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Former Member Details

Mr Alexander BUSBY (1808 - 1873)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1808
Place of Birth: England
Date of Death: 26/04/1873
Place of Death: England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 06 Aug 1856 15 Feb 1858 1 year 6 months 10 days First (Quinquennial) Appointments under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 20 May 1856.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Member of the Committee of the Australia Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Purchased freehold estate near Cassilis in the late 1830's with his brother William (who later became a member of the Legislative Council between 1 July 1867 and 23 June 1887). Became a pastoralist with a sheep run in 1852.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John, a surveyor and civil engineer, and Sarah Kennedy. Arrived in New South Wales with his parents on 24 February 1824. Married Caroline Cripps.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Busby family - papers, 1826 - 1864 (FM 4/2116); 2. Kelman family - papers of the Busby and Kelman families, 1822 - 1879 (MLMSS 1183). 3. Dr George Busby - letters received, 1916 - 1832 (MLMSS 1019). References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume one, under Busby, John; and volume three, under Busby William Pioneer Families of New South Wales, Sydney 1948; Sands Sydney Directory, 1858-9; Ford's Sydney and Commercial Directory, Sydney 1851, pxxxII; Votes and Proceeedings of the Legislative Council of New South Wales, 1852, volume 2, p180.