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Former Member Details

Mr William Lovel DAVIS (1844 - 1932)

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Date of Birth: 24/09/1844
Place of Birth: Hallingley, Sussex, England
Date of Death: 20/10/1932
Place of Death: Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 12 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 8 days
Member for Canterbury 12 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 8 days
Crookwell Roman Catholic Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.17 29 Apr 1887 03 May 1887 5 days
City of Goulburn Gas and Coke Company’s Amendment Bill Committee No.19 10 May 1887 18 May 1887 9 days
Claim of Cornelius Grady Committee No.18 10 May 1887 18 May 1887 9 days
Mittagong Coal Mining Company’s Railway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.23 18 May 1887 06 Jun 1887 20 days
James Fyfe’s Conditional Purchase Committee No.14 05 Apr 1887 13 Jul 1887 3 months 9 days
Saywell’s Tramway Bill Committee No.6 17 Mar 1887 23 Jul 1887 4 months 7 days
Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales Incorporation Bill Committee No.8 28 Sep 1887 18 Oct 1887 21 days
Broken Hill Tramway Bill Committee No.28 17 Nov 1887 28 Feb 1888 3 months 12 days
Kiama Tramway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.49 01 Mar 1888 10 Apr 1888 1 month 12 days
Silkstone Coal-mine Railway Bill Committee No.14 19 Dec 1888 15 Jan 1889 28 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Salesman and land agent. Educated at Hailsham Primary School. Parents moved to Parish of Herstmonceux in 1857 where he worked on the family farm. Salesman with corn and seed merchant at Hastings. In 1860 became Manager. Arrived in Sydney on 24 May 1868. Accountant to W.C Renwick until 1879 and then became a land agent speculating successfully in land and properties. Member of the syndicate which made Canterbury Park racecourse out of scrub. Secretary until 1924. Recreational interests include racehorses, fishing, cricket and other sporting clubs.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Petersham from 1883. Mayor 1885 until 1886.
Personal
Son of James, farmer and his wife Elizabeth. Married Julia Warren in 1902 and had no issue. Church of England funeral.
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