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Mr William John DUMARESQ (1793 - 1868)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1793
Place of Birth: England
Date of Death: 09/11/1868
Place of Death: Cleveland, Queensland, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 19 May 1856 19 May 1856 1 day Did not take his seat. First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 13 May 1856
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1851 29 Feb 1856 4 years 6 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Counties of Phillip, Brisbane and Bligh
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jun 1843 20 Jun 1848 5 years 20 days An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Counties of Hunter, Brisbane and Bligh
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Civil Engineer. Educated at Royal Military College, Great Marlow. Received a provisional appointment as a civil engineer, inspector of roads and bridges, and was later recommended by Darling as a deputy surveyor general. In 1829 retired from public life and after 1840 lived mainly at Tivoli in Rose Bay, but continued his association with the Scone district. Was largely responsible for the erection of St Luke's Church of England in Scone and after his wife's death in 1866, moved to Queensland.
Military Service
Served during the Peninsular War and in Canada, where as a Captain in the Royal Staff Corps, was engaged in the construction of the Ottawa Canal.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Colonel John Dumaresq of Bushel Hall, Shropshire, England, and his wife Anne Jones. Married Christiana Susan Macleay, second daughter of Alexander Macleay, the New South Wales Colonial Secretary, on 15 October 1830 at Sydney and had issue, 1 son and 1 daughter.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1