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Mr John (2) BLAXLAND (1799 - 1884)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1799
Place of Birth: Kent, England
Date of Death: 26/01/1884
Place of Death: Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 Nov 1863 26 Jan 1884 20 years 2 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 24 November 1863.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Director of the Australian Joint Stock Bank and Auditor of the City Bank. Merchant of independent means.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
The exact date of birth is not known (1 January is put here for database reasons). Son of Gregory Blaxland, explorer and landholder, and Elizabeth Spurdon. Arrived in New South Wales at the age of five with his family. Married Ellen Falkner in Sydney on 23 December 1845 and had issue, 6 sons and 3 daughters. Church of England.
Additional Information
'Sydney Mail', 2 February 1884, p 204