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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Charles (2) CLOSE (1825 - 1887)

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Date of Birth: 21/01/1825
Place of Birth: Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 19/02/1887
Place of Death: St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Jun 1859 10 Nov 1864 5 years 4 months 18 days
Member for Morpeth 24 Jun 1859 12 Jul 1860 1 year 19 days
Member for Morpeth 18 Sep 1862 10 Nov 1864 2 years 1 month 24 days
Claims of Mr David Morris and others Committee No.11 20 Sep 1859 04 Jul 1860 9 months 15 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.4 02 Sep 1859 04 Jul 1860 10 months 3 days
Maitland Pasturage Reserve Committee No.34 16 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 4 months 19 days
Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.13 20 Sep 1859 04 Jul 1860 9 months 15 days
Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.14 20 Sep 1859 04 Jul 1860 9 months 15 days
Petition of Mrs Frances Dr Courcy Committee No.25 18 Oct 1859 04 Jul 1860 8 months 17 days
Petition of Mrs Mary Jones Committee No.31 03 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 5 months 2 days Chairman
Port of Newcastle Committee No.29 14 Dec 1859 04 Jul 1860 6 months 21 days
Sydney Insurance Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.33 04 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 5 months 1 day
Dean of St Andrew’s Sydney Committee No.36 17 Feb 1860 09 Nov 1860 8 months 24 days
Railway through Ultimo Estate No.44 02 Dec 1862 20 Dec 1862 19 days
Reservations upon Runs in Tumut District Committee No.25 29 Sep 1863 11 Mar 1864 5 months 12 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commanding officer Maitland Volunteer Rifle Corps. President of Maitland Hospital Board.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist and landholder. Laid the foundation stone of St James's Church of England, Morpeth on 2 January 1837. St James's church was consecrated on 31 December 1840 by Bishop Broughton.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Major Edward Charles and his wife Sophia Susannah Palmer. Father was also a member of the first Legislative Council. Married on 24 July 1847 to Louisa Slade Platt at Morpeth and had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Church of England.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1, pp 231-2; New South Wales. Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, 1858, Volume 2, pp 719, 722;