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Former Member Details

The Hon. Charles Gilbert HEYDON, Q.C (1845 - 1932)

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Date of Birth: 25/08/1845
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/01/1932
Place of Death: Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Jan 1894 22 Mar 1898 4 years 2 months 6 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 15 December 1893.
Attorney General 15 Dec 1893 02 Aug 1894 7 months 19 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Barrister). Educated at St Mary's Cathedral School and the school of Reverend Thomas Aitken, Ryde. Entered service of Commercial Banking Company of Sydney in 1860. Called to the Bar on 25 September 1875; several times was acting Supreme Court Judge. Queens Counsel in 1896; New South Wales District Court Judge from March 1900. From June 1905 President of Arbitration Court; from April 1908 was a Judge of Industrial Court. Sole Commissioner for consolidating statute law of New South Wales in 1896. Fellow of St Johns College, University of Sydney.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Jabez King Heydon, journeyman printer, and his wife Sophia Hayes. Married (1) Miriam Josepha Makinson (died 1896), daughter of the Rev. T. C. Makinson, on 8 September 1880, and had issue, 2 sons. Married (2) Sybil Russell in 1909. Roman Catholic. His brother, Louis Francis Heydon, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly and also a Member of the Legislative Council.
Additional Information
H. T. E. Holt, 'A Court Rises: The Lives and Times of the Judges of the District Court of New South Wales (1859 - 1959)', Sydney, the Law Foundation of New South Wales, 1976. Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Makinson and Heydon families - papers, 1852 - ca. 1964 (MLMSS 1499)