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Former Member Details

Mr Samuel Henry TERRY (1833 - 1887)

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Date of Birth: 09/04/1833
Place of Birth: Box Hill, near Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/09/1887
Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 19 Dec 1859 29 Dec 1881 22 years 11 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 22 Aug 1882 21 Sep 1887 5 years 1 month Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 29 December 1881
Member for Mudgee 19 Dec 1859 10 Nov 1860 10 months 23 days
Member for Mudgee 15 Dec 1860 10 Nov 1864 3 years 10 months 27 days
Member for Mudgee 24 Dec 1864 15 Nov 1869 4 years 10 months 23 days
Member for New England 28 Aug 1871 03 Feb 1872 5 months 7 days
Member for New England 08 Mar 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 8 months 21 days
Member for New England 30 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 13 days
Member for New England 03 Nov 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 7 days
Member for Mudgee 01 Dec 1880 29 Dec 1881 1 year 29 days
West Maitland Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.24 26 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 2 months 16 days
Pyrmont Bridge Company’s Supplementary Bill Committee No.14 18 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 3 days Chairman
Richmond Bridge Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.11 01 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 21 days
Alfred Witts Committee No.30 16 Sep 1862 21 Nov 1862 2 months 6 days
Robert Stewart Committee No.13 11 Aug 1863 20 Oct 1863 2 months 10 days
Queensland Steam Navigation Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.37 30 Mar 1864 31 Mar 1864 2 days
Tom Dight Mackenzie Committee No.38 01 Apr 1864 21 Apr 1864 21 days
Railway through Ultimo Estate No.10 31 Mar 1865 09 Jun 1865 2 months 10 days
Standard Weights for Agricultural Produce Committee No.10 16 Nov 1865 06 Mar 1866 3 months 19 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Jul 1866 24 Jul 1866 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 14 Nov 1871 14 Nov 1871 1 day
Parramatta Gas Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.8 07 Dec 1871 14 Dec 1871 8 days
Bowenfels Coal Mining and Cooper Smelting Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.23 07 Feb 1873 11 Feb 1873 5 days
Mineral Lease at Togo Committee No.10 07 Oct 1873 01 May 1874 6 months 25 days
Goulburn Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.11 27 Apr 1875 06 May 1875 10 days
Blakefield v. Shields Committee No.18 13 Jul 1875 04 Aug 1875 23 days
Mineral Selection at Milburn Creek Committee No.15 25 May 1875 04 Aug 1875 2 months 11 days
The Case of Amelia Gould Committee No.10 14 Dec 1875 29 Feb 1876 2 months 16 days
Hanson’s Trust Bill Committee No.22 12 Apr 1876 19 Apr 1876 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 16 Nov 1875 27 Apr 1876 5 months 12 days
Nevell’s Leasing Bill Committee No.23 25 Apr 1876 28 Apr 1876 4 days
The Case of Alfred Arnold Committee No.24 16 May 1876 27 Jun 1876 1 month 12 days
Road through Messrs Badgery’s Land Committee No.13 08 Feb 1876 29 Jun 1876 4 months 22 days
Petition of Wilson and Cawley Committee No.21 11 Apr 1876 19 Jul 1876 3 months 9 days
Common Lodging Houses Committee No.18 14 Mar 1876 01 Aug 1876 4 months 19 days
The Bassett Darley Estates Bill Committee No.9 19 Dec 1876 18 Jan 1877 1 month
Bathurst and Grafton and Armidale Lands Transfer Bill Committee No.13 30 Jan 1877 22 Feb 1877 24 days
Sydney Common Improvement Act Amendment Bill Committee No.15 06 Feb 1877 22 Feb 1877 17 days
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.18 15 May 1877 28 Sep 1877 4 months 14 days
Colonial Storekeeper’s Department Committee No.22 17 Jul 1877 11 Oct 1877 2 months 25 days
