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Former Member Details

Mr Charles Wray FINCH (1809 - 1873)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1809
Place of Birth: Great Henny, Essex, England
Date of Death: 06/05/1873
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Apr 1853 29 Feb 1856 2 years 11 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the Pastoral Districts of Wellington and Bligh
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Foundation member of the Australian Club
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Civil official; parliamentary officer. Police Magistrate at Patrick's Plains from 22 May 1831 to 8 August 1838. Held a pastoral property near Wellington. Settled in Parramatta in 1852. Serjeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly from 28 June 1860 to 6 May 1873.
Military Service
Commissioned into the 17th Regiment in 1830; sold out after the Regiment came to Sydney in 1831.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
The exact date of his birth is not known (1 January is placed there for database reasons). Son of Henry Finch. Married Emily Elizabeth Wilson on 4 June 1837 at Sydney. The declaration of qualifications attached to his oath of allegiance (tabled in the Legislative Council on 10 May 1853) stated that he owned estates of several thousand acres in extent in the County of Wellington and houses, cottages and town allotments in Parramatta.
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