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Watts, John

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Birth Date: 27 February 1821 (Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England)

Death Date: 18 November 1902 (Wimborne, Dorset, England)

Parents: Thomas

Family: (2) Caroline Sophia Sparkes in 1868, 2 sons, 2 daughters, (1) Elizabeth Nelson

Education: Dr Hales' School, Sion Hill, Bath and Richmond

Religion: Church of England


Farmhand and partner of Echunga Spring, Mount Barker; Manager, Felton on the Darling Downs; Manager, Eton Vale with Sir Arthur Hodgson

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Drayton & Toowoomba 27 Apr 1860 26 Jul 1862 Retired
Council NONE Legislative Council 8 Apr 1864 31 Oct 1864 Retired
Assembly NONE Western Downs 2 Nov 1864 18 Jun 1867 By-election

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Works 7 Aug 1866 3 May 1867
Secretary for Lands and Public Works 21 Jul 1866 7 Aug 1866

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:199160; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 19 July 2017]