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Paul, William Sheffield

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Birth Date: October 1832 (London, England)

Death Date: 30 November 1902 (Deal, Kent, England)

Parents: Edward Paul and Jane (nee Sheffield)

Family: Maria Smith on 1 July 1899, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: City of London School

Religion: Church of England


Arrived in Sydney in 1853 and commenced business with brother as general merchants under E & W Paul; Came to Queensland in 1862, engaged in pastoral pursuits at Glendarriwill Station, Springsure; General shipping manager for Associated Collieries Newcastle, from 1878; Manager, William Sloane & Co, Brisbane; Dividing runs commissioner under Crown Lands Act of 1884, Queensland; NSW government run appraiser, 1887; Re-appointed as runs commissioner in Queensland, 1894-1897; Clerk to the Queensland Government Agency, London, 1898-1902

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Leichhardt 14 Nov 1878 24 Mar 1879
Assembly AFLB Leichhardt 28 Apr 1888 18 Apr 1893

Additional Information

Notes: It is not definite that William Paul married Maria Smith in 1899

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)