Mr Clark IRVING (1808 - 1865)**

  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1808
  • Place of Birth: Bromfield, near Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Date of Death: 13/01/1865
  • Place of Death: Brighton, England

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly15 Apr 185610 Nov 18648yr(s) 6mth(s) 27day(s)
Member for Clarence and Darling Downs15 Apr 185619 Dec 18571yr(s) 8mth(s) 5day(s)
1st (1856 - 1857)
Member for Clarence21 Jun 185910 Nov 18601yr(s) 4mth(s) 21day(s)
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Member for Clarence7 Dec 186024 Jun 18632yr(s) 6mth(s) 18day(s)
4th (1860 - 1864)
Member for Clarence23 Jul 186310 Nov 18641yr(s) 3mth(s) 19day(s)
4th (1860 - 1864)
Petition of Peter Rawlings Committee No.54 Jun 185618 Mar 18579mths 15days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Audit of the Revenue Accounts Committee No.66 Aug 185618 Mar 18577mths 13days
1st (1856 - 1857)
City Commissioners’ Department Committee No.712 Aug 185618 Mar 18577mths 7days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Masters’ and Servants’ Acts Continuation Bill Committee No.813 Aug 185618 Mar 18577mths 6days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Electric Telegraph Committee No.1431 Oct 185618 Mar 18574mths 16days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Customs Department Committee No.1531 Oct 185618 Mar 18574mths 16days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Australian General Assurance Company’s Bill Committee No.2319 Nov 185618 Mar 18573mths 28days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Audit of the Accounts of the Revenues Committee12 Aug 185718 Dec 18574mths 7days
1st (1856 - 1857)
Railway Management Committee No.2813 Dec 18594 Jul 18606mths 22days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Moreton Bay Immigration and Land Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.393 Apr 18604 Jul 18603mths 2days
3rd (1859 - 1860)
Moreton Bay Immigration and Land Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.1012 Oct 18609 Nov 186029days
3rd (1859 - 1860)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Pastoralist, merchant and Company Director. Probably gained business experience in London and Carlisle. Arrived in Sydney c.1836 as an emissary of British capitalists. Partner with R. Lamb in a mixed business (watchmakers, jewellers, merchants, agents and wool buyers) in 1839. Firm dissolved in 1842. Continued as a merchant on his own. By 1859 held runs totalling 273,040 acres in the Clarence District. Also held 164,000 acres on Darling Downs and 26 runs in Maranoa District. Foundation Director of Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company in 1858. Lost a fortune speculating in Spanish railways.


Personal

Son of Thomas Irving, farmer. Married Adelaide Thanet in 1833 and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.


Additional Information

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4