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Williams, Henry Caleb

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Birth Date: 1832

Death Date: 19 August 1871 (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England)

Family: Emma Johnson, 1 son, 2 daughters

Religion: Congregationalist


Arrived at Ipswich c. 1858 and established an ironmongery business

Local Government Service: Mayor of Ipswich, 1868; Alderman, Ipswich City Council, 1866-67 and 1869

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Ipswich 26 Sep 1868 12 Aug 1870

Additional Information

Notes: Williams Street, located at Woodend, derives its name from the former Ipswich politician. He returned to England in 1871 on SS Queen of the Thames. The ship was lost and wrecked at Klippestrand near Ryspunt on 18 March 1871 while on her maiden voyage from Melbourne to Britain. Privation led to his death on 19 August 1871

Sources: Queensland Times, 31 October 1871; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 July 2017]