Dr Arthur Martin A'BECKETT (1812 - 1871)**
- Date of Birth: 01/01/1812
- Place of Birth: London, England
- Date of Death: 23/05/1871
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||13 May 1856||9 Nov 1860||4yr(s) 5mth(s) 28day(s)|
|First (Quinquennial) appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 13 May 1856.|
Trustee of the Australian Museum and Sydney Grammar School.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical practitioner. Educated at London University and in Paris. Licentiate of the Apothecaries' Council in 1835; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1838. Staff surgeon to British Legion in Spain 1835 - 1837. In New South Wales, he practised his profession with great success. He was Surgeon to the Benevolent Asylum; examiner in medicine at Sydney University, gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1855.
Knight Bachelor of San Ferdinand (Spain) and other Spanish decorations, 1835 - 1837.
Son of William A'Beckett, solicitor, and Sarah Abbott. Married Emma Louisa Elwin at London in 1838 and had issue, 5 daughters and 5 sons. Arrived in New South Wales in 1838. He twice returned to Europe, the second time from 1858 - 1865 when he was compelled to return to New South Wales by failure of companies in which he had invested. Brother of Sir William A'Beckett (1806 - 1869), Chief Justice of Victoria. Father of William Channing A' Beckett (1846 - 1929) who became a member of the Legislative Assembly.
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3
Illustrated Sydney News, 10 July 1871, p 107
Pioneer Families of New South Wales, Sydney 1948
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