Condition of the Aborigines Committee No.7 19 Dec 1876 11 Oct 1877 9 months 23 days
Disputed Mining Lease, Hawkins Hill Committee No.20 19 Jun 1877 11 Oct 1877 3 months 23 days
Mr John Garsed Committee No.17 04 May 1877 11 Oct 1877 5 months 8 days
Newcastle Glebe Leasing Bill Committee No.7 30 Jan 1878 07 Feb 1878 9 days
The Bible Society’s Bill Committee No.8 31 Jan 1878 07 Feb 1878 8 days
Lyndhurst Sale Bill Committee No.9 31 Jan 1878 13 Feb 1878 14 days
Real Property Act Committee No.14 12 Feb 1878 21 May 1878 3 months 10 days
The Glebe Borough Bill Committee No.5 13 Sep 1878 27 Sep 1878 15 days
Parramatta Town Hall Bill Committee No.7 17 Sep 1878 09 Oct 1878 23 days
Chippendale Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.25 21 Mar 1879 02 Apr 1879 13 days
Cohen’s Enabling Bill Committee No.26 04 Apr 1879 29 Apr 1879 26 days
Jury List – Deniliquin Committee No.13 22 Oct 1878 20 May 1879 6 months 29 days
St Leonards Roman Catholic School Land Sale Bill Committee No.8 13 Nov 1879 20 Nov 1879 8 days
Archibald Thompson’s Trust Estate Bill Committee No.19 31 Mar 1880 09 Apr 1880 10 days
Discovery of the Barrington Gold Field Committee No.7 11 Nov 1879 12 May 1880 6 months 2 days
Equity Branch of the Supreme Court Committee No.12 02 Dec 1879 22 Jun 1880 6 months 21 days
Claim of Anne Jane Cox for loss of her Conditional Purchase Committee No.23 18 May 1880 13 Jul 1880 1 month 26 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 16 Dec 1880 16 Dec 1880 1 day
Mount Kembla Coal and Oil Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.9 25 Jan 1881 28 Jan 1881 4 days
Hall’s Estate Bill Committee No.13 11 Feb 1881 17 Mar 1881 1 month 7 days
Transfer of Land at North Shore to John William Haynes Committee No.20 24 Mar 1881 05 Apr 1881 13 days
Balmain Cemetery Bill Committee No.5 13 Jan 1881 06 Apr 1881 2 months 25 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 04 Apr 1881 06 Apr 1881 3 days
Vale of Clwydd and Lithgow Valley Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.21 06 Jul 1881 02 Aug 1881 28 days
Balmain Cemetery Bill Committee No.6 07 Jul 1881 09 Aug 1881 1 month 3 days
Armidale Roman Catholic Church School and Presbytery Land Sale Bill Committee No.16 30 Aug 1881 08 Sep 1881 10 days
Australian Gas Light Company’s Bill Committee No.8 12 Jul 1881 23 Sep 1881 2 months 12 days
Moffitt’s Estate Enabling Bill Committee No.18 06 Sep 1881 05 Oct 1881 1 month
Width of Streets and Lanes Bill Committee No.14 26 Aug 1881 21 Oct 1881 1 month 26 days
Cudgegong Town Hall Bill Committee No.25 28 Oct 1881 23 Nov 1881 27 days Chairman
Cookbundoon Slate Quarry Tramway Bill Committee No.26 24 Nov 1881 02 Dec 1881 9 days
Burtoft’s Estate Bill Committee No.27 30 Nov 1881 14 Dec 1881 15 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Landed proprieter. Born of well-to-do family. Educated at John Mills' school, Parramatta, and under W.T Cape. Entered J.R Young's Sydney counting house to learn business. Inherited Box Hill and 5,000 acres at Yass Plains from father, who died in 1842; acquired much city and suburban real estate, property in Queensland and New Zealand. Jeremiah and Bongongo stations in Tumut and Gundagai districts. Not mentioned as a squatter in list published in 1859 and 1866. Founding member of Union Club in 1857. Always sat on cross benches and disliked lawyers in Parliament. Responsible for 1874 Triennial Parliaments Act, advocated payment of members.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Eldest son of John Terry, landowner and Eleanor Rouse. Married (1) Clementina Parker Want on 13 May 1856 at Sydney and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Married (2) Jane Weaver on 12 September 1863 at Darlinghurst and had issue 1 daughter and 2 sons. Church of England.
Additional Information
Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 87