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Former Member Details

Mr Charles [2] COWPER, Jr (1834 - 1911)

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Date of Birth: 29/09/1834
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 16/11/1911
Place of Death: Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 Nov 1860 25 Jul 1866 5 years 8 months 25 days
Member for Tumut 01 Nov 1860 10 Nov 1860 10 days
Member for Tumut 06 Dec 1860 30 Aug 1861 8 months 25 days
Member for Tumut 26 Sep 1861 24 Oct 1863 2 years 29 days
Member for Orange 04 Nov 1863 10 Nov 1864 1 year 7 days
Member for Tumut 10 Dec 1864 25 Jul 1866 1 year 7 months 16 days
Clerk of the Executive Council 01 Sep 1861 15 Oct 1863 2 years 1 month 15 days
Claims of the Reverend W.B Clarke Committee No.26 12 Mar 1861 11 May 1861 2 months
Minmi and Hexham Railway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.18 12 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 3 months
Wilson’s Settlement Investment Bill Committee No.12 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days
Distribution of Relief to Sufferers by last Flood at Windsor Committee No.5 17 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 4 days
Field of Mars Common Committee No.22 31 Dec 1861 20 Jan 1862 21 days
Library Committee No.3 04 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 17 days
Mr A.E Bush Committee No.13 08 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 13 days
Reverend W.B Clarke Committee No.6 20 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 1 day
Standing Orders Committee No.2 04 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 17 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 28 May 1862 28 May 1862 1 day
Address of Condolence to Her Majesty Committee No.4 28 May 1862 03 Jun 1862 7 days Chairman
Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company’s Bill Committee No.10 20 Jun 1862 27 Jun 1862 8 days Chairman
Library Committee No.3 28 May 1862 01 Aug 1862 2 months 5 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 10 Jun 1862 02 Sep 1862 2 months 24 days
Field of Mars Common Committee No.5 03 Jun 1862 26 Sep 1862 3 months 24 days
Town Hall Site Exchange Bill Committee No.33 30 Sep 1862 15 Oct 1862 16 days Chairman
Mr Charles Phillips Lawrence Committee No.19 05 Aug 1862 29 Oct 1862 2 months 25 days
Mr Francis Flanagan Committee No.20 05 Aug 1862 04 Nov 1862 3 months
United Fire and Life Insurance Company’s Incorporation Bill Committee No.41 24 Oct 1862 04 Nov 1862 12 days Chairman
Alfred Witts Committee No.30 16 Sep 1862 21 Nov 1862 2 months 6 days
Slaughter of Cattle under Cattle Disease Prevention Act Committee No.17 05 Aug 1862 02 Dec 1862 3 months 28 days
Management of the Central Police Office Committee No.13 08 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 5 months 5 days
Petition of Thomas Duke Allen Committee No.43 19 Nov 1862 19 Dec 1862 1 month 1 day
Customs Bill Committee No.11 26 Jun 1862 20 Dec 1862 5 months 25 days
Land Titles Declaration Bill Committee No.8 11 Jun 1862 20 Dec 1862 6 months 10 days Chairman
Mr J.E Liardet Committee No.14 22 Jul 1862 20 Dec 1862 4 months 29 days
Petition of Thomas Charles Bentley Committee No.42 11 Nov 1862 20 Dec 1862 1 month 10 days
European Assurance Society’s Bill Committee No.12 31 Jul 1863 07 Aug 1863 8 days
European Assurance Society’s Bill Committee No.12 31 Jul 1863 07 Aug 1863 8 days
Commercial Banking Company’s Act Amendment Bill No.14 11 Aug 1863 14 Aug 1863 4 days Chairman
Payments made out of Public Funds without Authority of Parliament Committee No.4 26 Jun 1863 18 Aug 1863 1 month 24 days
Parnell’s Trust Bill Committee No.19 11 Sep 1863 25 Sep 1863 15 days Chairman
Harbour Defences Committee No.6 01 Jul 1863 20 Oct 1863 3 months 20 days
Petition of Thomas Duke Allen Committee No.11 21 Jul 1863 08 Dec 1863 4 months 18 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 24 Jun 1863 10 Dec 1863 5 months 17 days
