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Former Member Details

Mr Clark IRVING (1808 - 1865)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1808
Place of Birth: Bromfield, near Wigton, Cumberland, England
Date of Death: 13/01/1865
Place of Death: Brighton, England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 15 Apr 1856 10 Nov 1864 8 years 6 months 27 days
Member for Clarence and Darling Downs 15 Apr 1856 19 Dec 1857 1 year 8 months 5 days
Member for Clarence 21 Jun 1859 10 Nov 1860 1 year 4 months 21 days
Member for Clarence 07 Dec 1860 24 Jun 1863 2 years 6 months 18 days
Member for Clarence 23 Jul 1863 10 Nov 1864 1 year 3 months 19 days
Audit of the Revenue Accounts Committee No.6 06 Aug 1856 18 Mar 1857 7 months 13 days
Australian General Assurance Company’s Bill Committee No.23 19 Nov 1856 18 Mar 1857 4 months
City Commissioners’ Department Committee No.7 12 Aug 1856 18 Mar 1857 7 months 7 days
Customs Department Committee No.15 31 Oct 1856 18 Mar 1857 4 months 18 days
Electric Telegraph Committee No.14 31 Oct 1856 18 Mar 1857 4 months 18 days
Masters’ and Servants’ Acts Continuation Bill Committee No.8 13 Aug 1856 18 Mar 1857 7 months 6 days
Petition of Peter Rawlings Committee No.5 04 Jun 1856 18 Mar 1857 9 months 15 days
Audit of the Accounts of the Revenues Committee 12 Aug 1857 18 Dec 1857 4 months 7 days
Moreton Bay Immigration and Land Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.39 03 Apr 1860 04 Jul 1860 3 months 2 days
Railway Management Committee No.28 13 Dec 1859 04 Jul 1860 6 months 22 days
Moreton Bay Immigration and Land Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.10 12 Oct 1860 09 Nov 1860 29 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist, merchant and Company Director. Probably gained business experience in London and Carlisle. Arrived in Sydney c.1836 as an emissary of British capitalists. Partner with R. Lamb in a mixed business (watchmakers, jewellers, merchants, agents and wool buyers) in 1839. Firm dissolved in 1842. Continued as a merchant on his own. By 1859 held runs totalling 273,040 acres in the Clarence District. Also held 164,000 acres on Darling Downs and 26 runs in Maranoa District. Foundation Director of Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company in 1858. Lost a fortune speculating in Spanish railways.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Irving, farmer. Married Adelaide Thanet in 1833 and had issue, 2 daughters and 4 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4