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Former Member Details

Mr Alfred STOKES (1835 - 1914)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1835
Place of Birth: Somersetshire, England
Date of Death: 15/06/1914
Place of Death: Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 08 Dec 1882 06 Jun 1891 8 years 5 months 30 days
Member for Forbes 08 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months
Member for Forbes 22 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 3 months 5 days
Member for Forbes 14 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 6 days
Member for Forbes 13 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 3 months 25 days
Claim of Hugh Espie Stephenson Committee No.12 20 Feb 1883 17 Apr 1883 1 month 29 days
The Case of Mark Duffy Committee No.22 28 Nov 1883 22 Jul 1884 7 months 25 days
Wyatt Estate Leasing Bill Committee No.6 04 Dec 1885 11 Feb 1886 2 months 8 days
Hay Gas Bill Committee No.16 04 Feb 1886 13 Apr 1886 2 months 10 days
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.41 21 May 1886 06 Aug 1886 2 months 17 days
Conditional Purchases on Pericoota Run Committee No.50 18 Jun 1886 25 Oct 1886 4 months 8 days
Claim of Charles Stevens Committee No.16 05 Apr 1887 03 Jun 1887 1 month 30 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.15 06 Apr 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 8 days
Victorian Coal-mining Company’s Extension Bill Committee No.32 29 Nov 1887 01 Dec 1887 3 days
Robert Mackrell’s Conditional Purchase at Forbes Committee No.26 08 Nov 1887 20 Mar 1888 4 months 13 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.13 07 Dec 1888 11 Jan 1889 1 month 5 days
Conditional Purchases of C.H Thatcher, Forbes Land District Committee No.8 03 Dec 1889 17 Feb 1889 0 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.10 17 Apr 1889 30 Apr 1889 14 days
Broken Hill Water Supply Bill Committee No.8 10 Apr 1889 10 Jul 1889 3 months 1 day
Australian Banking Company of Sydney Bill Committee No.35 24 Sep 1890 08 Oct 1890 15 days
Claim of John O’Brien, Tyagong Goldfield Committee No.7 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pastoralist and publican. Arrived in Australia (probably Victoria) c.1856; gold miner at Ballarat and Bendigo; moved to New South Wales probably c.1860; went to Forbes with parents c.1863. Became a well known hotel owner and property holder in the Forbes district. Had 3 stations in the Forbes district at death and more property in other parts of New South Wales.Will proved at 225,804 of which 116,000 was realty and the rest mostly shares, mortgages and debentures.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of John Stokes, publican and perhaps later a farmer, and Sarah Leonard. Married Mary Ann Glancey on 27 October 1857 at Beechworth, Victoria, and had issue, 1 daughter and 7 sons. Church of England marriage and Roman Catholic funeral.
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