Mirams, James

Born 02 January 1839 (Lambeth, London)
Died 21 June 1916. (Moonee Ponds)
Parents: Rev. James
Marriage: - ; many children
Occupation: Promoter
Religion: Congregationalist
Education: Congregationalist school, Chishill, Essex

Career: Trained as an ironmonger and had a business at Royston, Essex; arrived Melbourne 1857; dairy farmer Braybrook; schoolteacher Fitzroy; bookseller, stationer and newsagent Collingwood; became a promoter of building societies, principally the Premier Permanent Building Association, of which he was secretary; involved in numerous speculations; insolvent 1890; convicted of issuing a false balance sheet with intent to defraud, and was imprisoned.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLACollingwoodFebruary 1876(b/e)February 1886 
MLAWilliamstownNovember 1887(b/e)March 1889 

Other seats contested: Collingwood 1871, 1874 (twice), E. Bourke 1875, Collingwood 1886, Evelyn 1911
Appointments: Royal commission tariff (chairman) 1881
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.