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Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jun 1843 01 Mar 1845 1 year 9 months 1 day An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Counties of St Vincent and Auckland
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Was on the Bench of Magistrates. He built Bedervale Homestead in 1836 on a land grant he selected in 1826 at Braidwood. It was designed by architect John Verge who also designed Camden Park at Menangle and Elizabeth Bay House at Sydney. The property is still privately owned but houses a National Trust of Australia collection.
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Captain John Coghill was the Master of the convict transport ship 'Mangles', making four voyages to New South Wales from 1820 to 1826. He was granted land in 1822 and settled permanently in New South Wales in about 1826. Married with issue, 4 daughters. The dates of his birth and death are not known.
Additional Information
Christine Wright, '"Rogues and Fools": John Coghill and the convict system in New South Wales', Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 3, No. 2, October 2001., pp. 38-60 Coghill Papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Uncat. Mss 511