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Former Member Details

Mr Robert FITZGERALD (1807 - 1865)

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Date of Birth: 01/06/1807
Place of Birth: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/05/1865
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Mar 1849 29 Feb 1856 7 years 1 day An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the County of Cumberland
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 06 Aug 1856 13 May 1861 4 years 9 months 8 days First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 20 May 1856.
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Oct 1861 09 May 1865 3 years 7 months 9 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 24 June 1861.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Active in local affairs at Windsor. Master of Social Lodge of Windsor (Irish Constitution). Judge at the Sydney races. Member of the Windsor District Council.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist. Educated at Fulton's School in Sydney. Inherited capital mostly in the form of livestock in 1928. Granted 500 acres at Rylstone in 1830. Pastoralist. With William Lawson acquired land on Liverpool Plains in 1832. Acquired Yarraman in 1835. Inherited his fathers extensive lands in 1840. Also acquired 19,814 acres in County of Bligh, 400 square miles in the Gwydir District, farms in the County of Cumberland, extensive leases on Liverpool Plains, and much real estate in Sydney. Director of Bank of New South Wales in 1840. Estate valued at £90,000, not including his pastoral empire.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Richard Fitzgerald, settler and public servant and Mary Ford. Married (1) Elizabeth Henrietta Rouse on 11 March 1841 and had issue, 5 daughters and 1 son. Married (2) Charlotte Bennett on 8 October 1864 and had no issue.
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