Death of John Hart in Benevolent Asylum at Liverpool Committee No.22 15 Sep 1863 02 Mar 1864 5 months 17 days
Working of the Gold Fields Act Committee No.26 29 Sep 1863 09 Mar 1864 5 months 10 days
Library Committee No.3 24 Jun 1863 31 Mar 1864 9 months 8 days
Present State and Management of Lunatic Asylums No.9 14 Jul 1863 20 Apr 1864 9 months 7 days
Mortgage on the property of the Scots Church, Sydney – Claims of Dr Lang Committee No.23 15 Sep 1863 22 Apr 1864 7 months 8 days Chairman
Mr James K.Montgomery – Claim for Compensation Committee No.24 15 Sep 1863 22 Apr 1864 7 months 8 days
Penal, Reformatory, and Charitable Establishments Committee No.8 08 Jul 1863 22 Apr 1864 9 months 15 days Chairman
Library Committee No.3 19 Oct 1864 09 Nov 1864 22 days
Standing Orders Committee No.2 19 Oct 1864 09 Nov 1864 22 days
Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company’s Bill Committee No.6 14 Mar 1865 21 Mar 1865 8 days
Presbyterian Church Bill Committee No.7 14 Mar 1865 24 Mar 1865 11 days Chairman
Fisheries Bill Committee No.9 24 Mar 1865 03 May 1865 1 month 10 days
Australian Paper Company’s Bill Committee No.11 11 Apr 1865 04 May 1865 24 days Chairman
Church of England Synod Bill Committee No.12 25 Apr 1865 09 May 1865 15 days Chairman
Elizabeth Castle Committee No.16 16 May 1865 07 Jun 1865 23 days
Mortgage on the Property of the Scots Church, Sydney Committee No.18 16 May 1865 07 Jun 1865 23 days Chairman
Harbour Defences Committee No.13 02 May 1865 08 Jun 1865 1 month 7 days
Library Committee No.5 08 Mar 1865 21 Jun 1865 3 months 14 days
Standing Orders Committee No.4 08 Mar 1865 21 Jun 1865 3 months 14 days
Sydney Sewerage Committee No.17 16 May 1865 21 Jun 1865 1 month 6 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 25 Oct 1865 06 Dec 1865 1 month 12 days
Present State of the Colony Committee No.7 07 Nov 1865 28 Mar 1866 4 months 22 days
Reserve, Lavender Bay Committee No.16 06 Mar 1866 29 Mar 1866 24 days
Proposed Amendments in Electoral Act of 1858 Committee No.17 09 Mar 1866 04 Apr 1866 27 days
Reserves under Crown Lands Alienation Act Committee No.15 23 Feb 1866 04 Apr 1866 1 month 13 days
Conduct of City Coroner Committee No.14 19 Dec 1865 07 Apr 1866 3 months 20 days
Library Committee No.2 25 Oct 1865 07 Apr 1866 5 months 14 days
Presbyterian College Bill Committee No.18 31 Oct 1866 08 Nov 1866 9 days
Library Committee No.2 25 Jul 1866 18 Mar 1867 7 months 22 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 25 Jul 1866 18 Mar 1867 7 months 22 days
Library Committee No.2 02 Feb 1870 07 May 1870 3 months 6 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
First Honorary Secretary of the Goulburn Horticultural and Agricultural Society in 1857. Member of the Board of the Benevolent Asylums Board in 1862.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storekeeper. Charles Jr was educated at the school of his uncle, W.M Cowper, and the King's School, Parramatta. He was a storekeeper and gold buyer when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly. At age17 he managed Burrabogie Station, near Hay, for his father. In the mid 1850's it is likely that he worked on his father's properties in County Argyle. In the late 1850's, he became a storekeeper and gold buyer at Kiandra. In 1856, he managed the election campaign for J.W Chisholm in Argyle. In the later 1860's, he worked on stations in Queensland. In 1869 - 1870 he was the police magistrate at Bourke. In 1870 - 1874, he was the water police magistrate in Sydney, and Sheriff of New South Wales, in 1874 - 1896.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Charles Cowper and his wife Eliza Sutton. Father became Sir Charles Cowper, Premier and Colonial Secretary. Married (1) Mary Lethbridge, daughter of Robert Copeland Lethbridge, on 11 October 1855 and had issue, 4 sons and 1 daughter. Married (2) Amy Rose Clarissa Bramley in 1898 in Sydney. Church of England.
Additional Information
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3 The image is courtesy of the Cowper Family Collection.