Edward TERRY (1840 - 1907)**

  • Date of Birth: 03/02/1840
  • Place of Birth: Box Hill, near Rouse Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 19/11/1907
  • Place of Death: Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly27 Jun 189816 Jul 19046yr(s) 20day(s)
Member for Ryde27 Jun 189811 Jun 19012yr(s) 11mth(s) 16day(s)
Member for Ryde23 Jan 190416 Jul 19045mth(s) 24day(s)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Landed proprieter. Born of a well-to-do family. Owned Eastwood Estate from c.1863. Hunting and racing enthusiast who built a racecourse at Eastwood. Master of Sydney Hunt Club and for a time of the Northern Hunting Club; Member of Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club. Brother of S.H Terry.

Local Government Activity

Alderman at Ryde from 1871. Mayor from 1871 until 1873, 1875 until 1876, 1899.


Son of John Terry, landowner and Eleanor Rouse. Married Isabel Benson of Tasmania and had issue, 13 children. Church of England.

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