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Former Member Details

Mr William Hilson PIGOTT (1839 - 1909)

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Date of Birth: 10/03/1839
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 13/03/1909
Place of Death: Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 22 Nov 1880 08 Apr 1884 3 years 4 months 18 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Mar 1887 14 Jun 1907 20 years 3 months 7 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 15 February 1887. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member for Canterbury 22 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 2 years 2 days
Member for Canterbury 09 Dec 1882 08 Apr 1884 1 year 4 months
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 16 Dec 1880 16 Dec 1880 1 day Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 25 Aug 1882 28 Sep 1882 1 month 4 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 17 Jan 1883 02 May 1883 3 months 16 days
Standing Orders Committee No.3 18 Jan 1883 02 May 1883 3 months 15 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.10 23 Oct 1883 27 Feb 1884 4 months 5 days Chairman
Victorian Coal Mining Company’s Bill Committee No.38 26 Feb 1884 25 Apr 1884 2 months
Standing Orders Committee No.3 10 Oct 1883 01 Nov 1884 1 year 23 days
Political Party Activity
Freetrade
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Arrived in New South Wales with parents in 1841. Educated under Reverend J.D Lang and at Trinity School, Fort Street. Articled to Henry Newbon. Admitted as a solicitor in 1863. Practised at Grafton for a year. Joined Rowley and Holdsworth, solicitors, in Sydney. President of Incorporated Law Institute from 1888 until 1908. Freemason and Orangeman. President of Royal Commissioner on Railways for 1891. Royal Commissioner on Statute Law Consolidation of 1896. Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Petersham and Mayor from 1872 until 1880.
Personal
Son of John Allpress Pigott, cabinet maker, and Margaret Hilson. Married (1) Laura Jane West in 1863 at Grafton and had issue, 2 sons. Married (2) Louisa Matilda Jones in 1883 at Redfern and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England. Funeral at St Thomas' Church of England cemetery at Enfield.
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