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Former Member Details

Lieutenant-Colonel George BARNEY (1792 - 1862)

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Date of Birth: 19/05/1792
Place of Birth: Wolverhampton, England
Date of Death: 16/04/1862
Place of Death: Willoughby, New South Wales, Sydney
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Jul 1843 29 Feb 1856 12 years 7 months 13 days A Non-Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 – 1856. It is noted that the Member was appointed twice. His first period of service was from 17 July 1843 to August 1843 and the second period of service was from 13 October 1851 to 29 February 1856.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Soldier and engineer.
Military Service
Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in July 1808 and served in the Peninsular war and in the West Indies, where he took part in the capture of Guadaloupe in 1815. He was a civil engineer in Jamaica for several years. He was promoted second captain in 1813 and captain in 1825.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Joseph Barney, drawing master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and his wife Jane Chandler. Married , c.1817, to Portia Henrietta Peale (died 26 January 1883), in Granade, West Indies, and had issue, 1 son and 4 daughters. Arrived in Sydney with his wife and three children in December 1825 with a detachment of Royal Engineers. Buried in St Leonards cemetery.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1